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NCP candidate among 4 killed in poll-bound Meghalaya

Shillong, Feb 19 (IANS) Four people, including Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Jonathone Nengminza Sangma, were killed while three others injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in poll-bound Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district on Sunday, an official said. The incident took place around 7.30 p.m. at Sawilgre village, about 14 km from Samanda Block, when the cand...

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Manipur government shakes as NPF announces withdrawal of support soon

Imphal, Feb 18 (IANS) The BJP-led Manipur government appeared shaky as the Naga People's Front announced on Sunday that it is likely to withdraw support to it after the Nagaland elections slated for February 27. We have decided to withdraw support from the coalition soon. The decision may be announced shortly after the Nagaland elections, said NPF's state President Marung Makunga.

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India vs South Africa 1st T20I scoreboard

Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the first Twenty-20 International match between India and South Africa here on Sunday. India Innings 203-5 (20) Rohit Sharma c Klaasen b Junior Dala 21 Shikhar Dhawan c Klaasen b Phehlukwayo 72 Suresh Raina c & b Junior Dala 15 Virat Kohli (c) lbw b Shamsi 26 Manish Pandey n...

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India beat S. Africa by 28 runs in 1st T20I

Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) A brilliant all-round show helped India beat South Africa by 28 runs in the first Twenty-20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday. Put in to bat, Shikhar Dhawan (72) hammered the South African bowlers all around the park and helped India to post a massive 203/5 before pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5/24) wreaked havoc in the South African ...

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Dhawan's 72 takes India to 203/5 in first T20I

Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan once again unleashed mayhem in South Africa, with his 72 powering India to 203 for five wickets in the first Twenty-20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday. The Delhi left-hander, who hit 323 runs in the six One-Day Internationals (ODIs), blasted 10 fours and two sixes in his 39-ball innings as others ...

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Assam forest personnel get sophisticated arms

Guwahati, Feb 18 (IANS) The fight against wildlife crimes, including poaching of one-horned rhinos, got a boost on Sunday when Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal distributed modern and sophisticated weapons to forest personnel. The government has procured 272 INSAS rifles, 954 SLRs, 133 12 bore Pump Action Guns, 20 9mm pistols and 91 ghatak rifles. While distributing the ar...

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Over 75 pc turnout in peaceful Tripura Assembly polls

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 75 per cent of the 2,536,589 voters in Left-ruled Tripura had exercised their franchise in a peaceful manner to elect a new Assembly on Sunday even as a large number were still standing in queues at the end of official voting hours, officials said. Election Department officials said both men and women, including new voters, had queued up in large numbers outs...

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Lawrence wants to know this about Taylor Swift

Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence wants to know whether model Karlie Kloss and singer Taylor Swift are still friends or not. During a Q&A earlier this week to promote her new film Red Sparrow, the 27-year-old revealed that if she was a spy in real life, she would use her skills to figure out what's going on between the two, reports people.com. I'd like to k...

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Now, pay for feeder bus fares, parking charges with smart cards: DMRC

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Delhi Metro commuters can now pay the fares of feeder buses and a number of parking lots at metro stations through their smart cards, the public transporter said on Sunday. Delhi Metro currently has more than 200 feeder buses plying on over 40 routes to ferry commuters to the nearest metro network. Around two lakh persons use the feeder bus service daily. ...

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Moderate polling in Tripura Assembly elections

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Voters queued up in large numbers outside polling booths in Tripura from early morning on Sunday as the single-phased Assembly elections progressed peacefully, officials said. An election department official said that snags in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) attached with VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) in over 150 polling stations, resulted in slo...

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Trump backs Facebook executive's tweet to deny Russian collusion

Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) To dismiss claims of Russian collusion with Donald Trump's campaign, the US President has leaned on a tweet by a top Facebook executive who said the main intent of the alleged Russian meddling was to divide America, not electing Trump. The main goal of the Russian propaganda and misinformation effort is to divide America by using our institutions, like free spee...

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Weighty reading: Books which provide physical exercise too

Someone once quipped that the universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle and devoted book readers know it too well. Any of the (sadly-diminishing) tribe would be familiar with responses of wonder over the fact that they manage to read even a modestly-long work in a day or two. Wonder what these amazed people would make of a book termed a doorstopper?

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White House continues to deny Russia collusion

Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) The White House continued to deny collusion with Moscow a day after special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three entities for allegedly meddling in the US 2016 presidential election, the media reported. In a series of tweets on Saturday, President Donald Trump said that, despite the newly announced charges, the Russian meddling had no e...

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Egypt court jails 65 Morsi loyalists up to 10 years

Cairo, Feb 18 (IANS) An Egyptian court sentenced on Saturday 65 loyalists of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi up to 10 years in prison over inciting anti-state riots, protests and violence. Zagazig Criminal Court sentenced 44 defendants to 10 years in jail and 21 to two years while acquitting eight of the said charges, Xinhua reported. The convicts are mostly members and s...

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ISL: Kerala stay alive after 1-0 win over NE United

Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) Kerala Blasters FC kept their playoff hopes alive, collecting the crucial three points after beating a depleted NorthEast United FC 1-0 in their final home game at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Saturday. Last year's runners-up Kerala, who have scored in their last 13 games in a row, the longest run by a team in the ISL, gained an early lead in the 28t...

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JD-S holds rally near Bengaluru ahead of Assembly poll

Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) The Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) on Saturday held a rally on the city's outskirts ahead of the Karnataka Assembly elections in late April or early May and accused both the Congress and BJP of failure to serve the state's people. JD-S supremo and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, party Working President and former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and Bahujan Sama...

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60 lakh new voters in poll-bound Karnataka: Official

Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) About 60 lakh people have enrolled as new voters across Karnataka ahead of the 15th assembly elections, due in late April or early May, said an official on Saturday. The number of new voters across the state has increased by 60 lakh, taking the total number of electorate to 4.96 crore as per the tentative electoral rolls as against 4.36 crore voters in 2013 assem...

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Norway's Bjoergen equals Winter Olympics medal record of 13

PyeongChang, Feb 17 (IANS) Norway's cross-country skiing legend Marit Bjoergen won her record-equalling 13th medal at Winter Olympic Games following her country's victory in women's 4X5km relay at the PyeongChang Games here on Saturday. Norway, teamed up by Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg, Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, Ragnhild Haga and Bjoergen, finished the race in 51 minutes and 24.3 seconds...

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Smriti Irani targets Meghalaya Minister over sex scandal

Dalu (Meghalaya), Feb 17 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday hit out at Meghalaya Home Minister Horju Donkupar Roy Lyngdoh over the alleged gang-rape of a minor girl in his son's guest-house. Four people reportedly raped the 14-year-old girl at the Marvelene's Inn, the guest house run by Lyngdoh's son Nathaniel Osbert Rymmai. The job of a Home Mi...

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ED attaches Rs 115-crore properties of Chennai developer

Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said it has provisionally attached immovable properties at Guindy near here worth about Rs 115 crore of real estate developer VGN Developers Pvt Ltd. In a statement issued here, the ED said the provisional attachment of 10.46 acre land had been made under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

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