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Over 50 lakh take holy dip at Sangam

Lucknow, Feb 8 (IANS) Over 50 lakh people took the holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati, at Sangam in Allahabad on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya on Monday. It is the third most prominent bath of the ongoing Magh Mela in Allahabad in which millions are observing 'kalpvaas'. Officials said that it was after a gap of 300 years that Mauni Amavasya ...

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AAP government files appeal on nursery admissions

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The AAP government on Monday approached the Delhi High Court, challenging a single bench order that restored the management quota for nursery admissions in private unaided schools in Delhi. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath agreed to hear the appeal of Delhi's Aam Aadmi Party government on Wednesday. A bench of Justice Man...

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'Return of jungle raj' is an opposition conspiracy: Lalu Prasad

Patna, Feb 8 (IANS) The return of Jungle Raj in Bihar is a lie spread by the opposition parties in their attempt to defame the state, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has said. Opposition parties are talking and spreading falsehood of return of 'jungle raj' in Bihar as part of conspiracy to defame the state again, Lalu told reporters here on Sunday after his arrival from Delh...

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'Near misss' at Australian airport prompts landing procedure review

Melbourne, Feb 8 (IANS) Calls for a review of Australia's airline safety procedures have been prompted by footage of two Qantas Airlines planes coming within seconds of a crashlanding at Melbourne airport in 2015. The video, taken on July 5, 2015, shows two Qantas carriers simultaneously aborting landing attempts at Tullamarine, Melbourne's international airport, Xinhua news agency repor...

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Man rescued 56 hours after Taiwan quake

Beijing, Feb 8 (IANS) A second survivor was rescued on Monday from under the debris of a collapsed residential building some 56 hours after a 6.7 magnitude quake struck Taiwan. The man, identified as Li Tsung-tian, was conscious and talking to rescuers as he descended from the toppled building, in Yongkang district of Tainan city, via a crane, Xinhua reported. He was rushed to ho...

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OPPO starts selling 'selfie expert' F1 in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Driven by positive response, Chinese device-maker OPPO Mobiles has started selling its mobile photography-focused devices F1 and F1 Plus in Delhi, with Bollywood and Telugu film actress Rhea Chakraborty becoming the first customer to own the selfie expert. I am so thrilled at being the first one to be able to use the 'selfie expert' OPPO F1. I love taking selfies ...

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'Green revolution' may affect poorest in Africa adversely

London, Feb 8 (IANS) Far from helping alleviate poverty, the so called green revolutions aimed at increasing and modernising agricultural production could be making things worse for the poorest in African nations, suggests new research. In the 1960s and 70s policies supporting new seeds for marketable crops, sold at guaranteed prices, helped many farmers and transformed economies in Asia...

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Deonarine hails retired Windies legend Chanderpaul's intellect, humility

Port of Spain (Trinidad), Feb 8 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago Red Force batsman Narsingh Deonarine has praised the recently retired Shivnarine Chanderpaul as a cricketer with great intellect and humility, and who was always willing to help younger players. The 41-year-old Chanderpaul announced his retirement from international cricket two weeks ago following a stellar 164-Test career which ...

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US macro-data to drive equity markets

Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) India's third quarter growth data and the reaction to US macro-statistics, along with with budgetary expectations and movement of the rupee, will set the tone for the country's equity markets this week, analysts have said. All eyes will also be on foreign funds. The US markets declined after the jobs data showed a drop in the unemployment rates to 4.9 percent, the lo...

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Caution over upcoming GDP data subdues equity markets

Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Caution over the upcoming domestic economic growth data and consolidation trend subdued Indian equities markets during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday. This led to a barometer index of the Indian equity markets to trade flat. Initially, both the bellwether indices of the Indian equity markets opened on a tentative footing, following the US markets' ...

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Two WICB officials backed Chanderpaul without 'approval': Report

St John's (Antigua), Feb 8 (IANS) A report into alleged interference in the selection process has determined that the two highest ranking officials of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)spoke without approval when they backed the retention of veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul for the Australia series. WICB president Dave Cameron and his vice president, Emmanuel Nanthan had supporte...

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Myanmar's union parliament sets date for presidential run

Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 8 (IANS) Myanmar's union parliament on Monday announced March 17 as the date for three groups of the union parliament representatives to nominate their respective candidates for the presidential run. The three candidates are to be nominated respectively from the group of elected house of representatives (Lower House), the group of elected house of nationalities (Upper Ho...

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Beyonce Knowles stumbles on stage

Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles almost fell during her big Super Bowl 50 performance, but she recovered soon enough. Knowles was dancing onstage on Sunday along with her backup dancers when, in the middle of her dance to new song Formation, she stepped back and seemed to have lost her balance. She quickly recovered, and her face just looked relieved, reports variety.com....

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Sidhu shadow haunts BJP ahead of Punjab elections

Chandigarh, Feb 8 (IANS) Having sidelined its most popular political face, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, the BJP in Punjab seems undecided on its own future political course as the state heads for crucial assembly polls in about a year's time. Having been piggy-back in power with the Shiromani Akali Dal since 2007, the BJP, fresh from its triumph from the May 2014 gener...

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Delhi sanitation workers agree to end strike

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The employees of three civic bodies here on Monday agreed to call off their strike and resume work following the intervention of the Delhi High Court. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath asked the civic workers to call off their strike as they had been paid the January salary. The issue of arrears will be taken up on Wednesday. <...

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India an important country in Indian Ocean region: Japanese Navy chief

Visakhapatnam, Feb 8 (IANS) India is an important country in the Indian Ocean region and will have to take responsibility for security in the area, said Japan Maritime Self Defence Force chief Admiral Tomohisa Takei who is here to take part in the International Fleet Review. The Admiral also said that the IFR is an important event to enhance cooperation among the navies and will provide...

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Kapu leader continues fast, government holds talks

Visakhapatnam, Feb 8 (IANS) Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham and his wife's indefinite fast to demand reservation for the community, entered the fourth day on Monday even as the Andhra Pradesh government continued talks with them to convince them to call off the protest. The former minister and his wife Padmavati have been fasting at their house at Kirlampudi in East Godavari district s...

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Babies sharing beds with mothers are the most breastfed

London, Feb 8 (IANS) Pregnant women who expressed a strong motivation to breastfeed were more likely to share the bed with their babies frequently, finds a new study. The study indicated that the mothers, who frequently sleep and share the bed with their infants', breastfeed consistently for a longer period than mothers who do not bed-share. Also, they were twice as likely to br...

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Rahul to launch Congress campaign in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 8 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will reach Kerala on Tuesday to virtually kickstart the ruling UDF's campaign for the coming assembly elections. He is expected to make some important announcements, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here. On his arrival here, Gandhi will attend the valedictory meeting of state Congress president V.M. Sudheera...

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Indian-American Neel Sethi shines in 'The Jungle Book' trailer

Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Jon Favreau's upcoming 3D live-animation adventure fantasy film The Jungle Book, starring 12-year-old Neel Sethi as Mowgli, shows the Indian-American boy running for his life while surviving among various species of animals in a jungle. The trailer of The Jungle Book was released on Sunday during the Super Bowl broadcast, reports dailymail.co.uk.

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