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  • 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
  • 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
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Australia shares end higher, metal prices boost miners; NZ up

21 Apr 2017 | 1:32 PM

Undated, Apr 21 (Reuters) Australian shares finished higher on Friday as miners rebounded on higher metal prices, and investors shrugged off news of a US trade probe into Chinese steel exports.

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China iron ore jumps 6 pct as steel extends gains after selloff

21 Apr 2017 | 1:24 PM

* Recent selloff in Chinese steel, iron ore futures overdone - ANZ * Surge in steel comes despite Trump's probe into Chinese exports * Shares of Asian steelmakers also rise * Dalian iron ore earlier climbed by 8 pct daily limit By Manolo Serapio Jr MANILA, Apr 21 (Reuters) Chinese iron ore futures rallied 6 percent on Friday, extending hefty gains for a second session along with steel prices, after a recent selloff that market participants thought was overdone.

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Thai royal agencies brought under control of new king

21 Apr 2017 | 1:22 PM

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK, Apr 21 (Reuters) Thailand's parliament has agreed in a confidential session to transfer control of royal agencies from the government to new King Maha Vajiralongkorn, members of the military-appointed legislature said today.

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Miners, earnings support European shares; French stocks under pressure ahead of election

21 Apr 2017 | 1:19 PM

LONDON, Apr 21 (Reuters) European shares advanced in early deals on Friday, though France's benchmark CAC 40 declined slightly ahead of the first round of voting in the French presidential election.

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Man flagged over possible link to Paris shootings turned himself in - Belga agency

21 Apr 2017 | 1:17 PM

BRUSSELS, Apr 21 (Reuters) A man that Belgian authorities had flagged to their French counterparts over possible involvement in Thursday's Paris shootings turned himself into police in Belgium's northern city of Antwerp, news agency Belga said today.

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Zinc leads China metals futures higher

21 Apr 2017 | 1:14 PM

By James Regan SYDNEY, Apr 21 (Reuters) Zinc led a near across-the board rise in Shanghai base metals futures on Friday on the back of robust gains in overnight London trading and buoyant equity markets.

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Shanghai stocks post worst week in 2017 on tighter regulation, economy worries

21 Apr 2017 | 1:13 PM

SHANGHAI, Apr 21 (Reuters) - Shanghai stocks post their worst week in 2017 as tighter regulatory scrutiny and concerns over the broader economic outlook dampened investors' risk appetite.

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Trump invites Vietnam's prime minister to visit US

21 Apr 2017 | 1:09 PM

By My Pham HANOI, Apr 21 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump has invited Vietnam's prime minister to visit the United States, the Southeast Asian nation's government said on its website today.

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Syria evacuations of besieged towns continue after two-day halt - monitor, state media

21 Apr 2017 | 1:05 PM

BEIRUT, Apr 21 (Reuters) The evacuation of Syrian civilians and fighters from four besieged towns, part of a swap deal between the warring sides, resumed today after a 48-hour halt, state media and a monitoring group said.

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French security forces fully mobilised to protect elections after Paris shooting-PM

21 Apr 2017 | 1:04 PM

PARIS, Apr 21 (Reuters) France has fully mobilised its security forces, including elite units, to ensure citizens' protection during the forthcoming presidential election following Thursday night's shooting in central Paris, Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said today.

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No indication Paris gunman was Belgian -Belgium prosecutor

21 Apr 2017 | 1:00 PM

BRUSSELS, Apr 21 (Reuters) The identity of a man responsible for a shooting in central Paris remains unclear and there is no indication he was Belgian, Belgium's federal prosecutors said today.

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S.Korean stocks up at 3-week high on foreign demand, won rises further

21 Apr 2017 | 12:22 PM

* For the midday report, please click SEOUL, April 21 (Reuters) - South Korean shares ended near three-week highs on Friday, supported by strong foreign buying.

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Japan Aso says won't fret of Trump's comment dollar 'too strong'

21 Apr 2017 | 12:09 PM

(rptg correcting file name) * Trump comments no big problem as Mnuchin clarified later - Aso * Adds reconfirmed with Mnuchin FX for debate by finance heads * Japan happy with G20 sticking to FX commitment at Germany * Japan told G20 shouldn't be complacent despite global pickup (Adds quotes, detail) By Leika Kihara WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said he didn't see a problem with U.

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Attack overshadows last campaign day in French election first round

21 Apr 2017 | 12:05 PM

By Leigh Thomas and Marine Pennetier PARIS, Apr 21 (Reuters) The killing overnight of a policeman in an Islamist militant attack overshadowed the last day of France's unpredictable presidential election campaign on Friday as centrist Emmanuel Macron held onto his status as frontrunner in the polls.

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Asian stocks rise as steelmakers dismiss U.S. probe, euro fretful before French vote

21 Apr 2017 | 11:57 AM

* Asia ex-Japan stocks set for weekly loss; Nikkei higher * Steelmakers steady, unfazed by U.

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German police arrest suspect in Borussia Dortmund bus attack

21 Apr 2017 | 11:29 AM

FRANKFURT, Apr 21(Reuters) German police arrested a man on Friday who is suspected of planting explosives targeting the bus of soccer team Borussia Dortmund last week, the office of the German federal chief prosecutor said.

