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White House lauds demonstrations for greater gun control

Washington, March 25 (IANS) The White House praised the numerous demonstrations held on Saturday across the US in favour of greater gun control, mostly organised by students, bringing almost a million people into the streets. We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights (which protect the right to free speech), Efe quoted the White House spokesma...

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Women politicians pitch for reservation in Parliament

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Women representatives from different political parties came together here on Saturday in support of reservation of seats for them in Parliament. During The Bridge 2018 organised by The Caravan, politicians like Renuka Chowdhury of Congress, Mahua Moitra from Trinamool Congress, Brinda Karat from CPI-M, Sushmita Dev, President, All India Mahila Congress, author ...

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Smuggled timber seized in raid led by Manipur minister

Imphal, March 24 (IANS) Smuggled timber worth Rs 3 lakh was seized on Saturday from some villages in Manipur's Ukhrul district in a raid led by state Forest Minister T. Shyamkumar. In the raids supervised by me, 17 truckloads of timber and one recovery truck were impounded in the mountain villages like Phungyar. Police are taking up steps to establish the identity of the truck owners, he...

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Duo arrested at Kolkata airport for attempting to smuggle out euros

Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Euros, worth Rs 58 lakh, were seized from two Bangkok-bound passengers, who had concealed the money in their rectum, as they were about to board a flight at the NSCBI International Airport here, a DRI release said here on Saturday. Acting on intelligence that a smuggling syndicate would be attempting to smuggle illegally acquired foreign currency out of Kolkata A...

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BCCI office bearers meet 'informally', go hammer and tongs against COA

Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Accusing the Committee of Administrators (CoA) of unilaterally taking long-term decisions detrimental to the BCCI, a section of concerned Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) members including former president N. Srinivasan met in New Delhi on Saturday and prepared a 10-point charter as the way forward. The three principal office-bearers, acting Presiden...

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Australian Bancroft charged with altering ball's condition

Cape Town, March 24 (IANS) Australian fielder Cameron Bancroft on Saturday said that he has been charged with attempting to change the condition of the ball during their third Test against South Africa here on Saturday. Bancroft was captured putting a yellow object down the front of his pants moments before the umpires seemingly inquired what was in the fielder's pockets, according to Cr...

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India plans to develop 2 lakh km of highways, says Gadkari

Bengaluru, March 24 (IANS) India plans to develop 2 lakh km of highways and 12 expressways across the country, said Union Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday. The Central government plans to develop 2 lakh km of highways and 12 expressways across the country with the help of state governments, he said at an industry summit on 'The Emerging New Growth Paradigm...

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Parrikar to be back soon, leadership change talk unfair: Goa Minister

Panaji, March 24 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, being treated in the US for advanced cancer of the pancreas, is recovering and could be back in Goa within six to eight weeks, state minister Francisco D'Souza said on Saturday. The leader of the BJP legislative party also said that it was wrong to discuss leadership change in Parrikar's absence. He is responding to tre...

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Karti Chidambaram protected from arrest till April 16 in Aircel-Maxis case

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) A special court here on Saturday granted interim protection from arrest, till April 16, to Karti Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis deal case. Special Judge O. P. Saini directed that Chidambaram, the son of former Union Finance Minister po. Chidambaram, will not be arrested in the case till April 16, the next date fixed for hearing on his anticipatory bail plea.

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Congress stalling Parliament fearing discussion on welfare schemes: Shah

Guwahati, March 24 (IANS) Hitting out at the Congress for continuous disruption in Parliament, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday alleged that it was running away discussing the Central government's major budget announcements on health insurance scheme and for welfare of farmers. He also dared the Congress to move no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, saying the rul...

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Jacqueline resumes 'Race 3' shoot post-injury

Abu Dhabi, March 24 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who suffered an eye injury on the sets of her upcoming film Race 3, has started filming again. She will be shooting the climax sequence wearing sunglasses. The actress was here shooting for high octane action sequences for the action thriller when she suffered an injury while playing squash. She was immediately rushed to a...

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Government's draft useless, will continue fast: Anna Hazare

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The indefinite hunger strike by social activist Anna Hazare is set to continue further after he reportedly found the draft sent by the government to address to his demands useless. We have received the draft from the government. But Annaji said it was useless as it has nothing new but old assurances. It is a routine document. At least, any minister should meet ...

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Rajnath hails CRPF's contribution in meeting security challenges

Gurugram, March 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday hailed the CRPF for its contribution in facing various security challenges posed by terrorism, leftwing extremist violence and insurgents in the Northeast, saying the force played a prominent role in ensuring security for the country's development. Addressing the force personnel here on the occasion of CRPF's 79th an...

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Shah says TDP's decision to quit 'unilateral'; Naidu hits back

Amaravati/New Delhi March 24 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah unleashed a belligerent attack on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, saying his unilateral decision to quit the NDA was for political considerations and not development, triggering a bitter war of words between the two on Saturday. Naidu hit back at Shah's open letter to him, saying it was full of false informat...

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Apple working with partners on foldable iPhone

San Francisco, March 24 (IANS) Apple is reportedly mulling to unveil in 2020 an iPhone that folds, CNBC has reported citing several Apple suppliers. According to analysts from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the iPhone maker is working with its Asian partners on a foldable device that may be able to open up and be used like an iPad tablet. We expect the iPhones this fall to be lar...

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Amit Shah insulted people of Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu

Amaravati, March 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday termed BJP President Amit Shah's letter as an insult to people of the state. Speaking in the state Legislative Assembly, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief alleged that the BJP chief tried to misrepresent the facts, hurting the sentiments of the Telugu people. Defending his party's decision ...

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Congress stalling Parliament fearing discussions on welfare schemes: Shah

Guwahati, March 24 (IANS) Hitting out at the Congress for continuous disruption in Parliament, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday alleged that it was running away discussing the Central government's major budget announcements on health insurance scheme and steps taken up by it for welfare of farmers. He also dared the Congress to move no-confidence motion against the Modi government, sa...

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High family income likely to influence child development

New York, March 24 (IANS) The higher a child's family income, the more likely he or she is to feel a sense of control over their life, and may play a major role in their development, a new study reveals. In the study, sociologists examined which measures of socioeconomic status -- parents' education, family income, race and parents' occupation -- have the greatest influence over a child'...

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On hunger strike, Anna says government to send draft on his demands

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare on the second day of his hunger strike on Saturday said the government was going to send a draft on his demands of an all-power anti-graft body and relief for distressed farmers that will be discussed by the core committee of the protesters. I have been told that the government is sending a draft. I will discuss it with the core comm...

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Germany hold Spain in international friendly

Dusseldorf (Germany), March 24 (IANS) Spain justified their status as one of the contenders to win the 2018 World Cup in a 1-1 draw with defending champions Germany. La Roja, who have not won on German soil since 1935, struck first in the contest at the Esprit Arena here on Friday night, where the capacity crowd of 50,000-plus included a vocal contingent of Spanish travelling supporters,...

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