• P-Notes Panic Grips D-Street

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    W ITH benchmark BSE Sensex crashing to 580 points intraday over fears of a crackdown on investment through participatory notes (PNotes) on Monday, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley stepped in to calm nervous investors. Jaitley said that a considered view will be taken on the Supreme-Court appointed special investigation team (SIT) recommending stronger measures to identify owners of P-Notes to check the flow black money. After the finance minister’s assurance, the Sensex later closed down 551 points, or 1.96 per cent, at 27,561.38. More »P-Notes Panic Grips D-Street

  • Rajesh Exports acquires Swiss gold refinery

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    By Mail Today Bureau in Mumbai JEWELLERY firm Rajesh Exports announced on Monday that it has acquired Switzerlandheadquartered gold refinery Valcambi for $ 400 million (about `2,560 crore) in an all-cash deal. “Acquiring Valcambi gold refinery is our first step towards venturing into mining. Valcambi was owned by Newmont Mining Corporation and a group of Swiss investors. More »Rajesh Exports acquires Swiss gold refinery

  • ‘HE WAS A TRUE KARAM YOGI’

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    After the country unveiled its Prithvi and Agni missile programmes, they permitted some access to the man who made it possible, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. Actually Kalam initially joined the DRDO, and was seconded to the ISRO to lead the SLV programme. After the success of the SLV-3, he was transferred back to the DRDO to head the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) . More »‘HE WAS A TRUE KARAM YOGI’

  • Clean India drive to push tourism

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    R EALISING the importance of tourism as an engine of growth, the Ministry of Tourism is gearing up to clean India’s tourist destinations in a more coordinated manner. First, taking a cue from Swachh Bharat, ‘Swachh Smarak’ is an initiative to see a cleaner India for protecting and preserving the sanctity of monuments of national heritage. To aid this, the Ministry of Tourism launched a special e-poster with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message requesting tourists and the people of the nation to wholeheartedly engage themselves in the cleanliness of their surroundings and help create a ‘Swachh Bharat, Swachh Smarak’. More »Clean India drive to push tourism

  • MARTYR’S DAD ALSO DIEDIN LINE OF DUTY

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    Singh is among the seven Punjab cops who were killed in the gunbattle between the Punjab police and the armed militants hold up the police station. Singh’s father too died a terror attack during the height of militancy in Punjab in 1984. More »MARTYR’S DAD ALSO DIEDIN LINE OF DUTY

  • Brazen terror attack has Pak imprint

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    THE idyllic morning calm in Dinanagar town of Gurdaspur district was pierced by whizzing bullets at 5.30 am on Monday when three heavily armed terrorists attacked a bus, hospital and police station. The latest strike bears a striking resemblance the recent attacks carried out by Pakistan-based terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. The police also recovered weapons and Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment from the building where the terrorists were holed up. More »Brazen terror attack has Pak imprint

  • PUNJAB DGP IS THE MAN OF THE MOMENT

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    PUNJAB Director General of Police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini, who supervised the Gurdaspur operation on Monday, has garnered praise from the state government and people from all walks of life. “DGP Sumedh Singh Saini, his team and SWAT commandos have done a commendable job and the courage shown by police officers deserves recognition,” Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is on an official trip to Poland, said after the operation to eliminate the terrorists ended on Monday. Badal also hailed the “exemplary bravery and patriotic fervour displayed by members of the Punjab Police in dealing with an extremely dangerous challenge posed by these terrorists”. More »PUNJAB DGP IS THE MAN OF THE MOMENT

  • Don’t stop dialogue with Pak

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    Armymen take position during an encounter with armed attackers at a police station in Dinanagar in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district on Monday. More »Don’t stop dialogue with Pak

  • Police dispose of UP girl’s body in Yamuna

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    THE body of 17-year-old student, who had immolated herself on Saturday after she failed to protect herself from the molesters, was thrown into the river Yamuna allegedly by the police after Samajwadi Party’s Hamirpur district president Gyan Singh Yadav pressurised them. The girl, a resident of Biwar area of Hamirpur district, took the extreme step after she was harassed by Jitenddra Yadav and Bhura Yadav, aides of the district SP chief. There was already a case of loot registered against the duo at the Sumerpur Police Station. More »Police dispose of UP girl’s body in Yamuna

  • Jaitley tries to soothe frayed nerves over IFC

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    FACING flak for the revised draft of the Indian Financial Code (IFC) that had proposed reducing the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) powers to set interest rates, the government said on Monday that it would consult stakeholders, including the Central bank, before firming its views. Union finance minister Arun Jaitley clarified to reporters that said it is only after comments of various stakeholders are received that the government would take a view on the revised draft, which favours creation of a committee to set interest rates where a majority of its seven members are nominated by the government. “FSLRC (Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission) has made its recommendations which have been made public for comments. More »Jaitley tries to soothe frayed nerves over IFC

