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March 2015

I-League: Bengaluru FC notch big win

Bengaluru, March 31: Bristling with aggression, Bengaluru FC maintained their unbeaten run against Sporting de Goa by hammering out a 4-1 win in the Hero I-League match here on Tuesday.While recording their sixth win in 11 outings, the Blues displayed rare cohesion in the front, especially in the second half as goals by Joshua Walker (33rd), Rino Anto (51st), Thoi Singh (60th) and Beikhokhei Beingaichho (80th) saw the winless Goan team slip to their sixth defeat in 11 outings. The only consolation for Sporting was a…

IS executes 30 in Syria

London, 31 March (IANS/AKI) Islamic State (IS) militants have slain 30 civilians, among them women and children, in horrific executions in central Syria, a Britain-based watchdog said on Tuesday.The civilians were shot, burned or beheaded, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights' director Rami Abdel Rahman. The victims included Alawite Sunni and Ismaili Shia Muslims and the atrocity took place in the village of Mabouja in Hama province during a raid, according to the observatory. Forces loyal to President…

Sikh man thrashed in suspected racial attack in Britain

London, March 31 (IANS) In a suspected racial attack, police in Britain have come across footage posted online in which a Sikh man is seen being brutally beaten up in Birmingham city Broad Street, a media report said on Tuesday."We are aware of a video posted on the internet which appears to show a man being assaulted on Broad Street in Birmingham on Sunday, March 29," Daily Mail quoted a spokesperson for West Midlands Police as saying. "It has been suggested that the attack was religiously motivated,"…

Sanctions against Russia ‘road to nowhere’: Greek PM

Athens, March 31 (IANS) Greece does not back the West’s sanctions against Russia as this is a "road to nowhere", the country’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in an exclusive interview with Tass news agency on Tuesday.In the interview ahead of his upcoming visit to Moscow on April 8, the Greek prime minister noted that there was a chance of bringing trade ties between the two countries to a new level. "We can have a substantial cooperation that will allow Greece to export its agricultural goods…

Nationwide blackout paralyses Turkey

Ankara, March 31 (IANS) Power supply was cut across Turkey on Tuesday, halting public transit systems and resulting in major traffic jams in cities, including Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir.The Turkish Electricity Distribution Company blamed a fault on power transmission lines for the outage, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said authorities were "considering all probabilities behind the nationwide power outage, including terrorism", Xinhua news agency reported. Metro and train services were halted in major cities,…
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