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Spinner Ojha in Bengal's 32-member probables' list

Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha was on Friday named in the 32 Bengal probables squad for the upcoming season by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) here on Friday. The talented but out of favour Indian team spinner has recently moved to Bengal from Hyderabad for the domestic season. The 28-year-old was playing for Hyderabad from the 2004-05 season. Apart ...

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Jaitley refused comment on Gajendra Chauhan: FTII students

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday denied to comment on the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the chairperson of FTII, said a delegation of students after a meeting with the minister. The minister refused to comment on the appointment of Chauhan as the chairperson but instead assured that in future there won't be issues that hamper the ...

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Telcos for using government buildings, premises for towers

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Aiming to resolve the issue of reducing telecom towers, industry leaders on Friday urged Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to facilitate a mechanism by which government buildings and premises can be used to set up cell towers. In a CEO Roundtable organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in collaboration with the...

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Winning start by Indian hoopsters

Bengaluru, July 3 (IANS) Hosts India were off to a flying start in the fourth South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship which began here on Friday as they drubbed Nepal 90-37 and Bangladesh 122-39 to kick-start their bid to qualify for the Asian Championship later this year. It was a virtual stroll for India, twice winners of this tournament. Though without their key starter...

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Rules for valuation of black money abroad notified

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The finance ministry on Friday notified rules for calculating income and assets abroad under the Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets Bill. The bill providing for heavy penalties for stashing away black money in foreign accounts came into force earlier this week. These rules may be called the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposi...

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Increasing connectivity, trade top on Modi agenda in Central Asia

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Increasing connectivity to the resource-rich but landlocked Central Asian countries of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan would be very much part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit from July 6-13, besides boosting trade, which is at a paltry $1.6 billion. The International North South Transport Corridor, which is set to connect M...

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Railway Board chief seeks enhanced passenger safety, security

Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Calling for special emphasis on safety and security of the passengers with focus on passenger amenities, Railway Board chairman A.K. Mital on Friday instructed carrying on more field inspections for the purpose. Mital, who held a high-level meeting with various officials of the South Eastern Railway (SER) at its headquarters here to review and evaluate its performa...

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Russia's parliament gives citizens 'right to be forgotten'

Moscow, July 3 (IANS) The State Duma, the lower house of Russia's parliament, passed a law on Friday, giving citizens the right to demand that internet search engines should erase all irrelevant information about themselves. The document, informally called the law on the right to be forgotten, caused heated debates in society and criticism from search engines but was subsequently finalis...

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MP students enter Guinness book for washing hands

Bhopal, July 3 (IANS) A world record attempt by 12,76,425 students in Madhya Pradesh for washing their hands together on the 2014 Global Handwashing Day has been officially recognised, an official said here on Friday. The attempt, by students at 13,196 venues in Madhya Pradesh's 51 districts under the supervision of the state's Panchayat and Rural development department on October 16, 20...

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Special rooms at TN bus stations for lactating mothers

Chennai, July 3 (IANS) In a novel initiative for the benefit of lactating mothers, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on Friday announced that exclusive rooms will be provided at bus terminals across the state for them to breastfeed their babies. In a statement issued here Jayalalithaa said the new initiative will be launched on August 1, to commemorate the 'World Breast Feeding We...

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Arrest warrant for Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA

Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh), July 3 (IANS) An arrest warrant was on Friday issued against a BJP legislator nearly a year after he and four others allegedly beat up a Panhchayat official here, police said. The warrant was issued by Chief Judicial Magistrate Ramji Gupta against BJP legislator K.K. Shrivastav and four others in the incident which occurred in August, last year. It wa...

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India's 40 percent rural people prefer to stay single: Census

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Over 40 percent people living in India's rural areas prefer not to marry and live single, according to Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) data released here on Friday. The data said 41.64 percent people have never married and stayed single in rural areas. Nagaland, Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir led the tally for being home to such people. Nagaland h...

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EFSF to reserve rights to act upon Greece's default

Brussels, July 3 (IANS) The board of directors of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) on Friday decided to reserve its rights on EFSF loans to Greece, after the non-payment by Greece to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The EFSF is eurozone's rescue fund and Greece's biggest creditor. According to a statement released by EFSF, the EFSF board of directors decided...

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Bengal to get 15 IT parks: Mamata

Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said 15 IT software parks generating at least 20,000 jobs were coming up in the state with eight of them ready for launch. Fifteen IT Software Parks are coming up across the state, eight of which are ready for 'plug and play', Banerjee announced on her Facebook page. The eight ready to be launched parks a...

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Man gets Aadhar card for dog, arrested

Bhind (Madhya Pradesh), July 3 (IANS) A computer operator at an Aadhar centre has been arrested in Madhya Pradesh for getting an Aadhar card made for his dog, police said on Friday. Bhind Superintendent of Police Navneet Bhasin told IANS that Azam Khan was arrested on Thursday night. Khan got the card for his dog in April. It carries the photo of the dog, Tomy Singh, and lists th...

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Delhi to experience hot, sunny weekend

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Sweltering heat wave conditions continued unabated in the national capital on Friday as the maximum temperature settled four notches above the season's average at 39.8 degrees Celsius and no respite seems in sight over the weekend. The Met Office as well as private weather forecaster, Skymet have predicted rain on Friday night. However, Skymet added that the city...

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C-DOT to launch broadband products

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) C-DOT, the research and development institute of the department of telecommunications, will next week launch four broadband products developed to fast forward the Digital India initiative, an official statement said. The products, which includes long distance Wi-Fi system, solar-powered Wi-Fi system, 100 Gbps optical fibre cable (OFC) link and C-DOT's next genera...

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Solar-powered plane arrives in Honolulu, to land at dawn

Honolulu (US), July 3 (IANS) Solar Impulse 2 (SI2), the first solar-powered aircraft in an attempt to fly around the world, arrived early Friday morning in Honolulu, the capital city of the US's island state of Hawaii, and will land at dawn. At 2 a.m. local time (1200 GMT), the SI2 finished the 8,200-km non-stop solo flight from Nagoya in Japan, and will land at Hawaii's Kalaeloa airport...

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Hema Malini's driver arrested, family mourns girl's death

Jaipur, July 3 (IANS) Veteran film actor and BJP MP Hema Malini, injured in a car crash in Rajasthan that killed a girl child, remained in hospital on Friday even as her driver was arrested for rash driving. Doctors at the Fortis Escorts Hospital said Hema Malini, 66, was stable and on liquid diet after undergoing a two-hour surgery here late Thursday following the accident near Dausa, o...

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IIPM not shutting down, only changing model: Arindam Chaudhuri

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) founder Arindam Chaudhuri on Friday denied the educational institution was closing down and said it had only changed its model to enter into technical collaboration of knowledge-sharing with various institutions in India as IIPM 2.0. IIPM 2.0 is a new initiative where any institute can tie up with us by sending a...

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