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Eight workers killed in factory blast in Vellore

Vellore, Jan 31 (ANI): Nearly eight workers were killed when an effluent treatment plant burst open in Tamil Nadu on Saturday early morning. So far, the cause of the accident is not known though the rescuers reached the accident spot in Vellore district and brought out the bodies. The police have registered a case and investigation is underway. Most of the workers were from eastern state of West Bengal. Jan 31, 2015
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India gets bids worth $3.9 billion in Coal India sale

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): India received bids worth about 240 billion rupees for the sale of a 10 percent stake in state-run Coal India limited, a senior government official said, citing preliminary data. The share sale in the world's largest coal producer was fully covered on Friday. Jan 31, 2015
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Former Gorkha soldier Subash Ghising who ignited Gorkhaland fire in Darjeeling dies

West Bengal, Jan 31 (ANI): The body of former Gorkha soldier Subash Ghising, who ignited Gorkhaland fire in Darjeeling in West Bengal in the eighties, has been flown to Bagdogra airport and would be taken to his village for last rites. Ghising, 79, died at a government hospital in New Delhi. He is survived by his son. A large crowd of his supporters gathered at Bagdogra airport when his body was brought from New Delhi in a plane. General Secretary of Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), Mahendra Chettri, said Ghising’s death was a major loss for the entire nation. Jan 31, 2015
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India revises up 2013/14 GDP growth to 6.9 percent

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): India revised its economic growth to 6.9 percent from 4.7 percent in the fiscal year to March 2014 after the government changed the formula to measure the economy, a move that will make it easier for the government to meet fiscal deficit goals. The new measurement of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) includes under-represented and informal economic sectors as well as items such as smartphones and LED television sets. The government also revised its GDP for 2012/13 to 5.1 percent from 4.5 percent earlier. New Delhi revises the method of calculating national accounts and other macro data every five years, bringing in a newer base year and adjusting for changes in the economy. It will now use 2011/12 as the new base year, instead of 2004/05. The new methodology moves India more in line with global standards by measuring the economy at market prices, and by tracking consumer rather than wholesale inflation. Jan 31, 2015
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Mridula Jain, a successful woman entrepreneur

Ludhiana, Jan 30 (ANI): Winters bring with it many fashionable trends which the youth enjoy following and experimenting. One such experimentation of trendy shawls was done by Mrs. Mridula Jain when shawls were available in very limited designs. It was her vision of bringing up designer shawls in the market in 1986 that became very popular among people. She now heads Shingora Textiles Ltd. in Ludhiana city of Northern Punjab state. Following the new innovations and techniques available in the market, shawl industry in India today stands at around 800 crore. The industry size is increasing as the product has gained good momentum in the market. Shingora Textiles Ltd. also exports its products to many countries across the world. Jan 31, 2015
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Enthusiasts, students flock to bird fair in Jaipur

Jaipur, Jan 30 (ANI): Bird lovers and students flocked to the 18th annual Indian Birding Fair in pink city Jaipur. The two-day fair dedicated to biodiversity conservation is being held at the city's famed Man Sagar Lake. Though largely a citizen's initiative, it is being led by the Tourism and Wildlife Society of India. The fair, which was started in 1997 to protect the then dying lake, received positive response, year after year. Bird watchers showed children and other enthusiasts the birds through binoculars and telescopes. Visitors also attended seminars on conservation. Many overseas experts are expected to visit as well. As per reports, the fair has received support from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-India, the Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN) and other organisations. Jan 31, 2015