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Sania-Martina win 13th title, stretch winning run to 40

St. Petersburg, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis won the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy here on Sunday and extended their remarkable winning streak to 40 matches in the process. The top seeded Indo-Swiss pair hardly broke sweat on their way to a 6-3, 6-1 victory over the Russian-Czech team of Vera Dushevina and Barbora Krejcikova in the wome...

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India dominate SAG shooting, Chain bags sixth gold

Guwahati, Feb 14 (IANS) Shooter Chain Singh on Sunday won his fifth and sixth gold medals at the South Asian Games (SAG) being held here. On day five of competition at the Kahilpara Shooting Range, Chain dominated the men's 50 metre Rifle 3 position's event to win gold with a degree of ease. He first topped qualifying with a score of 1170 and then led the finals from shot one to finish w...

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CPI-M, Congress to rally in Kolkata against Centre's handling of JNU row

Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Leaders of the CPI-M and the Congress will on Monday walk shoulder-to-shoulder in a rally here to protest against the Centre's bid to propagate the ideology of the BJP and the RSS with regard to the happenings at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. We will protest against the way the administration has become active to propagate the ideologies of the Rashtriya Swayams...

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Aircraft carrier Vikramaditya, two other ships to visit Male

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian navy's aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, and two other ships, INS Mysore and INS Deepak will be visiting Male from February 15 to 18, the navy said on Sunday. The visit comes soon after the ships participated in the International Fleet Review (IFR) in Visakhapatnam. During the visit, the warships will have professional interactions with the MNDF ...

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Oppose anti-national slogans, Rajnath urges parties

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday appealed to political parties to unitedly oppose incidents where anti-national slogans are raised. I want to appeal to all parties, whenever there is an incident where anti-national slogans are raised, we must oppose it with one voice. There should not be attempts to get political gains from such incidents, he said. O...

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China opens bond market to individual investors

Beijing, Feb 14 (IANS) China's central bank on Sunday allowed individual investors to purchase all types of bonds over bank counters. Individuals with annual income of more than 500,000 yuan ($76,500), 3 million yuan of financial assets and over two years of securities investment experience can now buy any bonds they like over the counter, according to a regulation released by the People...

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Three suspected terrorists arrested in Greece

Athens, Feb 14 (IANS) Three suspected terrorists of Iraqi origin and holders of British passports were arrested in northern Greece near the border crossing with Turkey, the Greek authorities announced on Sunday. The accused were arrested for illegal possession of a large number of firearms and ammunition as suspects for participating in a criminal organisation and terrorism acts, the aut...

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Sedition charge won't stand, say legal luminaries

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The sedition charge levelled against JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar will cannot stand test of the law, say legal luminaries, expressing surprise over the government routinely slapping the measure against whosoever raises voice against it, saying it only shows how insecure the Narendra Modi regime is. The sedition charge under Section 124-A of the Ind...

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Jordan, Daisy Ridley added to 2016 Oscar presenters

Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Actor Michael B. Jordan has been added to the lineup of a new series of presenters for the upcoming 88th annual Academy Awards along with Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley. Jordan and Ridley have joined this year's nominees -- actors Cate Blanchett and Eddie Redmayne -- who will give away the trophies, reports aceshowbiz.com. They are jo...

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India win toss, choose to field in 3rd T20I

Visakhapatnam, Feb 14 (IANS) India won the toss and chose to field in their third and final T20 International against Sri Lanka at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. India didn't make any change in its lineup while Sri lanka made three changes. Dilhara Fernando, Asela Gunaratne and Niroshan Dickwella were named in the Sri Lankan team. The seri...

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Tacit AIUDF-BJP deal to split Congress vote in Assam: Gogoi

Guwahati, Feb 14 (IANS) The AIUDF of Badruddin Ajmal was hand-in-glove with the BJP in its bid to engineer a split in Congress votes through polarisation and thus ensure a victory for the BJP in the upcoming assembly polls in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Sunday. Gogoi made the remark a day after the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) said it will contest 60 seats of t...

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Styles doesn't want to play 'second fiddle' to Malik

London, Feb 14 (IANS) One Direction star Harry Styles reportedly wants to compete with his former bandmate Zayn Malik. Styles has reportedly enlisted the help of One Direction's songwriter Jamie Scott to help him compete with Malik, reports mirror.co.uk. Harry is aware he was the most popular member of the band but is determined not to end up in a Robbie Williams-Gary Barlow situ...

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Three, including a girl, commit suicide in Ranchi

Ranchi, Feb 14 (IANS) Three people, including a girl, committed suicide on Sunday in different incidents here, the police said. Rakesh Oraon, 27, a resident of Bariatu colony of Ranchi, took his own life for reasons related to a love affair, according to the police. In the same neighbourhood that Oraon lived, a class 10 schoolgirl killed herself by consuming poison. Her family me...

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Buffon praises Juventus defence for Napoli win

Turin, Feb 14 (IANS) Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has heaped praise on his defence for pulling off a 1-0 win over Napoli in the Serie A. Juventus replaced Napoli at the top of the league table after Saturday's win, which came courtesy of a late Simone Zaza strike. The visitors managed to get only one shot on target during the whole game. With regard to Barza (Andrea Barza...

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Mystery still surrounds Ghaziabad abduction saga

Ghaziabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Five days after she was abducted and later mysteriously freed, it is still unclear who seized young executive Deepti Sarna and why. Police say someone close to her is to blame for the crime. Investigators have established that the 23-year-old was blindfolded from Raj Nagar Extension area, said Superintendent of Police Salman Taj Patil. Mystery sti...

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Indian corporate leaders laud conglomerate business model

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian corporate leaders on Sunday made a pitch for the Indian business model of conglomerates in a context where globalisation is increasingly calling for speed in corporate decision-making. We have focused companies run by independent boards, Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of the Aditya Birla Group said at the CNN Asia Business Forum held as part of the ongoing Ma...

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Shah Rukh's car stoned in Ahmedabed, none injured

Ahmedabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's car was on Sunday stoned by some miscreants while he was shooting for his forthcoming film Raees here. He was not in the car and was not hurt. According to police, a small crowd shouting Jai Sri Ram and Shah Rukh, Hai Hai stoned the car parked some distance from the location where the shooting was taking place. Raees i...

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Ex-Israeli PM to be jailed

Tel Aviv, Feb 14 (IANS) Israeli former prime minister Ehud Olmert, convicted of corruption and obstruction of justice, will be sent to prison on Monday, the first former head of government to be jailed in the history of the country. Olmert, 70, was sentenced to 19 months in a prison on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, where other politicians have been imprisoned, including several ministers as...

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Indians die of cancer due to ignorance of early symptoms: Doctors

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Indians tend to ignore or misread the early symptoms of cancer, which delays diagnosis and treatment until the problem has become less amenable to medication, said a group of oncologist surgeons. Early indications of prostate cancer in men, for instance, such as reduction in urinal frequency, reduced stream of urination and urinary retention, are mostly ignored, ...

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Relations with EU are 'back on track': Israeli PM

Tel Aviv, Feb 14 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said the country has resolved its differences with the European Union after three-months of diplomatic tensions over the bloc's decision to label West Bank settlement exports. Netanyahu told the cabinet that he and the EU's Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini spoke on the phone during the weekend, Xinhua news...

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