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Tribal leader killed by suicide bomber in Iraq

Baghdad, Jan 31 (IANS) A suicide bomber killed a prominent Sunni tribal leader and four of his guards in an attack in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a security source said Saturday. The incident occurred late Friday night when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden tanker truck into the house of Sheikh Lorens al-Hathaal in Nekheib area, some 400 km south of the provincial capital...

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Pune FC host Mumbai FC in I-League derby

Pune, Jan 31 (IANS) Pune FC will be keen to maintain their impressive form when they take on arch-rivals Mumbai FC in an I-League Round 4 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi here Sunday. Coming into the game after a dominant 5-2 win over Shillong Lajong FC, Pune FC will be confident going into the season's first Maharashtra derby. Despite Mumbai FC's poor st...

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Former union minister Matang Sinh arrested in Saradha scam

Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) The CBI Saturday arrested former union minister Matang Sinh for his alleged complicity in the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam. Sinh, who was minister of state for parliamentary affairs in the P.V. Narasimha Rao-led Congress government (1991-96), was arrested after being grilled for more than seven hours. Matang Sinh has been arrested in the Saradha...

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Replacing Salman on 'Bigg Boss' signalled women's empowerment: Farah Khan

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The fact that she has stepped into the shoes of one of Bollywood's Khans to host Bigg Boss Halla Bol, is a sign of women's empowerment, says filmmaker Farah Khan. The Dabangg star Salman Khan handed over the baton of hosting Bigg Boss Halla Bol, an extension of Bigg Boss 8 to Farah. I think a lot of people are undermining the fact that a woman replaced on...

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AAP manifesto promises full statehood for Delhi, more jobs

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The AAP Saturday released its manifesto for the Delhi assembly elections, promising full statehood for Delhi, increased focus on women's safety, making the city a trade and service hub to generate more jobs, and slashing the power tariffs and VAT rates. The manifesto promised to set up 20 new colleges, provide clean drinking water at affordable prices and a free ...

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Modi seeks full majority in Delhi, promises honest government

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday attacked the AAP, dubbing it the party of back-stabbers and betrayers, while asking voters in Delhi to give the BJP full majority in the Feb 7 assembly polls and promising them an honest government in return. Without naming the Aam Aadmi Party, Modi said: People can make a mistake once, but not again and again. One year back,...

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65 husbands jailed for violating court orders

Riyadh, Jan 31 (IANS) Courts in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh have sentenced more than 65 men to prison terms ranging from two days to three months for their refusal to implement court rulings in favour of their former wives, the ministry of justice said. The rulings said that the men either refused to pay alimony or prevented children from visiting their mothers, the Arab News rep...

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Railways growth to fuel country's GDP: Prabhu

Ahmedabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Saturday called for greater investment in the sector which will help it grow and in turn increase the gross domestic product (GDP) by 2-3 percent. Development of railways is on the priority list of our Prime Minister. If the railways develop, the economy will also be strengthened. GDP will also rise by 2-3 percent, Prabhu ...

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Three-year-old raped in Bihar, one arrested

Patna, Jan 31 (IANS) A man was arrested in Bihar's Madhubani district Saturday for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl and then hanging her naked from a tree, police said. This shocking incident occurred at a village near Keoti in Madhubani, about 200km from here. The victim suffered serious injuries in her private parts and is battling for her life in Darbhanga Medical Colleg...

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Residence proof for cab drivers now mandatory in Jaipur

Jaipur, Jan 31 (IANS) Traffic police in Jaipur, which attracts a large number of tourists including foreigners, have asked autorickshaw and cab drivers to always carry proof of residence and of their company or taxi union while driving. The order came after a woman executive was allegedly raped by a taxi driver in Delhi over a month back. Autorickshaw and cab drivers will have to...

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Foundation stones for museum, culinary institutes laid

Noida, Jan 31 (IANS) Union Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma Saturday laid the foundation stone of campus buildings of the National Museum Institute (NMI) and Indian Culinary Institute (ICI), both aimed to find new avenues of employment for the youth. While NMI comes under the culture ministry, ICI is a part of tourism ministry. Both these projects were languishing for m...

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Egypt court lists Hamas' armed wing as terrorist group

Cairo, Jan 31 (IANS) An Egyptian court Saturday banned Palestinian group Hamas' armed wing, al-Qassam Brigades, and listed it as a terrorist organisation. The court decided to ban the al-Qassam Brigades and to list it as a terrorist group, Xinhua news agency quoted a judiciary official of the Cairo Urgent Matters Court as saying. Since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Mor...

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BJP moves EC against AAP's Kumar Vishwas, Bedi files complaint

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The BJP Saturday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against AAP leader Kumar Vishwas for allegedly making a derogatory remark against its chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi, prompting her to lodge a police complaint against Vishwas. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Satish Upadhyay, Meenakshi Lekhi, Shazia Ilmi, Shaina NC, among others, went to...

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Former union minister Matang Sinh arrested in Saradha scam

Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) The CBI Saturday arrested former union minister and Congress leader Matang Sinh in the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam. Sinh, a former minister of state for parliamentary affairs in the P.V. Narasimha Rao government (1991-96), was arrested after several hours of grilling. Matang Sinh has been arrested in the Saradha reality case on charges of crimi...

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Bronze for Indian squash teams

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 31 (IANS) The Indian girls and boys settled for bronze medals at the Asian Junior Squash Team Championship here Saturday after losing 1-2 to Malaysia in both the semi-finals. It was a massive effort by the Indian girls to take Malaysia into the decider but were unable to cross the line against the top seeded team. It was a great start for Akanksha Salunkhe who w...

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Sergio Mattarella elected Italian president

Rome, Jan 31 (IANS) Constitutional judge Sergio Mattarella was elected Italy's new president Saturday, in the fourth round of balloting held by the Italian parliament in a joint session. Mattarella, 73, is a member of Italy's Constitutional Court since 2011. He had entered politics as a Christian Democrat in the 1980s after his brother was killed by the Sicilian mafia, and served as mini...

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Syrian troops kill 50 rebels

Damascus, Jan 31 (IANS) At least 50 rebels were killed and 150 wounded Saturday in fresh clashes with government troops in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, media reported. The Suqur al-Sham rebel group lost 50 of its fighters during clashes in the countryside of Idlib, Xinhua reported citing the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV, adding that a rebel commander was among those killed. <...

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Ranji Trophy: Karnataka in command against UP

Bengaluru, Jan 31 (IANS) Champions Karnataka secured a massive 499-run first innings lead over Uttar Pradesh, who managed a meagre 220 as the hosts decided against enforcing a follow-on and were eight without loss at stumps on the third day of the Group A Ranji Trophy league match here Saturday. Leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal (4/51), who had contributed 90 runs to Karnataka's first innings ta...

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Coast Guard calls for monitoring system for fishing boats

Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard Saturday called for further strengthening of India's coastal defence, and for developing a monitoring system to keep a tab on the over 2.5 lakh fishing vessels that operate near the coastline. Addressing the media on the eve of the Coast Guard's 38th Raising Day, Inspector General V.S.R. Murthy, commander of the Coast Guard's northeast region...

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Give BJP full majority, Modi to Delhiites

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday dubbed the AAP back-stabbers and asked voters in Delhi to give the BJP full majority in the Feb 7 assembly polls. Without naming the Aam Aadmi Party, Modi said: People can make a mistake once, but not again and again. One year back, Delhi people had voted with dreams. Last year, those whom you people voted, back-stabb...

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