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SpaceX launches 7 satellites for NASA, Iridium

Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) US private space firm SpaceX launched two new Earth-observing satellites for NASA and five commercial communications satellites for Iridium on a used Falcon 9 rocket in a ride-share mission on Tuesday. The rocket blasted off from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, the state of California, at 12:47 p.m. PDT (1947 GMT). The US ...

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SpaceX launches 7 satellites for NASA, Iridium

Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) The US private space firm SpaceX launched two new Earth-observing satellites for NASA and five commercial communications satellites for Iridium on a used Falcon 9 rocket in a ride-share mission on Tuesday. The rocket blasted off from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, the state of California, at 12:47 p.m. PDT (1947 GMT), Xinhua repo...

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Meeting with Kim may be delayed: Trump

Washington, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his scheduled meeting with the top leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un may be delayed. It may not work out for June 12, Trump told reporters at the White House during his meeting with visiting President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Moon Jae-in, referring to the date of his planned meeting with Kim. North Korea wa...

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BJP to protest JD-S, Congress forming government in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Unfazed by the fall of its 3-day government last week in Karnataka, a defiant BJP's state unit will protest across the state on Wednesday against the formation of the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government, said a party official on Tuesday. As the Congress-JD-S alliance hijacked the people's mandate and formed an unholy alliance to form a coaliti...

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Congress' Parameshwara to be Karnataka Deputy CM

Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) The Congress' Karnataka President G. Parameshwara would be the Deputy Chief Minister in the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government, a party leader said on Tuesday. Party President Rahul Gandhi has approved the name of Parameshwara for the Deputy Chief Minister post in the coalition government, Congress General Secretary K.C. Venugopal told report...

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IPL: Chennai edge out Hyderabad in thriller to enter final

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) A fighting unbeaten half-century under pressure from Faf du Plessis helped Chennai Super Kings edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier here on Tuesday to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Needing 140 runs to win, Chennai made heavy weather of what should have been a comfortable chase before crossing the line with five ba...

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IPL: Chennai edge out Hyderabad in thriller to enter final

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) A fighting unbeaten half-century under pressure from Faf du Plessis helped Chennai Super Kings edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier on Tuesday to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here. Needing 140 runs to win, Chennai made heavy weather of what should have been a comfortable chase before crossing the line with five ba...

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Passenger 'charter' promises relief from cancellation levy, compensation for delays

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Domestic air passengers will soon be able to avail refunds, along with additional compensation for delays, lost baggage and some relief from cancellations charges, as the government on Tuesday put in the public domain a new 'passenger charter' for eliciting comments, suggestions before notifying them. Accordingly, the new air passenger charter seeks to amend curr...

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IPL: Chennai in final; beat Hyderabad by two wickets in Qualifier 1

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) An under-pressure innings from Faf du Plesis (67 not out) helped Chennai Super Kings edged past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Tuesday. Needing 140 runs to win, Chennai chased down the target with five balls to spare. Du Plesis kept on playing sensibly throughout w...

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Facebook CEO apologises to EU Parliament over data breach

Brussels, May 22 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday apologised again for the massive Cambridge Analytica data breach, this time in front of the European Parliament (EU) leaders. Zuckerberg stressed that the social networking giant is trying to plug loopholes across its services, including curbing fake news and political interference on its platform in the wake of upcoming ele...

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Thomas and Uber Cup: India hammered 0-5 by China in men's competition

Bangkok, May 22 (IANS) India crashed out of the the men's competition at the Thomas and Uber Cup badminton tournament following a humiliating 0-5 defeat against China here on Tuesday. After whitewashing Australia 5-0 on Monday, the Indian shuttlers failed to keep the momentum going as they were brutally hammered by the Chinese shuttlers. In the first game which lasted for 27 minu...

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Bosch net down 5.1% in 2017-18

Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) German auto component major Bosch Ltd on Tuesday reported Rs 1,371 crore consolidated net profit for fiscal 2017-18, a 5.1 per cent decline from Rs 1,444 crore in the previous fiscal from continuing operations. In a regulatory filing on the BSE, the city-based Indian subsidiary of Bosch GmbH said consolidated revenue from operations, however, grew 12 per cent ann...

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Punjab, Haryana wheat procurement over 214 lakh tonnes

Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) With a bumper crop, food grain states Punjab and Haryana have procured over 214 lakh tonnes of wheat in this season, food and supplies officials said here on Tuesday. In Punjab, over 126.75 lakh tonnes of wheat has been procured so far. Over 99 per cent of the wheat has been procured by government agencies in the state. The Punjab government has disburse...

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NGT seeks details on Char Dham project

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday called upon the Centre to submit a detailed status report on the ongoing and planned work on Char Dham all-weather highway being constructed in Uttarakhand's Gharwal region. The Rs 12,000 crore project aims at widening the existing 900 km two-lane into a four lane highway with all weather connectivity to the base camps of fa...

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Digvijaya, Jyotiraditya to head coordination, campaign panels for MP polls

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday announced Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiradiya Scindia would head the Coordination Committee and Election Campaign Committee respectively for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly elections. Apart from the former Chief Minister, the Coordination Committee will have 12 other members, including Mahesh Joshi, Rameshwar Neekhra an...

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BJP fields Prahlad from Bengaluru assembly seat

Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday nominated B.N. Prahlad to contest in south Bengaluru's Jayanagar Assembly segment poll on June 11. Prahlad is the younger brother of the party's contestant B.N. Vijaya Kumar, whose sudden death on May 4, ahead of the May 12 assembly election, led to the poll being countermanded. Kumar was BJP's two-time lawmaker...

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Telangana CM to skip Kumaraswamy's swearing-in

Bengaluru/Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday said he would not be attending the swearing-in ceremony of Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader and Karnataka Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday. Due to prior engagements, I will not be attending the swearing-in ceremony. I extend my good wishes and congratulations to the JD-S lead...

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US wants to jointly build India's indigenous defence eco-system: Envoy

Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Stating that defence-related sales from the US to India have increased from zero to $15 billion in the last 10 years, US Consul General in Kolkata Craig L. Hall on Tuesday said the US looks forward to jointly develop India's defence infrastructure to further strengthen the ties between the two nations. The defence sales have increased dramatically from being zero 1...

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Air passenger 'charter' promises relief from cancellation charges, delays

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Domestic air passengers will soon be able to avail full refunds and additional compensation for flight delays and cancellations as the government on Tuesday put in the public domain a new 'passenger charter' for eliciting comments, suggestions before notifying them. The new air passenger charter seeks to amend current norms for charges incurred by travellers on c...

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Dr Reddy's net drops by 19% in FY18 Business/Economy/Medicine

Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Pharma major Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd's net profit during 2017-18 fell by 19 per cent over the previous year, at Rs 981 crore against Rs 1,204 crore during FY17. For the full year, the revenues stood at Rs 14,203 crore, up one per cent over FY17. The net profit during the quarter ended March 31 fell by 10 per cent over the previous quarter. Th...

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