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    Maharashtra government should work on enacting Water Security Act: Rajendra Singh

    Mumbai: Water management expert Rajendra Singh today said Maharashtra should enact Water Security Act as part of efforts to free the state from drought and protect water resources. “Water bodies like rivers, lakes, ponds, dams, streams should be protected from encroachment, pollution and exploitation. Enactment of Water Security Act will help to achieve that,” Singh, popularly known as ‘water man’, said about the drought situation in Maharashtra at a function organised by Mantralaya and Vidhimandal Vartahar Sangh here.

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    Tripura bans Maggi, Meghalaya sends samples for testing

    Agartala: Tripura has banned Maggi noodles, while Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh governments have sent samples for testing, an official release said on Saturday. Nestle’s Maggi was banned in the state on Friday night following an order by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) imposing a country-wide ban on it.  Still, all categories of Nestle’s food items, including Maggi noodles, were available in the markets on Saturday. “Following the order

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    After Maggi, other noodle brands under scanner in Karnataka

    Bengaluru: With the Maggi row raging, the Karnataka government has brought other noodle manufacturing companies also under the scanner, ordering testing of their samples for safety standards. Any decision on banning Maggi would be taken only after getting supporting reports and government is also looking into the safety standards followed by other brands of noodles, Karnataka Health Minister U T Khader told reporters.

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    Mizoram government to ban Maggi import

    Aizawl: Mizoram government will ban import and sale of Maggi instant noddles in the state, Joint Director (Food and Drugs administration) of the state health department Lalsawma said today. Lalsawma said that the ban came after the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) declared the Maggi injurious to health. The order would be issued on Monday by the Food Safety Commissioner Dr K Ropari, he said, adding that the state government has banned import

  • IS leader in Afghan claims Taliban fighting for ISI

    Dhaka : The leader of Islamic State (IS) affiliates in Afghanistan, Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost, has claimed that the Taliban militants are fighting for the military intelligence of Pakistan, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). According to, Dost said that they found other ways to wage jihad after they came to know that the Taliban was receiving guidelines from Pakistani intelligence. Dost, a former Guantanamo prisoner, alleged that they are defending against the Taliban militants. He

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    Death toll in China ship disaster jumps to nearly 400

    Jianli: The death toll in the Chinese cruise ship that capsized in the mighty Yangtze river today jumped to nearly 400 as hundreds more bodies were found by disaster teams, making it China’s deadliest boat disaster in 70 years. Hundreds more bodies from the Eastern Star were found after disaster teams stabilised the cruiser in an upright position, according to officials in the rescue headquarters in Jianli, central China’s Hubei Province.

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    Gold slumps below Rs 27k as demand falters

    New Delhi: Continuing its slide for the third straight day, gold price in the bullion market today slipped below the Rs 27,000 mark to trade at Rs 26,950 per 10 grams, an over 6-week low. It fell Rs 50, tracking a weak trend overseas. Besides, weak demand from jewellers at domestic spot markets due to off-season for wedding played spoilsport. Silver, too, shed Rs 50 at Rs 37,350 per kg for want of buying support from industrial units.

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    Key Indian equity index falls sharpest in 42 months

    Mumbai: The worries over the monsoon and the stance of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which was perceived as hawkish despite a fall cut in policy rates, resulted in a near 4-percent drop in key equity indices during the week ended — the sharpest since December 2011. While the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) fell on four successive days, the broader Nifty of the Nation Stock Exchange fell on all

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    Anil Ambani led Reliance Power to invest USD 3 bn in power plant in Bangladesh

    Dhaka: Anil Ambani-led Reliance Power today signed an agreement to invest USD 3 billion in setting up a mega power plant and a floating LNG import terminal in Bangladesh which faces acute power shortages. Reliance Power will set up a 2 million tonnes a year floating LNG import terminal as well as 3,000 megawatt power plant, according to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by Sameer Gupta, Executive Vice President of Reliance Power, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ two-day visit here. The company will

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    ‘Bangladesh has high expectations from PM Modi’s visit’: Gowher Rizvi

    Dhaka : Foreign Policy Advisor to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Gowher Rizvi, on Saturday said that the country has really high expectations from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit and added that both the governments have to work very hard to meet public expectations. “We consider it to be a landmark and an important visit by the Prime Minister of India. We are looking forward to working together so that we can take

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    Suresh Prabhu: Indian Railways to form company jointly owned by centre, states

    Kolkata: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said his department has signed initial agreements with 20 states to jointly develop a company aimed at boosting railway infrastructure. “We have signed MoUs with 20 states. Under the agreement, there will be a company jointly owned by the centre and the states. It will develop infrastructure and look into issues which the states think are important,” he told media persons on the sidelines of an official function here.

