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CBI moves Delhi HC over 2G spectrum acquittal

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

The CBI on Tuesday moved an appeal in the Delhi High Court challenging a special court order acquitting former Telecom Minister A. Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others in the 2G spectrum money laundering scam case. The central agency's move comes a day after the Enforcement Directorate, which is probing...

Not BJP, only God and people behind me: Rajinikanth

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018 | IANS | Chennai

Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth, who had declared he would follow the philosophy of spiritual politics, on Tuesday said only God and people were behind him and not the BJP. Talking to reporters here on his return from a spiritual tour, he also said the state government should put additional pressure on the...

Sasikala leaves for Thanjavur for husband's last rites

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018 | IANS | Bengaluru

AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala on Tuesday afternoon left for Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu to attend her husband M. Natarajan's last rites after securing a 15-day parole, an official said. "She has been granted parole for 15 days. During the period, she has been directed to limit her visit to Thanjavur...

IAF's Hawk aircraft crashes in Odisha, pilot safe

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018 | PTI | Baripada (Odisha)

A Hawk aircraft of the Indian Air Force today crashed in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district during a routine training sortie after taking off from Kalaikunda airbase in West Bengal but the pilot managed to eject safely, police said. Eyewitnesses said that the plane went up in flames after it crashed on...

Tendulkar urges Gadkari to act against fake helmet makers

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Cricket icon and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar has sought action against manufacturers of low-quality helmets, continuing his campaign for safe two-wheeler riding. In a letter to transport minister Nitin Gadkari, Tendulkar said given the high rate of accidents involving two-wheeler drivers, it is important that safety equipment for them...

Rabada cleared to play third Test vs Australia

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018 | IANS | Johannesburg

South Africa received a major shot in the arm ahead of the third Test against Australia, starting in Cape Town on Thursday, after paceman Kagiso Rabada's two-match ban for making physical contact with Steve Smith was overturned by the ICC's code of conduct appeal commissioner Michael Heron. After a hearing...

Trump wants death penalty for drug traffickers

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018 | IANS | Washington

President Donald Trump has said that he would ask for the death penalty for certain "really bad" convicted drug traffickers and will try to toughen sentencing guidelines in an attempt to fight the opioid epidemic that takes 175 lives per day in the US. On Monday, Trump travelled to New...

Actress Cynthia Nixon enters race for New York governor

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018 | IANS | New York

Best known for her role as Miranda in the hit TV series "Sex and the City", actress and activist Cynthia Nixon has officially entered the race for the governor of New York, challenging incumbent Andrew M. Cuomo who is seeking his third term, the media reported. "I love New York,...

Madhuri's fluid grace missing in Jacqueline's 'Ek do teen'

Monday, 19 Mar 2018 | IANS | Mumbai

Let's not mince words. Jacqueline Fernandez is a very beautiful girl with a svelte figure. But she is no Madhuri Dixit. Not by a long shot. When Madhuri danced, the world stood still, and not just to stare but also to wonder how such graceful movements could flow out of...

Deepika Padukone, Virat Kohli win Instagram Awards

Monday, 19 Mar 2018 | IANS | Mumbai

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has the 'Most Followed Account' and cricket star Virat Kohli has got the 'Most Engaged Account' on Instagram, according to the Instagram Awards which have been announced for the first time in India. Kohli has 19.8 million followers as on Monday. His account generated the biggest...


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18 Mar 2018 | PNS

AAI conducts international workshop for utilizing GAGAN In keeping with the Prime Minister’s objective of using technology as a means of development and co-operation, Airports Authority of India has now offered GPS-aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) to SAARC and Southeast Asian countries in order to allow them to reap the significant benefits that accrue from such an advanced navigation system. AAI conducted a two-day workshop on March 15 and 16, 2018...

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Bank shooting: ‚ÄėGuard not properly trained‚Äô

20 Mar 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

Police investigation in the case of a security guard of district cooperative bank in Champawat shot dead two of his colleagues following an altercation on March 16 revealed that the guard Dinesh Bora contracted through a local security agency was not properly trained. Bora had reportedly shot dead the bank cashier Lalit Bisht and peon Rajesh Verma at the bank in Khetikhan...

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