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Kerala police officer may be suspended for cheating in exam

Thiruvananthapuram, May 5 (IANS) A day after Kerala's senior police officer T.J. Jose was caught cheating in LL.M exams, he is facing a possible suspension from service and being debarred to appear in university examinations for a certain period. Officials, requesting anonymity, said Jose is likely to face suspension from service and debarment from exams. Jose, the inspector gene...

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Mississippi prisoner exonerated of capital crime

Washington, May 5 (IANS) Willie Jerome Manning, on death row for 21 years in the US state of Mississippi, has been released from one of the capital punishments he faces after a re-trial determined he did not commit the crime for which he was convicted. The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) reported on Monday that Manning is the 153rd prisoner to be exonerated of a capital crime, th...

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Cabinet clears bill on Bangladesh land boundary accord

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The union cabinet on Tuesday cleared the bill to operationalise the land boundary agreement with Bangladesh which entails exchange of both countries' enclaves, sources said. They said that decision to approve the Constitution's 119th Amendment Bill, 2013, on the land boundary agreement between India and Bangladesh was taken at a meeting of the cabinet chaired by P...

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Nepal quake takes toll on orthopedic, psychological cases

Kathmandu, May 5 (IANS) Thousands of people who survived but were injured in the April 25 earthquake in Nepal are likely to face lifelong trauma and stress, doctors have warned. According to preliminary data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) here, a third of the estimated 14,000 people who suffered various injuries in the April 25 earthquake will require regular psychologic...

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'The Walking Dead' actor Seth Gilliam arrested for DUI

Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) The Walking Dead actor Seth Gilliam has been arrested in Peachtree City, Georgia. According to the police report, the actor, who plays a priest named Gabriel in the hit series, was pulled over just after 2 a.m. when an officer clocked him going 107 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone on Sunday, reports thehollywoodreporter.com. The officer claims...

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Bayern goalie Neuer vows to show Messi he is boss

Barcelona, May 5 (IANS) Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said on Tuesday he will show FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi who the boss is when the two teams lock horns in the Champions League semi-final first leg match here on Wednesday. It will be Neuer and Messi's first meeting since Germany triumphed over Argentina in the World Cup final in 2014. I have a lot of respect for...

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Cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis not increasing

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The number of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) cases are not increasing in the country and are less than three percent of the new TB cases, parliament was informed on Tuesday. In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Health Minister J.P. Nadda said: The estimated proportion of multi drug resistant TB cases in India is not increasing. It is less than three ...

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Karnataka tops in tractor sales: study

Bengaluru, May 5 (IANS) Karnataka has ranked top in tractor sales across the country, with 18 percent compounded average growth rate (CAGR) for eight years from 2004-05 to 2011-12, a study by an apex trade body said Tuesday. Karnataka is the only state to have registered higher growth than all-India level of 16 percent CAGR in sale of tractors over the period under review, the Associated...

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Harrison Ford had 'fire in his eyes' following 'Star Wars' set accident

Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor Harrison Ford had a fire in his eyes after injuring himself during filming for the much anticipated new movie. The 72-year-old, who reprises the role of Han Solo in the movie which is set for release in December, fractured a bone in his left leg during filming and according to director J.J. Abrams, the accident ignited Ford and...

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Documents leak case: Six accused granted bail

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday granted bail to six people, including former journalist Santanu Saikia and four executives of private firms, who stand accused in the petroleum ministry documents leak case. Additional Sessions Judge G.S. Saini granted bail to the six accused and asked them to furnish a personal bond of Rs.50,000 each and a surety of a like amount. ...

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Missing key players won't be excuse for Bayern: Simeone

Munich, May 5 (IANS) Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone believes missing key players in the crucial Champions League semi-final tie will be no excuse for Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola when they visit Barcelona. Bayern are set to miss important playmakers like Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery and also their talismanic striker Robert Lewandowski. This tie itself is evenly ba...

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17 Afghan Taliban militants killed in US drone strike

Kabul, May 5 (IANS) At least 17 suspected Taliban members died in a US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, sources from the police and NATO told Efe news agency on Tuesday. The bombing occurred late Monday in Nangarhar province, while the insurgents were preparing an attack on Afghan security forces, according to regional police spokesperson Hazrat Husain Mashriqiwal. Seventeen ...

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Nepal quake rekindles fears on Tehri dam, Jaitpur n-plant

Bengaluru, May 5 (IANS) The devastating quake in Nepal has revived the controversy in India over the Tehri dam in Uttarakhand that was commissioned in 2006-07 and a nuclear plant proposed to be set up at Jaitapur in Maharashtra. Both the dam and the site for the nuclear plant were approved in spite of advice to the contrary by independent seismologists, the Rome-based International Assoc...

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Tripura tribal council polls: Vote counting on Wednesday

Agartala, May 5 (IANS) The votes for the 30-member Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) would be counted on Wednesday, an official said here on Tuesday. The election was held on Sunday in the politically important TTAADC, which has jurisdiction over two-thirds of Tripura's 10,491.69 square km territory. Around 84 percent of the 758,554 electors, mostly tribal...

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Akram credits Gambhir for Hogg's emergence

Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Hailing Chinaman exponent Brad Hogg for ably replacing spin ace Sunil Narine in the side, Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling coach Wasim Akram on Tuesday credited skipper Gautam Gambhir for effecting a seamless change in the slow-bowling department. West Indian Narine was reported for a suspect bowling action during an Indian Premier League match (IPL) and has been bann...

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OPEC daily basket price closes higher

Vienna, May 5 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $62.85 a barrel on Monday, compared to $62.23 last Friday, 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), Kuwai...

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Chop and change policy hurting Pakistan cricket: Akram

Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Pakistan bowling legend Wasim Akram on Tuesday said the frequent dropping of players instead of disciplining or managing them was hurting Pakistan cricket. The pacer, who along with former India captain Dilip vengsarkar participated in an interactive event at a school here, said he was yet to be approached by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to take up coaching of t...

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Government supports non-discriminatory access to Internet: Minister

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday that the government stands for ensuring non-discriminatory access to Internet. Government stands for ensuring non-discriminatory access to Internet for all citizens of the country, Prasad said in the Rajya Sabha, as a calling attention motion was taken up on net neutrality. Current debate on net neutrali...

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Oscar-winning screenwriter Michael Blake dies at 69

Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) Michael Blake, who won an Oscar for penning the script of Dances With Wolves died at the age of 69, his manager and production partner Daniel Ostroff confirmed. According to Ostroff, Blake died peacefully in Tucson, Arizona, after battling a long illness, reports variety.com. Blake wrote the novel Dances With Wolves in 1988, before it was turned into an ...

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Restaurants can push healthy eating among kids

New York, May 5 (IANS) Contrary to popular belief, more healthy meals for kids were ordered after a regional restaurant chain added more healthy options to its kids' menu and removed soda and fries, says a study. Including more healthy options on the menu didn't hurt overall restaurant revenue, and may have even supported growth, reveals the study done by researchers from Tufts Universit...

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