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Court extends detention of Italian ship for a day more

A division bench of the Kerala High Court Monday extended by a day the detention of Italian ship Enrica Lexie, involved in the shooting of two Indian fishermen. The detention of the ship was to end Monday evening. But after hearing the petition filed by the family of the two killed Indian fishermen, the court ordered that the ship should ...

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Rajasthan IPS officer surrenders in Dara Singh case

Suspended Indian Police Service (IPS) officer A.K. Jain surrendered before a court in Rajasthan Monday, nine months after he disappeared fearing arrest for his alleged role in the case of killing of criminal Dara Singh in a staged shoot-out, a lawyer said. The special CBI court here remanded Jain, who was additional director general of police for home guards before ...

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Contempt notice to central government, Medical Council

The Delhi High Court Monday issued a contempt notice to the central government and the Medical Council of India (MCI) for failing to comply with the court’s earlier order to start a three-year course for non-MBBS people to practice medicine in rural health centres. Issuing the notice, Justice Vipin Sanghi sought the response of the government and the Medical Council ...

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Chhattisgarh, Railways ink deal for three rail corridors

 Chhattisgarh Monday signed a deal with the Indian Railways for developing three rail corridors in the state’s poverty-hit northern region that has roughly one-fifth of the country’s total coal reserves. The memorandum of understandings (MoU) between the two for developing 452-km long new rail lines in seven economically backward but coal-rich districts, was signed in New Delhi by Chhattisgarh Chief ...

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India asks IOC to drop Dow as Olympic sponsor

The Indian government Monday asked International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge to remove Dow Chemicals as the sponsor of the 2012 London Games. In a letter to the IOC, the sports ministry sought the immediate removal of Dow, which owns Union Carbide that was responsible for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. The sports ministry had to step in after ...

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FIH gives HI and IHF a month to resolve tangle

International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre Monday said that Hockey India (HI) and the derecognised Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) should merge for the betterment of the sport in the country. The Spaniard said the two organisations must keep aside their egos, and gave them a month’s time to find a merger solution. “We have given them a month’s time ...

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Russia, Norway to hold joint naval drills in May

The Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet and the Norwegian Navy will conduct joint drills in the Arctic in May, a Russian defence spokesman said Monday. The preparation for the the Pomor-2012 drills will be discussed during the three-day visit to Norway by Col. Gen. Arkady Bakhin, the commander of Russia’s western military district. Russia and Norway have carried out the annual ...

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Delhi autorikshaw unions to join Tuesday stir

Come Tuesday and commuters in New Delhi may face major hassles as the capital’s 55,000 autorikshaws have decided to join in the national strike called by major trade unions. Autorikshaw union, Rashtravadi Janta Tipahiya Chalak Mahasangh(RJTCM) president Suresh Sharma said the strike was to protest faulty government policies regarding autorikshaw drivers. “According to Supreme Court orders, 45,000 new autorikshaws were ...

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Sailen Manna – a genteel footballer and natural leader

A natural leader, Sailen Manna was like a banyan tree in Indian soccer, who led the national team to international glory in the early years of independent India when the country’s braveheart footballers played barefoot against booted opponents. According to Manna’s contemporaries, he combined on-field toughness of a defender with dignity and ability to intimidate the opponents without ever being ...

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Fardeen Khan’s kin killed in south Delhi car crash

Two people, including the half-sister of Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan, were killed in a collision of two cars in south Delhi early Monday, police said. Khan’s half sister, Sonia Sethia, wife of businessman Rajendra Sethia, was returning home in New Friends Colony from dinner at a friend’s home in Gulmohar Park, when a Swift Dzire coming at very high speed, ...

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Airtel ropes in Infosys for mobile wallet service

Leading telecom service provider Bharati Airtel has selected IT bellwether Infosys Ltd to manage its ‘mobile wallet’ service across the country, enabling cashless payments and money transfers. “Infosys will be our technology partner to offer the mobile wallet service, enabling cashless payments and money transfers across the country to our diverse customer segments,” Bharti chief executive Sanjay Kapoor said in ...

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Bhanwari case: Court seeks action against threats to CBI

The Rajasthan High Court Monday sought an explanation from the state government and directed it to take action on the CBI allegations that investigators and witnesses in the missing nurse Bhanwari Devi case were getting threats, a lawyer said. “Taking the CBI’s apprehensions seriously, the court has asked the state government to take action and submit a report by March ...

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Five injured in US high school shooting

Five students were wounded in US’ Ohio state after a gunman opened fire in the cafeteria of a suburban high school just as the school day was beginning Monday, according to law enforcement officials. The suspected Chardon High School shooter — believed to be a student, according to a school official — was in custody, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ...

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Bhopal Activists: Dow is afraid, so spying

After WikiLeaks revealed that Dow Chemicals was using a spy to keep a watch on activists fighting for the cause of the Bhopal gas tragedy, the activists said Monday they were not surprised to hear the news. “We are not surprised about what Dow is doing. Everyone knows what kind of company Dow is, seeing their history across the world,” ...

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