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CPI says yet to receive proposal on alliance with Congress

Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) The Communist Party of India was yet to receive any proposal from the CPI-Marxist regarding any tie-up with the Congress for the upcoming West Bengal assembly polls, a senior CPI leader said on Sunday. Gurudas Dasgupta, a former CPI parliamentarian, said the matter was yet to be discussed in any meeting of the Left Front, of which both the communist parties are memb...

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Gurgaon criminal gunned down in Mumbai

Gurgaon, Feb 7 (IANS) Sandeep Garouli, a criminal wanted in over three dozen cases, was on Sunday shot dead by the Gurgaon police crime branch in Mumbai, an official said. Garouli, around 35 years old and a native of Garouli village near Gurgaon, was the son of Haryana Police sub inspector Bhup Singh. Gurgaon police chief Navdeep Singh Virk told the media that Garouli was shot de...

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Bihar university proctor held for Maoist links, released

Patna, Feb 7 (IANS) A proctor of a Bihar university was arrested on Sunday for alleged links with Maoists and two suspected guerrillas apprehended from the varsity hostel in Bhagalpur but all three were later released, police said. Professor Vilakhjhan Ravidas, proctor of Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur university in Bhagalpur and Kapildeo Mandal and Arjun Paswan were released after they filed a ...

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Cooperate, don't compete in responding to challenges on seas: Modi

Visakhapatnam, Feb 7 (IANS) Global navies need to cooperate not compete to secure oceans to propel the economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday as representatives from 50 navies participated in the International Fleet Review. I believe that if oceans were to propel our economies, then we must use seas to build peace, friendship and trust, and curb conflict, respect and ensure...

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Sushma Swaraj, Nepal minister discuss Oli's India visit

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to India was among the issues discussed when the Himalayan nation's Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel called on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Sunday. FM Poudel discusses reconstruction assistance. Briefs EAM on political situation, remaining constitutional issues & PM Oli's visit to India,...

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Man shoots daughter's teenage lover dead

Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) In what appears to be an act of honour killing, a man in West Bengal's Nadia district allegedly shot dead a teenager for being in a relationship with his daughter, police said on Sunday. Rafiqul Sheikh has been arrested in connection with the murder of class 11 student Sajir-Ul Sheikh on Saturday evening in the Nakashipara area, police said. Sajir had fallen...

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DSK Shivajians beat Mumbai FC 1-0 to win first I-league game

Pune, Feb 7 (IANS) DSK Shivajians registered their first ever I-League win as they defeated Mumbai FC 1-0 at the Balewadi stadium here on Sunday. Douhou Pierre scored the only goal of the game in the 20th minute to give the hosts all three points. With the win, DSK now have four points from five games, having won one, drawn one and lost three, whereas Mumbai have eight points fro...

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Neutral fans want Leicester to win Premier League: Wenger

London, Feb 7 (IANS) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Sunday said that he believes all neutral fans want Leicester City to lift the English Premier League trophy this season. The Foxes moved five points clear at the top of the points table having won 3-1 at Manchester City on Saturday. Of course. And it's natural. It's normal, Wenger was quoted as saying by ESPNFC when asked if t...

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Seafaring countries should ensure peace in oceans: Modi

Visakhapatnam, Feb 7 (IANS) Emphasising that a peaceful and stable maritime environment was critical for the regional and global security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it should be a shared goal and responsibility of all the seafaring countries. Addressing the International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016 here, Modi thanked all participating countries, saying it was a message of c...

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Naga bodies slam Manipur rally

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Two Naga organisations on Sunday slammed a rally held in the Manipur valley on Saturday purportedly for the common future of Manipur and to reaffirm and strengthen the integrity of the state. The Naga People's Union for Civil Liberties (NPUCL) and Forum for Understanding the Naga-India Conflict and Human Rights (Funich), in a statement slammed the rally organised ...

