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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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Afghan defence minister, army chief of staff resign over deadly attack

24 Apr 2017 | 1:19 PM

KABUL, Apr 24 (Reuters) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accepted the resignations of his defence minister and army chief of staff toay, after more than 140 soldiers were killed last week in the deadliest ever Taliban attack on a military base, the president's office said.

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Centrica shares slide on UK Conservative energy price cap pledge

24 Apr 2017 | 1:16 PM

LONDON, Apr 24 (Reuters) Shares in British energy providers Centrica and SSE fell by as much as 3 per cent today after Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party vowed to cap domestic prices if it retains power in an election in June.

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UK defence minister Fallon says energy markets not working, intervention needed

24 Apr 2017 | 1:14 PM

LONDON, Apr 24 (Reuters) Britain's ruling Conservative Party will intervene in the energy market if it wins an upcoming election in June because the current system is not working properly, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said today.

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S Korea stocks up at 4-week high, won rises further on stronger risk appetite

24 Apr 2017 | 1:10 PM

* KOSPI, won up as risk appetite improve after early results from French election * Market closely watching N.

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Vaccination gaps lead to dangerous measles outbreaks in Europe -ECDC

24 Apr 2017 | 12:44 PM

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Apr 24 (Reuters) Gaps in vaccination coverage against measles have lead to several outbreaks of the highly-contagious disease in Europe in the past year, with both children and young adults affected, health officials said today.

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UN finds torture widespread in Afghanistan

24 Apr 2017 | 12:42 PM

By Josh Smith KABUL, Apr 24 (Reuters) Torture and mistreatment of detainees by Afghan security forces is as widespread as ever, according to a UN report released today, despite promises by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and new laws enacted by the government.

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US President Trump resorting to unilateralism with steel probe -China Daily

US President Trump resorting to unilateralism with steel probe -China Daily

24 Apr 2017 | 12:26 PM

BEIJING, Apr 24 (Reuters) Washington's move to probe steel imports could trigger a trade dispute between the United States and its major trading partners, who are likely to take retaliatory steps, the official China Daily said in an editorial today.

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Afghan defence minister, army chief of staff resign over deadly attack

24 Apr 2017 | 12:22 PM

KABUL, Apr 24 (Reuters) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accepted today the resignation of the defence minister and army chief of staff after more than 140 government soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on an army base last week, the president's office said.

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US carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint

24 Apr 2017 | 12:22 PM

* Chinese, Japanese leaders discuss N.

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France's Macron favourite for presidency in runoff with Le Pen

24 Apr 2017 | 12:13 PM

* Partial results put Macron and Le Pen ahead * Defeated main rivals urge their supporters to stop Le Pen * New surveys suggest Macron will easily beat Le Pen * Euro soars on investor relief * Result means defeat for parties that have dominated for 60 years By Sybille de La Hamaide and Matthias Blamont PARIS/HENIN-BEAUMONT, France, Apr 24 (Reuters) Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards the French presidency yesterday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for a May 7 runoff alongside far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

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At least 35 killed in drug violence across Mexico -officials

At least 35 killed in drug violence across Mexico -officials

24 Apr 2017 | 12:04 PM

MEXICO CITY, Apr 24 (Reuters) At least 35 people were killed over the weekend in Mexico, according to local officials, amid a widespread surge in drug gang violence that has driven murders to a level not seen since 2011.

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France's Macron appears set for Elysee in runoff with Le Pen

24 Apr 2017 | 11:54 AM

* Defeated main rivals urge their supporters to stop Le Pen * New surveys suggest Macron will easily beat Le Pen * Euro soars on investor relief * Result means defeat for parties that have dominated for 60 years By Sybille de La Hamaide and Matthias Blamont PARIS/HENIN-BEAUMONT, France, Apr 24 (Reuters) Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards the French presidency yesterday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for a May 7 runoff alongside far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

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Euro jumps, shares firm on French election relief

24 Apr 2017 | 11:50 AM

* Euro jumps as high as $1.

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US Chamber of Commerce chief expects basic NAFTA deal by mid-2018

24 Apr 2017 | 11:21 AM

By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY, Apr 23 (Reuters) The United States, Mexico and Canada are likely to reach a basic accord over reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by the middle of next year, the head of the biggest US business lobby group said on Sunday.

