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Israel demolishes 42 structures in West Bank: Report

Ramallah, Feb 11 (IANS) Israeli military forces on Thursday demolished 42 structures in the West Bank's Northern Valleys that were donated by the European Union, a media report said. Mu'taz Bisharat, a government official in Tubas city, told Xinhua that the demolitions included barns, solar panels and mobile sanitary facilities donated by the European Union (EU). Bisharat accused...

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Jaguar Land Rover posts best-ever quarterly sales performance

Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) British luxury car maker Jaguar Land Rover on Thursday said its pre-tax profit for the third quarter of 2015-16 declined 27.15 percent, at 499 million pounds (approx $721.2 mn) as against 685 million in the same period last fiscal, despite the best quarterly sales performance in the company's history. The strongest quarterly sales performance in the company's histor...

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BJP, Congress spar over Headley's deposition in Ishrat case

New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) The BJP and the Congress on Thursday sparred after terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley's court deposition that Ishrat Jahan -- shot dead in a shootout along with three others in 2004 -- was a Laskhar-e-Taiba operative. While the Bharatiya Janata Party demanded an apology from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi, the ...

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Road rage: Four stab Delhi policeman, one held

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) A Delhi Police constable suffered serious injuries when four people stabbed him in a road rage incident on Thursday evening, police said. Police have arrested one of the four accused, identified as Sunil, while a hunt is on to nab his associates Pawan, Ashok and Ganesh. All of them are in their late 20s, a police officer said. The incident took place arou...

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Over 5,000 villages electrified in six months: Modi

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said over 5,000 villages that were without power have been provided electricity over the past six months and lauded the power ministry for doing excellent work. In a series of tweets, Modi said he had announced from Red Fort last year that 18,452 villages that were without electricity will be provided power within 1,000 da...

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ONGC Q3 net falls 64 percent to Rs.1,286 crore on oil price slump

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) State-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) on Thursday declared a huge net profit fall of 64 percent in the third quarter ended December 31, 2015, at Rs.1,286 crore, caused by plunging global crude oil prices and by provisioning for resultant impairment loss. ONGC had posted a net profit of Rs.3,571 crore in the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal, ...

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Eureka! Scientists detect gravitational waves, prove Einstein right

Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Confirming a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity, scientists have, for the first time, observed gravitional waves, or ripples in the fabric of spacetime, arriving at Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. Dubbed as the breakthrough of the century, the international team of scientists believes that the detectio...

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Speaker Mahajan condoles death of rescued Siachen soldier

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday condoled the death of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, who died three days after being found miraculously alive under 35 feet of ice at the Siachen glacier. I am pained to learn about the sad and untimely demise of Hanamanthappa. In his death, we have lost one of the bravest soldier of our country, who was always read...

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India, UAE sign seven agreements across various sectors

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) India and the UAE signed seven agreements across various sectors on Thursday, the second day of the three-day visit to India of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The strength of a multifaceted relationship. The leaders witness the exchange of four agreements across various sectors, external...

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HC stays eviction from Tahirpur Leprosy Complex

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday stayed the city government's order to evict residents of the Tahirpur Leprosy Complex. Justice Ashutosh Kumar stayed the Delhi government notification issued on February 2 which directed over 500 families of leprosy-affected people residing at the Tahirpur Leprosy Complex to vacate the premises that was said to be illegally constr...

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Siachen soldier's death due to multi-organ failure: Doctor

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Despite best efforts by a team of medical experts, Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad could not be saved as his brain activity ceased a few hours before his death, a senior army doctor said on Thursday. The oxygen-deprived cells of his body were not able to cope with metabolism pressure when glucose was administered to him in a bid to stabilise him, said Lt. General...

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Tamil Nadu voters list to be updated next month: EC

Chennai, Feb 11 (IANS) The Election Commission will take necessary action to update the electoral rolls in Tamil Nadu next month, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi said on Thursday. Zaidi told reporters hee that measures will be taken next month to update the electoral rolls in Tamil Nadu as well as other poll-bound states. Special camps will be conducted for the purp...

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Sunny Thursday in Delhi, partly cloudy in Friday

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) It was a sunny Thursday in national capital, with the maximum temperature recorded four notches above the season's average at 26.8 degrees Celsius, the weather office said. A partly cloudy sky is likely on Friday. The sky will remain partly cloudy on Friday and mist or shallow fog is likely to occur in the morning, said an official of the India Meteorological Dep...

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Paswan assures more rice to Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Feb 11 (IANS) Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday assured that he will positively consider the demand of the Odisha government to provide more rice instead of wheat under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). After holding a meeting with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over NFSA implementation, Paswan said demands of the state regarding allocation of ...

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Maldives beat Sri Lanka 2-1 SAG women's football

Shillong, Feb 11 (IANS) The Maldives ended their campaign in women's football competitions of the 12th South Asian Games with a 2-1 win against Sri Lanka at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday. The Maldivians secured fourth place in the competition with Nepal at the top of the table with seven points followed by Bangladesh with six points. India are third with five points follo...

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Left Front agrees to alliance talks if Congress approaches

Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front on Thursday gave the stamp of approval on holding alliance talks with the Congress, but put the ball on the Congress court, saying it has to approach the combine first with the proposal. Briefing mediapersons after a meeting of Left Front partners, its chairman Biman Bose said all 11 constituents agreed that talks should be held if the Cong...

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Sporting, Salgaocar play out 1-1 draw in I-League

Margao, Feb 11 (IANS) Goan clubs Sporting Clube de Goa and Salgaocar were locked in a 1-1 draw in an I-League football clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday. Darryl Duffy put Salgaocar infront in the 27th minute. Sporting equalised through Marcus Mascarenhas in the 77th. With the draw, Salgaocar remained at the bottom of the nine-team league with just two points ...

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Kejriwal promises elevated BRT, medical insurance - and more

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Three days before his government marks its first anniversary, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday promised an elevated two-level BRT corridor, a medical insurance scheme for Delhiites and piped water supply to almost the entire city. Addressing the media at his residence, Kejriwal also unveiled details of how his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government hopes to u...

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Delhi residents say odd-even scheme fine, but need better transport

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Public sentiment on Thursday was by and large positive on re-implementation of the odd-even scheme for traffic restriction from April 15, though residents felt that better public transport and fewer exemptions were needed to curb pollution in Delhi. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced re-enforcement of the odd-even scheme between April 15-3...

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'Dadagiri' by Karnataka on river water issue: Goa minister

Panaji, Feb 11 (IANS) A Goa minister on Thursday accused Karnataka of 'dadagiri' (bullying) over the Mhadei river water dispute, which is currently being looked into by a central tribunal as well as the Supreme Court. Karnataka is doing dadagiri. I am saying this in simple words. They are defying a judicial decision and still carrying out work of constructing facilities for river water d...

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