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Business partner hires contract killers to murder BSP leader, wife and four kids over property

New Delhi, May 23 -- Bahujan Samaj Party leader Chaudhary Munawwar Hassan, his wife and four children were murdered by a business partner who plotted to usurp the politician's properties, police said on Monday.

The suspect, Delhi property dealer Sahid Khan aka Bunty, confessed to have hired contract killers to murder his friend and his family, an officer said. He, two contract killers and a friend were arrested.

Bunty told police that Hassan's ... Read More


UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2017: Admit cards issued, download them here

India, May 23 -- The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued the admit card for Civil Services Preliminary Examination, 2017 on its official website. The examination will be held on June 18.

Candidates can download their admit card by clicking here.

Approximately 980 vacancies would be filled through the examination.

The Civil Services Examination will be conducted in two successive stages: 1) Preliminary (objective type) for the sel... Read More


Indian climber who went missing on Everest found dead after 36 hours search

India, May 23 -- The body of Ravi Kumar, an Indian climber who went missing on Mount Everest two days ago, was found after an intense search lasting 36 hours, expedition organisers said on Monday.

This was the fifth death on the world's highest mountain this season. A total of 45 people have lost their lives on Everest in the past four years.

A team of high-altitude guides spotted Kumar's body on Monday morning in a 200-metre crevasse near the ... Read More


Haryana board declares revised Class 10 results after merit list goof-up

India, May 23 -- The Haryana Education Board released an incorrect merit list on Monday evening, inadvertently playing a cruel joke on three girl students from Fatehabad district.

According to the results announced around 4 pm, Monika Rani from Bhirdana village had topped the state by scoring 493 out of 500 marks. Three hours later, her world came crashing down. The education board issued a new list, which had a boy - Yudhveer Singh from Sirsa d... Read More


Dengue hot spots unidentified in city

NEW DELHI, May 23 -- This year since January, the municipal corporations of Delhi (MCD) have recorded 38 cases of dengue and 92 cases of chikungunya till May 20.

Of these, in 20 cases of dengue and 31 of chikungunya, the people were infected in the neighbouring states and came for treatment to the capital, according to data released by the corporations.

However, for 86% of infection originating in Delhi, the corporation failed to get the addres... Read More


Four percent of GDP will be spent on healthcare by 2020: Health Minister

Sri Lanka, May 23 -- "The government spends 1.6 percent of the GDP on health and it will be increased to 4 percent by 2020. This is a big challenge for a country that is rebuilding after a 30-year long war," Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.

Addressing the Commonwealth Health Ministers' Meeting being held in Geneva, Minister Dr. Senaratne had stated that the steps taken by the government helped the country bring down the maternal morta... Read More


Govt must support local drug companies: APPON

KATHMANDU, May 23 -- Nepa li pharmaceutical companies have said that they were capable of meeting the demand for medicines in the market.

They, however, added that they won't be able to operate to their full capacity unless they get support from the government, officials of Association of Pharmaceutical Producers of Nepal (APPON) said at a press meet in Kathmandu on Monday.

They also said that the Nepali pharmaceutical companies can substitute ... Read More


Mumbai Metro guard arrested for molesting 21-year-old woman in crowded train

Mumbai, May 23 -- The Sahar police have arrested a 52-year-old security guard for allegedly molesting a 21-year-old CA aspirant inside a crowded Metro train last week. Prakash Salunke, a resident of Marol in Andheri, is employed with the firm hired by the Metro authorities.

Officers said the woman, a Mulund resident, was on her way to Chakala for an audit meeting when the incident occurred 11am. She was standing near the door of the Metro train ... Read More


'Lame-Duck' Liberian President Must Avoid Missteps Haunting Predecessors' Legacies

Liberia, May 23 -- IT IS THE most difficult period dreaded by most presidents on the last leg at the helm of power in any democracy.

IT CAN BE PAINFUL and at times vulnerable to see leaders who commanded the power of their constituents gearing up to find their way among the ordinary folks once more. No more sirens wailing in the busy traffic; no more sycophants bowing at their feet with lofty chatters and glowing praises and no more special trea... Read More


Tejas Express housefull for first ride from Mumbai, bookings full till May 24

Mumbai, May 23 -- The Tejas Express, which comes with features such as automatic doors, vacuum bio-toilet, tea-copy vending machines, the local cuisine on the catering menu, onboard WiFi and entertainment screens, has received an overwhelming response from passengers.

All 990 seats were booked and the waiting list stood at 5 for the executive class and 30 for the chair car till Monday 6.30pm-barely three hours after it was flagged off by railway... Read More