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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...

BJP seeks Rahul’s apology

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Accusing Opposition parties of exploiting the sentiments of the mother of Rohith Vemula, a university student whose suicide triggered a political row in the country in 2016, the BJP on Wednesday demanded an apology from Congress president Rahul Gandhi whom they charged with taking her on the public stage...

Sack Digvijaya Singh, don’t take Hindus for granted: BJP to Cong

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Launching attack on senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, the BJP on Wednesday demanded that the former should be immediately sacked from the party for describing Hindus as terrorists. Speaking to reporters here, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, “We demand Congress leader Digvijaya Singh should be sacked from the party. You...

Kamal meets RaGa, discusses TN politics

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Actor-turned-politician and president of Makkal Needhi Maiam Kamal Haasan on Wednesday called on Congress president Rahul Gandhi at the latter’s residence in national Capital and discussed the political situation of the country and particularly about Tamil Nadu. The actor, after his meeting, in a brief interaction with the media, said that...

Financial experts fed up with colossal economic mismanagement: Cong

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Congress on Wednesday said the resignation of Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian has not come as a surprise as all ‘financial experts’ in Modi Government are fed up with its ‘colossal economic mismanagement’’ and are stepping down. Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a jibe on Union Minister Arun Jaitley who...

Aircel-Maxis case: SC judge recuses from hearing Swamy's plea

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy approached the Supreme Court on Wednesday for permission to intervene in a PIL seeking probe into alleged disproportionate assets of a high ranking officer of the Directorate of Enforcement who is investigating the money trail in the Aircel-Maxis deal. Upon his mentioning before a Vacation Bench of...

PIB’s official YouTube channel to live stream Yoga Day hits hurdle

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The Press Information Bureau’s official YouTube channel is unlikely to be able to live stream International Yoga Day events on Thursday, with the video-sharing website blocking it. The channel has been blocked as YouTube is updating its “partner agreements”, a spokesperson of the website said. However, PIB can live stream the...

Surat city selected for best Smart City award

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

To encourage Smart Cities, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has announced nine awards in three categories that include Project Award, Innovative Idea Award and City Award under the India Smart Cities Awards. Surat city has been selected for the best city award under the Smart City Mission’s award for...

Rohith Vemula’s mother denies Goyal’s claim

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi/Amaravati

A fresh controversy erupted on Wednesday over the suicide of research scholar Rohith Vemula, with Union Minister Piyush Goyal claiming that her mother was offered money to share stage with opposition leaders and target the BJP over her son’s death, a charge denied by Radhika Vemula. “The condition of the family...

Sushma meets chiefs of European Commission, European Parliament

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday held talks with President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani in Brussels on the leg of her four-nation tour. Swaraj arrived in Belgium today from Luxembourg on the last leg of her four-nation tour. Earlier, she had...

Over 7,000 people from India filed applications for asylum: UN report

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | PTI | United Nations

Over 7,000 people from India filed applications for asylum in the US last year, according to a report by the UN refugee agency which said America was the largest recipient of new asylum requests in 2017. The UN Refugee Agency said in its annual Global Trends report that 68.5 million people globally...


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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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