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Less than 5 per cent of Bengaluru buildings are green

23 Oct

Less than 5 per cent of Bengaluru buildings are green

BENGALURU: Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), a professional body which certifies green buildings, has placed Bengaluru at the third position among Indian cities. Mumbai tops the list, with Delhi following it. With 332 IGBC registered green building projects, both residential and commercial, the number of green buildings is not even 5% of the total buildings […]

Gujarat Patidar leader presents wads of notes, alleges BJP tried to buy him

23 Oct

AHMEDABAD: In a sting operation of sorts, Patidar leader from North Gujarat Narendra Patel on Sunday dropped a bombshell, presenting wads of currency notes and alleged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tried to buy him. The allegation has come just a day after two Patidar leaders joined the BJP. Narendra Patel, who had last month […]

VK Singh to raise issue of 39 missing Indians during Iraq visit

22 Oct

VK Singh to raise issue of 39 missing Indians during Iraq visit

The issue of 39 Indians who went missing in Iraq in 2014 will figure prominently in Union minister of state for foreign affairs VK Singh’s talks during his visit to the country starting Monday, people aware of the matter said. Singh’s visit is part of the Narendra Modi government’s efforts to expand ties with Iraq […]

Congress to move Court against Rajasthan law

22 Oct

The Congress is all set to challenge in court Vasundhara Raje government’s controversial Ordinance which bars courts from taking up cases against legislators, ministers and officials without the government’s sanctions and prevents media from naming public servants involved in corruption cases. On the eve of the Assembly session, Congress state unit chief Sachin Pilot said […]

Rajasthan govt maintains zero tolerance policy towards graft: Kataria

22 Oct

Drawing flak over a controversial ordinance protecting judges and bureaucrats from probe without prior sanction, the Vasundhara Raje government today said it maintains a zero tolerance policy towards corruption. Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria told a press conference there was no provision in the ordinance which will weaken action against corrupt officers. “The government […]

Subramanian Swamy writes to PM, says corruption cases delayed

22 Oct

NEW DELHI: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging “inordinate delay” in taking several corruption cases to the “logical end” and said that the CBI should be held accountable. “The nation is grateful to your re-affirmation of fighting (sic) against corruption and bringing to book the corrupt, especially those at […]

Social media trends to be analysed for airports, nuclear bases security by CISF

22 Oct

NEW DELHI: Social media trends and data analytics will be used for the first time in ensuring and monitoring the security at the country’s most vital assets such as airports and nuclear and aerospace installations. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the national agency tasked to secure these important assets, has created a maiden ‘media […]

Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter boost: Big Data will decide 2019 Lok Sabha results

22 Oct

NEW DELHI: The recent reports have claimed that the spurt in Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi‘s online popularity could be due to Twitter bots, the paid accounts used to boost liking of Twitter posts. This is not a new charge against a politician. Time and again, politicians of all hues have been accused of jacking up […]

PM Narendra Modi to launch several projects in poll-bound Gujarat today

22 Oct

AHMEDABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit poll-bound Gujarat today for the third time this month, where he will inaugurate and lay foundation stones for a number of projects in Bhavnagar and Vadodara districts. Here are the list of events that PM will attend in his home state: 1) PM Modi will inaugurate the first […]

5,000 masks donated to Gurgaon Police to fight air pollution

22 Oct

n a bid to help Gurgaon Police personnel combat air pollution after Diwali, a private company and a hospital today donated 5,000 masks to the department. Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar said the N95 masks will be given to field officials, especially those deployed in the traffic department, on PCR vans and volunteers. Khirwar said Gurgaon […]