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Mauritius PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth meets President Pranab Mukherjee

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Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth on Saturday met President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
India, Mauritius to step up vigil against threats in Indian Ocean
[India], May 27 (ANI): India and Mauritius on Saturday agreed to cooperate in stepping up vigil against conventional and non-conventional threats in the Indian Ocean. After holding discussions with visiting Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a press conference, that as frontline states of the Indian Ocean, the two sides ensure collective maritime security around the coasts and in Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). "We agree that effective management of conventional and non-conventional threats in the Indian Ocean is essential to pursue economic opportunities. And, for this India-Mauritius cooperation is very very important," said the Prime Minister. He added that the two nations need to keep up vigil against piracy that impacts trade and tourism, trafficking of drugs and humans, illegal fishing and other forms of illegal exploitation of marine resources. The conclusion of the bilateral Maritime Security Agreement will strengthen our mutual cooperation and capacities, said Prime Minister Modi. "We have also agreed to further strengthen our wide-ranging cooperation in hydrography for a secure and peaceful maritime domain," he added. India is supporting the National Coast Guard of Mauritius in augmenting its capacity through Project Trident and will renew the life of the Coast Guard Ship Guardian, that was provided to Mauritius, under a grant assistance programme. India also agreed to provide a Line of Credit of USD 500 million to Mauritius for various projects. "We applaud the leadership shown by Prime Minister Jugnauth in drawing attention to the importance of renewable energy. The signing and ratification of the framework agreement on International Solar Alliance by Mauritius has opened up new vistas of regional partnership for both countries in this field," the Prime Minster concluded. The Prime Minister also declared a special carve-out on OCI cards for Mauritius. On his part, the Mauritian leader said, "We need to ensure that our sea links are safe and secure and our regular patrolling is conducted to combat illegal activities." He said that India and Mauritius have developed strong bilateral cooperation in the field of defense and security. "The acquisition of offshore patrol vessels and fast interceptable boats have enhanced the capacity of our police and national coast guards to patrol and protect our maritime zones. We also appreciate the training dispensed to our police personnel which have enhance their skills," he added. (ANI)
India announces USD 500 million assistance to Mauritius
New Delhi: India today announced a USD 500 million line of credit to Mauritius as the two countries resolved to deepen ties in a range of areas including the maritime domain. The two countries also signed a maritime security agreement after extensive talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth. In […] The post India announces USD 500 million assistance to Mauritius appeared first on State Times .
India signs five pacts with Mauritius, offers $500 million credit
A $500-million line of credit (LoC) from India to Mauritius is among four agreements signed by the two countries following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth here on Saturday. The post India signs five pacts with Mauritius, offers $500 million credit appeared first on Firstpost .
India announces $500 million assistance to Mauritius
India on Saturday announced a USD 500 million line of credit to Mauritius as the two countries resolved to deepen ties in a range of areas including the maritime domain. The two countries also signed a maritime security agreement after extensive talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth. In a statement, Modi said he and Jugnauth agreed that effective management of conventional and non-conventional threats in the Indian Ocean is essential to pursue economic opportunities.The bilateral maritime accord will strengthen mutual cooperation and capacities, he said. A total of four agreements were signed after the talks between the two leaders. “The agreement today on the USD 500 million line of credit to Mauritius is a good example of our strong and continuing commitment to the development of Mauritius,” the prime minister said. The two countries also decided to ramp up cooperation in a number of areas including trade and investment. “India is proud to participate actively in the ongoing development activities in Mauritius,” Modi said. -PTI
Modi-Jugnauth meet: Maritime security pact inked, Mauritius gets USD 500 million line of credit
India has extended USD 500 million line of credit to Mauritius as the two countries signed maritime security pact today during the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his visiting counterpart Pravind Jugnauth.
India extends $500-mn credit line to Mauritius
A $500-million line of credit (LoC) from India to Mauritius is among four agreements signed by the two countries following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth here on Saturday.
India to provide US $500 million assistance to Mauritius, signs maritime security agreement
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth held extensive talks on Saturday.
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Kerala: Beef fests held to protest ban on sale of cattle for slaughter, CM Vijayan says he will approach PM

