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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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IS militants seize 15 oil workers in Iraq

Baghdad, Jan 31 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) militants seized 15 employees after they temporarily seized an oil facility near the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, while Kurdish troops freed seven villages in the area, a security source said Saturday. The workers were taken Friday when the IS militants attacked the oil facility of Khubbaz, some 25 km southwest of Kirkuk, which itself is loca...

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279 Indians died in Qatar in 2014

Doha, Jan 31 (IANS) A total of 279 Indians died in Qatar in 2014, up from 241 deaths in 2013, according to data released by the Indian embassy. The mission recorded 237 deaths in 2012 and since January this year, the number of deaths has reached 33, indicating a further increase, The Penimnsula Qatar reported Saturday. The embassy data, however, did not provide details about the ...

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Nuclear reactor expert Chellapandi new CMD of BHAVINI

Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) Nuclear reactor scientist P. Chellapandi has been appointed the CMD of India's fast breeder reactor power company Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI), an official said Saturday. He is currently a director at the Reactor Engineering Group of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR). Reacting to his appointment as the chairman and manag...

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AAP releases manifesto, promises full statehood for Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Saturday released its manifesto for the Feb 7 Delhi assembly elections, promising full statehood for Delhi, making it a trade hub and slashing the power tariff. The manifesto also promised to enhance women's safety by installing CCTV cameras, set up 20 new colleges, provide clean drinking water at affordable prices and a free Wi-Fi zone,...

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Himachal clash: Virbhadra Singh's son gets anticipatory bail

Shimla, Jan 31 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's son Vikramaditya Singh, who is among those accused of rioting and trespassing, obtained anticipatory bail from a court here Saturday, police said. At least 12 activists of both Youth Congress and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) were injured Thursday in a clash during a demonstration here against the central gover...

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BJP moves EC against AAP's Kumar Vishwas

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas for allegedly making a derogatory remark against its chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi. BJP leaders Satish Upadhyay, Meenakshi Lekhi, Shazia Ilmi, Shaina NC, among others, went to the poll panel's office and filed a complaint ...

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'Pukaar...' shoot ends with cake, smiles, tears

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) The shoot of the final episode of TV show Pukaar - Call For The Hero has concluded with the cast and crew celebrating their togetherness with a cake. It was an emotional moment and several welled-up eyes was proof of the heavy hearts with which the show's team was bidding adieu to Pukaar.... The curtains came down on the show with the engagement of protagoni...

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Sardar Singh suspended for one game

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Delhi Waveriders captain Sardar Singh was Saturday handed a one-match suspension for inappropriate physical contact with the opponent player during a Hockey India League (HIL) match. HIL's disciplinary committee met Saturay morning to discuss Sardar's conduct in Friday's match against Jaypee Punjab Warriors at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here. The incid...

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N-capable Agni-V missile's canister launch successful

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) India Saturday successfully conducted the first canister-based trial of its nuclear-capable Agni-V missile, which is capable of hitting targets over 5,000 km away. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it a prized asset. The surface-to-surface missile, which has the ability to hit targets deep inside China, was fired from a mobile vehicle at the Inner W...

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Farhan Akhtar's Twitter family crosses 4.5 mn

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Multi-faceted Bollywood talent Farhan Akhtar, who has been active on Twitter since 2009, has amassed over 4.5 million followers on the social networking platform. He has sent out a virtual hug to his Twitter family. Crazy!!...touched 4.5 million followers on Twitter...Well not literally touched...That would be creepy & very exhausting. Big virtual hug, Farhan tw...

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Gurinder Chadha thanks Big B for 'Desi Rascals' cameo

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Gurinder Chadha, the co-producer of Desi Rascals, has thanked Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for playing along a cameo in the TV show. @SrBachchan legend makes a special appearance on @DesiRascals that was quite a surprise eh...thank you sir for playing along, tweeted the British film director of Sikh origin, who is currently in India to scout locations for her...

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Plan weekend getaway for V-Day

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Unwinding and relaxing with your beloved after a week of hectic work can be a great way to make your Valentine's Day special, especially when the occasion falls on a Saturday this year! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, couples have started to pre-book their holidays. While India offers a plethora of options to choose from, online travel site Expedia h...

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Odisha cabinet approves land grant policy for Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet Saturday approved 12 proposals, including the land grant policy 2015, for allotment of government land in Bhubaneswar in order to ensure comprehensive development of the city. The policy will facilitate creation of essential infrastructure and amenities, promote the ambience of the city and balance the interests of different organisations and...

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10 die as effluent treatment tank bursts in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) Ten labourers drowned to death in sludge Saturday when an effluent treatment tank burst in Tamil Nadu's Ranipet town, officials said. Nine of the dead hailed from West Bengal and one person was from Ranipet, about 120 km from here. All were sleeping in a room adjacent to the unit that operated the CETP (common effluent treatment plant) tank. The tank burst ...

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Indian Open golf to have strongest field ever

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) A strong contingent from Europe, which has more than 60 titles in their collective kitty, besides another heavy field of Asian Tour golfers who have won more than 100 titles, have entered for the 2015 Indian Open, which becomes a co-sanctioned event between the European and Asian Tours for the first time. With entries from 16 players from the top-100 on the Europ...

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Key Maharashtra Police post to combat terrorism downgraded

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) A key post created in the Maharashtra Police to combat terrorism and the Maoist menace in the state after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks was downgraded within four months, an RTI query has revealed. The post of Director-General of Police - Special Operations (DGP-OS), was downgraded a notch to Additional DGP-OS, according to the reply from the DGP office to the RTI...

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NABARD to fund rural projects in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Saturday said it is willing to fund rural infrastructure projects in Maharashtra as the quantum of priority sector lending in the state will stand at Rs. 1,80,032 crore for the coming fiscal year. Maharashtra may prepare State Infrastructure Development Plan to which NABARD can fund. The state should f...

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