Tuesday, Apr 25 2017 | Time 20:05 Hrs(IST)
  • 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‚Äôs first financial literacy app for microfinance clients
  • Register for Pharmacists
  • Jindal wins prestigious Golden Peacock Award 2017

Trump: UN Security Council must ready new sanctions on N Korea

24 Apr 2017 | 9:51 PM

WASHINGTON, Apr 24 (Reuters) The UN Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea amid escalating tensions over its missile and nuclear programs, US President Donald Trump said on Monday ahead of a lunch with ambassadors from countries on the UN council.

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Sri Lanka's state-run oil firm workers strike over India deal

24 Apr 2017 | 9:37 PM

By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, Apr 24 (Reuters) Thousands of Sri Lankan motorists were queuing for fuel on Monday after workers at the state-run oil firm went on strike, demanding the government scrap a deal which they say would give India too much influence over fuel prices.

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In late April, Dutch tulip bulb farmers chop off the flowers' heads

24 Apr 2017 | 9:35 PM

AMSTERDAM, Apr 24 (Reuters) As the end of April approaches, Dutch tulip farmers prepare for "topping", when they run cutting machines through the fields across the north and west of the country, lopping off the colourful flower heads and leaving the stalks and plants to wither.

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Hollande calls on French to back Macron, prevent Le Pen "risk"

24 Apr 2017 | 7:51 PM

PARIS, Apr 24 (Reuters) French President Francois Hollande called on voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the presidential election, warning of dangerous consequences if far-right candidate Marine Le Pen were to win.

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Top US general says "not refuting" reports Russia supplying Taliban

24 Apr 2017 | 7:44 PM

KABUL, Apr 24 (Reuters) The head of US and international forces in Afghanistan said today he was "not refuting" reports that Russia was providing support, including weapons, to the Taliban.

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TSX rises early as banks gain; materials stocks weigh

24 Apr 2017 | 7:21 PM

TORONTO, Apr 24 (Reuters) Canada's main stock index opened higher on Monday, helped by gains for its heavyweight financials sector, while gold miners and other materials stocks weighed.

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Merkel ally Seehofer staying on for "difficult" German election

24 Apr 2017 | 7:20 PM

MUNICH, Apr 24 (Reuters) Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer said today he would stay on as leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) to fight what he expects to be a "very difficult" national election in September and a state poll next year.

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US Supreme Court rejects GM bid to block ignition switch suits

24 Apr 2017 | 7:19 PM

By Andrew Chung Undated, Apr 24 (Reuters) General Motors Co's bid to block hundreds of lawsuits, potentially worth billions of dollars, over a deadly ignition-switch defect broke down today when the Supreme Court refused to hear its appeal claiming the suits were barred by the No 1 US automaker's 2009 bankruptcy.

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Aid agencies call for life-saving support to Yemen

24 Apr 2017 | 6:43 PM

* Oxfam, MSF urge donors to help avert famine in Yemen * Appeals come before U.

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Trump cites North Korean "belligerence" in call with Xi -White House

Trump cites North Korean "belligerence" in call with Xi -White House

24 Apr 2017 | 6:38 PM

WASHINGTON, Apr 24 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump criticized North Korea's "continued belligerence" and said its actions were destabilizing in a telephone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said.

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Iranian court rejects final appeal of jailed British-Iranian charity worker

24 Apr 2017 | 6:11 PM

DUBAI, Apr 24 (Reuters) Iran's Supreme Court has upheld a five-year jail sentence for a British-Iranian charity worker who was convicted on unspecified charges relating to national security, her husband said today.

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Kremlin denies Russian state hacked the Danish military

Kremlin denies Russian state hacked the Danish military

24 Apr 2017 | 5:52 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 24 (Reuters) Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov today dismissed allegations that Russia had hacked the Danish military, a day after a Danish newspaper cited Danish government members as making the allegation.

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Drone strike kills 3 civilians, four militants in Yemen- residents

24 Apr 2017 | 5:52 PM

ADEN, Apr 24 (Reuters) Three Yemeni civilians were killed when a drone attacked four suspected al Qaeda militants traveling in a vehicle in the southern part of the country, residents and a local official said today.

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Thailand approves 393-mln dollar purchase of Chinese submarines

24 Apr 2017 | 5:36 PM

BANGKOK, Apr 24 (Reuters) Thailand's cabinet has approved the first of three planned submarine purchases from China worth 393 million dollar, a government spokesman said today.

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Poll gives UK May's Conservatives commanding lead ahead of June election

24 Apr 2017 | 5:30 PM

LONDON, Apr 24 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives have a commanding lead over the opposition Labour Party, an ICM opinion poll for the Guardian newspaper said today.

