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Separatist leaders detained, shutdown hits life in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) Authorities on Thursday placed senior separatist leaders under detention in the summer capital Srinagar to prevent their participation in a protest shutdown that derailed life in the Kashmir Valley. Police took Muhammad Yasin Malik, Chairman of pro-Azadi Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), into preventive custody here to stop him from taking out a protest ...

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Separatist shutdown hits life in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) A shutdown called by separatists affected life across the Kashmir Valley on Thursday. The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a grouping of separatists headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, called for the shutdown against the killing of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari and continuing killings of civilians in Kashmir. Sh...

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Mercury on rise in Delhi, no respite till next week

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The mercury crossed 40 degree mark in Delhi, with Wednesday's maximum temperature recorded at 41.9 degrees Celsius, three notches above average, said the Met office, with weather analysts predicting rising heat over the few days till a possible respite around June 26 with pre-monsoon showers. On Wednesday, at 43.2 degrees, Palam remained the most warm region in ...

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Monsoon rains disrupt normal life in coastal Karnataka

Mangaluru, June 20 (IANS) Incessant rains measuring up to 15 cm lashed Karnataka's coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttar Kannada till Wednesday morning as the southwest monsoon remained active over the region. As on Wednesday morning, the southwest monsoon remained active over coastal Karnataka and was weak in north interior Karnataka, the Bengaluru centre of India Meteo...

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Just 25% adults use Internet in India: Pew survey

San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) Despite talk of Digital India, only one-in-four in the country reported using the Internet in 2017, which is among the lowest in the world, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. South Korea stands out as the most heavily connected society, with 96 per cent of adults reporting Internet use, showed the the survey conducted in 37 countries. <...

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Truckers' strike enters second day, northeast comes to 'standstill'

Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) As the indefinite nationwide truckers' strike entered its second day, lorry owners and operators on Tuesday said over 50 lakh vehicles remained off the road involving a loss of more than Rs 1,000 crore and the north-eastern region came to standstill as a consequence. The northeast has completely gone on a standstill as the only gateway is from West Bengal and abou...

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Delhi begins to sizzle, warm week ahead

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) While air quality saw further improvement in entire National Capital Region, mercury soared by at least three degrees in the national capital in past 24 hours with Tuesday recording 39.8 degree Celsius, a notch above the season's average, and is likely to rise further. The heat is set to rise in Delhi, with Met predicting maximum temperature likely to hover arou...

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Truck operators on strike against high diesel prices, insurance premiums

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Truck owners and operators in different parts of the country launched an indefinite nationwide strike on Monday against high diesel prices, high toll rates and a sharp hike of third party insurance premium. The All India Confederation of Goods Vehicles Owners' Association (ACOGOA), which was among the organisations that had called the strike, said about 40 lakh ...

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Now, Shimla-Chandigarh heli-taxi to ply thrice a week

Shimla, June 18 (IANS) The to and fro heli-taxi service between this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort and Chandigarh will now ply thrice a week, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday. Also, the chopper will now land at the Annandale ground, the picturesque flat highland just three kilometres from Shimla's Ridge, but will take off from Shimla airport at Jubbarhatti, 22 km from here....

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Delhi breaths better air, mercury to rise

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The national capital and its surrounding regions around it breathed better in weeks with the air quality moderate on Monday, while the maximum temperature, at 36.8 degree Celsius, three notches below average, remained same over past 24 hours. However, the mercury is set to rise over next two days and will hover around 41 to 43 degrees, warn the weather analysts....

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Reliance Energy may snap power supply to Mumbai colony for dues

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Reliance Energy on Monday warned that it would disconnect power supply to the Siddharth Colony in Chembur here for non-payment of bills. According to a spokesperson, the 3,250 consumers from the locality have defaulted on their electric bill dues for over 10 years which has now accumulated to Rs 63 crore. Disconnection will be undertaken under the Electrici...

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Halep stays atop of WTA rankings

Madrid, June 18 (IANS) Romania's Simona Halep remained on top of Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday, ahead of the upcoming 2018 Wimbledon. The Grand Slam tournament is due to take place on July 2 until July 15 in London, reports Efe. Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark maintained the second position with 6,745 points ahead of Spain's Garbiñe Muguruza. ...

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Federer reclaims top spot in ATP rankings

Madrid, June 18 (IANS) Switzerland's Roger Federer returned to top spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday after he won his 98th career title in Germany. The 20-time Grand Slam champion overtook Spain's Rafael Nadal as world number one with a 6-4, 7-6(3) victory over Canada's Milos Raonic in Stuttgart Open on Sunday, reports E...

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Works by Picasso, Monet at Christie's auction in London

London, June 18 (IANS) Masterpieces by art virtuosos Pablo Picasso, Kazimir Malevich and Claude Monet are a part of an auction at Christie's London on June 20, the auction house said. Pablo Picasso's rarely exhibited Femme dans un fauteuil (1942), which depicts his great muse of the period Dora Maar, the surrealist photographer and painter, will among thise on auction. Maar's pre...

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Costa Rican media pessimistic after loss to Serbia

San Jose, June 18 (IANS) Costa Rican media and fans have expressed pessimism on their football team's chances at the World Cup following the 0-1 defeat to Serbia. The local daily La Nacion headlined its digital edition with Costa Rica loses 0-1 against Serbia and the illusion of qualifying for the second round in Russia 2018 goes out, reports Xinhua news agency. The critics had s...

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Tripura Assembly to begin budget session on Tuesday

Agartala, June 18 (IANS) The Tripura Assembly will begin its 11-day budget session from Tuesday, Speaker Rebati Mohan Das said here on Monday. Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarma would lay the budget for the current fiscal (2018-19) on the first day of the 11-day session of the Assembly, Das told the media. He said two important bills were likely to be submitted during the sess...

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US Democrats intensify fight for immigrant children

Washington, June 18 (IANS) US Democrat lawmakers have expanded their campaign highlighting President Donald Trump's administrations forced separation of migrant children from their families at the Mexico border, a media report said. Against a notable silence on the part of many Republicans, the Democratic lawmakers on Sunday visited a detention centre outside New York City and headed to ...

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Rain brings relief to Punjab, Chandigarh

Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) Rainfall in parts of Punjab and Haryana on Sunday brought relief from the heat wave and dusty conditions prevailing over the region in the past few days. At many places, the maximum temperature hovered in the 23-25 degrees mark, making the weather quite pleasant. Chandigarh and its surrounding areas were lashed by rain since Saturday evening. Th...

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Two Muslims near the very top in British politics'

The three column, six inch-deep headline on page 1 of the Daily Telegraph caught my eye: Doors open to thousands more skilled migrants. Given the anti-immigrant rhetoric I had heard in Rome and elsewhere in Europe, the headline was refreshing. Even more noticeable was the name of the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, the third-highest ranked member of Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet who ...

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Partly cloudy morning in Delhi, air quality severe

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The national capital woke up to a partly cloudy sky on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, the season's average, the weather office said. The air-quality remained severe across the National Capital Region (NCR), according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). The MeT has predicted light r...

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