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Goa CM advises ecologist to stop complaining to media over green study

Panaji, Nov 1 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Saturday advised Padma Bhushan awardee ecologist Madhav Gadgil to stop complaining to the media that the Goa government was suppressing a report he mentored that exposed rigging in green clearances for the state's mining operations. Parrikar was responding to charges made by Gadgil Thursday, about the government's alleged attempts ...

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Nissan Motor India logs lower sales in Oct

Chennai, Nov 1 (IANS) The Indian subsidiary of Japanese automobile maker Nissan Motor Company saw a dip in sales by 774 units last month as compared to corresponding period of the previous year, the company said Saturday. In a statement, Nissan Motor India Ltd said it sold 4,106 units last month, down from 4,880 units sold in Oct 2013. The company registered sales of 29,847 units...

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Chikka edges Jha for India Masters title

Bangalore, Nov 1 (IANS) Bangaloren golfer S. Chikkarangappa made a strong comeback with a final round of five-under-67 to earn his maiden international win at the Asian Development Tour's TAKE Solutions India Masters golf tournament, here Saturday. Chikka, as he is commonly known, playing at his home course, the Eagleton Golf Resort near Bangalore, overcame the overnight six-shot deficit...

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Focus and concentration helped me play shots: Rahul

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) South Zone opener Lokesh Rahul, who scored his second century in the ongoing Duleep Trophy cricket final against Central, said that his patience and focus paid off for him on a slower wicket at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Saturday. Today's wicket was slower and harder to bat as compared to the second day. It was a two-paced wicket with the odd balls staying low. But...

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Made amends for first innings' miss: Bist

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Central Zone batsman Robin Bist, who scored an unbeaten 112 to help the team set a 301-run target against South Zone on the fourth day of the Duleep Trophy cricket final at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Saturday, said that he made amends for missing a hundred in the first innings. Being a set batsman, I should not have lost my wicket in the first innings. So, I felt g...

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Will improve infrastructure along China border: Rijiju

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju Saturday said the government will improve infrastructure along the India-China border and undertake developmental activities that have not been done in 60 years. We will do certain infrastructural activities which have not been done in the last 60 years. The Chinese should not have a problem... they cannot stop me fr...

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Wildlife products seized from poachers to be burnt Sunday

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) A large number of illegal wildlife products seized from poachers, including those derived from tigers, elephants, leopards, lions and snakes, will be burnt in the incinerator of Delhi zoo Sunday in the presence of Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar. This will be done to highlight the importance of protection of biodiversity, particularly wildlife, and would be...

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TVS Motor logs 22 percent sales growth

Chennai, Nov 1 (IANS) Two and three wheeler maker TVS Motor Company Ltd Saturday said its October sales went up by 22 percent as compared to corresponding period of 2013. In a statement, TVS Motor said it sold 241,044 units (two wheelers 231,990 units, three wheelers 9,054 units) last month as against 197,905 units (two wheelers 189,979 units, three wheelers 7,926 units) sold in Oct 2013...

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Pleasant Saturday in Delhi, misty Sunday morning likely

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The residents of the national capital experienced a pleasant Saturday as the maximum temperature settled a notch below the season's average at 29.3 degrees Celsius. Similar weather is likely Sunday, the Met Office said. There will be light mist early morning tomorrow (Sunday) but the day would be sunny, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. <...

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Tata Motors logs negative growth

Chennai, Nov 1 (IANS) Indian automobile giant Tata Motors Ltd. Saturday said its total sales last month declined by 17 percent as compared to sales logged during October 2013. In a statement, the company said its total sales, including exports of commercial and passenger vehicles last month stood at 42,819 units as against 51,638 units sold in October 2013. The company's domestic...

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Inspired by mom, Fadnavis firmly in the saddle

Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) On his first day in office Saturday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said he felt inspired by his mother who blessed him before the swearing-in ceremony a day before. Got blessed by my Mother yesterday before taking oath as CM of Maharashtra...Feeling inspired on first day of working, Fadnavis tweeted Saturday before launching a hectic day full of meetin...

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14 killed in Himachal as bus rolls down gorge

Shimla, Nov 1 (IANS) Fourteen people, including three women and two children, were killed when a privately-owned overcrowded mini bus rolled down a 700-metre gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district Saturday, police said. The bus was going to Himgiri from Chamba town when it fell into the gorge near Saru nullah in Salooni tehsil, some 75 km from district headquarters Chamba, Additiona...

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Audi recalls 6,758 A4 sedans in India

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Luxury carmaker Audi is recalling 6,758 units of A4 sedans in India, manufactured between November 2011 and October 2014, the company said Saturday. This activity is specific to Audi A4 cars manufactured between November 2011-October 2014. There are 6,758 Audi A4 identified for this software update campaign, Audi India said in a statement. ...

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Rahul's unbeaten ton keeps South in sight of Duleep Trophy win

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Opener Lokesh Rahul's unbeaten 121 put South Zone only 117 runs away from chasing 301 against Central Zone on the fourth day of the Duleep Trophy cricket final at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Saturday. The 22-year-old right-hander dominated the Central bowling to take his team to 184/1 after the opposition managed 403 in the second innings thanks to Robin Bist's unbe...

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Women filmmakers to compete at Kolkata international film fest

Kolkata, Nov 1 (IANS) The 20th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) beginning Nov 10 will see 15 films by women directors from across the globe competing for the top jury award. Boasting of a rich oeuvre of 137 films from 60 countries, the fest will see 40 international delegates and 15 segments. There will be 31 Indian films, including 13 Bengali films. It will conc...

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Left parties to launch campaign against communalism, peoples' problems

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Six Left parties Saturday decided to launch a nationwide joint campaign against communalism and other problems affecting people's lives. After a meeting here, the parties decided to work together as a pressure block and launch a campaign against communalism. Apart from the Communist Party of India -Marxist (CPI-M) and the Communist Party of India (CPI), th...

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Kush Kumar, Harshit retain titles

Chennai, Nov 1 (IANS) Kush Kumar (TN) and Harshit Kaur Jwanda (Del) retained the titles in the Under-19 boys and girls sections, respectively, in the sub-junior and junior national squash championship at the Indian Squash Association (ISA) courts here Saturday. Kush thus signed off from the junior ranks with his ninth national title overall from U-11 stage. He was a class apart in the fi...

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Circus tiger kills girl in China

Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) A circus tiger killed a girl in China's southwestern Chongqing Municipality Friday, according to the theme park. The eight-year-old girl was attacked by the tiger when she slipped into a closed animal training site of a circus in Leheledu Amusement Park while visiting with her relatives Friday night, Xinhua reported. The girl died in the hospital after serio...

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Digvijaya appears in court on Gadkari defamation suit

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Congress leader Digvijaya Singh Saturday appeared before a Delhi court in connection with a defamation case filed by union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari. Earlier in the day, Digvijaya Singh did not appear before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha and sought exemption for the day, which was opposed by Gadkari's counsel. ...

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Children's theatre festival to begin in Delhi Sunday

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The 12th edition of the National School of Drama's (NSD) children's festival will begin here Sunday, a statement said Saturday. Featuring performances in eight languages - Assamese, Bengali, English, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Manipuri and Hindi, the festival will continue till Nov 14. Theatre in Education Co.'s (TIE) this year's edition of 'Jashnebachpa...

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