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  • Emaar India gets occupancy for IT Park Project ‘Digital Greens’
  • Jaquar Group takes over Euro sanitaryware manufacturing plant for Rs 100 cr
  • Volkswagen India launches Polo GT Sport in new avatar
  • Manjinder Singh Sirsa takes oath as MLA of Delhi Assembly
  • Ambedkar Development corporation Field officer trapped by ACB
  • Centre denies any move to impose Hindi on Non-Hindi speaking states
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  • Telangana sweats, heat wave claims one more life, 300 admitted to hospital
  • Malegaon bomb blast: Sadhvi Pragya Singh granted bail, Lt Col Purohit's plea rejected
  • UK Conservatives of PM May hold big lead over Labour before June election-poll
  • Chief Secretary directs to form IT cell for agriculture department
  • Swedish court jails three men for rape broadcast on Facebook
  • Govt rules out army deployment to fight Naxals; more Forces likely in 'most-affected' region
  • Spl Trains between Kacheguda-Kakinada Port, Kacheguda-Krishnarajapuram
  • Govt launches e-SOT and e-PRAN card for Atal Pension Yojana subscribers
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German liberals accuse Merkel of U-turn on euro zone rescues

BERLIN, Apr 21 (Reuters) Germany's liberal Free Democratic Party, a potential kingmaker after September's national election, ruled out joining any coalition that would provide a financial bail-out to another euro zone country without the participation of the International Monetary Fund.
The FDP leader, Christian Lindner, made the comments today after Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said yesterday any new aid programme should not include the IMF, leaving it under European auspices.
Accusing Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives of making a U-turn on euro zone rescues, Lindner opposed Schaeuble's idea of developing the euro zone's European Stability Mechanism (ESM) rescue fund into a European monetary fund.
"The FDP would not support such a policy," Lindner told reporters. "For us, it's an absolute condition that the independent expertise and the capital of the IMF continue to be an institutional part in future aid packages in Europe."
Lindner said a European version of the IMF would not be politically independent and a minority of stability-oriented euro zone countries, such as Germany, would be outvoted by a majority of fiscally lenient countries.
The business-friendly FDP was the junior partner in Merkel's 2009-13 conservative-led coalition. But it crashed out of parliament after failing to clear the 5 per cent threshold to win seats in the current lower house Bundestag.
Opinion polls suggest six party groups, including the FDP, will enter parliament after the September 24 election, up from four now. Neither Merkel's conservatives nor the SPD would be able to govern alone, opening the way for talks with smaller parties in their efforts to forge a stable coalition government.
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Sukma Naxal attack: Centre to review strategy; pall of gloom in C'garh

Sukma Naxal attack: Centre to review strategy; pall of gloom in C'garh

Raipur/New Delhi, Apr 25 (UNI) Anti-Left Wing Extremism strategy would be reviewed and an appropriate response would be given in due course, the Centre said today, a day after 25 CRPF jawans were martyred and their weapons looted in a ghastly attack by Naxals at Burkpal village in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

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25 Apr 2017 | 7:49 PM
Malegaon bomb blast: Sadhvi Pragya Singh granted bail

Malegaon bomb blast: Sadhvi Pragya Singh granted bail

Mumbai, Apr 25 (UNI) The Bombay High Court today granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in the 2008 Malegaon blast case on a cash surety of Rs 5-lakh with two sureties of the same amount for the bail.

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25 Apr 2017 | 3:30 PM
PM rally: Tourists not allowed at Ridge,  SPG keeping strict vigil

PM rally: Tourists not allowed at Ridge, SPG keeping strict vigil

Shimla, Apr 25 (UNI) This tourist resort which registers footfall in lakhs every day during summer season, drew a blank on the historic Ridge ground here owing to preparations being made for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally here.

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25 Apr 2017 | 7:15 PM
Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militants in Syria, Iraq's Sinjar

Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militants in Syria, Iraq's Sinjar

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT, Apr 25 (Reuters) Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish militants in Iraq's Sinjar region and in northeastern Syria today, killing at least 18 fighters and officials in a widening campaign against groups affiliated with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

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25 Apr 2017 | 4:41 PM
On visit to erstwhile Maoists den Naxalbari, Amit Shah says Bengal yearns for change

On visit to erstwhile Maoists den Naxalbari, Amit Shah says Bengal yearns for change

New Delhi, Apr 25 (UNI) The BJP president Amit Shah, who today visited erstwhile Maoist den Naxalbari in West Bengal as part of party's extensive expansion plans, today said the saffron outfit is committed to bring back the glories of the days and principles of State's icons.

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25 Apr 2017 | 6:16 PM
Non-agri income of farmers must be taxed: NITI Aayog

Non-agri income of farmers must be taxed: NITI Aayog

New Delhi, April 25 (UNI) NITI Aayog today advocated for taxing the farmers' non-agriculture income so that the tax net could get widened.

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25 Apr 2017 | 4:59 PM
Counting of votes for MCD polls to be held at 35 counting centres amid tight security

Counting of votes for MCD polls to be held at 35 counting centres amid tight security

New Delhi, Apr 25 (UNI) Counting of votes for the elections to the three Municipal corporations will start at 0800 hours tomorrow amid tight security arrangements.

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25 Apr 2017 | 7:17 PM
Sukma Naxal attack: Centre to review strategy; pall of gloom in C'garh

Sukma Naxal attack: Centre to review strategy; pall of gloom in C'garh

25 Apr 2017 | 7:49 PM

Raipur/New Delhi, Apr 25 (UNI) Anti-Left Wing Extremism strategy would be reviewed and an appropriate response would be given in due course, the Centre said today, a day after 25 CRPF jawans were martyred and their weapons looted in a ghastly attack by Naxals at Burkpal village in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

Subrata Pal denies of consuming banned substance

Subrata Pal denies of consuming banned substance

25 Apr 2017 | 6:21 PM

New Dlhi, Apr 25 (UNI) Experienced India goalkeeper Subrata Pal today refuted media reports claiming that the footballer has been tested positive for a banned substance by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and could face a four-year ban.

TCS launches  'Merchant Pay '

TCS launches 'Merchant Pay '

25 Apr 2017 | 3:00 PM

Mumbai, Apr 25(UNI) IT major, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), today announced the launch of 'Merchant Pay ' a unified transaction solution that will help retail organisations seamlessly integrate payments across multiple payment channels such as Aadhar, Credit or Debit card or even phone-based payments through a single interface.

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