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Live-in partner kills woman, her son

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) A 25-year-old woman and her four-year-old son were strangled by her live-in partner here in the capital, police said Sunday. Rukhsana and her son Firoz were found dead in their rented accommodation in a slum in north Delhi's Sarai Rohilla area around 8 a.m. Sunday. Her sister Naveesha told police she found their bodies when she entered the house. P...

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'CBI going slow on Mukul Roy as BJP using him to break Trinamool'

Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of using Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy to break West Bengal's ruling party, state Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury charged the CBI of going slow on the former railway minister who was quizzed in the Saradha scam BJP is using Roy to break the Trinamool. That is why the CBI is going slow on him, Chowdhury, also an MP from the sta...

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I-League: East Bengal beat Shillong Lajong 2-1

Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Nigerian striker Ranti Martins sparkled on the pitch for local giants East Bengal as he provided both the first goal and the winning header to sneak past Shillong Lajong 2-1 in an I-League encounter at the Salt Lake stadium here Sunday. Trinidadian forward Cornell Glen pulled one back for the visitors. It was Lajong who came close to scoring the first goal, ...

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12 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Abuja, Feb 1 (IANS) Boko Haram militants killed at least 12 people Sunday as government forces repelled multiple attacks by the group in Maiduguri city, capital of Nigeria's Borno state, hospital sources said. Some 37 people sustained injuries in the attacks that started early Sunday, Xinhua quoted sources at the State Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri as saying. Another state-run health ...

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Rs.1,500 crore business generated at Stonemart

Jaipur, Feb 1 (IANS) The eighth edition of the India Stonemart 2015, which ended here Sunday, generated business worth Rs.1,500 crore which was 25 percent over the last edition, said a Rajasthan government official. Addressing the closing ceremony, Principal Secretary, Industries, Veenu Gupta, who is also the chairperson of the Centre for Development of Stones (CDoS) which organised the ...

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Saradha scam: Arrested ex-union minister sent to judicial custody

Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Former union minister Matang Sinh, arrested by the CBI for his alleged complicity in the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam, could not be presented in court Sunday as he was admitted to a hospital. He was later sent to judicial custody till Feb 13. The court of acting Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate S. Chakraborty ordered Sinh -- who was admitted to the s...

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Modi vs Kejriwal vs Sonia on last Sunday before Delhi polls

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Sunday made determined bids to woo the people of Delhi for Feb 7 assembly polls, launching sharp attacks on their rivals while seeking to convey their commitment to politics of development. Raising the pitch on last Sunday before voting, Modi, Kejriwal and Gandhi addressed ral...

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Kejriwal accuses BJP of failing to protect women

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Sunday asked the people of Delhi to vote for his party and accused the BJP of failing to protect women and cut down inflation. Addressing a rally in north Delhi's Shastri Nagar area ahead of the Feb 7 assembly elections, Kejriwal lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party on many issues related to women, inflation and black money. ...

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US envoy to India stresses on improving trade ties

Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Describing US President Barack Obama's visit as transformative, that brought US-India relations to a new level, the American envoy to India Sunday said improving the economic ties was a key area. Speaking on the occasion of a book launch here, US Ambassador Richard Rahul Verma said the US was endeavouring to become India's best partner. This was a visit whic...

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Delhi beat Mumbai for first win in 2015 HIL

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Defending champions Delhi Waveriders finally opened their account by notching their first win of the 2015 Hockey India League when they defeated Dabang Mumbai at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Sunday. Both teams had two draws and a loss in their previous three matches and were eager to get their first win and five full points. The Waveriders came out ...

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Set up SIT for Sikh 'genocide', Badal asks Modi

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in constituting a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe all cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. In a letter to Modi, Badal said the genocide of Sikhs was a pre-planned incident at the behest of Congress leaders. Badal urged the centr...

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Tendulkar leads Richards' top ODI batsmen list

St. John's (Antigua), Feb 1 (IANS) West Indies cricket legend Vivian Richards Sunday said Sachin Tendulkar would lead his list of top-10 One-Day International (ODI) batsmen of all time. In a column written for the International Cricket Council (ICC) website, Richards said it would be the former Indian batting great who would undoubtedly be sitting at the top of his list. The firs...

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Elect a government accountable to me: Modi to Delhiites

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday called for a BJP government in Delhi, saying the national capital needs an administration which works in harmony with the Centre and is also accountable to him. Addressing a rally in west Delhi's Dwarka area ahead of the Feb 7 assembly elections, Modi hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress for making false promises to w...

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Raahgiri Day for disabled held

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The ministry of social justice and empowerment Sunday organised Raahgiri day for persons with disabilities here. A first of its kind event was organised as a unique initiative at Connaught Place by the department of empowerment of persons with disabilities. Today`s event was an effort to create an inclusive environment by way of showcasing the diverse rang...

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Saradha scam: Arrested former union minister hospitalised

Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Former union minister Matang Sinh, arrested by the CBI for his alleged complicity in the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam, could not be presented in court here Sunday as he was admitted to a hospital. Sinh, who was arrested after over seven hours of interrogation here Saturday, was rushed to the NRS Medical College and Hospital and then to the state-run SSKM...

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I will never forgive IS, says Japanese PM

Tokyo, Feb 1 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Sunday vowed to never forgive the Islamic State (IS) terror group after a video purporting to show the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto was uploaded online. I am infuriated by these inhumane and despicable acts of terrorism, and resolutely condemn these impermissible and outrageous acts. I will never forgive these terroris...

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Surajkund crafts fair begins near Delhi

Surajkund (Haryana), Feb 1 (IANS) The 29th edition of the Surajkund International Crafts Mela (fair) began Sunday at Surajkund in Haryana's Faridabad district, adjoining New Delhi. The Mela will be held till Feb 15. Known for showcasing richness and diversity of handicrafts, handlooms and the cultural heritage of the country, the fair has Lebanon as the partner country and Chhatt...

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Sunny Sunday in Delhi, light rainfall likely Monday

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) It was a warm sunny Sunday in the national capital. The maximum temperature rose to 24 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. The Met Office forecast a cloudy Monday with light rainfall. The sky will remain partly cloudy Monday. One or two spells of very light rain could occur in some areas, said an official of the India Meteorological Department...

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Djokovic crowns himself king of Melbourne Park

Melbourne, Feb 1 (IANS) As Andy Murray smashed a return into the net late Sunday, Novak Djokovic wrote his name into the history books, becoming the first men's tennis player to win five Australian Open titles in the Open era. It's a record shared by three players at the US Open and just behind Roger Federer and Pete Sampras at Wimbledon. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal's incredible nine French ...

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Disturbed by Modi supporters, Bedi stops speech midway

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) BJP leaders at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally here Sunday were caught by surprise when the party's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi threatened to stop her speech midway as she was getting disturbed by the crowd chanting Modi's name. The thousands of people gathered at the DDA ground in Dwarka's Sector 14 were waiting eagerly for Modi, and were raising ...

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