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Prabhu favours using clean energy for 'greener' railways

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Describing the railways as a naturally green mode of transport, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday said the sector is looking to become greener by adopting renewables as a major source of energy. Railway is naturally a green mode of transport...we want to make it further greener by adopting renewable energy as a major source of energy for railways, Prabhu s...

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Punjab Hindu leader killed by own security guard

Chandigarh, Aug 4 (IANS) Punjab Police has launched an investigation into the brutal killing of a leader of a Hindu organisation by his official security guard, police officials said on Tuesday. The 45-year-old victim, Manish Sood, president of the Punjab unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Suraksha Samiti, was shot dead by his Punjab Police security guard at his house in Sirhind town, 60 ...

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ACB chief seeks time to reply to Delhi government's plea

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Delhi's ACB chief M.K. Meena on Tuesday appeared before the High Court and sought time to file a response on the Arvind Kejriwal government's plea seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against him. Justice V.P. Vaish recording the presence of Meena asked him to file the response by August 11 on the plea of the Delhi government seeking lodging of a case agains...

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Sony starts local manufacturing of Bravia TVs in Tamil Nadu

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Japanese electronics major Sony's India arm on Tuesday said that it has started manufacturing of Bravia TVs after sealing an OEM partnership with Competition Team Technology (India) in Tamil Nadu's Sriperumbudur. To begin with, Sony will start manufacturing two models, both Android TVs, in the initial phase. The first shipment commences from today, (August 4), the...

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Plea in SC seeks women members in seven state governments

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday a petition seeking direction to the chief ministers of seven states to consider inclusion of women legislative members in their council of ministers. The public interest litigation (PIL) was filed by D.K. Aruna, former information and public relations minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh. The former minister co...

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Goa RSS slams BJP government over school grants

Panaji, Aug 4 (IANS) Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar on Tuesday issued a stern warning to the BJP-led coalition government in the state, accusing it of succumbing to pressure from English medium schools and giving them government grants in violation of a pre-poll promise. If the government failed to be firm on the issue of denying financial grants to English medium schools, the RSS would...

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JK Tyre to foray into two and three wheeler tyre segments

Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) Tyre major JK Tyre and Industries Ltd will soon roll out tyres for two and three-wheelers while focussing on auto makers, export/replacement markets, said a senior official on Tuesday. We are planning to get into two- and three-wheeler tyre segments. We are doing some test marketing. Our plans will be firmed up on two or three months, president, international oper...

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Bengaluru school guard held for molesting child

Bengaluru, Aug 4 (IANS) A security guard of a private school here was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly molesting a three-year-old child, police said. We have arrested the 25-year-old accused under POCSO Act and section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after the victim identified him as 'school uncle' who molested her, Additional Commissioner of Police P. Harishekharan told reporters ...

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Vyapam scam: CBI files five more FIRs

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday registered five fresh FIRs in connection with its ongoing probe into the recruitment and admission Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. The first First Information Report (FIR) was registered against three people on charges of cheating by impersonation in the Pre Medical Test (PMT) 2010. The second FIR was registered against three people on th...

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Delhi Police impart self-defence training to girls

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Delhi Police have imparted self-defence training to young girls in several parts of the national capital under its 'Say No to Fear' programme. According to police, a total of 1,302 girls of Delhi's Janta Vihar area were given self-defence training under the aegis of 'Parivartan Cell' of north-west district. The participants were aged between eight to 20 years. ...

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Helicopter carrying top official goes missing in Arunachal

Itanagar, Aug 4 (IANS) A helicopter carrying Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi, two pilots and a crew member went missing on Tuesday in Arunachal Pradesh's Tirap district, officials said. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki expressed concern over the incident and asked officials to intensify the search for the chopper after it remained untraced for hours. The Pawan Hans helicop...

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President launches self-help group outlet in estate

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) A marketing outlet for self-help groups of Rashtrapati Bhavan was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee here on Tuesday. The renovated shop 'Shakti Haat' has been shifted inside a shopping complex in the President's Estate and offers products like homemade masalas, organic compost and handmade envelopes made by the wives of employees of Rashtrapati Bhavan. ...

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Pesticides' misbranding can invite prosecution: Government

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Stating that pesticides products not carrying mandatory warning is misbranding, union minister Sanjeev Kumar Balyan on Tuesday said such offenders are liable for prosecution under Insecticides Act. While replying to a question whether the labels on products containing pesticides provide detailed information about the hazardous nature of product, the union minister...

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Lok Sabha passes bill amid Congress boycott

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill to strengthen provisions to prevent atrocities against scheduled castes and tribes amid a boycott of the house by the Congress and some other opposition parties. The bill seeks to add new offences by amending the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. Members of the Congress and ot...

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Delhi Vidhan Sabha speaker expunges Bharti's remark

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) A day after AAP legislator Somnath Bharti's beautiful women remark kicked up a controversy, Delhi legislative assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel expunged the word, saying there was a scope for misinterpretation. Vidhan Sabha Speaker Ram Niwas Goel has ordered that the word beautiful be expunged from the proceedings of the house. He said though the remark 'beautiful' ...

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Delhi government announces trams for Old Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Trams will run in the walled city of the national capital for better connectivity, the Delhi government announced on Tuesday. Although the government did not set any deadline, it said that trams would run in areas like Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Old Delhi and New Delhi railway station. The Aam Aadmi Party government also said more powers would be given to Shah...

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MobiKwik, Walmart announce exclusive partnership

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Mobile payment solution provider MobiKwik on Tuesday said that it will power 20 of Walmart's chain of outlets named Best Price Modern Wholesale stores in nine states. Under this partnership, MobiKwik will be the exclusive mobile payments partner to Walmart, offering members of its Best Price programme, which comprises small businesses and 'kirana' stores a secure,...

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Jharkhand assembly monsoon session from August 21

Ranchi, Aug 4 (IANS) The monsoon session of the Jharkhand legislative assembly will begin from August 21, an official said on Tuesday. The state cabinet gave its approval to 21 issues. The cabinet decided that the monsoon session will begin on August 21 and end on August 28, cabinet secretary N.N. Pandey told reporters. He said the cabinet decisions include renaming of the State ...

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Indian envoy meets stranded Indian woman in Pakistan

New Delhi/Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indian envoy in Pakistan on Tuesday met a hearing and speech-impaired Indian woman who has been stranded in the neighbouring country for the past 15 years. Leading Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney thanked Indian High Commissioner T.C.A. Raghavan for the meeting. Burney tweeted: Dear Dr TCA Raghavan thanks for coming to Karachi and...

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Fake policemen held for extortion bid from married couple

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Two men, masquerading as policemen, have been arrested on charges of trying to extort money from a married couple in Delhi's Japanese Park by threatening to defame them, police said on Tuesday. Amar Singh, 34, and Rupender, 26, were arrested on Sunday for harassing and demanding money from a couple sitting inside the park in west Delhi's Rohini area. Deput...

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