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BJP might get majority in Delhi: Opinion poll

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The BJP might get a majority in the upcoming Delhi assembly elections by winning 37 seats in the 70-member house, an opinion poll suggested Wednesday. The opinion poll, conducted by India TV-CVoter, said there would be no change in the Aam Aadmi Party's tally which got 28 seats in the 2013 assembly polls while the Congress' seats would go down from 8 to 5.

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Gritty Ranchi Rays hold Dabang Mumbai 2-2 in HIL

Ranchi, Jan 28 (IANS) Continuing their gritty performances, Ranchi Rays came from two goals down to hold Dabang Mumbai 2-2 in a Hero Hockey India League encounter at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium here Wednesday. Daniel Beale (16th) and skipper Ashley Jackson scored for the hosts, before Glenn Turner (12th) and Santa Singh (15th) put the visitors on top. Both the teams get two points each ...

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Dalit IAS officer explores law to preach Christianity

Chennai, Jan 28 (IANS) Senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer C. Umashankar is looking at legal options to challenge a government directive forbidding him from preaching Christianity. I am looking at legal options. I have to discuss with my lawyers first, Umashankar told IANS Wednesday. According to him, the government's directive suppresses his constitutional right t...

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Two dead, seven injured in Delhi road accident

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Two people were killed and seven others injured when a speeding car hit a van and it collided with another car on the opposite side of the road early Wednesday, police said. The accident took place at Nishadraj Marg in north Delhi's Kotwali area around 1.30 a.m. when the Ford Figo car going towards the Red Fort hit a Maruti van which collided with a Swift Dzire c...

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Government clears HDFC Bank's move to raise Rs.10,000 crore

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The government Wednesday approved HDFC Bank's proposal to raise Rs.10,000 crore from foreign investors. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave its approval to the bank's proposal at its meeting held here. The CCEA gave its approval to the proposal of HDFC Bank for issuance of equity shares aggregating to an amount of Rs.10,000 crore to NRIs...

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Vodafone case: Government not to contest Bombay HC order

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The government Wednesday decided not to contest a Bombay High Court ruling that telecom major Vodafone was not liable to pay tax demand of Rs.3,200 crore in a transfer pricing case, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said and hoped that the decision would boost foreign investors' sentiment. The cabinet has decided not to move the Supreme Court in ...

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Brahmos integration with Sukhoi by March

Bengaluru, Jan 28 (IANS) India will integrate the air version of Brahmos supersonic cruise missile with Sukhoi fighters of the Indian Air Force (IAF) by March, an official said Wednesday. Integration of Brahmos with Sukhois of the IAF is on and will be completed by March, as two of them are being integrated at our Nashik complex, state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd's (HAL) outgoing chair...

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Syrian lawmaker defends Hezbollah attack on Israeli convoy

Damascus, Jan 28 (IANS) A Syrian lawmaker Wednesday defended Hezbollah's targeting of an Israeli military convoy earlier in the day, saying the response was a normal retaliation to the latest Israeli attack that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria. The response by Hezbollah against the Israeli aggression is normal because it's the right of Hezbollah to respond against any aggression o...

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Bengal should pay attention to Sunderbans' requirements: Expert

Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) A top environmental expert from the World Bank Wednesday urged West Bengal to ensure that the requirement of the fragile Sunderbans mangrove forests is adequately reflected in the needs of the state as a whole and said it should implement the projects on cyclone mitigation and hydrology to create a database. Tapas Paul, senior environmental specialist for the World...

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Eureka Forbes forays into cookware segment

Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Consumer health and hygiene brand Eureka Forbes Wednesday forayed into cookware and introduced a health-friendly product in its range. Our decision to foray into a new category was a very conscious one. We are in the clean home business and are present in many kitchens. So, a natural extension for us was food... while choosing healthy foods and recipes is an import...

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Japan pins its hopes on Jordan against IS ultimatum

Tokyo, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) Japan continued to live through a period of national tension Wednesday as the clock ticked towards the new 24-hour deadline given by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group before carrying out their threat of executing a Japanese reporter if an extremist detained in Jordan was not freed by the ultimatum's expiry. Japan put all its hopes on the negotiating ability ...

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Cabinet approves Rs.3,705 crore per MHz reserve price for 3G

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Cabinet Wednesday approved a reserve price of Rs.3,705 crore per megahertz (MHz) for third generation (3G) spectrum auction due March 4 next, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. In 2010 3G auction, the government fixed Rs.700 crore per MHz reserve price and in the auction the then government earned Rs.3,350 crore per MHz, almost 8 times o...

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Forced conversion took place in Bengal, claims Trinamool; VHP denies

Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Wednesday claimed that over 100 Christians were converted by the VHP in Rampurhat in Birbhum district. The Hindu organisation denied the charge. State minister and Trinamool legislator Ashish Banerjee claimed that a conversion ceremony was organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad Wednesday in Khurmadanga village in Rampurhat in...

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India, Oman to expand cooperation in tourism

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) India and Oman will enter into a partnership to expand cooperation in tourism sector, it was announced Wednesday. The union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its go ahead for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed between the two countries in the matter, an official release said. The main objectives of the MoU are expansio...

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Indian investors evince strong interest in US

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Indian investments in manufacturing and technology deals in the US are set to be fast-tracked but investors have evinced strong interest in the Select USA initiative, said senior US government official. The optimism regarding increased Indian investments in manufacturing and technology sectors in the US was expressed during a closed door meeting between US Commer...

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Dabang Mumbai defender Swann ruled out of HIL

Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) Dabang Mumbai defender Matthew Swann was Wednesday ruled out of the ongoing Hero Hockey India League (HIL) due to a calf injury. Australian Swann has returned home for the treatment of his injured calf, which has been bothering him for the last five months. The 25-year-old, who was picked by the newly-formed outfit for $78,000, didn't play a single game in the leagu...

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HC pulls up civic bodies for failure to keep Delhi clean

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday pulled up civic agencies for their failure to keep the national capital clean and wondered how Delhi would become a world class city when it's not even an Asia class city. A division bench of justices B.D. Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva said: How would Delhi become a world class city? It's not even an Asia class city. The bench ...

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JK Tyres Himalayan Drive 3 to kick off Thursday

Siliguri, Jan 28 (IANS) Around 60 competitors, including the drivers and their navigators from various parts of India, would take part in the 700 km long JK Tyre Himalayan Drive 3 scheduled to be flagged off here Thursday. The only national time-speed-distance cross country rally in the eastern Himalayas for cars, the event is set to cover the Darjeeling Hills and the Dooars areas.

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Punish women who file false rape case: Delhi court

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Describing a sexual assault case as the perfect illustration of gross misuse of the rape laws, a Delhi court Wednesday said the women filing false complaints should be punished. Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat's remarks came in a case in which a woman filed a false rape case against a Delhi-based businessman at the behest of someone who wanted to settle s...

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Vodafone case: Government not to appeal against Bombay HC order

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The government Wednesday decided not to appeal against a Bombay High Court ruling that telecom service provider Vodafone was not liable to pay tax demand of Rs.3,200 crore in a transfer pricing case, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said and hoped that the decision would boost foreign investors' sentiment. The cabinet has decided not to move Sup...

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