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Minor girl trapped in Karnataka borewell found dead

Belagavi (Karnataka), April 25 (IANS) A minor girl trapped in a dry borewell for nearly 54 hours was found dead on Monday night at a village in Karnataka's Belagavi district, said a rescue team official early Tuesday. The rescue team members found six-year-old Kaveri dead and buried in mud around 11.50 p.m. at about 30 feet in the borewell pipe. She fell and remained stuck since Saturday...

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Sunrisers wary of bruised RCB bouncing back on home turf

Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Title holder Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) is wary of the battered Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bouncing back on home turf in their Indian Premier League (IPL-10) tie on Tuesday here. Only a fool can think of RCB repeating its reckless batting against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Kolkata on Sunday. They boast of the game's most destructive players like (Chri...

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Jet Airways to add 42 weekly flights

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Full-service airline Jet Airways on Monday said that it will add 42 weekly flights to meet an expected surge in demand during the summer holiday season. According to the company, the introduction of additional frequencies and wide-body aircraft deployments between key metros will boost capacity on existing sectors during the summer season. The airline will...

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TCS, Infosys got only 8.8% of H-1B visas, Nasscom rebuts US claim

Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) Indian IT industry's apex organisation has said that the two top companies -- TCS and Infosys -- got only 8.8 per cent of the H-1B visas for placement of workers in the United States. Of the six Indian IT companies, software majors TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) and Infosys received 7,504 H-1B visas in FY 2015, which is 8.8 per cent of the total H-1B visas, sa...

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Chhota Rajan held guilty in fake passport case

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A CBI court here on Monday convicted underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and others in a fake passport case. It is the first case in which Rajan, facing nearly 85 cases, has been held guilty. Besides Chhota Rajan, others convicted by Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal are then Passport Officers Ja...

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Weeding begins as part of efforts to clean up Bengaluru lake

Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has started to remove weeds from the Bellandur lake here under its drive to clean up the water body as ordered by the National Green Tribunal, said an official on Monday. We have started removing the weeds from the lake to clean it in compliance with the Tribunal order though the operation would take a couple of months,...

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TCS, Infosys got only 8.8% of H-1B visas, says Nasscom contradicting US official

Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) Indian IT industry's apex body has said that the two top companies -- TCS and Infosys -- got only 8.8 per cent of H-1B visas for placement of workers in the United States. Of the six Indian IT companies, software majors TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) and Infosys received 7,504 H-1B visas in FY 2015, which is 8.8 per cent of the total H-1B visas, said the Natio...

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IPL: RCB aim to bounce back against SRH

Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to dust themselves up from the devastating outing in Kolkata Sunday night as they face Sunrisers Hyderabad, who seek first away win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Tuesday. Pursuing Kolkata Knight Riders' lowly total of 131 on Sunday, RCB, boasting the star troika of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Ga...

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Chemistry research in India 'still not in big league'

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Despite an increase in research output and international collaboration, chemistry research, the central science, in India is still not in the big league, an analysis has revealed. Researchers Subbiah Arunachalam, Muthu Madhan and Subbiah Gunasekaran carried out a scientometric analysis of contributions from India in leading multidisciplinary chemistry journals ov...

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Chhota Rajan held guilty in fake passport case

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A court here on Monday convicted underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and others in a fake passport case. Besides Chhota Rajan, four other accused convicted in the case are -- then passport officers Jayashree Dattatray Rahate, Deepak Natvarlal Shah and Lalitha Lakshmanan. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Virend...

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'Rising Star' winner to sing for Bhatt's next

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) After emerging as the winner of the first edition of live voting-led singing TV show Rising Star, singer Bannet Dosanjh is now set to make his debut as a playback singer with the next project by Mahesh Bhatts home banner, Vishesh Films. Bhatt, who has launched Bollywood singers like Arijit Singh, Atif Aslam and Arko Pravo Mukherjee, will now give a platform to Ban...

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Google honours Kannada superstar Rajkumar with doodle

Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) To commemorate his 88th birth anniversary on Monday, Google honoured late Kannada superstar Rajkumar with a special doodle which features the veteran actor staring at audiences from a movie screen. Born in 1929 as Ambrish Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju, he was renamed Rajkumar for his on screen avatar. With a career spanning over four decades and ...

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Higher indigenisation prescribed for metro trains

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) To give a push to the Make in India programme, the Union Urban Development Ministry has made it mandatory for all metro companies to buy 75 percent of all metro cars domestically, an official statement said on Sunday The new mandatory 'Tender Conditions and Standardised Norms', focusing on procuring from Indian firms, have been circulated to all metro companies...

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Bowlers need to step up, says Raina

Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) After going down to Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Sunday, dejected Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina said his bowlers need to step up as they are lacking confidence in the middle. Gujarat were beaten by Kings XI Punjab, who put up a strong all-round show to end their four-match losing streak with a 26-run victory. Opening bats...

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Operation on to rescue girl stuck in Karnataka borewell

Belagavi (Karnataka), April 23 (IANS) An operation is underway to rescue and save a child who fell and got stuck in a borewell at a village in north Karnataka's Belagavi district, said an official on Sunday. Hard soil and rocks around the borewell are hampering the operation to rescue six-year-old Kaveri, trapped in the borewell when she slipped and fell on Saturday evening while playing...

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I-League: Shillong aim to improve standing

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Shillong Lajong FC will aim to improve on their best-ever position in the I-League when they take on Mumbai FC at the Cooperage Football Ground here on Sunday. Shillong Lajong are currently at the fifth spot with 24 points from 16 games. A win on Sunday in their penultimate match of the season may see them upstage defending champions Bengaluru FC from the fourth p...

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India will welcome Apple if it comes, says Prasad

Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) India would welcome Apple to make its iconic iPhones in the country where a lot of big firms were already making mobile phones, said Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday. A lot of big mobile phone manufacturing companies have come, and if Apple comes fine, they are welcome, he told reporters at the margins of an IT event here. Noting that h...

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BFC thrash DSK in I-League tie

Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Defending champions Bengaluru FC (BFC) produced a dominant performance to humiliate DSK Shivajians 7-0 in their football I-League encounter at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Saturday. BFC blew away the opposition in the first half. Sunil Chhetri opened the floodgates in the 20th minute before Alwyn George (22nd), Eugeneson Lyngdoh (25th) and Seminlen Doung...

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Indian IT firms don't steal jobs, create them: Prasad

Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Indian IT companies, which conquered the world with their software skills, don't steal jobs anywhere in the world but create them, asserted Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday. Indian IT companies do not steal jobs but create jobs, be it in the US or any other country. We are proud of their contribution in America and the world over, he said at an...

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Hockey: Sreejesh says players mentally tougher ahead of big season

Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) India's men's hockey team captain P.R. Sreejesh believes that they have grown mentally to handle tough situations as they begin a crucial season ahead with the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia, scheduled to begin from April 29. The tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia is the first major event in this year's international calendar for the team which will take on A...

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