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    Walmart Stores names Greg Penner as new chairman

    New York: Walmart Stores Inc. has announced the selection of Greg Penner as board chairman, succeeding his father-in-law, Rob Walton, Efe news agency reported. “This transition demonstrates Walmart’s commitment to long-term succession planning and keeping high calibre, capable leaders at the head of our company,” the 70-year-old Walton said on Friday.

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    Narendra Modi starts Bangladesh tour with homage to 1971 martrys

    Dhaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today began his historic two-day visit to Bangladesh by paying homage to the martyrs of the 1971 War of Liberation in which India had helped. He also visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum dedicated to Bangladesh founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. As soon as he arrived here on the visit, Modi drove straight to ‘Jatiyo Smriti Shoudho’ (National Martyrs’ Memorial) from airport to pay homage to the thousands who laid down their

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    Western Railway to undertake yard remodelling project to improve punctuality

    Mumbai: In order to improve of punctuality of the suburban trains, Western Railway (WR) will soon undertake the remodelling project of Andheri Yard which will enhance punctuality by five per cent, a senior WR official said. “In the project, we would be easing down the steep degree in some of the cross-overs on through line tracks that would enable trains to pass cross-overs with the speed of 100 Kmph,”

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    Venkaiah Naidu: Draft plans for smart cities, urban renewal on the anvil

    Mumbai: Union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu today said draft plans for the proposed 100 smart cities and the new urban transformation mission will be unveiled soon. “It’s our intent to roll out the plans for both smart cities as also the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (Amrut) programme that envisages development of 500 cities simultaneously this month itself,” Naidu said at a seminar on smart cities here.

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    Smartphone kids ignorant about history but full of next generation tech ideas

    London : As per a new study, though children are clueless about telephone history, they are full of ideas for the future communication. The BT poll of 1,000 seven to 11-year-olds found that one in three children had “no idea” what a 19th-century telephone was and 16 percent think the internet and mobiles were invented before the toilet, the Mirror reported.

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    Profligate Parupalli Kashyap ousted from Indonesian Open

    Jakarta: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap squandered a dominating position to crash out of the Indonesian Open Super Series with a semifinal loss to eighth seed Momota Kento here today. The Indian, who defeated world number one Chen Long in the quarterfinals yesterday, lost 21-12 17-21 19-21 in a draining battle which lasted an hour and 11 minutes. Kashyap and Kento were facing off after a gap of two years and the Japanese had emerged triumphant in their previous encounter as well.

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    Windies weren’t good enough, laments Denesh Ramdin

    Roseau (Dominica): Captain Denesh Ramdin has said the West Indies had been guilty of not capitalising on positions of strength, and had also failed to cope with the pressure Australia created during the opening Test at Windsor Park. West Indies slumped to a nine-wicket loss here on Friday after suffering yet another batting capitulation. Trailing by 170 runs on first innings, the Windies were 181 for three at one stage just prior to tea but

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    Irina Shayk slams Sepp Blatter relationship rumours as ‘absolutely untrue’

    London: Cristiano Ronaldo’s former lover Irina Shayk has quashed the rumours that she had a past relationship with former FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Spanish daily El Mundo published recently an article titled ‘All the women in Blatter’s life,’ making the sensational claim about the duo, the Mirror reported.

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    Vibrating condom that guarantees women orgasms sans fail!

    London : Do you demand orgasm every time? Then this Michigan-based condom company’s bizarre new heart-shaped female contraception is right for you as it will make you reach climax without fail. The IXu LLC developers claim that the vibrating “sleeve” holds the VA w.o.w condom, which can be inserted up to eight hours before sex, in place to prevent it slipping too far into the vagina, the Independent reported.