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No Interpol notice against Lalit Modi

29 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI: Interpol has given a major reprieve to graft-tainted former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi, denying a red notice against him.

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No Interpol notice against Lalit ModiLalit Modi, ex-IPL chairman

New Delhi, March 28

Interpol has given a major reprieve to graft-tainted former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi, denying a red notice against him. “I just got off from a flight from Barcelona through which I sat completely numb. Just as I was boarding the flight I got the news that the Interpol had finally investigated and concluded and reached a verdict in my favour with a detailed letter of rejection of India’s request for issuing of a red notice,” Modi wrote on his Instagram account.

He also posted Interpol documents, which were not for public dissemination, at his Instagram and Twitter accounts. “The sword that was hanging over my head has suddenly gone,” Modi said.

The Interpol document dated March 24 said: “Lalit Kumar Modi... is not subject to an Interpol red notice or diffusion and not known in the Interpol’s database.”

The organisation however clarified that “in the past, the individual (Lalit Modi) was subject of data record in Interpol’s database, yet the data was later cancelled”.

Lalit Modi had fled India in 2010, after facing charges of financial irregularity in IPL. He is currently living in Britain. His extradition process is still pending.

The authenticity of the documents could not be verified as the CBI said they had no such information yet. CBI spokesperson RK Gaur said: “The agency is authenticating the Interpol documents.” — IANS

Can’t appoint Lokpal without amending law, Govt tells SC

29 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI: The NDA government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it wasn’t possible to go ahead with the appointment of Lokpal at present because of legal complications that made it difficult to institute the country’s first anti-corruption ombudsman.

Punjab, Kerala move SC against liquor vend ban on highways

29 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI: Punjab, Kerala and Telangana on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of its December 2016 order banning liquor vends within 500 metres of state and national highways across the country from April 1.

Tricolour thrown, Noida protests

29 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

GREATER NOIDA:Workers at a mobile company here staged protest today after one of its Chinese officials allegedly threw the Indian national flag in a dustbin.

Yogi govt in a fix over loan waiver to farmers

Yogi govt in a fix over loan waiver to farmers

29 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

LUCKNOW: The BJP’s poll promise of writing off farmers’ loan in the very first Cabinet of the BJP government has become a tricky issue for the Yogi Adityanath government.

RS remains disrupted over vacancies in commissions

29 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI: Proceedings of the Rajya Sabha were disrupted again today amid relentless protests by Opposition members over vacancies in commissions for SCs, STs, backward classes and minorities.

AI grounds Sena MP again; privilege motion filed in LS

AI grounds Sena MP again; privilege motion filed in LS

29 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI: Hardening its stand further against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, Air India today cancelled two tickets booked by him on Delhi-bound flights, days after domestic carriers barred him from flying on their aircraft for assaulting an AI staffer.

Cong to move amendments to GST Bills

29 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI: The Congress is likely to move some amendments to the Goods and Services Taxes (GST) Bills to be brought before the Lok Sabha tomorrow.

10% duty on import of tur dal, wheat

29 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI: The government today imposed 10 per cent import duty on wheat and tur dal with immediate effect in a bid to protect farmers’ interest, amid projection of a record crop this year.

RSS man who threatened Kerala CM held

29 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

UJJAIN (MP): RSS activist Kundan Chandrawat, who stirredx a hornet’s nest by announcing a bounty of Rs 1 crore for beheading Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, has been arrested, police said today.

Court proceedings to be videographed

29 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI: Finally, video recording of court proceedings is going to be a reality in India.

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Presidency student runs canteen on campus

29 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

Kolkata: A first-year student of Presidency University has set up a mobile canteen on the campus offering fast food, the first time the institution has a canteen run by its own student.

SRK summoned over Raees promotion death

29 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

VADODARA: Actor Shah Rukh Khan and co-producer of his movie “Raees”, Excel Entertainment, have been asked to record their statements in connection with the death of a man at Vadodara railway station during the promotion of the film.

