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High wages pose threat to agriculture & plantations in Kerala

New Delhi Feb 11 Kerala is widely known as the God’s own land for its natural splendour. Thick coconut and arecanut jungle, hills covered with tea and coffee plantation, sparkling backwater lakes, beaches and paddy fields leave an indelible mark on the memory of visitors. Though the state’s…

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South Asian Games: Paddler Sathiyan out of action for a week

Shillong, Feb 11 Indian paddler G. Sathiyan, who was forced to concede the men’s singles table tennis final of the 12th South Asian Games 2016 after picking up a thumb injury, will be out of action for the next one week.

“He (Sathiyan) has picked up an injury, and…

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India, UAE energy ties to grow following Sheikh Mohamed’s visit

Abu Dhabi, Feb 11 (IANS/WAM) The cooperation between India and the UAE in the energy sector is expected to grow following the visit to India of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, beginning Wednesday.

The…

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Beyonce opts for Indian designers creation again

New Delhi, Feb 11  After sporting designers Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla’s outfit in British rock band Coldplay’s music video “Hymn For The Weekend”, Pop star Beyonce Knowles has now opted for Falguni and Shane Peacock’s creation in her new music video “Formation”.

Beyonce rocked her Super Bowl…

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Sensex remains weak, opens 148 pts down; Nifty cracks 7,200

Mumbai, Feb 11 (PTI) The benchmark BSE Sensex plunged over 148 points while the NSE Nifty dipped below the 7,200-mark in early trade today on sustained selling by funds and retail investors amid weak Asian cues.

The 30-share index was trading down by 148.20 points or…

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Mobile app to inform Kolkata citizens on eco-friendly measures

Kolkata, Feb 11  India’s maiden integrated and dedicated climate cell in a civic body is proposed to be set up at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation with a dedicated web portal and mobile app intended to give out information to citizens on eco-friendly measures and disaster alerts, it was…

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Headley deposes before Mumbai court for third day

Mumbai, Feb 11 (PTI) Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley today continued his deposition for the third day before a court here.

Deposing from an undisclosed location in the US, Headley had told special judge G A Sanap that ISI was helping different terror outfits in Pakistan and was providing…

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Sidharth Malhotra to spend Valentine’s Day with Katrina Kaif

Mumbai, Feb 11 Actor Sidharth Malhotra says he doesn’t have any special plans for Valentine’s Day and will be working on his film “Baar Baar Dekho” with Katrina Kaif.

At the trailer launch of his film “Kapoor and Sons”, Sidharth was asked how he intended to celebrate Valentine…

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RBI had rejected Headley’s application to open business account

Mumbai, Feb 11  The Reserve Bank of India had rejected an application by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley seeking clearance to open a business account in June 2007, a Mumbai special court was informed on Thursday.

Making this revelation, Headley said he had received funds…

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Liquor becomes a big issue in state educations

New Delhi Feb 9 Liquor has broken homes and ruined families; in the election season this year, it is uniting political parties. Prohibition has never been a big issue in elections, but its success in the Bihar Assembly polls last year seems to have roused political parties of different hues…

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