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I-League: Mohun Bagan hold Salgaocar, East Bengal edge past Bengaluru

Margao/Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Salgaocar FC were held to a goal-less draw against Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan in a third round I-League encounter here at the Fatorda stadium Wednesday. In another third round I-League encounter in Kolkata, East Bengal edged past a wasteful Bengaluru FC side 1-0 with Abhinash Ruidas scoring the winner in the 53rd minute at the Salt Lake stadium. At t...

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Who will head BHAVINI: Suspense continues

Chennai, Jan 28 (IANS) Suspense continues as to who will be named chairman and managing director (CMD) of India's fast breeder reactor power company Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI), officials said Wednesday. The suspense still continues as to the person who would be chosen as the CMD of BHAVINI. However the suspense is expected to end in a day or two, atomic power sector o...

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Forced conversion in Bengal, claims Trinamool; VHP denies

Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Wednesday claimed that over 100 Christians were converted by the VHP in Rampurhat in Birbhum district. The Hindu organisation denied the charge, even as its president Pravin Togadia said Hindus were not safe in the state due to the presence of Bangladeshi infiltrators. State minister and Trinamool legislator Ashish Banerjee c...

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Uttar Pradeh governor calls for promotion of talent

Agra, Jan 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik Wednesday said there was no dearth of talent in the country, it just needed to be promoted and perfected in the interest of the nation. Naik was addressing the 80th convocation of Agra University (now called Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University), during which 495 Ph.D., five D. Lit., and 81 M.Phil. degrees were given away. Stating that ...

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Syrian peace process to be prolonged: Russian minister

Moscow, Jan 28 (IANS/TASS) The peace process in Syria will be protracted and knotty, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday at a meeting with participants in the inter-Syrian consultations in Moscow. Russia's efforts to assist the Syrian peace settlement are absolutely transparent, he said. We're all open to collaboration on the basis of principles of the UN Chart...

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Syrian government agrees to look at some opposition proposals

Moscow, Jan 28 (IANS/TASS) The Syrian government delegation, which is in Moscow for peace consultations, said Wednesday it is ready to look at a number of the opposition's proposals but thinks some of them are subject for more detailed discussion that might be held in Damascus. Representatives of the government delegation said they are ready to consider a concrete list of political priso...

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Mexican police chief killed in ambush

Mexico City, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) A municipal police chief in the Mexican state of Veracruz was killed and four of his officers severely wounded in an ambush, authorities said. The attack took place early Tuesday on a highway in the southern part of the Gulf coast state. Armando Sanchez Garibay, the police commander in the town of Lerdo de Tejada, and four of his subordinates were t...

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UN deeply concerned over south Lebanon situation

Beirut, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag expressed Wednesday deep concern over the serious deterioration of the security situation in South Lebanon following the attack on the Israeli Defence Forces in the area of the Shebaa Farms. Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shia militant party, claimed Wednesday responsibility for an attack that targeted an Israeli army pat...

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Emami Q3 net profits up by 21.9 percent

Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Indian FMCG company Emami Wednesday said its unaudited consolidated net profit for the quarter ended Dec 31 rose by 21.9 percent at Rs.183.7 crore. For the same period last fiscal, the company had posted a net profit of Rs.150.68 crore. Net sales were up by 18.4 percent to Rs.692.26 crore during the quarter from Rs.584.67 crore in the corresponding period a...

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India seeks German support for Ganga rejuvenation

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati Wednesday called for Indo-German cooperation in rejuvenation of the Ganga river. Work has to be done with regard to access and analysis of the feasibility and prospects for and Indo-German cooperation for Ganga rejuvenation, Bharati said at a meeting with a German delegation here. Germany's Environment and Natu...

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Rs.30 lakh for family of armyman killed in Kashmir

Lucknow, Jan 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday announced a financial assistance of Rs.30 lakh for the family of Col. Munindra Nath Rai who was killed in a gun battle with militants in Jammu and Kashmir. Col. Rai was killed in a gunfight with Hizbul Mujahideen guerrillas in Handoora forest area near Tral town of Pulwama district. He belonged to Ghazipur distr...

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Centre plans to create special agency for Ganga cleaning

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) To check pollution in the Ganga river, the central government plans to create a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for setting up and maintaining sewage treatment plants (STPs) in 118 cities and towns located by the river. The urban development ministry has proposed to set up an SPV which will ensure that the demand-supply gap with respect to sewage treatment in urban...

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Kiran Bedi has two voter ID cards

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Delhi assembly polls Kiran Bedi has two voter identity cards from separate addresses here, according to the Election Commission records. A scrutiny of the electoral rolls on the website of Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer showed that Bedi has voter ID cards from two addresses -- 2 Kothi, near Talkatora Stadium, Talkatora Lane, ...

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68 percent voting in Chhattisgarh panchayat polls

Raipur, Jan 28 (IANS) The first hase of the Chhattisgarh panchayat elections recorded 68 percent voting Wednesday. In the first of the three-phase elections, balloting was held for 54 Janpad panchayats of the state's 25 districts for the posts of sarpanch (village council head), panch (village council member), Janpad members, and Zila Panchayat members. According to the Chhatt...

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Cabinet allows 49 percent foreign investment in Lupin

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Wednesday approved the proposal of drug major Lupin Ltd. to increase investment by foreign institutional investors (FIIs) to 49 percent from 33 percent. The approval would result in foreign investment of Rs.6,099 crore in the country, the government said in a statement here. Mumbai-based Lupin is the second...

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Forced conversion in Bengal, claims Trinamool; VHP denies

Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Wednesday claimed that over 100 Christians were converted by the VHP in Rampurhat in Birbhum district. The Hindu organisation denied the charge. State minister and Trinamool legislator Ashish Banerjee claimed that a conversion ceremony was organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad Wednesday in Khurmadanga village in Rampurhat in...

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Feared not getting international ton at Eden: Sourav

Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly Wednesday revealed that his biggest fear in his cricketing career was to have not scored an international hundred at his home ground, the historic Eden Gardens. My biggest fear was that I thought I would never get a hundred at the Eden. But then it came against Pakistan, Ganguly said. The southpaw overcame his worst fear ...

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Congress promises housing for Delhi's slum dwellers

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said it would provide housing to all slum dwellers here if voted to power, a day after party vice president Rahul Gandhi promised right to shelter to the poor in the national capital. If we come to power, we will pass a bill in the assembly which will benefit all the slum dwellers of the capital. This bill will ensure multi-storey flats of ...

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Portuguese great Figo to fight Blatter for FIFA presidency

Lisbon, Jan 28 (IANS) Portuguese great Luis Figo Wednesday became the latest shock candidate for the role of FIFA president. The former Sporting Lisbon, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan forward joins former French star David Ginola in the race to replace Sepp Blatter as boss of world football's governing body, reports bbc.com. Football has given me so much during my life an...

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Preamble photo puts Modi-government in a fix

New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) An uproar erupted Wednesday over a Republic Day government advertisement featuring the preamble of the Constitution sans the words secular and socialist. But Shiv Sena suggested the words be removed permanently. While the opposition Congress party asked the government to apologies, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government defended itself, saying the...

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