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SC to hear plea for CBI probe into Mathura violence

New Delhi, June 6 The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a plea by a BJP leader seeking a CBI probe into the violent incident in Mathura that resulted in the death of 29 people, including two police officers, and considerable damage to public property.
The apex court vacation bench…

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UCLA gunman did not impress in class: Indian-origin professor

Los Angles June 6 An Indian-American professor has said Mainak Sarkar, who was behind the UCLA murder-suicide, left little impression as a student in his class and never used to greet him when they passed each other despite both hailing from West Bengal and speaking the same language…

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Urban forests’ in 200 cities to increase green cover: Javadeka

Mumbai June 6 Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said that urban forestry will be the new thrust area of the government and steps will be taken to create “urban jungles (forests)” across 200 cities and towns across the country.
“We will be taking up massive tree plantation drive…

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Dia Mirza named ambassador for ‘Swachh Saathi’ programme

Mumbai, Jun 6 (PTI) Bollywood actress Dia Mirza has been named the ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission’s youth-based ‘Swachh Saathi’ (student internship) programme.
The “Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein” star will take forward the message of the government’s ‘Swachh Saathi’ programme, which she hails as the most…

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India secures Switzerland’s support for NSG membership

Geneva June 6 In a strong boost to its bid, India on Monday secured the support of Switzerland for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
“Switzerland welcomes India’s contributions to non-proliferation of nuclear arms,” Switzerland President Johann Schneider-Ammann said at a joint address to the media…

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`Housefull 3` gets second highest opening at B.O with 15.21 cr

New Delhi, June 4 (ANI): Being the third installment in the ‘Housefull’ series, the recently released ‘Housefull 3’ has opened to good start at the Box Office as the film has earned Rs. 15.21 crore, thus becoming the highest opener after SRK’s ‘ Fan.’
Film critic Taran Adarsh took…

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Sporting Lisbon eyeing Brazilian defender Mayke, says agent

Rio de Janeiro, June 4: Portuguese football club Sporting Lisbon is considering a move for highly rated Brazilian right-back Mayke, according to the 23-year-old’s agent.

Fabio Mello on Friday said he met with Sporting officials in Lisbon last week, though no concrete offer had been made…

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India to stand by Afghanistan despite all odds: PM

Herat, Jun 4 (PTI) India will extend cooperation to every part of war-torn Afghanistan despite facing barriers of politics, geography and terror attacks on its mission here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted today after inaugurating a landmark dam in strategically important Herat province.

In an address after inaugurating the…

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GEMKonnect launches global network for gems industry

Las Vegas, June 4 (IANS) Mumbai-based internet start-up GEMKonnect has launched a global online network for the gems industry here, a company statement said.
“Information and analysis are key in today’s marketplace. GEMKonnect plugs an essential gap for many in the industry,” said Vinod Kuriyan, Co-Founder…

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