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  • Ferguson Police engages in discrimination against African-Americans in city: US Yesterday

    The US Department of Justice has concluded that the Ferguson Police department routinely engages in discrimination against African-Americans in the city. The investigation began last year after the shooting of unarmed African-American teen Michael Brown by a white police officer. ...
  • Intelligence agency asks DoT to ban app that allows callers to hide identity Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has been asked by an intelligence agency to block 'We Phone' app which allows callers' identity to remain hidden. "A reference from an intelligence agency was received by the Department of Telecommunications to block the 'We Phone App' which facilitates its subscriber to spoof...
  • Lok Sabha members plea for special package as heavy rains damage crops across India 3 days ago

    Just ahead of the summer months, the rain gods have brought the mercury levels down. Heavy snowfall in Jammu & Kashmir and showers in many parts of North India have brought temperatures down by 5-10 degrees. The weatherman has predicted more rains in the next 24-48 hours. ...
  • Heavy rains across north India cause damage to crops in several states 4 days ago

    Just ahead of the summer, the rain has brought the mercury level down in the national capital and heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir and showers in many parts of North India has brought temperature down by 5-10 degrees. The Met Department has predicted more rains in the next 24-48...
  • Controversial meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi granted bail by Delhi court 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Controversial meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi has been granted bail by a Delhi court in black money case filed by the Income Tax (I-T) department. The I-T department launched an investigation against Qureshi for alleged evasion of tax. Last week, the Enforcement Directorate conducted raids at seven different...
  • Properly dispose of RTI applications, appeals: Government to departments February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The Government has asked ministries to properly dispose of applications and appeals filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as per the laid down guidelines. The Public Information Officer (PIO) should communicate reason for rejection, period within which appeal can be filed and particulars of appellate authority...
  • Goa Carnival festivities begin February 14, 2015

    Panaji: The much-awaited Goa festival kicked off on February 14 with holding of famous float parade which was witnessed by over 50,000 people. The parade, organised by Goa Tourism Department, was flagged off by state Chief Secretary Kewal Sharma in the presence of tourism secretary R K Srivastava, director of Tourism...
  • Organise labour fairs in every district: Mamata Banerjee February 13, 2015

    Kolkata:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday asked state labour department officials to organise labour fairs in every district so that workers in the unorganised sector can take advantage of social security schemes. "We must have 'Shramik Mela' in every district so that labourers are informed and educated about the...
  • Air India crew member caught smuggling 3 kgs gold valued at Rs 78 lakh, claims Customs February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another major embarassment for national carrier Air India, some of its crew members are alleged to have smuggled gold in the flight. In a letter by the Customs Air Intelligence unit the department has highlighted serious lapses in the customs clearance by the Air India crew....
  • Prakash Javadekar and NGO squabble, time to put environment before dollars February 11, 2015

    Bengaluru: Tiger numbers may have increased over 25 per cent, from 1740 to 2286, in the Indian forest landscape. But let us not get excited. There are too many loopholes that dog our conservation policies, detrimental to the future of our flagship species. The problem is at three levels. It begins...
  • Income Tax notice to Congress too on funding, Aam Aadmi Party has already received one February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The Income Tax (I-T) Department has issued notice to the Congress on political funding, sources said on Wednesday. "We have received Income Tax notice on funding," said Congress sources. Not only the Congress but the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has also been served a similar notice by the I-T Department....
  • I-T department serves notice to AAP seeking details over donation of Rs 2 crore to party: Sources February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is still celebrating its massive majority in Delhi Assembly elections, the party has been asked by the Income Tax department to explain donations of over Rs 2 crore to the party. According to sources, the Income Tax notice has been served on...
  • Cold conditions return to J&K; Kargil coldest February 10, 2015

    Srinagar: Kargil continued to be the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir where the minimum temperature fell below the freezing point in most places including summer capital Srinagar, after a day's respite from the winter chill. However, the sunny morning provided relief to the denizens with local Meteorological department...
  • Have you done away with 2-finger test: CIC asks Delhi government February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has asked Delhi government to suo moto make public whether the controversial two-finger test to determine rape has been banned in the national capital after the health department failed to spell out a clear policy on it. The matter reached Central Information Commission after an...
  • Karnataka education department lists over 1200 schools as unauthorised: Survey February 4, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka education department has listed out over 1200 schools as unauthorised after conducting a survey. Surprisingly, some of these schools have been running for well over a 100 years. The Cathedral School, which was established more than 140 years ago, and the Sophia's School, which has been running for...
  • Cut salaries of staff responsible for flight delays: Government tells Air India February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: With employees found responsible for up to 15 per cent of Air India's flight delays, the airline has been directed by the government to penalise them by cutting salaries in a bid to fix accountability. The state-owned airline, meanwhile, said that it is...
  • Kashmir Valley receives fresh snowfall February 1, 2015

