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Revoke ban on BBC documentary: Editors Guild of India

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Editors Guild of India on Friday appealed to the government to revoke the ban on airing of the BBC documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang-rape, terming the move wholly unwarranted. In a statement, the Guild said the documentary, 'Storyville: India's daughter', portrayed the courage, sensibility and liberal outlook of a family traumatised by the brutality ...

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Swine flu claims another life in Bengal

Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) The death toll fro, swine flu in West Bengal rose to nine as a city resident succumbed to the deadly disease early Friday, a health official said here. She is a resident of Kolkata aged 32 years and had reported the H1N1 virus. Earlier, she was in a nursing home from where she was admitted to Fortis hospital where she died early (Friday) morning, the state's healt...

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President, PM congratulate Indian cricket team

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated the Indian cricket team for their four-wicket victory against the West Indies in the World Cup. The president in his congratulatory message to the team wished them success for the upcoming matches. Congrats Team India for victory against West Indies. Good wishes for succe...

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It's Holi Hai with coloured gulal, gujiya and thandai

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) With splashes of yellow, red, pink and green gulal and sweets and revelry, Delhiites celebrated Holi with enthusiasm Friday, even as the slight chill in the weather saw people preferring to play a dry holi rather than douse coloured water on each other. Revellers started coming out in groups to play Holi around after 11 a.m., with a slight nip in the air keeping...

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Dhoni credits bowlers for win over Windies

Perth, March 6 (IANS) After beating the West Indies in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the WACA here on Friday, an elated Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni credited his bowlers for keeping the opposition batsmen on a tight leash. The Indian bowlers were upto the mark from the very first over of the day, as they rarely hurled a bad delivery to the rival batsmen giving away just eight ru...

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Surreal to be called a Galactico: Gareth Bale

Madrid, March 6 (IANS) Winger Gareth Bale is approaching the end of his second season at Real Madrid, but the world's most expensive footballer admits he still finds it surreal to be called a 'Galactico'. The Wales international left Tottenham Hotspurs FC for the Spanish capital in September 2013, and has already won a Champions League, Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup in ...

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Severest punishment to acid attack offenders: Punjab CM

Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) While claiming that the Punjab government would come down heavily on those involved in acid attacks in the state, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday said the severest punishment would be sought for offenders involved in a recent such attack on a class 12 student in Gurdaspur district. Condemning the acid attack on the schoolgoing girl in Gurdaspur on...

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Grandmother gives birth to her own granddaughter!

Chennai, March 6 (IANS) It may sound strange but it's true that a 61-year-old woman, late last year, gave birth to her own granddaughter whose biological mother and father are her daughter and son-in-law, doctors here said. A young lady and her mother came to our hospital enquiring about the possibility of having a surrogate mother, said doctors at the city based Akash Fertility Centre a...

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Man City captain Kompany will return to form, says Hart

London, March 6 (IANS) Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart believes captain Vincent Kompany will benefit from being axed by manager Manuel Pellegrini. Kompany was dropped to the bench for Wednesday's home win over Leicester City after some below-par performances, reports dailymail.co.uk. Hart knows how the Belgium defender is feeling after he was left out for seven league games ...

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Nagaland orders judicial probe into Dimapur lynching

Dimapur (Nagaland), March 6 (IANS) The Nagaland government Friday ordered a judicial probe into Thursday's incident where a mob broke into the high-security central jail here and lynched a rape accused. The government also suspended the deputy commissioner and superintendent of police of Dimapur district for their failure to tackle the situation. Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zel...

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US officials, Japanese delegation visit Sri City

Hyderabad, March 6 (IANS) Officials from the US consulate general in Chennai and a delegation from Japan separately visited Andhra Pradesh's Sri City on Friday. They visited the industrial city located in Nellore district for a first hand knowledge of the infrastructure and other facilities. The team of officials from the US consulate included John Fleming, principal commercial ...

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India defeat Windies, enter World Cup quarters

Perth, March 6 (IANS) A superlative bowling performance and a cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni eventually helped India muster a four-wicket win against the West Indies to notch their fourth consecutive World Cup Pool B victory on a tricky WACA pitch here on Friday. A brilliant bowling performance helped the defending champions skittle out the Windies for 182 in 44.2 overs with Man-of-the-Match ...

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Robson set to return to action at Miami Open tennis

London, March 6 (IANS) English woman tennis player Laura Robson looks set to return to action after a 14-month absence with a wrist injury after being given a wildcard into the qualifying event for next month's Miami Open. The former British No.1's last appearance was more than a year ago in the Australian Open when she went down 3-6, 0-6 to Belgian 18th seed Kirsten Flipkens in under an...

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Government probes if BBC filmmaker misled authorities

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Whether Leslie Udwin, the British filmmaker who made the BBC documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang-rape, had misled government authorities would only be clear after the probe into this concludes, an official said. A home ministry official, who did not want to be named, told IANS Friday that an inquiry has already been ordered into the matter and the governme...

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World Cup: India vs West Indies scoreboard

Perth, March 6 (IANS) Scoreboard of the India vs the West Indies Pool B match of the cricket World Cup played at the WACA here on Friday: West Indies Dwayne Smith c Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 6 Chris Gayle c Mohit Sharma b Mohammed Shami 21 Marlon Samuels run out (Mohit/Kohli) 2 Jonathan Carter c Mohammed Shami b Ashwin 21 Dinesh Ramdin b Yadav 0 <...

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Indian Ocean diplomacy: Modi to visit Seychelles, Mauritius, Sri Lanka

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Giving a major fillip to India's neighourhood outreach in the Indian Ocean region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a five-day visit to the three key island nations of Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka from March 10. However, the Maldives leg of the visit is not on, in view of the recent political turmoil in that country after the arrest of oppositio...

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Wayne Burt Group outfit signs seven MoUs with GE Aviation

Chennai, March 6 (IANS) Wayne Burt Group, a deep value fund with interests in aviation and other sectors, on Friday said it has signed seven Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with GE Aviation through its group company Kerns Aero Products. In a statement issued here, Wayne Burt Group said MoUs with GE Aviation has been signed for Indian Coast Guard Aircraft Programme (Sikorsky aircraft), ...

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India beat Windies, reach World Cup quarters

Perth, March 6 (IANS) A superlative bowling performance helped India beat the West Indies by four wickets in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the WACA here on Friday. They registered their fourth straight victory and qualified for the quarterfinals. Skipper Jason Holder (57) waged a lone battle as the West Indies were bowled out for 182 in 44.2 overs. During the chase, Mahendra Singh Dhon...

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UP celebrates Holi with fervour amid minor brawls

Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) From the bylanes of Vrinadvan, Barsana and Mathura in Braj to the ghats of Varanasi, Holi was celebrated across Uttar Pradesh on Friday with fervour but some incidents of clashes and firing were also reported at a few places. While there were reports of minor clashes and incidents of firing at some places, the festival of colours passed off peacefully, a home depa...

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Pleasant Friday in Delhi, Saturday morning to be misty

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The national capital experienced a sunny and pleasant Friday with the maximum temperature settling one notch below the season's average at 27.3 degrees Celsius. There will be light mist early morning tomorrow (Saturday). Partly cloudy sky, one or two spells of very light rain and thundershower could occur in some areas, said an official with the India Meteorolog...

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