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Press Club of India condemns slogan-shouting by Kashmiri students

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The Press Club of India (PCI) on Thursday condemned the raising of anti-India slogans by Kashmiri students in the PCI compound to protest the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in Tihar Jail in 2014. We strongly condemn the incident in the PCI premises by miscreants yesterday (Wednesday). We have taken strong action against a club member under whos...

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Golfer Chuayprakong in sole lead at Bangladesh Open

Dhaka, Feb 11 (IANS) Thailand's Thitiphun Chuayprakong produced a bogey-free round of five-under-par 66 to soar into the lead after the halfway stage of the $300,000 Bashundhara Bangladesh Open at the Kurmitola Golf Club here on Thursday. The 23-year-old Thai, who opened his campaign with a 65, highlighted his round with five birdies to grab a two-shot lead over South Korea's Soomin Lee ...

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Plea in HC against odd-even scheme

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) As the AAP government announced bringing back of odd-even scheme in the national capital, a PIL was filed at the Delhi High Court against the decision, saying the rise in vehicle-generated air pollution was due to non-enforcement and non-implementation of the pollution control rules. The petition filed by NGO, Campaign for People Participation in Development Plan...

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Ronaldo embroiled in controversy after starring in Israeli commercial

Jerusalem, Feb 11 (IANS) Spanish football giants Real Madrid's Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has sparked controversy after taking part in a paid advertisement on an Israeli channel, which unleashed online rage and has invoked criticism from the Palestinians. In the advertisement, three Israeli players relish their ability to watch Ronaldo's moves in unparalleled speed using the new f...

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India, UAE sign four agreements

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) India and the UAE signed four agreements across various sectors on Thursday, the second day of the three-day visit to India of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The strength of a multifaceted relationship. The leaders witness the exchange of four agreements across various sectors, external ...

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TERI can't give secure working environment to women: Ex-employee

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The woman who lodged a sexual harassment case in February last year against environmentalist R.K. Pachauri said on Thursday that TERI can't give a secure working environment to women employees and she felt better after leaving the organisation. In an exclusive interview to IANS, the woman said she faced an extremely difficult situation as TERI gave her zero suppo...

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Frame uniform scheme to compensate rape victims, SC tells states

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday directed all state governments and union territory administrations to formulate a uniform scheme for compensation to victims of rape and sexual exploitation on the lines of one framed by Goa. All the states and union territories shall make all endeavour to formulate a uniform scheme for providing victim compensation in respect of rap...

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AAP instigating people in Punjab: Congress MP

Chandigarh, Feb 11 (IANS) The AAP is instigating Punjab's people and the Congress will oppose Arvind Kejriwal's visit to Punjab this month if the AAP did not change its agenda for the border state, a Congress parliamentarian said on Thursday. Punjab is a very sensitive state and it has already paid a very big price after the emotions of the people were played upon. Kejriwal should not in...

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Shastri wants to try all combinations before World T20

Ranchi, Feb 11 (IANS) Ahead of the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against Sri Lanka, India team director Ravi Shastri on Thursday said he is aiming at trying all possible combinations to get the best squad prior to the forthcoming World T20 at home next month. Having whitewashed Australia 3-0 in their own backyard, the Indians were expected to do well at home against the Lankans as...

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Delhi break losing streak, thrash Ranchi in HIL

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Hosts Delhi Waveriders took full advantage of home conditions to break their four-match losing streak with a 7-4 victory over defending champions and table-toppers Ranchi Rays in a Hockey India League (HIL) pool match at the Shivaji Stadium here on Thursday. Braces from Mandeep Singh and Talwinder Singh and some heroics by Kiwi goalkeeper Devon Manchester helped ...

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Rescued Siachen soldier loses battle for life

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad died here on Thursday, three days after he was found miraculously alive under 35 feet of ice for six long days in the treacherous Siachen glacier. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled his death as Koppad's body was flown to Hubbali in Karnataka in an IAF An-32 plane, accompanied by his grieving famil...

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Foreigners to enjoy village life with new Kerala tourism package

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11 (IANS) Foreign tourists to Kerala can now walk through lush green paddy fields and enjoy bullock cart rides, as well as take part in interactive sessions about the state's famous cuisine -- courtesy Kerala Tourism's new holiday package which offers 99 experiences in nine 'gem-like' days. Called Navaratna 'Experiessential' Holidays, the programme offers foreign ...

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India launches framework for malaria eradication by 2030

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The Health Ministry on Thursday launched the National Framework for Malaria Elimination with a view to eradicating the mosquito-borne disease from India by 2030. The objectives of the framework include eradication of malaria from all low- and moderately-endemic states and union territories by 2022 and reduction in malaria incidents to less than one case per 1,000...

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Windies beat Bangladesh to enter U-19 World Cup final

Mirpur (Bangladesh), Feb 11 (IANS) Shamar Springer shone with an all-round performance as the West Indies broke Bangladeshi hearts with a thrilling three-wicket win in the semi-finals of the International Cricket Council (ICC) U-19 World Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Thursday. Springer followed his 2/36 with an unbeaten 62 which steered the West Indies past the Bangla...

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Ishrat Jahan was LeT operative, Headley tells Mumbai court

Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Pakistani-American terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley on Thursday said Thane collegian Ishrat Jahan, shot dead in an alleged shootout with police in 2004, was a Lashkar-e-Taiba member and hinted that she could be a potential suicide bomber. Jahan was an LeT member, Headley said in his sensational disclosure while deposing before Special TADA Court Judge...

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Godin returns to Atletico Madrid training

Madrid, Feb 11 (IANS) Spanish football club Atletico Madrid's Uruguayan defender Diego Godin returned on Thursday to the team's training after recovering from a sprained knee. Godin sustained his latest injury during the 1-2 loss against FC Barcelona in a La Liga match, reports Efe. The Uruguayan was not eligible to play against Eibar last Saturday in another La Liga clash as he ...

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Sonia, Rahul should apologise after Headley's disclosure: BJP

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday demanded that Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi appologise after Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley said Ishrat Jahan was a member of the terror outfit. These Congress leaders should apologise to the nation and to the heroes who killed LeT terrorist Ishrat Jahan and her three accomplic...

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Ten steepest falls in key Indian equity indices since January 2015

The 10 steepest falls for two key stock market indices in India -- the sensitive index of the Bombay Stock Exchange and the Nifty of the National Stock Exchange since january 2015, in percentage terms. Aug 24, 2015: Nifty (5.92 percent), Sensex (5.94 percent) Feb 11, 2016: Nifty (3.32 percent ), Sensex (3.40 percent) Jan 06, 2015: Nifty (3.00 percent), Sensex (3.07 percen...

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Tsonga cruises to Argentina Open quarter-finals

Buenos Aires, Feb 11 (IANS) Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga made a successful South American debut at the Argentina Open tennis, easing past local Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the quarter-finals. The World No. 9 powered through the opening set against the 37th ranked Argentine, breaking twice to take it in just 25 minutes on Wednesday. The 30-year-old was similarly dominant...

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No compromise on national interest with India: Nepal PM

Kathmandu, Feb 11 (IANS) Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Thursday asserted that he will not compromise with India against national interest during his visit to the southern neighbour later this month. I will make sure that Nepal's sovereignty, independence, freedom, geographical integrity, self-respect and dignity are not adversely affected, affirmed Oli who, according to offic...

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