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JNU row: Kumar Vishwas urges centre to take action

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Friday urged the central government to take stern action against the students who raised anti-India slogans at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus. This is high time India as a system sets an example by punishing all those who have shouted/supported anti-India slogans in the JNU, Vishwas tweeted. Indian rule of law has...

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India's factory output recovers, but still negative

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) India's factory output slightly recovered in December, but still remained in the negative territory at (-) 1.3 percent, due to a drop in manufacturing activity. ...

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Nepal to form political body to resolve federal demarcation issue

Kathmandu, Feb 12 (IANS) Nepal's three major political parties and the United Democratic Madhesi Front on Friday reached an agreement to set up a political mechanism to resolve the issue of federalism. A meeting summoned by Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli at his official residence here in Baluwatar decided to resolve the issue of demarcation of provincial boundaries, Xinhua reported. <...

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Women rights groups protest against R.K. Pachauri

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Women's rights groups protested on Friday in front of the TERI office here, condemning R.K. Pachauri's promotion as the executive vice chairman of the organisation. Pachauri, who has been accused of sexually harassing a 29-year-old female colleague in 2015, is the first in The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to hold the newly created position of vice chairm...

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Cambodia's ousted court president jailed for exploitation

Phnom Penh, Feb 12 (IANS) A Cambodian court on Friday sentenced disgraced former Phnom Penh Municipal Court President Aing Mealdey to three years in prison with one year being suspended on the charge of unlawful exploitation. The court decided to downgrade the charge against the former court president from embezzlement, which can carry a maximum prison term of 10 years, to unlawful explo...

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Nepal proposes 'wish-list' for Oli's India visit

Kathmandu, Feb 12 (IANS) Ahead of Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to India, Kathmandu has finalised a comprehensive wishlist it wants New Delhi to fulfil. Projects related to infrastructure and hydel development and power transmission top Oli's agenda for the six-day visit commencing February 19, officials here said. The wishlist for Oli's visit -- his first...

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BCCI bans Pakistani umpire Rauf for five years

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf was on Friday banned for five years by the BCCI from officiating all cricket tournaments and matches in India after its disciplinary committee found him guilty of misconduct and corruption. Rauf, who was part of the International Cricket Council's elite panel and officiated in Test matches, was accused of accepting expensive gifts from boo...

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China expects growth of ties with France

Beijing, Feb 12 (IANS) China hopes its relations with France will achieve greater development as French President Francois Hollande has nominated a new foreign minister. Foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei on Friday said China congratulates Jean-Marc Ayrault on taking up the post of French foreign minister and stands ready to work with him to push forward bilateral ties, Xinhua reported....

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U2opia Mobile's Foneverify eases mobile verification process for startups

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) With the aim to boost the growing start up community across the globe, mobile solutions provider U2opia Mobile, has launched Foneverify, a mobile authentication solution that verifies users in real time. Foneverify is a single, end-to-end, mobile number authentication solution that includes SMS and missed call to boost the growth of startups globally. Fon...

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Indian American danseuse named for US Presidential Scholars

Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) An Indian American danseuse has been nominated for 2016 US Presidential Scholars in the Arts, one of the nation's highest honours for high school students. Pavithra Nagarajan from California is one of the 60 candidates nominated recently by the National YoungArts Foundation in the US in the discipline of Indian classical dance, said an official statement.

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Centre unable to benefit from favourable global economic conditions: Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Former prime minister Manmohan Singh has criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party government at the centre for its economic policies, saying it has not been able to benefit from falling oil prices and fortuitous circumstances to boost the rate of investment in the country. The economy is not in as good a shape as it could be, despite the fact that the situation tod...

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Another BJP MP praises Nitish Kumar

Patna, Feb 12 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday came in for praise from yet another BJP MP. After Bharatiya Janata Party MPs Shatrughan Sinha and Kirti Azad, BJP MP R.K. Sinha lauded the chief minister's commitment to the development of Bihar. Bihar is on the path of development under his leadership. There is no doubt about the intentions of Nitish Kumar, the Raj...

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Akhilesh presents Rs.3.46 lakh crore budget - UP's biggest

Lucknow, Feb 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday presented a Rs.3.46 lakh crore budget for 2016-17 - the biggest-ever in the state - focussing primarily on innovation, infrastructure, health and education. The fifth budget presented by Akhilesh Yadav, who holds the finance portfolio, would also be his last in this tenure as assembly elections in the state are ...

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India women play Bangladesh for spot in SAG football final

Shillong, Feb 12 (IANS) The India women's football team will clash with Bangladesh in a must-win match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday looking to advance to the final of the South Asian Games (SAG). India are third in the group standings courtesy five points after three matches, while Bangladesh are second with six points and need only a draw to progress to the final. Ne...

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CPI-M members to speak up on allying with Congress

Agartala, Feb 12 (IANS) Should the CPI-M ally with the Congress in West Bengal assembly polls? All CPI-M politburo and central committee members will give their views on the subject, a party leader said on Friday. All members of the PB (politburo) and CC (central committee) will convey their personal opinion, Bijan Dhar, a central committee member of the Communist Party of India-Marxist,...

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Tearful adieu to Siachen braveheart in Karnataka

Dharwad (Karnataka), Feb 12 (IANS) Thousands of people on Friday bid a tearful adieu to Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad as his mortal remains were buried in his native village near here with state and military honours. As Koppad's body was lowered into the grave, a 21-gun salute was given amid the sounding of bugles by 20 soldiers from the Maratha Light Infantry Regime...

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Huawei Honor's first dual SIM phone on sale from February 15

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Huawei's smartphone e-brand for digital initiative Honor on Friday announced the sale commencement of its recently launched Holly 2 Plus on Flipkart and Amazon. Holly 2 Plus will be available for Rs.8,499 in dark grey, white and gold colours from February 15 midnight. Holly 2 Plus is a smartphone specially designed for the India market with dual SIM 4G su...

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Oracle unveils big ticket expansion plans in India

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) In a fillip to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India initiative, global software and cloud major Oracle on Friday unveiled three big ticket investment plans, keeping its commitment to expand further in the country. After meeting Modi here on Friday, Oracle CEO Safra Catz announced three major initiatives that include a state-of-the-art Oracle campus in Ben...

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There's a lot to learn from the west: Anil Kapoor

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Actor-producer Anil Kapoor, who is busy gearing up for 24: Season 2, feels there is a lot that writers in India can learn from those in the west. Anil, who starred in and produced 24, the Indian adaptation of the eponymous American show, told IANS: I personally feel television writing in the west is something else... It is phenomenal, and beyond everything. They are...

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6.6-magnitude quake recorded in Indonesia

Jakarta, Feb 12 (IANS) A Strong and shallow undersea quake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale rocked East Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia on Friday, but it was not a potential for tsunami, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency of Indonesia said. The US Geological Survey reported that the quake was of 6.5 magnitude with the depth of 30.5 km under seabed, according to Xinhua. The Indone...

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