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Millions vote in Maharashtra in crucial civic polls

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Millions voted on Tuesday in Maharashtra to elect 10 major civic bodies, including the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), India's largest and richest civic body. The election, which will also pick 11 Zilla Parishads and 118 Panchayat Samitis, is widely seen as a referendum on Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. By close of balloting, an estimated 50 per...

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Government to set up ITIs for skill development: Minister

Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS) The government has decided to set up at least one Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in each block of the country to provide skill development training to all, a minister said here on Tuesday. Addressing Tripura's first Digi-Dhan mela in Agartala, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that currently 25,000 blocks in India have no ...

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G-sec yields hit by note ban; public debt rises 2.4% in Q3

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Union government securities' (G-sec) yields declined sharply during the third quarter ended December 2016 on account of the demonetisation drive that led to a surge in bank deposits and bullish market sentiment, an official said on Tuesday. G-sec yields declined sharply across the curve during the quarter, post the government's decision in November to demonetise ...

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Prime accused in Malayalam actress' abduction absconding

Kozhikode/Kochi, Feb 21 (IANS) The prime accused in the abduction of a prominent Malayalam actress remained absconding on Tuesday, even as state Minister for Cultural Affairs A.K. Balan said arrests would be made in the case even if God is an accused. The police team has still not been able to arrest Pulsar Sunil -- a history-sheeter and one who has been a driver to many in the Malayalam...

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Modi to US: Develop a farsighted perspective on movement of professionals

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Welcoming a 26-member bipartisan delegation from the US Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the United States to develop a balanced outlook towards the movement of skilled professionals, said an official here. Underlining the contribution of the Indian talent to the US economy and society, the Prime Minister asked the United States to develop ...

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Bagan draw against Club Valencia in AFC Cup

Male (Maldives), Feb 21 (IANS) Mohun Bagan rode on Darryl Duffy's early strike to garner a point against the Maldivian Club Valencia in an AFC Cup playoff football game here on Tuesday. Duffy gave Bagan the lead in the fifth minute but Godfrey West Omodu struck from the spot in the 72nd to level the score. Bagan took the lead in the opening exchanges of the tie when Prabir Das d...

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Mumbai voters rewarded with discounts, freebies and more

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of voters stepping out to exercise their franchise in the civic elections here had some pleasant surprises in store, with various mouth-watering offers from hotels and restaurants on Tuesday. Over 7,000 hotels, restaurants, pubs, family eateries, fine-diners and others offered either varying discounts on all orders or included freebies for vote...

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After Cabinet nod, Jharkhand government to sell liquor from August 1

Ranchi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Jharkhand Cabinet on Tuesday approved an Excise Department proposal to allow the state government to get into sale of liquor in the state. The Cabinet, at a meeting held on Tuesday, gave its approval to selling of liquor by the government. The Jharkhand Beverage Corporation will begin selling liquor in the state from August 1, Excise Secretary Avinash Kumar told...

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EU chief warns of 'very hefty' Brexit bill

Brussels, Feb 21 (IANS) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday warned that Britain would pay a very hefty bill for its leaving out of the bloc. Juncker said the EU will seek payment from Theresa May's government to cover existing spending commitments made by Britain, the Independent reported. The British should know this, they know this already, that it will...

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Future of real estate sector is in affordable housing: Naidu

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday urged real estate developers to take up affordable housing projects in a big way while stressing that the future of the real estate sector lay there. The government's focus on ensuring Housing for All including the Middle Income Groups offers immense opportunities both at the bottom and the middle of the pyramid which n...

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HC stays CIC order on inspection of Smriti Irani's school records

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed a Central Information Commission (CIC) direction to the CBSE to allow the inspection of Class 10 and 12 school records of Union Minister Smriti Irani. Rejecting the contention of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that the said information was personal, the CIC had on January 17 asked the educational body to facilit...

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Palaniswami announces Rs 2,247 cr for farmers

Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday announced a Rs 2,247 crore financial package for drought-hit farmers in the state. Palaniswami said in a statement that he ordered the compensation towards the cost of inputs incurred by the farmers. He said the bank accounts of the farmers will be credited with their eligible amount. Palaniswami s...

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One million bankers to strike work on February 28

Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Around one million bankers will go on strike on February 28 following the failure of conciliation talks between the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) and the management, a union leader said on Tuesday. The UFBU is an umbrella body of nine unions in the banking sector. All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) General Secretary C.H. Venkatachalam said th...

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CBI arrests former ED official for corruption

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday arrested former Enforcement Directorate official J.P. Singh and three others accused of taking bribes while probing a hawala case and IPL betting racket in 2015-16. Besides Singh, a former Joint Director, the three arrested included Enforcement Directorate official Sanjay Kumar and two middlemen, Vimal Agarwal and Chandresh Patel. They ...

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TCS shares buy-back, positive global cues lift equities

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The announcement of a share buy-back by an IT major, along with broadly positive global cues and healthy buying support in the banking sector led the key Indian equities indices on Tuesday to touch their new closing highs of 2017. The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by 28.65 points or 0.32 per cent to 8,907.85 points. The barom...

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Mexico City ranked world's most congested city

Amsterdam, Feb 21 (IANS) Mexico City has the worst daily traffic condition in the world for the second consecutive year, according to a new research released on Tuesday. TomTom, a Dutch company manufacturing traffic and mapping products, said in the research that the Mexican capital once again took the top spot with drivers expecting to spend an average of 66 percent extra time stuck in ...

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Tata Steel Kalinganagar plant crosses 2 mn tonnes production

Kalinganagar/ Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Tata Steel on Tuesday said its Kalinganagar plant at Odisha's Jajpur crossed two million tonnes of hot metal production at its blast furnace on last Sunday. The country's largest greenfield steel plant, which boasts of an operating blast furnace with 4,330 cubic metre capacity, was commissioned on February 28 last year. It had achieved one mil...

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France's Le Pen cancels meeting with Lebanon's Grand Mufti over headscarf

Beirut, Feb 21 (IANS) Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen cancelled a meeting with Lebanon's Grand Mufti on Tuesday after refusing to wear a headscarf. You can pass on my respects to the Grand Mufti, but I will not cover myself up, Le Pen told reporters. I have met before with Grand Imam Sheikh al-Azhar in Egypt without wearing a veil, the 48-year-old leader of ...

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Panasonic launches three new 'Toughpad' tablets

Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Panasonic India on Tuesday announced three new models of rugged tablets to help the Indian enterprises handle heavy-duty workload. Toughpad FZ-N1 comes at Rs 99,000, FZ-F1 at Rs 1,09,000 and FZ-A2 will cost Rs 1,20,000. The rugged handheld devices give companies an up-to-date, powerful and purpose-built solution that will improve efficiency, productivity ...

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China for dialogue to solve North Korea's nuclear crisis

Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) China said on Tuesday that it supports relevant parties in conducting dialogue and contact to solve the North Korean nuclear crisis. Beijing said the main contention was between the US and North Korea. The root of the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue lies in the differences between the DPRK and the United States, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Sh...

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