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Last updated: Friday, May 29, 2015 9:44:03 PM

Home ministry edict: SC notice to Delhi government
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) In a small advantage to the central government, the Supreme Court on Friday described as "tentative" the Delhi High Court's observation that its May 21 order giving Delhi's lt. governor the final say in posting and transfers of bureaucrats was "suspect", even as it issued notice to the city government on the issue.

Friday, May 29, 2015 8:08:03 PM

Opposition slams Shah over communalism, special status for Goa
Panaji, May 29 (IANS) A day after BJP national president Amit Shah visited Goa, the opposition parties here on Friday criticised him for not commenting on the rising "communalism" in the country.

Friday, May 29, 2015 8:04:03 PM

India needs to show a big heart: Allama Iqbal's grandson
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) India should show a "big heart" and bear responsibility as it aspires to become a superpower in the south Asian region, feels Waleed Iqbal, the grandson of Urdu poet Muhammad Iqbal.

Friday, May 29, 2015 8:02:03 PM

Heat wave continues in Odisha, toll stands at 17
Bhubaneswar, May 29 (IANS) The intense heat wave continued unabated in Odisha on Friday with Bhabanipatna town recording a maximum temperature of 45.5 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) here said.

Friday, May 29, 2015 8:00:03 PM

Railways TCs' demands to be considered: Minister
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The government on Friday said the demands of ticket-checking staff of the Indian Railways will be considered and the workforce will be better equipped to handle passengers.

Friday, May 29, 2015 7:56:19 PM

Shillong Lajong look to ward off relegation against East Bengal (Preview)
Shillong, May 29 (IANS) Shillong Lajong FC will aim for a win that will help them avoid relegation as they play their last match of the Hero I-League season against East Bengal (EB), who are eager for a third place finish, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.

Friday, May 29, 2015 7:56:18 PM

Chennaiyin FC to host Atletico de Kolkata in ISL 2015 opener
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC will host the opener of the second season of the Indian Super League (ISL), as the hosts will take on defending champions Atletico de Kolkata at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on October 3, said a release on Friday.

Friday, May 29, 2015 7:50:06 PM

IIT-Madras bans student group, HRD ministry denies any role (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said the government had no role in banning a student group at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras for distributing controversial pamphlets that were likely "to create an atmosphere of hate" and the action taken was according to the institute's "own procedure and guidelines".

Friday, May 29, 2015 7:50:04 PM

Anti-Jaitapur nuclear project protest in fishing boats
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), May 29 (IANS) In a unique protest, thousands of fisherfolk aboard boats sailed towards the proposed site of Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP) here, organisers said on Friday.

Friday, May 29, 2015 7:46:18 PM

No respite from heat wave in Rajasthan
Jaipur, May 29 (IANS) Heat wave conditions continue to affect normal life in the desert state of Rajasthan, with the mercury hovering between 40-45 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state.

Friday, May 29, 2015 7:44:04 PM

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