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After Delhi rape, Uber plans tighter screening for drivers

Online taxi service Uber Technologies Inc, which had a driver who was accused of rape in New Delhi, said it was exploring adding new methods to verify drivers' credentials and make its service safer.

Pak should hand over Hafiz, Dawood to India: Naidu

India on Thursday asked Pakistan to hand over Mumbai terror attack accused Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim, who also figures in the country's most wanted list, to it if the neighbouring country is serious about fighting terrorism.

BJP rules out communal violence statement by PM

Despite the Opposition’s insistence that Prime Minister Narendra Modi be present in the Rajya Sabha for a discussion on communal violence in the country, the BJP has clearly ruled out any statement from the PM regarding the issue.

Railways may drop concessional travel passes

Aiming to bring in fiscal discipline, the railways are exploring possibilities of cutting revenue losses that come by way of providing free or concessional travel.

Amended Companies Act gets cleared in LS

In a move to improve the business climate in the country, Lok Sabha on Wednesday amended the Companies Act to remove “oppressive provisions” in the law.

Don’t appoint CVC, VC without permission, says SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday told the centre not to appoint the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and Vigilance Commissioner without its permission.

Send extradition plea for Purulia case accused: CBI

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has written to the central government asking it to make a fresh request to Denmark for the extradition of Kim Davy — the alleged mastermind of the December 1995 Purulia arms drop case — in a move that could see him standing trial for his role finally.

LeT may target Agra-Delhi highway: New intel

The Centre has warned all states and law enforcement agencies to stay alert after the Peshawar attack and in the run-up to the visit of US President Barack Obama, sources said.

JMB planned to kill Bodo leaders, blast Assam: NIA

The outlawed terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) had prepared a hit list of around 40 to 50 Bodo leaders to assassinate, a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into the Burdwan blast has revealed.

No consensus over fundings, Swachh Bharat fails to go beyond photo-ops

The urban leg of Swachh Bharat Mission could be going to the cleaners as the central government and the states have yet to clean up their act on the funding pattern to sustain the Rs. 62,009-crore programme.

Manipur: Brothers die in underwater competition

Some men are willing to go to any lengths for power. This pursuit turned fatal for two brothers in Manipur, both in their 70s, who drowned during a competition to decide who would become the chief of their village.

Isro to test fire India's heaviest rocket GSLV-Mk III

This comes less than three months after Isro successfully launched Mangalyaan, catapulting India to the elite league of nations who have successfully sent missions to Mars.

Peshawar massacre: Mumbai students reach out to victims’ kin via social media

A pall of gloom descended over Mumbai schools on Wednesday. Grieving for their counterparts across the border, students are trying to reach out to the families of the victims by sending condolence messages and handmade cards.

Areeb Majeed sent to judicial custody till December 30

In a surprise move, the NIA produced 22-year-old alleged ISIS militant Areeb Majeed before the special NIA court on Wednesday, which remanded him in judicial custody till December 30.

Amit Shah was in touch with police officers: lawyer

Contesting the discharge application filed by BJP president in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh fake encounter case, counsel for the complainant on Tuesday made a series of accusations against him before the special CBI court trying the case here.
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