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Activists of the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF, opposition Congress-headed UDF and their youth wings took out marches and organised these fests across the state, where beef is widely consumed.
'Beef fests' held in Kerala to mock Govt's ban on slaughter sale
'Beef Fests' were held in various parts of Kerala on Saturday to protest the Centre's decision of banning sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter, even as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said he would approach the prime minister in this matter. Activists of the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF, opposition Congress-headed UDF and their youth wings took out marches and organised these fests across the state, where beef is widely consumed. The central government has banned the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter, a move that is expected to hit export and trade of meat and leather. Demonstrations were held outside the secretariat in the state capital where the protestors cooked and distributed beef on the road side. "We will eat beef to show our protest against the central government. We want to tell this to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ," DYFI national president Mohammed Riyaz, who led the protest, said. In Kollam district, a group of Congress workers cooked beef in front of the DCC office to register its opposition to the Centre's decision. District unit chief of Congress, Bindu Krishna told reporters that "beef delicacy will be packed and sent to head post office for delivery to Modi ji." Chief Minister Vijayan said he would be sending a letter to the Prime Minister this evening. In Kochi, Tourism and Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran participated in a 'beef fest', where bread and beef curry was served, even as Youth Congress activists took out a protest march in the city. In Thodupuzha in Idukki district, protesters took out a march with the head of a buffalo. The Union environment ministry has notified the stringent 'Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017' under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan yesterday said the new rules are very "specific" and aim to regulate animal markets and sale of cattle. Reacting to the Centre's decision, senior Congress leader and former Union minister A K Antony said the notification should be "torn to bits" and "dumped in a dustbin". The UDF will observe 'black day' on Monday against the ban, opposition leader in the assembly Ramesh Chennithala said at Thrissur. Front workers will wear black badges and take out protest marches, he said. -PTI
Beef fests held to protest ban on sale of cattle for slaughter in Kerala
InKochi,KadakampallySurendranparticipated in a 'beef fest', where bread and beef curry was served, even as Youth Congress activists took out a protest march in the city.
Beef fests held to protest ban on sale of cattle for slaughter
Beef Fests were held in various parts of Kerala today to protest the Centres decision of banning sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter, even as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said he would approach the prime minister in this matter. Activists of the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF, opposition Congress-headed UDF and their youth wings took out marches and organised these fests across the state, where beef is widely consumed. The central government has banned the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter, a move that is expected to hit export and trade of meat and leather. Demonstrations were held outside the secretariat in the state capital where the protestors cooked and distributed beef on the road side. "We will eat beef to show our protest against the central government. We want to tell this to Prime Minister Narendra Modi," DYFI national president Mohammed Riyaz, who led the protest, said. In Kollam district, a group of Congress workers cooked beef in front of the DCC office to register its opposition to the Centres decision. District unit chief of Congress, Bindu Krishna told reporters that "beef delicacy will be packed and sent to head post office for delivery to Modi ji." Chief Minister Vijayan said he would be sending a letter to the Prime Minister this evening. In Kochi, Tourism and Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran participated in a beef fest, where bread and beef curry was served, even as Youth Congress activists took out a protest march in the city. In Thodupuzha in Idukki district, protesters took out a march with the head of a buffalo. The Union environment ministry has notified the stringent Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan yesterday said the new rules are very "specific" and aim to regulate animal markets and sale of cattle. Reacting to the Centres decision, senior Congress leader and former Union minister A K Antony said the notification should be "torn to bits" and "dumped in a dust-bin". The UDF will observe black day on Monday against the ban, opposition leader in the assembly Ramesh Chennithala said at Thrissur. Front workers will wear black badges and take out protest marches, he said.
Beef fests organised throughout Kerala, as LDF, UDF protest cattle slaughter ban
Beef Fests' were held in various parts of Kerala on Saturday, to protest the Centre's decision of banning sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter The post Beef fests organised throughout Kerala, as LDF, UDF protest cattle slaughter ban appeared first on Firstpost .
'Beef fests' held in Kerala to mock Govt's ban on slaughter sale
Demonstrations were held outside secretariat where protestors cooked and distributed beef on road
Kerala: Beef fests organised to protest against Centre's ban on cattle sale for slaughter
Activists of the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF, opposition Congress-headed UDF and their youth wings took out marches and organised these fests across the state, where beef is widely consumed.
Youth outfits protest ban on cattle sale for slaughter
Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram: Youth wings of political parties in Kerala staged 'beef fests' in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram to protest the ban on sale of cattle for slaughter. The 'beef fest' in Thiruvananthapuram was organised by DYFI, while the Kochi event was led by KSU. The KSU protest was staged in front of BJP Ernakulam District Committee office. DYFI protest in Thiruvananthapuram. Photo: G Binulal The DYFI protest was in front of the Secretariat. SFI will also conduct a 'beef fest' before the University College. DYFI President Muhammed Riyas alleged that the ban on cattle sale is meant to deviate people's attention from the failures of the Modi government, which is celebrating its third anniversary. "We will eat beef to show our protest against the central government. We want to tell this to Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he added. In Kollam district, a group of Congress workers cooked beef in front of the DCC office to register its opposition to the Centres decision. District unit chief of Congress, Bindu Krishna told reporters that "beef delicacy will be packed and sent to head post office for delivery to Modi ji." In Kochi, Tourism and Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran participated in a beef fest, where bread and beef curry was served, even as Youth Congress activists took out a protest march in the city. In Thodupuzha in Idukki district, protesters took out a march with the head of a buffalo. The Union environment ministry has notified the stringent Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Reacting to the Centres decision, senior Congress leader and former Union minister A K Antony said the notification should be "torn to bits" and "dumped in a dust-bin". The UDF will observe black day on Monday against the ban, opposition leader in the assembly Ramesh Chennithala said at Thrissur. Front workers will wear black badges and take out protest marches, he said. (With PTI inputs)
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New arrests in Manchester bombing, 11 in custody

