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Energy, security, trade to top Modi's agenda in three-nation tour

February 09, 2018

NEW DELHI: Energy and security cooperation, trade and investment and counter-terror efforts will top Prime Minister Narendra Modi's agenda when he goes on a three-nation tour to West Asia and the Gulf starting on Saturday. When Modi reaches Ramallah from Jordan's capital Amman, he will become the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Palestine. The...

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Rijiju shares 'Surpanakha' video on Renuka Chowdhary

February 08, 2018

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State for Home Kiran Rijiju has shared a video of hysterical laughter by mythological character 'Surpanakha' linking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comment on Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Taking the dig at Chowdhary, Rijiju shared a Facebook post late on Wednesday after Modi compared Ch...

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PM Modi's estranged wife injured in accident

February 07, 2018

According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s estranged wife Jashodaben was injured in a road accident on Wednesday when she was returning from Kota in Rajasthan after attending a wedding. While she was rushed to a hospital in Chittorgarh, one of the relatives, Vasantbhai Modi, succumbed to injuries. The immediate cause of the acciden...

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The iconic Howrah Bridge celebrates 75th anniversary

February 07, 2018

KOLKATA: The British-era Howrah Bridge, that serves as a crucial gateway to the city that ferries one lakh-plus vehicles and over 1.5 lakh pedestrians daily, is celebrating its 75th anniversary. It was on February 3, 1943, that the bridge was quietly thrown open to the public, replacing a pontoon bridge linking what was then Calcutta and Howrah. ...

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Tamil Nadu should double wind energy capacity: IEEFA

February 07, 2018

NEW DELHI: Tamil Nadu should double its wind energy capacity to 15 gigawatts (GW) and increase its solar capacity six-fold to 13.8 GW by 2026-27 whilst simultaneously delivering cheaper electricity, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Wednesday. An IEEFA's report, "Electricity Transformation in India: A Case S...

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Children should be made aware of Internet risks: Google

February 06, 2018

NEW DELHI: Children need to be aware of the Internet risks that can expose them to bad actors and abuse on the web, a top Google executive said at an event here on Tuesday to commemorate Safer Internet Day 2018. "We want to bring Internet for everyone. Keeping the web safe for everyone is a shared responsibility," Sunita Mohanty, Director, Trust a...

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GST commissioner, eight others arrested in bribery case

February 03, 2018

NEW DELHI: The CBI has arrested a commissioner of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) department from Kanpur and eight others, including his staff and private officials, in connection with an bribery case. According to agency sources, Sansar Chand, a 1986-batch Indian Revenue Service officer, posted as the commissioner, two superintendents of the dep...

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Man stabbed to death by lover's family

February 03, 2018

NEW DELHI: A man was stabbed to death by the family of his lover, police said on Friday. The mother, father, brother and uncle of the woman have been arrested. Ankit Saxena, 23, a photographer by profession, had been in a relationship with Shehzadi, 20, for the last three years. "The woman's family was against their relationship as they belonged ...

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Student death: 3 schoolmates detained in Delhi

February 02, 2018

NEW DELHI: Three minors have been detained in connection with the mysterious death of a Class 9 student in northeast Delhi's Karawal Nagar, police said today. Tusshar (16) was found unconscious by some students in his school bathroom and was taken to a hospital yesterday. He was later referred to the GTB Hospital where he was declared brought dea...

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Teenaged student found dead in Delhi school toilet

February 02, 2018

NEW DELHI: A teenaged student was allegedly beaten to death inside a private school's toilet by a group of students in east Delhi, police said on Thursday. The family members of the student, identified as Tushar, have, however, alleged foul play behind the death. Police said the Tushar's body was found on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. by some stud...

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