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Ratan Tata invests in taxi-hailing company Ola
Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of the holding company of Tata conglomerate, has bought a stake in online taxi-hailing firm Ola, the company said on Wednesday. Tata has previously invested in start-ups ranging from online retailer Snapdeal to Chinese phone maker Xiaomi.

Congress demands Sushma Swaraj's resignation over Lalit Modi's job offer to her husband
Stepping up its attack on the BJP government, the Congress on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately sack External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the wake of fresh revelations that fugitive former IPL chief Lalit Modi had offered a job to her advocate husband Swaraj Kaushal.

Lalit Modi offered me a job, but I declined: Sushma Swaraj's husband
A new controversy has erupted over former IPL chief Lalit Modi's alleged offer of a job to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj's husband.Swaraj Kaushal acknowledged that he had been offered a post by the Indofil board but said that he did not consent to the same.

Varun Gandhi admits 'chance' meeting with Lalit Modi
BJP Sultanpur MP Varun Gandhi on Wednesday denied former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi's charges by saying that he never offered any help to him.However, the BJP leader admitted that he met Lalit Modi along with Bharatpur MLA Jagat Singh three years ago. But said that no 'deal' of any sort was struck and the meeting was only a 'chance' meeting.

HRD Ministry issues showcause notice to Visva Bharti univ VC
The Union HRD Ministry on Wednesday issued a showcause notice to Visva Bharti University Vice Chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta, seeking his explanation on financial and administrative irregularities found by a three-member panel.

Military hotline between armed forces of India and China to be set up soon
A military hotline between the armed forces headquarters of India and China is expected to become operational soon, according to defence ministry officials in Beijing.

28 killed in Darjeeling landslide
At least 28 people were killed and many remained missing due to lanslides in West Bengal's Darjeeling district. The landslides were triggered in Mirik and Kalimpong area of the Darjeeling hills following overnight torrential rain.

Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran questioned by CBI
NEW DELHI: CBI today questioned former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran in connection with a case of allegedly using over 300 high data capacity BSNL telecom lines at his Boat House residence in Chennai.

Nehru's Wikipedia pages mischievously altered from govt's IP address, says Congress
The Congress on Wednesday said that “mischievous” changes were made in Wikipedia pages related to former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru through a government of India IP address.

Parents get 5-years sentence for abandoning newborn girl
Akshay Kachi and his wife Sunita were convicted for throwing away their newborn girl in an agricultural field on their way back home from government hospital, Khadiahar, on August 21, 2014, as the couple desired to have a male child.

Govt cannot hand over probe to CBI on its own, says Karnataka minister on lokayukta
Investigation into charges of corruption in the Lokayukta office cannot be handed over to CBI unless the anti-graft body itself makes a request for it, Home Minister KJ George said on Wednesday.The probe has now been handed over to a Special Investigation team on the request of Lokayukta.Lokayukta Bhaskar Rao is in the eye of a storm over charges of corruption in his office with his son's name also dragged into it. Facing the heat, Rao has ruled out his resignation.

PM Narendra Modi's greetings to Li Keqiang goes viral in China
Prime minister Narendra Modi’s greetings to Chinese prime minister Li Keqiang on the 94th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party’s establishment has gone viral in China. Modi, who now has 170,000 followers on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, sent the “Happy Birthday” greeting on Wednesday.

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