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...

ADB presents plan for development in 19 UP districts

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Multilateral finance and development agency - Asian Development Bank (ADB) presented a mega infrastructure investment plan for the development of 19 districts across six regions of Uttar Pradesh with an estimated investment of Rs 1.5 lakh crore. The plan includes industrial park infrastructure, urban development, power, logistics, road, railway...

UP PCS prelims announced despite anomalies in 2017

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Even as UP Public Service Commission is struggling to conduct Provincial Civil Service (Main) exams of 2017, it’s set to announce the schedule for holding UP PCS (Prelim) exams for 2018. On June 19, the Hindi paper of PCS (Main), 2017 was cancelled as wrong question paper was distributed among examinees...

Enquiry to assess damage to Tipu’s vacated residence yet to gain steam

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

An enquiry setup to assess the damage to a bungalow alloted to former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and document missing articles and fittings of Estate department, failed to gain steam as the officer heading the probe went on leave citing health reasons. The incident created a huge controversy after Estate department...

Guv to UP: Mull over Maha SIC

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

On the appeal of a non-government organisation (NGO), Governor Ram Naik asked the State Government to mull over the pattern adopted by Maharastra Government so that, a State Information Commissioner (SIC) chould be posted in each divisional headquarters. Naik dispatched a letter to Administrative Reforms department directing to look into...

Bombay HC admits Lt Col Purohit’s discharge petition

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

The Bombay High Court on Friday admitted a petition filed by the 2008 Malegaon blast case accused Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit, challenging earlier court verdicts rejecting his pleas for discharge from the case. After a special National Investigating Agency (NIA) court on December 27 last year rejected his application seeking...

Hardik, Alpesh detained for threats

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Gandhinagar

Pro-quota Patidar agitator Hardik Patel and OBC rights activist turned Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor were detained by police after they threatened to lock office of Ahmedabad District Education Officer over the issue of giving admission to underprivileged students in a private school under Right to Education Act. Before visiting DEO office,...

Big parties’ spl status offer a game: JD(U)

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PTI | Patna

A day after the Congress came out in support of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s demand for grant of special status to Bihar, an unimpressed Janata Dal (United) on Friday asked why the national party had failed to do the needful when they were in power at the Centre for a...

Declassify documents on Lal Bahadur Shastri's death, says ex-PM's son

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PTI | Chandigarh

Lal Bahadur Shastri’s son and Congress leader Anil Shastri on Friday said the NDA Government should declassify all documents related to the death of the former Prime Minister to “clear the air once and for all” around the circumstances of his passing away in 1966. He was speaking on the...

90 Hindus from Pakistan get Indian citizenship

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PTI | Ahmedabad

As many as 90 Hindus from Pakistan, who had migrated to the city years ago, were awarded Indian citizenship by the district authorities at a function held here on Friday. District Collector Vikrant Pandey handed over the certificates of Indian citizenship, issued in accordance with the provisions of the Citizenship Act,...

Chhattisgarh BJP leader calls Rahul ‘mand buddhi', Cong hits back

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PTI | RAIPUR

Senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member from Chhattisgarh Saroj Pandey called Rahul Gandhi “mand buddhi” (slow-witted), which drew a sharp rebuke from the Opposition Congress. Speaking at a gathering on Thursday at Durg, Pandey said that Gandhi's body language showed that he was keen to learn. He went on add...


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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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