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  • Aruna Chaudhary cancels all deputations of teachers throughout state schools
  • CM decides to ban use of plastic in Punjab
  • Death toll in Venezuela's political unrest rises to at least 24
  • Intensive ticket checking by SR
  • 17 households of Gurugram police line found to be supplied with direct electricity
  • Swarovski Gemstones announces its association with Divinus Creation
  • Govt decides third-party audit of all municipal works over Rs 10 cr launched in past three years
  • Haryana govt instructs farmers not to burn crop residue to curb increasing pollution in NCR
  • Pakistan-based hackers hack IIT Delhi, AMU & DU official website
  • Thousands of BSNL broadband connections affect due to server down in city
  • China ready to mediate between Myanmar, Bangladesh over Rohingya row
  • Jipmer to establish Institute of Microbial Sciences
  • MFIN launches India’s first financial literacy app for microfinance clients
  • Register for Pharmacists
  • Jindal wins prestigious Golden Peacock Award 2017
World

Death toll in Afghan base attack rises to 140, officials say

22 Apr 2017 | 10:56 AM

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, Apr 22 (Reuters) As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said.

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China WMP growth eases in Q1 amid crackdown - regulator

22 Apr 2017 | 10:34 AM

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Apr 22 (Reuters) The growth of Chinese wealth management products (WMPs) and interbank liabilities eased in the first quarter of the year, China's banking regulator said late on Friday, amid a crackdown by Beijing on risky behaviour in the financial markets.

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Pence says United States will honour refugee deal with Australia

Pence says United States will honour refugee deal with Australia

22 Apr 2017 | 9:51 AM

SYDNEY, Apr 22 (Reuters) US Vice President Mike Pence said today the United States would honour a controversial refugee deal with Australia, under which the United States would resettle 1,250 asylum seekers, a deal President Donald Trump had described as "dumb".

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Russian lawmaker's son gets 27 years prison in US hacking case

22 Apr 2017 | 9:50 AM

(Rptng, correcting date) Undated, Apr 22 (Reuters) The son of a Russian lawmaker was sentenced by a US federal court to 27 years in prison after being convicted of a cyber assault on thousands of US businesses, marking the longest ever hacking-related sentence in the United States.

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Air China says Beijing green-lights ownership reforms of cargo business

22 Apr 2017 | 9:48 AM

SHANGHAI, Apr 22 (Reuters) Air China Ltd has received the green light from Beijing to push ahead with mixed-ownership reform of its air freight logistics business, the firm said late, signalling a potential shake-up of China's cargo carrier market.

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Russian lawmaker's son gets 27 years prison in US hacking case

22 Apr 2017 | 9:46 AM

Undated, Apr 21 (Reuters) The son of a Russian lawmaker was sentenced by a US federal court to 27 years in prison after being convicted of a cyber assault on thousands of US businesses, marking the longest ever hacking-related sentence in the United States.

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PBOC deputy says SDR market not sufficiently liquid - Xinhua

22 Apr 2017 | 9:38 AM

SHANGHAI, Apr 22 (Reuters) The global market for the special drawing right (SDR) basket of major currencies is not sufficiently liquid and transaction costs are high, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, citing the deputy of the country's central bank.

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Washington threatens funding cut to California, other 'sanctuary' areas

22 Apr 2017 | 9:36 AM

By Julia Edwards Ainsley and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Apr 22 (Reuters) The US Department of Justice threatened to cut some funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

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New 'Handmaid's Tale' TV version 'not a feminist story,' says its star

22 Apr 2017 | 9:25 AM

By Jill Serjeant NEW YORK, Apr 22 (Reuters) The cast of a new adaptation of dystopian novel "The Handmaid's Tale" insisted they did not set out to make a feminist statement, but some hoped the TV show would inspire viewers to take political action.

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US Homeland Security probes possible abuse in Twitter summons case

US Homeland Security probes possible abuse in Twitter summons case

22 Apr 2017 | 8:21 AM

San Francisco, Apr 22 (Reuters) The US Homeland Security Department's inspector general said he was investigating possible abuse of authority in a case that triggered a lawsuit against the department by Twitter Inc .

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Power outage cripples San Francisco for seven hours

Power outage cripples San Francisco for seven hours

22 Apr 2017 | 8:17 AM

San Francisco, Apr 22 (Reuters) A massive power outage threw San Francisco into chaos for most of the work day, knocking out traffic signals, paralyzing businesses and halting the city's famed cable cars.

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Panama grants bail to Mossack Fonseca founders in Brazil corruption case

Panama grants bail to Mossack Fonseca founders in Brazil corruption case

22 Apr 2017 | 8:15 AM

Panama City, Apr 22 (Reuters) A Panamanian court has granted bail to the two founders of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the center of the Panama Papers scandal, in a case allegedly tied to a sprawling corruption scandal in Brazil.

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US states realign in legal battle over Trump's travel ban

22 Apr 2017 | 8:12 AM

San Francisco/New York, Apr 22 (Reuters) President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations faces its second challenge at a US appeals court next month, and this time more Republican states are backing the measure, while one Democratic state attorney general dropped out of the legal fight this week.

