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Woman journalist roughed up in Delhi road rage

New Delhi : A woman journalist and her colleague were roughed up in a road rage incident here on Wednesday, police said.

The incident took place around 6.30 a.m. near Delhi-Noida border in east Delhi's Mayur Vihar area when Chanchal Saini was on her way back home along with her colleague Dilip Pandey.

Saini works as a video editor at a private news channel and Pandey is a producer in the same organisation.

"When our car reached near a park, a speeding truck overtook our car in such a manner" that we nearly had an accident, Saini told IANS.

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Government forms task force on interlinking of rivers

New Delhi : The government has constituted a task force on interlinking of rivers comprising experts and senior officials, an official statement said on Tuesday.

The task force, constituted by the ministry of water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation, will be chaired by B.N. Navalawala, the water ministry's communique said, adding that it will take up issues for expediting work on interlinking of rivers in the country.

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Guerrilla also killed besides youth in Kashmir gunfight: Police

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Tuesday that the youth killed in Pulwama on Monday had died in exchange of gunfire between guerrillas and security forces in which a hardcore guerrilla had also been killed.

Giving details about Monday's incident in Bamla forest area of Tral town in Pulwama district, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, S.J.M. Gillani told media here: "Yesterday a routine patrol of the army had gone into Kamla forests, Tral wherein it came under fire from the terrorists who were hiding there.

Former railway official held for Rs. 85 crore cheating

New Delhi : A former railway official has been arrested for duping 350 people of Rs. 85 crore under the garb of trading through National Stock Exchange (NSE) and other financial institutions, police said on Tuesday.

Ashok Kumar, 68, a resident of Mehrauli in south Delhi, was arrested on Monday.

A case was registered against Kumar on April 10 following the allegation that the directors and other employees of Kassa Finvest Pvt. Ltd., Kassa Holdings & Consultants Pvt. Ltd. and its sister concerns, have committed misappropriation of funds, breach of trust and cheating.

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Gunter Grass was great friend of Bengal: Mamata

Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday condoled the death of German Nobel laureate Gunter Wilhelm Grass, saying the novelist was a "great friend" of Bengal.

"Gunter Grass, novelist and poet was a great friend of Bengal. His passing is a great loss for all of us. RIP," Banerjee tweeted.

Grass, best known for his 1959 novel "The Tin Drum", died in a hospital in Lubeck at the age of 87 on Monday.

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Will create mechanism to facilitate German investment: Modi

Berlin : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government will create a mechanism to facilitate German investment in India and provide all support to German companies there.

In his remarks at the joint media interaction with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Modi strongly pitching for making India a manufacturing hub and for success of his government's "Make in India" initiative and that India and European Union should quickly resume their negotiations and conclude a trade and investment agreement.

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ANI files complaint over 'photoshopped tweet' concerning PM

New Delhi : Multi-media news agency Asian News International on Tuesday filed a complaint with Delhi Police against an unknown person for posting a “photoshopped” tweet concerning Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attributing it to the agency.

“We have received a complaint from ANI. An FIR will be registered on Wednesday after we will receive detailed information,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajneesh Garg told IANS.

He said someone had posted “a photoshopped tweet impersonating ANI.”

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India to produce over 1,100 bn units of power this fiscal

New Delhi : India has set a target of generating over 1,100 billion units of electricity during the current fiscal as per latest estimates by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).

The CEA has set a target of producing 1,136 billion units (BUs) of power during 2015-16, which is seven percent higher than the previous financial year's target of 1,023 BUs.

Of the targeted capacity, central sector power plants will contribute 411 BUs, while the state sector 401 BUs. A total of 965 BUs will come from thermal power plants and the remaining 133 BUs from hydel plants.

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Jaitley inaugurates Vividh Bharti FM service in Delhi

New Delhi : Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated FM service of Vividh Bharti from Delhi on Tuesday at the All India Radio (AIR), New Broadcasting House.

Vividh Bharti on FM will be available in Delhi on 100.1 MHz. This is in addition to its availability on MW (Medium Wave) 1,368 kHz.

Speaking on the occasion, he said the introduction of the Vividh Bharti services from Delhi on the FM platform would address the content and entertainment needs of the audiences residing within the NCR region.

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Indian man rescued by Oman air force

Muscat: A Royal Air Force of Oman chopper has rescued an injured Indian national who was on board a commercial ship in Omani territorial waters, according to a media report.

The man had sustained serious injuries while crossing the Omani territorial waters, 140 nautical miles off Muscat, the Times of Oman reported on Monday.

A helicopter of the Oman air force was involved in the rescue operation and the injured man was evacuated to the Khoula Hospital for treatment. It was not clear from the report as to how the person sustained injuries.

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