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Sushma Swaraj meets Luxembourg counterpart

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met her Luxembourg counterpart Jean Asselborn and urged for enhancing bilateral investment. You have funds, we have opportunities, is what Sushma Swaraj conveyed to the Luxembourg minister, according to tweets posted by the external affairs ministry. The Luxembourg minister also affirmed his country's sup...

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Techie arrested for killing friend's wife in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, March 2 (IANS) A young techie was arrested on Monday for murdering his friend's wife, a homemaker, in Bengaluru's upscale eastern suburb, police said. The suspect, 32-year-old Basudev Jena went to his friend Debashish's house to borrow Rs.25,000 from his wife Prachi, who was alone at home. When she said she did not have so much money to lend, he tried to snatch her gold chain....

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India, Spain hold foreign office consultations

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India and Spain held their third round of foreign office consultations here on Monday during which they held talks on issues of bilateral interest and of global and regional importance. The Indian delegation was led by Navtej Sarna, secretary (west) in the external affairs ministry, while Igancio Ybanez, secretary of state for foreign affairs of Spain, led the S...

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'Deferment of GAAR will repose industry's faith in tax administration'

Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) The phased decrease in corporate tax and the deferment of General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR) will repose the industry's faith in the tax administration, a top official said here on Monday. Tax Administration Reforms Commission chairman Parthasarathi Shome welcomed the two proposals in the 2015-16 union budget. Reduction in corporate tax rate from 30 perce...

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US, Israel disagree on Iran's n-programme

Washington, March 2 (IANS) The US and Israel disagree on how to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons but their alliance is stronger than ever, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said here Monday. The deal on Iran's nuclear programme that world powers and Iran were negotiating could threaten the survival of Israel, Xinhua news agency quoted Netanyahu as saying at the annual po...

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21 task forces to implement AAP's 70-point agenda

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The AAP government will set up 21 task forces to give specific recommendations for implementing its 70-point agenda, party leader Ashish Khetan said on Monday. These task forces will talk to experts and interact with the public and incorporate their suggestion in their reports, said Khetan after the first meeting of the Delhi Dialogue Commission. The com...

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Delhi HC notice on plea of professors against UCMS transfer

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the central and city governments and Delhi University on a plea by a group of professors seeking to quash a decision to transfer the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) to the Delhi government. Justice Rajiv Shakdher sought response from the ministry of health and family welfare, ministry of human resourc...

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Congress appoints new state chiefs

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Congress on Monday effected an organisational reshuffle bringing in new faces in four states and a union territory, ahead of a possible elevation of the party's vice-president Rahul Gandhi as Congress chief. With the new appointments approved by party president Sonia Gandhi, former union minister Ajay Maken has been brought in as party chief in Delhi, where the ...

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Dalmiya elected BCCI president, Anurag secretary, but Srinivasan proves his clout

Chennai, March 2 (IANS) After a gap of over 10 years, Jagmohan Dalmiya made an uncontested comeback as full-time president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), even as former chief N. Srinivasan proved his hold by getting most of his men elected as office bearers at its 85th annual general meeting (AGM) here on Monday. Anurag Thakur, fielded by the rival Sharad Pawar fact...

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Barred from exam, Kolkata students protest with slit wrists

Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Five students of a college here took part in a demonstration with slit wrists to protest against the authorities' decision to disqualify them from appearing in an examination on account of low attendance, police said on Monday. Around 65 first-year students of Khudiram Bose Central College in north Kolkata were barred from their exams due to their attendance dropp...

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TCS unveils business process innovation as service

Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Tata Conslutancy Services (TCS) on Monday unveiled its business process innovation and simulation and visualisation as a service (VaaS) in partnership with iRise, a leader in enterprise visualisation and simulation software. The partnership will help enterprises achieve business agility through integration of simulation and visualization capability into our softwar...

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Delhi sees rainy, gloomy Monday, more rain Tuesday

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Rains on the second consecutive day Monday kept the temperature low and forced Delhiites to take out their woollens yet again. The Met department has predicted more rain Tuesday. The minimum temperature was recorded at 14.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, while the maximum was five notches below average at 22.1 degrees Celsius. D...

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Singapore firm commissions first power project in India

Hyderabad, March 2 (IANS) Singapore firm Sembcorp Industries's first power project in India has commenced commercial operation. The firm on Monday announced completion of the first 660-megawatt unit of the Thermal Powertech Corporation India (TPCIL) plant in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. The 1,320 MW coal-fired power plant in the coastal town of Krishnapatnam comprises two ...

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Is Ajit Jain in two-man race to succeed Buffett?

Washington, March 2 (IANS) As Warren Buffett revealed that someone from the Berkshire Hathaway itself would succeed him as the company's CEO, media speculated on two likely successors - India-born Ajit Jain and Greg Abel. Both the board and I believe we now have the right person to succeed me as CEO, a successor ready to assume the job the day after I die or step down, Buffett said in th...

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Yogendra, Bhushan may face action in AAP's national executive

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Peeved at its senior leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan's criticism of AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's approach, the party here on Monday hinted at acting tough against the duo in the national executive meet on Wednesday. The party's official stand became clear a day after a joint letter by Yadav and Bhushan was leaked to the media which questioned the Aam ...

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Jaishankar meets Hasina, hands over letter from Modi

Dhaka, March 2 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Monday met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and handed over a letter from Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing his willingness to visit Bangladesh and inviting her to visit India. Jaishankar handed over the letter to Hasina at her Sangsad Bhaban office in the evening when he paid a courtesy call on her. Has...

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I-League: Salgaocar to host Lajong

Fatorda (Goa), March 2 (IANS) Salgaocar FC, which will host Shillong Lajong FC on Tuesday, are wary of the challenge the contingent from eastern Indian can throw at them here at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda in the ninth round of the I-League. The concern was quite evident as Salgaocar coach Derrick Pereira said: They are a balanced side. I look at their foreign players and there is a Wor...

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Arthur Papas bids farewell to Dempo

Panaji, March 2 (IANS) Local football giants Dempo SC confirmed on Monday they have parted ways with Australian coach Arthur Papas, who was with the club since 2013. The club said the parting of ways was agreed to last week after the Australian resigned citing personal reasons. I wish to place on record my thanks to Mr. Shrinivas Dempo, support staff and the players for the perio...

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Rs.7 lakh crore to be collected as income tax this fiscal

Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) India will meet its projected target of collecting Rs.7 lakh crore in income tax in the ongoing 2014-15 fiscal, an income tax official said here on Monday. I am sure we will meet this target of collecting Rs.7 lakh crore in income tax by the end of the fiscal, principal chief commissioner for West Bengal and Sikkim C.L. Denzongpa told IANS on the sidelines of a CI...

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India should play role in Nepal peace process: Former PM Bhattarai

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Amid political instability in Nepal, former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai said on Monday that India should continue to play a role in Nepal's peace process, but added that New Delhi should not be directly involved. Addressing a roundtable on Current Developments in Nepal, Bhattarai - leader of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) - who is meeting pol...

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