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Bread issue: Govt set to ban pottassium bromate

Bread issue: Govt set to ban pottassium bromate

While one of the chemicals is a category 2B carcinogen, the other could trigger thyroid disorders but India has not banned their use The government is set to ban potassium bromate as food additive with Health Minister J P Nadda asserting that it will take appropriate action following a report which claimed presence of cancer-causing chemicals in bread samples of virtually all top brands. A Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) study had found nearly 84 per cent of 38 commonly available ..., 13 minutes ago

Taliban faces leadership crisis post Mansour's death

Days after Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a United States drone attack, the deadly militant group is struggling to find his successor. The two main contenders -- Mullah Yakoub, the Taliban founder's son, and Sirajuddin Haqqani, an implacable foe of US forces -- has backed out of the leadership race, AFP has reported. "Yakoub has refused to accept the role, saying he is too young for it," a senior Taliban source in northwest Pakistan told AFP. "Mansour's deputy and ...
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Israel PM's travel expenses under scrutiny

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's travel expenses came under fresh scrutiny today ahead of the expected release of an official report into alleged overcharging and other matters.The state comptroller's report covers 2003-05, when Netanyahu was finance minister, and concerns five foreign trips, some with his wife and children, Israeli media reported.State Comptroller Yosef Shapira, who is tasked with overseeing the use of public funds, was investigating allegations of double billing ...
 Rediff.com32 minutes ago Netanyahu to minister: thanks but ... no thanks?  Global Times19 hours ago

Amitabh to host BJP's 2nd birthday bash at India Gate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and most of his ministerial colleagues are expected to attend an event at India Gate to be hosted by mega star Amitabh Bachhan on May 28 to mark the second anniversary of the government. The government is organising the event-- 'Zara Muskura Do' (Smile Please)-- which will have several performances and programmes highlighting its "achievements". The show will be beamed across the country by Doordarshan. Various schemes and programmes, particularly Swachh Bharat ...
 Rediff.com55 minutes ago FS hops on flight to China hours after getting in from Iran  Rediff.com1 hour ago President reaches Guangzhou, 1st stop in 4-day China visit  Rediff.com2 hours ago President Pranab boards the flight to China  Rediff.com7 hours ago

Bajrang Dal organises firearms training, UP guv defends action

Right-wing outfit Bajrang Dal organised a ‘self defence’ camp in Ayodhya to impart training in weapons to saffron cadres, an exercise which Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Tuesday virtually defended. "This arms training is for the purpose of self-defence. There should not be any objection from any quarter. The intention behind this exercise is what counts," Ram Naik said while replying to the queries of the media. Naik was speaking on the sidelines of the annual function of the ...
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'I believe the doosra can't be bowled without a bit of kink'

'Will never ever bowl the doosra, as I believe in off-breaks,' says rookie spinner Jayant Yadav IMAGE: Delhi Daredevils spinner Jayant Yadav in action during IPL 9. Photograph: BCCI Rookie off-spinner Jayant Yadav, who is set for his maiden India tour of Zimbabwe next month, says he will never attempt to bowl a ‘doosra’ since it cannot be done without a bit of elbow kink. "I have never bowled a doosra in my life and will never bowl one. I believe the doosra can't be bowled without ...
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Rupee's free fall continues, plunges 26 paise to 67.75

The rupee continued its incessant free fall for the ninth straight day today by dropping 26 paise to end at a fresh 2-1/2 month low of 67.75 on sustained demand for the American currency. Consistent unwinding by foreign investors on worries regarding the controversial tax issues as well as renewed possibility of the Federal Reserve raising US interest rates predominantly kept home currency under intense pressure. Month-end dollar demand from oil companies along with aggressive hedging strategy ...
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BJP's show of strength at Sonowal's swearing-in ceremony

Sarbananda Sonowal was on Tuesday sworn in as the 14th chief minister of Assam in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah and other dignitaries at a huge public function at Khanapara field. IMAGE: Sarbananda Sonowal takes his oath in Assamese. Photograph: Sonowal, who became the first BJP chief minister of the state was sworn in by Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya. He took his oath in Assamese. Along with Sonowal, 10 ministers ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal takes charge of BJP's 1st govt in NE  Rediff.com2 hours ago Former Assam CM Gogoi watches  Rediff.com3 hours ago Sarabanda Sonowal sworn in as Assam CM as PM watches  Rediff.com3 hours ago

Modi government's ambitious plan: 4 crore new jobs!

  The minister said to further accelerate projects, he has given instructions to officials on expediting the decision making process. Government expects investments worth Rs 25 lakh crore (Rs 25 trillion) in the infrastructure sector by 2019 which will help generate 4 crore (Rs 40 million) jobs, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said. "First two years were spent in correcting the legacy we had inherited of stalled projects. "We could manage to award projects worth Rs 2.5 lakh crore (Rs 2.5 ...
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French Open PHOTOS: Nadal races into second round, Kerber knocked out

IMAGE: Rafael Nadal plays a backhand. Photograph: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images Rafael Nadal started his quest for a record-breaking 10th French Open title in merciless fashion, demolishing Australian Sam Groth 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 in Paris, on Tuesday.The fourth-seeded Spaniard, who will play either Argentine Facundo Bagnis or French qualifier Kenny de Schepper in the second round, played flawless tennis throughout, making only three unforced errors in a one-sided match.Nadal, who turns 30 next ...
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