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  • Falcao hints a move to Real Madrid after … Sportskeeda - 21 hours ago
    Falcao hints a move to Real Madrid after …

    Radamel Falcao drops a hint on where he would like to play next season

  • New natural gas price from April cut … IANS - 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With the domestic natural gas price announced in October expiring on Tuesday, the government announced the new rate, effective April 1, at $4.66 a unit -- lowering it by 8 percent from the existing $5.61 owing to lower international prices. "In accordance with Para 8 of the 'New Domestic Natural Gas Pricing Guidelines, 2014' issued by the ministry of petroleum and natural gas, government of India, the price of domestic natural gas for the period April 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015 is given hereunder: $4.66 per mmBtu on GCV basis," the Petroleum Pricing and Analysis Cell (PPAC) said in a statement. The price of $4.66 per million British thermal unit is on gross calorific value basis (GCV) as opposed to $5.05 per mmBtu currently. International crude oil prices have also fallen to record low over last year, before recovering somewhat over the last couple of months.

  • AITA signs MOU with French Open org … IANS - 1 hour 19 minutes ago

    New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) French Tennis Federation (FFT), the organiser of the Grand Slam tournament French Open and All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to intensify the development process of tennis and boost junior talent in the country. The signing took place in the presence of François Richier, ambassador of France to India, during the opening ceremony of 'Rendez-Vous à Roland-Garros', a junior tournament which offers a wildcard for the 2015 French Open Junior Tournament in Paris. Speaking on the event, FFT vice president Jean Pierre Dartevelle said: "When FFT decided to launch international activities, India was naturally on top of our priorities -- your country has so many fans of sports in general and tennis in particular! It is clear that India has a development potential that we will not find somewhere else on the planet." 'Rendez-Vous à Roland-Garros' will be held from April 1 to 4 at the Delhi Gymkhana Club.

  • 30 nations approved as AIIB founding … IANS - 1 hour 55 minutes ago

    Beijing, March 31 (IANS) China confirmed on Tuesday that 30 countries have been approved as prospective founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The application deadline is March 31 and the number of founding members will be confirmed on April 15, said foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying, adding that some applicant states are still undergoing a multilateral review process, Xinhua news agency reported. Hua said that the founding of the bank is a "constructive move that will complement the current international economic order and enable China to shoulder more global responsibility". The China-proposed development bank will be compatible with established international lenders, said Hua, describing its establishment as a move of mutual benefit to countries in Asia and worldwide.

  • Iraqi forces recapture government headquarter … IANS - 2 hours 5 minutes ago

    Baghdad, March 31 (IANS) Iraqi security forces on Tuesday retook control of Salahudin's provincial government compound and several presidential palaces from the Islamic State (IS) militants in the provincial capital city of Tikrit, a security source said. The troops, backed by allied Shia and Sunni militias and covered by US-led coalition and Iraqi aircraft, made significant advance during the past 24 hours, after they seized the government compound, which includes the provincial government building, in the southern part of Tikrit, some 170 km north of Iraq's capital Baghdad, the source told Xinhua news agency on condition of anonymity. The troops later pushed to the north on the western bank of the Tigris river and seized several presidential palaces of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, the source said. The security forces also made progress in albu-Obeid district in southwestern Tikrit and are expected to reach the IS-held western city of al-Zuhour district, he added.

  • FIR filed against Delhi immigration … IANS - 2 hours 35 minutes ago
    FIR filed against Delhi immigration …

    Delhi Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against an immigration official at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here for verbal sexual harassment of a woman passenger who took a flight to Hong Kong on March 18.

  • Syria needs political solution, says … IANS - 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    Kuwait City, March 31 (IANS) The Syrian crisis can be resolved only through political means, UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon said on Tuesday. Addressing the third Syrian donors conference here, Ban said the Syrian crisis would remain the "world's worst humanitarian disaster" if there was no political solution. He added that more than $8.4 billion was required to provide relief to the over four million Syrian refugees. UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterrs, said the Syrian crisis had reached a "tipping point".