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More research needed in nano-technology: Experts

Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) Experts from various fields of medicine on Saturday spoke on the need for more research in areas of nano-technology and integration between the various systems of medicine. The experts were speaking at a seminar at the Arogya Expo 2015, the largest fair in complementary and alternative health care organised by the World Ayurveda Foundation in association...

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Modi congratulates Jayalalithaa on becoming CM

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on assuming office. PM @narendramodi congratulates Jayalalithaa ji on taking oath as CM of Tamil Nadu and conveys his best wishes to her and her team, a tweet from the PMO said. AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa was sworn in as the chief minister of Tami...

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Hopes of healthy results, monsoon and rate cut to guide markets

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) High volatility is expected in the Indian equities space as anxiety builds-up over the upcoming quarterly results, expiry of the May futures and options (F&O), key economic data from the US and the hope of a rate cut by the apex bank. The markets, which recovered last week from a major correction during the weekly trade ended May 15 and May 8, would be looking ...

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One killed in Nepal storm

Kathmandu, May 23 (IANS) At least one person was killed and several injured in Nepal's capital Kathmandu on Saturday after strong winds along with a brief spell of rain rattled the city, including the people living in open spaces due to fear of earthquake aftershocks. Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport was shut down for one hour due to strong winds and storm. Several internation...

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Centre's notification in Kejriwal-Jung tussle leaves legal eagles divided

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Centre's notification placing bureaucrats under the Lt. Governor's administrative control has further intensified the turf war between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Najeeb Jung, leaving legal eagles divided on the issue. A section of lawyers felt there was nothing wrong in the government issuing the notification with former Lok Sabha Secretary Gene...

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Parrikar's 'terrorist' comment insulted military: Congress

Panaji, May 23 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar insulted India's military, defence and police personnel when he suggested that terrorists should be used to neutralise terrorists, the Congress said here on Saturday. Stranger than fiction. If the defence minister of this country insults the military, defence, police personnel of this country that you hire terrorists to... it just b...

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Four-day naval commanders meet to start on Monday

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A conference of top commanders of the Indian Navy will start in the national capital on Monday. The second edition of the bi-annual commanders' conference will be held from May 25 to May 28, official sources said. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Navy Chief Admiral R.K. Dhowan and top commanders of the navy will attend the four-day conference. A...

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Bengal petrol pump owners withdraw agitation

Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Following a tripartite meeting between petrol dealers, oil companies and state government officials, petrol pump owners in south Bengal and Kolkata have withdrawn from their stand of abstaining from fuel purchase. The West Bengal Petroleum Dealer' Association, commanding a base of nearly 800 petrol pumps, had previously called for refraining from fuel purchase from...

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Brothers die in Delhi road accident

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Two brothers died here and three of their friends suffered injuries when their car jumped a divider, hit an ambulance and fell into a canal, Delhi Police said on Saturday. The accident took place on Friday night near Dharamshila Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in east Delhi's New Ashok Nagar area. Deepak, 20, Pawan, 18, Kuldeep, 22, Ravish, 19, and Su...

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Lewis Hamilton beats Rosberg to take pole in Monaco GP

Monte Carlo (Monaco), May 23 (IANS) Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton defeated Nico Rosberg to take the pole position for the first time in his career in the Monaco Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco-Monte Carlo here on Saturday. The world champion beat Mercedes teammate Rosberg by 0.342 seconds, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel third ahead of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo. ...

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IS projects scenario of attacking US with nuke from Pakistan

Washington, May 23 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical outfit has projected a scenario in which it launches a nuclear attack on US soil with a weapon purchased from Pakistan. In the latest edition of Daboq, IS's glossy online, an article, headlined The perfect storm, suggested that the terrorist outfit can use the billions of dollars in its coffers to buy a nuclear device through...

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Kejriwal calls special assembly session over notification

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The AAP government on Saturday decided to call a two-day special session of the Delhi assembly to discuss the Centre's notification that stripped it of various powers. A special session has been called on May 26 and May 27 to discuss the Centre's notification which has taken away power from the Delhi assembly, the Delhi government said in a statement. Th...

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The young feel IPL is the way to go

It is now clear that most countries hardly care for the performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL) when they pick their international sides. One of all-time great West Indian fast bowlers, Curtly Ambrose, may have even spoken up for his board when he said players cannot have best of both worlds and still walk into the national side whenever they wish to. Ambrose has taken a moral vi...

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People noticing me more as I am 36 and performing: Nehra

Ranchi, May 23 (IANS) Claiming 22 wickets so far in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Chennai Super Kings (CSK)'s veteran pacer Ashish Nehra on Saturday said he as a bowler has not changed, adding he has doing the same things which he had been doing over the last ten years. CSK reached the final of the IPL for the sixth time as they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB...

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Congress criticises Rafale deal over procedural violations

Panaji, May 23 (IANS) Stopping short of calling the NDA government's Rafale deal a scam, the Congress on Saturday said the multi-billion dollar deal to purchase fighter jets from France lacked transparency and non-adherence to defence procurement norms. Congress national spokesperson Tom Vadakkan said defence deals during the UPA rule were delayed due to strict adherence to procedure and...

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Resolve bottlenecks faced by large industries: Patnaik

Bhubaneswar, May 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday directed officials to resolve the challenges faced by large industries in the state. The chief minister took a review meeting to discuss about 11 large industries which are facing various hurdles including land acquisition, raw material supply, water and electricity linkages to their plants. Projects lik...

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'Modi a rockstar, but must remember he is PM of India, not BJP'

Panaji, May 23 (IANS) Narendra Modi has the aura of a rockstar, but he should also behave like the prime minister of India and not as the prime minister of the BJP during foreign tours, the Congress said here on Saturday. Addressing a press conference at the party's state headquarters here, Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan said it was wrong of the prime minister to say that Indians con...

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Haryana CM demands separate high court

Rohtak, May 23 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday demanded either a separate high court for the state or an equal representation in the existing Punjab and Haryana High Court. He also sought an additional bench of the high court for the south-western districts. Speaking at the Students Legal Literacy Mission organised by the Haryana State Legal Services...

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It is all about one last effort: MI skipper Rohit

Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Saturday urged his players to make one last effort on their biggest day to emerge triumphant at the Eden Gardens on Sunday when they lock horns with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final. At the end of it all, you are waiting for the biggest day to get into the final and win the cup. No matter what...

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Jayalalithaa becomes Tamil Nadu CM for fifth time

Chennai, May 23 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa was sworn in as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time on Saturday, within a fortnight of the Karnataka High Court acquitting her in a corruption case. Jayalalithaa, 67, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor K. Rosaiah at the packed Madras University Centenary Auditorium. The govern...

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