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Will know next week if summit with Kim takes place: Trump

Washington, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that next week it will become known whether the anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place on June 12 in Singapore, as scheduled, or will be postponed. We will know next week about Singapore. Someday a date will happen. It could very well be June 12th, Trump told reporters at the White Hous...

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Tata Motors' narrows Q4 standalone net loss

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors on Wednesday said that it has reduced its net loss to Rs 499.94 crore during the fourth quarter of 2017-18. According to the automobile major, its standalone net loss during the quarter under review declined to Rs 499.94 crore from Rs 805.93 crore reported for the corresponding period of 2016-17. In terms of financial year, Tata ...

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Former ISI chief denied VISA to attend his book launch

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Former Director General of Pakistan's ISI Asad Durrani was denied VISA to attend the launch of a book that charts a series of dialogues between him and former RAW chief A.S. Dulat. In his absence, the book Spy Chronicles was released jointly by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Vice President Hamid Ansari, former Union minister Yashwant Sinha and other...

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Bombay HC extends stay on SGX's launch of new contracts

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Bombay High Court has extended the period of injunction it had granted on May 21 against the launch of new India-based derivative contracts by Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX). The extension comes after NSE's Index company on May 21 filed a petition before the Bombay High Court against SGX under Section 9 of the Arbitration Act and sought urgent interim relief a...

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Rs 2.04 lakh cr projects sanctioned for smart cities: Centre

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Projects worth over Rs 2.04 lakh crore have been sanctioned by the Central government for the Smart Cities Mission since the inception of the project four years ago, an official said on Wednesday. Addressing the 4th Smart Cities Expo here organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation, Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra said that follow...

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Over 70% of Italians back anti-establishment parties: EU survey

Brussels, May 23 (IANS/AKI) A total 71 percent of Italians think populist parties can bring about much-needed change and 65 percent believe they are more able than traditional parties to solve their country's problems, the latest Eurobarometer survey found on Wednesday. A majority of Italians (55 percent) do not view grassroots, eurosceptic parties like the Five-Star Movement and the far...

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PM calls up Kumaraswamy, assures all help

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called up Karnataka's newly swron-in Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and assured him of having good relationship with him on the state's development issues, an official statement said. Modi called up Kumaraswamy and greeted him on becoming the chief minister and hoped to have good ties between the two, said the Chief Mini...

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Populist pick Conte invited to form Italian government

Rome, May 23 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella has asked the nascent populist government candidate premier Giuseppe Conte to try form a government, a role that Conte has accepted, presidential aide Ugo Zampetti said on Wednesday. I will be the defence lawyer for the Italian people, Conte told reporters at the Quirinale Palace after meeting Mattarella for an hour and half.

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Bolivar to face Delfin in critical Copa Libertadores tie

La Paz, May 23 (IANS) Bolivar, the two-time defending Bolivian league champion, and Ecuador's Delfin are preparing to square off this week in La Paz, with a spot in the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores, South America's premier club soccer competition, on the line. Thursday's matches will have fans on the edge of their seats since all four teams in Group B - Colombia's Atletico Nacion...

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IPL Playoffs: All-round KKR see off Royals to make Qualifiers 2

Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Skipper Dinesh Karthik (52) led from the front as Andre Russell (49 not out), Piyush Chawla (2/24) and Kuldeep Yadav (1/18) starred with bat and ball to help Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) see off Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 25 runs and reach Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Wednesday. KKR will now meet Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) here on Friday to de...

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Two Russian pimps arrested, three women rescued in Goa

Panaji, May 23 (IANS) Three Russians women were rescued from a prostitution centre on Wednesday in North Goa, while two pimps -- also Russian nationals -- were arrested, a police official said on Wednesday. Inspector in-charge of Anjuna Police Station, Chetan Patil, told reporters that Aleksandrovic Morozli, 36, and Vasiliy Karavaev, 44, were arrested during a raid with the help of a dec...

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Jet Airways' standalone Q4 net loss at Rs 1,036 cr

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Airline major Jet Airways on Wednesday reported a standalaone net loss of Rs 1,036 crore for the fourth quarter of 2017-18. According to the airline, its standalone net loss during the quarter under review stood at Rs 1,036 crore from a net profit of Rs 602.42 crore reported for the corresponding period of 2016-17. In terms of financial year, Jet Airways rep...

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China to develop 200km/h maglev train by 2021

Beijing, May 23 (IANS) China will develop a prototype middle-to-low-speed magnetic-levitation train with a speed of 200km/hour by 2021, its developers said Wednesday. According to CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co. Ltd., a review committee has approved a plan for developing the maglev train and support facilities, Xinhua reported. Design and construction will begin immediately, said Zho...

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Sports academies to coach students in 85 Delhi school grounds

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Eighty-five Delhi government school playgrounds have been allotted for free to private sports academies, clubs and individuals, to hold free sports training sessions for the students of government schools, an official said on Wednesday. As per the scheme, academies or individuals can charge a fee from students of private schools. A total of 99 applicants ...

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South Korea may use new tactics at World Cup

Paju (South Korea), May 23 (IANS) South Korean national football team head coach Shin Tae-yong said on Wednesday that his side may use new tactics at next month's 2018 FIFA World Cup. South Korea have been mainly playing with a 4-4-2 formation, but after some key players were dropped from the squad due to injuries, Shin said he is thinking of using new tactics at the World Cup in Russia,...

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French PM cancels visit to Israel for 'domestic reasons'

Paris, May 23 (IANS) French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has cancelled a planned trip to Israel for domestic reasons, the government's spokesperson Benjamin Grivaux said on Wednesday. Asked whether the cancellation was due to political reasons related to Israel's use of force to crack down on Palestinian protesters recently in Gaza, Grivaux said these are domestic reasons, Xinhua news...

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Carille leaves Brazil's Corinthians to coach Saudi club

Sao Paulo, May 23 (IANS) Brazilian league club Corinthians said coach Fabio Carille was leaving to be the coach of Saudi Arabia's Al-Wehda. Carille led the Corinthians to the Brazilian Championship in 2017, helping the club win its seventh league title, a victory that silenced critics of his hiring in late 2016, reported Efe. The 45-year-old Carille, whose contract with the Corin...

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Raveena Tandon's wildlife photography to be exhibited

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon will showcase her wildlife photographs alongside the works of 75 wildlife photographers for a cause. Raveena, in support of Sarita Subramaniam and PV Subramaniam, is joining the Earth Brigade Foundation's effort to help avert water crisis in wildlife sanctuaries. The actress said in a statement: Wildlife is my passion and capturing mom...

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Haryana sets up ministerial committee as sanitation strike continues

Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) With the strike by Safai karamcharis (municipal sanitation staff) in the state going into the 15th day and heaps of garbage piled up across towns and cities, the Haryana government on Wednesday set up a committee to hold meetings with leaders of the protestors and work out on agreement on their demands. The ministerial committee, to be headed byAUrban Local Bodi...

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NYT scribe recounts being trolled with hatred for slaughter house story

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A senior New York Times journalist on Wednesday said he had to face anger and hatred and was called Hinduphobic and racist after he did a story on how closure of slaughter houses in Uttar Pradesh may have been the reason for dogs attacks humans in the state. At a panel discussion on Journalistic Challenges in Modern Era, Jeffrey Gettleman, South Asia Bureau Chief...

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