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Nifty touches new high, crosses 9,000 mark

Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Continuing with the post-budget euphoria, the wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Tuesday breached the 9,000-point mark in the intra-day trade for the first time. The Nifty touched an intra-day high of 9,008.40 points, surpassing the previous record of 8,972.35 points on Monday. The index had earlier breached the 8,996.60 points mark on Jan 30...

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Congress too used Vajpayee's policies, says Modi

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Accused of copying the UPA government's polices, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday listed the initiatives of the Vajpayee government that the Congress pursued from 2004. Tearing into the opposition that had called the Modi government's plans a copy of former Congress-led United Progress Alliance government's policies, the prime minister said the debate ove...

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Is Dalmiya ready for long haul?

Call him wily, Machiavelli, manipulator, Chanakya what you may, Jagmohan Dalmiya worked out his math to return as president of the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI). He knows the weaknesses of his colleagues in the board and turned the situation to his advantage. How did Dalmiya manage the numbers? Simple, he had two votes, his own and that of National Cricket Club. Plus he managed Tripura. Th...

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Indian man jailed for molesting housewife

Dubai, March 3 (IANS) An Indian worker in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been jailed for three months for kissing a housewife inside a building, media reported Tuesday. The Indian worker, identified by his initials H.R., 24, followed the 27-year-old Filipina housewife, who was walking back to her residence, and then stopped her at the first floor on the stairway and kissed her agains...

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Deckers expecting their second child

Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Singer Jessie James Decker and husband Eric Decker are expecting their second child together. The pop star posted a photograph with one-year-old daughter Vivianne Rose, her husband and a baby bump on her Instagram page on Sunday, reports hollywoodlife.com. She captioned the image: Vivianne is so excited because she is going to be a big sister! We are o...

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Hashim Amla is a rock: de Villiers

Canberra, March 3 (IANS) South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has praised Hashim Amla for his knock of 159 against Ireland on Tuesday, saying that the opener is a rock. Amla's innings powered the Proteas to a mammoth total of 411/4 with Faf du Plessis also scoring a century. In reply, Ireland were skittled out for 210 in 35 overs, handing South Africa a 201-run victory in a World Cup Pool...

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Cannavaro ready to make impact after Lippi's resignation

Sydney, March 3 (IANS) Chinese football club Guangzhou Evergrande coach Fabio Cannavaro on Tuesday said his team would show its quality against defending champions Western Sydney Wanderers in the AFC Champions League group H match here on Wednesday. The 41-year-old Cannavaro is ready to make an impact after Marcello Lippi suddenly resigned from the Chinese club last week, reports Xinhua....

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Venezuela issues 'reciprocal' measures against US officials

Caracas, March 3 (IANS) The Venezuelan foreign ministry has issued the US embassy in Caracas with a series of reciprocal measures in line with President Nicolas Maduro's announcement last weekend in this regard These measures include a requirement that Americans wishing to enter Venezuela have visa approval prior to their arrival in the country, and that the US reduce its diplomatic dele...

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Swine flu toll now five in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, March 3 (IANS) The toll due to swine flu in Odisha has risen to five after a woman succumbed to the viral disease in the state, an official said on Tuesday. The 56-year-old woman, hailing from Aska in Ganjam district, was admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, where she succumbed to the disease, said public health department director Kailash Dash. The woman w...

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'Mardaani' Rani to be awarded for highlighting women's safety

Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Hindi film actress Rani Mukerji is being honoured with an award for her endeavour to highlight the cause of the safety, security and protection of the girl child and women in Pradeep Sarkar's Mardaani. A panel of jurists and experts have selected Rani for the 'National Award for the Best Representation of the Cause of Safety, Security and Protection of Women and Gi...

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Save sensitive skin during Holi

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) If you have sensitive skin and you're wondering if Holi will make your skin worse, go for natural colours, use moisturiser in abundance and do more to protect your skin on the festival of colours, which will be celebrated on Friday. Pankaj Chaturvedi, senior consultant dermatologist at Medlinks clinic, shares how to be cautious if you have sensitive skin:

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French hockey legend Corbel passes away

Paris, March 3 (IANS) Former French international hockey player and former President of the Fédération Française de Hockey (FFH) Georges Corbel has passed away at the age of 73, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said on Tuesday. With his club le FC Lyon, Corbel won the French Championship 10 years in a row between 1968 and 1977, an achievement that has not been matched since.<...

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'Bad n-deal with Iran worse than no deal'

Washington, March 3 (IANS) A bad nuclear deal with Iran is worse than no deal, and if that is the choice, then there will be no deal, US President Barack Obama's National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice has said. I want to be very clear, a bad deal is worse than no deal. And if that is the choice, then there will be no deal, The Washington Post quoted Rice as saying on Monday. Neg...

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Amla, du Plessis help Proteas thrash Ireland by 201 runs

Canberra, March 3 (IANS) Top order batsmen Hashim Amla (159) and Faf du Plessis (109) cracked centuries to help South Africa thrash minnows Ireland by 201 runs in a World Cup Pool B game at the Manuka Oval here on Tuesday. Driven by the 247-run partnership between Amla and du Plessis, their highest in World Cups for the second wicket, South Africa posted 411/4 in 50 overs, the highest to...

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India raises concerns on cross border terror with Pakistan

Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar Tuesday flagged India's concerns on cross-border terrorism and on slow-moving Mumbai terror attacks trial during talks with his Pakistani counterpart here. Both agreed ensuring peace on the border was vital. Jaishankar, who landed here in the morning as part of the SAARC Yatra, discussed bilateral issues during talks with P...

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Libyan Islamist forces bomb eastern oil ports

Benghazi, March 3 (IANS) Two major oil-ports in eastern Libya, Es Sidra and Ras Lanuf, were hit by an air-raid on Tuesday launched by the Islamist armed forces, according to security sources. A warplane fired rockets at oil facilities in Es Sidra and the airport in Ras Lanuf but caused no severe damage or casualties, an official from the Petroleum Facility Guard (PFG) said. The I...

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Want debate on political parties' rights: Congress

Thiruvananthapuram, March 3 (IANS) V.M. Sudheeran, the head of the Congress' Kerala unit, on Tuesday called for a debate on the rights and responsibilities of political parties vis-a-vis the judiciary. A division bench of the Kerala High Court, hearing a petition on Monday against Sudheeran's circular on bar licences, said that anybody who was well-informed about the law would not have i...

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China responds to US concern over counter-terrorism law

Beijing, March 3 (IANS) China's drafting of its first counter-terrorism law is a domestic issue, China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday in response to comments made by the US. US President Barack Obama on Monday said he was concerned that the law would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys, the passwords that protect data. The formulation of a counter-terrorism ...

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PM accuses opposition of non-cooperation in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Blaming the opposition for failing to cooperate with the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the Rajya Sabha members should reflect the feeling of the elected government of their state, not just of their party. Responding to the discussion in the Rajya Sabha on the motion of thanks to President Pranab Mukherjee for his address to the joint s...

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Maharashtra to issue Aadhar-linked ration cards

Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has decided to issue Aadhar-linked ration cards, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here Tuesday. The Rs.174 crore two-phase initiative aims to curb fake beneficiaries and bring transparency in the public distribution system. The state cabinet has taken a revolutionary decision to provide Aadhar-linked ration cards and connect ...

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