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Smartphone shoppers rise significantly in India

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Online purchases made through mobile phones in India have grown by more than 100 percent over the past two years, indicating a steep upward trend in e-commerce propelled by expediency, reveals the MasterCard Online Shopping Survey 2014 released here on Wednesday. The survey covers 14 countries across Asia Pacific. China continues to lead the chart among ...

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Myanmar to host Asian junior wrestling meet

Yangon, March 4 (IANS) The Asian Junior Wrestling Championships will be hosted in Myanmar's Nay Pyi Taw in the third week of July, the Myanmar Wrestling Federation announced on Wednesday. A total of 10 elite Myanmar youth wrestlers are training hard under the guidance of three foreign coaches. Wrestling teams from about 20 countries and regions are expected to compete in the championship...

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Court lifts stay on release of 'Dirty Politics'

Patna, March 4 (IANS) A day after it stayed the release of Bollywood film Dirty Politics in cinema halls, the Patna High Court Wednesday lifted the order, a government lawyer said. After K.C. Bokadia, the director and producer of the film, submitted a written petition informing the court that there was no objectionable scene in the movie and that the Central Board of Film Certification (...

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HC to hear plea to control Delhi air pollution

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said it would hear on March 11 a PIL seeking directions to the government to take immediate steps to control increasing air pollution in Delhi. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw said a similar plea had been pending before another bench. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by lawyer ...

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Hairstyles women can rock with this Holi

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Wear your hair up or braid it well to look chic and to protect your hair when you enjoy the festival of colours -- Holi on Friday. Here are five recommended hairstyles for women this Holi by a VLCC hair expert: * Standard braids: It is the best hairstyle to protect your hair. Divide the hair into three equal parts. Cross the right part over the middle pa...

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Adopt healthy food habits for Holi

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) With truckloads of deep fried food items and sweets in front of you, it is difficult to lose weight during festivals like Holi, which is on Friday this year. If you cannot lose weight, at least try not to put on extra pounds, says an expert. Harsh Kapoor, director, gastroenterology, Primus Super Specialty Hospital, shares a few tips on monitoring and controlling...

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Varun Bahl to headline Muscat's couture show

Muscat, March 4 (IANS) Delhi-based ace couturier Varun Bahl will showcase his latest collection for the first time here. He will be closing the Mercedes Benz Signature Couture Show 2015 on Thursday. Organised by Oman's luxury lifestyle magazine Signature, the fashion event will see the designer showcasing a collection of some of his signature styles in exotic motifs and luminous tones. ...

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Volvo sells 4.7 percent stake in Eicher Motors

Chennai, March 4 (IANS) European truck maker AB Volvo on Wednesday sold 4.7 percent stake in Eicher Motors Ltd for around $310 million, an Eicher Motors official said. Volvo has sold 4.7 percent stake (12.7 lakh shares) in Eicher Motors for around $310 million, a spokesperson of Eicher Motors told IANS over phone from New Delhi. However, she said she was not aware whether the pro...

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Ranvir Shorey did 'Blue Mountains' for son Haroon

Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Director Suman Ganguly says Ranvir Shorey, who plays a prominent part in Blue Mountains, agreed to the movie for his son Haroon. Ranvir married his longtime ladylove Bollywood actress Konkana Sen Sharma in 2010 and Haroon was born the same year. When I narrated the script to Ranvir, he got very emotional and told me, 'Suman-da, I will do this film for my s...

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Telecom operators have Rs.2.42 lakh crore debt

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Telecom operators had a total debt of Rs.242,896 crore in the financial year 2013-14. Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday informed the Lok Sabha that state-run BSNL has Rs.4,459 crore debt and MTNL Rs.14,120 crore, while other operators have a debt of Rs.224,317 crore. The debt figures include long-term and short-term borrowin...

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10 dead as boat with migrants sinks off Italy

Rome, March 4 (IANS) Ten illegal migrants have drowned at sea while attempting to reach Italy's southern coast across the Mediterranean, the Italian coast guard said on Wednesday. The coast guard on Tuesday rescued 941 migrants aboard five motorised dinghies and two larger vessels south of Sicily island but one of the boats capsized and 10 people drowned. Over less than 24 hours,...

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Vienna world No. 1, Hyderabad best in India for quality of living

London, March 4 (IANS) Austrian capital Vienna emerged as the city with the best quality of living in the world, while Hyderabad, ranked 138th, was the best Indian city to live in, according to the Mercer Quality of Living Rankings 2015 released on Wednesday. Overall, European cities dominate the rankings along with major cities in Australia and New Zealand, according to the Mercer websi...

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Let your shoes do the talking with quirky designs

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) If you're an ardent fan of cute little creatures Minions, a superhero movie buff or a lazy lad like Garfield, then turn to your sneakers to showcase your love for your favourite in a trendy way. Hand-painted canvas shoes have become a rage, especially among the urban youth with their unique and quirky designs in vivid colours. Be it a girl or a boy, anyone can s...

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Jamia gets A grade from NAAC

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia has been assessed and accredited by NAAC for the first cycle with an A Grade, the Delhi-based central university said in a statement on Wednesday. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) assessment was carried out in the third week of February. The assessment and accreditation has reinforced Jamia's outstanding crede...

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Muslim chamber welcomes cow slaughter ban

Aligarh, March 4 (IANS) The Muslim Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) here has welcomed the ban on cow slaughter in Maharashtra and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clamp a nationwide ban. The chamber said the Maharashtra government's move will effectively help improve cattle wealth and increase milk production. MCCI director Jasim Mohammad told IANS: Earlier also there...

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Mary Kom, Onler celebrate love with platinum bands

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Love was in the air when M.C. Mary Kom and her supportive husband Onler Kom exchanged Platinum Love Bands to celebrate their togetherness in the capital. India's five-time boxing world champion says her love for her husband is growing stronger like the metal. They exchanged the rings as part of an event by PC Jeweller here on Tuesday, with Mary Kom saying that p...

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Man held for rape in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, March 4 (IANS) A 33-year-old man, working as a supervisor at a car showroom, has been arrested on charges of raping a 19-year-old woman working in the same place, police said on Wednesday. Manoj Patnaik, a native of West Bengal who works at the car showroom near Sector 14 on Mehrauli-Gurgaon (MG) Road, was arrested for raping a woman from Odisha. The woman said in her co...

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Peer pressure, availability of narcotics leading women to drug abuse

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Peer pressure and the easy availability of all sorts of narcotics are some of the reasons that have made women fall prey to drug abuse in the north eastern parts of the country, experts said Wednesday. Peer pressure, availability of all sorts of narcotic drugs in the region and to have that out of the world feeling take people, especially the youth, towards drug...

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American woman assaulted, in hospital

Vrindavan, March 4 (IANS) An American woman missing here since February 27 has been hospitalized after she was found lying on a road in a state of shock with bruises all over the body, police said Wednesday. The unnamed 43-year-old woman, from California, was shouting that she had been raped, a police officer said after her hospitalization in Mathura Tuesday. She appeared to be h...

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Parliament passes citizenship amendment bill

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Parliament on Wednesday passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill which seeks to merge the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) schemes. The bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday, was cleared by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. It seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 which regulates the acquisition and determinat...

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