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Indian economy to be more attractive, stable: KPMG

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) India is expected to progress into a stable and more attractive investment destination owing to favourable macroeconomic policies and conditions, leading business consultancy firm KPMG said in a report. With favourable macroeconomic conditions, a prudent fiscal policy, responsible government spend and a pro-reform government, India shall continue to evolve into an e...

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Mukesh Chhabra to direct Sakshi Khanna for SLB production

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Sanjay Leela Bhansali (SLB) is all set to roll out with his next production which will launching casting director Mukesh Chhabra as director and Vinod Khanna's third son Sakshi Khanna as an actor. I am very honestly trying my best at my first attempt of directing a film. After doing casting for so many years and interacting with so many artistes and directors, I alw...

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Putin, Obama discuss Syria crisis over phone

Moscow, Feb 14 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama on Sunday discussed the Syrian crisis over phone, the Kremlin said. During the frank and business-like conversation, Putin and Obama positively assessed the results of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich on February 11-12, Xinhua reported. Both leaders supported t...

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Railways to invest Rs.9,800 crore on Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian Railways announced on Sunday it will invest Rs.9,800 crore in the bullet train project along the Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor. The train, that would run at speeds of 300-350 kmph, would be mostly funded by the Japan Investment Co-operation Agency (JICA) which would provide 81 percent of the investment as loan at an interest rate of 0.1 percent, Railway Board cha...

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BJP leaders meet at PM's house

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top BJP leaders including party president Amit Shah on Sunday to discuss recent political developments and the upcoming budget session of parliament, party sources said. The meeting, held at the residence of prime minister, came amid several opposition parties uniting against the government over police action at the Jawaharlal Neh...

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Mammootty feels uncomfortable, resting

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 14 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mammootty, who has had a week of hectic travelling, complained of feeling uncomfortable while returning from Dubai to Mumbai, underwent a check up and is now resting, said sources. The actor received medical attention and is now keeping fine. He is now resting at his daughter's home in Bengaluru. A source in the know of things...

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JNU protesters got support from Hafiz Saeed, says Rajnath

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the demonstration on the JNU campus to mark the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru received support from Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed. His remark sparked a political uproar with opposition leaders asking him to furnish evidence. Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury posted a series o...

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India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Full Scoreboard

Visakhapatnam, Feb 14 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the third and final T20 International between India and Sri Lanka at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella st Dhoni b Ashwin 1 Tillakaratne Dilshan lbw b Ashwin 1 Dinesh Chandimal c Pandya b Ashwin 8 Asela Gunaratne c Raina b Ashw...

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Man killed by elephant in north Bengal

Siliguri, Feb 14 (IANS) A 39-year-old man died after being attacked by an elephant in northern West Bengal on Sunday, officials said. Kishore Rai died in the elephant attack in Uttar Khaerbari of Alipurduar district's Madarihat on Sunday morning. Angry residents put up a road blockade from Totopara to Madarihat in protest against the killing. However, the blockade was withdrawn w...

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Ashwin spins India to series win over SL, India remain T20 No.1

Visakhapatnam, Feb 14 (IANS) Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (4/8) spearheaded an incisive bowling attack to help India beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets in their third and final T20 International and win the series 2-1 here on Sunday. The series win also enabled India remain No.1 in the T20 rankings. Chasing a paltry target of 83 runs for a win, India lost just the wicket of right-hander R...

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Two Thai women arrested from north Bengal spa

Siliguri, Feb 14 (IANS) Two women from Thailand have been arrested from a spa in northern West Bengal's Siliguri for working without permit in India, police said on Sunday. Siliguri police commissionerate personnel on Saturday evening arrested the two women from the Red Apple Spa Lounge for not having any work visa. The manager and another employee of the spa were also arrested f...

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Several investors expressed interest in Odisha, says state

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Several domestic and international investors from Japan, China, South Korea and Italy expressed their interest to invest in Odisha in meetings with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday at the ongoing Make in India week in Mumbai, the state government said. Patnaik addressed Odisha investors' meet as part of the ongoing Make in India week while he also held one to...

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India beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets in 3rd T20I

Visakhapatnam, Feb 14 (IANS) India defeated Sri Lanka by nine wickets in their third T20 International here on Sunday to win the three-match series 2-1. Chasing a paltry total of 82 runs, India cruised to the target in 13.5 overs. They lost only one wicket in the process and reached the target with 37 balls remaining. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who was declared Man of the M...

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BJP observes 'Black Day' on AAP's first year in power

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The BJP's Delhi unit on Sunday observed a Kala Diwas (Black Day) on the first anniversary and staged a protest against its total failure. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Satish Upadhyay said that it was very unfortunate that the government which got unprecedented mandate from the people has in just one year lost its connection with the common man.

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Maharashtra will create ecosystem for start-ups: Fadnavis

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Maharashtra will create an ecosystem to encourage start-ups, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday. Innovation in startups should be encouraged. We have lacked in creating the ecosystem and now we need to create that. For start-ups, we need to do the hand-holding, mentoring and financing and marketing, Fadnavis said at the Make in India Week event here.

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Call to recognise Romas as Indian diaspora

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Following External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj terming people of the Roma community spread across the world children of India, an international conference here concluded on Sunday with a call to recognise them as India's diaspora. Roma people are an Indian nation, the autochthonous territory of southeastern and western Europe, but also in other parts of the wo...

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JNU teachers protest random arrests, demand Kanhaiya's release

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers Association (JNUTA) on Sunday protested skipping of the institutional mechanism by the varsity administration in allowing police on the campus and letting them make random arrests. Addressing media persons in the university campus, the association also demanded immediate release of JNU student union president Kanhaiya Kuma...

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Bodies of Siachen avalanche victims to reach Delhi on Monday

Leh, Feb 14 (IANS) The mortal remains of all nine soldiers killed in an avalanche on the Siachen glacier were brought to Leh on Sunday, and will be taken to Delhi on Monday, the Indian Army said. There will be a wreath-laying ceremony on Monday morning to be attended by the Leh Corps commander. The bodies will be then be transported to Delhi, and were likely to reach the capital around 1...

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Fire engulfs 'Make In India' cultural show in Mumbai

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) A massive blaze on Sunday evening engulfed the performance stage during a cultural extravaganza at the 'Make In India Week' event here, officials said. There were no casualties. The fire broke out during a performance of Maharashtra's Lavani folk dance at the mega event at Girgaum Chowpatty beach, the BMC Disaster Control said. The fire which broke out aroun...

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Delhi Congress takes out candle-light march over AAP's 'failure'

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Congress workers led by Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken on Sunday took out a candle-light march to observe Chhalawa Diwas and said the first year of the Aam Aadmi Party government in the capital was a total failure. Shouting slogans, Congress workers -- who marched from Rajghat to ITO Chowk -- said the Arvind Kejriwal government should concentrate on proper governan...

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