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    Gutkha worth Rs 85 lakh seized in Thane; 4 persons held

    Thane: Gutkha worth Rs 85 lakh was seized and four persons were arrested in a raid at godowns in Kashimira area of the district, police said today. Acting on a tipoff, district rural police and the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) carried out raids at few godowns yesterday, and found that gutkha (flavoured tobacco) was being loaded in trucks, police said. The trucks were impounded and the godowns sealed, they said, adding

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    Jharkhand creates 1 lakh water bodies under MGNREGA in 60 days

    Ranchi: Jharkhand used the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) to create one lakh small water bodies to conserve water and irrigate fields in a period of just 60 days, said an official on Saturday. “We have successfully constructed one lakh small water bodies with jobs that are generated (under the act) to conserve water in the fields so that farmers can use it for irrigation,” N.N. Sinha, Principal Secretary

  • Another MLA arrested, AAP accuses Centre of witch hunting

    New Delhi: As Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Dinesh Mohaniya was whisked away by police in the midst of a press conference, the AAP accused the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “witch hunting”.

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    India to decide on projects to be referred to AIIB: Jaitley

    Beijing: India has a massive infrastructure programme and will decide on which of the projects under it could be referred to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for funding, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. Jaitley made the remarks ahead of the crucial AIIB Board of Governors meeting which he attended.

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    India’s sprinter Dutee Chand qualifies for Rio in 100 metres

    Almaty: India’s premier woman sprinter Dutee Chand on Saturday scripted history after qualifying in the 100 metres category for the forthcoming Rio Olympics. In a scintillating run in the women’s 100m heats of the 26th G. Kosanov memorial meet here, Dutee clocked 11.30 seconds, thereby creating a new national record and qualifying for the Rio Games. The qualifying mark for Rio was set at 11.32 seconds.

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    Global warming may heat up Earth more than expected in future

    London: Earth could get much warmer than expected in future, say scientists who have reconstructed past global warming and carbon cycle on earth 56 million years ago. Global warming from greenhouse gas emissions depends not only on the size of the emissions, but also on the warming effect that the extra amount of gas has on the atmosphere. This effect, called climate sensitivity, is usually defined as the warming caused by the

  • Modi, Rajnath congratulate Mehbooba over Anantnag win

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday congratulated Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on her winning the Anantnag by-election.

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    India leads world in the API capability index

    New Delhi: India emerged tops in the world in the API (Application Programming Interface) Capability Index, a segmentation created based on feedback by IT respondents who participated in a global study commissioned by CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA). The study titled “APIs and the Digital Enterprise: From Operational Efficiency to Digital Disruption” reveals widespread use of APIs by Indian companies in an effort to support essential elements for success in the application economy.

  • Himachal police to hold half-marathon against drug abuse

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Police is organising a half-marathon here on Sunday to generate awareness against drug abuse, an organiser said on Saturday. Besides the 21.5 km half-marathon, there will be mini-marathon of 10 km and dream run of three km, a police officer said.

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    Keyboardist Bernie Worrell dies at 72

    Los Angeles: Keyboardist Bernie Worrell, songwriter and synthesizer who served as co-founder of Parliament-Funkadelic and a key Talking Heads collaborator, died on Friday after a battle with cancer. He was 72. Diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in January, news of Worrell’s demise was announced via his Facebook page, reports variety.com.

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    Bollywood should tell real stories: Anil Kapoor

    Madrid: For Hindi cinema to find global acceptance, it is important that Bollywood filmmakers choose real issues over their song-and-dance routine, feels Anil Kapoor.

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    ‘Relationship quality tied to good health in young adults’

    New York: For young people entering adulthood, high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health, according to a new study which also found that low-quality affairs have detrimental effects. “Health benefits begin to accrue relatively quickly with high-quality relationships and supportive contexts,” said Ashley Barr from University of Buffalo in the US.

  • NSG membership push “ill-advised, unwarranted”: Srinivasan

    Hyderabad: Noted scientist and Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) member M R Srinivasan today said the Centre’s push to gain Nuclear Suppliers Group membership was “unnecessary, unwarranted and ill-advised”, a day after India failed in its bid to clinch membership of the 48-member club.

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    Jitu Rai wins silver in ISSF World Cup

    Baku (Azerbaijan): ‘Pistol King’ Jitu Rai pipped three-time Olympic champion Jongoh Jin of Korea to clinch the silver medal at the ISSF Shooting World Cup here today, signalling his intentions ahead of the Rio Games. Rai shot 199.5 in the finals to bag the silver medal in men’s 10m air pistol.

  • Fire in abandoned gas well, no injury

    Belonia (Tripura): A fire broke out at an abandoned ONGC gas well at Takkatulsi, a tribal hamlet in South Tripura district.