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Coal scam: Court frames charges against Rathi Steel and Power Limited
Tue, 19 May 2015 11:03:33 +0530
A special court on Tuesday framed charges against Delhi-based Rathi steel and Power Limited in a coal scam case. The MD of the firm Pradeep Rathi, CEO Udit Rathi and AGM Kushal Aggarwal have all been chargesheeted.

Watch: Woman smashes SP leader's car after his guard winked at her
Tue, 19 May 2015 08:20:26 +0530
Agitated over being winked at by a Samajwadi Party leader's guard in Agra, a 23-year old woman jumped on top of the SP leader's Mercedes car and smashed it. The video of the girl recorded in Agra has gone viral.

If Asia must rise as one, it should no longer think of itself in regional fragments: Modi
Tue, 19 May 2015 09:23:23 +0530
n the last leg of his three-nation trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the sixth Asian Leader's conference in Seoul and he called Korea the pillar of democracy. He sought unity among Asian countries and said they must work as Asians to shape the world and reform the global institutions of governance, including the United Nations.

BJP routed in Meerut Cantonment Board elections
Mon, 18 May 2015 23:33:19 +0530
BJP has suffered a major drubbing in the recently held Meerut Cantonment Board elections, with the party winning only 2 of the total of 8 seats.

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Lokpal Bill row: Civil society meets to discuss strategies for upcoming protest
Noida, Aug 2 (ANI): Civil society activists met in Uttar Pradesh's Noida area on Tuesday to discuss various strategies, which includes the probable venue for the upcoming protest against the draft Lokpal Bill proposed by the government.

Rajya Sabha adjourned after opposition ruckus
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Tuesday as opposition members continued demanding a discussion on price rise under rules which provide for voting.

Man immolates self in Maharashtra
Thane (Maharashtra), Aug 2 (IANS) A 30-year-old man set himself afire Tuesday in front of a municipal corporation office in Thane district, police said.

Day 2 Monsoon Session: Protests Stall Parliament
Both houses of parliament were adjourned twice Tuesday, forcing cancellation of the crucial question hour for the second successive day, as the government and the opposition seemed headed for a stalemate over the nature of debate on rising prices and corruption.

IAF pilot killed in MiG-21 plane crash
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Tuesday lost a combat pilot when a MiG-21 fighter jet he was flying crashed near Bikaner in Rajasthan.

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Supreme Court calls Singur deal for Tata Nano factory a 'farce'
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:29:37 +0530
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's Supreme Court said on Wednesday that land acquired by West Bengal state for a Tata Motors factory must be returned to farmers, the latest twist in a decade-long battle that came to symbolise conflict over land in the country.

Indian growth slows sharply in June quarter
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:23:13 +0530
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's economic growth slowed sharply in the June quarter, putting the government's target further out of reach and raising concerns that Asia's third-largest economy will create too few jobs for a burgeoning workforce.

India's fiscal deficit reaches 74 percent of full-year target in July
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:54:04 +0530
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's fiscal deficit during April-July was 3.93 trillion rupees ($58.69 billion), or 73.7 percent of the budgeted target for the fiscal year ending in March 2017, government data showed on Wednesday.

Kerry urges Pakistan to push harder against extremists
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:48:17 +0530
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Pakistan had made progress in the fight against extremism in recent months, but urged Islamabad to push harder against militants hiding within its borders as tensions with neighbourng India rise amid more violence in the disputed region of Kashmir.

From big oil to big data: inside Mukesh Ambani's $20 billion start-up
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:55:52 +0530
MUMBAI (Reuters) - At the vast open-plan headquarters of Indian telecoms start-up Jio, billionaire oil tycoon Mukesh Ambani stands in short sleeves beneath a digital tracker that logs every new subscriber to his service.

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Justice Dhingra hints at irregularities in Vadra land deals
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:36:35 GMT
"If there were no irregularities in land allotment, I would have submitted a one-sentence, not an 182-page report," Dhingra told reporters after submitting his report to the Haryana government. "I have named government officials as well as private indiividuals in my report," he said.

Delhi HC: Can't tolerate waterlogging every year
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:31:53 GMT
Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed, who was hearing the matter along with Justice Ashutosh Kumar, said when he was on the way to court this morning, "even the road in front of the Vice-President's residence was waterlogged." Heavy rains had lashed the national capital on Wednesday morning.

GDP growth down to 7.1%, lowest in 6 quarters
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:07:55 GMT
GDP had recorded 7.5 per cent growth in the April-June quarter of last fiscal and 7.9 per cent in January-March quarter. The previous low was 6.6 per cent GDP growth in the October-December quarter of the 2014-15 fiscal.

I can now die in peace: Mamata on Singur verdict
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:29:48 GMT
She emphasized that despite her opposition to the deal that helped the Tata group get land for its Nano car project, it should not be forgotten that West Bengal is industry-friendly. Mamata came to power riding the wave of the protests against the Singur land deal, ending the Left's 34-year rule.

Singur: Setback for Tatas, locals erupt in joy
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:53:11 GMT
In a setback for Tata Motors, the Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside the land acquisition process in West Bengal's Singur district, which was acquired by the Buddhadeb Bhattacharya government in 2006 to facilitate the Tatas to set up its its Nano car manufacturing plant.