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SC to hear Karti Chidambaram's plea on Tuesday

March 05, 2018

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday a plea by Congress leader P. Chidambaram's son, Karti, challenging the summons by the Enforcement Directorate in INX Media matter. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said on Monday that it would hear the plea after it was mentioned for an early hearing by lawyer Shally Bhasin. Karti is cu...

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Election Commission supports totalising votes before counting

March 05, 2018

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission (EC) told the Supreme Court on Monday that it supported the demand of replacing booth-wise counting of votes with the totaliser system of counting to prevent disclosure of voting pattern at a particular booth. The Election Commission told a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that what the PIL petitioner Yo...

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Oscar 2018: Hollywood Pays Tribute to Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor

March 05, 2018

LOS ANGELES: Indian cinema icon Shashi Kapoor and India's first female superstar Sridevi were honoured at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony here during the "In Memoriam" montage. The Indian stars got a musical tribute by Eddie Vedder who took the stage to sing Tom Petty's "Room at the top". Actress Jennifer Garner introduced the segment by paying...

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Northeast Assembly Election Results 2018: BJP Leads

March 03, 2018

NEW DELHI: The counting of votes begun on Saturday for Northeast Assembly polls 2018 in three states — Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura. Early trends shows that BJP is taking a lead in Tripura and may even end Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) 25-year-rule in the state. Even in Nagaland assembly elections, Nationalist Democratic Prog...

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CBI Seeks 14-Day Remand of Karti Chidambaram

March 01, 2018

NEW DELHI: Karti Chidambaram reached Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Thursday, 1 March, in connection with the INX Media money laundering case. The arguments regarding the case between Additional Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta and Abhishek Manu Singhvi are underway. Former finance minister P Chidambaram’s son, Karti, on Wednesd...

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State honours for Sridevi's funeral, procession

February 28, 2018

MUMBAI: Several lakhs turned up to join a long procession -- among the largest in recent times -- to mark the final journey of actress Sridevi which started near her residence to a crematorium in Vile Parle on Wednesday afternoon. A tall, open truck, fully decorated with white flowers -- her favourite colour -- carried her body which was first dra...

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Celebs, commoners mourn for Sridevi

February 28, 2018

MUMBAI: Thousands of people including celebrities and Bollywood personalities mourned for actress Sridevi here on Wednesday. Since dawn, hundreds of teary-eyed fans and admirers of the late actress, some carrying flowers, had started queueing up outside the Celebration Sports Club at Lokhandwala Complex for a final 'darshan' of their idol. After ...

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Fire scare on Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao's chopper

February 27, 2018

HYDERABAD: A fire scare on the helicopter of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao minutes before it was to take off in Karimnagar district set the alarm bells ringing on Tuesday, officials said. Smoke was detected emanating from a bag carrying a communications battery kit inside the chopper and alert security personnel immediately picked ...

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Ex-Cabinet Secretary Subramanian dead

February 26, 2018

New Delhi: Former Cabinet Secretary T. S. R. Subramanian died of natural causes on Monday, a family member said. He was 79. Subramanian's son confirmed the news. Subramanian was a 1961-batch officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre. He served as Cabinet Secretary from August 1996 to March 1998. As the Cabinet Secretary, Subramanian was the senior-most...

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Six mowed down by train in UP

February 26, 2018

Lucknow: Six youth were run over by a train engine early on Monday in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh, police said. The incident occurred in Pilakhua when seven of them were loitering around a railway track. They apparently had ear phones on and were listening to music when the tragedy struck. All were daily wagers and worked as painters. The vi...

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