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India set to get Air Force One of its own

Friday, 01 Jul 2016 | Rakesh K Singh | New Delhi

The NDA Government has approved a proposal for creation of a dedicated VVIP air transport for the President and the Prime Minister on the lines of the US Air Force One that is used exclusively for the travel of the American President. Named Air Force One, it will comprise two...

Judge seeks 6 weeks for Vadra probe

Friday, 01 Jul 2016 | PNS | Chandigarh

A day after claiming to have completed the enquiry into the land deals involving Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra in Haryana, Justice SN Dhingra, who is heading one-man commission, sprang a surprise on Thursday seeking six more weeks to complete the probe following fresh evidence came to his...

Gay, lesbian not 3rd gender: SC

Friday, 01 Jul 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

Lesbians, homosexuals and bisexuals do not deserve the same treatment as transgenders, said the Supreme Court on Thursday, clarifying that its earlier decision recognising eunuchs as the third gender was meant for transgenders alone. The clarification came on an application moved by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment seeking definition...

Shop owner’s sons beat teen to death in Mayur Vihar market

Friday, 01 Jul 2016 | Souvik Mitra | New Delhi

Tension prevailed in Mayur Vihar phase-III on Thursday after a 15-year-old boy was allegedly thrashed to death by two juveniles, both sons of a paan(beetle) shop owner, in the main market of the area on Wednesday night. Police apprehended both the juveniles. The murder and alleged police inaction triggered an...

Kidnapped boy returns from B’desh after 6 yrs

Friday, 01 Jul 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Sonu, a 12-year-old boy who was kidnapped from New Seelampur in East Delhi by a woman six-years-ago and taken to Bangladesh, was on Thursday brought back from Dhaka and reunited with his parents following the intervention of the External Affairs Ministry. "From Geeta to Gurpreet, and now to Sonu! EAM @SushmaSwaraj...

Modi’s solar mission gets $1bn WB impetus

Friday, 01 Jul 2016 | PNS | NEW DELHI

In order to boost Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s solar mission, the World Bank on Thursday agreed to offer $1 billion (about Rs6,750 crore) loan to India for ambitious solar initiatives. The World Bank on Thursday signed an agreement with India-led International Solar Alliance (ISA) to mobilise investments worth $1 trillion by...

Achchhe din here for Sarkari staff

Thursday, 30 Jun 2016 | Madhusudan Sahoo | NEW DELHI

Achchhe Din for Government servants and pensioners are likely as the Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the much-awaited Seventh Pay Commission recommendations, hiking the minimum basic salary 2.57 times to Rs18,000 from Rs7,000. For the highest-paid employees such as Cabinet Secretary-level officers, it may go up from Rs 90,000 to Rs2.5...

Back-to-back rejig in BJP, Modi’s Cabinet on cards

Thursday, 30 Jun 2016 | Navin Upadhyay | New Delhi

A rejig of the Narendra Modi Cabinet and the much-awaited organisational changes in the BJP are planned back-to-back. They could take place in the first week of the next month, with organisational changes preceding the Cabinet revamp. Both are expected to be ‘small ticket’ affairs. Sources said that in the organisational...

41 dead in ISIS fidayeen attack at Istanbul airport

Thursday, 30 Jun 2016 | AP | Istanbul

Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores of others at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport in an attack the Turkey Government blamed on Islamic State (ISIS) extremists. Funerals were expected on Wednesday for some of the victims - who included at least 23 Turkish citizens and...

Monsoon picks up tempo, to arrive in Delhi in 2-3 days

Thursday, 30 Jun 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

With the first month of monsoon almost over, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that nearly half of the country has already received normal rainfall. As per the latest figures of the IMD, the monsoon deficit across the country has narrowed to 13 per cent of the long-period average...

Sunday Edition

Parallel education: Road beyond DU

26 Jun 2016 | Ananya Borgohain and Shraddha Singh

When Delhi University announces its first cut-off list for undergraduate courses, predictably thousands of students will be rejected. Where do they go now when the frontiers they aspire for a successful future lead them to a dead end, ask ANANYA BORGOHAIN and SHRADDHA SINGH While Delhi University (DU) will release its first cut-off list for undergraduate courses on June 30, its St Stephen’s College had announced its own list last week...

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STATE EDITIONS

Haryana issues guidelines for CLU permission

01 Jul 2016 | PNS | Chandigarh

Haryana Government on Thursday issued new policy guidelines regarding grant of Change of Land Use (CLU) permission for industrial units in industrial or agriculture zones in the controlled areas falling within the municipal limits in the State. These guidelines have been issued in view of the Enterprises Promotion Policy (EPP)-2015, said an official spokesman...

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SOUNDBITE

After Kanshi Ram, Mayawati started eyeing non-saleable vote-banks and began selling party tickets. The BSP became a mandi for ticket selling.

Former BSP leader | RK Chaudhary

The annoying thing about tabloid rumours is the double standard. If I'm spotted with a guy, it’s a negative headline. Men don't get that reputation.

American reality TV star | Khloe Kardashian

There are people like Bernie Sanders who I think genuinely deserved the title (‘populist’), because he has been in the vineyards fighting on behalf of these issues.

US President | Barack Obama
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