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Condition of Siachen survivor worsens, nation prays

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, battling for life after being buried under ice for six days in the Siachen glacier, was in critical condition on Wednesday, doctors said, as millions across the country prayed for his recovery. More than a day after the soldier was admitted here, the Army Research and Referral Hospital said in the evening that his condition had wo...

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Governors can work as catalytic agents, says Modi

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Governors can work as catalytic agents, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, urging them to think about some form of legacy which they would leave behind as contribution to their respective states. Addressing the concluding session of the 47th Governors Conference at Rashtrapati Bhavan here, Modi said governors occupy a unique high position owing to th...

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U-19 Bangladesh team motivated by achievement of senior side

Dhaka, Feb 10 (IANS) The Bangladesh under-19 team is greatly motivated by the achievement of the national team over the past year, says their consultant Stuart Law. Law said the youngsters were keen to produce feats similar to those of Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and his men. The youth team will mark Bangladesh's first semi-final appearance in a world event when they take on the West In...

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Morocco football team coach Zaki sacked

Rabat, Feb 10 (IANS) Morocco's football team head coach Badou Zaki was on Wednesday dismissed due to poor results after stewarding the team for 20 months. The departure of Zaki, 57, who was goalkeeper at Real Mallorca from 1987 to 1992, was already taken for granted in recent days but the dismissal was officially announced only on Wednesday, reports Efe. The Moroccan soccer feder...

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HC seeks response on plea to merge civic bodies

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the lt. governor, and the East, South and North Delhi Municipal Corporations to respond on a PIL seeking direction to merge the three civic bodies, trifurcated in 2012 by the then Sheila Dikshit government. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath sought response from lt. governor and the municipa...

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India sweep SAG table tennis with seven golds

Shillong, Feb 10 (IANS) India made a clean sweep winning seven gold and five silver medals in the women's doubles, men's doubles, mixed doubles, and men's and women's singles events of table tennis competitions in the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) here on Wednesday. National champions Anthony Amalraj and Manika Batra claimed three gold medals each. Amalraj won the men's singles af...

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Ambuja Cement's Q3 stand-alone net profit declines by 67 percent

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Cement major Ambuja Cements on Wednesday posted a decline of 66.53 percent in its stand-alone net profit which stood at Rs.109.96 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. The company had earned a net profit of Rs.328.59 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. According to the company, its total income decreased by 1.06 percent to Rs.2,379.22 cro...

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Delhi government to decide odd-even scheme on February 11

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Delhi government will on Thursday take a decision on the re-implementation of the odd-even traffic scheme in the national capital. The Delhi government will take a decision over the future of the odd-even vehicular restriction scheme on which a report is being prepared today (Wednesday) on the basis of a referendum, Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai tweeted....

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Fog delays 16 Delhi-bound trains

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Sixteen Delhi-bound trains were delayed on Wednesday morning due to fog in the region though the national capital experienced a sunny day later in the day, the railways said. Northern Railway said another eight trains was rescheduled. Flight operations, however, remained unaffected. The maximum temperature in Delhi settled at 26.2 degrees Celsiu...

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Hoffenheim coach Stevens resigns due to health reasons

Berlin, Feb 10 (IANS) Hoffenheim head coach Huud Stevens tendered his resignation with immediate effect on Wednesday to leave the German football club due to health reasons. The Dutch coach has surprisingly taken this decision just three days before his side's Bundesliga clash against Werder Bremen, reports Xinhua. It is expected that Hoffenheim will later announce further detail...

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Sonia wishes speedy recovery to Siachen survivor

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written to Basavva, the mother of Siachen avalanche survivor Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, wishing her son speedy recovery and a long life. In her letter written on Tuesday, which was released to the media on Wednesday, Gandhi said her heart was filled with pain and grief on hearing about the 10 soldiers coming under an aval...

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Rhinos face extinction in Assam: Amit Shah

Kokrajhar (Assam), Feb 10 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday denounced the regular poaching of rhinos in Assam and said the animal will become extinct in the state if the killings don't end. The one-horned rhinos, which draws foreign tourists to Assam, are not safe here, Shah told a rally where he announced a tie-up between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Bodoland Peoples Fro...

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Croatian defender Milovic joins Chinese club Chongqing

Chongqing (China), Feb 10 (IANS) Croatia international Goran Milovic has joined Chinese Super League (CSL) side Chongqing Lifan on a three-year deal, the football club said on Wednesday. Being a strong defender, Milovic played for Hajduk Split of Croatia since 2012, scoring four goals in 115 matches, reports Xinhua. He received his first call-up last November for the senior natio...

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Kejriwal prays for Siachen survivor's recovery

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday prayed for the speedy recovery of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, who miraculously survived being buried in an avalanche on Siachen glacier. Praying for speedy recovery of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad. I wanted to visit him today but authorities felt I should avoid right now, Kejriwal tweeted. Koppad i...

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Leverkusen's Hernandez sidelined for one game

Berlin, Feb 10 (IANS) Bayer Leverkusen's Javier Hernandez will miss the next Bundesliga game against Darmstadt due to injury, the football club announced on Wednesday. The Mexican international on Tuesday sustained a torn muscle in his left gluteal muscle during Leverkusen's 1-3 loss to Werder Bremen in the German Cup quarter-finals. Hernandez had to be replaced in the 57th minute and wi...

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Google rolls out features to strengthen online security

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Internet users in India today are more conscious about their online safety, internet giant Google India said on Wednesday as it rolled out several new features and resources designed to protect users online. Google India released some key interesting search trends of last year that point towards the demand of greater cyber security. The trends showed ...

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Three women arrested in anti-mafia sweep

Catania (Italy), Feb 10 (IANS/AKI) Anti-mafia police in Sicily on Wednesday arrested 109 suspects, including three women, during a major operation against one of the island's most lethal crime families. The swoop targeted members and bosses of the Laudani crime family, based in the port city of Catania, who face charges including mafia association, extortion, drugs and arms trafficking.<...

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India, UAE energy ties to grow following Sheikh Mohamed's visit

Abu Dhabi, Feb 10 (IANS/WAM) The cooperation between India and the UAE in the energy sector is expected to grow following the visit to India of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, beginning Wednesday. The visit comes six months after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) t...

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3,000 operations cancelled as British junior doctors strike

London, Feb 10 (IANS) Almost 3,000 operations were cancelled on Wednesday as second wave of industrial action by thousands of junior doctors started on Wednesday after negotiations over pay and new contracts failed. The second 24-hour strike by doctors started at 8.00 a.m. (local time). Though the emergency care was still being provided, Xinhua reported. About 38,000 junior docto...

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Pakistan stocks extend losses over profit-taking

Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) extended losses on Wednesday as investors continued booking profits in the wake of below-expectation corporate financial results. The Pakistan Stock Exchange's (PSX) benchmark KSE 100-Index fell by 0.92 percent or 299.61 points to 32,144.59 points on Wednesday when compared with 32,444.20 points recorded on Tuesday, Xinhua report...

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