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  • Australia's foreign affairs department evacuated over suspicious package: police 2 days ago

    Sydney: Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the capital, Canberra, was evacuated on Tuesday after a suspicious package was found in the building's canteen, police said. Australia is on high alert after heavily armed police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday morning and freed terrified hostages being held...
  • Pending rape cases: High Court chief justices urged to set up fast track courts 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre has urged chief justices of high courts to set up fast track courts to deal with pending rape cases and monitor their progress. Since setting up of fast track courts is the responsibility of the state government, the Centre has also urged the chief ministers to...
  • Coldest day in Delhi so far with temperature at 5.1 degrees Celsius 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi on Friday experienced the coldest day of the season so far with the mercury dipping further even as the weatherman predicted rains in the city. The minimum temperature was recorded three notches below normal at 5.1 degrees Celsius at the Safdarjung observatory, considered the official for Delhi. This...
  • Delhi: Minimum temperature dips, rains likely tonight 6 days ago

    Delhi: Delhiites on Friday woke up to a chilly morning with the minimum temperature settling at 5.1 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average. MeT department has forecast overcast conditions after noon and light rains after midnight which is likely to bring the temperature further down. "There was mist and shallow...
  • US Justice Department says Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana 6 days ago

    Grants Pass: Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug, the US Justice Department said on Thursday. Some advocates said the announcement could open new markets across the country and give...
  • Bar bribe row: Kerala Finance Minister booked for allegedly demanding Rs 5 crore 1 week ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a huge embarrassment for the Kerala government, state Finance Minister KM Mani has been booked over bribery allegations made by the President of the Kerala Bar Owners Association on Thursday. The association alleged that Mani had asked for a bribe of Rs 5 crore from bar owners for...
  • Delhi rape: Uber cab driver Yadav confesses to crime but shows no remorse December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav has confessed to raping the 25-year-old finance professional in a cab on Friday night. However, sources say that the Yadav showed no remorse for his act. Meanwhile, city's top police officials including the police chief have been called by the NSA to...
  • Rules for radio taxi services outdated, no guidelines for app-based taxis in India December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The recent rape case allegedly by a Uber cab driver has raised the issue of security in the radio cabs which until now were believed to be safe. The radio cabs in India are governed by guidelines framed by the Transport department. The norms framed by the government...
  • Crorepati engineer: Time to unearth black money at home? December 1, 2014

    The Income Tax department has recovered diamonds worth Rs 100 crore, 2 kilos of gold and Rs 10 crore in cash from the residence of tainted Noida chief engineer Yadav Singh. ...
  • After recovering diamonds worth Rs 100 crore, Rs 10 crore cash, I-T department to probe UP chief engineer's bank lockers December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department will open bank lockers of Uttar Pradesh Chief Engineer Yadav Singh in at least 12 banks located in Noida, Delhi and Ghaziabad on Monday, said sources. The I-T department had recovered diamonds worth Rs 100 crore, Rs 10 crore in cash and around 2...
  • Noida engineer to be sacked after I-T sleuths recover valuables worth Rs 100 crore November 29, 2014

    Noida: The Uttar Pradesh government is in the process of suspending Noida engineer Yadav Singh after Income Tax department sleuths recovered diamonds worth Rs 100 crore, 2 kilos of gold and Rs 10 crore in cash from his residence. Raids were carried out at two dozen locations in NCR simultaneously. It...
  • WB government challenges HC order on BJP rally, may meet Chief Justice on Saturday November 28, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal government and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation may challenge the single bench order of Calcutta High Court which has impose conditions on the proposed BJP rally in Kolkata. The KMC and state fire department who were asked by the court to depute special officers to workout the statuary...
  • AG Mukul Rohatgi asks Income Tax department to not appeal ruling in Vodafone tax case November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The attorney general has recommended the government refrain from appealing a Bombay High Court ruling in favour of Vodafone Group Plc in a long-running tax dispute, a person directly involved in the matter said. Vodafone, the biggest foreign corporate investor in India, has been involved in a series of tax...
  • Helmets not must for Sikh women, it's optional: Delhi government to HC November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court was on Wednesday informed by the city government that Sikh women have been exempted from wearing helmets while driving two-wheelers or riding pillion. The Delhi Transport Department told the bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw that it has made...
  • I-T seizes over Rs 135 crore cash, jewellery from Sahara group November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department has claimed to have seized cash of over Rs 135 crore from the premises of Sahara group during its raids on its two premises in Delhi and Noida in connection with alleged tax evasion charges. Sources said that the department made one of its...
  • US State Department's computers hacked, email shut down November 17, 2014

