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Ban deplores UN base attack in Mali

United Nations, Feb 13 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned an attack against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) early in the day that killed five peacekeepers and injured approximately 30, said a statement of Ban's spokesman. MINUSMA base in the northern Mali town of Kidal was attacked by mortars and a truck bomb on Friday, ...

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Bangladesh begins census of Myanmar's Rohingya refugees

Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) Bangladesh has started to conduct a census on Myanmar's Rohingya refugees living in the country's southeastern districts bordering Myanmar to determine their exact figure. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has began the listing of households as part of primary task in six southeastern districts - Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Rangamati, Khagrachhari, Bandarban and Pat...

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Lamar Odom makes first public appearance since overdose

New York, Feb 13 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian's estranged husband and former basketball player Lamar Odom made his first public appearance since an overdose left him in a coma in October last year, attending rapper Kanye West's launch of his new album at Madison Square Garden here. West released his new album The Life of Pablo on Thursday in the presence of Odom and other Kard...

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US House sends North Korea sanction bill to Obama

Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) US House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly passed a legislation to impose new sanctions on North Korea, sending the bill to President Barack Obama to sign into law. In a 408-2 vote, lawmakers approved legislation that requires the Obama administration to sanction anyone involved with Pyongyang's nuclear programme, luxury goods, money laundering and hum...

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Might compose music if gets confidence for it: Prakash Jha

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Prakash Jha says that he attempted acting when he got the confidence for it and might consider music direction if he gets a similar confidence. It wasn't since beginning that I wanted to become an actor. You have to be very engaged, because I also have to handle direction, production and writing, and there are numerous tasks associated with it, said Jha, w...

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Taxi driver who hit Meghalaya CM's car booked for murder attempt

Shillong, Feb 12 (IANS) A case of attempt to murder was registered against a tourist taxi driver for hitting the official vehicle of Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, police said on Friday. We have registered a case under Section 307 IPC (attempt to murder) against Jeskalur L. Mawdoh for hitting the chief minister's vehicle, said East Khasi Hills' Superintendent of Police Mariahom K...

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Modi government bullying JNU, says Rahul

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused the Narendra Modi government of bullying an institution like the Jawaharlal Nehru University because it will not toe to its line. In tweets, Gandhi said that while any anti-India sentiment was unacceptable, dissent and debate were part of democracy. While anti-India sentiment is unquestionably unacc...

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Indian women peacekeepers an inspiration, says Ban

United Nations, Feb 12 (IANS) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon paid tributes on Friday to Indian women peacekeepers who are completing this weekend their mission in Liberia as the first ever all-female police unit deployed in UN operations. He thanked the 125-member Indian women police contingent for inspiring all Liberians, as well as current and future generations of female police officer...

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CPI-M ex-leader, Dalmiya's daughter join Trinamool

Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday got a shot in the arm with former state minister and one-time frontline CPI-M leader Abdur Rezzak Mollah, ex-Indian cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla and deceased cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya's daughter Vaishali Dalmiya joining its fold. The troika joined Trinamool in the presence of its supremo and Chief Minis...

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On final journey, INS Viraat makes port call in Odisha

Paradip (Odisha), Feb 12 (IANS) On its farewell journey on the east coast, Indian navy's aircraft carrier INS Viraat made a call at the Paradip port in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha. Set to retire soon, this is the first, and most probably the last time Viraat is visiting the Paradip port, a navy official said. At Paradip, NCC cadets were hosted on the ship.A Commissio...

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Gogoi order probe as games tickets sold but stands empty

Guwahati, Feb 12 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday asked Chief Secretary V.K. Pipersenia to probe why there are empty stands at some of the venues of the ongoing South Asian Games despite tickets being sold out online. Ordering the probe, Gogoi said that there is something wrong as stands are going empty with tickets been sold out online. Strangely enough that wh...

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Delhi police registers FIR over Press Club protest

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Friday registered a FIR over raising of slogans by Kashmiri students in the Press Club of India (PCI) compound on Wednesday to protest the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. The PCI has decided to expel one of its members over the issue. Police officials said that a FIR was lodged against unknown persons under sections dealing ...

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Ghulam Nabi Azad to meet Karunanidhi on Saturday

Chennai, Feb 12 (IANS) In a possible attempt to revive the alliance with DMK that was snapped couple of years back, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad will call on DMK president M.Karunanidhi on Saturday. Though Azad told reporters here that it will be a courtesy call as he always meets Karunanidhi whenever he is here, the meeting is however seen as a possible attempt for the two parties t...

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Economic problems Manmohan's gift to the nation, says BJP

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Hitting back at former prime minister Manmohan Singh over his criticism of Narendra Modi governments' economic policies, the BJP said on Friday that the problems are his gift to the nation. He rightly identifies a lot of issues Indian economy is facing. These problems are his gift to the nation. He himself admits that when they were in power, people complained of...

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60 percent rise in cosmetic surgeries ahead of Valentine's Day

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) There has been a 60 percent increase in the number of cosmetic surgeries by the youth across the country in the last one month ahead of the Valentine's Day on February 14, doctors said on Friday. They said the surge is mostly due to the youth's propensity for easy ways out to look better and also the availability of cosmetic surgeries at a reasonable price. <...

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India vs Sri Lanka: 2nd T20I scoreboard

Ranchi, Feb 12 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka which was played at the Jharkhand International Stadium here on Friday. India Rohit Sharma c & b Chameera 43 Shikhar Dhawan c Chandimal b Chameera 51 Ajinkya Rahane c Dilshan b Senanayake 25 Suresh Raina c Chameera b Perera 30 Hardi...

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Economy has plunged into deep crisis, says Congress

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said that the economy has plunged into deep crisis in the 21 months of Narendra Modi government with decline in GDP, increase in bad loans of banks and rupee on a downward slide. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the government seems clueless about reviving economy. They seem to move from one slogan and event to...

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India thrash Sri Lanka by 69 runs to level T20I series 1-1

Ranchi, Feb 12 (IANS) India produced an all-round performance to outclass Sri Lanka by 69 runs in the second T20 International at the Jharkhand International Stadium here on Friday to level the three-match series 1-1. Opener Shikhar Dhawan (51 off 25) scored a quick-fire half century as India posted a challenging total of 196/6 in 20 overs. In reply, the visitors could manage on...

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Delhi government to inaugurate 20 polyclinics on Sunday

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The AAP government will inaugurate 20 new polyclinics will on February 14 to mark its day when it will be completing its one year in office, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Friday. As many as 20 new polyclinics will be inaugurated on Sunday. We construct 150 polyclinics at various places across the city by the end of this year, Jain told reporters.

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USTDA signs MoU for Vizag smart city development

Visakhapatnam, Feb 12 (IANS) The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and Andhra Pradesh government on Friday signed an MoU for developing Visakhapatnam as a smart city. The USTDA signed the MoU with the department of municipal administration on funding for drawing up master plan for Visakhapatnam smart city. Leaders in the smart grid arena AECOM, IBM and KPMG will provide Viz...

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