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Nepal's worst earthquake in decades has killed more than 7,200 people, including at least 18 climbers on Everest who were hit by a massive avalanche that wiped out part of the base camp.
From: The Economic Times | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Greece's debt talks with international creditors are making progress but have not yet made a breakthrough, Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling said.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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The US Treasury scrapped plans to pay down debt between April and June because it now considers it prudent for the government to hold a bigger cash buffer, an official said.
From: The Economic Times | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Greece called Monday for its creditors to give it a bit of financial breathing room thanks to renewed progress in talks, warning there was no money left to keep paying off its debt and run the government.
From: The Economic Times | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Wall Street was up morning as healthcare stocks rose for a second straight session and new orders for US factory goods recorded their biggest increase.
From: The Economic Times | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Private Equity and VC funds turned towards the Indian market around 2008-09 after the sub-prime crisis hit the US and the debt problems.
From: The Economic Times | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Facing number crunch in Rajya Sabha, the government was forced to defer the bill last Wednesday after opposition insisted on referring it to Select Committee of Parliament.
From: The Economic Times | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Greece and its international creditors held constructive talks on Greece's debt crisis over the weekend but more work remains to be done.
From: The Economic Times | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Greece has to come up with about 4-bn euros by the end of May for debt payments. Then there's the 1.5-bn euro monthly tab for salaries and pensions.
From: The Economic Times | Monday, May 4, 2015
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Nepal: Quake stirs debate on overcrowding of Everest | Overwhelmed with deadThe deaths at the Everest Base Camp put the spotlight on commercialisation of the peak.
From: The Economic Times | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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"We are also opposing the government listing the Real Estate Regulatory (Amend) Bill for passing in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday," said Anand Sharma.
From: The Economic Times | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Greece and its European creditors are finally making progress only days after combative Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis was effectively sidelined from talks on its enormous debt, EU sources said.
From: The Economic Times | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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An Afghan businessman is believed to be allegedly indoctrinating youth from Maharashtra to join dreaded ISIS, claims National Investigation Agency.
From: The Economic Times | Sunday, May 3, 2015
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India’s proposal will be an “improvement” over Nepal’s requirement of only tents, a senior government official told ET.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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The chief minister will also attend another government function here with the prime minister who will launch three insurance schemes.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Major indexes wavered at the outset of trading, drifted lower throughout the morning, then spent the afternoon slowly ceding ground.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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SAGY is set to turn into a weapon in the hands of the Congress in Karnataka, which is going for panchayat polls later this month.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, TN and Kerala are the stakeholder states that stand to be affected by the Kasturirangan report.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Kejriwal-Jung rift: Delhi govt says confusion over jurisdiction can be clearedDelhi Government officials said that they are ready to discuss the role and jurisdiction of the two offices and demarcate the boundaries.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Uber, Foodpanda and ZO Rooms form partnership to enrich travellers experienceUber, Foodpanda, and budget hotel chain ZO Rooms are joining together to enable a seamless experience for travellers to travel, eat, and stay.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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There’s a “sudden race” to make Punjabi films to exploit Sikh sentiments on issues like Operation Bluestar and 1984 riots.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Kejriwal-Jung rift: Delhi says confusion can be clearedDelhi Government officials said that they are ready to discuss the role and jurisdiction of the two offices and demarcate the boundaries.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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The draft seeks to cut down on the lengthy procedure to obtain a licence within a specific time, also seeks to ensure safe use and storage of firearms made mandatory for grant and renewal of licences.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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The resin-and-fiberglass piece, by 22-year-old Tasos Nyfadopoulos, is named ``Crisis'' and speaks of a country trying to cope with a collapsing economy.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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PM to launch 3 mega social security plans on May 9The schemes will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 9 in Kolkata, capital of West Bengal where assembly elections are due next year.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Maharashtra government decided to bring down the crop loss percentage, which is crucial in awarding compensation to farmers whose crop is hit by natural calamities, to 33 per cent from existing 50 per cent.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC led a group of investors putting $100 million into eDaijia, which provides services in China similar to online ride-hailing service Uber.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Tech industry leaders including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg have raised $100 million for an education initiative aimed at "reimagining" schools from the elementary school level.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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GMR Infrastructure today said three of its promoters have pledged 19.13 per cent stake in the firm in a series of transactions in the last week of April.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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UPA govt awarded Sant Chatwal after Hillary backed Indo-US nuclear deal: BookThe book alleges that donations made by some Indian politicians were instrumental in getting Hillary, who was then a US Senator, to support the nuclear deal.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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AAP's Pankaj Gupta dismissed the development as a "non-issue", saying it could be a "vendetta" against Vishwas and AAP waged by some "anti-party forces".
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Arvind Kejriwal also expressed anguish over media purportedly "dragging" the families of the party leaders in the public domain.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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IAF evacuated nine Spanish rescue workers along with two of their dogs from completely destroyed village in the Lantang area of earthquake-hit Nepal.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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HSBC is set to extend a six year overhaul of its US business to revive its fortunes rather than add it to the 77 businesses sold in the past four years.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Of the checked houses, 50 per cent are suitable for residing; 20-25 per cent are unsuitable and remaining others need renovations.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Members in Rajya Sabha voiced concern over continuance of manual scavenging as well as atrocities against dalits, SCs and STs and wanted the government to take effective steps to deal with such issues.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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The CBI on Tuesday arrested an accused wanted in connection with forging the letter head of former Union minister and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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After a cantankerous meeting with his eurozone colleagues last month, Varoufakis wanted to make a point during bilateral talks Tuesday.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Greece blames EU, IMF policy clash for failure to compromise"Serious disagreements between the IMF and the EU are creating obstacles and big risks in the negotiations," a Greek government official said.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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A standoff between ex-Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari and his former political aide today rocked his party's government in the southern Sindh province as police tried to arrest the PPP chief's erstwhile confidant.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Primacy of CJI figures in Constitution? Govt asks SCIn a counterattack of sorts on the collegium system for appointing SC judges, govt demanded to know from the SC if the process had any moorings in the Constitution.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Finance Ministry clarified that LPG subsidy received by individuals in their bank accounts will continue to be exempt from income tax.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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With a federal election still two and a half years away, however, an outbreak of sniping now could hamper policymaking, for example over an EU-U.S. trade deal.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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The government today said the birth rate in India is greater than that of China and said the country's population will cross China's by 2028.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Varoufakis said Athens expected no deal on its debt crisis at talks with his counterparts in Brussels on May 11, but added that it would be a step towards a final agreement.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Javadekar said his ministry has declared ESZ around National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, as well as, certain identified areas which require special attention and protection.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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CAG has pointed out that the government had to suffer a shortfall of Rs 2,555 crore in dividend income from central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) in 2013-14.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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"As per the report of Tobacco Control in India (2004), each year 8-9 lakh deaths in India can be attributed to tobacco use," Health Minister J P Nadda said in a reply.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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The court had on March 17 directed CBI to produce all relevant files of the preliminary enquiry in the case in which the agency had filed a closure report.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Walt Disney Co's quarterly revenue beat analysts' expectations, helped by increased spending by visitors at its theme parks and higher ad sales and affiliate fees in the company's media networks business.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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