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Chaudhary Prem Singh's death an irreparable loss for Congress: Maken

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Congress' Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken on Wednesday described the death of former Delhi Assembly Speaker Chaudhary Prem Singh as an irreparable loss for the party. Singh, breathed his last on Tuesday night at Max Hospital in south Delhi's Saket, where he was admitted since December 6. The 84-year-old leader had collapsed at a function to commemorate the death anni...

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Escorts unveils pick-n-carry crane at Excon

Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) Escorts Construction Equipment on Wednesday unveiled its pick-n-carry crane at the 9th International Construction Equipment and Technology Trade Fair (Excon 2017) here. The CT Smart 15 crane, with soil compactor in 12-ton class, has anti-toppling and anti-lifting features for enhanced safety on the site, said Escorts' construction and material handling equipment ...

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10K walk in Kolkata to raise healthcare funds for the impoverished

Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) The fifth edition of 'Route 55', a 10 km walkathon event in the city, aimed at raising funds for the impoverished in the society, would be held on December 24, organisers said on Wednesday. The fundraising initiative organised by the alumni of Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) in Howrah district's Sibpur and Belur Sramajibi Hospital, ha...

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UP assembly winter session: Speaker seeks cooperation at all-party meet

Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) A day ahead of the start of the Uttar Pradesh assembly's winter session, an all-party meeting was held here on Wednesday, wherein Speaker Hriday Narayan Dixit sought the cooperation of all parties in the smooth functioning of the house. The Speaker said that logical, factual and qualitative dialogue can go a long way in finding solutions to problems faced by the st...

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SC stalls Centre's takeover of Unitech

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed an NCLT order suspending real estate major Unitech's directors and allowing the Centre to appoint its nominees in their place. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud stayed the December 8 order of the National Company Law Tribunal by which it had suspended nine directors of ...

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Rahul welcomed home by Congress workers with fanfare

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi was welcomed by party leaders and workers amidst much fanfare and gusto at his residence at 12 Tughlak Lane, a day after he was elected party chief. Delhi Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Maken, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and party workers and leaders from Delhi and Karnataka were present as he returned, bringing to an ...

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Government should have approached SC for taking over Unitech control: CJI

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday said that the government should have come to the Supreme Court before taking over the management of Unitech as the real estate major sought the suspension of an NCLT order suspending its directors and allowing the government to appoint its nominees in their place. Giving time till Wednesday to Additional Solicitor General Tush...

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Unitech seeks stay of NCLT order letting government to take over management

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Real estate major Unitech on Tuesday sought the suspension of an NCLT order suspending its directors and allowing the government to appoint its nominee directors in a take over of the management of the company. The company told the Supreme Court that the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) could not pass such an order in the wake of the apex court's earlier orde...

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Mashqoor Ahmad is AMU Students Union President

Aligarh, Dec 12 (IANS) Mashqoor Ahmad Usmani has been elected the President of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Students Union, varsity officials said on Tuesday. Usmani, who hails from Darbhanga in Bihar, polled 9,071 votes and defeated his nearest rival Ajay Singh by 6,719 votes. Abu Baqar stood third with 2,192 votes. The results were announced after midnight. Sajja...

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Mashqoor Ahmad elected AMU students union president

Aligarh, Dec 12 (IANS) Mashqoor Ahmad Usmani from Bihar has been elected as the next students union president of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), varsity officials said on Tuesday. Usmani, who hails from Darbhanga, polled 9,071 votes and defeated his nearest rival Ajay Singh by 6,719 votes. Singh is the grandson of former Uttar Pradesh minister and BJP legislator from Baraul...

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SC to hear plea against takeover of Unitech management by government

New Delhi, Dec. Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear, on Tuesday, a plea by real estate major Unitech challenging the proposed takeover of the management of the indebted company by the government. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M.Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y Chandrachud directed the hearing of Unitech's plea along with other other matters after Attorney General K.K....

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Rahul Gandhi elected Congress President, PM Modi congratulates him

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi, who is putting up a spirited campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, was on Monday elected the President of the Congress, taking over from his mother who had helmed the country's oldest party for 19 long years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated his political bete noire and wished him a fruitful tenure. I congratula...

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Polling on for AMU students union

Aligarh, Dec 11 (IANS) Students voted on Monday to elect new student unions at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and the Women's College here, officials said. Results from the voting, which began at 9 a.m. and will end at 5 p.m., are likely to be announced by midnight. A total of 18,200 students are eligible to vote in AMU. Another 2,789 girls can exercise their franchise at t...

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Police constable shot dead in Bihar

Patna, Dec 11 (IANS) A police constable was shot dead by unidentified criminals in Bihar's Vaishali district on Monday, police said. Dipnarain Rai from the Special Auxiliary Police was killed when he was on way to take up duty at the Hajipur Jail. The shooting took place near the prison in Hajipur town, Vaishali Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar said. --IANS ik/mr <...

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Government to name directors of Unitech, after NCLT junks board

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The government will shortly nominate the directors to the board of the besieged building firm Unitech as directed by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), informed sources said on Saturday. A Corporate Affairs Ministry (MCA) source here said that it is with the intent to avoid insolvency proceedings against Unitech, which would leave thousands of homebuyers st...

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SpiceJet conducts seaplane trials in Mumbai

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Saturday conducted seaplane trials at Mumbais Girgaum Chowpatty. According to the company, this was the second phase of trials for the amphibious aircraft. The airline said that the trails were conducted in association with Japan's Setouchi Holdings and that both have been working closely for over six months to explore...

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Ankushita's success: Boxing in northeast packs quite a punch

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Rising pugilist Ankushita Boro's gold medal feat at the recently concluded AIBA Youth World Championships has made her an overnight sensation, but not many are aware that the 17-year-old contemplated quitting the sport just a couple of years ago. Hailing from the nondescript Meghai Jarani village in Sonitpur district of central Assam, Ankushita recently captured t...

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Malini Kapoor blessed with son

Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Actress Malini Kapoor has given birth to her first child - a boy. She and husband Ajay Sharma, also an actor, became parents on Tuesday. I'm happy that now our little boy will complete us as a family. It's a very exciting moment for me. I'm unable to express my happiness. I think for a woman, motherhood is the best thing in life, Malini said in a statement.<...

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Public security state's responsibility: Ex-IB chief

Shimla, Dec 8 (IANS) Public security is the responsibility of state police and an introspection is needed on why people do not trust them, former Director of Intelligence Bureau P.C. Haldar said on Friday. Haldar was here to deliver a lecture to mark the raising day of the Himachal Pradesh Police. He said police-public relations suffer from a significant lack of trust and a persi...

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Inaugural boxing Indian Open to start on January 28

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Boxing Federation on India (BFI) President Ajay Singh announced on Friday that the inaugural edition of the Indian Open will take place from January 28 to February 1 here. Singh said that the annual tournament comprising four teams each of both men and women will be classified into India A, India B, India C and India D, will be held at the Thyagaraj Stadium in the...

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