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Security forces, ethnic army clash near Myanmar-Bangladesh border

Yangon, March 30 (IANS) Heavy fighting between security forces and the Arakan ethnic army occurred near the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. The fighting came a day ahead of the resumption of the seventh round of peace talks between the Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups' negotiators in Yangon after a week's recess, Xinhua reported on Monday, citing the state media Union Daily. ...

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Tamil Nadu to pay Rs.5 lakh to building collapse victims' kin

Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Monday announced a solatium of Rs.5 lakh each to the families of the five persons who were killed on Sunday when a building under construction collapsed at Tiruvarur. Making a statement in the assembly, Panneerselvam said a solatium of Rs.5 lakh each will be given to the families of the five dead construction workers ...

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BHEL to set up power plant in Telengana

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) State-run power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) on Monday said it is setting up four 270 MW units valued at Rs.5,000 crore for Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGENCO) in the state. The units would be set up at Manuguru in Khammam district of Telangana. The project is targeted to be commissioned in 24 months on...

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Salman's driver confesses to hit-and-run accident

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) In a dramatic twist in the ongoing retrial of Bollywood actor Salman Khan's hit-and-run case, his driver Ashok Singh has confessed to being responsible for the accident, a lawyer said here on Monday. The driver Ashok Singh has been put up by the defence. He has told the court that he was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident, public prosecutor Pradeep Gh...

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Kylie Jenner's pool day at Disick mansion

Los Angeles, March 30 (IANS) Reality star Kylie Jenner shared a photograph while sunbathing in the backyard of the Disick mansion with her brother-in-law Scott Disick. The 17-year-old posted a selfie with Disick as they sunbathed in the backyard of the $8 million 15,000 sq ft Calabasas estate that Disick shares with Kylie's sister Kourtney Kardashian, reports dailymail.co.uk. She...

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McCullum named captain of ICC 2015 cricket World Cup team

Melbourne, March 30 (IANS) New Zealand's Brendon McCullum has been named captain of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) World Cup team, a release from the sport's governing body said on Monday. McCullum was chosen as the captain following his aggressive, innovative and inspirational leadership during the 44-day tournament that was the cornerstone of his team's progression to the fi...

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Sensex up 442 points; capital goods

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), made healthy gains in the late-afternoon trade session Monday. It was trading up 442 points or 1.61 percent. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also made healthy gains during the late-afternoon trade session. It was trading up 122.90 points or 1.47 perce...

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Combat exposure ups heart attack risk

New York, March 30 (IANS) Combat service, whether or not it leads to a full post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis, is itself a strong predictor of heart failure, reveals a new study of 8,000 war veterans in the US. The veterans with combat experience were about five times more likely to develop heart failure during the study period, compared with those who had not seen combat, ...

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Srinivasan hails 2015 World Cup as 'truly world class'

Melbourne, March 30 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan has hailed the cricket World Cup 2015 as the most popular in history, and said he believes the 50-over game is in good health following Australia's triumph at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Commenting in the aftermath of Sunday's game, which was played in front of over 93,000 spectat...

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Blogger killed in Dhaka

Dhaka, March 30 (IANS) A blogger was hacked to death on Monday in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka, police said. The man has been identified as Washiqur Rahman, bdnews24 reported. He was rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead, the officials added. Rahman was attacked in the Tejgaon Industrial area. Two students of a ma...

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No Indian in ICC's 2015 cricket World Cup team

Melbourne, March 30 (IANS) No Indian features in the 2015 International Cricket Council's (ICC) World Cup team, according to a release by the sport's governing body on Monday. India were defeated by eventual champions Australia in the semi-finals of the competition. India remained unbeaten till the tournament's last-four stage, bowling out opponents in seven consecutive matches alongwith...

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Demi Lovato flaunts toned body

Los Angeles, March 30 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato was seen flaunting her toned up body in a bikini. The 22-year-old was held a puppy with both her hands and shared the image on Instagram, reports aceshowbiz.com. The photograph showed a smiling Lovato wearing a lavender bandeau top paired with neon lime bottoms. In February too, the Neon lights hitmaker shared a photograph o...

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Wanted my statement to be India's statement: Femina Miss India World

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Aditi Arya, who is the proud possessor of this year's Femina Miss India World crown, says she always wanted to represent India on an international level and that inspired her to compete in a beauty pageant. The 21-year-old model from Delhi suburb Gurgaon, who will represent India at the Miss World 2015 pageant, was enthroned as the winner of 52nd edition of the be...

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Yoga best way to be healthy: Minister

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Observing that yoga is the best way to keep healthy, central minister Jitendra Singh has said that the government will hold yoga training from next month for its employees. Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh said: Yoga can help in managing the stress which is very much prevalent in present day working of the people in general a...

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Advocate opposes conference on Good Friday

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Senior lawyer Lily Thomas urged Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu on Monday not to hold a conference of high court chief justices on Good Friday as it is an important day of deliverance of humanity from sin. While urging the chief justice not to hold the conference on Good Friday, Thomas said the conference was being held on a holiday just to save a working day...

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Two injured in attack on legislator battle for life

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Two of the five men wounded in an attack that left a former Delhi legislator dead remained in critical condition on Monday, police said. Former Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) legislator Bharat Singh was brought dead to the hospital after the Sunday evening attack on him that wounded five others. Ram Jeevan and Dalbir are in critical condition, Deputy Co...

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Ex-Israeli PM convicted in graft case retrial

Tel Aviv, March 30 (IANS) An Israeli court on Monday found former prime minister Ehud Olmert guilty of fraud and breach of trust, two years after he was cleared in the same case. In 2012, the Jerusalem district court acquitted Olmert of charges of fraud, tax evasion and falsifying corporate records known as the Talansky and Rishon Tours affairs, the Times of Israel reported. The ...

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Venezuela collects over 5 mn signatures against US decree

Caracas, March 30 (IANS) Over five million Venezuelans have signed a petition against a US decree that labels the South American country as a national security threat. Earlier this month, Obama signed a decree stating the situation in Venezuela... constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the US and I hereby declare a national emergenc...

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21 formally charged for hand in Bardwan blast

Kolkata, March 30 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday formally charged in a special court 21 people, including four Bangladeshi nationals, for their involvement in the Burdwan blast. Militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) is suspected to be involved in the blast. The charge sheet was filed before a National Investigation Agency (NIA) special c...

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Scarcity of food, water in Yemen: Indian returnee

Thiruvananthapuram, March 30 (IANS) There is a shortage of food and water in Yemen and continuous bombing and shelling is taking place in the country, an Indian expatriate has said on returning to Kerala. Rueban Jacob Chandy, who arrived here in the morning, said the atmosphere is not conducive to live in Yemen with food and water becoming increasingly scarse. I worked with a Dub...

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