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Vidarbha clinch Irani Cup title for 1st time

Nagpur, March 18 (IANS) Ranji Trophy winners Vidarbha grabbed their second title in the domestic cricket season as they won the Irani Cup thanks to their huge first innings total against Rest of India here on Sunday. Vidarbha piled on 800/7 in the first innings which they declared on the fourth day on Saturday. RoI then on the fifth and final day were bowled out for 390 in their first in...

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Vidarbha a day away from Irani Cup title

Nagpur, March 17 (IANS) Vidarbha reduced Rest of India to 236 for six wickets in their first innings after declaring their first innings at a mammoth total of 800 for seven on the fourth day of the Irani Cup here on Saturday. Vidarbha's expansive total was supposed to deny the match a win/loss result but medium pacer Rajneesh Gurbani's four wickets for 46 runs powered the Ranji Trophy wi...

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Irani Cup: Jaffer double ton puts Vidarbha in commanding position

Nagpur, March 15 (IANS) Vidarbha rode on veteran opener Wasim Jaffer's unbeaten 285 to post a mammoth 589/3 against a hapless Rest of India (ROI) attack on the second day of the Irani Cup at the VCA Stadium here on Thursday. The 40-year-old former India opener started the day on 113 and added 172 runs more to become the highest individual scorer for the Rest of India in the Irani Cup, su...

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Boeing signs new pact with TAL to manufacture floor beams for Dreamliners

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Aerospace major Boeing and Tata Group company TAL Manufacturing Solutions (TAL) on Wednesday announced the signing of a new contract for the manufacture of advanced composite floor beam (ACFB) for Boeing's 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes. The US aviation major said it had awarded the first contract to TAL for the floor beams in October 2011, and TAL recen...

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AirAsia India to fly Delhi-Imphal sector from April

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier AirAsia India on Tuesday announced induction of its 17th aircraft and introduction of new routes connecting New Delhi and Imphal. According to the airline, the operations on this new route will commence from April 7. This new route that is currently underserved is going to delight guests in the Northeast! So far, we have added t...

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Chennai enjoys best fixed broadband speed, Karnataka leads states

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) When it comes to fixed broadband speed in Indian cities, Chennai topped the chart with over 32.67 Mbps speed -- 57.7 per cent faster than the country's average speed (20.72 Mbps) -- broadband speed tester Ookla revealed on Tuesday. Overall, cities in the southern part of the country averaged better when it came to fixed broadband speeds, said the Ookla analysis...

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Manmohan Vaidya, Mukunda CR appointed new RSS Sah Sarkaryavahs

Nagpur, March 11 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Sunday appointed Manmohan Vaidya and Mukunda C.R. as its two new Sah Sarkaryavahs (Joint General Secretary) at the valedictory of a three-day Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) here. With these appointments, the RSS now has six Sah Sarakaryavahs -- an all-time high. Suresh Soni, Krishna Gopal, Dattatreya Hosabale and V...

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Ashwin replaces Jadeja in RoI squad

Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has replaced injured fellow spinner Ravindra Jadeja in the Rest of India (RoI) squad for the Irani Cup. Jadeja, who has suffered a side strain, will be out of action for an indefinite period. This will be a comeback of sorts to domestic cricket for Ashwin. He had decided to opt out of the recently concluded Deodhar Tro...

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CISF plans aircraft-centric security model at small airports

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The CISF plans to deploy an aircraft-centric model of security at small airports across the country, CISF Additional Director General M.A. Ganpathy said on Friday. Ganpathy, who is incharge of airport security, said the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) would take charge of security of small airports for a short period as per the new model. The C...

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Maritime security, counter-terrorism high on Modi-Macron agenda

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Maritime security and counter-terrorism will be high on the agenda among a number of other bilateral issues when French President Emmanuel Macron comes on a four-day visit to India starting Friday during the course of which he will also co-chair the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Macron will hold a bilat...

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India celebrates women's day with vows to close gender gap

New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) With vows to close the gender gap in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led the nation in marking International Womens Day -- a day to celebrate and refresh commitments towards social and economic emancipation of nearly half of the world population. Across the country, a host of events were held, new programmes launched and women achievers awarded t...

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Doubts on Loya's death, order court-monitored probe, petitioner tells SC

New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday was told by one of the petitioners in the Judge B.H. Loya death case that since there were serious suspicions over the circumstances in which the judge died, the apex court should order a court-monitored independent probe. Referring to the Maharashtra government report that was prepared in a hurried and cavalier manner following pub...

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Bengaluru gets first all-women-run rail station

Bengaluru, March 8 (IANS) To mark International Women's Day, Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said starting Thursday, Banaswadi railway station here will be run entirely by women. This is the fifth all-women run railway station in the country, in which all activities at the station will be carried out by women, Goyal told the media on Thursday. All the employees at the Banasw...

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AirAsia India to expand domestically before international operations: CEO

New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Low cost carrier AirAsia India will focus on expanding its domestic network and increase its flight frequencies, before commencing international operations to Southeast Asia by early next year, the airline's chief, Amar Abrol, said. Just a few days ago, the budget passenger carrier announced the addition of Nagpur and Indore to its network, effective March 17. I...

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Red Bull Campus Cricket to start from March 12

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Red Bull Campus Cricket, a Twenty20 college cricket tournament, is all set to start from March 12, it was announced on Wednesday. After a spectacular season in 2017, the tournament returns with two new cities -- Mysore and Raipur -- being added to its roster and will witness the highest participation so far with 250-plus colleges across 28 cities. The qu...

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RSS loyalist Biplab to be Tripura's 11th Chief Minister

Agartala, March 6 (IANS) Biplab Kumar Deb, the Chief Minister-designate of Tripura, has been a long-time RSS volunteer who is largely credited for the BJP's turnaround in the state elections -- winning 35 out 60 assembly seats and demolishing one of the last citadels of the Left Front in the country. Deb replaced Sudhindra Dasgupta, the longest-serving BJP state president, in January, 20...

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David vs Goliath: Tenacious sloth bear sow fends off tiger in Maharashtra forest

Nagpur (Maharashtra), March 3 (IANS) A gripping nail-biting fight for survival between a sloth bear sow and a tiger was witnessed in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), in which the female bear fended off the attack and emerged the unlikely winner. The 15-minute jungle fight between seven-year-old tiger Matkasur and his probable prey -- the female sloth bear who was protecting her y...

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IndiGo announces seven new domestic flights

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Low-cost passenger carrier IndiGo announced seven new domestic flights on Wednesday. IndiGo will operate two direct daily flights on Hyderabad-Nagpur-Hyderabad sector, three direct daily flights on Hyderabad-Mangalore-Hyderabad sector from March 25, 2018, the airline said in a statement. From May 1, two direct daily flights will operate on the Chennai-Ma...

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AirAsia India to commence flight operations to Nagpur and Indore

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier AirAsia India on Tuesday announced the addition of Nagpur and Indore to its network effective from March 17, 2018. According to the airline, it has introduced new routes connecting Nagpur to Bengaluru and Kolkata and Indore to Bengaluru and Goa. The airline said that it has inducted its 16th aircraft. 2018 is already prov...

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'Expect Samsonite India sales to touch Rs 1,600 cr in 2018'

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Global travel gear and luggage maker Samsonite expects its sales to grow 18-20 per cent in India to touch Rs 1,600 crore by the end of 2018. For the year 2017, we did around Rs 1,250 crore in sales. Our goal is that we want to grow around 18-20 per cent in 2018, and we should be touching around Rs 1,600 crore, Anushree Tainwala, Executive Director, Marketing, Sam...

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