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    Sewer worker’s death: Rahul Gandhi says PM Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat a hollow slogan

    New Delhi: Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the “tragic death” of sewer worker Anil in west Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said “PM’s Swachh Bharat is a hollow slogan, when he is blind to the plight of thousands of manual scavengers”. “Anil’s tragic death in the sewers of Delhi and photographs of his grieving son have made headlines worldwide,” said Gandhi on Twitter.

  • Shares of TATA Motors slips amid Britain’s Brexit decision

    New Delhi: Shares of Tata Motors Wednesday slipped as much as three per cent in morning trade on bourses after the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) issued a warning to the UK government of massive losses if Britain was to leave the European Union (EU). JLR CEO Ralf Speth, who was speaking at the Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in Birmingham, Tuesday said that fears of a so-called “no-deal” Brexit and lack of clarity

  • Delhi: 3-year-old girl sexually assaulted in school

    New Delhi: A three-and-a-half-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in her school at north west Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar, police said Wednesday. The incident was reported by the victim’s father on Tuesday, they said.

  • Delhi crime: Six-year-old sexually assaulted by school cab driver

    New Delhi: A six-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a cab driver of a private school in southwest Delhi’s Palam village, police said today. The incident was reported to the police yesterday and a case registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act, Deputy Commissioner of Police (southwest) Devender Arya said. The accused driver has been arrested, he said, adding the matter is being investigated. Earlier this month,

  • China back in action in Doklam: US lawmaker

    However, Minister of State for External Affairs Ministry V K Singh told Rajya Sabha on Thursday that there have been no new developments at the site of the face-off with China in Doklam and its vicinity, and status quo prevails in the area.

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    Delhi: Data belongs to individuals, not companies, says TRAI

    New Delhi: Data belongs to individual users, TRAI has said, urging strong safeguards against misuse. It has further suggested that consumers be given the right to choice, consent and to be forgotten to safeguard their privacy. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on Monday released its recommendations on privacy, security and ownership of data in the telecom sector, wherein it has said that each user owns his/her personal data stored with entities

  • The indescribable brother-sister bond

    “And this is the patio,” he says, pointing to the dark red wooden floor, brightened by the morning sun. Then, he points to the window in the ceiling that “brings in natural light,” the two bedrooms and common area, the fireplace that he will light later today when Ma visits, and the two car garage.

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    New Delhi: Nitish Kumar to take final call after seeing what BJP President Amit Shah has to offer

    New Delhi: Nitish Kumar knows the danger of committing himself on the front foot even before a ball has been bowled at him. So, after the JDU national executive committee meeting in New Delhi on Sunday, his spokesperson refused to say anything definite on seat-sharing with the BJP but put out a subtle message that Nitish would take a final call after seeing what Amit Shah has to offer. “We aren’t helping or

  • 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,

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    Rs 2,000 crore GST evasion unearthed in 2 months

    New Delhi: The GST investigation wing has detected tax evasion of over Rs 2,000 crore in two months, and data analysis reveals that only 1 per cent of over 1.11 crore registered businesses pay 80 per cent of the taxes, a senior official said today. CBIC member John Joseph said alike small businesses who are making mistakes while filing GST returns, multinationals and big corporates too have slip-ups.

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    BJP demands apology from Congress for ‘India is Indira’ slogan

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday demanded an apology from the Congress party for using the slogan ‘India is Indira and Indira is India’ during emergency in 1975. “During Emergency, Congress’s then-president gave the slogan ‘India is Indira and Indira is India’. For those who understand Hinduism and Hindutva, the country is only ‘Bharat Mata’, but for Congress ‘India is Indira’. Till now they have not apologized for this slogan,”

  • Delhi High Court asks authorities not to cut trees till July 4

    New Delhi: In a relief to residents, the Delhi High Court on Monday asked authorities not to axe till July 4 the 16,500 trees sanctioned by the Centre for the redevelopment of six south Delhi colonies. A bench of Justice Vinod Goel and Justice Rekha Palli directed the National Buildings Construction Corp (NBCC) not to cut the trees till the next date of hearing on July 4.

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    India trying to make Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019: Nitin Gadkari

    New Delhi: India is trying to make the strategic Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Gadkari was on a two-day visit to Tajikistan to represent India at a global conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development”.

  • Maharashtra: Abu Dhabi oil giant to pick up stake in Ratnagiri refinery project

    New Delhi: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will next week sign an initial agreement to pick up to 25 per cent stake in the planned USD 44-billion refinery-cum-petrochemical project in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. ADNOC joins Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer, in the project which is planned to come on stream by 2025. An MoU signing ceremony is planned for June 25, official sources said.

  • Skoda to take driver’s seat in Volkswagen group’s journey in India

    New Delhi: German automobile major Volkswagen group today announced a major rejig in plans for the Indian operations giving group firm Skoda the responsibility for the market here. Under its ‘India 2.0’ project, all models designed and produced locally in the future will be based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform and Skoda Auto will launch a volume segment model based on sub-compact MQB A0 platform by 2020, Skoda Auto said in a statement.

  • ED seeks fugitive offender tag for Vijay Mallya in first case under new legislation

    New Delhi: India today made its first official move to clampdown against big bank loan defaulters under a new law as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) moved a court against liquor baron Vijay Mallya seeking to declare him a ‘fugitive offender’ and to confiscate his assets worth Rs 12,500 crore.

  • Self-styled godman Daati Maharaj joins probe in rape case

    New Delhi: Self-styled godman Daati Maharaj accused of raping a disciple in his ashrams here and Rajasthan joined the probe in the case here today, the police said. He was sent a notice asking him to join the probe by Wednesday. He reached the Crime Branch office today and his questioning is underway, they added.

  • Rahul Gandhi turns 48, Congress in celebration mood

    New Delhi: The atmosphere outside Congress headquarters in Delhi turned into a festive mode, as party workers, in a jubilant mood celebrated the birthday of their party president Rahul Gandhi, who turned 48 on Tuesday. This is Rahul’s first birthday after taking over the reins of the party from his mother Sonia Gandhi in December last year.