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Panchayat forcefully marries minor girl in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Feb 13 (IANS) A complaint has been registered against a caste panchayat in Rajasthan's Barmer district for forcefully marrying a minor girl against the wishes of her parents. A complaint has been lodged against 17 members of a panchayat by Genaram for forcefully marrying his 15-year-old daughter Champa, a police official at Sheo police station in Barmer district, over 530 km from...

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I-League: Mohun Bagan down Bengaluru 2-0

Bengaluru, Feb 13 (IANS) Mohun Bagan extended their unbeaten streak in the I-League by defeating Bengaluru FC 2-0 in an encounter here on Saturday. Striker Jeje Lalpekhlua (73rd) scored the first of the night for the visitors and then talismanic Haitian midfielder Sony Norde (90+4) scored in second half injury time to double his side's advantage. The game also witnessed a red car...

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Suspension of five SP party legislators revoked

Lucknow, Feb 13 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday revoked the suspension of five legislators, who were not only suspended from the legislature party but also from membership of the party for anti-party activists. General secretary Ram Gopal Yadav said in a statement that five legislators from Sitapur - Rampal Yadav, Mahendra Singh, Radhe Shyam Jaiswal, Manish Rawat and Anoop Gu...

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Conducive environment waiting for investors in Jharkhand: CM

Mumbai/Ranchi, Feb 13 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, inviting investors to his state, said on Saturday that a conducive environment for investment is awaiting industrialists and his government was ready to roll the red carpet for them. Speaking in 'Make in India' programme in Mumbai, he said: Come invest in Jharkhand. Jharkhand is a mineral rich state. We welcome you with ...

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70 percent Delhiites say corruption not reduced: Survey

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Seventy percent of the people surveyed by a citizen engagement platform associated with the BJP, believe that corruption has not reduced in Delhi under the Arvind Kejriwal government, but nearly 50 percent said they would vote for the AAP again. As per the the survey, 48 percent hold the odd-even plan was a successfully executed experiment, said a survey report o...

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80 percent of elderly consider bone surgery non-recovering

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Nearly 80 percent of senior citizens in India do not undergo bone surgery thinking they won't be able to recover post operation, say orthopaedics. They say majority of the people also rely on analgesics (pain-killers) for several types of bone-related pain which further develops other problems including kidney failure, diabetes and obesity. In India, old ...

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Opposition comes together against JNU crackdown, hits out at Modi govermment

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Congress, CPI-M, CPI and JD-U on Saturday came together to participate in a protest meet against the arrest of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi accused the Narendra Modi government of trying to crush students' voices in university campuses by ordering police crackdowns. Speaking at the protest meet held i...

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Rahul insulting nation by supporting anti-nationals: BJP

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi for addressing a students's meet organised to protest against the police crackdown on the JNU campus and the arrest of the students' union president in a sedition case, the BJP on Saturday accused the Congress vice president of supporting anti-national forces. A handful of people gather and raise slogans like 'Pakistan Zindabad' and 'B...

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Netaji family members meet Akhilesh

Lucknow, Feb 13 (IANS) A delegation of family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose called on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday and thanked him for the decision to set up a museum of belongings of a man known as 'Gumnami Baba'. Many people believe that Gumnami Baba or Bhagwan ji, who lived and died in Faizabad was Bose in hiding. Many of his belongings had a striki...

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Two soldiers, five militants killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Feb 13 (IANS) Two soldiers and five militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed, while four army men, including a major, were injured in a gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said. The bodies of five militants were found in Marsari village of Kupwara district, a police official told IANS. Security forces were looking for the bodies of several ...

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CBI sleuths take away NIPER officiating director from press meet

Chandigarh, Feb 13 (IANS) CBI officials on Saturday whisked away the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research's (NIPER) officiating director in Punjab's Mohali town even as he was holding a press conference regarding the institute. Professor K.K. Bhutani was taken away as he was interacting with the media on the NIPER campus in Mohali, 10 km from here. The acti...

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Five killed, seven injured in J&K accident

Jammu, Feb 13 (IANS) Five people were killed and seven others injured in an accident on Saturday on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district, police said. A truck of the Border Roads Organisation transporting labourers went out of the driver's control and rolled down a deep gorge in Sher Bibi area on the highway, a police officer said. The injured were taken to hos...

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Headley deposition ends, cross-examination later

Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) The nearly 30-hour-long examination of Pakistani-American terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley -- for five out of six days this week -- before Special TADA Court Judge G.A. Sanap ended here on Saturday afternoon. Cross-examination was started but could not be completed and will be conducted sometime later this month after consultation with the US authorit...

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Arrest order against Bihar legislator for abduction, rape

Patna, Feb 13 (IANS) An arrest order was on Saturday issued against Rajballabh Yadav, a legislator of Bihar's ruling RJD, after a minor girl filed a complaint of abduction and rape against him, police said. The girl from Nalanda district filed an FIR against Yadav, the legislator from Nawada, for her abduction and rape. Police said the charges against Yadav were found to be true ...

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Hunan keen to set up industrial park in Telangana

Hyderabad, Feb 13 (IANS) China's Hunan province has expressed willingness to set up an industrial park in Telangana and requested the state government to set up land for establishing small and medium enterprises in various sector. A high level delegation from Hunan province consisting of 12 officials led by Zhou Yue, deputy director, department of commerce, met Telangana officials in Tel...

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President presents Infosys Prizes to six winners

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday felicitated six winners of Infosys Science Foundation Prizes 2015 for their outstanding contribution in their fields. The winners are Umesh Waghmare in engineering and computer science category, Jonardon Ganeri for humanities, Amit Sharma in life sciences, Mahan Maharaj in mathematical sciences, G. Ravindra Kumar in physical...

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Online petition condemns JNUSU president's arrest

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A group of scholars, artist, writers and others on Saturday initiated an online petition condemning the arrest of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case. We condemn the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar on trumped up charges of sedition and demand that he shall be released immediately, they said in the petition, addi...

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Bonanza for Maharashtra on first day of Make In India Week

Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Maharashtra got a bonanza on the inaugural day of the Make In India Week expo on Saturday with three major MoUs, worth over Rs.21,400 crore, signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here They include one between Sterlite Group's TwinStar Display Technologies and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) to set up a LCD manufacturing unit - ...

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CPI-M politburo to take final call on tie-up with Congress

Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) With the Left Front having given its approval, the CPI-M at the end of its two-day session on Saturday said its politburo will take a final call on the issue of forming an alliance with the Congress for the upcoming West Bengal assembly polls. Chaired by veteran Marxist leader Biman Bose in the presence of general secretary Sitaram Yechury and his predecessor Praka...

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Someone close plotted Snapdeal executive's abduction: Police

Ghaziabad, Feb 13 (IANS) The Snapdeal woman executive, who was taken to Haryana and managed to return to Ghaziabad, was abducted by someone close to her, police said on Saturday. Deepti Sarna, 23, was abducted by four criminals in the garb of an auto-rickshaw driver and passengers on Wednesday night while returning home from the Vaishali Metro station. On Friday, she called up her father...

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