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A total of 11 people were in custody today in Britain in connection with the suicide bombing at a concert in Manchester after two new arrests, police said. "As part of the ongoing investigation...
Manchester attack: Two more persons arrested
LONDON, May 27 - British police today made two more arrests in connection with the suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that killed 22 people, bringing the number of suspects in custody to 11.
Machester attack: Two more persons arrested
The two men, aged 20 and 22, have been held on suspicion of terror offences after officers used an explosive device to gain entry to a home in Cheetham Hill this morning, Greater Manchester Police said.
UK police arrest two more in hunt for suicide bomber's network
British police said they had arrested two men on Saturday as they stepped up their efforts to capture a suspected network behind the suicide bomber who killed 22 people in Manchester earlier this week.
Manchester terror attack: Two more suspects arrested
[UK], May 27 (ANI): Greater Manchester police have arrested two men from Cheetham Hill in connection to the Manchester terror blasts. The Greater Manchester Police posted a tweet stating "Two men aged 20 and 22 had been arrested on suspicion of offences contrary to the terrorism act." A controlled explosion was conducted to gain entry into the Cheetham Hill address. The police also cleared that 13 arrests have been made so far in relation to the ongoing terrorism investigation. Two of the arrested men have been acquitted of charges. The Manchester Arena bombing that happened on Tuesday during a pop concert, claimed 22 lives and injured several others. Following the attack, terror threat level was raised to critical. (ANI)
UK police arrest two more in hunt for suicide bomber's network
Detectives are now questioning 11 men over the attack by Salman Abedi at a pop concert in Manchester on Monday.
Machester attack: Two more persons arrested
London: British police today made two more arrests in connection with the suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that killed 22 people, bringing the number of suspects in custody to 11. The men, aged 20 and 22, have been held on suspicion of terror offences after officers used an explosive device to gain […] The post Machester attack: Two more persons arrested appeared first on State Times .
Manchester terror attack: Two more suspects arrested
Greater Manchester police have arrested two men from Cheetham Hill in connection to the Manchester terror blasts.The Greater Manchester Police posted a tweet stating "Two men aged 20 and 22 had been arrested on suspicion of offences contrary to the terrorism act."A controlled explosion was conducted to gain entry into the Cheetham Hill address.The police also cleared that 13 arrests have been made so far in relation to the ongoing terrorism investigation. Two of the arrested men have been acquitted of charges.The Manchester Arena bombing that happened on Tuesday during a pop concert, claimed 22 lives and injured several others. Following the attack, terror threat level was raised to critical.
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Indian submarine test-fires torpedo

MSN India 42 minutes ago

The indigenous Scorpene class submarine has successfully test-fired a torpedo, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday, congratulating the scientists and engineers for it.
Arun Jaitley hails successful torpedo test of indigenous Scorpene submarine Kalvari
The indigenous Scorpene class submarine has successfully test-fired a torpedo, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday, congratulating the scientists and engineers for it. The post Arun Jaitley hails successful torpedo test of indigenous Scorpene submarine Kalvari appeared first on Firstpost .
Jaitley hails successful test firing of torpedo from Scorpene Submarine
[India], May 27 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday, congratulated the research team for conducting the successful test firing of torpedo missile from first indigenously built Scorpene Class Submarine. Jaitley tweeted, "Congratulations to our scientists, engineers on successfully test firing torpedo from the first indigenously built Scorpene Class Submarine." He further encouraged the development and said, "This indigenously built stealth Submarine will soon add potent underwater capability to the Indian Navy." Earlier in January, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Submarines), Mohit Gupta said that the Indian Navy was also planning to induct two scorpene class submarines this year. (ANI)
Arun Jaitley hails successful test firing of torpedo from Scorpene Submarine
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Submarines),MohitGupta said that the Indian Navy is also planning to induct twoscorpeneclass submarines this year.
Arun Jaitley hails successful test firing of torpedo from Scorpene Submarine
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday, congratulated the research team for conducting the successful test firing of torpedo missile from first indigenously built Scorpene Class Submarine. Jaitley tweeted, "Congratulations to our scientists, engineers on successfully test firing torpedo from the first indigenously built Scorpene Class Submarine." Congratulations to our scientists, engineers on successfully test firing torpedo from the first indigenously built Scorpene Class Submarine — Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) May 27, 2017 He further encouraged the development and said, "This indigenously built stealth Submarine will soon add potent underwater capability to the Indian Navy." This indigenously built stealth Submarine will soon add potent underwater capability to the Indian Navy. — Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) May 27, 2017 Earlier in January, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Submarines), Mohit Gupta said that the Indian Navy was also planning to induct two scorpene class submarines this year. -ANI
Jaitley hails successful test firing of torpedo from Scorpene Submarine
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday, congratulated the research team for conducting the successful test firing of torpedo missile from first indigenously built Scorpene Class Submarine.Jaitley tweeted, "Congratulations to our scientists, engineers on successfully test firing torpedo from the first indigenously built Scorpene Class Submarine."He further encouraged the development and said, "This indigenously built stealth Submarine will soon add potent underwater capability to the Indian Navy."Earlier in January, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Submarines), Mohit Gupta said that the Indian Navy was also planning to induct two scorpene class submarines this year.
Arun Jaitley hails successful test firing of torpedo from Scorpene Submarine
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday, congratulated the research team for conducting the successful test firing of torpedo missile from first indigenously built Scorpene Class Submarine. Jaitley tweeted, "Congratulations to our scientists, engineers on successfully test firing torpedo from the first indigenously built Scorpene Class Submarine." Congratulations to our scientists, engineers on successfully test firing torpedo from the first indigenously built Scorpene Class Submarine — Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) May 27, 2017 He further encouraged the development and said, "This indigenously built stealth Submarine will soon add potent underwater capability to the Indian Navy." This indigenously built stealth Submarine will soon add potent underwater capability to the Indian Navy. — Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) May 27, 2017 Earlier in January, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Submarines), Mohit Gupta said that the Indian Navy was also planning to induct two scorpene class submarines this year. Report India ANI Arun Jaitley Navy Assistant Chief Mohit Gupta Naval Staff Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Scorpene Submarine Sat, 27 May 2017-03:30pm Date updated: Saturday, 27 May 2017 - 3:30pm Article Images: Short URL: dnai.in/eAaB Embargo: Syndicate: Hide lead image: Page views: 93 From Print Edition:
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Sacked AAP minister Mishra alleges scam over shortage of meds

