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

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    The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi is set to complete one year in office even as the city stinks with garbage littered across its streets due to the strike by MCD workers over non-payment of their salaries.

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  • Jet Airways suspends cabin crew for Sonu Nigam's in-flight singing

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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  • The rise and fall of Yadav Singh, chief engineer now in CBI net

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  • Show cause notice to Ajit Pawar, 43 others

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  • Elite drink for good sleep, so banning English liquor may be tough: Manju Verma

    Bihar Social Welfare Minister Kumari Manju Verma has triggered a controversy by saying the “elite” drink liquor for “good sleep” and hence, the state government might find it difficult to enforce a ban on English liquor. The Nitish Kumar government had proposed a ban on country-made liquor from April 1 and English liquor from September 1. On Wednesday, at a news programme, the minister had said, “Elite people such as doctors, engineers and lawyers drink after getting tired.

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  • Ashok Chavan and the Adarsh scam: A case of nepotism and flouting rules?

    Maharashtra Governor C H Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday gave permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in the controversial Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society scam. Reacting to the development, Ashok Chavan said, " It is a clear case of political vindictiveness by the BJP." He added, " The decision to allow CBI to prosecute me in Adarsh case is illegal. The development does not auger well for Chavan who is the state Congress president.

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  • MCD strike continues; LG offers Rs. 300 crore loan

    New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): As the strike by the MCD workers entered its tenth day, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday made a unilateral offer of Rs. 300 crores loan to the North and East Corporations from the DDA. This offer would help pay the workers till March 31. Jung has also assured the three mayors of the MCD that he would speak to the government on implementation of the fourth Finance Commission to find a long-term solution to the problems of the workers.

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  • MMRDA ropes in World Bank to map region

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  • India, Hong Kong keen to deepen bilateral ties: CY Leung

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  • Large firms benefit, laws apply quickly to small cos: Raghuram Rajan

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

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  • Glitches galore as Guwahati sounds gong

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    • The Indian Express
  • I dare Bikram Singh Majithia to put me behind bars: Sanjay Singh

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

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

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

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    • ANI
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    “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
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    • ANI
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    • ANI
  • Shiv Sena shuts shops in Old City in Ludhiana, says will keep up its protest

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

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    • The Indian Express
  • Sukhpal Singh Khaira sees Capt Amarinder Singh, Badal hand in Bharat Inder Sing Chahal’s acquittal

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    • The Indian Express
  • Mumbai road rage: Hit by car, man ‘abducts’ woman driver in Virar

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    • The Indian Express
  • Court refuses to take cognizance of ‘offences’ by bank officials

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    • The Indian Express
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    • The Indian Express
  • Siachen avalanche: Army declares all trapped soldiers dead; PM Modi pays condolences

    All ten soldiers who were hit by a massive avalanche at Siachen on Wednesday have been declared dead by the Army. The Ministry of Defence had earlier in the day said the chances of finding any survivors were very remote. "With deepest regret we have to state that chances of finding any survivors are very remote," said the Defence Spokesperson. Prime Minister Narendra Modi too mourned on the demise of the soldiers on Thursday.

    • The Indian Express
  • Tanzanian student attack: Congress says Rahul sought report from state, but CM denies claim

    Under fire from the BJP over the incident in which a mob allegedly stripped a Tanzanian woman and paraded her on a Bengaluru street, the Congress on Thursday said party vice-president Rahul Gandhi has sought an explanation from the Congress government in Karnataka, a claim denied by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Although Rahul himself has been silent on the issue, AICC general secretary in-charge of the state Digvijaya Saingh said the party vice-president has sought a report. The BJP slammed the Congress for its “hypocrisy” in “selectively picking up issues” to attack the NDA government at the Centre.

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

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    • The Indian Express
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    • The Indian Express
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  • Asaduddin Owaisi calls for Dalit-Muslim unity ahead of Uttar Pradesh bypolls

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    • The Indian Express
  • Gujarat HC notice to state govt on plea by ex-DGP Kuldip Sharma

    The Gujarat High Court Thursday issued notice to the state government on a petition moved by former Director General of Police (DGP)-turned Congress leader Kuldip Sharma, challenging his Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) of 2010, prepared by then minister of agriculture Dileep Sanghani and accepted by then CM Narendra Modi. Sharma had moved this petition in 2011 in Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Ahmedabad bench which pronounced its verdict on December 15 last year. The CAT held that writing Sharma’s appraisal by Sanghani and its acceptance by Modi was appropriate.

    • The Indian Express
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  • MCD strike day 9: Workers demand unified corporation

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    • The Indian Express
  • Man arrested for allegedly raping three-year-old in Mumbai

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    • ANI
  • MCOCA Case: MLA Mukhtar Ansari, three others acquitted

    A Delhi Sessions Court on Thursday acquitted Uttar Pradesh legislator Mukhtar Ansari and his three associates of charges of allegedly running an organised crime syndicate for undue pecuniary benefits. Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Chandra Shekhar acquitted 57-year-old Ansari, an independent legislator from Mau Assembly constituency, of charges under Section 3 (4) of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for being a member of an organised crime syndicate. The others acquitted are Ansari’s alleged accomplices Prem Prakash alias Munna Bajrangi, Iftekhar Ahmed and Meraz Ahmed.

    • The Indian Express
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  • 10 years of MGNREGA: How an idea became a necessity and now the nation’s pride

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    • 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
  • Delhi stuns with Negi bid, Watson most expensive at IPL auction

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  • CBI gets Yadav Singh, looks at his properties, chain of investments

    A special court Thursday sent suspended UP chief engineer Yadav Singh to CBI custody for six days in connection with the alleged graft and disproportionate assets case against him. A day after his arrest, Singh was produced before special judge G Sridevi. The court sent Yadav to CBI custody until February 10.

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

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    • The Indian Express
  • PM Modi to inaugurate 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati

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    • ANI
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    • ANI
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    • The Indian Express
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    • The Indian Express