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Man held with fake notes near Bangladesh border

Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday apprehended a man near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Malda district and seized fake Indian currency notes of the face value of over Rs.13 lakh from him, an officer said. The man was seized by the troopers in the early hours in the Daulatpur border outpost area. Acting on specific intelligence input of smugg...

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December factory output falls again, January inflation up 5.69 percent

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) India's factory output declined again in December by minus 1.3 percent while retail inflation climbed to 5.69 percent in January from 5.61 percent in the month before, official data showed on Friday. There was a growth of 3.6 percent in December 2014. Although the December output growth continued to be in the negative as compared to 3.6 percent growth in Decembe...

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India post 196/6 against Sri Lanka in second T20I

Ranchi, Feb 12 (IANS) India scored a challenging 196/6 in 20 overs against Sri Lanka in the second T20 International of their three-match series at the Jharkhand International Stadium here on Friday. Opener Shikhar Dhawan (51) scored a quickfire half century for the hosts. For the visitors, Thisara Perera (3/33) was the pick of the bowlers claiming a hat-trick. ...

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Women buy more sexual wellness products than men in February

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Women buy more sexual wellness products than men in February, the month of Valentine's Day, says a study. Women's purchases in the first two weeks of February go up to 54 percent of the total revenue generated by the sexual wellness products industry, compared to 41 percent on an average throughout the year, said the study conducted by ThatsPersonal.com, a seller...

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Pachauri's leave means nothing: Women activists

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Even as TERI sent sexual harassment accused R.K. Pachauri on an indefinite leave, women rights activists said it is too little too late as he still retains his post. Pachauri, who had been the head of the institute since 1982, was accused of sexually harassing a 29-year-old female colleague in 2015, and has fresh charges levelled against him by another The Energy...

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Congress expresses satisfaction with SC order in Herald case

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Congress on Friday expressed satisfaction over the Supreme Court expunging all adverse observations made by the high court in the National Herald case and asked the BJP to be more circumspect in making accusations against the party. In a statement, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said the party has always believed that the remarks and conclusions reco...

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CPI-M-Congress alliance will be a mistake, have no ideology: Mamata

Kolkata,A Feb 12 (IANS) Lashing out at efforts to cobble up a Congress-Left Front alliance in the coming West Bengal assembly polls, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday dubbed the proposed tie-up as a mistake and devoid of any ideology and said it would come a cropper. The (Left Front spearhead) Communist Party of India-Marxist used to abuse the Congress. They used to call Rajiv Gan...

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India extend gold rush in SAG shooting, Chang wins fourth gold

Guwahati, Feb 12 (IANS) Chain Singh upstaged Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang twice in three days in a rifle event final, as the Indian shooting squad extended its gold rush on day three of the shooting competition at the South Asian Games here on Friday. India also swept all the four gold medals on offer at the Kahilipara Shooting Range here, a feat achieved for a second successive...

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Pachauri sent on indefinite leave, activists say it 'means nothing'

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) TERI on Friday asked its executive vice chairman R.K. Pachauri, mired in a sexual harassment case, to proceed on indefinite leave, a move the women activists said meant nothing. The Energy and Resources Institute's move comes in the face of flak from various quarters over making him the executive vice chairman, the first ever in TERI. Pachauri was accuse...

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Mary Kom influenced us: Pakistani women boxers

Shillong, Feb 12 (IANS) Three Pakistani women boxers -- Khoushleem Bano, Rukhsana Parveen, and Sofia Javed -- are on the verge of scripting history here on Indian soil, when they step into the ring for the very first time in an international event at the 12th South Asian Games here on Saturday. The three pugilists credited the biographical sports film on five-time world champion and Indi...

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Headley says Al Qaeda wanted to attack India

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Pakistani-American terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley on Friday said the global terror network Al Qaeda wanted to attack India's National Defence College in New Delhi as he also revealed a medley of Lashkar-e-Taiba plans to strike terror in the country. Headley, who has been testifying through video-conferencing since Monday before a special court in Mu...

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Headley's deposition: For Pakistan to expose conspiracy, says India

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Following Pakistani-American terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Healdey' deposition in which he revealed Pakistan's role in the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack, India on Friday said it was for Pakistan to expose the conspiracy and bring the perpetrators to justice. David Headley's testimony is in relation to the Mumbai terrorist attack and the testimony is sel...

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GIL director granted bail in coal case

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) A court here on Friday granted bail to Gondwana Ispat Ltd (GIL) director Ashok Daga in a coal block allocation case. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Bharat Parashar granted bail to Daga asking him to furnish a personal bond of Rs.1 lakh and surety of like amount. He and his company were summoned last month as an accused in the case rel...

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Ahead of Modi's Mumbai visit, his wife fasts for slum dwellers

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) In a development that took many here by surprise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben on Friday joined members of an NGO on a day-long token hunger strike in support of slum dwellers here. Jashodaben -- whose arrival was not known even to the local police -- was flanked by five National Security Guard commandos as she joined 'Good Samaritan Mission' non-g...

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Trinamool student leader held for rash driving that kills one

Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) A student leader of the West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress was arrested here for allegedly rash driving resulting in an accident that killed a pedestrian. According to the police, Kanishk Majumder late on Thursday night rammed his car against a taxi which in turn hit a pedestrian near Ballygunge area of the city. A leader of the Trinamool Chhatra Pari...

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Himachal sanction more funds for two industrial estates

Shimla, Feb 12 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has sanctioned additional funds for developing two industrial estates in the state, an official said on Friday. The state government had taken effective steps to complete industrial areas in Pandoga in Una district and Kandrauri in Kangra district and has released its second installment of Rs.16.38 crore for both the projects, a gover...

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EIL appointed consultant for mega refinery in Maharashtra

Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) Engineers India Limited (EIL) has been appointed as the consultant for the mega refinery proposed to be set up in Maharashtra, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday. EIL is the consultant, this is the arrangement today. Let us see how things are moving, he said on the sidelines of the 150th foundation day celebrations of diversified p...

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Nepal PM coming on six-day visit to India

New Delhi/Kathmandu, Feb 12 (IANS) Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli will commence a six-day official visit to India from February 19, making it his first foreign visit since assuming office last October. At the invitation of the prime minister of India, Prime Minister of Nepal K.P. Sharma Oli will be visiting India from February 19 to 24, external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas S...

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A Sanders-Trump clash: A dream for film script writers

A Donald Trump-Bernie Sanders clash in the US presidential elections could be God's Gift to political cinema. Some outlines for a script come to mind: Clarence Darrow versus William Jennings Bryan, on two sides of the famous Monkey Trial in Dayton, Tennessee, in 1925. Or the epic battle between Ed Murrow of CBS News and Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-Communist witch hunt.

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Wll balance right to equality, religious practice, SC on Sabarimala

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said that it would balance the right to equality with the right to freedom of religion and to manage religious affairs under the constitution while examining the plea against ban on entry of women aged 10 to 50 years into Kerala's Sabarimala temple. Is such a ban is so intrinsically fundamental for religion. Do you mean to say that tra...

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