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Essar Oil posts Rs.1,521 crore profit

Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Essar Oil Ltd on Monday said it closed last fiscal with a net profit of Rs.1,521 crore up from Rs.126 crore posted during 2013-14. In its regulatory filing in BSE, the company said its total income for last fiscal was Rs.83,206 crore down from Rs.98,602 crore. According to the company, it suffered a loss of Rs.918 crore last year as abnormal inventory losse...

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'Poroshenko fails to turn into true president of Ukraine'

Kiev, May 25 (IANS) Petro Poroshenko, dubbed Chocolate King for owning Ukraine's largest confectionery manufacturer Roshen, has failed to turn into a true Ukrainian president, Andrei Zolotarev, the head of the Kiev-based analytical Third Sector Centre, said on Monday. Poroshenko, 49, celebrates exactly one year on Monday since being elected as Ukraine's president. Poroshenko has ...

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SC notice on Haryana rape victim's plea for CBI probe

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Haryana government on a petition by an undergraduate student as to why investigation into a case of rape, criminal intimidation, unnatural sex and other offences perpetrated on her by three law students may not be transferred from the state police to the CBI. We agree with you. It is a serious matter, the vacation ...

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80 kg robbed silver jewellery recovered, four arrested

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Four people have been arrested in connection with the robbery of 275 kg of silver jewellery sent to Delhi from Gujarat in a train, police said on Monday. Police also recovered 80 kg of the jewellery from one of the accused. Sunil, 35, and Joginder, 38 -- both handcart pullers -- were arrested along with two of their associates Chanderpal, 52, and Harender Kumar, ...

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Mystery shrouds objects seen floating above Mumbai airport

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Mystery continues to shroud four-five small objects that were spotted flying above Mumbai airport on Saturday, with multiple agencies, including the police, probing the matter, official sources said on Monday. The objects were first sighted by a Jet Airways pilot shortly before he was to take off around 6 p.m.. He alerted the Air Traffic Control (ATC). The A...

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30 killed in Nigeria gunmen attack

Abuja, May 25 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed in an attack by gunmen who invaded a village in Nigeria's north central state of Benue, police and witnesses said Monday. The gunmen stormed Iorza village of the state early Sunday, shooting indiscriminately, Austin Ezeani, spokesman of the state police told reporters. He, however, said only four bodies have so far been recovere...

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Congress against Centre's notification on LG' powers

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress party on Monday said it did not support the notification of the union home ministry regarding powers of the Lt. Governor of Delhi but at the same time the party distanced itself from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's antics. At a press conference here, senior Congress leader and former home minister P. Chidambaram said Article 239 of the constitution ...

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Congress team to inquire into Rajasthan caste violence

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress on Monday said it has set up a fact-finding team to inquire into rising incidents of atrocities on Scheduled Castes in Nagaur city of Rajasthan, where the BJP is in power. The four-member team comprises Rajya Sabha MP Vijalakshmi Sadho, Lok Sabha MP Gaurav Gogoi, ex-Delhi minister Raj Kumar Chauhan and AICC secretary Dipak Babaria. Congress p...

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Iraq shrugs off US criticism over fall of city to IS

Baghdad, May 25 (IANS) Iraq on Monday rejected criticism by the US defense secretary that Iraqi security forces lacked the will to fight against the Islamic State (IS) militant group after the fall of the city of Ramadi. The Iraqi media highlighted the comments of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi who said in an interview with the BBC that he was surprised by the comments of US Defens...

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72 percent respondents satisfied with Modi government performance: Survey

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Over 72 percent of people surveyed in an opinion poll said they were satisfied with the performance of the NDA government with 56 percent stating that Narendra Modi was an effective prime minister who had helped improve India's image globally. The survey by the CNN-IBN and IBN 7 news channels said the respondents had shown strong faith in the Modi government with...

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RPF man killed as anti-hawkers drive turns violent in Bengal

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) An anti-hawkers drive at the railway station in West Bengal's Malda town on Monday turned violent, as an RPF constable was stoned to death and two policemen were injured after hundreds of hawkers fought pitched battles with police. Enraged over the anti-hawking drive, a large number of hawkers attacked the RPF armoury and a food plaza. They also threw stones and co...

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Arunachal, Varanasi to get NDRF battalions: Rijiju

Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) Two new battalions of the National Disater Response Force (NDRF) will be set up in Arunachal Pradesh and in Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, union minister Kiren Rijiju said here on Monday. The new NDRF battalions will have 1,200 personnel each, the union minister of state for home affairs said after inaugurating a training pro...

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Palestinian Legislative Council slams Israel's jailing of its speaker

Gaza, May 25 (IANS) The Hamas-dominated Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) on Monday condemned an Israeli court's verdict to imprison PLC Speaker Aziz Dweik in an Israeli jail for one year. Dweik is also a leader of the Islamic Movement in the West Bank and was arrested on June 16 last year. Ahmed Bahar, a deputy speaker of the PLC and a senior Hamas leader in Gaza, said in an...

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Modi government diluted ACB powers: Kejriwal

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday hit out at the Narendra Modi government over its order concerning the powers of the city's elected government, saying it had also taken away the powers of Delhi's Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) to probe central government staff. Earlier during our 49-day tenure, the ACB had started a probe against big people who were i...

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Barber in Turkey beaten for refusing handshake with politician

Istanbul, May 25 (IANS/AKI) A ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmaker's supporters attacked and threatened a barber in Istanbul after he declined to shake hands with the politician, Turkey's Dogan news agency reported on Monday. The supporters of Huseyin Burge beat up Mustafa Genc and threatened him as a row broke amid mounting tensions in Turkey ahead of the June 7 parliamen...

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Hindustan Motors posts Rs.41.9 crore loss

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Country's oldest but sick car maker Hindustan Motors Ltd on Monday said it closed last fiscal with revenue of Rs.15.10 crore and a loss of Rs.41.90 crore. In a regulatory filing with BSE, the Rs.104.41 crore equity-based company said its accumulated losses at the end of last fiscal stands at Rs.201 crore. The company in 2014 suspended operations in its West ...

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Congress leader slams Modi for 'shame' remark

Panaji, May 25 (IANS) Congress leader Praniti Shinde on Monday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for saying during his recent three-nation tour that Indians earlier used to be ashamed of having been born in India. He should be ashamed to say this. I want to ask him if the same people from this country, who live in filth, made a 'chaiwala' a prime minister, Shinde, a spokesperson fo...

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End of 'Bure Din' in one year: Modi

Mathura, May 25 (IANS) Asserting that his government has delivered the promised achche din (good days) to the people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the promise was not for those who looted the nation. Achche din (good days) came for many, but for many bure din (bad days) have come... I did not guarantee achche din for those who looted the nation for years, Modi said wh...

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Punjab court extends stay on cremating sect leader's body

Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) The controversy over the last rites of sect guru Ashutosh continued with the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday continuing a stay on his cremation till the next date of hearing (August 18) while asking all parties concerned to reach an amicable solution by then. Ashutosh, who headed the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS) sect with its headquarters at Nurma...

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Israeli PM appoints hawkish associate as foreign ministry chief

Jerusalem, May 25 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday the appointment of his right-wing associate Dore Gold as director-general of the foreign ministry. Earlier on Monday, Netanyahu fired Nissim Ben-Shitrit, who was appointed to be the chief of the office by former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman. Netanyahu is set to bring Gold's appointment to...

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