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Petrol cut by 31 paise a litre, diesel by 71 paise

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) With a slight softening of international prices, Indian Oil Corp on Tuesday reduced the rates of transport fuels, cutting petrol by 31 paise a litre and of diesel by 71 paise in Delhi, effective from midnight, with corresponding decrease in other states. The prices were last revised on June 15, when petrol was hiked by 64 paise a litre and diesel cut by Rs.1.35....

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State governments indifferent to Anganwadi workers: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday said the state governments are adopting a careless and irresponsible attitude towards making timely payments to Anganwadi workers. Anganwadi is a government sponsored child-care and mother-care programme. At an Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) members' meeting with Gandhi, the...

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Jagmohan Yadav takes over as new DGP of Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, June 30 (IANS) Jagmohan Yadav on Tuesday took over as the new director general of police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh after the retirement of A.K. Jain, who was earlier given a three-month extension by the Akhilesh Yadav government. Yadav was Director General (CB-CID) till now. He is the 8th police chief of Uttar Pradesh in the last three-and-a-half years of the Samajwadi Party (SP) ...

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India's April-May fiscal deficit at over 37 percent of estimate

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) India's fiscal deficit in the first two months (April-May) of the current financial year touched Rs.208,624 crore, or 37.5 percent of the target for the current fiscal, official data showed on Tuesday. This compares with the deficit of 45.3 percent during the same period a year ago. The fiscal deficit for the full fiscal 2015-16 has been estimated at R...

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Second list brings little cheer for DU applicants

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Students applying for admission to Delhi University (DU) colleges were on Tuesday left with little hope despite the university releasing a second cut-off list on Monday night. While the university announced a dip of up to 1 percent in arts and commerce and up to 3 percent in science courses, students said such meagre slashes were of little or no help. I ...

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Samsung's Tizen-powered Z1 sales touch 1 mn

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Samsung India on Tuesday said that it has sold a record 1 million Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 smartphones since its launch in January 2015. Our insights have shown that consumers hesitate to move beyond the familiar basic and simple interaction with their mobile devices. Keeping this in mind, Samsung Z1 features an easy to use UI that offers a smooth and fast exper...

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Eight core industries' index grows by 4.4 percent in May

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) A major index for select factory output jumped by 4.4 percent in May from a decline of 0.4 percent in the month before due to healthy rise in coal, electricity and refining production. According to data furnished by the commerce and industry ministry, the eight core industries (ECI) which comprise 38 percent of the total weight of items included in the Index of ...

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Steps taken for minority-run institutions' security: HC told

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The central government and Delhi Police have informed the Delhi High Court that adequate steps have been taken for the security and safety of the churches and minority-run institutions in the national capital. In an affidavit filed by the ministry of home affairs and Delhi Police before a division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath, it was ...

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Greece offers 2-year deal, declines to pay loan instalment

Athens, June 30 (IANS) Greece's government proposed a two-year debt deal with the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) in a last-minute bid to avert the countdown to default and a possible Grexit, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office said on Tuesday. According to government sources, at the same time Tsipras was ready to travel to Brussels even later on Tuesday to discuss the proposa...

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Telangana CM skips governor's banquet for president

Hyderabad, June 30 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday stayed away from the state banquet hosted by the governor in honour of President Pranab Mukherjee. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari, and ministers from the two states attended the banquet hosted by Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan.

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'Indian de-addiction centres lack proper facilities'

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Around 70 percent of de-addiction centres in India do not have the standard treatment and care facilities leading to chances of relapse among the drug addicts, health experts said on Tuesday. They said that most of the centres don't follow norms and are not trained to handle a lot of medical and mental needs of the patients during the treatment process. ...

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Four policemen suspended for assaulting NRI in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, June 30 (IANS) Hyderabad's police commissioner has suspended four police personnel and transferred a sub-inspector of police for beating up four youth including an NRI living in Ireland, a statement said on Tuesday. V.Sampath, sub-inspector of Musheerabad Police Station has been transferred pending enquiry, said a police statement. Hyderabad Police Commissioner Mahende...

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'Private sector must join government for better healthcare'

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday sought the participation of the private sector in the government's efforts to provide accessible, affordable and cost-effective healthcare to the citizens. There is a need for the private sector to boost up their contribution towards government's role towards providing accessible and cost-effective healthcare to the pe...

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Congress tenders new documents against Raje, BJP says 'baseless'

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday claimed there was a criminal nexus between Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and former IPL chief Lalit Modi, and stepped up pressure by producing fresh documents in support of its claim that the Dholpur Palace was a state-owned property. The BJP once again refuted the charge as baseless. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh produced cert...

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Messi overtaking Maradona: Maldini

Rome, June 30 (IANS) Italian football legend Paolo Maldini on Tuesday said Lionel Messi is slowly overtaking Argentine icon and countryman Diego Maradona in terms of success he has had over the last few years. Leo Messi is the best player in the world. From what I'm seeing, he's approaching the point where he is perhaps overtaking Maradona in terms of everything he's achieved in recent y...

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DU assures protesting students of fair play

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Delhi University (DU) on Tuesday assured students who have been protesting against marks evaluation that their complaints would be looked into expeditiously and addressed keeping their interests in mind. Over 200 DU final year students from off-campus colleges -- like Shivaji, Rajdhani, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Aurobindo (Evening), Shyam Lal and Lakshmibai -- have ...

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Faridnagar remains calm

Ghaziabad, June 30 (IANS) Faridnagar in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh, which was hit by communal violence on Sunday night, remained calm on Tuesday amid heavy deployment of security forces. The entry of political leaders into the town has been restricted. There is peace in the town...We have restricted entry of outsiders in the town. An FIR has been registered in the case b...

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India's external debt rises to $475.8 bn

Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) India's external debt grew by 6.6 percent or $29.5 billion in the March-end period and stood at $475.8 billion, official data showed on Tuesday. According to the data furnished by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the total external debt stood at $475.8 billion from $446.3 billion in the corresponding period of last year. India's external debt at end-March 2...

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India, US discuss partnership articulated by Modi, Obama

Washington, June 30 (IANS) Indian and US officials have reviewed ongoing efforts to implement the bilateral partnership that US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi articulated at their January summit in New Delhi. Ongoing efforts to implement the bilateral partnership were discussed between Indian Foreign Secretary Subramanyam Jaishankar and National Security A...

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Hannover snap up Freiburg's Klaus

Hannover, June 30 (IANS) Midfielder Felix Klaus has joined German football club Hannover from relegated Freiburg, both sides confirmed on Tuesday. The German Under-21 international penned a four-year deal keeping him with the 'Reds' until June 2019. He is Hannover's fourth new arrival of the summer transfer window, reports Xinhua. It makes us very happy that Felix Klaus opted for...

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