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Traffic lights showing Karl Marx portrait installed in German town

Berlin, March 21 (IANS) To celebrate the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, which falls on May 5, traffic lights showing the head portrait the German communist philosopher were installed in his hometown Trier, media reported. The first set of the traffic lights were unveiled on Monday on Simeonstiftplatz of Trier, not far from Marx's home and also the site where the Marx statue would be locate...

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Bella Hadid hated her eyebrows

Los Angeles, March 21 (IANS) Model Bella Hadid says she is now secure about her looks, but during her teenage years, she struggled to accept her features, especially her eyebrows. The 21-year-old model says that her thin eyebrows left her feeling insecure about her face when she was a teenager, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I think I had more beauty insecurities growing up than prob...

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EU, US fail to agree on alternatives to solar safeguard tariffs

Geneva, March 21 (IANS) The European Union (EU) and the US have informed the World Trade Organization (WTO) that Washington has rejected Brussels' proposals to US safeguard tariffs imposed on solar products, the two parties said in a joint filing published by the WTO on Tuesday. In addition, there was no agreement on a form of compensation but they said they would monitor the impact of t...

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Mortar attack on popular market kills 35 in Syria's Damascus

Damascus, March 21 (IANS) At least 35 people were killed in a rocket attack on a crowded marketplace in the Syrian capital Damascus, media reported on Tuesday. The rocket hit the Kashkoul marketplace located in east of Damascus, leaving several others wounded, Xinhua news agency reported. This was one of the few other attacks in which four people were killed by mortar shells in s...

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Trump plans to meet Putin, congratulates him

Washington/Moscow, March 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said here on Tuesday that he plans to meet his just re-elected Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss what he described as an arms race between the two nuclear powers. I had a call with President Putin and congratulated him on the victory, Trump told reporters as he and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sat down in ...

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Surprised at being conferred Padma Shri: Kidambi Shrikanth

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Noted badminton player Kidambi Shrikanth on Tuesday said that he was surprised when he got a call from the government about his selection for the Padma Shri. I am really happy and excited at getting the Padma Shri this evening. In fact, I was surprised when I was informed that I have been shortlisted for the award, Shrikanth told IANS. I had applied thi...

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Rajasthan Police entrance exam cancelled over 'hi-tech cheating'

Jaipur, March 20 (IANS) The Rajasthan Police Constable Entrance Examination 2018 held recently was cancelled on Tuesday following reports of hi-tech cheating during the test, a senior official said. The decision was at a high-level meeting -- chaired by Director General of Police (DGP) O.P. Galhotra -- that was attended by several senior officials including Umesh Mishra, Assistant Direct...

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MHA probing Mary Kom's NGO, Rajiv Gandhi Trust, Nasscom

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) An NGO runby Olympic medalist and Rajya Sabha Member Mary Kom, the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Nasscom are among 42 organisations being probed by the Union Home Ministry for violating norms under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), the Centre told Parliament on Tuesday. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in a written reply that Mary ...

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Government's plan to break funding network of Maoists discussed

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Top security and intelligences officials and heads of probe agencies met here on Tuesday to discuss the government's multi-pronged approach to break the network of Maoist funding for insurgency activities across the country. The meeting came amid reports that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Enforcement Directorate may be roped in to probe the te...

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Portugal train for Egypt friendly

Lisbon, March 20 (IANS) Portugal's football squad undertook a training session on Tuesday at the Soccer City ground in Lisbon ahead of friendly games against Egypt and the Netherlands. Star striker and captain Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 79 goals for his national team and 307 for his club Real Madrid, figured on the roster compiled by head coach Fernando Santos, reports Efe.

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Amarinder urges Centre to extend help to kin of hostages killed in Iraq

Chandigarh, March 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to provide all necessary assistance to the families of the hostages killed in Iraq in performing the last rites, along with an ex-gratia relief for them. The Chief Minister, who wrote to Sushma Swaraj on the issue, also called her to speak to her personally to ensure...

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Santosh Trophy: Mizoram see off strong Goa

Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Former champions Mizoram completed a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over six-time champions Goa in their opening Group B game of the 72nd edition of the national football championship for Santosh Trophy at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium here on Tuesday. Goa skipper and India discard Victorino Fernandes opened the scoring in the 11th minute but F. Lalrinpuia equalised...

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway to have second class coach service too

Maligaon/Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) The railways would start a second class coach service and look into the possibility of reducing fares in the internationally famed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Railway Board Chairman Ashwini Lohani announced on Tuesday. Talking to mediapersons after a day-long visit of the DHR - adjudged UNESCO World Heritage Railway, he said that all restoration work w...

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After four years of hope, government confirms death of 39 Indians in Iraq

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) All 39 Indian construction workers kidnapped by the Islamic State in 2014 from Iraq's city of Mosul have been killed, the government said on Tuesday, confirming the worst fears after keeping alive hopes over their survival for the last nearly four years. The confirmation came in the form of a suo motu statement External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made in th...

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Dams in India did more harm than good, says UN Water report

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Sounding a warning that over five billion people across the globe may run into water shortage, a United Nations report has pointed out that dams in India have done more harm than good to the cause of water security. Suggesting natural solutions to handle the water crisis, the UN World Water Development Report, 2018, notes that large-scale water development proj...

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Government to blame for parliament impasse, running away from debate: Opposition

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Congress and other opposition parties on Tuesday held the Narendra Modi government responsible for the continued impasse in Parliament and not making any efforts to sort out the stalemate that entered its 12th day, while claiming it was running away from debate. In the Rajya Sabha, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, while speaking even as din prevailed ...

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Sushma Swaraj lashes out at Congress

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday lashed out at the Congress for stopping her from making a statement in the Lok Sabha about the 39 missing Indians whose bodies were found in Iraq. Speaking to the media here, she said the Congress has crossed all limits of low-level politics with their behaviour in the House. After the Rajya Sabha maint...

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SC fixes Rs 50 as maximum fee for RTI application

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the fee for filing applications under the Right to Information Act would be maximum Rs 50 and photocopying charges will be Rs 5 per page. The top court order would be applicable to all institutions, including high courts, legislative assemblies and other government and autonomous bodies that come within the ambit of the Right t...

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Modi, Xi talk; want deep ties

Beijing/New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday talked over telephone and pledged to deepen bilateral ties and promote mutual trust. In a phone call by Modi to Xi on his re-election as China's President, the leaders agreed that both countries should talk more as healthy bilateral ties were key for the development of Asia....

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Peru's suspended star striker returns to training with Flamengo

Rio de Janeiro, March 20 (IANS) Peruvian national team star striker Paolo Guerrero, who was hit with a six-month doping ban by FIFA, will be back in training on Tuesday with Brazilian club Flamengo, the team has announced. Guerrero still has 45 days remaining on his suspension and cannot play an official game until early May, although football's world governing body allows players to ret...

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