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NADA bans top Indian athlete (Lead) (15 minutes ago)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A top Indian athlete was handed a provisional suspension by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on Wednesday after testing positive for banned performance enhancing substance meldonium.

Quitting Twitter, says Sonu Nigam after Abhijeet's account suspended (22 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Singer Sonu Nigam on Wednesday announced he will quit Twitter and has urged all "logical and sensible patriots" to do the same, following the suspension of singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya's micro-blogging account.

Sana-di-ge, where Delhiite gets a taste of West Coast cuisine (Foodie Trail-Delhi) (With Images) (25 minutes ago)
By Karishma Saurabh Kalita
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Delhi is a melting pot of people from across the country but only in recent years have its residents become more experimental when it comes to food.

NADA bans top Indian athlete (27 minutes ago)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A top Indian athlete was handed a provisional suspension by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on Wednesday after testing positive for banned performance enhancing substance meldodium.

Microsoft announces new Surface Pro with 13.5 hour battery life (10:58)
Shanghai, May 24 (IANS) Microsoft Corporation has unveiled the new Surface Pro that delivers up to 13.5 hours of battery life, making it more than 2.5 times faster than Surface Pro 3.

Word by word, Xiamen picks up English as it prepares for BRICS summit (10:50)
By Anjali Ojha
Xiamen (China), May 24 (IANS) It is in this part-island southeastern city that President Xi Jinping served as vice mayor from 1985 to 1988 and began his slow and steady climb to the country's top job. It's here he married folk singer Peng Liyuan. And it is here that word by methodical word, a large group of citizens of all ages is learning "tourist English" ahead of the BRICS Summit in September.

Sleepless in sin city: Fun, frolic and gaming (Travelogue) (With images) (10:46)
By Aparajita Gupta
Las Vegas, May 24 (IANS) In the heart of the Nevada desert lies a city with over a million lights, burning bright in the night like a shining diamond against an otherwise dark background. It is sin city -- one that never sleeps.

Violence-hit Saharanpur tense but under control: Official (10:44)
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) A day after clashes between Dalits-Rajputs left one dead, the situation in a violence-hit village in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district remained tense but under control on Wednesday, an official said.

Citrix Cloud services on Microsoft Azure helping firms transform: Nadella (10:24)
By Nishant Arora
Orlando (Florida), May 24 (IANS) While rumours of Microsoft eyeing the cloud and desktop virtualisation leader Citrix for acquisition are dotting the tech landscape for quite some time, for Satya Nadella, the two companies are focused on enabling customers digitally transform while providing cyber security and compliance.

Children from poorer families experience puberty early: Study (10:24)
Melbourne, May 24 (IANS) Children who grow up in poorer homes are more likely to experience puberty earlier than their peers, said an Australian study on Wednesday.

Five Shia protesters killed in Bahrain (10:24)
Manama, May 24 (IANS) At least five persons have been killed and dozens injured as police in Bahrain opened fire at supporters of the country's prominent Shia cleric, Ayatollah Isa Ahmed Qassim, officials said.

President greets Eritrea on its Independence Day (10:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted the government and people of Eritrea on their 26th Independence Day.

Unicef chief hails Roger Moore as 'champion for children'' (10:08) IANS Photo Service
United Nations, May 24 (IANS) British actor and United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) ambassador Roger Moore, whose death was announced on Tuesday, "was one of the great champions for children", said the organisation's Executive Director Anthony Lake.

Cambodia deports over 1,000 illegal immigrants (09:48)
Phnom Penh, May 24 (IANS) Cambodia has deported 1,025 illegal foreigners, including 226 female, to their countries in 2017, an immigration official said on Wednesday.

Markets open on a higher note on Wednesday (09:36) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a higher note during the morning session of the trade.

Partly cloudy Wednesday morning in Delhi (09:30)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy Wednesday morning here in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.6 degrees Celsius, season's average, the weather office said.

Modi announces ex gratia Rs 2 lakh for Uttarakhand victims (09:22) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced ex gratia of Rs two lakh for the next of kin of each of those killed in a bus accident in Uttarakhand.

Temer advisor hands over cash-filled briefcase to police (09:22) IANS Photo Service
Brasilia, May 24 (IANS) An advisor of Brazilian President Michel Temer has turned over a cash-filled briefcase to authorities that he apparently received from the owner of meat-packing giant JBS, police here has said.

UK bomber trained abroad, had Al Qaeda links: Official (08:58)
Manchester, May 24 (IANS) The British man believed to have killed 22 people in a suicide-bomb attack here, had ties to Al Qaeda and had received terror training abroad, a US intelligence official said.

UK attack prompts Australia to maintain 'probable' threat level (08:24)
Canberra, May 24 (IANS) Following the terror attack in Manchester, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday that the threat level in his country will be maintained at "probable".

Katy Perry wants Taylor Swift to finish feud (08:02) IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry, who has been embroiled in a feud with singer Taylor Swift since a long time now, says the latter should finish the fight as she started it.

Manchester attack ignites security concerns in France (07:46)
Paris, May 24 (IANS) Security woes resurfaced again in France in the wake of Manchester attack which forced French government to muscle security to thwart any potential terrorist attack.

EU must earmark $505 billion to sustain current nuclear output (07:32)
Prague, May 24 (IANS) The European Union said it will need to invest between 350 and 450 billion euro ($393-$505 billion) through 2050 in order to maintain its current level of nuclear power output, officials said.

24 dead as bus plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand (07:10) IANS Photo Service
Dehradun, May 24 (IANS) At least 24 persons were killed and eight others injured when the bus they were travelling in plunged into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand late on Tuesday, police said.

Rihanna, Nyong'o to star in movie on Twitterati's request (06:56) IANS Photo Service
Cannes, May 24 (IANS) Singer Rihanna and actress Lupita Nyong'o are set to star in a movie based on ia plot built up by Twitter users.

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