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Vyapam scam: CBI chargesheet names 592 in 2012 PMT test case

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday filed a chargesheet against 592 persons in the multi-crore Vyapam examination scam linked with 2012 Pre Medical Test (PMT) case. Of the total persons named in the chargesheet filed in a Bhopal court, 245 are new names while remaining 347 are those who have already been named as accused in the CBI's October 31 Vyapam chargesheet on the probe re...

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SC asks official receiver to auction Sahara's Aamby Valley property

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Bombay High Court's official receiver to help the liquidator to auction the Aamby Valley property of the Sahara group. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice A.K. Sikri said that it wanted the property to be auctioned so the high court's receiver will be appointed to help in auctioning.

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Vyapam scam: CBI chargesheet names 592 in 2012 PMT test case

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday filed a chargesheet against 592 persons in the multi-crore Vyapam examination scam linked with 2012 Pre Medical Test (PMT) case. Of the total persons named in the chargesheet filed in Bhopal court, 245 are new names while remaining 347 are those who have already been named as accused in the CBI's October 31 Vyapam chargesheet which carries pro...

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Task force on Income Tax will read law chapter by chapter: Adhia

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Income Tax Act, 1961 will be read chapter by chapter by the new task force constituted for drafting a new direct tax legislation, Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said on Thursday. In an interaction with select Editors, he said while some of the good provisions of the direct taxes code prepared by the previous government have already been incorporated in the i...

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Maharashtra to permit woman cop to continue in service as policeman

Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Maharashtra government on Thursday said it had decided to permit a woman cop to undergo a sex-change operation and continue in the state police as a 'policeman'. Yes, I have requested Director General of Police (Satish Mathur) to consider her case favourably, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told IANS. Woman constable Lalita Kum...

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Telangana to launch electric vehicle policy next month

Hyderabad, Nov 23 (IANS) The Telangana government will next month launch its policy for electric vehicles to provide incentives to manufacturers and private players setting up charging stations, a senior government official said on Thursday. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industry, Commerce and Information Technology, said the policy will offer incentives for setting up charging sta...

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Suyyash to play royal in 'Rishta Likhenge...'

Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor Suyyash Rai has joined the cast of Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya as Abhay Kunwar Singh, who is part of a royal family. Suyyash has already started shooting for the Sony Entertainment Television show along with his co-stars Tejasswi Prakash and Rohit Suchanti. Yes, I am a part of 'Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya'. I will be playing Abhay Kunwar Singh who ...

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FC Basel down Man United in Champions League tie

Basel, Nov 23 (IANS) In a major upset FC Basel defeated English football giants Manchester United 1-0 with a goal in the 89th minute to make themselves a factor in the race for the two knockout-stage berths from Group A in the Champions League. The outcome at St. Jakob-Park leaves United with 12 points, three ahead of both Basel and CSKA Moscow, 2-0 winners on Wednesday over Benfica, rep...

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Jennifer Lawrence 'splits' from Darren Aronofsky

Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence has reportedly parted ways with filmmaker Darren Aronofsky after dating him for almost a year. The break-up happened last month. It was an amicable split and they remain friends, a source told etonline.com. The pair's last public sighting was at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on November 11 and although the two were alread...

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Poaching threatens Europe's last pristine forests: UN Environment

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Carpathian forests, home to the largest remaining populations of brown bears, wolves and lynx across 15 countries in central and eastern Europe, are frequently exposed to poaching, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) has warned. The forests spread over the Danube-Carpathian region, located in Central and Eastern Europe, are facing illega...

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Watch BMW 'X2' in 3D with Snapchat AR technology

London, Nov 23 (IANS) Luxury carmaker BMW collaborated with popular photo-sharing platform Snapchat's new augmented trial lens by letting customers try out the new X2 car by customising its colours and viewing it from all angles. Starting November 22, fans all over the world could use Snapchat's augmented reality (AR) technology to view and configure a realistic 3D model of the new addit...

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Will have to wait longer for 'Avatar 2':James Cameron

London, Nov 23 (IANS) Legendary filmmaker James Cameron says he has only just managed to shoot his first successful scene for Avatar 2 due to the challenges of filming underwater. The most anticipated sequel to the Oscar-winning 2009 fantasy film has already had its release date pushed back several times due to the challenges of shooting motion capture under water, where the sequel is se...

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'Kadvi Hawa': Bitter truth well told

Film: Kadvi Hawa; Director: Nila Madhab Panda; Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, Tillotama Shome, Bhupesh Singh, Ekta Sawant; Rating: ***1/2 Based on true stories, Kadvi Hawa is the bitter pill that reminds you about the dark winds of change. Global warming and climate change are real and are caused by human activity. Despite not showing any such activity that is destroying the...

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Bangladesh firms awarded for solar power trade network

United Ntaions, Nov 23 (IANS) A UN-linked fund awarded $1 million to two Bangladeshi companies in recognition of their novel project to allow villagers more access to solar power and entrepreneurship. Grameen Shakti and ME SOLshare built a platform on which household solar system users can trade solar power with non-users, which enables villagers to become entrepreneurs, reports Xinhua n...

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New Zimbabwe President thanks public, military for support

Harare, Nov 23 (IANS) Zimbabwe's incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday thanked Zimbabweans and the military for their support. In his first public address to supporters upon his return to Zimbabwe from exile, Mnangagwa said he was humbled by the outpouring of support after he was sacked by former president Robert Mugabe two weeks ago, Xinhua news agency reported. He ...

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Haryana approves pension for Hindi agitation activists, journalists

Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) The Haryana government on Wednesday announced to provide a monthly pension of Rs 10,000 to Matribhasha Satyagrahis (Hindi agitators) and media persons. An official spokesman said that in 1957, a number of people of Hindi speaking parts of erstwhile Punjab launched a crusade for the honour, promotion and implementation of their mother tongue. This movemen...

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Parliament winter session likely to begin from December 15

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The government is considering calling the winter session of Parliament from December 15 after completion of polling in Gujarat in the Assembly elections and the dates would be out once the Presidential nod is secured for an ordinance on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy code. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh...

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Telangana to unveil retail policy in January

Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Aiming to attract more leading retailers, Telangana will announce its retail policy early in January next year, said a top government official on Wednesday. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industry, Commerce and Information Technology, said the policy was already drafted and they were waiting for remarks from one or two departments. Interacting with r...

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Over 100 genetic risk factors for allergic diseases identified

London, Nov 22 (IANS) Researchers have identified over 100 genes that act as risk factors for developing one of the several allergic diseases hay-fever, eczema and asthma, a finding that sheds light on why these conditions often occur together. It has long been known that there are links between asthma, hay fever and eczema and an individual who has one condition is likely to have others...

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Modi must've played role in 'Padmavati' deferral: Karni Sena

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Shree Rajput Karni Sena on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, even though silent on the Padmavati row, must have had a role to play in the deferral of its release date from December 1. As the Karni Sena continues to gather support in opposing the release of Padmavati, its patron-founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi said he was hopeful of increasing sup...

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