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Elect a government accountable to me: Modi to Delhiites

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday called for a BJP government in Delhi, saying the national capital needs an administration which works in harmony with the Centre and is also accountable to him. Addressing a rally in west Delhi's Dwarka area ahead of the Feb 7 assembly elections, Modi hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress for making false promises to w...

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Raahgiri Day for disabled held

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The ministry of social justice and empowerment Sunday organised Raahgiri day for persons with disabilities here. A first of its kind event was organised as a unique initiative at Connaught Place by the department of empowerment of persons with disabilities. Today`s event was an effort to create an inclusive environment by way of showcasing the diverse rang...

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Saradha scam: Arrested former union minister hospitalised

Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Former union minister Matang Sinh, arrested by the CBI for his alleged complicity in the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam, could not be presented in court here Sunday as he was admitted to a hospital. Sinh, who was arrested after over seven hours of interrogation here Saturday, was rushed to the NRS Medical College and Hospital and then to the state-run SSKM...

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I will never forgive IS, says Japanese PM

Tokyo, Feb 1 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Sunday vowed to never forgive the Islamic State (IS) terror group after a video purporting to show the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto was uploaded online. I am infuriated by these inhumane and despicable acts of terrorism, and resolutely condemn these impermissible and outrageous acts. I will never forgive these terroris...

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Surajkund crafts fair begins near Delhi

Surajkund (Haryana), Feb 1 (IANS) The 29th edition of the Surajkund International Crafts Mela (fair) began Sunday at Surajkund in Haryana's Faridabad district, adjoining New Delhi. The Mela will be held till Feb 15. Known for showcasing richness and diversity of handicrafts, handlooms and the cultural heritage of the country, the fair has Lebanon as the partner country and Chhatt...

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Sunny Sunday in Delhi, light rainfall likely Monday

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) It was a warm sunny Sunday in the national capital. The maximum temperature rose to 24 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. The Met Office forecast a cloudy Monday with light rainfall. The sky will remain partly cloudy Monday. One or two spells of very light rain could occur in some areas, said an official of the India Meteorological Department...

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Djokovic crowns himself king of Melbourne Park

Melbourne, Feb 1 (IANS) As Andy Murray smashed a return into the net late Sunday, Novak Djokovic wrote his name into the history books, becoming the first men's tennis player to win five Australian Open titles in the Open era. It's a record shared by three players at the US Open and just behind Roger Federer and Pete Sampras at Wimbledon. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal's incredible nine French ...

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Disturbed by Modi supporters, Bedi stops speech midway

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) BJP leaders at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally here Sunday were caught by surprise when the party's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi threatened to stop her speech midway as she was getting disturbed by the crowd chanting Modi's name. The thousands of people gathered at the DDA ground in Dwarka's Sector 14 were waiting eagerly for Modi, and were raising ...

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Sanitation minister inspects Meghalaya village

Shillong, Feb 1 (IANS) Ram Kripal Yadav, union minister of state for drinking water and sanitation, Sunday visited a village in Meghalaya, interacted with villagers and looked at the condition of toilets and kitchens in a few houses. Yadav visited the tin-covered house of Saralin Wankhar in Mawphlang Nongrum village in East Khasi Hills, 25 km from state capital Shilling. He inter...

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Djokovic wins Australian Open

Melbourne, Feb 1 (IANS) Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic defeated Scottish Andy Murray in four sets to win the Australian Open men's singles title at the Rod Laver Arena here Sunday. The top seeded Djokovic won 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-0. ...

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Captains should emulate what Dhoni did in 2011: Fleming

Christchurch, Feb 1 (IANS) Setting India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni as an example worth emulating, former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming Sunday said team captains should emulate what Dhoni did in the 2011 World Cup final by leading his pack with good skills and performances. I know that good captains grasp the nettle. Just look at the way M.S. Dhoni pushed himself up the batting order i...

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Mahesh Bhatt gifts book to Ali Fazal

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has gifted a copy of his book A Taste of Life: The Last Days of U.G Krishnamurti to actor Ali Fazal. Ali features in the newly-released film Khamoshiyan, produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt under their Vishesh Films banner. He gave it to me as a sign of friendship. I share a very unsaid unstated relationship with him. It's not about ...

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Japan mourns journalist's slaying

Tokyo, Feb 1 (IANS) Shock and grief struck the people in Japan Sunday as the media reported the execution of Japanese freelance journalist Kenji Goto by the Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS), which released a video purportedly showing his beheading. Kenji has died, and my heart is broken, said Junko Ishido, the mother of slain journalist. I'm just speechless. It is my only hope that...

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Karnataka-UP Ranji match ends in tame draw

Bengaluru, Feb 1 (IANS) Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh played out a tame draw in the Group A Ranji Trophy league match with the hosts picking up three points for their first innings' lead of 499 to take their tally to 32 from seven games and the visitors gaining one here Sunday. The proceedings on the fourth and final day were merely academic, if not farcical, with champions Karnataka prefe...

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BJP, AAP busy with sloganeering, dharna: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in a sharpened attack on the BJP and the AAP, Sunday accused the parties of doing nothing for the people and just being busy in sloganeering and dharna. The country cannot be run by sloganeering. Work, and not hollow speeches, would take the nation forward, Gandhi said. She indirectly attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi f...

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India Inc says no change in economy performance in last 6 months

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Painting a dismal picture of the economy during the last six months of 2014, India Inc Sunday said not much had changed on the ground at the industry level during the period falling within the Narendra Modi-led government's tenure. The industry chamber's respondents were, however, optimistic that things will improve a lot in the next as many months, the Associated...

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Mohanlal' band not dissolved despite fiasco

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1 (IANS) Superstar Mohanlal's new music band Lalisom has not been disbanded, says the band's director. The band was criticised for its debut performance at the opening ceremony of the 35th National Games Saturday here. Being our first outing and also because of the big opening ceremony cultural programme, there was a lack of coordination. What arose yester...

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Chinese firms to find doing business in India easier: Sushma

Beijing, Feb 1 (IANS) India will make it easier for Chinese companies to do business in the country as it seeks to take bilateral economic ties with China to a qualitatively new level, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Sunday, . She also suggested a six-point template including action-oriented approach to boost mutual ties. Addressing the launch of the Second India-C...

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Kerala backwaters a hit draw at Spanish Tourism Fair

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1 (IANS) A few days after US President Barack Obama referred to the Kerala backwaters in his public speech in New Delhi, it turned out to be a major attraction at the Spanish Tourism Fair (FITUR 2015) in Madrid, one of the leading tourism trade fairs in Europe. The huge response from the travel industry and the general public to our backwaters themed pavilion show...

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Give me chance to serve you: Modi to Delhiites

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday called for a BJP government in Delhi, saying the national capital needs an administration which works in harmony with his central government. Addressing a rally in west Delhi's Dwarka area ahead of the February 7 assembly elections, Modi hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress for making false promises to woo voters.

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