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NEW DELHI

German auto major Volkswagen, which is embroiled in a global emission scandal, today submitted a roadmap before the National Green Tribunal to recall over 3.23 lakh vehicles in the country fitted with a 'defeat device' meant to fudge emission tests.

NEW DELHI

The CBI has booked two North Central Railway officials, an assistant divisional finance manager and a cashier, for allegedly allowing a private company to deposit Rs 32 lakh in old demonetised notes.

Mumbai

Gold staged an impressive rebound after a two-day sell-off at the domestic bullion hub here on the back of heavy demand from jewellery traders and investment buying amid bullish overseas undertone.

Mumbai

If the present pace of dollar accretion to the forex kitty continues, which crossed past the USD 393 billion, the reserves may hit the USD 400-billion mark by the week to September 8, 2017, says a report.

Mumbai

Gen Re, a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, has kicked off its operations in the country after receiving the final licence from Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).

NEW DELHI

India could face China and Pakistan but somebody within the country was determined to spoil everything, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said today without naming anyone.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on a plea of Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit seeking interim bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

Chandigarh

The 10-year-old rape victim, whose abortion plea was turned down by the Supreme Court, today delivered a baby through C-section at one of the government hospitals here, a senior doctor said. The girl's condition is stable .

NEW DELHI

The NCPCR, apex body for child rights, has urged parents and teachers to "keep a watch" on children showing abnormal and erratic behaviour due to exposure to 'Blue Whale Challenge', the lethal online game which is suspected to have led to suicides in Kerala and elsewh

NEW DELHI

Asserting that workers' safety in mining is paramount and cannot be compromised, President Ram Nath Kovind today said the country needs to move strongly towards 'culture of prevention' from 'culture of reaction'.

NEW DELHI

Two common chronic respiratory conditions -- asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) -- led to over three million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in a reputed medical journal has said, highlighting that India, along with other three countries, recor

NEW DELHI

"Do you want to destroy" the world famous Taj Mahal, the Supreme Court asked the government today.   The scathing remarks by the apex court came during the hearing of an application seeking its nod to cut over 400 trees to lay down an additional railway track between

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of a couple, sentenced to death in a case of sacrificing a two-year-old boy.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and the CBI to apprise it of the investigation being carried out on the conspiracy aspect behind the making of the bomb that had killed former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi 26 years ago.

Author: 
Mrinal K Biswas

Even before undertaking in full earnest the work for giving India a 15-year vision document in place of 5-year plans Arvind Panagariya quit NITI Aayog which he donned as vice-chairman at its very inception two and a half years ago. NITI or National Institute for Transforming India was the brainchild of Narendra Modi India Government’s new instrument to make the country an economic power to be reckoned with in the world community. NITI pushed into oblivion the Nehru-inspired planning commission which was buried in the midstream of the 12th 5-year plan.

In continuation of the Aadhaar case, the Supreme Court heard the final arguments by Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, Gopal Shankarnarayanan for the Centre for Civil Society, and Arghya Sengupta for the State of Haryana. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India also made submissions.

Ever since he became Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has scrupulously observed one rule: to be always on the right side of the Constitution and the law, while the front organizations of the Sangh Parivar would go on doing their job. Modi would condemn cow vigilantism and say that none had the right to take the law in their own hands but do nothing to stay the hands of the wrong-doers. His Independence Day speech is noticeable for speaking on three subjects on which what he said runs counter to what the Sangh Parivar has been doing since 2014.

Washington

Hindu and Sikh Americans have condemned the violence unleashed by white supremacists during a rally in Virgina in which a woman was killed and the subsequent remarks by US President Donald Trump in which he blamed both sides for it.

Washington

The US today designated Kashmiri militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terrorist organisation, nearly two months after declaring the outfit's Pakistan-based chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist.

Melbourne

A 25-year-old man, believed to be of Indian-origin, was brutally beaten with a baseball bat in New Zealand's Auckland city and is in a critical condition, media reports said.

Washington

Former US presidents George H W Bush and George W Bush today issued a tough joint statement condemning racial bigotry and anti-Semitism, in a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump.  Yesterday, Trump sparked a political firestorm when he said that counter-protesters appeared t

Kabul

The US military says an American soldier was killed and several others wounded in a battle with Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan.

Lahore

A Pakistan Air Force jet crashed today while on a routine training mission in the country's Punjab province, the second such crash within a week. The Chinese-made fighter jet crashed in Sargodha district some 200-km from Lahore when the pilot lost control.

Chandigarh

The recent three-day visit of BJP chief Amit Shah to Haryana has "energised" the party's state unit, senior Minister Anil Vij said today.

NEW DELHI

A Delhi court today issued a warrant seeking production of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) activist Medha Patkar who failed to appear before it in defamation cases filed by her and KVIC Chairman V K Saxena against each other.

Panaji

The BJP today filed a complaint with the Election Commission of India (ECI) against a "bogus news" being circulated on social media, which says that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may go back to the Centre if he loses the upcoming assembly bypoll in Goa.

NEW DELHI

The Rajasthan government is planning to offer e-mail service to its citizens for official communication. The proposed facility is meant for beneficiaries of the Bhamashah scheme under which the state provides various benefits and subsidies to people.

Chandigarh

Fifteen persons died due to swine flu in Punjab this summer season, the state's Health and Family Welfare minister Brahm Mohindra said.

NEW DELHI

The Central Information Commission has directed the Madras High Court registry to upload impugned orders of lower courts and tribunals on its website in larger public interest.

Jammu

As the bus service along the Line of Control (LoC) through Poonch-Rawalakot road continues to remain suspended for over a month, the Jammu authorities are weighing the option of using Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road for transporting 119 stranded passengers on both sides.

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