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India beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets in 3rd T20I

Visakhapatnam, Feb 14 (IANS) India defeated Sri Lanka by nine wickets in their third T20 International here on Sunday to win the three-match series 2-1. Chasing a paltry total of 82 runs, India cruised to the target in 13.5 overs. They lost only one wicket in the process and reached the target with 37 balls remaining. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who was declared Man of the M...

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BJP observes 'Black Day' on AAP's first year in power

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The BJP's Delhi unit on Sunday observed a Kala Diwas (Black Day) on the first anniversary and staged a protest against its total failure. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Satish Upadhyay said that it was very unfortunate that the government which got unprecedented mandate from the people has in just one year lost its connection with the common man.

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Maharashtra will create ecosystem for start-ups: Fadnavis

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Maharashtra will create an ecosystem to encourage start-ups, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday. Innovation in startups should be encouraged. We have lacked in creating the ecosystem and now we need to create that. For start-ups, we need to do the hand-holding, mentoring and financing and marketing, Fadnavis said at the Make in India Week event here.

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Call to recognise Romas as Indian diaspora

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Following External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj terming people of the Roma community spread across the world children of India, an international conference here concluded on Sunday with a call to recognise them as India's diaspora. Roma people are an Indian nation, the autochthonous territory of southeastern and western Europe, but also in other parts of the wo...

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JNU teachers protest random arrests, demand Kanhaiya's release

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers Association (JNUTA) on Sunday protested skipping of the institutional mechanism by the varsity administration in allowing police on the campus and letting them make random arrests. Addressing media persons in the university campus, the association also demanded immediate release of JNU student union president Kanhaiya Kuma...

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Bodies of Siachen avalanche victims to reach Delhi on Monday

Leh, Feb 14 (IANS) The mortal remains of all nine soldiers killed in an avalanche on the Siachen glacier were brought to Leh on Sunday, and will be taken to Delhi on Monday, the Indian Army said. There will be a wreath-laying ceremony on Monday morning to be attended by the Leh Corps commander. The bodies will be then be transported to Delhi, and were likely to reach the capital around 1...

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Fire engulfs 'Make In India' cultural show in Mumbai

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) A massive blaze on Sunday evening engulfed the performance stage during a cultural extravaganza at the 'Make In India Week' event here, officials said. There were no casualties. The fire broke out during a performance of Maharashtra's Lavani folk dance at the mega event at Girgaum Chowpatty beach, the BMC Disaster Control said. The fire which broke out aroun...

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Delhi Congress takes out candle-light march over AAP's 'failure'

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Congress workers led by Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken on Sunday took out a candle-light march to observe Chhalawa Diwas and said the first year of the Aam Aadmi Party government in the capital was a total failure. Shouting slogans, Congress workers -- who marched from Rajghat to ITO Chowk -- said the Arvind Kejriwal government should concentrate on proper governan...

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Ghaziabad mayoral bypoll sees just 18 percent balloting

Ghaziabad, Feb 14 (IANS) The bypoll for the Ghaziabad mayor's post on Sunday saw the lowest so far turnout of a mere 18 percent, an official said. Of the 11,77,276 electorate, only 2,18,314 exercised their voting power, District Magistrate Vimal Kumar Sharma said. Among the voters, 86,377 women and 1,31,937 men cast their ballot. Polling was peaceful in the 80 wards of the city.<...

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Relocate manufacturing to India, Japan urged

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Japanese companies should relocate their manufacturing to India as the only way to strengthen the bilateral partnership, the Indian government said on Sunday. You have to relocate your manufacturing base into India. This is the only way you can strengthen Japan's and Indian partnership for the future, Industrial Policy and Promotion Secretary Amitabh Kant said at a ...

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Nagaland CM slams Manipur for passing 'anti-tribal' bills

Imphal, Feb 14 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Sunday flayed the Manipur government for passing three anti-tribal bills in the assembly, and termed it unconstitutional. At a public meeting in Ukhrul district of Manipur in connection with the Naga seed-sowing festival Lui Ngai Ni, he said: The Congress government had done so with an eye to the votes from the valley people i...

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Boxer Mary Kom enters SAG final

Shillong, Feb 13A (IANS) India's star woman boxer M.C. Mary Kom stormed into the final of the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) beating Bangladesh's Akter Shamina here on Sunday. The 2012 Olympics bronze medallist was adjudged the winner via a technical knockout in the 51 kg category. Mary is in fine form but could not get time to display her punches, Chhote Lal, her personal coach, s...

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Ashwin spins out Sri Lanka to paltry 82

Visakhapatnam, Feb 14 (IANS) Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (4/4) ran through Sri lanka's top order to help India bowl out Sri lanka for a mere 82 runs in the third and final T20 International here on Sunday. Ashwin's supreme display was backed by his team-mates as pacers Asish Nehra (1/17), Jasprt Bumrah (1/10), left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (1/6) and part-timer Suresh Raina (2/11) ...

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Fire guts 'Make In India' cultural show in Mumbai

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) A massive fire on Sunday evening engulfed the stage during a cultural extravaganza at the 'Make In India Week' event here, officials said. The blaze broke out during a Lavani performance at the mega event at Girgaum, the BMC Disaster Control said. Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his wife Amruta Fadnavis, Shiv Sena chief Ud...

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India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Sri Lanka scoreboard

Visakhapatnam, Feb 14 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of Sri Lanka's innings against India in the third and final T20 International against Sri Lanka at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. Sri Lanka -- Niroshan Dickwella st Dhoni b Ashwin 1 Tillakaratne Dilshan lbw b Ashwin 1 Dinesh Chandimal c Pandya b Ashwin 8 A...

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Parineeti would love to star in a biopic

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra says she wants to be a part of a biopic. Asked if she would like to act in a biopic, Parineeti told IANS over phone from Mumbai: Of course, I would like to be a part of a biopic. It is a great idea and if the person is inspirational, I would love to (be a part)... The Ishaqzaade actress, who made her Bollywood debut in 2011 with L...

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JNU protesters got support from Hafiz Saeed, says Rajnath

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the demonstration on the JNU campus to mark the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru received support from Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed. His remark sparked a political uproar with opposition leaders asking him to furnish evidence. Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury posted a series o...

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India bowl out Sri Lanka for 82 runs in 3rd T20I

Visakhapatnam, Feb 14 (IANS) Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (4/4) ran through Sri lanka's top order to help India bowl out Sri lanka for a mere 82 runs in their third and final T20 International here on Sunday. Ashwin's supreme display was backed by his team-mates as pacers Ashish Nehra (1/17), Jasprit Bumrah (1/10), left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (1/6) and part-timer Suresh Raina (2/...

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Ranchi beat Mumbai in HIL

Ranchi, Feb 14 (IANS) Hosts Ranchi Rays produced a clinical performance to defeat Dabang Mumbai 1-0 in a Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) match here on Sunday. Ranchi captain Ashley Jackson scored the decisive goal in the 50th minute. The Rays have thus extended their lead at the top of the table to 37 points with their fifth straight win on home turf. Defending champions Ran...

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11 killed as truck plows into idol immersion procession

Ranchi, Feb 14 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed and 15 others injured when a drunk truck driver lost control of his vehicle and plowed into a procession for the immersion of Goddess Saraswati idols in Jharkhand's Giridih district on Sunday evening, police said. Around 50 people were taking part in the procession at Bagodar in Giridih district, around 160 km from Ranchi. The ...

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