Key India-Nepal border post open, trucks cross after 5 months
Key India-Nepal border post open, trucks cross after 5 months

The Raxaul-Birgunj checkpost, that accounts for more than two-third supply of goods between India and Nepal, seemed to be back in business after a gap of five months as vehicles carrying goods found their entry smoothly into Nepal. The unobstructed flow of vehicles began in the afternoon as business

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  • Solar scam: Saritha’s Story

    On that brief summer day 22 years ago though, everything seemed to be working out for Saritha. Saritha says a heart attack killed him. Following his death, Saritha told The Sunday Express, her mother Indira took tuitions for schoolchildren and worked as an accountant at a private finance firm to meet the expenses of the family, including Saritha and her younger sister.

    • The Indian Express
  • Have proof that Dawood met PM Modi in Lahore: Azam Khan

    Ghazipur, Feb.6 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Saturday stoked yet another controversy by claiming that he has proof of India's most-wanted gangster Dawood Ibrahim being present during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Lahore last year. Breaking all international laws he went to Pakistan and also met Dawood there," Khan said. Khan asserted that he is ready to provide evidence if Prime Minister Modi denies or challenges his claims.

    • ANI
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  • IPL 2016 Auction: Complete list of sold players

    Kevin Pietersen sold to Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs. 3.5 crores

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  • Kerala solar scam: Made 1,000 calls to Chandy aide, says Saritha to panel

    Solar panel scam accused Saritha S Nair Friday told the judicial commission probing the case that she made about 1,000 phone calls to Tenni Joppen, a former aide of Kerala CM Oommen Chandy, and around 130 calls to the CM’s official residence in one year. Nair claimed she made 127 calls to Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala’s personal assistant P A Pradosh and met Chennithala to discuss erecting solar lighting solutions in his constituency. The association, she said, had promised to pass a resolution urging the government to install solar panels at all police stations in the state.

    • The Indian Express
  • Australian national suspected to be IS supporter deported from Delhi airport

    In a first, India on Thursday deported an Australian national on “strong indications” that he was an Islamic State supporter. The Indian Express has learnt that a Malay-origin Australian youth, identified as Ahmad Fahim Bin Hamad Awang holding passport N2149807, was detained for questioning on Thursday night after he landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on a flight from Perth. On receiving a tip-off, officers from a central agency questioned Awang and found jihadi literature, including Islamic State propaganda, on his laptop, sources said.

    • The Indian Express
  • T20 World Cup 2016, Asia Cup India squads; Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra included, Pawan Negi surprise pick

    The selection committee picked the World T20 and Asia Cup squad in New Delhi on Friday.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Road Ministry gives nod to 18 projects worth Rs 16,614 cr

    The road transport and highways ministry on Friday cleared 18 highway projects having a cumulative length of 982 km to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 16,614 crore. As many as 11 projects of the proposed 18, cleared by the ministry in a meeting headed by its secretary Sanjay Mitra, would be developed through the newly-coined hybrid annuity model, in which the government would pay 40 per cent of the project cost in phases. Six projects would be developed through the EPC model and the remaining one using the traditional Build–operate–transfer (BOT) (toll) model.

    • The Indian Express
  • Wastelands of India: Here’s how metros manage their trash

    For days starting Jan 28, a massive fire swept through Mumbai’s Deonar dump, a 90-year-old landfill that should have long been shut. The Deonar dumping ground, which was ablaze for days starting January 28, has been in operation since 1927.

    • The Indian Express
  • Deputy CM Sisodia says Divyansh could be a victim of criminal conspiracy

    New Delhi, Feb. 6 (ANI): Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said that he has asked concerned officials to seek an explanation from Ryan International School with regard to allegations made by the parents of Divyansh Kakora. This points towards a bigger and unfortunate event, let's see, I will go through the report again and necessary action would be taken," Sisodia told reporters here. Sisodia further said that the probe report raises serious concerns as to how a private school could be lethargic towards its students.

