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Take steps to make highway motorable: Himachal HC
Shimla, May 26 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday directed the union and state governments to take all possible steps to make the National Highway-5 fit for plying of vehicles, mainly in the remote Kinnaur district.

National Insurance looks to grow by 12 percent in 2016-17
Kolkata, May 26 : State-run general insurer National Insurance Company said on Thursday that is looking to grow its premium income by 12 percent in the current fiscal.

Lara Stone gets cosy with Australian model
London, May 26 : Model Lara Stone, who split from comedian David Walliams in March 2015 after five years of marriage, has reportedly found a new friend in Australian model Jordan Barrett. They are said to be "comfortable" in each other's company.

Drought worsens human-wildlife conflict in Namibia
Windhoek, May 26 : The Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Namibia said on Thursday that there have been four fatal incidents this year in which people were killed in human-wildlife conflict.

Doctors' retirement age to be extended to 65 years: Modi
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), May 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government will soon take a decision to extend the retirement age of government doctors to 65 years.

Obamas' post-White House address: Nine-bedroom mansion in Washington
Washington, May 26 : The Obamas will be shifting to an 8,200-square-foot nine-bedroom luxurious mansion in the upscale Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington after the family leaves the White House in January.

Pope prays for Syria terror victims, terrorists
Vatican City, May 26 : Pope Francis has prayed for both the victims of the string of the noxious terror attacks that rocked Syria this week, and those responsible for the blasts asking for God's compassion to "convert" their hearts.

'Over 600,000 migrated to Britain in 2015'
London, May 26 : Over six lakh people migrated into Britain in 2015, more than twice the number who left the country, figures published here on Thursday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed.

Tata Steel pension chief backs controversial cuts despite warnings
London, May 26 : The trustees of the pension scheme behind Tata Steel have backed the UK government's plan to restructure its benefits, despite warnings that such a move would set a dangerous precedent.

Ghaziabad civic body gears up to make 'Smart City' list
Ghaziabad, May 26 : The Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation on Thursday signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with 10 companies to help the city realise the dream of making into the next "Smart City" list.

Government will pursue amendment on labour laws after unanimity: ...
New Delhi, May 26 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday that union government will pursue any amendment on labour laws only after unanimity among all the stake holders and agreed that the issue of minimum wages has to be given serious thought.

Australia switch to missile-guiding tech to improve fast bowling
Sydney, May 26 : To give more teeth to their pace department, Cricket Australia (CA) have gone the military way of introducing missile-guiding technology for the gruelling season ahead.

Pele says he likes Real Madrid more than Atletico
Rome, May 26 : Football legend Pele has said he likes Real Madrid more than Atletico Madrid because Real has a "more artistic" playing style. The two Spanish football clubs play Champions League final on Saturday in Milan, Italy.

Equity markets surge to their highest levels in 2016
Mumbai, May 26 : Positive global indices, along with fresh influx of foreign funds and a rise in crude oil prices lifted the Indian equity markets to their highest levels in 2016 on Thursday.

Rains, landslides disrupt rail, road links to Manipur, Tripura
Agartala, May 26 : Rail and road traffic remained disrupted on Thursday in southern Assam, Tripura, Mizoram and western Manipur due to incessant rains and landslides.

Biju Janata Dal is 'B team' of BJP: Congress
Bhubaneswar, May 26 : The Congress on Thursday targeted the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha, saying it is the "B team" of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

No more children for Kym Marsh
London, May 26 : Singer-turned-actress Kym Marsh doesn't want any more children.

Writers played into Congress' hands by returning awards: Mahesh Sharma
By Preetha Nair, New Delhi, May 26 : As the Narendra Modi government completes two years in office, Mahesh Sharma, Minister for Culture and Tourism said that the 'award return' movement, one of the major controversies that rocked the government last year, was politically motivated to taint the ...

Five killed in Maharashtra chemical factory blast
Thane (Maharashtra), May 26 : At least five workers were killed and around 125 others injured when in a massive blast when a boiler at a private chemical company in the MIDC industrial complex here on Thursday morning, police said.

Hotstar expects to cross 100 million viewers-mark during IPL
New Delhi, May 26 : Hotstar, India's largest streaming platform, on Thursday claimed to have crossed 80 million viewers during the Indian Premier League (IPL) so far and is expecting to cross the 100 million-mark with two games left in the ninth edition of the cash-rich league.

Modi to flag off train services to Mizoram, Manipur
By Sujit Chakraborty

Russia, EU can resolve all problems: Putin
Moscow, May 26 : Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country and the European Union do not have problems that cannot be solved.

'Confessions - It's Complicated' garners 10 mn views
Mumbai, May 26 : Interactive web series "Confessions - It's Complicated", a coming-of-age tale of three girls, has garnered 10 million views.

Centre frames new guidelines for online advertisements
New Delhi, May 26 : The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has framed new guidelines and criteria to empanel suitable agencies and fix rates for advertisements on websites, it was announced here on Thursday.

Bread production hit by 30 percent in Bengal, say bakeries
Kolkata, May 26 : Production of bread in over 4,000 bakeries of West Bengal has been hit by 30 percent in wake of a CSE study which reportedly found certain harmful chemicals in bread, buns, pavs, pizza bases and other commercially-sold bakery items, bakery associations said on Thursday, while ...

11 states file lawsuit challenging Obama's transgender directive
Washington, May 26 : Texas and 10 other states will sue the Obama administration over a directive that forces states to adjust their policy to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity.

Italy pledges marine will fulfil fresh bail conditions
Rome, May 26 : The Italian government on Thursday expressed "satisfaction" and promised to fulfill all the conditions set by the Indian Supreme Court for allowing marine Salvatore Girone, accused of killing two Indian fishermen, to return home till international arbitration goes on in the case.

Sleep apnea gets worse in post-menopausal women
New Delhi, May 26 : Menopause can increase risk of developing sleep apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder which can have negative effects on your health, says a city doctor.

Trailer of 'Shorgul' out
Mumbai, May 26 : Set against the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh, the trailer of "Shorgul", which gives a glimpse of political drama, was unveiled on Thursday online.

Golf: Queen's Cup to tee off from June 16
Koh Samui, Thailand, May 26 : Taking the total number of Asian Tour tournaments to 25 this golf season, the eighth edition of the $300,000 Queen's Cup will tee off from June 16 at the Santiburi Samui Country Club here.

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