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  • New environment, aviation secretaries named

    New Delhi: The central government Friday appointed Steel Secretary G. Mohan Kumar as defence production secretary while Ashok Lavasa was made environment and forests secretary, an official statement said Friday.

    According to the appointments cleared by the appointments committee of the cabinet, Rakesh Singh, an 1978 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre, will replace Kumar as steel secretary. 

  • Dayanidhi Maran

    CBI files charge sheet against Dayanidhi Maran

    New Delhi: The CBI here Friday filed a charge sheet against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and others in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

    The charge sheet was filed before special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge O.P. Saini, who will hear the matter Sep 11.

    The CBI has named five individuals. As one among them

  • meghalaya floods

    Bihar flood-hit up the ante over relief drought

    Patna: Flood victims in Bihar’s Nalanda district Friday blocked roads for hours to protest inadequate assistance provided to them by the state government, police said.

    Angry over lack of relief, the flood-hit people in Bihar Sharif, the district headquarters of Nalanda, staged a protest demanding adequate relief and compensation.

    “The flood victims blocked the roads

  • Rohit Sharma

    Injured Rohit Sharma replaced by Vijay for ODIs, T20

    Nottingham: Indian batsman Rohit Sharma Friday was ruled out of the ongoing five-match One-Day International (ODI) series and the one-off Twenty20 International against England after sustaining a fracture in the middle finger of his right hand.

    The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Indian cricket board has picked Murali Vijay as his replacement. 

    Vijay, who

  • Kumar Mangalam Birla

    Coal Scam: CBI files closure report against Kumar Mangalam Birla

    New Delhi: The CBI has filed a closure report in the coal block allocation scam against industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and others in a court here, sources said Friday.

    The Central Board of Investigation (CBI) Thursday filed its closure report in the court of Special Judge Bharat Parashar, who will hear the matter Sep 1.

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  • Kelkar panel for market-linked gas price to producers

    Ranchi, Aug 29 (IANS) A Jharkhand court here Friday remanded in three days’ police custody a Muslim man, who married national-level shooter Tara Shadeo pretending to be a Hindu and allegedly forced her to change her religion.

    The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ranchi, sent Ranjit Kohli alias Rakibul Hassan to the police custody, a day after the same court sent the accused to

  • Tara Sahadev

    Jharkhand conversion case: Husband sent to police custody

    Ranchi: A Jharkhand court here Friday remanded in three days’ police custody a Muslim man, who married national-level shooter Tara Shadeo pretending to be a Hindu and allegedly forced her to change her religion.

    The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ranchi, sent Ranjit Kohli alias Rakibul Hassan to the police custody, a day after the same court sent the accused to 14

  • Tremendous response to Gurutsav 2014: Irani

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani Friday said the response given to government’s initiative of holding essay writing competition, to mark Teachers’ Day, has been “tremendous”.

    “Tremendous response to Gurutsav 2014 essay writing competition. 24,697 registered (on) the first day including 866 special students,” Irani said in a tweet.

    The human resource development (HRD) ministry

  • Putin urges Ukraine militants to open humanitarian corridor

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday urged militants in southeastern Ukraine to open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian soldiers to allow them to get out of the combat areas.

    “I am calling on forces to open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian soldiers in order to avoid senseless casualties, enable them to get out of the combat areas, reunite with their families and

  • FIIs continue as net buyers in Indian equities

    Mumbai: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) continued to invest in the Indian equities market which closed trade for the week ended Aug 28 trade at yet another record high.

    The Indian markets, which remained closed for trading Friday on account of Ganesh Chaturthi, saw healthy buying from foreign institutional investors Thursday.

    Data with the National Securities

  • Trainee IPS officer drowns at police academy in Hyderabad

    Hyderabad: A trainee police officer drowned in a swimming pool at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (NPA) here late Thursday night, sources said.

    Manu Mukt Manav, a trainee Indian Police Service (IPS) officer belonging to Haryana, drowned in the swimming pool during a party of trainee officers in the academy campus at Shivrampally.

    According

  • Nawaz Sharif

    Pakistani Army chief to meet PM

    Islamabad: After holding talks with leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Friday, army chief General Raheel Sharif is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif later in the day.

    PTI leader Imran Khan and PAT leader Tahir-ul-Qadri Thursday accepted the army chief as a mediator and guarantor in solving the current political impasse, Dawn online reported.

  • Supreme Court

    SC stays proceedings of judge’s sexual harassment probe

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday stayed the probe into allegations of sexual harassment by a former Gwalior district judge against a sitting judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

    The composition of the committee, set up by the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court, was objected to by the woman judge saying that it included a judge who had transferred

  • Hindu hardliner to campaign for BJP in UP bypoll

    Lucknow :  The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday named Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath, a hawkish face of the party, as its star campaigner in Uttar Pradesh bypolls scheduled for September 13.

  • Ally ‘dumps’ BJP ahead of Haryana state polls

    New Delhi :  The Bharatiya Janata Party-Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) alliance in Haryana was slated to sweep the state assembly elections due in October. But the political equation has undergone a shift as the HJC has decided to ‘dump’ the BJP.

  • Bhoomi pujan of road construction held

    Khachrod : Under the series of development works done by the Municipal Council in the city, Bhumi Pujan ceremony of cement-concrete road was organised at Saify Gali of Ward no 14. As decided during the meeting of Beti Bachao Abhiyan, the Bhumi Pujan was done by little girl Jahra d/o Mohammad Ali Bohra. MLA Dilip Singh Shekhawat and Municipal Chairman Vijay Sethi were the Chief Guests of the ceremony. The presidency of

  • Financial Untouchability Ends

    New Delhi :  Within 13 days of making the announcement from the ramparts of Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ushered in a quantum leap in terms of financial inclusion of the unbanked households.

  • Mr & Mrs Smith tie the knot after 9 yrs

    New York :  Actors Angelina Jolie (39) and Brad Pitt (50) have finally taken the plunge after a live-in relationship of nine years. They tied the knot in a secret ceremony in France attended by their six adopted children.

  • Karthik Gowda

    BJP minister hit by ‘son stroke’

    Bangalore :  It was a joyous and momentous occasion for of Union Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, which got derailed late Wednesday when moments after his son Karthik got engaged, a Kannada film actress accused Gowda junior of cheating, abduction and rape.