    • ANI
  • Builder shot at: Cops look at feud over SRA project as a likely motive

    THE MUMBAI Police probing the Friday attack on builder Jinesh Jain in Sion, which left him injured, are checking if a dispute over a Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) project in Sion had anything to do with it. Jinesh is the son of Roopchandra Jain, who co-owns the Arihant Group of Companies that has projects along Mumbai’s eastern suburbs and Navi Mumbai.

    • The Indian Express
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  • New Port policy: Maharashtra bets big on inland water transport

    The Maharashtra government is betting big on the state’s waterways for ferrying people across the state. Maharashtra has 35 creeks and rivers along its 720-km coastline. “The Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) will identify specific routes that can be developed as waterways for transportation of cargo and passengers.

    • The Indian Express
  • A day in the life of Sardar Patel statue in Parliament Street

    The lawns of Lutyens Delhi, however, are bustling with activity. Word of a possible inspection by superiors has swept down the ranks of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and an army of workers, clad in orange and fluorescent reflective jackets, is thronging the area. A group of men stands next to the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue at a roundabout on Parliament Street, the only statue in Delhi’s prime real estate under the NDMC, discussing if the sculpture requires a wash.

    • The Indian Express
  • Shani Shingapur temple Row: Talks fail, ball in CM’s court now

    Villagers of Shani Shingnapur and the Bhumata Brigade Saturday decided to let Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis take a final call on the entry of women into the “prohibited” area of the temple. The meeting convened by the Ahmednagar district collectorate was attended by Collector Anil Kawde, local MLAs and representatives from the charity commissioner’s office. The meeting that lasted nearly two hours initially witnessed a heated debate between the women activists and the temple trustees and villagers.

    • The Indian Express
  • Deoband bypoll: If I get elected, they will feel our terror, says BJP leader Rampal Singh

    When Muzaffarnagar faced riots in 2013, neighbouring Deoband, another Muslim-dominated area with the seat of Dar-ul-Uloom seminary, remained quiet. Deoband does not see communal clashes, but BJP believes the February 13 by-election here is a fight “between Hindus and Muslims". The party candidate, former RSS pracharak Rampal Singh Pundhir, asserts his agenda: restoration of Hindu pride.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Australia's Watson joins IPL's Bangalore for $1.4 million

    Australia's Shane Watson attracted a top bid of $1.4 million and will join the Bangalore franchise for the next edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, while former England batsman Kevin Pietersen was bought by newcomers Pune. All-rounder Watson was in high demand in Saturday's auction for the cash-rich tournament, the ninth edition of which will be played from April 9 to May 29. Watson will join a Bangalore team boasting power-hitters Chris Gayle, AB de Villliers and Virat Kohli as well as Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc.

    • Reuters
  • Rohith Vemula wouldn’t commit suicide over suspension: HCU ABVP head

    “I knew Rohith Vemula since 2012, I don’t think his suspension was the reason he killed himself,”Susheel Kumar, President of Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad at Hyderabad Central University , who has been charged with abetment to the Dalit scholar’s suicide, said in Mumbai on Friday. Kumar was in the city to speak to the media and clear his stand on the issue of Vemula’s death.

    • The Indian Express
  • Maharashtra rent control act: Solution pending

    Recently about 20 people living in some of Mumbai’s most elite residences in South Mumbai made their way to Congress leader Milind Deora’s office near Churchgate. Around the same time, several residents from middle-income families living in old rundown buildings in Central Mumbai and some of the oldest parts of South Mumbai rallied on the streets behind Shiv Sena politicians, voicing protests. With the state government considering a change in the Maharashtra Rent Control Act, 1999, the residents were worried that this might lead to an exponential rise in their rent value.

