Arvind Kejriwal's relative being investigated by Delhi Police for corruption

A preliminary enquiry has been ordered by the Economic Offences Wing on a complaint filed by an NGO against alleged corruption by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal. Bansal had the tender to construct a drain and allegedly used dummy companies to do the work. The NGO, Road Anti-Corruption Organization, has claimed Kejriwal had helped his relatives. The complainant has alleged that Bansal had submitted fake bills and invoices to the Public Works Department (PWD) and made huge profits. Copy of the orderAlso read: Election Commission promoting bribery, says Arvind Kejriwal

January 24, 2017 08:31 UTC

Are women safe in Panchkula? 20 days into 2017, 4 rape cases lodged already

As many as four rape cases have been registered in the first 20 days of 2017. The landline number of women police station 01722021091, given on Panchkula police website, has not been working for months. Commissioner of police, Panchkula, RC Mishra, said, “Women are safe in Panchkula. There have been four rape cases this year, and three have been solved. “DCP was on leave and ACP Munish Sehgal, who is in-charge of women police station, was outside.

January 24, 2017 07:54 UTC

Flipkart R-Day sale begins: iPhone 6 for Rs 27,990 & other deals you can't miss

Just two days ago we saw some stupendous deals at Amazon's Great India Sale. Now there is Fliapkart kicking off its Republic Day sale and the deals are event better. Other Smartphone deals include the Moto X Force and LG G5 sale, which are available at a price-cut of over Rs 10,000 at Rs 24,999 and Rs 34,990 respectively. It is old camera but offer great value for enthusiast and future pros. Canon 1300D for more casual use is available at Rs 22,999 after the price cut, while the Nikon D3400 is the best camera to buy at Rs 26,599

January 24, 2017 07:34 UTC

Sunny or Malaika: Who embraced the utility jacket trend better?

With style and comfort wrapped into one, these jackets have found fans in many--including Bollywood stars, Sunny Leone and Malaika Arora Khan who were seen flauting the trend recently. Photo: Yogen ShahWhere Malaika wore the trend for what seemed like a casual outing, Sunny Leone embraced her utility jacket while at the airport. The star was seen sporting a utility jacket that she decided to team up with a comfortable pair of denims and converse shoes. And even though her slogan tee was quite a winner, the jacket with antique gold embellishments managed to steal the show. Photo: Yogen ShahWhich look did you like more?

January 24, 2017 07:33 UTC

Wriddhiman Saha vs Parthiv Patel: India's wicketkeeping dilemma

Wriddhiman Saha was the obvious choice. (Also read:Wriddhiman Saha's maiden double ton helps Rest of India lift Irani Cup)Over the years, Saha has allayed those concerns. (Also read: I don't think about pressure of competition with Parthiv Patel: Wriddhiman Saha to India Today)It is hard to overlook Saha's contribution to India's ascent up the Test rankings. Enter Parthiv Patel, eight years after his last Test. (Also read: Parthiv Patel's performance will put Wriddhiman Saha under pressure: Sourav Ganguly to India Today)It was billed as a clash between India's top wicketkeepers.

January 24, 2017 07:13 UTC



Kamal Haasan EXCLUSIVE on jallikattu crackdown: Shocked to see videos of cops committing arson

2 Shocked over purported videos showing cops committing arson: Haasan3 Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday passed a law legalising jallikattu. A day after Tamil Nadu legalised jallikattu, actor Kamal Haasan, one of the main advocates of the bull-taming sport, called for "regulation" and not ban on traditional sports. Haasan said he is "shocked" to see the videos of cops committing arson. Also read: Jallikattu: Kamal Haasan takes on PETA activists, dares them to ban bull riding in 'Trump's USA'On Monday, Haasan had criticized the police crackdown on jallikattu protests and asked the young to stay calm. Also read: Kamal Haasan at India Today Conclave: If you want to ban jallikattu, ban biryani tooWatch the video

January 24, 2017 07:02 UTC

BMC polls: After big promises for votes, can political parties get back to basics, please?