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Indian economic recovery likely to slow: Nomura

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) India's economic growth momentum is likely to slow down in the face of weak external conditions and sluggish investment demand, according to the Japanese financial services firm Nomura. Nomura's proprietary indices for India, together with the high frequency data, indicate some slowdown in the growth momentum towards end-2015 and a high likelihood of further monet...

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India must win Sri Lanka T20Is to maintain top spot

Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) Hosts India must clinch the forthcoming three-match T20 International (T20I) series against Sri Lanka starting in Pune on Wednesday to hold on to their No.1 position in International Cricket Council (ICC) T20I rankings. India, who vaulted seven places to first after sweeping aside Australia last week, need to win the series against Lanka to retain the coveted positio...

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Sunny Deol nice human being like his father: Hema Malini

Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) Despite differences between Dharmendra's two families, Bollywood's 'dream girl' Hema Malini thinks Sunny Deol is a nice human being like his father. Asked about her reaction to Sunny's latest film Ghayal Once Again, she said: I have seen the film. It's a very good film, a wonderful film. Sunny is a beautiful director. He is very nice human being with a clear ...

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India beat Kazakhstan 2-0 in Fed Cup 5-6th place play-offs

Hua Hin (Thailand), Feb 7 (IANS) After two successive losses, India came back well to earn a consolation win as they defeated Kazakhstan 2-0 in the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I fifth-sixth place play-off match at the True Arena Hua Hin here. In the opening singles match, India's 399th-ranked Prerna Bhambri defeated Galina Voskoboeva 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday. Next up, World ...

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Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka 2-1 in women's football

Shillong, Feb 7 (IANS) Fourteen-year-old striker Srimoti Krishnarani Sarkar was the star at the women's football event in South Asian Games (SAG) as she scored a brace to help Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka 2-1 here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday. Sarkar scored both the goals in the second half of the match which gave the Bangladeshi side a first win after losing to Nepal 0-3 in th...

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Warriors pocket crucial 4-1 win over Lancers in HIL

Bhubaneswar, Feb 7 (IANS) Jaypee Punjab Warriors scored two field goals in the final quarter to record a crucial 4-1 win over Kalinga Lancers in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday. Glenn Turner gave the hosts the 1-0 lead in the 43rd minute with a penalty corner deflection but Punjab came out with two field goals, each counted as two in this ed...

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BSF kills four smugglers in Punjab; 10 kg heroin recovered

Ferozepur (Punjab), Feb 7 (IANS) BSF troopers on Sunday shot dead four smugglers, including two Pakistanis, in Punjab's Ferozepur sector and seized nearly 10 kg heroin, a senior BSF officer said. The Border Security Force troopers also seized arms and ammunition from the spot. These included two 9 mm pistols, one locally-made pistol and 54 rounds of ammunition, a Pakistani SIM card, a kn...

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Indian eves crush Nepal in SAG hockey

Guwahati, Feb 7 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team started their campaign with some authority at the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) as they crushed Nepal 24-0 at the Moullana MD. Tayabullah Hockey Stadium here on Sunday. Forwards Soundarya Yendala (15th, 52nd, 62nd and 64th minutes) and Poonam Barla (7th, 472nd, 43rd and 51st) netted four times each. Four other players including Rani (2...

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Punjab to re-introduce board exams for classes 5, 8

Chandigarh, Feb 7 (IANS) The Punjab government has decided to re-introduce examinations for primary and middle standards to give a boost to the academic standards in government schools, a minister said on Sunday. Education Minister Daljeet Singh Cheema said various stakeholders were consulted while taking the decision in the larger interest of the students. It has been conveyed t...

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Government thinking of maintenance of Ganga by contractors: Javadekar

Paldev (Madhya Pradesh), Feb 7 (IANS) The government is considering a policy whereby the contractors assigned to clean the Ganga river will maintain it as well, union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday. We are considering a policy whereby the contractors hired for cleaning the river will also maintain it for 10 years, Javadekar told IANS here. The policy would ...

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