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Delhi CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal to meet PM tomorrow

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New Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Party decimated the rivals in the Delhi Assembly election, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and invite him for the swearing-in ceremony at Ramlila Maidan on February 14. “We had sought time from the Prime Minister, Kejriwal will be meeting him tomorrow at 10.30 AM. He will also extend ... Read More »

Uttar Pradesh mulls over running buses on bio-fuel

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Lucknow The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) has readied a blue print to run state-owned buses on bio-fuel, an official said Wednesday. Sources said the plan is being explored by the state government in association with a Swedish company. Officials said a team from Sweden is likely to arrive in the state capital within the next few days ... Read More »

Malaysia cartoonist arrested for criticising Anwar ruling

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Kuala Lumpur One of Malaysia`s best-known political cartoonists has been arrested for sedition over a Twitter posting that criticised the jailing of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, the artist`s wife said Wednesday. Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque — better known as Zunar — was arrested Tuesday night, hours after Anwar was jailed for five years in a politically charged sodomy case. “Of course ... Read More »

INAUGURATION OF IFTDA’S OFFICE (The Indian film and Television Directors’ Association )

Mumbai ,By Kabir Ali  The Indian film and Television Directors’ Association  acquired our new spacious office with the backing of the esteemed Executive Committee, cooperation & heartiest good wishes of members. David Dhawan, Madhur Bhandarkar,  Rohit Shetty, Ashoke Pandit, Raman Kumar, Kuku Kohli, Ramesh Talwar, Rajkumar Santoshi, Anil Sharma, Ashwini Chaudhary, Vinod Pande, Satish Kaushik, Mehul Kumar, Rakesh Kumar, among many ... Read More »

Have you done away with 2-finger test: CIC asks Delhi govt

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New Delhi The Central Information Commission has asked Delhi government to suo moto make public whether the controversial two-finger test to determine rape has been banned in the national capital after the health department failed to spell out a clear policy on it. The matter reached Central Information Commission after an applicant said his query on the policy of Delhi ... Read More »

Mahendra Singh Dhoni blessed with a baby girl

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Gurgaon Just a week ahead of the cricket World Cup, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni became a father after his wife Sakshi gave birth to a baby girl at a private hospital here. The 33-year-old cricketer became a first time father after his daughter was born at Fortis Hospital here in the evening. The baby weighs 3.7 kgs, according to ... Read More »

Road Ministry seeks Rs 50K-cr budget allocation

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New Delhi Citing the need to fast-track highways development and meet the ambitious plan of building 30 kms of roads a day, the Road Transport and Highways Ministry sought the doubling of its budgetary allocation to Rs 50,000 crore. “The ministry has sought about Rs 50,000 crore budgetary allocation for 2015-16 to take forward its ambitious highways development plans,” said ... Read More »

Obama, Modi to address US-India CEO Forum meeting today

New Delhi Trade and economic issues, including visa, totalisation pact and impediments hampering investments, are likely to figure at Monday’s US-India CEO Forum meeting, which will be jointly addressed by visiting US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman are also expected to attend the meeting, which among ... Read More »

Obama India visit ..Narendra Modi broke with protocol to meet President Obama personally at the airport in Delhi

Mumbai,By Kabir Ali  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told visiting US President Barack Obama that the two nations are starting a “new journey” of co-operation. Mr Obama said that the nations had declared a new friendship to take ties to a higher level. The leaders announced fresh defence and trade initiatives, and committed to more-regular bilateral meetings. Security is ... Read More »

FDI in services up 20% to $1.84 bn during April-November 2014

New Delhi With the government taking steps to improve ease of doing business and attracting investments, FDI inflows into the services sector grew by 20 percent to USD 1.84 billion in the April-November period this fiscal. The services sector, which includes banking, insurance, outsourcing, R&D, courier and technology testing, had received foreign direct investment (FDI) worth USD 1.46 billion during ... Read More »