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CBSE examinations commence from Monday

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) examinations for standards 10 and 12 commence from Monday. According to a CBSE circular, a total of 13,73,853 students are appearing for the class 10 board examination and 10,40,368 students are appearing for the class 12 board examination. There has been a hike of 3.37 percent in the number of students app...

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Sensex surges 185 points; capital goods stocks rally

Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Monday surged 185.54 points or 0.63 percent in the early session ahead as capital goods stocks surged. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 51.35 points or 0.58 percent up at 8,953.20 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stoc...

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Gloomy and rainy Monday in Delhi

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Delhiites woke up to a dark and rainy Monday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 14.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast more rain and a overcast day ahead. Till Monday 5.30 a.m., Delhi received 56.8mm rainfall. It is likely to rain more. The day ahead is also likely to be overcast, said an o...

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Swine flu spreads further in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) Swine flu has now spread to many new districts in Uttar Pradesh and the number of people infected has risen to 614 in the last 24-hours, an official said on Monday. According to information provided by health authorities, the worst hit district is the state capital Lucknow, with more than 505 cases of H1N1 in the past few weeks. With heavy rains in the st...

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Real Madrid draws 1-1 against Villarreal in La Liga

Madrid, March 2 (IANS) Real Madrid drew 1-1 against Villarreal and FC Barcelona defeated 3-1 Granada in Spain's La Liga match day. With these results, Barcelona managed to place themselves just two points below leader Real Madrid. Real Madrid and Villarreal drew 1-1 in the game played at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Sunday. Cristiano Ronaldo scored Real Madrid's goal, an...

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Nadal wins first title of 2015 at Argentina Open

Buenos Aires, March 2 (IANS) Spanish top seed Rafael Nadal defeated local player Juan Monaco to win the Argentina Open, lifting his first title in 2015. Nadal defeated Monaco in a match that lasted one hour and 27 minutes on Sunday with a score of 6-4, 6-1. While the Spaniard broke the Argentine on four out of nine occasions the former did not face a break point on his own serve, Xinhua ...

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Indians 'shine light' on early cancer detection

Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Whether you are firing up smartphone apps, flicking TV channels with a remote or going for laser eye surgery, the science of light christened photonics makes it all possible. Now, Indian scientists are exploring the potential of light-based probes to detect cancer - in time and without slicing up the body. By literally shining the light on complex repeating patter...

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Chelsea beat Spurs to win English League Cup

London, March 2 (IANS) English Premier League leaders Chelsea beat north London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs 2-0 to lift the League Cup at Wembley here on Sunday. It was Jose Mourinho's first trophy in his second spell as Chelsea manager. I am really happy, Mourinho said after the match. Everybody was fantastic in the run to winning this trophy, Xinhua quoted him as saying. ...

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Uma Thurman hates boring children

Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Kill Bill star Uma Thurman says she would have found it intolerable if any of her children were boring. The 44-year-old, who has daughter Maya, 15, and son Levon, 12, with her former husband Ethan Hawke, and two-year-old Luna with her former partner Arpad Busson, told Britain's HELLO! Magazine that her children are more smarter and better behaved than her, rep...

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North Korea fires short-range missiles

Seoul, March 2 (IANS) North Korea fired two short-range missiles into its eastern waters Monday when South Korea and the US launched their joint annual war games, a media report said. A defence ministry official said that North Korea fired two missiles, estimated to be Scud ballistic missiles, between 6:32 a.m. and 6:41 a.m. from Nampo areas, South Pyongan province, said a report from Yo...

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Kim wants Beyonce to be her neighbour

Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian reportedly wants singer Beyonce Knowles to be her neighbour and move to the Hidden Hills here. According to a source, the 34-year-old wants to cement her new friendship with Beyonce by convincing her to move to Hidden Hills, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Bey doesn't do suburbs - especially one populated by B-list actors and ...

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Biel gets surprise visit from husband on set

Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Actress Jessica Biel got a surprise visit from her husband Justin Timberlake while filming in New Orleans. Biel may have thought she was filming just another scene with co-stars Jason Sudeikis and Maisie Williams Thursday afternoon in New Orleans. But in between takes, the pregnant star was joined by Timberlake on the star-studded set, reports eonline.com. ...

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'Half of Americans disapprove of inviting Netanyahu to address Congress'

Washington, March 2 (IANS) Nearly half of American voters think that US House Speaker John Boehner should not have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address US Congress without having consulted the White House, according to a new poll released Sunday. A total of 48 percent of those surveyed believed Boehner's decision to invite Netanyahu without first notifying Preside...

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Demi Lovato poses in bikini

Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Singer-actress Demi Lovato continues to inspire fans with her positive messages about body image. This time, dressed in a bikini, she has shared a photograph with fans. On Friday, the 22-year-old shared on her Instagram page a photograph of herself laying on a towel in a colorful bikini, reports eonline.com. Regardless of what society tells you these d...

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IS releases 19 abducted Christian Assyrians

Damascus, March 2 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday released 19 Christian Assyrians they had kidnapped last month, a monitoring group reported. The 19 people are the first batch of 29 Assyrians the sharia court of the IS exonerated on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, Xinhua reported. On February 23, the IS abducted 220 Christian Assyrians du...

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Kim Raver to join 'The Advocate'

Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Kim Raver, of 24 and Grey's Anatomy fame, will feature in drama pilot The Advocate. Raver plays tough-as-nails business woman Francis Frankie Reese, reports variety.com. After a dangerous misdiagnosis, her character experiences first-hand the hazards of the U.S. health-care system. She leaves her successful career behind unexpectedly after the medical...

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Mass student poisoning reported in South Africa

Cape Town, March 2 (IANS) Hundreds of primary school students in South Africa have been hospitalised after being poisoned, the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) claimed on Sunday. The DA said it has received confirmation about the hospitalisation of hundreds of learners at the Mankgane Primary School in Sekhukhune, Limpopo province late last week as a result of poisoning from their sch...

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Sri Lanka seeks foreign help in corruption probe

Colombo, March 2 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government said on Sunday that it has sought assistance from India, the US and Britain to help investigate financial fraud allegations against the former government. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Justice Minister Wijeydasa Rajapaksa had visited these countries to seek assistance for the probe, Xinh...

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Bhushan expresses differences with Kejriwal

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Reflecting his discontent about the functioning of the Aam Aadmi Party, senior leader Prashant Bhushan has written a letter raising questions about some decisions of party convenor Arvind Kejriwal who is now chief minister of Delhi. In the letter, apparently written to members of party's national executive, Bhushan has raised questions about the party running a ...

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Protest in Kolkata over Bangladeshi-American writer's killing

Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Intellectuals, activists, artists and writers staged a protest here on Sunday to denounce the killing of a Bangladeshi-American blog writer in Dhaka last week. Organised by Bhasha O Chetona Samiti (Language Awareness Society), a city-based organisation for promotion of Bengali language and culture, the protest saw people gather at the Academy of Fine Arts to conde...

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