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Jewellery should complement the person you are: Gul Panag

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Jewellery should not dominate the persona of a human being, but should rather play a complementary role in life, according to actress Gul Panag. Jewellery should play a complementary role in one's life rather than the dominating one, the 36-year-old actress, who was here on Wednesday to promote jewellery brand Zoya and its series 'The Spirit of the Zoya Woman', to...

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Nepalese conglomerate to build 1000 homes, 100 schools

Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Nepalese conglomerate CG Corp Global plans to build 1000 transitional homes and 100 primary community schools in affected districts across the quake-hit nation, a statement said on Wednesday. The Himalayan nation's only multinational conglomerate spearheaded by Binod Chaudhary will in total pledge 250 million Nepali rupees for the projects. According to the ...

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Police announces Rs.25,000 bounty for missing Goa minister

Panaji, May 6 (IANS) In a late development, police here on Wednesday announced a reward of Rs.25,000 for information about former archives and archaeology minister and convicted ruling coalition MLA Francisco Pacheco, who has been missing for nearly a month. A local court has already issued a proclamation notice following the non-appearance of Pacheco, an MLA of the Goa Vikas Party which...

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Bengaluru fans hope RCB enters IPL playoffs

Bengaluru, May 6 (IANS) With the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) entering the crucial phase, frenzied fans of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are hoping that the home team makes it to the last four for a place in the playoffs and to the final eventually. Though Mumbai Indians pushed RCB to fifth place on Tuesday by beating Delhi Daredevils with five wickets, the home ...

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Violence in Mathura over inter-faith elopement

Lucknow, May 6 (IANS) Violence broke out in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday after a girl eloped with a boy from a different community, officials said. The incident took place in Sonkh town after police failed to recover the girl. Some people were injured and items belonging to a religious place was set on fire, a police official said. District Magistrate Ra...

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Binny says World Cup exposure made him better thinking cricketer

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Stuart Binny on Wednesday said his presence in the Indian dressing room as a member of the 2015 World Cup squad made him a better thinking cricketer. In Australia being a part of the World Cup squad, sharing the dressing room with the team, has made me a better thinking cricketer, knowing what to do in tough situations, Binny said at the ...

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Left not to raise Bengal civic poll violence with Modi

Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Even as it is planning to stage a demonstration in the national capital against the terror tactics of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress during the recently concluded civic polls, the Left Front said it will not raise the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the state. Left Front Chairman Biman Bose said the front will not go for an unhol...

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Fit Ishant in consideration for rest IPL games: Moody

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody on Wednesday said pacer Ishant Sharma was currently fit and surely in consideration for rest of the Indian Premier League (IPL) games. He said the bowler has worked hard on the areas where he had to improve. Ishant is very much in consideration. He is fully fit. He obviously had a disappointing start to the season, with a c...

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Cabinet approves amendments to whistleblowers act

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The union cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to the Whistlebowers Protection Act, 2011 aimed at strengthening safeguards against disclosures which may affect the sovereignty and integrity of the country. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. An official release said the amendments would address con...

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Cabinet gives approval to pension, insurance schemes

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The union cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to operationalising three social sector schemes - Atal Pension Yojna (APY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY). The decisions, aimed at creating a universal social security system for all Indians, were taken at meeting of the cabinet presided over by...

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KKR coach Bayliss wary of Delhi Daredevils' unpredictability

Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) head coach Trevor Bayliss on Wednesday described the Delhi Daredevils as a tough team to beat ahead of their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. The Daredevils have been struggling this season and are presently sixth on the points table with eight points from the same number of games, but Bayliss st...

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FIPB's foreign equity approval limit hiked

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) To improve the ease of doing business in the country, the cabinet committee on economic affairs on Wednesday approved raising the investment limit for cases requiring approval of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). The limit was hiked from Rs.1,200 crore to Rs.3,000 crore The minister of finance, who is in-charge of FIPB would consider the recom...

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Cabinet approves MoU with Seychelles on renewable energy

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The union cabinet on Wednesday approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) inked with Seychelles on renewable energy cooperation during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Seychelles. The objective of the MoU is to strengthen, promote and develop renewable energy cooperation between the two countries on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, a statement sa...

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IPL: Gayle slams ton, RCB pile up 226

Bengaluru, May 6 (IANS) Chris Gayle smashed a brilliant century as Royal Challengers Bangalore raced to 226 for three in their 20 overs against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Wednesday. Visiting skipper George Bailey was left to rue his decision to field first on winning the toss as Gayle (117, 57b, 7x4, 12x6), along with captain Virat Kohli (32, 30b, 3x4...

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Pranab Mukherjee to visit Russia

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will embark on a five-day state visit to Russia on May 7, the external affairs ministry said on Wednesday. On his first official visit as president, Mukherjee will participate in the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of Victory Day (May 9) to commemorate Russia's victory in the Second World War, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar told me...

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Cabinet okays new communication satellite

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The union cabinet on Wednesday approved building of a new communication satellite - GSAT-18. The structure of the satellite, weighing about 3425 Kg, will be similar to the GSAT-10 satellite, a statement issued here said. The GSAT-18 spacecraft will provide replacement capacity supporting the existing television, telecommunication, Digital Satellite News Ga...

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Centre modifies infra development guidelines for food parks

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The cabinet committee on economic affairs on Wednesday approved the modifications in the Mega Food Park Scheme guidelines for infrastructure development for food processing to streamline the implementation of the scheme. These modifications are expected to trigger further investment in the food processing sector and ensure smooth implementation of the Mega Food Pa...

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11 Indian firms in Forbes Global 2000 list

Washington, May 6 (IANS) Eleven Indian companies figure in Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's biggest companies, with China landing five of the top 10 spots for the second year in a row. State Bank of India (world ranking 152) tops the Indian companies in the 13th Annual Global 2000 list with assets worth $400.6 billion, followed by Indian Oil (349) in the second and Coal India...

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25 arrested as anti-graft helpline gets 1.25 lakh calls

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Delhi government's anti-corruption helpline has received over 1.25 lakh calls within a month of its launch and 25 erring officials have been arrested, the government said on Wednesday. The 1031 anti-corruption helpline has got an overwhelming response with 1,25,065 calls received in the first 30 days, a government statement said. As per data, 252 compl...

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US-based online payments firm Kachyng comes to India

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) San Francisco-based payments technology company Kachyng has launched its Indian operations, a company statement said here on Wednesday. India is already en route to become the world's fastest growing e-commerce market and is expected to exceed the $100 billion mark by 2020, Kachyng CEO Resh Wallaja said. In the next five years another 30 million merchants ...

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