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Monsoon to be below normal with 95 per cent rainfall

News4u-News Desk- In news that is not pleasant for the farming community, India is expected to see below normal monsoon this year with Met department forecasting 95 per cent rainfall after a good spell of four years. India Metereological Department (IMD) officials said the monsoon is expected to be below normal because of the El-Nino [...]

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Corporate votes for stability & decisive Future for India

News4u-Business Desk- Leaders of India Inc in the financial capital, including Ambani brothers, Adi Godrej, A M Naik, N Chandrasekaran and Chanda Kochhar cast their votes on Thursday, expressing hopes for a stable and decisive government. Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan voted at a booth near his official residence off Peddar Road in south Mumbai. [...]

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Maoists attack in Dumka – 8 Killed

News4u-News Desk- Eight persons including six polling officials and two policemen were on Thursday killed and seven others injured when suspected Maoists blew up their vehicle in Dumka district of Jharkhand. Director General of Police Rajeev Kumar said in Dumka that a landmine was triggered when they were returning from poll duty. The blast occurred [...]

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Former US test site sues nuclear nations including India and US for disarmament failure

News4u-News Desk- WASHINGTON: The tiny Pacific republic of the Marshall Islands, scene of massive US nuclear tests in the 1950s, sued the United States and eight other nuclear-armed countries on Thursday, accusing them of failing in their obligation to negotiate nuclear disarmament. The Pacific country accused all nine nuclear-armed states of “flagrant violation of international [...]

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Narendra Modi files nomination, says ‘Ma Ganga has called me to Varanasi’

News4u-News Desk- VARANASI: BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers from Varanasi on Thursday amid a strong show of strength in the city. “I am overwhelmed by the love showered on me by people of Varanasi,” Modi said moments before filing his nomination papers. Turning spiritual Modi said, “I don’t think anyone [...]

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Apple’s sales surge, CEO promises exciting new devices

News4u-Business Desk- SAN FRANCISCO: Apple just bought itself some much-needed time.On Wednesday, the company surprised Wall Street with news that it sold more iPhones in the March quarter than even the most bullish analysts had expected. It threw another $30 billion into an already sizeable stock buyback program and instituted an 8% quarterly dividend increase [...]

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Bangladesh’s woman who survived 17 days under factory debris marries, finds new job

News4u-News Desk- SAVAR: She was the “miracle” seamstress, plucked from the rubble of the world’s worst garment factory disaster 17 days after her factory collapsed. One year on, she has married and found a new job. Reshma Akhter, 19, was a rare bright spot in the Rana Plaza catastrophe on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi [...]

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Will not take immediate decision on Lokpal: Centre to SC

News4u-News Desk- The Centre on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it will not take any immediate decision on the appointment of chairperson and members of the Lokpal, virtually indicating that the decision in this regard might be left to the new government after the general elections. Appearing before a bench headed by Justice R [...]

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WhatsApp crosses half-a-billion user mark

News4u-Business Desk- Instant messaging app WhatsApp has crossed the half-a-billion user mark on the back of strong growth in emerging markets like India and Brazil. The company, which was acquired by social networking giant Facebook in February this year for USD 19 billion, was founded in 2009 by Ukrainian Jan Koum and American Brian Acton. [...]