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Hearing in defamation case against Digvijaya Singh deferred

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday deferred hearing of arguments on the issue of framing of charges in a criminal defamation case against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh filed by BJP leader and union minister Nitin Gadkari. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha adjourned the hearing on the ongoing arguments over the issue of framing of charges in the case to August 1. <...

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10 NDFB cadres killed, over 300 nabbed in five months: DGP

Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) During the five-month security operation against the anti-talks faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants, 10 members of the outfit have been killed and over 300 cadres and linkmen arrested, an official said. Assam Director General of Police Khagen Sarma, revealing this on Tuesday, said the continued operation against the outfit also re...

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Sri Lanka rejects Indian proposal to solve fishing dispute

Colombo, May 26 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday said it has refused to agree to a proposal from India to allow Indian fishermen to catch fish in Sri Lankan waters. Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that India had requested Sri Lanka to allow Indians to catch fish for 65 days a year in Sri Lankan waters in an attempt to resolve the India-Sri Lanka fishing issue.

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Flamengo sack coach Luxemburgo

Rio de Janeiro, May 26 (IANS) Flamengo have sacked coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo after the side's poor start in the Brazilian Serie A season. The former Real Madrid and Brazil manager's fate was decided during a meeting of the Rio de Janeiro club's board on Monday night, Xinhua reported on Tuesday. Vanderlei Luxemburgo is no longer the coach of Flamengo. The board thanks him for his...

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No confusion within BJP over Rafale deal: Rajnath

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asserted that the Rafale warplane deal was made in national interest and denied any differences within the BJP over the $13 billion deal for the purchase of 126 Rafale multi-role combat aircraft from France. There is no confusion among us about the Rafale deal, Rajnath Singh said in response to media queries whether the ...

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Lucknow youth dies in road mishap, mob clashes with police

Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) An angry mob torched vehicles and pelted stones at police in the state capital following the death of a young man in a road accident, police said. The incident occurred at Thakurganj when a speeding tractor mowed down a 20-year-old bike rider Pramod Kumar Saini. Irate locals first blocked the road and then set the tractor-trolley on fire. When fire tenders...

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Spanish director Vicente Aranda dies at 88

Madrid, May 26 (IANS) Spanish film director Vicente Aranda died at his home here on Tuesday, the Spanish Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences (AACCE) has confirmed. Born in Barcelona on November 9, 1926 and the winner of two Goya Awards, the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars, Aranda is one of the most prominent Spanish film directors. According to the AACCE, his remains wi...

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Earliest depiction of music scene in Israeli archaeology discovered

Jerusalem, May 26 (IANS) Israeli archaeologists found what they think is Israel's most ancient depiction of a music scene, Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Tuesday. The scene appears on a relic of a rare 5,000-year-old large storage vessel from the Early Bronze Age, the antiquities authority said in a statement. The relic was found in the 1970s at the Bet Ha-'Emeq antiqu...

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TVS Logistics acquires TATA group's logistics company

Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Third party logistics player TVS Logistics Services Ltd on Tuesday said it has acquired Tata group's Drive India Enterprise Solutions Ltd (DIESL) while Tata Opportunities Fund will take minority stake in the TVS company while funding the acquisition. The acquisition of DIESL, an equal joint venture between Tata Industries and Tata International, is for an undisclos...

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Ferrer scores 300th clay-court victory

Paris, May 26 (IANS) Spanish tennis player David Ferrer attained his 300th clay-court win on Tuesday defeating Czech Lukas Lacko 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 in just one hour and 22 minutes in the first round of the French Open. Ferrer is the second on the list of most wins on clay amongst active players, only surpassed by compatriot Rafael Nadal, while with this win, Ferrer joined the list of 13 playe...

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Kaza survives a scare in Mysuru Open tennis

Mysuru, May 26 (IANS) Seventh seed Vinayak Sharma Kaza made heavy weather of his first round match, squandering three match points in the second set before prevailing over Ronit Singh Bisht in three sets in the Sobha ITF Mysuru Open tennis tournament here on Tuesday. Top seed Ramkumar Ramnathan along with second seed Karunuday Singh, Olympian and former Davis Cupper Vishnu Vardhan and Ra...

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CBI will probe lottery scam, says Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Tuesday decided to hand over the multi-crore lottery scam to the CBI for investigation owing to alleged involvement of agents in other states. Though we entrusted the CID to probe the lottery scam and received an interim report on it, we have decided to order a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry to unearth in the truth and e...

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Bayliss appointed England head coach

London, May 26 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday appointed Australian Trevor Bayliss as their new head coach. Bayliss, who is currently coach of New South Wales, is due to join the ECB next month -- in time to take charge of the team for the start of the Ashes in July. Trevor has an outstanding record as coach, has global experience and is very highly re...

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Bengal's law & order needs to improve: Rajnath

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday expressed very serious concern over a plethora of complaints about crude bombs being manufactured in West Bengal and said the state's law and order situation needs to improve. He, however, assured the Centre's full assistance to the Mamata Banerjee government in the task of improving the situation. He expressed h...

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Tata Motors' net profit down by 56 percent in Q4

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Tata Motors on Tuesday said its net consolidated profit during the fourth quarter of 2014-15 declined by over 56 percent at Rs.1,717 crore, against Rs.3,918 crore for the same quarter last year due to higher depreciation and amortization costs backed by unmatured hedges. The company's depreciation and amortization cost grew by over 23 percent at Rs.3,856.76 crore d...

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Over 100 Russian combat aircraft start surprise exercise

Moscow, May 26 (IANS) The Russian air force on Tuesday mobilised more than 100 aircraft from their bases to operational airfields as part of a surprise combat readiness inspection, according to the Russian defence ministry. The flight personnel have received their flight tasks and started navigational calculations, a statement by the ministry stated, adding that the air units would manoe...

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Ranveer missed Bhansali on 'Dil Dhadakne Do' sets

Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Every day was like a party on the sets of Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do, but by the end of it, actor Ranveer Singh craved for some Bhansali action. Dil Dhadakne Do is about a dysfunctional family's cruise trip, and the entire film shoot was a sort of a picnic for the star cast. Ranveer is happy to have worked in Zoya's style of cinema, which more of slice of...

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GM mustard trial report to be submitted to Centre soon: Pental

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) A team of Indian scientists has completed the final field trials of a genetically-modified variety of mustard and will submit a report on its yields and safety to the central government within a month. Tested in Rajasthan and Punjab and at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Delhi, the GM mustard's yield is 20 to 30 percent more than the best varieti...

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Ricky Kej grateful to everyone who felt his music

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Grammy-winning Indian artist Ricky Kej, who won two Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) Awards at New Orleans, US and two South African Music Awards (SAMA) in South Africa for Winds of Samsara album, says he is grateful to each person who has listened to his music across the globe. Kej won Album of the Year and Best World Album at the ZMR Awards held early this month. He a...

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Arsenal eye Real Madrid striker Benzema

Madrid, May 26 (IANS) English football club Arsenal is lining up an ambitious summer bid for Real Madrid star Karim Benzema, but could see its hopes of luring the France international frustrated by his current club president Florentino Perez. Arsenal believe Benzema would be interested in a move to London if the club is able to agree a deal, hoped to be around 50 million euros, with Real...

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