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Turkey's Erdogan to meet Trump at White House in mid-May

24 Apr 2017 | 5:28 PM

ISTANBUL, Apr 24 (Reuters) Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will meet his US counterpart, Donald Trump, at the White House in an upcoming visit in mid-May, Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said today.

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Bomb attack hits US base in eastern Afghanistan

24 Apr 2017 | 4:50 PM

KHOST, Afghanistan, Apr 24 (Reuters) Suspected Taliban insurgents today attacked a US-operated base in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost, officials said, but gave few immediate details of an assault that coincided with a visit to Kabul by US Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

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US, Philippines scale back next month's military drills, no more 'war games'

24 Apr 2017 | 4:47 PM

MANILA, Apr 24 (Reuters) About 5,000 American and Philippine troops will hold humanitarian exercises next month instead of annual war games, scaling back military drills in response to President Rodrigo Duterte's disdain for their longstanding defence alliance.

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EU's Mogherini, on Moscow visit, says bloc's Russia sanctions to stay

24 Apr 2017 | 4:26 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 24 (Reuters) The European Union's top diplomat said today that the bloc wanted better ties with Russia but could not pretend Moscow did not annex Ukraine's Crimea in 2014 and that EU sanctions would stay in place.

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Russia says those guilty of death of OSCE member should be found

24 Apr 2017 | 4:24 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 24 (Reuters) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today the people implicated in the death of an American member of the OSCE mission in eastern Ukraine should be brought to justice.

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At least eight drown as migrant boat sinks off Greece's Lesbos

24 Apr 2017 | 3:56 PM

ATHENS, Apr 24 (Reuters) At least eight people, including a child, drowned when an inflatable boat carrying refugees and migrants sank off Greece's Lesbos island, the Greek coastguard said today.

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UK factories upbeat on exports, but worried about inflation - CBI

24 Apr 2017 | 3:53 PM

LONDON, Apr 24 (Reuters) British factories are seeing their strongest export orders in more than six years, helped by the fall in the value of sterling after last year's Brexit vote, but they are also scaling back on investment plans, a survey showed on Monday.

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Zambian opposition denies arson, says government plotting against it

24 Apr 2017 | 3:42 PM

* Hakainde Hichilema, President Lungu are longtime foes * Lungu said he may impose state of emergency in some areas * Court due to rule on treason charge this week LUSAKA, Apr 24 (Reuters) Zambia's main opposition party, whose leader has been arrested and charged with treason, accused the government today of trying to frame it for arson as an excuse for greater political suppression.

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Migrant boat sinks off Greece's Lesbos, five dead - Athens News Agency

24 Apr 2017 | 3:36 PM

ATHENS, Apr 24 (Reuters) A boat carrying an unknown number of refugees and migrants sank off Greece's Lesbos island early today and five bodies have been recovered on a shore north of the island, the Athens News Agency reported.

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France's Le Pen says Macron is "weak" on Islamist terrorism

24 Apr 2017 | 3:04 PM

HENIN-BEAUMONT, France, Apr 24 (Reuters) French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen launched a scathing attack against her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron, a day after the two were put through to a second round runoff on May 7, calling him "weak" in the face of Islamist terrorism.

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Sweden arrests second suspect over deadly truck attack

24 Apr 2017 | 3:02 PM

STOCKHOLM, Apr 24 (Reuters) Swedish police said they had arrested a second suspect linked to the deadly truck attack in Stockholm this month.

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Banks boost Britain's FTSE as French election ignites risk-on rally

24 Apr 2017 | 2:50 PM

* FTSE 100 index up 1.

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Lawyer for Philippines hit-man files complaint against Duterte at ICC

24 Apr 2017 | 2:49 PM

By Clare Baldwin and Stephanie van den Berg HONG KONG/THE HAGUE, Apr 24 (Reuters) A Philippines lawyer filed a complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte and senior officials at the International Criminal Court (ICC) today accusing them of crimes against humanity in a nationwide anti-drugs crackdown.

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Russia calls for investigation into death of OSCE monitor in Ukraine - RIA

24 Apr 2017 | 2:46 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 24 (Reuters) Sergei Ryabkov, Russia's deputy foreign minister, called today for an investigation to be conducted into the death of an American paramedic killed in eastern Ukraine, the RIA news agency reported.

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US defense secretary in Afghanistan as US looks to craft policy

24 Apr 2017 | 1:31 PM

By Idrees Ali KABUL, Apr 24 (Reuters) US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan today as President Donald Trump's administration looks to construct its strategy for the war-torn country, where resurgent Taliban militants continue to make gains.

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