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Sabarinathan sworn-in as Kerala legislator

Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 (IANS) Congress leader K.A. Sabarinathan was sworn-in as a legislator of the Kerala legislative assembly on Wednesday. In the results for the Aruvikara by-election announced Tuesday, Sabarinathan, 31, secured 56,448 votes to defeat former speaker and minister M. Vijayakumar, 67, of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), who secured 46,320 votes. O. Raja...

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SC turns down gas tariff regulation plea

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Companies supplying gas are now free to set their own tariffs with the Supreme Court on Wednesday turning down a plea by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) to regulate the prices of inter-city supplies. An apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra on Wednesday dismissed a PNGRB plea seeking control over the supply of gas by the different ...

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No compromise in rape case over wedlock: SC

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that there can be no compromise in a rape case in the name of promising wedlock. An apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that any compromise promising wedlock between a rape accused and the victim compromises the dignity of the woman. The court said that such a compromise lacks sensitivity on the part of...

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Military hotline between India, China to be set up soon

Beijing, July 1 (IANS) A military hotline been the armed forces headquarters of India and China is expected to become operational soon, according to defence ministry officials here. Yang Yujun, spokesman for the ministry of defence, told visiting Indian journalists on Tuesday that direct telephonic links between the general headquarters of the two countries is expected to be set up in th...

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Rishi Kapoor fails to recognise his 'Damini'

Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is in the midst of shooting Kapoor and Sons, says he did not recognise his Damini co-star Meenakshi Seshadri on meeting her after many years. The 62-year-old actor took to micro-blogging website Twitter on Wednesday morning to share a photograph of the former actress and asked his fans to guess who the actress was. Any guesse...

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Timely rains herald sowing operations in Karnataka

Bengaluru, July 1 (IANS) With the onset of southwest monsoon in Karnataka on time, resulting in widespread rains across the state, sowing operations are in full swing for what could be a bumper kharif crop this year. Though the monsoon was a week behind schedule, favourable conditions, including windstorms and strong surface winds have led to excess rainfall in coastal and southern areas...

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No new MERS cases in South Korea

Seoul, July 1 (IANS) No new cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were reported in South Korea on Wednesday for the fourth consecutive day. The number of infected people remains at 182, the health ministry said. So far, 33 people have died, Xinhua news agency reported. Two patients were discharged from hospitals as they completely recovered after being infected. Th...

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Modi's greetings to Chinese counterpart goes viral

Beijing, July 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's greetings to Prime Minister Li Keqiang on the 94th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party's establishment has gone viral in China. Modi, who has around 100,000 followers on Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter, send the Happy Birthday greeting on Wednesday morning, and according to Wang Hao, deputy editor-in-chief of the China Dai...

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Myanmar puts 10,000-kyat bank notes into circulation

Yangon, July 1 (IANS) The Central Bank of Myanmar on Wednesday put a new type of 10,000-kyat currency notes into circulation in the country. The new bank notes will not affect the legal tender status of the currently-circulating older 10,000-kyat currency notes, the bank said. The central bank decided to upgrade the notes to further enhance the note quality and prevent forgery, X...

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'China's military does not believe in pre-emptive strikes'

Beijing, July 1 (IANS) China's military strategy is based on a peaceful approach and it believes in solving its disputes with other countries through dialogue and discussion, the country has claimed. It also said it does not believe in pre-emptive strikes. Yang Yujun, the spokesman for the ministry of defence, has said that its strategy was based on active defence and that it does not be...

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Prison break in Yemen as ground clashes intensified

Sanaa, July 1 (IANS) Over 1,000 prisoners, including Al Qaeda suspects, escaped during a jail break in Yemen as ground battles between Shia Houthis and pro-government fighters intensified. The battles erupted on Tuesday after pro-government fighters advanced to areas controlled by Houthi militia around the central prison in Taiz province, which hosts up to 1,200 prisoners, including do...

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14 killed in West Bengal landslides

Siliguri (West Bengal), July 1 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed in landslides in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills, an official said on Wednesday. Several landlsides were triggered in the area by incessant, heavy rainfall since late Tuesday. Darjeeling District Magistrate Anurag Srivastava said eight bodies have been recovered from Mirik area, and five other corpses were found ...

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Rainy Wednesday likely in Karnataka

Bengaluru, July 1 (IANS) Rain and thundershowers would occur at most places in Karnataka on Wednesday, the Met office said here. Bengaluru will experience a generally cloudy sky with light rain at some places, an official said. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 31 degrees, the weather office said. No rainfall was recorded in Bengaluru on Tuesday. While th...

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India Inc pats Modi for restoring government credibility

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) India Inc has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for restoring the government's credibility by taking steps towards transparency in its functioning. The NDA government has shaped a new economic direction for the country's growth and development over the past year, the prime minister's office said in a statement after a 15-member CII delegation called on Modi on ...

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Excess vitamin A disrupts immune system

London, July 1 (IANS) Too much Vitamin A shuts down the body's trained immunity, opening door to infections to which we would otherwise be immune, says a new study. According to the study, excess Vitamin A makes the body 'forget' past infections. The findings suggest that although Vitamin A supplementation can have profound health benefits when someone is deficient, supplementati...

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Indian Ocean cannot be backyard of India: China

Beijing, July 1 (IANS) The Indian Ocean cannot be a backyard of India which navies of other countries could not visit, according the Chinese ministry of defence here. China, which has been expanding its naval operations into the blue waters of the world, says that it's important that oceans are accepted as part of the legitimate area of operation. Senior Captain Zhao Yi told visi...

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Lalit Modi now drags Varun into row

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Former IPL chief Lalit Modi has said BJP MP Varun Gandhi met him in London a few years ago and offered to settle everything with Congress president Sonia Gandhi. @varungandhi80 came to see me at my house a few years ago and said he can settle everything in @INCIndia with his aunt, Modi tweeted late Tuesday. He wanted me to meet her sister from Italy. I he...

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Methane on Pluto confirmed: NASA

Washington, July 1 (IANS) NASA's New Horizon probe -- set for a Pluto flyby on July 14 -- has confirmed that there is frozen methane on Pluto's surface. The Earth-based astronomers first observed Methane on Pluto in 1976. We already knew there was methane on Pluto but these are our first detections, said Will Grundy, team leader with the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona.<...

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Chinese submarine visit to Karachi port no threat to India: Beijing

Beijing, July 1 (IANS) A Chinese submarine's visit to Pakistan was in no way a threat to India, according to a military spokesman of the defence ministry here. Asked by visiting journalists to the Chinese ministry of national defence whether such a visit could be seen as a threat to India, as some commentators have said, Major Jiang Bin, staff officer on Asian Affairs at the ministry, sa...

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US, Cuba to announce reopening of embassies

Washington, July 1 (IANS) The US and Cuba are on Wednesday scheduled to announce the reopening of embassies in Washington and Havana for the first time in over 50 years. We will formally announce tomorrow (Wednesday) that the US and Cuba have reached an agreement to re-establish formal diplomatic relations and open embassies in each other's capitals, a US official said. In Havana...

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