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Saina wins India Open title

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal won the women's singles title of the India Open Superseries for the first time at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Sunday. The top seed defeated Thai Ratchanok Intanon 21-16, 21-14 in 49 minutes. ...

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NMDC commissions new iron ore mine in Chhattisgarh

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), March 29 (IANS) NMDC, India's largest iron ore producer and exporter in public sector, on Sunday commissioned its new iron ore mine in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, worst hit by insurgency. The mine - Bailadila Iron Ore Deposit 11B - is located in Bailadila hills where the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) has already several massive high-qual...

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Blast in Andhra firecrackers unit

Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) A major blast was reported on Sunday in a firecrackers unit in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district when 10 to 15 people were working there, police said. The number of casualties were not immediately known, police said. The accident occurred in Gokulapadu village of S. Rayavaram mandal, about 100 km from coastal city of Visakhapatnam. Police...

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Five killed in building collapse in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Five people were killed and several others injured when an under-construction building collapsed in Tamil Nadu's Tiruvarur district on Sunday, police said. According to police, the under-construction staff quarters building of the central university came down in the morning killing four people on the spot while one person succumbed to injuries in the hospital.

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Maharashtra women's team wins at basketball meet

Pune, March 29 (IANS) Maharashtra women made a rousing start in the 29th Federation Cup Basketball Championship at the Shiv Chattrapathi Krida Sankul here on Sunday. The women's team of Maharashtra outplayed Delhi 58-34 but their men's counterpart was outclassed by Indian Overseas Bank, Chennai, 65-38. The defending men's champion Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Uttrakhan...

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Rs.385 crore for Andhra, Rs.150 crore for Telangana released

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The government has released Rs.385 crore to Andhra Pradesh and Rs.150 crore to Telangana in line with the recommendations of the 13th Finance Commission, the finance ministry said on Sunday. A statement here said Rs.298.82 crore has been released to Andhra Pradesh, including towards panchayati raj institutions (PRIs), urban local bodies (ULB) and special area s...

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Indian MPs elected to committees of IPU

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Two Indian parliamentarians have been elected to the standing committees of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) for the first time, an official said here on Sunday. The elections took place during the 132nd assembly of IPU being held in Hanoi, Vietnam, the release said. The Indian delegation, led by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, attended the meetin...

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Nabakalebara ritual to make new Jagannath idols begins

Bhubaneswar, March 29 (IANS) The Banajaga Yatra, the beginning of the Nabakalebara ritual to make new idols of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, began in Puri on Sunday with the launch of the search for the sacred wood for the idols. Gajapati Dibya Singh Dev, of the erstwhile royal family of Puri who is also the first servitor of Lord Jagannath, gave the go-ahead for the Banajaga expediti...

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12 bodies recovered in Indonesia landslide

Jakarta, March 29 (IANS) Rescuers have found 12 bodies after a landslide hit Sukabumi district in Indonesia's West Java province on Saturday night, an Indonesian official said on Sunday. Soldiers, volunteers and policemen were engaged in searching for the missing people under the debris of the damaged houses. With the discovery of all the victims, the operation was terminated, said Su...

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Bowlers pocket the coveted prizes in a batsmen-dominated WC

Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) In a tournament hugely dominated by the batsmen, two bowlers walked away with the most coveted prizes after the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets to lift the World Cup a record fifth time here on Sunday. Australian bowling all-rounder James Faulkner was adjudged the Man-of-the-Final for his figures of 3/3...

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India lose 0-4 against Syria in AFC U-23 Championship

Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) India lost their second consecutive match in the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Under-23 Championship, going down 0-4 against Syria in a Group E match at the Bangabandhu Stadium here on Sunday. A brace each from Mahmoud Almawas and Omar Kharbin condemned the Indians to a bruising loss. To add insult to injury, defender Shankar Sampingraj was sent off ...

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Eleven killed in road mishap in Jhansi

Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) Eleven people were killed and nine others injured on Saturday night in a road mishap in Jhansi district in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Sunday. Police said a number of pilgrims from Bhujaund village in Moth area were going in two tractor trolleys to Ratangarh Mata temple in Madhya Pradesh. On the way, some of the pilgrims got down to offer coconuts at another te...

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New Foreign Trade Policy to be out on Wednesday

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) India will on Wednesday announce its new Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), which will chart out ways to increase and enhance exports, specifically in the services sector. Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 to be unveiled on April 1, 2015, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted. The foreign trade policy, which is usually announced in April, provid...

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Chandrababu Naidu to visit Singapore from Monday

Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will lead a delegation on a two-day visit to Singapore, beginning Monday. This will be Naidu's second visit to Singapore in five months and it comes a few days before Singapore is expected to come out with the master plan for the new capital for Andhra Pradesh. The chief minister will begin the visit wi...

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Loudest cheers for Tendulkar, boos for Srinivasan

Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) Two Indians - cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and ICC chairman N. Srinivasan - on Sunday received contrasting reception from the record 93,013-strong crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after the World Cup final. While every mention of Tendulkar led to roars of applause and cheers, Srinivasan was roundly booed when his name was announced during the present...

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Bhushan, Yadav worked against AAP for one year: Kejriwal

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav had been conspiring against the AAP for the past one year, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said. In a 44-minute, partly emotional speech at Saturday's National Executive meeting here, the video of which was released on Sunday, Kejriwal made several accusations against the other two co-founders of th...

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Australia crush New Zealand, claim historic fifth Cup

Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) Australia became the first team to clinch five cricket World Cup titles, crushing traditional rivals New Zealand by seven wickets in the final of the 11th quadrennial tournament at the majestic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday. New Zealand's hopes of trouncing their trans-Tasman big brothers -- and 2015 World Cup co-hosts -- in the latter's backyar...

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Clarke bows out of ODIs with a legacy

Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) A responsible match-winning knock of 74 runs off 72 balls in the World Cup final on Sunday, guiding his team to a record-stretching fifth title triumph in cricket's showpiece event, marked Australian skipper Michael Clarke's farewell from One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Clarke on Saturday announced that his decision to bow out of ODIs after Sunday's final at the...

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Success is becoming the best version of yourself: Hrithik

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) After coming out unscathed through all the struggles in his life, actor Hrithik Roshan has nothing but inspiration to offer his fans and says success to him is becoming the best version of one's own self. Success to me doesn't mean fame, doesn't mean money. Success to me is becoming the best version of yourself, Hrithik told IANS. If you're able to connect...

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Arab leaders agree to form unified force

Cairo, March 29 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday said Arab League member states have agreed on the formation of an Arab military force to counter growing security threats. A high-level committee will be formed to start implementation of the joint Arab force decision, Xinhua cited Sisi as saying. In his speech on the final day of the two-day Arab League s...

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