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Khap Panchayats part of old traditions: Haryana CM

Jind (Haryana), May 24 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said Khap Panchayats have been part of old traditions and playing a crucial role in 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' government programme for the girl child. The Khap Panchayats (caste councils) are part of our old traditions and they have always been a significant contributor in resolving social issues, he said....

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Congress has no right to criticise government: BJP

Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the Congress has no moral right to criticise the Centre, which has successfully provided a corruption-free government to the country in the past one year. Addressing media persons at the Bharatiya Janata Party state office here in Odisha at an event organised to mark one year of the Narendra Modi governm...

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'Andaaz' clocks 12 years; Priyanka, Lara nostalgic

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Andaaz has completed 12 years of its release and the movie's actresses Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta are nostalgic. The Raj Kanwar directorial hit the screens on May 23, 2003. Raj, Jia and Kajal!! 12 years in a blink of an eye! I miss Raj ji! Will always be proud of 'Andaaz', Lara posted on Twitter on Saturday. Priyanka, who played a supporting role...

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Watson's wife gives birth to daughter

Sydney, May 24 (IANS) Australian cricketer Shane Watson arrived back here from the West Indies for the birth of his daughter. This is the second time the all-rounder became a father when his 29-year-old wife Lee gave birth to Matilda Victoria. The couple already have a two-year-old son, Will. The 33-year-old took to Twitter to express his delight: Home in the nick of time to see ...

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Kejriwal's public meeting to mark 100 days

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) To mark 100 days of the AAP government, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers will hold a public meeting in Connaught Place here on Monday. A Delhi government official said Kejriwal will discuss the achievements of the Aam Aadmi Party government in 100 days in an interactive session with the residents of the capital at Central Park. The A...

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Modi is effective but graft, land bill, inflation remain issues: Survey (One Year of Modi Government: Exclusive to IANS

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Seventy-two percent of the people feel satisfied with the performance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to a survey on one year of his government, but the majority also sees no let-up in graft, and more seem opposed to than supportive of his controversial land acquisition bill. According to the survey conducted by Axis My India for IBN Network/#Modi365, ...

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It will be rain free IPL final

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Cricket fans will have a rain free Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Eden Gardens here, the Met office said on Sunday. An official said the sky will remain clear through the evening. But the weather will be hot and humid. The match is slated for an 8 p.m. start. ...

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Himachal hills continue to sizzle

Shimla, May 24 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to sizzle Sunday with Una recording a maximum temperature of 42.4 degrees Celsius and state capital Shimla a high of 29.2 degrees Celsius, the weatherman said. Most of the towns recorded a maximum temperature of three to seven notches above the average, mainly due to lack of rains, an official of the meteorological office here...

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B-Town backs Ireland's same-sex marriage approval

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) As the Irish government has approved the same-sex marriage with 1.2 million people of Ireland voting in its favour, B-Town celebrities including Hrithik Roshan have also supported the decision. On Friday, Ireland voted in a referendum -- whether the Constitution should be changed so as to extend civil marriage rights to same-sex couples. From early Saturday, large c...

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Not right for armes forces to fly to makers for repairs: Scientist

Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) It is not appropriate for the Indian armed forces forever to fly their fleet to the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) for repairs, a top scientist said here on Friday. The equipment repair overall, they give to the OEM, they go back to Israel or anywhere the equipment is bought from. That is not the appropriate way of doing it forever, said K. Tamilmani, dir...

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IS kills 400 Syrians in Unesco-listed city

Damascus, May 24 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) militants have killed about 400 people since they stormed the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria last Wednesday, media reported on Sunday. Most of those killed in the millennia-old oasis city were women and children, Xinhua news agency reported citing the official Syrian TV. Last Wednesday, the IS militants took full control of th...

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Golfer Dwivedi finishes 7th in Malaysia

Kuching (Malaysia), May 24 (IANS) Indian golfer Samarth Dwivedi ended up seventh while Aman Raj finished tied 14th on the final day of the Malaysian Amateur Open here on Sunday. Dwivedi, 22, carded a level par 72 for a four-day total of two-over 290 while 19-year-old Raj recovered superbly from the first day damage as he shot two-under 70 on the final day for a cumulative score of five-o...

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Pakistan to host regional meeting on Afghanistan

Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Pakistan will host a meeting of senior officials on Monday ahead of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process ministerial conference to be held in Islamabad later this year. The Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process was launched in 2011 to bring together regional countries to promote peace and prosperity in Afghanistan through concerted efforts of participating and supporting...

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Modi, Mamata two sides of same coin: Congress

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as two sides of the same coin, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday alleged the BJP and the Trinamool Congress have a tacit understanding. Modi and Mamata are two sides of the same coin. They are each others' most trusted friend and both show similar traits, Ramesh told media...

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Jaitley, I-T brass meeting Monday on non-adversarial tax regime

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will on Monday address tax commissioners and director generals of income tax at their annual conference here that will deliberate, among other things, on strategies for providing a non-adversarial tax regime. The two-day conference will also be attended by Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha and Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta D...

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Bomb kills four of family in Afghanistan

Kabul, May 24 (IANS) Four members of a family were killed when a roadside bomb struck a civilian car in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, police said. Two children and their parents were killed as their car ran over a mine in Gilan district of Ghazni province, Xinhua quoted a police officer as saying. The official blamed the Taliban for the deadly attack. ...

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Cancer tumour of boy, 7, removed at Gurgaon hospital

Gurgaon, May 24 (IANS) A seven-year-old boy from West Bengal, Dildar Sheikh, who developed a major cancerous tumour on his lower back, successfully underwent a surgery at a city hospital, doctors said on Sunday. Son of a rickshaw puller, Dildar started facing problems after a small lump on his lower back went undiagnosed for seven months. The lump later developed into a major cancerous t...

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Mumbai chief fire officer succumbs to May 9 burns

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Sunil Nesarikar, the chief fire officer of the Mumbai Fire Brigade, who sustained severe burn injuries while battling a building blaze on May 9, died here on Sunday, officials said. Nesarikar was admitted to the National Burns Centre in Navi Mumbai with over 50 percent burns and was under treatment since the past fortnight. He failed to recover from his inju...

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Modi government for development of all: Naqvi

Bhopal, May 24 (IANS) The BJP-led NDA government has been working with the agenda of development of all without any discrimination, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Sunday. Addressing a media workshop of the BJP here in the Madhya Pradesh capital, Naqvi said the government has closed down the shops of middlemen and power brokers. The champio...

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Barcelona were much better than Real Madrid: Enrique

Barcelona, May 24 (IANS) Spanish football club Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique says that his side's success is even more impressive as it was achieved despite arch-rivals Real Madrid being at their best this season. Barcelona celebrated their La Liga title triumph on Saturday, ending the season two points clear of Real despite having to settle for a 2-2 stalemate at home to Deportivo La C...

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