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DDA suspends 3 senior officials

DDA on Friday suspended three senior officials and ordered cancellation of all bookings for marriages and other functions after a sting operation by a private channel that alleged a nexus between the

Uttarakhand flood: Babus ate mutton as people starved

When lakhs of people in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand went hungry during the 2013 disaster, officials of the state government savoured mutton chops, chicken, milk and cottage cheese in the course of their

GDP rises to 7.5 per cent in Q4, overtaking China’s rate

India’s gross domestic product accelerated in the January to March 2015 period (fourth quarter of 2014-15) to 7.5 per cent, overtaking China as the fastest growing major economy in the world.

Deadly heatwave toll crosses 2,000

A man enjoys the high tidal waves on the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai. AP

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, which bear the brunt of sun, account for 1,979 deaths

Power secretary PK Sinha appointed as new Cabinet Secretary

Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy with Power Secretary, Pradeep Kumar Sinha. PTI

The Centre on Friday appointed 1977-batch UP cadre IAS officer Pradeep Kumar Sinha, power secretary, as the next Cabinet Secretary, with a two-year tenure.

Heatwave victims to get ex-gratia

For the first time, the Centre has tweaked norms to grant relief and “compensation” for deaths due to the intense “heatwave’’ in the country.

Government to enhance punishment for adulteration

To check adulteration, misleading advertisements and unhygienic or unsanitary processing or manufacturing of food, the city government has decided to amend the existing Food Safety and Standard Act.

Some are sceptical of GDP data

Some economists said the GDP numbers released Friday do not reflect the ground reality and people will now have to adjust that seven per cent plus growth due to the new methodology.

Owner shot at, jewellery shop looted in East Delhi

Four masked robbers allegedly looted gold ornaments worth lakhs of rupees from a jewelry shop after opening fire on its owner in Mansarovar area of east Delhi on Friday evening, the police said.

‘Key posts in govt remain vacant’

While reminding Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the promises he made during the Lok Sabha election campaign, the Congress Sandesh said “one of the biggest failures of the NDA government is that import

The dust is beginning to settle on an extraordinary election result in the UK.

Pakistan’s ludicrous charge that India’s spy agency RAW is behind the Karachi attack on the Ismaili community maybe laughed out of court here, given that the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed re