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Nationwide Transportation Strike Partially Successful (Photos)

Millions of commuters across India were left stranded on Thursday as buses and taxis did not ply to protest a proposed law that makes punishment for traffic violations much more stringent but in metros like Chennai and Bangalore, it was partially successful. Passengers had to wait endlessly at railway stations in various cities as public transport went off the road. ...

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Nepal Earthquake: 1500 Killed, Millions Displaced, Rescue Efforts on War Footing (Wrap up)

Over 1,500 people were killed and thousands were injured, while million were displaced as a massive earthquake – lasting for a long 20 seconds – hit Himalayan front region with 14 strong aftershocks causing widespread destruction in Nepal and India today. In Nepal, buildings were flattened, roads cracked, telephone connectivity snapped and hospitals grappled with a large number of injured ...

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International Women’s Day: How Celebrations, Marches Rekindle Women’s Spirit?

As the world observed International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8, marches, celebrations and various events marked the day in several national capital cities and urban centres from London to New York to Tokyo. British singers Annie Lennox and Paloma Faith were joined by actress Gemma Arterton at a march in London to demand respect for women’s rights with hundreds ...

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MWC 2015 Event Highlights as Curtains Downed

The curtains are down for the Mobile World Congress on Thursday, March 5, 2015 with the event registering 93,000 visitors from 200 countries, surpassing all projections, said GSMA. The Mobile World Live Keynotes, held Monday and Tuesday afternoon, were streamed live to viewers around the globe, featuring Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Facebook, and Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications ...

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Swine flu round up: MP death toll rises to 102, HP Nil

MP: The death toll due to swine flu in Madhya Pradesh has risen to 102 as of Sunday as the country braced up to more cases in neighbouring states as well. The state health department officials informed the number to a visiting central team to various states to access the situation following the outbreak of the contagious H1N1 viral disease. ...

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Swine flu death toll touches 703; PM directs proper treatment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday has asked health officials to ensure necessary treatment and adequate medicines for swine flu patients while affected states have been offered central assistance even as the death toll due to the disease reached 703. A high-level meeting, chaired by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, was convened here to review the situation and address issues like shortage ...

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IPL 2015 Auction (Full List): Players Sold, Unsold, Highest Bids

Indian left-hander Yuvraj Singh and wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik were sold for big bucks. But in a big surprise, there were no takers for South African opener Hashim Amla after the first round of bidding for marquee players in the IPL auction in Bangalore on Monday. In all, 156 players were auctioned this morning and 39 were bought. The Indian Premier League ...

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Despite Odds, Indian Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Fervour

Despite strict warning from Hindu fringe groups, many couples smiling, walking hand-in-hand, holding bouquets of red roses or bags with gifts and wearing a smile were a common sight across cafes, eateries and streets across India on Valentine’s Day on Saturday, Love was in the air — whether it was at Delhi’s central Connaught Place area, malls or green parks; ...

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ICC World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony: More than 1 billion watched live globally

The 2015 cricket World Cup opening ceremony was held on Thursday, February 12, in Melbourne and Christchurch in Australia and New Zealand with Indian team represented by M.S. Dhoni and Virat Kohli. Besides players and fans, the ceremony was kicked off with performances by Jessica Hilda Mauboy, Tina Arena, Nathaniel and Daryl Braithwaite, while the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra showing the ...

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AAP tsunami uproots BJP from Delhi, Kejriwal to be sworn in CM

In one of the most stunning comebacks in Indian political history, Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Tuesday scored a landslide victory in Delhi, delivering to the BJP its first defeat since its historic Lok Sabha triumph and reducing the Congress, which ruled the capital for 15 years till 2013, to a virtual nonentity. Tens of thousands of jubilant AAP ...

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