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31 migrants die in Mediterranean Sea boat capsize (Lead) (4 minutes ago)
Rome, May 25 (IANS) At least 31 migrants drowned after an inflatable boat carrying 500 people capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, Italian Coast Guard said.

Kashish Queer Film Festival kicks off in Mumbai (00:32)
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The eighth edition of Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival kicked-off here on Wednesday with 147 movies from 45 countries across the world, celebrating the LGBTQ community.

Italian 'abducted in Syria' appears in second video (00:06)
Rome, May 25 (IANS/AKI) An Italian allegedly being held captive by jihadists in Syria has appeared in a new Youtube video, after he urged his government to save him from execution in a video that surfaced late last year.

Chandrababu Naidu attends TDP's Telangana unit conclave (00:06)
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) On a day when BJP national president Amit Shah addressed a party meeting in Hyderabad, his ally TDP's national chief N. Chandrababu Naidu attended the annual conclave of his party's Telangana unit in the city.

BJP expanding across the country, says Amit Shah (00:06)
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) BJP national President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party was expanding across the country but felt that it has to become strong in south India.

Snake venom worth Rs 70 cr seized in Darjeeling (00:00)
Siliguri, May 24 (IANS) Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Customs personnel apprehended two persons with two jars of snake venom, with approximate market value of Rs 70 crore, in West Bengal's Darjeeling district on Wednesday, an official said.

Samsung unveils premium TV models in Bengaluru (00:00)
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) South Korean multinational Samsung Electronics unveiled its flaghsip premium TV sets 'QLED' for home entertainment here on Wednesday.

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Suspected Manchester bomber's brother held in Libya, confesses IS membership (23:56)
Tripoli, May 24 (IANS/AKI) Libyan anti-terror police said on Wednesday they arrested the younger brother of Salman Abedi, the suspected Manchester Arena suicide bomber, who allegedly told them they were both members of the Islamic State jihadist group.

Pakistan's video on destruction of Indian post fake: Army (23:46)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A video clipping posted by Pakistan on the destruction of an Indian post on the border is fake, and that the post shown therein is clearly not an Indian one, Indian Army sources said on Wednesday.

Indian hospital to treat Bangladesh armed forces personnel (23:28)
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Leading super-specialty Amrita Hospital, founded by Hindu spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi, would treat personnel of the Bangladesh Armed Forces (BAF), its top official on Wednesday.

UN denies its observers attacked by Indians in Kashmir (Lead, changing dateline) (23:24)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, May 24 (IANS) The UN has denied that its observers in Kashmir came under attack from Indian army in Kashmir, refuting the Pakistani allegations.

Cabinet approves policy preferring local suppliers in procurements (23:10)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved a policy for providing preference to local suppliers in government procurement.

CRPF IG alleges fake gunfight in Assam, Home Ministry seeks clarification (23:10)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A CRPF Inspector General, deputed in the northeast, has alleged that the death of two suspected members of a Bodo militant group in a gunfight with security forces in Assam in March was "a staged gunfight". The Home Ministry has sought the clarification over the issue.

Congress, LF frown over Mamata-Modi meeting (23:10)
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) The Left Front and the Congress on Wednesday expressed their apprehension over West Bengal Chief Minister's scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pointing out she was earlier in the NDA and also a member of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet.

Juvenile among three held for Delhi jeweller's murder, robbery (22:58)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Three persons, including a juvenile, were arrested in connection with a jeweller's robbery and murder in April, the city police said on Wednesday.

Delhi Police to hire officer to tackle cyber crime: Lt Gove (22:58)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday said the Delhi Police is going to hire a chief technology officer to help the force to equip itself to meet the growing challenges and potent threat of cyber crime.

Trinamool MP Bandyopadhyay shifted to SSKM hospital (22:54)
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Ailing Trinamool MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay, an accused in the Rose Valley chit fund scam, was on Wednesday shifted to the state-run SSKM Hospital from the private Apollo Hospital, with his lawmaker wife claiming the step was taken to reduce the cost of treatment.

Iran will continue missile programme, says Rouhani (22:50)
Tehran, May 24 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated on Wednesday that Iran is "heedless" of what the "enemy" says and will continue its missile programme.

APSEZ's Q4 consolidated net profit up 27% (22:46)
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) on Wednesday reported an increase of 27 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.

Five burglars held in Delhi, 81 mobile phones seized (22:46)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Five burglars involved in stealing new mobile phones from shops in south Delhi were arrested on Wednesday and 81 new mobile phones seized from them, the city police said.

Shah's claim on central funds blatant lie: Telangana CM (22:44)
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday dubbed as a "blatant lie" BJP President Amit Shah's comment that the Centre was providing additional funds of Rs 20,000 crore to the state every year.

Mahindra Electric to ramp up manufacturing (22:42)
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Electric vehicles (EV) manufacturer Mahindra Electric on Wednesday unveiled its comprehensive technology and product road map -- EV 2.0 -- under which it plans to ramp up manufacturing and charging infrastructure.

Watch out against inciting statements, UP CM urges people (22:42)
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) Under attack from the opposition for caste clashes in Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday appealed to the state's people not to pay heed to statements aimed at inciting them.

Volkswagen launches premium carline Tiguan (22:42)
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Passenger car manufacturer Volkswagen on Wednesday launched its premium carline Tiguan with a starting price of Rs 27.68 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai).

AAP leader Khetan moves SC for police protection after threats from 'right wing' (22:34)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) AAP leader Ashish Khetan on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking police protection in the wake of threats he has received allegedly from "right-wing" organisations.

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