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Don't stop subsidised foodgrain for APL families: Odisha to Centre

Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 (IANS) Odisha has urged the union government not to stop supplying subsidised foodgrain to above poverty line (APL) families till the identification of beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) is completed in the state. While the union government decided to stop supply of foodgrain to APL families from April 5, 2015, the state government requested the...

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Lance Bass marries Michael Turchin

Los Angeles, Dec 21 (IANS) Former N Sync band member Lance Bass married his partner Michael Turchin here. The ceremony took place at Park Plaza Hotel on Saturday, reports people.com. We love each other so much, said Bass of his new partner, whom he met almost four years ago at a friend's birthday celebration. Wedding planner Sharon Sacks organised a ceremony with a weddi...

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Gutka ban is good for India's youth: WHO study

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 21 (IANS) State-level laws banning gutka - a form of chewing tobacco - are having a positive impact on Indian youths, according to a study by WHO. The World Health Organization (WHO) study was conducted in Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and the national capital region. It revealed that the support for gutka ban is ver...

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IAF helps Kashmir elections with 300 sorties

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Indian Air Force helicopters played a key role during the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections, undertaking nearly 300 sorties in over 160 hours. The Western Air Command pressed its helicopter fleet into action from Nov 25 in aid of the elections, following a request by the Election Commission. The IAF flew electoral officers, security personnel and Elect...

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Cold wave hits normal life in Bihar

Patna, Dec 21 (IANS) Icy winds and a cloudy sky badly affected normal life in Bihar Sunday, with most people forced to stay indoors, officials said. The cold wave is likely to intensify in the state Monday, with the minimum temperature to go down further, a Met department official said. Patna Sunday recorded a low of around 8 degrees Celsius, while Gaya district had Saturday reco...

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Fans give tumultuous welcome to victorious ATK

Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) Amid spraying of champagne, thousands of fans turned out on the streets and in a mall to accord a tumultuous welcome to the players of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) who arrived here with the trophy Sunday. An elated team management announced that each of the footballers would be given $15,000 (Rs.9.50 lakh) as a special...

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Mel B was hospitalised due to drug overdose

London, Dec 21 (IANS) Singer Mel B was hospitalised last week because she had an accidental overdose, mixing tranquilizers and alcohol, reports say. Controversy has swirled around the X Factor judge after she recently split from husband Stephen Belafonte in the midst of rumours that he had abused her -- which Belafonte has denied. Last week Mel missed a live taping of X Factor be...

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Insurance bill's fate hangs in balance

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) A huge question mark hangs over the fate of a bill to raise the foreign equity cap in the insurance sector to 49 percent, with an aggressive opposition stalling the Rajya Sabha to demand a clarification from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on issue of conversions. Despite the Congress' in-principle agreement to the bill, the government's prized reform legislation - ...

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India's Keshavan wins silver at Asian Luge Championships

Nagano (Japan), Dec 21 (IANS) India's Shiva Keshavan won silver at the 17th Asian Luge Championships here Sunday, bagging the medal after a close contest between the top three contenders. Japan's Hidenari Kanayama won gold with a time of of 49.791 seconds, followed by Keshavan (49.934). South Korean Kim was not far behind with a best time of 50.178. Hidenari was practically unsto...

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Nitish Kumar takes on Bhagwat over reconversions

Patna, Dec 21 (IANS) Former Bihar chief minister and senior JD-U leader Nitish Kumar Sunday said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's support for ghar wapsi (home coming) of Muslims and Christians to the Hindu fold should be denounced by all. Bhagwat's support for ghar wapsi should be denounced by all. His statement will create more tension, Nitish Kumar told media persons here. Bhagwat's s...

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shld remain on top of TR )Insurance bill's fate hangs in balance

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) A huge question mark hangs over the fate of a bill to raise the foreign equity cap in the insurance sector to 49 percent, with an aggressive opposition stalling the Rajya Sabha to demand a clarification from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on issue of conversions. Despite the Congress' in-principle agreement to the bill, the government's prized reform legislation - ...

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Pakistan executes four terror convicts

Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Four convicts, involved in an attack on former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf 11 years ago, were hanged to death Sunday at a district jail in Faisalabad following approval by the government to implement executions in terrorism-related cases. Zubair Ahmed, Rasheed Qureshi, Ghulam Sarwar Bhatti and Russian citizen Akhlaque Ahmed were shifted from the central j...

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Himachal sets up panel for pensioners' demands

Shimla, Dec 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Sunday announced a joint consultative committee of the pensioners would be set up within 10 days to look into their financial demands. He said the state followed the Punjab pattern for extending financial benefits to its employees but it was not binding on Himachal to follow that. The state follows its own poli...

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WhatsApp enhances efficiency: Gurgaon police chief

Gurgaon, Dec 21 (IANS) Instant messaging application WhatsApp is an amazing tool to enhance police efficiency, Gurgaon police chief Navdeep Singh Virk has said. Commissioner of Police Virk has been communicating with his officers using email and applications like WhatsApp in the last one month, a statement said Sunday. WhatsApp is an amazing tool to enhance police efficiency by s...

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Himachal likely to have more rain, snow

Shimla, Dec 21 (IANS) Tourist resorts in Himachal Pradesh may experience more snow and rain but the state capital saw a sunny day Sunday with the minimum temperature at 5.3 degrees Celsius. The temperatures remained below the freezing point at most places, an official of the meteorological office here told IANS, adding that the western disturbances would remain active in the region till ...

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Afridi to retire from ODIs after 2015 World Cup

Lahore, Dec 21 (IANS) Pakistan's veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi Sunday announced he will retire from One-Day International (ODI) cricket after the 2015 World Cup to be held Feb 14-March 29 in Australia and New Zealand. My journey has seen many ups and downs but I am feeling satisfied that I am leaving on my own terms, Afridi wrote on Twitter. The 34-year-old Afridi, who quit T...

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An early Christmas for city's homeless kids

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Christmas came early for a group of 30 underprivileged children living in a shelter home here as they were gifted warm clothes by the police and shopkeepers to brave the winter chill. The shelter home, run by NGO Chetna, was visited by a team of police officers from Lajpat Nagar police station along with ten shopkeepers Sunday. The children were given ja...

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'Watson must contribute with the bat to justify all-rounder tag'

Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) Australia coach Darren Lehmann Sunday said Shane Watson must contribute to the team's cause with the bat to justify his all-rounder status. The versatile right-hander played a vital role with his lively seamers in Brisbane and worked well in tandem with fellow pacers to trouble the Indian batsmen. Bowling as the fourth-choice quick, he picked up a wicket in the T...

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Kirloskar launches 5 small gensets as rebranded KOEL Green

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) In keeping with the government's renewed focus on clean energy through its Friday tabling of amendments to the Electricity Act, gensets market leader Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. (KOEL) has launched five new fuel-efficient products catering to small and medium businesses. Rebranded now as KOEL Green, the company has brought out gensets ranging from 2 kw to 5 kw i...

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Two police officers shot dead in US

Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Two New York police officers were shot dead in their patrol car Saturday afternoon by a gunman who claimed that he was angered by two recent racially-charged controversies. Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot dead in their car while working overtime in the East Flatbush neighbourhood of Brooklyn, Xinhua quoted New York Police Commissioner William Bratton as s...

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