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Female foetus found in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, May 23 (IANS) A female foetus was found by the roadside in the old jail complex area of the city on Saturday, police said. It is the fifth foetus found here during the last two months, including the one found near the civil hospital three days ago. Four of the foetuses were female. A passer-by informed the police after the nearly six-month-old foetus was found wrapped in...

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PGIMS medicos strike work for second day

Rohtak, May 23 (IANS) The functioning of OPDs and emergency wing of the state-run Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) here continued to suffer for the second day on Saturday as a section of medical staff pressed on with their strike. The resident doctors, including postgraduate students, stopped working on Friday evening to protest the action taken against a colleague aft...

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Ministerial panel to hold talks with protesting Gujjars

Jaipur, May 23 (IANS) The Rajasthan government has constituted a three-member ministerial committee to hold talks later Saturday with Gujjars, protesting in Bharatapur district for last three days for reservation in government jobs and educational institutes. Gujjars want reservation under SBC (special backward class) category. We want five percent reservation under the SBC cat...

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Indian golfers struggle to stay in race

Kuching (Malaysia), May 23 (IANS) Indian golfer Samarth Dwivedi shot one-over 73 to slip to eighth position on the third day of Malaysian Amateur Open here on Saturday, while compatriot Aman Raj climbed to tied 23rd after firing a level par round. It was a long day for both 22-year-old Dwivedi and Raj, 19, as they first had to complete Friday's second round that was suspended due to heav...

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Indian-American kid graduates with three degrees

Washington, May 23 (IANS) An 11-year-old Indian-American kid, has graduated from a Californian college with three associate degrees in math, science and foreign language studies. At an age, when most kids of his age are busy scrolling through iPads or smartphones, this Indian American is different. Tanishq Abraham is now the youngest person to graduate from American River College in Sacr...

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We will just go there and enjoy ourselves: Raina

Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) On the eve of his side's Indian Premier League (IPL) final against Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens here, Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina on Saturday said they would want to just go out and enjoy even though they have only won two of their five summit battles so far in the tournament. There will no pressure on us whatsoever I believe, need to play on our...

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Healthy quarterly numbers and bond yield moderation cheers markets

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) A healthy set of quarterly results coupled with the moderation in US and German bond yields and Greece's timely settlement of some its dues led a benchmark index of the Indian equities markets to make gains in the previous weekly trade. The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) closed the weekly trade ended May 22 wi...

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Ireland moving towards same-sex marriage

London, May 23 (IANS) Those voting Yes took a comfortable lead on Saturday in Ireland's referendum on same-sex marriages held on Friday. The Irish Times reported that Ireland was on course to approve the amendment on same-sex marriage with a strong Yes from across the country. It's a historical day for Ireland, the report quoted Minister for Health Leo Varadkar as telling nation...

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Rise in aircraft acquisition to boost MRO sector: Industry body

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) The exponential rise in aircraft acquisition by domestic passenger carriers has the potential to boost the local maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry in India, the association for the sector has said. The industry's potential was revealed by Pulak Sen, secretary general of the MRO Association of India, who was speaking on Friday at the curtain raiser e...

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Delhi boy drowns in school swimming pool

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A 13-year-old boy drowned in the swimming pool of a government school where he had gone to learn swimming, police said on Saturday. The incident occurred around 6 p.m. on Friday in east Delhi's Farash Bazar at the Delhi government-run Babu Ram school, where the boy, identified as Mukul Sharma, had gone to learn swimming. Mukul Sharma, a class eight studen...

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Over 100 dead in Andhra due to heat wave: Naidu

Hyderabad, May 23 (IANS) More than 100 people have died in Andhra Pradesh due to severe heat wave conditions this season, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said here on Saturday. The toll so far due to heat wave in Andhra Pradesh may be over 100, Naidu said at a press conference. Severe heat wave conditions have been reported in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Offici...

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Kejriwal calls special session over notification

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The AAP government on Saturday decided to call a two-day special session of the Delhi assembly to discuss the centre's notification that stripped it of various powers. A special session has been called on May 26 and May 27 to discuss the centre's notification which has taken away power from the Delhi assembly, a government source told IANS. The decision w...

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Big B rehearses even with spotboys, reveals 'Piku' director

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Shoojit Sircar, the director of Piku, says that megastar Amitabh Bachchan is so meticulous about his work that he begins rehearsing with a spotboy if there is no co-star to give cues on the set. Interacting with film enthusiasts over tea at Poetic License' latest workshop which was held at the Irani Cafe, Excelsior here on Friday, Sircar spoke candidly on the making...

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Don't clear Gujarat anti-terror bill: Congress urges president

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to give his assent to the controversial anti-terror law passed by the Gujarat assembly. A delegation of senior Congress leaders from Gujarat called on Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan and urged him not to give his assent to the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill, 2015, which was passe...

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Kolkata taxis to take break in sweltering heat

Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Citing the death of two cab drivers in the city on account of the rising mercury, the Bengal Taxi Association on Saturday announced it would not run any cabs between 11.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to avoid such incidents. It has also written to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the state's transport secretary. This is the first time drivers have died on duty and...

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Alipore zoo to get nature interpretation centre soon

Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) The city's Alipore zoo, India's oldest formally stated zoological park, will soon get a nature interpretation centre (NIC) to help visitors, especially children, get closer to nature. The NIC is expected to open within the next two months, said zoo director Kanailal Ghosh. It will be devoted to mammals, reptiles and birds we have exhibited in the zoo. It wi...

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Congress to blame for Punjab's financial mess: Badal

Talwara (Punjab), May 23 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday blamed the Congress for putting a financial burden on his state, and said the party has no moral right to demand a 'white paper' on the issue. Punjab, being a border state, suffered the brunt of partition but the Congress had further derailed the state's economy through the sinister move of putting the ...

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Tripura CM urges agricultural scientists to stop farmers' suicides

Agartala, May 23 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar urged the scientific community in the agriculture and allied sectors to take suitable measures to stop farmers' suicides in the country. During the regime of both Congress and BJP led central governments, farmers' suicides remained unabated. Only the scientists and experts can boldly ask the government to rectify the faulty agri...

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Young guns who blazed in the IPL

Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Foreign star recruits may have stamped their authority on the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, but a number of Indian youngsters have utilised the platform well to showcase their talents and provide unalloyed joy to the cricket fans. Delhi Daredevils batsman Shreyas Iyer and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal of Royal Challengers Bangalore have virtually tak...

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GAIL to supply gas to Haryana's industrial town Bawal

Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) The Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (HSIIDC) on Saturday allowed GAIL (India) to supply piped gas in the model industrial township of Bawal in Rewari district. The 9.60 km piped line network will assure supply of gas which will be used for generation of power, Vineet Garg, HSIIDC managing director, said in a statement.

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