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194 Chinese workers stranded at hydropower project in Nepal

Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Eight days after a massive earthquake jolted the Himalayan nation, at least 194 Chinese workers remained stranded at a hydropower project construction site in Nepal's Dolakha district on Sunday. The workers were stranded but safe at the Upper Tamakoshi hydropower project construction site in Dolakha district's Lamabagar area, Nepalese officials here said. ...

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Delhi minister orders suspension of 20 DTC drivers

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The capital's Transport Minister Gopal Rai has ordered the suspension of 20 DTC drivers after they were found to be absent from duty during a surprise inspection, a statement said on Sunday. Rai inspected the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) depot at Rajghat and found that the regular drivers had not given any intimation to the authorities concerned of their abse...

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Securities Appellate Tribunal to hear SBI Life case May 5

Chennai, May 3 (IANS) The Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) is likely to hear on May 5 SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd.'s appeal against insurance sector regulator's orders to refund around Rs.275.29 crore to its policy holders, according to the SEBI website. SBI Life is the first insurer to approach SAT against Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India's (IRDAI) penalty o...

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Pakistan sets up special fund for quake-hit Nepal

Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has set up a special relief fund for the quake-hit people of Nepal, a top official said on Sunday. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said at a news conference here that Pakistanis at home and abroad can send their contributions to the fund, Xinhua news agency reported. A senior official of the country's disaster ma...

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Not many deaths but fear haunts Pokhara

Pokhara (Nepal), May 3 (IANS) It has been a week of agony and pain in Nepal. While tourist hotspot Pokhara escaped the brunt of the 7.9 temblor, most people remain scared. As one proceeds to Pokhara off the highway from Munglin, worried faces are a normal sight. People at roadside eateries bite into 'sekhua' - a dried meat dish - and animatedly discuss the April 25 eart...

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Sharapova wins in first round of Madrid Open

Madrid, May 3 (IANS) World No.3 women's singles star Maria Sharapova bounced back from her disappointing recent run of results to defeat Timea Bacsinszky and reach the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament here on Sunday. The Russian arrived here in need of some time on court after early exits in Indian Wells, Miami and Stuttgart. Against Swiss Bacsinszky, she b...

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Simmons, Parthiv take MI to 172/3 against KXIP

Mohali, May 3 (IANS) Opening batsmen Lendl Simmons (71 in 56 balls) and Parthiv Patel (59 in 36 balls) helped Mumbai Indians post a challenging total of 172/3 in 20 overs against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Sunday. After Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat, the two openers rose to the task and gave their team a perfect ...

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Three killed, three injured in Delhi road accident

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Three people of a family, including a couple, died while three children suffered injuries when a motorcycle they were riding on was hit by a speeding vehicle here early Sunday, police said. The accident took place around 4.30 a.m. in Delhi's Swaroop Nagar. Those killed were Deshraj, 32, his brother Yogesh, 30, and wife Morkali, 28. Deshraj's two da...

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Modi to lead prayers on Buddha Poornima

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the nation in prayers and solidarity with the people of India and Nepal on the occasion of Buddha Poornima on Monday. A special prayer to express solidarity with the people of India and Nepal to mark the International Buddha Poornima Diwas 2015 will be organised here on this occasion, a release issued on Sunday said. ...

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Bihar mob attacks gang rape accused

Patna, May 3 (IANS) Angry over the release on bail of a key accused in a gang rape case, a mob on Sunday attacked his house and beat him up in a village in Bihar's Vaishali district, police said. Lalbabu Rai, a prime accused in a gang rape, was freed on bail on Saturday, and was seriously injured when the mob roughed him up. Rai was admitted to a local hospital for treatment, a d...

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'Star Wars' spin-off delayed until 2019

Los Angeles, May 3 (IANS) The release date of the second Star Wars spin-off has been postponed from 2018 to 2019. The news comes after director Josh Trank left the project citing his desire to pursue some original creative opportunities, reports variety.com. Trank was reportedly fired from Star Wars after people at Disney and Lucasfilm heard he was erratic and sometimes very iso...

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Resign or shut down businesses, Amarinder tells Badal

Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Sunday demanded that Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal should either resign from his post or shut down his family's transport and other businesses, including the controversial Orbit Aviation, as it was a clear case of conflict of interest. All these years, in a clear case of conflict of interest, you have brutally abused your ...

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Meditation should be part of school curriculum: Shoojit Sircar

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Director Shoojit Sircar, who is anxiously awaiting the release of his forthcoming comedy-drama film Piku, says meditation is a compulsory part of our lives and it should be used as a subject in school. All schools shd hv compulsory 1hr of meditation session every day.. Start cultivating from now.. It shd be part of curriculum, Sircar wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

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Bayern lose, Wolfsburg held in German Bundesliga

Munich, May 3 (IANS) Bayer Leverkusen inflicted newly-crowned Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich the third defeat of the season while Hannover came from behind to share the spoils with second-placed VFL Wolfsburg at the 31st round of German Bundesliga. After wrapping up the 25th Bundesliga title last week, injury-hit Bayern Munich suffered their third loss of the season against a dominan...

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Salman's foundation hasn't donated money for Nepal quake victims

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan, also known for helping the underprivileged, says his Being Human foundation is not donating money to the victims of the Nepal earthquake. The Being Human foundation was created in 2007 by the Dabangg star to support the underprivileged in India. In partnership with various companies, the foundation creates specific initiatives for education and...

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Women's hockey core probables camp from Monday

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) A preparatory camp for the Indian women's hockey core probables will commence at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here from Monday and will continue till June 10. The camp is the groundwork for the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final to be played in Belgium in June. If India achieve a top-three finish in the tournament, they will qualify for the 2016 Rio Ol...

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Two batting powerhouses clash as CSK host RCB

Chennai, May 3 (IANS) Two batting powerhouses will lock horns as Chennai Super Kings host Royal Challengers Bangalore in the return leg of an Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Monday. The Super Kings lead the points table with 12 points from nine games, while their rivals are third with nine points from eight outings. Having lost two back...

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Bengal animal house to serve east, northeast India

Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) The Bose Institute's state-of-the-art animal house and research facility is set to supply strains of small laboratory animals for research to the scientific community of east and northeast India. The Central Animal House and Research Facility for Developmental and Toxicology Research, located at the Institute's Acharya J.C. Bose Biotechnology Innovation Centre in Ma...

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Rafale fighter deal to get formal nod, Indian partner awaited

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrives here on Monday to sign the formal deal for supplying 36 Rafale aircraft, the medium multi-role combat fighters of Dassault, to the Indian Air Force as agreed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Paris last month, officials said. Also keenly watched will be: Which Indian firm Dassult picks as a partner...

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New York police officer shot in head while patrolling

New York, May 3 (IANS) A New York City police officer was shot in the head as he tried to inquire about a suspect's actions during his patrol on the street. The officer is now in stable condition in a hospital and the investigation of the event is under way, according to the officials. The shooting on Saturday evening came as the country is going through a new round of tensions b...

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