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Anti-Jaitapur nuclear project protest in fishing boats

Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), May 29 (IANS) In a unique protest, thousands of fisherfolk aboard boats sailed towards the proposed site of Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP) here, organisers said on Friday. Sailing from a distance of around three km from the sea, over 300 boats with around 50 fisherfolk each carried banners and placards proclaiming 'No more Hiroshima', 'No more Fukushima' t...

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No respite from heat wave in Rajasthan

Jaipur, May 29 (IANS) Heat wave conditions continue to affect normal life in the desert state of Rajasthan, with the mercury hovering between 40-45 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state. The highest maximum temperature of 44.6 degrees Celsius was recorded at Kota in the state. Though evenings are usually pleasant in the desert state, the minimum temperatures have been above ...

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Indian Oil's Q4 net falls 33 percent

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) State-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) on Friday said it has posted a 33 percent decline in net profit for the fourth quarter of 2014-15 at Rs.6,285 crore, caused by a fall in refining margins. The company had reported a net profit of Rs.9,389 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal. Total income also dropped 30 percent to Rs.94,791 crore from...

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Rahul Gandhi criticises ban on IIT-Madras students' group

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday condemned IIT-Madras' move to censure a students' group for criticising the Narendra Modi-led central government. IIT student group banned for criticising the Modi government. What next? Gandhi said on his official Twitter handle. Free speech is our right. We will fight any attempt to crush dissent and debate...

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Mumbai FC face Bharat FC in last round of I-League

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Mumbai FC will be aiming to end their season on a high with a win over Kalyani Bharat FC to ensure safety and secure their best-ever finish in the I-League. The two sides will lock horns under lights at the Cooperage Stadium here on Saturday in the final round of matches this season. Khalid Jamil's side has endured a topsy-turvy season. They were slow off the blocks...

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Salgaocar, Dempo clash in relegation battle

Vasco (Goa), May 29 (IANS) Goan football will be on its toes for 90 minutes as Dempo and Salgaocar take on each other to escape relegation from the I-League. The concluding match between the two Goan giants will be played at Tilak Maidan here on Saturday. On the face of it, Salgaocar are in a much better position, thanks to their win over Bharat FC in the last match. They have 21 points ...

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OPEC daily basket price closes over a dollar lower

Vienna, May 29 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $59.33 a barrel on Thursday compared to $60.43 on Wednesday, the organisation's secretariat said. The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes is made up of Murban (UAE), Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Ku...

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NHRC recommends CBI probe into Chittoor encounter

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday recommended a CBI probe into the Chittoor encounter case in which 20 alleged smugglers of red sanders from Tamil Nadu were shot dead by policemen and forest guards. The NHRC also said that Rs.5 lakh interim relief should be given to the families of each of those killed in the encounter. It asked for submission...

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Manipur to get 400 kw power project: DoNER minister

Imphal, May 29 (IANS) DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday announced that Manipur would get a 400 KW power project at an estimated cost of Rs.124 crore. Manipur will soon get a 400 kw power project. The power project had got delayed due to certain reasons but now only a few technical formalities are pending, he said addressing media persons here on the last day of his three-day visit ...

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More Hepatitis B, C cases in Himachal's remote areas

Shimla, May 29 (IANS) A team of doctors of the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) in Shimla will study the high prevalence of Hepatitis B and C viruses in Kaza area of Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, an official said on Friday. To investigate the occurrence of Hepatitis B and C and the associated risk factors behind its cause in the tribal region of Kaza, a tea...

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Goa governor urges media to aggressively take up Swachh Bharat campaign

Panaji, May 29 (IANS) Goa governor and Swachh Bharat ambassador Mridula Sinha on Friday exhorted media persons to take up the campaign aggressively and suggested ways and means in which to address the issue of garbage management in the state known for tourism. There was a suggestion which came from the media representatives about adopting Panaji city which the governor said could be cons...

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Vigilance reports leaks dent credibility: Kerala home minister

Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) Upset with the frequent leaks to the media of the vigilance probe details in the 'bar scam' case, state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala on Friday said this has dented the image of the department. Chennithala was referring to the series of leaks that have occurred during the vigilance probe in the bar scam case against two state ministers -- K.M. Mani (f...

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Special 'Dil Dhadakne Do' screening planned in Mumbai

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) A special screening of Dil Dhadakne Do for friends and family members of the movie's cast and crew is being planned to be held in Mumbai on June 3. It will be hosted by Excel Entertainment. An extensive list of family and friends has been prepared for the screening of the multi-starrer entertainer which is releasing on June 5. The film's spokesperson...

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Myanmar navy detains 727 more 'boat people'

Yangon, May 29 (IANS) Myanmar navy detained 727 more boat people within its waters in southwestern Ayeyawaddy region Friday morning, official sources said. The 727 Bengali boat people -- 608 males, 74 females and 45 children, who were on board a fishing trawler -- were intercepted by the Myanmar navy some 30 nautical miles east of Pyapon town's Daminseik village, Xinhua news agency repor...

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Nepal cricketers to practice in HPCA stadium

Dharamsala, May 29 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) will be hosting a 27-member contingent of cricketers from earthquake-devastated Nepal in its stadium in this Himachal Pradesh town for a two-week camp from June 5, an official said on Friday. All the expenses for hosting the team will be borne by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), HPCA press secretar...

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DY Patil Stadium to host FIFA 2017 U-17 World Cup

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Navi Mumbai's D.Y. Patil Stadium was selected as the fourth venue to host the FIFA 2017 Under-17 World Cup in India alongside Guwahati, Kochi and Kolkata, local organising committee of the tournament announced here on Friday. According to tournament director Javier Cepii, six venues will be host the mega event. Goa, Chennai, Bengaluru, New Delhi and Pune were the ot...

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Union ministers to interact with netizens

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Under its initiative to highlight achievement of the NDA government in the past one year, union ministers Smriti Irani, Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman will interact with netizens on Saturday, it was announced here. The information and broadcasting ministry said on Friday that the ministers will interact directly with netizens through Twitter using #AskYourGo...

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Bomb threat at FIFA Congress

Zurich, May 29 (IANS) The FIFA Congress here received a bomb threat on Friday, which the Swiss police confirmed via Twitter. The police said the anonymous bomb threat was made through a phone call to a Zurich-based newsroom and the room of the congress was thoroughly searched following the threat, reports rt.com. A search was carried out. The premises have been cleared by the aut...

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Jayalalithaa to contest June 27 by-election

Chennai, May 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa will contest the by-elections for the Radhakrishnan Nagar assembly constituency, slated for June 27, the AIADMK party said on Friday. In a statement here, the AIADMK said Jayalalithaa has been nominated to contest from Radhakrishnan Nagar. With the major opposition party DMK deciding to keep away from the contest, i...

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Myanmar's population grows at slower pace: Census

Yangon, May 29 (IANS) Myanmar's population, which grew slower at 0.89 percent per year, is less than half of the 1970s rate, according to the final results of the 2014 population and housing census released on Friday. The total population accounted for 51.5 million which include estimates for areas not enumerated in Rakhine, Kachin and Kayin states comprising a total of 1.2 million peopl...

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