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ABVP accuses 'outsiders' for Ramjas College violence
It was outsiders who disturbed the atmosphere of Delhi University campus, DU Student Union General Secretary Ankit Sangwan of the ABVP said at a press conference here. Demanding strict action against the anti-national programme, the ABVP leader asked why was the Delhi University Vice Chancellor silent over the whole issue. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's students wing, ABVP, said that some miscreants were trying to create nuisance on the university campus through violence and by raising anti-national slogans.
DSGMC Elections 2017 Results: SAD (Badal) registers thumping victory, wins 35 out of 46 seats
Registering a thumping victory in Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) 2017 polls, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) on Wednesday bagged 35 seats. Hailing the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) victory in DSGMC elections, party President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said it was proof of complete rejection of AAP and Congress by the Sikh community. DSGMC President Manjit Singh GK and senior leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa were among the winners.
Number of Internet users in India could cross 450 million by June: report
Of the 432 million users, about 269 million were in the urban areas of the country, the IAMAI-IMRB report said. There are potential 750 million users still in rural India, if only they can be reached out properly, it added. The report also found that 51% of urban Internet users (137.19 million) use Internet daily. On the other hand, 242 million, or 90% of the urban Internet users use Internet once a month.
Arun Jaitley hopeful of a 1 July GST rollout, hails GDP growth numbers
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday was hopeful that the goods and services tax (GST) will come up for implementation by 1 July, despite all the teething troubles that the tax reform is currently facing. Jaitley also hailed the higher-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) growth numbers that were declared Tuesday, saying a 7% expansion in the December quarter belies exaggerated claims of demonetisation impact on rural economy. With a 7% growth in GDP the worst fears for the economy have been put behind, Jaitley added.
Dow Jones crosses 21,000 for the first time, dollar at six-week high as US Fed rate hike looms
The dollar surged a day after two Federal Reserve officials said the case for lifting borrowing costs 15 March has strengthened. Fed speakers trump Trump, Richard McGuire, the head of rates strategy at Rabobank International in London, wrote in a note. Given this, all focus instead turned to the slew of hawkish rhetoric from Fed speakers. Trump reiterated broad proposals for boosting spending and cutting taxes without providing specifics that could be seen as impeding Congress's path to enact the policies.
Marathi A Requisite For Auto Drivers? High Court Questions States Intent
The Bombay High Court today sought to know from the Maharashtra government as to what was its priority while imposing conditions on auto-rickshaw drivers - the knowledge of Marathi language or ensuring that they do not cause inconvenience to the public. As per the circular, from November 1, 2016, permits for new auto-rickshaws were to be given only to those applicants who could speak Marathi.
On 65th Birthday, MK Stalin Gets A Bull As Gift For 'His Efforts For Jallikattu'
DMK Working President M K Stalin today celebrated his 65th birthday with cadres greeting him with presents of a large number of books and a bull. Party workers said the bull was presented to him to honour his 'efforts' in getting the State and Central governments 'act' and give the nod for the traditional bull taming sport of Jallikattu. In deference Mr Stalin's appeal to gift him books rather than other presents, cadres handed him a large number of books.
With 13 Of 125 Airports Making Profit, Here's What Government Is Planning
Only 13 of the country's 125 airports have been making profits, despite the government's plans to boost under-utilized airports through Rs 2,500 flights and other measures. The government expects that utilising the 55,000 hectares of land under airports across the country will help boost profit margins. This means that the revenue of airports come mainly from airlines, most of which are struggling to make profits. The change of rule won't cover the airports of Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad, which already have a public-private partnership agreement.
UK PM Theresa May Faces House Of Lords Defeat Over Post-Brexit Rights Of EU Nationals
Opposition parties in the Lords, where Theresa May's Conservatives do not have a majority, say they have enough support to pass an amendment to the legislation to include a guarantee on the post-Brexit rights of EU citizens currently living in Britain. This is a vital amendment that will put pressure on MPs to see sense and give reassurances to the millions of EU nationals living in the UK, the leader added.
Post-Demonetisation, India's Growth Slows Down To 7% In Oct-Dec Quarter
India's economy defied expectations on Tuesday to retain the title of the world's fastest-growing major economy, despite the pain caused by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's shock cash crackdown. Gross domestic product (GDP) INGDPQ=ECI growth slowed to an annual 7.0 percent in October-December from 7.4 percent the previous quarter. India's growth was higher than China's 6.8 percent for the last three months of 2016. The federal statistics office retained its growth forecast for the fiscal year ending in March 2017 at 7.1 percent.
