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Hockey World League: Indian men escape with 3-2 win over Ireland

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India were lucky to escape with a 3-2 win over Ireland and continued their winning streak in the men's Hero Hockey World League Round 2 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Thursday.

Gang-rape victim's family to get flat

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The central government Thursday approved the allotment of an apartment free of cost to the family of the Delhi gang-rape victim.

IOC vote a wake-up call for hockey: FIH president

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre admitted that International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to leave out wrestling from core sports for the 2020 Games was a rude shock but it has served as a wake cup call for hockey bosses.

Economic census begins in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi's sixth economic census began Thursday with enumerators visiting the official residence of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for collecting information about her household.

Woman strangles daughter, hangs herself in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A 32-year-old women strangulated her three-year-old daughter and then hanged herself at her house here Thursday, police said.

Had information of blasts, no specific target: Shinde

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The government had received intelligence warning of blasts taking place in the country but no specific target, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Thursday in the wake of the twin blasts in Hyderabad.

Justice Verma report's potency being diluted: Shabana Azmi

New Delhi, Febru Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-activist Shabana Azmi Thursday accused the government of "diluting the potency" of Justice Verma Committee report on sexual crimes by "cherry-picking" its recommendations.

Faith, beliefs cannot stall green clearance to projects, SC told

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) Thursday told the Supreme Court that if beliefs and faiths were allowed to weigh on the statutory and environmental clearances for big ticket projects, then there would be no development.

Shinde may have got it right with 'saffron terror': Congress

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Congress Thursday said Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's regret over his saffron terror remark was not a u-turn, and was meant only to assuage the hurt feelings of a political party and ensure smooth functioning of parliament.

'Silver Linings Playbook' - cloudy yet shines

Film: Silver Linings Playbook; Directed by: David O. Russell; Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Anupam Kher, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles, Brea Bee; Rating: ***1/2

Minnows finally score in Hockey World League

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Fiji men and Kazakhstan women scored their first goals in the Hero Hockey World League Round 2 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Thursday.

Sajid Khan ready to spin the disc!

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Sajid Khan is set to don the garb of a disc jockey (DJ) at the launch of the disco number of his upcoming film "Himmatwala".

Laxman to commentate in India vs Australia series

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A batsman who made a name for himself while playing in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, V.V.S. Laxman will be now seen in a new role of a commentator for the upcoming India vs Australia series.

Strike cripples industrial areas, hits transport

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The final day of a two-day all-India industrial strike crippled industrial and financial sectors here and hit hard public transport Thursday, inconveniencing tens of thousands.

Dubbing takes away real emotion: Bipasha

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Bipasha Basu has been busy dubbing for horror film "Aatma", but she strongly feels that the process takes the real emotions away from scenes.

Government taking steps to raise coal supply: President

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Outlining the major steps taken to improve fuel availability for power generation, President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said the government is in the process of allocating 17 coal blocks to state-run companies.

President's speech can't be 'glossary of plans': BJP

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The BJP Thursday termed President Pranab Mukherjee's speech on the opening day of parliament's budget session as a mere "glossary" of government plans that failed to address crucial issues.

Woman set ablaze by live-in partner

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A woman here is battling for life after her live-in partner poured petrol on her and set her on fire, police said Thursday.

President's speech was 'glossary of programmes': BJP

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday said President Pranab Mukherjee's speech on the opening day of the budget session of parliament was a mere "glossary" of government programmes, failing to address crucial concerns.

SC sets up team to scan Radia tapes

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday set up a six-member team to scan the transcripts of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia's telephone intercepts to determine if there was any conversation that violated the law and warranted prosecution and asked it to submit its report in four months.

New policy for capital goods on the anvil: Secretary

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The government will come out with a new policy on the capital goods manufacturing sector, heavy industry secretary M.F. Farooqui said Thursday.

Assocham seeks security for factories

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Condemning the violence in Noida, Assocham secretary general D.S. Rawat Thursday pressed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to immediately tighten security in the city.

Shuttler Kashyap out of top 10

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) London Olympics quarterfinalist Parupalli Kashyap dropped out of the top 10 of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings released Thursday to be placed at No.11.

President's speech to parliament: Salient points

Following are some salient points from President Pranab Mukherjee's speech to the joint session of parliament.

Children play important role in decision-making: Onir

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Onir feels that children have the power to influence family decisions as it often becomes difficult to say 'no' to them.

Congress finalising team for 2014 polls, indicates Rahul

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Congress party is in the process of finalising a team for the 2014 general elections, its vice president Rahul Gandhi indicated Thursday.

