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Godrej Industries net up 23 percent in 2014-15

Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Godrej Industries Ltd. posted consolidated net profit of Rs.402 crore for fiscal 2014-15, registering 23 percent increase year-on-year (YoY) from Rs.326 crore in previous fiscal (2013-14). In a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange on Wednesday, the city-based manufacturing firm said consolidated income grew 16 percent YoY to Rs.9,360 crore for the fiscal u...

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Engineers India net down 35 percent in 2014-15

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) State-run Engineers India Ltd reported a consolidated net profit of Rs.313 crore for fiscal 2014-15, a decline of 35 percent year-on-year (YoY) from Rs.483 crore posted in previous fiscal (2013-14). In a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange on Wednesday, the city-based Navratna listed firm said its consolidated income, however, declined marginally three...

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Committed to provide 5 percent reservation: Rajasthan to Gujjars

Jaipur, May 27 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Wednesday told agitating Gujjars that it was committed to provide five percent reservation to the community under the special backward class category. In a letter to Gujjar Aarkshan Sangarsh Samiti convener Col. (retd) Kirori Singh Bainsla, the government, however, said: It will be difficult to provide 4 percent reservation from 21 percen...

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Manmohan says never used public office to enrich himself, BJP hits back

New Delhi/Surat, May 27 (IANS) Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday denied having ever used public office to enrich himself or his family, prompting BJP president Amit Shah to mount a fresh attack on him over the 2G allocation controversy. The day also saw Manmohan Singh going to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 7 Race Course residence for a meeting that caused some surprise i...

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Hackers steal data on 100,000 US taxpayers

Washington, May 27 (IANS/EFE) A group of hackers stole confidential data on more than 100,000 US taxpayers over the past four months, the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, John Koskinen, reported. At a Tuesday press conference, Koskinen said that the hackers accessed tax returns containing a large amount of personal data via the IRS Get Transcript service between February and...

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Man shot at for giving land for cell phone tower in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Separatist guerrillas on Wednesday shot at a man whose brother had given land on rent for a mobile phone tower in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said. Militants fired at 25-year-old Imtiyaz Ahmad Nadroo in Pattan town, a police officer told IANS. Nadroo was admitted to a hospital for treatment. This was the third such attack in thre...

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Railway hawkers set fire to BJP office, burn Babul Supriyo's effigy

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Irate hawkers set fire to a BJP office by flinging a burning effigy of union minister Babul Supriyo on Wednesday in protest against railway authorities barring them from peddling their trade at the Asansol railway station. According to police, a fire tender was immediately rushed and the fire at the office in Burdwan district - a makeshift structure - put out withi...

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Heat wave toll in Andhra, Telangana crosses 1,300

Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) The heat wave sweeping across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana claimed over 200 more lives since Tuesday, taking the toll to 1,360. Officials on Wednesday night said 157 people succumbed to sunstroke in Andhra Pradesh while 70 died in Telangana since Tuesday. There was no respite from the blistering heat as both the states recorded temperatures three to seven...

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'PK' collects $7.03 mn in China

Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan's PK, which hit the screens in China on May 22, has turned out to be biggest international release for an Indian film across 5,400 screens and a collection of a massive $7.03 million. PK had also turned out to be the highest grossing Indian film in Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan, and the highest grossing foreign language movie in North America ...

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Delhi assembly rejects Centre's notification; it's AAP vs Centre

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Delhi assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution against the Centre's decree giving Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung the power to post and transfer bureaucrats in the capital, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of nurturing dictatorship. The strongly-worded resolution passed by the Aam Aadmi Party-dominated assembly has now brou...

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India a natural partner, says German defence minister

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Germany is keen on collaborating with India in defence technology and equipment, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday as she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The German minister, who is on a three-day visit to India, also met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday night to discuss defence cooperation between the two countries. ...

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Manmohan Singh meets Modi

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Hours after rebutting BJP's allegations of corruption and policy paralysis against the erstwhile UPA government, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. Manmohan Singh's office said the meeting took place on an invitation from Modi. It said the two leaders discussed the country's economic situation and foreign poli...

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No plans to turn BRICS into military alliance: Russia

Moscow, May 27 (IANS) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday that there was no plan to turn the BRICS grouping into a military alliance. The group is driven by clearly understood national interests and the desire to implement these interests through joint actions, Ryabkov said in an interview with Rossiya-24 television channel, adding that the BRICS member state...

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Modi expresses satisfaction over PRAGATI

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed satisfaction that multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI) was speeding up decision-making processes in vital projects and important areas of governance. Interacting with officials of PRAGATI, he said the spirit of problem-solving and swift implementation, which was bein...

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Delhi assembly resolution outlandish, but not binding: Expert

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The resolution adopted by the Delhi assembly against the union home ministry notification was outlandish but not legally or constitutional binding on anyone, constitutional expert Subhash C. Kashyap said on Wednesday. A private member's resolution, brought by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Somnath Bharti in the Delhi assembly, termed the May 21 notification ill...

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Modi meets PMO officials, families over high tea

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday invited all officials and staff of the Prime Minister's Office for high tea on the occasion of his completion of one year in office. According to an official statement, the prime minister said the entire PMO family shares the credit for the success achieved in serving the people over the past year. Modi said a sen...

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India reacts sharply to Sri Lankan fisheries minister's remark

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India on Wednesday voiced its displeasure after a Sri Lankan minister rebuffed New Delhi's proposal to allow Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters, saying it was committed to working with Colombo to find a mutually acceptable solution to the vexing fishermen issue and that the minister's remarks were not helpful. External affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swaru...

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US court rules against Obama's immigration programme

Washington, May 27 (IANS) A US federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to allow President Barack Obama's immigration programme to take effect immediately, putting his immigration policy legacy in jeopardy. The Obama administration has sought to expand a programme that protects young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the US illegally as children. Five million undocument...

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Congress fumes at no mention of Sonia in Telangana text book

Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) The Congress in Telangana has condemned the non-inclusion in school text books of the role of party president Sonia Gandhi in the formation of the new state. A chapter titled The movement for the formation of Telangana state has been included in this year's social studies text book for Class 10. However, the 14-page chapter showers praise only on Chief Mi...

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208 trains cancelled since May 21 due to Gujjar agitation

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) At least 208 trains have been cancelled and another 109 diverted on alternative routes on the Kota-Mathura track until Wednesday due to Gujjar community's agitation in Rajasthan. Railways authorities said the track bears the major traffic between south and north zones of the Indian Railways. Train cancellations and diversions have led to an unprecedented ...

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