Day: February 8, 2019

3 Indian citizens apprehended in US for being involved in smuggling attempt

Three held for killing woman and burying her body in Raigad

February 8, 2019 11:58 pm

Mumbai: Three men have been arrested for allegedly killing a woman, whose body was exhumed from a village in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Thursday, almost two months after her murder, police said on Friday. The accused have been identified as Sunil Shirke (44),Ramchandra Jadhav and Vijay More. While Shirke and Jadhav were arrested on Wednesday, the third accused was held a day later, […]

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Paralympics lift Russia doping suspension

Paralympics lift Russia doping suspension

February 8, 2019 11:54 pm

Bonn: The International Paralympic Committee said Friday it will reinstate Russia next month, lifting a suspension imposed more than two years ago over a doping scandal. The IPC will lift the ban by March 15, providing the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) adhere to strict conditions. “In August 2016 the IPC suspended the RPC because it was necessary and proportionate to the situation […]

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Tharoor's "squeamish" tweet kicks of controversy

Delhi court orders FIR against Republic TV, Arnab on Tharoor’s complaint

February 8, 2019 11:47 pm

New Delhi: A Delhi court has ordered registration of an FIR against news channel Republic TV and its editor Arnab Goswami on a complaint of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor alleging theft of confidential documents pertaining to the probe into his wife Sunanda Pushakar’s death. Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh, in his January 21 order that was uploaded Friday, directed the SHO concerned to lodge the FIR and investigate the matter which required […]

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Delhi court orders FIR against Republic TV, Arnab on Tharoor's complaint

Gujjars begin dharna on rail tracks in Rajasthan over quota

February 8, 2019 11:44 pm

Jaipur: Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla and his supporters Friday began a sit-in on the rail tracks in Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur district, forcing authorities to divert trains. The protesters are demanding five per cent reservation to Gujjars, Raika-Rebari, Gadia Luhar, Banjara and Gadaria in government jobs and educational institutions. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot appealed to the people to maintain peace. Train […]

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Automotive industry to converge at Mobility Summit in November

Connected Chinese billionaire hits back at Australia ban

February 8, 2019 11:33 pm

Sydney: The Chinese businessman barred from Australia on suspicions he is part of a Communist Party influence campaign said he had been treated in a “grotesquely unfair manner” Friday and suggested his political donations could be returned. The long-term Sydney resident had been a prominent donor to Australia’s two major parties before being effectively banned from the country Wednesday. In a statement Huang Xiangmo said […]

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Kangana attacks Alia Bhatt for not supporting ‘Manikarnika

February 8, 2019 10:51 pm

Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut has once again slammed Alia Bhatt for not supporting “Manikarnika”, a film which she says promotes “women empowerment and nationalism”. Kangana’s response comes after Alia on Thursday said she will apologise to the actor on personal level if she was upset with her for not supporting “Manikarnika”. Kangana, in an earlier interview, had said while she had […]

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Heavy snowfall in Kashmir affects road, air connectivity

Fuel stocks deplete in Kashmir as Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed

February 8, 2019 9:29 pm

Srinagar: The closure of the arterial Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has led to depletion of fuel stocks in Kashmir, forcing the authorities to direct fuel pumps to provide only three litres petrol per vehicle per day, officials said on Friday. According to an order issued by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, the fuel stations have also […]

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Indian woman acquitted of maid abuse in Singapore

HC to examine issue of banks sharing customers’ PAN data with credit rating agencies

February 8, 2019 9:13 pm

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday sought response of the Centre and the RBI on a PIL seeking to stop banks from sharing PAN and financial transaction data of clients with credit rating agencies without their formal consent. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao issued notice to the Ministry of Finance and the Reserve Bank of India, […]

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Modi launches PM-KISAN scheme, over 1 cr farmers get 1st instalment

Modi inaugurates Calcutta HC circuit bench, Mamata cries foul

February 8, 2019 9:05 pm

Churabhandar/Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday inaugurated the Jalpaiguri circuit bench of Calcutta High Court but West Bengal Chief Minister took objection to it claiming that her government as well as the court were kept in the dark. “Land is ours, circuit bench is of the high court. Neither the groom nor the bride is there but the band wala has come,” Banerjee […]

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Automotive industry to converge at Mobility Summit in November

Part of Dutch parliament closed, ‘suspicious’ man arrested

February 8, 2019 8:58 pm

The Hague: Police say they have sealed off part of the Dutch parliamentary complex and arrested a man who was acting suspiciously and left a backpack on the ground. An explosives expert was called to check the backpack. The arrest happened Friday while the Dutch Cabinet was holding its weekly meeting in one of the buildings that make up the […]

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