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Scale of AAP victory too much for friend and foe

The stunning victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on February 10 in Delhi coincided with the global liberal order in disarray. Far left Syriza had come to power in Greece. Southern Europe was likewise threatened. Gone was the Berlusconi tamasha in Italy. The Nordic North was taking to racism like duck to water. Britain and France, liberal citadels, were besieged and may fall. Western eco...

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Kerala UDF in trouble, Mani wants George's exit

Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) Kerala's ruling UDF faced a new crisis on Friday as Finance Minister K.M. Mani asked his party colleague P.C. George to quit as the government's Chief Whip. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told the media that Mani has in a letter to him sought George's removal as the chief whip and also barring him from attending the liaison committee meetings of the Unit...

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David Williams, Lara Stone to get divorced

London, March 27 (IANS) Comedian David Walliams and his wife and model Lara Stone are set to get divorced, reports mirror.co.uk, citing Dutch media. The supermodel has told friends she is never going back and is set to finalise their split in the coming weeks. Lara has no intention of returning and will sign her divorce papers soon. She has been telling people she is never going ...

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British students opt for sex work to pay debt

London, March 27 (IANS) A study conducted by Britain's University of Swansea reveals that more than a fifth of students have thought about being involved in the sex industry. The study says nearly 5 percent (one in 20 students) of them had actually worked in the sex industry and male students were more likely to become involved than women, Asian Lite newspaper reported citing the study. ...

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Guiyang significant moment for Cross-Country: IAAF chief

Guiyang, March 27 (IANS) Lamine Diack, president of the world's athletics governing body IAAF, has praised preparations made by the local organisers and stressed the significance of the competition ahead of the 2015 World Cross-Country championships to be held here Saturday. The 41st edition in Guiyang is a truly significant moment for the development of Cross-Country running both nation...

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India-Qatar cementing social security ties: Naresh Trehan

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) India-Qatar relations have gone beyond trade and energy and the two countries are looking forward to strengthening ties in multiple sectors including in social security, says eminent cardiologist Dr. Naresh Trehan. The Gurgaon-based Medanta - the Medicity, a unit of Global Health Pvt Ltd - recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatar-based Hum...

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Lufthansa declines comment on co-pilot's mental state

Berlin, March 27 (IANS) The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight 4U9525, who appeared to have deliberately crashed the plane in the French Alps, had passed all tests set by parent company Lufthansa, a spokesman told Xinhua news agency on Friday and declined to comment on his metal condition. As the company was unable to access the co-pilot's clinical data that has been reported by the medi...

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Yesudas lends his voice for 'Barefoot To Goa'

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Praveen Morchhale, who is gearing up with his debut venture Barefoot To Goa, says he managed to rope in legendary singer K.J. Yesudas, to sing a song in his film. The filmmaker says the singer found it soulful. Morchhale told IANS: Yesudas is very choosy. He probably doesn't like the latest songs, but when we approached him with our song, we waited for some time. ...

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A giant in Indian politics

New Delhi, Mar 27 (IANS) In the six decades he was in electoral politics, the now ailing Atal Bihari Vajpayee, presented the Bharat Ratna on Friday, catapulted from one who lost one election after another to a colossus who eventually became India's only non-Congress prime minister to last a full five years in office. In the short but tumultuous period he presided over the destiny of the ...

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Van Ass urges Indian hockey team to be tolerant

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Newly-appointed chief coach of the Indian men's hockey team Paul van Ass on Friday said the team is working on being more patient as the players tend to rush forward while attacking during crunch games. Van Ass's wards are going through their paces at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here to prepare for the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, M...

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President confers Bharat Ratna on Vajpayee at his home

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was on Friday conferred with the Bharat Ratna, the nation's highest civilian honour, by President Pranab Mukherjee at a brief ceremony at his home. The president, in a break from protocol, bestowed the honour on the senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader, who is keeping poor health, at his Krishna Menon Marg residence. ...

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Court rejects Salman's plea to ban media during recording of statement

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan moved an application to ban the media during the recording of his statement in a 2002 hit-and-run case in a sessions court here on Friday but it was rejected. Judge D.W. Deshpande rejected the plea but directed the media to report only after the recording of Salman's entire statement is completed. He also directed the media ...

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High spectrum prices will put pressure on telcos: GSMA

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) High prices will put increased financial pressure on telecom operators in India, which will have negative impact on consumers, global industry body GSM Association (GSMA) said here on Friday. Unfortunately these high prices will put increased financial pressure on operators and ultimately have a negative impact on consumers, reducing the value derived from the ...

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Modi, Satyarthi on Fortune list of greatest leaders

New York, March 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nobel laureate and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi figure among the Fortune magazine's 2015 list of the world's 50 greatest leaders who are transforming business, government and philanthropy. While Modi is ranked fifth, Satyarthi comes in at 28th on the list that is topped by Apple CEO Tim Cook. Modi rode to victo...

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Vajpayee conferred Bharat Ratna

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was on Friday conferred the Bharat Ratna, the nation's highest civilian honour, by President Pranab Mukherjee at a brief ceremony at his home. ...

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America cares for Bangladesh: Nisha Desai Biswal

Dhaka, March 27 (IANS) US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal has said that America cares for Bangladesh and the country's people and political leaderships would chart a path toward an inclusive democracy, a media report said on Friday. Biswal attended the Independence Day reception at the Bangladesh embassy in Washington on Thursday evenin...

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Abhay Deol finds it tough to pick 'original' films

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actor Abhay Deol says he is choosy about his films and tries to pick original and out-of-the box scripts. Be he says it is tough. I have always been choosy and try to do stuff which is original and out of (unique from) regular formula films, the actor said here on Thursday at a dance show. It is tough to do such films nowadays, but I am trying. Let's see w...

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Tamil Nadu urges Centre to advise Karnataka over dam

Chennai, March 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu assembly on Friday passed a resolution urging the central government to constitute Cauvery Management Board and Cauvery Water Regulatory Authority (CWRA). The resolution moved by Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and passed unanimously in the assembly comes a day ahead of the shut-down called by farmers against Karnataka's plans to build a dam across Cau...

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Sturridge faces up to a month off due to hip injury

London, March 27 (IANS) Liverpool's young striker Daniel Sturridge could be out for up to a month after the extent of his hip problem was revealed by England football team manager Roy Hodgson. Sturridge was injured during last Sunday's English Premier League game against Manchester United. The 25-year-old was forced to pull out of the England squad for Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier agains...

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No tax on foreign firms' dividends outside India: CBDT

Chennai, March 27 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has clarified that dividends declared and paid by a foreign company outside India in respect of shares which derive their value mainly from assets in India will not be deemed to be taxable in India. The CBDT's circular issued on March 26 puts at rest the concern raised by many on the treatment of dividend declared and paid...

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