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       HEADLINES: Rain within five days, predicts Met dept                                              Kerala government to extend Rs 4 lakh in aid for heatwave victims: Adoor Prakash                                              Sree Narayaneeyas should block move to ‘tether’ SNDP to RSS: Pinarayi                                              Man dies in Bus-bike collision                                              India completes navigation system with launch of 7th satellite                                              India denies visa to Chinese dissident, activist                                              Swamy’s remarks expunged again, Rajya Sabha MP angers Cong                                              ISI controlled Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound: Book                                              Pak to use F-16 jets against India: US lawmakers                                              Deepika makes quarterfinal exit at World Cup                                              Saina sails to quarters, Sindhu sinks in ABC                                              Kaumudi Facebook
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         Dagger stolen from Nehru Memorial Museum recovered, 2 held    
 
NEW DELHI: With the arrest of two persons, Delhi Police has recovered a dagger stolen from the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library here earlier this week.

 
         '10% rise in China apparel prices to create 1.2mn Indian jobs'    
 
NEW DELHI: Rising wages in China presents a huge opportunity to the apparel sector in India with a possibility of creating up to 1.2 million jobs in the country, a World Bank report said today.

 
         Bhajan Lal's son merges party with Congress    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) led by Kuldeep Bishnoi today merged with Congress in presence of party leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, but former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was conspicuous by his absence. HJC was floated by Bishnoi's father and former chief Minister Bhajan Lal in 2007 after parting ways with the Congress as he was miffed at being sidelined by the party which preferred Jat leader Hooda as the Chief Minister in 2005.

 
         IITs asked to offer Sanskrit as elective: Irani    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The HRD ministry today said IITs have been requested to offer Sanskrit as an elective subject or as a language course for students who wish to study it.

 
         India denies visa to Chinese dissident, activist    
 
 
NEW DELHI: After cancelling Chinese dissident Dolkun Isa's visa, India has denied visas to another Chinese dissident Lu Jinguh and activist Ra Wong who were coming to attend a conference in Dharamshala on democracy and China.

 
         India completes navigation system with launch of 7th satellite    
 
 
SRIHARIKOTA: India today completed its landmark mission for a regional navigational system on par with US-based GPS with the successful launch of IRNSS-1G, the seventh and last in the constellation of satellites that make up the system.

 
         Trupti takes her campaign to Haji Ali dargah    
 
 
MUMBAI: After her successful campaigns to break bar on entry of women in some Hindu temples, Bhumata Brigade chief Trupti Desai today took her movement for gender equality to the famous Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai but stopped short of going into the shrine, avoiding a showdown with the protesters who had gathered to block her.

 
         RTIs, PILs a 'big problem', say MPs in RS    
 
NEW DELHI: Members in Rajya Sabha today termed RTIs and PILs as a "big problem" for the country, with Samajwadi Party member Naresh Agrawal alleging that the Right to Information (RTI) Act was passed "under US pressure".

 
         Kejriwal asks CIC to make public info on PM's edu degree    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today demanded that the Central Information Commission (CIC) makes public information pertaining to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's educational qualifications. In a letter to Information Commissioner M Sridhar Acharyulu, Kejriwal said he does not object to government records about him being made public and wondered why the Commission wants to "hide" information on Modi's educational degree.

 
         SC approves holding of MBBS, BDS entrance through NEET    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today cleared the decks for holding of National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), a single common entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses, in two phases for the academic year 2016-17 in which around 6.5 lakh candidates are likely to appear.

 
         Swamy’s remarks expunged again, Rajya Sabha MP angers Cong    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Subramanian Swamy, who triggered protests from Congress on Wednesday over his attempts to drag Sonia Gandhi in the AugustaWestland helicopter row, on Thursday again made some controversial remarks in Rajya Sabha which the Chair immediately expunged and warned him of action for unnecessary provocation.

 
         Demands in LS: Repeal draconian AFSPA in North East    
 
NEW DELHI: A demand was made in the Lok Sabha today for repeal of the "draconian" Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the North-East, with a few members saying it was the biggest deterrent in integrating the youth of the region with India.

 
         Consultations on creating sex offenders registry underway:Govt    
 
 
NEW DELHI: In view of rising sexual crimes in the country, consultations are underway to set up a Sex Offenders Registry in the country, government told the Rajya Sabha today. "Draft guidelines on the proposal to set up Sex Offenders Registry in India is under preparation in consultation with relevant ministries/organisations, before they are put out for wider consultation with the state governments and the public," Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said during Question Hour, adding t

 
         No floor test in U'khand on Friday,SC extends stay on HC order    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The President's rule will continue in Uttarakhand and the April 29 floor test in the Assembly ordered by the High Court will not take place as the Supreme Court today extended its stay on the quashing of the Central rule.

