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Government makes high-level appointments

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The government on Friday carried out a major administrative reshuffle, making 16 senior level appointments and placing Sunil Arora as information and broadcasting secretary, Shaktikanta Das as economic affairs secretary and Hansmukh Adhia as revenue secretary. According to appointments approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, Anjuly Chib Duggal was ...

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Centre mulls extending land compensation provisions

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The government has proposed to issue an order under the land acquisition act to extend compensation and rehabilitation benefits to families whose land is acquired under 13 central Acts, which were not included when the law came into force last year. The new land bill is being considered by the joint parliamentary committee. The Rural Development Ministry,...

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Sheena murder: Khanna confesses, Mikhail submits evidence

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) As investigators waddled through an intriguing web of lies and deceit in the Sheena Bora murder case, Mumbai Police on Friday took Sanjeev Khanna, a prime accused and former husband of co-accused Indrani Mukherjea, to the spot where the young woman was killed three years ago. Khanna later cracked and confessed to his role in the crime. Police, acting on a court orde...

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Sheena murder case: Khanna confesses

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in the Sheena Bora murder case, one of the prime accused Sanjeev Khanna has cracked and confessed to his role in the crime, Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria said here late on Friday. Maria told media persons that Khanna -- the first husband of co-accused Indrani Mukherjea -- confessed to his role in the sensational murder case. ...

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Kejriwal to launch electricity bill settlement scheme

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will launch a settlement scheme for electricity bill disputes on Sunday, the city government said on Friday. According to a government statement, the settlement scheme for electricity bill disputes will be named as Bijli Bil Vivad Samadhan Scheme and will be launched by the chief minister at an event in east Delhi. All crimina...

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Trade unions to observe strike on September 2

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) A day after a meeting of the central trade unions and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley-led ministerial panel failed to make any headway, the labour associations on Friday decided to go on with their proposed strike on September 2. We have decided to go on with the strike. Whatever the government has offered, we don't find any concrete thing to consider postponement ...

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Delhi Traffic Police says 'Jansahayog' scheme not finalised yet

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Delhi Traffic Police, which on Friday announced the launch of its Jansahayog scheme aimed at involving Delhiites in keeping a check on rising traffic violations, hours later said the scheme was under consideration and not yet finalised. You are requested to kindly ignore the photographs and press release of traffic regarding launching of the Jansahayog scheme, sa...

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Malaysian company buys major stake in Global Hospitals

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Malaysian IHH Healthcare on Friday bought a major stake in Indian Global Hospitals chain for $195 million. The acquisition and our existing hospitals will help us become one of the leading hospital chains in India, said Tan See Leng, managing director of IHH. The hospital chain has 1,100 beds in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai in five hospitals, the...

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People refused to work with me when I fell ill: Kader Khan

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Versatile actor-writer Kader Khan has said that after his illness, producers and directors were unwilling to take him in their films. Kader Khan, who was present at the trailer launch of his upcoming comedy Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi, was clearly having difficulty in talking and walking. Some people refused to keep me with them. I was a little unwell. And people...

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HSBC fails in 275,000 payments due to IT glitch

London, Aug 28 (IANS) There has been a fault in the information used to process some payments from HSBC business customers, and about 275,000 payments have been affected, HSBC said on Friday. HSBC said the problem was caused by a flaw in information included in a file submitted to Bacs, the system British banks use to process millions of direct debits and direct credits, Xinhua reported....

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Brazil officially in recession

Brasilia, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) Second-quarter GDP figures released on Friday confirmed that the Brazilian economy has entered a recession. Gross domestic product in Latin America's largest economy fell in both the first and second quarters, meeting the technical definition of a recession. The economy shrank 1.9 percent in April-June compared with the previous three months and by 2.6...

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OROP remains stuck, protest continues

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) As another round of parleys on the 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) failed to break the logjam, ex-servicemen on Friday said the government did not intend to implement the scheme. On the same day, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) was directly handling the issue, and Home Minister Rajnath Singh also assured the veterans during ...

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Around 400 people walk for corruption free PCI

Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Around 400 people on Friday joined hands for a walk here, in a bid to speed up the process of reconstituting the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) and have a clean and corruption-free organisation. A recent fiasco at the national para games in Ghaziabad where 800 para-athletes were deprived of good food, lodging and disability accessibility services, led to the s...

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Report offence, get rewarded: Delhi Traffic Police

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Delhi Traffic Police are launching Jansahayog Scheme aimed at involving Delhiites in the campaign for road safety and keeping a check on rising traffic violations in the national capital, it was announced on Friday. The scheme is to report traffic violations committed by motorists. Special incentives like free vouchers of movie tickets, dinner etc will be given t...

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Andhra student beaten to death by teacher

Hyderabad, Aug 28 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a 14-year-old student in Andhra Pradesh died on Friday after he was brutally beaten up by his teacher for not doing home work. The teacher is absconding. Chintu, a student of Class 8, died at a government-run hospital in Guntur town. Sudhakar, a teacher at the zila parishad high school in Godavarru village of Penamaluru mandal in K...

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Maken asks Kejriwal to go in for by-elections for councillor seats

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ajay Maken on Friday urged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to go in for by-elections for 13 vacant seats in three municipal corporations of Delhi without any further delay. Maken has written to Kejriwal in this connection urging him to make necessary arrangements to conduct the by-elections as soon as possible. ...

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Nationwide truck strike from October 1: AIMTC

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) on Friday announced it will go on a nationwide indefinite strike from October 1 after the government did not respond to their demand to revoke TDS and toll charges. We had a meeting with Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari yesterday (Thursday) who refused to talk on the issues (including removal of tol...

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Mamata challenges Left, says Marxists won't be in power till 3016

Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Slamming the Left Front over its violent peasants rally, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said Marxists won't come to power in the state for another 1,000 years. A day after the Left rally turned violent, leaving many people including policeman injured, Banerjee accused the front led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) of political b...

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India's oil imports to be 90 percent by 2020: Report

Bengaluru, Aug 28 (IANS) India's import dependence on oil is likely to touch 90 percent by 2020 due to widening supply-demand gap on growing appetite for the fossil fuel, a joint study said on Friday. If the trend of importing more oil continues, India's dependence is likely to reach 90 percent by 2020 from 79 percent last fiscal (2014-15) on widening supply-demand gap, accentuated by gr...

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BCCI meeting postponed over Srinivasan's presence

Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) In a dramatic turn of events, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) working committee meeting was adjourned here on Friday after it decided to seek the Supreme Court's opinion on whether N. Srinivasan could attend the deliberations as the authorised representative of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA). Srinivasan, the current International Cricket...

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