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  • Anoop Chandra Pandey to be new UP Chief Secretary

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday named senior IAS official Anoop Chandra Pandey as the new Chief Secretary of the state, an official spokesman said.

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    Delhi court acquits man in sexual harassment case, says allegations vague

    New Delhi: A man has been acquitted of the offence of sexually harassing his aunt for several years, with a Delhi court saying it was difficult to believe that the woman, who was a teacher, would suffer at the hands of her nephew. Additional Sessions Judge Smita Garg, while absolving the man of the offence under section 354A (sexual harassment) of the IPC, said the allegations levelled by the woman against him

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    Bombay HC rejects bail plea of Pune NCP corporator in abetment to suicide case

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today rejected the pre-arrest bail plea of a corporator in Pune district in a case of alleged abetment of suicide of a real estate broker over a property dispute. NCP leader and corporator Deepak Mankar had approached the high court after a sessions court in Pune rejected his anticipatory bail application on June 6.

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    JBT scam: Delhi High Court extends IAS officer’s parole by one week

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today extended by one week parole granted to IAS officer Sanjiv Kumar, who was convicted and sentenced to 10-year jail term in the case of illegal recruitment of junior basic teachers (JBT) in Haryana. Justice Vinod Goel granted the relief to Kumar, who said he needed to be out on parole to finalise a match for the marriage of his daughter.

  • Amit Shah in Bengal: Target all Lok Sabha steats in state in 2019, says BJP chief

    Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Wednesday asked the party’s West Bengal leadership to strive for victory in 100 per cent Lok Sabha seats in the state in the coming 2019 general election, a state BJP leader said here. Shah, on a two-day tour of the state, has also asked the state leaders not to compromise with Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress on any front.

  • First batch of Amarnath pilgrims leave for Kashmir

    Jammu and Kashmir: A total of 2,995 pilgrims escorted by the security forces left Jammu on Wednesday in two batches who will start their Amarnath Yatra that begins from Thursday. According to the police, the first group of 1,091 pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas at 4.45 a.m. and were proceeding to the Baltal base camp.

  • Farhan Akhtar is all set for his first hindi single

    From direction to writing to music to acting, there is hardly any facet of films and filmmaking that Farhan Akhtar wouldn’t have explored. The multi-talented star is now considering of taking his love for singing a step ahead. In fact, he is all prepared to launch his first single. And furthermore, he has also started shooting for it.

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    Delhi: 32-year-old woman shot by bike-borne attackers in Zakir Nagar

    New Delhi: A 32-year-old woman who went out to buy grocery near her house here was shot and wounded by two bike-borne attackers, police said on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Tuesday night around 10 p.m when Rahima Begum went to a shop in Zakir Nagar.

  • Shailza Dwivedi murder: Major Nikhil Handa is misleading us, the murder weapon in custody not real, says Delhi Police

    New Delhi: The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), West Delhi on Wednesday stated that the accused in the murder of Shailaja Dwivedi, Major Nikhil Handa, has been misleading the police in their investigation so far. He also said that the weapon (a knife) was not the actual murder weapon used by Handa to kill the wife of a fellow Indian Army Major.

  • Qualcomm likely to announce new chip for kids’ smart watches

    San Francisco: Global chipmaker Qualcomm is likely to announce a new chip called “Snapdragon Wear 2500” that is especially designed for kids’ smartwatches. The new chip would be smaller than the prior “Wear chips” and is supposed to provide slightly better battery life. “The chip supports LTE, up to a 5-megapixel camera, location tracking and plenty of other sensors,” The Verge reported late on Tuesday.

  • ICC research claims cricket has over 1 billion fans, 39% women

    Dubai: Unveiling the largest ever market research project into the game of cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed that the sport has over one-billion fans, globally. The research further revealed that the average age of a cricket fan is 34 years with a demographic breakdown of 61 per cent male and 39 per cent female.

  • Markets tank on macro risks; oil spurt sinks energy stocks

    Mumbai: The Sensex plunged 273 points while the NSE Nifty finished below the 10,700-mark today as firming crude oil prices and a weak rupee hammered risk appetite amid an already uncertain global environment. The BSE oil and gas index was the worst performer among sectoral peers, sinking 3.81 per cent, after Brent crude oil rates crossed USD 76 a barrel on supply disruptions and US attempts to curb Iranian shipments.

  • Disha Patani is all set to play with fire in ‘Bharat’

    New Delhi, Actress Disha Patani is on a roll since she has bagged a role in Salman Khan-starrer ‘Bharat’. The ‘Baaghi 2’ actress will be playing the role of a trapeze artist. For her part, she will be required to perform pyrotechnics. Well before the beginning of the shoot, the 26-year-old has started rehearsing for her part.

  • Jet Airways offers discounts on domestic, international flights

    New Delhi: Airline major Jet Airways on Wednesday announced discounts up to 25 per cent on select domestic routes and up to 30 per cent on its international flights. The offer is available on tickets booked during June 26-30 and would be applicable for travel from July 11, the airline said in a statement. “Jet Airways is offering guests discounts up to 30 per cent on their international travel using the airline’s vast network,

  • Nick Jonas is one of Priyanka Chopra’s ‘favourite men’

    Mumbai, Priyanka Chopra, who is enjoying her homecoming with Nick Jonas in Goa, has called her rumoured beau one of her “favourite men”. The 35-year-old actor shared a picture as a part of her Instagram story, in which one can see Jonas and her brother, Siddharth standing with their backs to the beach. Chopra captioned the post: “My favourite men”.