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Rajya Sabha ethics panel recommends Mallya's expulsion

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The ethics committee of the Rajya Sabha has recommended expulsion of independent member, liquor baron Vijay Mallya, a day after he sent his resignation to Chairman Hamid Ansari. We met today (Tuesday) but it will not be appropriate for me to disclose what transpired in the meeting. Hopefully, the report of the committee will be submitted on Wednesday in the Rajya ...

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Delhi gets relief from heat; Telangana toll mounts to 219

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) People of Delhi and its neighbourhood on Tuesday got a little relief from the scorching heat as the maximum temperature dropped by about four degrees Celsius. But hot weather conditions continued in several parts of the country, with the toll in Telangana going up to 219. The residents of Delhi continued to battle long traffic jams for the second day due to protes...

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Top 50 defaulters owe state-run banks Rs.1.2 lakh crore

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The top 50 defaulters of public sector banks (PSBs) had exposure in excess of Rs 1.21 lakh crore as on December 2015, parliament was told on Tuesday. The total exposure of top 50 defaulters of PSBs as on December 2015 was Rs.1,21,832 crore, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. He said the number of wilful d...

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CBI probes details of Tyagi's four companies

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) On the second day of his interrogation in the AgustaWestland chopper deal, the CBI on Tuesday quizzed former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi on the four firms he and his wife set up after he retired. Tyagi told the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that he and his wife Vandana had established four companies -- Vanshi, Anurash, Shavan and Meghanshu -- in 2011 and 2012, in...

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BJD got Rs.8 crore from Odisha chit fund accused: Congress

Bhubanneswar, May 3 (IANS) Congress leader Narasingh Mishra, who is Leader of Opposition in Odisha's assembly, on Tuesday alleged that Rs.8 crore were transferred to an account of the ruling BJD by the chit fund scam accused. The Biju Janata Dal quickly refuted the allegations and dared the opposition leader to furnish documents to substantiate his claim. Raising the issue in the...

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Indian IT infrastructure to reach $1.9 bn in 2016: Gartner

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Continuing IT infrastructure optimisation will propel Indian IT infrastructure market to reach $1.9 billion in 2016, said leading global IT research and advisory company Gartner. Indian enterprises will continue to focus on optimising their infrastructure and operations budgets in 2016, Gartner research director Naveen Mishra said at the Gartner Infrastructure, Opera...

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Juventus deny Morata's muscle tear

Turin, May 3 (IANS) Itaian football champions Juventus on Tuesday confirmed that striker Alvaro Morata hasn't suffered any muscle tear. The Spain international was substituted at half-time in the win over Carpi on Sunday, and it was feared he could spend the rest of the season on the sidelines. Alvaro Morata underwent a medical examination this morning, which ruled out any muscle...

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MTR Foods investing Rs.200 crore on capacity expansion

Bengaluru, May 3 (IANS) Food processing major MTR Foods Ltd said on Tuesday that it is investing Rs.200 crore, over the next four years, on capacity expansion and to extend its presence to south India to across the country. We are investing Rs.200 crore to scale up our manufacturing capacity to 72,000 tonne by 2020 from 45,000 tonnes in 2015 and expand our presence in other regions, chie...

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France says no to TTIP, amid Greenpeace expose

Paris, May 3 (IANS) A day after Greenpeace leaked TTIP negotiation documents, which the environmental group claimed was really about a huge transfer of power from people to big business, France opposed the deal at this stage. French President Francois Hollande said he was at this stage opposed to the free trade accord between the European Union and the US -- the Transatlantic Trade and I...

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Adequate foodgrain stocks in central pool: Paswan

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Foodgrain stocks available in the central pool are double of the required buffer norms, parliament was told on Tuesday. The stock of foodgrains in the central pool as on April 16 this year was 496.12 lakh tons comprising of 282.35 lakh tons of rice and 213.77 lakh tons of wheat as against the net buffer norms of 210.40 lakh tons, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public ...

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Big B, Kangana win top honours at 63rd National Film Awards

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The 63rd National Film Awards ceremony here on Tuesday got a dash of glitz and glamour of Bollywood with Amitabh Bachchan and Kangana Ranaut getting Best Actor and Best Actress honours. President Pranab Mukherjee presented the awards at the ceremony at Vigyan Bhavan, which got talent from all the regional cinematic worlds across India under one roof. A to...

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Nissan's Kicks unveiled as official Rio Olympics automobile

Rio de Janeiro, May 3 (IANS) Japanese automaker Nissan presented the new Kicks crossover SUV in Rio de Janeiro as the official automobile of the 2016 Summer Olympics as part of an effort to boost sales in Latin America. Sales in the crossover segment have risen 200 percent in the past five years in the region, Nissan Latin America president Jose Luis Valls said during the small SUV's glo...

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Never expected National Award in wildest dreams: Neeraj Ghaywan

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Director Neeraj Ghaywan, who received the National Film Award for his first directorial Masaan here on Tuesday, said he did not expect the award in his wildest dreams. Ghaywan was here at Vigyan Bhawan to receive the award instituted by the government of India. Asked how does he feel on receiving such a coveted award, Ghaywan told IANS: It definitely feels...

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NHRC notice to Kerala over Dalit student's rape, murder

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued a notice to the Kerala government over the alleged rape and murder of a Dalit law student. Taking suo motu cognizance of the sordid episode, the commission said: The crime is so spine-chilling and gruesome that words fall short and expressing anguish and shock appear meaningless and mere ritualistic. T...

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'Book Maharashtra ATS men for implicating innocents in terror cases'

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) The Jamiat Ulama-e-Maharashtra (Arshad Madni group) on Tuesday demanded action against officials of the state Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) for falsely implicating innocent Muslim youths in various terror cases. JUeM legal cell secretary Gulzar Azmi said the ATS had probed the Aurangabad arms haul, the 7/11 Mumbai serial train blasts, and the Malegaon 2006 blasts in 200...

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Ranieri makes emotional phone call to Chelsea's Hiddink after win

Leicester, May 3 (IANS) Leicester City head coach Claudio Ranieri made an emotional phone call to Chelsea's interim chief coach Guus Hiddink to thank his side for gifting the English Premier League (EPL) football title. Tottenham Hotspur who were also in the title race were knocked out of it as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Hiddink's men at the Stamford Bridge on Monday night. Leiceste...

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Delhi schools to go on summer vacation from May 11

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday in a notification directed all schools of the city to observe mandatory summer vacation from May 11 in the wake of sweltering heat. The Directorate of Education (DoE) has issued a circular to all the heads of schools (government, aided, private unaided and school run by civic bodies) to observe mandatory summer vacation from May 11,...

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Congress to fight UP elections on 'current strateg: Scindia

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Congress will fight the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on the basis of its current strategy, party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Tuesday in response to reports that party vice president Rahul Gandhi was set to be its chief ministerial candidate in the state. Congress party has a firm and focused agenda for Uttar Pradesh, Scindia said on Tuesday, in res...

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EC looking into whether Trinamool MP influenced polls using police

Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday said it was looking into a complaint made by the CPI-M accusing a Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member and West Bengal assembly polls candidate of trying to influence the final phase using police. We have received a complaint and are looking into the matter, additional chief electoral officer Dibyendu Sarkar said. In a memor...

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Delhi government seeks diesel cab operators' views on ban

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday asked for suggestions from taxi unions before presenting its detailed phase-out plan for diesel cabs before the Supreme Court on Thursday. We called a meeting of (representatives of) taxi unions and transporters at 3 p.m. They have been asked to submit their suggestions in writing by 1 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday). Their issues will al...

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