    • The Indian Express
  • Celebrity Cricket League: Punjab, Bhojpuri Dabanggs thrill fans

    Punjab-de-Sher and Bhojpuri Dabanggs enthralled fans during the matches of the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) held in Chandigarh on Saturday (February 6). After winning the toss, Mumbai Heroes chose to bat first and scored a total of 205 runs with six wickets. The star performer of the day was U Tiwary, who scored a quick 50 off just 22 balls and stayed not out till the end.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Delhi High Court raps MCD for strike, L-G Najeeb Jung offers Rs 300 crore loan

    The Delhi High Court criticized the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for its workers' strike in the national capital which has entered the tenth day today and issued notices to all the unions. The court observed that common people in the city are suffering owing to the ongoing tussle between the BJP-ruled MCD and the AAP-ruled Delhi government. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation counsel told the court that 40% of sanitation employees have come back to work and action is being considered against rest.

    • The Indian Express
  • Divyansh death: Delhi Govt. to recommend CBI probe

    New Delhi, Feb. 7 (AI): Deputy Chief Minister Manish Manish Sisodia on Sunday said the Delhi Government would send a recommendation for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the death of six-year-old Divyansh, a Class 1 student at Ryan International School in Vasant Kunj area, here. "The Delhi Government expects that the CBI will take the case to its logical end by probing all aspects (including sodomy charges) by taking into consideration views of the child's parents and other people concerned," he added. Sisodia's announcement came a day after the parents of Divyansh wrote to Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, demanding a CBI probe into the death of their child on the school campus, whose body was found in a water tank under the school's amphitheatre on January 30.

    • ANI
  • RSS veteran Hastamal Jain says “Hindus” not just those who follow the religion

    Central Committee member of the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS), Hastamal Jain who made a brief stopover in Vadodara on his visit to Gujarat, dispelled the "misconception" that RSS was working "only for Hindus" and said a "son of the soil" belonging to any faith was welcome to participate in "instilling national pride". In an interaction with reporters in Vadodara, flanked by city RSS President Dr Vrajesh Shah, Jain said the RSS had been "misconstrued" as an organization against particular people, while working tirelessly for everyone alike. Jain said, "In every country across this world, there are people working for its development by way of devotion towards the country.

    • The Indian Express
  • MCD strike day 10: LG offers Rs 300-cr loan, fight remains on streets

    Municipal workers on strike dug in heels on day 10 of their strike Friday even as Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung offered Rs 300-crore loan to the North and East civic bodies to end the standoff. After a meeting with three mayors, Jung’s office said the money would be given as loan from Delhi Development Authority, which, according to the AAP government, owes the corporations Rs 1,575 crore. The Delhi government had extended a loan of Rs 551 crore to the civic bodies Wednesday to deal with the crisis.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Tanzania student attack: Two cops suspended; happy with govt action, says envoy

    Asking students from his country to respect the local community, their laws and leaders, Tanzania’s High Commissioner to India John W H Kijazi Friday expressed confidence in measures taken to address the fallout of the January 31 assault on a Tanzanian woman student by a mob following a fatal road accident here. Accompanied by a team of officials from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Kijazi Friday met Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara and police officials in Bengaluru. “We are impressed with the action taken,’’ the high commissioner said after the meeting.

    • The Indian Express
  • Police chief Datta Padsalgikar orders independent inquiry of Deonar dumping ground fire

    After directions from the chief minister, Mumbai police commissioner Datta Padsalgikar has ordered an independent probe into last week’s Deonar dumping ground fire. Confirming the development, additional commissioner of Mumbai police (east region) Manoj Lohiya said that he had been put in charge of the inquiry and would submit his report in 15 days. According to Lohiya, the Shivaji Nagar police station is still probing the complaint filed by fire officials.

    • The Indian Express
  • All that was announced in Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget 2015

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is also the leader of the NDA in Rajya Sabha, presented the budget on February 28. As another budget, quite crucial to the implementation of the economic agenda of the present government, comes closer, we take a look at the some of the highlights and major measures announced in the 2015 budget. The government hiked the excise duty on cigarettes, tobacco products, packed condensed milk, peanut butter, making the consumption of these products more expensive.

