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Expenditure in Odisha state plan in priority sector crosses 60 percent

Bhubaneswar, Feb 9 (IANS) The expenditure in priority sectors of the Odisha state plan during 2015-16 financial year crossed 60 percent by the end of January, recording an overall growth of around 29.78 percent over the last fiscal. In tune with the expenditure, the revenue collection has also shown a growth of around 21 percent by the end of January compared with corresponding period la...

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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: India scoreboard

Pune, Feb 9 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the India innings in their first T20 international here on Tuesday against Sri Lanka. India -- Rohit Sharma c Chameera b Kasun Rajitha 0 Shikhar Dhawan c Gunathilaka b Kasun Rajitha 9 Ajinkya Rahane c Chandimal b Kasun Rajitha 4 Suresh Raina b Dasun Shanaka 20 Yuvraj Singh c and b Chameera 10

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Essar Oil posts seven times jump in Q3 net at Rs.364 crore

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) India's second largest private refiner, Essar Oil, on Tuesday reported a seven-fold rise in net profit for the third quarter ending December 31, 2015, at Rs.364 crore, compared to Rs.52 crore in the same period a year ago, on the back of record refining margins. The company said in a statement here that in the quarter in question it earned $13.25 on turning every bar...

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Sri Lanka bundle out India for 101

Pune, Feb 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka produced a strong bowling performance to bundle out India for a meagre 101 runs in their first Twenty20 International at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday. Rookie pacers Dasun Shanaka and Kasun Rajitha sliced through the Indian batting line-up, claiming three wickets each. Rajitha enjoyed a memorable debut, bagging two wicket...

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Indian, Chinese armies hold meetings in Ladakh

Jammu, Feb 9 (IANS) The Indian and Chinese armies on Tuesday held ceremonial meetings of their personnel in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. Ceremonial border personnel meetings on the occasion of 'Chinese Spring Festival' were held today (Tuesday) at the border personnel meeting huts in Chushul and Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sectors of eastern Ladakh, Colonel S.D. Goswami, spokesman of th...

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India women maul Sri Lanka 5-0 in SAG football

Shillong, Feb 9 (IANS) India women's football team thrashed Sri Lanka 5-0 in the South Asian Games (SAG) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Stadium here on Tuesday. This is India's first victory in the competition after a goalless draw with the Maldives on Friday. The Islander's gave away the first goal after S.S. Pathirana headed in the wrong end through a corner kick taken by Samis...

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Sushma meets Nepal president, PM

Kathmandu, Feb 9 (IANS) Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and members of an all-party delegation on Tuesday paid courtesy calls on Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli. The Indian delegation -- comprising National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Congress leader and former union minister Anand Sharma, CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Ye...

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Who will win the battle of New Hampshire?

Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) As half a million voters in snowy New Hampshire set out to pick up their presidential nominees Tuesday, polls suggested two outsiders, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders, may clinch victory. Polls opened at 8 a.m. across the state which kicks off the US presidential race with the first primary, though nine voters cast their votes in the tradition...

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Govinda gets two weeks to apologise in a slapping incident

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave film star Govinda two weeks' time to meet Santosh Bateshwar Ray to tender an apology and settle the dispute over an alleged 2009 slapping incident. Govinda's lawyer Sangeeta Kumar told a bench of Justice V. Gopala Gowda and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit that the cine star would meet Ray to settle the dispute outside the court as desire...

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Congress alleges corruption, seeks resignation by AAP minister

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Delhi's Food and Supplies Minister Imran Hussain, alleging that his staffer had been caught on camera demanding bribe on his behalf. The party also demanded a CBI probe into the matter. Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken told reporters here that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should seek Hussain...

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Hindalco's standalone Q3 net profit down 89 percent

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Aditya Birla Group's flagship company Hindalco on Tuesday posted a decline of 88.74 percent in its standalone net profit which stood at Rs.40.46 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2015. The company had earned a net profit of Rs.359.36 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. According to the company, its total income decreased by 4.70 percen...

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Unemployment in Switzerland on rise

Geneva, Feb 9 (IANS) The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) on Tuesday said unemployment levels in Switzerland reached 3.8 percent in January -- up from 3.7 percent in December 2015. With an additional 5,015 people registered as jobless last month, SECO indicated that 163,644 individuals were registered as unemployed in the period under review, an 8.4 percent increase co...

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'Arctic tent' may have saved Hanamanthappa's life under 35-feet of snow

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) A thick ice sheet as hard as concrete was cut through to rescue Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad who was miraculously found alive in the Siachen Sector, after being buried for six days under tonnes of snow, following an avalanche. The soldier was luckily inside an 'arctic tent' which possibly aided his survival, despite being under a thick sheet of snow which had h...

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Vested interests behind criticism of new coconut law: Goa BJP

Panaji, Feb 9 (IANS) The criticism of the decision of the BJP-led government in Goa to de-recognise the coconut palm as a tree was a result of a campaign by vested interests, state BJP president Vinay Tendulkar said on Tuesday. It is a campaign by vested interests to defame the government. Nowhere does the amendment to the tree Act says that the coconut palm is now grass. The amendment w...

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Match can't be held at unsafe ground, HC tells DDCA

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The DDCA on Tuesday withdrew its plea seeking direction for the civic body to grant certificate to host World T20 matches at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground after the Delhi High Court made it clear that no matches can be held at an unsafe stadium. Match can't be held at (an) unsafe stadium, a division bench of Justice S. Muralidhar and Justice Vibhu Bakhru told the De...

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R.K. Verma takes over as railway board secretary

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Indian Railways on Tuesday announced that R.K. Verma has assumed charge as the railway board secretary. According to the Ministry of Railways, Verma a 1980 batch officer of the 'Indian Railway Service of Engineers' (IRSE), took over his new post on Tuesday. Before assuming the post of secretary, railway board, he was serving as adviser (public grievance) t...

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Sunny Tuesday in Delhi, 17 trains delayed in foggy morning

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) A total of 17 Delhi-bound trains delayed due to fog here on Tuesday morning while the city experienced a sunny day ahead with the maximum temperature settling at 24.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above average, officials said. Wednesday is likely to be sunny too. Northern Railway said that 17 trains were delayed while the timing of three trains rescheduled due to fog....

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Leftist ideology is obsolete: Rahul Gandhi

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 9 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the leftist ideology was obsolete and Kerala's development was not possible with an ideology that belonged to the last century. The Left ideology is obsolete. It belongs to the last century. Kerala cannot be built by a vision of the previous century, Rahul Gandhi said at a function held at the conc...

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Guardiola can tempt me to leave Barcelona: Busquets

Barcelona, Feb 9 (IANS) FC Barcelona's midfielder Sergio Busquets on Tuesday said he would be only tempted to leave the European champions by incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, fuelling reports that he may seek a transfer to the English football club. The 27-year-old came into the first team in 2008-2009 when Guardiola was in charge of Barcelona. Busquets also said he owes a...

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Would like one of my sons to join army: Ahmed Khan

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Choreographer-turned-director Ahmed Khan, who has made films like Lakeer - Forbidden Lines, Fool n Final, and Paathshaala, says he wants one of his sons to join the Indian Army and serve the nation. If I get something to do for my country, I would like one of my sons to join the army or become a policeman and serve our nation. I always had a dream that one member of ...

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