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Deputy UN chief pledges to spotlight situation of quake-affected ...
New York, May 3 : Just three weeks away from the World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey, the United Nations deputy chief on Monday ended a three-day mission to Nepal after meeting with people affected by the 2015 earthquake as well as with senior government officials.

Iraq: with hundreds killed in April, UN expresses deep concern at ...
New York, May 3 : A total of 741 Iraqis were killed and another 1,374 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq last month, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

EC seeks periodic reports on Bengal poll violence
Kolkata, May 2 : To curb poll-related violence in West Bengal, the Election Commission on Monday instructed the state police chief to submit detailed reports of pre, post and post poll violence at periodic intervals.

Mamata's threat to police under EC scanner
Kolkata, May 2 : The Election Commission will examine a CD of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's speech in which she had issued a virtual threat to police and accused them of creating pandemonium, an official said here on Monday.

Nepal SC orders release of scribe held in assets case
Kathmandu, May 2 : Nepal's Supreme Court on Monday ordered the release of senior journalist Kanak Mani Dixit who was in custody of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) in a disproportionate assets case.

Supreme Court to consider NEET exemption applications on Tuesday
New Delhi, May 2 : The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday a batch of applications seeking that NEET for admissions to undergraduate medical courses may not be thrust on the states and they may be allowed to conduct their own entrance examinations.

1,200 vulnerable polling stations in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, May 2 : The Election Commission has identified around 1,200 vulnerable polling stations in Kerala, but expressed satisfaction over the way things were shaping up for the May 16 assembly elections.

NHRC issues notice to Tamil Nadu on rally deaths
Chennai, May 2 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday said it has issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government calling for detailed reports on the circumstances leading to the death of people at election rallies.

Oppose NEET: Protesting students tell Bengal government
Kolkata, May 2 : A section of students scheduled to appear for the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) launched an agitation here on Monday, demanding the state government oppose the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical courses and move the Supreme Court.

CIA wants 9/11 report secret chapter kept under wraps
Washington, May 2 : A secret section of the 9/11 Commission Report that reportedly details Saudi Arabian funding for the attacks contains "uncorroborated, un-vetted" information and should not be released, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has said.

Kanak Mani Dixit produced before Nepal SC for habeas corpus hearing
Kathmandu, May. 2 : Nepal's Commission for the Investigation Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has produced journalist Kanak Mani Dixit before the Supreme Court today.

Anurag Thakur introduces Sports Ethics bill in LS
New Delhi, May.2 : Among three private member bills introduced by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur in the Lower House today is the 'National Sports Ethics Commission' bill, which is aimed at establishing a national sports ethics body to ensure ethical practices in ...

Goa, Google celebrate Mario Miranda's 90th birth anniversary
Panaji, May 2 : Goa and Google were notable on Monday in celebrating the 90th birth anniversary of cartoonist Mario Miranda, the creator of iconic characters like Miss Fonseca and Godbole.

'India, Pakistan were poised to sign peace treaty, but US played ...
New Delhi, May 2 : India and Pakistan had agreed on a peace and no-war treaty and were on the verge of signing it in July 1984 before Pakistan President Zia ul-Haq, who had even dismissed any need to discuss Kashmir, backtracked on advice of American lawmakers, reveals former Indian foreign ...

Citi Research says view on Reliance Industries positive
Mumbai, May 2 : With core refining business continuing to do well and the commissioning soon of some major projects in the petrochemicals business, the positive views on Reliance Industries remain unchanged, Citi Research has said in a report.

Transfer of officials knee-jerk reaction: AIADMK
Chennai, May 2 : Tamil Nadu's ruling party AIADMK has lodged a protest against the large scale transfer of officials ordered by the Election Commission and termed it a knee-jerk reaction.

NHRC issues notice to Tamil Nadu officials over violation of human ...
New Delhi, May 2 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken cognizance of a complaint that several people were gathered, forced and threatened to sit for political rallies, in open fields under the scorching sun, for four to five hours without drinking water and other basic facilities ...

J and K moves apex court seeking exemption from NEET
Srinagar, May 2 : The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking exemption from National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical courses, officials said.

Central government realized mistake of calling off talks with ...
Srinagar, May 2 : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the central government had "thankfully realized its mistake of calling off talks with Pakistan on the issue of separatist leaders meeting the Pakistan high commissioner".

Supreme Court agrees to hear pleas over separate exams for MBBS, BDS
New Delhi, May 2 : The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear petitions by some states and private medical colleges seeking permission to continue with separate tests for admissions in the MBBS and BDS courses.

Supreme Court to consider NEET exemption applications on Tuesday
New Delhi, May 2 : The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday a batch of applications seeking that NEET for admissions to undergraduate medical courses may not be thrust on the states and they may be allowed to conduct their own entrance examinations.

Bengal polls: 81.66 pct voting in 5th phase
Kolkata, May 1 : More than 80 percent people voted in the fifth phase of the Assembly Elections in West Bengal which was held on Saturday, the Election Commission said on Sunday.

Over 81 percent polling in Bengal assembly polls phase five
Kolkata, May 1 : Over 81 percent of the around 1.24 crore electorate cast their votes on Saturday for 53 constituencies in the fifth and penultimate phase of the West Bengal assembly polls, the Election Commission said.

Thousands sit for NEET in Chennai
Chennai, May 1 : Thousands of students gave the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), for admission into undergraduate medical courses for 2016-17, here on Sunday amid tension and confusion.

After Kejriwal's query, PM Modi's score in MA revealed
New Delhi, May 1 : After Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's letter to the Central Information Commission (CIC), it has been now revealed that Prime minister Narendra Modi completed his post-graduation in Political Science from the Gujarat University with a 62.3pc score, media reports said.

Uruguayan footballer Lodeiro out of action for three months
Buenos Aires, May 1 : Uruguayan footballer Nicolas Lodeiro, one of Argentinian side Boca Juniors' main figures, will be out of action for at least three months due to a serious injury which will cause him to miss the 2016 Centennial Copa America with his national team.

Urban Andhra set to be free of open defection by October
New Delhi, May 1 : Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) all 110 urban local bodies of Andhra Pradesh, comprising 3,458 wards, would become free of open defecation by October 2 this year, three years ahead of the national mission target of 2019, an official announced.

Even listening to FM while driving is dangerous
London, May 1 : Listening to traffic reports on the radio could be so dangerous for your driving that you could even miss an elephant standing by the side of the road, warns a study.

Noted economist to head Haryana's finance commission
Chandigarh, May 1 : Noted economist Mukul G. Asher will head the fifth State Finance Commission set up by the Haryana government.

First phase of National Eligibility Entrance Test to be held today
New Delhi, May 1 : The first phase of the single National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses across the country will be held on Sunday.

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