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Festive fervour grips Capital on Janmashtami

Friday, 26 Aug 2016 | Ankita Sharma/Priyanka Sharma | New Delh

A festive mood took over the national Capital on Thursday as people decked up to celebrate Janmashtami, the birth of lord Krishna, in temples across the city. Amid high security and heavy police deployment in major temples, devotees thronged in large numbers at various temples, chanting Hare Krishna Hare Rama...

Rebel AAP MLA moves breach of privilege notice against Sisodia

Friday, 26 Aug 2016 | PTI | New Delhi

Rebel AAP MLA Pankaj Pushkar has moved a breach of privilege notice against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, accusing him of resorting to “falsehoods” while defending the Delhi Government on the liquor issue. Pushkar, who represents the Timarpur constituency, moved the notice on Wednesday, claiming Sisodia’s replies to two starred questions...

Nirbhaya's parents want all convicts dead

Friday, 26 Aug 2016 | IANS | New Delhi

Hours after the suicide attempt by one of the convicts in the December 16, 2012 gangrape case, the parents of the 23-year-old victim on Thursday said they wanted to see “all of the convicts dead so that they could take a sigh of relief.” “It is good. It is a big...

3.5-feet long snake found in Rohini jail

Friday, 26 Aug 2016 | PTI | New Delhi

A 3.5-foot-long snake was spotted on the premises of Rohini jail, and was later released in its natural habitat. The non-venomous snake caught by the rescuers of NGO ‘Wildlife SOS’ was identified as ‘checkered keelback’. It was noticed by some inmates while working at an open space inside the jail last...

Assembly Secy gets 2-yr extension

Friday, 26 Aug 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Delhi Assembly Secretary Prasanna Kumar Suryadevara has been given a two-year extension of his deputation by Speaker Ram Niwas Goel, rejecting public broadcaster Prasar Bharti’s request to Delhi Government officials said the Speaker has the power to extend deputation of any officer working in the Assembly Secretariat. “We have given...

Noida Authority CEO Raman shunted out

Friday, 26 Aug 2016 | Staff Reporter | NOIDA

The Uttar Pradesh Government on Thursday shunted out CEO of Noida Authority Rama Raman in a minor bureaucratic reshuffle involving two more IAS officers. IAS officer from 1987-batch Raman was removed from his post and put on the wait list while 1989-bach IAS officer Principal Secretary Technical Education Monika Garg...

TN girl hangs self in Noida

Friday, 26 Aug 2016 | Staff Reporter | NOIDA

A 22-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan in her paying guest apartment in Noida’s Sector-15 area on Wednesday. She attempted twice to end her life after she fell as the rope broke the first time, police said. The deceased has been identified as Priyadarshini M,...

Encroachment in city’s green lung worries CIC

Friday, 26 Aug 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The CIC has taken exception to rampant encroachment in the green lung of the national Capital — the ridge area — due to delay in its demarcation and sought a report from Forest and Revenue departments in this regard. Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu directed these departments to submit the report...

JNUSU fumes over ‘leaked’ rape info by police

Friday, 26 Aug 2016 | Rahiba R Parveen | New Delhi

Writes to top cop demanding action against officials involved in leaking complainant’s information in media The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) is again at loggerheads with the media and the Delhi Police over the information “leaked” about the complainant of the rape incident that took place at the Brahumputra Hostel...

Accused sent to 14-day judicial custody

Friday, 26 Aug 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Jawaharlal Nehru University student Anmol Ratan has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days on Thursday. He has been accused of raping a 28-year-old fellow PhD student in the university hostel on August 20. A magisterial court at Patiala House courts complex sent Ratan to jail after the Delhi...

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Lost

21 Aug 2016 | TULIKA AGNIHOTRI OJHA

Glamour and adulation are addictive but once the limelight shifts, it can threaten a celebrity’s sanity. The Hindi film industry is replete with such examples...

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STATE EDITIONS

‘Mahaparayan’ to transport dead body launched

26 Aug 2016 | PNS | MAHANGA

In the wake of repeated instances of relatives carrying dead family members’ bodies on shoulder, trolley in shocking manners either due to poverty or Government inaction, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched a new initiative, Mahaparayan, offering free transportation of bodies from Government hospitals to the residences of the deceased here at Bajapur. The scheme was launched just a day after a man carried his wife’s body on his shoulders...

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The National Education Policy draft provides legal recognition to Hindi and Sanskrit. It imposes Hindutva opinions which are against the pluralism of the country.

MDMK leader | Vaiko

US foisted Raghuram Rajan and Arvind Subramanian on us. These management-types are micro minded while economy is general equilibrium.

BJP leader | Subramanian Swamy

The Chinese have no respect for our country. They have no respect for our leadership. We want to put ourselves in their position soon. Then they'll like us better.

US Presidential nominee | Donald Trump
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