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Weather, traffic delay Indian flights to Kathmandu

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Two days after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, Indian carriers continued to face air traffic congestion and parking constraints at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, leading to delayed departures and arrivals, airline officials said on Monday. SpiceJet flight SG 041, scheduled to depart for Kathmandu from Delhi at 12:30 p.m., took off at 1:13 p.m...

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40 Indians trapped at Everest Camp I, II

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) At least 40 Indian mountaineers remained trapped on Monday at Everest Camp I and II, cut off from the Base Camp following avalanches triggered by the massive earthquake two days ago, officials said. Top Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) officials here said the climbers were safe and authorities were considering air rescue operations to evacuate the trapped...

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I went to Nepal for peace but faced nature's fury: Survivor

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) I went there for peace, but ended up facing nature's fury, a Delhi-based audio-engineer and disc jockey said upon his return to India from earthquake-hit Nepal. Rajat Roy was scheduled to play at the annual three-day music festival called Universal Religion in Nepal. I was packing on Saturday morning to leave for the venue of the festival, when suddenl...

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Music contest winner hopes to launch own label someday

Indore, April 27 (IANS) Backed by business administration skills, 25-year-old Anurag Mishra, who won the Royal Stag Make it Large contest, Indore edition, hopes to have his own music label someday. The Rourkela boy completed his Masters in Business Administration from IIM Indore this year and will soon join a popular IT services company as a global engagement manager. Going by his qualif...

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No intent to tax retrospectively, says Jaitley

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Clarifying that the central government does not intend to tax retrospectively, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday reiterated that the taxation policy has to be non-adversarial so as to encourage foreign investments. Our taxation process has to be simpler to increase tax buoyancy. Our taxation policy has to be non-adversarial. The government does not intend...

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Bats use brain just like humans

Washington, April 27 (IANS) Upsetting the notion that only humans use different sides of their brains to distinguish different aspects of sound, a team of US researchers has found that bats, too, use both sides of their brain to listen. Researchers from the Georgetown University Medical Center and American University found that, like humans, mustached bats use the left and right sides of...

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India is with Nepal in hour of crisis: Rajnath

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Condoling the loss of lives in the devastating Nepal earthquake that has also affected parts of India, the central government on Monday said it is standing by its own people as well as the neighbouring Nepal in their hour of crisis. Addressing the Lok Sabha, Home Minister Rajnath Singh gave the details of Operation Mairti, the relief and rescue efforts that are...

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Over 150 stranded in Everest camps

Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) More than 150 mountaineers are still stranded in two camp sites of Mt. Everest following a powerful earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, a senior government official told reporters at a press conference on Monday. It has come to our notice that over 150 climbers are languishing in the two base camps. We have intensified the rescue operation by deploying helicopters...

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SC ruling in Jayalalithaa case a big victory: Karunanidhi

Chennai, April 27 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Monday termed the Supreme Court ruling in corruption case against AIADMK leader J. Jayalalithaa as a very big victory and justice in full. PMK founder S. Ramadoss demanded the resignation of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam over the issue. Speaking to reporters here, Karunanidhi said: This is not only the first vi...

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Thirty-eight Indian cities in high risk earthquakes zones

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) At least 38 Indian cities lie in high-risk seismic zones and nearly 60 percent of the subcontinental landmass is vulnerable to earthquakes. Barring rare exceptions, such as the Delhi Metro, India's hastily-built cities are open to great damage from earthquakes. The earthquake that devastated Nepal on saturday and jolted northern India, damaging buildings as far...

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1991 was 'defining moment' for Indian economy: Jaitley

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Terming the year 1991 in the Indian economy as a defining moment, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that the country's economy should have been opened up much earlier to have good results. Delivering a lecture in the memory of D.P. Kohli, the first director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here, the minister said the year of 1991 marked a...

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Bharti Infratel net profit up 18 percent in Q4

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Telecom tower infrastructure provider Bharti Infratel's net profit for the fourth quarter of 2014-15 rose by 18 percent, a company statement said here on Monday. The company reported revenue of Rs.2,947 crore, up 6 percent from the corresponding period a year ago. The spectrum auctions in March 2015 was a significant event for the telecom industry. The ...

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Remedies for hair problems during summer

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Take extra care of your tresses in summer. Using coconut milk for lifeless hair and undergoing a regular trim for people who are suffering from thin hair, during this season will help, says an expert. Here are some tips from Aashmeen Munjaal, owner of the capital-based Star Salon n' Spa, which can help you to keep your hair looking shiny and healthy. *...

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'I'm Sorry' written across Brisbane sky

Brisbane, April 27 (IANS) An unidentified person on Monday left a message across the skies of Australia's Brisbane city saying, 'I'm Sorry'. Pictures of the airborne apology splashed across social media within minutes, the Brisbane Times reported. The fee for the message was A$4,000 ($3,000) but the operator of the service, Skywriting Services Australia, said they had no idea who...

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People lie only when they can save their face

London, April 27 (IANS) People are likely to cheat on a task in favour of their self-interest only when the situation provides them enough room to save their face, says a study. To maintain the idea that we are moral people, we tend to lie or cheat only to the extent that we can justify our transgressions, the study said. It suggests that situational ambiguity is one such avenue ...

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Nazarbayev retains Kazakh presidency

Astana, April 27 (IANS) Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Monday won a fifth term in office garnering a landslide 97.7 percent of votes in Sunday's presidential poll, the country's Central Electoral Commission (CEC) announced as per preliminary results. The announcement confirmed earlier data taken from exit polls that showed Nazarbayev garnering 97.5 percent of votes, Efe new...

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Bullying forces students to carry weapons: Study

New York, April 27 (IANS) High school students subjected to bullying are likely to report being seriously depressed, consider suicide and carrying weapons to school, says a new research. Teenagers can be the victim of face-to-face bullying in school, electronic bullying outside of the classroom and dating violence, said Andrew Adesman, senior investigator from North Shore-Long Island Jew...

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Windies paid the price for batting collapse: Ramdin

St. George's (Grenada), April 27 (IANS) Skipper Denesh Ramdin says the West Indies paid the price for losing six wickets in the first session on the final day of the second Test against England here. The home side mustered 84 runs in that unlucky first session on Saturday when wickets tumbled and they never recovered in the face of a devastating new ball spell from seamer James Anderson....

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OPEC daily basket price goes up

Vienna, April 27 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $60.95 a barrel on Friday, compared to $59.14 last Thursday, the organisation's secretariat said. The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes is made up of Murban (UAE), Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), ...

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Snow hinders relief work in quake-affected Tibet

Beijing, April 27 (IANS) Snowy weather and landslides have hindered rescue and relief efforts in quake-affected areas in the Tibet region. Roads, power and communication remain cut off from Rongxar town in Tingri county in Tibet. Snow drifts reached 10 cm on the road leading to the town, where houses collapsed following the 7.9-magnitude quake in Nepal, Xinhua news agency reported.

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