Month: January 2019

Alok Verma may face departmental action for defying govt order: officials

Alok Verma may face departmental action for defying govt order: officials

January 31, 2019 10:13 pm

New Delhi: Ousted CBI director Alok Verma is likely to face departmental action for defying a government order asking him to join as chief of Fire Services on Thursday, the day of his superannuation, and this may include suspension of pensionary benefits, officials said. According to the officials, this non-compliance of the directive amounted to violation of service rules for all India services officers. The Ministry […]

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Equipments worth Rs 700 crore distributed to differently-abled since 2014: Kovind

Equipments worth Rs 700 crore distributed to differently-abled since 2014: Kovind

January 31, 2019 10:08 pm

New Delhi: The condition of the differently-abled persons were so dismal that till 2014 only 56 camps were organised where they were given assistive aids, President Ram Nath Kovind said Thursday, while highlighting the series of initiatives taken by the Modi government for their welfare. “After formation of my government in 2014, following the vision of Atal-ji, efforts were made […]

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Modi-Shah trying to organise coup in Bengal: Mamata

CBI questions Mamata Banerjee’s aide in Saradha scam

January 31, 2019 10:06 pm

Kolkata: The CBI has questioned a close aide of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Manik Majumdar, in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam, officials said Thursday. The agency had given a notice to Majumdar, who has been Banerjee’s secretary since her early days in politics, to appear before it, the officials said in New Delhi. But he […]

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Airtel net income plunges 72% to Rs 86 crore; payments bank arm aids finances

Airtel net income plunges 72% to Rs 86 crore; payments bank arm aids finances

January 31, 2019 9:56 pm

New Delhi: Telecom operator Bharti Airtel Thursday reported a 72 per cent drop in consolidated net income for the three months ended December 2018 at about Rs 86 crore, amid market turbulence triggered by cut-throat competition in India business. Change in accounting structure with respect to Airtel Payments Bank brought an exceptional gain of Rs 1,017 crore for Bharti Airtel and bolstered the […]

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I was hurt "Manikarnika.." actor on her role being cut down in Kangana-starrer

I was hurt: “Manikarnika..” actor on her role being cut down in Kangana-starrer

January 31, 2019 9:12 pm

Mumbai: Mishti Chakravarty, who was seen in Kangana Ranaut-starrer “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”, Thursday said she was hurt after watching the film as her role was cut down. Mishti played the role of Kashibai in the period-drama film that has minted over Rs 50 crore at the box office. In a recent interview to a portal, Mishti had slammed Kangana, […]

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Maduro blasts US for 'stealing' billions and offering 'crumbs'

Italy slides into recession after economy shrinks

January 31, 2019 9:08 pm

Milan: The Italian economy contracted in the fourth quarter of 2018, dragged down by slowing European growth and global trade tensions, plunging the country into a technical recession, official data showed Thursday. The 0.2 per cent contraction – following a 0.1 per cent fall in the third quarter – will put pressure on the populist government in […]

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1984 riots: Delhi court directs CBI to expedite investigation in Tytler case

1984 riots: Delhi court directs CBI to expedite investigation in Tytler case

January 31, 2019 8:59 pm

New Delhi: A Delhi Court Thursday directed CBI to expedite investigation into a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which Congress leader Jagdish Tytler has been given clean chit for his alleged role, saying that the matter is of sensitive nature. CBI informed Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Arora that lie detector test of controversial businessman Abhishek Verma, who volunteered to support the case by deposing as a witness, was conducted last […]

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15 places in Odisha record temperature below 10 degree Celsius

15 places in Odisha record temperature below 10 degree Celsius

January 31, 2019 8:46 pm

Bhubaneswar: Cold wave conditions intensified in Odisha on Thursday with the mercury plummeting below 10 degree Celsius in at least 15 places. The tourist destination of Daringibadi in Kandhamaldistrict and Angul became the coldest places in the state, both recording a minimum temperature of 6 degree Celsius, the Meteorological Centre here said. Daringibadi was followed by Sonepur where the mercury dropped to 6.2 degree Celsius, […]

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Maduro blasts US for 'stealing' billions and offering 'crumbs'

UK car exports to India register hike as Brexit-hit industry struggles

January 31, 2019 8:41 pm

London: Britain’s car exports to India registered a 4.81 per cent hike over the previous year, even as the automotive industry battled with Brexit uncertainties to record a 9.1 per cent fall in production figures, according to the latest figures released here on Thursday. The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) found that UK manufacturers sold 1,199 units to India in 2018, which marks […]

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Trump says US-China trade talks 'going well'

Trump says US-China trade talks ‘going well’

January 31, 2019 8:38 pm

Washington: President Donald Trump on Wednesday touted the chances of success as US-China trade negotiations entered a second day, saying Beijing was eager to make a deal. In a morning series of tweets, he also said a final deal would leave “NOTHING” unresolved but such a bargain could only be struck after he met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping “in the near […]

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