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Anti-leprosy activist since 1948 honoured by Assam

Guwahati, Jan 28 (IANS) A 94-year-old social activist, who dedicated his life to fighting leprosy in Assam's Karbi Anglong district since 1948, was Wednesday honoured by the state government. Gandhian and social activist Janardan Pathak became the first person to be conferred with the Amal Prabha Das Award for Social Service for the year 2013. The award was instituted by the Assa...

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Djokovic to face Wawrinka in Australian Open semis

Melbourne, Jan 28 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic will face Stanislas Wawrinka in the Australian Open semi-finals after defeating Milos Raonic 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-2 here Wednesday night. Fans will be hoping for another epic as Djokovic and Wawrinka clash for the third year in a row at the Melbourne Park. Two years ago, Djokovic denied Wawrinka 12-10 in the fifth set of their fourth-...

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Kenyan Kirui eyes Boston Marathon with aim at Worlds

Nairobi, Jan 28 (IANS) Two-time world marathon champion Abel Kirui is keen to compete at the Beijing World Championships in August. However, his selection depends on his performance at the Boston Marathon in April. The Olympic marathon silver medallist will not be giving up on his quest to make history as a three-time world champion, reports Xinhua. It is not easy to make the Ken...

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Congressman Gurudas Kamat hits back at the BJP

Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) A day after the BJP attacked senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat for his comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's marital status, he hit back saying Modi is not god who can't be questioned, here Wednesday. He also condemned statements by some BJP leaders who he said were trying to spread misinformation about his comments on union Minister Smriti Irani and Gujara...

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Suzuki's Gujarat plant in line with 'Make in India'

Ahmedabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Automobile firm Suzuki Group Wednesday said its upcoming manufacturing facility in Gujarat is in line with the Make in India programme and will focus on high productivity and efficiency. For the Suzuki group, setting up of this new manufacturing facility in Gujarat is the start of a new era, Osamu Suzuki, chairman and chief executive, Suzuki Motor Corporation, sa...

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National award is only non-commercial event: Arjun Rampal

Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) With the season of award shows on, actor Arjun Rampal says such functions are money making businesses except the National Award. I think it's a money making business. National award is the only award which is not a commercial event and it's the only award function which has got any weight, said Arjun, who received the National Award for Supporting Actor for his role...

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North Korea confirms Kim Jong-un's visit to Russia: Kremlin

Seoul, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) North Korea has confirmed Kim Jong-un's visit to Russia in May, which would be the first foreign trip of the supreme leader since coming to power three years ago. The heads of state of North Korea and 19 other countries have already confirmed their participation in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary in May of the World War II victory over Nazi Germany, acc...

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Indian squash teams win easily

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 28 (IANS) India did well to win both their Pool C matches in the boys' section on the opening day of the Asian Junior Team Squash Championship here Wednesday. The Indian girls were not far behind, winning the only match scheduled for them against Chinese Taipei. It was a good opening day. The boys beat Sri Lanka and Jordan with solid performances. A victory over...

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It was unforgettable: Aparna, Priyanka on Lucknow visit

Lucknow, Jan 28 (IANS) Actors Aparna Dixit and Priyanka Purohit from the soap opera Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai were pleasantly surprised at the welcome they received during their visit over the weekend to Lucknow, where they attended a special event for women. The two were here Jan 24 to promote their show and were mobbed by the audience at the event. They were welcomed with loud chee...

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Missile from Lebanon injures Israeli soldiers

Jerusalem, Jan 28 (IANS) An anti-tank missile was fired at an Israeli military vehicle Wednesday in Mount Dov, along the Israeli-Lebanese border, injuring several Israeli soldiers, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) confirmed. The incident took place on a part of the Israeli-Lebanese border which does not have a security fence, Xinhua news agency reported citing IDF. The attack comes a day ...

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Sensex, Nifty scale new intra-day highs, end flat

Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) Positive global and domestic cues led the two major indices of the Indian equities markets to scale new highs in Wednesday's intra-day trade. However, the two major indices closed the day's trade flat on the back of profit-booking. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) touched a new high of 29,786.32 points in the i...

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Boxing India introduces new league, ranking system

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Boxing India (BI) Wednesday launched the Indian Series of Boxing (ISB) and introduced a national ranking system following the conclusion of its second Executive Committee Meeting (ECM). The ISB - the new national league - is a platform for grooming pugilists and popularising the sport in India. Male boxers, across weight categories, will participate and have a ch...

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Allahabad HC commutes death term of Nithari killer

Lucknow, Jan 28 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Nithari killing convict Surinder Koli to life imprisonment. A bench of Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice P.K.S. Baghel passed the order after hearing a petition filed by Peoples Union for Democratic Rights. Uttar Pradesh Advocate General Vijay Bahadur Singh and state counsel Akhilesh...

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Gareth Bale can't imagine leaving Real Madrid

Madrid, Jan 28 (IANS) Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale Wednesday ruled himself out of a big money move to Manchester United. Bale, 25, was questioned about his future in the light of persistent rumours of interest from the English club, which is thought to be willing to pay over 100 million euros for the Welshman's services, reports Xinhua. I can't imagine myself at Manchester Unit...

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Kiran leads in Hero women's golf

Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) English golfer Kiran Matharu played out an even par round on Day 1 of the third leg of the Hero-RCGC Women's Professional Golf Championship at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club to lead after Round 1 here Wednesday. Order of Merit leader Vani Kapoor is second with a score of one over 73 while Chandigarh's Amandeep Drall ended at third place. Kiran began on a caut...

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Sunanda Pushkar murder: Amar Singh questioned

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Delhi Police Wednesday questioned former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh in connection with its ongoing probe into the murder of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. Singh was questioned at south Delhi's Vasant Vihar Police station for around two hours. Amar Singh told media that he was questioned by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) ...

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Protestors demand Sri Lankan chief justice's resignation

Colombo, Jan 28 (IANS) Sri Lankan lawyers and civil society organisations staged a large protest outside the Supreme Court in Colombo Wednesday to press for the resignation of the island country's controversial chief justice. With slogans saying Send CJ44 home, the protestors demanded the immediate resignation of Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, claiming that his appointment was illegal, Xinh...

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's 'five-minute' beauty regime

London, Jan 28 (IANS) Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley makes sure she carries around a handful of must-have beauty products to get her looking red carpet-ready in just five minutes. The 27-year-old has shared her secret to looking good on the go, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She said: I have what I call my five-minute face - those products I always have with me on the go. Th...

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Kenya's Mosop to prove fitness in Paris marathon

Nairobi, Jan 28 (IANS) Kenya's Xiamen Marathon champion Moses Mosop has recovered from a tendon injury which had kept him out of competition for the last two years. Former Chicago Marathon champion Mosop expects to prove his fitness at the Paris Marathon April 12, reports Xinhua. The 29-year-old is among the top athletes in Paris and he believes he will weather the storm, win the...

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I don't know what romance is like now: Big B

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Romance might have started early in Amitabh Bachchan's life, but the megastar says he isn't aware about its evolution now. During an interview with Koel Purie on the show Couching with Koel, the megastar talked about romance in his early school days and more, read a statement. Excerpts: Koel: You have played a student a few times in your career an...

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