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  • Constitution Under Threat: Why is Archbishop’s letter facing flak?

    A section of minority communities, including Dalits, Muslims and Christians have been constantly trying to make a point about their insecurities. They feel the constitution is under threat and the social fabric of this glorious democratic country is under threat more than ever. And in therefore a couple of Archbishop’s from catholic church drafted out letters to their congregation and asked its members to pray for safety of the country and for

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    Aircel-Maxis Case: No FIR, yet a probe against me, says Chidambaram on ED questioning

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, who was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case today, said all the answers he gave to the probe agency were already recorded in government documents. Chidambaram also said no FIR was registered against him, yet a probe had been initiated against him. “Appeared before the ED. The questions were about what is already recorded in the file. Hence, answers

  • Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape, sex charge

    New York: Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges in New York City. Weinstein appeared before a judge in Manhattan today after a grand jury charged him last week with raping a woman in a hotel room and forcing another to perform oral sex in his office.

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    IPL Betting: Filmmaker Sajid Khan may be quizzed, CBI also keeping tab

    Thane (Maharashtra): After Bollywood actor-producer Arbaaz Khan, Bollywood director, comedian and TV personality Sajid K. Khan is likely to be questioned in the IPL betting case being probed by police here, an official said on Tuesday. In a related development, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is keeping close tabs on the investigations being conducted by the Thane police in the IPL case, official sources said. Thane Anti Extortion Cell chief Pradeep Sharma

  • Supreme Court allows centre to go-ahead for reservation in promotions, as per law

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday permitted the Centre to go ahead with reservation in promotions to certain categories of staff in accordance with law but did not stay a Delhi High Court judgment that quashed an office memorandum on such reservation. “It is made clear that the Union of India is not debarred from making promotions in accordance with law,” a vacation bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Ashok

  • Ola driver held in Bengaluru for ‘molesting’ woman passenger

    Bengaluru: A driver of ride-sharing firm Ola was arrested for allegedly molesting and forcing a woman passenger to strip in the cab on the way to the airport from home early on June 1, police said on Tuesday. “The cab driver, V. Arun, has been arrested and his car (KA 53 C 6607) seized on a complaint by the victim. He is in our custody for interrogation,” Bengaluru Additional Commissioner of Police, East,

  • Armed forces not reeling under shortage of funds: Defence Minister Sitharaman

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today rejected a parliamentary panel’s findings that the three services were reeling under severe shortage of funds, saying adequate financial resources have been allocated to them in the last four years. Sitharaman, at a press conference, also asserted that there was no shortage of ammunition for the armed forces which had been the case during the previous government.

  • Indian railway passengers will have to pay huge penalty for carrying excess luggage

    New Delhi: Just like air travel, now beware of carrying excess luggage while travelling in trains as well. As a result of numerous complaints regarding excess baggage being towed into train compartments, the Indian Railways has decided to strictly enforce its over-three-decades-old baggage allowance rules, which will see passengers paying up to six times the stipulated amount as penalty, if caught travelling with overweight luggage, an official said today.

  • Bombay High Court raps Thane cops over probe in allegations against civic commissioner

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today expressed displeasure over the Thane Police’s handling of inquiry into allegations that the district civic commissioner threatened an activist for filing a PIL over shoddy road concretisation work there. The court directed the Thane police commissioner to either transfer the probe to a senior official or it will consider appointing a judicial officer to carry out inquiry.

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    Court can proceed with case even if co-accused public servant dies: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: A private person involved in a graft case can be tried under the Prevention of Corruption Act even after the death of a co-accused public servant if the trial court has already framed charges, the Bombay High Court has ruled. Provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act are invoked in a case only when one or more accused are public servants.

  • Rahul Gandhi accuses govt of asking soldiers to buy their clothes, shoes

    New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi today hit out at the government for making “empty slogans” and accused it of asking soldiers to buy their own clothes and shoes. He used a media report, which also claimed the Army is seeking to cut 50 per cent supply from state-run ordnance factories, to back his charge.

  • HCL hopes to cross Rs 2,000 crore turnover in Fiscal Year 2019

    Kolkata: State-run copper producer Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL), which is focusing on exploration in order to assess copper reserve in its mines, on Tuesday said it is expecting its turnover to cross Rs 2,000 crore in the current fiscal, an official said on Tuesday. “We have started an ambitious project on exploration. As of today, we are not exploring beyond an average 500 metre depth. We are not fully aware of our potential in

  • Amitabh Bachchan inspired me to be a host: Ravi Dubey

    Ravi Dubey says megastar Amitabh Bachchan inspired him to take up hosting. Ravi, who holds a degree in engineering, started working for commercial advertisements. He shared screen space with Big B in the first advertisement — which went live.

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