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  • Khelo India not just about winning medals: PM Modi

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while inaugurating the first Khelo India School Games here at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Wednesday, said that the initiative is not only about winning medals, but also an effort to give strength to a mass movement for playing more.

  • VW suspends chief lobbyist steg over emission tests on monkeys

    Berlin : Scandal-hit auto giant Volkswagen has suspended its chief lobbyist Thomas Steg as outrage mounted over monkey and human experiments to study the effects of diesel exhaust fumes. CEO Matthias Mueller said VW had “taken first consequences” from the tests on monkeys and put on leave Steg, the general representative for external relations and government affairs, who had “taken full responsibility”. The New York Times reported last week that US researchers

  • Cong bombshell on judge Loya’s death

    New Delhi : Just two days ahead of the Supreme Court Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra hears two petitions on Friday on the mysterious death of Mumbai CBI judge Brijgopal H Loya in December 2014, the Congress threw a bombshell that the judge faced threat of death unless he immediately discharges BJP President Amit Shah in the 2005 fake encounter killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife and an aide in

  • Donald Trump signs order to keep prison in Guantanamo open

    Washington : President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to keep open the controversial US prison at Guantanamo Bay, paving the way to transfer new terror detainees to the infamous facility in Cuba.

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    Railway Budget to focus on safety and amenities

    Overriding concerns for safety, improvement in passenger amenities and big investment in infrastructure are slated to be the focus for the railways with the Modi government expecting to loosen the purse strings in its last full budget ahead of the 2019 general elections. There is unlikely to be any fare hike or announcement of new trains. The consolidation of all major initiatives in the last three years will be reflected in the

  • Former Navy chief L Ramdas files plea in SC, also seeks probe

     New Delhi : Former Navy chief Admiral (retd) L Ramdas has filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking an independent inquiry by a panel of retired apex court judges and former police officers into the alleged mysterious death of special CBI judge B H Loya.

  • RSS disempowering women, we are fighting its ideology: Rahul

     Shillong : Ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in Meghalaya, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday zeroed in on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for spreading their ideology across the country.

  • Tremors jolt north India, but no damage due to high depth

    New Delhi : Tremors across north India on Wednesday, following an earthquake in the Hindu Kush region, created panic among people but its high depth averted any damage, said Met Department officials.

  • Institutional credit and MSMEs

    The New Year began for the SMEs and the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), with Prime Minister Modi playing late Santa and showering them with sops. Addressing the key constraint of availability of finance, it is assumed, would help harness the employment generating potential of this key sector. Given the current mood with regard to employment generation, as also the business sentiments among the small businesses, Budget 2018 may see further