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Over 40 IS militants killed in Iraq

Baghdad, May 25 (IANS/EFE) At least 40 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in a series of air strikes launched by the US-led international coalition against jihadi strongholds in and around Mosul, in northern Iraq. A security official from the Democratic National Union of Kurdistan, Ghias al-Surji, said the attacks were launched by international coalition warplanes against positions...

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PGIMS doctors agree to end strike

Rohtak (Haryana), May 25 (IANS) The four-day strike in the state-run Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) here by resident doctors ended on Monday as talks between the government and the doctors concluded in the evening, an official said. Pradeep Kasni, state director-general (medical education and research), held day-long talks with the striking doctors. Kasni ass...

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Allow screening of Kashmir documentary: HC to censor board

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the censor board to issue a certificate for public screening to documentary film Textures of Loss which is based on the violence in Jammu and Kashmir. Justice Rajiv Shakdher directed the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to issue a certificate of screening to the movie without deletion of any scenes. The court...

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AAP lists 100 days' achievements, Kejriwal slams Modi

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) On completion of 100 days in power, Delhi's AAP government on Monday listed its achievements and outlined its policies for the capital, even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for running a dictatorial government. Emboldened by the Delhi High Court's observation saying that the Lt. Governor cannot rule Delhi on legislative m...

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My government pro-poor, means 'bure din' for corrupt: Modi

Mathura, May 25 (IANS) In a speech marking the first anniversary of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pitched his government as pro-poor and said it had brought achche din (good days) to people but bure din (bad days) to those who had looted the nation. Addressing a rally at Nagla Chandra Bhan village -- associated with Bharatiya Jan Sangh ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhy...

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RPF man killed as anti-hawker drive sparks violence in Bengal

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) A Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable was stoned to death and two policemen sustained injuries as hundreds of hawkers fought pitched battles with the police during a drive to evict them from the railway premises in northern West Bengal's Malda town on Monday, officials said. Enraged over the anti-hawking drive, a large number of hawkers attacked the RPF armour...

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Adopt advance management tools to be good professionals: President

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Terming the Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES) a crucial institution, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday asked a group of visiting probationers to learn and adopt advanced tools of management to be good professionals. Addressing a group of nine probationers of the IDES 2014 batch who called on him at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the president said the IDES was a cruc...

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Union home ministry says not party in ACB case

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The union home ministry on Monday said it was not party to the case in which Delhi High Court held that the city government's Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) had jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute Delhi Police officials and would look into the issue after studying the judgment. MHA (ministry of home affairs) was not a party in this case. MHA will obtain a cop...

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Innovation challenge to realise Digital India dream

Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) In association with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Intel has launched an innovation challenge for academia, entrepreneurs, innovators and startups to realise 'Digital India' dream, officials said on Monday. 'Digital India' is an initiative of the central government to integrate the government departments and the people of India. The innov...

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SC stays death warrants of couple who killed seven of a family

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of death warrants of Shabnam and Salim - convicted for murdering seven members of the girl's family, including a ten-month-old child, and whose death sentence was upheld by the top court on May 15. Execution of death warrant is stayed, said the vacation bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Uday Umesh Lalit as senior co...

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Singapore unveils master plan for new Andhra capital

Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) The Singapore government on Monday unveiled the master plan for Amravathi, the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh. The master plan was submitted by Singapore's Second Minister for Trade and Industry S.Iswaran to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. To come up on the banks of Krishna River and between the existing cities of Vijayawada and Gu...

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DoNER orders probe into fund misappropriation in Arunachal

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday ordered a probe into the alleged misappropriation of government funds to the tune of Rs.900 crore in Arunachal Pradesh through various centrally-sponsored schemes. The schemes were related to the non-lapsable central pool of resources (NLCPR) and the North Eastern Council (NEC). The decision was taken in response to...

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Modi government lacks economic vision: Chidambaram

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) In his strongest criticism of the economic policies of the NDA government timed to coincide with the completion of its first year in office, former finance minister P. Chidambaram has accused the Narendra Modi government of lacking an economic vision. In an interview to India Today channel's To The Point programme broadcast on Monday night, Chidambaram said the f...

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Helpline to provide counselling to class 12 students launched

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) NGO Snehi has set up its post-result helpline to counsel class 12 students whose CBSE examinations results were declared here on Monday, a statement said. In its 17th year of providing counselling to students, 'Hopeline' will be available from May 25 to 31 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Students can call on the helpline - 011-65978181, and their queries will ...

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Delhi girl tops CBSE Class 12 exams

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Delhi girl M. Gayatri topped the list of candidates who cleared the Class 12 CBSE examinations, the results of which were declared on Monday. The second spot was shared by three students -- Amity International (Noida) student Mythili Mishra, B. Arjun from Kendriya Vidyalaya (Pattom) in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, and Saurabh Bhambri from Delhi's K.R. Mangalam Wor...

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Woman held for killing husband in Delhi

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A 30-year-old woman has been arrested for killing her husband early Monday with the help of the victim's brother-in-law with whom she was allegedly having an illicit relationship, police said. The incident was reported from east Delhi's Usmanpur area where the woman, a mother of three, resides with her husband Dileep, 35, and his brother-in-law Satender. ...

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Round-the-world solar plane readies for Pacific crossing

Beijing, May 25 (IANS) Solar Impulse (Si2), the solar plane on a mission to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel, is all set for a challenging 8,000-km journey on Tuesday, flying non-stop from Nanjing in China to Hawaii in the central Pacific, a media report said on Monday. For Si2, which is powered by more than 17,000 solar cells installed on its 72-metre wings, it will be its gr...

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Come to Bayana with concrete proposal: Gujjars to government

Jaipur, May 25 (IANS) Membedrs of the Gujjar community, staging a protest to seek five percent reservation in government jobs under OBC category in Rajasthan, on Monday said if the state government wanted to hold talks it should come to Bayana town with concrete proposals. The protestors, meanwhile, continued to sit on railway tracks in Bharatpur district affecting movement of trains for...

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Guerrilla, three soldiers killed in LoC gunfight

Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) Four people, including three soldiers, were killed in a gunfight between security forces and infiltrators on Monday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, officials said. The army has foiled an infiltration bid by militants in Tangdhar sector of the LoC in Kupwara district. Three soldiers and a militant have been killed and a juni...

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Yemen's Houthi group says UN-sponsored talks not postponed

Sanaa, May 25 (IANS) The UN has not declared postponement of peace talks due to be held in Geneva this week, said a senior official of Yemen's Shia Houthi group on Monday as it was fighting a Saudi-led Arab coalition in the north and supporters of the exiled president in the south. The UN plans to hold a conference in Geneva on May 28 that will involve Yemen's exiled government, politica...

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