Journalist who shot jawan video booked

29 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

NASHIK: Nashik police have booked a woman journalist of a news portal for allegedly doing a sting on the abuse of the “buddy” system in the Army by videographing a jawan from Kerala, who was found dead here earlier this month.

ED attaches Deccan Chronicle assets

29 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached Rs 263 crore worth assets of Ms Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited in connection with a bank fraud money laundering case.

BJP wins 10 seats, Cong 3 in R’sthan bypoll

29 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

Jaipur: The ruling BJP on Tuesday won 10 seats and Congress three of the 14 local bodies and Panchayati Raj bypoll.

Man held at metro station in Delhi with crores in old currency

Man held at metro station in Delhi with crores in old currency

28 Mar 2017 | 10:12 PM

NEW DELHI: A man was apprehended on Tuesday by the Delhi Police crime branch from the Janakpuri metro station for allegedly exchanging old currency notes to the tune of crores.

BJP wins 10, Congress 3 seats in Rajasthan’s local bodies by-polls

28 Mar 2017 | 9:41 PM

JAIPUR: The ruling-Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday won 10 of 14 local bodies seats while the Congress won three in by-elections held last month.

Meat sellers hold talks with UP govt, strike to continue

Meat sellers hold talks with UP govt, strike to continue

28 Mar 2017 | 9:09 PM

LUCKNOW: Agitating meat sellers and exporters held talks with Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Siddhartha Nath Singh on the second day of their strike but no rapprochement appeared in sight.

‘Menstruation impure’ remark lands Kerala Cong leader in a spot

‘Menstruation impure’ remark lands Kerala Cong leader in a spot

28 Mar 2017 | 9:12 PM

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:Interim president of the Congress in Kerala M M Hassan has courted a controversy with his remarks that menstruation was impure and women should not enter temples during that period.

CBSE extends deadline for revision of NEET centres till March 31

CBSE extends deadline for revision of NEET centres till March 31

28 Mar 2017 | 8:17 PM

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) has extended the deadline for candidates to revise their centres for national entrance exam for admission to medical colleges till March 31.

Interpol shuts door on ED for warrant against Lalit Modi

Interpol shuts door on ED for warrant against Lalit Modi

28 Mar 2017 | 8:38 PM

NEW DELHI: India's efforts to get an arrest warrant issued by the Interpol against Lalit Modi in a money laundering probe in T-20 cricket tournament faced a setback with the agency stated to have accepted the former IPL chief's plea against the move.

Names of Gurmeet Ram Rahim, MS Dhoni for Padma awards rejected by govt

Names of Gurmeet Ram Rahim, MS Dhoni for Padma awards rejected by govt

28 Mar 2017 | 8:00 PM

NEW DELHI: Names of spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni, tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and over 18,000 other recommendations for Padma awards were rejected by the government this year.

Punjab, Kerala move SC for clarification on order banning liquor vends on highways

Punjab, Kerala move SC for clarification on order banning liquor vends on highways

28 Mar 2017 | 7:37 PM

NEW DELHI: Punjab, Kerala and Telangana on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of its December 2016 order banning liquor vends within 500 metre of state and national highways across the country from April 1, 2017.

Navy to de-induct long range patrol aircraft after 29 yrs

28 Mar 2017 | 7:15 PM

CHENNAI: The Navy would de-induct the Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft TU 142M, after 29 years of service, at a function in Arakkonam, near here tomorrow.

Can’t appoint Lokpal without law being amended: Govt tells SC

Can’t appoint Lokpal without law being amended: Govt tells SC

28 Mar 2017 | 6:25 PM

NEW DELHI: The NDA Government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it wasn’t possible to go ahead with the appointment of Lokpal at present because of legal complications that made it difficult to institute the country’s first anti-corruption ombudsman.

Protests break out after Chinese man throws out Indian flag

28 Mar 2017 | 6:08 PM

GREATER NOIDA: Protests broke out a mobile factory in Noida on Tuesday when a Chinese worker threw out the Indian tricolour late on Monday night.

