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Sonia attacks govt over charges against Vadra

Raebareli (UP): Congress President Sonia Gandhi today hit back at the government on the charges against her son-in-law Robert Vadra saying it’s a part of a conspiracy of levelling false allegations in its bid for a “Congress- free” India. She dared the government to order an impartial probe if there is something in which she

Controversial arms dealer was proxy owner of Robert Vadra’s London Home

New Delhi: The finance ministry is reviewing an investigative report submitted by enforcement and tax officials that says an arms dealer had fronted for Robert Vadra in 2009 when he bought a mansion in London. Though Vadra’s lawyer has denied the charges, the inquiry report cites from mails sent by him and his executive assistant

PGI disposes of over 900 kg tobacco products confiscated from visitors

Chandigarh: With the aim of curbing visitors’ habit of taking tobacco products, from past two years the security staff at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) had been collecting bidis and cigarettes from visitors visiting the institute. “So far as much as 900 kg worth of tobacco products, including bidis and cigarettes,

Breaking- Thief strikes at Malkit Singh Birmi’s house, decamps cash and jewellery

Ludhiana: Thieves stokes at the house of Ex- Minister and senior SAD leader Malkit Singh Birmi in Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Cash along with the jewellery was allegedly stolen from the house. Police team reached at the spot and initiated the

CHINA: Wal-Mart steps up online efforts in China as a key to future

Shanghai: Wal-Mart’s tiny warehouse in eastern Shanghai doesn’t look like much. But it’s a key part of the company’s strategy to win over grocery customers in China who are fast heading online. Inside, on a recent visit, a reporter found six-packs of toilet paper and bottles of oil on the concrete floor next to piles

Why global warming hasn’t touched Antarctic Ocean

New York:  While the world continues to grapple under the effects of global warming, researchers have found why the waters surrounding Antarctica are among the last places on Earth to be seemingly unaffected by the human-driven climate change. The findings showed that the unique ocean currents that surround Antarctica continually pull deep and centuries-old seawater

3 arrested for harassing women constables in Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar: Three men have been arrested for allegedly harassing women constables by making obscene calls to them. A complaint was registered against three youths who used to call on the control room phone number and harass women constables, police inspector Gajender Singh said. During investigation it was found that Ajay, Kalim and Mursaleem were involved,

Trade analyst-producer Vikas Mohan passes away

Mumbai: Noted trade analyst and producerVikas Mohan passed away following a heart attack at a hospital here this morning. Mohan, who was in his 60s, was admitted at the Criti Care Hospital. “He was in the hospital for last few days. He was in critical condition since the time he was in hospital. He passed

Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher mourn producer Vikas Mohan’s death

Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar and Satish Kaushik on Tuesday mourned the death of producer and trade analyst Vikas Mohan. They described him as a respected and wonderful human being. Mohan, who was printer-publisher of trade magazine Super Cinema and even produced Madhuri Dixit and Akshay Kumar starrer “Aarzoo”, had reportedly suffered

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Convicted Haryana-cadre IAS officer suspended

Chandigarh: A Haryana-cadre IAS officer has been placed under suspension by the state government following his conviction by a CBI court for amassing disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 3.36 crore. Sandeep Garg, a 1991-batch officer, was convicted by a special court in Delhi on April 23 under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

Big Breaking: Subhash Chandra files Rajya Sabha papers.

Zee TV ‘s Subhash Chandra reaches at Vidhan Sabha. He will be filing nominations for Rajya Sabha in a shortwhile from

Bullet shell in Harkirat’s body to be sent to CFSL for examination

Chandigarh: A day after 40-year-old grandson of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh was found dead under mysterious circumstances here at his residence at Sector 5, the Chandigarh Police on Monday handed over the body of the deceased to his family after post-mortem. The police have taken samples of the bullet shell to send it

Hindu, Muslim leaders meet for settlement of Ayodhya dispute

Ayodhya: Hindu and Muslim leaders have met for a negotiated settlement of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute with both sides saying a peaceful way to resolve the issue must be found. Mahant Narendra Giri, the newly elected President of All India Akhara Parishad, met Hashim Ansari, the oldest surviving litigant in the Babri Masjid case,

20 killed in Wardha army ammo depot blaze, PM condoles deaths

Nagpur: At least 20 people were killed and another 19 injured, some seriously, in a major fire followed by a blast at the Central Ammunition Depot, Pulgaon, in Wardha district in Maharashtra in the early hours of Tuesday, officials said. The casualties, including fatalities and missing persons, is expected to increase even as nightlong fire-fighting

PM rushes Defence Minister to Maharashtra’s depot fire site

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked Defence Minister to visit the central ammunition depot in Maharashtra’s Pulgaon to take stock of the situation after a major fire killed at least 17 security personnel, including two Army officers, there. Modi also expressed pain over the loss of lives caused by the fire and prayed

Rural Youth Akali Dal President announces Circle Presidents

Jalandhar: Jalandhar Rural Youth Akali Dal President Gurminder Singh kisanapura announced circle President on Tuesday. According to the list Harvinder Binda Singh Grewal of  aadamapura shehri, Daljit Singh Bhatti of aadamapura urban, Jaspreet Singh Jaipa sarpanch of Bhogpur, Lakhbir Singh hajara to patara, Jagtar Singh of Shahkot, Jaswinder Singh of lohia khas , Baldev Singh

Rains, thundershowers bring temp down in north

Chandigarh: Haryana: Temperatures across northern saw a decline due to rains and thunder showers with the weatherman issuing a “heavy rains” warning in Uttarakhand on Monday Delhi had a rainy start. The national capital witnessed sporadic rainfall and strong winds throughout the night which led to water-logging in several parts of the city. Temperatures in

‘Betting has given bad name to cricket’

Shimla: Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh on Monday said betting had given bad name to the game of cricket. “I never said that cricket was a game of betting and I never criticised the game of cricket. My version was that cricket got bad name in the past because of betting. I am of the opinion