Archive for May 25th, 2018

Modi’s burden has become heavier after Karnataka setback

New Delhi May 25  The hopes of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) adding Karnataka to the list of 19 states where it is in power has been dashed although it came close to fulfilling it. However, the eight seats which the BJP needed to cross the finishing line in the…

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Facebook to now label political ads

San Francisco, May 25  In a fresh bid to prevent foreign interference into elections, Facebook has begun labelling all political and issue ads in the US — including a “Paid for by” disclosure from the advertiser at the top of the advertisement.

Advertisers wanting to run ads with political content in…

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Modi government worked for farmers, helped industries: Shah

New Delhi, May 25  BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said that the Modi government has worked for every section of the society and none can accuse it of being either anti-farmer or anti-industrialist.

“This is the government of farmers as well as of the industrialists. It has…

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Bolivar fail to advance to Libertadores quarters

La Paz, May 25  Club Bolivar were eliminated from the Copa Libertadores group B, despite defeating Ecuador’s Delfin S.C. 2-1.

Bolivar will have the consolation of qualifying for the Copa Sudamericana after placing third in the group, behind Atletico Nacional and Colo-Colo, reports Efe.

The Bolivians…

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Canada blast: Sushma in touch with Indian diplomats

New Delhi, May 25  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said she is in touch with Indian diplomats in Canada following a blast in an Indian restaurant in that country that reportedly left 15 people injured.

“I am in constant touch with our Consul General in Toronto and Indian…

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Exercise your legs for healthy brain

London, May 25 Exercising your legs is necessary for a healthy brain and nervous system, said a new study that showed that neurological health depends on signals sent by leg muscles to the brain and vice versa.

The results gave doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron…

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Five accused in Bodh Gaya blasts case convicted

Patna, May 25  A Bihar court on Friday convicted all the five accused in the 2013 serial blasts that rocked Bodh Gaya’s Mahabodhi temple.

The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court headed by Judge Manoj Kumar Sinha delivered the verdict.

“The five persons — Umer Siddiqui, Azharuddin Siddiqui, Hauser Ali…

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Will prosecute those responsible for downing MH17: Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, May 25  Malaysia said on Friday that it was determined to “prosecute those responsible” for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and has “resolved to seek justice for the victims”.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it would study the joint investigation…

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Jacqueline Fernandez to endorse wrist watches

New Delhi, May 25  Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has been announced as the brand ambassador for Casio’s womens range of wrist watches — Sheen, Baby-G and Enticer.

The partnership is a combination of the brand’s ideology with Jacqueline’s fashion and fitness forward attitude.

“I have always admired and…

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Congress’ Ramesh Kumar elected Karnataka Speaker

Bengaluru, May 25  Congress legislator K.R. Ramesh Kumar was on Friday elected unopposed as the Karnataka Assembly Speaker, pro tem Speaker K.G. Bopaiah announced.

Congress legislative party leader Siddaramaiah proposed Ramesh Kumar’s name for the Speaker’s post, which was seconded by Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara…

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