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Ranji Trophy: Sudip helps Bengal post 269/7 on Day 1

Pune, Dec 17 (IANS) Batsman Sudip Chatterjee (83) scored a brilliant half-century to help Bengal post 269/7 in their first innings against Delhi in the Ranji Trophy semi-finals at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. The one-down batsman struck 10 boundaries in his 162-ball innings. Lower-order batsmen Shreevats Goswami (19 batting) and Aamir Gani (4 batti...

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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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Microsoft AI helping Indian farmers increase crop yields

New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) New technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Machine Learning, Satellite Imagery and advanced analytics are empowering small-holder farmers in India to increase their income through higher crop yield and greater price control, Microsoft India said. In a few dozen villages in Telengana, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, farmers are receiving automate...

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All 438 Central Railway stations to have LED lights by March

Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) The Central Railway is on way to install energy-saving LED lights at all its 438 stations by March 2018, and exploit solar and wind power in a big way to cut on electricity bills, an official said here on Saturday. The CR and Energy Efficiency Services Ltd have signed an agreement wherein the latter will invest Rs 30 crore on the project, CR Spokesperson Sunil Udasi...

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Shami, Saha boost Bengal in Ranji semis vs Delhi

Pune, Dec 16 (IANS) Even as both Bengal and Delhi fancy their chances of featuring in their maiden Ranji Trophy final since 2010, the inclusion of pacer Mohammed Shami and stumper Wriddhiman Saha bolsters the eastern powerhouse ahead of the semi-final at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. While Bengal last won the elite domestic championship in 1989-90, Delhi lif...

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Rahul Gandhi's hands full of challenges as party chief, needs new formulas

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Anticipated for long by his party, Rahul Gandhi took over as Congress President on Saturday, an elevation that comes at a time when the party faces an existential crisis and has huge electoral challenges in the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Gandhi, 47, is the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi family to take the top position of the 132-year old party.

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World Telugu Conference begins on colourful note

Hyderabad, Dec 15 (IANS) The World Telugu Conference (WTC) began on a colourful note here on Friday as Telugus from across the world gathered to discuss preservation and promotion of the language. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu formally inaugurated the five-day event at a glittering ceremony at Lal Bahadur Stadium. Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Telangana and An...

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Ford to develop mobility solution for Hyderabad commuters

Hyderabad, Dec 15 (IANS) Ford India has signed an agreement with the Telangana government to design tech-based mobility solution for commuters in Hyderabad. The company on Friday inked the Memorandum of Understanding with the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) to assess the feasibility of a common digital mobility solution. Under the agreement, Ford will analyse ...

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Arms cache seized near Nashik, terror angle unlikely: Maharashtra Police

Nashik, Dec 15 (IANS) In what is considered the biggest haul since 2006 in the state, police in Maharashtra's Nashik arrested three men and seized a large cache of arms from a vehicle near a toll plaza on the Agra-Mumbai highway early on Friday, an officer said. The seizure, effected near the Chandwad Toll Plaza, included at least two dozen rifles, 19 guns, including two foreign-made rev...

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Arms seized near Nashik, biggest haul since 2006: Maharashtra Police

Nashik, Dec 15 (IANS) In what was termed the biggest haul in the state since 2006, police in Maharashtra's Nashik arrested three men and seized a large cache of arms from a vehicle near a toll plaza on the Agra-Mumbai highway early on Friday, an officer said. The seizure was effected near the Chandwad Toll Plaza and included at least two dozen rifles, 19 guns, including two foreign-made ...

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Cricketer Ajinkya's dad detained for rash driving which killed woman

Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Dec 15 (IANS) The Kolhapur police detained and let off Madhukar B. Rahane, father of Indian cricket star Ajinkya Rahane, for speeding and rash driving which resulted in the death of an elderly woman here on Friday, an official said. The incident occurred when Rahane, his wife and other family members were travelling to the tourist beach resort of Tarkarli in Sindh...

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Balance between development, nature needed to protect environment: Prakash Baba Amte

Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Ramon Magsaysay awardee and social worker Prakash Baba Amte on Friday termed deforestation as the biggest threat for environment and wildlife in the country and called for a balance between developmental work and nature. Deforestation is the biggest threat for the environment and wildlife in this country. The forest cover is fading fast. Unless we learn to differen...

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Sugar production in UP to cross 100 lakh tonnes: Industry

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Industry body, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), on Thursday said that sugar production in Uttar Pradesh was set to cross 100 lakh tonnes in 2017 and the total countrywide production was expected to be 251 lakh tonnes. Sugar production in major sugarcane growing state of Maharashtra had gone down to 42 lakh tonnes in 2016-17. This year, we are ex...

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PM commissions India's 1st indigenously-built Scorpene submarine

Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Heralding it as a significant new era to boost India's defence and security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday commissioned the country's first indigenously-built Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari into the Indian Navy. He formally unveiled the commissioning plaque and shook hands with naval officers, before taking a quick voyage in the submarine. I...

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PM commissions INS Kalvari to boost India's defence, security

Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday here commissioned the country's first indigenously-built Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari to the Indian Navy terming it a significant new era to boost India's defence and security. Modi formally unveiled the commissioning plaque of the INS Kalvari atop the submarine and congratulated and shook hands with the various naval...

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PM commissions India's 1st indigenously-built Scorpene sub

Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Marking an important milestone, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday commissioned and dedicated to the nation the country's first indigenously-built Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Kalvari' into the Indian Navy. This is the first conventional submarine to be inducted into the Indian Navy after more than 17 years even as the navy's submarine arm celebrates it golde...

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Extra-constitutional authorities were running government in UPA: BJP

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A day before last phase of polling in Gujarat, the BJP on Wednesday came out with some e-mail exchanges between Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi and former Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan to attack the party, saying decisions during the UPA regime were taken by extra-constitutional authorities. In UPA, how projects were stalled and environment ...

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RBI initiates PCA against Corporation Bank

Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated prompt corrective action (PCA) against state-run lender Corporation Bank in the view of its high non-performing assets (NPAs). The RBI vide their letter dated December 7, 2017 has placed the bank under PCA framework in view of high NPA and requirement to raise capital of the bank, the state-run lender said in a regulator...

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Paire star draw at Tata Open qualifiers

Pune, Dec 13 (IANS) World number 41 Benoit Paire will be the star attraction in the qualifiers of the Tata Open Maharashtra tennis tournament to be held here on December 30-31. The Frenchman will be joined by Spanish world number 164 Tommy Robredo for the race to grab the four spots in the main draw to be held from January 1-6. The ATP 250 World Tour series will played at the Balewadi St...

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UP Cabinet approves bill for tough law against organised crime

Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill for a new tough law -- UPCOCA (Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act) -- to deal with the mafia, land grabbers and goons in the state. The state police mooted the proposal that is in line with the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, 1999. The state's Bharatiya Janata Party government had ...

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