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Nalco Q4 net more than doubles at Rs.355 crore

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) State-run National Aluminium Company (Nalco) on Saturday reported a more than doubling of its net profit of Rs.354.87 crore for the fourth quarter ended March on the back of an exceptional gain as against Rs.172.45 crore in the same quarter a year ago. The Bhubaneshwar-headquarterd Nalco said in a stock exchange filing that during the quarter in question there w...

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Power Grid Q4 net rises 20 percent at Rs.1,412 crore

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) State-run Power Grid Corp on Saturday reported a 20 percent rise in its standalone net profit at Rs.1,412.48 crore for the forth quarter ended March as compared to Rs.1,175.84 crore in the same quarter of the previous fiscal. According to a Power Grid filing to the stock exchange, for the entire fiscal 2014-15, the company's consolidated net profit rose to Rs.5,...

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Six killed during Pakistan local body elections

Islamabad, May 30 (IANS) At least six people were killed while 47 injured in clashes on Saturday as the local government elections in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa saw mismanagement, poor security and conflicts between rival groups in many parts of the province which hampered the polling process. Sources said three people were killed in Charsada, two in Dera Ismail Khan and another lost ...

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Cabinet nod for land ordinance's re-promulgation, Rahul attacks Modi

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The union cabinet on Saturday gave its approval to the re-promulgation of the land acquisition ordinance, triggering strong criticism from opposition parties including the Congress whose leader Rahul Gandhi accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being in an amazing hurry to grab land from the poor farmers at any cost. The move was also criticised by Bihar Chief...

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Maryland ex-governor O'Malley enters US presidential race

Washington, May 30 (IANS) Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley on Saturday announced his bid for the 2016 US presidential race, in which he will first face tough challenge from former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to win the Democratic nomination. I declare that I am a candidate for president of the US, O'Malley told a crowd of supporters at the Federal Hill Park in Baltimore, w...

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PM allows maximum consultation, says Jaitley

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a hands-on prime minister who allows maximum consultation, union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. Appearing in Aap Ki Adalat show hosted by India TV Editor-in-chief Rajat Sharma, Jaitley refuted allegations that Modi does not believe in consulting his cabinet colleagues and has concentrated all powers in his hands. I...

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Tribal villages not to cooperate with Meghalaya government

Shillong, May 30 (IANS) Tribal village chiefs in eastern part of Meghalaya on Saturday decided to end cooperation with the state government until it legally empowers the traditional institutions. This decision - which is likely to have a major impact in tribal state Meghalaya - was adopted at the Dorbar Bah Ka Bri U Hynniew Trep (assembly of people of Hynniew Trep land), organised by the...

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Grenade lobbed at Kashmir police station, no injuries

Srinagar, May 30 (IANS) Separatist guerrillas on Saturday evening lobbed a grenade at a police station in Handwara in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir which exploded without causing any damage, an official said. Militants hurled a powerful hand grenade at the police station in Handwara this evening. The grenade exploded without causing any damage, a police officer told IANS here.

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Shooter Gurpreet finishes fourth, misses Olympic quota

Munich, May 30 (IANS) Armyman Gurpreet Singh on Saturday missed sealing India's fifth 2016 Rio Olympics quota place by the narrowest of margins when he finished fourth in the Men's 25-metre Rapid Fire Pistol event at the World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) here. At one stage of the final, the 28-year-old Gurpreet looked set to take the silver before being relegated to fourth post a three-way tie an...

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Egypt frees son of Islamist leader

Cairo, May 30 (IANS) Egyptian authorities on Saturday released a son of a leading member of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group after the Egyptian-American man gave up his Egyptian nationality, official MENA news agency reported. Mohamed Salah Sultan was sentenced to 25 years in jail over violence and terror charges after he was arrested following a security crackdown on two protest ca...

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Sarkozy promises to build 'Republic of confidence'

Paris, May 30 (IANS) Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy who is also the boss of the right-wing newly renamed Les Republicains party pledged on Saturday to restore the confidence of discontented voters. It is not a dream, it's just our ambition, the Republic of confidence. That's why we became Republicans, Sarkozy said, Xinhua reported. We must restore confidence of the Frenc...

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28 IS militants killed in Iraq airstrikes

Baghdad, May 30 (IANS) Iraqi security forces on Saturday continued their battles against Islamic State (IS) militants in the western Anbar province, while air strikes killed 28 IS militants, including senior leaders, security sources and official television said. In Anbar province, the security forces and allied militias known as Hashd Shaabi, moved closer to the IS-held provincial capit...

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Rio Ferdinand retires from football

London, May 30 (IANS) Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand retired from football after 18 years of playing the game at the top level, a statement from the player said on Saturday. After 18 years as a professional footballer, I now feel it's the right time for me to retire from the game that I love, the statement said. Ferdinand's decision came four weeks af...

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AAP youth wing protests ban on IIT-Madras students group

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The AAP's youth and students wings on Saturday protested in the capital over the alleged banning of a student group at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras for distributing controversial pamphlets. The Ambedkar Periyar Student Circle (APSC) on the IIT Madras campus must be allowed to function as usual as it is part of the democratic rights of the students to...

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Lifestyle changes key to contain cancer: UP governor

Agra, May 30 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Saturday said awareness and lifestyle changes were the keys to prevent cancer. He was speaking during a conference on cancer organised by the Agra Cancer Society and the Rotary Club of Agra city. Stating that awareness was the key to prevent cancer, Naik said lifestyle changes were leading to increasing incidents of cancer an...

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Record I-League champions Dempo fail relegation test

Vasco (Goa), May 30 (IANS) Salgaocar Football Club scored an astonishing late 2-0 victory over Dempo Sports Club to relegate the five-time champions in a spellbinding concluding game of I-League at Tilak Maidan here on Saturday. Dempo, needing a win to save themselves, were dominating all through and tested Salgaocar. They went close on several occasions and Salgaocar made them pay with ...

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'Modi government committed to provide uninterrupted power'

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Union minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said the Narendra Modi government was committed to provide continuous power to every household in the country by the year 2019. Participating in an interactive programme - 'Talkathon' - telecast live on Doordarshan and the ministry of information and broadcasting website, the minister of state (MoS) with independent charge ...

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Mukherjee leaves on Sunday for five-day visit to Sweden, Belarus

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee leaves on Sunday for a five-day state visit to Sweden and Belarus, in the first presidential visit to both countries. The visit is set to see bolstering of bilateral ties as well as a push to the government's initiatives like Make in India, Swachh Bharat and Skill India. The president will be in Sweden from May 31 to June 2, and...

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$175 mn project to train two lakh Odisha youth approved

Bhubaneswar, May 30 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet on Saturday approved 14 proposals, including the $175 million Odisha Skill Development Project (OSDP) that will train two lakh youth in the next five years. The project will support the establishment of eight Advanced Skills Training Institutes (ASTI), under an autonomous umbrella society Odisha Skill Development Society (OSDS), state chief s...

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India's patent laws fully WTO compliant: Sitharaman

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) India has a robust legal framework and it has always been on the side of the law with regard to intellectual property right (IPR) matters and fully compliant with WTO on the issue, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday. It is pure misinformation that India has poor protection for intellectual property. India has a robust legislative framework and ...

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