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RJD to nominate Jethmalani, Rabri for Rajya Sabha

Patna, May 25 (IANS) Eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani and former chief minister Rabri Devi will be nominees of Bihar's ruling RJD for the biennial polls to the Rajya Sabha next month. RJD chief Lalu Prasad has finally approved the name of Ram Jethmalani and Rabri Devi as party nominees for polls to the Rajya Sabha, Rashtriya Janata Dal leaders close to him said on Wednesday. The nat...

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Commission submits interim report on Odisha chit fund scam

Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) The Justice M.M. Das Commission of Inquiry, probing the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha, on Wednesday submitted an interim report to the state government. Panel secretary Debraj Rout submitted the interim report in a sealed cover to state Home Secretary Asit Kumar Tripahty at the secretariat here. I can't disclose the report's contents. But, this ...

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HRD launches India's largest online repository of dictionaries

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on Wednesday launched a multilingual knowledge portal www.bharatavani.in that has more than 130 dictionaries, glossaries and terminology books in text and PDF formats. All the content in print and other formats will be completely digitized and put onto the portal in the form of searchable text. The portal has...

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CBI arrests former firm director in chit fund scam

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday arrested the former director of West Bengal-based private company Basil International Ltd in its ongoing investigation into a chit fund case. Dr. P.P.S. Sethi was arrested on charges of cheating, criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust and diversion of funds, said a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer. The offic...

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TRAI reviews regulatory framework of broadcasting sector

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Indian telecom regulator on Wednesday initiated a comprehensive review of the existing regulatory framework governing the Broadcasting and Cable Services sector. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) identified some of the broad issues affecting the interests of the consumers and orderly growth of the sector after digitisation of cable television n...

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Next reusable launch vehicle test after studying May 23 flight data

Chennai, May 25 (IANS) India will test its next set of space technologies relating to the reusable launch vehicle (RLV) after studying the data collected from the May 23 flight of RLV-Technology Demonstrator, a senior official in the Indian space agency said. We will have to study the data generated from the May 23 flight. Then we have to decide on the next set of technologies to be test...

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Sania, Paes, Bopanna enter French Open second round

Paris, May 25 (IANS) India's tennis stars Sania Mirza, Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna got their French Open campaign off to a winning start as the trio won their respective women's doubles and men's doubles matches to enter the second round here on Wednesday. World No.1 women's doubles pair of Sania and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis defeated the Russian pair of Darya Kasatkina and Ale...

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PM directs expediting Bhilai Steel plant modernization

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday directed that the modernization and expansion work of the Bhilai Steel Plant should be expedited. Chaired the 12th interaction through PRAGATI -- the Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-based, multi-modal platform for pro-active governance and timely Implementation -- Modi took serious note of the delay in the...

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IPL: KKR restrict Hyderabad to 162/8 in eliminator

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Riding on some disciplined bowling, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to 162/8 in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Wednesday. Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav put up yet another impressive show with three wickets to break the backbone of the Sunrisers batting, who were off to a disappointing start after being sent in ...

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GAIL Q4 net jumps 51 percent on higher gas transmission

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) State-run gas utility GAIL (India) on Wednesday reported a healthy 51 percent rise in net profits at Rs.770 crore for the fourth quarter ended March buoyed by higher volumes of gas transmission and bigger trading margins. The company posted a net profit of Rs.511 crore in the same period a year ago, GAIL chairman B.C. Tripathi told reporters here. Profit ...

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New Kerala government to review all 'controversial' decisions

Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) The new Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government in Kerala on Wednesday decided to review all controversial decisions taken by the previous Oommen Chandy government since the beginning of this year. Addressing reporters after the first cabinet meeting, Vijayan said a cabinet sub-committee led by State Minister A.K. Balan will review all the controversial deci...

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Six members of inter-state gang held in Delhi

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Six members of an inter-state gang were arrested following a shootout in Bankarwala area of West Delhi, Delhi Police said on Wednesday. According to police, Pradeep Solanki -- wanted in several cases of murder and extortion -- was arrested from West Delhi's Nangloi area on Monday night. After getting a tip-off from Solanki, police raided a flat in the B...

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Victorious Bagan players receive tumultuous welcome

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Thousands braved the sudden short spells of rain in the city to welcome their heroes - the Mohun Bagan footballers who returned from Guwahati after winning the coveted Federation Cup. The scenes were almost an encore of last year when the Mariners had returned as I-League champions. This time too it took the players around two hours to make it to the club grounds f...

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Poachers arrested with pangolin scales in Madhya Pradesh

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Over three kilogram of scales of the 'critically endangered' Indian pangolin, intended to be sold in the Chinese market, were confiscated from three poachers in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, in a joint operation by the wildlife conservation organisation, Wildlife SOS, the state forest department and police. One fully grown pangolin gives about 500 to 600 grams of scal...

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SP main rival in UP polls: BJP chief

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah said on Wednesday that the party has not decided if it will project a chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh and noted that the ruling Samajwadi Party was his party's main rival in the assembly polls there next year. Shah said he was confident of the BJP coming to power in Uttar Pradesh, adding that maladministration of the Samajwa...

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Fisherfolk hold 'sea rally' in Mumbai against Shivaji memorial site

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Hundreds of fisherfolk on Wednesday held a 'sea rally' to protest against the site selected for the proposed memorial to Chhatrapati Shivaji in the Arabian Sea off the Mumbai coast. The fishermen, in around 150 big and small boats that sported black flags, demanded that the state government re-consider the memorial site in view of probable damage to marine wealth in...

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NHRC invites nominations for second film competition

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission has invited entries for its second annual short films competition based on the themes of human rights, an official statement said on Wednesday. According to the Commission, it will receive entries till August 16 and none after that will be entertained. The award carries a certificate along with prize money of Rs.1 lakh...

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Volkswagen rolls out Ameo from Maharashtra plant

Pune, May 25 (IANS) Car maker Volkswagen India on Wednesday said it rolled out Ameo from its Chakan plant and would rapidly ramp-up the production to build up enough inventory before market introduction. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, This roll-out means a lot to us as it explains to the world what 'Make in India' actually means. The company has invested appro...

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BJP slams loyalty declaration, Congress defends it

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday slammed the Congress over the submission of sworn declarations of loyalty by the latter's legislators in West Bengal and said the move was a sign of slavery while the opposition party defended it as a voluntary move. It's very unfortunate that to show their loyalty towards the Congress leadership, its legislators needed to sign on Rs.100 (no...

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Modi government minister complains against Anandiben's minister

Ahmedabad, May 25 (IANS) A union minister from Gujarat has written to Chief Minister Anandiben Patel against State Energy Minister Saurabh Patel-Dalal, complaining that the latter was ignoring an important issue that he had raised with him. In his letter to the chief minister dated May 23, Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs in the Narendra Modi government Mansukh Vasava, stated t...

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