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Shahabuddin's AIIMS visit for treatment inconveniences others

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Don-turned-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin was on Thursday brought to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here for medical treatment, putting many visitors and patients to inconvenience in the process. Brought to the hospital around 12 noon for treatment of his back problem, the former parliamentarian from Siwan in Bihar could not be lodged due t...

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Singapore's Mandala Capital to invest $10 million in Bengal lab

Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Thursday said Mandala Capital of Singapore will invest $10 million (around Rs 70 crore) to acquire 51 per cent stake in food processing laboratory EFRAC. Referring state's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to Singapore in 2014, he said: This is just the beginning. They have plans to invest another $10 million.

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Singareni to supply coal to Karnataka power plants story for biz news:

Bengaluru, June 30 (IANS) State-run Singareni Collieries Company Ltd in Telangana will supply 70 lakh tonnes of coal per annum to two thermal power plants in Karnataka, an official said on Thursday. Singareni has signed an agreement with the state-run Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd for supplying coal to the Bellary thermal power station and the new Yeramaras thermal power station, the o...

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Odia actor-turned-politician arrested on 'casting couch' allegations

Bhubaneswar, June 30 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Tatwa Prakash Satapathy alias Papu Pom Pom has been arrested following 'casting couch' allegations against him, said a senior police official on Thursday. Satapathy, along with his associate Pradip Swain, was arrested from Nilachal apartment in Puri on charges of sexual exploitation to a minor girl on Thursday, said Police Commissioner ...

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India's foreign debt up by $10 bn to $485 bn at end- March

Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) India's foreign debt at the end of March 2016 was at $485.6 billion, up by $10.6 billion from that at the end of the same month last year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Thursday. India's external debt at end-March 2016 witnessed an increase of 2.2 per cent over its level at end-March 2015, primarily on account of a rise in outstanding NRI deposits, RBI sa...

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First day of admissions at DU marred by confusion

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The University of Delhi's (DU) maiden attempt to make the entire admission process totally online was marred by confusion and chaos on Thursday as the admission seekers were clueless about the procedure to select the college. DU's website crashed early morning itself, making hapless and panicky aspirants to run to various colleges to seek alternative options.

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President condemns terrorist attack in Afghanistan

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kabul. I am shocked and saddened to learn of the barbaric terrorist attack in Kabul today. The government and the people of India stand strongly by the government and people of Afghanistan. Such senseless acts of terror and violence must be met with determination and collec...

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Karnataka rolls out software for crop insurance scheme

Bengaluru, June 30 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Thursday rolled out a unique software to enable farmers register online for the crop insurance scheme. The software (Samrakshane) application is a combination of the Karnataka Raita Suraksha Pradhana Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and the Restructured Weather-based Crop Insurance Scheme, said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. The central...

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Russia ready to protect itself in unpredictable world: Putin

Moscow, June 30 (IANS) Russia is ready to protect itself in a world that is getting more unstable and unpredictable, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. Profound changes occur in all areas of international relations; competition for both influence and resources is growing, Xinhua news agency quoted Putin as saying. (Russia) will always be able to reliably protect itself an...

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60 NCC cadets complete 430 km sailing expedition

Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) Sixty Naval Wing NCC cadets of West Bengal and Sikkim Directorate were flagged in here on Thursday after completing an arduous 430 km sailing expedition from Farakka in Murshidabad district to Kolkata. A defence ministry spokesman said the cadets had set out on their expedition on June 11 in four whaler class boats. They were accompanied by two naval offic...

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MP CM expands ministry, veterans Gar, Sartaj resign

Bhopal, June 30 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday expanded his council of ministers inducting 11 new faces, amid last-minute heartburn and protests from two aging ministers who tendered their resignations. Four cabinet ministers and five ministers of state were administered oath of office and secrecy at a function by Governor Ram Naresh Yadav at Raj B...

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Rites exports modern passenger coaches to Bangladesh

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Ministry of Railways on Thursday said its public sector undertaking Rites Ltd has supplied 60 broad gauge passenger coaches to Bangladesh Railway (BR) against a contract agreement of 120 coaches. Company Chairman and Managing Director Rajeev Mehrotra said that the company is making all efforts to augment export of rolling stock manufactured at Indian Railway...

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Draft bill ignores key issues of child trafficking, says MP

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar has pointed out several flaws and criticised the Draft Trafficking Of Persons Bill, 2016, saying the bill fails to address the critical issue of child trafficking. There is no definition of trafficking. No offence that amounts to trafficking is mentioned in the draft bill, Chandrasekhar said in a reply to Union Minister fo...

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No Indian casualties in Kuwait fire

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) No Indian was among the 10 people who died in fire at a villa in Kuwait, the Ministry of External Affairs announced on Thursday. In a statement, the Ministry said that it contacted the Indian embassy and was informed that the fire broke out at 8 a.m. on Thursday at a villa in Farwaniya and 10 people died due to suffocation. It is further informed that t...

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Dhingra commission seeks more time for Haryana land deals report

Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) Amid a fresh controversy over its legal validity, the one-man Justice S.N. Dhingra Commission of Inquiry set up by the Haryana government to probe controversial land deals in Gurgaon district has sought extension of time for six weeks to submit its report, state government sources said on Thursday. Justice Dhingra has sent a letter to the Haryana Chief Secretar...

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LeEco to set up superphones assembly lines in India

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Chinese internet conglomerate LeEco is planning to set up superphones assembly plants in India in a move to create more job opportunities in the country, a statement said on Thursday. During a luncheon hosted for select companies in Beijing on June 24 during the visit of Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Le Holding's Vice President and LeEco's CEO, APAC, Tin...

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Two minors held for murder of student in Delhi

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Two minors were taken into custody on Thursday for allegedly killing a 15-year-old student over some mischief in their pan shop, police said. The victim, a student of class 9 of Salwan Public School, was stopped by the two accused (both aged 16 years) on Wednesday evening near their shop in Mayur Vihar area of east Delhi. The duo had accused him of some...

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AMRI Hospital tragedy: Kolkata court frames charges

Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) Nearly five years after a devastating fire at the city's AMRI Hospitals left 92 dead, a city court on Thursday framed charges including culpable homicide against 16 accused. The 16 accused - directors and officials of the hospital-- have been charged under section 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code which carries...

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Lt Governor skips Delhi government's Iftar party

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Lt Governor Najeeb and Leader of Opposition Vijendra Gupta skipped the Delhi government's Aam Aadmi Iftar Party on Thursday at the Indira Gandhi International Stadium. We invited them all personally. I don't know why they skipped. They will be the best persons to tell why. Must be some personal reason, said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia when asked about t...

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Messi's retirement his personal issue, says Barca chief

Barcelona, June 30 (IANS) Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu stressed at a press conference on Thursday that the decision of Argentine football star Lionel Messi to end his national career with Argentina is a personal issue. Messi decided to retire from national soccer after losing the final of the 2016 Copa America against Chile, while Bartomeu still considers him a fortune for in...

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