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Technical snag grounds IndiGo Mumbai-Delhi flight

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) A technical snag in an engine grounded a Mumbai-Delhi IndiGo flight shortly before take-off here on Saturday evening, official sources said. The incident happened when the IndiGo flight 6E-248 was preparing for take-off from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport around 10.30 p.m. After switching on the take-off power, the captain noticed the ...

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250 candidates in fray for 40 seats in Goa

Panaji, Jan 21 (IANS) As many as 250 candidates are left in the fray for 40 assembly constituencies for the February 4 assembly elections in Goa at the end of deadline for withdrawal of nominations, poll authorities said on Saturday. Figures released by the state Chief Electoral Officer late on Saturday said 131 candidates are in fray in South Goa district and 119 in North Goa district.<...

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BSE allocates shares worth Rs 373 crore to Anchor Investors

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Just before the launch of its initial public offer on Monday, stock exchange major BSE allocated 4,628,158 equity shares to 'Anchor Investors' worth Rs 373 crore. The company allocated the equity shares at an offer price of Rs 806 per equity share. The investors included the likes of Capital World, Massachussets Institute of Technology, ICICI Pru MF, Goldman...

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Mysterious American who travelled through 19th century Central Asia, served Ranjit Singh

Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) The US connection with Afghanistan and Central Asia is not a 20th century development but dates from century before it when a most singular man became the first of his countrymen, or even the first westerner for that matter, to travel through interior Asia, participate in Afghan power politics, go on to serve Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his descendants and observe the fall of ...

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Sonia steps in to revive SP-Congress alliance talks

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) As the parleys between the Congress and the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh appeared to collapse over seat-sharing, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday intervened and spoke to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on the phone. Congress leaders meanwhile were quite hopeful on the talks, as was reflected in their comments to the media. <...

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Hosabale clarifies on RSS view on reservation

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale on Saturday said the organisation wanted reservation be implemented entirely. The RSS clarification comes in the wake of back-to-back controversial remarks by its leader Manmohan Vaidya and later by his father and RSS ideologue M.G. Vaidya. Hosabale termed M.G. Vaidya's remarks...

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'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9' winner Teriya keen to work in Bollywood

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) After winning Dance India Dance Li'l Masters, Teriya Magar once again did the happy dance when she was announced the winner of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9. The 14-year-old Nepali girl, who now wants to try her luck in Bollywood, says sharing screen space with actress Sonakshi Sinha is her dream. Teriya was named as the winner of the dancing reality show on Saturday nigh...

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Hindu, Sikh prayers offered at interfaith service for Trump, US

Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Universal Hindu and Sikh prayers were offered at the interfaith service in the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday to invoke divine blessings for new President Donald Trump and the nation. Hindu priest Narayanachar Digalakote prayed in Sanskrit for the government leaders in the first part of the service when prayers were said for those who govern. ...

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Protesters rally worldwide in solidarity with Washington march

Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Protesters in the US and around the world joined marches on Saturday to raise awareness of women's rights and other civil rights they fear could be under threat under Donald Trump's presidency. The key focus of the day was the Women's March on Washington, which organisers said could attract a quarter of a million participants, CNN reported. But there wer...

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Fire destroys stalls at trade fair in Jammu

Jammu, Jan 21 (IANS) A massive fire on Saturday evening destroyed nearly 80 per cent of the stalls set up for a trade fair in Jammu, police said. There were no casualties or injuries. The fire was most likely triggered by an electrical short-circuit, police said. After the fire broke out in the Gole Market area of Gandhi Nagar around 9 p.m., the area was cordoned off to prevent i...

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'IIT students should make technology accessible to rural masses'

Kharagpur, Jan 21 (IANS) Prominent mathematician and founder of Super 30 Anand Kumar on Saturday called upon the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur students to make technology accessible to the rural masses so as to directly benefit them. The way technology is changing, it is increasing gap in society. Time has come to make technology accessible to the masses so that it could bring...

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'80% of people with eye problems in Delhi are IT professionals'

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) As much as 80 per cent of the people with eye-related problems in the national capital are Information Technology (IT) professionals, opthalmologists said on Saturday. They said the basic reason was that the IT professionals spend a minimum of 10 hours in front of laptops, computers or were busy fiddling with their cell phones. Digital eye strain is a dis...

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NDMC employee commits suicide, blames senior officials

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) employee committed suicide by consuming poison here alleging harassment by his senior officers, police said on Saturday. Harpal Singh, 57, consumed poison at his residence in Sarojini Nagar on Friday and visited a nearby hospital in his own car where he died during treatment. A suicide note recovered from Singh's posse...

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Resolve landfill site issues, LG to municipal corporation

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday directed the municipal corporation to use modern technologies to resolve the problems at the capital's landfill sites. Baijal said this during his visit to the city's largest landfill site in north Delhi's Bhalswa area. He was accompanied by all the three commissioners of municipal corporations, secretary (Power) ...

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'Don't use President's picture for political purposes'

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday wrote to Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi raising concerns over reports of the use of President Pranab Mukherjee's pictures on the hoardings of a political party. A reference to a news item that appeared today (Saturday) in two national dailies captioned 'Pranab pictures on Cong posters under EC scanner'. The national dailies...

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Two killed as Saudi police raid terrorist hideouts in Jeddah

Riyadh, Jan 21 (IANS) Saudi police raided two hideouts of terrorists in Jeddah, in which two extremists died, the Saudi Interior Ministry tweeted on Saturday. The ministry confirmed that the two dead men were using a rented accommodation in the city to manufacture bombs and explosive belts. The two blew themselves up after failing to escape. A Saudi man and a Pakistani woman we...

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Blast hits refugee camp on Jordan-Syria border

Amman, Jan 21 (IANS) An explosion occurred at the Al Rukban refugee camp on the border between Jordan and Syria on Saturday, the state-run Petra news agency reported, citing a source in the Jordan Armed Forces. A total of 14 Syrians who were injured in the blast were allowed to enter Jordan, Petra news agency said. An officer in the Jordan Armed Forces said a booby trapped car wa...

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Protectionism fears remain but US, India collaboration to continue: FinMin, Industry

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) With Donald Trump taking over the reins of the US, industry stakeholders in India and the government feel that the fears of protectionism and curbs on H1B visas will remain, but that the US will continue its financial and technological collaboration with India. We believe that US will continue to support global growth with financial and technological collaboratio...

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Assam Governor clarifies comment on Ahom general

Guwahati, Jan 21 (IANS) Two days after courting widespread criticism, Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday clarified he had made a statement on legendary Ahom General Lachit Borphukan and his valiant victory over the Mughals just to draw a simile of triumph of a national hero over foreign invaders. ...I made the comment in cognisance of our secular fabric and without any prejudi...

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Jallikattu features in Goa candidate's poll campaign

Panaji, Jan 21 (IANS) A regional party candidate in Goa on Saturday raked up Jallikattu as a poll issue by asking people of his constituency in South Goa if they were willing to rise like Jallukattu fans in Tamil Nadu to legalise traditional bull fights in Goa. Are you all ready to rise like people in Tamil Nadu? Are you willing to do it in order to legalise dhirio. We should be making o...

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