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Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Daredevils by five wickets

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Daredevils by five wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday. For Mumbai, Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard remained unbeaten on 49 and 26 runs respectively, followed by Rohit Sharma on 46. ...

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STORY: Obama picks Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

Washington, May 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated Marine General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. Praising Dunford as one of American military's most highly regarded strategic thinkers, Obama emphasised General Dunford's role in ending the US combat operations in Afghanistan. Under his steady hand, we've achieved key mile...

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India, Palestine hold foreign office consultations

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) India and Palestine held the first round of Foreign Office Consultations in Ramallah, during which the whole gamut of bilateral ties was reviewed, challenges identified, and mechanisms strategised to take the relationship forward. The two sides, during the meeting on Monday, also discussed important regional and multilateral issues including India's continued supp...

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Former Arkansas governor joins Republican White House bid

Washington, May 5 (IANS) Former governor of the US state of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, on Tuesday announced his candidacy for the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nomination, becoming the sixth conservative hopeful to launch a campaign for the White House. Huckabee, who also ran in the 2008 primaries, where he lost to Arizona Senator John McCain, selected his hometown of Hope as the si...

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France supports GCC intervention in Yemen

Riyadh, May 5 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday expressed his support for the Saudi-led Arab military intervention in Yemen and reiterated France's commitment to stand by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). He also said he understood the fears around Iran's divisive regional influence and nuclear programme. At the opening ceremony of the GCC summit in Riyadh, H...

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GDP to grow at 8.1-8.5 percent in 2015-16: Sinha

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Benign oil prices, likely monetary policy easing by the Reserve Bank and lower inflation will help the Indian economy to grow in the range of 8.1- 8.5 percent in the current fiscal, the parliament was told on Tuesday. The increase in GDP growth can be expected on account of factors like benign oil prices, likely monetary policy easing facilitated by lower inflatio...

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Now, anti-terror courses in Kenyan varsities!

Nairobi, May 5 (IANS) Universities in Kenya have launched anti-terrorism courses for students joining them from September in efforts to curb terror attacks targeting the learning institutions. The courses, according to officials in-charge of academic affairs, will be compulsory and examined alongside other common units, Xinhua news agency reported. The launch of the anti-terror c...

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Rain, lightning stops IPL match at Wankhede

Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Rain and lightning on Friday halted the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils at the Wankhede Stadium here. The covers are being brought on the ground and the players are off the field. Chasing 153 posted by Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai were 40/4 in 5.2 overs with Rohit Sharma batting at 14 off 6 balls. ...

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Insurance regulator can levy conditions on share transfer

Chennai, May 5 (IANS) India's insurance regulator can levy conditions like a minimum lock in period while according its sanction to transfer of shares in an insurance company, according to the new regulations. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) on Tuesday uploaded on its website the new regulations governing the transfer of equity shares of insurance comp...

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Advocate gets more time to respond to controversial statements

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave lawyer M.L.Sharma, who appeared for the December 16, 2012 Delhi gangrape accused, another two weeks to respond to a petition by apex court woman lawyers body seeking action against him and another advocate A.P.Singh for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women in a BBC documentary on the case. A bench of Justice V.Gopala ...

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No assurance to fertiliser units on continuing operations: Government

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The government has not given any assurance to the naptha based fertiliser makers that their plants would not be closed down, parliament was told on Tuesday. The government has not given any assurance to the naphtha-based urea/ other fertilizer manufacturing plants that these plants would not be closed down, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Hansraj G...

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Yemeni elite forces reach key city

Riyadh, May 5 (IANS/EFE) Yemeni Foreign Minister Riad Yasin confirmed on Tuesday that between 50 and 60 Yemeni special forces troops, trained by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, have arrived in the southern Yemeni city of Aden. In statements published by Saudi Al-Watan newspaper, Yasin said the deployed troops, which landed in Aden two days ago, were trained by the coalition for the war in ...

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Saudi Arabia to set up coordination centre for aid to Yemen

Riyadh, May 5 (IANS) Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz announced on Tuesday the creation of a Riyadh-based centre to coordinate the delivery of humanitarian aid to Yemen in cooperation with the UN. The monarch made the announcement during his opening speech at the consultative meeting between heads of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, with the additional attendance of F...

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Iraq sends additional troops to battle IS over key refinery

Baghdad, May 5 (IANS) Iraq on Tuesday dispatched reinforcement to Salahudin province to fight Islamic State (IS) militants trying to take the country's largest oil refinery, security sources said. Brigades from the federal police and allied militias, known as Hashd Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation), backed by tanks and armoured vehicles, rushed to an airbase just north of the provincial capi...

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Ex-DU student moves court to protest at Delhi Secretariat

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the police on a plea by an ex-Delhi University student that he be allowed to hold an indefinite hunger strike and protest at the Delhi Secretariat as police had denied him permission. Justice Rajiv Shakdher sought a response from Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on the plea and asked the counsel appearing for po...

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Yuvraj's late strike helps Daredevils post 152/6 against Mumbai

Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Yuvraj Singh's late blitz helped Delhi Daredevils post 152/6 against Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday. Yuvraj struck 57 off 44 balls, with seven boundaries and two sixes, before getting out in the 19th over. For Mumbai, offie Harbhajan Singh (2/11) and Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga (2/33) ...

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Man accused of forging Jairam's signature arrested

Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Tarun Kumar, an absconder in a case related to alleged forgery of former union minister Jairam Ramesh's letterheads and signature, was on Tuesday arrested by the CBI in a joint operation with Bihar Police. A Central Bureau of Investigation spokesperson said Ramesh had alleged in 2012 that his letterheads and signature were forged for confirmation of railway tickets ...

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SC notice on move for private sector heads of government banks

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from the central government and the Reserve Bank of India on a PIL challenging the government's move to appoint executives from private sector financial institutions as heads of five large public sector banks. Issuing notice on a plea by K.D. Khera, a former president of All India Bank Officers Confederation, a bench of...

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Early marriage affects adolescents' needs the most: Study

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The section of society most affected by early marriage are adolescents whose needs and desires are different from that of children, a study on early marriage in India has found. The research report -- Early and Child Marriage in India: A Landscape Analysis - launched by Nirantar, a Delhi-based organisation, highlights that gender and sexuality norms are at the hea...

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Government contradicts itself, says Dawood's location not known

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) In an apparent contradiction of its earlier stance, the government on Tuesday told parliament that the location of one of India's most wanted terrorists and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim was not known, leading the opposition to accuse the government of weakening India's fight against terrorism. Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said...

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