Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Five policemen, including a senior inspector of police, who were nabbed on Friday for alleged involvement with a drug syndicate, were remanded to a week's police custody till June 4 by a Mumbai court here on Saturday. The accused are Anti-Narcotics Cell of Azad Maidan Police Station head, senior police inspector Suhas Gokhale and officials Gautam Gaekwad, Sudhakar S...
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Government urged to hold AIPMT again
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) on Saturday urged the central government to re-conduct the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) which saw large scale irregularities, including leakage of answer keys. The AIPMT examination was held on May 3. We appeal to the Indian government and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to re-conduct the AIPMT exa...
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Rains ease heat wave in Andhra, Telangana
Hyderabad, May 30 (IANS) Rains in parts of Andhra Pradsh and Telangana eased blistering heat wave, which claimed nearly 2,000 lives so far, officials said. The heat wave subsided as showers and thunderstorms brought much-needed relief to people reeling under scorching summer temperatures for last two weeks. However, the day temperatures remained high in parts of the two states. R...
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BJP slams Shivpal for linking natural calamities to Modi
Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) The BJP slammed Uttar Pradesh minister Shivpal Singh Yadav on Saturday for saying that natural calamities were taking place because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP's former state party chief Surya Pratap Shahi told IANS that the comments of Shivpal Singh Yadav, who is the younger brother of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, were not only deplorab...
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Generic centres in 100 Assam hospitals soon: Ananth Kumar
Guwahati, May 30 (IANS) At least 100 hospitals in Assam will soon have 'generic centres' that will help poor people buy medicines costing 25-30 percent less compared to allopathic medicines, union minister Ananth Kumar announced here on Saturday. The chemicals and fertilisers minister said a memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be signed with the Assam government in June in this regard...
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Highlighting the achievements of the NDA government in the past one year, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the BJP-led central government was corruption free.
The first major achievement of this government is to provide one year corruption free government, she said while participating in a 'Talkathon' session.
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Djokovic enters fourth round at Roland Garros
Paris, May 30 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic played sublime tennis here on Saturday to overcome the challenge of rising Australian teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis at the French Open. Djokovic eased past his 19-year-old rival 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the men's singles fourth round at Stade Roland Garros. The 28-year-old Djokovic is in search of his maiden Roland Garros title which can...
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Bengal to develop 32 organic villages
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) To boost organic farming in West Bengal, the state government will soon start work on developing 32 organic villages, Agriculture Minister Purnendu Bose said here on Saturday. This year we are targeting 32 organic villages in various districts such as Nadia, South and North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and others. We will develop certain villages as organic village...
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'Prince Ali has done Jordan proud'
Zurich, May 30 (IANS) Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) President Prince Feisal Al Hussein spoke highly of his brother Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein following his FIFA presidential election defeat.
Prince Ali missed out on Friday's vote to Sepp Blatter who will serve a fifth term in office. Prince Ali's campaign drew praise from his elder brother, said a JOC press release, reports Xinhua.
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2026 World Cup to be held outside Asia: Blatter
Zurich, May 30 (IANS) Newly re-elected FIFA President Sepp Blatter said here on Saturday that the 2026 World Cup will not be held in Asia. The executive committee decided at the meeting that any association from around the world can bid for the 2026 World Cup, apart from countries (and regions) in Asia, said Blatter at his first press conference after his re-election, held at the FIFA he...
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'Tobacco in hukkah causes cancers'
New Delh, May 30 (IANS) Seventeen-year-old Harsh Mahajan could not understand the pain in his chest while breathing or why the colour of his sputum was changing. The class eight dropout, who got addicted to the hukkah (Indian water pipe) smoking at an early age, kept ignoring his health complications till the day his parents saw him coughing blood. After several tests were conducted at a...
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Suicide attack foiled in Lahore, cricket series to continue
Lahore, May 30 (IANS) A blast that took place near Gaddafi Stadium here during a One-Day International (ODI) between Pakistan and Zimbabwe was confirmed as a suicide attack by Pakistani authorities, who said a sub-inspector and a civilian lost their lives. However, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official confirmed that the third and final ODI of the ongoing series will be played on Sunda...
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EIH net up 31.5 percent in Q4
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) EIH Ltd, which operates the Oberoi chain of hotels across the country and overseas, reported net profit of Rs.47.91 crore for fourth quarter of 2014-15, registering 31.5 percent growth from Rs.36.44 crore in like period of 2013-14. In a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Saturday, the city-based listed firm said total income for Q4 grew 9.2 per...
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Gutierrez slams Newcastle United owner after release
Newcastle, May 30 (IANS) Outgoing Newcastle United footballer Jonas Gutierrez has slammed the club owner Mike Ashley on Twitter after he was released by the English Premier League club. The 31-year-old Gutierrez, had undergone treatment for testicular cancer earlier in the season and then returned in March to play again. Newcastle ended a seven-year association with the Argentine...
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Modi doesn't believe in quick-fix solutions: Goyal
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi doesn't believe in quick-fix populist measures and was laying the foundation for a strong India. He (Modi) does not believe in quick-fix, populist measures. He is laying the foundation on which skyscrapers will be built for generations to come. A lot of work ...
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Himachal HC restrains plying of JNNURM buses at low fares
Shimla, May 30 (IANS) In a major relief to private bus operators, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has restrained the state-run public transport from plying buses procured under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) scheme at concessional fares. Disposing off a bunch of petitions filed by these bus operators, a division bench of Justices Rajiv Sharma and Tarlok Sing...
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WhatsApp group administrator attacked for dropping members
Thane (Maharashtra), May 30 (IANS) Two people who were dropped from a WhatsApp group hired goons and attacked the group's administrator with knives here, police said on Saturday.
According to investigators, cloth merchant Bunty Kursija was running a group called Jai Ho on WhatsApp in which two other people - Anil Mukhi and Naresh Rohera - reportedly posted vulgar and obscene messages.
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Ballabhgarh riot victims blame local SHO: NCM report
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Riot-hit Muslim villagers in Ballabhgarh's Atali Village in Haryana have demanded strong action against Station House Officer (SHO) Babu Lal for abetting the miscreants belonging to the majority community who attacked them on May 25, saying that he had even sent away some of the additional personnel deployed at the village. A fact-finding team of the National...
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A painting in blood to support Kerala port
Thiruvananthapuram, May 30 (IANS) To express support for the proposed construction of Vizhinjam port near here, a colourful painting was made on Saturday using blood donated by 14 individuals from as many districts. The unusual way to express support came ahead of the June 3 all-party meet which will discuss the proposed tender that Adani Ports has won for constructing the Vizhinjam port...
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Emraan Hashmi's pre-kissing ritual
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Emraan Hashmi earned the title of Bollywood's 'serial kisser', but the actor says he sticks to a pre-kissing ritual to get a scene right -- he avoids berries! In an episode of Farah Ki Daawat, hosted by choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan, the Jannat actor shared that before a kissing scene in his movies, he avoids eating any kind of berries because he is allergic to...