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Meeting between Italian coalition partners 'constructive'

Rome, May 22 (IANS/AKI) A meeting here between the far-right League party leader Matteo Salvini and populist Five-Star Movement head Luigi Di Maio was calm and constructive, the League said in a statement. Salvini and Di Maio's 90-minute meeting took place in a canteen in central Rome and lasted about an hour and a half. Things are moving forward and discussions are centred on th...

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Passenger 'charter' promises relief from cancellation levy, compensation for delays

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Domestic air passengers will soon be able to avail refunds, along with additional compensation for delays, lost baggage and some relief from cancellations charges, as the government on Tuesday put in the public domain a new 'passenger charter' for eliciting comments, suggestions before notifying them. Accordingly, the new air passenger charter seeks to amend curr...

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IPL: Chennai in final; beat Hyderabad by two wickets in Qualifier 1

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) An under-pressure innings from Faf du Plesis (67 not out) helped Chennai Super Kings edged past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Tuesday. Needing 140 runs to win, Chennai chased down the target with five balls to spare. Du Plesis kept on playing sensibly throughout w...

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Facebook CEO apologises to EU Parliament over data breach

Brussels, May 22 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday apologised again for the massive Cambridge Analytica data breach, this time in front of the European Parliament (EU) leaders. Zuckerberg stressed that the social networking giant is trying to plug loopholes across its services, including curbing fake news and political interference on its platform in the wake of upcoming ele...

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Thomas and Uber Cup: India hammered 0-5 by China in men's competition

Bangkok, May 22 (IANS) India crashed out of the the men's competition at the Thomas and Uber Cup badminton tournament following a humiliating 0-5 defeat against China here on Tuesday. After whitewashing Australia 5-0 on Monday, the Indian shuttlers failed to keep the momentum going as they were brutally hammered by the Chinese shuttlers. In the first game which lasted for 27 minu...

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Hardik calls Patidar Nyay Panchayat, invites BJP and Congress legislators

Ahmedabad, May 22 (IANS) In a bid to revive the Patel quota stir, its leader Hardik Patel has invited legislators from the community in the ruling BJP and opposition Congress to attend a Patidar mahapanchayat to decide the future course of action. In letters addressed to state BJP president Jitu Vaghani and Leader of Opposition in Assembly Paresh Dhanani, both Patels themselves, he said:...

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BJD-Congress may join hands to keep BJP out of power: Oram

Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Tuesday said the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Congress may enter into a tactful understanding to keep the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) out of power in Odisha in 2019 elections. He, however, said it will have no impact on BJP's poll prospects. Both BJD and Congress could enter into a tactful understanding to ke...

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Akal Takht sets up Sikh Censor Board to review films on community

Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) After a few Bollywood films ran into trouble with a section of the Sikhs over the depiction of the community, the Akal Takht on Tuesday announced the setting up of a 'Sikh Censor Board'. The board will have 21 members, including Sikh clergy and experts. Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar (chief) of the Akal Takht -- the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs -- told ...

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Murder case accused kills jail inmate for refusing to obey order

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A murder case accused killed a fellow undertrial early on Tuesday in Rohini jail here after the latter refused to obey his order, police said. Deceased Pawan was a resident of Kailash Vihar in west Delhi and was lodged in jail in a theft case. The Baba Sahab Ambedkar Hospital had informed police around 4 a.m that Pawan was brought dead to hospital from th...

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Palestine urges ICC to open probe into 'Israel crimes'

The Hague, May 22 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) on Tuesday petitioned the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation into Israel's settlement policy on the West Bank and the recent actions of the Israeli armed forces against protesters in the Gaza Strip that killed over 60 people. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki met ICC chief prosecutor Fat...

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Son held for killing parents for marrying 'Facebook' girlfriend

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A married man -- the only son of his parents -- killed both with the help of his two accomplices in south Delhi to get hold of their property and to marry his Facebook girlfriend, following which he and one co-accused were arrested, police said on Tuesday. Abdul Rehman, a Jamia Nagar resident and main accused, along with Nadeem Khan, 32, of west Delhi's Nangloi w...

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Hindu College hasn't applied for autonomy, says Principal

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Facing with protests from students and teachers, Delhi University's Hindu College on Tuesday clarified that it has not applied for autonomy. No, we have not applied (for autonomy), college Principal Anju Srivastava told IANS in an sms. A group of Leftist students earlier in the morning had picketed the college, alleging it had reached out to the Universit...

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Bosch net down 5.1% in 2017-18

Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) German auto component major Bosch Ltd on Tuesday reported Rs 1,371 crore consolidated net profit for fiscal 2017-18, a 5.1 per cent decline from Rs 1,444 crore in the previous fiscal from continuing operations. In a regulatory filing on the BSE, the city-based Indian subsidiary of Bosch GmbH said consolidated revenue from operations, however, grew 12 per cent ann...

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RTI on Modi's BA degree: Activists 'want to prevent wrong interpretation of Act'

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Three activists on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that they want to prevent a wrong interpretation of Right to Information (RTI) Act while opposing Delhi University's action of rejection of an RTI application seeking inspection of records of students who had passed the BA degree exam in 1978, the year when, as per the university, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also c...

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Congress leader seeks structural audit of Goa bridges

Panaji, May 22 (IANS) In the wake of collapse of an under-construction flyover in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi district that claimed 15 lives, the Congress on Tuesday demanded a thorough structural audit of two under-construction bridges across major rivers in Goa. In a letter to Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari, former state Congress president Shantaram...

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Clarification issued on 'recorded music ban' in Delhi restobars

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi Excise Department on Tuesday clarified on the 'ban' on playing of recorded music in restobars in the city following an order from Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. There has been mis-interpretation in various newspapers of the circular dated May 16... the circular of the Excise Department is to be understood only in the limited context of Para 53 (4...

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Punjab, Haryana wheat procurement over 214 lakh tonnes

Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) With a bumper crop, food grain states Punjab and Haryana have procured over 214 lakh tonnes of wheat in this season, food and supplies officials said here on Tuesday. In Punjab, over 126.75 lakh tonnes of wheat has been procured so far. Over 99 per cent of the wheat has been procured by government agencies in the state. The Punjab government has disburse...

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TN sets up judicial inquiry into Toothukudi firing

Chennai, May 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the police firing in the state's Toothukudi on Tuesday which left nine people, including a girl, dead. The inquiry will be conducted by a retired judge. The firing came as ongoing anti-Sterlite protests turned violent with thousands of people from nearby areas allegedly attacking the District Col...

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NGT seeks details on Char Dham project

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday called upon the Centre to submit a detailed status report on the ongoing and planned work on Char Dham all-weather highway being constructed in Uttarakhand's Gharwal region. The Rs 12,000 crore project aims at widening the existing 900 km two-lane into a four lane highway with all weather connectivity to the base camps of fa...

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Reply to Youth Congress leader's plea on security withdrawal: SC to J&K

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to respond to a plea filed by Youth Congress leader Abid Imitaz Bhat seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against the authorities for withdrawing his security cover without any notice. A bench of Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Navin Sinha asked the government to file an affidavit on the claims...

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