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Levelling a fresh set of charges, sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra today alleged a "scam" over the shortage of medicines in government hospitals. Mishra claimed the powers of Delhi government-run...
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Sacked minister Kapil Mishra accuses Kejriwal of Rs 300 crore scam in medicine purchase timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Mishra claims Rs 300 crore scam in medicine purchase
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS): Sacked Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Saturday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain of misappropriating health funds and claimed three health scams, including one involving Rs 300 crore.
Kapil Mishra makes more explosive claims, alleges Arvind Kejriwal, Satyendar Jain involved in three health scams worth Rs 300 crore
Sacked water minister Kapil Mishra on Saturday accused Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and health minister Satyendar Jain of misappropriating health funds and claimed three health scams, including one involving Rs 300 crore. The post Kapil Mishra makes more explosive claims, alleges Arvind Kejriwal, Satyendar Jain involved in three health scams worth Rs 300 crore appeared first on Firstpost .
Mishra claims Rs 300 crore scam in medicine purchase
Sacked Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Saturday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain of misappropriating health funds and claimed three health scams, including one involving Rs 300 crore.
Arvind Kejriwal in the dock yet again! Kapil Mishra accuses Delhi CM of Rs 300 crore scam in health sector
Kapil Mishrasaid that he will go and file First Information Report on the basis of the evidence.
More trouble for AAP: Kapil Mishra accuses Kejriwal of Rs 300 crore health sector scam
Mishra informed that he will be going to file First Information Report (FIR) on the basis of the evidences and will take all the evidences to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.
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Burhan Wani's successor among eight militants killed in Valley encounters

Deccan Herald 2 hours 42 minutes ago

Eight militants, including Sabzar Bhat, believed to be the successor to Hizbul commander Burhan Wani, and a civilian were killed in separate encounters across the Kashmir Valley on Saturday. Sabzar...
Sabzar Ahmad Bhat: Burhan Wani's successor joined Hizbul after a failed love affair
Sabzar Ahmad Bhat was killed at Tral today in an operation by the security forces. Bhat was the local Hizbul commander and had been appointed after Burhan Wani was killed last year.
Hizbul Commander Sabzar Bhat killed: Know how Burhan Wani's successor was tracked by intelligence agencies
Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat was killed along with another militant in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of Kashmir's Pulwama district.
Six ultras killed
SRINAGAR, May 27 - The Army today foiled a major infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Rampur sector of Kashmir, killing six militants.
Digest for domestic stories for week May 20 - May 26, 2017
The Army today said its troops foiled an attack by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on a patrol party along the Line of Control in Uri sector of Kashmir, killing two militants.
Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat, two other militants, killed in gunfight in Pulwama
Sabzar Bhat, who succeeded Burhan Wani as Hizbul Mujahideen commander in July last year, was killed on Saturday along with another militant in a gunfight with security forces in Pulwama that triggered protests in the Kashmir Valley The post Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat, two other militants, killed in gunfight in Pulwama appeared first on Firstpost .
Two militants including Hizbul commander killed in Kashmir gunfight
Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Sabzar Bhat who succeeded slain militant, leader Burhan Wani, was killed on Saturday along with another militant in a gunfight with security forces in Pulwama that triggered protests in the Kashmir Valley.
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WHO says India reports cases of Zika virus

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance.
WHO confirms three Zika virus cases in India
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed three cases of Zika virus, including a pregnant woman, reported from Gujarat’s Ahmedabad, the first in the country. All the cases are from the Bapunagar area of the city. “The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare – Government of India (MoHFW) reported three laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika virus […]
Gujarat: 3 Zika virus cases confirmed in Ahmedabad, first in the country
According to the WHO statement, the routine surveillance detected a laboratory-confirmed case of Zika virus disease through RT-PCR test at B J Medical College in Ahmedabad.
WHO confirms first three Zika virus cases in India
"The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare - Government of India (MoHFW) reported three laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika virus disease in Bapunagar area, Ahmedabad District, Gujarat, State, India," the global health body said in a statement.
Zika outbreak in India: WHO confirms three cases in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday confirmed the first three cases of Zika virus in India from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The post Zika outbreak in India: WHO confirms three cases in Ahmedabad, Gujarat appeared first on Firstpost .
WHO confirms Zika virus cases in Ahmedabad, the country's first
Three cases of virus from Ahmedabad confirmed, including a pregnant lady tested in January
1st Zika virus cases in India confirmed
"This report is important as it describes the first cases of Zika virus infections and provides evidence on the circulation of the virus in India," WHO said.
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BA cancels all scheduled flights from London's Heathrow, Gatwick airports on Saturday

