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Bengaluru civic polls to be held on August 22

Bengaluru, Aug 3 (IANS) Elections to the Bengaluru civic corporation would be held on August 22 and counting of votes taken up on August 25, the Karnataka State Election Commission (SEC) notified on Monday. Elections for 198 wards of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will be conducted on August 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; re-poll, if any, on August 24; and counting of votes on ...

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Way2online launches free news app

Hyderabad, Aug 3 (IANS) Internet technology companyWay2online on Monday announced it has launched Way2News, a free app that brings short summarized nuggets of news in local languages. Anticipating a huge demand for news consumption in local languages, Way2News is foraying into the large untapped segment of news readers who want to consume news in their native languages, the company said ...

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Aircel-Maxis deal: Fresh summons to four accused

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) A court here on Monday issued fresh summons to four accused including Malaysian businessman T.A Ananda Krishnan in the Aircel-Maxis deal case. Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge O.P. Saini issued fresh summons to Krishnan, Augustus Ralph Marshall and two accused firms, Maxis Communications Berhad of Malaysia and Astro All Asia Networks, for December 7.<...

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CYSS's DUSU polls initiative gains momentum

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) student wing on Monday said it had received many applications of students from seven DU colleges to contest Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) polls. State Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) president Anupam Yadav said, Our aim is to make DUSU polls free from money and muscle power. For this, we asked students wishing to contest th...

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Bengal journalist goes missing after college corruption story

Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) Days after he reported about irregularities and corruption in the admission process in a college, a journalist with a Bengali daily in West Bengal's Alipurduar district has gone missing. Chayan Sarkar, a correspondent with the Uttarbanga Sangbad, is missing since Sunday morning, days after he lodged a complaint with police in Alipurduar alleging that he was being th...

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Naga peace accord shouldn't affect neighbours: Manipur MP

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Thangso Baite, the Congress Lok Sabha member from Outer Manipur, on Monday cautiously welcomed the peace accord between the government and the the NSCN-IM, saying it should not affect the neighbouring states. We were anxiously awaiting the peace accord provided it does not affect the neighbouring states, the MP from a constituency that has a large Naga population...

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Punjab cabinet blames Pakistan for terror attack

Chandigarh, Aug 3 (IANS) The Punjab cabinet on Monday condemned Pakistan for clandestinely perpetrating a terror attack in India by targeting Dinanagar town. Praising the swift action by Punjab Police in neutralising the three heavily armed terrorists, the cabinet said all measures would be taken to ensure peace in the state. Placing on record the bravery of police officials and ...

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Maoist held in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) A 26-year-old Maoist, wanted in Jharkhand for ambushing a police patrol party in 2014, was arrested in the national capital, Delhi Police said on Monday. Chandeshwar Yadav, carrying a reward of Rs.5 lakh on his head, was taken into custody following a tip off from west Delhi's Kapashera area overnight on Sunday, Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjeev Yadav told IAN...

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Keep plantations, habitations out of Western Ghats eco-sensitive zone: MPs

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Parliamentarians from six Western Ghats states on Monday urged Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar to exclude plantations, agricultural fields and habitats of locals from the eco-sensitive zone. Interacting with the media here after meeting over 22 MPs from Goa, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chennai and Maharashtra, Javadekar said they had expressed their opi...

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Panel to probe Delhi police inaction in crimes against women

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Delhi assembly on Monday adopted a resolution to set up a three-member panel to probe the alleged police inaction in cases of crime against women. The moves comes in the wake of the brutal murder of a 19-year-old girl, Meenakshi, in broad daylight in Anand Parbat area of the city. The AAP government accused Delhi Police of inaction in the case. The res...

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Nagaland accord signed, promises peace after six decades of violence

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The central government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-IM on Monday signed a historic accord that promises to bring peace in a state which has been ravaged by violence for over six decades. The accord was signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who described it as historic. The agreement is expected to end the oldest insurgency in the...

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Drums found off Raigad found to contain naptha: Coast Guard

Raigad (Maharashtra), Aug 3 (IANS) The large drums found floating off the Maharashtra coast last week were found to contain highly-flammable liquid hydracaron naptha, the Indian Coast Guard said on Monday. Each of the drums was old and corroded and contained around 200 litres of the dangerous liquid naptha, a gasoline look-alike made from distilling petroleum and used mainly to dilute he...

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Odisha to discuss Posco issue with Centre

Bhubaneswar, Aug 3 (IANS) With uncertainty looming over Posco's proposed $12 billion steel project in Odisha, the state government has decided to take up the matter with the central government to address the issue. We will try to resolve the bottlenecks being faced by the project, Steel and Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick said on Monday. He said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has ...

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Two Telugus kidnapped in Libya safe: Andhra

Hyderabad, Aug 3 (IANS) The two Telugu men still under the captivity of alleged terrorists in Libya are safe, the Andhra Pradesh government said on Monday. The information was received by the state government's representative in New Delhi, K. Rammohan Rao, who spoke to Indian diplomat in Tripoli, Mohammad Rashid Khan over phone, and was told that the dean at the University of Sirte is in...

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HCL Technologies looks to ride on digitisation wave

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) HCL Technologies, India's fourth largest IT services company in the country and reporting 14 percent growth year-on-year, aims to ride the digitisation wave to maintain sustainable growth in the coming period as well as its co-innovation labs. Currently, HCL has six co-innovation labs (the India unit based in Bengaluru) or designated laboratories where the IT serv...

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Hero MotoCorp's Q1 net profit up 33 percent

Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Two wheeler major Hero MotoCorp on Monday reported a rise of 33.33 percent in its net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of the current fiscal. According to the company, its net profit in the quarter ended June 30, 2015 stood at Rs.750.34 crore from Rs.562.76 crore in the like period of last fiscal. We have lined up a slew of new launches including scooters an...

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Ramp For Champs: Bollywood stars walk for girls education

Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Rajkumar Rao, Jackky Bhagnani, Patralekha and Ileana D'Cruz were some Bollywood celebrities who walked the ramp and lent their support to charity organisation Smile Foundation. The profits made from the event would be used to educate girls. The ninth edition of the fashion show 'Ramp For Champs' also saw the presence of Bhagyashree, Isha Koppikar, Lauren Gottlieb, Di...

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Government mulls linking three northeastern rivers with Ganga

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The government is considering the feasibility of a proposal to link three rivers of the northeast with the Ganga, union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti said on Monday. ...A link, namely Manas-Sankosh-Teesta-Ganga (MSTG) link is proposed under the Himalayan Component of the National Perspective Plan (NPP), the minis...

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25 Congress MPs suspended, opposition cries foul

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The dragging showdown in parliament on Monday took an ugly turn as Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended 25 of the 44 Congress members for causing disruptions, forcing the opposition to unite behind a furious Congress. Congress president Sonia Gandhi branded the decision a black day for India and democracy, amid signs that the opposition planned to escalate ...

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Centuries by Khan, Avinash put Colts on top

Bengaluru, Aug 3 (IANS) Centuries by Liyan Khan (107 not out, 210b, 13x4, 2x6) and K.C. Avinash (116, 205b, 17x4, 2x6) saw KSCA Colts XI reply strongly to Andhra CA's first innings total of 340 at stumps on the second day of their four-day match in the KSCA All-India cricket tournament here on Monday. The Colts were 255 for three after Avinash and Khan added 219 runs to move into a stron...

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