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Son found living with mother's corpse in Kolkata

Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) The decomposed body of a 70-year-old woman was recovered from her central Kolkata residence on Sunday after neighbours complained that the son was living with his mother's dead body for days without taking any steps to perform her last rites, police said. The police broke into the house at Sash Bhusan Dey Street in Bowbazar and recovered the corpse of the septuag...

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Eid doesn't just belong to you: Adnan Sami to Pakistani

Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Adnan Sami, of Pakistani descent, told a fan from the neighbouring country that Eid does not just belong to him, but to the entire Muslim community around the world. The singer, who received his certificate of Indian citizenship in 2016, also requested the fan to refrain from making celebrations into an Indo-Pak subject. Adnan was in a festive mood on Sunday as he...

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Real Betis overpower Espanyol 3-0

Seville, March 18 (IANS) Real Betis played a very complete match on a rainy day to overpower Espanyol 3-0, ending the visitors' seven-game unbeaten streak in the La Liga football championship. The Andalusian squad Betis on Saturday was in command throughout against its Catalan rival Espanyol, which at no time looked like complicating the home team's life, reports Efe. From the st...

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Modi government making Pakistan policy divisive: Congress

New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Stressing that Modi government has no roadmap and its Pakistan policy was a disaster, the Congress on Sunday said the government has made the policy towards Islamabad as a divisive domestic issue. The Congress, in its resolution on foreign policy, recognised that the key foreign policy challenges include managing India's relations with China and Pakistan.

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'Cold comfort' for India as neighbours give 'pause for thought' on Chinese aid

New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) China's growing imprint through building of infrastructure projects in South Asian countries is proving to be not so useful for them and New Delhi is finding cold comfort in the fact that China's aid was being relooked at by many of India's neighbours, the government has told a parliamentary panel. According to a report by the Parliamentary Committee on Externa...

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Kathy Griffin wins legal battle with neighbour

Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Comedienne and actress Kathy Griffin's legal battle with a neighbour is losing steam after a judge refused to grant him a restraining order. A judge denied a request for a restraining order by KB Home honcho Jeffrey Mezger, who wanted an order prohibiting Griffin from running audio on her security cameras, reports tmz.com. Griffin had caught Mezger on...

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Raabta: Facebook helping revive composite culture, bridge social gap in Kashmir

New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Winter will go, snow will melt to make way for warmth of spring again. Raabta, a Facebook page, begins on this optimistic note to re-establish broken links between Kashmiri families, friends, classmates and neighbours divided by decades of insurgency, civil strife and social acrimony. Almost a month since the page with over 21,000 followers was created, Raabta ...

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Bad news and 'verse': A poetic journalist's contribution

News is rather ephemeral. Since it has most effect -- in these times -- when on TV, we may paraphase Shakespeare's Macbeth to term it something full of sound and fury but soon forgotten due to our limited memory and the sheer volume of round-the-clock programming. But there are ways of preserving it for posterity. The most common way is to transform a specific incident from conflict, pol...

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Bangladesh, India to meet on transit protocol

Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) In an effort to connect National Waterways 1 (NW-I) with the northeastern states, a proposed high-level meeting on Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade (PIWTT) between India and Bangladesh is expected next month. Two countries had initiated a process to improve the navigability of inland water transit protocol route between the neighbouring countries so tha...

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Embarking on an entrepreneurial journey? Do not write a business plan

Title: Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Do; Author: Carl J. Schramm; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 499 The entrepreneurial process involves innumerable notions like starting really early in life or the necessity of being a college drop-out, or even that the whole process requires an actual written plan for the idea to flourish. However, neither all succ...

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30,000 civilians evacuate Syria's Eastern Ghouta: Report

Damascus, March 18 (IANS) Some 30,000 civilians have evacuated Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area on the outskirts of capital Damascus, according to a local media report. The SANA news report said mass evacuation took place on Saturday night through two crossings, one in Hamouriyeh and the other near the Water Resources facility in Harasta. The evacuation is ongoing and is th...

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Senior citizen killed in water row, 4 held

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A senior citizen was on Saturday brutally beaten to death here after he intervened to stop a fight between his son and a neighbour over distribution of water from a tanker, police said. All the four accused, including a juvenile, have been taken into custody. Police said the incident occurred in Wazirpur area of north Delhi around 3.30 p.m as the locals were wa...

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Greek Foreign Minister receives envelope with bullet

Athens, March 17 (IANS) Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Kotzias has received an envelope containing a bullet and a threatening letter over the ongoing negotiations to settle the name dispute with Macedonia, officials said on Saturday. The envelope was sent to the Ministry earlier this week while Kotzias' aides also received threatening calls, Greek national news agency AMNA reported...

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I stand by my allegations against Majithia: AAP MP

Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) AAP MP Sanjay Singh on Saturday said he would contest the defamation case filed by former Punjab minister Vikram Singh Majithia against him even as his boss and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has apologised for alleging that the Akali Dal leader was involved in the drug trade. Refusing to comment on the apology tendered by Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh said: I sta...

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Tribal refugees averse to repatriation unless demands are met

Agartala, March 17 (IANS) Over 32,850 Mizoram tribals staying in refugee camps in Tripura for the past 21 years are averse to return to their homes unless their demands for allotment of land for cultivation and security are met, officials said here on Saturday. A meeting between senior officials of the Union Home Ministry, Tripura and Mizoram governments, and leaders of the refugees was ...

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Hip hop to become a mainstay in Indian music spectrum: DJ Neil Armstrong

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Dj Neil Armstrong says that hip hop as a genre is going to become a mainstay in the Indian music spectrum. Speaking from the hip hop angle, India seems poised for hip hop to become a mainstay in their music spectrum. There are already local boys and local Indian groups popping up, and I can just see it grow massively from there, Armstrong told IANS when asked a...

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Sandro replaces injured Filipe Luis in Brazil squad

Rio de Janeiro, March 17 (IANS) Brazilian national football team coach Tite has turned to left-back Alex Sandro to fill in for the injured Filipe Luis in the side's upcoming friendlies against Russia and Germany. The substitution was announced on Friday, a few hours after Luis underwent a successful surgery to repair a fractured fibula on his left leg, reports Efe. The Atletico M...

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'Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool': The one that Oscars ignored

Film: Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool; Starring: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell; Director: Paul McGuigan; Rating: *** (3 and a half stars) Nothing in this enchanting, moving, edifying tale of tragic love prepares us for the heartbreak that we collectively suffer at the end, when former film star Gloria Grahame now a faded, dying wisp of a woman says her final goodbye to Peter Turner, her ...

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Delhi to see gradual rise in mercury before another respite

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) As Delhi residents on Friday saw further respite from heat, weather analysts said that they expect mercury to rise gradually before another respite due next week with possibility of rain showers. On Friday, the city's maximum temperature was recorded at 31.2 degree Celsius, a notch above the season's average, against 32.4, 34.1 and 37 degrees in the past three ...

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Tripura CM holds 'Janatar Darbar' to solve people's problems

Agartala, March 16 (IANS) Tripura's new Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday held his Janatar Darbar in a bid to resolve people's problems on the spot or without much delay as practically possible, an official said. Accompanied by all senior officials, including Chief Secretary Sanjeev Ranjan, the Chief Minister on Friday met more than 100 people of all ages and tried to solve their...

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