Judith D’Souza, an Indian aid worker who was kidnapped in Kabul last month by suspected militants, has been rescued, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday. The 40-year-old woman, who works for the Aga Khan Foundation as a senior technical adviser, was kidnapped outside her office in the heart of Kabul on June 9. “I am happy to inform you that Judith D’Souza has been rescued,” Swaraj tweeted. She also thanked Afghan authorities for securing her ... Rediff.com, 4 hours ago
Kickstarting the Aam Aadmi Party’s campaign for the 2017 Gujarat assembly polls, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday asked the people to get rid of "hooligans" and "corrupt" persons. Kejriwal, who is on a day-long visit to the state, visited the famous Somnath temple here and sought blessings of Lord Shiva. Thereafter, while addressing a gathering of farmers on the outskirts of Somnath city, he targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party governments at the Centre and the state.Rediff.com, 1 week ago Punjab polls: AAP promises 25 lakh jobs, free Wi-Fi hotspots in villages Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Racism seems to have become a topic tearing the world apart and sadly it’s something that continues to exist in India as well. A Manipuri woman alleged that she was subjected to racial harassment at the international airport in New Delhi following which an inquiry has been ordered into the incident. Monika Khangembam alleged that on Saturday an immigration official at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport hurled racist remarks at her when she was on her way ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
A Delhi court on Sunday sent Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s former Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar and six others, arrested in an alleged corruption case,to one day’s judicial custody. The order was passed by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shunali Gupta. Kumar, a 1989 batch IAS oficer from the UT cadre, Deputy Secretary in Kejriwal’s office Tarun Sharma, Kumar’s close aide Ashok Kumar and owners of a private firm, Sandeep Kumar and Dinesh Kumar Gupta, ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
PM Modi spent Rs 70 crore on clothes, more than AAP's ad budget, says Arvind Kejriwal after 'googling'
PM Modi’s clothes cost more than Delhi government’s annual advertising budget, CM Kejriwal claimed on Thursday. Speaking in Goa to elicit support for the 2017 elections, he claimed that his govt had only spent Rs 75 crore instead of the reported ...DNA, 3 weeks ago Watch: CM Kejriwal's outlandish song-and-poetry strategy in Punjab Jagran Post, 2 months ago
The current salary paid by the Delhi government amounts to 17 per cent of the total expenditure. The Delhi government’s salary and pension budget is likely to go up by around Rs 2,000 crore (Rs 20 billion) if it increases the salaries of its employees in line with the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. This will take its fiscal deficit to Rs 4,840 crore (Rs 48.40 billion), up from the budgeted amount of Rs 2,840 crore (Rs 28.40 billion) in 2016-17. K N Sharma, joint ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Delhi government’s bill sought Presidential nod to exclude Parliamentary Secretary's post from the office of profit. Rejection of the amendment proposed to the Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification) Act, 1997, has ...Jagran Post, 1 month ago
‘It saddens me that the youth are getting interested in money, not cultural values’ Legendary modern Indian artist SH Raza passed away on Saturday, 23 July. He was 94. In an interview to HarmonyIndia.org, the artist, who had famously said that he lived to paint and painted to live, spoke of what the ‘bindu’ meant to him, about his friend M F Husain and the legacy that he will leave behind. Rediff.com reproduces that 2011 interview to Sudha Tilak and gives you ...Rediff.com, 49 minutes ago
Katrina’s ex-beau Salman Khan also wished the actress on her special day on Facebook. He wrote, "Katrina Kaif, welcome to Facebook and wish you a very happy birthday." Katrina was quick to reply with “Thank you Sultan.’’ ...Jagran Post, 9 hours ago
On Thursday a division bench of Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva struck down the earlier order. Vikram Bakshi, who owns 50 per cent in Connaught Plaza Restaurants which runs the McDonald’s franchise in India, has said the legal battle has made the company suffer. In the long drawn war over ownership of Connaught Plaza Restaurants between Vikram Bakshi and McDonald’s India, the US food chain has won the latest round. Setting aside a plea by Bakshi, the 50 per cent owner of ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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