  • GURBAJ IN BATTLE TO CLEAR NAME

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    WHEN Hockey India announced the men’s squad for the upcoming twin tours to France and Spain, there were several changes from the squad that went for the World Hockey League Semi-finals in Antwerp. The midfielder has been charged with ‘misbehaviour and creating disharmony’ during the previous tournament. “I was not informed by any coach or official that such charges had been laid against my name. More »GURBAJ IN BATTLE TO CLEAR NAME

  • L-G clears Swati as DCW chief

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    Along with Maliwal, Jung also gave the consent for the appointment of three other members, handpicked by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Sources said the decision came after the Delhi government sent him a fresh note heeding his directive of following the process. The file pertaining to the appointment of Maliwal and other members of the DERC has been cleared, sources said. More »L-G clears Swati as DCW chief

  • Cops say Anand Parbat case blown out of proportion

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    TRASHING AAP’s allegations against the murder of 19-yearold Meenakshi in Anand Parbat, the Delhi Police on Monday said that the incident was “unnecessarily magnified” and urged people to not pay heed to the “misleading rumors” in the case. Two demonstrations were held following Meenakshi’s murder at the Delhi Police headquarters and Anand Parbat police station, in which the police detained several persons,” he added. The death of the girl had deepened the tussle between Delhi Police and Delhi government with the AAP dispensation intensifying its demand for handing over control of police to the state in the wake of the incident. More »Cops say Anand Parbat case blown out of proportion

  • R. I. P. People’s President

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    FORMER President A P J Abdul Kalam, the ‘missile man’ who became popular as ‘People’s President’ took his last breath on Monday after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest and collapsed during a lecture at the IIM in Shillong. Kalam, who would have turned 84 in October, was confirmed dead more than two hours after he was wheeled into the ICU of Bethany hospital in a critical condition following the collapse at around 6.30 pm. Arriving at the Indian Institute of Management around 5.40 pm, he took rest for sometime started the lecture on ‘Livable Planet’ at pm. He collapsed five minutes later, according to Director, IIM-Shillong, Prof De. Kalam last tweeted Going to Shillong to take course on livable planet at IIM. More »R. I. P. People’s President

  • Nitish fires return salvo at PM Modi

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    Nitish’s remarks came two days after Modi hit out at the CM for “stalling Bihar’s progress” for his personal dislike for him. Presenting the report card of his government’s performance in the past 10 years on a day his alliance partner RJD president Lalu Prasad called a statewide shutdown to press for the release of the caste census report, Nitish said Bihar had progressed remarkably well by registering 10 per cent growth rate. More »Nitish fires return salvo at PM Modi

  • Power play by stars for new films TWITTER

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    Ajay Devgn paid a visit to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah even as his new film Drishyam readies to open on Friday. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, along with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) colleague Kumar Vishwas, on the other, hand caught a special screening of the much-feted arthouse gem Masaan, with the film’s heroine Richa Chadha, director Neeraj Ghaywan and co-producer Guneet Monga. More »Power play by stars for new films TWITTER

  • Kalam an inspiration for young India

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    What has made Avul Pakir Jainabaludeen Abdul Kalam (who told me that I was the first one who asked him for his full name way back in July 1980) so is his raising and being, a low profile one with modest beginnings hawking newspapers for the extra buck at that, in his first 50 years. More »Kalam an inspiration for young India

  • Meena doesn’t want CCTVs in his office

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    DAYS after declaring anti-corruption helpline of the Delhi government — 1031 — a waste of public money, anti-corruption branch (ACB) chief MK Meena has taken yet another controversial step. The ACB chief has asked officials to remove Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, which were installed on the agency office premises reportedly upon the orders of his predecessor. According to sources, these cameras were installed upon the orders of former ACB chief SS Yadav in an attempt to monitor agency staff and complainants. More »Meena doesn’t want CCTVs in his office

  • Nation on high alert after terror attack

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    A HIGH alert has been sounded across the country, including the national Capital, in the wake of terror strike in Gurdaspur district on Monday. Apart from Delhi, several cities in Maharashtra, Haryana and Uttarakhand have also been put on alert. All police personnel have been put on high alert to thwart any attempt by terrorists or miscreants, Haryana’s Additional Director General Police, Law and Order, Mohammad Akil said. More »Nation on high alert after terror attack

  • Burundi presidential vote not credible: UN observers

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    A United Nations observer mission said Monday that last week's presidential elections in Burundi were relatively peaceful but had not been "an inclusive free and credible" vote. Separately, the 15 UN Security Council members plan to hold consultations on the crisis Tuesday. In a preliminary report, UN observers said Thursday's vote, which saw President Pierre Nkurunziza re-elected, was marred by violence and obstacles to freedom of expression and the press. More »Burundi presidential vote not credible: UN observers

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