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World Women's Chess semi-final: Harika draws against Mariya in first game

Chennai, March 29 (IANS) India's Grandmaster (GM) Harika Dronavalli on Sunday drew her first game in the World Women's Chess Championship 2015 semi-final round against Ukraine's Women GM (WGM) Mariya Muzychuk in 60 moves at Sochi in Russia. The 24-year-old Dronavalli (FIDE rating 2492), ranked 16th among the women chess players, drew the game fighting hard against the 23-year-old Muzychu...

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World Women's Chess semi-final: Harika draws against Mariya in first game

Chennai, March 29 (IANS) India's Grandmaster (GM) Harika Dronavalli on Sunday drew her first game in the World Women's Chess Championship 2015 semi-final round against Ukraine's Women GM (WGM) Mariya Muzychuk in 60 moves at Sochi in Russia. ...

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Jaitley assures central help for rain-affected farmers

Jaipur, March 29 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who on Sunday met rain and hailstorm-affected farmers in Rajasthan, assured the state that the central government would provide all possible help for providing relief to the affected farmers. There is also a need for change in the norms for disaster relief, Jaitley said while talking to media after meeting Chief Minister Vasund...

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Lee a committed karma yogi, says Modi; joins world leaders in tribute

Singapore/New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined many world leaders at the funeral of Singapore founder and first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew who he described as a committed karma yogi and among the tallest leaders of our times. In India, as a tribute to Singapore's founding father, the government observed a day's national mourning and the national flag was flown ...

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Mitchell Starc: Bowler who dominated the batsman's game

Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) Who could have imagined at the start of the World Cup that in a batsman-dominated game, the player of the tournament would eventually be a fast bowler? Australia's Mitchell Starc showed that a bowler with the right pace and control can make a mark in cricket's biggest stage, even in conditions favouring willowers. Consistently delivering at 145 km and swinging ...

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FDCI locks dates for next AIFW seasons

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), the country's apex fashion body on Sunday announced dates for the Amazon India Fashion Week spring-summer and autumn-winter 2016 seasons. The AIFW SS'16 is scheduled for October 14-18, 2015, while the AIFW AW'16 will be held from March 16-20 next year, said a statement. The bi-annual events, organised by the F...

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17 killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, March 29 (IANS) At least 17 people - 15 militants and two army personnel - were killed across Afghanistan in a 24-hour period, the defence ministry said on Sunday. A total of 15 terrorists have been killed and seven others injured over the past 24 hours, defence ministry spokesperson Zahir Azimi tweeted, reported Xinhua. According to Azimi, the security forces also discove...

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Mizoram CM pays tribute to policemen killed in attack

Aizawl, March 29 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, his cabinet colleagues, legislators and officials on Sunday paid their last respects to the three Mizoram policemen who were gunned down by militants on Saturday. Announcing an ex-gratia payment of Rs.7 lakh for the families of each of the slain policemen, the chief minister said security forces have intensified combing operat...

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Two killed, one injured in Delhi road accident

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A three-year-old girl and her grandmother were killed while the child's father was battling for his life in hospital after the motorbike they were ridng on was hit by a speeding truck, police said on Sunday. The incident occurred in west Delhi's Paschim Vihar on Saturday around 1 p.m. when Ravi, 28, was heading towards his home and the truck hit them. ...

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Government will try to ban cow slaughter: Rajnath

Indore (Madhya Pradesh), March 29 (IANS) The central government will try to build consensus on banning cow slaughter, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Sunday. Cow slaughter has always been against the principles of the Bharatiya Janata Party, and that was why the BJP-led government will try to discuss the issue with all parties concerned, Rajnath Singh said during an event organi...

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Curtains come down on Kochi Biennale after 108 days

Kochi, March 29 (IANS) The second edition of the 108-day-long Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB), billed as country's biggest contemporary-art festival came to a close as the sun went down in this Kerala port city on Sunday. Official figures put the attendance in the event in excess of half a million, at least 100,000 more than in its debut year in 2012. Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF)...

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India to airlift nationals from Yemen, sending ship

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, March 29 (IANS) India said on Sunday that it would airlift its nationals from unrest-hit Yemen and is also sending a large ship to the Yemeni capital as Saudi Arabia-led Arab coalition warplanes continued airstrikes against the Shia Houthi rebels for the fourth consecutive day. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted: Today we got permission to fly f...

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Australia become second team to win WC on home soil

Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) Australia on Sunday became only the second outfit to clinch the cricket World Cup trophy on home soil, and third ever to win as co-hosts. Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the final to hold aloft the grand prize in front of a packed house at the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here. In 2011, India became the first team to win th...

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Saina, Srikanth win India Open titles

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth rounded up a brilliant Sunday for Indian badminton winning their respective $275,000 India Open Superseries titles at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here. Women's singles top seed Saina Nehwal trumped former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon in the final to win 21-16, 21-14 in 49 minutes. Later, 22-year-old Srikanth had a contrast...

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Man injured as dacoits loot tourists in Bengal

Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) One person was injured while resisting a gang of dacoits, purportedly from Bangladesh, who attacked a tourist party in the remote Piyali island of the Sundarbans in West Bengal, police said on Sunday. The dacoits decamped with Rs.75,000 in cash, gold ornaments, mobile phones and other valuables on Saturday night from the spot, about 70 km from Kolkata in South 24...

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My sole aim is to end corruption: Khattar

Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said his sole aim was to end corruption and give good governance to the state's people. Attacking the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government, he said certain people had approached him with offers to follow its give and take policy. In the very first month of formation of the new (BJP)...

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In latest makeover, AAP Lokpal Ramdas also goes

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) In the throes of internal strife, Delhi's ruling AAP on Sunday replaced its Lokpal, retired Admiral L. Ramdas, with a team of three ombudsmen, who include two former police officers. A day after it sacked dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, Aam Aadmi Party leaders who met at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence also set up a new discipl...

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AAP member files police complaint

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member on Sunday filed a complaint against unidentified people for manhandling and attacking him during the party's National Executive meeting held here on Saturday, police said. Ramzan Choudhary, in a two-page written complaint, alleged that some bouncers of the AAP assaulted him at the meeting. A probe has been initiated by th...

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5,000-year-old brewery found in Israel

Jerusalem, March 29 (IANS) A 5,000-year-old brewery has been unearthed in Tel Aviv, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Sunday. The find includes fragments of ancient Egyptian-made pottery vessels that were used to prepare beer. The site is currently being uncovered in salvage excavations, ahead of the construction of skyscraper office buildings in Israel's financial capital.

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Srikanth wins India Open crown

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) World No.4 shuttler Kidambi Srikanth won the men's singles title at the $275,000 India Open Superseries defeating Danish Viktor Axelsen in the final here on Sunday. The second seeded Indian won 18-21, 21-13, 21-12 at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. ...

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