    Srinagar: Kashmir Valley, including summer capital Srinagar and other plain areas, received fresh snowfall on Sunday, a day after 'Chillai-Kalan', the 40-day period of harshest winter ended, even as the minimum temperatures rose by several degrees to provide relief from the intense cold conditions. "Snowfall was recorded in higher reaches including...
  • Delhi Transport Department rejects Uber's request for licence January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Department on Wednesday rejected Uber's request for licence in the city. The sources within the department said that incorporation of company does not include the mandated to provide public transport services. US online taxi-hailing service Uber had applied for a radio taxi licence to restart operations in...
  • Uber cannot operate without license: Delhi government January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: On a day US-based taxi booking firm Uber announced resumption of services in the city, Delhi Government said the company cannot operate as the ban imposed on it last month has not been revoked. Sources said Delhi Government will consider it "totally illegal" if Uber resumes its service...
  • Season's first snowfall eludes Kashmir valley's plains January 22, 2015

    Srinagar: Belying high hopes, the Kashmir valley's plains did not get the much-awaited snowfall on Thursday although there has been some in the higher reaches. People had expectantly been waiting for the season's first snowfall, but Srinagar city and all other major towns of the valley got nothing more than a...
  • Delhi elections: I-T Department launches black money complaint centre January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department has set up a toll-free control room for the general public to alert it about any suspicious movement of "large sums of cash" in the national capital in the run up to the Assembly polls. The investigation wing of the department has set up...
  • Dense fog in Delhi, 30 flights, 55 trains delayed January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Dense fog on Saturday enveloped Delhi, disrupting the schedule of 30 flights and 55 trains even as the minimum temperature settled at 8.4 degrees Celsius. The visibility, which was 800 meters at 5.30 AM, decreased significantly to 50 meters at 8.30 AM with vehicles plying on the roads...
  • Government likely to sell 10 per cent stake in Indian Oil Corporation this fiscal January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The government is likely to sell 10 per cent of its stake in Indian Oil Corp, the nation's biggest company, this fiscal to raise about Rs 8,150 crore. The Department of Disinvestment (DoD) has circulated a draft note for the consideration of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs...
  • Dense fog cover in Delhi, visibility drops to zero January 13, 2015

    The capital recorded a minimum temperature of 6 degrees and a maximum of 16 degrees on Tuesday. Visibilty is 'zero' due to the dense fog that has engulfed several places. ...
  • Spectrum auction for 2G, 3G networks to start from February 25 January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The next round of spectrum auction for 2G and 3G networks will be held from February 25, through which the government targets to garner at least Rs 64,840 crore. A notification was issued by the Department of Telecom in this regard late Friday night. The spectrum auction will be held...
  • Stamps to commemorate 100th year of Mahatma Gandhi's return to release on Friday January 8, 2015

    Chennai: To commemorate the 100th year of Mahatma Gandhi's return to India in 1915, the Department of Posts would release two stamps on Friday. An album of these stamps would be presented to Gandhi's former personal assistant Kalyanam during the event at the Philatelic Bureau on Anna Salai, a PIB release...
  • Indian diplomat Atul Khare named as head of a UN department for peacekeeping missions January 8, 2015

    United Nations: Senior Indian diplomat Atul Khare has been named by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as the head of the UN department that provides dedicated support to peacekeeping missions around the world, making him one of the highest ranking Indian officials in the world body. Khare, 55 will succeed Bangladesh's Ameerah...
  • Uber cab service withdraws plea from Delhi HC against ban on its plying January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: The US-based cab service provider Uber on Tuesday withdrew plea from Delhi High Court against the ban on its plying. The Delhi government had decided to continue with the ban on app-based cab booking company Uber and has asked it to fulfill the conditions for taxi operations in...
  • Cold wave to intensify in North India, heavy fog predicted January 3, 2015

    At least 10 people are injured after heavy fog caused a traffic pile up on the Amritsar-Gurdaspur highway on Saturday morning. Shimla witnessed another spell of moderate snowfall while the mid and lower hills received rains accompanied by icy winds. ...
  • Foggy conditions to remain in Delhi despite the rain: Meteorological Department January 2, 2015

    43 flights have been delayed because of unseasonal rainfall in the capital. "Drizzle might continue for next few hours. Foggy conditions to remain in Delhi despite the rain," said India Meteorological Department. ...