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Delhi in top spot as e-commerce hub: Survey

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Delhi rated as the number one e-commerce hub with the maximum amount of mobile phones and accessories sold, says a report released by online company ebay India. eBay India released the eBay India Census 2014 that documents trends in online buying, selling and exporting across 28 states and seven Union Territories in the country and export trends in 206 countries...

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Not against GST: Mamata

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said she was not against the Goods and Services Tax but wanted states to be adequately compensated. We don't have a problem with GST. It is our manifesto commitment. We are all for it. But states have to be adequately compensated, she said during an informal meeting with media persons here. Banerjee, who i...

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Bengal mulls Sunderbans tourism committee

Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) West Bengal may soon have a separate committee to look into any impact of eco-tourism in the Sunderbans mangrove region, a minister said here Friday. According to Tourism Minister Bratya Basu, officials are mulling a proposal to constitute a committee headed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The committee, if formed, will seek to maintain a balance between...

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India-Bangladesh agree to foster economic cooperation

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) India and Bangladesh Friday agreed to take the lead in fostering closer cooperation in South Asia, while acknowledging the importance of economic cooperation and improved connectivity between the two countries. According to an official statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded visiting Bangladesh President M. Abdul Hamid's contribution to his country's war o...

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ECB should clarify decision to sack Pietersen: Flintoff

London, Dec 19 (IANS) Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff Friday urged the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to satisfactorily explain the reasons for sacking former captain and star batsman Kevin Pietersen. What Kevin's done can't be as bad as what's been portrayed and it's time the ECB told us, the paying public who are missing out on watching him, what went on, Flintoff was...

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Timeline: Accidental deaths of Delhi policemen

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Timeline of accidental deaths of Delhi policemen in the last 15 months: Sep 21, 2013: Constable Praveen Chaudhary met with an accident while on duty at Rajouri Garden Traffic Circle and died. Sep 24, 2013: Head constable Ravinder Singh died after he was hit by a speeding autorickshaw in west Delhi's Kanjhawla. Oct 20, 2013: Head constable Mahavir ...

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Sonia Gandhi stable, recovering well: Hospital

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi, admitted to a hospital here for an infection in the lower respiratory tract, was stable and recovering well, a hospital statement said Friday. Sonia Gandhi was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital yesterday (Thursday) evening with lower respiratory tract infection and some breathing difficulty for further treatment and observation, ...

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Kiran Shrinivas happy about his appearance in 'Yeh Hai Aashiqui'

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Kiran Shrinivas, best known for TV show 24, will be seen in the forthcoming episode of Yeh Hai Aashiqui, and the actor is excited about it. In the show he plays college heartthrob Nikhil, while Bhakti Singh will be seen as cold-hearted girl Neeti. The show is about how he takes up the challenge to woo her. Kiran could relate to my character Nikhil.

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Bayern Munich to play in China next year

Munich, Dec 19 (IANS) Bayern Munich will play in China next year, the German club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said Friday. Rummenigge said that China is the largest potential market with a fast growing interest in football and the club must invest in the area's market, reports Xinhua. Boasting half a dozen of Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning players, the 2013 UEFA champions Ba...

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Troops hit rebel positions in Syria

Damascus, Dec 19 (IANS) Syrian troops Friday pounded rebel positions in the northern countryside of capital Damascus and eliminated many fighters of radical rebel groups in the southern region, media and activists reported. The government troops bombarded the villages of Deir Makren and Efra in the Wadi Barada area in the countryside of Damascus in southern Syria, as the Syrian air force...

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Bengal to get Sunderbans tourism roadmap soon

Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) A roadmap for developing tourism in the Sunderbans mangrove region, incorporating a collaborative community model, will be delivered to the West Bengal government soon, it was announced here Friday. Sunderbans delta is the world's largest mangrove reserve and one of the planet's most fragile eco-systems. The Bengal government has recently intensified efforts to pro...

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Russia wants Palestine's independence status soon

Moscow, Dec 19 (IANS/TASS) Russia is interested in the earliest resolution of the issue concerning the state status of Palestine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday. The foreign minister said his country recognised the state of Palestine in the late 1980s. Therefore, we have no questions whatsoever concerning the recognition of the Palestinian statehood as it was ...

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Peshawar school song: Where have all the flowers gone?

Ever since US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage threatened to bomb Pakistan to the stone age unless it joined the post 9/11 global war on terror, Pakistan has faced an existential tragedy of choice. It was being called upon to kill the very mujahideen it had trained to become hardened Islamic fighters, also at America's behest, to help expel the Soviet Union from Afghanistan. So...

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Nitish asks Modi to disapprove Ghar Wapsi, praising Godse

Patna, Dec 19 (IANS) Former Bihar chief minister and senior JD-U leader Nitish Kumar Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to publicly disapprove his party BJP's Ghar Wapsi (home returning) campaign, and praise of Mahatma Gandhi's killer and hate speeches made by his party leaders. It is high time the prime minister should say that he disapproves of such things including Ghar Wapsi, ...

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High alert as Kashmir readies for last phase of polling

Jammu, Dec 19 (IANS) After ensuring a peaceful, incident-free four phases of the assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities Friday sounded high alert in the Jammu region where 20 constituencies go to polls tomorrow in the fifth and final phase. Yes, we are taking no chances with security arrangements for the fifth and final phase of elections tomorrow (Saturday). Around 500 comp...

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Snapdeal to promote Rajasthani handicrafts

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) E-commerce website Snapdeal.com has joined hands with Rajasthan Small Industries Corp (RAJSICO) for online promotion and selling of the state's traditional handicrafts. The website will create a special store exclusively for handicrafts from Rajasthan under the brand name Rajasthali, the flagship brand of the handicrafts marketing wing of The Rajasthan Small Indu...

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Scientist Jayant Narlikar gets Sahitya Akademi Award

Mumbai/Pune, Dec 19 (IANS) Astrophysicist Jayant V. Narlikar was Friday conferred the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for his autobiography. The Pune-based 76-year-old scientist's autobiography Chaar Nagrantale Majhe Vishwa was unanimously selected for the award in Marathi literature category, it was announced. The award, in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper pl...

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India conveys concerns on Lakhvi's bail to Pakistan

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) India has conveyed in clear and unambiguous terms its concerns to Pakistan on the bail granted to key Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Friday, adding that India rejects Pakistan's contention that there is little evidence to prosecute him and his fellow conspirators. Sushma Swaraj, in her statement in the ...

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Sexual harassment cases have increased: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The number of complaints about sexual harassment at work places has increased in the country, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said Friday. The number of sexual harassment complaints was 170 in 2011, 167 in 2012, 249 in 2013 and 336 in 2014, Maneka Gandhi said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. She said: The number of complaints of sex...

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Sushmita announces second edition of Jabong fashion week

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Former beauty queen and actress Sushmita Sen Friday launched the second edition of Jabong Online Fashion Week and also announced the jury for the event. Nandani Nhalla, Noyonika Chatterjee, Varun Bahl, Vidya Tikari, Lubna Adams and Colston Julian will be on the judges panel. With its second season, the online fashion portal aims to provide a platform to y...

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