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Rescue, relief operation in full swing in Nepal: Government

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Relief and rescue work in quake-hit Nepal was in full swing with many Indian agencies, including the army, working hand-in-hand with the Nepali authorities to bring succour to the trapped and affected people, the government said on Tuesday. Four thousand people, mostly Indians, are being brought back by road route in 80 buses, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar to...

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AFC Cup: Chhetri strikes put BFC in last 16

Male (Maldives), April 28 (IANS) A double strike by skipper Sunil Chhetri helped Bengaluru FC overcome a one-goal deficit to beat Maziya 2-1 here Tuesday and book a place in the last-16 of the AFC Cup. Chhetri tucked home a penalty in the 70th minute after Sean Rooney's cross caught a sliding Saaif's arm in the box, and followed it up with a peach of a finish eight minutes later when Uda...

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US city burns over black man's police-custody death

Washington, April 28 (IANS) Baltimore City, around 64 km northeast of the American capital, resembled a battle zone on Tuesday littered with charred cars and buildings and looted businesses after a day of riots over the death of a black man in police custody. Police in riot gear, holding large see-through shields, took up positions around Baltimore on Tuesday morning to take control of t...

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DNA taken from Assam kin to identify those killed in Nepal

Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) The Assam government on Tuesday collected DNA samples from the family members to match with the seven people from the state who died in Nepal in Saturday's devastating earthquake. Home commissioner L.S. Changsan said that of the seven bodies recovered from under the debris, six have been identified. The seventh body is of a woman, but could not be identi...

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Security beefed up in Baltimore after arson, looting

Washington, April 28 (IANS) Security was beefed up in Baltimore City, just 64 km northeast of the American capital, after it erupted into chaos and violence as protestors, mourning the death of yet another black man in police custody nine days ago, clashed with law enforcement officers. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard. ...

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Indian economy to grow 7.5 percent in 2015-16: World Bank

Chennai, April 28 (IANS) With decline in oil and commodity prices, the Indian economy is expected to grow by 7.5 percent in 2015-16, 7.9 percent the next fiscal and 8 percent in 2017-18, the World Bank said in its India Development Update report on Tuesday. Aided by a supportive external environment, in particular the sharp decline in oil and commodity prices, the Indian economy has take...

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11-judge bench must hear challenge to NJAC, AG tells SC

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The challenge to the constitutional validity of the act setting up the National Judicial Appointment Commission and the supporting constitutional amendment must be heard by a larger bench of nine or 11 judges, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Addressing the constitution bench comprising Justice J.S. Khehar, Justice J. Chelameswa...

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Congress seeks probe into TRAI releasing 1 mn e-mail IDs

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday asked the government to investigate as to why the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) put up on its website the names of over one million people who had written to it on the issue of net neutrality. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), however, responded saying it was not such a big issue and the government was committed to net neu...

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'Foreign investors apprehensive about retrospective tax demands'

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) With the Delhi High Court to resume hearing on Wednesday on the Rs.20.495 crore tax case slapped on Cairn India, experts voiced the apprehensions of foreign investors about an adversarial tax regime. Foreign investors expect stability and clarity in tax policy, which has been coming from the top with the prime minister's Make in India initiative for ease of doi...

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Odisha to give incentives to doctors posted in remote areas

Bhubaneswar, April 28 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet on Tuesday cleared several proposals, including the provision of special incentives to doctors appointed in remote and KBK areas in the state. As retention of medical officers in rural and remote areas, with specific focus on Kalahandi, Bolangir and Koraput (KBK) regions, continues to remain the biggest challenge before the government, the ...

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US asks India to resolve land acquisition, FDI issues

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The US on Tuesday asked India to resolve land acquisition and foreign direct investment issues so as to attract funds for infrastructure and smart city projects. Land acquisition, foreign direct investment and other questions still remain unresolved, US ambassador Richard Verma said here addressing the annual general meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce....

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Rs.4.85 lakh crore tax due from corporates

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Corporates owed over Rs.4.85 lakh crore to the government as outstanding dues under direct and indirect taxes towards the end of the last fiscal, parliament was told on Tuesday. The total outstanding tax demand pending collection under the head corporate tax under the Direct Tax laws as on February 28 is over Rs.3.20 lakh crore, Minister of State for Finance Ja...

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Apollo hospital fined Rs.1 crore for medical negligence

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The national consumer forum has ordered Apollo Hospital to pay a compensation of Rs.1 crore to a couple for wrongful delivery of their child that caused permanent brain damage. Holding the hospital and its gynaecologist for medical negligence, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has asked Indraprastha Apollo Hospital and its gynaecologis...

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Israel's 'more drop per crop' floors Maharashtra CM

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Israel's unique agriculture techniques which afford more crop per drop has impressed Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is currently on a visit to that West Asian country. We invite Israel for technologies for drip irrigation, agri-equipment, post-harvest technologies etc. as Maharashtra needs them, Fadnavis said, according to a statement released h...

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100th death row convict hanged in Pakistan

Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Pakistan hanged another death row convict on Tuesday taking to 100 the number of convicts hanged since a moratorium on capital punishment was lifted in December last year. Amnesty International denounced the execution as a shameful milestone. Munir Hussain, who was sentenced to death in a double-murder case became the 100th person to be executed. The se...

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Nepali woman raped in Delhi, two held

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman from Nepal was allegedly gang raped by two people here, police said on Tuesday, adding the accused have been arrested. The incident was reported by the victim at Delhi's Dwarka North police station on Tuesday morning. We have arrested two people, Deputy Commissioner of Police R.A. Sanjeev told IANS. Sanjeev said the woman res...

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China voices concern over Asean Summit statement

Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China on Tuesday expressed serious concern over the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) coming out in opposition to land reclamation being undertaken in the South China Sea by Beijing. Foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei's remarks to this effect came in the wake of Asean chairman -- and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak -- expressing concern at C...

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Development, environment protection can go together: Javadekar

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Development and environment protection can go hand-in-hand and there was no need to create a conflict between the two, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. Environment protection is a way of life for Indians. Don't create a fight between development and environment protection. Both can be done together, Javadekar said in the Lok Sabha.

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BJP shortens April 30 strike duration for IPL fans

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) In a reprieve to fans of the Indian Premier League, the BJP on Tuesday called for reducing its 12 hour-shutdown by two hours on April 30, the day when Kolkata Knight Riders take on Chennai Super Kings. Both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Left Front have called strikes against destruction of democracy by the ruling Trinamool Congress in the recent civic polls....

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Parliament passes warehousing corporation amendment bill

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Parliament on Tuesday passed the warehousing corporation amendment bill which seeks to remove the provision about the central government's responsibility of being a financial guarantor to the corporation. The bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha in March, was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Moved for consideration and passage by Food and Consum...

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