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LONDON British Airways said it had cancelled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday following a global IT system failure. The airline said most long-haul flights due to...
BA cancels all scheduled flights from London's Heathrow, Gatwick airports on Saturday
LONDON (Reuters) - British Airways said it had cancelled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday following a global IT system failure.
Global computer outage grounds BA Heathrow, Gatwick flights
British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports Saturday as a global IT failure caused...
British Airways cancels all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports
British Airways today canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports scheduled till 6 PM-UK time due to a global computer outage. The Airline said a major IT system failure is causing very severe disruption to its flight operations worldwide.
British Airways cancels flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports amid global computer outage
The airline said it was suffering a "major IT systems failure" around the world.
British Airways suffers flight delays after global IT outage
British Airways flights in Britain were being delayed and passengers were suffering long waits at airports on Saturday because of a global system outage, the airline said.
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Shutdown in Kashmir Valley due to protests over killing of Hizb commander

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A civilian was killed and at least 30 people were on Saturday injured in violent clashes between protesters and security forces in the Kashmir Valley following the killing of two Hizbul Mujahideen...
Kashmir unrest: Internet ban reinstated after killing of Hizbul terrorist
A spontaneous shutdown was today observed in the Kashmir Valley following violent protests in the wake of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, even as a person was injured in Anantnag during clashes with security forces. Bhat, who succeeded Burhan Wani, was killed along with another militant in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of Kashmir's Pulwama district. Soon after the killings, stone-pelting protests started at around 50 places, including Tral in Pulwama and Khanabal in Anantnag in south Kashmir, the police said. A person in Mattan area in the district was injured during clashes with security forces, they said. The situation across the Valley is tense. Unnerved people rushed to their homes, leading to traffic snarls on certain routes. The schools also closed three hours early. -PTI
Shutdown in Kashmir Valley due to protests over killing of Hizbul commander
A spontaneous shutdown was today observed in the Kashmir Valley following violent protests in the wake of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, even as a person was injured in Anantnag during clashes with security forces. Bhat, who succeeded Burhan Wani, was killed along with another militant in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of Kashmirs Pulwama district. Soon after the killings, stone-pelting protests started at around 50 places, including Tral in Pulwama and Khanabal in Anantnag in south Kashmir, the police said. A person in Mattan area in the district was injured during clashes with security forces, they said. The situation across the Valley is tense. Unnerved people rushed to their homes, leading to traffic snarls on certain routes. The schools closed three hours early.
Shutdown in Kashmir Valley due to protests over killing of
A spontaneous shutdown was today observed in the Kashmir Valley following violent protests in the wake of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, even as a person was injured in Anantnag during clashes with security forces. Bhat, who succeeded Burhan Wani, was killed along with another militant in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of Kashmir's Pulwama district. Soon after the killings, stone-pelting protests started at around 50 places, including Tral in Pulwama and Khanabal in Anantnag in south Kashmir, the police said. A person in Mattan area in the district was injured during clashes with security forces, they said. The situation across the Valley is tense. Unnerved people rushed to their homes, leading to traffic snarls on certain routes. The schools closed three hours early.
Kashmir valley erupts in clashes after Hizbul chief Sabzar Bhat's death
Srinagar: Clashes have erupted across the four volatile districts of south Kashmir after the news broke that Hizbul commander Sabzar AhmadBhat and his aid Faizan Ahmad have been killed in an encounter in Tral area. Eyewitnesses said clashes between protesters and police broke out in Pulwama town, Anantnag, Seer Hamdaan village and downtown area of Lal Chowk in Srinagar. Students have also taken to streets in Anantnag town after the news of Bhat's killing spread. A group of students resorted to stone-pelting and raised pro-freedom slogans in Anantnag Degree college. Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, who succeeded Burhan Wani, was on Saturday killed along with another terrorist in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of Kashmirs Pulwama district.
Shutdown in Kashmir Valley due to protests over killing of
A spontaneous shutdown was today observed in the Kashmir Valley following violent protests in the wake of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, even as a person was injured in Anantnag during clashes with security forces.
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China hopes Indian leaders to be present at next OBOR meet

