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'Nuke elimination top priority for UN'

United Nations, April 27 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday said eliminating nuclear weapons is a top priority for the UN, and called upon States to work hard and constructively in the coming weeks to produce an outcome that strengthens the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). The secretary-general made the statement in his message to the opening of a ...

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Quake toll in India goes up to 72

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The toll in India following Saturday's earthquake has gone up to 72, even as the northern regions of Bihar and West Bengal along the border with Nepal were again jolted by another temblor on Monday causing panic among the people. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the fresh tremor of magnitude 5.1 on the Richter scale was reported at 6.06 p.m.

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TN has no authority to name SPP in Jayalalithaa case: SC

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday ruled as bad in law Tamil Nadu's appointment of a special public prosecutor (SPP) in hearing of former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's appeal by the Karnataka High Court against her conviction and sentencing in a corruption case. Holding the appointment of G. Bhavani Singh as flawed, a bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice R.K. Agra...

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Protest in Sri Lanka for key constitutional reforms

Colombo, April 27 (IANS) A prominent Buddhist monk led a protest march in the Sri Lankan capital on Monday, demanding that key constitutional reforms be adopted by the Island nation's parliament. Over 2,000 people took part in the march here and walked up to the parliament building where lawmakers were meeting to debate the 19th amendment to the constitution, Xinhua reported. The...

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Army sets up sub-headquarter at Nepal quake epicentre

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Reaching the area which is declared as the epicentre of Saturday's 7.9-magnitude devastating earthquake, the Indian Army has now set up a headquarter at Barpak village in Nepal's Gorkha district, officials here said on Monday. So far, at least 203 civilians have been evacuated to safe areas and 47 civilians evacuated to hospitals in a joint effort with the Nati...

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Army's Everest expedition has enough rations, helping others

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Indian Army's expedition team at the Everest base camp has enough rations, medicines and other supplies and they are helping others stuck there, officials here said on Monday. The 30-member team was stuck at the base camp after a series of avalanches hit the area following Saturday's massive earthquake in Nepal. According to army officials, the team...

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Ella Foundation completes preliminary studies on Ebola vaccine

Hyderabad, April 27 (IANS) Ella Foundation on Monday announced that it has successfully completed preliminary studies to develop a vaccine for the Ebola virus, which has claimed hundreds of lives in West Africa. The Hyderabad-based foundation said it had completed the preliminary animal experiments of the virus' glycoprotein with the targeted adenovirus. Claiming that the results...

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Durgapur-Andal airport in Bengal gets DGCA license

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Infrastructure developer Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd (BAPL) on Monday said the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has granted aerodrome license to its upcoming airport project in Durgapur-Andal region in West Bengal. Having obtained this final approval from the authority of Indian civil aviation, the airport will now become India's first operational p...

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Entry of foreign players in pensions may take time: Experts

Chennai/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Even as the Indian government on Monday notified the raised limit of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the pension sector to 49 percent, experts said that there may not be a rush of new players into this sector in the short term. The department of industrial policy and promotion under the commerce and industry notified the increase in FDI limits in lin...

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Nepalis in Maharashtra worried about kin back home

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Around 300,000 Nepali people, who work and live in Maharashtra, are worried about their relatives in quake-hit Nepal and are chipping in to help them tide over the unprecedented crises. It's a huge tragedy, and the scale of devastation is something unseen before in our country. We are trying to collect funds, organise volunteers and send as much relief material as...

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Telangana leading all states in welfare schemes: KCR

Hyderabad, April 27 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday said Telangana is leading all the states in the country in welfare schemes for poor and weaker sections. He announced that the government will launch next month a scheme under which two-bed room houses will be constructed for poor. Addressing a mammoth public meeting here to mark the formation day ...

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Spain requests India to help evacuate citizens from Nepal

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo Y Marfil called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday and requested Indian assistance in evacuating his country's citizens from quake-hit Nepal. Modi said that India was committed to helping all nations affected by the earthquake and assured him of all possible assistance for Spanish nationals.

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'Coconut production in Andhra, Kerala and Karnataka shows dip'

Kochi, April 27 (IANS) Coconut production in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka is showing a decline, while it is increasing in Tamil Nadu, Odisha, West Bengal and Maharashtra, according to a statistical survey by the Coconut Development Board (CDB), it was announced on Monday. In a press release issued here, the CDB said its survey for the concurrent estimation of production and produ...

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JEE 2015 results declared

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday announced the result for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2015. The cutoff score for eligibility for JEE (Advanced) for general category students is 105, for the OBC category students it is 70, while for students from the Scheduled Castes category and Scheduled Tribes category it is 50 and 44, r...

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UP sets up four relief camps on India-Nepal border

Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has set up four relief camps along the India-Nepal border to attend to earthquake victims in the Himalayan country, an official here said on Monday. The camps have been set up in four border districts of Bahraich, Siddharthnagar, Maharajganj and Gorakhpur, an official spokesman told IANS. Other than food stocks and water, thes...

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Modi seeks IOC's help to promote India as 'sports hub'

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Intending to promote India on the global sports map, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sought help from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in enabling the country to become a nerve centre of sports. According to an official communique, Modi, in his meeting with IOC president Thomas Bach, expressed his intention to promote India on the global sports ...

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India standing by Nepal in hour of crisis: Rajnath

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The government on Monday condoled the deaths in the devastating earthquake in Nepal that has also affected parts of India, and said it was standing by its own people as well as its neighbour in their hour of crisis. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, meanwhile, said people should not believe in rumours being spread predicting earthquakes, as members from bot...

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Telecom services providers told to improve services

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The government on Monday asked the telecom service providers (TSP) to improve the quality of their services in view of increasing negative public perception in the country. Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg chaired the meeting with the service providers where they were apprised about the growing negative perception with regard to poor quality of telecom services in...

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India supplying food, water, medicines to Nepal

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India is constantly supplying relief materials, including food, water, milk, clothes and medicines to the earthquake-affected people in Nepal, officials said here on Monday. Relief materials, especially food, water and medicines are being supplied to the quake-hit people in Nepal, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar told a press conference here. RO plants, ...

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Mukesh Ambani back on top as richest Indian in Forbes list

Washington, April 27 (IANS) Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani on Monday regained his position as the world's richest Indian with a net worth of $19.6 billion, pushing Sun Pharmaceuticals founder Dilip Shanghvi back to the second place after seven weeks. With a fall of $100.1 million in his net worth, Ambani slipped from his 39th position in the Forbes 2015 ranking to the 47th po...

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