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Heatwave conditions in Delhi

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) It was clear sky on Friday here in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, said the Met as it forecast heatwave conditions at some areas in the city. It will be a clear sky with heat wave condition likely to occur in a few areas, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official...

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Man dies in drink driving accident

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A man was killed on the spot when he crashed his car into railings on a road divider in an inebriated condition in northeast Delhi, police said on Thursday. Vikas of Jagatpuri was driving his SUV at high speed around 10 p.m. on Wednesday when he lost control in Nand Nagri area and crashed into the railings, police said. His co-passenger Shubham, 23, escap...

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Thoothukudi plant not operating since March 27: Vedanta

Thoothukudi/Chennai, May 24 (IANS) London-listed Vedanta Resources on Thursday said that its Sterlite copper smelter plant at Thoothukkudi district, whose closure has been accompanied by two days of rioting, arson and police firing, has not been operating since March 27, 2018. On Wednesday, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) ordered the closure of the plant with immediate ef...

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Northeast to be connected with gas pipeline: Board member

Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) member S. Rath on Thursday said that the plans are afoot to connect the northeastern states with a gas pipeline. The project will be executed by a consortium of Indian Oil Corporation, Oil India Limited, Numaligarh Refinery Limited and GAIL. We are expecting that the project will e awarded in the next couple of mo...

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HC crticises Delhi government for free water scheme

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday criticised the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government policy of providing 20 kilo litres of free water across the board for domestic use and said nothing should be given free unless the poor need it. Nothing should be given free to anybody. Charge 10 paise or one paisa. Nothing should be given free, except where people really need it li...

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PNB fraud: ED charge-sheet names Nirav, 23 others

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed a charge-sheet against fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi and 23 others, including his father, sister and brother-in-law, in the over Rs 13,400 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam. The fraud was committed during 2011-2017 by illegally issuing Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) and Foreign Letters of Credit (FLCs).

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Three dreaded Maoists surrender in Maharashtra

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), May 24 (IANS) A month after the country's biggest security operations that saw 40 Maoists killed, three dreaded rebels, including a woman, with a collective reward of Rs 800,000 on their head, surrendered before the Maharashtra Police here on Thursday, an official said. Those who surrendered are: Rajita alias Siroti Madhuram Kurchami, 26, Jitendra alias Pardeshi...

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Petrol prices fuel protests by Congress, NCP in Maharashtra

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The opposition Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday took to the streets in Mumbai and other places in Maharashtra to protest against record prices of petrol and diesel. Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam led a huge protest march of party activists and citizens from Santa Cruz East on the busy Western Express Highway to the Mumbai Suburban ...

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Six held, street children used for crime rescued

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Police on Thursday said they had busted a gang here that employed children living on the streets to pick pockets and snatch mobile phones -- after giving them proper training. As many as 12 children used by the gang were rescued and sent to a juvenile home by a court. A total of 40 mobile phones, a pistol and Rs 4.5 lakh in cash were seized from the arre...

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BJP, Shiv Sena bag two seats each in Maharashtra LC polls

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Ruling allies Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena have bagged two seats each in the biennial elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from the Local Authority category, an official said on Thursday. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) secured a Vidhan Parishad seat whereas the Congress lost both seats it contested. The results of the electio...

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Value buying, global cues lift equity indices; banking, IT stocks surge

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Broadly positive global markets, along with attractive stock valuations and a strengthened rupee, lifted the key equity indices on Thursday. According to market observers, healthy buying was witnessed in banking, IT and Teck (technology, entertainment and media) stocks. Index-wise, the broader Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed at 10,513.85...

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Himachal reels under heat wave

Shimla, May 24 (IANS) Heat wave conditions occurred in some parts of Himachal Pradesh with Una recording a maximum temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius and the state capital Shimla a high of 27.8 degrees Celsius, the weatherman said. Most of the towns in Una, Bilaspur and Kullu district recorded a maximum temperature three to five notches above the average mainly due to prevailing dry wea...

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Two more states, five UTs to roll out intra-state e-way bill

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said that two more states -- Maharashtra and Manipur -- along with five Union Territories will roll out the intra-state e-way bills from Friday. The Union Territories are Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, and Lakshadweep. According to a Finance Ministry statement, with the la...

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US city police apologises for NBA player's arrest

Washington, May 24 (IANS) The police in US city of Milwaukee have apologized to NBA player Sterling Brown for his January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include use of a stun gun, saying some members of the force had been disciplined. The incident occurred in the early morning of January 26, when a policeman arrested Brown, 23, for parking his car in a spac...

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BBC is official radio broadcaster for ICC World Cup

Dubai, May 24 (IANS) BBC Test Match Special has secured rights to broadcast ball-by-ball coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, to be held in England and Wales next year. Test Match Special will be broadcast to fans on multiple platforms across the UK, including on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra, Radio 4 Long Wave and the BBC Sport website. The broadcast of the ICC Cricket W...

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India, Netherlands discuss cooperation across various sectors

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India and The Netherlands on Thursday explored cooperation across multiple sectors at a CEOs Round Table attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte. Explored strengthening cooperation in sectors like agriculture & food processing, horticulture, water management, logistics, life sciences & health, among other areas, Exter...

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Modi meets Dutch PM

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday received his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte here ahead of bilateral talks. Stating that the Netherlands is important partner in India's flagship initiatives, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweetted that Modi welcomed the Rutte at Hyderabad House ahead of the talks. Netherlands is the fourth lar...

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Trump to consider possible import duties on automobiles

Washington, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump ordered the Commerce Department to start a study into determining the need to impose import duties on autos and parts. I instructed Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, to consider initiating a Section 232 investigation into imports of automobiles, including trucks, and automotive parts to determine their effects on America's national se...

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HP aims at partnering with Indian government to push 3D printing dream

Barcelona, May 24 (IANS) Global printing and PC major HP is seriously looking at partnering with the Indian government to push its 3D printing solutions in the domestic manufacturing and prototyping market that has the potential to grow exponentially in the coming years. HP continues to reinvent the $12 trillion global manufacturing market, including the $6 trillion Asia-Pacific and Japa...

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Rs 2.04 lakh cr projects sanctioned for smart cities: Centre

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Projects worth over Rs 2.04 lakh crore have been sanctioned by the Central government for the Smart Cities Mission since the inception of the project four years ago, an official said on Wednesday. Addressing the 4th Smart Cities Expo here organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation, Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra said that follow...

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