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GNLF leader Subash Ghising dead

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) leader Subash Ghising Thursday passed away at the Sir Gangaram Hospital here due to liver failure, hospital sources said. He was 79. Ghising was admitted to the hospital five days back and was being treated for cirrhosis of liver by a team of doctors led by Anil Arora, the sources said. He passed away in the mornin...

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BJP skips manifesto for Delhi, sends ministers, MPs to campaign

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The BJP Thursday said it will issue a vision document and not a manifesto for the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls as it fielded a number of union ministers, chief ministers and MPs to campaign for the party. The Bharatiya Janata Party also said it will also be asking five questions to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal every day till Feb 5 in a bid to sharpen the a...

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Ukrainian city residents flee as humanitarian crisis worsens

Kiev, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) Residents of Debaltsevo, the strategic Ukrainian city contested by pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian Army, began to abandon their homes Thursday as the humanitarian situation in their city continued to worsen. About 100 people, mostly pensioners and families with children, assembled Thursday morning in front of the city hall to be transferred by buses made...

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Sonia Gandhi condoles death of Col M.N. Rai

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday expressed her condolence to bereaved family of Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, who died fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir Jan 27. In a letter to Rai's wife, Gandhi said: I share your grief with all my heart - I know what it is to lose beloved husband to a terrorist attack and for children to be robbed of the love and gui...

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China, Pakistan vow closer parliamentary links

Beijing, Jan 29 (IANS) China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang called for closer parliamentary exchanges and anti-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan Thursday. Zhang, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), made the remarks in his talks with Pakistan's National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Xinhua news agency reported. They agreed to ste...

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Three minors injured in Odisha firing

Bhubaneswar, Jan 29 (IANS) Tension is prevailing at a steel plant in Odisha after private security guards fired at three minors Thursday, prompting authorities to launch a probe into the incident. Soon after the firing took place in Bhusan steel plant in Dhenkanal district, villagers locked the main gate of the plant and demanded action against the culprits and compensation. However, nor...

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BJP skips manifesto for Delhi poll, fields ministers, MPs to campaign

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The BJP Thursday said it will issue a vision document and not a manifesto for the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls, while it fielded a number of cabinet ministers, chief ministers and MPs to campaign for the party. The Bharatiya Janata Party said it will also be asking five questions to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal every day till Feb 5 in a bid to sharpen the ...

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HIL: Punjab Warriors' Knowles suspended for a match

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Jaypee Punjab Warriors' ace defender Mark Knowles will miss Friday's Hero Hockey India League (HIL) match against Delhi Waveriders after the Australian was Thursday handed a one-match suspension for breaching the Code of Conduct. The Disciplinary Committee of HIL met to discuss the conduct of Knowles, International Hockey Federation (FIH) Player of the Year 2014,...

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Parties step up campaign in Delhi polls

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) With the Delhi assembly polls drawing closer, three main political parties in the fray - the BJP, the Congress and the AAP - stepped up their campaigning. In fact, the BJP held over 16 rallies Thursday. The national capital goes to the polls Feb 7 and ballots will be counted Feb 10. While BJP chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi is aggressively...

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Railways to have innovative funding strategy: Prabhu

Bengaluru, Jan 29 (IANS) The railway budget for 2015-16 would spell out an innovative strategy to fund its infrastructure projects, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said Thursday. The new strategy will involve pooling in funds from the Members of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme, state governments and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of the private sector for our vario...

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Indian jailed in Qatar for killing colleague

Dubai, Jan 29 (IANS) A court in Qatar has given a 10-year jail sentence to an Indian man for killing a colleague, a fellow Indian national, according to a media report. The Primary Court in Doha Wednesday also ordered the 44-year-old Indian accused to pay a blood money of 200,000 Qatari riyals (around $55,000) to the kith and kin of the 26-year-old victim, Gulf Times reported. Th...

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BJP skips manifesto for Delhi poll, fields ministers, MPs to campaign

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The BJP Thursday said it will not issue avision document and not a manifesto for the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls, while it fielded a number of cabinet ministers, chief ministers and MPs to campaign for the party. The Bharatiya Janata Party said it will also be asking five questions to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal every day till Feb 5 in a bid to sharpen t...

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Soldier arrested in Bihar for molesting minor girl

Patna, Jan 29 (IANS) A soldier was arrested Thursday in Bihar for molesting a minor girl on a train, police said here. The girl was travelling to Begusarai district in Bihar from Delhi along with her family when the soldier molested her early Thursday. A soldier was arrested after the girl's family lodged a complaint with Railway Police that she has been molested by him aboard t...

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Kenyan police nab suspect behind terror attacks

Nairobi, Jan 29 (IANS) Kenyan police were Thursday interrogating a suspect believed to be behind a spate of terror attacks in northern Kenya. Job Boronjo, police commander of Mandera, told journalists that Salim Abubakar Kitonga, who was arrested early Thursday, was providing crucial information that might lead to the arrest of those behind terror attacks in the country, Xinhua news age...

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Criminal case filed against Kejriwal for abetting bribery

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) A case was filed Thursday in a court here seeking action against AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for exhorting voters in his election speeches to take bribes if offered by the BJP and Congress but to vote for his party. The criminal case was filed by Arun Kumar, a practicing lawyer in Tis Hazari court, accusing Kejriwal of deliberately abetting bribery by asking Delhi...

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Mamata keen to increase small-scale industries in Bengal

Kolkata/Asansol, Jan 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said that besides attracting big ticket investments in the upcountry areas in the state, steps are being taken to boost the small-scale industries. We will set up MSME facilitation centres in Durgapur and Burdwan. This will create tremendous employment opportunity for the local youtha, she said during the ...

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European football ahead on infrastructure: Goalkeeper Sandhu

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Young Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who is currently plying his trade in Norwegian first division club Stabaek FC, Thursday said the biggest difference between Indian and European football is the infrastructure. India lacks in it, he believes. In a release from the All India Football Federation (AIFF), Sandhu stated, I think the first and foremost thin...

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Gandhi-Bot Beer: Consumer activist moves court

Mumbai, Jan 29 (IANS) A consumer activist Thursday filed a complaint against America's New England Brewing Company, which sparked a controversy by using a picture of Mahatma Gandhi on its beer cans and selling them in certain parts of India. Consumer Guidance Society of India media cell chief Viveck Shettyy lodged the complaint before the Metropolitan Magistrate of 66th Court in Andheri,...

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BJP poses five queries to Kejriwal, AAP says party panicking

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The BJP Thursday asked AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal why he took support from the Congress to form a government and why did he seek facilities after rejecting them first, but the AAP termed the queries old and boring and claimed the party was panicking. Questions about the Congress support and facilites were among the five the Bharatitya Janata Party plans to put bef...

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Telangana to give industrial permission in 15 days

Hyderabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Any investor coming to Telangana will get permission to start the industry within 15 days and if the government fails to meet this deadline, the permission will be deemed granted, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao announced Thursday. He said that the new industrial policy, giving right to permission to investors and industrialists, will be launched shortly. ...

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