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Expelled AAP leaders to launch Swaraj Abhiyan

To gain support, the supporters of expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan will launch 'Swaraj Abhiyan' in Thane. Maruti Bhapkar who was also thrown out of the party will attend the event to decide further course of action. Manav Kamble main person behind the launch said that more than 300 supporters who will attend the launch.

TMC worker shot dead in West Bengal civic poll

Incidents of violence have been reported from several areas including Burdwan district in West Bengal just after the beginning of civic polls. One TMC worker has been shot dead in Burdwan. As per the State Election Commissioner, 35 companies of central forces in addition to state forces have been deployed to keep the situation under control during polling. In all 763 candidates are contesting civic polls and near about 74 lakh people are eligible to vote.

Opposition Parties Walk Out after Government Insists upon Discussion of GST Bill

After Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tabled Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in Lok Sabha and union government insisted upon holding discussion on the bill, the entire opposition walked out of the parliament. Congress-led opposition, however, insisted upon sending the concerned bill for scrutiny to the parliamentary committee before debating it in the house. Union government wanted discussion on the bill today followed by a voting tomorrow. To stall the bill in the parliament, Congress said that an important bill like this cannot be brought on Friday and insisted on the fact that pending financial business should be considered first.

Diageo asks Vijay Mallya to step down

New owner of United Spirits, Diageo has asked Vijay Mallya to step down as Chairman and Director of the Indian liquor firm for diverting funds. But it was straightway rejected by Vijay Mallya. Diageo said so after a probe that reports "various improprieties and legal violations" while giving loans by USL to various UB Group companies. Vijay Mallya called all these allegation false and unjustified.

Infosys trying to regain its market share

Quarterly net profit posted by Bengaluru-based Infosys is far below the expectation of most of the analysts. Recent frequent changes in the top management are impacting the ability of Infosys, India's second largest software service exporter. As per media reports, Infosys is trying to regain its market share and is expecting a rise in revenue to $20 billion by 2020 from $8.7 at present.

Infosys Stock Nosedives over 6 Per Cent after Reporting Decrease in Dollar Revenue Growth

Even after reporting a net profit of Rs. 3,097 crore and total sales of Rs. 13,411 crore during fourth quarter of 2014-15 fiscal, revenue of Infosys in constant currency during Q4 of 2014-15 decreased by 2.4 per cent. The quarterly report published today is a disappointment for the market as rivals of Infosys including HCL Tech, TCS, and Wipro reported dollar revenue growth of 2.7 per cent, 1.6 per cent, and 1.2 per cent respectively. CEO of Infosys, Vishal Sikka, said that the Q4 result were disappointing considering the fact that the company did well in the first three quarters. Infosys Ltd. stock today nosedived by 5.98 per cent or 126.80 points to 1,995.20 points at 3.51 pm IST.

Google's Person Finder Tool for Nepal Earthquake

A Person Finder Web-based tool of Google has been officially opened in response to 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal. The simple tool can give information about a person if it exists in the database. The tool is also accessible via mobile devices. On said profile you can find a person by name, sex, age, home address, or any other related description. On the flip side you can enter information about a person if you have.

Lava launches Lava Iris Alfa L at Rs 8,000

Lava, an Indian handset maker, has launched the new Lava Iris Alfa L. The smartphone will be available at a price of Rs 8,000 and in two colour variants i.e. White and Black. Lava Iris Alfa L's 5.5-inch qHD IPS display will come with a 540 x 960 pixel resolution. 1GB RAM, a1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, dual SIM, 8 GB internal storage, an 8MP autofocus PureCel rear camera and LED flash are few of the product features.

Xiaomi Mi 4i Launched in India; To Go on Flash Sale on April 30

Xiaomi Mi 4i smartphone has been launched in India at a mid-range price of Rs. 12,999. As per available information, this new flagship phone will be available in five colours – Pink, Light Blue, Orange, White, and Black. Though Xiaomi Mi 4i will be available for flash sale on Flipkart from April 30, its pre-order registration started yesterday evening at 8pm IST. The launch event of Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone in India was attended by both Lei Jun (CEO and Founder of the company) and Hugo Barra (VP Xiaomi Global).

Dhoni works on his instincts while playing - Ashwin

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni goes blank and without preconceived notions to the field and works on solely his instincts. By winning a match against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday night, CSK is now at the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table. Spinners Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja played exceptionally well and helped team to win match.

IOC President to Meet PM Modi Fueling Speculation of India's 2024 Olympic Hosting Bid

President of International Olympics Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, is all set to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. The upcoming meeting has fueled speculation that Modi may show willingness to host the 2024 Olympics in India. Sources say that PM Narendra Modi may approve bidding for hosting the game after the meeting. When Randhir Singh, the only IOC member from India, was contacted he said that approval of bidding to host Olympic games will be welcomed by his colleagues in the IOC. He downplayed the talks on hosting 2024 Olympics by calling it wishful thinking. However, he kept the hope alive by saying that if India misses the 2024 opportunity, it may host 2028 or even 2032 Olympics.

Sports Ministry Suspends Paralympic Committee of India

The sports ministry has suspended the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for poor management of the fifteenth National Para Athletics Championships that was held in Ghaziabad from 20 March to 22 March. The decision comes after International Paralympic Committee took a similar step against PCI on April 15. National Sports Federation’s recognition was suspended by the sports ministry yesterday with immediate effect till further notice. The sports ministry took the decision after Sports Authority of India’s inquiry found serious flaws in administration, technicals and logistics while conducting National Para Athletics Championships in March.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemns manual scavenging and asks for cooperation to get rid of this

In “Mann ki Baat” Radio programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about manual scavenging and expressed regret that we still have manual scavengers in India. He appealed that everyone in the society should cooperate to get rid of this spot during the 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar which is going to be celebrated this year. He added that what was not done 20 years, we have pledged to do that in 20 months.

Rahul Gandhi's core team consists of young with corporate style working

Along with organizational revamping of the Congress, Rahul Gandhi's core team is also undergoing silent changes. Priyanka Vadra's office is now being managed by Gandhi's close friend Kanishka Singh and Rahul Gandhi's office is managed by Oxford University graduate Kaushal Vidyarthee. The office has a staff of 6-7 young people. The office has a corporate style of working. They give written appointments, give main talking points to Rahul Gandhi before his public meeting and his team also prepares notes for him.

India sends relief material to earthquake hit Nepal

As a part of relief and rescue operations, C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft of Indian Air Force took off from the Hindon airbase with NDRF personnel and relief material for earthquake hit Nepal. The aircraft will drop the NDRF team and then carry out operations to check road communication to Pokhara. After this it will return to Hindon. To continue this operation, another IL76 transport aircraft will fly from Bhatinda for Nepal.