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Note: As a contestant, you are responsible for making sure others don't access the code that you submit. If you're on a network or shared computer, or using an online development environment, make sure that other contestants don't have access to your code. If you use Ideone, make sure to mark your submission "private" (not secret)".
13/02/2014, 02:42 IST : The test data of problem TWODOGS has been updated and the submisisons have been rejudged.
10/02/2014, 03:00 IST : We have added another problem LMATRIX2 in place of LMATRIX. The submissions to LMATRIX have been stopped. The submissions made towards solving LMATRIX will not be considered in the contest. The ranks will be adjusted in a few days to not reflect the submissions made to LMATRIX.
09/02/2014, 23:15 IST : We have stopped the submissions to the problem LMATRIX. We are updating the problem with new test data and problem statement. This problem has been found to be very similar to another problem used in one of our previous long contests. It is very unfortunate that this has happened. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused. Please wait for our further announcements.