    • The Indian Express
  • Sabarimala temple: Kerala govt defends ban on women’s entry

    Defending the ban on entry of women in Sabarimala temple, the Kerala government Friday told the Supreme Court that beliefs and customs of devotees cannot be changed through a judicial process and that “the opinion of the priests is final” in matters of religion. It claimed that the restriction on entry of women in the menstrual age group cannot be tested on the ground of fundamental right to equality since it involves essential and integral part of practicing religion, which includes the “right to exclude persons”. Ahead of the Assembly polls, the Congress-led UDF government also withdrew the “erroneous” stand of its predecessor, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government, which had stated in an affidavit in November 2007 said “it is not fair to deny a section of women from entering Sabarimala temple”.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Inside track: Rice revelations

    In his biography The Z Factor, television mogul Subhash Chandra has been extraordinarily candid about his past. Chandra confesses that it was Rajiv Gandhi who steered the deal his way through his aide Vijay Dhar. Chandra writes that he deposited half the share of profits, first with Dhirendra Brahmachari, then with Sitaram Kesri and finally with Arun Nehru.

    • The Indian Express
  • Rajasthan: Community group barred us for not voting Congress, say 4 Muslim councillors

    Four Muslim ward members from Tonk’s Malpura municipality have accused their community panchayat leaders of ostracising them for not voting for the Congress in the civic body polls held in August last year. The four members, who abstained from voting, have complained to the Tonk district administration and sought protection for their families. “The people had led us — Akram Khan from ward 3, Najma Bano from ward 4, Almanul Haq from ward 16 and Mohammad Shakir from ward 19 — to victory in the recent elections.

    • The Indian Express
  • Goa: Three held for sexually assaulting, confining minor girl for over a month

    GOA POLICE have arrested three men on charges of kidnapping and sexually abusing a 16-year-old minor in confinement for over a month. The girl was rescued by the police from a house at Cuncolim in South Goa on Thursday night.

    • The Indian Express
  • Lankan Navy participates in IFR-2016 in Visakhapatnam

    Colombo, Feb 6(ANI): Commander of Sri Lankan Navy Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne is representing Sri Lanka at the International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016 being held in India from 4th to 8th February 2016. The Lanka Page website reported that over 24 foreign naval chiefs are attending the mega event conducted at Visakhapatnam with the participation of vessels from more than 50 nations, including China, Britain and France in Visakhapatnam. A 275 member Sri Lankan delegation, led by Vice Admiral Wijegunaratne, and Sri Lanka Navy's Flag Ship SLNS Sayura are taking part in the second IFR organized by the Indian Navy and hosted by the Eastern Naval Command in the Bay of Bengal off Andhra Pradesh.

    • ANI
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  • Congress demands SC-monitored SIT probe into Gujarat land allocations

    New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): The Congress Party on Friday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the report of allotting large parcels of land to private enterprises run by business associates of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel's daughter Anar Jayesh Patel. "When Narendra Modi ji, the Prime Minister, was the Chief Minister of Gujarat under his watch nepotism flourished, conflict of interest was encouraged and public land was plundered in a brazen manner to promote the commercial and business interest of entities closely connected to the daughter of the then Revenue Minister and present Chief Minister of Gujarat Smt. Anandiben Patel," he said.

    • ANI
  • UP: 16-yr-old rape accused to be tried as adult

    A 16-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly raping a nine-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri and will be tried as an adult in the case, the first in Uttar Pradesh to be prosecuted under the amended Juvenile Justice law, even as the victim was reportedly refused medico-legal examination by a senior doctor at a state-run women’s hospital in the district. Mainpuri DM Chandra Pal Singh Saturday asked Chief Medical Officer K K Sharma to submit a report over allegations that chief medical superintendent of Mahila Hospital, Dr Nimmi Begum, had refused to conduct the victim’s medical examination, who had sustained serious internal injuries, on Thursday night, police said. The medical examination of the victim was conducted at Saifai PGI where she was admitted Friday.

    • The Indian Express
  • Daughter marries an ‘outsider’, Odisha tribe boycotts minister

    Odisha Minister for Tribal Welfare Sudam Marndi and his family have been excommunicated by Santhali tribesmen as “punishment” for his daughter marrying a Diku, a person from outside the tribe. Marndi’s daughter Sanjivani, a doctor, married a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader, a Brahmin by caste, on January 30. The wedding, held at a hotel in Bhubaneswar, was attended by Governor S C Jamir and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, among others.

