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Seven from Assam dead in Nepal quake

Guwahati, April 27 (IANS) Seven people from Assam were killed in the devastating earthquake in Nepal and their bodies were being brought from the Himalayan nation back to the state, officials here said on Monday. We have received information from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) that some bodies have been recovered and seven of them are of those from Assam, commissioner secret...

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Gay union supporter elected mayor of Tokyo district

Tokyo, April 27 (IANS) Hasebe, a politician who proposed recognition of same-sex unions in Tokyo's Shibuya district, became its new mayor on Monday, Efe news agency reported. The final results of Sunday's district office elections revealed that Hasebe, who ran as an independent candidate, garnered more than 25,000 votes, around 40 percent of the total and around 3,000 more votes than the...

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French secret service monitoring 1,600 suspected terrorists

Paris, April 27 (IANS) The French secret service has been monitoring roughly 1,600 suspects believed to be involved in acts of terror, according to the public prosecutor in Paris, Francois Moulins. Moulins told France Info on Monday that there are actually thousands of people who have signalled possible tendencies toward terrorism, even if only to a small extent, Efe news agency reported...

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Will not take part in NJAC till case on, CJI tells Modi

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he would not take part in the NJAC till the court's constitution bench is hearing the challenge to the validity of the NJAC Act and the supporting constitutional amendment act, the apex court was told on Monday. Informing the constitution bench of Justice J.S. Khehar, Justice J. Chelam...

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German envoy, Khurshid music video goes viral

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A remake with a twist, a new video of popular Bollywood track Kal ho naa ho, featuring German Ambassador Michael Steiner, his wife Eliese and former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid has gone viral online, garnering over 600,000 views within three days of going live on Youtube. Now a behind-the-scenes footage is to be shared soon. Kal ho naa ho ...

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Piled up relief material at Kathmandu airport affects landing

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) After four aircraft of Indian Air Force carrying relief material were forced to return from Kathmandu, highly placed sources said it was partly due to piling up of relief material at the Tribhuvan International Airport. A lot of relief material has reached the Kathmandu airport but it is not going out which has resulted in a stockpile. The airport is anyhow sma...

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53 killed in raids by Syrian regime

Cairo, April 27 (IANS) At least 53 people were killed in airstrikes carried out by the Syrian air force after a coalition of Syrian Islamist rebel fighters took control of the al-Qarmid military camp, one of the most important regime strongholds in the northern province of Idlib. Among the fatalities were eight women and nine children, Efe news agency reported citing figures released on ...

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Shruti Hassan to endorse electronic products brand Lloyd

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Actress Shruti Hassan has signed up to endorse consumer durable brand Lloyd in India. She believes in its innovative and technologically advanced products. The 29-year-old will endorse air conditioners, LED TVs, washing machines, refrigerators and small home appliances for Lloyd in India through promotion, advertising and marketing. It is an honour and ...

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Tenzing's son leads 10 Indian women trekkers to safety

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A team, including 10 Indian women, led by late Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay's son Jamling, halted their trek towards the Mount Everest Base Camp after the earthquake jolted Nepal on Saturday. According to information reaching here, the group has cut short its 17-day trek and is now waiting to be evacuated by helicopter from Tengboche village in Khumbu re...

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Hackers claim to have overtaken TRAI website

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) On a day when the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was to release one million email addresses from which they received responses on the net neutrality debate, Anonymous India (AnonOpsIndia) claimed to have hacked the website on Monday, which was denied by the regulator. The site was also up sometime later. While the landing page earlier said...

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'E-commerce has given book industry a boost'

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) E-commerce has given the book industry a substantial boost by bringing books closer to rreaders, said an online retail portal that has been actively reaching out to an audience that demands Hindi translations of popular English books and classical Hindi novels. In the last six months, we have more than doubled the number of books we sell through our platform. O...

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Document leak case covered under OSA : Police tells court

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Delhi Police on Monday told a court here that further investigation was on in the petroleum ministry documents leak case as the offence was covered under the Official Secrets Act (OSA). The police submission came while opposing the bail plea of Jubilant Energy's official Subhash Chandra, accused in the case. The public prosecutor told Additional Sessions Judge ...

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Thousands of Indians throng Kathmandu airport

Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) Thousands of Indians have descended on Nepal's international airport here in a desperate attempt to go home following the deadly earthquake two days ago. Amid continuing aftershocks and fearing further quakes, the mass of Indians - many with virtually all their money spent - are waiting to board Indian Air Force (IAF) or civilian aircraft. IAF planes fe...

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Coal mines' surplus land would be returned to states: Goyal

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Surplus land not required by coal mining companies would either be returned to the state governments or could be used for building solar power plants, Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal told parliament on Monday. The government has examined the issue of amending Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition and Development) Act, 1957 to return the mined out land and the la...

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Accidental bomb explosion kills six in Afghanistan

Kabul, April 27 (IANS) At least six civilians, all members of the same family, were killed when a bomb allegedly hidden by the Taliban for later use accidentally exploded in southern Afghanistan, an official told Efe news agency on Monday. Two women and two children were among those killed in the explosion that occurred late Sunday in a village in Zabul province, according to Islam Gul S...

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Fresh tremors in north Bengal

Siliguri, April 27 (IANS) Fresh tremors were experienced in northern Bengal on Monday evening, sending people scurrying out of their homes, offices and market places. The quake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale was felt at 6.09 p.m. in Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, North Dinajpur and Malda districts. Panicky people ululated and blew conch shells, while many rushed to open grounds and ...

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Himachal Congress seeks action against Thakur for links with 'bookies'

Shimla, April 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee on Monday demanded action against BCCI secretary and BJP MP Anurag Thakur for his alleged links with a suspected bookie over which ICC had also sent a letter to BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya. State Congress chief spokesperson Naresh Chauhan said International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO Dave Richardson had written a letter to th...

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Anurag Thakur hits back at Srinivasan on bookie issue

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur blasted International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman N. Srinivasan on Monday through a public letter and requested him to issue a list of suspected bookies. He also said that Srinivasan should share the list with his own family members whose involvement in betting has been proved. Thakur ...

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Quake-hit Nepal seeks more support from foreign countries

Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) Nepal has called on foreign countries, including neighbouring India and China, to provide more support as tens of thousands of people are in dire need of relief and support following a massive 7.9-magnitude earthquake on Saturday followed by strong aftershocks. During a meeting with over two dozen Kathmandu-based ambassadors and diplomats on Monday, Nepal's For...

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Private firms extend help to quake hit Nepal

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Two days after Nepal was rocked by an earthquake that left over 3,700 persons dead and thousands injured, several private Indian firms have stepped forward to lend a helping hand in restoring normalcy in the Himalayan country. Leading telecom services provider in India Airtel Monday decided to make all calls on its network from India to Nepal completely free o...

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