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Victoria Memorial, Mumseum blackout in Kolkata for Earth Hour

Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) As millions of people across the globe pledged to switch off non-essential lights for an hour to observe the Earth Hour, the city's iconic Victoria Memorial and the Indian Museum too joined the cause to save power. Apart from these two buildings, the air force station at Barrackpore in West Bengal and all National Cadet Corps establishments also participated in t...

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George issue continues to trouble Chandy government

Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) The crisis in the Oommen Chandy government in Kerala continues unabated with both Finance Minister K.M. Mani and his Kerala Congress-Mani (KC-M) party colleague P.C. George sticking to their stands. Trouble, brewing for long in the KC-M, surfaced on Thursday when Mani demanded stripping George of his post as chief whip and removal from the United Democ...

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President, PM congratulate ISRO for successful satellite launch

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Indian scientists on the successful launch of the country's fourth navigation satellite. In his message to ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar, Mukherjee said: My heartiest congratulations to you and your entire team at the Indian Space Research Organisation for the successful laun...

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Germanwings co-pilot wanted to go down in history, says ex-girlfriend

Berlin, March 28 (IANS/EFE) The German co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a passenger plane into the French Alps and killing himself and the other 149 people on board told his girlfriend last year that he was in psychiatric treatment and that he planned to do something that would make his name known worldwide. When I heard about the crash, I kept thinking about something he said...

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14 killed in Somali hotel attack

Mogadishu, March 28 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed during an Al Shabaab attack and siege at Maka AlMukarama hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu, which lasted for more than 16 hours, a government official said on Saturday. We can officially confirm that over 14 people died in the attack on Friday, including four security officials and Somali ambassador to Switzerland, Yusu Bari Bari,...

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'Kejriwal offered to quit as party chief'

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's announcement to resign from the post of national convener and his emotional speech were the turning point in the crucial party meet which expelled dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, a party source said on Saturday. A party leader who attended the national council meeting told IANS that Kejriwal narrated some incid...

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Delhi sees warm Saturday, Sunday to be cloudy

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The weather in the national capital on Saturday ended on a warm note with the maximum temperature being recorded at 35.6 degrees Celsius - three notches above the season's average. The Met office forecast a cloudy Sunday with light rain in some parts of the city. The weekend will be cloudy and the city will receive light rainfall in the evening, said an...

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Wockhardt hospitals honoured with Golden Globe Tigers Award

Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) The world's leading health care provider - Wockhardt hospitals - has been honoured with the Golden Globe Tigers Award 2015 for its compassion and consistency in adhering to high standards of superior and specialised health care. The nine awards the hospital received include best training initiative in health care, dream employer of the year and best organisation d...

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Multi-object tracking radar ready for trials

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), March 28 (IANS) The indigenously designed Rs.245 crore multi-object tracking radar (MOTR) is ready to undergo trials, said a senior space scientist here on Saturday. The multi-object tracking radar has been installed. It has to undergo trials. Once the trials are satisfactory then it will be ready for use, M.Y.S. Prasad, director, Satish Dhawan Space Centre,...

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Earth Hour an attempt to connect with common man: Arjun Kapoor

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Earth Hour, which was observed starting 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, was a reminder to the common man to take time out from busy schedules for the cause of electricity conservation, says Bollywood actor and youth icon Arjun Kapoor, the brand ambassador for the annual activity since two years. The Earth Hour, organised by WWF, is a global movement uniting people t...

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ISRO working on ion propulsion system for satellites

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), March 28 (IANS) The Indian space agency is looking at the possibility of having ion propulsion system to power its future satellites, said a senior space scientist on Saturday. Speaking to reporters, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre director K.Sivan said: In order to reduce the satellite mass, we are looking at ion propulsion system. The centre is pa...

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Rahul, Priyanka to be seen soon: Sonia

Lucknow/Rae Bareli, March 28 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi said on Saturday that Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi would be seen soon. Both of them are allright and will interact with the media soon, she told Congress supporters while touring her Rae Bareli parliamentary constituency. It's a duty of our family to be in touch with people of Rae Bareli and Amethi, she said,...

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AIFW: Designers bring on wild, military inspired fashion

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The fourth day of the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week here saw a glimpse of two different worlds through the collection of designer Pia Pauro and a range by designer trio Viral, Ashish and Vikrant. While the first one bowed to the free spirit and wilderness of Savannah, the latter captured the romance between steampunk and military. An elaborate headdress wit...

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Multi-object tracking radar ready for trials

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), March 28 (IANS) The indigenously designed Rs.245 crore multi-object tracking radar (MOTR) is ready to undergo trials, said a senior space scientist here on Saturday. The multi-object tracking radar has been installed. It has to undergo trials. Once the trials are satisfactory then it will be ready for use, M.Y.S. Prasad, director, Satish Dhawan Space Centre ...

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Bengal's cleanliness project shortlisted for UN award

Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) The Sabar Souchagar (toilet for all) project in West Bengal's Nadia district, framed under the state's Nirmal Bangla initiative and aimed at promoting cleanliness and sanitation in rural Bengal, has been shortlisted for the United Nations Public Services Award 2015. The United Nations Public Services Awards Committee has shortlisted the project for the prestigiou...

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Liberia's first Ebola patient in weeks dies

Monrovia, March 28 (IANS) A patient who was confirmed Ebola positive earlier this month has died, media reported. The 44-year old Ruth Tugbeh was confirmed positive of the Ebola virus on March 20, the first Ebola case after weeks of no new cases being reported in the country, disrupting Liberia's efforts to be announced Ebola-free. Tugbeh died at about 9 a.m. on Friday, Xinhua ne...

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Goa's women taxi drivers allege harassment

Panaji, March 28 (IANS) Three women taxi drivers formerly employed with Goa's first all women radio taxi service have alleged violation of labour laws by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC), a state government-run corporation, which has outsourced taxi operations to a private firm. The women taxi drivers have alleged that at the time of recruitment last year they were informed...

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B.K. Birla's wife Sarala passes away

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Sarala Birla, wife of prominent industrialist and Birla group patriarch B.K. Birla, passed away on Saturday in her house here due to old age complications, family sources said. She was 90. She died at around 9:30 a.m. and her body will be taken to Kolkata on Sunday for cremation at Keoratala Burning Ghat, the sources said. Married to B.K. Birla since 19...

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Saina, Srikanth enter maiden India Open finals

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) It was a super Saturday for Indian badminton as both Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth reached their respective finals of the $275,000 India Open Superseries by earning straight game wins at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here. Assured of becoming World No.1 on Thursday when the Badminton World Federation (BWF) releases its revised rankings, Saina came out on top...

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Not making land ordinance prestige issue, says Jaitley

Varanasi, March 28 (IANS) The central government is not making the land acquisition ordinance a prestige issue and is willing to discuss it with opposition parties to iron out differences, union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Saturday. It is not a prestige issue for us. We need to change the law of 2013 for the development of the country, Jaitley told reporters here. ...

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