With elections for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) around the corner, political parties are making all kinds of big promises -- free WiFi, 24-hour water supply, property tax waiver for small-size flats and many more -- to woo voters. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has announced revamp of open spaces, solutions to pothole problem and 24x7 water supply for voters. The encroachments and illegal hawkers/peddlers have taken over all public spaces -- roads, footpaths, open spaces -- but none of the parties plan to offer any respite. “If political parties link their plans to the actual budget of the corporation, promises will certainly become feasible to implement. Read more: Mumbai civic polls: Freebies by political parties will cost you Rs1,000 crore annuallyBattle for BMC turns into a freebie war

January 24, 2017 07:00 UTC

See pic: Action star Jackie Chan meets Salman Khan

Legendary action star Jackie Chan, who is here to promote his forthcoming film “Kung Fu Yoga”, met Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, during his visit. Salman posted a photograph with the Rush Hour star from their meeting on Monday. Previously, Salman had thanked Chan on Twitter for offering this film to his Dabangg co-star Sonu Sood. Sonu had replied to the Bajrangi Bhaijaan star by tweeting: “Bhai Salman Khan I have an unusual power-packed surprise for you. Jackie Chan.”Read moreKung Fu Yoga is part of the three-film agreement signed between China and India during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to India.

January 24, 2017 06:58 UTC

Wriddhiman Saha: Saha's maiden double ton helps Rest of India clinch Irani Cup

MUMBAI: Wriddhiman Saha 's career-best first-class knock of 203 was the stand-out performance as Rest of India lifted the Irani Cup after effortlessly chasing down a 379-run target set by Gujarat with more than two sessions to spare on Tuesday.Saha's 203 and skipper Cheteshwar Pujara 's unbeaten 116 helped Rest of India overhaul the target with six wickets still in hand.Wicketkeeper Saha and Pujara, unbeaten on 123 and 83 respectively last evening in a team score of 266 for four, carried on in imperious fashion on the fifth and final morning to steer the team home an hour before lunch in 19.1 overs at the Brabourne Stadium here.This was 15th time in the last 19 editions that Rest of India had won the the tournament, which is in its 55th year.Rest of India finished with 379 for four in 103.1 overs to cruise home in style.The duo's fifth wicket unbroken partnership was worth 316 runs in 78.5 overs. It was the second-best in the tournament's history after the highest of 327 for the fourth wicket between Ravi Shastri and Praveen Amre for Mumbai against the Rest at Bengaluru in 1990-91.Both the batsmen were largely untroubled by the newly crowned Ranji Trophy champions' bowling attack even though the target set by Gujarat, who had taken a handy 132-run first innings lead, was stiff.The winning hit by Pujara, a step-out lofted shot to long-on for his 16th hit to the fence off Hardik Patel, summarised the domination he had on the Gujarat bowling along with Saha. The Rajkot-born batsman stayed at the wicket for just over 400 minutes and faced 238 balls to remain unbeaten.Saha's unconquered effort, after he reached his first-ever double century with a four off Karan Patel, lasted 346 minutes and 272 balls. It was also the highest score by a wicketkeeper batsman in the tournament's history.The Bengal and India stumper struck 6 sixes and 26 fours in this important knock that has come before the selectors sit down to choose the Test team for the one-off game against Bangladesh in Hyderabad next month.Saha had got injured after playing in the first two Tests in the five-game series against England and his place in the team had been taken by Gujarat skipper Parthiv Patel. Parthiv had led his state to the Ranji crown for the first time by defeating Mumbai in the final.Rest had more or less ensured victory last evening itself as they needed 113 runs with Pujara and Saha, who counter-attacked the bowling with gusto when his team was in deep trouble at 63 for four, firmly entrenched.The duo sailed along merrily on the fourth morning with Pujara duly compiling his 6th hundred of the first class season, including three in Tests, and 37th overall before Saha went past his previous career-best score of 178 made in the Ranji Trophy against Assam seven years ago in Kolkata with a couple to square leg.Saha later reached his double ton just in time as Pujara completed the task soon after with another boundary hit.The limited Gujarat bowling resources were ruthlessly exposed by the two batsmen in the second innings after they had bundled out Rest for a measly 226 in the first.Left arm spinner Hardik Patel was the most successful bowler with figures of 2 for 104 while the other two wickets were shared by medium pacer Mohit Thadani and off spinner Karan Patel.Chintan Gaja, who bowled very well and exploited the wicket in the first essay to take 4 for 60, disappointed in the second to remain wicket-less after conceding 66 runs.358 and 246 lost to226 and 379 for 4 in 103.1 overs (C Pujara not out 116, W Saha not out 203; Hardik Patel 2 for 104) by 6 wickets.

