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BJP names two candidates for Rajya Sabha polls in Kashmir

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday named two candidates - Shamsher Singh and Chander Mohan Sharma - for the Rajya Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir. The names were approved Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah Shah, a BJP release issued here said. ...

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Rahul Gandhi hits Delhi campaign trail, attacks Modi

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday sought to strengthen the party's campaign for the Delhi assembly polls through a road show where he accused Prime Minster Narendra Modi of promoting his PR (public relations). Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government of doing nothing for the poor people, Gandhi said it was only the Congress part...

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Sexual harassment complaint against IIEST professor

Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) A girl student has filed a complaint of sexual harassment against a professor of the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) in Shibpur in West Bengal. A student has filed a complaint against a teacher through the anti-ragging helpline. The nature of complaint is that of sexual harassment, IIEST registrar Biman Bandopadhyay said Tuesday. <...

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IS threatens to kill Japanese scribe, Jordanian pilot in 24 hours

Amman/Tokyo, Jan 27 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has threatened to kill a Japanese correspondent and Jordanian pilot within 24 hours if a female suicide bomber imprisoned in Jordan is not released. In a video posted online Tuesday afternoon, Japanese war correspondent Kenji Goto appeared with a message to the Japanese government, Xinhua news agency reported. Goto...

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Seven books penned by Mamata released at Kolkata book fair inauguration

Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Seven books penned by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee were released at the 39th International Kolkata Book Fair, which she inaugurated Tuesday alongside British radio and television presenter and journalist Anita Anand. The books - five in Bengal, and one each in English and Urdu - were launched by Anand at the inaugural programme of the mega event at th...

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Pradip Burman seeks stay on court proceedings

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Dabur India promoter Pradip Burman, who figures in the list given by the government to the Supreme Court in the black money issue, moved an application in a court here Tuesday seeking stay on the proceedings in two alleged tax evasion cases in which he has been made an accused. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Devendra Kumar Sharma reserved the order on B...

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I-League: Dempo beat Goa, Royal Wahingdoh edge past Bharat FC

Margao, Jan 27 (IANS) Dempo SC rode on strikes from Lenny Rodrigues, Alwyn George and Francis Fernandes to march past 10-man Sporting Clube De Goa 3-0 in an I-League football tournament encounter here Tuesday. Sporting had to play with 10 men after defender Clement Joseph was sent off in the first half. Dempo made a couple of changes to their starting line-up as striker Alwyn Geo...

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Governments must reach out to people in inclusive way: Obama

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday said that governments and leaders in this modern age of communication have to reach out to people in an inclusive way. Addressing the Indian people through the Maan Ki Baat radio programme along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said the new generation youth can, using their mobile phone, get information and images from all a...

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NSE comes to Kolkata Book Fair for awareness

Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange (NSE) is participating in this year's International Kolkata Book Fair for spreading public awareness about capital trading. Being participated by about 15 countries, the fair was inaugurated Tuesday and will be open for public from Wednesday till Feb 8. We are fully committed to creating awareness in Kolkata and the East to enco...

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Japan mulls prisoner swap with IS to save hostage?

Tokyo, Jan 27 (IANS) The Japanese government Tuesday remained fairly tight-lipped over developments regarding Kenji Goto, a war journalist, being held captive by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and senior officials declining to comment on speculation that it is in talks with the Jordanian government over a possible prisoner swap. Both Abe and his to...

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Army officer killed in Kashmir a day after getting medal

Srinagar/New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) An army officer - who was awarded a gallantry medal on Republic Day - and a policeman were killed in a gunfight Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. Two Hizbul Mujahideen guerrillas were also killed in the gun battle. Col. Munindra Nath Rai of 9 Gorkha Rifles, seconded to the Rashtriya Rifles, was awarded a Yudh Seva Medal Monday...

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Modi concerned over India's skewed sex ratio

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday expressed concern over the skewed sex ratio in India and blamed a defect in attitude towards girls and boys for it. There is a lot of worry because of the sex ratio in India. For every 1,000 boys, the number of girls is less. And the main reason for this is that there is a defect in our attitudes towards boys and girls, he sai...

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Eight killed in Libya hotel attack, gunmen blow themselves up

Tripoli, Jan 27 (IANS) A group of Islamic State (IS) affiliates attacked Libya's biggest hotel in Tripoli Tuesday, killing at least eight and injuring several others before blowing themselves up, according to security sources. The attackers set off a booby-trapped car bomb around 10 a.m. and then stormed into the Corinthia Hotel. After a nearly four-hour crossfire and standoff wi...

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Sacked Telangana deputy CM admitted to hospital

Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) T. Rajaiah, who was sacked as deputy chief minister of Telangana two days ago, was Tuesday admitted to a hospital here after he complained of chest pain. Rajaiah was taken to Apollo Hospital in Hyderguda around 6 p.m. after he complained of chest pain, family sources said. According to hospital officials, he is undergoing treatment in intensive care unit....

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Fidel Castro cautiously backs normalisation of US ties

Havana, Jan 27 (IANS) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has broken his silence for the first time on normalising ties with the US, supporting the development with a touch of caution. In a message to students at the University of Havana, he said he did not trust US policy, although he supported negotiations and peaceful solution to conflicts in accordance with international standards, E...

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Would like to work on public health in India: Obama

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that that he and his wife Michelle would like to work on public health issues in India, including the issue of obesity. Obama, who addressed a special episode of Mann Ki Baat radio programme here with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was answering a question on whether he and the US First Lady would like to work on health issue...

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There are bad days at work: Obama

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday said though he had tough days at work, what inspired him was that almost every day, somebody told him that he had made a difference to their lives. The problems that come to my desk are ones that nobody else solves. If there were easy questions, then somebody else would solve them before me, Obama said on a special episode of Man...

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US can be India's best partner: Obama

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Recalling the historic address of Swami Vivekananda, US President Barack Obama Tuesday won over his audience by referring to them as sisters and brothers of India and said he firmly believes America can be India's best partner and together the two nations can bring more prosperity to their people. In his final engagement in India, before flying to Riyadh and then...

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India can teach tolerance to world: Israeli envoy

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Israeli Ambassador Daniel Carmon Tuesday said since India has long served as a peaceful home to several Jews, it stood in good stead to teach tolerance to other nations. Anti-Semitism never set its foot in India. Jews have been living here peacefully without persecutions for over two millennia. This is a lesson and message of tolerance India can and should teach ...

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Wipro to co-develop software for smart devices

Bengaluru, Jan 27 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Wipro Ltd will jointly develop software for smart and connected devices with German firm Software AG. The software solution will enable enterprises to understand how customers use their products in real-time and through streaming analytics, the company said in a statement here Tuesday. The joint platform will also provide real-time ac...

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