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...

Rupani hails Modi on yoga

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Nayan Dave | Gandhinagar

It was due to relentless efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi entire world gave recognition to yoga which represents Indian culture, said Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani on Thursday. Addressing thousands of yoga performers assembled at Sardar Patel stadium to mark ‘World Yoga Day’, Rupani said that the world has recognised the...

Over 50,000 perform asanas in Mysuru

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Southern Indian city of Mysuru has celebrated International Yoga Day on Thursday with more than 50,000 people taking part by performing asanas for an hour. “Mysuru, also known as yoga capital of the country, has expected a record number of over 80,000 participants but the number has to be...

Rajnath takes lead, performs yoga with Yogi, UP Guv

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Union Home minister Rajnath Singh took a lead and performed Yoga at the lawns of Raj Bhawan along with Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as International Yoga Day was celebrated across Uttar Pradesh with fervour. It was the first time when CM Yogi wore a saffron T-shirt instead...

It’s holistic science: V-P

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Averring that yoga had nothing to do with religion, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said here on Thursday that yoga “is a holistic science embodying the basic principle of organic, interconnectedness of different facets of life”. Addressing the gathering while participating in the International Day of Yoga 2018 celebrations in Mumbai, Naidu...

Nitish skips yoga celebrations

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | Patna

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on expectef lines maintained his distance from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's favourite Yoga diwas on Thursday even as his several Ministers, all from BJP including Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi did the yoga at public places amid pomp and show. Governor Satyapal Malik too did...

Gujarat CM to launch school enrolment drive in urban areas

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will launch the state-wide ‘Shala Praveshotsav’ – School enrolment drive for urban areas on Friday. Children will be enrolled in Class 1 in 1277 primary schools and in class 9 in 1550 secondary schools. Rupani will launch the two-day school enrolment drive from RG Kanya...

World record at Kota

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi/Kota/Patna

A world record was created in Kota in the northern Indian State of Rajasthan on Thursday where over a lakh people got together to perform 'asanas' while similar energy and zeal was on display at events across states as big-wigs stretched and twisted along with millions of citizens on the...

Proxy petition will delay probe, ED officer tells SC

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Enforcement Directorate Joint Director Rajeshwar Singh has approached the Supreme Court with a plea to initiate criminal contempt against a PIL petitioner who has filed a plea to probe alleged disproportionate assets against the officer. The PIL has been admitted for hearing by the Supreme Court and is expected to...

Sushma, Nirmala to begin first US 2+2 Dialogue on July 6

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will on July 6 visit the United States for the first meeting of the “2+2 Dialogue” with Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo and Secretary of Defence James N Mattis. This new dialogue format was agreed to between the two sides...

Rajnath on three-day Mongolia visit for talks

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Aiming to strengthen India’s relation with Mongolia, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday left for his maiden three-day visit to the strategically important East Asian country that shares its boundaries with China and Russia. The Minister in his pre-departure message said India wants to realise the huge potential of bilateral...


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‚ÄėAssault‚Äô on police driver: Action against Kerala ADGP

17 Jun 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

In a swift move intended at stemming the protests brewing in the State police force against certain top officials’ ‘feudalistic’ practice of persecuting policemen and camp followers by using them as house servants, the Kerala Government on Saturday removed ADGP Sudesh Kumar, whose daughter was the other day booked for assaulting and verbally abusing his official police driver, from the position of head of the Armed Police Battalion. The action against...

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23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Kochi

MCD still waiting for HC order on encroachment Dehradun: Days after the High Court ordered the officials to remove encroachment from different areas of Dehradun like markets, streets and footpaths in four weeks, the officials concerned said on Friday that they were still waiting for the order to come. They, however, assured that they would execute the order once they get a copy and read it thoroughly...

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