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6th FEB-National, International and Sports News Round-up

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NATIONAL

  • Eminent cartoonist Sudhir Tailang died in New Delhi on Saturday after battling brain cancer for over two years. He was 56.           
  • A case has come to light wherein the Gujarat Govt allotted land five years ago to a company which allegedly has close business links with Anar Patel, daughter of Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.            
  • The Supreme Court has  questioned Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa’s decision to advance the assembly session to December last year from this January.

            

INTERNATIONAL

  • An al Qaeda affiliate has freed Jocelyn Elliott, an Australian woman kidnapped in Burkina Faso along with her husband.

           

  • Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan gives birth to a son, the heir apparent of the Bhutanese throne.

           

  • A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan. Taiwan's official Central News Agency reported that 14 people were killed and 484 injured.

          

SPORTS

  • England beat South Africa by five- wicket to go 2-0 up in the ODI series. Scores: SA:  262/7 in 50 Overs, Eng: 263/5 in 46.2 Overs.           
  • Australia defeated New Zealand by 5 wickets to level the ODI series 1-1. Scores : New Zealand: 281/9 in 50 Overs ,Australia:283/6 in 46.3 Overs.            
  • Shane Watson emerged as the most expensive player in the IPL auction going for Rs 9.5 Cr. Pavan Negi was the most expensive Indian player with a price tag of Rs 8.5 Cr.
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ECONOMY & BUSINESS

  • Aided by low fuel costs and an increase in revenue Jet Airways posted a record Rs 467 crore consolidated profit in the third quarter of 2015-16.

            

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