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Modi to address education meet of RSS-affiliated body

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an All India Conference of School Principals here on February 12 organised by Vidya Bharti, an organisation affiliated to the RSS. Addressing the media here, Vidya Bharti's national secretary Shiv Kumar said the main purpose of the conference, being held from February 11 to 14, is to discuss the role of school principals s...

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Mumbai coach Stacy hopes to reach HIL semis

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Dabang Mumbai head coach Jay Stacy hoped that their three-match winning streak will take them through to the semi-finals after his side registered a stunning 8-3 victory over Delhi Waveriders in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Shivaji Hockey Stadium here on Tuesday. Mumbai suffered losses in their first four matches but have now won three matches o...

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Sri Lanka overwhelm India in 1st T20I

Pune, Feb 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka rode on a strong bowling performance to defeat India by five wickets in their first Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday. Chasing a meagre target of 102 runs, the Lankans were boosted by a 39-run partnership by Dinesh Chandimal (35) and Chamara Kapugedera (25) to romp home with two overs to spare.

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Assam's ex-CM Prafulla Mahanta injured in road accident

Guwahati, Feb 9 (IANS) Former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta was injured in a road accident on Tuesday evening in Nagaon district, police said. The Asom Gana Parishad leader and two-time chief minister was injured in his legs after a truck hit his vehicle in Bebejia area. Four people -- Mahanta, his son and two others -- received injuries. He was taken to the Nagaon ...

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International card cloning gang member held in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) A 25-year-old member of an international credit and debit card cloning gang has been arrested here for cheating many people across India by withdrawing money from their accounts, police said on Tuesday. Pankaj Bhardwaj, a resident of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested on Monday from the India Gate area in a joint operation by Delhi and Mumbai police. ...

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Koppad highly motivated, fit soldier: Army

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, the 33-year-old soldier who was rescued from an avalanche on the Siachen glacier, has been described by the Indian Army as a highly motivated and physically fit soldier. Enrolled in the 19th Battalion of the Madras Regiment on October 25, 2002, he has displayed high degree of initiative and has served 10 years in difficult and chal...

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'Centre, states have to work together for SDGs'

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog member Bibek Debroy on Tuesday called for coordinated efforts of the central and state governments to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs). States and centre have to work together for achievement of sustainable development goals which are extremely important for ensuring inclusive economic growth throu...

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BJP's future bright in UP, says Gadkari

Lucknow, Feb 9 (IANS) The future of the BJP was bright in Uttar Pradesh, union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday. In the city on a two-day visit where he met Bharatiya Janata Party office bearers and workers, the former party president said nobody needs to worry about the prospects of the party for the assembly elections due next year. Nobody needs to worry, t...

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Sri Lanka beat India in 1st T20I

Pune, Feb 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka rode on a strong bowling performance to defeat India by five wickets in their first Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday. Chasing a meagre target of 101 runs, the Lankans were boosted by a 39-run partnership by Dinesh Chandimal (35) and Chamara Kapugedera (25) to romp home with two overs to spare.

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BSP expels two for anti-party activities

Lucknow, Feb 9 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Tuesday expelled two senior leaders - brothers Kapil Muni Karwaria and Surajbhan Karwaria - for anti-party activities, a party leader said. BSP zonal coordinator Indrajeet Saroj said that both were found involved in activities against the party line and were expelled from the party after approval from party chief Mayawati. Wh...

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'Collaboration, innovation key to develop blockbuster drugs'

Bengaluru, Feb 9 (IANS) Collaboration and innovation is the key for healthcare and biotechnology companies to develop blockbuster drugs, said leading healthcare experts here on Tuesday. As global priorities shift from providing exclusive and expensive drugs to more affordable drugs, we need to focus on developing blockbuster drugs with a potential to benefit a billion patients, said Bioc...

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Have CCTVs been installed in police stations, asks HC

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked city police to file its response on whether CCTV cameras have been installed in police stations, particularly those covering 44 red flagged locations identified as sensitive based on an extensive crime mapping exercise. A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva asked Delhi Police to also file the list...

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Ashok Ghosh likely to undergo tracheotomy on Wednesday

Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) Ailing All India Forward Bloc leader Ashok Ghosh, on ventillator support in a city hospital, is likely to undergo tracheotomy on Wednesday to improve his breathing. He continues to be on ventillatory support. He is conscious. However he still remains critical, the hospital said. He continues to be on broad spectrum antibiotics.. The medical board held today ...

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Amit Mitra hospitalised

Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) West Bengal Finance and Industries Minister Amit Mitra was admitted to a private medical facility on Tuesday after he complained of uneasiness. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee confirmed Mitra's indisposition, but said he was fine now. He is sick. He has been hospitalised. He is fine now, Banerjee told the media. The Belle Vue Clinic did nto give detai...

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People of Kashmir want end to terrorism: Minister

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) People of Jammu and Kashmir want an end to terrorism, Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh has said, noting that there was a feeling among residents of the Kashmir Valley that they had been cheated due to militancy. In an interview with ETV, he also said that the government was committed to welfare of Kashmiri Pandits and would do whatever it could for them...

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'Green corridors' in MP city help quick transport of harvested organs

Indore, Feb 9 (IANS) Two 'green corridors' on Tuesday helped in speedy transportation of organs harvested from a brain-dead patient in an Indore hospital in Madhya Pradesh, and giving a fresh lease of life to three patients. A resident of Mahidpur in Ujjain district, Vishwas Joshi, 40, was declared brain-dead in Choithram Hospital here on Monday evening. After his kin expressed ...

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Undertrial hurls shoe at Mumbai judge, misses

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) An undertrial prisoner hurled a shoe at a judge at the sessions court here on Tuesday to vent his pent-up frustration over his long-drawn trial, officials said. Madan Chavan, accused in a 2003 robbery case, aimed the footwear at Judge S.V. Patil, but missed him, soon after he was produced in the court No.13 in the afternoon. Accompanying police officials from...

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Fire hits shopping website's warehouse in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Feb 9 (IANS) A warehouse here, belonging to shopping website Jabong.com, has been gutted in a fire, police said on Tuesday. The fire that broke out around 10 p.m. on Monday almost completely destroyed the warehouse near Jamalpur here on Pataudi road, Gurgaon chief fire officer I.S. Kashyap told IANS. The Jabong warehouses are spread over an area of some three acres and t...

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I-League: Hattrick by Martins sinks Lajong

Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) A hattrick by Nigerian striker Ranti Martins helped East Bengal cruise past Shillong Lajong 4-0 and go atop the I-League points table at the Barasat Stadium here on Tuesday. Martins (17th, 26th, 37th minutes) exploited some poor defending by the Lajong defenders to put East Bengal 3-0 up in the first half. Bikash Jairu (52nd) rounded off the tally after the break.

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Backward classes panel for quota in private sector

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The National Commission of Backward Classes has written to the social justice ministry to bring a bill for providing 27 percent reservation for backward classes in private sector jobs, a member said on Tuesday. Shakeel-uz-Zaman Ansari said that panel had sent its recommendation for a bill for private sector quota to the ministry ahead of the budget session of parl...

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