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Shimla mountain biking contest to start this weekend

Shimla, March 31 (IANS) Over 70 national and international riders will participate in the UT MTB Shimla mountain biking competition to be held here from April 3 to 5. The is the fourth edition of this annual race organised by the Himalayan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), according to a release. The competition has attracted over 70 cyclists from acros...

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Navy ships to assist evacuation from Yemen

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Navy's new vice chief P. Murugesan on Tuesday said the navy will assist in evacuation of Indians from Yemen. After taking charge at a glittering ceremony held at the South Block lawns on Tuesday, Vice Admiral Murugesan told reporters that the two warships sent to Djibouti Port will provide anti-piracy assistance besides bringing Indians back. ...

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SC notice to Advani, Joshi over Babri demolition

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to BJP leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi and 17 others on a petition challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict discharging them of criminal conspiracy in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992. Besides the two, union minister Uma Bharti and Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh -- who was Uttar Pradesh chief...

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Lil Wayne's new album to release in April

Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Rapper Lil Wayne will release his new album The Free Weezy Album in April. According to Red Bull, the company that sponsored his Guest House performance, the rapper's new project that's originally planned for February would finally arrive in April, reports aceshowbiz.com Red Bull said that Wayne shared the news and dropped some hints about the album ...

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50 killed in Nigeria's poll-related violence

Abuja, March 31 (IANS) Over 50 people are reported to have been killed in attacks and security violations during last weekend's presidential election in Nigeria, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said. In a statement, the NHRC said that by the end of Sunday, the number of people reported killed in these attacks and incidents was over 50. Those killed include one sta...

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No one can predict Rahul's return, says Javadekar

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) One can predict a solar and lunar eclipse but not when Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will return to active politics, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. Speaking on the sidelines of an event of his environment ministry, Javadekar told IANS: One can predict a solar or lunar eclipse. But one can't predict when Rahul Gandhi is coming back. ...

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Saina, Srikanth look to good progress in Malaysia Open

Kuala Lumpur, March 31 (IANS) Fresh from victories in the Indian Open, leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Sriaknth will look to continue their progress at the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier at the Putra Stadium here. Appearance in the final of the All England Championships followed by victory in India Open have catapulted World No.2 Saina on to the top of the w...

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AAP to regularise city's unauthorised colonies

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The AAP government on Tuesday said it would work towards the regularisation of the national capital's unauthorised colonies by initiating steps like boundary fixation and asking the MCD to prepare layout plans for such colonies. Addressing a press conference here, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said: We are dedicated towards regularising the irregular col...

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Molly Sims shares another image of newborn

Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Model Molly Sims, who has given birth to a baby girl, shared the first image of her baby on social media. Sims took to image sharing website Instagram to share the photograph of her newborn daughter Scarlett May Stuber on Monday, reports aceshowbiz.com. The photograph showed the baby sleeping peacefully on her chest. She captioned the image: ...

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SEBI has no woman member

Chennai, March 31 (IANS) The SEBI is gearing up to penalise listed companies not having a woman director on their boards despite the Indian markets regulator itself not meeting the requirement. As per the company law, every listed company or every other public company having a paid up capital of Rs.100 crore or more or a turnover of Rs.300 crore or more should have a woman on its board b...

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Sensex closes fiscal year with 25-percent annual gain

Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Despite the downward trend seen during the past 10 days, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ended the 2014-15 fiscal with a gain of nearly 25 percent -- thanks to the positive mood generated by the Narendra Modi government. The Sensex closed on Tuesday at 27,957.49 points -- as against the close at 22,386.27 points on March 31, 2014 --...

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'Whistleblower bar owner being used against Kerala government'

Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) Whistleblower bar owner Biju Ramesh is being used as a tool by the Left opposition to unseat the present Kerala government, a minister said on Tuesday. State Minister for Excise K. Babu told reporters here that Ramesh has now become a tool in the hands of the Left opposition and it is trying to unseat the government by raising baseless allegations. ...

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HC refuses leniency to man who raped minor step-daughter

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has refused any leniency in the punishment awarded to a man for raping his minor step-daughter and making her pregnant. Justice S.P. Garg denied any relief to Kishan Lal, who was sentenced to seven years' jail for the crime, saying he stood in a fiduciary capacity and was duty bound to protect her. Lal has challenged the July 2013 c...

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TV stars recall their memorable fools day

Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Which one is your funniest prank that you have ever played on April Fools' Day, which falls on April 1? TV celebrities say the best memories of their fool's day are from their childhood and they will be targeting their loved ones this year. Here is what TV stars have to say about their memorable April Fool's Day and who they are planning to fool this year:

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Mo Farah to start Diamond League season in Doha

London, March 31 (IANS) London Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah is set to start the new Diamond League season in Doha on May 15. It will be the first time for the 32-year-old British distance runner to compete in the capital city of Qatar, reports Xinhua. Farah won the titles of the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the 2012 London Olympics. One year later, he did a perfect job at the Mo...

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National Museum chosen for second Global Museum Leaders Colloquium

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The National Museum has been selected for participation in the second Global Museum Leaders Colloquium (GMLC) to be held in New York next month, a statement said on Tuesday. The museum would be represented at the colloquium from April 13 to 23 by Venu Vasudevan, its director general. To be hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the meet wi...

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Adani's coal mine could hurt endangered bird, Australian court hears

Sydney, March 31 (IANS) The Land Court of the Australian state of Queensland on Tuesday began hearing a challenge to Indian infrastructure giant Adani's proposed $16.5-billion Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. The Court has heard that plans to build Australia's largest coal mine in central Queensland would wipe out the habitat of the world's most significant population of an end...

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Woman board member: Over 300 NSE-listed companies yet to comply

Chennai/New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As many as 313 companies listed on the National Stock Exchange have not inducted a woman director as required by the Companies Act till Monday evening - a day before the deadline of having at least one woman on their board. The deadline for most of the listed companies to comply with the stipulation is set to expire on March 31. Till yesterday (...

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Films like 'Margarita...' need support more than business: Kalki

Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin is happy that actor Aamir Khan and his filmmaker wife Kiran Rao are supporting her forthcoming film Margarita With A Straw and says that more than box office collection, support to such films matters. We made such a beautiful film in a small budget. There is a huge buzz about the film already and we have the support of Aamir, Kiran and other...

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Motorsports: MRF to field three cars in APRC

Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Gaurav Gill, the 2013 FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship winner, will lead a three-car Team MRF for the forthcoming season beginning in New Zealand from April 17. Joining the Team MRF stable is 24-year-old Swedish driver Pontus Tidemand who will be making his APRC debut while New Caledonian Jean-Louis Leyraud completes the Chennai-based tyre manufacturer's line-...

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