Frivolous petitions against ED officer surface again on day of PC’s grilling

Saturday, 09 Jun 2018 | J Gopikrishnan | New Delhi

As the Aircel-Maxis scam probe involving former Finance Minister P Chidambaram gains momentum, frivolous petitions against the Enforcement Directorate’s Investigating Officer Rajeshwar Singh have once again started surfacing. This continues despite Supreme Court’s repeated orders against such petitions. This time, on the day (June 5), the Investigating Officer along with his team was interrogating Chidambaram, a new petition was filed against Singh before the Vacation Bench of the Supreme Court. The petition was a rehash of the contents of the old...

BJP, ADMK spar over Pon’s remark on TN

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | Chennai

The statement on law and order in Tamil Nadu by Pon Radhakrishnan, Union Minister of State For Finance, Surface Transport and Shipping the other day at Chennai has led to a war of words between the ruling AIADMK and the BJP. Speaking to reporters at Chennai on Wednesday, Radhakrishnan had repeated...

Didi cancels China visit

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Making a prompt move in the absence of any confirmation of scheduled “political meetings at the appropriate level from the other side”, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday called off her China visit hours before she was to take the plane to Beijing. According to inside reports the Chief Minister...

Guv seeks cooperation from all J&K ‘stakeholders’

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

Two days after the imposition of Central rule in Jammu & Kashmir, Governor NN Vohra on Friday sought cooperation from all stakeholders for the restoration of peace and tranquility to enable speeding up of developmental activities. The Governor held a meeting with representatives of political parties of the State at Raj...

Baba Chamliyal falls victim to border tension yet again

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

Famous shrine of Baba Dalip Singh Manhas, popularly known as Baba Chamliyal, has once again fallen victim to the ongoing border tension between the two neighboring countries -India and Pakistan. In view of the prevailing security situation and growing 'mistrust' between the border guards, the district administration in Samba has decided...

UP plans to set up pilgrimage centre at Garhmukteshwar

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

The State Government has plans to set up pilgrim centre at Garhmukteshwar of Hapur on the lines of Haridwar. Garhmuketshwar has the same significance for locals as Haridaw for the rest of the country. The town on the banks of Ganga is proposed to be developed for eco-tourism, adventure tourism along...

Terror funding accused in custody

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Sleuths of the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh got 7-day police custody remand of Ramesh Shah, the kingpin of the gang which the ATS unearthed in Gorakhpur a few days back in connection with terror funding. According to official communiqu, Shah(28), arrested in Pune on last Tuesday was brought...

Rupani launches ‘urban’ school enrollment

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Gandhinagar

Encouraged by the success of reducing dropout rate in primary schools to as low as one per cent, the Gujarat Government has decided to take the ‘transition rate’ from Class-VIII to Class-IX to 100 per cent, said Chief Minister Vijay Rupani while launching the state-wide ‘Shala Praveshotsav’ – school enrolment...

UP Police says sorry

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

To save itself from further embarrassment, Uttar Pradesh Police apologised after a photograph of a victim of Hapur lynching being dragged by a crowd in the presence of three cops went viral on social media. The cops seen in the picture have been transferred to Police Lines, an official said. Kasim...

Palatkar held for killing BJP worker, kin

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Ten days after he fled the orange city after allegedly killing a BJP worker and his four family members, the crime branch sleuths of the Nagpur police arrested Vivek Gulab Palatkar from Ludhiana in Punjab and booked him for the multiple murders. Confirming Palatkar’s arrest late on Thursday, a senior Crime...

Support pours in for Yogi’s campaign

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has started making waves in the social media as support poured in for the campaign Rs #Yogi4development’ with people appreciated UP Government for its pro-people decisions. The twitterati remained busy today as major part of the day the Yogi and #Yogi4Development remained the most sought after hashtag....


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24 Jun 2018 | PNS

Book on Renewable Energy Technology Released Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, New and Renewable Energy, Shri RK Singh released a book titled “Renewable Energy Technology” co-authored by Shri IS Jha, CMD (POWERGRID), Shri Subir Sen, COO (CTU Planning &Smart Grid) POWERGRID, Shri Manish Kumar Tiwari, Asst GM (Smart Grid) POWERGRID and Prof DP Kothari in the august presence of CMD, POWERGRID, senior officials of Ministry of....

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Sinha takes IIM-R students from ‘Farms to Frontiers’

24 Jun 2018 | PNS | RANCHI

Taking the vision of ‘New India’ and the challenges ahead among the aspiring business managers, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha discussed elaborately on the concept of ‘Farms to Frontiers’ to accelerate the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate while addressing the students of new batch of Indian Institute of Management-Ranchi (2018-2020) here on Saturday. Sharing his insights, understanding of business ventures and a few examples from his public...

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