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IAF grounds Sukhoi-30 fighter fleet; probe on

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

IAF has launched a probe into a “rare phenomenon” that led to a Sukhoi (SU)-30 fighter jet crashing near Pune last week. It turns out, the ejection seats of the SU-30 jet “fired” on their own while the plane was landing after a sortie. The plane crashed but both the…

Cong dares NDA on black money

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

A day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s remarks that disclosure of names of those holding illicit foreign accounts will embarrass the Congress, the Opposition party on Wednesday dared the Modi Government to come out with the full list of such names and asked it to stop “blackmail tactics” and indulge…

CBI registers case against unknown RAW officials

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

The CBI on Wednesday registered a case of corruption against unknown officials of Special Frontier Force (SFF) — a specialised covert unit of Research and Analysis Wing — and a private firm for alleged irregularities in supply high altitude tents to the premier external Intelligence agency. The agency has booked three…

Rlys Director held for taking Rs5 lakh bribe

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

The CBI on Wednesday arrested Director (Transportation and Commercial) of Railways for allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs5 lakh from a Mumbai-based tour operator for adding coaches in trains for tourist purposes. CBI sources said Ravi Mohan Sharma, an Indian Railway Traffic Service officer of 1997 batch was arrested at his…

India, Mexico ink pact for space cooperation

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

India and Mexico on Wednesday signed an agreement for space cooperation during the Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) between the two countries on Wednesday. As per MoU signed between ISRO and Mexican Space Agency on Space Cooperation for Peaceful Purposes, both sides will work together in remote sensing, satellite communication and…

CPM attacks Govt for Ordinance on coal blocks auction...

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

CPI(M) Politburo on Wednesday alleged the Centre’s plan to move Ordinance was an attempt to de-nationalise the coal sector. The Left party demanded the public sector undertaking Coal India should be empowered rather than allowing private operators to coal mining. “This completely nullifies the Coal Nationalisation Act of 1973. Coal was…

...Says BJP ‘perfected the art’ of securing majority with 33% votes

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Ridiculing BJP’s claims that the days of coalition governance were over, the CPI(M) said the party has now “perfected the art” of securing a majority while getting one-third of the votes or even less. “In the Parliament election, it had won a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha polling just…

Power spat turns ugly, TRS workers set TDP office on fire

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

The fight between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh over power generation and irrigation water has flared up into a major confrontation with the workers of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) setting afire the office of Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and burning the effigies of its party chief N Chandrababu Naidu. The…

Tight security in Valley ahead of PM’s visit

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

Amid mixed response from the political leadership over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to celebrate Diwali among the flood-affected people of Kashmir on Thursday, the security has been beefed up in entire Valley to thwart militants’ attempts to mark their presence. The two factions of separatist Hurriyat Conference have called…

Lakhs of youths unemployed due to SP Govt’s lack of vision: BJP

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | PNS | Lucknow

Hitting out at the Samajwadi Party Government, the State unit of the BJP has said that over five lakh youths were deprived of jobs because of the lack of vision of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav who is more concerned with pulling wool over the eyes of the people than doing…

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Pakistan’s Kashmir gambit

19 Oct 2014 | Col Vivek Chadha (retd)

It is clear that India is in a position to manage status quo in J&K. It is also evident that Pakistan is in no position to alter it...

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Govt sanctions order for four new police stations

23 Oct 2014 | Col Vivek Chadha (retd)

The state Government on Wednesday sanctioned four new police stations for Ghaziabad and Meerut districts. Briefing mediapersons here on Wednesday, Home Secretary Kamal Saksena said the Government cleared three new police stations for Ghaziabad and one for Meerut district...

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