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India to export diesel from Numaligarh refinery to Bangladesh

Bhubaneswar, Feb 6 (IANS) India would export diesel from Assam-based Numaligarh refinery to Bangladesh, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday. India will export diesel from Numaligarh Refinery in Assam to Parbatipur in north Bangladesh. First we will export diesel by train on experimental basis before connecting through pipelines, said Pradhan after discu...

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Jharkhand to have Sanskrit varsity in Deoghar

Ranchi, Feb 6 (IANS) The central government has agreed to help Jharkhand set up a Sanskrit university in Deoghar district. Chief Minister Raghubar Das met union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani in New Delhi on Saturday, and proposed to set up a Sanskrit university in Deoghar. Irani, according to a state government press statement, assured of all help to the state ...

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Congress accepts Nirupam's apology over article in party mouthpiece

Mumbai/New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Congress has accepted the apology of its Mumbai unit chief Sanjay Nirupam over a controversial article in December in its mouthpiece Congress Darshan, a party leader said here on Saturday. The article, which had shown several leaders like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in poor light and labelled party president Sonia Gandhi's father as a fascist soldier had ra...

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Indians dominate opening day at SAG

Shillong, Feb 6 (IANS) Indian sportspersons maintained their traditional dominance over their regional rivals, winning most of their contests with ease on the opening day of the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) on Saturday. Indian archers assured themselves of four gold and an equal number of silver medals in the compound and recurve events. Defending champion Tarundeep Rai and Gurucharan Be...

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You can't separate party and leadership, Congress tells Modi

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking potshots at the party leadership, saying the Gandhi family was an integral part of the Congress and Modi cannot separate the party and its leadership. We want to tell the prime minister one thing categorically that when he talks of our leadership or the family, we are proud of that and the...

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Cartoonist fraternity mourns Tailang's death

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The cartoonist fraternity on Saturday mourned the death of Sudhir Tailang saying that political cartoons lost a sharp tongue as he had never held back. He was the youngest of my peer group. His going is sad, said E.P. Unny, chief political cartoonist of The Indian Express. Describing Tailang's works as classic and extremely stylish, he said that it was to...

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Congress wants SC-monitored SIT probe into Gujarat land deals

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Demanding a Supreme Court-monitored SIT probe into allegations against Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel's daughter Anar Patel of taking undue favours from the state government in an alleged land deal, the Congress on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come clean over the issue. Mr. Prime Minister, we ask you -- offer yourself for a fair probe so ...

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10 lakh calls received on odd-even campaign: AAP

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday said it has received 10 lakh calls with opinion about the implementation of the second phase of the odd-even car restriction scheme in the national capital. AAP legislators also began a two-day exercise to ascertain the views of the public on whether the odd-even plan for vehicles should be brought back. The...

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Nitish Kumar's JD-U to go for image makeover

Patna, Feb 6 (IANS) Bihar's ruling party JD-U decided on Saturday to go for a major image makeover, including a vigorous effort to take the message of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's 'sushasan' (good governance) model to the grassroots. Party leaders and workers from district, block and panchayat-levels would reinforce Nitish Kumar's public image as a guarantor of good governance and repel...

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Aditya, Katrina go street shopping in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) It was shopping time for Aditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaif. The actors, who are in the national capital to promote their forthcoming film Fitoor, went on a shopping spree here. The actors went to the street shopping hub Janpath market in the capital on Saturday afternoon, and picked up some knick-knacks for each other. According to a source, the actors go...

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HIL: Mumbai beat UP Wizards 2-1, keep semis hopes alive

Lucknow, Feb 6 (IANS) Dabang Mumbai registered their second victory of Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) defeating hosts Uttar Pradesh Wizards 2-1 here on Saturday to keep their semi-finals hopes alive. Despite the win, Mumbai stay in the bottom of the table with 14 points from six games, having lost four and won two. While Wizards, despite the loss, climb one place to third spot with...

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All set for opening of Kochi Smart City on February 20

Kochi, Feb 6 (IANS) A final review meeting was held here on Saturday to finalise the programme for the February 20 opening of Kerala's much-delayed mega IT project- the Kochi Smart City . The review meeting was chaired by Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson and other top officials from the state government and representatives of project partner, Dubai Holdings. Thomson told reporters af...

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Maharashtra CM tasked to solve Shani Temple imbroglio

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Feb 6 (IANS) The issue of whether or not to permit women to step onto the open sanctum sanctorum of the world-famous Shani Shingnapur Temple will now be decided by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, it was agreed on Saturday. A meeting convened by Ahmednagar Collector Anil Kawade of various stakeholders, including the district police, the temple trust...

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Shraddha Kapoor running high on 'Sun saathiya' success

Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Shraddha Kapoor is elated over romantic track Sun saathiya hitting 30 million views mark on YouTube, and the actress says that the song will forever remain very close to her heart. Shraddha won rave reviews for her exceptional dancing skills in ABCD 2, and she is rejoicing the recent success of the song. I was pleasantly surprised and very happy to know that...

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Iran prefers euro for oil exports

Tehran, Feb 6 (IANS) Iran prefers to receive euro for its oil exports, an official in the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), said on Saturday. Our priority is to receive cash for oil payments in euro following the removal of sanctions on oil exports and lifting the ban on Iran's banking transactions, Xinhua quoted Safar-Ali Karamati as saying. European customers have no problem...

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Seoul sees Pyongyang complete rocket launch preparations

Seoul, Feb 6 (IANS) South Korea's military has seen North Korea complete all of preparations necessary for a planned launch of a long-range rocket after Pyongyang's revised notification of the launch window. A Defence Ministry official said on Saturday that in consideration of various situations, North Korea seemed to have completed preparations for the launch that include erecting and a...

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Indian archers assured of four golds, four silvers in SAG

Shillong, Feb 6 (IANS) Indian archers on Saturday assured themselves of winning four gold and four silver medals in the compound and recurve events at the 12th South Asian Games here. Defending champion Tarundeep Rai and Gurucharan Besra along with former world number one Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi Laishram stormed into the final of recurve men's and women's sections, respectively....

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'Fitoor' character will be loved for intensity: Aditya

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Actor Aditya Roy Kapur will be seen in an intense love story, Fitoor, after Aashiqui 2. And he hopes that the audience will love the character from his forthcoming film for the intensity and all-consuming passion. The actor, who catapulted to fame with Aashiqui 2 in 2012 after a string of flops, drew similarities between the characters of both the films. Aditya ho...

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What helps Ashish Sharma emote better?

Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Actor Ashish Sharma, currently seen as Ram in the popular mythological show Siya Ke Ram, turns to background score to ace the scene without overdoing the emotional quotient. The actor insists on a background score, which will be used with the episode when it goes on air, to be played while he is shooting for the particular shot. This (having background score...

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11th day of Delhi civic stir; employees burn PM, CM effigies

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The strike by municipal workers continued for the 11th day on Saturday as employees of Delhi's civic bodies burnt effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over non-payment of salaries. The protestors, in north Delhi's Burari area, said the city and central governments were not taking their demands seriously. Hundreds of e...

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