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  • Chidambaram victim of Modi government's vendetta: Congress

    New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) As the CBI on Thursday filed a charge-sheet against former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti in the Aircel-Maxis case, the Congress said the senior party leader is "a victim of vendetta" of the Narendra Modi government."The kind of vendetta that Modi...

  • Optimistic about the prospect of aviation in India: Naresh Goyal

    Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Despite challenges like high oil prices, airline major Jet Airways' Chairman Naresh Goyal has said that he is optimistic about the prospects of aviation in India."Despite the headwinds posed by the high Brent crude prices, and the longer term challenges of escalating airport...

  • EC dismisses Congress allegation of irregularities in MP electoral roll

    New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Election Commission has dismissed the allegations made by Congress about large-scale entries of "invalid and false" voters in the electoral roll of Madhya Pradesh as "unsubstantiated".In a communication to the party to Monday, the EC said: "In view of the reports of...

  • Political uncertainty, global cues weaken rupee to record closing low

    Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Domestic political uncertainty a day ahead of a no-confidence motion against the central government weakened the Indian rupee to its record low level against the US dollar on Thursday.Accordingly, the Indian rupee weakened by 42 paise against the US dollar to close at 69.05...

  • Pappu Yadav apologises after Speaker reprimands him

    New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Jan Adhikar Party leader Rajesh Ranjan, also known as Pappu Yadav, on Thursday apologised in the Lok Sabha after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked him to do so for throwing papers towards the treasury benches.Mahajan reprimanded him before allowing him to raise his demand for...

  • Survivors pitch for early passage of anti-human trafficking bill

    New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Survivors of human trafficking from across the country on Thursday organised an event here and called for early passage of the anti-human trafficking bill, which was tabled in Parliament on Wednesday.Organised by Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre (JAC) Society at India...

  • Committees to hold panchayat, urban bodies elections formed in J&K

    Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Thursday constituted committees to conduct preparatory work for holding elections to local urban bodies and panchayats.An order issued by the state General Administration Department (GAD) said that for the state-level committee, the...

  • Berdych to miss US Open

    Prague, July 19 (IANS) Czech tennis ace Tomas Berdych has been forced to skip next month's US Open and the warm up events that precede it due to persistent back problems.The 32-year-old also missed Wimbledon, where he reached his only Grand Slam final in 2010, losing to Rafael Nadal, reports Xinhua...

  • Lahiri stumbles in opening round of British Open

    Carnoustie (Scotland), July 19 (IANS) Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri got off to a disastrous start at The 147th British Open with a scorecard of five-over 76 here on Thursday.Lahiri, bogeyed the fourth and ninth holes as he struggled at the beginning, not being able to find a birdie.He continued to...

  • Delhi government mulls buses run on hydrogen cells

    New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot held a meeting on Thursday with senior officials of the Indian Oil Corporation, bus manufacturers and Transport Department to explore the option of using hydrogen fuel cells to run public transport buses.The meeting was held after the...

  • Bangladeshi currency seized in Bengal

    Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The Border Security Force on Thursday seized Bangladeshi currency totalling 8.02 lakh Taka, or Rs 6.55 lakh in Indian currency, in West Bengal's Nadia district, a senior BSF official said.The suspect, however, fled the spot, he said.Acting on a tip-off, BSF troopers kept a...

  • Possibility of losing to US on exports subsidies issue: Official (Lead)

    Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) India faces the possibility of losing in the trade disputes with the US on its challenge to export subsidies, but the government is working on schemes to make them WTO compliant, an official said here on Thursday."We have a whole lot of challenges in World Trade...