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A week after he accepted Uttar Pradesh government's offer to be the chief advisor of the Lucknow Metro project, E. Sreedharan will be visiting the state capital Saturday, officials said. Sreedharan, who is accredited with the successful launch of Delhi Metro, will meet Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, senior government and Lucknow Metro officials. He is likely to discuss alignment and finalization of routes for the metro, an official said. Senior metro officials for the past one week have been scouting for the route trajectory in the state capital. Rajeev Agarwal, the managing director of Lucknow Metro, said surveys were being done to map new routes.

Japan prosecutors set to rule on possible Fukushima indictments

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Japan prosecutors set to rule on possible Fukushima indictments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese prosecutors must decide this month whether to charge Tokyo Electric Power Co former executives for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, in a process that could dra...


Support group of Japan's new trade minister spent funds at S&M bar

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Support group of Japan's new trade minister spent funds at S&M bar

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's new trade minister, installed this week to replace a minister caught in a funding scandal, said on Thursday a political support group of his spent money at a racy bar, a pote...

Get set for a very noisy Diwali: Delhi ignores ban on Chinese crackers

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Get set for a very noisy Diwali: Delhi ignores ban on Chinese crackers

New Delhi: Delhiwallahs will have a blast this Diwali, the governments call for silent celebration can wait.Despite Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhans pleafor a noiseless Diwali in the national c...

Attack on parliament, killing of soldier stun Canada's capital

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Attack on parliament, killing of soldier stun Canada's capital

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was killed at a nearby war memorial, stunni...

Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

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Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said."Dogs got him," ...

PM Harper says attacks will not intimidate Canada

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PM Harper says attacks will not intimidate Canada

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will not be intimidated by a pair of attacks that killed two soldiers this week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Wednesday, adding that security agencies would do every...

Obama says Canada shootings tragic, offers assistance

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Obama says Canada shootings tragic, offers assistance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama called the shootings in Ottawa on Wednesday "tragic" and said they reinforced the need for vigilance against acts of violence and terrorism.U.S....