Category: India

I would not have approved of note ban: ex-RBI governor Bimal Jalan

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  • 9 Days ago
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Highlights 1 Would not have approved of note ban, said Bimal Jalan. 2 Need to tackle the problem of black money at the root, he said. 3 There is no justification for lynchings in a secular country: Jalan Though demonetisation had some positives, former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Bimal Jalan says he would […]

France: Police hunt for vehicle after soldiers hit and injured in Paris

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  • 10 Days ago
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French soldiers were hit and injured by a vehicle in the western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, Paris police authorities said on Wednesday, adding that a security operation was underway in the area. “Police intervention is underway. Search underway for vehicle,” the Paris police department said in a tweet. Six soldiers were hurt, four of them […]

Chandigarh stalking case: Police recovers footage from 5 CCTV cameras

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  • 12 Days ago
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In a major breakthrough in the Chandigargh stalking case, the police has recovered five CCTV footages of the incident. The CCTV footage is seen as a crucial evidence in establishing the crime. It might have helped the police make a stronger case against the accused. HERE ARE THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS The Chandigarh Police has recovered […]

Chandigarh stalking, Raksha Bandhan and the recurring question of women's safety in India

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  • 12 Days ago
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With evolving times, many are questioning society’s need to protect women, especially on days like Raksha Bandhan, when they can very well do it themselves, like Chandigarh’s Varnika Kundu. Varnika Kundu, a disc jockey and daughter of a senior IAS officer, who was allegedly harassed and stalked by Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala’s son Vikas […]

Bihar: Thieves caught on camera stealing electric poles worth Rs 20 lakh

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  • 13 Days ago
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Highlights 1 The thieves planned to sell the poles in Punjab 2 The theft was recorded on a mobile camera 3 Police are using the footage to trace the mastermind Electric poles worth Rs 20 lakh were stolen by thieves in Bihar’s Darbhanga early this morning, and later recovered by police. Two people, who were […]

How a 'short and suit' video of a Jordanian political analyst TV interview went viral

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  • 14 Days ago
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The next time you need to give a live television interview using Skype, and decide you can get away with wearing just the upper half of your suit, make sure there aren’t any camera-wielding family members in the vicinity. Why? Jordanian political analyst Majid Asfour’s son filmed him doing exactly that – and the video […]

Telangana decides to wage a legal battle against Centre for taking unilateral decisions on GST

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  • 14 Days ago
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Highlights 1 CM has registered a protest against the decisions taken by the GST Council in New Delhi today. 2 He will also write a letter to Prime Minister in this regard. 3 KCR felt that by levying GST on on-going projects, states will be subjected to injustice. Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao has decided […]

Aadhaar: Worried over privacy breach? Lock your bio-metric data, unlock when you need it

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  • 14 Days ago
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Highlights 1 Aadhaar biometrics can be locked by users and unlocked. 2 Many experts have raised concerns about safety of Aadhaar biometrics. 3 An engineer was arrested early this week for illegally accessing Aadhaar data. On August 1, an IIT-Kharagpur alumnus was arrested by the Karnataka police on the charges of illegally accessing the Aadhaar […]

Narendra Modi on Doklam standoff: Solution lies in dialogue and debate

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  • 14 Days ago
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Two days after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj underlined that diplomatic channels were the only way to resolve Doklam standoff with China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed hope the two countries would find a solution through dialogue. Speaking at the Samvad – Global Initiative on Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness through video-conferencing, PM Modi […]

Ahead of vice-presidential elections, NDA organises workshop on ballot voting

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  • 15 Days ago
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Highlights 1 Bhupendra Yadav explained to the members of Parliament how to cast their ballot 2 The members were asked to cast their vote on dummy ballot papers. 3 At 10 members of Parliament did not cast their votes in the right manner during Presidential election Ahead of the vice-president elections, the National Democratic Alliance […]

Demonetisation hits coins supply, but RBI sits on surplus production

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  • 15 Days ago
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Highlights 1 Owing to demonetisation there has been a shortage of coins. 2 RBI has been producing coins but has been unable to issue them. 3 The issues stems for non-disposal of scrapped currency notes. Since the beginning of financial year 2017-18, there seems to be a shortage of coins. Traders, hoteliers, kirana shops, auto […]

Retired Army officer's Sikh family assaulted, asked to leave Bengaluru

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  • 15 Days ago
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Highlights 1 Retired Army officials family brutally assaulted in Bengaluru. 2 The family was attacked by neighbours over property dispute. 3 Punjab CM called Karantaka CM after the incident came to light. In what can be called a blot on Bengaluru’s cosmopolitan culture, an incident of brutal attack on a Sikh family has come to […]

If you can't be mine, won't let anyone have you: Rajasthan man hacks girl to death

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  • 15 Days ago
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Vaishali Sharma, 18, had just cleared her Class 12 exams and preparing to take admission in a college for higher studies. Vaishali, a resident of Rajasthan’s Banswara, had dreams of making it big in life. All was well till Wednesday (August 2). It was a muggy afternoon on Wednesday. Vaishali was at her house in […]

DK Shivakumar: The man called tiger of Sathanur

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  • 16 Days ago
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Karnataka has always seen an interesting link when it comes to blood brothers in politics. Be it Janardhan Reddy and his brothers, or DK Shivakumar and his brother, the common link between them has been their meteoric rise in both riches and political clout. Shivakumar is a six-time MLA who has always been known as […]

IRCTC launches cash on delivery of tatkal railway tickets

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  • 16 Days ago
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People can now pay later for tickets booked under the tatkal quota on the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp (IRCTC) website. Till now, this service was available only for general reservations. For tatkal bookings people had to pay first via the standard online payment gateways before the IRCTC portal confirmed their ticket. For tatkal […]

Landslides after heavy rains block roads in most parts of Himachal, commuters stranded

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  • 16 Days ago
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Landslides and cloudbursts triggered by torrential rains have wreaked havoc in Himachal Pradesh during the past three days. Landslides have blocked roads at many places, leaving many passengers and tourists stranded in most parts of the state. Only on Wednesday morning, over 200 passengers in cars and buses had a narrow escape when heavy boulders […]

China extends hold against Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar at the UN

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  • 17 Days ago
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China has extended her hold by three months on the US, French and UK backed proposal at the United Nations 1267 Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar a terrorist. Sources in the Home Ministry have confirmed to India Today that China extended the six-month hold that it had placed on February. […]

With over 5000 eyes on you, it will be hard to bribe Mumbai traffic cops now

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  • 17 Days ago
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Next time you see a traffic constable taking bribe on Mumbai roads, hit a mail to the traffic department and rest assured, an inquiry will be conducted within 72 hours, said Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) today. Replying to the queries put forth by the Bombay High Court, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Amitesh Kumar […]

Santosh Mohan Dev, senior Congress leader and former Union minister, passes away in Silchar, Assam

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  • 17 Days ago
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Highlights 1 Senior Congress leader Santosh Mohan Dev dies at 83 2 He was seven-time parliamentarian, a former Union minister 3 He was son of freedom fighter Satindra Mohan Dev Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Santosh Mohan Dev today passed away at a hospital in Silchar, Assam. He was 83. The news of […]

Bengaluru I-T raids: Why not raid BJP leaders offering Rs 15 crore, asks Congress

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  • 17 Days ago
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Accusing the government of misusing power to intimidate its opponents ahead of the crucial Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat, the Congress created a ruckus in Parliament and questioned the timing of the Income Tax raids at the Bengaluru resort where the party’s MLAs have been housed. “Conduct raids on the residences of those people from […]
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