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IDBI ex-officials, 24 others booked

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

At a time when the Government and banks are focusing on flushing out economic offenders, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seems to have taken the curtains off another scam. The CBI has booked 15 former officials of the IDBI Bank and 24 others, including Aircel founder C Sivasankaran, 11 companies...

BCI’s Kathua panel creates stir in SC, backs local lawyers’ demand

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

A Committee of the Bar Council of India (BCI) sent to probe the role of lawyers in the Kathua rape and murder case created a stir in the Supreme Court on Thursday by backing the demand of the local lawyers to transfer the case probe to the Central Bureau of...

RSS behind Justice Loya’s death probe petition: Cong

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Congress on Thursday alleged an RSS hand behind a petition in the Supreme Court pertaining to judge BH Loya’s death and said it was “politically motivated”. Congress leaders Kapil Sibal and Vivek Tankha said they agreed with the Supreme Court’s contention that PILs are filed for political considerations and with the...

Unmanned crossings to go by 2020: Centre

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

In the wake of the death of 13 children in train-school van accident in Uttar Pradesh, the Centre on Thursday said it will eliminate all unmanned level crossings (UMLCs) by March 31, 2020. Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani said till the UMLCs are eliminated, people need to be careful while crossing...

PM expresses anguish over 13 children’s death in Kushinagar

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his anguish over the incident in which 13 children were killed and eight others injured when a train rammed into their school van at an unmanned railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar district. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has ordered an inquiry into the train-school van...

SC upholds Shibu Soren’s acquittal in murder case

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the acquittal of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) supremo Shibu Soren in connection with the murder of his private secretary Shashi Nath Jha in 1994. A bench of Justices Adarsh K Goel and RF Nariman refused to interfere with the August 22, 2007 verdict of the...

Govt to meet Swachchh target before time: Puri

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Union Housing and Urban Affiars (HUA)Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday claimed the Government would meet the target of construction of 72 lakh household and public toilets in urban areas under the Swachchh Bharat Mission a year ahead of the schedule of October 2, 2019, and stressed that behavioural change...

Multiple-tier security to oversee Amarnath yatra: Home Secy

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

The high-level meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday decided to implement a multiple-tier security arrangement comprising the Army, paramilitary forces and the Jammu and Kashmir Police for the Amarnath pilgrimage starting June 28. The meeting attended by top security brass talked about the various aspects of...

Kairana, 3 other LS seat bypolls on May 28: EC

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The Election Commission on Thursday announced that bypolls to four Lok Sabha seats, including Uttar Pradesh's Kairana, that will take place on May 28 while the counting will be held on May 31. The bypolls will be held for Bhandara-Gondiya and Palghar in Maharashtra, Kairana, and Nagaland Lok Sabha seats. The...

7 new Mins join Assam Cabinet

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | Anup Sharma | Guwahati

Days ahead of the second year anniversary of the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) Government in Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday effected the first ever Cabinet expansion, inducting seven Ministers—five from the BJP and one each from alliance partners, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland Peoples’ Front...


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Quake measuring 3.7 on Richter scale felt in south Gujarat

22 Apr 2018 | PTI | Ahmedabad

A mild tremor measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale was felt in parts of south Gujarat, including Bharuch and Surat districts, though no damage was reported, officials said...

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State police athletics meet kicks off

27 Apr 2018 | PNS | Haridwar

Uttarakhand State police district/ BN athletics meet 2018 kicked off on Thursday following its inauguration by the State Cabinet Minister Madan Kaushik. Speaking to The Pioneer, the commandant of 40 battalion of the PAC Haridwar RL Sharma said that the main events which were held on Thursday included 200, 800 and 1500 metres race, long jump, discus throw, hurdle race and pole vault...

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