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Satheesh Reddy appointed scientific advisor to defence minister

New Delhi/Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) Eminent scientist G. Satheesh Reddy, director of the Hyderabad-based premier missile research laboratory, Research Centre Imarat, has been appointed as the scientific advisor to the defence minister, it was announced on Thursday. The appointments committee of the union cabinet on Thursday approved his appointment for a period of two years. Reddy...

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Gujjars call off agitation as Rajasthan agrees to quota

Jaipur, May 28 (IANS) The Gujjar community, whose members have been squatting on railway tracks and blocking road traffic in Rajasthan demanding five percent reservation in education and government jobs, on Thursday called off their agitation as the state government agreed to their demand, a minister said. The Rajasthan government will bring a new reservation bill in the next session of ...

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Sania-Soares knocked out of French Open

Paris, May 28 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and her partner Brazilian Bruno Soares crashed out of the French Open after losing in the first round of the mixed doubles match here on Thursday. Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer stunned the top-seeded Indo-Brazilian pair 6-2, 6-2 to enter the second round of the tournament. Groenefeld-Rojer showed their domin...

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India proud of its contribution to UN peacekeeping: Sushma

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) India is proud of its own long and rich tradition of contribution to the UN peacekeeping operations for which it has contributed the largest number of troops, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday. In her message on the United Nations International Day of Peacekeepers, which is observed on May 29, she said the men and women in peacekeeping oper...

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Former governor George Pataki joins US presidential race

Washington, May 28 (IANS) George Pataki, the former Republican governor who led the state of New York during the September 11, 2001 attacks, announced on Thursday that he was running for the 2016 presidential race. It's time! Join me in the fight to build a stronger America! Pataki tweeted shortly before the announcement gathering in the New Hampshire town of Exeter, which claims to be t...

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UN peacekeeper injured in South Sudan

United Nations, May 28 (IANS) A UN peacekeeper was injured Thursday in crossfire between warring groups in South Sudan, according to the secretary general's spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric. Dujarric said the information about the incident in Malakel was just coming in and he could not as yet identify the injured peacekeeper or the nationality. There is a large presence of Indian ...

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Gujjars call off agitation as Rajasthan agrees to quota

Jaipur, May 28 (IANS) The Gujjar community on Thursday called off its agitation after the Rajasthan government agreed to provide it five percent reservation in education and government jobs, a minister said. The Rajasthan government will bring a new reservation bill in the next session of the assembly to be held soon. We will see that this time it does fall under any legal hurdle, said M...

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Heat wave continues to sweep across India, toll over 1,700

Hyderabad/New Delhi/Mumbai/Jaipur, May 28 (IANS) The searing heat wave continued unabated on Thursday in many parts of India, claiming another 414 lives in Andhra and Telangana alone to take the toll above 1,700 while rains brought relief in some states, officials said. Andhra Pradesh reported 313 more deaths due to sunstroke during last 24 hours while 100 more succumbed in Telangana.

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Mukherjee to visit Sweden, Belarus from May 31

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will embark on a state visit to Sweden and Belarus starting May 31, with his reported remarks to a Swedish daily on the controversial Bofors issue having no bearing on the visit to the Scandinavian country. Briefing reporters here on Thursday on the president's visit, Navtej Sarna, secretary (West) in the external affairs ministry, soug...

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Little India riot: Court finds last defendant guilty

Singapore, May 28 (IANS) A Singapore court on Thursday found an Indian national guilty of failing to disperse despite police warning during the 2013 riot in Little India area of this city state, a media report said. Arun Kaliamurthy, the last of the 25 men charged with rioting, had claimed trial to a single charge of failing to disperse from the scene despite police orders to do so, The ...

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Chargesheet against Tapas Paul for rape and kill remark

Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) The CID, probing the hate speeches of Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul, submitted a chargesheet in a West Bengal court on Thursday indicting him of several sections including outraging the modesty of women. The actor-turned-politician, who represents Krishnanagar Lok Sabha constituency, was caught on successive tapes in June last year exhorting his party men to kil...

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Heat wave continues to sweep across India, toll over 1,500

Hyderabad/New Delhi/Mumbai/Jaipur May 28 (IANS) The searing heat wave continued unabated on Thursday in many parts of India, claiming another 135 lives in Andhra and Telangana alone while rains brought relief in some states, officials said. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh continued to reel under the heat, accounting for 100 and 35 deaths respectively, taking the toll to 1,502 alone in the t...

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Mamata to join Modi during Bangladesh visit

Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will join Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his two-day official visit to Bangladesh beginning on June 6, a state minister said here on Thursday. West Bengal chief minister is visiting Dhaka on June 6, said Bengal's Education and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee. Banerjee would be present when the...

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Admit heat stroke patients: Delhi government to hospitals

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Delhi government on Thursday directed all city hospitals not to deny admission to people suffering from heat stroke. The health department has issued an advisory to all the hospitals in the city not to turn away people suffering from heat stroke, a city government official said. Besides, it asked them to attend to such patients on an emergency basis.<...

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Gujarat Narmada Valley's fiscal net loss at Rs.452 crore

Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Fertilizer manufacturer Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizer and Chemicals on Thursday reported a net loss of Rs.452.07 crore for 2014-15 from a net profit of Rs.292.27 crore for the corresponding period of the previous year. The company's total income for the year ended March 31, 2015 fell by 4.24 percent and stood at Rs.4,641.52 crore from Rs.4,847.19 crore in the co...

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Manjhi meets Modi, fuels speculation of tie-up with BJP

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, fuelling speculation of a tie-up between his party and the BJP for the upcoming assembly elections in Bihar. The meeting came days after Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah hinted that options were open for a tie-up with Manji, who heads the Hindustani Awam Mor...

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Shah attacks Manmohan, Gandhis over scams, misgovernance

Panaji, May 28 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday launched a scathing attack on former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi over misgovernance and fostering corruption. Addressing a public meeting in Panaji, the BJP chief also accused Manmohan Singh of derailing India's economy despite his economist crede...

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Soldier steps on landmine near LoC, loses foot

Jammu, May 28 (IANS) An Indian soldier was critically injured when he accidentally stepped on a landmine near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district on Thursday and had to have a foot amputated, officials said. Anup Kumar, a jawan of 6 Madras Regiment, was critically injured in the blast at Khour near the LoC in Akhnoor sector of Jammu on Thursday afternoon, a se...

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TDP demands Bharat Ratna for NTR

Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Thursday urged the central government to confer Bharat Ratna on its founder and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. T. Rama Rao. TDP, a partner in National Democratic Alliance central government, passed a resolution on the second day of its 'Mahanadu' or the annual conclave at Gandipet on the outskirts of Hyderabad to demand the hi...

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OTT services a serious worry, say telecom industry stakeholders

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Describing over-the-top (OTT) services as a serious worry to the telecom industry, stakeholders said if the revenue churner voice services go away, it will be fatal. OTT is a serious worry. 85 percent of revenue of operators in India is voice... if that goes away, its fatal. Revenues are moving away to content and data from voice. This is really about existence a...

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