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HC summons top Himachal officials over man's death

Shimla, May 4 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday issued notice to Himachal government officials, including the chief secretary and the director general of police, over alleged police inaction following a man's suspected murder. A bench of Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan, which took suo motu cognizance of a letter written by Leelavati about h...

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Sensex gains 479 points; oil and gas stocks surge

Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange, closed 479.28 points, or 1.77 percent, up on Monday after the passage of the Finance Bill 2015-16 in the Lok Sabha. The 30-share Sensex, which opened at 27,204.63 points, closed at 27,490.59 points -- up 479.28 points, or 1.77 percent, over the previous trading day's cl...

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Three killed in Kabul suicide attack

Kabul, May 4 (IANS) Three people died and 21 were injured in Kabul on Monday when a suicide attacker blew himself up while a bus carrying government employees was passing by, official sources told Efe news agency. The attack occurred around 8.30 a.m. to the west of the Afghan capital, said the police emergency department's chief Humayun Aini, adding that the bus was carrying employees of...

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Palestinian attacks tram passengers, wounded by Israeli forces

Jerusalem, May 4 (IANS) A Palestinian was wounded on Monday by Israeli security forces at a light-rail station in Jerusalem after he tried to stab several passengers, according to Israeli police. The alleged assailant tried to knife people waiting for the tram at the Givat HaMivtar stop, north of Jerusalem, but security forces opened fire and wounded the 35-year-old, who was then taken t...

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CSK post 148/9 against RCB

Chennai, May 4 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) posted 148 for nine against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Monday. CSK won the toss and elected to bat. They didn't have a particularly bright start after West Indian Dwayne Smith was bowled for zero by Australian pacer Mitchell Starc. The other op...

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India should share Nepal's pain: Modi

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Observing that the situation in earthquake-hit Nepal was beyond our imagination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that India should share the pain of the people of the neighbouring country. Modi said he was sad that the land where Lord Buddha was born was in serious trouble following the April 25 earthquake that has claimed thousands of lives and left t...

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11 militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, May 4 (IANS) Eleven Taliban militants were killed as security forces raided parts of Afghanistan's militancy-plagued Kunduz province on Monday, the interior ministry said in a statement issued to the media outlets. A total of 11 armed insurgents, including two local commanders namely Mullah Shirzai Gajr and Molovi Qurishi, have been killed as security forces conducted cleanup oper...

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Baby girl born at sea among over 6,500 migrants rescued

Rome, May 4 (IANS/AKI) A baby girl born soon after her mother was rescued was among a record 6,551 migrants rescued over the weekend in the Mediterranean in 34 separate operations, the Italian Coast Guard said on Monday. An Italian navy vessel plucked the mother from waters in the Strait of Sicily and her baby girl was safely delivered on the rescuers' tugboat overnight. Both were in goo...

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Egypt court upholds death sentence for Muslim Brotherhood members

Cairo, May 4 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Monday upheld the death sentences against five members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood on charges of murdering policemen in 2013, media reported. The case, known as Kerdasa massacre, dates back to August 2013, when alleged supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi stormed a police station in Kerdasa suburb of Giza province, southwes...

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Kerala police official caught cheating in exam?

Kochi, May 4 (IANS) A senior Kerala police official was on Monday caught cheating in an examination for Master of Laws (LL.M) -- and ordered to leave the hall. The officer denied the charge. The official was identified as T.J. Jose, the inspector general of police of Thrissur range. Confirming the incident, V.J. Peter, vice principal of St. Paul's College at Kalamassery, said th...

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Bhambri improves, Somdev slides in ATP rankings

London, May 4 (IANS) India's Yuki Bhambri jumped 30 spots to break into the top 200 while is countryman Somdev Devvarman dropped four spots in the men's singles world rankings, released by Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) on Monday. Bhambri entered the semis of the Taipei Challenger recently to claim the 186th spot while India's No.1 singles players Somdev Devvarman slided to 17...

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'Mary Kom' a piece of my heart, says Priyanka

Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra says her film Mary Kom is piece of her heart and she thanks friends and family for making it a successful venture. Mary Kom won the Best Popular Film at the 62nd National Film Awards presented by President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday. The actress took to her micro-blogging website Twitter to share the news and calling the film a piece o...

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Bindra, Chain Singh win double gold Medals in Hannover meet

Hannover, May 4 (IANS) India's ace rifle shooters, among them former Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, warmed up in style for the upcoming World Cup when they returned a rich haul of three gold and two bronze medals in the just concluded International Shooting Competition of Hannover (ISCH). Bindra won both the individual and team gold medals in his pet 10-metre air rifle event. Upcoming...

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Mamata flags off 30 trucks for Nepal

Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday flagged off 30 trucks carrying relief material for quake-hit Nepal. The Trinamool Congress leader was at Pani Tanki check post at the border to oversee the passage of trucks carrying water, medicines, dry and packaged food as well as tarpaulins, the party said. Nepal was hit by a massive earthquake measuri...

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Ashok Leyland's April sales up by 43 percent

Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Chennai-based commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland on Monday said its volume sales for April 2015 surged 43 percent at 8,435 units in the month against 5,897 units in the corresponding month last year. The company, in a regulatory filing with the National Stock Exchange, said its medium-high commercial vehicle sales during the month under review rose by 45 p...

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Patna HC axes SC/ST quota in promotions

Patna, May 4 (IANS) The Patna High Court on Monday quashed Bihar's decision to provide reservation in promotions to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) government employees. After hearing a petition by Sushil Kumar Singh and two others challenging the decision, a division bench of the court ordered the 2012 policy be scrapped. The court's order is a setback for hundreds...

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Have learnt from watching Tendulkar, Dravid play: Simmons

Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Mumbai Indians batsman Lendl Simmons on Monday said he learned a lot watching cricket greats Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid play in Indian conditions, and added he tries to emulate some of their skills in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, all those good guys came from here playing orthodox cricket, striking the ball on (along) the gr...

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Report cites unethical Israeli acts during Gaza war

Jerusalem, May 4 (IANS) The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) policy during last summer's war in Gaza caused unprecedented harm to Palestinian civilians and infrastructure, an Israeli non-governmental organisation has charged. Breaking the Silence, an NGO of veteran Israeli combatants, interviewed more than 60 Israeli soldiers and officers who discussed allegedly unlawful and unethical acts th...

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'BAHA emerging as best treatment for single side deafness'

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) is fast emerging as the perfect treatment for patients suffering from single side deafness in India, doctors said here on Monday. The device not only helps an individual get back his hearing power which gets affected by several health complications like infections, brain tumours and traumas, but its biggest advantage is that it...

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Nepal records eight more tremors

Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) Eight fresh tremors were recorded on Monday in Nepal. The National Seismological Centre (NSC) recorded a 4.4 magnitude quake with the epicentre in Sindhupalchowk district at 3.40 a.m. Seven other quakes below 5 on the Richter scale were recorded with their epicentre in Dolakha, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Nuwakot districts. There were no injuries...

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