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Delhi government to give job to deceased DTC driver's son

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday decided to offer a junior clerk's job to the son of DTC driver Ashok Kumar who died in a road rage incident in May, besides bearing medical expenses of his widow, an official statement said. Afer Kumar's death on duty on May 10 in Mundka area, his family had met Kejriwal and it was assured all possible support. The cabinet d...

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Telangana to embark on reforestation to improve green cover

Hyderabad, Sep 1 (IANS) Telangana will take up reforestation of forest lands allotted to tribes under a special legislation, as part of efforts to improve the green cover. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday approved a proposal for collaborative research on reforestation of ROFR (Recognition of Forest Rights) lands. The government, through the forest department, will ...

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Chinese premier meets with Kazakh president

Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Beijing on Tuesday. Speaking of the development of China-Kazakhstan relations, Li said China is ready to expand trade and financial cooperation, enhance cultural and people-to-people exchanges, and coordinate and cooperate more closely on regional and international affairs to promote the de...

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US stocks open sharply lower following global rout

New York, Sep 1 (IANS) US stocks opened sharply lower on Tuesday as a renewed broad-based sell-off around the world rattled nervous investors. Tokyo equities dived with its benchmark Nikkei stocks index plunging 3.84 percent on Tuesday amid weak performances in other stocks markets. Chinese shares slumped for a second day on Tuesday on weak economic data, with the benchmark Shang...

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HC orders revised marks for Punjab medical entrance

Chandigarh, Sep 1 (IANS) Refusing to order a re-test of Punjab's Pre-Medical Entrance Test (PMET- 2015), the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday directed that extra marks be given to all students for the wrong questions that were included in the question paper in May this year. A single judge bench of Justice R.K. Jain said that all students would get equal marks for the five wrong ...

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Siddhartha Das - the latest piece in the Sheena jigsaw puzzle

Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) The Sheena Bora murder case, which has created a countrywide sensation, on Tuesday saw yet another intriguing development, as Siddhartha Das emerged claiming to be the biological father of the victim and having shared a live-in relationship with prime suspect Indrani Mukherjea. A day after reports emerged that he was in hiding and may have fled to Bangladesh, Das ca...

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Cyberabad police bans use of drones without permission

Hyderabad, Sep 1 (IANS) In view of the intelligence alerts about the possible use of remote-controlled drones for terror attacks, police has banned their use in Cyberabad police commissionerate limits by any agency or individual without prior permission. Cyberabad Police Commissioner C. V. Anand on Tuesday issued orders, making it compulsory for event organizers, organizations and indivi...

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77 dead in MP due to rains since June 1

Bhopal, Sep 1 (IANS) Seventy-seven people have died and over 10,000 houses have been damaged due to rains in Madhya Pradesh in last three months, government statistics have revealed. According to Revenue Department statistics, from June 1 to August 31, above average rain in 11 districts, average rain in 25 districts and less than average rains were received in 15 districts of the state.<...

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Uber rolls out cash payments in Kolkata, Bengaluru and Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Cab aggregator services Uber on Tuesday included three more cities - Kolkata, Bengaluru and Delhi NCR - under its cash payment model of operation. Uber, which operates on a cashless model in several parts of the world, had started announcing cash payments mode during the beginning of the month. The new mode of payment will allow users to pay the cab fare in cash.<...

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Three held for cheating through lapsed insurance policies

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Three men have been arrested for cheating people on the pretext of getting refund of their lapsed insurance policies from insurance companies by charging cash from them as service tax, police said on Tuesday. Amit Khanna, 40, Akshay Sharma, 21 -- both residents of Model Town -- were arrested on Monday along with Bhupender Sharma, 25. They used to cheat gul...

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Scholarships under national talent search scheme to be doubled

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said it would double the number of scholarships under the National Talent Search scheme. The number of scholarships would be doubled to 2,000 from the existing 1,000, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said on the occasion of the 55th foundation day celebration of the NCERT here. Expressing concern about the quality ...

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'Goa airport false ceiling collapse due to AC leakage'

Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) Faulty, leaking air-conditioning systems led to the collapse of a large chunk of false ceiling at the Dabolim International Airport in Goa, Union minister for Civil Aviation P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju has said. On July 18, two passengers were injured after the false ceiling in the security area of the newly commissioned airport collapsed. I have been informed by...

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When will panel to oversee ad releases be formed: HC asks centre

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to apprise it of the steps taken to constitute a three-member committee to oversee the release of advertisements by the government and its agencies, following a Supreme Court ruling that such ads cannot be used for the benefit of political leaders. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath ...

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Banking operations to be severely hit in Wednesday strike

Chennai/Agartala/Bengaluru/Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Banking and insurance operations in India will come to a grinding halt on Wednesday with around half a million employees going on strike in protest against the centre's economic and labour policies, said union leaders. Across the country around 500,000 bankers - workers and officers - would be participating in the strike. Around 75,000 bra...

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DAC briefed about Rafale negotiations, gives go ahead

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The negotiation committee on purchasing Rafale combat jets for the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been given the 'go ahead' by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), defence ministry officials said on Tuesday. Officials said the deal was on course, and the negotiations will go on. The negotiation committee briefed the DAC about the progress so far, a ministry ...

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'Labour shut down to hit normal life in Karnataka'

Bengaluru, Sep 1 (IANS) Normal life will be affected on Wednesday across Karnataka in view of the day-long shut down called by trade unions in protest against the government's anti-labour policies and in support of their demands, a union leader said. About 15 lakh (1.5 million) workers, including employees of public and private sector enterprises, banks, insurance firms and labourers in ...

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Capt. Kalia, POW issues can't be taken to ICJ: Government to SC

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the issue of brutalities committed by the Pakistani Army on Captain Saurabh Kalia and that of 54 Indian defence personnel languishing in Pakistani jails since the 1965 and 1971 wars could not be agitated at the International Court of Justice. The court was told that under the Geneva Convention, acts of aggression a...

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Dissident AAP leader protests against Delhi government

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Dissident AAP legislator Pankaj Pushkar on Tuesday protested to draw Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government's attention over neglect and substandard treatment being meted out to the Sangam Vihar Wazirabad unauthorised colony. I do not have problem with my party's government but it's the people of Sangam Vihar who have to suffer the negligence of the government, Push...

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Heavy monsoon rains wreak havoc in Dhaka

Dhaka, Sep 1 (IANS) Heavy monsoon rains have submerged streets and low-lying areas in Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka on Tuesday. It created huge traffic gridlock with scores of vehicles going out of order, Xinhua news agency reported. Roads, lanes and by-lanes experienced serious water-logging problem. No casualties or injuries have been reported so far. Major roads were...

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CNG fitness scam: HC seeks response of centre, LG, Delhi govenment

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday sought responses from the centre, the lieutenant governor and the Delhi government on a plea filed by an accused seeking to suspend the commission of inquiry into the alleged multi-crore-rupee CNG fitness certificate scam. A number of officials of the previous Sheila Dikshit government are under the scanner in the scam. A div...

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