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Sheena Bora murder: Audio clips reveal how Peter, Indrani misled Rahul
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Sheena Bora murder: Audio clips reveal how Peter, Indrani misl...

After Sheena Bora went missing on April 24, 2012, Rahul Mukerjea, the younger son of former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea and Sheena's fianc, kept trying to trace her, audio clips have revealed. Rahul tried to register a missing complaint at three police stations. He spoke to his father and his stepmother Indrani Mukerjea, who is Sheena's mother and stands accused of killing her. Rahul kept a record of all his conversations with Indrani and Peter.The frantic calls he made, and replies ... Rediff.com, 16 minutes ago
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Chilli-filled 'PAVA shells' likely to replace pellet guns

With eye injuries caused by use of pellet guns in Jammu & Kashmir turning into a major controversy, an expert panel of the home ministry is exploring whether these can be replaced with newly-developed PAVA shells, a chilli-based non-lethal munition which temporarily incapacitates the targets and renders them immobile for several minutes. The shells have been under trial for almost a year now at the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research ...
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Modi pips Big B to be most followed Indian on Twitter

Active on Twitter since 2009, the PM is also the second most followed politician in the world, right after US President Barack Obama. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pipped Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to become the most followed Indian on social media site Twitter. As on Thursday, Modi had over 22.1 million followers on the social networking platform, while Bachchan trailed with 22 million at the last count. In January, Modi’s Twitter followers ...
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Cloud over surfing the web in the skies

Govt’s decision to allow in-flight Wi-Fi doesn’t take off with budget airlines, full-service carriers enthused Full-service carriers were encouraged by the government’s decision to allow in-flight internet access, while low-cost carriers remained non-committal, citing pricing concerns. While SpiceJet quoted expenses involved in upgrading the aircraft for Wi-Fi service, a senior IndiGo executive was sceptical about the viability of on-board Wi-Fi hotspots in domestic flights, ...
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Is India Inc well equipped to tackle fraud?

57% of the respondents indicated that their organisations did not conduct independent fraud risk assessment Although several recent surveys involving India’s CXOs have indicated a good understanding of fraud and measures to mitigate it, there appears to be a major gap in how these are implemented on the ground, reveals a study by Deloitte. Around half of the 250 CXOs, who took the online assessment by Deloitte Forensic India said they had fraud risk management in place. A snapshot of the ...
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IT, pharma funds offer no returns over last one year

Worst performers among category funds, but beat sectoral indices Those who invested in defensive sectors like pharmaceuticals and IT (information technology) a year ago are staring at huge underperformances. Mutual fund equity schemes with these two themes have yielded no returns for investors. In comparison, bluechip-focused schemes have given over 10 per cent returns, while other popular themes like banking and even FMCG have delivered returns in excess of 18 per cent. FMCG is fast-moving ...
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350% rise in cybercrime in India in 3 years: Study

Operating systems are increasingly subject to cyberattacks, as many are built around legacy technologies with weaker protocols Cybercrime in India rose by approximately 350 per cent from 2011 to 2014, as operational systems built around legacy technologies with weaker protocols are more prone to cyberattacks, a joint study by Assocham-PwC said. The cases were registered under the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000, from 2011 to 2014. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has ...
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US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian ship

A US Navy patrol craft fired three warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boat Wednesday after US officials said it had harassed that patrol craft, CNN has learned.Another US patrol craft and a Kuwaiti Navy ship were also harassed in the incident, which took place in the northern end of the Persian Gulf.At one point, the Iranian boat came within 200 yards of one of the US Navy boats. When it failed to leave the area after the Navy had fired flares and had a radio ...
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Navtej Sarna could be India's next envoy to the US

India's High Commissioner to UK Navtej Sarna is set to head for Washington as Ambassador to the US, considered a high-profile posting. Arun Singh, India's Ambassador to US, is due for retirement and it is understood that Sarna's name has been finalised to succeed him. It is learnt the India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha may replace Sarna in the UK. Sarna, an Indian Foreign Service officer of the 1980 batch, was serving as Secretary (West) in the ministry of external ...
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3 decades after Sikh massacre, 2 victims to get compensation

The Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh high court has directed the district ministration to pay compensation with interest to two victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Justice S C Sharma passed the order on August 17 while hearing the petitions filed by Surjeet Singh (67) and Sharan Singh (68). Advocate Himanshu Joshi, the petitioners' lawyer, told reporters on Thursday that Surjeet Singh's timber shop was burnt down and Sharan Singh's liquor shop was looted during the anti-Sikh riots in the city ...
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