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Posthumous 'Tarana-E-Hind' award conferered on Allama Iqbal

Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Legendary poet Muhammad Iqbal, author of the iconic poem Saare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara, was posthumously conferred the Tarana-E-Hind award by the West Bengal Urdu Academy on Friday, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee personally handing it over to his grandson Waleed Iqbal. There are some occasions in life when you feel really honoured, Banerjee said at the...

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Suzlon Energy's Q4 losses widens to Rs.1,212.06 crore

Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Suzlon Energy's losses during the fourth quarter of 2014-15 widened to Rs.1,212.06 crore from Rs.603.45 crore in the corresponding timeperiod in 2014. The company's revenue, in the period under review, shrank by over 35 percent at Rs.4,945.3 crore from Rs.6,683.28 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. For the fiscal year 2015, the company's losses wid...

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Madhuri Dixit served notice for Maggi commercial

Dehradun, May 29 (IANS) Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit has been served a notice by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for endorsing Maggi noodles, an official said on Friday. The film actress is seen endorsing the two-minute noodle as a healthy food for children in a television commercial. The FDA in Uttar Pradesh had sought recall of a March 2014 batch Maggi packets after tests...

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Man held for kidnapping stepson

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A 25-year-old man was arrested here in connection with the kidnapping of his five-year-old stepson in Meghalaya, police said here on Friday. The arrested person was identified as Ajay Kumar Roy, a resident of Ijrapanapur village in Bihar's Vaishali district who kidnapped the little boy from in in-laws' place in Shillong, Meghalaya. Delhi Police said a mes...

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$3.5 mn World Bank fund for Ganga project to come by next January: Official

Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) The central government will be receiving the first tranche of $3.5 million from the World Bank by January 2016 for the Rs.4,200 crore estimated budget of the ambitious Jal Marg Vikas project on river Ganga, an official said here on Friday. The World Bank has approved $3.5 million (Rs.22.32 crore as per Friday's exchange rate) and it will come by January, 2016, Indi...

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FIFA presidential candidates vow to 'clean mess'

Zurich, May 29 (IANS) FIFA presidential candidates -- incumbent chief Sepp Blatter and challenger Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein -- on Friday promised a corruption-free regime during the next four years in football's world governing body -- reeling under a graft scandal involving nine top FIFA officials. In separate speeches ahead of the vote at the 65th FIFA Congress here, Prince A...

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Aadhar not compulsory for voting: Election Commission

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Election Commission of India on Friday said it has made it clear that Aadhaar number is not mandatory for exercising the right to cast votes. In order to avoid confusion among electors and the electoral machinery, the poll panel has issued necessary instructions to the chief electoral officers of states and union territories specifying that furnishing of Aadh...

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Now, Mumbai builder refuses to sell flat to a Marathi

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) A Mumbai builder has allegedly refused to sell a flat to a Mumbaikar on grounds that he was a Marathi, sparking a protest on Friday. The unpalatable experience was narrated by a resident of suburban Goregaon, Vaibhav S. Rahate who attempted to a buy a flat from Shrinathji Builders in Malad recently. Shocked by the refusal, Rahate went to lodge a complaint wi...

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Chemical leaks at Delhi airport, substance not radioactive

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A leak of a chemical, identified as liquid sodium iodide, at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) early Friday created panic after two cargo loaders complained of skin irritation but authorities denied the substance, used to treat thyroid disorders, was radioactive. Operations were temporarily halted at the Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management India P...

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NSCN-K ambush Assam Rifles again, one injured

Kohima, May 29 (IANS) An Assam Rifles soldier was injured after a group of suspected militants ambushed a convoy of the security forces, which was moving from Nagaland capital city of Kohima to nearby Jakhama on Friday morning. An Assam Rifles spokesman confirmed the incident and said the ambush took place around 10 a.m. and they suspect NSCN faction led by its chairman S.S. Khaplang bei...

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Montreal circuit 'ridiculous amount of fun': Ricciardo

Montreal, May 29 (IANS) Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo on Friday said he is in love with Circuit Gilles Villeneuve here, stating that it is ridiculous amount of fun driving through the 4.3 km track. Last time he was here, the Red Bull driver won the Canadian Grand Prix, the first victory of his career. Possibly winning has made me love it a little bit more but really, I've lov...

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Montreal track is traditional: Kvyat

Montreal, May 29 (IANS) Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat said on Friday that the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve here, which hosts the Canadian Grand Prix annually, gives him a feeling of street racing but in a traditional way. It's quite intense but in a very different way. The straights are long but you have these big braking zones. It has a little bit of the feeling of street circuit because o...

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ETI Dynamics introduces solar electric hybrid vehicles in India

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) ETI Dynamics announced the launch of a solar electric hybrid vehicle here on Friday. According to ETI Dynamics, the prototype is a hybrid scooter that has a canopy of bendable solar panel. The company touts that it was the first of its kind vehicle in the country that can charge on the go. The prototype can travel for more than 50 km on a single...

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Delhi government proposes life term for food adulteration

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Food adulterators will face life imprisonment under a new provision envisaged by the Delhi government aimed at combatting adulteration, it was announced on Friday. In extreme cases where adulteration could lead to severe health loss, the Delhi government proposes maximum of life imprisonment, an official statement here said. Taking a strong view on adulte...

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India Inc says GDP figures point to recovery

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) India Inc on Friday described as encouraging the GDP figures released earlier in the day, saying these confirmed industry's assessment that the economy is showing signs of recovery. India's gross domestic product grew by 7.3 percent during 2014-15 from the 4.7 percent increase in the previous fiscal, government data showed on Friday. GDP growth of 7.3 p...

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Cautiously optimistic of Teesta being inked during Modi visit: Envoy

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Bangladesh envoy Syed Moazzem Ali on Friday voiced cautious optimism on the Teesta water sharing agreement being inked during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Bangladesh June 6-7. Ali, addressing media persons at the Foreign Correspondents Club here, said that the Teesta issue would be discussed during talks between Modi and his Bangladesh counterp...

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Smriti dares Rahul to debate in a war of words

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A war of words broke out on Friday between Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Twitter over IIT-Madras's censure of a students' group for criticising the Narendra Modi government. Within minutes of Rahul Gandhi condemning the move to censure the IIT students' group on the micro-blogging site Twitter, Human Resource Developm...

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SAIL's Q4 net profit declines 26 percent

Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) India's largest steelmaker, Steel Authority of India (SAIL) posted a 26 percent fall in its net profit at Rs.334 crore during the fourth quarter of 2014-15 against Rs 453 crore in the corresponding timeframe in 2013-14. The company said its total income during the review period declined by 13 percent to Rs.11,684 crore from Rs.13,684 crore in the year-ago period.

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Hindustan Powerprojects commissions first unit of MP plant

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Hindustan Powerprojects announced on Friday it has commissioned the first 600 MW unit of its Anuppur thermal power plant in Madhya Pradesh, saying the company will take lead when the power sector goes on the upswing from 2016. Hindustan Powerprojects successfully achieved COD of unit-I (600 MW) of the first phase of its flagship 2520 MW Anuppur thermal power pr...

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Mahindra & Mahindra Q4 net declines 38.61 percent

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Automotive company, Mahindra & Mahindra on Friday said its net standalone profit during the fourth quarter of 2014-15 declined by 38.61 percent at Rs.550.56 crore against profit of Rs.896.88 crore in the corresponding timeframe in 2013-14. The company said the slowdown in the automotive and farm equipment segments resulted in the decline of its profitability....

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