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Tata Steel pulls out of Sri Lanka

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) India-based global steel major Tata Steel Ltd (TSL) on Wednesday said it has pulled out of its manufacturing operations in Sri Lanka by divesting its entire stake in its subsidiary company for a sum of Rs.20.4 crore to E.B. Creasy & Company PLC in an all-cash deal. Lanka Special Steels Ltd (LSSL), formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of TSL's global wires busi...

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Indian-American Preet Bharara: World's sheriff or ambitious manipulator?

Washington, April 1 (IANS) The enviable record of Wall Street's Indian-American prosecutor Preet Bhrara, known in India for his dogged prosecution of an Indian diplomat, has put him in the limelight, but some have also questioned his methods. Time magazine put him on the cover and Vanity Fair described him as Wall Street's most fearsome foe. recalled the Washington Post while calling him...

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Coal case: Apex court 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 apex court bench of Justice V. Gopala Gowda and Justice C. Nagappan suspended the summons by the speci...

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Formidable CSK the team to beat

Chennai, April 1 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the most consistent performers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) boasting in seven seasons an enviable record of being champions twice, runners-up thrice and fourth twice, yet again appear to be the team to watch and beat in the April 8-May 24 tournament. Led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and guided by coach Stephen Fleming, the former New Ze...

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Portugal stunned 0-2 to by Cape Verde

Estoril (Portugal), April 1 (IANS) A Portugal side missing Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a shock 0-2 loss against African islanders Cape Verde at the Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota here. The Ballon d'Or winner was released from international duty ahead of the friendly meeting on Tuesday and Portugal dearly missed his guile and killer instinct, reports dailymail.co.uk. Odair Fortes ...

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FIFA president Blatter is ready to change: Rummenigge

Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) European Club Association (ECA) chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes FIFA president Sepp Blatter is ready to change if he is re-elected to helm football's world governing body. Rummenigge also said the president was upset with the barrage of criticism he has had to face in the recent past on a range of issues. The 59-year-old former West Germany intern...

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Liberia-US team plans study of Ebola survivors

Monrovia, April 1 (IANS) The Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia (PREVAIL), a Liberia-US research team, plans to launch a natural history study of Ebola survivors for better understanding of the after-effects of the Ebola virus disease. According to a PREVAIL statement, four sites in Monrovia and locations in the US may begin enrollment for this study in the coming mont...

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Ujjwal Rana to play lord Vishnu in 'Narayan Narayan...'

Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Actor Ujjwal Rana has been roped in to play the lead role of lord Vishnu in the forthcoming mythological comedy show Narayan Narayan Chulbulley Naarad Ki Natkhat Leelayen. He says it's a distinctive character. I have always loved doing comedy, but it was restricted to theatre. In several daily soaps, I have played lead roles, but for the first time I got the chance...

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Sensex closes 303 points up

Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), made healthy gains during Wednesday's session to provisionally close the day's trade 303 points or 1.08 percent up. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also made gains during the day's trade. It closed trade up 95.25 points up or 1.12 percent at 8,586.25 p...

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Youngsters shun digital music for YouTube experience

London, April 1 (IANS) Looks like MP3s, CDs and even digital music files are outdated as youngsters are now listening to their favourite music on video-sharing website YouTube and music streaming service Spotify, Finnish researchers report. Economically speaking, both CDs and digital downloads will be dead in some years, they said. In a survey of over 600 young adults, the team f...

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Listen to Tagore's music in European classical style

Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore's timeless songs will be played in harmony with European classical music, courtesy a concert by three German musicians and an Indian orchestra. Tagore's Rabindra Sangeet in orchestral format, blended with works of European classical masters will be presented by acclaimed German trio, Trio d' Anches in collaboration with noted Ind...

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Maduro declares March 9 as anti-imperialist day in Venezuela

Caracas, April 1 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has declared March 9 the Venezuelan anti-imperialist day, Efe news agency reported. On this day in 2015, US President Barack Obama issued an order declaring Venezuela a threat to US security and extended sanctions against seven top Venezuelan officials. We will never forget this and on every March 9 we will celebrate the...

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Air India takes the delivery of 20th 787 aircraft

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Air India Wednesday took the delivery of its 20th Dreamliner aircraft, and said that with its induction the airline hopes to expand its network. Taking delivery of our 20th 787 Dreamliner marks an important day for Air India, said Rohit Nandan, chairman and managing director, Air India. With this airplane, we are building on the success of our other 787...

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Flydubai mulls in-flight advertisement revenue

Chennai, April 1 (IANS) Dubai-based low-cost airlines flydubai is mulling in-flight advertisements as an additional revenue source, a senior company official said. Currently, we do not have any in-flight advertisements. We are looking at it, Sudhir Sreedharan, senior vice president, commercial (GCC, Subcontinent, Africa) told reporters here on Wednesday. He said that apart from t...

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Hyundai 2014-15 sales up 10.62 percent

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor India Wednesday reported a 10.62 percent rise in its total sales for 2014-15, which stood at 420,668 units from 380,253 units sold in the previous fiscal. In a market with weak sentiments, Hyundai achieved its highest-ever single month sales of 39,525 units with highest-ever financial year sales of 420,668 units, said Rakesh Srivas...

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Twitter can reveal political polarisation among users

London, April 1 (IANS) Researchers in Spain have developed a model to detect the extent to which a conversation on Twitter -- and thus the actual offline argument and political climate -- is polarised. According to the researchers at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, a group is perfectly polarised on a given topic when it has been divided into two groups of the same size holding opposit...

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Smart traffic signals can cut greenhouse gas emissions

New York, April 1 (IANS) Smarter programming of stoplights could improve efficiency of urban traffic, reduce travel time and significantly cut unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere, say Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers, among them one of Indian-origin. The new findings were reported in a pair of papers in the journals Transportation Science and Tra...

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Himachal passes bill to raise lower judiciary staff wages

Shimla, April 1 (IANS) Less than a fortnight after the Himachal Pradesh High Court rapped the state for non-implementation of the Shetty Commission recommendations for the non-judicial employees, the state assembly on Wednesday passed the amendment bill to implement it. With this, a controversy over the increase in wages of the subordinate courts has finally been resolved. The de...

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Iran n-talks continue after deadline's expiry

Lausanne (Switzerland), April 1 (IANS) Negotiations over Iran's controversial nuclear programme resumed for the seventh day on Wednesday in the Swiss city of Lausanne in a final attempt to reach an agreement, a day after the expiry of an agreed deadline, Efe news agency reported. After a three-hour break to get some rest, the negotiators of Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers resumed...

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Kamal quits as ICC president over trophy-giving row

Dhaka, April 1 (IANS) Bangladesh's Mustafa Kamal said on Wednesday that he is resigning as president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) over who should have given away the World Cup trophy to fifth-time winners Australia on Sunday. At a press conference here, Kamal said he was resigning to protest the flagrant violation of the ICC constitution, and his decision was final and not ...

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