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S Korea CDS spreads ease as traders stand pat amid N Korea risks, election

24 Apr 2017 | 11:18 AM

SEOUL, Apr 24 (Reuters) The cost of protection against South Korean sovereign debt defaults fell on Monday, reversing a recent expansion in spreads, as traders took a wait-and-see approach ahead of North Korea's military anniversary and the upcoming presidential election in May.

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US President Trump resorting to unilateralism with steel probe -China Daily

24 Apr 2017 | 11:16 AM

(Rptg, correcting file name) BEIJING, Apr 24 (Reuters) Washington's move to probe steel imports could trigger a trade dispute between the United States and its major trading partners, who are likely to take retaliatory steps, the official China Daily said in an editorial today.

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Eight N Korean defectors in China at risk of deportation - Human Rights Watch

24 Apr 2017 | 10:49 AM

SEOUL, Apr 24 (Reuters) Eight North Korean defectors in China face involuntary repatriation after being detained by Chinese police last month, the Human Rights Watch group and a pastor who have been assisting them said today.

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China's yuan eases amid strong dollar demand

24 Apr 2017 | 10:42 AM

SHANGHAI, Apr 24 (Reuters) China's yuan weakened slightly against the U.

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Thai March exports surge 9.2 pct y/y, far above forecast

24 Apr 2017 | 10:24 AM

* March exports +9.

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France's Macron appears set for Elysee in runoff with Le Pen

France's Macron appears set for Elysee in runoff with Le Pen

24 Apr 2017 | 9:52 AM

Paris/Henin-Beaumount, France, Apr 24 (Reuters) Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards the French presidency by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for a May 7 runoff alongside far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

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China policymakers bullish on economy, cite strong Q1 GDP, stable yuan

24 Apr 2017 | 9:37 AM

SHANGHAI, Apr 24 (Reuters) Policymakers in China are pushing a bullish message on the world's second-biggest economy after a solid first quarter, pointing to a slow down in capital outflows and a stable yuan after a selloff last year stoked fears of instability.

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Euro jumps, shares firm on French election relief

24 Apr 2017 | 9:31 AM

* Euro jumps as high as $1.

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Aussie, NZ shares edge up on French vote, weaker ore price hurts miners

24 Apr 2017 | 9:30 AM

By Aparajita Saxena Undated, Apr 24 (Reuters) Australia shares edged up on Monday to their highest level in two weeks, as markets globally drew relief from centrist Emmanuel Macron winning the French presidential election's first round, but mining shares fell due to weaker metal prices.

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Final French vote count puts Macron, Le Pen through to 2nd round

24 Apr 2017 | 9:30 AM

PARIS, Apr 24 (Reuters) Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen led the first round of France's presidential election, qualifying for a second-round runoff in two weeks, final voting figures from the Interior Ministry showed today.

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"Australia first" fortifies position of country's prime minister

24 Apr 2017 | 9:30 AM

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, Apr 24 (Reuters) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has recorded a rise in voter support just days after tightening rules for foreigners seeking work and citizenship under an "Australia first" policy, a newspaper poll showed today.

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Japan's Abe agrees to keep close contact with US on N.Korea

24 Apr 2017 | 8:16 AM

Tokyo, Apr 24 (Reuters) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said today he and US President Donald Trump had agreed to maintain close contact over North Korea, while demanding Pyongyang show restraint as tensions in the region rise.

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China stocks extend losses on tougher regulation

24 Apr 2017 | 8:15 AM

SHANGHAI, April 24 (Reuters) China's major stock indexes fell around 1 percent on Monday, extending last week's sharp drop, after state media signalled Beijing would tolerate more market volatility as regulators clamp down on riskier forms of financing and coax companies to reduce debt.

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S.Korea says in talks to hold joint drills with US carrier strike group

24 Apr 2017 | 7:54 AM

Seoul, Apr 24 (Reuters) South Korea said today it was in talks with Washington about holding joint drills with the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group as it approaches waters off the Korean peninsula amid fears North Korea could conduct another nuclear test.

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Japan's Nikkei hits near 3-week high on French vote relief, Sony climbs

24 Apr 2017 | 7:54 AM

TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a near three-week high on Monday with broader investor risk sentiment improving after centrist Emmanuel Macron took a step towards the French presidency after the weekend's voting.

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Trump condemns anti-Semitism on Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day

24 Apr 2017 | 7:54 AM

Wshington, April 24 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump said anti-Semitism should be defeated and called the Holocaust the "darkest chapter of human history" in a video address, following two missteps by his administration regarding statements about genocide during World War Two.

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