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Windies missing Narine: Clive Lloyd

Perth, March 5 (IANS) Chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd said the West Indies are desperately missing the spin heroics of game-changer Sunil Narine to strengthen their campaign in the cricket World Cup underway in New Zealand and Australia. Off-spinner Narine withdrew just before the squad left the Caribbean for the World Cup, claiming he was not fully confident in his revised bowling met...

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Darren Sammy to play four matches for Nottinghamshire

Nottingham, March 5 (IANS) West Indies' Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy has agreed to a short-term deal with Nottinghamshire to play in this season's NatWest T20 Blast. Sammy will fill the second overseas slot during a two-week period where the Notts play four Blast matches from May 31 to June 12. He could also return for the knockouts if Notts qualify, reports CMC. I'm looking for...

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Government serves legal notice to BBC over documentary

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The government on Thursday served legal notice to the BBC over its broadcast of a controversial documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang rape, saying the broadcaster violated the contract on various fronts. A legal notice has been served to the BBC. The notice says that they (BBC) had violated the contract on various fronts, a home ministry official told IANS.<...

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257 million fans tuned in for India-South Africa match

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) As many as 257 million cricket fans tuned in to watch India's Pool B match against South Africa where Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men scored their first victory over the Proteas in a World Cup encounter at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on February 22. The viewership for India's first two games of the World Cup 2015 bears testimony to the cricket frenzy sweeping the...

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Exim Bank to raise funds up to Rs.13,000 crore

Chennai, March 5 (IANS) The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) would leverage an additional capital infusion of Rs.1,300 crore by the central government to raise around Rs.13,000 crore funds, said a senior official. The additional capital infusion of Rs.1,300 crore is for our growth and not for meeting capital adequacy norms, David Rasquinha, deputy managing director told reporters ...

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Bangladeshi smugglers attack BSF patrol party, three injured

Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Two BSF troopers and a Bangladeshi smuggler were injured on Thursday when a gang of smugglers attacked a BSF patrol party along the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district. The incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday near the Govindpur border outpost. Around 30 Bangladeshi smugglers armed with sharp-edged weapons attack...

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'Electoral corruption very high in Tamil Nadu'

Chennai, March 5 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Thursday urged the party's Tamil Nadu unit to enrol more members to strengthen the party in the state. Shah was in Coimbatore, around 500 km from here, to address the BJP's state and district office-bearers, said a party leader. Shah said electoral corruption is very high in Tamil Nadu. The electoral corr...

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Goa government to sell beef to meet red-meat shortage

Panaji, March 5 (IANS) In its bid to quell the beef shortage in Goa, the BJP-led government in the state may start selling beef on its own, an official said on Thursday, while blaming the mafia with links to meat traders for the shortage. Addressing a press conference here, Lyndon Monteiro, chairman of the Goa Meat Complex, a government agency which runs the only legal service abattoir i...

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China targets marginally lower growth this year

Beijing, March 5 (IANS) China will target an economic growth of seven percent this year, marginally lower than last year's goal of seven-and-a-half percent, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in parliament on Thursday citing a government work report. Over the past year, the international and domestic environments faced by China in its development have been complicated and challenging. The r...

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B-Town appalled by ban on 'India's Daughter'

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) The ban on the broadcast of a documentary based on the December 16, 2012 gang rape in Delhi, including an interview with one of the rapists, has left members of the film fraternity shocked and appalled. They called the ban shameful. The documentary India's Daughter by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin has kicked up a storm over the interview of one of the six men who ...

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Safe Holi for foreign tourists in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer

Jaipur, March 5 (IANS) Police in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer have decided to take action against those found bothering, troubling or disturbing a women foreign tourist in the name of Holi. Jaisalmer is a tourist city and a large number of both domestic and foreign tourists visit the city during Holi. In the past, it was seen that miscreants, on the pretext of Holi, put colour forcibly or troub...

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Court says O.P. Chautala deserves highest punishment

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld a 10-year jail term for former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala in the illegal teacher recruitment case dating to 2000, holding that the INLD chief cheated the youth of Haryana for which he deserved punishment of the highest kind. Justice Siddharth Mridul said O.P. Chautala being the chi...

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Documents leak: Three corporate executives move bail plea

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Three corporate executives, accused in the petroleum ministry documents leak case, moved bail applications in a court here on Thursday. The three accused -- RIL corporate affairs manager Shailesh Saxena, Jubilant Energy senior executive Subash Chandra, and Essar DGM Vinay Kumar -- moved their bail pleas before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal, who ...

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Coal auction: Trimula wins Jharkhand mine on second day

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Trimula Industries won the Meral mine for non-power sector in Jharkhand on Thursday, the second day of the second round of auctions of coal blocks whose allotments were cancelled by the Supreme Court. This takes the total number of mines won by companies to five. Meral coal block closes at Rs.727 (per tonne), Coal Secretary Anil Swarup said in a tweet.

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Government serves legal notice to BBC

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The central government on Thursday served legal notice to the BBC in connection with a documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang rape. A home ministry official told IANS that a legal notice has been served to the BBC in connection with the documentary and their response is awaited. Earlier in the day, the ministry had said they were examining the issue o...

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Jammu traders arrange free food for stranded passengers

Jammu, March 5 (IANS) The Jammu chamber of commerce and industry on Thursday arranged free food for nearly 1,000 stranded passengers in winter capital Jammu. Due to the closure of the Jammu-Srinagar highway, more than 4,000 people are stranded in Jammu and many of them are complaining that they have run out of money to pay for food and shelter. Over a thousand of these stranded p...

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Hearing date for Bangladesh convict's plea to be fixed on Sunday

Dhaka, March 5 (IANS) The Bangladesh apex court will, on Sunday, fix the date for hearing the review petition by Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman against the death sentence handed to him for being involved in war crimes during Bangladesh's Liberation War, media reported Thursday. Shishir Monir, counsel for Jamaat assistant secretary general Kamaruzzaman filed the review petit...

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Jwala-Ashwini ousted from All England

Birmingham, March 5 (IANS) Top Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted from the second round of the $500,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the Barclaycard Arena here on Thursday. The Commonwealth Games gold medallists went down 10-21, 13-21 in 36 minutes to Chinese top seeds and World No.1 pair Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei at the Super Serie...

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BBC airs controversial documentary, government considering action

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The government on Thursday said it was considering action against BBC for ignoring a court order banning the airing of a documentary carrying an interview with one of those convicted in the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape, even as support built up for the documentary, with people saying don't shoot the messenger. The documentary India's Daughter by British fil...

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Government needs to be banned: Hansal Mehta on documentary ban

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The ban on the documentary based on the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang-rape has left national award-winning director Hansal Mehta appalled. He says it's difficult for him to comprehend the government's order and questions why the government is restricting cinema from reflecting the truth in society. My only reaction is that the government needs to be banned. Cinem...

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