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KPCL cuts power supply by 500 MW

The continued shortage of coal has forced the Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd (KPCL) to downgrade its power supply by 500 MW per day with immediate effect. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday called an emergency meeting where Energy Minister D K Shivakumar conceded that additional purchase of power had become inevitable to avoid load-shedding, reports DHNS from Bengaluru.

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SC relief to CEOs

The CEO and the director or promoter of a company cannot be summoned over inferior or substandard products unless there are specific allegations against them, the Supreme Court has held, reports DHNS from New Delhi.

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Pandey, Nischal dazzle in Ranji tie

Manish Pandey struck his career-best first-class score of 238 while D Nischal (195) registered his maiden Ranji century as Karnataka made 642 for seven against Uttar Pradesh in their Group 'A' Ranji Trophy tie in Kanpur on Saturday.

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Thousands protest against Mugabe

The tide seems to be turning against embattled President Robert Mugabe as thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets on Saturday in rallies sanctioned by the army to call for him to go, AFP reports from Harare.

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