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    Lankan boat found abandoned near Rameswaram

    Rameswaram (TN): A Sri Lankan fibre glass boat was found abandoned off Thangachimadam near here today with locals claiming five unidentified persons disembarked from it. The boat belonged to Mannar District in northern Sri Lanka and its engine was found removed, police said. Locals informed police that five people got out of the boat at Kannupaadu near Tenkadal (South sea) near Thangachimadam carrying some goods, they said.

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    CBI arrests Deputy Commissioner Income Tax

    New Delhi: CBI today arrested a Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax at his Central Revenue Building office here for allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh from an industrialist for settling tax issue. CBI sources said an IRS officer of 2008 batch M Logapathy, posted as Deputy Commissioner Income Tax here, along with an alleged middleman Hitesh Kumar, Logapathy’s personal attendant Abhishek Kumar and businessman Vikas Singla were arrested in connection with

  • Court sentences monk to 14 days’ jail custody

    Jalpaiguri (WB): A court in Jalpaiguri district today sentenced a monk for 14 days’ jail remand in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 11-year-old boy in the district. The Special Court further ordered two minor boys, who were also accused in the case, be sent to a remand home Korak. The three were charged under ‘Prevention of Child Sexual Offence’ Act for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy who was living

  • Court slaps Rs 10 lakh penalty on 2 firm officials

    Dhenkanal (Odisha): A local court today slapped a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on two senior executives of a private steel making company on the charge of not implementing safety measures in the plant at Meramundali here. Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court (CJM), Dhenkanal, Rekha Prasad, slapped the fine on the company’s Vice-President Satish Tyagi and Director Rahul Sengupta while disposing of five different cases lodged by the Assistant Director of Factory and Broiler,

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    SC constitutes 3-judge bench on Teesta’s fund embezzlement case

    New Delhi:  The Supreme Court has constituted a three-judge bench to hear afresh the anticipatory bail plea of Teesta Setalvad and her husband in the case of alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum at Ahmedabad’s Gulbarg Society that was devastated in the 2002 riots. The apex court registry issued a notice listing the matter for hearing on April 21 before the three-judge bench. However, the names of the judges sitting in the

  • MIM using drugs to attract Muslim youths: Nitesh Rane

    Mumbai: A day after his father and Congress heavyweight Narayan Rane lost the Bandra (East) Assembly bypoll, Congress MLA Nitesh Rane today alleged that MIM was using drugs to lure Muslim youths, a charge denied by the party. “MIM is spreading its wings among the youth in the community through drugs. The party is not only a threat to the country and politics, but also to the future of Muslim youths,” Nitesh told

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    Haldia to become country’s first green port: Gadkari

    New Delhi: All-weather port Haldia in West Bengal is set to become the country’s first green port soon. “We are in the process of converting Haldia port as the country’s first major green port. Railway engines, trucks and other vehicles there are being run on bio-diesel made at the port,” Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said.

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    Saurav Ganguly keeps mum on India coach’s job

    New Delhi: Former skipper Sourav Ganguly today preferred to remain tightlipped on whether he is a possible contender for next coach of the Indian cricket team, saying “let’s not speculate”. Ganguly’s reaction came after reports emerged that he is in the race to become the new Indian cricket team coach and has put in an informal word to the new BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya about his interest to replace Duncan Fletcher, whose tenure

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    Finch’s replacement to be decided after CSK game: Rohit

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians would addres the issue of finding a replacement for injured opener Aaron Finch after tomorrow’s game against Chennai Super Kings here, said captain Rohit Sharma after confirming that the Australian has been ruled out of the tournament. “Yeah, he’s out. Nothing has been decided whether we need an opener or a middle order batsman (as replacement). We are playing an important game tomorrow. We wanted to focus on that. We

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    Shoppers Stop: Back To Retail Basics

    They are the people in the driver’s seat, steering the company on the growth path, motivating staff, managing shareholder expectations and playing brand ambassador. Govind Shrikhande, Customer Care Associate & Managing Director spearheads one of the largest department store chains in India, Shoppers Stop Ltd. Spelling out his vision for the company’s future plans, he shares some facts about the Indian retail market and the adoption of successful smart customer satisfaction measures in

  • Indian deaf cricket team to compete in T20 Asia Cup

    New Delhi: India’s deaf cricket team is all set to compete in the Twenty20 Asia Cup to be held in Lahore from April 18 to 27. USHA International Ltd is the Indian team’s sponsor as the household consumer durable company today announced its association with the All Indian Cricket association for the Deaf to support the national team.

  • Maval firing: HC seeks explanation on departmental inquiry

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked Maharashtra government to explain why it did not consider the autopsy and chemical analysis reports of a woman, killed in the Maval police firing incident of 2011, during the departmental inquiry against four police officials. The division bench of Justices A S Oka and A P Bhangale was hearing a PIL filed by the activist I G Khandelwal seeking action against the then Superintendent of Police

  • Hit-and-run case: Lawyer says blood samples were not of Salman Khan

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Salman Khan’s lawyer today rejected the prosecution’s claim in the 2002 hit-and-run case that the actor was drunk at the time, saying that the blood sample sent for chemcial analysis was not his. Advocate Shrikant Shivade, Khan’s lawyer, claimed that the sample, which showed 62 mg of alcohol per 100 ml, had not been extracted from the actor.

  • Pakistan hangs five death row convicts 

    Ialsamabad: Five death row convicts were executed in various jails in Pakistan’s Punjab province on Thursday morning while the execution of two convicts was halted, media reported.

  • Can video games trump literature?

    New York: Just like books, music or cinema, video games too have the potential to offer players meaningful experiences, not mere fun diversion as commonly perceived, says a new study.

  • Plastic chemical can alter aquatic animals’ sex

    New York: Do we realise how badly the plastics we use are affecting the environment? They have a debilitating effect on aquatic life in particular, says a new research.

  • China worried over India’s reservations to Silk Road projects

    Beijing: China is deeply concerned over India’s reservations to its mega Silk Road projects and looks to address the issues during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit here next month, as it could be “problematic” if India tries to obstruct them, a Chinese think-tank today said. “India is a bridge for the one belt and one road (or the the Silk Road and Maritime Silk Road),” said Hu Shisheng, Director of China Institute of Contemporary

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    Coal scam: CBI seeks court’s nod to place additional documents

    New Delhi: CBI today sought permission of a special court to place on record several additional documents in a coal blocks allocation case allegedly involving Jharkhand Ispat Pvt Ltd (JSPL) and two of its directors. CBI prosecutor filed an application under the provision of CrPC seeking to place on record certain additional documents, which are also being relied upon by them, besides copy of the statement of one of the prosecution witnesses.

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    BSE, S&P launches AllCap index for Indian markets

    Mumbai: To put in place an overall gauge for the Indian stock market, a new S&P BSE Allcap Index was launched today which will cover over 700 listed stocks representing over 95 per cent of market capitalisation. Asia Index Private Limited, a joint-venture between S&P Dow Jones Indices and BSE, has launched the S&P BSE AllCap index and 18 other indices, BSE said in a statement.