 
         DU book describes Bhagat Singh as 'revolutionary terrorist', says BJP member    
 
 
NEW DELHI: A book which forms part of Delhi University curriculum calls Bhagat Singh a "revolutionary terrorist", BJP member Anurag Thakur said in Lok Sabha today and demanded a debate on what is being taught in the educational institutions across the country. 'India's struggle for independence', a book authored by noted historian Bipin Chadra and Mridula Mukherjee, have made such references, he said.

 
         Saudi fire: Three more bodies flown home    
 
MANGALURU: The bodies of three more victims of the fire mishap at the United Petrochemical Company plant in Saudi Arabia's Jubail on April 16, have been brought to Mangaluru International Airport.

 
         Seven kg gold abandoned in aircraft toilet seized    
 
PANAJI: Over seven kilograms of gold, found abandoned in a toilet on a Qatar Airways plane, was seized by Customs sleuths at the Goa airport Wednesday.

 
         Court compensates widow for husband killed on duty    
 
THANE: A labour court here has awarded Rs 5,32,800 as compensation to a 52-year-old widow in connection with the murder of her husband while he was driving a tanker of his employer in 2012.

 
         College bus catches fire, students escape unhurt    
 
CHENNAI: A college bus carrying 15 students here Wednesday caught fire, but all of them escaped unhurt as fire service personnel doused the flames, officials said. The bus, belonging to a private college, was near Guindy when the driver noticed smoke and fire emanating from the engine of the bus, a Fire and Rescue Services official said.

 
         Minor fire in CM's chamber in Odisha Assembly    
 
BHUBANESWAR: A fire broke out in the chamber of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the state Assembly building here Wednesday. No one was reported hurt in the incident. The Chief Minister is away on a visit to Delhi, assembly officials said.

 
         'I am not afraid', says Sonia Gandhi on Agusta Westland deal    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has rejected allegations linking her and her party leaders in the Agusta Westland chopper deal bribes as ruling BJP tried to corner Congress over allegations of corruption on Wednesday. Sonia Gandhi said: "I am not afraid, accusations they are levelling at us are false".

 
         Fire yet to be controlled at bio-diesel company, no casualties    
 
 
VISAKHAPATNAM: A major fire that broke out at a bio-diesel manufacturing unit in Visakhapatnam Special Economic Zone (VSEZ) here last evening is still raging even as hectic efforts are on to control it, officials said Wednesday.

 
         Missed call service launched for local train updates    
 
MUMBAI: In a bid to reduce commuter woes keep its suburban passengers informed about delays and disruptions, the Western Railway has launched a unique service through which commuters would be able to know the running status of local trains from simply giving a missed call.

 
         PM shakes hands with Oppn leaders in RS; new MPs take oath    
 
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today freely mingled with leaders of various opposition parties as he attended the Rajya Sabha proceedings.

 
         Suspected IM terrorist held in Mumbai for 2011 bombings    
 
 
MUMBAI: A suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist was arrested today by Maharashtra ATS in connection with the 2011 serial bomb blasts in which 26 people were killed.

 
         'Beheading' remark mere response to Owaisi: Ramdev    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Yoga guru Ramdev today appeared to be backtracking from his controversial remark that if not for the law, he would have "beheaded" people for refusing to chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', saying he was merely responding to AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi's statement that he won't raise the slogan even if a knife is put to his throat.

 
         Trying 3D paintings as virtual speed breakers: Gadkari    
 
 
NEW DELHI: To check rash driving, the government is considering putting up three-dimensional (3D) paintings on major highways and busy roads to create virtual speed breakers, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.

 
         Don't be in denial on terror; take visible action:India to Pak    
 
NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan today indulged in some plain speaking on bilateral issues with the neighbouring country being firmly asked not to be in denial over the impact of terrorism on bilateral ties while Pakistan harped on Kashmir terming it as the core issue.

 
         Indo-Pak FS meet: terror, Kashmir dominate talks    
 
 
NEW DELHI: In their first formal bilateral meeting after Pathankot attack, Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan today held talks focusing on a range of sticky issues including probe into the strike and Kashmir, which Pakistani side asserted was the "core issue".

 
         Had expressed concern to India over granting visa to Isa:China    
 
BEIJING: China today said it had expressed concern to India through diplomatic channels over granting visa to Chinese dissident Dolkun Isa before it was revoked by New Delhi and hoped that the two sides would properly deal with the issue.

 
 
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