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Delhi government's dedicated bus lane proposal may get delayed

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 20:04

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi government's ambitious dedicated bus lane proposal may get delayed as Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung wants to have a look at the notification and has called for the files related to the plan, a government source said on Monday.

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Transfer of VMMC and PGIMER under DU cancelled

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 20:02

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The medical colleges of Safdarjung hospital and the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital will not be brought under the University of Delhi, the Health Ministry said on Monday, prompting the striking students to call off their agitation.

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Court rejects bail plea of AAP MLA held after worker's suicide

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 19:58

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) A court here on Monday dismissed the bail plea of AAP legislator Sharad Chauhan, who was arrested along with five others here, in connection with the suicide of a woman party worker, and sent him to 14 days judicial custody.

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Drug cartel busted in Delhi, 4 arrested

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 19:56

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Four persons, including two foreign nationals, have been arrested on charge of being members of an interstate gang of drug peddlers and four kg heroin has been seized from them, the Delhi Police said on Monday.

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EPF Act to be amended to cover units with 10 workers

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 19:50

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The central government on Monday announced that the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Act will be amended to bring more workers under the ambit of retirement fund by reducing the threshold for coverage of firms to 10 workers from existing 20.

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GST Bill to be taken up on Wednesday, Congress wants more talks

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 19:48

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The government has listed the GST bill for discussion in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, hoping it will be passed through consensus, but the opposition Congress said that consultation is still on over the issue and an agreement is not yet finalised.

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Maoists kill Maharashtra college student

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 19:30

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), Aug 1 (IANS) Maoists shot dead a 23-year-old college student who they suspected of being a police informer in Gadchiroli in Maharashtra, an official said here on Monday.

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Rajya Sabha passes bills to put in place NEET

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 19:28

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed by voice vote the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016, and the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2016, that provide for putting the NEET in place for admission to medical and dental courses across the country from next year.

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Himachal HC stays takeover of historic Kullu temple

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 19:22

Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday stayed till August 11 the process to transfer the 17th century temple of Lord Raghunath, the chief deity of the Kullu Valley, to the government.

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Andhra given Rs 6,403 crore in assistance

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 19:20

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The government has given assistance of Rs 6,403 crore to Andhra Pradesh since the enactment of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 to March 31, 2016, parliament was informed on Monday.

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Bulandshahr gang rape: Three arrested, hunt for others, says police

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 19:14

Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 1 (IANS) Three suspects, arrested in the sensational Bulandshahr gang rape case, were produced before a court here which sent them to 14 days judicial custody and a hunt was on for the other accused, police said on Monday, even as the victims narrated their night of horror and the "unhelpful attitude" of police.

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Aircel-Maxis deal: CBI seeks arrest warrant against accused

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 18:56

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday requested a special court hearing the Aircel-Maxis case to issue arrest warrants against four accused, including Malaysian businessman T.A. Ananda Krishnan.

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Anandiben's letter to be placed before BJP parliamentary board: Amit Shah

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 18:50

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah said on Monday that he will place before the party's parliamentary board -- one of the BJP's apex decision-making forum -- a letter from Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel asking the leadership to relieve her of her post.

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