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Jaishankar is new foreign secretary, Sujatha Singh's tenure curtailed PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 January 2015 04:54
New Delhi:The Narendra Modi government Wednesday appointed India's envoy in the US, S. Jaishankar, as the new foreign secretary, replacing incumbent Sujatha Singh six months before her term was to end. The sudden appointment has echoes of the sudden replacement of India's then foreign secretary A.P. Venkateswaran by then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in January 1987.
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Vodafone case: Government not to contest Bombay HC order PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 January 2015 04:12
New Delhi:The government Wednesday decided not to contest a Bombay High Court ruling that telecom major Vodafone was not liable to pay tax demand of Rs.3,200 crore in a transfer pricing case, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said and hoped that the decision would boost foreign investors' sentiment.
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Jiji Thompson to be new Kerala chief secretary PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:09
Thiruvananthapuram:IAS official Jiji Thompson will be the new chief secretary of Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy announced here Wednesday.Chandy said this to reporters here after the weekly cabinet meeting.

The 1980-batch Kerala cadre official's appointment comes despite former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan asking the Chandy government earlier this month to not consider Thomson for the chief secretary's post as he is an accused in the controversial palm oil case.
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94 IPS officials transferred in Uttar Pradesh PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 04:22
Lucknow:In a late Tuesday reshuffle, the Uttar Pradesh government effected a major reshuffle and transferred 94 IPS officials, a state spokesperson said.

The transfers include many additional director general (ADG) rank officials, inspector generals of police (IG), deputy inspector generals (DIG), senior superintendent of police (SSP) and superintendent of police (SP's).
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Kiran Bedi sends legal notice to AAP chief Kejriwal PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 16:23
New Delhi:BJP's chief ministerial nominee Kiran Bedi Tuesday sent a legal notice to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for using her photograph in the party's poster campaign without her permission.

"Yes, she has sent a notice to Kejriwal. He has been asked to ensure that the posters are removed," Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) media convener Praveen Shankar Kapoor told IANS.
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Modi's latest style: Suit with his own name stripes PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 08:41
New Delhi: A close look at Narendra Modi's bandhgala suit that he wore for a joint appearance with US President Barack Obama here, showed it was a customised marvel -- with the prime minister's full name 'Narendra Damodardas Modi' written in pinstripes.

Modi wore the deep blue bandhgala suit Sunday evening at Hyderabad House when he stepped out for a 'Chai Pe Charcha' meet and a press conference with Obama.
 
It would have passed off as a regular ensemble that the Indian leader flaunts every now and then, but zoomed images of the outfit have revealed another story altogether -- his name was intricately woven into the fabric.
Fashion designers say the finesse with which Modi's name features in the fabric requires special technique, and that the fabric is most likely hand-woven.
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