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Pakistani national held in Haryana with Indian ID

Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) The Haryana Police have arrested a Pakistani national who was living illegally in an Iskon temple in Jhajjar district with Indian identities for over nine months, an official said on Friday. A Pakistani passport, with an Indian visa stamp of 33 days' validity, and Indian identity cards were recovered from his possession. His visa expired in 2016. The nam...

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Former Punjab police chief K.P.S. Gill dies at 82

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Former Punjab top cop K.P.S. Gill, who is credited with having played a big role in eliminating terrorism from Punjab, died here in a private hospital. He was 82. Gill, a former Director General of Punjab Police, was suffering from end-stage kidney failure and significant ischemic heart disease. He had been recovering from peritonitis but died of sudden ...

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Dalai Lama cannot change rituals to appoint successor: China

Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China on Friday said the Dalai Lama has no right to change the rituals and processes, set by the Chinese government, for appointing his successor. Reacting to the Tibetan spiritual leader's remarks that his incarnation cannot be born in a place where there is no freedom, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at a briefing, The title of Dalai Lama is gi...

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Arrested BJP leaders, activists presented in Kolkata court

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) BJP national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, the party's West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh and Rajya Sabha member Rupa Ganguly, among others, were presented before a city court on Friday, a day after the party activists clashed with the police here during a protest march. They were taken to Bankshall Court, along with over a hundred BJP activists. ...

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UGC orders special audit in 10 central varsities

Agartala/New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed special audit in 10 central universities in the country to check complaints of financial, administrative, and academic irregularities, officials said on Friday. The UGC order follows a Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) directive, a top Tripura (Central) University official said on the condit...

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The world's scariest actor, but not always

This tall, imposing and deep-voiced actor's achievement lay not only in the over 300 onscreen appearances in a more-than-six-decade-long acting career, with a role almost every year, but that these usually included the characters deemed the epitome of evil, from Fu Manchu to the Wizard Saruman. But it was as Count Dracula that Sir Christopher Lee is most remembered. Playing the vampire i...

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Improvising lines is natural for any actor: Kartik

Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Pyaar Ka Punchnama star Kartik Aaryan, who improvised his lines while shooting for his forthcoming film Guest Iin London, says improvising is natural for actors. Kartik said in a statement: I love the comedy genre. It is such a good space to be in. I like that I have done films that make people laugh. Improvising is natural for any actor. We have ideas and share it ...

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When they fail to deliver, they divide: Rahul

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took an apparent dig at the BJP-led NDA government that has completed three years in office and accused it of dividing and distracting people as it failed to deliver. When they fail to deliver, they divide & distract. But anger and hatred will not convert into jobs or solutions, a tweet from the Twitter handle ma...

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Intel stands as top player in corporate SSD

Seoul, May 26 (IANS) US tech giant Intel Corp. continued to stand as the largest producer of corporate solid state drives (SSDs) in the first quarter, data showed on Friday, with its rival Samsung Electronics coming in second. Data compiled by industry tracker DRAMeXchange shows Intel accounted for 40 per cent of the market, while Samsung's share stood at 25 per cent in the January-March...

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Zika virus infections could cause eye diseases: Study

New York, May 26 (IANS) Zika virus infection may cause lasting eye diseases and may be thus posing a wider threat in human pregnancies than previously thought, scientists have found. The study, conducted on rhesus monkeys, showed that although the foetus affected with Zika virus did not show its typical symptoms such as shrunken heads or microcephaly, unusual inflammation in the foetal e...

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No point criticising celebration of glamour at Cannes: Rajkummar

Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao, whose movies often travel to film festivals, says there is no point cribbing about how the Indian focus at the 70th Cannes Film Festival is more on glamour and red carpet appearances than the celebration of cinema. Veteran actress Shabana Azmi had recently opened up on how in their times, the experience at the Cannes film jamboree was more about...

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Grey matter density increases during adolescence: Study

New York, May 26 (IANS) While grey matter volume generally decrease with age, its density actually increases during adolescence, new research has found. Grey matter is found in regions of the brain responsible for muscle control, sensory perception such as seeing and hearing, memory, emotions, speech, decision making, and self-control. For years, the common narrative in human de...

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Zebronics launches new speakers at Rs 11,111

Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Domestic electronics company Zebronics on Friday launched its new 2.1 speakers Tornado 2 at Rs 11,111. Tornado 2 comes with sound output of 12-watts RMS. The cutting-edge sound technology with digital audio processing ensures high quality sound that is capable of effective sound throw, the company said in a statement. The device also comes with two satellite...

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Russia probe turns spotlight on Jared Kushner

Washington, May 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's senior adviser -- and son-in-law -- Jared Kushner has now become the focus of the FBI's ongoing investigation into Russian collusion in the US presidential election campaign. Kushner, who is married to the President's eldest daughter Ivanka, conversed with at least two Russians in the past -- Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Russ...

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Four neighbours held for murder, gang-rape in UP's Jewar

Noida, May 26 (IANS) A day after a scrap dealer was killed and four women of his family raped by a group of armed men near Jewar, the Uttar Pradesh police on Friday arrested four of their neighbours in the connection. The Special Task Force (STF) arrested four persons today (Friday) morning for killing a scrap dealer and gang raping his mother, wife, sister and sister-in-law, two km from...

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Long associated with coal, NTPC seen as key to clean energy thrust

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The state-owned conglomerate NTPC Ltd -- long associated with coal-fired power generation -- is poised to facilitate India's bid to achieve its ambitious national renewable energy targets. This, at a time overseas investors are seeking more opportunities in the country's renewable projects. Despite its deep historical connection to coal-fired electricity generati...

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Army patrol attacked in Uri, two Pakistani border personnel killed

Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) An Indian Army patrol was attacked by the Pakistan Army's Border Action Team (BAT) in Uri sector near the Line of Control on Friday, in which two BAT personnel were killed, army sources said. The operation is still on, the sources added. --IANS ao/rn ...

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Equity markets at record high, Sensex, Nifty scale new peaks

Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Healthy buying in metal and automobile stocks, and a strong rupee took the Indian equity markets to a record high on Friday. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE crossed the 31,000 mark for the first time in history to provisionally close at a new high of 31,028.21 points (at 3.30 p.m.) -- up 278.18 points or 0.90 per cent from its previous close at 30,7...

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OPEC to extend output cuts, to set up OPEC-India Working Group

Vienna, May 26 (IANS) Even as the OPEC and non-OPEC producers agreed to extend until March 2018 their ongoing oil output cuts, India has reached an understanding with the global oil cartel to establish a joint working group to serve as a forum for producer-consumer dialogue to address mutual concerns. The 13-nation Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Thursday agreed h...

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Odisha seeks Visa on Arrival facility in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested the union government to provide Visa on Arrival facility and a halt here for Air India's Colombo-Varanasi flight to increase the tourist footfall in the state. The Chief Minister wrote separate letters to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Civil Aviation Minister A. Gajapathi Raju in this regard....

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