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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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Form government or break with BJP, Omar tells PDP

Jammu, Feb 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's former state chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday asked the PDP to form an elected government in the state or have the courage to break its alliance with the BJP. Speaking to media on the sidelines of a National Conference function in Nagrota area here, Abdullah said: For ten months the PDP had been praising the alliance with the BJP. Now (Peopl...

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Indian shuttlers enter semi finals in SAG

Shillong, Feb 7 (IANS) The Indian men and women's shuttlers entered the semi-finals in their respective events dismissing their opponents at will for the second day on the trot here on Sunday. The Indian men shuttlers have set up a mouth watering semi-final clash with Pakistan, while the women's side will take on Bangladesh in the round of four. Indian women's team, comprising of...

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Barcelona extend La Liga dominance with 2-0 win over Levante

Valencia (Spain), Feb 7 (IANS) An own goal from Levante defender David Navarro and an injury time goal from Luis Suarez allowed FC Barcelona to go three points clear at the top of the La Liga football tournament here on Sunday despite a below par display. Coach Luis Enrique opted for virtually his strongest side with only midfielder Sergio Busquets given a rest, with Andres Iniesta, Javi...

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Scientists use Hepatitis virus shell for cancer treatment

New York, Feb 7 (IANS) Scientists at a US university have found a way to use an empty shell of a Hepatitis E virus to carry anti-cancer vaccines or drugs into the body. Hepatitis E virus is feco-orally transmitted, so it can survive the passage through the digestive system, said Marie Stark, a graduate student working with professor Holland Cheng of the department of molecular and cell b...

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Assocham urges women-friendly budget to help them join workforce

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Business chamber Assocham said on Sunday it has suggested the government should hike the children's education allowance and offer tax exemptions to creche facilities in the union budget for 2016-17 to encourage more women join the workforce. To encourage more women in the workforce, it is desirable that a specific provision be introduced for allowing exemption fo...

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JMM demands SIT probe into school student's murder

Ranchi, Feb 7 (IANS) Jharkhand's main opposition party JMM on Sunday demanded a probe by a Special Investigation Team into the brutal murder of a Class 7 student inside a private school campus in the state capital. The body of Vinay Kumar was found near the teachers' hostel at the private school. Police said he was murdered around 1.30 a.m on Thursday. Police sources said the boy...

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SAG: Sapna, Namdeo shine in Wushu

Shillong, Feb 7 (IANS) India continued to dominate on the second day of the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) with Sapna Devi winning gold in the women's Wushu Taulu (Changquan) competition at the Rising Sun Sports Complex here on Sunday. Apart from Sapna, the hosts also bagged a bronze in the men's section with Anjul taking a bronze medal. Sapna scored 9.45 points to emerge as the wi...

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ICC suspends Pakistan's Yasir Shah for failing dope test

Lahore , Feb 7 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday suspended Pakistan bowler Yasir Shah from all cricket-related activities for three months after he pleaded guilty to breaching its Anti-Doping Code. Shah had provided a urine sample as part of the ICC's random in-competition testing programme after the conclusion of the One Day International between England and Pakis...

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Youth held for using fake documents to attend medical class

Guwahati, Feb 7 (IANS) Police in Assam's Cachar district have arrested a youth for using fake documents to attend classes at the Silchar Medical College and for claiming that he has links with Bangladesh-based jihadi outfits. Police are on the lookout for three other accomplices of the man, identified as Suman Aziz Laskar. We arrested Suman Aziz Laskar after receiving intimation ...

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Big-time investor Abu Dhabi crown prince to visit India

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) In an upshot of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the UAE, home to 2.6 million expatriate Indians, Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will arrive in New Delhi on February 10 on a three-day visit. The crown prince will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including ministers...

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India to hold Global Maritime Summit in April: Modi

Visakhapatnam, Feb 7 (IANS) India will host the first-ever Global Maritime Summit in April this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. He made the announcement at a function to thank the personnel of the Indian Navy for making the International Fleet Review (IFR) a success. My profuse thanks to men and women of Indian Navy for their tireless dedication for making this...

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Bihar university proctor held for Maoist links

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, police said. Professor Vilakhjhan Ravidas, proctor of Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur university in Bhagalpur, however denied any links with Maoists. Police said he was arrested on information provided by s...

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