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Nokia 3310 comes back to life at MWC

London, Feb 27 (IANS) The much-awaited Nokia 3310 has been relaunched at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, featuring a colour screen at $52. According to a report in Independent on Sunday, the new Nokia 3310's 1,200mAh battery is good for a staggering 22 hours of talk time and has up to a month's standby time. According to HMD Global , which owns the rights to the Nokia ...

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Lily Allen takes Twitter break

London, Feb 27 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen has taken a break from Twitter after being targeted by trollers. The 31-year-old was blasted with hateful messages as she tried to highlight the prejudice shown towards immigrants and Muslims by replacing the words immigrants or Muslims with pensioners in a series of tweets, reports femalefirst.co.uk. However, she was trolled by the social ...

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Manchester United wins English Football League Cup

London, Feb 27 (IANS) Manchester United has won the English Football League Cup, defeating Southampton 3-2 at Wembley Stadium in London. Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened the scoring for Manchester United in the 20th minute with a well-executed free kick from outside the box, Efe news agency reported on Sunday. In the 38th minute, Jesse Lingard doubled the score for the R...

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Naidu asks Congress to respond to Chidambaram's 'anti-national' statement

Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Reiterating his allegation that former Home Minister P. Chidambaram's statement on Kashmir is anti-national, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu Sunday questioned the silence of the Congress on the issue. The BJP leader told reporters here that even 24 hours after his reaction to Chidambaram's statement, Congress has not responded. ...

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Mumbai richest Indian city with $820 bn wealth: Report

Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Mumbai is the richest Indian city with a total wealth of $820 billion, a report has said. According to the latest New World Wealth report, India's financial capital here is home to 46,000 millionaires and 28 billionaires, and is followed in terms of wealth by Delhi in second place and Bengaluru in third place. Delhi is home to 23,000 millionaires and 18 bill...

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India asks US to take 'strongest' action to stop attacks

Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday asked US to condemn the killing of Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla and take astrongest' action to prevent such attacks. Meeting reporters after consoling family members of Kuchibhotla here, he said India had taken up the issue with the US at the highest level and stressed the need to take ...

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Bihar IAS officers protest colleague's arrest

Patna, Feb 26 (IANS) Bihar's IAS Association members on Sunday protested against arrest of their senior colleague Sudhir Kumar in connection with question paper leak of Bihar Staff Selection Commission last week. The IAS association, after holding its meeting here, described his arrest as wrong. More than 50 IAS officers, ranging from Principal Secretaries to District Magistrates...

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Army paper leak: Students were answering papers in a Goa bar

Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) Three of the 18 persons arrested from across Goa and Maharashtra in connection with the army exam paper leak were picked up from a bar in North Goa's Anjuna village, police said on Sunday. Some students were answering the illegally obtained question paper in the early hours on Sunday, police sources said. The trio was arrested by officials of the Crime Branc...

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Odisha withdrew tax sops to refinery due to BJP win: Minister

Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) The politics over withdrawal of tax sops to IOCL's Paradip refinery got shriller as Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said BJP's surge in panchayat elections in Odisha was the reason behind the move. I can understand the ruling Biju Janata Dal's worries and anger after the impressive show put up by the Bharatiya Janata Party in panchayat ele...

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HIL: Kalinga beat Mumbai to clinch maiden title, UP Wizards finish third

Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) Captain Moritz Furste's penalty corner brace powered Kalinga Lancers past Dabang Mumbai 4-1 in the final to clinch their maiden title in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Sunday. Furste also had a big hand in Glenn Turner's deflection field goal in the 18th minute that gave Kalinga the 2-0 lead and the veteran Germ...

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I-League: Churchill thrash DSK, Mumbai hold Minerva

Fatorda (Goa), Feb 26 (IANS) Churchill Brothers thrashed DSK Shivajians 3-0 in an exciting clash of the I-League football tournament at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Sunday. Three second-half goals from newly-appointed captain Anthony Wolfe (63rd minute), Ghanefo Kromah (67th) and Surabuddin Mollick (90+4) sealed what was only the second win of the season for Churchill. It was also th...

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Mumbai's Fuchs gets Player of the Tournament award in HIL

Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) Dabang Mumbai skipper Florian Fuchs was named Player of the Tournament of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) here on Sunday. Fuchs, who slammed eight goals in the tournament and helped Mumbai to enter in the summit clash for the first time, received Rs 50 lakh. We should be proud of our achievement, Fuchs, who also got the Hero achiever award, said...

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Churchill thrash DSK in I-League tie

Fatorda (Goa), Feb 26 (IANS) Churchill Brothers thrashed DSK Shivajians 3-0 in their I-League match at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Sunday. Three second-half goals from newly-appointed captain Anthony Wolfe (63rd minute), Ghanefo Kromah (67th) and Surabuddin Mollick (90+4) sealed what was only the second win of the season for Churchill. It was also the second clean-sheet of the seaso...

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Odisha withdrew tax sops to IOCL Paradip refinery: Oil Minister

Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) The politics over withdrawal of tax sops to IOCL's Paradip refinery got shriller as Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said BJP's surge in panchayat elections in Odisha was the reason behind the move. I can understand the ruling Biju Janata Dal's worries and anger after the impressive show put up by the Bharatiya Janata Party in panchayat ele...

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Kerala saves Rs 300 cr as schools switch to open software

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) The Kerala government has made a saving of Rs 300 crore through introduction and adoption of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) in the school education sector, said a state government official on Sunday. IT became a compulsory subject in Kerala schools from 2003, but it was in 2005 only that FOSS was introduced in a phased manner and started to repla...

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Kalinga beat Mumbai to clinch maiden HIL title

Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) Captain Moritz Furste's penalty corner brace powered Kalinga Lancers past Dabang Mumbai 4-1 in the final to clinch their maiden title in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Sunday. Furste also had a big hand in Glenn Turner's deflection field goal in the 18th minute that gave Kalinga the 2-0 lead and Furste (30th and...

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9 bank unions call for strike on Tuesday

Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), an umbrella body of nine unions in the sector, has called a one-day strike on February 28 to protest the government's anti-people banking reforms as well as to demand compensation for employees for extra work done on account of demonetisation. United Forum of Bank Unions, comprising nine unions in the banking sector -- namely...

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Afghan Taliban Governor killed in drone attack

Kabul, Feb 26 (IANS) A Taliban Governor for the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, along with two of his men, was killed in a drone attack on Sunday, provincial Governor Assadullah Omarkhil said. Acting upon intelligence report, a drone strike was conducted against a Taliban hideout early today (Sunday), Governor Omarkhil told reporters, Xinhua reported. As a result, the Taliban...

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Syrian Army captures key town from IS in Aleppo

Damascus, Feb 26 (IANS) The Syrian Army captured a key town in the northern countryside of Aleppo province on Sunday, following battles with the Islamic State. Capturing the town of Tadef enables the Syrian army to secure transportation routes in eastern Aleppo, and constitute a base for launching attacks and undermining the presence of the IS militants in that part of the province, the ...

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Nine killed in boat accident off TN's Tuticorin

Chennai Feb 26 (IANS) Nine persons, including several children, were drowned and several others injured when a boat capsized in the sea off Manapadu in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin district on Sunday, said officials. Nine persons lost their lives and 19 were rescued when a boat capsized off Manapadu coast. Three families from Tiruchendur seems to have booked the boat, District Collector M. Rav...

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