January 24, 2017 06:45 UTC

income-tax department: I-T department confirms tax evasion by Congress leaders

"It was also seen that nonexistent persons have been made shareholders and investors in one of the sugar companies. Gathered intelligence revealed that both groups followed almost similar modus operandi for tax evasion. Common entry providers facilitators were involved, the statement added.The search also led to admission of undisclosed income of Rs 162.06 crore. However, the search is part of the probe process of the investigation wing of theI-T department out of its own intelligence sources. No informer was involved in any way and no other agency was involved in any manner in this case.''

January 24, 2017 06:43 UTC

Actor Sonu Sood gets emotional recalling his father

“I think it is the blessing of my father that all the good things are happening to me,” says Sonu Sood. “I think it is the blessing of my father that all the good things are happening to me,” says Sonu Sood. Bollywood actor Sonu Sood who is sharing screen with the iconic actor-filmmaker Jackie Chan got emotional on stage during the promotion of the film on Monday remembering his father who passed away few months ago. Also read| Kung Fu Yoga trailer: Salman Khan thanks Jackie Chan for making coolest film with Sonu Sood. Watch video“Kung Fu Yoga” is an Indo-China collaborative multi-lingual action-adventure comedy directed by Stanley Tong, featuring Jackie Chan, Amyra Dastur, Disha Patani and Sonu Sood.

January 24, 2017 06:40 UTC

Budget 2017: What Arun Jaitley can do to make the Indian middle class smile

After the difficulties thrown up by demonetisation, the Indian middle class is looking forward to Budget 2017, hoping for a personal tax bonanza from Arun Jaitley. Increase deduction limit under 80C:Currently, the deduction limit is Rs 150,000 and the demand is to increase it by Rs 100,000. Raise exemption limit for senior citizens:The existing exemption limit for senior citizens is Rs 300,000 and Rs 500,000 for super senior citizens (80 years and above). The wish list is that this should be raised to Rs 400,000 and Rs 650,000 respectively. Allow higher deduction on home loans:The current tax deduction allowed is Rs 200,000 on home loans on repayment of the principal.

January 24, 2017 06:38 UTC

Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski fight into Australian Open quarterfinals

Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski produced a spirited fight back to book their place in the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles event at the Australian Open here on Tuesday. The pair won 6-4, 5-7, 10-3. Read more | CoCo Vandeweghe thrashes Garbine Muguruza to enter Australian Open semifinalsBopanna and Dabrowski will now lock horns with the winners of the match between Saisai Zheng-Alexander Peya and Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig. Second seeded Sania Mirza and Croatian Ivan Dodig entered the second round after beating Germany’s Laura Siegemund and Croatian Mate Pavic 7-5, 6-4. On Monday, Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis sealed a quarterfinal berth in mixed doubles after clinching a comfortable 6-2, 6-3 win over the Australian duo of Matt Reid and Casey Dellacqua in a one-sided contest that lasted just 54 minutes.

January 24, 2017 06:23 UTC

LG reports $778.33 million profit in Q4

South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd said on Tuesday it reported a record fourth-quarter operating profit of 904.3 billion won ($778.33 million) due to a pickup in panel prices. The world's biggest liquid crystal display (LDC) maker said the profit was caused by the upward trend of panel prices and a favorable foreign exchange rate. Analysts said the rise was mainly due to supply-side factors such as rival Samsung Display Co Ltd's shutdown of an LCD fabrication plant last year, causing a tight supply-demand environment. Revenue for the quarter rose 18 percent from a year earlier to 7.9 trillion won, LG said. LG Display, which supplies screens for Apple Inc's iPhones and LG Electronics Inc's TV sets, said earlier this month it was in talks with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd about a supply agreement for TV panels.

January 24, 2017 06:21 UTC

LG G6 will be a bezel-less smartphone, well almost: Report

After the headphone jack, the next big thing smartphone makers hate is the display bezels. And the result is a stunning looking smartphone in the least. Rumours say Samsung and Apple, both are working to have an edge to edge screen on all four sides on their next flagship. As reported by Theverge, the display will cover 90 per cent of the front face of the smartphone. The leaked image shows that without any doubt, that the top bezel squeezed out and is barely wider than the front camera diameter.

January 24, 2017 06:18 UTC



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