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Ghulam Nabi Azad to meet Karunanidhi on Saturday

Chennai, Feb 12 (IANS) In a possible attempt to revive the alliance with DMK that was snapped couple of years back, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad will call on DMK president M.Karunanidhi on Saturday. Though Azad told reporters here that it will be a courtesy call as he always meets Karunanidhi whenever he is here, the meeting is however seen as a possible attempt for the two parties t...

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Economic problems Manmohan's gift to the nation, says BJP

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Hitting back at former prime minister Manmohan Singh over his criticism of Narendra Modi governments' economic policies, the BJP said on Friday that the problems are his gift to the nation. He rightly identifies a lot of issues Indian economy is facing. These problems are his gift to the nation. He himself admits that when they were in power, people complained of...

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60 percent rise in cosmetic surgeries ahead of Valentine's Day

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) There has been a 60 percent increase in the number of cosmetic surgeries by the youth across the country in the last one month ahead of the Valentine's Day on February 14, doctors said on Friday. They said the surge is mostly due to the youth's propensity for easy ways out to look better and also the availability of cosmetic surgeries at a reasonable price. <...

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India vs Sri Lanka: 2nd T20I scoreboard

Ranchi, Feb 12 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka which was played at the Jharkhand International Stadium here on Friday. India Rohit Sharma c & b Chameera 43 Shikhar Dhawan c Chandimal b Chameera 51 Ajinkya Rahane c Dilshan b Senanayake 25 Suresh Raina c Chameera b Perera 30 Hardi...

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Economy has plunged into deep crisis, says Congress

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said that the economy has plunged into deep crisis in the 21 months of Narendra Modi government with decline in GDP, increase in bad loans of banks and rupee on a downward slide. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the government seems clueless about reviving economy. They seem to move from one slogan and event to...

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India thrash Sri Lanka by 69 runs to level T20I series 1-1

Ranchi, Feb 12 (IANS) India produced an all-round performance to outclass Sri Lanka by 69 runs in the second T20 International at the Jharkhand International Stadium here on Friday to level the three-match series 1-1. Opener Shikhar Dhawan (51 off 25) scored a quick-fire half century as India posted a challenging total of 196/6 in 20 overs. In reply, the visitors could manage on...

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Delhi government to inaugurate 20 polyclinics on Sunday

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The AAP government will inaugurate 20 new polyclinics will on February 14 to mark its day when it will be completing its one year in office, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Friday. As many as 20 new polyclinics will be inaugurated on Sunday. We construct 150 polyclinics at various places across the city by the end of this year, Jain told reporters.

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USTDA signs MoU for Vizag smart city development

Visakhapatnam, Feb 12 (IANS) The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and Andhra Pradesh government on Friday signed an MoU for developing Visakhapatnam as a smart city. The USTDA signed the MoU with the department of municipal administration on funding for drawing up master plan for Visakhapatnam smart city. Leaders in the smart grid arena AECOM, IBM and KPMG will provide Viz...

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Kolkata hit-and-run: Accused trio's judicial remand extended

Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) Rejecting their bail pleas, a city court on Friday extended the judicial remanded of three people including prime accused Sambia Sohrab in the sensational hit-and-run case in Kolkata in which a young IAF officer was killed on January 13. On the expiry of their judicial remand, the accused trio of Sambia Sohrab, Shahnawaz Khan alias Shanu and Johnny was presented be...

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India defeat Sri Lanka by 69 runs to level T20I series 1-1

Ranchi, Feb 12 (IANS) India beat Sri Lanka by 69 runs in the second T20 International at the Jharkhand International Stadium here on Friday to level the three-match series 1-1. Opener Shikhar Dhawan (51) scored a quickfire half century as India scored 196/6 in 20 overs. In reply, the visitors scored 127/9 in 20 overs. India earlier lost the first match by five wickets.

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SC declines to stay Herald case, but expunges HC observations

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to put on hold criminal proceedings against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and others in the National Herald case but expunged all adverse observations, inferences and conclusions by the high court. The Congress expressed satisfaction over the order. A bench of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Jus...

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We should not tolerate intolerance: Amartya Sen

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Asserting intolerance should not be tolerated, renowned economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said that silencing of dissent and generating fear in the minds of people makes it much harder to have a dialogue-based democratic society. India is being turned intolerant. We have been much too tolerant with the intolerance. This has to end. So what should we do as ...

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Modi to open Make in India Week in Mumbai on Saturday

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday inaugurate the Make in India Week 2016 being organised to give further momentum to the initiative, which has seen the country trump the US and China by attracting FDI worth $31 billion in the first half of 2015. The prime ministers of Finland, Lithuania and Sweden will be among the top dignitaries from across the world w...

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Hardik says offered Rs.1,200 crore to call off quota stir

Ahmedabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convenor Hardik Patel has said he was offered Rs.1,200 crore and a big designation in BJP's national youth wing to withdraw his quota stir. In a letter to his father Bharat Patel from Lajpore jail in Surat, copies of which were released to media persons on Friday evening, Hardik said two people claiming to be from the Gujarat ...

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Upadhyay to continue as Delhi BJP chief, Manoj Sinha likely to head UP

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Satish Upadhyay is all set to continue as Delhi BJP chief while union minister Manoj Sinha is likely to replace Laxmikant Bajpai as head of Uttar Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party, informed sources said. Upadhyay, who took over after Harsh Vardhan was elevated to the union cabinet after being elected an MP from Chandni Chowk, if nominated for the post, will ...

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BJP, Congress to counter AAP government on its first anniversary

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) As the AAP government in Delhi gets ready to tell people about its achievements on the completion of one year in office on Sunday, the BJP and the Congress plan to issue their own report cards on its failures and misrule. Kejriwal and his ministers will mark the first anniversary of their government with a 'telethon' -- taking phone calls from the people of Delhi...

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Bengal CPI-M in crucial discussions on alliance with Congress

Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) The West Bengal state committee of the CPI-M on Friday began a crucial two-day session in the presence of top party leaders on the issue of forming an alliance with the Congress in the coming state assembly polls. Communist Party of India-Marxist state committee secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra presented a report on alliance strategy for the coming election, expected ...

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Ration card-digitisation complete, will ensure leak-proof PDS

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Centre has completed the process of digitisation of ration cards, which will help make the Public Distribution System (PDS) leak-proof, an official said on Friday. The move will help track allocation of subsidised food grain to the beneficiaries, the union ministry for food and public distribution said in a release here. Almost 100 percent ration car...

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Telangana becomes 16th state to join UDAY

New Delhi/Hyderabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Telangana has agreed to join UDAY, the central government's electricity distribution utility financial turnaround scheme, becoming the 16th state to do so. This was announced by Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday after Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao called on him in the national capital. UDAY He said the total debt of Telangana discom i...

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Government trying to divert people's mind from its failures: Congress

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said the central government's actions regarding JNU campus incidents were aimed at containing political dissent and it sought to divert people's mind from its failures. The BJP-led government is a master at diversions and action should be taken only against those involved in anti-national actions, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi...

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