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Chinese consul-general Ma Zhanwu here today expressed disappointment over Prime Minister Narendra Modi not attending the recently concluded OBOR meet in Beijing and hoped that Indian leadership...
China hopes Indian leaders to be present at next OBOR meet
Chinese consul-general Ma Zhanwu here today expressed disappointment over Prime Minister Narendra Modi not attending the recently concluded OBOR meet in Beijing and hoped that Indian leadership would attend the next meeting in 2019 at the same venue. "China had invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other ministers to the One Belt One Road (OBOR) meet in Beijing. However, they did not find it convenient to attend the meet. Some Indian scholars had attended," Ma Zhanwu said at a Calcutta Chamber of Commerce session on Indo-China relationship. He said that representatives from 130 countries had attended the OBOR meet. Zhanwu said the idea behind OBOR was not to form a small bloc against any country, but to explore the possibilities of working together. Chinas foreign policy was guided by the five principles of Panchsheel, Zhanwu said, adding his country always believed in non-aggression and peaceful co-existence with the neighbours. The Chinese consul-general said the two countries have differences which could not be solved in the short term but were kept within control through negotiations. Zhanwu said, "Some see China as a security threat." "We have great respect for India. Still, there have been apprehensions when China builds spaceships, re-positions its aircraft carrier," he said. An atmosphere for bilateral relationship is important for proper economic cooperation between the two countries. "I am dismayed over the slow progress of economic cooperations between India and China in terms of trade and investment. In the next five years, China will invest USD 750 billion globally and import USD eight trillion of commodities and services," he said. Zhanwu hoped that India would be able get a big chunk of those investment and import orders.
China hopes to see India at the next One Belt One Road meet in 2019
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China hopes Indian leaders to be present at next OBOR meet
Chinese consul-general Ma Zhanwu here today expressed disappointment over Prime Minister Narendra Modi not attending the recently concluded OBOR meet in Beijing and hoped that Indian leadership would attend the next meeting in 2019 at the same venue. "China had invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other ministers to the One Belt One Road (OBOR) meet in Beijing. However, they did not find it convenient to attend the meet. Some Indian scholars had attended," Ma Zhanwu said at a Calcutta Chamber of Commerce session on Indo-China relationship. He said that representatives from 130 countries had attended the OBOR meet. Zhanwu said the idea behind OBOR was not to form a small bloc against any country, but to explore the possibilities of working together. China's foreign policy was guided by the five principles of 'Panchsheel', Zhanwu said, adding his country always believed in non-aggression and peaceful co-existence with the neighbours. The Chinese consul-general said the .
Chinas march and India's options
Beijing is laying out a grand economic design aimed at global supremacy. The One Belt, One Road initiative is just a part of it.
China hopes Indian leaders to be present at next OBOR meet
"China had invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other ministers to the One Belt One Road (OBOR) meet in Beijing.
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Adani has to pay royalties in full for coal mine

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SYDNEY Adani Enterprises will get no exemption or discounted rates on royalties it has to pay to develop its Carmichael coal mine project in Australia, Queensland state Premier Annastacia...
Adani has to pay royalties in full for coal mine - Australia state premier
SYDNEY - Adani Enterprises will get no exemption or discounted rates on royalties it has to pay to develop its Carmichael coal mine project in Australia, Queensland state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said on Saturday. Ministers from the centre-left state government made the decision on Friday, putting an end to speculation that the Indian company would be offered concessions on royalties during the early years of coal production. Under this new policy, the Adani Carmichael mine will pay every cent of royalties in full, Palaszczuk said in a statement on Saturday. There will be no royalty holiday for the Adani Carmichael mine. Adani said this week its board had deferred a final investment decision that had been expected by the end of May because the government had yet to sign off on a royalty regime. Adani could not be immediately reached for comment on the Queensland governments announcement. Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said Adani would be allowed to defer payment of royalties provided interest was paid and a security of payment was in place. The state government ruled out the use of public money to subsidise the controversial project or any directly associated infrastructure. Adani has battled green groups over the past six years looking to block what would be Australia's biggest coal mine. Opponents have argued the coal exports would stoke global warming and that the project would require a port expansion that could damage the Great Barrier Reef. The port expansion is no longer needed as the company has shrunk the first phase of the mine to 25 million tonnes from 40 million tonnes a year, as it looks to make the mine and rail project more affordable at around $4 billion, instead of more than $10 billion.
Adani has to pay royalties in full for coal mine: Australia state premier
Ministers from the centre-left state government made the decision on Friday, putting an end to speculation that the Indian company would be offered concessions on royalties during the early years of coal production.
Adani has to pay royalties in full for coal mine - Australia state premier
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Adani Enterprises will get no exemption or discounted rates on royalties it has to pay to develop its Carmichael coal mine project in Australia, Queensland state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said on Saturday.
Adani has to pay royalties in full for coal mine - Australia state premier
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Adani Enterprises will get no exemption or discounted rates on royalties it has to pay to develop its Carmichael coal mine project in Australia, Queensland state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said on Saturday.
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Egypt Coptic Christian bus attack: 29 killed, Islamic State claims responsibility

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The Islamic State group today claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians that left 29 people dead in Egypt. The post Egypt Coptic Christian bus attack: 29...
Islamic State claims deadly shooting of Egyptian Christians
Islamic State said on Saturday that its fighters had carried out a shooting that killed dozens of Egyptian Christians on Friday.
Islamic State claims deadly shooting of Egyptian Christians
CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State said on Saturday that its fighters had carried out a shooting that killed dozens of Egyptian Christians on Friday, according to a statement from the group.
Islamic State claims deadly shooting of Egyptian Christians
"A security unit from the soldiers of the caliphate set up a checkpoint to ambush tens of Christians headed for the Saint Samuel monastery west of the city of Minya," the statement said.
IS claims responsibility for Egypt bus attack
The Islamic State militant group on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt on Friday that left 29 persons dead, the media reported.
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India rushes aid to Lanka as floods claim 119 lives

