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Rajya Sabha passes Bangladesh land boundary accord bill

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the bill to operationalise the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh, and the entailing exchange of enclaves between the two countries. The Constitution (One Hundred and Nineteenth Amendment) Bill, 2013, was unanimously passed by the upper house, with 180 votes in favour and none against it. Moving the bill for passag...

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Bruce's transition a 'hard adjustment', says Kim

Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West says her stepfather Bruce Jenner's transition has been a hard adjustment but she and her family support him no matter what. The 34-year-old star said she and her siblings support the former Olympian no matter what and she hopes an upcoming Keeping Up With the Kardashians special will be really informative for other families de...

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Karnataka to hold two-phase panchayat polls

Bengaluru, May 6 (IANS) Election to 5,844 rural local bodies (gram panchayats) will be held in two phases on May 29 and June 1 in Karnataka, an official said on Wednesday. As new rural local bodies have to be constituted following the expiry of their previous five-year tenure, polling will be held on May 29 and June 1 in 15 districts, state election commission chief P.N. Srinivasachari t...

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Stanadyne Amalgamations to invest Rs.100 crore

Chennai, May 6 (IANS) Diesel and gasoline fuel systems maker Stanadyne Amalgamations Pvt. Ltd. will invest Rs.100 crore at its plant near here and also introduce a new product for engines below 50 HP, a company official said on Wednesday. The company is a joint venture between US-based Stanadyne and Chennai-based Amalgamations group. We will be investing Rs.100 crore over the nex...

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Government constitutes task force for yoga promotion

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said it has constituted an expert panel for the promotion, development and regulation of yoga and naturopathy. Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani told the Lok Sabha that the ministry of AYUSH has informed that a task force has been constituted by it with a mandate to deliberate and recommend the preferred option for promot...

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Golfer Bhullar upbeat about his short game

Domaine de Bel Ombre (Mauritius), May 6 (IANS) Having fully recovered from the left wrist injury that troubled him throughout last year, Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar is hopeful of pulling his career back on track when the $1.1 million Mauritius Open gets underway here on Thursday. After tearing a ligament in his left wrist in September 2014, the five-time winner on the Asian Tour stu...

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Tagore's love for science to be showcased

Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) An exhibition highlighting Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's scientific bent of mind will travel through east and northeast India beginning May 9, organisers said on Wednesday. The Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM), under the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), which functions under the union culture ministry, will inaugurate a travelling e...

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Sri Lanka name women's squad for Windies series

Colombo, May 6 (IANS) Sri Lanka have named a 14-member women's squad to play the West Indies in four One-Day Internationals (ODI) and three T20 Internationals, starting next week. Opening batswoman Chamari Atapattu has again been chosen to lead the side while all-rounder Eshani Lokusuriyage will be her deputy, reports CMC. The West Indies arrived here and are participating in a t...

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Fukushima n-plant operator faces 10,000 lawsuits

Tokyo, May 6 (IANS) Nearly 10,000 people have filed lawsuits against the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, following the 2011 accident at the plant, according to data released by a group of Japanese lawyers. Currently 9,992 people, among them home-owners unable to return to houses near the plant because of high radiation levels, have filed 25 joint lawsuits against Tokyo Electric ...

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Toonz entering feature films segment

Thiruvananthapuram, May 6 (IANS) Market leader in animation, Toonz, that set up shop 16 years back in the Technopark campus here, is entering the commercial films arena with New Zealand as its base. P. Jayakumar, CEO of Toonz Group, shared that three films are in the pre-production stage and they would all be Hollywood films. We decided to choose New Zealand as our operational ba...

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Delhi Police reunite seven children with families

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Seven more children living in shelter homes in the national capital have been reunited with their families across India, Delhi Police said on Wednesday. Seven children aged between five and 17 years were united recently with their respective families, Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Yadav said. Counting the latest seven children, Delhi Police has til...

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CPI-M hails 'outstanding' victory in Tripura

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday hailed the Left Front's sweeping victory in elections to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), calling it an outstanding win. In a landslide victory, the Left Front has bagged all the 28 seats of the TTAADC defeating all its opponents resoundingly, the Communist Party of India-Marxist said. Except for five...

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Key differences in two bills on Goods, Services Tax

The original bill to amend the Constitution for introducing a pan-India Goods and Services Tax regime was moved by the United Progressive Alliance government in 2011. This bill lapsed. Here're the key differences between the lapsed bill and the one that was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday: - The original bill of 2011 was silent on the issue of compensating the states for the loss of...

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Doping result overturned, Chinese athlete gets back gold medal

Beijing, May 6 (IANS) The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) on Wednesday announced that they will return the Asian Games gold medal to Chinese hammer thrower Zhang Wenxiu after her positive doping result was cancelled. The OCA disqualified Zhang and took back her gold medal after her sample showed the presence of banned substance Zeranol, two days after her victory on September 28, last year...

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Phillips Carbon Black records profit in 2014-15 after past losses

Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) India's largest carbon black manufacturer, Phillips Carbon Black Ltd., on Wednesday said its consolidated net profit during April 2014 to March 2015 rose by over 112 percent at Rs.10.67 crore against a loss of Rs.86.56 crore during 2013-14. Its consolidated net revenues, during the time period under review rose by 8.46 percent at Rs.2,470.19 crore against Rs.2,277.4...

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23 organs harvested in a day at Chennai hospital

Chennai, May 6 (IANS) In a rare operation, the Chennai-based Apollo Hospitals has harvested 23 different organs from five brain-dead donors to give a new lease of life to needy patients, an official said on Wednesday. The well-meaning families have helped give people in end-stage organ failure a second chance to live, and in the act will inspire more people to donate organs, Prathap Redd...

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Leopard cub killed on Gurgaon-Faridabad road

Gurgaon, May 6 (IANS) A male leopard cub was mowed down by an unknown speeding vehicle on the Gurgaon-Faridabad road here on Wednesday, a wildlife official said. The ten-month-old cub was hit by the vehicle near Mangar village on the Gurgaon-Faridabad highway. The post-mortem examination of the cub was conducted at a hospital in Faridabad. The cause of death was a head injury, Gu...

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RS passes Bangladesh land boundary bill

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill to operationalise the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh, and the exchange of certain enclaves of land between the two countries. The Constitution (One Hundred and Nineteenth Amendment) Bill, 2013 was unanimously passed by the upper house, with 180 votes in favour and zero against it. The bill to operationali...

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Roads not for people to sleep on, says Abhijeet

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Amid commiserating tweets from fans and Bollywood celebrities following Salman Khan getting five-year jail term for the 2002 hit-and-run case, singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya says roads are meant for cars and dogs and not for people to sleep on. The singer took to micro-blogging website Twitter to share a series of tweets after Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande o...

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Salman gets two days interim bail

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted interim bail for two days to Bollywood star Salman Khan, hours after a lower court here sentenced him to five years in jail for a hit and run accident that killed one man in 2002. ...

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