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US identifies, charges Israeli teen accused of Jewish threats

22 Apr 2017 | 4:58 AM

Undated, Apr 22 (Reuters) An Israeli-American teenager accused of making dozens of bomb threats to Jewish community centers was identified for the first time in separate criminal complaints filed in US federal courts in Florida and Georgia that linked him to hundreds of hoax calls in 2015 and 2017.

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Russian state news organization criticizes Reuters article about Kremlin-backed meddling in US election

22 Apr 2017 | 4:56 AM

Moscow, Apr 22 (Reuters)- Russian state news organization Rossiya Segodnya said it objected to a Reuters article it said had falsely claimed that Kremlin-backed media had tried to influence the 2016 US election.

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US identifies, charges Israeli teen accused of Jewish threats

22 Apr 2017 | 3:09 AM

Undated, Apr 21 (Reuters) An Israeli-American teenager accused of making dozens of hoax bomb threats to Jewish community centers was identified for the first time today in separate criminal complaints filed in US courts in Florida and Georgia.

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Judge: keep evidence from ex-NFLer Hernandez's prison suicide

22 Apr 2017 | 2:59 AM

Undated, Apr 21 (Reuters) A Massachusetts state judge today ordered prison officials to preserve any evidence collected from the cell of former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez, according to court documents, two days after he was found dead of an apparent suicide.

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Accused Fresno gunman’s arraignment delayed after courtroom outburst

22 Apr 2017 | 2:13 AM

Undated, Apr 21 (Reuters) A man accused of murdering a motel security guard and gunning down three white men in a racially motivated Fresno, California shooting spree was ordered to undergo a psychiatric exam today after entering a courtroom yelling "let black people go!" Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, had been scheduled for an initial court appearance on murder charges stemming from the death of Motel 6 security guard Carl Williams when the postponed the proceedings, said Steve Wright of the Fresno County District Attorney's Office.

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German soccer bomb suspect wanted to drive down share price - prosecutor

22 Apr 2017 | 1:57 AM

Frankfurt, Apr 21 (Reuters) German police arrested a man today suspected of detonating three bombs that targeted the Borussia Dortmund soccer team bus in the hope of forcing down the club's share price and making a profit on an investment, prosecutors said.

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Hunting party held hostage in Iraq since 2015 freed

22 Apr 2017 | 1:49 AM

Doha/Baghdad, Apr 21 (Reuters) Twenty-six Qataris, including members of the Gulf state's ruling royal family and two Saudis, were freed today after being kidnapped and held in Iraq for nearly a year and a half, Qatari officials said.

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Man charged with threatening Jewish community centers in Florida

22 Apr 2017 | 1:48 AM

Undated, Apr 21 (Reuters) An 18-year-old man who holds dual US and Israeli citizenship was charged today with making threatening calls to Jewish community centers in Florida, the US Justice Department said in a statement.

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TSX edges lower as banks weigh, energy stocks up

22 Apr 2017 | 1:36 AM

TORONTO, April 21 (Reuters) Canada's benchmark stock index slipped on Friday as bank stocks pulled back with lower bond yields after weak inflation data, while energy stocks gained despite an oil price dive.

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Trump says no 'rush' to get healthcare legislation done next week

22 Apr 2017 | 1:11 AM

Washington, Apr 21 (Reuters) President Donald Trump said today there is no "rush" to get a vote on Republican healthcare legislation in the US Congress before he reaches his 100th day in office next weekend.

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Top US officials to testify in Trump-Russia probe reboot

22 Apr 2017 | 1:10 AM

Washington, Apr 21 (Reuters) The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said today it had invited FBI, NSA and Obama administration officials to testify as it restarts its investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.

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Trump says he plans tax reform announcement on Wednesday

22 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

Washington, Apr 21 (Reuters) President Donald Trump, signing executive orders calling for a re-examination of some Obama-era financial regulations, said today he would have a major tax reform announcement next week.

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Gunman attacks regional Russian security service office, kills two

22 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

Moscow, Apr 21 (Reuters) Russia's Federal Security Service said today that a gunman had burst into one of its regional offices in the far east of the country and opened fire, killing one of its employees and a visitor.

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Security dominates French election after shooting

22 Apr 2017 | 12:05 AM

Paris, Apr 21 (Reuters) The killing of a policeman by a suspected Islamist militant pushed national security to the top of the French political agenda today, two days before the presidential election.

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Waiting for green cards, Indian visa-holders see hope in Trump review

21 Apr 2017 | 11:54 PM

By Stephen Nellis SAN FRANCISCO, Apr 21 (Reuters) When Gokul Gunasekaran was offered a full scholarship for a graduate program in electrical engineering at Stanford University, he saw it as the chance of a lifetime.

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Russia complains to US of exclusion from Syria chemical probe

21 Apr 2017 | 11:38 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 21 (Reuters) Russia has told the United States it regrets Washington's opposition to letting its inspectors take part in an investigation into a chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month, the foreign ministry said today.

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U.S. Treasury says it will not issue drilling waivers to Russia sanctions

21 Apr 2017 | 11:37 PM

WASHINGTON, Apr 21 (Reuters) The U.

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