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Pakistan airline workers end strike

Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Workers of the Pakistan's state-owned airlines announced that they have called off strike against a government privatisation plan after they were invited for talks to listen to their demands. The nearly one-week strike brought the flight operation of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to a complete standstill, affecting thousands of passengers. Hundreds of...

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US dollar slumps amid global turmoil

New York, Feb 10 (IANS) The US dollar fell against most major currencies on Tuesday amid a sell-off in global stocks and declining oil prices. In late New York trading, the euro climbed to $1.1289 from $1.1198 in the previous session, while the dollar bought 114.90 Japanese yen, lower than 115.34 yen of the previous session. ...

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Khloe Kardashian signs up on dating app

Los Angeles, Feb 10 (IANS) Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian has wasted no time in looking for a new man following her split from basketball player James Harden, as the reality TV star has created an online dating profile on free site OkCupid. I've never done online dating before, but just for sh**s and giggles, Malika and I decided to fill one out. It was actually really fun to do...

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Gold up for fifth successive trading day

Chicago, Feb 10 (IANS) Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange closed slightly higher for five trading days in a row Tuesday, as a weaker US dollar gave support to the precious metal. The most active gold contract for April delivery rose $0.70, or 0.06 percent, to settle at $1,198.60 per ounce. ...

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Aurobinda pharma Q3 profit rises by 18.11 percent

Hyderabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Leading pharmaceutical company Aurobinda Pharma Ltd said it posted a standalone net profit of Rs. 465.71 crore for the quarter ending December 31, 2015 against Rs.394.27 crore posted in Q3 2014-15. Standalone net profit grew by Rs.71.44 crore in the quarter under review, a rise of 18.11 percent. According to the unaudited financial results posted on the B...

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Iraqi forces recapture eastern part of Ramadi

Baghdad, Feb 10 (IANS) The Iraqi security forces fought fierce clashes with Islamic State militants and retook control of the eastern part of the city of Ramadi, while the troops seized a road linking the city to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the military said on Tuesday. The troops and allied paramilitary Sunni tribal fighters recaptured several areas in eastern Ramadi, the capital of I...

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Dr. Reddy's Q3 profit rises by 230.7 percent

Hyderabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Leading pharmaceutical company Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd said it posted a standalone net profit of Rs.236.8 crore for the quarter ending December 31, 2015. Standalone net profit grew by a whopping 230.7 percent compared to the net profit of Rs.71.6 crore posted in Q3 of fiscal 2014 - 15, a rise of Rs.165.2 crore in the third quarter of current fiscal 2015-16.<...

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Nida Fazli passed away on Jagjit's birth anniversary: Kavita Seth

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Singer Kavita Seth says that she is deeply saddened by the demise of noted Urdu shayar Nida Fazli but noted he passed away on his friend, singer Jagjit Singh's birth anniversary. The big surprise is that yesterday (Monday, February 8) was Jagjitji's birthday, and Nidaji expired. The friendship between the two was popular in the industry. I don't know what god has in ...

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'Jab Tum Kaho' based on blind dating: Filmmaker

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Debutante film maker Vikram Shankar's upcoming romantic comedy film Jab Tum Kaho is based on blind dating and he says the film is a conventional definition of blind dating, portrays one focussing more on love rather than sex. The concept of blind dating is prevalent since ages. Even in an arranged marriage, when a boy gets introduced to a girl, it is also like blind ...

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Railways, Chhattisgarh sign JV for infrastructure development

Bengaluru, Feb 9 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Tuesday signed a joint venture agreement with Chhattisgarh to develop railway infrastructure in the state. According to the railways ministry, it signed the MoU with Chhattisgarh government as part of its budget plans. Indian Railways has been working vigorously to reach every corner of the country through railway lines but people's ...

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Richa Chadha is the hero of 'Cabaret': Pooja Bhatt

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Cabaret lead actor Richa Chadha is the hero of the film, says producer Pooja Bhatt. Richa's character in the film is a very strong character. She is the hero of the film. She is the whole and soul of the film, said Pooja at the location shoot of the film on Tuesday. Richa had reportedly fallen ill after she had smoked cigarettes for a scene in the film, since...

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More golds for India in SAG archery

Shillong, Feb 9 (IANS) Indian archers continued to boost the hosts' medals tally at the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) by winning three golds in the Recurve event at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday. In the men's team event, India's Tarundeep Rai, Gurucharan Besra and Jayanta Talukdar) beat Sri Lanka's Anipuna Senevirathne, Indranath and Sajeev De Silva 5-1. In the wome...

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Pradhan assures Rs.130,000 crore for hydrocarbon production in NE

Guwahati, Feb 9 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday that his ministry has proposed investment of Rs.130,000 crore in 15 years to ramp up hydrocarbon production in northeast India. Every year an amount of Rs.10,000 crore will be invested. Around Rs.80,000 crore will be required for upstream activities, Rs.20,000 crore for midstream and Rs.30,000 cr...

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Patna Pirates down Bengal Warriors in PKL

Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) Giving an all-round display, the Patna Pirates made the most of the opportunities that came their way to defeat Bengal Warriors 36-31 in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) encounter at the Netaji Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday. The Pirates are now the only unbeaten side in the third season of the PKL. The win takes them to the top with 25 points while Bengal Warriors with 2...

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SAG table tennis: Amalraj-Batra win mixed doubles gold

Shillong, Feb 9 (IANS) The Indian mixed doubles pair of Anthony Amalraj and Manika Batra defeated compatriots G. Sathiyan and Mouma Das 3-2 to win gold in the table tennis competition of the 12th South Asian Games 2016 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Sports Hall here on Tuesday. Amalraj and Manika overcame a strong challenge to carve out a 11-5, 4-11, 11-5, 6-11, 12-10 win. The ho...

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India vs Sri Lanka: 1st T20I scoreboard

Pune, Feb 9 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the first T20 International between India and Sri Lanka which was played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday. India: Rohit Sharma c Chameera b Rajitha 0 Shikhar Dhawan c Gunathilaka b Rajitha 9 Ajinkya Rahane c Chandimal b Rajitha 4 Suresh Raina b Shanaka 20 Yuvraj Sin...

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Siachen survivor's family reaches army hospital in Delhi

Dharwad (Karnataka), Feb 9 (IANS) Family members of Siachen avalanche survivor Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad flew to New Delhi on Tuesday night from Panaji to be with him as he battles for life in an army hospital, an official said. Koppad's family was taken to the army hospital from the Indira Gandhi airport in a military car by the army to be his bedside, the official told IANS from ...

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SC declines two Arunachal lawmakers' plea

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea by two former rebel Congress lawmakers in Arunachal Pradesh challenging acceptance of their resignations by Speaker Nabam Rebia on October 1, 2015, 15 days after they had signed it. Declining to interfere with January 12 order of Gauhati High Court upholding the speaker's decision to accept the resignations of Wangla...

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Modi to address education meet of RSS-affiliated body

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an All India Conference of School Principals here on February 12 organised by Vidya Bharti, an organisation affiliated to the RSS. Addressing the media here, Vidya Bharti's national secretary Shiv Kumar said the main purpose of the conference, being held from February 11 to 14, is to discuss the role of school principals s...

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Mumbai coach Stacy hopes to reach HIL semis

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Dabang Mumbai head coach Jay Stacy hoped that their three-match winning streak will take them through to the semi-finals after his side registered a stunning 8-3 victory over Delhi Waveriders in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Shivaji Hockey Stadium here on Tuesday. Mumbai suffered losses in their first four matches but have now won three matches o...

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