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  • Delhi metro, Magenta Line stations

    Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir section of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line inaugurated

    New Delhi: The 24.82-km Kalkaji Mandir-Janakpuri West stretch of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line was inaugurated today, which will bring domestic terminal of the city airport on the DMRC network and cut travel time between Noida and Gurgaon by at least 30 minutes. Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the corridor at Nehru Enclave metro station.

  • Number of GST amendments likely in Monsoon Session: Official

    Kolkata: Several amendments to the Goods and Services Tax law is likely to be placed before Parliament in the Monsoon Session, a senior official said today. “There are several amendments to the GST which is proposed to come up during the Monsoon Session of Parliament,” GST Council Special Secretary Arun Goyal said here at a seminar organised by the Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce.

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    Tamil Nadu govt orders permanent closure of Sterlite plant in Tuticorin

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government today issued a Government Order, directing the state Pollution Control Board to seal the Vedanta group’s copper plant and close it down “permanently” following last week’s violent protests during which 13 people were killed in police firing. The Government Order (GO) said it endorsed the recent closure direction of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, and also asked the TNPCB to “seal the

  • Rahul Gandhi takes mom Sonia abroad for health check-up, posts a tweet about it taking a dig at BJP; here’s how they replied

    Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be out of India for a few days as he is taking his mother Sonia Gandhi for medical check-up, he tweeted from his Twitter account. In his tweet he targeted BJP social troll army, and said “ Don’t get too worked up…I’ll be back soon!”. Here is the tweet “Will be out of India for a few days, accompanying Sonia ji to her annual medical check up.

  • Sensex above 35k as crude slips, rupee recovers

    Mumbai: Stock market continued its winning run for a third straight session, with the BSE Sensex soaring about 241 points to close above the 35,000-mark as sentiments improved after a sharp correction in global crude prices and a continuous recovery in the rupee. Also, the broader NSE Nifty gained some 84 points after breaching the psychological 10,700-level.

  • Why were EVMs for Maha polls brought from Surat, asks Praful Patel

    Mumbai: Former Union minister Praful Patel claimed that almost 25 per cent of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) malfunctioned in the bypoll to Maharashtra’s Bhandara-Gondia Lok Sabha seat today.  He also sought to know why EVMs from Surat in Gujarat were used in the bypoll when similar machines were available in Maharashtra.

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    Sanju: Dad Rishi Kapoor gets emotions seeing after watching Ranbir in trailer; watch video

    There is immense excitement amongst the audience to witness the much awaited Sanjay Dutt biopic ‘Sanju‘ starring Ranbir Kapoor as the yesteryear actor. While the audience is eagerly waiting for the trailer of the film, makers Rajkumar Hirani and Vinod Chopra showcased the trailer to Ranbir Kapoor’s father Rishi Kapoor. The veteran actor was pleasantly surprised at the fine performance of his

  • Ex-Prez Pranab Mukherjee to attend RSS programme in Nagpur

    Nagpur (Maha): Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who had been a Congress veteran, is expected to attend a programme of the RSS here next month, a Sangh functionary said today. Mukherjee was invited to be the chief guest at the valedictory function of Sangh Shiksha Varg — a training camp for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh volunteers — at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur, scheduled on June 7.

  • NTPC Q4 net profit jumps 41% to Rs 2,926 crore

    New Delhi: State-run power major NTPC today posted a 40.69 per cent jump in its standalone net profit at Rs 2,925.59 crore for the March 2018 quarter, mainly on the back of higher revenues. The company’s standalone net profit was Rs 2,079.40 crore in the corresponding quarter a year ago, NTPC said in a BSE filing.

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    ‘Race 3’ car sequences shot on Formula One circuit

    Mumbai, Salman Khan-starrer “Race 3” has car chase sequences that were shot on the Formula One circuit. The makers of “Race 3”, helmed by Remo D’souza, have opted for cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati for the action entertainer.

  • Craving for water, Shimla residents pour out anger on social media

    Shimla: People in Shimla , once a village that served as the summer capital of British India between 1864 and 1939, are craving for a glass of water, while their woes and anger are pouring on micro-blogging platforms, literally!

  • Anthony Hopkins doesn’t know if his estranged daughter has kids

    Los Angeles: Veteran actor Anthony Hopkins says he doesn’t know if his estranged daughter has kids and he hardly cares. In a new interview with the Radio Times, Hopkins, 80 admitted he doesn’t know if his estranged daughter Abigail has made him a grandfather. “I don’t have any idea,” he said, according to thetelegraph.co.uk. “People break up. Families split and, you know, ‘Get on with your life.’ People make choices. I don’t

  • Matricide: Accused seeks bail saying he is of unsound mind

    Mumbai, A 21-year-old man, arrested for killing his mother last year, has approached the Bombay High Court seeking bail on the ground that he is of an unsound mind. Siddhant Ganore, a college student, was arrested for allegedly killing his mother, Deepali, at their residence in suburban Vakola on May 23, 2017.