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Seven dead in Pakistan road accident

Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) At least seven people, including four children, have been confirmed dead after a road accident took place in Pakistan. Two buses were racing each other on the narrow road, when one of them went out of control and struck a motorcycle rickshaw -- which had 11 people on board -- coming from the opposite direction, said an eye witness, Dawn reported. The ric...

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Sri Lanka armed men abduct Indian fishermen

Colombo, March 7 (IANS) Armed Sri Lankan fishermen have allegedly abducted seven fishermen from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, demanding a ransom from their families, local media reported. The fishermen from Pamban town of Tamil Nadu were abducted by the Sri Lankan fishermen when setting out to sea late on Wednesday, Xinhua reported on Friday. The Sri Lankans called the...

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Pakistan arrests 46 Indian fishermen

Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) Pakistani authorities have arrested 46 Indian fishermen and seized their boats for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, officials said. The fishermen were detained by the Maritime Security Agency (MSA) on Friday after they strayed into Pakistani waters for fishing illegally, a MSA statement said, Xinhua reported. India...

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No breakthrough in talks with India: Aziz

Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's key advisor, Sartaj Aziz, admitted there was no breakthrough in the recently held talks between the India and Pakistan on foreign secretary level, however, he said these talks have opened path for future negotiations. There was no date fixed for the next round of talks, Sartaj Aziz told media on the sidelines of a book laun...

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My visit part of high-level engagement with Colombo: Sushma Swaraj

Colombo, March 6 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said her visit to Sri Lanka is part of the high-level engagement with the new government of Sri Lanka and an opportunity to close the gaps ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit next week. In her remarks at a dinner hosted by her Sri Lankan counterpart Mangala Samaraweera, she said President Maithripa...

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Calcutta High Court lawyers skip work, chief justice displeased

Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) Majority of lawyers stayed away from proceedings of the Calcutta High Court Friday following a holiday declared by the West Bengal government, provoking a strong reaction from a division bench that included Chief Justice Manjula Chelur. The lawyers have skipped court proceedings after the state government declared a two-day holiday on account of Holi. While the Be...

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OPEC daily basket price closes lower

Vienna, March 6 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $55.77 a barrel on Thursday, compared to $55.81 on Wednesday, the OPEC secretariat said. The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes is made up of the following: Murban (UAE), Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Ir...

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Naturopathy treatment for Kerjiwal's cough begins

Bengaluru, March 6 (IANS) Naturopathy treatment for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's chronic cough began here Friday, a day after he got admitted into a private hospital on the city's outskirts. As Kejriwal is diabetic, he was also served bitter gourd juice and sprouted fenugreek seeds juice during daytime. We have begun treating Kejriwal after conducting the required tests...

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Like to be India's transport minister: Jeffrey Archer

Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) Celebrated British author Jeffrey Archer said on Friday the toughest job on earth now is being the transport minister of India and he would want to be in-charge of that ministry if given a life again. I think the toughest job on earth today would be the minister of transport for India and if I had a life again that is the job I would want, that or captaining the E...

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5,500 vehicles booked on Holi in Delhi

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) As people celebrated Holi here on Friday with enthusiasm, the Delhi Police booked at least 5,500 vehicles for various traffic violations, including over 1,100 revellers who were driving under the influence of alcohol. A total of 5,500 challans were issued till 5 p.m. today (Friday). Most of the people were drunk drivers, Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) ...

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Indian American surgeon among first to help injured Harrison Ford

Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Indian-American spine surgeon Sanjay Khurana was playing golf Thursday when a single-engine plane crashed on the course. The pilot was none other than famous Hollywood actor Harrison Ford. Khurana was among the first to pull out the injured star from the wreckage. When Khurana saw the plane crash on the course, next to Santa Monica Airport, he followed...

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We lost the momentum early, did not apply ourselves: Holder

Perth, March 6 (IANS) Stumbling to their third loss in five World Cup games, West Indies skipper Jason Holder on Friday said his team lost the momentum early in their innings with batsmen failing to apply themselves well enough against the Indians in the Pool B outing at the WACA. Electing to bat first, the Caribbean essay never quite got going as they threw away wickets at regular inter...

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Sushma Swaraj arrives in Colombo

Colombo, March 6 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here on Friday to participate in the third round of a high-level bilateral meet and lay the ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the island nation next week. She was received at the Bandaranaike International Airport by Sri Lankan Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Ajith Perera. Swaraj will ...

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Spectrum auction sees bids of Rs.77,000 crore at end of day three

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Day three of the e-auction of radio frequency spectrum, or airwaves, with the eight companies in the fray made an offer for Rs.77,000 crore at the end of the 17th round, the government said on Friday. Seventeenth round was completed with Rs.77,000 crore commitment today (Friday), the government said. It was learnt that on Friday there were six fresh roun...

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Judicial probe ordered into Dimapur lynching; DC, SP suspended

Dimapur (Nagaland), March 6 (IANS) The Nagaland government Friday ordered a judicial probe into Thursday's incident of a mob breaking into the high-security central jail here and lynching a rape accused. The government also suspended the deputy commissioner and superintendent of police of Dimapur district for their failure to tackle the situation. Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Ze...

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Revoke ban on BBC documentary: Editors Guild of India

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Editors Guild of India on Friday appealed to the government to revoke the ban on airing of the BBC documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang-rape, terming the move wholly unwarranted. In a statement, the Guild said the documentary, 'Storyville: India's daughter', portrayed the courage, sensibility and liberal outlook of a family traumatised by the brutality ...

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Swine flu claims another life in Bengal

Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) The death toll fro, swine flu in West Bengal rose to nine as a city resident succumbed to the deadly disease early Friday, a health official said here. She is a resident of Kolkata aged 32 years and had reported the H1N1 virus. Earlier, she was in a nursing home from where she was admitted to Fortis hospital where she died early (Friday) morning, the state's healt...

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President, PM congratulate Indian cricket team

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated the Indian cricket team for their four-wicket victory against the West Indies in the World Cup. The president in his congratulatory message to the team wished them success for the upcoming matches. Congrats Team India for victory against West Indies. Good wishes for succe...

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It's Holi Hai with coloured gulal, gujiya and thandai

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) With splashes of yellow, red, pink and green gulal and sweets and revelry, Delhiites celebrated Holi with enthusiasm Friday, even as the slight chill in the weather saw people preferring to play a dry holi rather than douse coloured water on each other. Revellers started coming out in groups to play Holi around after 11 a.m., with a slight nip in the air keeping...

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Dhoni credits bowlers for win over Windies

Perth, March 6 (IANS) After beating the West Indies in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the WACA here on Friday, an elated Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni credited his bowlers for keeping the opposition batsmen on a tight leash. The Indian bowlers were upto the mark from the very first over of the day, as they rarely hurled a bad delivery to the rival batsmen giving away just eight ru...

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