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Trump plans to meet Putin, congratulates him

Washington/Moscow, March 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said here on Tuesday that he plans to meet his just re-elected Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss what he described as an arms race between the two nuclear powers. I had a call with President Putin and congratulated him on the victory, Trump told reporters as he and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sat down in ...

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Dams in India did more harm than good, says UN Water report

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Sounding a warning that over five billion people across the globe may run into water shortage, a United Nations report has pointed out that dams in India have done more harm than good to the cause of water security. Suggesting natural solutions to handle the water crisis, the UN World Water Development Report, 2018, notes that large-scale water development proj...

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Dassault Systemes aims for double-digit growth in 2018

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Envisioning huge potential for Cloud adoption in India, Dassault Systemes aims to achieve a double-digit growth in the country in the financial year, says a top executive. Inspite of some adverse impact of GST, we gained more than 10 per cent revenue year-on-year in the last year. This year we are going to do the same and aim for double-digit growth, Samson Kha...

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Russian diplomats leave UK amid spy row

London, March 20 (IANS) The 23 Russian diplomats that UK's Prime Minister Theresa May expelled following the alleged poisoning of an ex-spy were on Tuesday making their way out of the country. Last week, May expelled the diplomats after saying Russia was culpable for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who remain in critical condition after being targeted by what was believ...

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Golfer Gursimar favourite for 6th leg of Hero women's tour

Gurugram, March 20 (IANS) Golfer Gursimar Badwal, who has won two of the last three events and has been the most consistent in the 2018 season, will begin as a clear favourite in the sixth leg of the Hero womens Pro Tour, starting at the Classic Golf & Country Club here on Wednesday. Besides leading the Hero Order of Merit, Gursimar has not finished outside top-5 this season. ...

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IPL: RCB camp under way at Bengaluru

Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have begun their preparations with a six-day camp for the new Indian Premier League (IPL) season, which begins from April 7. Domestic players Sarfaraz Khan, Parthiv Patel, Manan Vohra, Kulwant Khejrolia, M. Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Pavan Deshpande, Aniruddha Joshi, Aniket Choudhary and Mandeep Singh reported for the camp under the w...

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Bad diet was the reason I used to vomit on pitch: Messi

Barcelona, March 20 (IANS A change in his diet has helped Argentine FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi not throw up on the pitch during games, the celebrated forward revealed . I ate badly for many years: chocolates, fizzy drinks, and everything, Messi told La Cornisa TV. That is what made me throw up during games. Now I look after myself better. I eat fish, meat, salads. Everything...

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itel Mobile launches 2 budget smartphones in India

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Refreshing its budget line-up, China-based Transsion Holdings itel Mobile on Tuesday launched two smartphones S42 and A44 in India for Rs 8,499 and Rs 5,799, respectively. We are excited to announce the feature-packed smartphone portfolio for Indian consumers. The latest smartphone portfolio from itel promises to deliver an unparalleled ownership value to the c...

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I don't like most TV content anymore: Mona Singh

Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Well-known television actress Mona Singh, who will feature in a web series Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain, says she does not relate to most of the television content these days. Honestly, I do not like most of the television content anymore. Every channel is filled with mythological shows and rest of the content is not that interesting like earlier days. In the 1990s and ...

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Kenya's Chemutai ready for World Half Marathon

Nairobi, March 20 (IANS) Kenya's Fancy Chemutai says she is ready for the World Half Marathon title in Valencia after her effortless victory at the RAK Half Marathon in the UAE. The 23-year-old on Monday said that since her victory in the United Arab Emirates last month, the world's focus has oscillated between her and compatriot and world record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei, reports Xinhu...

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The CSR in Swachh Bharat

A Swachh marathon conducted by the Dettol company, Reckitt Benckiser, in collaboration with NDTV, as part of the Swachch Banega India project, takes the discussion on sanitation into the drawing rooms of the middle and upper classes. With brand ambassadors like Amitabh Bachchan hosting the show, people look up and watch. Naina Lal Kidwai, Chair, India Sanitation coalition, an industry as...

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'Indian Idol' Abhijeet Sawant plans to start a reality show

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Abhijeet Sawant burst onto the music scene in 2005 when he clinched the Indian Idol title. He went on to finish second and third in reality shows Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar and Asian Idol , respectively. Tired of battling it out against other contestants, he is now planning to start his own reality show. It's been a while since I participated in a reality show. 'N...

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Trump's lawyers turned over documents to Mueller: Report

Washington, March 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's lawyers have provided special counsel Robert Muellers team written descriptions that chronicle key moments under investigation in hopes of curtailing the scope of a presidential interview, a media report said. Trump's legal team recently shared the documents in an effort to limit any session between the President and Mueller to a f...

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How can India improve her Happiness Quotient?

It does crush the pride of a nation to find itself ranked as low as 133rd in a global ranking of happiness. While it's debatable whether something as subtle as happiness can be plotted on the basis of gross factors such as income and life expectancy or intangible values like social support and generosity, we cannot brush aside the fact that we are ranked much unhappier than our counterpa...

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Agrarian distress: India pays price of reforms by stealth

The 180 km-long march of Maharashtra's farmers from Nashik to Mumbai that swelled to about 40,000 in number by the time it reached the state capital is a potent reminder of the burgeoning problem of agrarian distress in India. It is also indicative of how this segment of the Indian population -- which comprises about 60 percent of the total -- has found itself repeatedly short-changed in the coun...

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World could see 140mn climate migrants by 2050: Report

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Three densely populated regions of the world, including South Asia, could see internal climate migrants of over 140 million people in the next three decades if climate change impacts continue, a new World Bank Group report finds. The report, Groundswell -- Preparing for Internal Climate Migration, released on Monday, finds that unless urgent climate and develop...

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Seoul, Pyongyang envoys begin working-level meet

Seoul, March 20 (IANS) Envoys from North and South Korea on Tuesday began a new working-level meeting on the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to discuss cultural exchanges and strengthen ties ahead of a historic inter-Korean leader summit in April. The meeting is taking place at the Tongilgak Pavilion on the northern side of DMZ, Efe news quoted a Unification Ministry spokesman as saying.

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Germany rejects sanctions call against former chancellor over Russia ties

Berlin, March 20 (IANS) The German government on Monday rejected a call to impose European Union (EU) sanctions on former chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (SPD) due to his professional connections to Russia. The federal government and the chancellor do not see any reason to consider such measures, Xinhua quoted Steffen Seibert, official spokesperson for Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), as say...

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Competition Commission to study app-based auto-taxi booking sector

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Monday said that it plans to conduct a study on app-based auto-taxi booking sector. According to CCI Chairman D.K. Sikri, the study will examine various aspects like the working of the sector and if any regulations are required for it, so as to effectively advise the state governments about the indus...

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Denim revolution: Experiment with sustainable variants

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) From futuristic denim technology brands like e-indigo, chrome chord, hybrid chinos to handloom ones like ikat, denim is witnessing a revolution in terms of design aesthetics and accessibility to cater to the evolving mentality of the customers. Arvind Ltd, a textile to retail and brands conglomerate, along with Invista, an integrated producer of fibres, display...

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