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Panel seeks explanation from corpn. officials

The State Information Commission will seek an explanation from the assistant engineer and assistant executive engineer of the Kochi Corporation’s Fort Kochi zonal office for allegedly supplying wrong information in response to an RTI query on unauthorised constructions. Commission member K.V. Sudhakaran said if a complainant was represented by another person before the commission, he/she […]

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Tata Motors bags BS6 stamp for CNG engine

Tata Motors has received BS6 Type Approval certificate for its 3.8L NA SGI CNG engine from ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India), the company said. With this it has become the first OEM in India to achieve BS6 certification for a ‘naturally aspirated’ CNG engine for commercial vehicles, it added. This certification includes meeting the […]

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‘Feb 28 deadline to amend policy on charcoal usage’

NGT warns of action against officials Following a plea seeking ban on the use of charcoal as fuel, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has warned the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change of punitive action against officials if a policy pertaining to the same is not amended by February 28. Observing that despite previous […]

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Budget content would be decided by economic realities: Jaitley

Jaitley also hinted that these very economic realities could decide whether the government sticks to a fiscal consolidation roadmap or not. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday that the interim Budget, to be presented on February 1, will be within the existing conventions. Its contents, however, will be dictated by economic compulsions and realities […]

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Women to be recruited in military police corps

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the government has taken a ‘historic’ decision to induct women in the military police with an aim to enhance their representation in the armed forces. Women will be inducted in a graded manner to eventually comprise 20 per cent of total Corps of Military Police, the official handle […]

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Rape victim shot dead by accused in Gurugram

She had refused to withdraw complaint, alleges eyewitness A 23-year-old woman working at a Hauz Khas bar was shot dead in Gurugram on Friday allegedly by the man she had accused of rape. A teenage friend of the victim who was a witness to the murder said the accused, Sandeep, shot the woman after she […]

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No alliance with Congress for Lok Sabha elections: AAP

Party to contest all seats in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab; Sheila rules out possibility of talks; BJP says all anti-Modi alliances would fail The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday ruled out any alliance with the Congress for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and announced that it will field its candidates in all parliamentary constituencies in Delhi, […]

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Video surfaces day after guard’s death

A day after a 26-year-old security guard was found hanging in a school near Swaroop Nagar in outer Delhi, a video in which he is seen speaking about the reason for taking the step surfaced on Friday. The police also found a six-page handwritten note, purportedly written by him, in which he has alleged that […]

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2 grenade attacks on security forces in Kashmir

Terrorists carried out two grenade attacks on security forces in Kashmir, including one in the Lal Chowk area of Srinagar, on Friday but there were no reports of any casualty, police said. The ultras lobbed a grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force bunker at Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower) in Lal Chowk, a police official […]