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Harbhajan to set up academy in HPCA stadium

Harbhajan to set up academy in HPCA stadium

Shimla: After Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh Friday announced to open his academy in association with the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) in its picturesque stadium in Dharamsala. Both academies are being set up to boost the standards of cricketing talent across the region, the HPCA said in a statement. ”HPCA is the best-in-class facilities available to cricketers. I am certain that cricket enthusiasts ...

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Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar revamp begins

Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar revamp begins

Mumbai: The ambitious project to revamp Mumbai’s heavily-congested Bhendi Bazaar has begun with a modern transit shopping complex coming up in the area, said officials of a trust behind the move. The Mufaddal Shopping Arcade would temporarily house 200 of the approximate 1,250 shops to be built, said a spokesperson for Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT). Constructed in 90 days, it was inaugurated ...

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Mumbai oil spill cleared, but fishing still off-bound in Raigad

Mumbai oil spill cleared, but fishing still off-bound in Raigad

Mumbai: Four days after an oil leak from a pipeline spread a slick in the Arabian Sea near Mumbai, fishermen in neighbouring Raigad have been advised against venturing into the sea, officials said Thursday. ”The fishing community, especially in Uran and surroundings, has been advised to stay on shore till the oil spillage is completely cleared,” said an Indian Coast Guard official. Last ...

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Dubai Courts in Guinness World Records

Dubai Courts in Guinness World Records

Dubai: The Dubai Courts has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for setting a new record in e-auctions. The Dubai Courts has broken the record for the most expensive property sold via an e-auction conducted through smart applications. The property in question was valued at nearly 94 million dirhams (Around $25.5 million). The Dubai Courts has now become the first court ever to ...

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PM calls for economic accord with Indonesia, wider trade

PM calls for economic accord with Indonesia, wider trade

Jakarta: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday called for a comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) with Indonesia, saying that such an accord would open up the potential on both sides and provide impetus to growth. The prime minister, who arrived here Thursday night on the second leg of his Southeast Asian visit, said he was looking forward to deepen the strategic content of ...

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Pallavi Sharda turns ‘Rajputani’ for Samant Chauhan at WIFW

Pallavi Sharda turns ‘Rajputani’ for Samant Chauhan at WIFW

New Delhi: Dressed in backless gown with a lot of feather motifs engrossed on the outfit, actress Pallavi Sharda perfectly essayed a tribal “Rajputani” for designer Samant Chauhan at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Spring-Summer 2014. ”Each season, we try to bring a new concept of Rajputana through my collection and the theme this time is tribal. This collection ...

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Travtus Workforce: Mumbai’s handymen on call

Travtus Workforce: Mumbai’s handymen on call

Mumbai: Pakhi Singh, a 27-year-old advertising professional, has only one weekly off. A tubelight in her room has been flickering since three days, and a leaking tap has been causing seepage on a wall of her house. Her respite for the festive season? Handymen on call. Courtesy busy work schedules and a fast-paced lifestyle, people are finding themselves with a lack of ...

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Kiku Sharda to participate in ‘Nach Baliye 6′

Kiku Sharda to participate in ‘Nach Baliye 6′

Mumbai: He has tickled the audience`s funny bone with shows like `F.I.R.` and `Comedy Nights With Kapil` and comedian Kiku Sharda is now set to entertain viewers with his dancing skills in forthcoming celebrity dance reality show `Nach Baliye 6`. Several rumours around the participating couples for the show are doing the rounds, but a source close to the show ...

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Pakistan insists Afghan Taliban leader has been freed

Pakistan insists Afghan Taliban leader has been freed

Islamabad: Pakistan Wednesday denied claim by the Afghan Taliban that their second-in-command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has not been freed despite official announcements about his release. Pakistan announced Sep 21 that Mullah Baradar was released to assist in the peace process. Baradar was arrested in Karachi in February 2010. However, Afghan Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid claimed that Mullah Baradar has not been freed ...

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HC notice to centre on proposed airlines deal

HC notice to centre on proposed airlines deal

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the centre on a plea by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, seeking that the government not grant approval for a deal between Singapore Airlines and the Tatas in a greenfield airline project. A division bench of Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Manmohan sought responses from the Civil Aviation Ministry, Directorate General of ...

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Zambia picks 47 athletes for Commonwealth Games

Zambia picks 47 athletes for Commonwealth Games

Lusaka (Zambia): The National Olympic Committee of Zambia has picked 47 athletes to represent the country at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The 47 athletes, comprising 14 women and 33 men, are expected to compete in nine sports disciplines, reports Xinhua. Hazel Kennedy, the National Olympic Committee of Zambia secretary general, said the list will soon be submitted to the government for the ...

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Court acquits 26 in Bihar caste massacre case

Court acquits 26 in Bihar caste massacre case

Patna: Citing lack of evidence, the Patna High Court Wednesday acquitted 26 people for the 1997 Laxmanpur-Bathe massacre in Bihar in which 58 Dalits were killed. Terming the court acquittal as “massacre of justice to poorest of the poor”, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (CPI-ML) general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya said the party would move the Supreme Court against the Patna High Court ...

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Muzaffarnagar riots were ’caused’, they didn’t happen: Rahul Gandhi

Muzaffarnagar riots were ’caused’, they didn’t happen: Rahul Gandhi

Aligarh: In Uttar Pradesh today, a stronghold for his family, Rahul Gandhi launched the Congress’s campaign for national polls due by May.In his speech in Aligarh, the Congress vice-president said that the state government has failed to deliver for Uttar Pradesh.That government is headed by 40-year-old Akhilesh who pitted against Mr Gandhi, 43, in Uttar Pradesh elections in 2012. Both young ...

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Extortion case against Nitish Kumar’s party MLA Anant Singh

Extortion case against Nitish Kumar’s party MLA Anant Singh

Patna: In a major embarrassment for Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a case of extortion has been lodged against his party Janata Dal (U) MLA Anant Singh in Patna. Reports on Tuesday claimed that the case against Singh was lodged following a complaint by a builder in SK Puri Police station that the JD-U MLA demanded 12 crores from him. ...

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