Turkish employee of US Consulate indicted for espionage

Turkish employee of US Consulate indicted for espionage

January 20, 2019 8:54 pm

Istanbul: Turkish prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a local employee of the United States consulate in Istanbul accused of attempting to overthrow the government and espionage. A 78-page indictment against Turkish national Metin Topuz, jailed since October 2017, said Topuz was in “very intense contact” with police officers who led a 2013 anti-corruption investigation that implicated top government officials. The […]

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At 28.7 deg C, Delhi records warmest January day since 2012

At 28.7 deg C, Delhi records warmest January day since 2012

January 20, 2019 8:47 pm

New Delhi: Delhi recorded the warmest January day since 2012 on Sunday with the maximum temperature settling at 28.7 degrees Celsius, seven notches above the season’s average. While it was cold and foggy in the early hours with a minimum temperature of 7 degrees Celsius, which is normal for this time of the year, the mercury rose to 28.7 degrees Celsius by […]

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Turkish employee of US Consulate indicted for espionage

Russians protest Kuril islands handover to Japan

January 20, 2019 8:41 pm

Moscow: Hundreds of Russians protested against a feared giveaway of strategic islands to Japan on Sunday, two days before a key summit between the countries’ leaders in Moscow. Between 300 and 500 people gathered on Suvorovskaya Square, just outside Moscow city centre, for an authorised rally called by several nationalist politicians, opposed to any move to cede any of the […]

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Oppn alliance leaders are 'dealers' facing graft cases: BJP

Oppn alliance leaders are ‘dealers’ facing graft cases: BJP

January 20, 2019 8:18 pm

Hyderabad: The BJP Sunday alleged the leaders who attended the mega opposition rally in Kolkata were “dealers” facing corruption cases and all of them aspired to become the prime minister. In a scathing attack on the proposed grand alliance, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra described it as a brigade promoting corruption, dynasty, appeasement and casteism. It is not about ‘Mahagatbandhan’ […]

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At 28.7 deg C, Delhi records warmest January day since 2012

Head constable arrested by Punjab Vigilance Bureau

January 20, 2019 8:16 pm

Chandigarh: A head constable of Punjab Police was arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000, an official spokesperson said Sunday. The spokesperson of the vigilance bureau said H C Raja Singh, posted in Kapurthala police station, was caught red-handed on the complaint of Baljit Singh, reader to Judicial Magistrate Ludhiana. The complainant had approached the vigilance bureau and informed that he came into contact with […]

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At 28.7 deg C, Delhi records warmest January day since 2012

Cabinet Secretary-led search panel did not short-list 2 serving information commissioners for CIC post: Documents

January 20, 2019 7:55 pm

New Delhi: The search committee for selection of Chief Information Commissioner did not short-list two senior Information Commissioners who had applied for the position and brought in four others who did not show interest in the post, documents made public by the government show. The search committee led by the Cabinet Secretary had finalised five names to be put before the selection panel, led […]

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BJP ticks off Stalin for not echoing "Rahul for PM" at TMC

BJP ticks off Stalin for not echoing “Rahul for PM” at TMC

January 20, 2019 7:49 pm

Chennai: The BJP Sunday said DMK president M K Stalin could not reiterate his ‘Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for Prime Minister pitch’ in the Opposition rally at Kolkata and it showed that he has diverged from his avowed stand. Stalin, however, said he continued to be firm in his stand of “Rahul for PM.” “Stalin said Rahul Gandhi will be the PM candidate in Chennai. He […]

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PM-led panel on CBI chief to meet Thursday

PM-led panel on CBI chief to meet Thursday

January 20, 2019 7:48 pm

New Delhi: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led high-powered panel on CBI chief will meet on Thursday and discuss probable names for the coveted post. The panel meeting will be attended by Chief Justice of India Rajan Gogoi or his nominee and Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, officials said. Among the officers whose name would be discussed at the meeting are J K Sharma and Parminder Rai from the 1982 batch […]

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Turkish employee of US Consulate indicted for espionage

Man arrested for involving in trafficking Nepalese girls

January 20, 2019 7:38 pm

New Delhi: A 33-year-old man, carrying a cash reward of Rs one lakh on his head, was arrested for allegedly involving in trafficking Nepalese girls to the Gulf countries on the pretext of giving them jobs, police said Sunday. The accused, identified as Lopsang Lama, resided at Wazirabad and hails from Okhal Doonga district in east Nepal, […]

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NRIs can vote in Lok Sabha polls through proxies? Key bill awaits Rajya Sabha test

NRIs can vote in Lok Sabha polls through proxies? Key bill awaits Rajya Sabha test

January 20, 2019 7:28 pm

New Delhi: The Law Ministry is looking at a small window for the passage of a key bill to allow proxy voting rights to overseas Indians and make electoral law gender neutral for service voters. The bill assumes importance as Lok Sabha elections are due in summer. The Budget session of Parliament, the last session of the present government, will have 11 sittings […]

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