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Nepal gets $220 mn aid for reconstruction from ADB, EU

Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) Two leading donors - the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the European Union (EU) - on Monday pledged an additional $200 million and 16.6 million euro ($18.5 million) respectively to help in rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of the massive earthquake in Nepal. The ADB has pledged $200 million for reconstruction work in quake-hit areas, Fin...

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Five beheaded in Saudi Arabia for Indian's murder

Jeddah, May 4 (IANS/AKI) Five people were beheaded in Saudi Arabia for killing an Indian during an armed robbery, the interior ministry announced on Monday. The convicts - two from Yemen and one each from Chad, Eritrea and Sudan - were executed in the western coastal city of Jeddah, the ministry said. No further details of the case were provided, other than that the armed robbery...

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Bengal BJP leaders to brief Modi on state situation during his visit

Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) A team of West Bengal BJP leaders will brief Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the situation in the state during his visit here this weekend, state party chief Rahul Sinha said on Monday. A team of the state BJP will be meeting him. I will brief him about the situation in Bengal while he is here, he said at a media meet here. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP...

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Fortis sells Singapore facility to Fullerton for $83.5 mn

Bengaluru, May 4 (IANS) Leading healthcare delivery provider Fortis on Monday announced sale of its Singapore-based healthcare services facility RadLink-Asia Pte Ltd to Fullerton Healthcare group for $83.5 million (Rs.531 crore). The significant value we have created in our international healthcare businesses is being unlocked and will be ploughed back to strengthen our growth in India, ...

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KKR post challenging 167/7 against Sunrisers

Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Yusuf Pathan's unbeaten late blitz helped Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) amass a challenging score of 167/7 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. For Sunrisers, Karn Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed two wickets each. Pathan struck an unbeaten 30 in 19 balls, with four hits to the fence.

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L&T seeks mining lease from Odisha government

Bhubaneswar, May 4 (IANS) Global engineering and construction giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Monday urged the Odisha government to grant mining lease (ML) for two bauxite deposits in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts. The appeal was made in the light of the amended Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 2015. Since L&T already has a prospecting license (...

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I've got a good sense of humour, says Sunny Leone

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Kuch Kuch Locha Hai is Sunny Leone's first comedy film, but the actress says she is not new to the genre as she has a good sense of humour and has a little bit of training in comedy. The 33-year-old, who was here on Monday to promote the forthcoming comedy caper along with her co-stars Ram Kapoor and Navdeep Chhabra, said she does not feel embarrassed while making...

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Modi, Sonia express grief over Madhya Pradesh accident

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday expressed grief over the bus accident in Madhya Pradesh's Panna district in which at least 21 people were burnt to death. News of bus accident in Panna, MP is extremely saddening. Condolences to families of the deceased. I wish the injured a speedy recovery, Modi said in a statement here.

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350 Maharashtra AAP activists join Swaraj Abhiyan

Pune/Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Accusing Arvind Kejriwal of 'murdering democracy' in the Aam Aadmi Party, around 350 party activists and leaders joined the Swaraj Abhiyan, floated by expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, here on Monday. Around 350 activists and leaders have decided to quit the AAP. More will follow suit when we start making people aware of the manner in whi...

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Stern action will be taken against militants: Nagaland governor

Agartala/Kohima, May 4 (IANS) Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya on Monday, condemning the killing of eight security personnel in the state, said the government would initiate the strictest action against the militants responsible. Violence has no place in a democracy and the government would initiate the strictest action against the militants within the provisions of the l...

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KKR post challenging 167/7 against Sunrisers

Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) made 167/7 in their 20 overs against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League game at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. Manish Pandey top scored with 33, followed by skipper Gautam Gambhir's 31. Robin Uthappa (30) and Yusuf Pathan (30) were the other major contributors. Leg-spinner Karn Sharma and medi...

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Direct air-link key for passenger's airline selection: Flydubai

Dubai, May 4 (IANS) UAE-based flydubai on Monday said direct air links between countries is the key determinant of its passengers' choice for an airline following the value-for-money proposition of the carrier. In a survey of its 4,000 passengers conducted by the airline, it was found that direct connectivity influenced 37 percent of the travellers in selection of the airline with 24 per...

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Government rejects RTI query on Obama's visit expenses

Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) The ministry of external affairs has rejected a Right To Information (RTI) query seeking details of the expenses incurred during US President Barack Obama's three-day recent visit to India, an activist said here on Monday. The information was denied as it could affect India's international relations, RTI activist Anil Galgali said. Galgali, Mumbai's leading...

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IPL Scoreboard: Royal Challengers vs Super Kings

Chennai, May 4 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Monday. Chennai Super Kings Dwayne Smith b Starc 0 Brendon McCullum c Iqbal Abdulla b Wiese 20 Suresh Raina lbw b Patel 52 Faf du Plessis b Patel 24 M.S. Dhon...

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Gunmen open fire at Prophet cartoon contest venue in US, killed

Washington, May 4 (IANS) In what was probably the first such attack on American soil, two gunmen opened fire outside the venue of a controversial cartoon contest on Prophet Mohammed in Texas on Sunday, only to be killed themselves as police returned fire. None of the approximately 200 people attending the event billed as the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, northeast ...

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Nepal asks foreign rescuers to go, India lists assistance

Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) Nepal on Monday told all countries to withdraw their rescuers from the quake-ravaged country as India said it had carried out its biggest ever response to any natural calamity abroad. As the death toll from the April 25 disaster surged to 7,365 with more than 14,000 people injured, Nepal prepared to send home all foreign rescue and search teams. Since sear...

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'Bombay Velvet' not an A-certificate film: Anurag Kashyap

Panaji, May 4 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, whose Bombay Velvet has been granted an 'A' certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), says he will approach the Revising Committee as he does not consider the period drama an adult film. I will be sending the film to the Revising Committee. I have faith in them... It's not an adult film, Anurag, who once had a run-in wit...

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Indian rescue teams to be withdrawn from Nepal

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) India will be bringing back its rescue teams from Nepal after the Himalayan nation asked all such teams from 34 countries to withdraw, nine days after a devastating earthquake that has claimed over 7300 lives. Rescue teams from all 34 nations have been asked to withdraw as it is now nine days since the quake, external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup sai...

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Indonesia continues search for missing nationals in Nepal

Jakarta, May 4 (IANS) Indonesia is continuing the search for six of its nationals who could not be contacted after a deadly earthquake in Nepal even as the country's medical workers started relief operations in two areas of the Himalayan nation hit hardest by the disaster, a senior official said on Monday. The six missing Indonesian nationals include one staying in the country and five v...

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India loses $9.8 billion every year due to disasters

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) India suffers losses of $9.8 billion every year owing to multi-hazard disasters as 58.6 percent of its land is prone to earthquakes and 8.5 percent vulnerable to cyclone, as per a UN estimate. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction's (UNISDR) Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) 2015, a risk profile of India, estimates that average annual l...

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