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CBI arrests Delhi Police officer for taking bribe

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday arrested a Delhi Police sub-inspector for accepting bribe of Rs.25,000 from a man whom he allegedly promised to secure bail in a stalking case being investigated by him. Sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested sub-inspector Ravi Shankar, deputed at the Nabi Karim police station in central Delhi, while accepting the bribe ...

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Women's safety top priority, says DCW chief

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) RTI activist Swati Maliwal on Tuesday took charge as head of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) and declared that women's safety will be her top priority. This was so as crimes against women were increasing steadily in the national capital, she said. Maliwal, wife of an Aam Aadmi Party leader, succeeds Barkha Singh. Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung approved he...

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InFocus ties up with Foxconn, eyes $1 bn by 2016

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) US technology firm InFocus' India arm on Tuesday revealed that it was tying up with Foxconn to produce phones and TVs in India and was also looking to become a $1 billion company by 2016. We are tying up with Taiwan-based manufactuer Foxconn to produce phones and TVs for the Indian market. All our phones will come from Foxconn's Andhra plant and our TVs from its...

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Odisha urges Centre for adequate fertilizers

Bhubaneswar, July 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday urged the Centre to allocate adequate quantity of fertilizers to meet the demand of farmers in the state. Patnaik, in a letter to union Fertilizers Minister Ananth Kumar, requested enhanced allocation of urea from 1.14 lakh tonnes to 1.75 lakh tonnes for August, saying that 1.14 lakh tonnes would be grossly inade...

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CBI files 17th FIR in Vyapam case

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday registered the 17th FIR and ninth preliminary inquiry in connection with its ongoing probe into the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. The First Information Report (FIR) was registered against 18 people relating to the alleged illegalities committed in the Forest Guard recruitment test conducted by Vyapam in 2012....

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Louis Berger case: Alemao quizzed, Kamat ducks summons

Panaji, July 28 (IANS) Former Goa minister Churchill Alemao on Tuesday was quizzed for three hours by Crime Branch sleuths in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case even as ex-chief minister Digambar Kamat did not appear before the investigators. I am innocent. It will be proven, former Public Works Department minister Alemao told reporters after his questioning. Kamat, h...

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Qatar Airways in talks with IndiGo for buying stake

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Qatar Airways on Tuesday said it is in talks with budget passenger carrier Indigo for buying a stake in the India-based airline. Qatar Airways confirms that the only airline it is talking to is the Indian carrier Indigo, the airline said in a statement. Qatar Airways made the revelation as a rebuttal to recent reports that it is negotiating to buy stake ...

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Motorsports: Malaysian driver Tan Eng Joo jumps into RFC India lead

Quepem (Goa), July 28 (IANS) Malaysian driver Tan Eng Joo, with co-driver Tan Choon Hong, took the lead in the Force Gurkha Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India overtaking Chandigarh driver Gurmeet Virdi, with co-driver Kirpal Tung, after the six Special Stages (SS) of Predator category here on Tuesday. Gurmeet, from Team Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh, had led the RFC for the first 12 SS of ...

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Ola to ride on mobile application only

Bengaluru, July 28 (IANS) Leading personal transport provider Ola would be accessible through a mobile application only from August in 100 cities across the country in view of the app's increasing use for convenience, the taxi aggregator said on Tuesday. Our call centre will continue to operate 24x7 for customer support and assistance. We have also an app for our customers to save on dat...

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Oil prices retreat again towards $50 a barrel

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) International oil prices have again begun heading south towards the $50 per barrel mark -- this time in the wake of the Iran nuclear agreement earlier this month which raised anticipation of supplies from the country. The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $51.29 a barrel on Monday. The Indian basket of ...

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Motorola launches 3rd generation of Moto G

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) US-based technology major Motorola Mobility, which was recently acquired by Lenovo, on Tuesday launched the next generation of the Moto G smartphone at a price of Rs.11,999 in an exclusive partnership with Flipkart. According to the company, the smartphone is one of their highest-selling products, especially online. The new device, which will be water re...

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MLS club Montreal Impact rope in Drogba

Montreal, July 28 (IANS) Canadian football club Montreal Impact who play in Major League Soccer (MLS) have announced the signing of Didier Drogba, in a trade with Chicago Fire. The Ivorian will officially join the team upon receiving his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and his Canadian work permit. As per MLS policy, the details of the deal were not released. It's an hon...

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HC seeks filmmaker's response on Kashmir documentary screening

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to documentary filmmaker Pankaj Butalia while hearing an appeal by the censor board challenging a single judge order asking it to issue a certificate for public screening without any cuts to his film Textures of Loss based on violence in Jammu and Kashmir. A division bench of Chief Justice G.Rohini and Justice Jayant...

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Amnesty slams 'flawed' trial of Gaddafi officials

London, July 28 (IANS/AKI) Amnesty International on Tuesday deplored the appalling death sentences handed by a Libyan court to nine officials from the dictatorship of late strongman Muammar Gaddafi, including one of his sons, his intelligence chief and last prime minister. The sentencing of over 30 Gaddafi-era officials in a trial marred with serious flaws highlighted Libya's inability ...

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Libya's former spy chief sentenced to death

Cairo, July 28 (AKI) A Libyan court has sentenced to death former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi and deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi's last prime minister, Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi, for genocide during the 2011 revolt against his rule, the Lana news agency said on Tuesday. Senussi and Mahmoudi were among eight people from the former dictatorship who were handed the death pena...

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Punjab terror strike: CCTV footage shows well armed terrorists

Dinanagar (Punjab), July 28 (IANS) The three terrorists who unleashed terror in Dinanagar town of Punjab's Gurdaspur district were heavily armed and moving around in army fatigues, CCTV footage that emerged on Tuesday showed. The CCTV footage shows the three terrorists moving freely on foot on a road in Dinanagar town at 4.55 a.m. on Monday, minutes before they began firing indiscriminat...

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Egyptian dancer, singer in trouble for 'obscene acts'

Cairo, 28 July (AKI) An Egyptian belly dancer and a singer are in prison awaiting to trial on charges of inciting obscenity, spreading depravity and shameful acts, the Arabic Youm7 website reported on Tuesday. The belly dancer, Bardis, and the singer, Shakira, were arrested after video clips featuring the women wearing skimpy dresses and girating their hips were posted to the internet, Y...

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Kalam's Twitter account to remain active

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's Twitter account will remain active, maintained by his fans. Kalam, who died on Monday, tweeted from the handle @APJAbdulKalam. The handle remains the same, but under the name In memory of Dr. Kalam. The bio of the handle on Tuesday read: Dedicated to the memories of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (1931-2015), and under the spac...

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Pope urges youngsters to marry

Vatican City, July 28 (IANS/AKI) Young people should not fear wedlock and Jesus protects couples who keep the faith, Pope Francis told Catholics on Tuesday. Dear young friends, do not be afraid of marriage: Christ accompanies with his grace all spouses who remain united to him, Francis wrote on his Twitter account, which has over 22 million followers. At his general audience in R...

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Search on for 28 missing in Kullu

Shimla, July 28 (IANS) Search operations continued on the sixth day on Tuesday for the 28 passengers from Punjab who got drowned when their bus fell into the swollen Parvati river in Himachal Pradesh. Eleven bodies have been taken out and 23 people rescued, police said. The passengers were travelling to a Sikh shrine in Manikaran. Kullu Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Kanwar told IANS...

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