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Climate change not a business opportunity: Javadekar

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Climate change was a challenge and not a business opportunity and the developed world should not profit from disaster, according to Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar. Speaking at the major Economies Forum meeting that took place in Washington on April 19-20, he said India will not allow bullying tactics and days of bulldozing were over. With the cr...

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AAP appoints Bhagwant Mann as leader in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Removing its Patiala MP Dharam Vira Gandhi from the post of leader of the party in the Lok Sabha, the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday appointed Bhagwant Mann, an MP from Sangrur, in his place, party sources said on Tuesday. The decision comes after party on Monday expelled its founding leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav for anti-party activities. Ga...

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After expulsion, Yadav, Bhushan describe AAP as khap

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) After being expelled from their Aam Aadmi Party on Monday night for anti-party activities, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav lambasted the party, describing it as a Khap Panchayat (kangaroo court). Although the two leaders termed their expulsion from the party as illegal, they said they would not contest it in the court. The AAP late Monday night rem...

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Modi, Sonia hand over chaadar for Ajmer Sharif

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday handed over chaadar to be offered at the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer Sharif to Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. Congress president Sonia Gandhi also handed over chaadar to be offered at the dargah, a party release said. She handed over the chaadar to party leaders at her residenc...

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Political intervention necessary in democracy, says Modi

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said though political interference was undesirable, political intervention was necessary to ensure people-friendly governance in a democracy. Addressing civil servants on the occasion of Civil Services Day here, Modi urged them to end their silo approach and work as a team. Modi called upon civil servants to maint...

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Bengal government moves high court in toongate case

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Tuesday contested a Calcutta High Court single-judge bench's earlier order to shell out compensation to Jadavpur university professor Ambikesh Mahapatra, who was arrested in 2012 for circulating emails mocking Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. I know very well the anti-democratic mindset of our chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Mahapatra...

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Wipro sees flat IT revenue growth in first quarter

Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) India's third largest IT bellwether Wipro Ltd. on Tuesday gave a flat sequential revenue outlook for the first quarter (April-June) of this fiscal (2015-16) from its global software services business. We expect revenues from our IT services business to be in the range of $1,765-1,793 million for the quarter (Q1) ending June, the $7.5 billion company said in a s...

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SC blocks Uttarakhand HC relief to animal attack victims

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the implementation of the Uttrakhand High Court order directing the Nanital Municipal Council to pay compensation to the victims of attacks by stray dogs, cows and bulls. The apex court bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice Arun Mishra put on hold the operation of the high court order as Nanita...

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Saurav Ghoshal best sportsperson; Gurbux, Aparna get lifetime awards

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Incheon Asian Games squash team gold medallist and individual silver winner Saurav Ghosal was adjudged the best sportsperson of the country by the Calcutta Sports Journalists' Club on Tuesday. Cue sport talent Doel Dey, a multiple winner in national championships, was adjudged best junior sportsperson of the country. The lifetime achievement awards will ...

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No repoll in Kolkata civic elections, says SEC

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) The West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) on Tuesday announced there would not be repoll in any booth following the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections held on April 18. The SEC said there was no mention of electoral malpractices in the reports submitted by the returning officers on the polls to the 144-ward city civic corporation. Complaining o...

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Pakistani Taliban claim successful test-fire of missile

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) As Pakistan was Tuesday celebrating Chinese investments worth $46 billion in the country, the militant Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) reported it has successfully test-fired its first indigenously developed missile. The TTP issued a statement and posted a video showing the launch of the missile, named Omar 1. The video, released Monday, showed different par...

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Hidden intelligence breakdowns behind Mumbai attacks: Report

Washington, April 21 (IANS) Citing what it called hidden intelligence breakdowns behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, a new investigative report has described Mumbai as a tragic case study in the strengths and limitations of high-tech surveillance. An analysis of documents leaked by Edward Snowden contradicted the US government's claims that the National Security Agency had played a ke...

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Modi's next 'Mann ki Baat' on April 26

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will once again address the nation on April 26 in the seventh edition of his radio programme Mann ki Baat in which he shares his thoughts with the people. In a tweet, Modi said: Looking forward to 'Mann Ki Baat' on the 26th of this month. In his earlier programmes, Modi has spoken on a range of issues including the Clean Ind...

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Royals post 191/6 against Kings XI

Ahmedabad, April 21 (IANS) Table toppers Rajasthan Royals put up a total of 191/6 in 20 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Kings XI Punjab at the Sardar Patel Stadium here on Tuesday. Kings XI opted to field but things did not go according to their plan as Ajinkya Rahane (74) and skipper Shane Watson (45) put up a brilliant 95-run opening-wicket partnership for the Roy...

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Premji's son Rishad joins Wipro board

Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Software major Wipro Ltd. on Tuesday appointed its chairman Azim Premji's 38-year-old son Rishad Premji to the board as a director from May 1. Rishad will continue to run strategy and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in addition to new responsibilities of overseeing the technology office, investor and government relations and Wipro Ventures, the company said ...

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Hopefully World Cup experience will help India: Ganguly

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the experience garnered from the recently concluded World Cup in Australia should help the Indians become a better side. Ganguly was the skipper when India reached the finals in 2003, but lost to Australia at Johannesburg. I think they were good (the Indian team in the World Cup). They got bett...

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Payment bank licence to be game changer: RBI official

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The RBI on Tuesday said the issuance of payment bank licence would be a game changer in the realm of remittances and bill payments with potential collaborations between telecom companies and banks. Speaking at the ninth edition of the Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) Banking Tech Summit, Reserve Bank of India's Deputy Governor H.R. Khan said the summit...

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Government does not endorse discriminatory statements: Rajnath

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said it does not endorse any kind of statement which seeks to discriminate between the people of the country. Intervening during zero hour in the Lok Sabha, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, We do not endorse any statement inside and outside the house which talks about discrimination on the basis on caste, creed and religion. T...

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I-League football: Bengaluru strike twice to down Pune

Pune, April 21 (IANS) Pune FC played gracious hosts on Tuesday as they let in two first-half goals to defending champions Bengaluru FC who thus tucked into third place in the Hero I-League standings. Goals by Shankar Sampingiraj in the very first minute and C.K. Vineeth (43rd) set up Bengaluru's seventh win in 14 outings that took their tally to 25 points, just behind Mohun Bagan (28 fro...

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Wipro net profit up 11 percent in fiscal 2014-15

Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) IT bellwether Wipro Ltd. on Tuesday evening reported net profit of Rs.8,653 crore for the just-concluded fiscal 2014-15, registering 11 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth, as per the Indian accounting standard. In a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges after trading ended, the global software major said total revenue grew 8 percent YoY to Rs.46,954 crore for...

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