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Hit-and-run case: Salman reaches Sessions Court, verdict soon

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan reached Sessions Court here on Wednesday morning, ahead of the verdict for the 2002 hit-and-run case. His family including father Salim Khan, mother Salma Khan, brothers Arbaaz and Sohail Khan, sisters Arpita and Alvira were also present to be with his side at this tough time. After a lot of twists and turns in the case involving s...

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India's Sensex deep in red, slides below 27,000-point mark

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) After opening a tad higher on Wednesday, a key equity market index was deep in the red, around an hour into trading, with as many as 29 out of the 30 shares that go into its basket sliding into the negative territory. The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened at 27,473.36 points, a bit higher than the previous close at 27,440.14 points. ...

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Celebrities meet Salman ahead of hit-and-run verdict

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan's celebrity friends from the film industry were spotted at his Galaxy Apartments residence on Tuesday night, a day before the announcement of his 2002 hit-and-run case. Celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Sajid Nadiadwala, David Dhawan, Arpita along with her husband Aayush among others were seen at his residence on Tuesday night. ...

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US has given Pakistan arms worth $5.4 bn since 2001: Report

Washington, May 6 (IANS) Since the September 11, 2001 terror attack, the US has given Pakistan arms worth about $5.4 billion for counter-terrorism operations, along with many big ticket platforms more suited to conventional warfare. Sales of F-16 combat aircraft and related equipment account for nearly half of these Foreign Military Sales agreements with Pakistan, according to a report b...

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Arctic ice cap is smallest since late 1970s

Washington, May 6 (IANS) The Arctic ice cap this year is the smallest it has been since the late 1970s, when satellite monitoring of the polar region began and the experts attribute the shrinkage to climate change and global warming. We had less ice this winter in the Arctic than any other winter during the satellite era, Efe news agency quoted Jeff Key, head of the satellite research ce...

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Four die in Indonesia landslide

Jakarta, May 6 (IANS) At least four people have died after a landslide hit a village in Indonesia's West Java province, a senior official said on Wednesday. Rescuers have recovered three more bodies after Tuesday's landslide in Bandung district, bringing the total toll to four, Xinhua quoted an official as saying. One body of a 50-year-old man was recovered on Tuesday. Nine peopl...

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US posts hefty bounty on four key IS figures

Washington, May 6 (IANS) The US administration has posted a bounty of $20 million for information on four key figures of the Islamic State (IS), an extremist group it is fighting in Iraq and Syria. The State Department is seeking tips that can lead to the arrest of Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, Tarkhan Tayumurazovich Batirashvili and Tariq Bin-al-Tahar Bin al F...

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Warm Wednesday in Delhi

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) It was a sunny Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 24.5 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average. The Met office has forecast a warm day with partly cloudy sky from noon onwards. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 41 degrees Celsius. The sky is likely to remain clear but it ...

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Security Council reform with permanent seat for India is 'urgent', says France

United Nations, May 6 (IANS) To bolster the legitimacy of the UN in a changed world, it is vital and urgent to expand the Security Council's permanent membership to include India, France has declared. France's Permanent Representative Francois Delattre said Tuesday, France favors enlarging the Security Council's both categories of membership, permanent and non-permanent, and supports Ge...

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Sensex flat on Wednesday after volatile trading previous day

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Indian equities were trading flat as the markets opened on Wednesday after two key indices had ended marginally lower the day before, tracking the US counterparts that had closed in the red. The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened at 27,473.36 points, against the previous close at 27,440.14 points. Some 10 minutes into trading, the key ...

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Farthest known galaxy in universe discovered

Washington, May 6 (IANS) An international team of astronomers has said they have discovered the most distant galaxy ever measured in the universe. By using a powerful instrument called MOSFIRE on the Keck I telescope at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, the team determined that the galaxy, EGS-zs8-1, formed more than 13 billion years ago at a time when the universe was only five percent of...

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Mani Ratnam fit, visited hospital for routine checkup

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam visited a private hospital here on Tuesday for a master health checkup and contrary to the rumours, he was not hospitalised due to cardiac problems. Mani and his wife were holidaying in Delhi. A master health checkup was long overdue. He got it in done in a hospital in Delhi to avoid Chennai public eye, Mala Manyan, executive producer of ...

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Hewitt to skip French Open

Paris, May 6 (IANS) Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt has decided to skip this year's French Open in what is likely to be his last year on the ATP Tour. The 34-year-old two-time Grand Slam champion opted to focus on Wimbledon and Australia's Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan in July, said his manager David Drysdale, according to L'Equipe's website, Xinhua reported. H...

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Sharapova, Kvitkova through in Madrid Open

Madrid, May 6 (IANS) The morning session at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament on Tuesday saw three men's seeds advance into the second round, while Maria Sharapova enjoyed a comfortable first match, a media report said on Wednesday. Number 10 seed Grigor Dimitov defeated American Donald Young 6- 4, 3-0 in a game that had to be abandoned before an hour of play when Young was forced ...

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Jamie Foxx releases new song

Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) Actor-singer Jamie Foxx has released his new song Baby's in love featuring rapper Kid Ink. The collaboration is the latest song to have surfaced online from the actor's new album Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses, which will be out on May 18, reports aceshowbiz.com. Foxx dropped the new track as a preview of his new album on Monday. The track i...

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Washington can't confirm IS was behind Texas shooting

Washington, May 6 (IANS) The White House has said that investigators have been unable to determine if the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation was behind the attack last weekend on a Texas exhibit of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, despite the claim of responsibility IS issued via its Internet radio station. Too early to tell, was White House press secretary Josh Earnest's respons...

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US issues first licenses for passenger ferry service to Cuba

Washington, May 6 (IANS) The US issued specific licenses for commercial ferry passenger service to Cuba, opening the door to the start of operations between Florida and the island, the Treasury Department told Efe. The Office of Foreign Assets Control has issued certain ... licenses for passenger ferry service, but we cannot provide additional details about how many or who (received them...

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US reaffirms support for Iraq's unification

Washington, May 6 (IANS) The Obama administration reaffirmed its support for a united Iraq, voicing opposition to its Kurdistan region's aspiration for independence. In a meeting with the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region's President Masoud Barzani at the White House on Tuesday, President Barack Obama and his deputy Joseph Biden reaffirmed the US's enduring commitment under the Strategic ...

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Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' to wrap in Taiwan

Taipei, May 6 (IANS) Filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who is in the final few days of shooting Silence -- historical drama about faith and religion, will finish the film's production here. Some 14 weeks of photography will be completed by May 15 here. Scorsese spoke about the long journey of making the film, based on Shusaku Endo's novel Silence about god's silence in the face of human sufferi...

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Will Poulter may play evil clown in 'It' remake

London, May 6 (IANS) English actor Will Poulter is in negotiations to play the evil monster 'Pennywise', disguised as a clown, in the upcoming remake of horror classic It. Cary Fukunaga will direct It, which will be split into two feature films. Fukunaga could not say no after being blown away by Poulter's audition and felt that he was the right choice for the role, reports varie...

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