Cousins held under anti-Romeo drive, cops take bribe to free them

Cousins held under anti-Romeo drive, cops take bribe to free them

28 Mar 2017 | 5:35 PM

RAMPUR (UP):Two policemen have been suspended for allegedly harassing and taking bribe from a youth and his uncle’s daughter, whom they had detained during the Uttar Pradesh Police's anti-Romeo drive here.

ULFA(I) disapproves of Dalai Lama’s proposed visit to Tawang

ULFA(I) disapproves of Dalai Lama’s proposed visit to Tawang

28 Mar 2017 | 5:01 PM

GUWAHATI:The banned United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) which is suspected to be maintaining ties with Chinese agencies by India security forces, on Tuesday sang to the tune of China in disapproving the scheduled visit of the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to Tawang region of Arunachal Pradesh next month.

Air India grounds rogue MP yet again

Air India grounds rogue MP yet again

28 Mar 2017 | 4:50 PM

MUMBAI: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who beat up an Air India duty manager at Delhi airport last week and later boasted about it in front of the media, has been grounded by the airline for the second time.

'Ineligible persons responsible for long queues at RBI offices'

'Ineligible persons responsible for long queues at RBI offices'

28 Mar 2017 | 8:01 PM

NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday said ineligible persons queuing up at Reserve Bank for exchange of scrapped currency notes are responsible for longer queues at designated central bank offices.

Scribe who shot sting video on jawan booked

28 Mar 2017 | 4:41 PM

NASHIK: Nashik Police has booked a woman journalist of a news portal for allegedly doing a sting on the abuse of the "buddy" system in the Army by shooting a video of a jawan from Kerala who was found dead here earlier this month.

Renting of building, leasing of land to attract GST from July 1

Renting of building, leasing of land to attract GST from July 1

28 Mar 2017 | 5:35 PM

NEW DELHI: Come July 1 and leasing of land, renting of buildings as well as EMIs paid for purchase of under-construction houses will start attracting the Goods and Services Tax.

Patanjali store salesgirl shot dead in Gurugram market

Patanjali store salesgirl shot dead in Gurugram market

28 Mar 2017 | 4:19 PM

GURUGRAM: An 18-year-old salesgirl was shot dead by a man in a busy market here, the city police said on Tuesday.

UP Board English paper cancelled after mass cheating in Mathura

UP Board English paper cancelled after mass cheating in Mathura

28 Mar 2017 | 4:20 PM

MATHURA: The UP Board's Class 10 English examination has been canceled at two centres in the district due to "mass cheating", a senior official said.

US announces scholarship programme for Indian women

28 Mar 2017 | 10:29 AM

WASHINGTON: A top US body in international education and global investment banking has announced a scholarship and mentoring programme for the Indian women university students in science and technology-related fields.

Nigerian students attacked in Noida; 5 arrested

Nigerian students attacked in Noida; 5 arrested

28 Mar 2017 | 7:06 PM

NEW DELHI/GREATER NOIDA: Five people were arrested in connection with attacks on African students in Greater Noida on Tuesday, sparking concern over their safety and prompting intervention by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who has promised immediate action.

Trump calls Modi; congratulates him on election victory

Trump calls Modi; congratulates him on election victory

28 Mar 2017 | 6:20 PM

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi and congratulated him on his recent electoral success, the White House said.

Trump greets Modi on Assembly poll success

Trump greets Modi on Assembly poll success

28 Mar 2017 | 9:36 AM

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi and congratulated him on his recent electoral success, the White House said.

Yes to welfare benefits even if no Aadhaar

Yes to welfare benefits even if no Aadhaar

28 Mar 2017 | 12:14 PM

NEW DELHI:In a boost to the NDA government’s attempt to link its services to Aadhaar, the Supreme Court on Monday endorsed its decision to make it mandatory providing the UID number for opening bank accounts, issuance of passports and driving licence.

How farmer suicides end ‘up to Centre’

How farmer suicides end ‘up to Centre’

28 Mar 2017 | 2:04 PM

New Delhi: Terming farmers’ suicide as a “serious issue”, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to prepare a comprehensive plan of action to be followed by states to prevent it.

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