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INDO-CANADIAN CANDIDATES WIN RECORD 19 SEATS IN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

Indian-origin candidates today won a record 19 seats in Canada’s general election, more than doubling their numbers in Parliament as the Liberal Party decisively defeated Conservatives, ending its decade-long rule. 15 Indo-Canadian Liberal candidates won, while only 3 from Conservative Party got elected in the general elections to 338 seats. An Indo-Canadian belonging to New Democratic Party (NDP) also won.


VIRENDER SEHWAG ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM INTERNATIONAL CRICKET AND IPL
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He scored 17,253 international runs across formats. Sehwag is the only Indian batsman to score a triple-century in Tests, and he did it twice.With 8586 runs from 104 Test matches, Sehwag stands at fifth in India’s all-time list. In ODIs, he scored 8273 runs, with 15 centuries including the second-highest individual score of 219. In 19 Twenty20 internationals, the right-hander made 394 runs. Aside from all those runs, Sehwag took 40 wickets in Tests and 96 in ODIs.


NON-ESSENTIAL PLASTIC PRODUCTS FACE BAN IN KARNATAKA
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All non-essential plastics that can be replaced with eco-friendly materials will soon be banned across Karnataka.The State Cabinet on Tuesday took a decision to ban manufacture, sale and use of plastic carry bags, irrespective of its thickness.In 2011, the country had banned use of plastic carry bags of less than 40 microns thickness.


DOMESTIC PASSENGER TRAFFIC CLIMBS 15% IN SEPTEMBER

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Domestic air traffic posted a 15 percent increase last month as airlines carried 6.67 million passengers when compared with 5.82 million in September 2014, according to an official statement. Still, the passenger load factor (PLF) at 77 per cent, in September, was lower than the 79 per cent seen in August, when domestic carriers transported 6.76 million passengers. Only four carriers – Indigo, SpiceJet, GoAir and Air Costa – reported growth in PLF, while the remaining seven carriers registered declines.


MAJOR PORTS HANDLE 300 MILLION TONNES IN FIRST HALF
 
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Major ports in the country handled close to 300 million tonnes of cargo in the first six months of the current financial year against 288 million tonnes for the corresponding period in 2014.The 299.58 million tonnes handled in the period is against the Shipping Ministry’s annual target of 695 million tonnes for 2015-16. In 2014-15, the ports handled 581 million tonnes.Fertiliser was the major commodity handled by ports, followed by coal, break bulk and petroleum, oil and lubricants.


M&M ROLLS OUT ONLINE PLATFORM SMARTSHIFT TO CONNECT CARGO OWNERS AND TRANSPORTERS 

Cargo owners, both businesses and individual users, can use the SmartShift service through a mobile app available on Android, the website or a dedicated call centre.


ONGC TARGETS $10-12 BILLION INVESTMENTS OUTSIDE INDIA

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NGC Videsh Ltd (OVL), foreign investment arm of India’s top oil explorer ONGC, is targeting $10-$12 billion of oil and gas asset purchases over the next three years, including more corporate acquisitions, its Managing Director said.


INTERNATIONAL TEA DAY TO BOOST CONSUMPTION

India has mounted an effort to mark an International Tea Day in order to boost global consumption of tea while generating increased interest on different aspects of tea amongst youngsters.


AMALRAJ, MOUMA BAG TITLES

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PSPB’s A. Amalraj and Mouma Das bagged the men’s and women’s titles in the West Zone National ranking table tennis tournament .Amalraj downed G. Sathiyan 4-3 to bag his second straight zonal title while Mouma rallied to beat Manika Batra 4-3 in the final.


VALSON, CHOPRA RESIGN AS JUNIOR SELECTORS FROM  THE DELHI AND DISTRICT CRICKET ASSOCIATION (DDCA)

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In a dramatic turn of events on Tuesday, two of the three members of the junior selection committee, Messrs Sunil Valson and Nikhil Chopra, along with convenor Salil Seth, resigned from their posts after being informed, in writing, that two more selectors would be added to the panel. Suresh Luthra, the third member, is likely to follow suit.


VETERAN FILMMAKER K.S.L. SWAMY PASSES AWAY

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Renowned Kannada filmmaker Kikkeri Shamanna Lakshminarayana Swamy breathed his last in Bengaluru on Tuesday (October 20). He’s a recipient of National Award and is a Padma Bhushan awardee as well.