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Leganes, Las Palmas play goalless draw

Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS) Leganes and Las Palmas fought to a 0-0 tie in a match at the Butarque Stadium here that got off to a slow start in the first half but offered several scoring chances in the second half, especially for Leganes. As usual, when playing on the home turf, Leganes started off strong and piled pressure on the opposing team on Saturday, reports Efe. The first goal...

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Vasco defender urges coach Ricardo to decline Middle East offer

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 25 (IANS) Vasco da Gama centre-back Frickson Erazo has urged the team's head coach Ze Ricardo to resist overtures from Saudi Arabia to remain in Rio de Janeiro. Ricardo has reportedly received a lucrative offer to join Saudi Pro League side Al-Ahli, just weeks before Vasco's debut in the group stage of this year's Copa Libertadores, South America's top club competitio...

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Winter Olympics: Germany takes gold, silver in four-man bobsleigh

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 25 (IANS) Germany took home the gold and silver medals in the four-man bobsleigh event on Sunday at the Alpensia Sliding Centre in the Winter Olympics. South Korea also won silver in a tie with the second-placed German team, reports Efe news. Germany currently leads the medals table at the Winter Olympics, with the men's ice hockey finals and the w...

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Discovering India's little known African tribe

Junagadh (Gujarat), Feb 25 (IANS) It was a much-awaited trip to the Gir National Park, abode of the majestic Asiatic Lions. At the end of the two-day visit, not only did I come back enthralled at having spotted a pride of lions feasting on their kill in the wild but also fascinated at learning more about India's little known African-origin tribe, the Siddis, living right outside its periphery.

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Rhythms of history: A rocking retelling of the later 20th century

Anyone who thinks that the only place you could find the likes of, say, Stalin, Marilyn Monroe, Ernest Hemingway, Albert Einstein and Elvis Presley together would be in an encylopaedia or a detailed tome of socio-cultural history, would not be entirely right. For creative expression can sometimes take some very unexpected forms and unlikely inspirations. But rarely could anyone, even in ...

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New plating technology to make batteries safer

Tokyo, Feb 25 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed a new plating technology that can curb some of the potential dangers posed by lithium ion batteries. Repeated lithium deposition/dissolution during charge/discharge can cause serious accidents due to the deposition of lithium dendrites that penetrate the separator and induce internal short-circuiting, the researchers said in their ...

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Democratic intelligence memo released with redactions

Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The US Senate's House Intelligence Committee has released a Democratic memo in redacted form that seeks to undercut Republican claims of FBI surveillance abuses, the media reported. The committee made the Democratic memo public late Saturday after the White House signed off following negotiations between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the committee's to...

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UNSC unanimously votes resolution ordering ceasefire in Syria

United Nations, Feb 25 (IANS) The ten elected non-permanent members (E10) of the UN Security Council pushed the five permanent members (P5) to reach a compromise and got an unanimous vote on a resolution ordering a ceasefire without delay in Syria to allow humanitarian aid to reach areas under siege. After two days of delays and several postponements, Russia and the three western permane...

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UNSC unanimously votes resolution ordering ceasefire in Syria

United Nations, Feb 25 (IANS) The ten elected permanent members (E10) of the UN Security Council pushed the five permanent members (P5) to reach a compromise and got an unanimous vote on a resolution ordering a ceasefire without delay in Syria to allow humanitarian aid to reach areas under siege. After two days of delays and several postponements, Russia and the three western permanent m...

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India receives Test championship mace

Cape Town, Feb 25 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) presented the ICC Test championship mace to India captain Virat Kohli in the Newlands Stadium here at the conclusion of the South Africa tour on Saturday. On behalf of the ICC, Cricket Hall of Famers Sunil Gavaskar of India and Graeme Pollock of South Africa made the presentation immediately after the awards ceremony for th...

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India win 3rd T20I to clinch series

Cape Town, Feb 25 (IANS) India quelled a late charge by the South African batsmen to clinch a nail biting seven-run victory in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) here on Saturday. Chasing a target of 173 runs, the Proteas could only manage 165/6 in their 20 overs. India have thus won the three-match series 2-1. The match came alive in the last seven overs as Jean-P...

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Steve Smith to lead Rajasthan Royals in 2018 IPL

Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Steve Smith was announced as the captain of Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season here on Saturday. The selection was made by a panel comprising Royals mentor Shane Warne, their Head of Cricket Zubin Bharucha and the team's co-owner Manoj Badale. Warne, who captained the Royals to the title during the inaugural IPL, said the te...

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ISL: Stunning Delhi comeback stumps ATK

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Delhi Dynamos FC staged a marvellous recovery to defeat defending champions ATK 4-3 in an entertaining Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Saturday. Delhi took the lead in the 23rd minute through captain Kalu Uche but ATK struck back to enjoy a 3-1 advantage with goals from debutant Sibongakonke Mbatha (37th) and a brace from star striker Robbie Keane (52nd a...

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Vehicle that killed 9 children in Bihar belongs to BJP leader

Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) Opposition RJD on Saturday said the speeding vehicle that killed nine school students in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district belongs to a ruling BJP leader and demanded stern against those responsible for the death of innocent children. According to district police officials, speeding vehicle, a Bolero that hit and killed nine school children, belongs to Manoj Baitha, a Bha...

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Saudi Aramco considers buying stake in Indian refineries

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Saudi state-run oil giant Aramco is looking to buy stake in existing Indian refineries and in their capacity expansion, as well as in the proposed petrochemicals refinery on India's west coast, Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid bin Abdulaziz al-Falih said on Saturday. Speaking to reporters here during his ongoing official visit to India, Al-Falih said Aramco h...

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India, China agree sound bilateral ties to help global stability

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India and China, during Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale's two-day Beijing visit, have stressed that sound development of relations between them will help in bringing stability to today's world, the External Affairs Ministry said on Saturday. The visit comes amid a host of diplomatic issues the two countries are having to contend with, including the situati...

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Proteas opt to field in 3rd T20I

Cape Town, Feb 24 (IANS) South Africa won the toss and have opted to field first in the third and final Twenty20 International against India here on Saturday. The Indians have made three changes to their playing XI, leaving out skipper Virat Kohli, replacing him with Dinesh Karthik. Jasprit Bumrah has replaced fellow pacer Jaydev Unadkat while spinner Yusvendra Chahal, who took a...

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Congress gave clean administration in Karnataka, says Rahul

Athani (Karnataka), Feb 24 (IANS) Invoking the teachings of 12th century social reformer Basavanna, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday claimed that his party's government in Karnataka gave a clean administration in the last five years. Following the teachings of Basavanna, our party has given a clean administration over the last five years in Karnataka. We have developed rapidly...

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Demonetisation, GST improved fiscal prudence: Venkaiah Naidu

Visakhapatnam, Feb 24 (IANS) Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST) have led to improvement in India's fiscal prudence and expanded the formal economy and the tax base. Terming them the boldest and revolutionary moves by the government, he said despite their short-term hiccups, they were yielding results and would give f...

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Tolerance not enough, need love to live in pluralistic world: Trudeau

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Tolerance is just not enough in a pluralistic society like India where love for each other is needed more, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday - the last day of a controversy-mired week-long state visit to the country. Capping off the trip, Trudeau, one of the most favorite liberal mascots in the world, told a gathering of nearly 5,000 Indian ...

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