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Monsanto India's Q1 net profit dips 11.6 percent

Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Monsanto India Ltd on Monday posted a decline of 11.6 percent in its net profit at Rs.62.79 crore for the first quarter of the current fiscal year as against Rs.71.02 crore in the same period last year. Increased expenditure in face of a flat revenue accounted for the decrease in its profit margin. The firm's net revenue in the three months under review remai...

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Parliament's condemnation doesn't curtail Katju's rights: SC

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said that condemnation of Justice (retd.)Markandey Katju by parliament for describing Mahatma Gandhi as a British agent and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose as a Japanese agent did not prima facie violate his right to free speech and expression or in any way dent his reputation. A bench of Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice V. Gopala Gowda and Jus...

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Missing Special Olympics athlete found over 500 km away

Los Angles, August 3 (IANS) Special Olympics athlete Andi Gusmari was on Monday found over 500 km from where he was last seen near University of Southern California (USC) campus on Saturday. The 44-year-old was last seen on Saturday. He walked into a Hayward police station on Monday. Alameda County, where Gusmari was found, is around 300 miles (over 500 km) from here, but how he ...

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No compensation yet, say parents of stabbed girl

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The parents of the 19-year-old girl who was stabbed to death in the capital, on Monday reached the Delhi assembly complaining that they were yet to receive the compensation of Rs.5 lakh promised by the AAP government. We have not got the Rs.5 lakh from the government. Nobody visited us after the chief minister (Arvind Kejriwal), said Usha, the mother of Meenakshi ...

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Hyundai keen on LNG shipbuilding in India

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) A top level delegation from Hyundai Heavy Industries met Petroleum Minister Dharmedra Pradhan here on Monday and expressed their keen interest in liquefied natural gas shipbuilding in India. Received senior delegation from Hundai. They have expressed their keen interest in LNG shipbuilding in India, Pradhan tweeted. The Hyundai delegation's visit here fo...

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IMD retains 88 percent deficient monsoon forecast

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Retaining its deficient monsoon forecast of 88 percent of the long period average for the year, the Met Office on Monday said rainfall over the country between August and September is likely to be 84 percent. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the season (June to September) rainfall over the country as a whole is likely to be 88 percent of LPA...

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Telangana to pay for karate champion Syeda Falak's training

Hyderabad, Aug 3 (IANS) The Telangana government on Monday announced that it will pay for all expenses for the training of karate champion Syeda Falak to compete in an upcoming international event. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao announced this when Falak called on him. He said the government will bear all her expenses for the training to prepare for 13th Senior Asian Karate Champion...

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No reduction in central grant over enclaves transfer

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The union home ministry on Monday said there was no reduction in rehabilitation package for people returning from Indian enclaves in Bangladesh. Denouncing media reports that hinted at reduction of central grant in relation to transfer of enclaves from Bangladesh to India, the ministry said: There is no change in the position earlier communicated by the ministry o...

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Court agrees to hear defamation complaint against Kejriwal

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) A court here on Monday agreed to hear defamation complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegdly using derogatory word thulla to describe policemen. Metropolitan Magistrate Pawan Kumar allowed the plea of constable Ajay Kumar Taneja, from Lajpat Nagar police station in south Delhi, seeking action against Kejriwal claiming that he was hurt by t...

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Naga peace accord details to be made public soon: PMO official

Shillong, Aug 3 (IANS) The details of the historic peace accord signed on Monday between the government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-IM will be made public soon, a top official from the Prime Minister's Office said. The finer details of the text of the agreement will come out shortly, the PMO official told IANS on condition of anonymity. He said the peace accord...

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SEBI seeks fresh clarifications on IndiGo IPO

Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has sought fresh clarifications from InterGlobe Aviation, owners of budget carrier IndiGo, on its proposed Rs.2,500 crore initial public offer (IPO). The market regulator said in its latest weekly update that clarifications were awaited on the IPO from the lead manager as of July 31. Citigroup, JPMorgan India,...

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Body of militant behind Kashmir highway attack found: Police

Srinagar, Aug 3 (IANS) The body of one of the two militants, who attacked a police party on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway in Jammu and Kashmir on July 31, was recovered on Monday from a stream in 's Baramulla district, police said. The killed militant was involved in a number of attacks on cell phone infrastructure, police said. A police statement said that two militants, in a T...

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Protesting FTII students meet government officials

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) A students' delegation from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) met officials of the information and broadcasting ministry here on Monday over their demand to remove the institute's newly appointed chairman Gajendra Chauhan. The ministry invited us to send our representative to discuss the Gajendra Chauhan issue. It (the issue) is (being discussed) w...

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ACB probe ordered against vigilance principal secretary

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Delhi's Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) chief M.K. Meena on Monday ordered a probe against Chetan B. Sanghi, the principal secretary in the directorate of vigilance after a corruption complaint against him. A probe has been ordered today (Monday) against Sanghi in connection with a complaint of converting lease hold plots into free hold in 2011-12, Meena told IANS.

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Naga peace accord signed, stakeholders cautiously welcome move

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The central government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah on Monday signed a historic accord that promises to bring peace in a state ravaged by violence for over six decades, as various stakeholders in the process cautiously welcomed the move. Following the signing of the accord, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the accord was an inspirati...

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Mamata blames dam water for worsening flood

Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday blamed the release of water from barrages for the deterioration of the flood situation in two districts where 36 lakh people have been affected. She expressed hope the situation in all the affected districts will improve from Tuesday. Over 12 districts have been hit. Information collated from the districts...

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Kejriwal announces setting up of Delhi human rights panel

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that the state government had initiated the process to set up the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC). The home department has initiated the proposal to set up the SHRC and forwarded it to the Chief Minister's Office, Kejriwal informed the assembly. Replying to a discussion in the house on women saf...

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Kejriwal calls top cops 'Modi's agents'

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday called top Delhi Police officers the agents of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the state assembly adopted a resolution to set up a panel to probe the police inaction in cases of crime against women. Kejriwal also slammed Modi, calling him a speed-breaker in the progress of the Delhi government and asked him to shed the obst...

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Delhi government spent Rs.22.33 crore on ads, HC told

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday told the Delhi High Court that since the May 13 order of the Supreme Court ruling that taxpayers' money cannot be spent to build the image of political leaders, it has spent Rs.22.33 crore on advertisements related to its policies. Filing an affidavit before a division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath, Delhi g...

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Jilted lover arrested for kidnapping former girlfriend

Kochi, Aug 3 (IANS) A jilted lover and his two friends were nabbed by police after their failed attempt to kidnap the man's former girlfriend here in Kerala. A police official in Nedumbassery told IANS that the kidnapping attempt took place in the early hours of Sunday. The woman had arrived from the US at Kochi airport and was forcibly taken away by a group of seven people, afte...

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