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Power crisis hits parts of Delhi

Adding to the blistering heat in the capital, several parts of Delhi faced an over seven-hour-long power cut on Thursday. “Three diode-transistor logic circuits of 22 KV were down since 2 p.m. Large parts of south Delhi were affected due to this,” said an official from distcom BSES. The power circuits affected were Badarpur Power Thermal Station (BPTS) to Okhla ...

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Telenor confident of roping in new partner before auction

Norwegian firm Telenor on Thursday said it is confident of roping in a new partner before the 2G spectrum auction takes place. “If we have to go into the auction it will be with a new partner… we are in talks with a handful of local companies,” Sigve Brekke, executive vice president and head of Telenor’s Asia operations, told reporters ...

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A new ‘Gate-way’ for India’s Africa diplomacy

¬†India has found a new gateway to project its Africa diplomacy as it explores a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is engaged in a range of activities in the emerging continent. This possibility of collaborating in Africa emerged from talks between External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Thursday. “We explored the ...

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra First online film festival on Yahoo!

 Premier digital media company Yahoo! India Thursday announced the launch of the first online retrospective from Vinod Chopra Films on Yahoo! Video. Internet users in India now have the opportunity to watch eight super hit movies from this banner for free. Starting May 7, 2012 and lasting through September 2012, the festival showcases a selection of films from the banner, ...

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Infosys has trained 100,000 graduates at Mysore campus

IT bellwether Infosys has trained about 100,000 graduates in writing software codes and formulating algorithms at its global education centre in Mysore campus during the past decade, the company said on Thursday. “As part of our foundation programme, we have trained about one lakh (100,000) engineering graduates since 2002 beginning with a modest 50 trainees, one trainer, one classroom and ...

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Sport ministry announces Rs. 10 lakh cash award for Grandmaster

The union sports ministry has announced a Rs. 10 lakh cash award for Viswanathan Anand, crowned the World Chess Champion for the fifth time. “We have a cash award for any sportsperson who wins in Asian Championships, Worlds, Olympics or any other major event. So, on the basis of that we have decided to give Rs. 10 lakh as a ...

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Shutdown in Delhi unsuccessful: Dikshit

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday described the opposition called ‘Bharat Bandh’ – a nation-wide shutdown – over petrol price hike in Delhi as total failure. The shutdown called by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and Left parties failed to evoke any response here, Dikshit said, speaking in the Delhi assembly. She accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of forcibly ...

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Kanimozhi allowed to attend father’s birthday bash June 3

A CBI special court here hearing the 2G case has allowed DMK MP Kanimozhi to visit Tamil Nadu to attend her father and party chief M. Karunanidhi’s birthday function June 3. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini granted permission to Kanimozhi on Wednesday. She had requested the court to allow her exemption from personal appearance June 3 ...

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President Putin praises Russian, Indian chess schools

Russian president Vladimir Putin Thursday praised Russian and Indian chess schools and said they were among the best in the world. Putin met Indian Grandmaster (GM) Vishwanathan Anand and Israeli GM Boris Gelfand after the FIDE World Championship which ended on Wednesday with Anand’s narrow victory. “I hoped to meet you here and in Israel. I have an invitation from ...

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China to take over UNSC rotating presidency

China will take over the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council in June. China will “adhere to the principle of being fair, neutral, efficient and pragmatic to ensure success of the work of the Security Council”, said Li Baodong, China’s permanent representative to the UN. The Council is expected to review some 30 issues, including those related to Syria, ...

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Fasih Mehmood not in India’s custody: HM

The central government on Thursday denied media reports that Fasih Mehmood, an Indian engineer working in Saudi Arabia, was in its custody. “The media reports are wrong… he is not in the custody of Indian intelligence agencies… the police of Delhi and Karnataka want the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) to approach the Interpol to locate him,” Union Home Minister ...

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Tannishtha and Nawazuddin win big award at NY film fest

Nawazuddin Siddiqui seems to be on a roll – he won the best actor award at the recently concluded 12th annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) for his performance in Mangesh Hadawale’s “Dekh Indian Circus”, while Tannishtha Chatterjee won the best actress award for the same movie. But neither of them could be present to receive their awards in ...

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Govt to call all-party meet on J&K panel report

The government on Thursday said it plans to call an all-party meet on the report of the Group of Interlocutors for Jammu and Kashmir and urged the political parties to have an informed debate on the issue. “We plan to have an all-party meet after a few workshops across the country are conducted by the interlocutors… we want an informed ...

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Most Chinese wary about what they eat: Study

Most Chinese are wary about what they eat because of the frequent exposure of contaminated food products, according to a study. A poll shows most people have a negative view of food safety in China, with more than 70 percent saying they feel “unsafe”. The study, conducted by Shanghai Institute for Food and Drug Safety and East China University of ...

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