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PC, Karti face CBI probe in Aircel deal

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | Navin Upadhyay | New Delhi

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will probe the role of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in reported irregularity in the grant of FIPB clearance to Aircel-Maxis deal in 2006. Highly-placed CBI sources said that the duo would be questioned at “some point of time” about…

Kerry lauds Modi’s vision

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

US wants to support ‘Sabka saath, sabka vikas’ concept, but raises thorny issues on trade front With fulsome praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Sabka saath, sabka vikas” vision that won him an historic mandate, US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in New Delhi on Wednesday for the first high-level…

Haryana Min quits, blames CM’s style of functioning

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | Bhupinder Sharma | Chandigarh

In a big blow to the Congress ahead of the October Assembly polls in Haryana, senior party leader and Power Minister Captain Ajay Singh Yadav on Tuesday resigned from the Council of Ministers, alleging that he was facing discrimination at the hands of State Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and…

Chief Secy says sorry for sending threat SMSes to whistleblower babu

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | PNS | Chandigarh

Whistleblower IAS officer and Haryana Admin-istrative Reforms Secretary Pradeep Kasni on Tuesday accused Chief Secretary SC Chaudhary of sending him objectionable SMSes for raising concerns regarding the appointment of information commissioners. “Good night... please enjoy your new status of being a celebrity... But agar apni maa ka doodh piya hai…

Opp poised to ‘bug’ Govt in Parliament

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Parliament is likely to witness a major uproar on Wednesday with the Congress-led Opposition all set to raise the issue of alleged bugging of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s New Delhi residence. A senior Congress leader, who is also a member of the Upper House, said the Congress will take on board…

Suicide bomber kills Afghan Prez’s cousin

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | AP | Kabul

A cousin and close associate of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by a suicide bomber who had hid explosives under his turban, a provincial official said. The bomber had gone to Hashmat Khalil Karzai’s house to greet him on Eid-ul-Fitr, and detonated the explosives after shaking hands…

Green crematorium for dogs to solve burning issue

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | Rakesh Ranjan | New Delhi

The national Capital has adopted an environment-friendly way to dispose of its green waste and dead animals, simultaneously. Delhi’s first green waste processing plant-cum-dog crematorium is being set up in Dwarka that will only use horticultural waste as fuel and thus serve the twin purpose of ridding the city of green…

It’s a riot a day in Uttar Pradesh

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | PNS | Lucknow

In Rampur, trivial bike accident leads to communal flare-up; 3 killed, 12 injured With Western Uttar Pradesh already in the grip of communal frenzy, a petty dispute in Rampur triggered a major clash between members of two communities. Three persons were killed, while a dozen others were injured in indiscriminate firing…

Curfew relaxed but Saharanpur on tenterhooks

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | Anup Verma | Saharanpur

The Eid festivity in riot-hit Saharanpur of Western Uttar Pradesh has been marred as fear gripped the region on the third consecutive day even as curfew was relaxed for four hours in two regions on Monday. Barring a couple of minor clashes on Sunday night, the day passed peacefully. It prompted…

UPSC CSAT solution in a week: Govt

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Will ensure level-playing field to those from rural areas: Home Min Amid the raging controversy over Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) and the continuing protests by civil services aspirants, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday assured that the issue will be resolved within a week. “The UPSC issue will be resolved within…

Sunday Edition

Home away from home

27 Jul 2014 | Pioneer

SOS Homes for Tibetan children has around 1,000 kids who are either orphans or their parents are in Tibet, says Ritu Pandey It’s a short walk from the Mall Road to Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy. But in contrast to the incessant chatter that surrounds me on Mussoorie’s most prominent landmark, silence rings aloud on the Academy Road...

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STATE EDITIONS

Centre to States: Self-attestation, not affidavits needed

30 Jul 2014 | Pioneer

Following Punjab’s footsteps, the Central Government has asked all the States to do away with affidavits for Government-related work and promote self-attestation of documents. Punjab has already introduced these administrative reforms and have eliminated the need of affidavits for Government work and has brought in the self-attestation of documents providing major relief to the citizens...

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SOUND BITES

I will see all the rules and also the Attorney General's letter on LoP issue. The Speaker cannot do anything. I have to go by the rules.

Lok Sabha Speaker | Sumitra Mahajan

I was worried about being Emraan Hashmi's heroine. I had misconceptions about him which I had developed after watching his films.

Bollywood actor | Humaima Malick

At the moment, our focus is not on sanctions on Russia over the MH17 crash, but on bringing home our dead as quickly as we humanly can.

Australia's Prime Minister | Tony Abbott
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