    • The Indian Express
  • Mumbai: 3 of Vikhroli family die in cylinder blast

    Police said there was first a spark in a mattress shop located on ground floor of the building. The mattress shop is owned by the deceased’s husband Salim Belim. Senior inspector of Parksite police Rajendra Kulkarni said it appeared that Salma, Mehraj and Mohammad were sleeping at the time of the incident and hence could not run out immediately.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Online fraud: 2 Nigerian nationals held from Pune for duping Goregaon woman of Rs 1.2 lakh

    The Mumbai cyber police solved a case within 20 days of the FIR being filed, with the arrest of two Nigerian nationals from Pune for duping a Goregaon-based 22-year-old by ‘promising’ her a job in the USA.

    • The Indian Express
  • DU girl abducted, murdered by boyfriend

    New Delhi, Feb. 7 (ANI): The charred body of a 20-year-old student of Delhi University's Laxmi Bai College has been found from the residence of her boyfriend in Rajpura Gurmandi area here. Arzoo was abducted and murdered by her boyfriend Naveen Khatri and his family on February 2 - two days before his marriage to another girl on February 4 - alleged the victim's kin. The Model Town Police has arrested Khatri in this connection.

    • ANI
  • Delhi cleric held for ‘backing Caliphate, instigating youth’

    A Delhi-based Islamic scholar, known for his fiery speeches, has become the first cleric to be arrested in connection with the National Investigation Agency’s ‘open FIR’ against the Islamic State. The agency, along with the Uttar Pradesh ATS, arrested Mufti Abdus Sami Qasmi from Hardoi late Friday as its 20th accused in the case. The NIA claimed Qasmi had been “delivering provocative and inflammatory speeches in support of the Caliphate” and was “instigating youth for anti-national activities”.

    • The Indian Express
  • Bhojshala row: Week before Basant Panchami, thousands turn up for prayers

    Exactly a week before Basant Panchami, thousands of Muslims offered namaz at Bhojshala-Kamal Maula’s mosque in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar town on Friday, leaving the local administration worried. The turnout was much more than usual and came a day after Hindu organisations boycotted a sadbhavana rally organised by the administration protesting that the majority community was not named in the appeal for peace. The right-wing activists argued that the appeal mentioned the minority community and it reflected the biased approach of the administration and the state BJP government.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Dhoni’s boy Pawan Negi is now Delhi’s millionaire buy

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    • The Indian Express
  • Modi opens South Asian Games in Guwahati

    Guwahati, Feb 5 (IANS) Invoking the historical bond between the South Asian nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to sportspersons to play for peace, prosperity and in full vigour and enthusiasm so that they can remember the 12th South Asian Games even after they are over. Declaring open the Games at a brightly-lit Sarusojai stadium here, Modi said that he felt "privileged and honoured to be among sportspersons from our neighbourhood and brothers and sisters from Saarc countries". "I welcome all of you to India, a country known for its culture of and to this beautiful city of Guwahati known for its hospitality and love for sports," the prime minister said.

    • IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • 'Sycophant' Mamata acting like dictator: BJP

    New Delhi, Feb. 7 (ANI): The BJP on Sunday took potshots at the West Bengal Government over the arrest of a youth for posting a Facebook status against local TMC leader in Jalpaiguri and said this episode is 'not just intolerance but beyond it' under the sycophant rule of Mamata Banerjee BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh highlighted the past incidents to justify his point. Since Mamata Banerjee has come to power, a number of such cases have happened. If you remember, a cartoonist was also picked up and jailed because he had posted a cartoon which Mamata Banerjee didn't like.