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Colombo:India today rushed relief materials and deployed rescue personnel in Sri Lanka as the country faced its worst floods since 2003 that claimed the lives of nearly 120 people and displaced...
Sri Lanka seeks international help after deadly flooding, landslides
COLOMBO (Reuters) - The number of people known to have been killed in floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rose to 113, officials said on Saturday, as the country appealed for international assistance.
After deadly floods, landslides claim 113 lives, Sri Lanka asks for international help
The Foreign Ministry said that in coordination with the Disaster Management Ministry, an appeal had been made to the United Nations and neighbouring countries to provide assistance "especially in the areas of search and rescue operations."
India provides help as death toll tops 100 in Lanka floods
An Indian Navy ship with relief materials reached Colombo today as the death toll from the worst floods since 2003 in Sri Lanka crossed 100 and authorities warned of more rains. The Disaster Management Centre issued an urgent evacuation warning for residents living along the Kelani River and within the Divisional Secretariats of Kollonnawa, Kaduwela, Wellampitiya, Kelaniya, Biyagama, Sedawatte, Dompe, Hanwella, Padukka and Avissawella. At least 200,382 people belonging to 52,603 families were affected in 14 districts. Further, 12,007 people belonging to 2,937 families were relocated to 69 safe locations as of Saturday morning, it said. The death toll crossed 100 while 99 others were missing, officials said but did not provide the exact numbers. Sri Lanka's tri-forces personnel including more than 1,000 Army troops were engaged in the rescue and relief operations. A Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) airman died after falling from a helicopter during a flood rescue operation in Neluwa ...
India provides help as death toll tops 100 in Lanka floods
An Indian Navy ship with relief materials reached Colombo today as the death toll from the worst floods since 2003 in Sri Lanka crossed 100 and authorities warned of more rains. The Disaster Management Centre issued an urgent evacuation warning for residents living along the Kelani River and within the Divisional Secretariats of Kollonnawa, Kaduwela, Wellampitiya, Kelaniya, Biyagama, Sedawatte, Dompe, Hanwella, Padukka and Avissawella. At least 200,382 people belonging to 52,603 families were affected in 14 districts. Further, 12,007 people belonging to 2,937 families were relocated to 69 safe locations as of Saturday morning, it said. The death toll crossed 100 while 99 others were missing, officials said but did not provide the exact numbers. Sri Lankas tri-forces personnel including more than 1,000 Army troops were engaged in the rescue and relief operations. A Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) airman died after falling from a helicopter during a flood rescue operation in Neluwa area in Galle. The Meteorology Department said that rain and windy conditions are expected to continue. "Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Central and North-western provinces," it said. Sri Lankas Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with the Ministry of Disaster Management appealed to the UN, International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) and neighbouring countries to provide assistance to affected people, especially in the areas of search and rescue operations. India in response dispatched three Navy ships with emergency supplies to help Sri Lanka in the rescue and relief operations. The fist Indian navy ship with rescue and relief materials arrived this morning at the Port of Colombo. Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake, who was present to receive the ship, said: "We are grateful to India for sending relief at such a short notice so quickly." He said Indias move to send relief materials demonstrated the Indo-Lanka relations which are at an excellent level. INS Kirch diverted to Colombo to render immediate assistance in flood relief operations, arrived in Colombo Port today. Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu handed over the relief items brought by INS Kirch to Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake. Two more Indian Navy ships -- INS Shardul and INS Jalashwa -- have also left for Sri Lanka with relief materials including food medicines and water. Medical and diving teams along with boats and helicopters are also being sent on board INS Jalashwa to assist Sri Lanka in rescuing people from the flood-hit area, Indian Navy spokesperson Captain D K Sharma said. The flooding is the worst since May 2003 when 250 people were killed and 10,000 homes destroyed after a similarly powerful Southwest monsoon, officials said. Sri Lankas Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it had activated the Emergency Response Unit to coordinate rescue and relief measures related to the flood situation. Sri Lanka, which has been heavily deforested for cash crops, often witnesses landslides during the monsoon season. Last year, more than 100 people were killed in a massive landslide in the country.
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U.S. backs call for fight against protectionism in G7 communique

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TAORMINA, Italy U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed to include a pledge to fight trade protectionism in a final communique due to be released later on Saturday at the end of a summit of Group of...
G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks - French source
TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - The Group of Seven nations have made progress in negotiations on trade, notably on the issue of multilateralism, a French presidential source said on Saturday, suggesting there has been some softening in the United States' protectionist stance.
G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks - French source
TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - The Group of Seven nations have made progress in negotiations on trade, notably on the issue of multilateralism, a French presidential source said on Saturday, suggesting there has been some softening in the United States' protectionist stance. The leaders have been wrangling on the wording of a final communique since Friday with international trade and climate change the main stumbling blocks. "The discussions on trade are making substantial progress, notably on the issue of multilateralism," a French presidential source said. Since taking office, U.S. President Donald Trump, has derided some of the same international partnerships, including the World Trade Organisation, raising the prospect that the Republican's "America First" agenda might well mean an America more willing to act alone. A senior White House official on Friday said Trump had told the leaders of Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada and Britain that the United States would treat other countries in the same way it was treated. (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Crispian Balmer)
G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks - French source
TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - The Group of Seven nations have made progress in negotiations on trade, notably on the issue of multilateralism, a French presidential source said on Saturday, suggesting there has been some softening in the United States' protectionist stance.
G7 makes "substantial progress" on trade talks - French source
The Group of Seven nations have made progress in negotiations on trade, notably on the issue of multilateralism, a French presidential source said on Saturday, suggesting there has been some softening in the United States' protectionist stance.
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Govt has failed to maintain law and order in UP: Rahul Gandhi in Saharanpur

