Honeypreet Insan held after 38 days on run, to be produced in court today

Fugitive Honeypreet Insan, a close aide and “adopted daughter” of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was arrested on Tuesday along with another woman. She will be produced in a trial court in Haryana’s Panchkula on Wednesday, police said.

She was arrested from the Zirkapur-Patiala highway in Punjab while travelling in a Toyota Innova, along with a woman associate, a senior police official told IANS. The police had been on her trail for nearly a month and raids were conducted in Nepal, Rajasthan, Bihar and Haryana.

Confirming her arrest, Panchkula Police Commissioner A S Chawla told reporters that Honeypreet would be produced in a court on read more

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Vijay Mallya held in UK in money laundering case, gets bail

Beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya was arrested here on Tuesday in a money-laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), before being released on bail by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

 

The 61-year-old flamboyant businessman, already out on bail on an extradition warrant executed by the Metropolitan Police earlier this year, was released on the same bail conditions as before to appear for his trial on December 4.

 

Outside the court room, Mallya said he had “done nothing wrong” and described the allegations against him as “fabricated”.  “I deny all allegations that read more

Excise duty on petrol, diesel cut by Rs 2/L; Govt may suffer Rs 26k-cr loss

Facing public resentment over the recent spike in fuel prices, the government on Tuesday cut the excise duty on both branded and unbranded petrol and diesel by Rs 2 a litre from Wednesday.
According to sources, the finance ministry was initially reluctant to reduce the duty due to revenue concerns, but relented after discussions with the petroleum ministry on implementing steps to bring down petrol prices to Rs 60-65 a litre.
While this would hit the revenues of the exchequer by Rs 13,000 crore in the second half of the current financial year at a time when the fiscal deficit has already touched 96 per cent of the Budget Estimates, consumers will get relief as the move would reduce the read more

Cashback, buyback, more: Know Reliance Jio offers on Apple iPhone 8 series

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the first Apple products to be launched in India with an introductory offer from most e-commerce portals.
The two smartphones are also the first Apple devices that can be availed of on a 12-month contract from Reliance Jio.
In India, the iPhone 8 base model with 64 GB storage is priced at Rs 64,000 and the higher storage model with 256 GB internal storage is priced at Rs 77,000.
On the other hand, the iPhone 8 Plus base model with 64 GB and 256 storage are priced at Rs 73,000 and read more

Honeypreet likely to surrender today, says she’s devastated by allegations

With reports surfacing of Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s ‘adopted’ daughter Honeypreet Insan likely to surrender before the police today, Panchkula police commissioner AS Chawla clarified that no specific intimation has been received in this regard, adding that all necessary arrangements have been done.

“Whether she wants to surrender or approach courts is a decision she has to take. We have not received any specific information. Based on available leads, our teams have been deployed and arrangements are ongoing. It will be inappropriate to give statements at this time. Whatever is the case, we will proceed as per the law. The moment we have information, we will  read more

Heavy rainfall batters Hyderabad, normal life hit, 3 dead

Heavy rain and water logging have led to the death of three people, including an eight-month old child, as heavy rains lashed the city on Monday evening.While a child and his father died in a wall collapse, another man was electrocuted to death.

According to the SHO of the Banjara Hills Police Station, 35 year-old Yadulu and his eight-month-old child died after a wall collapsed on them due to heavy rainfall while they were sleeping.

The bodies were recovered and sent for an  autopsy.In another incident, a 35-year-old person got electrocuted and died after touching the trolley which came in contact with an electric wire. He died on the spot.The downpour led to the deluge of read more

Don’t let ‘robophobia’ deter growth via manufacturing, exports: Panagariya

The threat to jobs from automation was overstated and “robophobia” should not deter countries from adopting a manufacturing and exports based strategy for rapid economic growth, according former Niti Aayog vice chairperson, Arvind Panagariya.

“One should not freeze in to inaction on account of ‘robophobia’ from following the path of manufacturing and exports that had led some of the Asian countries out of poverty,” Panagariya said on Monday while addressing the UN General Assembly’s committee on economic and financial issues.

“Countries easily have a 15-year window to pursue manufacturing and exports based strategy.”The technologies have to be invented or read more