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Ghani meets Sushma Swaraj, to hold talks with Modi

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday called on Afghan President Ashraf Ghani here, ahead of delegation level talks between Ghani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Ghani arrived in India on Monday night on a three-day state visit, his first after becoming president seven months ago. He was received at Palam airport by Minister of State for ...

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Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign faces new questions

Washington, April 28 (IANS) Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is facing new questions with a report claiming the Clinton Foundation distributed useless drugs made by an Indian company to AIDS patients and another challenging the authenticity of her twitter followers. Conservative news site WorldNetDaily (WND) Monday alleged her family philanthropy's Clinton Health Aids Initiative (...

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Make election of UN secretary-general an open, democratic process: India

United Nations, April 28 (IANS) With the election of a secretary-general looming next year amid rising major global challenges, India has called for making the selection of a successor to Ban Ki-moon an open, democratic process where all member nations have a greater say. Permanent Representative Asoke Kumar Mukerji told a panel considering reforms to the election process that the Securi...

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Nepal quake toll rises to 4,347

Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) The toll in the earthquake that devastated Nepal on Saturday has shot up to 4,347, authorities said on Tuesday. The ministry of home affairs said that among one dozen worst affected districts, capital Kathmandu and Sindhupalchowk top the list with the confirmed deaths of 1,039 and 1,176 people respectively. Officials said here that the toll is expected...

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UP signs two MoUs for solar power

Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has signed two memorandum of understanding (MoUs) for establishing a solar and an ultra-mega solar power project in the state, officials said on Tuesday. While the first MoU was signed between Uttar Pradesh and the department of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, the second was inked between the Solar energy Corporation of India and Utt...

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Overcast Tuesday in Delhi

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) It was a sunny Tuesday morning in the national capital with the temperature recorded at 24 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the season. The Met office has forecast an overcast day ahead and dust storm. The maximum temperature of the day is likely to hover around 37 degrees Celsius. Though it was a bright Tuesday morning, the day ahead wi...

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Sensex opens higher, dips and then recovers slightly

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) After shedding 6.5 percent over nine past sessions, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened slightly higher on Tuesday and came immediately under some volatile trading. The 30-share index opened higher at 27,215.61 points, as against the previous close at 27,176.99 points and almost immediately fell to 27,116.81 points. It r...

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Australian convict marries ahead of execution

Canberra, April 28 (IANS) An Australian drug smuggler has married his fiancee at an Indonesian prison ahead of his execution, media reported on Tuesday. Andrew Chan, the convict, was celebrating on Monday night with his wife Febyanti Herewila, said his brother Michael. They had a celebration inside the prison, with close family and friends, he said. Andrew Chan, 31, and M...

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US town erupts into violence over black man's death

Washington, April 28 (IANS) Baltimore City, just 64 km northeast of the American capital, erupted into chaos and violence as protesters mourning the death nine days ago of yet another black man in police custody clashed with police. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard. The mayor of Baltimore said every possible resource was...

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Rio 2016 reveals Paralympic torch relay details

Rio de Janerio, April 28 (IANS) The Rio 2016 Paralympic torch relay will take place in all five regions of Brazil over seven days, the organisers said. The relay will also feature the British town of Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Paralympic Games, Xinhua reported. One city from each of Brazil's regions (North, North East, Central-West, South East and South) will stage i...

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Payments for caring for kids, elderly will benefit women: UN's Laxmi Puri

United Nations, April 28 (IANS) Making the care of children, the elderly and the sick into economically paying jobs could become an engine of employment benefiting at least one billion women worldwide, according to Laxmi Puri, a ranking UN official on women's issues. At the release of a report on the status of women Monday, Puri called for creating a vibrant new paid care economy that wo...

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No selfie-sticks in Wimbledon Grand Slam

London, April 28 (IANS) Wimbledon tennis championship organisers will ban selfie-sticks from this year's tournament. Fans would not be allowed to take the sticks into their headquarters during the Grand Slam tournament, the All England Lawn Tennis Club said, Xinhua reported. Selfie-sticks help users take self-portrait photos. In common with many other major sports and ent...

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10 killed in Baghdad bomb attacks

Baghdad, April 28 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 38 others wounded in three bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday, police said. A car bomb went off on the 14th Ramadan Street in Mansour district in western Baghdad in the evening, leaving seven people killed and 21 others wounded, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. Another car exploded la...

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Witherspoon, Vergara lipsync Swift, Cyrus' hits

Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) It seems like Reese Witherspoon has surely found a best friend in her Hot Pursuit co-star Sofia Vergara. The duo keeps sharing videos of themselves goofing around, lipsyncing popular songs by singers Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus. In between the film's promotion, the duo finds time to have some fun. Vergara shared one video on Instagram on Sunday of he...

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18 civilians killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen

Sanaa, April 28 (IANS) At least 18 civilians were killed and 47 others wounded when warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition forces mistakenly hit a populated neighbourhood in Yemen' s southern port city of Aden on Monday, a government official said. A number of missiles fired by the Saudi-led warplanes struck a residential neighbourhood in the district of Crater of Aden city by mistake, lea...

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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' to have alternate ending in Blu-Ray

Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) While Avengers: Age of Ultron is receiving whopping response in theatres, retailers have whetted fans' appetites by promising an alternate ending and extended version of the film, when the DVD and Blu-Ray versions are released later this year. The film, which stars Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo in an ensemble superhero plot, released i...

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Kris Jenner blackmailed over nude tape

Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Reality TV star Kris Jenner is being blackmailed over a nude video, showing her changing clothes in her closet. The 59-year-old reality star's iCloud account was hacked, leading to the intruder gaining to access her home security cameras and footage, reports femalefirst.co.uk. In scenes filmed for Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kris was told by her ...

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Snoop Dogg praises British royals

Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Rapper Snoop Dogg has praised British royals, saying he's only allowed in Britain because Prince Harry and Prince William persuaded Queen Elizabeth II to let him stay. The 43-year-old American rapper claims that when he was about to get kicked out of England, Queen Elizabeth II granted him permission to stay, telling him that her grandbabies loved his music, ...

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Adam Lambert slept with male celebs

Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) American Idol star Adam Lambert has confessed that he has slept with male celebrities, who are not openly gay. I've been with a few of them, Lambert told Glamour magazine. However, he did not name who those male celebrities were, reports aceshowbiz.com. Whether it's music or acting, you've got to remember that those industries are primarily run by me...

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US, Japan unveil new defence guidelines

Washington, April 28 (IANS) US and Japan announced on Monday new guidelines for bilateral defence cooperation, allowing Japan's self-defence forces to take on more ambitious global role that the Shinzo Abe administration has been seeking. Under the new guidelines, revised for the first time since 1997, Japan will have the rights to exercise collective self-defence, therefore being able t...

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