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Modi offers assistance to avalanche-hit Afghanistan

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani expressing sadness at loss of lives in avalanches in different parts of the country and offering any possible assistance in rescue and relief efforts, a spokesman said Sunday. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted that the prime minister had written to the Afg...

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Sri Lanka Pacer Lakmal fined for 'dangerous' bowling

Wellington, March 1 (IANS) Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal was fined 30 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for showing no remorse after he bowled two beam balls in their win over England in a World Cup Pool B match here on Sunday. Lakmal was removed from the Sri Lanka attack by umpire Rod Tucker in the 50th over of England's innings after the right-a...

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Protests demanding arrest of Avijit Roy's killers

Dhaka, March 1 (IANS) Floral tributes were paid on Sunday to slain US-based Bangladeshi writer-blogger Avijit Roy at Dhaka University grounds even as people staged demonstrations demanding the killers' arrest and a speedy trial. On Thursday night, Roy and his wife were dragged off a cycle rickshaw at a Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) intersection by two unidentified assailants and attacked ...

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Eicher Motors sells 30,240 units in February

Chennai, March 1 (IANS) Two-wheeler maker Eicher Motors Ltd Sunday said it closed last month selling 30,240 units, logging a growth of 49 percent over the corresponding period last year. In a statement, the company said it closed last month selling 30,240 units (domestic 29,491 units, exports 749 units) up from 20,343 units (domestic 19,840 units, exports 503 units) logged during Februar...

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Jaishankar lands in Thimphu on SAARC mission

Thimphu, March 1 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar met Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay on Sunday and discussed cooperation between SAARC countries as well as bilateral ties. Jaishankar landed in the Bhutan capital on Sunday on the first leg of his visit to four SAARC countries. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said Jaishankar discussed coop...

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Sacked Mukul unfazed, Congress says doors open

Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) A day after being sacked as the general secretary of the West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, Mukul Roy Sunday said he was enjoying everything. Once the right hand man of Trinamool supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Roy was Saturday replaced by Subrata Bakshi, as the national general secretary. I am enjoying it. I am enjoying everything. Every...

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UN chief condemns killing of Russian politician

United Nation, March 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow. Nemtsov was shot dead in downtown Moscow on Friday night. A statement released by Ban's spokesperson said the UN chief was shocked by the brutal killing of the Russian politician, Xinhua news agency reported. The Secretary-Ge...

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Aashka Goradia not leaving '...Maharana Pratap'

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Actress Aashka Goradia will reportedly remain in the popular historical TV show Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap. Earlier, there were rumours that Aashka, who portrays the role of Maharani Dheerbai Bhatiyani, will soon make an exit from the show because she is not happy with the way her character is shaping up. However, according to a source from the...

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Insurance sector fears being pulled into 'Cess Pool', wants clarity on sops

Chennai, March 1 (IANS) Generally satisfied at the budgetary proposals of union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for 2015-16, insurance industry officials however expressed their fears of being pulled into the cess pool of the Swachh Bharat Cess. Experts also told IANS that a clear legal clarity is needed on the proposal to hike the limit for deduction on health insurance premium. P...

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Court summons former Rajya Sabha member in LTC case

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) A court here has issued summons to former Rajya Sabha member Brajesh Pathak in connection with a leave travel concession (LTC) case. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Anju Bajaj Chandna issued summons to Pathak to appear before the court on March 24. Delhi-based firm Vandna Travels Private Limited and its director Rajesh Agnihotri have ...

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'Pakistan ranks third in global human slavery'

Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Pakistan ranks third among a list of 167 countries where human slavery is most severe, a media report said on Sunday. Pakistan stood on third position in the Global Slavery Index (GSI), said Justice and Peace Commission Executive Secretary Hyacinth Peter here on Saturday, Dawn reported. Any kind of slavery is illegal and inhuman. High ratio of slavery in...

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Jaipur woman gets rights over Delhi property

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Landlords were free to choose properties for doing business wherever they want, a Delhi court has held while allowing the eviction plea of a woman, based in Jaipur, seeking rights over her property for starting her son's business here. Administrative Civil Judge and Additional Rent Controller Judge Sandeep Garg allowed the eviction petition filed by Sartaj Begum...

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Highlights of the CMP released by PDP, BJP in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, March 1 (IANS) The following are the highlights of the common minimum programme (CMP) released by the PDP and the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday: * To meet the political and economic objectives of the alliance, it is important to create an environment of peace, certainty and stability within which development can be engendered. * The government will be transformed into...

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Bengali theatre festival showcases comedy

Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Headlined by thespians of Bengali cinema and theatre, an eight-day festival, that began here on Sunday, is showcasing diverse forms of comedy as well as evolution of the genre in Bengal's famed theatre culture. The Kolkata Comedy Carnival began at Sarat Sadan here with a play by acting legend Soumitra Chatterjee's group Mukhomukhi. Veteran theatre director-actor D...

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Di Maria needs to adapt, says United coach Van Gaal

London, March 1 (IANS) Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal admitted on Sunday that he had no choice but to take off Angel di Maria after the club's new signing suffered the humiliation of being substituted at half-time during an English Premier League (EPL) match. Di Maria endured a torrid first half at Old Trafford and was then substituted by Adnan Januzaj who came off the bench to h...

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After-office-hour emails could ruin people's personal lives

New York, March 1 (IANS) People who receive emails from their superiors or clients at home after a tiring day at work run the risk of their personal lives being affected critically, a new study shows. The researchers surveyed 341 working adults over a seven-day period to track their feelings when they accessed a work email away from office. Most of them reported they became angry...

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Indian tea safe to use in Iran

Tehran, March 1 (IANS) Indian tea in Iranian markets is safe to use as it is under the supervision of the National Standard Organisation (NSO), said an official. There could be no guarantee, concerning commodities such as rice and tea which are illegally imported to Iran, said Nayyereh Pirouzbakht, NSO head. Pirouzbakht announced the formation of a joint working group composed of...

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Incessant drizzle dampens Mathura's Holi fervour

Agra/Mathura, March 1 (IANS) Grey clouds, chilly winds and frequent spells of light showers on Saturday night dampened Holi fervour in Braj Bhoomi -- the land of Lord Krishna -- and stymied preparations for the festival of colours later this week. It's so cold and damp all around. We thought the weather would be warm so that we could celebrate Holi for the next couple of days, complained...

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Tripura protest condemns killing of Bangladeshi-American writer

Agartala, March 1 (IANS) Intellectuals, singers, writers and political activists staged a protest here on Sunday to denounce the killing of a Bangladeshi-American blog-writer in Dhaka last week. We strongly condemn the killing, said youth leader Amal Chakraborty, one of the organisers. Avijit Roy (42), a bio-engineer working in the US, was hacked to death by two attackers wieldin...

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Sayeed says peace is must for Kashmir's development

Jammu, March 1 (IANS) Peace is a must if Jammu and Kashmir has to develop, new Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed said after taking oath of office Sunday. Addressing the media after taking charge of the troubled state, Sayeed said: If Jammu and Kashmir has to prosper, the first pre-requisite for it is peace. I have made it clear to the prime minister that peace must be ushered ...

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