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ITC to foray into dairy, beverages

Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Announcing its plans to foray into dairy and beverages segments, Kolkata-based conglomerate ITC Wednesday said it will continue its diversification drive to become India's largest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company by 2030. Anything that can be categorised as FMCG, ITC wants to get into that segment, chairman Y.C. Deveshwar told media persons here announcin...

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President congratulates Indian medal winners at CWG

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday congratulated wrestler Sushil Kumar and other sports persons for winning medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. An official release said Wednesday that the president sent individual congratulatory messages to Sushil Kumar, Amit Kumar, Vinesh Phogat, Harpreet Singh, Sanjeev Rajput, Rajeev Tomar, Manavjit Sandhu, Gagan Na...

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Kate Moss boards flight 'drunk'

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Model Kate Moss reportedly boarded a flight from Turkey to London drunk. She was also not carrying her boarding pass. Moss, 40, turned up at Bodrum Airport intoxicated and held up a queue of passengers waiting to board the flight to London after appearing to forget her boarding pass, reports dailymail.co.uk. The general consensus was that she didn't ha...

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Rahul condoles deaths in Maharashtra landslide

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday condoled the deaths in a landslide in a village near Pune in Maharashtra. My condolences to those who have lost loved ones in the landslide in Ambegaon near Pune. I pray that the ongoing rescue efforts rapidly reach those still trapped under the debris. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Ambegaon, Gandhi...

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CAT stays AIIMS forensic medicine department head's appointment

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The CAT Wednesday extended its stay on the appointment of the new head for the AIIMS forensic medicine department in the wake of the controversy over Sunanda Pushkar's autopsy report. Pushkar, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, was found dead in her room at a five-star hotel in Delhi Jan 17. A bench of members Ashok Kumar and Raj Vir Sharma stayed the a...

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SC tells Supertech builders to refund principal amount

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday directed Supertech Ltd. Builders to refund, by Aug 30, the principal amount to 53 allottees of its residential blocks in Noida that were ordered to be demolished by the Allahabad High Court for not complying with building laws. A bench of Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman said the intere...

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Indian shuttlers advance to last 16

Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Indian shuttlers made merry at the Commonwealth Games Wednesday as all of them won their respective matches in straight games to enter the last 16 at the Emirates Arena here. P.V. Sindhu and P.C. Thulasi in women's singles and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt, Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap in men's singles notched up wins in the Round of 32 while men's doubles pair of ...

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36 kg heroin seized in Delhi, six held

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Six people, including two Afghan nationals, were arrested in the capital and 36 kg of heroin valued at Rs.125 crore in the international market seized from them, police said Wednesday. Mohammad Zamir, 46, Baba Fakruddin Sheikh, 40, Mohammad Saleem Khan, 52, Afghan national Mohammad, 48, Chandbasa, 36, and a 33-year-old Afghan woman, Sakiba, were arrested July 26...

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Kerry arrives for Indo-US strategic dialogue

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived here Wednesday on a three-day official trip for the annual Indo-US Strategic dialogue and is also expected to lay the groundwork for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much-awaited September visit to the US. During his visit, Kerry and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will jointly chair the fifth annual India-US...

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TRAI publishes information paper on impact of EMF radiation

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Wednesday published an information paper on growing public concern about possible health hazards from Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) exposures from mobile phones or their base stations. The sector regulator said in the study: More studies have to be undertaken, especially so India-specific studies. And until those studies ...

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MPs complain about 'stale food' in parliament

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Members of the Rajya Sabha Wednesday complained that stale food was being served to them in the parliament canteen, and said a few members fell ill because of it. Raising the issue in the house, Janata Dal-United leader K.C. Tyagi said two members - Samajwadi Party's Ramgopal Yadav and Jaya Bachchan - fell ill after consuming food in the parliament canteen, and ...

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Sushma chairs meet to expedite Indians' return from Libya

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Wednesday chaired a meeting after India's mission in Tripoli asked Indians to leave Libya. Sushma Swaraj has deployed six officials to Libya to set in motion the process of bringing Indian nationals back, MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told the media here. A senior official of the rank of joint secretary has been...

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England set 445-run target for India

Southampton, July 30 (IANS) England declared their second innings at 205 for four at tea and set a target of 445 runs for India on the fourth day of the third cricket Test at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday. Alastair Cook was the top scorer with an unbeaten 70 while Joe Root made a quickfire 56 in 41 balls. Earlier, India were all out for 330 in their first innings in reply to Engla...

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Lok Sabha passes Delhi budget

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Wednesday passed the budget for the national capital by a voice vote. The task, normally carried out in the Delhi assembly, had to be taken up by parliament as the state is under president's rule. The Lok Sabha is taking up the budget as it is a constitutional necessity, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Lok Sabha. On July 1...

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India-US joint executive MBA from 2015

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) A joint executive MBA programme announced by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and the Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) will be offered in 2015, the parliament was informed Wednesday. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay and the Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) have launched a Joint Executive Master of Business Administra...

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16 UPA ministers served eviction notice for 'unauthorised' stay

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Sixteen former ministers of the UPA government were in unauthorised possession of government bungalows for over a month and have been served eviction notices, parliament was told Wednesday. Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu told the Lok Sabha in a written reply that the former ministers owe a total damage charges of nearly Rs.21 lakh for a month of un...

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OPEC daily basket price closes tad higher

Vienna, July 30 (IANS) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $105.44 a barrel Tuesday, against $105.22 last Thursday, according to the OPEC Secretariat. The new OPEC reference basket comprises Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Li...

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Israel's killing sleeping children in Gaza universal shame: UN body

Jerusalem, July 30 (IANS/WAM) The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Wednesday condemned Israel's killing and injuring refugees, including children in their sleep and women in a UN designated shelter in Gaza, as a serious violation of international law by Israeli forces and as a source of universal shame. Last night, children were killed (by Israel...

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Rajnath to visit Pune landslide site Wednesday

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh will leave for Pune in Maharashtra Wednesday to visit the landslide-affected village where at least 25 people were killed and over 160 trapped, his office said. Home Minister Rajnath Singh is leaving for Pune this evening (Wednesday). He will visit the landslide affected village of Malin in Maharashtra, his office said in a tweet. ...

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Telephone subscribers grew 1.95 percent in Q1 of 2014: TRAI

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 915.19 million at the end of December 2013 to 933.01 million at the end of March 2014, registering a growth of 1.95 percent over the previous quarter, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said here Wednesday. This reflects year-on-year (YOY) growth of 3.90 percent over the same quarter of last yea...

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