No need to visit Police station: Now, file FIR, avail other services at kiosks in Delhi

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Delhis Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal on Friday launched first The move aims to provide safety, security and other related facilities for women, senior citizens, students and patients. The kiosk is furnished with high optical fibre connectivity and internet. The kiosk will be supervised by a technical staff headed by an Additional Sub- Inspector or Sub- Inspectors, who are trained to assist …

RIP Kalaignar: Chronology of key events leading to the death of 5-time Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi

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Following is the chronology of 2016 DMK patriarch advised rest He skips campaign for Dec 1: Admitted to Kauvery Hospital for further Dec 8: Advised rest following discharge from hospital. Dec 15: Admitted again to hospital due to breathing difficulty. Dec 16: Undergoes tracheostomy;condition stable. Dec 23: Recovers, discharged from hospital. 2017: Aug 16: Karunanidhi undergoes minor procedure at Oct …

Madras High Court quashes CBI’s look out circular against Karti Chidambaram

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The Madras High Court today quashed CBIs look out circular (LOC) against Karti Chidambaram, the son of former Union minister P Chidambaram, in connection with the INX Media case, saying that it was issued in haste and in the absence of conditions warranting it. A bench comprising Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose gave the order allowing a …

Facing criticism, Union Cabinet clears bill to restore original provisions of SC/ST Act

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Under pressure from opposition and allies over the SC\/ST Act, the government today cleared a bill that seeks to restore the stringent provision of the law that promises speedy justice to the marginalised section of the society. News agency PTI reported that the Union Cabinet has given its nod to a bill to restore the original provisions of the law. …

Mega auction win! Maharashtra fishermen brothers bag whopping Rs 5.5 lakh with one ‘ghol’ fish

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It was a catch worth lakhs of rupees! Two fishermen brothers in Maharashtras Palghar district netted a ghol fish – known for its medicinal value and in high demand in various countries – and sold it for a whopping Rs 5.5 lakh in a mega auction. Mahesh Meher and Bharat Meher, natives of Morbe village in Palghar, set out for …

Rajnath Singh to visit flood-hit Kerala tomorrow

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will undertake an aerial survey of flood-hit Kerala tomorrow to take stock of the situation in the southern state. Singh, accompanied by Tourism Minister He will review the search, rescue and relief measures taken by the Kerala government and central government agencies with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Ministers of the state government, the Chief Secretary …

WATCH: Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes immersed in Ganga river at Haridwar’s Har-ki-Pauri

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The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were immersed in the Ganga river at Haridwars Har-ki-Pauri on Sunday. The ceremony was accomplished by Vajpayees daughter Namita Bhattacharya. During the occasion, several dignitaries were present like Vajpayees granddaughter Niharika, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Uttar Pradesh Chief …

US shares India’s concern that Pakistan allows Hafiz Saeed to roam free

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America shares Indias concern that Pakistan continues to allow Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed roam free despite the reward the US has placed on his head for his role in terror activities, a senior State Department official said Thursday. The statement comes a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Pakistans new Prime Minister Imran Khan and pressed …

We had no hand in escape of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi: CBI

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The CBI Saturday said its officers had no hand in the escape of diamond traders Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi in connection with the over Rs 12,000 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam. Under attack from Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who has accused the agency of deliberately weakening the lookout circular against fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya, allowing him to flee …

Centre takes steps towards old age care in India as elderly population likely to cross 340 million by 2050

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The government is taking steps to ensure proper care of Indias elderly population whose population will cross 340 million by 2050, Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel today said. Patel said the National Programme for Healthcare of Elderly was launched by the government with an aim of providing dedicated care services to an ageing population. The programme aims to …

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal gives go-ahead to CCTV project, wants it on cabinet agenda within a week

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has given a go-ahead to an ambitious project for installation of CCTVs in the national capital and wants the matter to be placed on his cabinets agenda within a week, officials said today. In an act of defiance, Kejriwal had yesterday said no mandatory permission should be required from police to install CCTV cameras, as …

Narendra Modi Independence Day speech: World that spoke of India’s red tape now talks about red carpet – Top 10 quotes

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on August 15 from the ramparts of Red Fort to mark the 72nd Independence Day of India on Wednesday. In his fifth and last speech as PM ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Modi listed out the achievements of the government and spoke of many issues like the recently concluded Monsoon Session …

Envoys of five nations present credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind

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President Ram Nath Kovind received Thursday credentials from the envoys of five nations, including Netherlands and Lithuania, at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, according to an official statement. The envoys, who presented their credentials were Ambassador of Iceland Gudmundur Arni Stefansson, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands Marten van den Berg, Ambassador of Guinea Fatoumata Balde, Ambassador of Lithuania …

Pravin Togadia hits out at PM Narendra Modi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Ram Temple issue

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Former Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat accusing them of not fulfilling the promise of building Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Togadia also slammed Bhagwat for stating that Hindu Rashtra does not mean there is no place for Muslims. Bhagwat had made the statement at the Rashtriya …

Man kills wife on her birthday, held

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A hotel chef has been arrested on the charge of stabbing his wife to death on her birthday after a quarrel over a trivial issue, police said on Wednesday. Police said accused Rajesh Singh Chauhan, 34, was arrested on Wednesday morning from a south Delhi locality, hours after he stabbed his wife Renu, 30, at least half a dozen times …

West Bengal: BJP leader hacked to death, party blames Trinamool Congress

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A BJP leader was hacked to death in West Bengals South 24 Parganas district, with police putting the blame on unidentified criminals, but the party accused the states ruling Trinamool Congress of being responsible for the killing. The Trinamool has, however, denied the charge. Shaktipada Sardar, the secretary of BJPs Mandal committee in the Mandir Bazar-Dhanurhat area, was allegedly attacked …

Vijay Mallya wants to meet Virat Kohli & Co; Modi government denies permission

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Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya has expressed his desire to meet Virat Kohli Co who are currently on tour in England. The liquor baron is on a run since March 3, 2016, and owes more than Rs 9,000 to various banks. However, Mallyas numerous requests to meet Kohlis side have been turned down by the central govenrment, a report by …

Indian parents borrow, work extra hours to put kids into universities, says report

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Nearly half of Indian parents sacrifice their holidays to take up extra work and borrow to fund their childrens university education, says a report. As much as 49 per cent Indian parents work extra hours and took a second job to pay for their childrens university education, claims an HSBC global survey on education carried out among 10,000 parents and …

Mumbai: 4 dead in Parel fire at Crystal Towers; flames doused

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Four persons have died in a massive fire that broke out on Wednesday morning in Mumbais Crystal Tower near Hindmata Cinema in Parel. The fire has been doused with the help of 20 fire engines. It is being believed that many residents are still trapped in the high-rise building. A total of eight people rescued were rescued so far and …

National Conference engages Gopal Subramanium to defend Article 35A in Supreme Court

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National Conference has engaged former solicitor general of India Gopal Subramanium to defend Article 35-A of the Constitution, which is facing a legal challenge in the Supreme Court, the party said today. Party president and member of Parliament from Srinagar constituency, Farooq Abdullah, yesterday held detailed discussions with senior lawyers in Delhi in the context of petitions challenging the states …