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BJP will be vanquished in Assam polls: Gogoi

Guwahati, Feb 8 (IANS) As the Mughals were crushed in the battle of Saraighat, the BJP will be vanquished in the forthcoming assembly elections in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Monday. Gogoi said the elections will be a showdown between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the NDA government's failure on all fronts and its anti-people and anti-poor policies will be his m...

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Industry, users laud TRAI; Facebook, operators cry foul

Bengaluru, Feb 8 (IANS) Industry users and netizens on Monday hailed the regulator's favourable order on net neutrality while social network Facebook and cellular operators cried foul. We congratulate TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) for enshrining the principles of net neutrality and non-discriminatory access, IT industry representative body Nasscom president R. Chandrashekh...

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Modi misleading people on Paradip project: Congress

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Congress on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misleading the nation and making hollow and lame allegations regarding the delay in the commencement of the Paradip oil refinery project in Odisha. Modi resorted to myopic politicking while inaugurating the Paradip project on Sunday, said Congress leader and former union minister Srikant Jena in a stat...

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Death of three girl students not due to drowning, Madras HC told

Chennai, Feb 8 (IANS) In a startling turn of events, the Crime Branch Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) on Monday told the Madras High Court that the death of three girls of S.V.S. Medical College of Yoga and Naturopathy and Research Institute, Villupuram, was not due to drowning. The bodies of the three girl students -- T. Monisha, E. Saranya and V. Priyanka -- were taken out of a ...

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Kanpur Metro rail project to be launched by March

Lucknow, Feb 8 (IANS) The Metro rail project in Kanpur, the largest industrial city in Uttar Pradesh, would be launched by March while Rs.200 crore has been provided from the Infrastructure Development Fund for the Lucknow Metro rail, an official said on Monday. During a meeting here to review the project, Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan directed state government departments and officials co...

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Delhi government refers Ryan student's death case to CBI

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday referred the case of the mysterious death of a Ryan International School student to the CBI after his parents expressed dissatisfaction over the Delhi Police probe. The decision to hand over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was taken after the submission of a magisterial inquiry report to the Delhi government and...

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Aye to Net neutralists but work just begins

On Monday afternoon, India's telecom regulator finally put to rest the fiery net neutrality debate in India -- by ruling against zero rating and differential tariffs. Zero rating lets Airtel users use Facebook, for instance, free of data levies, while charging for access to other services or websites. This violates net neutrality, which says there should be no differential pricin...

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India concerned over North Korean rocket launch

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) India on Monday expressed deep concern over the launch of a rocket by North Korea on Sunday. The DPRK (Democratic People' Republic of Korea) rocket launch of February 7 is a matter of deep concern, the external affairs ministry said in a statement. While countries have the right to exploit outer space for peaceful purposes, this must be in accordance with ...

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Twitterati upbeat over net neutrality

Bengaluru, Feb 8 (IANS) Twitterati on Monday joined the user industry in hailing the telecom watchdog for ruling in favour of net neutrality, though it meant a loss of face to Facebook and cellular operators. Minutes after the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued an order upholding net neutrality and ruling out discriminatory pricing of data content, twitterati across the ...

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Railways launch take-away bedrolls

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has launched a personalised take-away bedrolls scheme, where passengers can take away bedrolls home after their journey. Initially, the supply would be at Chennai Central Railway Station and Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station of Southern Railway. Later, this scheme will be extended to other stations also in the country in ph...

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Headley had married thrice

Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley on Monday revealed in a special court here that he was a much-married man, and had in fact been married thrice. Replying to questions from Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, Headley admitted before Special Judge G.A. Sanap that he had married Shazia Gilani, then Portia Peters, followed by Faiza Oute...

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Be emotional to make love story: Divya Khosla Kumar

Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) 'Sanam Re' director Divya Khosla Kumar says being sensitive and emotional are essential to produce a love story. To make a love story, you need to be personally a very sensitive and emotional person, you need to understand love and the emotions connected to love, Divya said on the sidelines of a musical concert here. It is a small attempt from my side to mak...

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India, Australia form panel for LNG supply to power plants

Brisbane, Feb 8 (IANS) India and Australia on Monday decided to form a sub-group, comprising senior officials of government and industry from both sides, to prepare a roadmap to help provide cheap liquefied natural gas (LNG) for Indian power plants. I have now formed a sub-group, which will be under the Working Group on the India-Australia energy dialogue, Power Minister Piyush Goyal tol...

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Katrina offers prayers at Ajmer dargah

Jaipur, Feb 8 (IANS) Bollywood star Katrina Kaif on Monday offered prayers at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer. Dressed in a white suit, and with a dupatta wrapped around her face, Katrina offered prayers and presented a 'chadar' at the dargah of the Khwaja Garib Nawaz, located over 145 km from Jaipur. She prayed for the success of her upcoming film 'Fitoor', Qutbud...

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Many Punjab teachers got good ACRs with consistently poor results: Minister

Chandigarh, Feb 8 (IANS) Many government teachers in Punjab got top rankings in their annual confidential reports (ACRs) from senior officials despite their students' consistently poor academic results, a minister said on Monday. However, from this academic session onwards, the ACRs of teachers will be written in accordance with the results shown by them, Punjab Education Minister Daljit...

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Action against UP officials after boy's death

Lucknow, Feb 8 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday ordered action against two senior officials following violence in Ghaziabad district after a boy was killed in celebratory fire. The action was ordered against the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) and the deputy superintendent of police of Shamli. Separately, the Uttar Pradesh Police chief suspended a police insp...

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No weekday woes for Auto Expo

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) A huge crowd numbering 1,09,539 thronged the Auto Expo 2016 on Monday to see new trucks, buses, cars and two-wheelers, the organisers said. After the obvious surge in visitors on the weekend, the momentum was maintained on Monday, said an official Auto Expo 2016 statement. Despite Monday being a working day, a large number of people flocked around alternat...

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275 percent hike in AAP's donations

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The AAP saw a 275 percent increase in donations in 2014-15 compared to the previous fiscal -- the highest raise among political parties in Delhi, according to an analysis. AAP is the only state-recognised party of Delhi and it saw an increase of 275 percent in donations from 2013-14 to 2014-15, which is much higher than the national parties' total increase of 151 ...

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Vrindavan gets lotus-shaped temple

Vrindavan, Feb 8 (IANS) A lotus-shaped, 125-feet-high white marble temple dedicated to Lord Krishna opened here on Monday. Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah formally inaugurated it. Vrindavan is home to several thousand small and big temples. The tallest Sri Krishna temple in the world is being constructed by ISKCON. A spokesman for the new temple told IANS that ...

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Delhi government refers probe into boy's death to CBI

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday referred to the CBI the case of the mysterious death of a student at Ryan International School in Vasant Kunj here on January 30. The decision to hand over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was taken after the submission of a magisterial inquiry report to the Delhi government and the demand for a CBI probe by the ...

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