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Odisha government starts upgrading Jeypore airstrip

Bhubaneswar, March 6 (IANS) Odisha has initiated the process for upgrading the Jeypore airstrip in Koraput district into a full-fledged airport for commercial operations, official sources said on Friday. It has asked the Koraput district collector to finalise the financial implication for land acquisition as well as the timeline for implementation of the project. The pre-feasibil...

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Why ban 'India's Daughter'? Questions remain

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Film celebrities like Madhoo and Soha Ali Khan on Friday continued to question the viability of the ban on the broadcast of India's Daughter, a documentary based on the December 16, 2012 gang rape in Delhi. Actress Soha Ali Khan, daughter of former Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Sharmila Tagore, tweeted: Pls see Leslee Udwin's doc India's...

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Woman scientist, UN official among India's top analytics

Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) A woman data scientist, a member of the UN's Big Data innovation initiative, analytics thought leaders and a analytics head of a leading online shopping portal are among the top 10 Indian experts who made the biggest impact on the analytics industry in 2014, a new report says. The annual ranking of the 10 most influential analytics leaders in India by the Analytic...

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Kathmandu airport likely to reopen Saturday

Kathmandu, March 6 (IANS) Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport which was closed down on Wednesday due to an aircraft skidding off the runway is likely to open after 10.00 a.m. Saturday, said an official statement on Friday. Thousands of passengers have been stranded in Kathmandu since Wednesday after an Airbus A-330 aircraft belonging to Turkish Airlines skidded off the runway at Tri...

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India skittle out Windies for 182

Perth, March 6 (IANS) A superlative bowling performance helped India skittle out the West Indies for 182 in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the WACA here on Friday. Asked to bowl, India obliged by taking 44.2 overs to pack off the former two-time champions with pace spearhead Mohammed Shami (3/35) being the pick of the bowlers. Windies captain Jason Holder (57) offered the only resistanc...

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Sweets, colours, revelry as Delhiites celebrate Holi

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Dry, coloured powder (gulal) took centrestage in the national capital on Friday as people celebrated Holi by smearing it on each other and also exchanged sweets and greetings. Devotees thronged Krishna temples across the city to mark the festival. In crowded urban pockets, the celebrations were more robust with large bands of revellers armed with balloon...

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World Cup: India vs West Indies, innings scoreboard

Perth, March 6 (IANS) Scoreboard of the West Indies innings against India in a World Cup Pool B match at the WACA here Friday: West Indies Dwayne Smith c Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 6 Chris Gayle c Mohit Sharma b Mohammed Shami 21 Marlon Samuels run out (Mohit/Kohli) 2 Jonathan Carter c Mohammed Shami b Ashwin 21 Dinesh Ramdin b Yadav 0 Lendl S...

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North Korean diplomat caught with 27 kg gold in Bangladesh

Dhaka, March 6 (IANS) Bangladeshi authorities have recovered 170 gold bars, weighing 27 kg, from a North Korean diplomat at the Shahjalal International Airport here, according to media reports on Friday. The gold was recovered on Thursday from the hand baggage of Son Yung Nam, the first secretary of the North Korean embassy in Bangladesh, bdnews24.com reported. Kazi Mohammad Z...

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Film editor T.E Kishore passes away

Chennai, March 6 (IANS) National award-winning film editor T.E Kishore, who was undergoing treatment for a brain stroke, breathed his last on Friday at a hospital here, said a family source. Kishore was 36 and died at the Vijaya Hospital. He is survived by his parents.Kishore was hospitalised few days ago after he suffered a brain stroke while working in a studio. He slipped into coma an...

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Holi celebrated with fervour in Braj

Mathura/Vrindavan, March 6 (IANS) Holi was celebrated with lots of colour and fun in the Shri Krishna temples of Braj mandal. More than a lakh pilgrims visited Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan and Dwarkadheesh temple in Mathura. Holi was played with fervour in Gokul and Goverdhan. Despite the early morning chill and the swine flu scare, locals joined the pilgrims in th...

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India bowl out Windies for 182

Perth, March 6 (IANS) India bowled the West Indies out for a paltry 182 in 44.2 overs in a World Cup Pool B match at the WACA here on Friday. The West Indies innings never got going as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Skipper Jason Holder (57) waged a lone battle for the two-time World Cup winners. For India, Mohammed Shami (3-35), Ravindra Jadeja (2-27) and Umesh Yadav (2...

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Railways launch portal, mobile app for complaints

Hyderabad, March 6 (IANS) The Indian Railways have launched a web portal and a mobile application for customers to lodge their complaints and make suggestions. The mobile app based on android/windows platform can be freely downloaded. One can also track the status of the complaints registered. Complaint Management System (COMS) portal, www.coms.indianrailways.gov.in., hosts both ...

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Centre asks for report on killing of Nagaland rape accused

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Centre on Friday asked the Nagaland government to furnish a detailed report on a rape accused being killed in Dimapur. A home ministry official told IANS that a report has been sought on the incident. The ministry of home affairs has asked for a report on the incident, he said, adding that the situation in Dimapur, where curfew was in place, and else...

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Store your winter clothes right

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The summer season is setting in, and so it's time to put the heavy woollens away! Ensure that you store your seasonal clothes in the right way and in the right place. Experts from FashionAndYou, a flash website in the fashion and lifestyle space, share tips on how to store your clothes well: * Keep it clean: Before you plan to pack the clothes for the se...

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Action not glamourised in 'NH10': Director

Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Director Navdeep Singh says the action element in his movie NH10 is marked by how real it is. The film stars Anushka Sharma and Neil Bhoopalam. Anushka and Neil did workshops together and I must say their chemistry looks great in the film. As far as action is concerned, it is not glamourised in this film. It's very realistic action and Anushka took training...

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Plea against 'black warrants' dismissed in Pakistan

Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan on Friday dismissed a petition against the black warrants of two convicts who had been sentenced to death. The two convicts, Faisal and Afzal, were awarded the death sentence on July 7, 1999, and were to be executed on March 5, 2015, according to a Geo News report. The convicts, along with their accomplice, Kashi...

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Fifteen crore Aadhar cards linked with bank accounts

Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) The National Payments Corporation of India on Friday announced linking of 15 crore Aadhar cards with various bank accounts in India. NPCI, the umbrella organization for all retail payments system in India, reached a major milestone of successfully linking 15 crore bank accounts with Aadhar number, NPCI Managing Director and CEO A.P. Hota said here. The curr...

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Swine flu scare makes Juhi Chawla cancel Holi party

Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla says the scare of swine flu made her cancel her Holi plans this year, especially since her children have their exam season. While most Bollywood celebrities enjoyed the festival of colours Friday, Juhi found herself without the pichkaris and excited kids. Juhi took to her micro-blogging website Twitter account to share with fans, her di...

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Slain African-American's family to sue Ferguson officer

Washington, March 6 (IANS/EFE) The family of Michael Brown - the African-American youth killed by a white police officer in Ferguson in the US state of Missouri last year - has decided to sue the accused officer. The attorney for the family, Daryl Parks, made the announcement on Thursday at a press conference at a church near the town of Ferguson. The unarmed 18-year-old Michael ...

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Sops for Kerala diaspora in governor's address

Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) The Kerala government announced a slew of measures for the Kerala diaspora, including setting up of a NRI Commission and beginning recruitment for jobs in Middle East countries, outlined in Kerala Governor P.Sathasivam's address to the state assembly on Friday. Visa cheating and criminal offences against the life and property of non-resident Keralites (...

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