New Delhi, Feb 1 : The Delhi Police Saturday said Nido Tania, the Arunachal student who died Thursday, was handed over to his guardian after he was picked up from the city's Lajpat Nagar I market following an altercation with two shopkeepers.
Nido Tania, 19, son of Arunachal Pradesh Congress legislator Nido Pavitra, was mercilessly beaten up by two shopkeepers Wednesday afternoon following a row over his appearance and clothing. He died Thursday.
New Delhi, Feb 1 : India's largest passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Saturday reported a 10.3 percent decline in total sales for January, which stood at 102,416 units due to a fall in exports.
The company had sold 114,205 units in January 2013.
There was a sharp drop in the company's exports. Maruti Suzuki exported just 5,847 units last month, which was 47.7 percent less than 11,179 units sold overseas during the corresponding month of 2013.
New Delhi, Feb 1 : Minister of Communication and Information Technology Kapil Sibal on Saturday criticized Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for naming him in the list of corrupt leaders, and said Kejriwal should leave his position if he is making baseless allegations without proof.
"I am surprised that a person holding the CM's post is making such allegations against me. Till today, after holding many respectable positions, as a lawyer, or a teacher or in politics, no one has ever named me in any allegations. I am very surprised that he called me corrupt," he said.
New Delhi, Feb 1 : The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, will be paying an official visit to India from February 4 to February 9 at the invitation of President Pranab Mukherjee.
President Joachim Gauck will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including ministers, members of Parliament and business leaders.
The visiting dignitary will arrive here on the evening of February 4. He will inspect a Guard of Honour at Rashtrapati Bhawan the next day, after which he will visit Rajghat to pay homage to the Father of the Nation.
New Delhi, Jan 31 : State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) Friday hiked diesel price by 50 paise per litre, effective from midnight, in line with its policy of reducing under-recoveries or losses.
Diesel price was last hiked by 50 paise, excluding VAT, on Jan 4.
Allowing for local taxes, diesel will cost Rs. 54.91 in Delhi, Rs. 59.50 in Kolkata, Rs. 63.23 in Mumbai and Rs. 58.56 in Chennai.
The government had, in January 2013, permitted OMCs to increase diesel price by small doses of up to 50 paise per litre every month till their losses on this account are completely eliminated.(IANS)
New Delhi, January 31 : Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra were spotted on the sets of bindass' show ' Yeh Hai Aashiqui'.
The two actors were seen shooting for the show to promote their upcoming movie 'Hasee toh Phasee' in Mumbai.
Speaking on the occasion, the stars said, "The story is like Senti and Mental, which are our characters in Hasee toh Phasee. Two completely opposite people falling in love with each other".
The episode will see actors Anurag Sharma and Khyati Mangla in the lead role. (ANI)
New Delhi, Jan 31 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday read out his list of 'India's most corrupt', and it included high profile politicians from the Congress, the BJP and their allies, and urged his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members to treat this year's general election as a revolution to cleanse the nation's politics.
Kejriwal's list included Congress leaders' Rahul Gandhi, P Chidambaram, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Veerappa Moily, Salman Khurshid, Kapil Sibal, Kamal Nath, BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari, B. S. Yeddyurappa, Anant Kumar, Anurag Thakur, and others like Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah and Jagan Mohan Reddy.
New Delhi, Jan 31 : Bollywood actors Hritik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor reportedly launched the N-Lens series of OPPO smartphones at an event held at The Grand in New Delhi.
OPPO mobile is a globally registered technology brand that entered the phone business in 2008 in China and with its N1 handset has announced its entry into the Indian market.
The OPPO N1 smartphone, priced at INR 39,999, aims to redefine photography with its 13-megapixel sensor camera with dedicated ISP.
New Delhi, Jan 31 : Budget carrier SpiceJet Friday launched another promotional fare scheme offering 30 percent discount on all domestic routes till Feb 2.
The new promotional scheme comes a week after the low cost carrier (LCC) launched a massive 50 percent discount scheme -- that led to other airlines such as Air India, Jet Airways, IndiGo and GoAir also offer the promotional fares.
The airline said that under its 'Second Chance' sale, passengers can avail 30 percent off on tickets booked from Jan 31-Feb 2 for travel till April 15, 2014.
