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Ex-President Pinera wins Chilean polls

Santiago, Dec 18 (IANS) Right-wing candidate and former President Sebastian Pinera has won the presidential polls in Chile with over 50 per cent of the vote, the country's electoral body said. This will be his second term. With 99.93 per cent of ballots counted, Pinera on Sunday got 54.58 per cent of the vote against centre-left candidate Alejandro Guillier, who won 45.42 per cent, the p...

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Sought suggestions from various quarters on triple talaq bill: Naqvi

Alwar (Rajasthan), Dec 17 (IANS) The government sought suggestions from various people while drafting the bill against triple talaq or instant divorce, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Sunday. The Narendra Modi government has drafted the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 that makes triple talaq a criminal offence punishable with im...

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Modern multi-purpose indoor stadium, Olympic Bhavan in Itanagar: Khandu

Itanagar, Dec 17 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday announced setting up of a modern multi-purpose indoor stadium, besides constructing an Olympic Bhavan here. While declaring open the two-day 5th North East National Level Karate-do Championship at NyokumLapang General Ground, Khandu urged the Sports Department to identify a suitable site for the stadium.

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Pradhan lays foundation stone for Dhamra-Angul gas pipeline

Bhubaneswar, Dec 17 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday laid the foundation stone for new Dhamra-Angul gas pipeline and Bhubaneshwar-Cuttack-Paradip natural gas spurline in Odisha. The foundation stone was laid at Haripur in Jajpur district. Pradhan said that this 600-km-long natural gas pipeline project is a new year gift for the people of coas...

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EC yet to rule on complaints against Modi, BJP in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Dec 17 (IANS) The Gujarat election verdict will be delivered on Monday but the Election Commission is still looking into a plethora of complaints against the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Congress feels that little was happening to all its complaints against the Bharatiya Janata Party while things moved quickly when it came to grievances against others in ...

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On a wing and verse: Bengal girl gives poetic meaning to broken life

Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Eight years back, Sathi Mondal was a normal, jovial teenager, enjoying life and dreaming of making it big in sports. That's till a botched-up medical treatment derailed her life's planned journey. Now she can't take a morsel of food or even water through her mouth, shuttles between home and hospital, and suffers excruciating pain. But the girl, coming from a family...

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Interpol cancels red corner notice on Zakir Naik, NIA to submit fresh request

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) After Interpol on Saturday refused to issue a red corner notice (RCN) against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said it will submit a fresh request for the same. NIA's request for Red Notice against Zakir Naik was not accepted by Interpol as chargesheet had not been filed when the request was submitted to the Inter...

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Pradhan inaugurates first 2 CNG stations in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 (IANS) Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday inaugurated Odisha's first two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations at Chandrasekharpur and Patia area of Bhubaneswar. The Minister inaugurated the two CNG stations here under the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga scheme to provide cheaper, environment-friendly and safer fuel to the CNG-run scoot...

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Tripura CM urges Bangladesh to open Chittagong port for northeast

Chottakhola (Tripura), Dec 16 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Saturday urged the Bangladesh government to allow India's northeastern states to use the Chittagong port for the development of the landlocked region. Sidelining the pending unresolved issues between the two countries, Bangladesh must allow the northeastern states of India to use the Chittagong international seap...

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President offers prayers at Sangam in Allahabad

Lucknow, Dec 16 (IANS) On the second day of his visit to Uttar Pradesh, President Ram Nath Kovind offered prayers at the Sangam in Allahabad on Saturday and later visited the fabled 'lete hue Hanuman' temple. He was accompanied by his wife Savita Kovind, Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and many senior ministers. Kovind spent some time at the Hanuman temple which...

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BJP likely to shift to new address in January 2018

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may shift to its new spacious office in New Delhi's Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg in January 2018, a party leader said. Construction work of the new office has been completed, and the party may shift into it after January 14, 2018, a party leader told IANS requesting anonymity. He said the party had earlier decided to sh...

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25 CNG stations to come up in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack

Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 (IANS) As many as 25 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations will come up in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack in Odisha, an official said on Friday. Gas Authority of India Ltd Director (Projects) Ashutosh Karnatak said while 15 CNG stations would be commissioned in Bhubaneswar, ten will be set up in Cuttack. Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dha...

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Leading Indian, South Asian galleries to woo visitors at India Art Fair 2018

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) A strong representation of leading Indian galleries, enabling deeper engagement with artists from the local art scene alongside artists from South Asia will be one of the major focuses of the upcoming edition of India Art Fair in February 2018. The organisers of the festival announced that the galleries returning to the fair include Chatterjee and Lal, Jhaveri Co...

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Modi remembers Sardar Patel on death anniversary

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his death anniversary and said the nation was indebted to him. We remember the great Sardar Patel on his Punya Tithi. Every Indian is indebted to Sardar Patel for his monumental service to our nation, the Prime Minister tweeted. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also remembered...

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Snowfall disrupts Kedarnath reconstruction work

Dehradun, Dec 15 (IANS) Reconstruction work at the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand has been suspended due to inclement weather and sub-zero temperature, an official said on Friday. The Met said snowfall continued in the region and on Thursday the mercury dropped to minus 5 degrees Celsius. Seventy labourers and a group of engineers have returned from the Hindu shrine, which is at...

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'Hare Krishna...': A shrewdly crafted filmic paean

Film: Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami who started it all; Director: John Griesser; Cast: Srila Prabhupada, George Harrison, Thomas J. Hopkins, Sally Agarwal, Allen Ginsberg, Larry Shinn, Mukunda Goswami, Yogeshvara Das, Abhirama Das and Rameshvara Das; Rating: **1/2 Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami who started it all is a fascinating and informati...

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Modi, Rahul call on Gujarat to vote

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President-designate Rahul Gandhi on Thursday appealed to the voters in Gujarat to exercise their franchise in the second phase of polling that has begun. Today is Phase 2 of the Gujarat elections. I request all those voting today to vote in record numbers and enrich this festival of democracy, Modi said in a tweet.

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Hamas vows to liberate Palestine on 30th anniversary

Gaza, Dec 14 (IANS) Militant organisation Hamas has said Palestine will continue with its project of liberation and resistance in all forms, according to a statement released on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its foundation which will be observed on Thursday. The group on Wednesday said it was preparing the place and the tools to lead its people to liberation and added that in o...

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India bounce back with Rohit's historic double ton

Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) Captain Rohit Sharma led from the front with a historic third ODI double ton (208 not out) as India thrashed Sri Lanka by 141 runs to not only avenge the loss in the series opener but also level the three-match rubber 1-1, at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. Chasing a mammoth 393, Sri Lanka rode on former skipper Angelo Mathews' ...

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Commonwealth head lauds 'Smart Cities', Jan Dhan initiatives

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland on Wednesday praised India's initiative of Smart Cities and zero balance accounts (Jan Dhan) scheme as innovative and smart. India is leading the way with commitment and innovation that is smart and transformative for the way in which we live, learn and work together, Scotland said. She was speaking on the ...

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