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India to host 22nd World Congress on fertility

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) India will host the 22nd world congress on fertility which aims to promote education and research in the field of reproductive medicine and also raise the standards of its practice. The five-day International Federation of Fertility Societies World Congress (IFFS) will be held in September 2016 and will provide a platform for the Indian medical practitioners to ...

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Pakistan's growing irrelevance result of events in 1999: Daily

Islamabad, March 4 (IANS) Certain events in 1999, such as the Pakistan Army bypassing the civilian government to launch a war on India, has had immense consequences for the India-Pakistan relationship and have worked to make Pakistan progressively irrelevant in the international community, said an article in the Daily Times Wednesday. In the context of Pakistan-India relations, the year ...

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Uber rape case: Accused allowed to recall some witnesses

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday partly allowed the plea of Uber cab rape accused Shiv Kumar Yadav to recall some of the prosecution witnesses, including the victim, for further cross-examination. Justice Sunita Gupta allowed Yadav's counsel to cross-examine thirteen prosecution witnesses, including the victim, again in the interest of justice. The cour...

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Warner powers Australia to highest World Cup total

Perth, March 4 (IANS) Opener David Warner (178) became Australia's highest scorer in cricket World Cup history to power the hosts to the quadrennial event's highest total -- 417/6 -- during a Pool A match against minnows Afghanistan at the WACA here on Wednesday. Opener Aaron Finch (4) perished early in the third over against pacer Dawlat Zadran (2/101) with the score at 14. Afterwards, ...

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Much needed win for us: Misbah

Napier, March 4 (IANS) Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said that Wednesday's 129-run win over the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the McLean Park here was much needed. That's a much needed win for us and obviously we won by a big margin. So, now we can just relax a little bit on the net run-rate also, said Misbah at the post-match ceremony. Put in to ...

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India Inc welcomes cut in key lending rates

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) India Inc Wednesday welcomed the central bank's surprise decision to reduce key lending rates by 25 basis points. Coming on the back of a growth-oriented budget, the unexpected cut in headline interest rate by the RBI sends a huge positive signal, said Chandrajit Banerjee, director general, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Clearly the government's...

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Jewellery a 'heavy duty' act for actress Alka Kaushal

Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Her role as a disciplined Marwari woman named Parvati Gadodia in Colors' latest show Swaragini requires Alka Kaushal to wear heavy jewellery, but the actress says it's hard to manage the accessories for long durations. Parvati is seen wearing maang tika, heavy earrings, bangles and neckpieces in the show, and the actress says that she hardly wears such accessories ...

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CBI raids TMC MP Tapas Paul home, 42 other Rose Valley locations

Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) Probing a multi-crore rupee chit fund scam, the CBI on Wednesday conducted raids at 43 locations of the Rose Valley Group across the country, including the home of Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul. In an ongoing investigation, searches are being conducted at 43 locations across the country including 27 in West Bengal, 7 in Tripura and 1 location each in Odisha, As...

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CBI raids Rose Valley offices in Tripura, seizes documents

Agartala, March 4 (IANS) Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) teams on Wednesday raided seven Tripura offices of Kolkata-based Rose Valley Group, a chit fund company, and seized many official documents, police said. The CBI raids in the offices of Rose Valley Group in Tripura are a part of the agency's nation-wide search in the offices of the chit fund group, a top police office...

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Second round of coal auctions begin

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Leading wire roap maker Usha Martin submitted the closing bid of Rs.1,804 per tonne for the Brinda and Sasai block in Jharkhand as the second round of auctions began Wednesday of the coal blocks whose allotments were cancelled by the Supreme Court. The Brinda and Sasai block was earlier allotted to Abhijeet Infrastructure and has extractable reserves of 15.2 mil...

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Sachin Tendulkar asks fans to suggest movie title

Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has invited his fans to suggest the title of a docu-feature based on his life. Proud to announce the 'Docu-Feature', which would be based on my life. This is in association with @ravi0404 and @200NOTOUTFIILMS. Would love to involve you all.. Suggest what should be the name for this movie. Send me your thoughts here: http://Bit.ly/Nam...

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Loans could become cheaper as India's central bank cuts keys rates

Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Housing, auto and commercial loans could become cheaper with the Reserve Bank of India cutting key lending rates by 25 basis points in an unexpected move on Wednesday as it expected inflation to soften further, sending stock indices soaring during the bulk of the day. Getting some positive cues from the national budget tabled last week, and sensing an sustained eco...

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Lok Sabha passes coal allocation bill

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the coal allocation bill providing for vesting mining leases to successful bidders through a transparent bidding process. Replying to the debate on the bill, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said there was no provision for denationalization and workers interests will not be compromised. He said the bill has been brought to ens...

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Sensex crosses 30,000-mark; closes 217 points down

Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), Wednesday touched a new record high of 30,024.74 points but closed the day's trade at 217 points (provisional) or 0.73 percent down. The market was initially upbeat after India's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India, cut its key lending rates by 25 basis points, expecting inflat...

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RBI's minor rate cut insufficient: General Motors

Chennai, March 4 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India' (RBI) decision on Wednesday to cut its lending rates was a minor reduction and not enough to stimulate consumer demand for loans, a senior official of car-maker General Motors India said. The minor rate cut is just not enough to stimulate consumer demand for loans and improve the market conditions in the near term, P. Balendran, vice pre...

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Kerala HC rejects plea of ISRO spy case victim

Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram, March 4 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Wednesday dismissed a single-bench order that directed the state government to take action against three police officers, now retired, who had falsely implicated and arrested ISRO official S. Nambi Narayanan in a non-existent espionage case . Narayanan said he will now move the Supreme Court. This is not a problem ...

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In your 70s and losing memory? Try some sex

London, March 4 (IANS) Staying active between the sheets can help older adults stay sharp mentally, finds a new study which suggests that men and women who stay sexually active in their 70s have higher cognitive functioning. For the results, researchers from the Netherlands analysed 1,747 people (with an average age of 71). They answered questions about their sexual relationships...

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Twitter helps smokers kick the butt

New York, March 4 (IANS) When people in a smoking cessation programme tweet each other regularly, they are more successful at kicking the habit, says a study. Specifically, daily auto-messages that encourage and direct the social media exchanges may be more effective than traditional social media interventions for quitting smoking. Our results indicate that incorporating social m...

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Satisfactory performance before South Africa game: Shehzad

Napier, March 4 (IANS) Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad, Man-of-the-Match for his 93 against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B contest at the McLean Park here on Wednesday, said he was satisfied with the way they performed ahead of their crucial encounter against South Africa on March 7. It was the second win on the trot for Pakistan after a wobbly start to their campaign...

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Tihar DG meets Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Tihar jail director general Alok Verma on Wednesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in connection with the BBC interview of a December 16, 2012 gang-rape convict, official sources said. The home ministry official, however, termed the meeting as usual affair. He was not summoned as being being reported. He came and met the minister and other officials, th...

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