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80 Indians flying out of Yemen capital: MEA

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Eighty Indian nationals are being evacuated from unrest-hit Yemen by air to Djibouti, the government said on Saturday. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted: Leaving Yemen. 80 Indians on Yemenia Airways 1st flight from Sanaa today. Head to Djibouti. Indian Mission will assist in their journey home. He said there are around 3,500...

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Nun gangrape: Bengal governor seeks joint action against infiltration

Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Expressing serious concern over suspicion that a Bangladeshi gang was involved in the sensational ganrgape of a septuagenarian nun inside a convent at Ranaghat, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday urged the central and state governments to act jointly to stop infiltration from across the border. This is a very serious problem, Tripathi told med...

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'Government committed to promoting business ties with nations'

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Indian government is committed to promoting close economic and trade ties with other countries, a top official said here on Saturday. Secretary (Economic Relations & Development Partnership Administration) in the external affairs ministry, Sujata Mehta, addressing diplomats at a meet, said the government is pursuing an expansion of economic activities a...

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Yemen crisis, terrorism top Arab League agenda

Cairo, March 28 (IANS) Leaders of Arab League nations on Saturday gathered in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for a two-day summit to deliberated upon the Yemen crisis, terrorism and security challenges being faced by the various countries. The crisis in Yemen and terrorism topped the agenda on the first day of the 26th Arab League meeting. In their speeches at the ope...

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Lights in Delhi, Kolkata blink off for India's seventh Earth Hour

New Delhi/Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Prominent buildings in the national capital and the eastern metropolis including the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Victoria Memorial on Saturday switched off their lights as they joined many cities across the globe to mark the Earth Hour. In addition, several markets, residential colonies and hotels too participated in the seventh edition for India of the ...

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Bihar to skill up one crore youth by 2020: Nitish

Patna, March 28 (IANS) The Bihar government is planning to skill up one crore youth in the state in a time span of five years to make them compete globally for industries requiring skilled workforce, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Saturday. We need to make them employable by imparting skills through various skill development initiatives, he said at an event organised by industry cha...

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Dornier crash: Navy officers to be cremated with full military honours

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The two Indian Navy personnel who died in the Dornier-228 maritime surveillance aircraft crash will be cremated with full military honours, an officer said on Saturday. The bodies of co-pilot Lt Abhinav Nagori and flight observer Lt Kiran Shekhawat were recovered from the fuselage of the crashed aircraft. Both the bodies were brought to Delhi on Saturday.

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DAC clears airborne warning control system, other projects

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The defence ministry on Saturday cleared a proposal for Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) to be developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) at a meeting cleared the proposal for two AWACS, which includes buying two Airbus A330s, worth Rs.5,113 crore. Airbus was the lone bidder for the p...

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Mamata congratulates Saina

Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday congratulated shuttler Saina Nehwal for assuring herself of the world number one position, the first Indian woman badminton player to achieve the mark. Wonderful. Congratulations to @NSaina for becoming first Indian woman badminton player to be ranked World No1, Banerjee said in a tweet. Come Thursday...

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Unbelievable to be World No.1: Saina

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) After being assured of the World No.1 spot, Olympic bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal said on Saturday that she can't believe she has reached the summit. It is still unbelievable. Let me pinch myself! It will probably sink in only when I see my name on the top of the ranking list, an overjoyed Saina said here. Come Thursday when Badminton World...

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Yadav, Bhushan sacked from AAP panel, may take legal recourse

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The month-long internecine war between AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and dissident leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan came to a head on Saturday with the duo being expelled from the party's national executive for sabotaging the organisation. The founder-members, who were ousted in a 247-8 vote at the 311-member National Council meeting - marred by protests...

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Lights in Delhi blink off for seventh Earth Hour

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Prominent buildings in the national capital including the Rashtrapati Bhavan and Akshardham Temple on Saturday switched off their lights as Delhi joined many cities across the globe to mark India's seventh Earth Hour. In addition, several markets, residential colonies and hotels too participated in the global movement against climate change as they switched off...

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Minor killed for resisting sodomy attempt

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) A nine-year-old boy was killed by a man in Delhi for resisting a sodomy attempt on Saturday, police said. The man was later arrested. The incident was reported from west Delhi's Rahola area. Piyush, a student of class 3, was strangled to death by his neighbour Jai Kumar at Rahola, a police officer said. The officer said Kumar lured the boy by pr...

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ISIS 'death threat' to AoL founder Ravi Shankar

Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) Art of Living (AoL) Foundation on Saturday claimed that its founder Sri Ravi Shankar received death threat from international terror organisation ISIS during his present visit to Malaysia. Three (death) threat letters were received addressed to three persons, including our director and faculty in Malaysia and a general manager of the hotel where Ravi Shankar is...

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Victoria Memorial, Mumseum blackout in Kolkata for Earth Hour

Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) As millions of people across the globe pledged to switch off non-essential lights for an hour to observe the Earth Hour, the city's iconic Victoria Memorial and the Indian Museum too joined the cause to save power. Apart from these two buildings, the air force station at Barrackpore in West Bengal and all National Cadet Corps establishments also participated in t...

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George issue continues to trouble Chandy government

Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) The crisis in the Oommen Chandy government in Kerala continues unabated with both Finance Minister K.M. Mani and his Kerala Congress-Mani (KC-M) party colleague P.C. George sticking to their stands. Trouble, brewing for long in the KC-M, surfaced on Thursday when Mani demanded stripping George of his post as chief whip and removal from the United Democ...

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President, PM congratulate ISRO for successful satellite launch

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Indian scientists on the successful launch of the country's fourth navigation satellite. In his message to ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar, Mukherjee said: My heartiest congratulations to you and your entire team at the Indian Space Research Organisation for the successful laun...

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Germanwings co-pilot wanted to go down in history, says ex-girlfriend

Berlin, March 28 (IANS/EFE) The German co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a passenger plane into the French Alps and killing himself and the other 149 people on board told his girlfriend last year that he was in psychiatric treatment and that he planned to do something that would make his name known worldwide. When I heard about the crash, I kept thinking about something he said...

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14 killed in Somali hotel attack

Mogadishu, March 28 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed during an Al Shabaab attack and siege at Maka AlMukarama hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu, which lasted for more than 16 hours, a government official said on Saturday. We can officially confirm that over 14 people died in the attack on Friday, including four security officials and Somali ambassador to Switzerland, Yusu Bari Bari,...

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'Kejriwal offered to quit as party chief'

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's announcement to resign from the post of national convener and his emotional speech were the turning point in the crucial party meet which expelled dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, a party source said on Saturday. A party leader who attended the national council meeting told IANS that Kejriwal narrated some incid...

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