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  • No, you won’t have 13 digit mobile numbers in India from July 1

    All telecom operators are instructed t use 13 digit mobile numbers by the Department of Telecom (DoT) for all Machine-to-Machine (M2M) customers from October 18 onward. From July 1 onwards the 13 digit M2M mobile numbers will be implemented. The deadlline for the same is December 31, 2018. However, the same will not have any impact on regular mobile users in India.

  • UN employees have no immunity in crime, sexual abuse cases: Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric

    United Nations: UN employees have no immunity in cases involving crimes including sexual abuse, according to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ spokesperson Stephane Dujarric. His remarks came after a contractor for the UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) in Bihar, accused the organisation’s senior staff in India of “harassment”.  “Sexual abuse is a crime and immunity is not there to protect people who commit crimes,” the UN chief’s spokesperson said on Tuesday

  • Rotomac loan turned NPA in FY16; made full provision: Bank of India

    New Delhi: State-owned Bank of India today said it had sanctioned some loan to Rotomac group companies as a consortium lender and that had turned into a non-performing asset (NPA) or bad loan in the 2015-16 fiscal for which it has already made 100 per cent provisioning.

  • JNU Entrance Exam 2018 Result: Follow these steps to know the scores

    Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has declared its entrance exam results today. So all those students who have given the entrance exam can check their result on official website The entrance exam was held on December 27 to December 30, 2017 and it took in 53 cities across India and also in  Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • Mumbai: Senior custom official knocks down pedestrians, kills 1 and injures the other

    Mumbai: A car driven by a senior Customs officials allegedly knocked down two pedestrians, resulting in the death of one person in suburban Mankhurd, police said today. Following the incident yesterday, Shaktivel Raju, who is Additional Commissioner of Customs was arrested, said Senior Police Inspector of Mankhurd Police Station Sanjay Vernekar.

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    Thane Crime: 2 held for attempting to kill elderly couple, stealing valuables worth Rs 26 lakh

    Thane: Two persons, who were on the run for four years, were arrested for allegedly attempting to kill an elderly couple and looting valuables worth Rs 26 lakh in 2014, police said today. The duo – Pintu Hridayaram Nishad (26) and Mahesh Bunilal Nishad (33) – was apprehended by sleuths of the crime branch on charges of house-breaking, which took place on February 17 here, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime) Mukund Hatote told

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    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s confidants turns state witness, to testify against him

    Jerusalem: Israeli media reported today that one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants has turned state witness and will incriminate him in corruption allegations, the latest in a dizzying series of developments that threaten to topple the beleaguered Israeli leader. Police would not confirm whether long-time aide Shlomo Filber would testify against Netanyahu, but all the major Israeli media outlets said a deal to do so had been reached. Filber, the former

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    Bombay High Court restrains BMC from deciding on any tree cutting proposal

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court, in an interim order today, restrained the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) from deciding on any pending applications for felling trees anywhere in the city until further orders. A bench of Justices A S Oka and P N Deshmukh however, permitted the BMC commissioner to make an exception and consider such applications only in cases of “extreme emergency” that involved threats of loss to human life or property.

  • Viral Video! Woman in flight dries underwear under AC vent, leaving co-passengers in shock

    In a bizarre incident, a woman in flight was drying her knickers under AC vent. The video of the woman drying her underwear was shot by a co-passenger in the flight and later it was uploaded on YouTube by a channel, and now it is going viral all over the internet. The woman was flying with Ural Airlines from the resort city of Antalya, in southern Turkey, to the Russian capital Moscow.

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    Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi: No decision yet on how much Air India stake up for sale

    New Delhi: The government has not taken a final decision yet on how much stake in Air India it wants to sell, Minister of Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju said today. Last year, the Union Cabinet approved privatisation of the debt-laden national carrier, which is staying afloat on taxpayers’ money. A group of ministers has been appointed to chalk out the strategy for Air India’s stake sale.

  • Ishrat Jahan Case: CBI Court discharges Gujarat in-charge DGP P P Pandey

    Ahmedabad: A special CBI court today discharged former Gujarat in-charge DGP P P Pandey in the 2004 alleged fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan and three others, in which he was an accused. Special CBI court judge J K Pandya allowed Pandey’s discharge application on the ground that there was no evidence against him related to the kidnapping and murder of Ishrat Jahan and three others.

  • Baaghi 2 Trailer Launch: Tiger Shroff back in rebel avatar, this time with sultry Disha Patani for company

    Mumbai: Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani starrer Baaghi 2 trailer is out. The trailer launch event was held at PVR at Lower Parel in the presence of Sajid Nadiwadwala, Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani in Mumbai. Fox Star Hindi is streaming the event live on its Facebook page and also shared a trailer on Facebook page. Fox Star Hindi wrote, “The wait ends here! The rebel for love is back with more

  • PM Modi announces Rs 20,000-crore defence industrial corridor in Bundelkhand

    Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that his government will establish a Rs 20,000-crore defence industrial production corridor in Bundelkhand — a region divided between Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh — that will generate 250,000 jobs and bring development to one of the most impoverished regions of the country.

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    Mumbai: 2 bikers held for following Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s convoy, performing stunts

    Mumbai: Two bikers, who allegedly followed the convoy of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and performed stunts on a road here have been arrested, police said today. Fakaruddin Mohammad Hanif Ansari (18) and Mohammad Ansari (20), who hail from Dharavi, were apprehended on Monday, a senior police officer said. The incident occurred on Monday at around 7.30 pm near the Bandra-Worli Sea Link when Trudeau’s convoy was moving towards the Hotel Taj

  • PM Modi at Uttar Pradesh Investors’ Summit 2018: Bio-policy in UP will help in doubling farmers income by 2022

    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday highlighted that the Uttar Pradesh government has initiated a new bio-policy in the state to reduce crop-grain-fruits and waste of vegetables. Addressing the ‘Uttar Pradesh Investors’ Summit 2018,’ the Prime Minister said the new policy will help in doubling farmers income by 2022.

  • Delhi Chief Secretary row: AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan detained

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan was today detained in connection with the alleged scuffle between Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and party MLAs. Khan reached Jamia Nagar Police Station to surrender and added that he has not done anything wrong.