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Government negating constitution: CPI-M

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The CPI-M on Tuesday said that the government's failure to put forth concrete proposals to break the parliament logjam and the subsequent suspension of 25 Congress parliamentarians showed that the NDA was negating the very foundation of the constitution. Yesterday (Monday), we had gone to the all-party meeting thinking that the government would make some proposals...

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Rajasthan Congress burns Modi's effigy over MPs' suspension

Jaipur, Aug 4 (IANS) The Congress party here on Tuesday burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protest the five-day suspension of its 25 MPs from the Lok Sabha. Senior Congress leaders including the party's state president Sachin Pilot, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot and former union minister Namonarain Meena also took part in the demonstration. The party workers ...

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India's aviation sector grew 14 percent in last decade: Minister

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said India's civil aviation sector grew by 14 percent in the last decade. Minister of State (MoS) for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said: The utility of aviation is improving steadily, with a cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14 percent in the last decade. Domestic passenger traffic was 123 million in 2013-14 which registered...

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Oil drops again below $50, India gains

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) In a repeat of the plunge at the year's beginning, global crude oil prices dropped below the psychological $50-mark per barrel, from around $115 last year -- this time in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal last month. The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $48.40 a barrel of nearly 160 litres on the previou...

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RBI awaits rate-cuts by commercial lenders

Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Ignoring the clamour for an easing of monetary policy, India's central bank on Tuesday kept its key lending rates unchanged, sticking to its stand that further cuts can only be effected if commercial lenders pass on the previous reductions to borrowers. After having cut the short-term lending rate thrice thus far in this calendar year to bring it down to 7.25 percent...

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More suspected MH370 wreckage found

Paris, Aug 4 (IANS) More suspected wreckage was found on Tuesday on the northern coast of French island of La Reunion, where debris suspected to be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was discovered last week. According to a picture provided by a witness, the newly found wreckage was an approximate 30 by 30 cm square frame, with all the edges and corners round-shaped, Xinh...

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India upbeat ahead of warm-up game against Sri Lanka Board's XI

Colombo, Aug 4 (IANS) Despite rain playing spoilsport during their outdoor practice session, Indian batsmen made the most of the indoor facility at the National Cricket Club (NCC) while the bowlers stayed at the hotel for their assessments and gym sessions with newly appointed physiotherapist Patrick Farhart and trainer Shankar Basu here on Tuesday. After the team's short flight from Che...

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Bharti Airtel Q1 net rises 40.2 percent

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Bharti Airtel said on Tuesday that its net profit in the first quarter of 2015-16 grew by 40.2 percent to Rs.1,554 crore as against Rs.1,108 crore in the same period of 2014-15. The year has begun on a healthy note, with underlying revenue growth accelerating to 12.7 percent in India. Our customer base has continued to steadily expand. Mobile minutes and data traf...

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Three women held for chain snatching

Gurgaon, Aug 4 (IANS) Four chain snatchers, including three women, have been arrested from a temple fair near here, police said on Tuesday. Meera, Diya, Prem and Ravi Kumar, all in the age group of 22-26 years, were arrested from the fair at a Shiva temple in Inchhapuri village near Gurgaon. All four hail from Tatarpur village near Alwar in Rajasthan. The accused had targeted man...

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Why secrecy over Naga pact, asks Gogoi

Guwahati, Aug 4 (IANS) The secrecy surrounding the Naga peace accord raises fears that it might hurt the interests of other states including Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Tuesday. To keep such an important document under wraps raises doubts about its veracity, Gogoi said in a statement here. It also raises doubts that the peace deal might affect the interests of Assam...

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Terrorists killed 171 soldiers in 2012-14

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) A total of 171 soldiers were killed while fighting terrorists in 2012-14, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday. He said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha that 61 soldiers died in 2012, 54 in 2013 and 56 were killed in 2014. The minister said compensation was paid to the families of the soldiers as per rules. Families of deceased of...

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Goa governor urged not to pardon MLA

Panaji, Aug 4 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and government employees on Tuesday petitioned Goa Governor Mridula Singh, asking her not to approve the cabinet's decision to pardon former minister Francisco Mickky Pacheco. Pacheco, a legislator, is currently serving a six-month sentence for assaulting a government servant. The Goa Government Employees Association (GGEA) in its pe...

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Haryana minister checks secretariat water tanks, finds them filthy

Chandigarh, Aug 4 (IANS) Haryana's Civil Secretariat here had an experience of a different kind on Tuesday when Health Minister Anil Vij went to the rooftop to inspect water tanks. Needless to say, the minister found that the tanks had not been cleaned for a long time. Vij inspected the overhead water tanks installed on the rooftop of the Haryana Civil Secretariat -- the seat of power of...

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Indian girls finish eighth in squash championship

Eindhoven, Aug 4 (IANS) India settled for the eighth place after a 1-2 loss to higher ranked Hong Kong in the play-off match on the final day of the girls' team event in the World junior squash championship here on Tuesday. Adya Advani lost the first match to Choi Uen Shan despite showing a will to fight, but Nikita Joshi made it 1-1 by winning the second singles against Hiu Kam Hui. ...

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Foxconn on mission mode for 'Make in India' hub

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics giant $117.5 billion Foxconn has initiated a high profile search mission to set up a manufacturing base in India with a series of meetings with state chief ministers and the central leadership. Its top brass on Tuesday had a detailed discussion with federal Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad here. The minister and Foxc...

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Aanand L. Rai to present Swara Bhaskar-starrer

Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Director Aanand L. Rai is set to present Swara Bhaskar-starrer Nil Bate Sannata, helmed by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, who is the wife of director Nitesh Tiwari. Asked about her new projects, Swara told reporters at a fashion event here: I'm wrapping up the last schedule of Sooraj Barjatya's 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo', which stars Salman Khan and will be out on Diwali this year...

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HC reserves order on Ola cabs' plea against ban

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday reserved its order on app-based cab service Ola's plea against a single judge's order asking Delhi government to strictly enforce the ban imposed by it on January 1. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath reserved their order after counsel for Ola cabs and the Delhi government concluded arguments, follow...

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Amit Shah congratulates Modi for Naga peace accord

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Tuesday welcomed the historic peace agreement between the government and the NSCN-Isak-Muivah and congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the successful resolution of the six-decade-old Naga political problem. The successful reconciliation of the Naga problem is an another major achievement of the NDA government....

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Thane building crash kills 12

Thane, Aug 4 (IANS) Twelve people were killed and 15 others injured when a three-storey building crashed in Naupada area in Maharashtra's Thane city on Tuesday morning, officials said. Krishna Nivas building, built around 50 years ago, collapsed suddenly around 2.30 a.m. while its occupants were asleep. We were sleeping when suddenly the floor began to move. Even before we could ...

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India assures Nepal assistance for airport, expressway projects

Kathmandu, Aug 4 (IANS) India has assured Nepal a new line of credit for a 76-km expressway to connect the capital city to a site in the country's south where a new international airport has been planned, besides offering to construct the $650-million new aviation facility. Officials here said the new line of credit -- for which an in-principle clearance has already been accorded by New ...

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