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CBI to look into NDA meeting for VVIP chopper; may examine its own special Director

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 16:07

After recording statements of three Governors in connection with the alleged bungling in purchase of VVIP helicopters, the focus of CBI`s probe into the Rs 3,600 crore deal has shifted to meetings held in this connection in 2003 when the previous NDA regime was in power and it may go through the records of meetings held in November that year.

Women`s reservation can be potential game changer: UN official

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 15:43

Thirty-three per cent reservation to women in Parliament has the potential to be a "game changer" as not only will such a step change patriarchal mindsets but also boost pro-women legislation, feels senior UN official Lakshmi Puri.

Fraudulent WLL calls case: Court freezes properties of suspects

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 12:26

Cracking on a global hawala funds syndicate, an anti-money laundering court here has attached over Rs 83 lakh assets of a few Uttar Pradesh based individuals for allegedly making money by calling overseas numbers using hundreds of illegally procured WLL phones.

Heavy rains lash Delhi, NCR; respite from heat, humidity

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 10:34

Reeling under scorching heat, Delhiites heaved a sigh of relief on Sunday as heavy rains hit several parts of the city and its nearby areas.

Explosion at petrol pump in Delhi as car drives off with nozzle plugged

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 09:59

In a shocking accident at a petrol pump in New Delhi`s Vasant Kunj, the machine caught fire, triggering an explosion after a car drove off without the nozzle being unplugged from the vehicle, hurting two, reports said Sunday.

Robbers loot Rs 40 lakh from man on Delhi road

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 00:07

In a daring robbery, 11 armed assailants waylaid the car of an ice-cream firm employee and looted Rs 40 lakh at gunpoint near Rajouri Garden flyover here in west Delhi this afternoon, police said.

CPWD burdened with outdated practices: President

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 16:04

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday described the CPWD as "burdened with outdated practices", urging it to evolve into a smart and dynamic organisation.

Delhi feels the heat, mercury likely to cross 40-deg today

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 13:07

There was no hint of any relief from hot and humid conditions in Delhi as residents of the national capital woke up to a sweaty day with the mercury tipped to cross the 40-degrees Celsius mark.

PM Narendra Modi leaves for Brazil today

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 13:05

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Brazil for attending the five-nation summit of BRICS nations on July 14 and 15 which is expected to finalise the setting up of a development bank and seek reforms of the United Nations and international financial organisations.

Zohra Sehgal`s last rites held in capital

Zohra Sehgal`s last rites held in capital

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 19:34

The legendary dancer-actress Zohra Sehgal breathed her last on Thursday night. The doyenne was 102-year-old and revered by all in the industry circles. Her last rites were performed here in New Delhi at Lodhi Road crematorium. The family members were present during the cremation proceedings.

US economic delegation to visit India

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 17:56

A delegation of senior US officials will be visiting India from Saturday to discuss ways to bolster the bilateral economic partnership.

Over 1,800 secured govt employment through fake certificates

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 15:38

Over 1,800 appointments in central government departments were allegedly secured on the basis of fake caste certificates, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.