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Hot Sunday in Delhi, Monday to be similar

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The week ended on a hot and sunny note for the residents of the national capital as the maximum temperature settled at 38.9 degrees Celsius, average for this time of the season. Similar weather is likely Monday, the Met Office said. According to the India Meteorological Department, on Monday, the sky will remain clear and the maximum and minimum temperatures are l...

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Indian army continues relief work in Nepal

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Eight days after a massive earthquake jolted Nepal wreaking havoc and claiming more than 7,000 lives, the Indian Army -- among the first international rescuers on the scene -- continued to provide assistance to the affected population. Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) of the Indian Army's aviation corps conducted 12 sorties on Saturday and evacuated 13 casualties ...

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Shot by colleague, Mumbai police station chief dies

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) A police station head who was shot at and critically injured by his junior colleague on Saturday night, died of his bullet injuries here in the early hours of Sunday, officials said. Vilas Joshi (53), the senior inspector of Vakola police station in Santacruz East suburb of Mumbai, was fired upon by Assistant Sub-Inspector Dilip Shirke (55) with his service revolver,...

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NGOs should take part in Nepal's rehabilitation: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Non-government organisations (NGO) should participate in the rehabilitation of earthquake-hit Nepal, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday. After relief, the rehabilitation process in Nepal should start and NGOs should participate in the process, Jaitley said, flagging off a relief consignment to Nepal here. There is a principle of rehabilitation. Q...

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Indian-origin woman killed in US gas station robbery

Washington, May 3 (IANS) An Indian-origin woman gas station attendant in South Carolina, who was shot in the face and left in a critical condition, has died two days after the robbery attempt, according to media reports. Mradulaben Patel died on Saturday morning after being shot at a gas station along Highway 153 on Thursday, the local News 13 reported citing the Anderson County Coroner'...

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Boxing India chief appeals to state associations for support

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Boxing India (BI) president Sandeep Jajodia on Sunday urged the boxing fraternity and state units to unanimously take a stand against the politics which is corrupting the image of the game in the country. Jajodia in his appeal alleged that influential figures in the Indian Olympics Association (IOA) intentionally did not recognise BI even after the International B...

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Nepal seeks clothes, contraceptives, medicines...

Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Tents, mats, blankets, contraceptives, squatting pans, dust bins, utensils... Nepal has sent out an updated list of what it needs following the country's deadly earthquake. The list has been sent to all diplomatic missions, the UN and specialized agencies and other international organisations based in Kathmandu. According to officials, Nepal's immediate r...

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Liu-Zhu wins women's doubles title at TT worlds

Suzhou (China), May 3 (IANS) Still smarting from losing the women's singles title to Ding Ning a day ago, Liu Shiwen found some solace by winning the doubles final on Sunday where she and Zhu Yuling defeated fellow Chinese pair Ding Ning-Li Xiaoxia 4-3 at the World Table Tennis Championships on Sunday. The all-Chinese clash saw Liu-Zhu beat Ding-Li Xiaoxia 8-11, 11-8, 3-11, 11-8, 11-13, ...

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Jharkhand, NTPC ink 4,000 MW power expansion agreement

Ranchi, May 3 (IANS) Jharkhand and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) on Sunday signed an MoU for a 4,000 MW capacity expansion of the Patratu Thermal Power Station in Ramgarh district through the formation of a joint venture company. The memorandum of understanding was signed in the presence of union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das here. <...

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Juvenile justice bill in Lok Sabha this week

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Juvenile Justice Amendment bill, which seeks to try as adults the juveniles in the age group of 16 to 18 years accused of heinous crimes, will be introduced in the Lok Sabha this week, official sources said on Sunday. The bill, cleared by the union cabinet on April 22, also proposes to streamline adoption procedures for orphaned, abandoned and surrendered chil...

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Nepali man accused of raping Assam girl held in Delhi

Gurgaon, May 3 (IANS) A Nepali man, accused of raping a girl from Assam who was working at a guest house here, was on Sunday arrested in Delhi, police said. The 23-year-old Nepali man, Debu Tamang alias Dev Bahadur, was arrested from Aya Nagar area of south Delhi. Police said Bahadur - who was a cook - was planning to move to his hometown in Nepal. He is accused of raping...

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Van Gaal rues Man United's poor finishing in EPL loss

Manchester, May 3 (IANS) Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has blamed his side's finishing for Manchester United's 0-1 loss against West Bromwich Albion at home in the English Premier League. Dutch striker Robin van Persie saw his second-half penalty saved as United went down 0-1 at home to West Bromwich Albion. It was United's third league game defeat in 14 years. Va...

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Tripura holds peaceful polls to tribal council

Agartala, May 3 (IANS) Over 85 percent of the 758,554 electors cast their votes on Sunday in the elections to the 30-member Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), which administers two-thirds of Tripura. State Election Commission secretary Tamal Majumder said that over 85 percent voters cast their votes in the politically important elections. The TTAADC has jurisdicti...

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105-year-old rescued 8 days after Nepal quake

Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) A 105-year-old man was among four people rescued alive on Sunday from under the rubble of buildings that collapsed on April 25 in the massive earthquake that rocked Nepal killing more than 7,000 people. Three people from a family were rescued in Sindhupalchok district, while 105-year-old Fanchu Ghale was brought out alive from beneath the rubble of his own house i...

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Kejriwal defends Tomar, seeks trial of media

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday defended his Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar, accused of faking his law degree, and called for a public trial of the media. If Tomar had done any wrong, Kejriwal said he would have surely asked him to step down. I am not Tomar's relative or friend. I had sought an explanation from Tomar on the controversy. H...

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Moga molestation: Girl's family agrees to autopsy, cremation

Moga (Punjab), May 3 (IANS) The family of the 13-year-old girl who died after she was molested and pushed out of a private bus owned by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's company on Sunday agreed to her post-mortem examination and cremation. The father of the girl and some members of her family said they agreed to the post-mortem examination, and that her body will be cremated ...

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194 Chinese workers stranded at hydropower project in Nepal

Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Eight days after a massive earthquake jolted the Himalayan nation, at least 194 Chinese workers remained stranded at a hydropower project construction site in Nepal's Dolakha district on Sunday. The workers were stranded but safe at the Upper Tamakoshi hydropower project construction site in Dolakha district's Lamabagar area, Nepalese officials here said. ...

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Delhi minister orders suspension of 20 DTC drivers

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The capital's Transport Minister Gopal Rai has ordered the suspension of 20 DTC drivers after they were found to be absent from duty during a surprise inspection, a statement said on Sunday. Rai inspected the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) depot at Rajghat and found that the regular drivers had not given any intimation to the authorities concerned of their abse...

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Securities Appellate Tribunal to hear SBI Life case May 5

Chennai, May 3 (IANS) The Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) is likely to hear on May 5 SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd.'s appeal against insurance sector regulator's orders to refund around Rs.275.29 crore to its policy holders, according to the SEBI website. SBI Life is the first insurer to approach SAT against Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India's (IRDAI) penalty o...

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Pakistan sets up special fund for quake-hit Nepal

Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has set up a special relief fund for the quake-hit people of Nepal, a top official said on Sunday. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said at a news conference here that Pakistanis at home and abroad can send their contributions to the fund, Xinhua news agency reported. A senior official of the country's disaster ma...

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