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Two children killed in Afghan blast

Kabul, March 2 (IANS) Two children were killed and three civilians injured on Monday after a bomb blast in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. An improvised explosive device (IED) was planted near a bridge in Jalalabad city's Farm-e-Hadda area, a police officer told Xinhua. The victims were rushed to a nearby hospital. ...

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Australia to test new aircraft tracking technology

Canberra, March 2 (IANS) Australia is slated to begin testing new methods of monitoring aircraft over remote areas following the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 almost a year ago. Government-owned corporation Airservices Australia will join forces with Indonesia and Malaysia to install new devices that checks the movement of all aircraft every 15 minutes, as op...

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Farmers feel the heat as rain damages crops

Agra/Aligarh/Mathura March 2 (IANS) Several spells of light rain on Sunday a and heavy downpour on Monday morning has spelt doom for farmers in parts of Uttar Pradesh. The wheat, mustard and potato crops have been extensively damaged as fields are overflowing with rain water in many parts of the region. In Mainpuri district, potato digging has been affected and water has harmed the yield...

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Furore in Rajya Sabha over Mufti's comments

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's controversial comments giving credit to Pakistan for the peaceful assembly election in the state created a furore in Rajya Sabha Monday, with the opposition terming it anti-national. The chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir was sworn in yesterday in the presence of prime minister (Narendra Modi), L.K. Advan...

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Chavan is new Maharashtra Congress chief

Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Former chief minister Ashok Chavan has been appointed the new Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee President, while Sanjay Nirupam will be the new Mumbai party chief, officials said on Monday. ...

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Fiji launches national flag designing competition

Suva, March 2 (IANS) Fiji on Monday launched a nationwide competition to design a new national flag. The competition is scheduled to end on May 1, Xinhua reported. The new flag will be hoisted for the first time on October 10, the 45th anniversary of independence from British rule. The competition, which is open to all Fijians, will end on May 1, when a national committee of citi...

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Heavy snowfall in Kashmir

Srinagar, March 2 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley witnessed heavy snowfall on Monday, disrupting surface and air traffic and the Met office has forecast more rain and snowfall till Tuesday. Due to the Western Disturbances active over Jammu and Kashmir, weather conditions will remain the same. There will be more snowfall till Tuesday, Met office director Sonam Lotus told IANS here. The ...

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Dalmiya elected BCCI president for the second time

Chennai, March 2 (IANS) Veteran cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya was on Monday elected president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) during its annual general meeting (AGM) here. Dalmiya was a 'neutral' candidate from both the factions in the board. One camp is led by outgoing BCCI boss N. Srinivasan and the other is spearheaded by former union minister Sharad Pawar...

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'Warrior' fungus threatening wheat production: Study

London, March 2 (IANS) Wheat production in Britain faces serious threat from the spread of exotic and aggressive warrior strains of a plant fungus, a new research has found. New strains of the fungus Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (PST) have recently emerged. They adapt to warmer temperatures, are more aggressive and have overcome many of the major defensive genes in wheat, the rese...

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Ajax beat PSV 3-1 to close the gap in Dutch football leage

Eindhoven, March 2 (IANS) AFC Ajax narrowed the gap with Dutch football league leaders PSV Eindhoven to 11 points after a 3-1 win at the Philips Stadion here. PSV were the better team in the first half hour of the match on Sunday. But Ajax opened the scoring. Ricardo Kishna tipped in a cross by Anwar El Ghazi, reports Xinhua. PSV created some opportunities in the second half, but...

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India to launch fourth navigation satellite March 9

Chennai, March 2 (IANS) India will move closer to its own satellite navigation system with the launch of its fourth satellite tentatively slated for March 9, a senior official of the Indian space agency said on Monday. The launch is tentatively planned for March 9 evening around 6.35 p.m. However final green signal for the launch will be given days ahead of the satellite launch, M.Y.S. ...

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Sao Paulo sign ex-Werder Bremen midfielder

Rio de Janeiro, March 2 (IANS) Six-time Brazilian football champions Sao Paulo have signed former Werder Bremen and Brazil international midfielder Wesley. The 27-year-old joins the club on a four-year deal from local rivals Palmeiras, Sao Paulo said in a statement on Sunday. The value of the transfer was not revealed, reports Xinhua. He has had spells at some important clubs and...

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Wolfsburg, Monchengladbach wrap victories in Bundesliga

Berlin, March 2 (IANS) VfL Wolfsburg came back thrice to beat SV Werder Bremen in a 5-3 goal festival while Borussia Monchengladbach cruised to a 2-0 victory over newly promoted SC Paderborn 07 to close the 23rd round of the Bundesliga. Bremen on Sunday suffered their first loss in 2015 as Wolfsburg fought back three times to extend their unbeaten run to 11 games, which is a new club rec...

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Ludacris expecting first child with wife Eudoxie

Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Rapper Ludacris and wife Eudoxie Mbouguiengue are expecting their first child together. In a photograph that both shared on photo-sharing website Instagram on Sunday, the 37-year-old rapper is seen kissing his bikini-clad spouse's baby bump, reports eonline.com. Beautiful day on the beach, wrote Eudoxie, who posted the picture first on her page.

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Moin Qureshi granted bail in tax evasion case

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) A court here granted bail to businessman Moin Ahmed Qureshi on Monday in a case filed by the income tax department for allegedly not disclosing his income of about Rs.20 crore and dodging tax. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Devendra Kumar Sharma granted bail to Qureshi, a meat exporter, and his employee Aditya Sharma. The court asked them to furnish a ...

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Ranbir wants to pen 'Black' experience with Bhansali

Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who started his career as an assistant director to filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, says if he has to pen down a portion of his life, then it would be the time when he assisted Bhansali on the film Black. He says that phase transformed him completely from an aimless slacker boy to a worthy person. I have not thought about it (writing a ...

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I'd probably be single at 30, says Taylor Swift

Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift believes she will still be single when she turns 30, but insists she doesn't mind because she'd rather have fun. The Blank space hitmaker, who has previously dated Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal and John Mayer, believes her lifestyle makes it difficult for her to find a boyfriend, reports femalefirst.co.uk. When asked where she'd be ...

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80,000 hours of sweat condensed into 'Uttama Villain': Ramesh Aravind

Chennai, March 2 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind said the team of upcoming Tamil drama Uttama Villain starring Kamal Haasan condensed over 80,000 hours of sweat into the film, slated for worldwide release on April 2. As a team, we worked really hard on this film. We condensed 80,000 hours of sweat into a two and half hour film. The two stories, set in 8th century and 20th century, ...

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Myanmar upgrades six major airports

Yangon, March 2 (IANS) Myanmar has upgraded six major airports in terms of safety and security by installing new equipment, an official report said on Monday. According to the transport ministry, Japan International Cooperation Agency has donated equipment and vehicles worth 1.23 billion yen ($12.33 million) for upgrading the six airports of Yangon, Mandalay, Nyaung U, Heho, Thandwe and ...

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Innovative treatment breaks chronic migraine cycle

New York, March 2 (IANS) People suffering from chronic migraine may soon heave a sigh of relief as researchers have found promise in a minimally invasive innovative treatment. Administering the common anaesthetic lidocaine via the nose to certain nerves associated with migraines offers chronic migraine sufferers sustained relief from their headaches, the findings showed. Although...

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