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Kolkata Metro completes tunnelling under Hooghly Kolkata Metro completes tunnelling under Hooghly



Kolkata, Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC), which is expecting to commission the first phase of the East-West Metro Project in the city in 2018, has completed tunnelling work under the Hooghly river in 66 days, an official said on Friday.

"The two tunnel boring machines -- Rachana and Prerana -- have successfully connected sister cities Howrah and Kolkata under the river only in 66 days," KMRCL Managing Director Satish Kumar told reporters here.

'Neerja' family accuses producers of criminal conspiracy, moves court 'Neerja' family accuses producers of criminal conspiracy, moves court



Chandigarh, Accusing the producers of Bollywood blockbuster and national award winning movie "Neerja" of "criminal conspiracy" and going back on their word of sharing 10 percent of the net profit, the braveheart flight purser Neerja Bhanot's family has moved the court here.

"The entire episode has trappings of a criminal conspirac

Ex-judge Karnan complains of chest pain, admitted to hospital Ex-judge Karnan complains of chest pain, admitted to hospital



Kolkata, Former Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan was admitted to city-based SSKM Medical College and Hospital on Thursday after he complained of chest pain, a hospital official said.

The retired judge was lodged in Presidency Correctional Home on Wednesday after he was brought to Kolkata from Chennai following his arrest. Karnan had remained untraced since May 9 when he was sentenced to six-month imprisonment by the Supreme Court.

New Facebook tools to protect Indian women's profile photos New Facebook tools to protect Indian women's profile photos


New Delhi, In its bid to empower women in India, Facebook has announced it is piloting new tools that will give them more control over who can download and share their profile pictures that include their faces.

BJP welcomes JD-U's support to Kovind BJP welcomes JD-U's support to Kovind



New Delhi, BJP on Wednesday welcomed the JD-U's support to the NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind and appealed to other political parties to also support him.

Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, one of the three senior ministers to engage with the political parties on evolving a consensus, said: "I welcome JD-U Presidnet Nitish Kumar's announcement of support to Ram Nath Kovind, who has been nominated as NDA's Presidential candidate after discussions with opposition parties.

Don't endorse GST, Congress urges Amitabh Don't endorse GST, Congress urges Amitabh



Mumbai, Congress' Mumbai unit on Wednesday asked megastar Amitabh Bachchan to refrain from acting as the Brand Ambassador for the upcoming Goods & Services Tax (GST) being rolled out from July 1.

"Both Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) and Finance Minister (Arun Jaitley) know that the government is not ready nor does it have the infrastructure to roll out GST. That's why it is using a legend like Amitabh Bachchan so that he becomes the fall guy and has to face the brickbats," Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam said in a statement.

Nirupam noted that he had the utmost respect for the superstar and hence "wanted to caution him" against being used by government on the issue of GST.

"The idea was 'One Country, One Tax,' but what is being rolled out is aone country and at least four taxes. Why are Indians being fooled? And why use an icon and his credibility to fool them?" he asked demanded.

According to some reports, the megastar has responded on social media,

Karnan brought to Kolkata and sent to jail, SC refuses any relief Karnan brought to Kolkata and sent to jail, SC refuses any relief



Kolkata Former Calcutta High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan was on Wednesday jailed, a day after he was arrested in the case of contempt but last-ditch efforts by his lawyers to get relief from the Supreme Court failed.

The controversial judge, who was given six months imprisonment on May 9 for contempt by the Supreme Court and had remained untraceable, was brought to Kolkata from Chennai by plane by a team of West Bengal Police led by top official Raj Kanojia and lodged in Presidency Jail.

Thunderstorm hit Chandigarh, rains lash Punjab, Haryana Thunderstorm hit Chandigarh, rains lash Punjab, Haryana



Chandigarh, Thunderstorm hit Chandigarh on Monday while some parts of Punjab and Haryana got rainfall.

The rains brought relief to people from the sweltering heat.

The tri-city region, comprising Chandigarh, Panchkula (Haryana) and Mohali (Punjab), remained overcast even though the rainfall stopped after some time.

Shiv Sena non-committal on BJP Presidential candidate Shiv Sena non-committal on BJP Presidential candidate


Mumbai, Shiv Sena on Monday remained non-committal on whether or not it will support the BJPs nominee for the Presidential election, Ram Nath Kovind.

Sena MP Sanjay Raut told the media that BJP President Amit Shah called up Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray after announcing the candidature of the Bihar Governor for the July 17 election.

Another Keralite IS member killed in Afghanistan Another Keralite IS member killed in Afghanistan



Kerala, News has been received here about the death of another Kerala resident who had gone to Afghanistan to join the Islamic State terror group, an intelligence official said on Monday.

The news about the death of Sajeer M. Abdullah and a picture of his body was received on the mobile of a man, whose relative is among the 21 Keralites who left their homes here to join the IS, said the official of the Kerala Police's intelligence unit.

Kovind will be exceptional President- Modi Kovind will be exceptional President- Modi



New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind will make an "exceptional" President and continue to be a strong voice for the poor and the marginalised communities.

Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah earlier named Bihar Governor Kovind, a Dalit and a BJP leader, as the ruling National Democratic Alliance candidate for the July 17 Presidential election.

"I am sure Kovind will make an exceptional President and continue to be a strong voice for the poor, downtrodden and marginalised," Modi tweeted.

BJP's presidential nominee announcement leaves no scope for discussion- Left BJP's presidential nominee announcement leaves no scope for discussion- Left



New Delhi, Accusing the BJP of unilaterally deciding its presidential candidate, the Left parties on Monday said there was no more scope for discussion with the ruling party and the issue would now be decided among opposition.

Referring to Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Venkaiah Naidu reaching out to opposition parties earlier over the presidential polls, both CPI-M and CPI said they did not expect a "unilateral" decision from the BJP.

"During the meeting (with Naidu and Rajnath), they wanted a consensus but did not come up with a name. They said they will get back to us with a name later.

CBI questions AAP Minister's wife in money laundering case CBI questions AAP Minister's wife in money laundering case


New Delhi, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team on Monday questioned Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's wife in connection with allegations of money laundering.

Reacting to it, the Delhi government accused the central government of using the "caged parrot" CBI to "silence 

CBI records Sisodia's statement in media campaign case CBI records Sisodia's statement in media campaign case

 

New Delhi, CBI on Friday recorded Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's statement in an ongoing probe in the award of work related to the 'Talk to AK' campaign. The AAP government dubbed the move as "BJP's revengeful action and dirty politics".

A team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers visited Sisodia's AB-17, Mathura Road residence in central Delhi in the morning and recorded his statement in connection with a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) registered against him and other unnamed state government officials on January 18.

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