Category: National

New Delhi, Jun 5:) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was today summoned by a city court on July 7 as an accused in the Sunanda Pushkar death case after it took cognisance of the police charge sheet in which he was charged with abetting the suicide of his wife.

In a setback to Tharoor, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal while asking the Lok Sabha MP to appear before the court said there exists sufficient grounds to proceed against him for alleged offences of abetment of suicide and committing cruelty towards Pushkar.

Tharoor, 62, dubbed the charges as “preposterous and baseless” and the product of a malicious and vindictive campaign against him that he will “vigorously contest”.

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New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): After 16 days of continuous hike, fuel prices on Wednesday witnessed a slight drop.
The petrol prices have been cut down to 60 paise in Delhi and 59 paise in Mumbai while diesel price went down by 56 paise in Delhi and 59 paise in Mumbai.

The revised petrol prices in metropolitan cities are- Delhi: Rs 77.83 per litre; Mumbai: 85.65; Kolkata: 80.47 and Chennai: 80.80.
Meanwhile, the cost of diesel per litre as on Wednesday is Rs 68.75 per litre in Delhi, Rs 73.20 per litre in Mumbai, Rs. 71.30 in Kolkata and Rs. 72.58 in Chennai.

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New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare its class 10 result on Tuesday at 4 pm.
School Education Secretary Anil Swarup tweeted that “Results of CBSE Class 10 examinations for 2017-18 to be declared by 4 pm on 29th of May, 2018”.

According to the Board, the results will be available on the websites – www.results.nic.in, www.cbseresults.nic.in and www.cbse.nic.in.
The students can also view their results on UMANG mobile application.

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Haridwar (Uttarakhand), May 27 (ANI): After becoming India’s most trusted Fast Moving Consumer Goods brand, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali on Sunday entered the telecom sector.

At an event, Baba Ramdev launched Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards, in alliance with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).
Initially, only the employees and office bearers of Patanjali will be able to avail the benefits of the SIM card.

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New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): Petrol and diesel prices continue to touch another peak for the 15th consecutive day, with the key transportation fuel being sold at Rs 78. 27 per litre in Delhi.

The revised petrol prices in metropolitan cities are- Delhi: Rs 78.27 per litre; Mumbai: 86.08; Kolkata: 80.76 and Chennai: 81.11.
Meanwhile, the cost of diesel per liter has also been increased and the revised prices in Delhi are – Rs 69.17 and Mumbai Rs 73.64 per litre.

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The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, is a key piece of forest legislation passed in India on 18 December 2006. It has also been called the Forest Rights Act, the Tribal Rights Act, the Tribal Bill, and the Tribal Land Act. The law concerns the rights of forest-dwelling communities to land and other resources, denied to them over decades as a result of the continuance of colonial forest laws in India.

Supporters of the Act claim that it will redress the “historical injustice” committed against forest dwellers, while including provisions for making conservation more effective and more transparent. The demand for the law has seen massive national demonstrations involving hundreds of thousands of people.

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Pune (Maharashtra), May 24 (ANI): One might have heard of tandoori chicken or tandoori roti but these Pune-based tea sellers are attracting people with their unique ‘tandoori chai’.

A tea made with a special recipe and poured into a hot kulhad (clay cup) has become the talk of the town in the past couple of days in the city.

A tea shop named ‘Chai-La’ based in Kharadi locality of Pune is run by two graduates.

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Gurgaon, May 24 (PTI) The water supply in major parts of the city will be disrupted today due to upgradation work at Chandu Bhudhera water treatment plant, the main source of water supply in the city.

The areas where the water supply would be affected are Sectors 46, 47, 34, 50, 51, Golf Course Road, Sohna Road and others.

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New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): A team of ONGC has successfully scaled the third highest and most challenging peak, Mt. Kangchenjunga.

The first group comprising five ONGC employees completed the mission on May 20, while the second group of four ONGC employees and one Indian Mountaineering Foundation member summited the peak on May 21.

With this, ONGC, whose team also scaled the Everest last year, becomes the first corporate in the w

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New Delhi [India], May 19 (ANI): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials on Saturday issued a warning of a thunderstorm with strong winds and rain in various parts of Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR).
As per the weather department, the change in climate will be witnessed over places in and around Mahendragarh, Kosli, Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Noida and Greater Noida in the next two hours.

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New Delhi, May 16(PTI) Within 24 hours after Delhi University threw open its admission portal to aspirants, over 43,000 applicants submitted their forms for various undergraduate courses.

“Since 6 pm yesterday, we have received 43,000 applications and there has been no technical glitches reported from our side,” said an official associated with admissions. 

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New Delhi, Mar 13 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the March 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar with various services till the five-judge constitution bench delivers its judgement on petitions challenging the validity of the biometric scheme and the enabling law

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had on March 7 said it may not be possible to decide by March 31 the batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act

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New Delhi, Mar. 9: The Indian Army on Friday concluded its special expedition to commemorate the spirit and ethos of Indian troops employed on Burma front in the Second World War.

The Chindits Trail Expedition traversed nearly 500 kilometers across the Vindhya Ranges between Betwa and Ken Rivers with its culmination on the banks of Narmada River today.

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Dharamshala, Mar. 09 (ANI): The Tibetan Government in Exile on Thursday criticised Chinese government, a day after a Tibetan self-immolated himself in China’s Sichuan province.

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Dr Lobsang Sangay said another self-immolation incident was a disturbing news and it showed that the Tibetans denounce the Chinese occupation of Tibet.

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Dharamsala, Aug 16: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greeted India on the occasion of its 71st Independence Day and said the country can combine modern education, technology, and material development and at the same time bring peace of mind.

Speaking to media, the spiritual leader said India has thousands years of knowledge of tackling emotions. “I think it’s a very happy day and I think over last seventy year’s progress is the basis of our determination, our hope. I already am telling that India can combine modern education, modern technology, and material development and at the same time bring peace of mind,” the Dalai Lama told ANI.

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Kolkata, October 25: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she is ready to lose her mobile phone connection but won’t link it to her Aadhaar card.

“Under no circumstances will I link my Aadhaar with my telephone number. If the authorities disconnect my phone, let them do it,” Mamata said while speaking at the core committee meeting of her Trinamool Congress party in Kolkata.

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Kolkata, Feb 5 (PTI) Students appearing for the ICSE and ISC examinations will not be allowed to wear smart and digital watches to exam halls from this year.

The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has recently sent a circular to this effect to the principals of affiliated schools, Nabarun Dey, the general secretary of the Bengal chapter of the Association of Heads of ICSE Schools, told PTI today.

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Shimla, Feb 3 (PTI) Two brothers were arrested today for allegedly killing two Nepalese in Shoghi, 13 Km from here, police said.

The police have also Rs 2.38 lakh in cash allegedly looted by the two accused from victims as Navin (32), a resident of Ponta Sahib, and Chandra Prakash (19), resident of Renuka, whose bodies were recovered from a ditch, they said.

The deceased were brothers-in-law and worked as driver and conductor of a tempo which has also been recovered.

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