Highlights 1 Doklam standoff can affect the stability of the entire region, says Japanese envoy. 2 We understand that the area is disputed between China and Bhutan, he said. 3 US has called India and China to resolve the stand-off through dialogue. Responding to questions on the current border stand-off, Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu said on Thursday, "We understand that the standoff in the Doklam area has been ongoing for nearly two months. On Wednesday, the US had called India and China to resolve the stand-off through dialogue.
August 18, 2017 03:34 UTC
The question has haunted Yuvraj Singh time and again in the last six years. "The Yo-Yo test is done to assess the aerobic fitness of an individual. And Yuvraj worked tremendously hard on his fitness to stage a comeback from cancer. There is no reason why both Yuvraj and Raina can't," Karim told TOI. Krishnamachari Srikkanth , former chairman of selectors, said the 'matchwinner' tag keeps both Yuvraj and Raina in contention all the time.
Source:Times of India
August 18, 2017 03:00 UTC
BARCELONA: Spain mounted a sweeping anti-terror operation on Friday after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people before fleeing, in what police suspect was one of multiple planned attacks. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the deadly rampage along the city's most famous avenue on Thursday, which was packed with tourists taking an afternoon stroll. All of Spain is Barcelona. "US President Donald Trump said: "The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. "Authorities in Vic, a small town outside Barcelona, said a van had been found there in connection with the attack.
Source:Times of India
August 18, 2017 02:37 UTC
Come Monday, traders from the city can apply online to get licenses for shops and establishments without taking their files from one official to another in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The online system will issue the license in just two days if all the documents are in line. At present, the civic body will start the facility only for shops engaging in businesses which are non-hazardous. According to an official, over 200 businesses come under this category, and traders from these establishments do not need to visit a civic official. At present, the civic administration is carrying out a trial run of the online system.
August 18, 2017 02:26 UTC
Even after Mumbai University Vice Chancellor Dr Sanjay Deshmukh reportedly wrote to the Governor's office about suspected 'sabotage' that led to paper mixing, officials at the university said that the goof up was caused due to non-compliance of several standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the entire process. "There was no university official to inspect when the papers were being handed over to Meritrac, the service provider assigned the task of scanning. Due to this, several papers were mixed as papers were scanned as and when they came instead of first sorting them out," said a university official on condition of anonymity. MU officials said that the university did not follow the standard bar-coding process causing confusion about what subject a particular series of codes belong to. In this case codes were assigned randomly which is now causing difficulties in tracing them" said the official.
Police said that the accused used his T-shirt to hang himself inside the toiletA 20-year-old accused held in a cheating case allegedly committed suicide inside Andheri police lockup on Thursday. According to the police, Vijay Salvi, a Samta Nagar resident three others were arrested for cheating a woman outside Bank Of India. Salvi was arrested on Wednesday and had been remanded to police custody till August 21. The Mumbai Crime Branch will probe the case to ascertain the exact circumstances leading up to his death. Police said that the accused used his T-shirt to hang himself inside the toilet.
India has begun to purchase crude oil from the US. State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) recently struck a deal to buy first shale oil and is looking to step up imports from the US. The crude oil shipment begins nearly two years after the former US President Barack Obama lifted the 40-year-old ban on crude exports. While another state-run firm BPCL has already struck a deal for US crude, HPCL is still scouting for a good deal. This will definitely give a push to the bilateral trade, but India should keep a watch on the mounting trade balance with the US.
The Gurugram Police have arrested a man for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter for a number of times over a period of three years. Thereafter, the police called both her parents to the police station and his father was arrested on Wednesday. The teenager further mentioned in her complaint that her father had allegedly harassed her at a number of occasion for the past three years. She even mentioned that she was being threatened by her father if she told about all these to anyone else. When she resisted, her father threatened to kill her.
Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva also directed that Air India and DGCA should examine the functioning of the Civil Aviation Rules (CAR) to ensure that there is no such violation of rules in the future. It was contended that the erring pilot not only miss the pre-examination, but also failed to take the post-flight breath analyser examination on his landing to Bengaluru. He further made a false entry in the Pre-Flight Breath Analyser Examination Register on his landing to Delhi. ‘Review loopholes in civil aviation rules’The court noted that Air India failed to take action against the officers who failed to immediately bring it to the notice of the DGCA that the pilot has skipped the test. The court said that the incident highlights the loopholes in the Civil Aviation Rules.
These numbers give a broad sense of the scale of the problem of tax evasion through shell companies. The regulator has asked stock exchanges to independently audit these entities as they are suspected to be shell companies. Therefore, it may not always be easy for tax officials to pin down illegitimate activities carried out for the purpose of tax evasion. The government has taken several steps over the years to check tax evasion through shell companies. Will the crackdown on shell companies help reduce tax evasion?
August 18, 2017 02:03 UTC
If some idol-makers of eco-friendly Ganpatis are to be believed, they have made a lot more eco-friendly idols for Sarvajanik mandals this year. This year, I made at twenty per cent more eco-friendly idols as compared to last year. Khamkar added: “For Sarvajanik mandals, I have made one more eco-friendly idol this year, and have increased the height of another one. This year Gajkosh made a total of 50 eco-friendly Sarvajanik idols as compared to just over 10 last year. “This year, there was a demand from Sarvajanik mandals; so I focused on the big idols as compared to household ones.
SWAT, bomb detection teams, fire fighters, Senior Delhi Police officials, special cell and dog squad were rushed in without delay. It was only after a two-hour-long search that the premises was declared safe, and the call a hoax. Eleven people were killed and over 80 were injured in a bomb blast at gate number 5 of the High Court in 2011. After almost two hours of scanning the premises, the bomb squad declared the area safe and the call was declared a hoax,” a senior police officer said. Advocate Ashok Agarwal, one of those present there, said, “I was sitting in the bar room when one of my colleagues told me that there is a bomb threat.
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee has been asked to set up 20 more real-time monitoring stations by 15th October. The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi on Thursday conducted a meeting and reviewed the measures to alleviate air pollution in the national capital. Meanwhile, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has been asked to set up 20 more real-time monitoring stations by October 15. "For Pollution control at Anand Vihar, Transport Department shall undertake measures in collaboration with PWD such as paving of platforms and black topping of access roads at the earliest to control dust pollution," the Raj Niwas said in its official statement. The transport department was instructed to intensify inspections of the PUC Centres.
Twenty-six years after former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated, the Supreme Court on Thursday wanted to know who manufactured and supplied the bomb that killed him. “We want Solicitor General or an Additional Solicitor General to tell us about the status of investigation on this point. What has been the result of such re-investigation or further investigation?” asked the bench, adjourning the matter to Wednesday next week. The order was passed on a plea filed by one of the convicts - AG Perarivalan, who sought early release. On May 1991, a female suicide bomber, wearing a belt strapped with explosives, killed Rajiv Gandhi in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested a Tanzanian woman along with her Nigerian associate when they were exchanging a packet containing cocaine worth over Rs 40 crore at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport on Wednesday. According to the senior NCB officials, following a tip off, a tight vigil was being maintained when the Tanzanian woman, identified as Beatrice Kemmy Ndyetabula, arrived by a Go Air flight from Mumbai. "She was intercepted at the domestic arrival terminal around 2.45 pm, and was asked to cooperate for personal frisking and luggage scanning. She disclosed that she had arrived at Mumbai from Kenya and then travelled to Delhi to hand over the drugs to her associate, who was then supposed to deliver the consignment near Dwarka Mod metro station," said a senior NCB officer. The officer added that following questioning of the woman, a man, to whom she was to hand over the drugs, later identified as Augustin, was also arrested.
August 18, 2017 01:52 UTC