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Despite being denied permission to visit Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday reached the riot-hit area and interacted with locals.
Rahul Gandhi visits Saharanpur, says UP govt failed in maintaining law and order
RahulGandhi was accompanied byAICCgeneral secretary in charge of UP affairsGhulamNabiAzad, and UP Congress chief RajBabbar.
Rahul Gandhi a 'photo opportunist': Venkaiah Naidu on Saharanpur visit
[India], May 27 (ANI): Taking a swipe at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's visit to riot-hit Saharanpur, Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday described him as a 'photo opportunist'. Speaking to ANI here, Naidu said, "Rahul Gandhi is a photo-opportunist, whenever there is a photo opportunity he always goes there," Despite being denied permission by the authorities, Rahul Gandhi today set out to visit riot-hit Saharanpur. Yesterday, the Uttar Pradesh ADG Law and Order Aditya Mishra had requested all political parties to steer clear of the violence-hit area until the situation returns to normal. "We have requested all political parties not to visit the state until the situation is brought back to normal in Saharanpur." Mishra told ANI. Gandhi will visit Saharanpur to take stock of the prevailing situation, where a caste conflict had erupted in which many Dalits were allegedly targeted. Clashes occurred earlier after Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati's visit to Saharanpur, where one person was killed and several others were injured. The State Government also announced to give compensation of Rs. 15 lakh to relatives of the person, who was killed during this incident. In the wake of clashes between two communities in Saharanpur, the Yogi Adityanath Government transferred 174 Sub-Divisional Magistrates. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) also asked the Uttar Pradesh Government to submit a report on the recent worrisome clashes in Saharanpur. Earlier, Saharanpur District Magistrate Nagendra Parsad Singh was sacked after he was unable to control the clashes between two communities in the area. On May 5, one person was killed and 16 people, including a head constable, were injured in clashes between the Dalits and the Rajputs in Shabbirpur and Simlana villages. Reports said that the police stopped the Maharana Pratap procession after some Dalits informed the police. This angered Rajputs, who allegedly resorted to violence. (ANI)
Rahul Gandhi a 'photo opportunist': Venkaiah Naidu on Saharanpur visit
Taking a swipe at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's visit to riot-hit Saharanpur, Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday described him as a 'photo opportunist'.Speaking to ANI here, Naidu said, "Rahul Gandhi is a photo-opportunist, whenever there is a photo opportunity he always goes there,"Despite being denied permission by the authorities, Rahul Gandhi today set out to visit riot-hit Saharanpur.Yesterday, the Uttar Pradesh ADG Law and Order Aditya Mishra had requested all political parties to steer clear of the violence-hit area until the situation returns to normal."We have requested all political parties not to visit the state until the situation is brought back to normal in Saharanpur." Mishra told ANI.Gandhi will visit Saharanpur to take stock of the prevailing situation, where a caste conflict had erupted in which many Dalits were allegedly targeted.Clashes occurred earlier after Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati's visit to Saharanpur, where one person ..
Rahul Gandhi a 'photo opportunist': Venkaiah Naidu on Saharanpur visit
Taking a swipe at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi 's visit to riot-hit Saharanpur, Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on 27 may described him as a 'photo opportunist'. Speaking to ANI here, Naidu said, "Rahul Gandhi is a photo-opportunist, whenever there is a photo opportunity he always goes there," Despite being denied permission by the authorities, Rahul Gandhi on 27 may set out to visit riot-hit Saharanpur. On 26 may, the Uttar Pradesh ADG Law and Order Aditya Mishra had requested all political parties to steer clear of the violence-hit area until the situation returns to normal. "We have requested all political parties not to visit the state until the situation is brought back to normal in Saharanpur." Mishra told ANI. Gandhi will visit Saharanpur to take stock of the prevailing situation, where a caste conflict had erupted in which many Dalits were allegedly targeted. Clashes occurred earlier after Bahujan Samajwadi Party ( BSP ) supremo Mayawati 's visit to Saharanpur, where one person was killed and several others were injured. The State Government also announced to give compensation of Rs. 15 lakh to relatives of the person, who was killed during this incident. In the wake of clashes between two communities in Saharanpur, the Yogi Adityanath Government transferred 174 Sub-Divisional Magistrates. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) also asked the Uttar Pradesh Government to submit a report on the recent worrisome clashes in Saharanpur. Earlier, Saharanpur District Magistrate Nagendra Parsad Singh was sacked after he was unable to control the clashes between two communities in the area. On 5 May, one person was killed and 16 people, including a head constable, were injured in clashes between the Dalits and the Rajputs in Shabbirpur and Simlana villages. Reports said that the police stopped the Maharana Pratap procession after some Dalits informed the police. This angered Rajputs, who allegedly resorted to violence. -ANI
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