Jamiat-Ulema divided over Modi

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Jamiat Ulema-Hind, which virtually controls the Islamic seminary Darul-Uloom at Deoband, appears sharply divided over Gujarat Chief Minister Naremdra Modi.

India's health infrastructure improved: President

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India's health infrastructure has improved due to government's efforts, President Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday, highlighting that no new polio case has been detected in the country in the last two years.

When Ali Zafar did a John Abraham!

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar ended up rehearsing just in his boxers, a la John Abraham, while shooting for "Chashme Baddoor". He stripped all thanks to a prank played on him by his co-stars Siddharth and Divyendu Sharma.

Bhullar upbeat ahead of Avantha Masters

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Four-time Asian Tour winner Gaganjeet Bhullar of India is hoping his attachment to Jaypee Greens Golf Course will give him an advantage when the New Delhi venue hosts the Avantha Masters for the first time March 14-17.

'Difficult decisions' needed to revive growth: President

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India will need to take "difficult decisions" to revive economic growth that slumped to a decade-low of 5.4 percent in the first half of the current financial year, President Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday.

Judicial accountability bill to be moved: Mukherjee

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday that the government is set to introduce the judicial standards and accountability bill during the budget session of parliament.

Haridas: emotionally uplifting film

Movie: 'Haridas'; Director: GNR Kumaravelan; Cast: Kishore, Sneha, Prithviraj Das, Soori, Pradeep Rawat and Yugi Sethu; Rating: ***1/2

Don't create trust deficit, President tells Pakistan

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan must abide by its commitments made to India and desist from actions that contribute to trust deficit between the two countries, President Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday.

India to launch Mars mission: President

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India's first space mission to Mars will be launched this year, President Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday.

Hair woes rising, but be cautious of haircare products

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Bad hair day? Well, going by the recent spurt of ads on hair care products, everyone is moaning over hair woes. Thanks to lifestyle changes, hair problems are becoming increasingly common in both women and men, doctors say, warning against being misled by random products bought over the counter.

Delhi commuters face tough time on Day Two of strike

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Commuters in Delhi faced a tough time Thursday as autos and taxis remained off the roads and metro trains and buses were packed to capacity with the two-day Bharat bandh called by 11 major trade unions entering its last day.

Government deeply concerned about women's security: President

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said the government, deeply concerned about incidents of sexual offences against women, promulgated an ordinance amending criminal law to provide stringent punishment for sexual offences.

Government has responded to economic slowdown: Mukherjee

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Acknowledging that the past year was difficult on the economic front, President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said the government responded by taking measures to revive the investment climate.

Foograin output to be 250 million tonnes: Mukherjee

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India is expected to produce more than 250 million tonnes of foodgrain this fiscal, President Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday.

Government burdened by economic slowdown, security concerns: President

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said the government was "burdened" by anxieties about economic slowdown, job insecurity and provision of security for women and children.

President arrives in parliament

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday arrived in parliament to deliver his address to the two houses at the start of the budget session.

Prime minister seeks productive, constructive budget session

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Minutes before the budget session of parliament commenced, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday sought productive and constructive sittings of the two houses.

Pleasant morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) It was a pleasant Thursday morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature settling at 12.1 degrees Celsius, a notch above average for this time of the season. The Met Office has forecast a partly cloudy day ahead.

People on street, everyday struggles new themes of regional literature

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Pragmatism is replacing romantic idealism in Indian literature, which is increasingly drawing its inspiration from everyday struggles for existence in the context of larger socio-economic and political movements like globalisation, English education, revivalism, conflicts and human rights crusades.

PM hopes parliament will run smoothly, Shinde retracts remarks

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday hoped that parliament's budget session beginning Thursday would run smoothly, even as Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde expressed regret over his "Hindu terrorism" remarks and buried the hatchet with the BJP, which had threatened to disrupt the session on the issue.

Szucsak appointed India's rifle coach for third time

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Veteran rifle coach Laszlo Szucsak was Wednesday appointed by the National Rifle Association of India for a third stint with the Indian shooters.

Hockey World League: India crush Oman 9-1

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India put on a dominating performance to crush Oman 9-1 for their second consecutive win in the men's Hero World Hockey League Round 2 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Wednesday.

Two killed in Delhi building collapse

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Two people, including a 10-year-old girl, were killed and many injured when a two-storey building collapsed here Wednesday evening, police said.

Strike leads to chaos in Delhi Metro

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi Metro saw a huge rush of commuters during office hours Wednesday due to the nationwide strike, leading to delays and chaos.


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