Ladies, Remember These Safety Hacks Before Sending That Intimate Selfie To A Partner
The sad truth is, we're all one ill-fated nude selfie away from becoming fodder for social media outrage and trollage. When you're destroying the evidence, remember that just because you can't see your 2am nudes on your camera roll doesn't mean that they don't exist. If you're sending nudes, send them through an app that isn't synced from a safe device. You don't ever know how an office-issued device might be configured or what the security settings for the office Wi-Fi are.
Finance Ministry to urge Sebi to extend deadline for PSU stake sale
The Finance Ministry is likely to approach the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) for relaxation in its 21 August deadline where PSUs have to meet minimum 25 per cent public shareholding requirement norm. The Sebi stipulated this new norm in 2014 and gave a three-year time for compliance. The government shareholding in HMT and Scooters India is too high ~ at 93.69 and 93.74 per cent respectively.
PM cites UP govt's website to nail Akhilesh Yadav
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today caught Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on the wrong foot as he cited the state's website which says life in UP is short and uncertain. Uttar Pradesh resembles Saharan Africa, Modi said quoting a paragraph from the state government's official website - up.gov.in. Latching on to the paragraph under the 'Health' sub-heading, Modi said it was the state government's official website that was speaking.
Owaisi calls Akhilesh Yadav 'anti-Muslim leader'
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday called Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav anti-Muslim leader. People have to decide whom to believe when a father has said so about his own son, Owaisi said, addressing a rally in Pathardeva. Owaisi was referring to a statement that former Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav made earlier saying 'his son Akhilesh was anti-Muslim'.
Congress asks PM to apologise for lying over Kanpur train tragedy
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing the Kanpur train accident a conspiracy against India and the DG-Railways ruling out any sabotage, the Congress on Wednesday demanded an apology from the PM over contradictory statements. Gopal Gupta, DG-Railways, Uttar Pradesh Police, ruled out any sabotage during a video-conference organised by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. During an election rally in Gonda, Modiji alluded to the tragic Kanpur train accident in which 154 innocent lives were lost and described it as an 'act of terror'.
Trump administration engaged with us on safety of Indians, no demarche to US: India
These developments obviated the need for a demarche by the government on this matter, Baglay said. The Spokesperson was reacting to a query on the media report that the Embassy of India in Washington had issued a demarche to the US State Department. US government while condemning the attack, have assured us that they are conducting a thorough investigation into the matter.
Brexit battle lines drawn as UK readies divorce papers
Prime Minister Theresa May says she will file Britain's divorce papers this month. The summit will be a first test of the unity of the 27, which have different priorities in what they want. Leaders expect, as the Dutch deputy head of the EU Commission put it, the Brits. Brussels wants as far as possible to avoid mixing divorce negotiations with those on a long-term future pact.
Freight and fridge sales: Indian economists seek GDP clues amid data doubts
Forecasting India's GDP has become like predicting the English weather, said one senior economist with an international ratings agency. Official GDP data has been questioned since a change in methodology in 2015 transformed India into the world's fastest-growing major economy. The federal statistics office carries out periodic surveys of the grey economy, but it mostly extrapolates data from old surveys. Since India does not have reliable national retail sales data, statisticians use production figures to estimate consumer spending.
Kerala: Vicar held for 'impregnating minor girl', removed from post
Days after a 16-year-old girl gave birth to a baby boy, a church vicar was on Tuesday arrested for sexually exploiting the minor. Neither the minor nor her parents were aware that she was pregnant, the sources told PTI. The girl was taken to a hospital after she complained of stomach pain and the doctors found out that she was pregnant. The police questioned the girl and her father and subsequently, they named the vicar of St Sebastian's church, Kottiyoor as the accused.
Antrix-Devas deal: ED attaches assets over Rs 79 crore
The ED has attached assets worth over Rs 79 crore in connection with its money laundering probe in the Antrix-Devas deal. The assets were attached on the basis of a provisional order issued by the ED yesterday under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The subject company never did any major business in India other than providing internet services to about 20-25 customers in Bangalore.

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