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India Inc says no change in economy performance in last 6 months

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Painting a dismal picture of the economy during the last six months of 2014, India Inc Sunday said not much had changed on the ground at the industry level during the period falling within the Narendra Modi-led government's tenure. The industry chamber's respondents were, however, optimistic that things will improve a lot in the next as many months, the Associated...

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Mohanlal' band not dissolved despite fiasco

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1 (IANS) Superstar Mohanlal's new music band Lalisom has not been disbanded, says the band's director. The band was criticised for its debut performance at the opening ceremony of the 35th National Games Saturday here. Being our first outing and also because of the big opening ceremony cultural programme, there was a lack of coordination. What arose yester...

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Chinese firms to find doing business in India easier: Sushma

Beijing, Feb 1 (IANS) India will make it easier for Chinese companies to do business in the country as it seeks to take bilateral economic ties with China to a qualitatively new level, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Sunday, . She also suggested a six-point template including action-oriented approach to boost mutual ties. Addressing the launch of the Second India-C...

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Kerala backwaters a hit draw at Spanish Tourism Fair

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1 (IANS) A few days after US President Barack Obama referred to the Kerala backwaters in his public speech in New Delhi, it turned out to be a major attraction at the Spanish Tourism Fair (FITUR 2015) in Madrid, one of the leading tourism trade fairs in Europe. The huge response from the travel industry and the general public to our backwaters themed pavilion show...

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Give me chance to serve you: Modi to Delhiites

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday called for a BJP government in Delhi, saying the national capital needs an administration which works in harmony with his central government. Addressing a rally in west Delhi's Dwarka area ahead of the February 7 assembly elections, Modi hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress for making false promises to woo voters.

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Maxwell guides Australia to tri-series victory

Perth, Feb 1 (IANS) Hosts Australia gave a warning to other cricketing nations ahead of the World Cup at home with a comprehensive 112-run drubbing of England in the final to lift the tri-series trophy at the WACA here Sunday. Australia dominated the match as they did in the entire series, winning all their matches, to make themselves favourites for the mega quadrennial event which gets ...

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President, PM congratulate Paes

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday congratulated Indian tennis icon Leander Paes for winning the Australian Open mixed doubles title in Melbourne, partnering Swiss veteran Martina Hingis. Leander Paes continues to make us proud! I congratulate him on the mixed doubles win with Martina Hingis at the Australian Open, Modi tweeted. ...

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Swine flu claims first victim in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Feb 1 (IANS) The dreaded swine flu Sunday claimed its first victim of this year in Odisha, with a 42-year-old man dying of the disease at a hospital in Cuttack, a doctor said. Aditya Narayan Jena of Mukundaprasad in Khurdha district died due to the swine flu disease at the SCB Medical College and Hospital, the hospital's emergency officer Bhubananada Maharana said. J...

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Delhi vote this week will be two-horse race

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) After a 49-day AAP government and President's rule for nearly a year, Delhi will vote later this week to elect a new administration whose control has virtually become a two-horse contest between the BJP and the AAP. The Congress, which governed Delhi for 15 years and whose tally tumbled from 43 seats to 8 in the 2013 assembly polls, has arguably been out of the ru...

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Set up SIT for Sikh 'genocide', Badal asks Modi

Chandigarh, Feb 1 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for constituting a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe all cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. In a letter to Modi, Badal said the genocide of Sikhs was a pre-planned incident at the behest of Congress leaders. Badal urged the cen...

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Delhi polls: Women candidates promise the moon on security

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) With women's security being such a big issue in the capital, women candidates in the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls are promising the moon as far as women's security is concerned. CCTV cameras and marshals in public transport, gender sensitization training for men and even random calls to drivers of cabs with female passengers to check on their safety are just some of the prom...

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Worried BJP ropes in Harsh Vardhan to boost Bedi

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Troubled by reports that the voters of Krishna Nagar, the constituency of BJP chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi, are not warming up to her, the senior leadership has directed local heavyweight and union minister Harsh Vardhan to put in extra efforts to ensure that Bedi wins here by a comfortable margin, party sources said. Considered to be a traditional seat ...

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I couldn't be overconfident about myself: Pritam Singh

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Radio jockey Pritam Singh, who exited the popular reality show Bigg Boss Halla Bol by taking Rs.25 lakh, says it was a wise step for him to leave the show on the grand finale as he was confidant about his defeat. His co-contestant Gautam Gulati was declared the winner of the spin-off of Bigg Boss 8 Sunday with Karishma Tanna finishing as the first runner-up. Prita...

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Four killed as bus runs over people in Andhra

Hyderabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Four people were killed and two injured Sunday when a bus ran over people near Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh, police said. The accident occurred at the Rajahmundry-Morampudi junction when the bus - belonging to a private school - was carrying people to a public meeting of YSR Congress Party in Tanaku in West Godavari district. A 12-year-old boy and a woman...

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Congress to bring back atmosphere of development: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday accused the BJP and the AAP of failing to fulfil their promises to the people and said her party would bring back the atmosphere of development in Delhi, if voted to power. Addressing a rally here ahead of the Feb 7 assembly election, Gandhi accused the central government of being anti-farmer and diluting the land acquisition...

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Mallika tired of getting glamorous roles

Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Actress Mallika Sherawat says she is flooded with offers of glamorous roles in Bollywood. Asked why is she choosy with her scripts, Mallika told IANS: Yes, I am a little choosy. Usually the roles that I get from Bollywood are very glamorous roles. I want to do roles where I can act and I don't want to do just one song and dance. My character has to be differ...

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CPI-M slams Himachal government over entrance test

Shimla, Feb 1 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday condemned the Himachal Pradesh government's decision to conduct a separate entrance test for admission to the private engineering colleges. Himachal Pradesh Technical University in Hamirpur will hold this entrance test which will be separated from the all-India test conducted under the JEE, it said. It's sho...

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Val Kilmer denies having tumour

Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Top Gun star Val Kilmer confirms having received intensive care treatment but denies having surgery for a tumour. Kilmer released a statement to counter rumours that he had undergone surgery for a tumour and revealed that he had received indeed medical treatment but not in relation to a tumour, reports mirror.co.uk. Thank you for all your sweet support. ...

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Congress condemns Parsekar for CCTV advice to Goans

Panaji, Feb 1 (IANS) The opposition Sunday criticised Goan Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar for suggesting the urban dwellers should have CCTVs for safety, saying the government was abdicating its main responsibility to provide security. Parsekar made the suggestion Saturday in the backdrop of a murder of two women Friday during an alleged burglary in a flat at Vasco, a port town, 40 km...

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Kim Sears sports 'Parental Advisory' T-shirt

Melbourne, Feb 1 (IANS) Scottish tennis ace Andy Murray's fiancé Kim Sears answered her critics for her foul-mouthed rant in an innovative way by sporting a T-shirt which read Parental Advisory. Explicit Content at the Australian open final here Sunday. Sears had used obscene language in Murray's semi-final against Czech Tomas Berdych where the former prevailed 6-7(6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5.

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