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Kim Raver to join 'The Advocate'  (24 minutes ago)
Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Kim Raver, of “24” and “Grey’s Anatomy” fame, will feature in drama pilot “The Advocate.”

Mass student poisoning reported in South Africa  (26 minutes ago)
Cape Town, March 2 (IANS) Hundreds of primary school students in South Africa have been hospitalised after being poisoned, the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) claimed on Sunday.

Sri Lanka seeks foreign help in corruption probe  (01:22)
Colombo, March 2 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government said on Sunday that it has sought assistance from India, the US and Britain to help investigate financial fraud allegations against the former government.

Bhushan expresses differences with Kejriwal  (00:06)
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Reflecting his discontent about the functioning of the Aam Aadmi Party, senior leader Prashant Bhushan has written a letter raising questions about some decisions of party convenor Arvind Kejriwal who is now chief minister of Delhi.

Protest in Kolkata over Bangladeshi-American writer's killing  (00:00)
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Intellectuals, activists, artists and writers staged a protest here on Sunday to denounce the killing of a Bangladeshi-American blog writer in Dhaka last week.

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Thousands rally in Moscow to mourn slain opposition leader  (23:52)
Moscow, March 1 (IANS) Thousands of people rallied in Moscow on Sunday to mourn the death of former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down last week.

Sayeed Kashmir CM again, BJP shares power on peace agenda (Intro Roundup)  (23:28)
By Sheikh Qayoom
Jammu, March 1 (IANS) PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed called for peace Sunday after taking oath as chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, heading a coalition that brought the BJP to power for the first time in India's only Muslim-majority state.

Omar hits out at Sayeed's comments on Hurriyat  (23:16)
Jammu, March 1 (IANS) National Conference chief Omar Abdullah Sunday hit out at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's remarks that the separatist Hurriyat Conference and militant outfits had facilitated conducive atmosphere for assembly polls in the state.

Modi offers assistance to avalanche-hit Afghanistan (Second Lead)  (23:08)
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani expressing condolence over deaths in avalanches in various parts of the country and offering any possible assistance in rescue and relief efforts.

Lebanon to shelter Assyrians fleeing IS  (23:00)
Beirut, March 1 (IANS) Lebanon said on Sunday that Assyrian Christians fleeing the Islamic State (IS) militants were welcome to take refuge in the country, considering their exceptional humanitarian case.

AAP's internal Lokpal claims two camps, breakdown of trust  (22:52)
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Amid reports of internal rumblings in AAP, the party's internal Lokpal, Admiral L. Ramdas (retd) warned of "two camps" and "abject breakdown in trust between topmost leadership" and sought clear signals that all senior party members were united.

Iran to help facilitate Google's services in Gulf  (22:48)
Tehran, March 1 (IANS) Iran said on Sunday that it was ready to cooperate with information technology (IT) companies like Google to facilitate their services in the country and the Persian Gulf region.

Archana Vijaya eliminated from 'Khatron Ke Khiladi...'  (22:14)
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Video jockey and host Archana Vijaya has become the third contestant from a line-up of 14 to get eliminated from stunt-based reality TV show “Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns”.

Iraq violence kills over 1,100 in February: UN  (22:14)
United Nations, March 1 (IANS) Latest figures released by the United Nations show that ongoing violence and terror activities claimed the lives of more than 1,100 people across Iraq in the month of February.

British schoolgirls flee to Syria to join IS  (22:14)
London, March 1 (IANS) British schoolgirls as young as 15-16 years are believed to have fled to Syria via Turkey to join the Islamic State (IS) jihadi group, media reported on Sunday.

Motorsports: Mishra, Santosh enjoy massive leads  (22:14)
Bikaner, March 1 (IANS) Delhi's Abhishek Mishra (co-driver PVS Murthy) and CS Santosh from Bengaluru, enjoying sizeable leads in Xtreme and Moto-Quad categories, respectively, are within striking distance of winning titles in the 13th Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm cross-country Rally on conclusion of Leg 4 here Saturday night.

Round chicken egg sells for nearly Rs.50,000 on eBay!  (22:14)
London, March 1 (IANS) Nature never ceases to amaze us -- and a "perfectly spherical" chicken egg is possibly as amazing as it gets. The egg has attracted an "unbelievable" 480 pounds (around Rs.46,000/$741) on internet auction site eBay.

Bangladesh to seek FBI's help in Avijit Roy murder probe  (21:08) IANS Photo Service
Dhaka, March 1 (IANS) Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali Sunday said it has decided to take help of the US' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the probe into writer-blogger Avijit Roy's murder following Washington's offer.

Terror attack planned for Pakistan Day foiled: Police  (20:58)
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Police Sunday said they have foiled a terrorist attack that aimed to the strike the Pakistan Day parade on March 23, media reports said.

Delhi kids get high on fashion at IKFW  (20:58) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Fashion is not just for grownups. Vibrant attires and stellar performances by children enthralled the audience on Sunday at the Delhi edition of the India Kids Fashion Week (IKFW) 2015.

107 applicants for 43 coal mines for allocation to PSUs  (20:54)
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Coal Ministry on Sunday received 107 applications from state-run undertakings like NTPC, SAIL and the Damodar Valley Corp for allocation of 43 coal blocks whose earlier allotments were cancelled by the apex court.

Pakistan captain Misbah praises pacers for win  (20:38)
Brisbane, March 1 (IANS) A relieved Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq credited his pacers for their 20-run victory over Zimbabwe in a World Cup Pool B ncounter at the Gabba here Sunday. With this win, the 1992 edition champions registered their first win in the tournament.

Railways can contribute 2 percent to GDP: Suresh Prabhu  (20:36) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The railways can contribute up to two percent to the gross domestic product (GDP), Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Sunday adding that he has asked the railway board to identify key issues and focus areas towards this end.

Dalmiya all set to return as BCCI president (Lead)  (20:18) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, March 1 (IANS) After a gap of over ten years, seasoned cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya seems set to make a comeback as full-time president of the Indian cricket board (BCCI) uncontested, being the sole nominee for the top post which will be formally filled at the board's AGM here on Monday.

Odisha to get more funds in Finance Commission: Pradhan  (20:08)
Bhubaneswar, March 1 (IANS) Refuting allegations that Odisha would lose revenue following the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission, union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday that it would get about Rs.8,000 crore more funds per annum compared to the 13th commission allocations.

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