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I-League: Bengaluru host newcomers DSK

Bengaluru, Feb 9 (IANS) League leaders Bengaluru FC will lock horns with newcomers DSK Shivajians in an I-League encounter at the Kanteerava Stadium here on Wednesday. The Shivajians are in the second last spot on the points table, but have registered their first win in the tournament by beating Mumbai FC 1-0 in their last outing. Hence, the win might have just boosted their confidence a...

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Incumbent on us to maintain sanctity of constitution: President

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Indian constitution is an enduring document that reflects our aspirations and it is incumbent on those holding constitutional positions to maintain the sanctity of this sacred text, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday. Our nation has grown from strength to strength since Independence. It is primarily due to our steadfast adherence to the principles ensh...

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Multiple-city Oscar Film Festival from February 19

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Hollywood is dealing with the Oscar mania along with the diversity row, and it's time to let the Oscar fever seep into the nation. From Leonardo DiCaprio's The Revenant to Jennifer Lawrence's Joy, a multiplex theatre chain is organising The Oscar Film Festival in Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Pune and Mumbai from February 19. INOX Leisure Ltd will screen the best of ...

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Indian designers lend creativity to teddy bears for V-Day

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) You may have pampered your loved one with teddy bears, but how about designer ones? Indian designers like Ritu Kumar, Rina Dhaka, Varun Bahl and more have lent their creativity to one-of-a-kind teddies ahead of Valentine's Day. To celebrate the season of love, luxury destination DLF Emporio here has come up with the Made with Love campaign, a unique amalgamation o...

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NIA gets custody of three IS suspects for 10 days

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday sent three Islamic State (IS) suspects to 10 days' custody with the National Investigation Agency (NIA). During proceedings held in camera, District Judge Amar Nath allowed the NIA to quiz the three -- Sheikh Azhar-Ul-Islam alias Abdul Sattar Sheikh, Mohammed Farhan alias Mohammed Rafiq Shaikh and Adnan Hassan alias Mohammad Hussain -- unt...

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Jharkhand HC moved for CBI probe into student's murder

Ranchi, Feb 9 (IANS) A parents' association on Tuesday filed a public interest litigation in the Jharkhand High Court to seek a CBI probe into a student's murder in a school here. We have filed a PIL in the high court for a Central Bureau of Investigation probe since we are not satisfied with police investigation. Even the boy's parents are not satisfied. We want justice for the murdered...

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Global concerns, slowing domestic growth dent markets

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Disappointing macro-economic data, coupled with a massive plunge in Japanese indices and a weak rupee subdued Indian equity markets on Tuesday. This dragged a barometer index of the Indian equity markets to provisionally close the day's trade down by 266 points. Initially, both the bellwether indices of the Indian equity markets opened on a negative note foll...

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Bandhan Bank targets 30-40 percent growth by 2017

Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) City-headquartered Bandhan Bank, which began commercial operations last year, is targeting growth on the deposit as well as credit front by at least 30 percent by 2017-end, a top official said here. The microfinance lender, which began full-fledged banking operations in August 2015, on Tuesday rolled out international debit cards for its customers and launched servi...

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Philippines presidential candidates start campaign

Manila, Feb 9 (IANS) As the 90-day campaign period for the Philippines' national elections started on Tuesday, presidential and vice-presidential hopefuls began pushing for votes in rallies across the country. In the northern Ilocos Norte province, presidential candidate Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, and vice-presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr - the son of ...

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This material changes shape when triggered by body heat

New York, Feb 9 (IANS) Researchers have created a material that undergoes a shape change when triggered by body heat, thereby opening the door for new medical and other applications. The material is a type of polymer, which can be programmed to retain a temporary shape until it is triggered - typically by heat - to return to its original shape. Tuning the trigger temperature is o...

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I-League: Bagan look to continue unbeaten run

Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) Mohun Bagan will look to continue their unbeaten run when they host Mumbai FC in an I-League game at the Barasat Stadium here on Wednesday. Bagan won their last game against DSK Shivajians and are currently third on the league table with 10 points. A win would propel them to the second spot having played only five matches, one less than leaders Bengaluru FC and seco...

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Harsimrat Badal pushes foreign multi-brand retailing in foods

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday called for fully opening up foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail of the food products produced and processed in India so as to benefit farmers and reduce inflation. I have requested the prime minister that 100 percent FDI in multi-brand retail of those food products which are produced and pr...

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Parineeti signs YRF's 'Meri Pyaari Bindu'

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra, who was last seen in 2014 film Kill Dil has been cast in Yash Raj Films' (YRF) next project titled Meri Pyaari Bindu. The film will also star Ayushmann Khurrana. The announcement was made in a unique way with a video on YRF's official Twitter handle, that shows Parineeti crooning a song from the upcoming project. Revealing more detai...

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15 tourists stung by honey bees at Konark Sun Temple

Bhubaneswar, Feb 9 (IANS) At least 15 tourists, including four foreigners, were injured after being stung by a swarm of honey bees at the Konark Sun Temple premises in Odisha on Tuesday, officials said. This was the second consecutive day that the bees stung visitors to the world famous heritage site, around 65 km from state capital Bhubaneswar. On Monday too, honey bees attacked tourist...

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TRAI mulls cable TV network for better data connectivity

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Aiming to provide better data connectivity to people, India's telecom watchdog said on Tuesday it is planning to use cable television network in a bigger way to provide connectivity to people. Can we use cable TV network to provide connectivity to people? In India there are 100 million homes with cable televisions. If all these 100 million connections can be conve...

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Bangladesh women beat Maldives in SAG football

Shillong, Feb 9 (IANS) The Bangladesh women's football team beat underdogs Maldives 2-0 in the 12th South Asian Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday. Bangladeshi midfielder Marzia and captain Sabina Khatun scored in the second half of the match. Bangladesh are now on six points after winning two of the three matches they have played so far. They went down in thei...

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SC declines two Arunachal lawmakers' plea

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea by two rebel Congress former lawmakers in Arunachal Pradesh challenging acceptance of their resignations by Speaker Nabam Rebia on October 1, 2015, 15 days after they signed it. Declining to interfere with January 12 order of Gauhati High Court upholding the speaker's decision to accept the resignations of Wanglam Sa...

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Next test drive on call quality likely by April: TRAI

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Indian telecom watchdog is likely to carry out another test drive in April to access the random call quality in various parts of the country, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman R.S. Sharma said here on Tuesday. Asked about some telecom service providers' (TSP) opposition to the test drives carried out by TRAI, Sharma said: Road tests are reg...

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Bollywood movies cementing factor in India-Myanmar ties

Yangon, Feb 9 (IANS) A Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, Myanmar is home to bustling precious stone markets and one of the most impressive Buddhist sites. But as you move around the country bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand, you don't feel out of place as Bollywood is extremely popular here. For, right from the maitre d'hotel and chefs to ...

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Cotton candy machines pave the way for artificial organs

New York, Feb 9 (IANS) Taking a cue from cotton candy machines, scientists have developed a 3D artificial capillary system that can keep living cells viable and functional for more than a week, thus paving the way for making life-sized artificial livers, kidneys, bones and other essential organs. Leon Bellan, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Tennessee-based Vanderbilt Uni...

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