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May 2014

Power supply restored in storm-hit northern states: Ministry

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Of the 68 lines of the Northern Grid that tripped owing to Friday's fierce storm causing load interruption, 49 lines have been fixed and supply has been gradually restored in all the affected states, the power ministry said here on Saturday.The restoration of lines in Delhi was taken up on a war footing, the ministry said. "At present, about 3,800 MW load is being met. There is a load restriction of about 200 MW in Pappankala, Gopalpur and Rohini areas of Delhi," the statement added.

33 artistes to get Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy of music, dance and drama, said on Saturday it has selected 33 young artistes for the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2012.The artistes belong to different schools of performing arts - music, dance, theatre, traditional, folk, tribal dance and mime and puppetry, said a statement from the Akademi. The Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar was instituted by the Akademi in 2006 with the purpose of encouraging artistes of the younger generation in music,…

Indian-origin professor awarded Fulbright-Nehru fellowship

Washington, May 31 (IANS) An Indian-origin professor has been awarded the Fulbright-Nehru fellowship for Academic and Professional Experience to teach immunonutrition and functional foods in medical institutions across India, a press statement said.Anil Kulkarni, a professor at the University of Texas Health Science Centre at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School in Texas, will work as a faculty member in four Indian universities, namely Sikkim Manipal University Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita University Institute of…

Honey Singh to bring boxing league to India in October

By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, May 31: Super rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh is on to another league, literally. After starting his Global Fighting Championship (GFC), a boxing league in Dubai, the singer has plans to bring the "mother of all boxing events" to India.Talking about the event which started at the Dubai World Trade Centre Thursday, Honey Singh said: "Film actors, sportspersons, musicians, socialites, royalty and just personal friends...they were all here. I want this to be one of the biggest sporting events…

Tytler appears in court in defamation case

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on Saturday appeared in a court here in connection with a defamation case filed against him by senior advocate H.S. Phoolka, who is appearing for victims in a case of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.Tytler appeared before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Rao. Phoolka had filed the defamation case alleging that the Congress leader made a derogatory remark about him in a news programme aired on a private news channel on Sep 7, 2004. Phoolka, who lost the Lok…
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