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Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: Kanishk Seth, Amit Kulia in Bengal squad

Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) The uncapped duo of left-arm pacer Kanishk Seth and Amit Kulia were brought into the 15-member Bengal squad on Tuesday for the upcoming East Zone leg of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 cricket tournament to be staged in Cuttack, Odisha. However, veteran fast bowler Ashok Dinda was rested for the tournament. The 2010-11 champions will take on Assam to begin t...

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India flags concerns over cross-border terror, 26/11 trial with Pakistan

Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) India on Tuesday flagged its concerns over cross-border terrorism and the slow-moving Mumbai terror attack trial to Pakistan as Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar met his Pakistani counterpart here. In talks that Jaishankar said were held in a constructive and positive atmosphere, both countries agreed that maintaining peace and tranquillity on the border w...

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BSF recovers 10 kg heroin in Punjab

Chandigarh, March 3 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers recovered 10 kg of heroin along the India-Pakistan border in the Amritsar sector, a BSF spokesman said on Tuesday. He said that the heroin, in 10 packets, was found near Border out Post (BoP) Tota in Amritsar sector, 280 km from here. The packets were buried in fields before the electrified fence along the border.<...

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National electoral roll purification programme launched

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday launched the National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme (NERPAP) to create a totally error-free and authenticated electoral roll. During the programme, the data of voters will be linked with Aadhar for the purpose of authentication. The NERPAP will focus on improving the image quality of ele...

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Modi hints at changes in land bill, denounces Sayeed remarks

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) On a day he again took on the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to meet farmers' concerns over issues of land and distanced himself from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's comments on state elections that triggered a huge row. Modi was at his aggressive best as he attacked the Congress, the Left and the opposition in the Rajy...

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CAB hopeful of Eden Gardens getting more matches

Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) With Jagmohan Dalmiya back at the helm of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Tuesday hoped Eden Gardens will get to host the 2016 World Twenty20 final. Due to petty politics, Eden (Gardens) has been deprived of many international matches despite having world class facilities. Eden was intentionally targeted...

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Mufti Sayeed allots portfolios to council of ministers

Jammu, March 3 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Tuesday assigned portfolios to his council of ministers, ending the suspense over sharing of portfolios between the ruling alliance partners PDP and BJP. Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh (BJP) has been assigned the important portfolio of power development, housing and urban development. Abdul Rehman...

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Delhi Police to move court against BBC documentary

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Delhi Police on Tuesday said it was moving court against the airing of a BBC documentary interviewing one of those convicted of the December 16, 2012 horrific gang rape in Delhi. We are going to move the court against the broadcast of such inputs, Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi told reporters here. This was a ghastly crime and the law has been brok...

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12 fresh swine flu cases in Bengal

Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) Swine flu is on the rise in West Bengal, as 12 fresh cases have been detected, taking the total number of positive cases to 146, an official said on Tuesday. So far, the H1N1 influenza has claimed eight lives in the state. Twelve fresh cases have been detected. The total number of cases has reached 146 while there have been no deaths since Saturday, princi...

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BJP slams Trinamool, CPI-M over deferment of chit fund discussion

Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday accused the Trinamool Congress of having a tacit understanding with the CPI-M after a discussion on chit funds in the West Bengal assembly that was to take place Wednesday was deferred till the next session. Chit funds came into existence under the CPI-M led Left Front and flourished under the Trinamool Congress. So if the discussion would have ...

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HC notice to police on bail plea of murdered BSP leader's son

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the police while hearing a bail plea of realtor Nitesh Bhardwaj, serving a jail term for allegedly killing his billionaire father and BSP leader Deepak Bhardwaj. Justice S.P. Garg sought a response from Delhi Police as Nitesh's counsel Mukesh Kalia contended that his client be released on bail because he has alrea...

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Modi disapproves Sayeed's remarks

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday disapproved Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's controversial remarks crediting Pakistan and militants for peaceful elections in the state and said such comments cannot be supported. Modi said the PDP-BJP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir will run on the common minimum programme (CMP). R...

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Had to rectify legacy of bad governance by UPA: Jaitley

New York, March 3 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the Narendra Modi government had to set right the legacy of bad governance left behind by the previous UPA government at the Centre. Speaking at the school of international and public affairs at Columbia University here Monday he said the yields of upto one lakh crore from the first few ongoing coal block auctions was p...

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TRS has no right to criticise TDP: Chandrababu

Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) On his second visit to Telangana after the new state was formed, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said the TRS has no right to criticise his party TDP. Addressing a public meeting in Karimnagar, Naidu, who is the president of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), said it was the TDP which developed Telangana and challenged those criticising ...

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South Africa post second highest total in World Cup

Canberra, March 3 (IANS) As opener Hashim Amla recorded his highest individual ODI score, South Africa with 411/4 posted the second highest total in a World Cup during their encounter against Ireland at the Manuka Oval on Tuesday. Amla hit 159 off 128 balls as he and Faf du Plessis (109) clobbered the Ireland bowling to all parts of the ground. The Proteas posted a mammoth 411/4 ...

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AAP crisis: Prashant, Yadav may be out of PAC Wednesday

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Minus a last-minute change of mind, AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav may be out of its top body on Wednesday even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he was deeply hurt and pained by an ugly strife that has gripped Delhi's barely month-old ruling party. AAP sources told IANS that the majority in the 21-member National Executive, which meets on ...

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Mukherjee to inaugurate 'Festival of Innovations' on Saturday

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate a week-long 'Festival of Innovations' at Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Saturday. The festival is being organised by the president's secretariat in collaboration with the National Innovation Foundation, a release said. On the first day of the festival, Mukherjee will give away national biennial awards for grassroot...

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Indian baby dies aboard flight to Bahrain

Dubai, March 3 (IANS) A one-year-old Indian toddler died on board a Gulf Air flight that was on its way from Kochi in India's Kerala state to Bahrain's capital Manama, forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing at Abu Dhabi International Airport, media reported Tuesday. The child suddenly became sick almost halfway to Manama from Kochi Monday morning and died on board, the Khaleej...

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Kashmir to have two swine flu test labs, toll now 10

Srinagar, March 3 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday ordered the setting up of two swine flu testing laboratories in the state, as the toll due to the H1N1 influenza rose to 10, officials said. One testing laboratory for the detection of H1N1 virus will be established at the Government Medical College, Jammu and the second one will be established at the Chest Disease Hosp...

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Hang the convict: Family of December 16 rape victim

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Demanding the immediate hanging of the December 16, 2012 gang rape convict for justifying the ghastly crime, the father of the victim blamed the judicial system and said such remarks will embolden other rapists. The person who can do such kind of disgusting act... can say anything. He should be hanged immediately. I appeal to the court to hang him as soon as pos...

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