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Hazare plans new campaign, solicits people's participation

Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), Nov 21 (IANS) Blaming the Modi government for failing to take steps to prevent corruption, veteran activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday announced plans for a new anti-graft campaign for which he sought public participation. In a statement, Kisan Baburao Hazare, popularly known as Anna Hazare, said that after the first movement launched in 2011, the then United Pr...

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India has put 'Dharma' at centre of governance: Naidu

Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Dharma is for the stability of society, maintenance of social order and the general well-being and progress of human kind, and India has put Dharma at the centre of governance, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday. Addressing the members of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Advocates Associations here, he said: Upholding Dharma means sustaining our civiliza...

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Former Wimbledon champ Jana Novotna passes away

Prague, Nov 20 (IANS) Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna passed away at her home in the Czech Republic on Monday following a long battle with cancer. She was 49. Novotna won the 1998 women's singles at Wimbledon, beating Nathalie Tauziat in the final, to then become the oldest first-time Grand Slam champion in the Open era. A statement from the Women's Tennis Association (WTA...

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Ashes: Hazlewood is the best pacer in the world, claims Lyon

Brisbane, Nov 20 (IANS) Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has rated his teammate Josh Hazlewood as the best fast bowler in Test cricket today as he expects the Kangaroos to crack the Englishmen up in the upcoming five-match Ashes Test rubber, starting November 23. Hazlewood is currently listed at number six on the ICC Test bowler rankings, headed by England's spearhead James Anderson but...

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Centre should waive agricultural loans in all states: Yogendra Yadav

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav on Monday demanded that the central government should waive loans of all farmers across states, addressing a farmers' rally in the national capital. We have two demands, one that the remunerative prices should be production cost plus 50 per cent, which was recommended by the Swaminathan Commission and promised by Mr. Modi, Yadav...

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Coleman quits as Wales football team coach

Cardiff, Nov 18 (IANS) Chris Coleman has resigned from his position as the Wales national team coach, their football association confirmed. Coleman, who was appointed manager in January 2012, guided Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016. Jonathan Ford, Chief Executive of the Football Association of Wales, said on Friday: We are extremely disappointed to see Chris' tenure as Wales...

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Australia recall stumper Paine for opening two Ashes Tests

Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday raised a few eyebrows by recalling wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine after a seven-year absence from Test cricket for the first two Ashes Tests against England in Brisbane and Adelaide. The 32-year-old Paine's shock inclusion comes as opener Cameron Bancroft was also named in the 13-man squad along with veteran batsman Shaun Marsh. <...

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Mugabe makes first public appearance after military takeover

Harare, Nov 17 (IANS) Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe attended a university graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare on Friday in his first public appearance since a takeover by the military two days ago had led to his seeming house arrest. The veteran leader arrived at the Harare Open University in a blue-and-yellow gown accompanied by his security detail. He walked up a red carp...

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Russian anti-doping agency to continue dialogue with WADA

Moscow, Nov 16 (IANS) Russian anti-doping agency (Rusada) will continue the dialogue on its reinstatement with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and will work as normal, Chairman of the agencys Supervisory Board Alexander Ivlev said on Thursday. The WADA Foundation Board held a meeting in Seoul on Thursday. It refused to reinstate Rusada, which was recognised as non-compliant with WADA...

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After last PSLV failure, ISRO increases 'robustness' of next rocket

Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) The Indian space agency has stepped up the robustness of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) scheduled to go up next month, a senior official said The move by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) comes after the non-separation of the heat shield of the PSLV-XL rocket that was launched on Aug 31, 2017, resulting in failure of the mission. We a...

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Rolls-Royce, TCS tie up for digital transformation

Bengaluru, Nov 15 (IANS) Global manufacturer Rolls-Royce plc on Wednesday tied up with Indian IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to accelerate its digital transformation for adding value to its customers in diverse industry verticals. As part of the tie-up, TCS will provide digital platform capability and enable us to capture, share and analyse data from our operations to deve...

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Kamal congratulates Rajinikanth for winning NTR Award

Chennai, Nov 15 (IANS) Tamil movie icon Kamal Haasan has congratulated superstar Rajinikanth for bagging the NTR National Film Awards for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Kamal on Tuesday took to Twitter and thanked the Andhra Pradesh government, who on Tuesday announced the Nandi state film award winners and also the winners of the NTR, B. N. Reddy, Nagi Reddy-Chakrapani (all national) and Raghupa...

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Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth win NTR Award

Amaravati, Nov 14 (IANS) Veteran actors Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and film director K. Raghvendra Rao have bagged the NTR National Film Awards for 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday announced the Nandi state film award winners and also the winners of the NTR, B. N. Reddy, Nagi Reddy-Chakrapani (all national) and Raghupathi Venkaiah film awards. Director...

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'One Tree Hill' actors support female co-stars

Los Angeles, Nov 14 (IANS) One Tree Hill stars like James Lafferty and Lee Norris have lent their support to the show's female cast and crew members like Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton and Bethany Joy Lenz, who penned an open letter accusing showrunner Mark Schwahn of sexual misconduct. The letter, shared on Monday, supported the show's writer Audrey Wauchope and one other in Wauchope's cla...

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We are a bit wiser this time, says England skipper Root

Townsville (Australia), Nov 14 (IANS) With cricket pundits predicting another humiliation of England in the upcoming Ashes series, an unfazed skipper Joe Root said his side is better prepared to take on the hostile hosts and wiser than they were four years ago. The Englishmen were thrashed 0-5 during the 2013-14 Ashes in Australia, which has once again fuelled talks of yet another humili...

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Syngene expands research tie-up with Bristol-Myers

Bengaluru, Nov 14 (IANS) Biocon's contract research arm Syngene International on Tuesday announced it was expanding partnership with the US pharma major Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) for more research and development (R&D) of drugs. As part of the expansion, a new facility will be set up here for R&D operations, with more scientists and extend the partnership up to 2026, said the ci...

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Donor corneas can be preserved for 11 days: Study

New York, Nov 11 (IANS) Corneal donor tissue can be safely stored for 11 days without negatively impacting the success of a transplant, a clinical trial has shown. Currently, donor corneas -- the eye's clear outer covering -- are generally not used for surgery if they have been preserved for longer than seven days. Expanding the window in which donor tissues can be considered su...

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Maharashtra farmer threatens to jump off Mantralaya, relents

Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) High drama was witnessed at the Maharashtra government headquarters Mantralaya on Friday evening when a young farmer climbed onto the top floor's parapet and threatened to jump off if his demands were not met, officials said. The farmer - later identified as Dnyaneshwar Salve from Osmanabad - who resorted to the Sholay style agitation demanded that Agriculture Minis...

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Coulter-Nile ruled out of Ashes series

Sydney, Nov 10 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile has been ruled out of the upcoming Ashes series due to the recurrence of a nagging back injury. Nathan Coulter-Nile has been sidelined with an aggravation of a previous stress fracture that curtails his Ashes dreams but could see him return to cricket at the back end of the summer, Cricket Australia announced on Friday. ...

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SC disposes petition on framing of MoP for judges' appointments

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday disposed a petition related to delay in finalisation of memorandum of procedure for appointments to the higher judiciary and recalled an earlier order to consider a plea on MoP delay. Disposing the petition by lawyer R.P. Luthra, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Amitava Roy recalled the October 27 ...

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