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Russia to showcase 4.7 kg gold nugget

Moscow, May 25 (IANS) A 4.788 kg gold nugget named Irendyk Bear will be exhibited under 24-hour police guard in the National Museum of Bashkortostan, a Russian territory in the Urals region, as leaders from a host of countries gather for two international summits at Ufa, the capital. It will be on display for two days, on July 9 and 10, when Ufa brings together delegates to the intergove...

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Dreaded criminal, 4 accomplices held in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, May 25 (IANS) A dreaded criminal, involved in over 20 cases of murder, attempt to murder and robbery, has been arrested along with four of his accomplices, police said on Monday. A snatched car and seven pistols were seized from the arrested criminals, identified as 40-year-old Surender alias Sunda, involved in the murder of three people here and carrying a bounty of Rs.2 lakh, ...

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Coal block case: One accused allowed to go abroad

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) An accused in the coal block allocation case allegedly involving Jindal Steel was on Monday allowed by a court here to travel abroad. Special Judge Bharat Parashar allowed Jindal Realty director Rajeev Jain to travel to the US from May 25 to June 5. The court observed that he had planned a family trip in March itself and counsel for the accused has said h...

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Two dead, over 100 injured as train derails in UP

Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) Two people were killed and over 100 others injured when eight coaches of the Ranchi-Jammu Tawi Muri Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Kaushambi district on Monday, officials said. Over a dozen trains were diverted, cancelled or terminated midway following the derailment. The accident occurred between Sirathu and Athsarai railway stations in the Allahabad-Kanpur s...

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Modi has done wonders, says Badal

Muktsar (Punjab), May 25 (IANS) Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his performance during the first year of the NDA government, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday said Modi has done wonders in a short span, which the Congress could never do even in two decades. Under the visionary and dynamic leadership of Modi, the prestige and honour of the country has enhanced a...

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'Peterson Hill' set relocated

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The set of comedy TV series Peterson Hill has reportedly been shifted from Film City, Goregaon to Panvel here. According to a source, the new set has been made with the same concept of the platform of Peterson Hill -- a hill station in Shimla -- and it will showcase train and tracks. Confirming the same, the source said in a statement: Yes, the set has been ...

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Barcelona players dominate La Liga team of the season

Madrid, May 25 (IANS) Four Barcelona players topped the list of the best 11 La Liga footballers in the 2014-15 season, as chosen by the editors of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) website. The Catalan team, which won the title, decorated the all-star squad with Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, defenders Dani Alves and Gerard Pique, and Argentine striker Lionel Messi, r...

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UEFA president endorses Jordanian prince for FIFA presidency

Paris, May 25 (IANS) Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) president Michel Platini showed his support on Monday for Jordanian Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein to win the May 29 FIFA presidential elections during which the prince will face incumbent FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Platini said he was convinced that Prince Ali would make a great FIFA president, noting that he is not eligib...

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Salman attends Arpita's wedding reception, gets taste of Himachali culture

Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), May 25 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Monday had a taste of Himachali culture when he savoured local delicacies during his foster sister's reception ceremony in this town. The reel-life hero also left the crowd swaying after he danced to the tunes of Himachali songs. Clad in full-sleeve round neck T-shirt and blue jeans, Salman wore sunglasses as he w...

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Bayliss set to be new England coach, say reports

London, May 25 (IANS) Australian Trevor Bayliss has edged past compatriot Jason Gillespie to be offered the position of England cricket team's head coach ahead of the Ashes, say reports. Bayliss spent the weekend negotiating with England Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss after initially appearing to be reluctant in taking up the job. But after receiving a concrete offer with a bulky pay...

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Eight killed as soldier opens fire in Tunisia barracks

Tunis, May 25 (IANS) A mentally disturbed soldier on Monday opened fire in a military barracks in Tunisia, killing at least seven of his colleagues and wounding 10 others, TAP news agency reported. Seven soldiers were killed and 10 others were injured, including one in a critical condition, said Belhassan Oueslati, spokesperson of the defence ministry, adding that the perpetrator, who ha...

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UAE launches strategic framework for space agency

Abu Dhabi, May 25 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday launched a strategic framework for its newly-established space agency that aims to launch satellite missions and the first Arab unmanned probe to Mars by 2021. Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, witnessed the launch of the Strategic Plan for the UAE S...

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India Inc hopes government furthers reforms

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Unanimous in their praise of the government for turning around business confidence, India Inc, on the completion of NDA's first year in office on Monday, hoped for further reform initiatives. The main achievement of the government in the past year is the creation of a positive business sentiment, restoration of investor confidence by framing policies that rest on...

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Athletic Club Bilbao renews deals of Etxeita, Herrerin

Bilbao (Spain), May 25 (IANS) Spanish football club Athletic Club Bilbao on Monday announced that it had extended the contracts of central defender Xabi Etxeita and goalkeeper Iago Herrerin. Herrerin, who has been first choice for the club in its successful campaign to qualify for next Saturday's Copa del Rey final, has extended his contract until June 30, 2017, while Etxeita, who has be...

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Maharashtra's Chandrapur roasts at 47 degrees Celsius

Nagpur, May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra's Vidarbha and Marathwada regions continued to reel under heatwave conditions with 40 degrees plus temperatures on Monday, a Met department official said. Mercury soared to 47 degrees Celsius in Chandrapur, the official said. Nagpur and Wardha recorded 45 degrees Celsius while Nanded recorded 44 degrees Celsius. Jalgaon, Nashik, Parbhani, Akola a...

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2G case: Final arguments on daily basis from July 14

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The court here hearing the 2G spectrum allocation case against former communications minister A. Raja and others on Monday said that final arguments will be conducted on daily basis from July 14. Special Judge O.P. Saini deferred the matter for July 14 after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and accused sought an adjournment on the plea that the case is v...

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Berdych cruises into French Open second round

Paris, May 25 (IANS) Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych advanced to the second round of French Open, the second Grand Slam of the season, here on Monday. Berdych started the first round with a 6-0, 7-5, 6-3 win against Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka on the clay courts of the Stade Roland Garros, reports Efe. The World No.4 will face the winner of the clash between compatrio...

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Scattered showers in Delhi, NCR

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Amid extremely hot weather conditions in and around the national capital, it drizzled for a while on Monday afternoon but this failed to provide any respite from the sweltering heat which has thrown life out of gear here for the last few days. The Met office forecast isolated rains in Delhi and surrounding areas. Isolated rains are expected at few places ...

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Malaysia Airlines to lay off one-third of 20,000 staff

Bangkok, May 25 (IANS/EFE) Malaysia Airlines is expected to lay off roughly one-third of its 20,000 staff on Wednesday, under its restructuring plans to make the company more profitable, media reported on Monday. The entire 20,000-employee workforce will actually be terminated, and then two-thirds of them will be given new contracts. Executive chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers M...

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Rohit's love affair with Eden

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) As Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma held the Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy aloft on a Sunday night sky filled with fireworks, one could very well fathom from the roar of the crowd the undeniable love that one of the world's most iconic venues has for this man. Eden Gardens has never allowed Rohit Sharma to return empty handed. It's like a date where a lover...

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