New Delhi, Jan 31 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India, should focus on inspiring youth, and showcase his approach towards backward communities.
The culture ministry is the nodal ministry for carrying out activities related to the commemoration.
In November 2013, the government decided to commemorate the birth anniversary of Nehru for a year, starting from the 125th anniversary on Nov 14, 2014, to Nov 14, 2015.
New Delhi, Jan 31 : The "Student of the Year" star Sidharth Malhotra, who is seen on the cover of men's magazine GQ India's February 2014 issue, says alcohol is a stress buster for many but he likes to stay away from it.
When asked how the one-film old actor deals with it at Bollywood parties, he said: "By making polite conversation."
"... drinking is a stress reliever for a lot of people (but) I just don't like alcohol...," GQ India quoted Sidharth as saying.
New Delhi, Jan 31 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Friday warned power distribution companies in the capital to co-operate with the government else their licences will be cancelled.
"Once the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) audit report is out, the power companies have to co-operate in examination of their accounts," Kejriwal told media.
"If they do not, then the government will not keep quiet. If needed, we will also cancel their licences," he said.
New Delhi, Jan 30 : Seventy crore Indians - who are above poverty line but continue to be vulnerable - should be brought into the "middle class" over the next 5-10 years, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said Thursday.
Interacting with labour representatives and street vendors to seek their feedback for the Congress party manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Gandhi said the United Progressive Alliance government has enacted several rights-based legislations.
He said the legislations provided the vulnerable sections a platform to seek better remuneration.
New Delhi, Jan 30 : Request for mobile number portability (MNP) in November 2013 went up by 2.09 million, official data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said Thursday.
MNP requests increased from 104.79 million subscribers at the end of October 2013 to 106.87 million at the end of November 2013, it said.
The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 904.56 million at the end of October 2013 to 910.14 million at the end of November 2013 -- thereby showing a monthly growth of 0.62 percent.
New Delhi, Jan 30 : South Korean consumer electronics major Samsung is India’s most trusted brand followed by Sony of Japan and the homegrown salt-to-steel multinational Tata, says a study report released Thursday.
The 'Brand Trust Report 2014' says: “Samsung has grown steadily in trust ranks over the last four years - fifth in 2011, fourth in 2012, second in 2013 and has reached India’s most trusted rank this year.
New Delhi, Jan 30 : The Indian automobile industry Thursday said it expects next week's Auto Expo to help revive the sector.
"With 26 global unveilings and a host of other events we expect the auto expo to generate a lot of interest and revive industry growth," said Vikram Kirloskar, president, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).
"Last year was a very tough year for the auto industry on the whole with factors such as slowdown in the economy, rising fuel costs, and less disposable income negatively affecting sales."
New Delhi, Jan 30 : Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday asked main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to clarify its economic policies, especially related to foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail.
In a statement, Chidambaram asked BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to clarify his position on key economic issues facing the country like fiscal deficit, current account deficit and the monetary policy.
"I have further questions: Why do Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat oppose GST and prevent a consensus? Why did Shri Modi write to the Prime Minister opposing the Food Security Act,” Chidambaram asked.
New Delhi, Jan 30 : “Ishaqzaade” star Parineeti Chopra in one of her latest interviews to fashion magazine Vogue India says that she seeks help from her actress-cousin Priyanka Chopra, but the latter is not her role model.
Parineeti said that she doesn’t want to emulate the former Miss World, who has delivered hits like “Krrish 3”, “Barfi!” and “Kaminey”.
New Delhi, Jan 30 : Bolstered by the India Grand Prix Gold triumph Sunday, Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal jumped two places to No. 7 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women’s singles rankings released Thursday.
Saina overtook German Juliane Schenk and Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying to rise up the ladder.
Meanwhile, runner-up of the Lucknow event P. V. Sindhu entered the top-10 for the second time in her career. The World Championship bronze medallist equalled her best ranking (No. 10) by rising a place in the same category.
New Delhi, Jan 30 : The government Thursday decided to increase the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders to 12 from the existing nine, which will put an additional burden of Rs. 5,000 crore on the exchequer, Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily said.
The cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved the proposal that ensures that almost 99 percent of the population gets subsidised cooking gas.
The cabinet decision came in less than two weeks after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi made a pitch for a higher cap on subsidised LPG cylinders. (IANS)