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Yemenis take to streets against Saudi-led invasion

Sanaa, April 1 (IANS) People in Yemen on Wednesday took to the streets to condemn the Saudi-led invasion of their country and voice their support for resistance. Yemeni protestors chanted slogans against the Saudi regime in Bab al-Yemen district of the capital, Sanaa, in favour of Houthi movement's Ansarullah revolutionaries, Press TV reported. Similar demonstrations were held in...

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Coal case: SC suspends summons to Manmohan

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) In a relief to former prime minister Manmohan Singh, the Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold the summons issued by a special court in connection with the allocation of 15 percent share in the Talabira II coal block to Kumar Mangalam Birla-owned Hindalco. The bench of Justice V. Gopala Gowda and Justice C. Nagappan suspended the summons by the special court ho...

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Nigerian diplomat wants Giriraj to apologise for his remarks

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) A top Nigerian diplomat here on Wednesday asked union minister Giriraj Singh to apologise for making racist remarks about Congress chief Sonia Gandhi while referring to Nigerian people. Terming the remarks as unfortunate, Nigerian diplomat O.B. Okongor said he expects the minister to withdraw the comment and apologize. The diplomat said: It was unfortuna...

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ICC confirms resignation of president Kamal

Dubai/Dhaka, April 1 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the resignation of its president Bangladeshi Mustafa Kamal over World Cup trophy-giving fiasco and said in a statement on Wednesday its board will decide on the vacant position at its forthcoming meeting in Dubai on April 15-16. Kamal resigned as president of ICC earlier on Wednesday over who should have gi...

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'Will release funds for EDMC workers' salaries'

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to release money for the salaries of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) sanitation workers, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday. We have decided to release the money for the salaries of sanitation workers of east Delhi. Soon they will get their salaries, said Sisodia addressing a press briefing at the ...

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Palestine becomes full member of International Criminal Court

The Hague, April 1 (IANS) Palestine joined the International Criminal Court (ICC) with full membership on Wednesday after its accession to the Rome Statute went into force, allowing it to file cases of war crimes such as those committed in the occupied territories of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. During a ceremony held on Wednesday at the Hague Tribunal on the occasio...

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62 Yemeni children killed in fighting: UN

Geneva, April 1 (IANS/AKI) At least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured during fighting between Shia Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition backing the government, according to the UN Children's Fund (Unicef). The fighting is severely damaging basic health services and education, while violence and displacement are leaving children terrified, the Unicef said in a statement on Tu...

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Saina, Srikanth, Kashyap in Malaysia Open second round

Kuala Lumpur, April 1 (IANS) Leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth progressed to the second round of the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier at the Putra Stadium here on Wednesday. While World No.2 Saina registered a comprehensive 21-13, 21-16 victory over Indonesian Maria Febe Kudumastuti, World No.4 Srikanth overcame Englishman Rajiv Ouseph 21-10, 15-21, 24-...

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RBI approves amalgamation of ING Vysya Bank with Kotak Mahindra

Chennai, April 1 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday announced its sanction to the scheme of amalgamation of ING Vysya Bank Ltd with the Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. In a statement, the RBI said the scheme has been sanctioned in exercise of the powers contained in Sub-section (4) of Section 44A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. The Scheme will come into force with ...

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Rs.1 crore for Delhi policemen killed on duty

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Delhi government will pay Rs.1 crore to families of policemen and other security personnel killed on duty in the capital, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Wednesday. Any employee of Delhi Police or other armed forces associated with the Delhi government and serving in Delhi will be provided Rs.1 crore compensation if they die on duty, Sisodi...

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Divisions over Tehran n-programme as talks miss deadline

Geneva, April 1 (IANS) Negotiators scrambling to chart Iran's nuclear future seemed to be divided over several key issues which remain unresolved, casting doubts on earlier, more optimistic predictions that an agreement was ready to be drafted. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Wednesday said progress has been made but characterised it as slow going, the Washington Post reporte...

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Neither legal nor moral ground to file case against me: Mani

Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) Beleaguered Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani, who is an accused in a bribery case, expressed his displeasure on Wednesday after the police did not proceed against three other ministers over the same allegations levelled by a whistleblower bar owner. There is neither a legal nor moral ground to register a case against me over an allegation. If people su...

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Highlights of new foreign trade policy

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) With the aims of raising the country's exports to $900 billion by 2019-20, the government Wednesday announced a slew of measures under its new five-year foreign trade policy. Declaring that she wants to make India a significant factor in world trade by 2020, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the foreign trade policy 2015-20. The new policy...

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Brazil slashed Amazon protection budget: NGO

Sao Paulo, April 1 (IANS) President Dilma Rousseff's administration has invested three times less than her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in efforts to slow deforestation in the Amazon, the non-governmental organization InfoAmazonia said in a report. The same report concluded, however, that Rousseff's first administration from 2011 to 2015 made the most effective efforts against...

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New airline Air Pegasus takes off April 12 ex-Bengaluru

Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) City-based Decor Aviation Ltd., which secured permit from the regulator to fly in the southern region, is launching its maiden service to Hubbali in north Karnataka on April 12 under its brand name Air Pegasus. We have received the air operators' permit from the DGCA (Director General of Civil Aviation) to start our service in the southern states connecting tier...

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Kejriwal postpones public hearings

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The public hearings held by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have been postponed for 15 days due to the ongoing renovation work at his new official residence, an official said on Wednesday. Due to the ongoing renovation work at his new residence in Civil Lines which is expected to be completed in 15 days, the scheduled public hearings have been postponed, go...

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Minister's remark on Sonia Gandhi triggers row

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Causing yet another embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), union minister Giriraj Singh raked up a controversy with his white skin remark on Congress president Sonia Gandhi but regretted it a day later on Wednesday. The statement, however, prompted the Congress party to seek an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demand the errant minister'...

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SAIL, Tata Steel bag PM's Trophy

Bhubaneswar, April 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave away the PM's Trophy for best performing integrated steel plant to Tata Steel for 2010-2011, and to SAIL's Bhilai Steel Plant for the year 2011-12, at Rourkela. SAIL got the trophy for a record 11th time. Prime minister presented the award to managing director of Tata steel T.V. Narendran for the performan...

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Turkish referee shows 15 red cards in football match

Ankara, April 1 (IANS) A total of 15 players were red carded by a Turkish referee to expel them from the ground for involvement in a brawl during an amateur league football match. Delayed reports suggest that the match was played on March 29, reports Xinhua. In the 89th minute of the game between Yagcilar and Hamzabeyli, a brawl broke out between the players after a foul. ...

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Nigeria's president-elect hopes to cooperate with Jonathan

Lagos, April 1 (IANS) Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has pledged his hand of fellowship to incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, saying he would receive nothing but understanding, cooperation and respect from his team. Buhari said this while delivering his acceptance speech on the 2015 presidential election at the National Headquarters of the All Progressives Party (APC) in ...

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