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SC will re-hear plea on Delhi bureaucrats

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court will re-hear on Friday the central government's plea challenging Delhi High Court holding that lieutenant governor has no power in the posting and transfer of bureaucrats in the Delhi government. The apex court vacation bench of Justices S.K. Sikri and U.U. Lalit on Thursday said they will hear the matter on Friday as Additional Solicitor Genera...

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New Pluto images reveal more details

Washington, May 28 (IANS) NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, on way to meet Pluto, has taken fresh images of the mysterious planet that reveal more detail about its complex and high contrast surface. The images were taken from just under 77 million km away, using the Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on New Horizons. As New Horizons closes in on Pluto, it is transforming fro...

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Pakistan executes eight death row convicts

Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) Eight death row convicts, including three men who hijacked an airplane in May 1998, were executed on Thursday in Pakistan. Shahsawar, Sabir and Shabbir Baloch hijacked a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Balochistan province's Turbat town on May 25, 1998, Dunya News reported. The PIA Flight 544 was carrying 33 passengers, including five c...

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Astronomers spot shock collision inside black hole jet

Washington, May 28 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered for the first time a rear-end collision between two high-speed knots of ejected matter. This discovery was made while piecing together a time-lapse movie of a plasma jet blasted from a supermassive black hole inside a galaxy located 260 million light-years from the Earth. Something like this has never been seen before in an ex...

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Healthy food alert: Chill, sit and 'Pita Pit'

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) All those who fancy being called foodies but fear that too much food would put on those extra kilos on your curvy or macho body, read on. Located in south Delhi's Greater Kailash 1 area, the restaurant is known for it's made to order customized pita sandwiches and salads. The Pita Pit Lounge, with its interiors, menu, a selection of books to read and free...

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Hot Thursday ahead in Delhi

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) It was a warm Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a hot day ahead. The maximum temperature for the day is likely to hover around 43 degrees Celsius. The day is likely to be hot with dust storms in some parts of the ci...

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Pakistan, US to hold nuclear, strategic talks

Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) Pakistan and the US will hold key talks on nuclear non-proliferation and strategic stability in Washington next week, media reported on Thursday. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, who is scheduled to arrive in Washington on May 30, will lead a delegation of senior officials from the foreign affairs ministry and the Strategic Plans Division, Dawn online repo...

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Sensex up 44 points; consumer durables stocks gain

Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Thursday was trading 44 points or 0.16 percent up during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 15.25 points or 0.18 percent up at 8,349.85 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which op...

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Scientists use bacteria to detect cancer, diabetes

Washington, May 28 (IANS) Two research teams said they have used Escherichia coli (E. coli) as diagnostic tools to detect liver cancer and diabetes. In the first study, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California at San Diego used a harmless strain of E. coli called Nissle 1917, which is marketed as a promoter of gastrointestinal health...

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New Zealand to open embassy in Iraq

Wellington, May 28 (IANS) New Zealand will open an embassy in Iraq next week, with the new ambassador to provide diplomatic support to troops training the Iraqi army. Foreign Minister Murray McCully on Thursday said the embassy was signalled when the decision to deploy troops to Iraq was announced, Stuff online reported. The government had now finalised arrangements to open a per...

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Brazil ready to collaborate over FIFA graft probe: Rousseff

Rio de Janerio, May 28 (IANS) Brazil President Dilma Rousseff said her country was ready to collaborate with the Swiss and US authorities over their probe into football corruption. Swiss police arrested seven officials from football's governing body FIFA on Wednesday for alleged fraud, racketeering and money laundering over 24 years, Xinhua news agency reported. Among those detai...

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Jain sage booked for obscenity in Goa

Panaji, May 28 (IANS) A trial court has ordered Goa Police to file a First Information Report (FIR) against a Jain sage for roaming naked around Margao town last month. In his order dated May 26, Judicial Magistrate First Class (Margao) Bosco Roberts ordered police to file an FIR under section 294 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which deals with obscenity in public places. The or...

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I'm lucky to have good genes: Eva Longoria

Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria feels lucky to have inherited olive skin and a flawless complexion which has kept her looking youthful. The former Desperate Housewives actress has revealed she feels privileged to get genes of her Mexican American parents, Ella and Enrique. I'm lucky to have good genetics and great olive skin, so the (ageing) process is not taking ...

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UN concerned over reports of mass displacement in Sudan

United Nations, May 28 (IANS) The UN humanitarian coordinator in Sudan, Geert Cappelaere, has expressed concern over reports of large-scale displacement, including possible forced relocations in the country. Cappelaere on Wednesday said that as conflict has increased in Blue Nile State, civilians continue to bear the brunt of fighting, while aid agencies are often not permitted to indepe...

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British man jailed for attempting to join IS

London, May 28 (IANS) A young British Muslim was sentenced six years' imprisonment by a court for trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State, local media reported. Zakariya Ashiq, 20, from Coventry, was found guilty on two counts of preparing acts of terrorism at the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, in London, Xinhua reported cited local media reporting o...

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AU calls on firm actions to prevent migration tragedies

Addis Ababa, May 28 (IANS) The African Union (AU) has called on its member states to make their countries attractive and safer to discourage citizens making perilous journeys on migration in search of better lives. The pan-African bloc on Wednesday held a memorial service for migrant victims at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, which was attended by diplomats, AU par...

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Obama will not seek Supreme Court protection on immigration measures

Washington, May 28 (IANS) The US administration will not seek Supreme Court protection to carry out President Barack Obama's immigration measures designed to normalise the status of five million undocumented foreigners, which he announced six months ago but the implementation of which a court temporarily put on hold. The Department of Justice on Wednesday announced in a communique that, ...

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Coalition airstrikes kill 40 in barracks in Sanaa

Sanaa, May 28 (IANS) At least 40 people died and hundreds were injured in six airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition against Special Security Forces barracks, controlled by Houthi rebels, in the center of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. Houthi sources told Efe on Wednesday that coalition strikes have also destroyed the military port and brigade headquarters of the Coastal Forces in the city of...

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Spanish football Sevilla lifts the Europa League trophy

Warsaw, May 28 (IANS) In a thrilling final match played at the Polish capital, Spanish football team, Sevilla defeated Ukrainian Dnipro Dniprotrovsk by 3 goals to 2. In a fast and pacy match both teams scored twice before the interval.It was after 70 minutes Colombian striker Carols Bacca scored the winning goal for Sevilla. This was his second goal of the match.Earlier Grezgorz...

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Death toll from Mexico tornado rises to 14

Mexico City, May 28 (IANS) The death toll from the tornado that hit the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Acuña earlier this week has risen to 14, emergency management officials said. An adult who was hospitalised after Monday's tornado has died, National Emergency Management Office coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said on Wednesday in a Twitter post, reports Efe. The tornado lasted...

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