    Washington: The US State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system as technicians repair possible damage from a suspected hacker attack. A senior department official said Sunday that "activity of concern" was detected in the system around the same time as a previously reported...
  • Mamta Kulkarni, husband Vijay Goswami detained in Kenya November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: According to media reports, former Bollywood actress has been detained in Kenya with husband Vijay Goswami at the Port Police Station in Mombasa. The couple has been charged with drug trafficking. The couple, taken into custody on Sunday last week, is being interrogated by the Kenya police. Both Mamta...
  • Chief Vigilance Officer of MCI HK Jethi had sought repatriation, Harsh Vardhan clarifies November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Under attack, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that Chief Vigilence Officer of Medical Council of India HK Jethi had written to the Health Ministry requesting repatriation to his parent cadre and that his application was only forwarded by his Ministry to the Department of Personnel...
  • Karnataka Labour Department asks US IT firm to pay Rs 12.5 lakh to techie for sacking her November 5, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka Labour Department has ordered a US-based IT firm to compensate a woman employee on grounds of 'illegally' terminating her services without providing valid reasons and for allegedly causing harassment. The techie had approached the Labour department on Karnataka Women's Commission's direction, and after hearing the case, the department...
  • Devendra Fadnavis reviews status of key departments in Maharashtra November 1, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after taking charge as the 27th Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday got down to the job, reviewing the status of key departments. Fadnavis chaired a meeting of the state Cabinet at the government's Sahyadri guest house in south Mumbai. The Chief Minister reviewed presentations of finance,...
  • IT to begin probe against 90 from Mumbai in blackmoney case October 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai Income Tax authorities will soon initiate the process of ascertaining if there was any "criminality" involved in the accounts of 90 individuals from the city whose names figure in the list of 627 Indians submitted by the Centre to the Supreme Court in the blackmoney case. Sources in...
  • Dengue cases on the rise in Bihar: Health department October 26, 2014

    Patna: At least 50 dengue cases have been reported in Bihar till Sunday, health officials said. "Nearly 20 new dengue cases have been reported in the last three days in Patna and the total number of people afflicted with the disease rose to 50," said Sambhusaran Singh, a health department official. He...
  • Government to take up a month-long drive against schools running without affiliation October 25, 2014

    Bangalore: A day after Bangalore police arrested the secretary of the school where a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped, on charges of cheat, the Karnataka Education Department has now said that it will take action against its own officials too, who seemed to have turned a blind eye when the...
  • More emergency fire calls in Kolkata this Diwali October 24, 2014

    Kolakta: The West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services here received 108 calls on Diwali, slightly higher than last year, an official said on Friday. "Till 12 midnight October 23, we received 108 calls. This is slightly higher than last year as Diwali and Kali puja coincided," an official said. According to the...
  • Delhi fire department gets 293 calls on Diwali October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) received 293 calls the highest in the past five years on Diwali on Thursday, an official said on Friday. "This is the highest figure in the past five years. On Diwali, from midnight till 7am October 24, we received 293 calls of fire...
  • More rain expected on Tamil Nadu by next 24-48 hours: Met October 24, 2014

    Chennai: The Met office here has forecast more rains in South Tamil Nadu, Puducherry during the next 24 to 48 hours as the North East monsoon has been active over the last few days. "Isolated heavy to very heavy rain may occur over the South Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep. Isolated...
  • Haryana paanwala gets Rs 132 crore power bill October 24, 2014

    Chandigarh: A paan or betel-leaf seller in Haryana has got a shocker of an electricity bill this Diwali. His bill is a whopping over Rs 132 crore. Rajesh, who runs a shop in Gohana town in Sonipat district, has got the electricity bill of Rs 132.29 crore for the month of...
  • Air quality to drop in Delhi on Diwali October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With the onset of Diwali, air quality in the national capital is set to deteriorate over the next two days, with the Met department terming the condition as "severe". According to System of Air quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), pollution levels will be high in areas...
  • India may have to wait for automatic exchange of Swiss information October 12, 2014

    New Delhi/Berne: India may have to wait longer for joining "selected" countries with whom Switzerland plans to do automatic exchange of information on tax matters, even as Indian and Swiss officials will meet soon to iron out their bilateral arrangements on suspected tax evasion cases. Switzerland has started a process...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: IMD says 'worst is already over' as storm makes landfall in Vizag October 12, 2014

    As the severe cyclonic storm Hudhud makes landfall in Visakhapatnam on Sunday noon, the Met department has issued a statement saying that the worst phase of the cyclone is already over. ...