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HC upholds Maharashtra beef ban, decriminalises possession
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Friday upheld the Maharashtra government's decision to ban slaughter of bulls/bullocks in the state but ruled that possession of beef slaughtered outside the state will not be a criminal offence.

Friday, May 06, 2016 4:30:03 PM

Kurien asks Swamy to produce documents in AgustaWestland debate
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien on Friday asked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Subramanian Swamy to produce documents he quoted from in the AgustaWestland debate by 6 p.m. Friday to avoid expungement of his comments.

Friday, May 06, 2016 4:18:04 PM

Sonia a lioness, says Jyotiraditya
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Describing Congress president Sonia Gandhi as a "lioness", party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Friday said her name does not figure in any authenticated document related to the AgustaWestland deal.

Friday, May 06, 2016 3:46:05 PM

Negative global cues subdue equity markets (Third Lead)
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Negative global cues, coupled with profit booking and lower crude oil prices, subdued the Indian equity markets on Friday.

Friday, May 06, 2016 3:46:04 PM

'Leicester inspired Aizwal to stun Bengaluru in Fed Cup'
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Newly-crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City inspired Aizwal FC to defeat I-League winners Bengaluru FC in the quarter-finals of the Federation Cup, according to the Indian football club's striker Joel Sunday.

Friday, May 06, 2016 3:44:04 PM

EPFO has four times more members than Jaitley claimed: RTI info
Bhopal, May 6 (IANS) The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has 15.84 crore members and not 3.7 crore as claimed by union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley last March in connection with his proposal to tax PF withdrawals, an RTI applicant has learnt.

Friday, May 06, 2016 3:42:03 PM

Vedanta to set up steel plant in Jharkhand
Ranchi, May 6 (IANS) Mining conglomerate Vedanta on Friday signed an MoU with the Jharkhand government to set up a steel plant of one million tonnes capacity in the state.

Friday, May 06, 2016 3:34:04 PM

ArcelorMittal's $6.5 bn Jharkhand project hangs in balance
Ranchi, May 6 (IANS) The fate of ArcelorMittal's 12-million tonne, $6.5 billion steel project in Jharkhand appears to be hanging in the balance as a new clause has been put up by the company for which there is no approval yet, state government officials said here on Friday.

Friday, May 06, 2016 3:32:05 PM

Getting to learn a lot from experienced Nehra: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Blessed with the ability to swing the ball both ways, India's promising seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has credited veteran pacer Ashish Nehra for mentoring him and sharing valuable tips.

Friday, May 06, 2016 3:32:04 PM

SP asks why empty water train sent to Bundelkhand
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party on Friday raised the issue of an empty water train reaching drought-hit Budelkhand, even as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien stressed that there should be no politics over water.

Friday, May 06, 2016 3:28:05 PM

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