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‘Today there is no threat of Emergency’

Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

Blaming the Congress for floating false campaigns against the Narendra Modi-led Government, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that there was no threat to the Constitution and that it was the same Congress that imposed Emergency in the country and denied the people their rights which is...

Spat between Smriti, Sharad in RS again

Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

Rajya Sabha once again witnessed a spat between senior Parliamentarian Sharad Yadav and Union Minister Smriti Irani during the debate on Commitment to the Constitution on Friday. The HRD Minister also entered into a spat in Lok Sabha with Leader of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge. Talking about social disparities when Yadav pointed...

Mulayam for Govt assurance on reservation, Constitution

Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday insisted that the Centre should come out with assurances on continuing the reservation policy and there should be no amendments to the basic structure of the Constitution. Mulayam said India’s Constitution is the only Constitution in the world which has been amended...

BJD bats for debate on Uniform Civil Code

Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Friday batted for a debate on Uniform Civil Code in Parliament, against the backdrop of the Supreme Court asking the Government to come up with a view on the contentious issue. “The Supreme Court has asked the Government to take a quick decision on...

SC relief to Sadanand Gowda over construction

Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

In a major relief to Union Law Minister DV Sadanand Gowda, the Supreme Court on Friday allowed construction of a residential project in the heart of Bengaluru to go on in a plot allotted to Gowda in August 2006. The construction came to a standstill three years back when the Karnataka...

HSBC whistleblower Falciani sentenced to 5 years in prison

Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | PTI | Geneva/New Delhi

HSBC whistleblower Herve Falciani, whose ‘Swissleaks’ have been key to India’s black money probe, was sentenced on Friday in absentia to five years in prison by a Swiss federal court. Falciani, who refused to appear for trial in Switzerland, has been charged of industrial espionage. According to Swiss news agency ATS, Falciani...

Maran to appear before CBI on top court order

Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

Beginning Monday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will get to interrogate former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran at their office for six consecutive days from 11 am to 5 pm to unearth his role in the illegal telephone exchange case. With the Supreme Court staying the arrest of Maran on August...

ED summons HP CM in money laundering case

Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday summoned Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in connection with its probe against him and his associates for alleged money laundering. The summon has been issued under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) asking Singh to personally appear before investigators here...

There has been substantial rise in cross-border firing: BSF DG

Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

BSF DG DK Pathak on Friday said there have been “substantial increase” in cross border firing along the Western border even as there have been “desperate and daring” bids by terrorists from Pakistani to infiltrate the frontier. Pathak said the BSF has foiled 62 infiltration attempts by Pakistani terrorists on the...

PoK will remain with Pak, says Abdullah

Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

National Conference president and former Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday kicked up a political storm by saying Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK) will remain with Pakistan. “POK is in Pakistan and will remain with Pakistan, Jammu & Kashmir is in India and will remain with India. We need to understand this,” Abdullah...

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22 Nov 2015 | Gautam Chintamani

Most films exist in a specific universe and while some filmmakers manage to create unique worlds with their cinema, very few like Sooraj Barjatya are able to craft a cosmos that can be both real and illusory. Intriguingly enough, since the late 1980s to now, the one factor that has come to define the realm of Barjatya's cinematic universe is an actor who would ideally appear to be a misfit...

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State govt dedicated for boosting talent: CM

28 Nov 2015 | PNS | Lucknow

Inaugurating a sports academy for preferentially abled persons Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that his Government was committed to provide help to the people who are willing to set up their institutions that would help the society at large. “Talent is everywhere...

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