cities

Diwali at CP revives talk over pedestrianisation of shopping hub

New Delhi: The Delhi government’s mega Diwali celebrations at Connaught Place has revived the discussion over pedestrianisation of the popular shopping district’s inner circle. For the four-day event, vehicular entry to the heritage market has been restricted (between 4pm and 11pm) and the roads are occupied by pedestrians. Experts say such exercise can be repeated […]

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JJP workers unhappy over support to BJP

Many post messages against Dushyant on social media Supporters of the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) have been venting their anger on social media platforms over the party’s decision to extend support to the BJP to form government in Haryana. The supporters, mostly youth, have been posting angry messages and videos accusing JJP leader Dushyant Chautala […]

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BoM Q2 profit jumps over fourfold to ₹115 cr.

Bad loans provision falls to ₹404 crore State-owned Bank of Maharashtra reported a net profit of ₹114.66 crore for the second quarter, mainly due to fall in provisioning, as compared to ₹27 crore reported during the same period of the previous year. Provision for bad loans fell sharply to ₹404 crore for the quarter as […]

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Hover-taxi whizzes over Singapore, firm eyes Asian push

While the hover-taxis can fly autonomously, there was a pilot aboard during the test for safety reasons. A drone-like flying taxi whirred over Singapore’s waterfront on October 22, with the firm behind the test hoping the aircraft will revolutionise travel in traffic-choked Asian cities. The 18 propeller vehicle, developed by German firm Volocopter and with […]

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Murder in CP over entry to shelter home, two homeless men held

New Delhi: Two homeless men were arrested for allegedly murdering a 26-year-old sanitation worker of a night shelter near Bangla Sahib Gurdwara in central Delhi, over not letting them enter the facility because of their “illegal” activities, police said on Tuesday. Police said the arrested men, Kunal alias Anshul,22, and Prem Kumar,22, allegedly stabbed to […]

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Media upset over another restriction

Coming close on the heels of Assembly Speaker Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri restricting camera persons and photographers from covering the Legislative Assembly proceedings, the mediapersons had another run in with the administration. On Sunday, after being denied entry initially to cover the unveiling of Valmiki statue in which Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa participated, a section of […]

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Run over by train, beggar had ₹8.77L in FDs, ₹1.75L in coins

Biradichand Pannaramji Azad, a beggar, had ₹8.77 lakh in fixed deposits, ₹96,000 deposited in coins in bank accounts and another ₹1.75lakh in coins stashed in his shanty in Govandi. This was what the Vashi Government Railway Police (GRP) found, while trying to trace the family of the 82-year-old man, who was allegedly run over by […]

india

Man lynched in J’khand over child lifting rumour

Dhanbad: A 32-year-old daily wage labourer succumbed to his injuries on Saturday a day after a mob allegedly thrashed him after suspecting him of being a child lifter at Koderma in Jharkhand, his family said even as the state police said that their preliminary probe suggested that he was beaten up for alleged theft. Koderma’s […]

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Two railway employees run over by train

They were taking measurements of railway bridge across Tamraparni river In a ghastly incident, two railway employees of the Bridges wing were run over by the 16382 Kanyakumari-CSMT Jayanthi Janatha Express on Wednesday at the railway bridge across the Tamraparni river, near Kuzhithurai station, under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division. The deceased have been identified as […]

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Row over ‘suspension’ of JSP activists’ Twitter accounts

Hand of A.P., TS govts. alleged The alleged suspension of several Twitter accounts belonging to Jana Sena Party activists has triggered outrage among party followers, on Tuesday. In no time they took to the same platform to express their ire and blamed the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments for the ‘mass suspension’ of the accounts […]