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Crystal Palace sack manager Neil Warnock

London, Dec 27 (IANS) Neil Warnock was Saturday sacked as the manager of Crystal Palace after just four months in charge at Selhurst Park. The Eagles dropped into the bottom three of the English Premier League on Boxing Day after a 1-3 loss to Southampton, with pressure mounting on Warnock and fans calling for his head, reports dailymailco.uk. Crystal Palace Football Club can tod...

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Foggy Saturday in Delhi, similar weather likely Sunday

New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Delhi experienced a chilly Saturday as the maximum temperature settled a notch below the season's average at 19.2 degrees Celsius while fog continued to affect the movement of trains. Similar weather is in store for Sunday, the Met office said. The visibility in Delhi dropped to 700 metres at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. There will be dense fog tomorrow (S...

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Himachal to add more green pockets in Shimla

Shimla, Dec 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to add a few more green pockets in Shimla town to the existing 17 pockets to expand its green cover, said Town and Country Planning Minister Sudhir Sharma Saturday. We are going to identify and add a few more green pockets in Shimla where there will be a total ban on any construction activity. This will help in keeping the...

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Religious conversion should not be politicised: Dattatreya

Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) Religious conversion should not be politicised and people have the right to preach their own religion, union minister Bandaru Dattatreya said here Saturday. According to law, everybody has the right to preach his own religion. On the conversion issue, law is there, and according to law only it proceeds. It should not be politicised, the minister of state for labour...

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Bengal minister sings different tune on Jadavpur row

Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) Singing a different tune from his party the Trinamool Congress, West Bengal Consumer Affairs Minister Sadhan Pandey Saturday, without naming, hinted that Jadavpur University vice-chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti ought to have resigned. Everybody should be aware about his self-esteem. If I realise I am unwanted, I will go out. Why would I continue to stick to the chai...

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Liverpool not keen on letting Balotelli go

London, Dec 27 (IANS) Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he will not let go of Italian striker Mario Balotelli in the January transfer window. It is not something I have even thought about. We have had a lot of games this season in a lot of competitions, Rodgers was quoted as saying by dailymail.co.uk. At this moment in time, it is key for me to keep the squad together, he...

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Debt waivers have not benefited farmers: RBI chief

Udaipur (Rajasthan), Dec 27 (IANS) Debt waiver schemes of central and state governments have not benefited farmers as they restricted credit flow subsequently, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said Saturday. Studies have shown that debt waiver programmes have been ineffective, constraining credit flow to farmers after their loans were waived off, Rajan said at the 97th...

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HC directs Delhi government to admit two boys in school

New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has directed the city government to allow admission of two boys to ninth standard in its schools. Justice Manmohan directed the Delhi government to allow admission of two brothers-- S.M. Ahsan Raza, 15, and Bashar Alam, 16 - to ninth standard in a government school. The court order came Wednesday The two brothers had moved the Delhi H...

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Foreigner arrested for illegal stay in Goa

Panaji, Dec 27 (IANS) A foreigner, believed to be a Nigerian national, has been booked for overstaying in Goa without proper documents, police said Saturday. James Ikechukwu was found staying at the Calangute beach village, 20 km from state capital Panaji without a visa and passport when he was accosted by police Friday night. The accused could show us no travel documents, as a r...

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18,112 Santa Clauses break Guinness record

Thrissur (Kerala), Dec 27 (IANS) The archdiocese of Thrissur in Kerala Saturday created a new Guinness World Record when they assembled 18,112 Santa Clauses on the streets and broke the existing record set by Derry in Northern Ireland with 13,000. The event, named Boun Natale 2014, was the brainchild of Archbishop Andrews Thazhath, who had last year managed to parade 5,000 Santas.

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Irish twin boost for Dabang Mumbai in Hockey India League

Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Irish twins - goalkeeper David Harte and defender Conor Harte - will represent the Mumbai franchise of the Hockey India League (HIL) in the coming season. Dabang Mumbai is a newly assembled team, owned by DoIT Sports Management. The franchise was earlier called `Mumbai Magicians' owned by the Dabur Group which pulled out of the third edition of HIL, which will begin...

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Chilly winds make Rajasthan shiver

Jaipur, Dec 27 (IANS) Chilly winds continued to prevail in Rajasthan with the minimum temperature dropping to 0.6 degree Celsius in Churu. Poor visibility due to fog continued to affect train and air services and according to railway authorities, 18 trains were running behind schedule by two to 14 hours. Four trains were partially cancelled. Churu at 0.6 degree Celsius, three deg...

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Syrian troops kill 17 militants near Israel-occupied territory

Damascus, Dec 27 (IANS) At least 17 militants have been killed over the past two days in clashes with the Syrian military in the southern province of Al-Qunaitera, Xinhua said quoting an opposition monitoring group's report Saturday. Three rebel leaders were among those killed during a battle waged by an array of militants groups against Syrian military posts in the countryside of Qunai...

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Response to 'Irudhi' teaser has exceeded expectations: Producer

Chennai, Dec 27 (IANS) The response to the first teaser of R. Madhavan's Tamil-Hindi bilingual Irudhi Suttrua has exceeded the expectations of its producer S. Sashikanth of Y NOT Studios. The response to the teaser has exceeded all my expectations and I'm very excited about the release of the film, Sashikanth said in a statement. A sports drama based on boxing, Madhavan essays th...

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India asks Pakistan to hand over Dawood Ibrahim

New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The government Saturday said it has asked Pakistan to hand over the country's most wanted and 1993 Mumbai blasts' mastermind Dawood Ibrahim to it. He is the most wanted...India has asked Pakistan to hand him over...you just wait, Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters. Dawood Ibrahim, who has also been listed as an international terrorist, has reporte...

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Sterling's a quick learner: Rodgers

London, Dec 27 (IANS) Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hailed Raheem Sterling as a quick learner as the England winger showed he had reaped the benefits of shooting practice. The England winger showed great composure to score the only goal of the game at Turf Moor, rounding Burnley keeper Tom Heaton before sliding his effort into an empty net Friday, reports dailymail.co.uk. In ...

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Centre's nod to Punjab to dispose off damaged wheat

Chandigarh, Dec 27 (IANS) The central government has allowed the Punjab government to dispose off over six lakh tonnes of damaged wheat lying in the state, an official said Saturday. The government and its procurement agencies have damaged wheat to the tune of six lakh tonnes lying in Punjab. According to the earlier guidelines of the central government, only those parties registered wit...

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Head constable held while taking bribe

Gurgaon, Dec 27 (IANS) A Haryana Police head constable was arrested here Saturday while accepting Rs, 5,000 as bribe, police said. Head constable Virender Singh posted in the summoning department in sector-5 police station was arrested by a State Vigilance Bureau team. The accused was caught 'red handed' while accepting the money from complainant Sanjay Saini, a vigilance departm...

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Himachal promotes off-season vegetable cultivation

Shimla, Dec 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday asked farmers in the state to go for off-season and exortic vegetable cultivation and water harvesting. Addressing public meetings in Shimla district, he said: Farmers should go for off-season and exortic vegetable cultivation. He also asked them to construct check-dams for storing rainwater. Owing to...

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Centre asks NIA to probe Assam violence

New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The central government Saturday directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe the recent violence in Assam that claimed 73 lives. The ministry of home affairs today (Saturday) directed the National Investigation Agency to take up the investigation of four cases registered by Assam Police relating to the recent attacks by suspected NDFB(S) group in th...

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