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Indian Ocean diplomacy: Modi to visit Seychelles, Mauritius, Sri Lanka

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Giving a major fillip to India's neighourhood outreach in the Indian Ocean region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a five-day visit to the three key island nations of Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka from March 10. However, the Maldives leg of the visit is not on, in view of the recent political turmoil in that country after the arrest of oppositio...

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Wayne Burt Group outfit signs seven MoUs with GE Aviation

Chennai, March 6 (IANS) Wayne Burt Group, a deep value fund with interests in aviation and other sectors, on Friday said it has signed seven Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with GE Aviation through its group company Kerns Aero Products. In a statement issued here, Wayne Burt Group said MoUs with GE Aviation has been signed for Indian Coast Guard Aircraft Programme (Sikorsky aircraft), ...

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India beat Windies, reach World Cup quarters

Perth, March 6 (IANS) A superlative bowling performance helped India beat the West Indies by four wickets in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the WACA here on Friday. They registered their fourth straight victory and qualified for the quarterfinals. Skipper Jason Holder (57) waged a lone battle as the West Indies were bowled out for 182 in 44.2 overs. During the chase, Mahendra Singh Dhon...

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UP celebrates Holi with fervour amid minor brawls

Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) From the bylanes of Vrinadvan, Barsana and Mathura in Braj to the ghats of Varanasi, Holi was celebrated across Uttar Pradesh on Friday with fervour but some incidents of clashes and firing were also reported at a few places. While there were reports of minor clashes and incidents of firing at some places, the festival of colours passed off peacefully, a home depa...

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Pleasant Friday in Delhi, Saturday morning to be misty

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The national capital experienced a sunny and pleasant Friday with the maximum temperature settling one notch below the season's average at 27.3 degrees Celsius. There will be light mist early morning tomorrow (Saturday). Partly cloudy sky, one or two spells of very light rain and thundershower could occur in some areas, said an official with the India Meteorolog...

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UST Global launches app on women's safety

Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) UST Global - the biggest employer of IT professionals in Kerala - Friday launched its mobile-based app for women's safety, ahead of the International Women's Day on March 8. The app was unveiled by Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala here in the presence of high ranking police officers. To start with, the app - iSafe - has been rolled out fo...

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BMC spent Rs.106 crore on court cases in 13 years

Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, India's richest civic body, spent Rs.106 crore in 13 years to fight big and small court cases, a RTI query revealed Friday. The cases mainly pertained to illegal constructions around the city, and other litigation, with a single lawyer, K.K. Singhvi, being paid Rs.19.13 crore as fees for his services, the RTI query filed by p...

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US to explore investment opportunities in Telangana, Andhra

Hyderabad, March 6 (IANS) A US diplomat said here Friday he will visit various districts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to interact with the industrialists for promotion of trade between America and the two states. Consul General Michael Mullins Friday told a delegation of Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTAPCCI) that they are trying to unde...

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Kerala Tourism wins Golden Gate award in Germany

Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) Kerala Tourism's popular global multimedia campaign to promote the backwaters has won the Golden Gate award at the Internationale Tourismus-Borse Berlin (ITB-Berlin) - 2015, the world's leading travel trade event. The state tourism department bagged the silver prize at the Das Golden Stadttor (Golden Gate) Awards presented in the German capital on Thurs...

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Jaywardene not concerned about Australian pacers

Sydney, March 6 (IANS) Veteran Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene on Friday said they would not be too concerned about the Australian pacers when they face each other in a World Cup Pool A encounter on Sunday. You can be quick, but if you are not accurate you can go for runs as fast as they bowl, Jayawardene was quoted as saying by espncricinfo. The Australia bowlers are quick ...

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Dual injury blow for Sri Lanka ahead of Australia clash

Sydney, March 6 (IANS) Sri Lanka will be forced to make at least two changes for Sunday's crunch cricket World Cup clash with Australia here, with veteran spinner Rangana Herath ruled out and batsman Dimuth Karunaratne being sidelined for the rest of the tournament. The 36-year-old, left-armer Herath has been ruled out after splitting the webbing between his spin fingers in the side's la...

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Recognize skill sets in armed forces to Create in India: Experts

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The skills ministry will soon tie-up with the defence ministry to take forward the Make in India innovation to Create in India, a minister has said. We are looking at using the last year of service of JCOs and below to train them (in specialised jobs). If they don't want to come out as trainers, they can come out as entrepreneurs, Minister of State for Skills &...

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Tendulkar, Dhoni to vie for greatest ODI cricketer crown

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and present One-Day International (ODI) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni along with three other cricketers are the leading contenders to clinch the crown of the greatest one-day cricketer of all time. Former Australian opener Adam Gilchrist, Pakistan fast bowling legend Wasim Akram and West Indies great Vivian Richards are the ...

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Court extends injunction against Kenyan Premier League

Nairobi, March 6 (IANS) A court here has extended till March 13 an injunction against the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) from conducting its top flight competition till a civil suit filed by the rival Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is determined. Once again, drama was witnessed at the compound of Nairobi's Milimani High Court when a section of over 100 fans that turned up for Thursday's he...

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Andhra, Telangana governor, CMs celebrate Holi

Hyderabad, March 6 (IANS) It was a riot of colours at Raj Bhavan as Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and his wife celebrated Holi on Friday amid much fanfare. The governor and his wife Vimala Narasimhan applied colours on each other and also played Holi with visitors at Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the governor. Gaiety marked the occasion as a jovi...

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Shell opens global IT centre in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, March 6 (IANS) Global energy major Royal Dutch Shell plc has opened its global information technology (IT) centre in this tech hub for developing and delivering IT projects in-house. The in-house global IT centre will provide jobs for thousands of techies by 2020, as we invest in the centre to be an integral part of our global IT project delivery and support network, Shell Ind...

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Controversy over Akbar's 'Navratnas' installation in heritage site

Agra, March 6 (IANS) A controversy has erupted over divisional commissioner Pradip Bhatnagar's decision to install the statues of Mughal emperor Akbar's Navratnas (nine jewels) in Fatehpur Sikri, a World Heritage site. Akbar's passion for knowledge and interest in learning from great minds led him to attract men of genius to his court. His personal favourites were collectively known as ...

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Myanmar signs Avramovic to coach national football team

Yangon, March 6 (IANS) Myanmar Football Federation has signed Serbian Rodojko Avramovic as head coach of its national team, the federation announced on Friday. Avramovic, who signed the one and a half year contract here on Thursday, pledged to cooperate with the football clubs of the Myanmar National League to raise sports standards in Myanmar, reports Xinhua. The Myanmar nationa...

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'Tibetans vow to give up wearing animal furs'

Dharamsala, March 6 (IANS) Tibetan villagers living in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan have marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year by vowing to give up the wearing of animal furs and by burning those already in their possession, Radio Free Asia (RFA) said on Friday. The February 27 decision by residents of Drangsung village in Yunnan's Dechen county is aimed at complying ...

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River earn late draw with Tigres in Copa Libertadores

Buenos Aires, March 6 (IANS) A spectacular Carlos Sanchez volley earned two-time champions River Plate a 1-1 draw with Mexican side Tigres UANL in their Copa Libertadores group match. Joffre Guerron had given Tigres the lead just before half-time when he pounced on an errant Ramiro Funes Mori header before rounding goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman on Thursday, reports Xinhua. The goal sp...

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