    • ANI
  • Punjab information panel chief Harry Mann resigns, may join Congress

    The Punjab Information Commissioner Harinder Pal Singh Mann resigned on Friday and is likely to join the Congress on February 8. Popularly known as Harry Mann in political circles, the Information Commissioner had been handpicked by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and appointed as the state information commissioner on February 14, 2012. Harry, (58), is likely to be considered for the Congress ticket from Samana constituency since the party does not have a claimant there after Jagtar Singh Rajla quit to join AAP.

    • The Indian Express
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  • The Chhattisgarh Tapes: Congress tells EC to refer Antagarh to CBI, asks Ajit Jogi to explain

    The Congress asked the Election Commission Saturday to refer to the CBI the alleged financial deals in the Antagarh bypoll in Chhattisgarh and the Lok Sabha election in Gautam Buddha Nagar constituency of Uttar Pradesh. In a letter to the Election Commission, the Congress referred to a report published in The Indian Express on January 27 — Independents, too, say they were told to pull out of the bypoll — which said six independent candidates who were in the fray had withdrawn, leaving only BJP’s Bhojrag Nag and Ambedkarite Party of India’s Rupdhar Pudo in the contest. Alleging that he was also pressurised to withdraw, Pudo filed a petition in the High Court saying he was offered “anything” by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s personal secretary O P Gupta to withdraw his nomination.

    • The Indian Express
  • All set for opening of Kochi Smart City on February 20

    Kochi, Feb 6 (IANS) A final review meeting was held here on Saturday to finalise the programme for the February 20 opening of Kerala's much-delayed mega IT project- the Kochi Smart City . The review meeting was chaired by Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson and other top officials from the state government and representatives of project partner, Dubai Holdings. Among those taking part would include Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, UAE's Cabinet Affairs Minister and Dubai Holdings chairman Mohammed Al Gargawi, Dubai Holdings vice chairman and managing director Ahmad Binbyat and other top dignitaries from the state government and from Dubai Holdings.

    • IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • Marsh guides Australia to series-levelling win in NZ

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    • Reuters
  • Mumbai: Builder shot at inside office, injured

    The motive is unclear but police suspect it was an extortion attempt. According to the police, Jinesh Jain, who works with his builder father Roopchandra Jain, who co-owns the Arihant Group of Companies, a construction company started by four builders, and which has projects across Mumbai’s eastern suburbs and parts of Navi Mumbai. “When the victim confirmed who he was, the men shot at him twice,” said a senior police officer, adding that it was not known yet as to how did the attackers escape.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Arun Jailtey: Rs1.1L cr more for pay panel, OROP implementation

    The government on Friday said the 2016-17 Budget will have to make provision of Rs 1.10 lakh crore for implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations and One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme along with providing more incentives for the agricultural sector. “During the financial year 2016-17, the central government has to make provision for about Rs 1.10 lakh crore in order to meet the liabilities on account of implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations and One Rank One Pension Scheme,” finance minister Arun Jaitley said while addressing the meeting of Consultative Committee on Budget Suggestions.

    • The Indian Express
  • Maharashtra scraps 32-yr-old land allotment policy

    The Maharashtra government has decided to scrap the over three-decade-old policy that empowered the state to allot land for cultural and educational purposes at concessional rates. It plans to introduce a new policy that will reflect market rates for such allotments. The revenue department will finalise the new policy, which will factor in market rates or the ready reckoner rates for land to be allotted for educational and cultural activities, senior officials have confirmed.

    • The Indian Express
  • In PM Modi’s hometown, his brother, Governor reach out to Dalits

    Gujarat Governor O P Kohli and Somabhai Modi, elder brother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, heaped praises on the Dalit community at a ceremony to felicitate them in Vadnagar on Saturday. Speaking at the felicitation ceremony of Balmiki Samaj Sevak, organised on the premises of the old-age home run by Somabhai’s Sarvodaya Sewa Trust, Kohli said Dalits had done a “great favour” to the country by choosing not to convert to Islam during the Mughal rule.

    • The Indian Express
  • Mumbai Indians coach Ponting happy to have Buttler, Southee

    Bengaluru, Feb 6 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) head coach Ricky Ponting on Saturday said he was happy to have England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler and New Zealand pacer Tim Southee in the side after the players went under the hammer in the Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction here. "We have got two boys, two overseas players, Jos Buttler and Tim Southee.

    • IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
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  • President's rule only option left for Bihar: Chirag Paswan

    New Delhi, Feb. 6 (ANI): Condemning the murder of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Brijnath Singh, Chirag Paswan on Saturday said President's rule is the only option left for Bihar, considering its deteriorating law and order situation. "The grand alliance of the Government of Bihar has been a failure at every step. The only option left with us right now is President's rule, because this government is a complete failure at every step," Paswan told ANI.

    • ANI
  • Goa ‘terror’ arrest case: Seems like mistaken identity, says father

    It's been four days that Sameer Sardana has been in the custody of the Goa Police and his father in distant Dehradun is hoping “this misunderstanding will clear soon”. Sameer, the son of a Dehradun-based decorated retired major general, K N Sardana, was detained by the ATS unit of Goa Police after the railway staff found his stay in the Vasco station dormitory suspicious. “He was in Dehradun for the past year and only moved to Mumbai a month ago.

    • The Indian Express
  • Vedanti poser for PM: ‘Why don’t you click a selfie with Ramlala’

    Accusing the BJP-led central government of adopting “tactics of delay” over the Ram Janmabhoomi issue, Hindu saints and seers Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to spell out his government’s stand on the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya even as they suggested measures to the Centre on how to proceed further on this matter. Gathered for the ‘sant sammelan’ organised by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) at Magh Mela ground in Allahabad, the saints together called for a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament and urged the Centre to call Hindu seers over for a meeting on the temple issue. Leading the pack was former BJP MP and member of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, Ram Vilas Vedanti.

    • The Indian Express
  • Suspected Islamic State man held in Delhi

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    • The Indian Express
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    New Delhi, Feb. 6 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India has great strengths to be amongst leading nations in a technology driven forth industrial revolution that is expected to come about. Speaking after inaugurating a two day seminar titled-ART (Adjudication, Regulation and Telecommunication) of convergence in New Delhi, Jaitley said that regulatory and adjudicating mechanisms have to keep pace with rapidly evolving technologies in the fields of information technology, telecommunications and broadcasting.

    • ANI
  • IPL Auction 2016 IPL auction IPL auction 2016 live IPL

    The IPL auction for the 2016 season of the T20 League in Bangalore on Saturday. While the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Kevin Pietersen, Shane Watson and Dale Steyn generate top interest, the youngsters of India and some England players are also popular. The eight franchises would like to pick the best combination. Catch the IPL Auction 2016 Live here (COMPLETE LIST OF SOLD PLAYERS)

    • The Indian Express
  • Rahul hits back at PM Modi: ‘Stop making excuses, run the country’

    HITTING BACK at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks in Assam that “one family” was not allowing the Rajya Sabha to function and blocking passage of Bills, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday asked him “not to make excuses” and “run the country” for which he has been elected. Separately, Rahul told state Congress chiefs to go on an offensive against BJP state governments if they try to “centralise power”.

    • The Indian Express
  • Bengaluru top cop suspended over Tanzanian girl assault case

    Bengaluru, Feb. 6 (ANI): Following the brutal assault on the Tanzanian girl, Additional Commissioner of Police (ACP) Aswathnarayan P. of Yeshwanthpur has been suspended for not supervising the probe effectively. Earlier, the Karnataka Government had suspended three police personnel, including one inspector, for dereliction of duty in connection with the assault. The incident came to light on Tuesday when the victim approached the All African Students Union following which a complaint was made to the Tanzanian Embassy.

    • ANI
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  • Pacer Shami returns to India squad for World T20

    New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Pacer Mohammed Shami has been included in India's squad for this month's Asia Cup and the World T20 commencing next month, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced here on Friday. Shami hasn't played for the country since the 2015 World Cup due to a knee injury. The 25-year-old Bengal right-armer was named in the limited-overs squads for the tour of Australia, but was withdrawn due to a hamstring injury.

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