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Delhi airport to be world's most expensive: IATA

NEW DEHLI: The New Delhi airport will become the world's most expensive, with its operator GMR Infrastructure Ltd (GMRI.NS) permitted to raise charges, hurting the airport's ambition to become an aviation hub, an airline industry body said.Earlier on Wednesday, GMR, which received a regulatory approval to raise the airport charges from May 15, called the…

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April 25, 2012

 

President Zardari reaches New Delhi

Staff ReportNEW DELHI: President Asif Ali Zardari, accompanied by an over 40-member delegation, on Sunday arrived in New Delhi on his almost six-hour 'personal' visit to India, SAMAA reports.Zardari on Sunday arrived at the Palam Airport in New Delhi at around 12 noon. He was welcomed by Indian Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal at…

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April 8, 2012

 

Tibetan protester sets himself ablaze in New Delhi

NEW DEHLI: A Tiwwwn exile set himself on fire and suffered life-threatening burns as he ran down a street in New Delhi on Monday to protest against a visit this week to India by Chinese President Hu Jintao. The 27-year-old, identified by fellow protesters as Janphel Yeshi, carried out his attempted self-immolation in Jantar Mantar,…

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March 26, 2012

 

Rushdie to speak in Delhi despite Muslim anger

NEW DELHI: British author Salman Rushdie will speak at a conference in India on Saturday, organisers have confirmed, two months after protests by Islamic activists forced him to cancel a trip to the country. Rushdie, who vowed to return to India when he pulled out of a book festival in January, will appear at the…

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March 16, 2012

 

26/11 commission leaves for Delhi today

Staff ReportRAWALPINDI: The investigation commission of Mumbai attack case would leave for New Delhi, Indian capital, today (Wednesday), reports SAMAA. Earlier on Tuesday, Judge Shahid Rafique of Anti-Terror Court heard Mumbai attack case.Prosecutor FIA Chaudhry Zulfiqar, during the hearing, presented the schedule of Mumbai probe commission regarding its visit to India.According to the schedule, the…

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March 14, 2012

 

4.9 quake jolts Delhi; felt in Jaipur

NEW DELHI: A low-intensity earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale was experienced in Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and tremors were also felt in and around Jaipur and Alwar on Monday. This happened at 1.10 pm after which panic-stricken people came out of their homes and offices. People in the walled city were the…

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March 6, 2012

 

Powerful earthquake rattles New Delhi; no damage

NEW DELHI: A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck close to the Indian capital of New Delhi on Monday, with powerful tremors shaking buildings and sending frightened residents scurrying into the streets.The quake struck shortly after 1:10pm (0740 GMT) and the tremors lasted for around 10 seconds.”No damage to life or property has been reported,” the government's Press…

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March 5, 2012

 

New Delhi attack plot foiled: home minister

NEW DEHLI: India's home minister said Wednesday that police had foiled an attack allegedly by suspected militants from the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group who were caught with explosives at a rail station. P. Chidambaram told reporters that two men had been arrested at New Delhi's main station after a tip-off from intelligence agencies and work…

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February 29, 2012

 

At least 14 eunuchs killed in Delhi fire

NEW DELHI: At least 14 eunuchs were killed Sunday when a fire swept through a venue in New Delhi where nearly 1,000 members of the marginalised community had gathered for a national convention, police said. The fire broke out around 7:00pm (1330 GMT) and quickly spread through the community hall in east Delhi where the…

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November 21, 2011

 

Bomb blast at Delhi High Court kills four

NEW DELHI: At least four people were killed in a bomb blast Wednesday morning outside a main entrance to the High Court in New Delhi, Indian police said.”Four people have been confirmed dead, and 24 injured,” Delhi police spokesman Rajan Bhagat told AFP. “I cannot say anything about the nature of the bomb yet.” AGENCIES

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September 7, 2011

 

