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Amarinder hits back at AAP on Bhindranwale posters in Punjab

Chandigarh, Feb 12 (IANS) Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh on Friday hit back at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the Bhindranwale posters issue, saying the AAP leader was trying to put on him the blame for something done by his own partymen. Posters with photographs of slain Khalistan ideologue Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and Kejriwal had appeared in some parts of Punj...

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India's factory output declines again in December

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) India's factory output declined again in December by (-)1.3 percent but was somewhat better than the (-)3.42 percent dip registered in the month before, official data showed on Friday. There was a growth of 3.6 percent in December 2014. As per data on index of industrial production (IIP) released by the Central Statistics Office, the cumulative growth of the coun...

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Get a taste of Banarasi food at Make in India Week

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Tastes of Banaras, a zestful culinary journey organised by Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) in collaboration with ITC Grand Central, will be a treat for foodies at the 'Weaves of Banaras' fashion gala here on Sunday. It is a part of the 'Make in India Week', which is being held to showcase the prowess of the country's various robust sectors. The week-long even...

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No plans for joint US-India navy patrols: US

Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) The US, denying a media report that it and India had held talks about conducting joint naval patrols including in the disputed South China Sea, said that there are currently no such plans. The United States and India do have a shared vision of peace, stability, and prosperity in Asia, State Department spokesperson Mark C. Toner told reporters on Thursday when a...

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Odisha misleading people on subsidised rice scheme: Paswan

Bhubaneswar, Feb 12 (IANS) Union Minister for Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday accused the Odisha government of misleading people on subsidised rice given to the poor under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The state government's claim of providing subsidised rice at Re.1 per kg was not based on facts and it was misleading, the minister told the media here. I have...

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Opposition slams Uttar Pradesh budget proposals

Lucknow, Feb 12 (IANS) The opposition in Uttar Pradesh on Friday slammed the budget proposals presented by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for 2016-17 in the state assembly. Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president Nirmal Khatri said the budgetary provisions offered nothing for the state's farmers who were in dire straits. The UP government has declared the current year as 'Kisa...

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Pakistan finish fifth in U-19 World Cup

Dhaka, Feb 12 (IANS) Pakistan ended their campaign in the U-19 World Cup on a winning note, defeating England by seven wickets here on Friday to finish fifth in the 16-nation tournament. England amassed a healthy total of 264 for seven after being sent in to bat with Sam Curran making 83 runs and Tom Moores contributing 47. Seamer Sameen Gul took two wickets for 42 and Saif Ali snapped u...

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BJP leader shot dead in Bihar

Patna, Feb 12 (IANS) BJP leader Visheshwar Ohja was on Friday shot dead by unidentified men in Bihar's Bhojpur district, sparking off protests, police said. Ojha, vice president of the state Bharatiya Janata Party, was attacked near a village about 60 km from here. BJP state president Mangal Pandey and former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi denounced the murder. ...

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Make you daily life easy with FirstHandle app

New Delhi, Feb xxx (IANS) If you are tired of spending and struggling to save your pocket from your routine life expenses, try the FirstHandle app. It enhances the real life experiences by giving full freedom of shopping, eating out and the like at a very affordable price. The app allows retailers to deliver timely offers to customers across a range of categories like food, dri...

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JNU Students' Union leader held on sedition charge

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was on Friday arrested in a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy, the police said. Kumar was arrested on the charge of raising anti-India slogans at an event organised by the students to mark the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged in the Tihar Central Jai...

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Manish Paul's Big B fan tales

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Actor Manish Paul calls himself a big fan of Bollywood's 'Shahenshah' Amitabh Bachchan, and says he was ridiculed while growing up for imitating the popular 'Mard' tattoo on his chest. I am a huge fan of Amitji. Generally I never fumble during a scene but when ever I have shot with him I become spellbound. I still remember we were shooting and Amitji had finished sa...

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'Internet to influence $11 bn of beauty, hygiene sales in India by 2020'

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Capturing the growing influence of the internet on beauty and hygiene (B&H) products, a report released by Google and Bain & Co. on Friday revealed it would influence $11 billion of the total sales in the FMCG sector for such products by 2020. This represents two-thirds of B&H sales of $17 billion in 2020, the report said. While the total influe...

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Caution over macro-data flares volatility, markets end flat

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Caution over upcoming macro-data coupled with unwinding of long positions and negative global cues flared extreme volatility in the Indian equity markets on Friday. In the process, a barometer index of the Indian equities markets closed the day's trade flat -- up by only 34 points. The choppy trade was marked by short-covering and value-buying, a day after t...

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Sri Lanka opt to bowl in second T20I

Ranchi, Feb 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and put India in to bat in the second T20 International of their three-match series at the Jharkhand International Stadium here on Friday. India named an unchanged team from the first match at Pune while for ASri Lanka, batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan comes in for Niroshan Dickwella. Squads: India: Rohit S...

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Real Madrid look to continue La Liga home form against Bilbao

Madrid, Feb 12 (IANS) Real Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao may miss key footballers in their La Liga clash but the focus will be squarely on visiting striker Aritz Aduriz here on Saturday. Aduriz celebrated his 35th birthday on Thursday and he did so in the middle of the best season of his career. The powerful forward has netted 24 goals in all competitions this campaign and looks set to...

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NATO ships arrive in Georgia for joint drill in Black Sea

Tbilisi, Feb 12 (IANS) As many as four NATO ships arrived in Georgia's Black Sea port of Batumi on Friday for a month-long training mission to increase compatibility of NATO and Georgian border guard ships, the government said. The ships, which are part of a standing NATO mine countermeasures immediate reaction force, will participate in various joint training missions and exercises with...

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Nestle India Q4 profit at Rs.183 crore

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Nestle India said on Friday that it posted net profit of Rs.183.19 crore for the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to Rs.326.38 crore during the corresponding period in 2014. The company has the calendar year as its financial year. I am also happy to report that despite the exceptional toll that the Maggi noodles crisis took on our financials, our optimism...

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Prakash Jha thought Priyanka won't have time for 'Jai Gangaajal'

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Prakash Jha says he and actress Priyanka Chopra were very keen to work with each other for years, but when he was working on Jai Gangaajal, he felt she wouldn't have time for the project, given her busy schedule. Jha said: We were talking since many years that we should be working together. And when I started developing this idea, there were discussions an...

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Greek parliament ratifies TV licensing bill amid controversy

Athens, Feb 12 (IANS) The Greek parliament on Friday approved a controversial bill amendment on TV licensing that has sparked fierce reactions by opposition parties, media owners and employees' associations. The new media legislation passed with 154 votes of the ruling coalition and the vote of an independent member of the parliament while 104 lawmakers voted against and 14 abstained, Xi...

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Farewell to comet lander Philae

London, Feb 12 (IANS) It is time to bid adieu to the Philae lander as the European Space Agency (ESA) on Friday gave up hope of ever hearing again from the lander that touched down on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on November 12, 2014. Since its last call to mothership Rosetta since July 9, 2015, the Philae lander is facing conditions on the comet from which it is un...

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