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DU admission scam: Key player 'Kaku' on police radar

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Sleuths probing the Delhi University (DU) admission scam busted two days ago have their sights set on Inderjeet Singh alias 'Kaku' identified as the likely mastermind of the Rs.1 billion racket. A Delhi Police official privy to the investigation told IANS that Kaku's trail was being hotly pursued and he was the next target of the Crime Branch. According ...

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Couture here to stay with India's wedding mega industry: Monisha Jaising

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Bohemian luxe princess Monisha Jaising, who completes 25 years in the fashion industry, says that wedding industry is very big in India and that is the reason why couture is here to stay in the country. Globally couture fashion has changed dramatically since entering the 21st century as fashion houses have had to adjust to the demands of the modern customer. In ...

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Telangana CM invited to World Economic Forum meet in China

Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) The World Economic Forum has invited Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for its annual meeting of the new champions to be held in China in September this year. Phillip Rosier, managing director and member of the managing board of the Switzerland-based World Economic Forum sent a letter to the chief minister, inviting him for the meeting scheduled to b...

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Activists launch agitation against GM mustard

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) A group of activists and civil society outfits on Friday vowed to resist the entry of genetically modified (GM) mustard into India, a statement said. Pledging to work towards ensuring seed sovereignty, biodiversity conservation, protecting farm livelihoods and food safety in the country, the group launched the Sarson Satyagraha (mustard agitation) at Rajghat her...

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Drug peddler held with heroin worth Rs.35 lakh

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) A 33-year-old drug peddler has been arrested in the national capital while carrying heroin worth Rs.35 lakh, Delhi Police said on Friday. Rajeev Gupta, a member of a drug cartel based in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly, was arrested on Wednesday from Geeta Colony in east Delhi where he had gone to deliver a 170 gram heroin consignment. Police said Gupta initial...

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SC raps government on discrepancy in figures on missing children

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday took exception to huge discrepancy in the number of missing children given to it and those placed in parliament, saying such a situation would not be tolerated. The apex court's social justice bench, comprising Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, imposed a fine of Rs.25,000, to be paid to the Supreme Court Legal Servi...

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SC gives CBI three weeks to take over Vyapam cases

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday gave CBI three weeks time to take over the charge of all Vyapam - admission and recruitment - scam cases in Madhya Pradesh while declining to grant, for now, the probe agency's request for six to eight weeks' time. If there is a substantial compliance (of our order), we will give you more time, said a bench of Chief Justice H.L.Dattu,...

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Kenya's Olympic 10k champion Cheruiyot eyes world title

Nairobi, July 31 (IANS) Olympic 10,000 metres bronze medallist Vivian Cheruiyot and Betsy Saina secured automatic selections in the Kenya team as the national trials, which kicked off on Friday, lived up to their billing as the most unpredictable. I am really happy, Xinhua quoted Cheruiyot as saying. It was hot here and I expect the weather in Beijing to be equally hot so I am comfortabl...

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Bihar cricket secretary writes to CMs to raise BCCI affiliation issue

Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Secretary of the unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) Aditya Verma on Friday wrote to the chief ministers and heads of 15 states and union territories who are yet to get the BCCI's affiliation, to raise the matter with the Indian cricket board. Verma, who has been fighting for recognition of the CAB, said the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCC...

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'Rs.27,300 crore more needed to implement food security act'

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The implementation of the food security act will need an expenditure of Rs.27,300 crore more than that incurred on the existing food subsidy schemes, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday. Estimated annual expenditure on food subsidy for full implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA) in all the states/UTs is about Rs.27,300 crore more than the estimat...

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'Stateless' enclave dwellers finally getting a country

Dinhata (West Bengal), July 31 (IANS) Having been stateless for 68 long years, more than 51,000 enclave dwellers will finally have a country of their own, when at the stroke of midnight Friday-Saturday, the historic exchange of enclaves between India and Bangladesh takes place. Decades of isolation and deprivation has given way to hope and ecstasy as almost all the houses inside the encl...

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Pleasant Friday in Delhi, rain likely on Saturday

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) It was a pleasant Friday in the national capital and the maximum temperature settled two notches below the season's average at 31.6 degrees Celsius. The city is likely to get rain on Saturday, the Met Office said. According to the India Meteorological Department, Saturday will see cloudy skies and some parts of the city will get rain. The maximum and min...

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Twitter adds four Indian languages

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Twitter on Friday said that it has added four more Indian languages - Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil - taking the count of supported languages to six. Hindi and Bengali have been available for a year now, the social media company said in a blog post. According to Twitter, these four languages were partially translated by a community of Twitter user...

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Samajwadi Party legislator booked

Ghaziabad, July 31 (IANS) Ruling Samajwadi party legislator Gulam Mohammad and his five accomplices have been booked by the Ghaziabad police in Uttar Pradesh in a criminal case. In a First Information Report (FIR) lodged by Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Kunwar Ayub Ali, it was claimed that Gulam Mohammad, his son Sarique, Afzal and three others barged into the emergency ward of Yashoda ...

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Haryana Police trace 427 missing children

Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) As many as 427 missing children have been traced under Haryana Police's specially launched Muskan campaign and reunited them with their families. The campaign was launched on July 1, a police spokesman said. Special teams were constituted for the success of this campaign, he said. As many as 126 missing children were traced from urban Ambala, 12...

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Maggi ban: Bombay High Court verdict on Monday

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) The Bombay High Court will deliver its verdict on Monday over food multinational Nestle India's petition challenging the orders of FSSAI and Maharashtra's FDA banning its products last month for containing toxic substances. Nestle has contended that its products do not contain lead in excess of permissible limits and also challenged the tests conducted by the Food ...

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Now, expressway to connect Mumbai-Nagpur

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Friday announced an expressway project to connect capital Mumbai with its second capital Nagpur. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed the state assembly that the 800-km long expressway will traverse from Mumbai through Ghoti-Aurangabad-Amravati and touch Nagpur in Vidarbha. The new expressway will cost around Rs.30,000 cro...

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HC gives three months' time to Centre on junk food

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the central government to implement within three months guidelines on restricting sale of junk food in and around schools. The court, earlier, gave its node to guidelines prescribed by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) that identify certain category of food and drinks as harmful for children advocating thes...

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Court summons Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda, others

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) A court here on Friday issued summons to Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda and others in a coal block allocation case. Special Judge Bharat Parashar issued summons to Darda, his son Devendra Darda, former coal secretary H.C. Gupta, coal ministry officials K.S. Kropha and K.C. Samria, the company JLD Yavatmal Energy Ltd. and its director Manoj Kumar Jayaswal, asking the...

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Parliament logjam continues, all-party meeting on Monday

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) With even the second week of the ongoing monsoon session of parliament almost washed away, the Narendra Modi government has called an all-party meeting on Monday to end the logjam over the Lalit Modi and Vyapam issues. Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha witnessed uproarious scenes on Friday, facing several adjournments and verbal spats even outside the house...

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