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V.K. Singh retires, ending controversial tenure

Perhaps the most controversial tenure of any Indian Army chief ends on Thursday when Gen V.K. Singh hangs up his boots after over 41 years of service. Much of his 26 months at the helm of a 1.13 million strong army were spent in publicly battling the civilian establishment and his own military rivals. But the end of his term ...

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Andy may start against France in Euro 2012

England officially finalised the 23-man squad for the European Championship on Tuesday with Liverpool’s out-of-form centre-forward Andy Carroll given the iconic leading striker’s number nine shirt. Only two changes were made by manager Roy Hodgson from his announced provisional squad May 16. Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry will miss the tournament thanks to a muscle tear in his lower abdomen ...

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Police officer kills vendor for demanding money

A drunken police officer killed a roadside vendor here when he sought money for eggs and cigarette sold to him, police said on Thursday. Ramji Kumar was beaten to death by Kamlesh Prasad on Tuesday night, Deputy Superintendent of Police Rashid Zaman said. “The policeman attacked my father and hit him with stones and a brick leading to his death,” ...

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Kannada superstar Amabreesh’s 60th birthday bash

Power and glamour came together to celebrate Kannada superstar Ambareesh’s 60th birthday bash, which was attended by the likes of Rajinikant, Chiranjeevi and state Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda. “I can not express in words how ecstatic I am to have such great personalities, who have come to the function, as my friends,” said an overwhelmed Ambareesh, who came with ...

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Baba Ramdev and Hazare to sit on fast against graft on Sunday

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev will sit on a day-long fast against corruption and black money in the capital on Sunday (June 3). Social activist Anna Hazare will also join him, a statement said. “Accompanied by 3,000 supporters and Anna Hazare, Ramdev will reach Jantar Mantar on Sunday at 10 a.m. and sit on a day-long fast against black money and ...

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Tax cases settled before April 1 won’t be reopened: FM

 In a bid to soothe investors’ concerns over retrospective amendments to tax laws, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said the government would not reopen the cases finalised before April 1, 2012. He said the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued a circular, clarifying that the cases settled before the beginning of the current financial year would not ...

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Tata Motors scrip down on concerns over Jaguar Land Rover

 The scrip of automobile giant Tata Motors slid on Wednesday as concern grew over the company’s plans to expand capital expenditure on its Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) subsidiary to two billion pounds. The company’s scrip at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was down 11.62 percent or 32.05 points at Rs.243.85. The stock had plummeted to the low of Rs.243.80 in ...

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3 farmers of Tripura released by banned outfit

A crackdown by Bangladesh security forces has forced a separatist outfit to release three farmers kidnapped 23 days ago from Tripura and taken across the border, police said on Wednesday. “Militant of the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) have released the three tribal farmers Tuesday night at Bhagirath Para along the India-Bangladesh border in northern Tripura. The farmers ...

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Chris Gayle doesn’t rule out playing in third Test

 Estranged West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has not ruled out making himself available for the third Test of the West Indies’ ill-fated tour of England but says a meeting with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) slated for Sunday will take priority. The former Windies captain will sit down with WICB officials, Antigua’s Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and St. Vincent ...

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NPCIL not affected by rupee depreciation

The rupee depreciation will not impact the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) as it has already imported the required quantities of uranium, said a top company official. “We do not import on monthly basis. We have already imported the required quantities of uranium and the rupee depreciation will not impact us,” S.K. Jain, NPCIL chairman and managing director ...

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WI losing mental battle against England: Gibson

West Indies cricket head coach Ottis Gibson says the team is losing the mental battle, after crashing to a nine-wicket loss in the second Test inside four days on Monday. The Trent Bridge loss, coming on the heels of the five-wicket defeat in the first Test at Lord’s last week, has left West Indies 0-2 down in the three-match series ...

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Italian marines get bail

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday granted bail to two Italian marines in the Feb 15 fishermen shooting case. The marines, Latorre Massimillano and Salvatore Girone, were granted bail on the conditions that each of them would deposit Rs.1 crore as personal bond and provide two Indian sureties. The court asked the two marines to surrender their passports and asked ...

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UP: Work on Night Safari to start

 An ambitious Night wildlife Safari project – the first in India – might see the light of the day sooner than later at Greater Noida adjoining Delhi. The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday gave the given the green signal to consider the start of the bid invitation process regarding the development of a wildlife night park. The wildlife safari would ...

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Mumbai industrialist elected as Harvard Overseer

Top-notch Mumbai industrialist and director of Piramal Healthcare Ltd., Swati Piramal has been elected member of the Harvard Board of Overseers, a company statement said on Wednesday. The Harvard Board of Overseers is more than 350 years old and was created in the 17th century. It oversees all the Schools of Harvard, including health, business, design, arts and sciences, and ...

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