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...

Indian ethos, values should guide next CEA: RSS affiliate

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

With the Government’s Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian announcing his decision to step down, RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM) has said the next economic consultant should be one who believes in Indian ethos and values, and is not obsessed with FDI or is on sabbatical. The SJM also alleged...

New alliance in Tamil Nadu in offing

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The meeting between actor-turned-politician Kamal Hassan and the Congress top leadership is likely to throw up a new alliance in Southern Indian politics. While the actor needs the backing of a major political party to get identified as a politician of standing in the country, Congress too wants to keep...

Sena blames BJP for current situation in J&K

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Castigating the Modi Government over its “double-speak” on its resolve to tackle terrorism, the Shiv Sena on Thursday charged that the BJP walked out of the PDP-led Government in Jammu & Kashmir like the British quit India, after creating anarchy in the Valley State. “The Modi Government had cited the...

NSG to be deployed in J&K for anti-terror op

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PTI | Srinagar

The elite National Security Guards, popularly known as “Black Cats”, are likely to be deployed soon in counter-militancy operations in Jammu & Kashmir which was placed under Governor's rule on Wednesday, officials said. They said a team of NSG has been stationed in the Kashmir Valley for quite some time and...

Kerala woman, lover get 23 years in jail for poisoning husband with cyanide in Oz

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | Thiruvananthapuram/Melbourne

An Australian court on Wednesday sentenced an Indian couple Sofia and her lover Arun Kamalasanan (both from Kerala) for more than 20 years in jail, for murdering Sofia's husband Sam Abraham. Sam was found dead in his home in Epping in Melbourne on October 13, 2015 and his death was initially...

UP ATS arrests Gorakhpur terror funding mastermind in Maharashtra

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PTI | Lucknow

The mastermind of Gorakhpur terror funding case has been arrested in Pune by the Uttar Pradesh ATS in a joint operation with its Maharashtra counterpart, officials said here on Thursday. The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the Uttar Pradesh Police arrested Ramesh Shah (28) on Friday. He is being brought to the...

AirAsia passengers allege rude behaviour by airline staff, Govt assures appropriate action

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PTI | Guwahati/Mumbai

Some passengers on a Bagdogra-bound AirAsia India flight have complained of ill treatment by the airline staff after the flight was delayed by more than four hours on Wednesday, prompting the Civil Aviation Ministry to assure of “appropriate follow-up action”. The incident took place on the flight from Kolkata after the...

Govt sets up panels under task force for implementing drone tech

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The Government on Thursday announced the formation of three committees to help a task force set up in April to prepare a road map for implementing the drone technology in the country. The committees would separately make their recommendations on manufacturing and licensing of drones, airspace and air traffic management and...

Avoid posting fake items on social media, Shah tells BJP workers

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday counselled social media-savvy workers and supporters of his party’s Delhi unit to avoid committing “mistake” of posting fake items online to avoid losing credibility among people, sources said. In an address to “social media warriors”, including party workers and supporters, of the BJP, Shah also...

Two SC Benches, two takes in two weeks

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi

Within a span of just couple of weeks, two separate Benches of the Supreme Court have come out with contrasting orders on the issue of granting relief to engineering and pharmacy colleges found deficient for admitting students. While one Bench threw out petitions by 10 colleges which the All India Council...


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‘Assault’ 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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