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Nissan to launch a new model next year

Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Japanese automobile maker Nissan Motor Company, which is targeting a five percent market share by 2020 in India, will be launching a small car, said a senior company official on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters here after flagging off the 500,000th car for overseas markets, Nissan India Operations president Guillaume Sicard said a new car will be launched in 2016.

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Bank unions happy at conclusion of wage agreement

Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Unions in the banking sector on Tuesday expressed happiness at the signing of the wage agreement for more than 800,000 employees in government and private-owned banks. The agreement has been signed and the wage arrears would be paid in 90 days time, C.H.Venkatachalam, general secretary, All India Bank Employees Association (AIEBA) told IANS on Tuesday. On M...

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Heat wave kills 90 more in Andhra, Telangana, toll crosses 800

Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) The heat wave sweeping through Telangana and Andhra Pradesh claimed 90 more lives in the two states, taking the toll to over 800. While 55 people succumbed to sunstroke in Andhra Pradesh, 35 were killed in Telangana. Andhra Pradesh's Deputy Chief Minister N. Chinna Rajappa on Tuesday said 551 people died till Monday while disaster management officials in ...

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President mourns loss of lives in UP train accident

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee has mourned the loss of lives in a train derailment on Monday in Uttar Pradesh. Two people were killed and over 100 others injured when eight coaches of the Ranchi-Jammu Tawi Muri Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Kaushambi district, officials said. In a message to Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Monday, the president said:...

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Retrospective tax issue needs quick-fix: Naina Lal Kidwai

Seasoned banker Naina Lal Kidwai says the issue of minimum alternate tax needs to be tackled amicably and fast, even as she sees full convertibility of the rupee as a 10-year programme. In a freewheeling interview to IANS in New Delhi, the executive director of HSBC Asia Pacific also says a lot can be done on ease of doing business in India and that companies have started making plans fo...

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Centre holds exhibitions in northeast to highlight achievements

Agartala/Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) To mark the completion of one year of the National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre, the information and broadcasting ministry is organising exhibitions across the northeastern states. These exhibitions are meant to highlight the achievements, performance and initiatives of the BJP-led NDA government in the last one year. The Directora...

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Centre encroaching on Delhi assembly's right: Sisodia

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The central government has encroached upon the rights of the Delhi assembly by issuing a notification curbing the powers of the AAP government, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday. It is encroachment on the rights of the legislative assembly of Delhi. They (central government) have tried to dilute the spirit of the Constitution, Sisodia told a sp...

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Scientists find 11 chameleon species in Madagascar

London, May 26 (IANS) Scientists have found that the panther chameleon, a species with spectacular intra-specific colour variations, found in Madagascar, actually comprises eleven different species. Madagascar is home to extraordinary biodiversity. Due to deforestation in the past few decades, the island's forests and associated biodiversity have been under greater attack than ever. <...

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Mangalayatan varsity team wins e-bike design contest

Aligarh May 26 (IANS) An e-bike made by 'Team Tenacious' of Mangalayatan University near here has won the 'Best E-Bike Design Award' at the 'E-Bike Racing Challenge-2015' organised by Lovely Professional University of Jalandhar, Punjab. The victorious team members told IANS that it took them nearly a month to build the eco-friendly bike that cost Rs.40,000. Weighing 110 kg, it can race ...

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Most people love being alone: Study

New York, May 26 (IANS) If you enjoy being all by yourself, then you are not alone. Most people love to spend their time being alone than being surrounded by people, new study says. The results of a recent Pew survey found that 85 percent of the surveyed people think it is important to have alone time, while 55 percent categorised alone time as very important, the Bustle.com reported.

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China begins constructing lighthouses on two disputed islands

Beijing, May 26 (IANS) The Chinese transport ministry in a ceremony on Tuesday laid the foundation stones for the construction of two lighthouses on the Spratly Islands, which are disputed territories also claimed by other Southeast Asian countries. One of the lighthouses will be situated near Huayang Reef, claimed by Philippines, and the other at Chigua Reef, claimed by Vietnam, Efe new...

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60-year-old man held for raping minor daughter

Gurgaon, May 26 (IANS) A 60-year-old man has been arrested here on charges of raping his minor daughter several times, police said on Tuesday. In another incident, a teenager was held for raping his minor cousin. The 60-year-old man, arrested from his residence in Nathupur village on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road here for raping his 13-year-old daughter, has been sent to jail.

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Osmania University students continue protest over land row

Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) Tension prevailed around Osmania University campus here for the second day on Tuesday as students, protesting against alleged encroachments on the university land, tried to attack a petrol bunk. Police arrested the students, who were also protesting the recent statement by Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao that houses for the poor would be constructed...

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New human trafficking campsite discovered in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, May 26 (IANS) A few kilometres off a road in Malaysia's Perlis state near the Thailand border, lies a campsite once occupied by hundreds of trafficked victims, a media report said on Tuesday. According to sources, it is believed that the new campsite is two years older than the 27 human trafficking camps found by authorities this month, the Malaysian Star reported. ...

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Al Shabaab claims hand for attack on Kenyan policemen

Nairobi, May 26 (IANS) Somalia's Al-Shabaab militant group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for Monday evening's attack in Yumbis, Garissa, in northeast Kenya, in which they claimed to have killed 30 police officers. An Al Shabaab spokesman told pro-Al Shabaab radio Andulus that they killed at least 30 police officers at the small village of Yumbis near Garissa town which borders Somali...

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Parrikar asks shipyards to be ready to deliver more ships

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday asked shipyards, both public and private, to compress delivery schedules of warships and other platforms for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard. Addressing the Naval Commanders' Conference here, Parrikar said in the last one year the modernisation plan of the navy has gained significant momentum with the induction of seve...

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10 children feared drowned in Laos ferry accident

Vientiane, May 26 (IANS) Ten elementary school children were reported missing and were feared drowned in Laos after the boat they were travelling in capsized in a major Mekong tributary on Tuesday morning, according to police. It is believed the 10 were among 35 fifth-grade students, four teachers and a single crew member on board when their ferry capsized while attempting to cross the N...

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Lycos posts Rs.342 crore net profit

Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) Lycos, one of the leading internet brands, has earned a net profit of Rs.342.22 crore during 2014-15 against Rs.220.96 crore in the previous year. The Hyderabad-based company posted an annual revenue of Rs.1,957 crore against the previous year's revenue of Rs.1,673 crore. While the overall revenue growth was about 16.95 percent, the digital segment revenu...

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Odisha to blame for Posco delay, says petroleum minister

Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and the ruling Biju Janata Dal were engaged in a war of words on Tuesday, as he blamed the Odisha government for the delay in setting up the Posco project and recommending mines in favour of the South Korean steel major. The state government recommended mines in favour of Posco to the Centre three days before the Mine...

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Chris Brown possessive about former ladylove

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown has reportedly reacted badly to his former girlfriend Karrueche Tran's self-portrait with Tyson Beckford as he doesn't want her to date anyone else. The 27-year-old model got Brown's attention after Beckford posted a selfie of the pair together. He basically told Karrueche that it makes him look like a fool and less of a man when she'...

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