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  • Registration Of 159 Cases Recommended Against NGOs: Government To Supreme Court
    Government agency CAPART has recommended registration of 159 FIRs against various NGOs for alleged misappropriation or misuse of funds disbursed to them, it told the Supreme Court today.
  • Not In My Area: AAP Lawmaker Alka Lamba Says Vote Machines Not To Blame
    After it lost a significant election today in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) headed by Arvind Kejriwal blamed rigged voting machines, describing their alleged manipulation as "a bitter truth" being used to "dictate democracy."
  • 13-Year-Old Math Genius Aditi Sharma Wins Abacus And Mental Arithmetic Championship
    Complex calculations are a source of nightmares for most, but for 13-year-old Aditi Sharma who can perform mathematical problems in a matter of seconds, it is, quite literally, child's play.
  • MCD Election Results 2017: 7 Things The BJP Did To Win Delhi Again
    The BJP's massive win in the Delhi civic elections today is the result of a strategy prepared with surgical precision and on the scale of a state election. The party needed to re-establish control in the national capital after winning only three seats in the Delhi assembly elections two years ago, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party sweeping the other 67. The loss to AAP had come only months after the BJP had won all seven parliament seats in Delhi in a Modi wave in the 2014 national election. For the MCD election this year the party went right back to a campaign built around the popularity of PM Modi. "It's a victory of PM's policies and Amit Shah's planning," said the BJP's Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari.
  • India's Coal Plant Plans May Jeopardise Paris Climate Goals, Claim US Researchers
    India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if the country goes ahead with its plans to build nearly 370 coal-fired power plants, US researchers have claimed. India has pledged to the international community to reduce its emissions intensity - the amount of carbon dioxide released per unit of gross domestic product - by as much as 35 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, and to increase the percentage of renewable energy in its power grids.
  • Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Unveils Electricity Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme
    Giving consumers another opportunity to clear their outstanding bills, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today announced launch of the Electricity Bill Surcharge Waiver Scheme 2017.
  • Two Killed As Training Aircraft Crashes In Maharashtra
    Two people were killed today when a small training aircraft crashed into a river near Gondia in Maharashtra.
  • MCD Election Results 2017: After AAP's Drubbing, Alka Lamba Offers To Quit, Will Continue Fight Against Corruption
    Following the Aam Aadmi Party's humiliating defeat in the MCD elections, lawmaker Alka Lamba has offered to resign from her post and all positions in the party. Taking "responsibility" for the debacle, she said, "I take personal responsibility for the party's defeat in all three wards in my constituency and offer to resign from all party posts and as a lawmaker," Ms Lamba, who represents the Chandni Chowk constituency, tweeted.
  • Mock Away, Won't End Campaign Against EVMs (Vote Machines): Team Kejriwal
    The campaign against the Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs will continue, no matter what anyone says, Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party declared today in face of BJP jibes. The ruling party of Delhi, which made its debut in the civic elections two years after its massive sweep in Assembly polls, came a poor second.
  • Man Accused Of Repeatedly Raping, Impregnating Teenage Daughter, Arrested In Vadodara
    A 63-year-old man has been arrested in Vadodara for allegedly raping his daughter repeatedly over a period of five years, police said today.
  • MCD Election Results 2017: Vijay Goel On Party's Winning Strategy Says, 'BJP Managed To End Anti-Incumbency By...'
    Union Minister Vijay Goel attributed his party BJP's huge victory in the Delhi civic polls to its strategy to beat anti-incumbency by choosing all new candidates. He also said Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) "won more seats than expected" due to the work of some of its lawmakers in its two years in power.
  • Minister Row: Sitaram Yechury's Intervention Sought to Remove Kerala Minister MM Mani
    The Congress-led UDF in Kerala today sought the intervention of CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury in expelling Power Minister MM Mani for his alleged offensive remarks against women and government officials. In a letter sent to Mr Yechury today, a copy of which was released to the media, Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Ramesh Chennithala pointed out the alleged "serious misdemeanours" committed by Mr Mani and said the minister had lost the moral right to continue in office.
  • MCD Election Results 2017: Unstoppable BJP Clinches Third Term In Civic Bodies
    Delhi has made its choice. The BJP will rule the Municipal Corporation of Delhi for the third consecutive time. The results announced today following high-decibel campaigning by all parties, reports of electronic voting machines being tampered with and an overall voter turnout of 54 per cent on Sunday have crashed Congress' hopes which was aiming for a comeback of sorts. It also means the citizens have rejected Chief Minster Arvind Kejriwal's AAP government in the capital.
  • Indian Man Arrested In US Over Insider Trading Charges
    A 41-year-old Indian citizen has been arrested on charges of insider trading and making thousands of dollars using confidential information of a private equity firm's acquisition of a technology company. Avaneesh Krishnamoorthy, who lives in New Jersey, served as a vice president and risk management specialist for a Manhattan-based investment bank from 2015 till this month.
  • With Congress At Bottom Of Delhi Pile, Chief Ajay Maken Quits
    After the Congress rattled to third place in Delhis local election, Ajay Maken, indicted as the villain of his partys piece by several colleagues, said he is resigning as Congress chief in the capital. -I want to set an example, I will work as an ordinary worker,- Mr Maken said to reporters, after a result that he described as -personally disappointing.-

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