Indo-Pak FM level talks begin in New Delhi

Staff ReportNEW DELHI: The foreign minister level negotiations between Pakistan and India with focus on Kashmir issue, terrorism, trade and mutual confidence building began here on Wednesday.Pakistani delegation is being led by Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar vis-à-vis her Indian counterpart SM Krishna. Talking to media before the formal start of the talks, the foreign…

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July 27, 2011

 

Bollywood hit 'Delhi Belly' causes upset

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's new film has been a hit at the box office but has also led to protests and even a court case against its dialogue and content, which critics say is vulgar and offensive. The screwball comedy “Delhi Belly”, starring the actor-producer-director's nephew Imran Khan, revolves around three, scruffy, debt-ridden room-mates…

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July 13, 2011

 

Pak-India FSs to meet in New Delhi next week

Staff ReportNEW DELHI: Foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India will meet again in New Delhi next week before the foreign minister-level talks by the end of July. The third round of secretary-level talks will take place in India’s capital of New Delhi. Sources privy to Foreign Office told SAMAA that all key issues, including the…

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July 1, 2011

 

Scientists find superbugs in Delhi drinking water

LONDON: A gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking, scientists said on Thursday.The NDM 1 gene, which creates what some experts describe as “super superbugs,” has spread to germs that cause…

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April 7, 2011

 

Rahat Fateh held at Delhi airport

Staff Report NEW DELHI: Pakistan's famous singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been arrested in India on Sunday. He was held at Indira Gandhi International airport by revenue intelligence personnel. He will be presented before the court today. Rahat Fateh along with two other men was detained for carrying a huge amount of undeclared foreign…

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February 13, 2011

 

Evacuations after Delhi building collapse that killed 69

NEWDEHLI: Authorities in New Delhi on Wednesday ordered dozens of buildings to be evacuated near a five-storey residential block that collapsed killing nearly 70 people. Fears of other collapses prompted officials to order residents to leave about 40 allegedly illegal buildings which were found to have water-logged basements — one possible cause of Monday evening's…

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November 18, 2010

 

Embattled Delhi Games organiser quits political post

NEWDEHLI: The chief organiser of the Delhi Commonwealth Games, Suresh Kalmadi, has stepped down from a senior post in India's ruling Congress party amid a probe into alleged corruption around the event. “Suresh Kalmadi's resignation as Secretary of the Congress Parliamentary Party has been accepted with immediate effect by the Congress Party,” Congress general secretary…

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November 8, 2010

 

Obama wraps up Mumbai visit, heads to Delhi

MUMBAI: President Barack Obama leaves the Indian city of Mumbai for New Delhi on Sunday, with the ink drying on freshly-signed business deals that he hopes could help kickstart the struggling US economy. Obama is due to have dinner with Manmohan Singh, the former finance minister who helped open up India's economy in the 1990s…

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November 6, 2010

 

Commonwealth blame game erupts in Delhi amid graft probe

NEWDEHLI: Days after the most expensive Commonwealth Games to date concluded in New Delhi, a mud-slinging contest has broken out between the event's organisers and city rulers. A panel set up by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has begun probing allegations of corruption over soaring costs, shoddy construction and shady payments to contractors as the budget…

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October 18, 2010

 

Indian government to look into Delhi blunders – reports

NEW DELHI: The Indian government has ordered a probe into allegations of graft and mismanagement that plagued the recent $6 billion Commonwealth Games, local newspapers quoted government officials as saying on Saturday. An official familiar with developments told The Hindustan Times that the government is determined to hold officials to account for a botched build-up…

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October 16, 2010

 

India orders probe into Delhi Games corruption

NEW DELHI: The Indian government has launched an official investigation into allegations of corruption and mismanagement during the preparations for the Delhi Commonwealth Games, reports said Saturday. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) national watchdog ordered the probe into various Games-related projects a day after Thursday's closing ceremony, the Press Trust of India said. “The…

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October 16, 2010

 
 
 
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