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Romario,a World Cup champion,is now a World Cup dissenter

Ronaldo and Bebeto are ambassadors for the local organising committee.

Democracy without equality

We need to interrogate the politics and policies that fuel the increasing violence against women

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At current rate,India 'will achieve' poverty reduction target by '15

If the current pace of poverty reduction in India continues,the number of poor in the country in 2015

We are no fundamentalists,says Maldives' presidential aide

Maldives is an atoll nation of around four lakh people,with Sunni Islam the only religion followed in the country.

Beyond club,country

It is more a fast bowler’s Test vs T20 choice.

Know Your Commonwealth games countries

The English are not going to like this. Guernsey,second largest of the Channel Islands which lie 80 miles off the English mainland,is as much French as it is English.

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Know Your Commonwealth games countries

The CIA World Factbook describes the islanders’ ethnicity as “90% Black”,with the remainder Mixed,European or of North American ancestry.

BJP instability not good for country: PM

Commenting on the infighting within the BJP for the first time,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday that whatever was happening within the party....

Kalam sees India as a developed country by end of next decade

India will be a developed country by the end of the next decade through sustainable GDP growth fueled by agricultural growth through scientific means and technology development...

NSA on Varun is 'dangerous for India’: Maneka

Terming invoking of NSA against Varun as ‘misuse of a law’,Maneka said such a practice could be dangerous for the country'.

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Dhoni confident of winning T20 World Cup

Kolkata, Feb 21 (ANI): India's limited-over skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday expressed confidence on winning the upcoming T20 World Cup to be held in the country, saying that the team has all the required ingredients and qualities needed to clinch the title. Dhoni added that in the upcoming Asia Cup matches, he will try to give as many games as to all the individuals who have not played so far. Talking about bowler Mohammed Shami, whose availability for the World T20 cup is unlikely, Dhoni said of course he will have to prove his fitness. He added if he doesn't, they have replacement.

Treasury benches scared of what I will speak in Parliament: Rahul

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Reaching the Parliament to attend the ongoing Budget Session, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said he will raise the JNU issue in the Parliament but the treasury benches are scared of what he will speak and won’ t let him speak. Speaking to reporters, Rahul said that the government said they are open to a discussion but they will not let him speak as they are “scared” of him. Gandhi had yesterday accused the Modi government and RSS of crushing voices of dissent of college and university students across the country.

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Free Wi-Fi at Jaipur metro stations by February end

Jaipur, Feb 18 (ANI): Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) is all set to provide Wi-Fi facility to the travellers by the end of this month. Jaipur is first city in the country to have all stations equipped with Wi-Fi facility. This project is one of the enthusiastic projects of Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje. The facility will be free for one hour in a day and the passengers will be able to use it at all the metro stations. The public, especially youth in Jaipur, is enthusiastic for this development and thankful to authorities for this great job.

It's time to work and grow together: Rajasthan CM

Jaipur, Feb 18 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said the government should not keep their powers with them but should use them for the upliftment of the country. She also said that the officers should take their responsibilities and take decisions on a faster pace rather than delaying the issue. She further said that it is the time to work together and grow together and this mantra can only help the country to grow.

Tributes paid to Siachen braveheart

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Tributes poured in from across the country for the Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and three service chiefs paid their last respect to the Lance Naik at Brar Square in New Delhi on Thursday. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia were also among others who paid their last respects to the Lance Naik. Hanamanthappa, who was miraculously found alive after remaining buried under huge mass of snow for six days at the Siachen Glacier, passed away at Army's Research and Referral Hospital at 11.45 a.m. today.

Reaction on Headley’s deposition

Mumbai/Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Speaking over the deposition of David Coleman Headley, former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Yogesh Pratap Singh on Monday said Headley’s statements might be useful for Indian investigating agencies, but not for the investigation being carried out by Pakistan. Echoing similar sentiments, former Intelligence Bureau special director and former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) AS Dulat said the terror accused will not reveal any new facts over the attacks. Meanwhile, former CBI director Joginder Singh stressed that stricter laws be made instead of blaming the neighbouring country of sheltering terrorists.

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Anyone harming country should be given same lesson: Parrikar

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): While addressing at the 66th Army Day celebrations in Delhi Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that anyone who harms the country, should be given the same lesson. He also said that until the pain inflicted on the soldiers is transmitted, terror organisations will always enjoy giving pain to the country. He further stated that he is proud of the country's solders but he felt pained when the soldiers died.

Telecom Minister lauds mobile companies for spreading mobile technology

Mumbai, Jan 10 (ANI): Union Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday appreciated the mobile companies for spreading mobile technology in the entire country. He said the responsibilities of the mobile operators do not end there; their main responsibility is to provide good service and for this the government is ready to take any strict actions. He further stated that if mobile operators can provide mobile services to villages, they should also provide better services as it is their responsibility.

PM Modi failed to protect the country: Lalu Yadav

Patna, Jan 08 (ANI): Hinting at the Pathankot terror attack, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had failed to protect the country. He also said that the centre only talked about law and order while the country remained unsafe in their hands.

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