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Noida seals offices in residential areas

The Noida Authority Wednesday began implementing the Supreme Court directive against commercial establishments being run from residential areas, sealing 11 premises, including eight banks. The establishments were sealed in Sector 19 area. “The sealed establishments were the ones that were served final notices by us to relocate or shut down, but they were still operating. All establishments of commercial nature ...

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UCO Bank might get capital infusion of Rs.2 billion

City-based UCO Bank Wednesday said it might get capital infusion of Rs.2 billion-odd from the central government for this financial year. “We might get some capital from the government… we have been discussing with the government in this regard. We have been waiting for the government’s decision. The amount (of capital infusion) is something Rs.200-odd crore for the current fiscal,” ...

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KKR management to decide team’s strategy Thursday: Shah Rukh

Bollywood superstar and owner of IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Shah Rukh Khan said the team management will sit for a discussion Thursday to chalk out the strategy of for the upcoming cricket season. “We are having a new coach as Trevor (Trevor Bayliss), because we were not aware whether our old coach would have been able to stay ...

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UAE Chief of Staff meets US counterpart

Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi has met with his US counterpart Gen. Martin E. Dempsey to discuss ways to boost military cooperation. The meeting here Tuesday was attended by other senior US defence officials. It focused on military cooperation and exchange of expertise. Topics of mutual concerns were also discussed.

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Railways plan to modernise stations with SPV

In order to pursue its four year old ambitious plan to create world class stations, the Indian Railways Wednesday announced the creation of a dedicated authority to do the job. Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi told reporters here that a special purpose vehicle (SPV) called the “Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited” will be created to make the railway stations world class. ...

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Poll spotlight on corruption: Remo

Corruption has taken centre stage ahead of every other issue in the five states where assembly elections are being conducted because of activist Anna Hazare, noted singer Remo Fernandes said Wednesday. Remo, along with the members of the Election Commission, was addressing the media after the singer was appointed a “youth icon” by the poll authority to encourage youngsters to ...

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No mandatory gallows for killing with illegal arms: Supreme court

The Supreme Court Wednesday held that Section 27(3) of Arms Act, 1959 that provides for “mandatory death penalty” in case of death being caused by use of prohibited arms is ultra vires (beyond the powers) of the constitution and declared it void. The provision of death sentence was inserted in Section 27 of the Arms Act by amending it in ...

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Three arrested in Baby Falak’s case

Three people have been arrested by the Delhi Police in the case relating to two-year-old battered baby Falak, police said Wednesday. However, it was not clear if any of them were responsible for grievously injuring the baby. “Sandeep, his wife Pooja and Jitendra Kumar Gupta, the father of the teenage girl Mahi who brought Falak to the hospital have been ...

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Chopra joins centurions list in National Snooker

Punjab cueist Vivek Chopra became the second player to record a century as he posted a 100 clearance while defeating Rajat Khaneja of Chandigarh 3-2 in a Group F league match of the 78th Manisha-National snooker championship here Wednesday. Much action was witnessed in lower groups that are likely to throw up some new faces in the knock-out round of ...

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Assange fights extradition in British Supreme Court

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has started his latest legal action at the Supreme Court in London to try to block his extradition to Sweden, BBC reported. The appeal is based on whether the Swedish prosecutor who issued the European Arrest Warrant against him had the judicial authority to do so. Assange is wanted by the Swedish authorities for questioning over ...

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Jayalalithaa regrets aligning with DMDK for assembly polls

It was all-out war in the Tamil Nadu assembly Wednesday with Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and one-time ally A. Vijayakant, chief of the DMDK, exchanging bitter words. Vijayakant, whose party fought the April 2010 assembly elections with the AIADMK but parted ways the year after, and other legislators of his party were evicted from the house following the verbal duel. ...

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Mahindra and Mahindra’s January sales up 22 percent

 Automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) Wednesday reported a 22 percent rise in its January sales at 44,717 units from 36,718 units sold during the corresponding month of 2011. “We are happy to achieve all time high sales of 44,717 units and a strong growth of 22 percent, thanks to the good performance of all our brands,” Arun Malhotra, senior ...

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Tata Motors’ January sales up 16 percent

Tata Motors Wednesday reported a 16 percent rise in its overall sales, including exports in January, which stood at 87,465 units over 75,423 sold in the like period of 2011. The company said its domestic sales for the month under review grew by 14 percent at 80,382 units from 70,475 units sold in the corresponding month of last year. Sales ...

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Rahul, Ajit Singh’s joint rally at Meerut Thursday

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh will address a joint poll rally at Meerut in western Uttar Pradesh Thursday. “The rally will be a display of the strengthening alliance between the two parties, which was formalised in December last,” Congress leader Mohan Prakash told agency here. Besides Gandhi and Ajit Singh, former union minister ...

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