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Budget 2018: Opportunity to fulfil housing expectations of millions

The Housing for All by 2022 mission has set the stage for a robust recovery in the residential property market. In the past two years, we have seen an unprecedented focus on reforms channelised through the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act 2016, demonetisation, Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA) and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. So, this time, the Budget for FY2018-19 will...

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Trial of Shabir Shah, Wani begins in money laundering case

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The trial of Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah and alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani in a money laundering case began in a court here on Tuesday. Testifying as a prosecution witness, Enforcement Directorate (ED) official Ajay Kumar got recorded his statement before Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma. The court fixed February 26 for rec...

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5 laws women need as urgently as ban on triple talaq

In its urgency to push through the Triple Talaq Bill, the government appears to have overlooked five criminal laws relating to women and marriage identified in 2015 by a government committee as needing immediate political attention. These are: Criminalising marital rape; clarifying the definition of cruelty by husband and his relatives,;plugging a loophole in the anti-dowry law; ensuring...

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NRI Google techie held for molesting US woman

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) A 22-year-old NRI, working as a software engineer for Google on contract basis, has been arrested for allegedly molesting a US woman in a five-star hotel here, police said on Friday. Police said Anmol Singh Kharbanda met and struck a conversation with the 52-year-old woman at the hotel bar around 10 p.m. on January 8. Kharbanda, a California-based Non-Res...

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Woman held at Heathrow Airport for 'preparing for terror acts'

London, Jan 12 (IANS) A 27-year-old British woman was arrested on Friday at the Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts, police said. Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command arrested the woman, who arrived on a flight from Addis Ababa, under section 5 of the Terrorist Act 2006, Metro.co.uk reported. She was detained under PACE (Poli...

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Bihar Police looking for 6 men on rape charges

Patna, Jan 12 (IANS) Three women disciples from an ashram in Bihar's Nawada district have accused six men from the institution of raping them at gun-point over several days, police said on Friday. The three women of the Sant Kutir Ashram were raped inside the compound by nearly half a dozen sewadars between December 12 and 17, 2017, a district police officer said. The victims wer...

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US House approves controversial foreign surveillance programme

Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) The US House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill to extend by six years a key spying programme allowing the government to collect communications concerning foreign intelligence targets without a warrant. The vote for the expiring Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was 256-164. The legislation is now headed to the Senate, ...

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NCLT orders liquidation proceedings against debt-ridden Gujarat NRE

Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) The Kolkata bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Thursday ordered liquidation proceedings against Gujarat NRE Coke on a 'going concern' basis and stipulated some conditions for the proceedings. The pronouncement was expected as no resolution plan was approved by the creditors of the insolvent company during the specified time period as per the Insol...

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Uttar Pradesh policeman held for raping minor

Greater Noida, Jan 11 (IANS) An Uttar Pradesh police constable has been arrested on charges of raping a seven-year-old girl at his one-room flat here, police said on Thursday. The crime came to light after an angry mob of villagers caught Subhash Singh, 45, posted in the Sales Tax Department in Gautam Budh Nagar, near his accommodation in Surajpur, thrashed him, and handed him over to po...

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National Trust chairman's tenure fixed for 3 years

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The government on Wednesday approved an amendment seeking to fix the terms of Chairperson and members of the National Trust to three years. The proposal for the tenure of the office holders of the statutory body of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment was passed by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It will also seek to am...

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Tata Steel, Vedanta among those with resolution plans for Electrosteel Steels

Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) Debt-ridden Electrosteel Steels on Tuesday said four companies- Tata Steel, Vedanta, Renaissance Steel India and Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors Pte -have submitted bids to its Resolution Professional, under the corporate insolvency resolution process in terms of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC). The company, which owes lenders Rs 11,309 crore, h...

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Relief for Indians as US says no change in H-1B visa extension policy

Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Indian techies in the US can heave a sigh of relief after the Trump administration said it was not considering any regulatory change that will force H1-B visa holders to leave the country. The announcement by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) came on Monday after last week's report by US-based news agency McClatchy DC Bureau that Washington was ...

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Five die in Bengaluru bar blaze, two arrested

Bengaluru, Jan 8 (IANS) Five employees of a bar-and-restaurant here died early on Monday as a blaze swept the premises leaving them no way of escape, police said. Two persons, including the establishment's manager, have been arrested for alleged violation of safety norms. All the five men died when the Kailash Bar & Restaurant (in the city centre) caught fire around 2.30 a.m., Bengal...

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Punjab tech varsity's ex-VC held for financial irregularities

Chandigarh, Jan 8 (IANS) The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Monday arrested former Vice Chancellor of I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU) at Kapurthala, Rajnesh Arora, for allegedly committing major financial irregularities and administrative lapses during his tenure. Arora was produced before a special court in Jalandhar which sent him to four days' vigilance custody for further i...

8 days ago
Punjab varsity's ex-VC held for financial irregularities

Chandigarh, Jan 8 (IANS) The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Monday arrested former Vice Chancellor of I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU) at Kapurthala, Rajnesh Arora, for allegedly committing major financial irregularities and administrative lapses during his tenure. Arora was produced before a special court in Jalandhar which sent him to four days' vigilance custody for further i...

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5 die in Bengaluru blaze: No safety norms followed

Bengaluru, Jan 8 (IANS) Five employees of a Bengaluru bar-cum-restaurant perished in a raging fire early on Monday after failing to break iron-grilled windows of the eatery. No fire safety norms were in place, police said. All the five men were still inside the Kailash Bar and Restaurant in the city centre when it went up in flames at around 2.30 a.m., Bengaluru Deputy Commissioner of Po...

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Press corps condemn FIR against Tribune reporter

New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 7 (IANS) Various press bodies including the Press Club of India, the Editors Guild, Indian Women's Press Corps, Press Association and the Mumbai Press Club on Sunday condemned the lodging of FIR against The Tribune reporter who exposed vulnerability of the Aadhaar data. The press clubs and journalists' associations dubbed the FIR as a direct attack on the freedom of...

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Congress seeks rejection of RS nominee, AAP calls objections frivolous

New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday demanded that the candidature of AAP nominee N.D. Gupta for the the Rajya Sabha election from Delhi be rejected on the ground he holds an office of profit. The AAP said its candidate had already resigned from the post before filing his nomination. (The) Congress has filed objection at scrutiny of AAP Rajya Sabha candidate N.D. Gupta, Delhi...

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Maken seeks rejection of AAP's RS nominee who holds office of profit

New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday demanded rejection of the candidature of AAP nominee N.D. Gupta in the Rajya Sabha election from Delhi on the ground he holds office of profit as a trustee of the National Pension System. (The) Congress has filed objection at scrutiny of AAP Rajya Sabha candidate N.D. Gupta, Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken tweeted. He also posted his lette...

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Jigisha murder: HC commutes death sentence of two to life

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday commuted to life imprisonment the death sentence of two convicts accused of murdering in 2009 IT executive Jigisha Ghosh. Justice S. Murlidhar and Justice I.S. Mehta modified the death sentence awarded to Ravi Kapoor and Amit Shukla by the trial court and said they would serve life imprisonment. Having carefully considered ...

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