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What to eat to stay full during Ramzan

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) For those observing fasts during the holy month of Ramzan, it will help to start a day with a heavy and nutritious meal so that the body feels satiated for the remaining day, suggest experts. Nutritionist Umang Agarwal, Founder and CEO, Umang World, has meal suggestions: Sehri (early morning): * Never skip the early morning meal that is Suhoor/Seh...

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15 injured in LPG cylinder blast in Delhi

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) At least 15 persons were injured after an LPG cylinder exploded in Gandhi Nagar area here on Thursday night. According to a Fire Service Official, they received a call around 9.40 p.m. and two fire tenders were rushed to the spot. We sent two fire engines to the spot. The fire was doused after sometime, the officer said. The incident occurred on t...

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Wheat prices rise on import duty hike

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Wheat prices rose across the country on Thursday after the government raised duty on its import from 20 per cent to 30 per cent a day ago. Mill quality wheat was priced at Lawrence Road Market in Delhi at Rs 1,775 a quintal, up Rs 15 from the last session, while the price of wheat rose Rs 30-35 to Rs 1,605-1,640 a quintal at Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh. ...

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Women can play important role in peace talks: Journalist

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Women can play a crucial role in peace talks and governments should co-opt them in peace bodies to cash in on their intrinsic qualities, said journalist and author Rashmi Saksena on Thursday. Speaking at the launch of her book on women militants, titled She Goes to War: Women Militants of India, she noted that women also played an equally important role in keepin...

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Car catches fire, none injured

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A car was gutted in a fire on Thursday in central Delhi, though none was injured, a fire official said. The Delhi Fire Service said a call was received about the car that caught fire around 9.35 p.m. outside the Himachal Bhawan near Mandi House. A fire tender rushed to the spot and doused doused the flames in 15 minutes. Luckily, there was no one ...

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Higher education institutions to award degrees for online courses

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) can now offer certificate, diploma and degree programmes in full-fledged online mode, along with, as has been the norm, those offered in the regular mode, sunject to certain conditions, the government announced on Thursday. These regulations will be made applicable from the academic session 2018-19. The rule came into...

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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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Modi accepting fitness challenge invokes attack by rivals

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The fitness challenge by Minister of Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore in Twitter turned political after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted the gauntlet thrown by cricketer Virat Kohli, with the opposition parties daring him to reduce the spiralling prices. Soon after Rathore appealed to the people to get fit and fitter and posted photos and vi...

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Five held for assaulting Army official, kin

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Five persons were arrested on charge of abusing and assaulting an Army Captain deployed with a commando unit and his family members in west Delhi's Dwarka, police said on Thursday. Captain Vikas Yadav of special commando force had gone along with his wife, sister, brother-in-law and three daughters for dinner at City Center mall on May 13. As the family came out ...

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CBI officer probing PNB fraud repatriated to parent cadre

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) CBI Joint Director Rajiv Singh, who was heading investigation into over Rs 13,400 crore banking fraud, allegedly committed by diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi during 2011-2017, has been prematurely repatriated to his parent cadre in Tripura. Rajiv is the Joint Director of Bank Securities and Fraud Cell of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)...

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43 degrees was Delhi's respite, heat wave to return from Friday

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) After two days of a persistent heat wave, the National Capital and surrounding regions on Thursday saw very slight respite, as average maximum temperature stood at 43 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average. The heat wave will return from Friday onwards and will continue till at least Monday, affecting Delhi along with north, central and east In...

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Rajnath directs constant vigil, security on borders

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Amid firing and ceasefire violations by Pakistan across the Line of Control and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday directed constant vigil and security on Indian borders. Presiding over a review meeting here, he took stock of the progress of construction of border fencing, roads and outposts along India's ...

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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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DU to translate, publish world classics in Hindi

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Delhi University on Thursday announced that it will translate 'world classics' in Hindi language to bolster cultural ties with foreign nations and educate Indians about other cultures. The University of Delhi has embarked on a novel initiative of translating and publishing the world classics (hitherto unpublished) of foreign countries in Hindi language, it said i...

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Fire at waste disposal barn near Delhi hospital

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A massive blaze broke out near a hospital here on Thursday morning but there were no injuries, the Delhi Fire Service (DFS) said. The DFS said it got a call at around 2.40 a.m. about the fire at a waste disposal barn in Vasundhara Enclave in east Delhi. The barn is about 50 meters away from Dharamshila Narayana Super Specialty Hospital. Some 20 fire tend...

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'Tarini' women now eye solo sailing

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) After successfully spending 194 days at sea and becoming the first all-women naval crew to have circumnavigated the globe, the six-member crew of the Indian Navy's sailing vessel Tarini are now looking forward to solo sails. On Thursday, naval officers Lt. Commander Vartika Joshi, Lt. Commander Pratibha Jamwal, Lt. Commander Swathi Patarpalli, Lt. Aishwarya Bodap...

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Jharkhand's bank fraud gang busted in Delhi

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A Jharkhand-based gang that cheated many persons across the country by obtaining their ATM card details and one-time passwords has been busted in Delhi with the arrest of four men, police said on Friday. The Delhi Police Cyber Cell busted the online racket and also seized two laptops, four smartphones and six keypad phones used in the crime, Deputy Commissioner o...

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India obvious candidate for UNSC seat: Dutch PM

New Delhi,, May 24 (IANS) Declaring India to be an obvious candidate for a seat in the UN Security Council (UNSC), the Netherlands on Thursday said it would do its utmost towards finalising an EU-India free trade agreement (FTA) with Holland providing the perfect pivot for India to expand its trade relationship with Europe. At an interactive session here organised by industry chamber ...

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Plea filed in SC for CBI probe into Thoothukudi violence

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking a court monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the killings of protesters during the anti-Sterlite rally in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. The plea filed by the practicing advocate of the apex court G.S. Mani, also sought registration of an FIR under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code agains...

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As government ponders on fuel prices, petrol hits Rs 85 in Mumbai

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Even as the central government discusses measures to curb the persistent rise in domestic transport fuel prices, the petrol cost in Mumbai breached the Rs 85 a litre mark on Thursday. The price of the fuel is already at an all-time high in Mumbai at Rs 85.29 per litre along with Delhi and Chennai. In Delhi and Chennai, petrol was sold for Rs 77.47 and Rs ...

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