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    Exit Polls predict return of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance

    A quick glance at the exit polls statistics make NDA overwhelming favourite to retain power in Delhi. Almost all the channels have given a clean majority to the BJP and its allies. Republic TV commissioned 2 exit polls and both of them have shown NDA way ahead of the UPA. C voter has given NDA 287 seats, while UPA is ahead in 128 seats. Others have got 127 seats. The other agency...

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    2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament to start today

    The Second India Open International Boxing tournament will be held in Guwahati from Monday to 24th of this month. 200 players from 16 countries will take place in the event. India will field a strong contingent of 38 men and 37 women in the tournament including Mary Kom in 51-kilogram category. The competition will be held in a total of 18 categories, 10 in men and 8 in women. The...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    How drinking coffee improves bowel movement

    Researchers fed rats coffee and also mixed it with gut bacteria in petri dishes, finding that coffee suppressed bacteria and increased muscle motility, regardless of caffeine content. "When rats were treated with coffee for three days, the ability of the muscles in the small intestine to contract appeared to increase," said Xuan-Zheng Shi, an associate professor at the University of Texas...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Rohtang Pass reopens in Himachal

    A large number of Lahaul residents, living in the Kullu-Manali area had a sigh of relief as one has to travel through the Rohtang Pass to commute between Kullu and Lahaul valley. Border Roads Organisation said, despite all odds like heavy snowfall, landslides and rough weather, it has been able to connect Lahaul valley with Manali through Rohtang Pass. The district administration has restricted the movement of...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Prison riot in Tajikistan leaves 32 dead

    Five of the inmates and the three guards were killed by IS prisoners during the riot that erupted on Sunday evening, the justice ministry said in a statement. The prison in Vakhdat, 17 kilometres east of the capital Dushanbe, holds 1,500 inmates. It said the prisoners first stabbed to death three guards, and then five other inmates "in order to intimidate" the others. They then took other...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Gunmen kill at least 11 people in Brazil

    There was no immediate word on the motive of the shooting. Police said at least seven masked gunmen fired into the bar in the city of Belem. Five women and six men, including the owner, were fatally wounded. Another man was injured in the attack. Several customers escaped injury by hiding in the back. The bar, known as Wanda's, was a well-known drug-dealing hangout. It came a day after five people...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Sensex zooms past 39,000 mark, rallies over 1,100 pts

    The 30-share index was trading 1,114.42 points, or 2.94 per cent, higher at 39,045.19. In similar movement, the broader NSE Nifty soared 326.80 points, or 2.86 per cent, to 11,733.95. Top gainers in the Sensex pack include SBI, Yes Bank, Tata Motors, L&T, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, ONGC, Maruti, M&M, Axis Bank, RIL, Hero MotoCorp, HDFC, Vedanta, Asian Paints, Tata Steel and...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Ex-Kolkata police chief moves SC seeking extension of protection

    Kumar's lawyer mentioned the matter for urgent listing before a vacation bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna. The counsel said the apex court had on May 17 granted seven days time to Kumar to approach the competent court for legal remedies but they want extension of time as lawyers in Kolkata courts are presently on a strike. On May 17, a three-judge...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    India, Singapore conduct naval drill in South China Sea

    The bilateral naval drill will be conducted till May 22. Indian Navy ships Kolkata and Shakti took part in the bilateral naval exercise with Singapore, along with long range maritime patrol aircraft Poseidon-8I (P8I). The Singapore side is to be represented by RSN ships Steadfast and Valiant, maritime patrol aircraft Fokker-50 (F-50) and F-16 fighter aircraft. The exercise include various...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Saudi, UAE see sufficient oil supplies, rising stocks

    Producer nations gathered to discuss how to stabilise a volatile oil market amid rising US-Iran tensions in the Gulf, which threaten to disrupt global supply. But "we see that (oil) inventories are rising and supplies are plenty," Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told reporters at the start the meeting. "None of us wants to see the (oil) stocks swell again," he added,...

    • 12 hrs ago

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