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German police arrest suspect in Borussia Dortmund bus attack

21 Apr 2017 | 11:14 AM

FRANKFURT, April 21 (Reuters) - German police arrested a man who is suspected of having planted a bomb on the bus of soccer team Borussia Dortmund last week, the office of the German federal chief prosecutor said.

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Ocean drift analysis shows MH370 most likely in new search area:Australian scientists

21 Apr 2017 | 11:11 AM

SYDNEY, Apr 21 (Reuters) -A new ocean debris drift analysis shows missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 is most likely within a proposed expanded search area rejected by Australia and Malaysia in January, the Australian government's scientific agency said today.

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Islamic State claims Paris shooting, one policeman killed

Islamic State claims Paris shooting, one policeman killed

21 Apr 2017 | 11:06 AM

* Islamic State claims attack, names attacker * Counter-terrorism inquiry opened * Police operation ongoing, searching for possible 2nd assailant

PARIS, April 21 (Reuters) A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in central Paris in an attack carried out days before presidential elections and quickly claimed by the Islamic State militant group.

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China's Xiongan a boon for private investment, not speculators

21 Apr 2017 | 10:50 AM

BEIJING, Apr 21 (Reuters) - Xiongan, China's new economic zone envisaged by President Xi Jinping to match the success of Shenzhen, will open up opportunities for private investment and seek to keep out speculators, a top state newspaper said.

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Resentment festers in Mosul: just ask Saddam Hussein

21 Apr 2017 | 10:49 AM

* Residents complain of marginalisation by Shi'ite-led government * Water, power not running in Mosul areas retaken by military * Some Sunnis supported Islamic State when it seized Mosul in 2014 By Ulf Laessing MOSUL, Iraq, April 20 (Reuters) - If you want to hear the resentment people of Mosul feel now that Iraqi forces have driven Islamic State out of most of the city, you should talk to Saddam Hussein.

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Australian dlr steady, NZ$ down as focus on French election

21 Apr 2017 | 10:44 AM

By Swati Pandey and Charlotte Greenfield SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Apr 21 (Reuters) The Australian dollar trod water today while its New Zealand counterpart edged lower as investors shifted focus to this weekend's first round of voting in the French presidential election.

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China money rates rise as Beijing steps up shadow bank crackdown, cbank injects cash to avoid crunch

21 Apr 2017 | 10:41 AM

SHANGHAI, Apr21 (Reuters) Chinese money market rates and bond yields rose this week as the government stepped up its crackdown on the shadow banking and riskier financing practices, but fresh cash injections by the central bank helped avert any severe cash shortgages.

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Japan Aso says won't fret of Trump's comment dollar 'too strong'

21 Apr 2017 | 10:39 AM

* Trump comments no big problem as Mnuchin clarified later - Aso * Adds reconfirmed with Mnuchin FX for debate by finance heads * Japan happy with G20 sticking to FX commitment at Germany * Japan told G20 shouldn't be complacent despite global pickup (Adds quotes, detail) By Leika Kihara WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said he didn't see a problem with U.

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TCL says U.S. protectionism No. 1 barrier to Chinese firms going global

21 Apr 2017 | 10:37 AM

HONG KONG, Apr 21 (Reuters) Chinese electronics giant TCL Group said on Friday U.

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China iron ore jumps 7 pct as steel extends gains after selloff

21 Apr 2017 | 10:37 AM

* Recent selloff in Chinese steel, iron ore futures overdone - ANZ * Shares of Asian steelmakers rise despite Trump's probe launch By Manolo Serapio Jr MANILA, April 21 (Reuters) - Chinese iron ore futures surged 7 percent on Friday, extending hefty gains for a second session along with steel prices, after a recent selloff that market participants thought was overdone.

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TCL says U.S. protectionism No. 1 barrier to Chinese firms going global

21 Apr 2017 | 10:25 AM

HONG KONG, Apr 21 (Reuters) Chinese electronics giant TCL Group said on Friday U.

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China bank regulator probes borrower guarantee chains - document

21 Apr 2017 | 10:25 AM

SHANGHAI, Apr 21 (Reuters) China's banking regulator has asked lenders to look into the guarantee chains of its borrowers, according to a document seen by Reuters, the latest in a slew of policy initiatives to reduce the risk of defaults snowballing through the financial system.

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Pence says US will not relent in effort to end terrorism

21 Apr 2017 | 10:14 AM

JAKARTA, Apr 21 (Reuters)US Vice President Mike Pence said today an attack in central Paris is the latest reminder terrorism can strike anywhere at anytime, and the United States would not relent in its efforts to end terrorism.

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Gold steady as investors cautious ahead of French polls

21 Apr 2017 | 10:08 AM

* Gold on track for first weekly drop in six * Investors exercise caution ahead of French election on Sunday * Silver falls for fifth session, heading for worst week in over a month By Sethuraman N R Undated , Apr 21 (Reuters) Gold held steady on Friday with tensions surrounding upcoming French elections underpinning the safe-haven demand, but the yellow metal was on track for its first weekly drop in six.

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