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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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New Zealand will continue playing aggressive cricket: McCullum

Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) Despite their bruising loss to Australia in the cricket World Cup final on Sunday, New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has said his team will not back off from playing aggressive cricket as there is an element of fearlessness in their style. Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets with 101 balls to spare to clinch the World Cup title for the fifth time at ...

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My ODI exit closest to a fairytale ending: Clarke

Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) Australian skipper Michael Clarke who bid farewell to One-Day Internationals (ODIs) after his side became the world champions beating New Zealand on Sunday said it is the closest one can get to a fairly-tale ending. Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to claim their fifth title. Clarke guided his team to vic...

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Pune FC go down 0-2 to Royal Wahingdoh FC in I-League

Shillong, March 29 (IANS) Pune FC went down fighting 0-2 to Royal Wahingdoh FC in an I-League football tournament's Round-13 encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday. A brace from striker Jackichand Singh (38th and 68th minute) handed Pune FC their second loss of the season. The defeat also meant Pune FC dropped down to the fourth place in the table with 16 points...

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After Dhoni, Clarke calls for changes in ODI field restrictions

Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) Australian skipper Michael Clarke has said he would like to see five fielders outside the 30-yard circle instead of the current four during powerplays to allow bowlers more protection during field restrictions in One-Day International (ODI) cricket. Currently only four fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle during powerplays which helps batsmen to sc...

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Previous coal mine allottees have to clear stock by April 8

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) All the previous allottees of coal mines are required to remove the dry fuel extracted till March 31 by April 8 to ensure their smooth handover to successful bidders at the recent coal auctions. It has been decided that the disposal of coal stock extracted till March 31 shall be undertaken. It shall be the obligation of prior allottee to remove such coal stock ...

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Tricolour flown at half-mast as tribute to Lee

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) As a tribute to Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, the government on Sunday observed one-day national mourning with the national flag flown at half-mast and no official entertainment, a home ministry official said. National mourning was observed in the country today (Sunday). The national flag remained at half-mast and there was no official entertainment...

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Gatiman Express to start plying soon

Agra, March 29 (IANS) The much-awaited 160km-an-hour Gatiman Express would soon begin its run on the Delhi-Agra stretch, Railway Board Chairman A.K. Mittal said on Sunday. Once the railway safety commissioner gives the nod, the train would start plying, he said here. The train would cover the 200 km distance in around 90 minutes. Mittal said the Agra-Etawah railway line w...

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Maneka Gandhi asks home ministry to consider women's quota in police

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The women and child development ministry has requested the home ministry to take up with the various state governments the issue of 33 percent reservation of posts for women in police forces, official sources said on Sunday. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi was cited to have said: I request you to ta...

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Buddha can improve bilateral ties: Chinese guru

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) One of the most popular Chinese Buddhist gurus, Vajra Master Jinke Xuanlei, said on Sunday that the best way to improve India-China ties is to have Buddha as a key factor in the relationship. The founder of Sino-Esoteric Buddhism Association was speaking at a felicitation by Tarun Vijay, a BJP MP and president of the Parliamentary Group on India China Friendshi...

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