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Super Cup qualifiers to start on March 12, final on April 22

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The final round of the much-anticipated Super Cup will be played between March 31 and April 22 while the qualifiers for the same are slated to take place between March 12-31, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a statement. After the AIFF League Committee meeting at the Football House here, the members decided on the schedule and also said AFC Cup c...

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Willie Nelson's new album out in April

Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Grammy winning musician Willie Nelson's studio album titled Last Man Standing will be unveiled on April 27. It will be released by Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, read a statement. The album will arrive just in time for his 85th birthday (April 29). The first single from the project is the title track from the album Last Man ...

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CII-IBA Q4 Financial Conditions Index up over 2016-17, falls below Q3

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) While the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-Indian Banks' Association (IBA) Financial Conditions Index for the current fourth quarter at 53.2 is showing an increase over the same period a year ago, it marks a fall over the previous quarter and there is also a decrease in the cost of funds index, CII said on Sunday. Launched in April 2015, the CII-IBA Financi...

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Canadian PM arrives on India visit

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived here on Saturday on an eight-day visit at the invitation of his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi. Strategic partnership underpinned by shared values of democracy and pluralism! Namaste to the Right Honorable @JustinTrudeau, Prime Minister of Canada as he arrives on the state visit to India from 17-24 February, 2018,...

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Did PNB fraud continue after retirement of so-called 'main culprit'?

New Delhi Feb 17 (IANS) Did the fraud at Punjab National Bank (PNB) continue even after the main culprit, named by the bank, retired? It would seem so from the details provided by PNB to the investigative agency on the basis of which the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed two first information reports -- one against three companies of Nirav Modi and the other against the Gitanja...

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Odisha reiterates demand for special category status

Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday reiterated the demand for special category status for Odisha and revision of coal royalty for the benefit of the state. During a meeting with NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar at the state secretariat here, the Chief Minister also demanded an increase in central assistance to the backward districts of the state. <...

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Ex-Playboy model claims having affair with Trump

New York, Feb 17 (IANS) A former Playboy model claimed that she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006 and has also described the US President's alleged system for concealing affairs, a media report said. The New Yorker in the report on Friday said that Trump met Karen McDougal in June 2006 after he taped an episode of his reality-television show, The Apprentice, at the Playboy Mansion ...

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Itel Mobile registers 217% growth in India

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) With a 9 per cent market share, China-based Transsion Holdings' Itel Mobile registered a 217 per cent growth in India in 2016-2017, the company said on Saturday. Itel Mobile entered the Indian market in April 2016. The reason behind itel Mobile's continued success in the Indian market is its dynamic expansion strategy that focuses on meeting existing mark...

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Zigzag kilns hold promise for greening brick sector: Experts

Patna/Kathmandu, Feb 16 (IANS) Brick manufacturers from India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan on Friday agreed to promote environmental-friendly zigzag kilns - a new configuration that produces high-quality bricks at lower cost with fewer harmful emissions - for 'greening' the brick sector in South Asia. This was decided at a three-day conference in Kathmandu jointly organised by the In...

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Let Madras HC deal with Dinakaran plea, Delhi HC told

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday told the Delhi High Court on Friday that the plea of sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran seeking direction to use the pressure cooker symbol in the upcoming civic polls in Tamil Nadu should be heard in Madras High Court. Palaniswami's counsel told Justice Rekha Pall...

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'Mercury' to release on April 13

Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva's upcoming Tamil silent thriller film Mercury will be hitting the screens on April 13. Prabhudheva on Thursday took to Twitter, where he shared the poster of Mercury, which mentioned the release date of the film. The poster reads: 'Mercury' rises worldwide from Friday the 13th, April 2018. Happy to announce the release ...

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Government to revise GDP base year, measure women's economic contribution

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The government is set to revise the base years of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Index of Industrial Production (IIP) and Consumer Price Index (CPI) in order to accommodate and factor the economic changes in the country, it said on Thursday. Addressing the media, Union Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation D.V. Sadananda Gowda said that his ministry ...

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Dinakaran wants to continue with 'pressure cooker' in TN civic polls

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Thursday requested the Delhi High Court to issue directions to the Election Commission to allow him to use the pressure cooker symbol in the upcoming civic polls in Tamil Nadu. Dinakaran's counsel requested Justice Rekha Palli to to use this symbol in the upcoming civic polls and other upcoming elections as local admini...

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SC to begin final hearing on validity of Delhi sealing act in April

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said it would start, from April 2, final hearing on validity of the Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2006 and subsequent legislation, which protects unauthorised construction from being sealed in the national capital. A division bench of Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta was told by the Central government it would file a re...

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AAP's media spend is four times that of previous government: RTI reply

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The AAP government has spent an average of Rs 70.5 crore annually in the past three years on advertisements -- four times more than the previous government's expenditure on print, electronic and outdoor advertising, according to an RTI reply. In the first year after assuming office in February 2015, the current government spent Rs 59.9 crore on advertisements, Rs...

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Majidi's 'Beyond The Clouds' gets new release date

Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's maiden India-set project Beyond The Clouds, featuring Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor's younger brother Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan, is set to release worldwide on April 20. Earlier, the film was scheduled to open on March 23. Beyond The Clouds narrates a heart-warming tale of a brother and sister, and how they find ha...

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Kedarnath shrine to open for pilgrims on April 29

Dehradun, Feb 14 (IANS) The revered Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand will open for devotees on April 29, officials said on Wednesday. As per the tradition, the date for opening the eighth century Shiva temple was declared after consultation among astrologers and priests, at a meeting held at the Shri Onkareshwar temple in Ukhimath in Rudraprayag district of Uttrakhand on Wednesday.

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HC stays order quashing top Punjab officer's appointment

Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) A division bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday stayed the order of a single judge bench of the same court which last month quashed the appointment of retired senior IAS officer Suresh Kumar as the Chief Principal Secretary to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The division bench, comprising Justice Mahesh Grover and Justice Rajbir Sehrawa...

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Martin Schulz resigns as German SPD chief

Berlin, Feb 14 (IANS) German Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz announced on Tuesday to resign with immediate effect as Party chairman. For me, this is the last speech as chairman of the SPD. It's a difficult job at times, but I retire without bitterness and resentment, Schulz was quoted by German media Focus Online as saying. The SPD presidium has nominated the S...

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Golfer Kapur eyes Tokyo 2020 berth

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Fresh from his three Asian Tour titles last season, ace Indian golfer Shiv Kapur is now hoping to stay battle-ready to secure a berth at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Kapur, who first won on Asian Tour in his debut season in December 2005, ended an 11-year title drought in the Asian Tour when he finally managed to win in April 2017. The 36-year-old followed it...

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