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Partly cloudy Wednesday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy Wednesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 27.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, the weather office said. The sky would be partly cloudy with dust storm or thunderstorm likely to occur later in the day, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The official, however...

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Trump wins big in Indiana as Cruz drops out of presidential race

Washington, May 4 (IANS) New York billionaire Donald Trump on Tuesday won the crucial Republican primary held in the mid-western US state of Indiana, while Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz bowed out of the race after his defeat in the GOP's primary. Trump's big win has increased his likelihood of clinching the party's presidential nomination outright, while Cruz's defeat delive...

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Compensatory Afforestation Fund bill to create special funds

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Lok Sabha has passed the much talked about Compensatory Afforestation Fund bill, 2015 that seeks to establish setting up of a National Compensatory Afforestation Fund and also a State Compensatory Afforestation Fund. Thanking the members for their cooperation in passing the bill, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday evening said it will be a historica...

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Chinese shares open lower on Wednesday

Beijing, May 4 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened lower on Wednesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.32 percent to open at 2,983.03 points. The smaller Shenzhen index opened 0.39 percent lower at 10,401.67 points, Xinhua reported. The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, was down 0.32 percent to open at 2,210.13 points. -...

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Chinese yuan weakens

Beijing, May 4 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 378 basis points to 6.4943 against the US dollar on Wednesday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System. In China's spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by two percent from the central parity rate each trading day, Xinhua reported. The c...

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Donald Trump projected to win crucial primary in Indiana

Washington, May 4 (IANS) New York billionaire and former reality TV show host Donald Trump is projected to win the crucial Republican primary held on Tuesday in the mid-western US state of Indiana, increasing his likelihood of clinching the party's presidential nomination outright, a number of TV networks reported. Meanwhile, Ted Cruz, Trump's competent rival for the Republican president...

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Olympic torch relay kicked off in Brazil's capital

Brasilia, May 4 (IANS) Some of Brazil's best athletes were among the first 10 people in the South American country to carry the Olympic torch, which arrived in the capital city of Brasilia from Switzerland on Tuesday morning, beginning its journey through the country. The Olympic flame began its 95-day journey through over 300 of Brazil's cities on Tuesday. The relay will come to an end ...

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Canadian stocks plunge over resources fall, growth concerns

Toronto, May 4 (IANS) Canada's main stock market in Toronto slid down to a two-week low on Tuesday as energy and mining stocks led massive losses for the resource-linked market over renewed concerns on global economic growth. The Toronto Stock Exchange's benchmark Standard & Poor's/TSX Composite Index lost 157.95 points, or 1.14 percent, to close at 13,707.68 points. Six of the TSX i...

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Poland celebrates 225th anniversary of Europe's first constitution

Warsaw, May 4 (IANS) Poland on Tuesday celebrated 225th anniversary of Third May Constitution, the second constitution in the world and the first such document in Europe. The Constitution, adopted on May 3, 1791, was the first written constitution in modern Europe, Xinhua reported. Commemorative celebrations gathered Polish authorities, including President of Poland, Andrzej Duda...

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Jane Fonda swam naked with Michael Jackson

Los Angeles, May 4 (IANS) Actress Jane Fonda shared that she swam naked with late legendary singer Michael Jackson. During an appearance on a TV show, Fonda shared two memories of naked swimming, reports people.com. Asked if she swam nude with Michael Jackson? Ofcourse. Here's how it happened; he was visiting me when we were shooting On Golden Pond and I had a little cabi...

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Gupta's Liberty House formally bids for Tata Steel UK

London, May 4 (IANS) Metals major Liberty House, founded by Indian-born industrialist Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, has formally submitted its bid for acquiring most of the UK assets of Tata Steel, that has suffered nearly $3 billion in losses thus far. The company said it intended to buy all of Tata Steel UK's assets, excluding its long products division, that is in the process of being sold se...

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Syria teenager refugee selected to run with Olympic Torch in Brazil

United Nation, May 4 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Organising Committee of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Tuesday selected a 12-year-old Syrian refugee, Hanan Dacka, to run with the Olympic Torch in the Brazilian capital Brasilia, a UN spokesman said here. The UNHCR said in a statement that with the number of people displaced by conflict and persecution at highest levels in...

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Calvin Harris rules out collaboration with Taylor Swift

London, May 4 (IANS) British DJ Calvin Harris has made it clear that he currently doesn't have plan to do a collaboration with his girlfriend Taylor Swift. In a recent interview with BBC Radio 1, Harris said that he and Swift actually had never talked about working on music together, but he was pretty sure it wouldn't happen anytime soon because the Bad blood singer is going to take a lo...

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BMW reports record first quarter sales

Munich, May 4 (IANS) German car producer BMW Group reported here on Tuesday that its sales have reached a new record in the first quarter of the year. According to the group's statistics, sales volume in its automotive segment for the Bavarian company rose by 5.9 percent to a total of 557,605 units in the first three months of the year. A total of 127,167 units were sold on the C...

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Harriet Tubman film in the works

Los Angeles, May 4 (IANS) A movie about iconic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is in development from Homeland director Seith Mann. The project has a working title of Harriet, reports deadline.com. Tubman was born into slavery, escaped in 1849 and made more than a dozen missions to rescue about 70 slaves though the Underground Railroad. She served as a spy for the Union Army during ...

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Man hijacks Metrobus in US, fatally strikes pedestrian

Washington, May 4 (IANS) A pedestrian was killed on Tuesday here after a man injured a metrobus driver and hijacked the bus, local authority said. The whole incident lasted less than three minutes shortly before 11 a.m. local time, Xinhua quoted an officer as saying. The officer added that the suspect was in custody for stabbing the bus driver. After the attck, passengers...

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Kenyan police nab suspect with IS links

Nairobi, May 4 (IANS) Kenyan police said on Tuesday they are interrogating a suspect who was arrested last week for planning various terror attacks in East Africa. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett said Mohamed Abdi Ali, a medical intern in Wote Hospital in Makueni County of eastern Kenya has links with the Islamic State (IS) group, Xinhua reported. From our initial inve...

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Kristen Stewart to direct short film

New York, May 4 (IANS) Actress Kristen Stewart is set to direct her first short film about power of women. The Twilight actress will step behind the camera for Refinery29, a fashion and lifestyle media company announced on Monday at a presentation here, reports hollywoodreporter.com. The film will comprise of 12 short films, which will be created by female filmmakers, writers and...

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Bangladesh approves China-financed rail project

Dhaka, May 4 (IANS) Bangladesh's highest economic policy-making body on Tuesday approved a multi billion-dollar China-financed project to develop a direct railway connectivity between the capital Dhaka and the southwestern parts of the country. The Padma Bridge rail link project with a cost of 349.88 billion taka ($4.47 billion) was approved at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the...

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Blac Chyna suspects 'jealous' friend behind burglary

Los Angeles, May 4 (IANS) Model Blac Chyna, whose home in Tarzana, California was robbed last weekend, reportedly believes that one of her jealous friends was behind the burglary. According to a source, the model believes the heist was done by someone from her inner circle who is bitter about her new healthy lifestyle, reports tmz.com. Chyna, who is engaged to reality TV star Ro...

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