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No excuse for Baltimore violence: Obama

Washington, April 28 (IANS) There was no excuse for the kind of violence that occurred in the last few days in Baltimore, the largest city in the US state of Maryland, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday. They're not protesting, they're not making a statement, they're stealing, Xinhua quoted Obama as saying at a joint press conference with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.<...

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Bangladesh civic polls boycotted by BNP

Dhaka, April 28 (IANS) Three city corporations in Bangladesh on Tuesday went to the polls that were marred by violations and boycotted by former prime minister Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The election day passed off without a major incident although all the three BNP-backed mayoral candidates in Dhaka and the seaport city of Chittagong pulled out of the race allegin...

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Afghanistan will not be a battlefield for proxy war: Ghani

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday called for a united regional and global front to fight the new ecology of terror, very brutal and morphing very rapidly that Afghanistan is experiencing and also outlined his vision of recreating his country as a roundabout to become the hub of South and Central Asian trade and transit. In his keynote address at the Indi...

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Six Pakistanis killed in Saudi building collapse

Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday said six of its nationals have died in a building collapse in Saudi Arabia. Saudi officials said the Pakistani workers were killed when an under-construction building at Al-Qassim University in Buraidah area collapsed. According to a statement from the foreign ministry, Pakistan was in touch with the concerned officials over the ar...

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Nepal toll now 4,680, three-day mourning announced

Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) The toll in the devastating earthquake in Nepal rose to 4,680 on Tuesday evening, as Prime Minister Sushil Koirala warned it could go as high as 10,000. While still battling food and water shortages, the Himalayan nation announced three days of mourning from Wednesday. With many of the thousands injured in critical condition and hundreds still missing, the fata...

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Grief in Kerala as two doctors found dead in Nepal

Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) A day after they were declared safe, two young doctors from Kerala holidaying in Nepal were on Monday said to be dead, leading to grief in the state. Government sources said that the relatives of the two doctors - A.S.Ershad and Deepak Thomas - have identified their bodies, after they were reported missing in massive earthquake on Saturday. Ho...

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IAF evacuates 19 mountaineers in Nepal

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Indian Air Force on Tuesday evacuated 19 mountaineers from Lukla in Nepal as part of its relief and rescue operations in the Himalayan country in wake of the devastating earthquake. External affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted: 19 mountaineers were evacuated today from Lukla by IAF helicopters. Lukla, considered a gateway for the Mou...

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Haryana minister says farmers committing suicide 'criminals'

Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) A minister in Haryana on Tuesday courted controversy after he said that farmers committing suicide were criminals under the law. Agriculture Minister O.P. Dhankar told media here that the state government could not support farmers who were committing suicide. He said that the farmers who were committing suicide were running away from their responsibili...

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SC puts on hold privilege notice to Shobhaa De

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold the privilege notice issued by the Maharashtra assembly to author Shobhaa De for criticising the state government's decision to screen Marathi films at multiplexes during prime time. A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Prafulla C. Pant also issued notice to the chairman, the Maharashtra legislature secretariat, it...

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Smart Cities offer largest potential area for US investment: Envoy

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 100 Smart Cities as an area with seemingly unlimited potential, US envoy to india Richard Verma on Tuesday said the initiative is a largest potential area for US investment and commercial cooperation. Addressing the annual general meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce in India, Verma sought to develop a symbiotic ...

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Need for youth to imbibe Nehru's scientific temper: Modi

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) Society should reflect thought of great leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru on good governance and there was need for youth to imbibe the scientific temper of India's first prime minister. A PMO release said that Modi, who chaired the 41st annual general meeting of NMML, sugges...

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Prosecutor seeks dismissal of Jayalalithaa's plea

Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) Newly-appointed special public prosecutor B.V. Acharya on Tuesday sought dismissal of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's appeal against her conviction and four-year jail sentence by a trial court in a corruption case that dragged for nearly two decades. The trial court was right in judging that Jayalalithaa and three co-convicts did not have any...

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Nepal quake toll rises to 4,680; over 9,000 injured

Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) The toll in the devastating earthquake in Nepal rose to 4,680 on Tuesday evening, while 9,000 were injured across the nation, police said. As many as 1,448 were killed in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, while 1,250 were killed in Sindhupalchowk district. They were followed by Gorkha and Nuwakot with 374 and 560 dead, respectively. Officials s...

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Few steps to my house could have been fatal: Nepal quake victim

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Anand Mandal, who ran a car workshop in Kathmandu, chose to stay hungry for 48 hours after the devastating earthquake on Saturday, despite food in his home, a short distance away, as he feared another tremor while he was indoors. Mandal, who camped in an open field, told IANS that he feared that the few steps to the house which he could see from a distance migh...

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BJP, Congress demand AAP law minister's removal

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The BJP and Congress on Tuesday demanded removal of Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar following revelations in a court that a Bihar university had declared his provisional certificate as not genuine. While 48-year-old Tomar's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) maintained that the minister was given time by the court to respond, he claimed to be having proof of his edu...

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KKR restrict Super Kings to 134 for 6

Chennai, April 28 (IANS) A stupendous bowling performance from defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) restricted batting power-house Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to just 134/6 in an Indian Premier League encounter at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday. It was a collective effort from the KKR bowlers as they maintained a nagging line and length and kept CSK on a tight leas...

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Koirala came to know about quake from Modi's tweets

Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala was in Thailand when the 7.9-magnitude earthquake rocked his country, and came to know about the temblor though the tweets of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. Koirala went to Bangkok from Indonesia after participating in an international conference. He was to return to Kathmandu after a stopover for medical treatment i...

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India, Afghanistan vow to work together to fight terror, boost trade

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India and Afghanistan on Tuesday pledged to work together to fight terrorism and also boost bilateral trade and connectivity as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani here. Ghani, whose country continues to battle the Taliban menace after the drawdown of the US-led international forces, spoke out strongly against ter...

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Chennai Super Kings score 134 for 6

Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings made 134 for 6 against defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League game here on Tuesday. Faf du Plessis was 29 not out while Piyush Chawla and Andre Russel both returned figures of 2 for 26. ...

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Saudi Arabia arrests 93 suspected IS members

Riyadh, April 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has arrested 93 suspects including 65 Saudi nationals, most of them linked to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation, and has foiled several plots to carry out attacks across the country, authorities said on Tuesday. State-run Saudi Press Agency said that it foiled several plots across the country, including a planned attack on the US embassy i...

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