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Two among 4 judges downplay SC crisis

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi/Kolkata/Kochi | in Sunday Pioneer

A day after their Press conference generated a serious crisis within the top seat of judiciary in the country, two among the four seniormost judges who addressed the presser, indicated on Saturday that there was no crisis as is being made out. One even said that the issue flagged by...

Why was spl messenger sent to residence of CJI? Congress asks PM

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Congress on Saturday sought explanation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi as to why a “special messenger” was sent to the residence of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, which has come at the backdrop of four Supreme Court judges voicing their opinion against the functioning of the highest judicial...

Ex-Andhra Bank official, held in loan fraud case, sent to ED custody

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

A former Andhra Bank director, arrested in connection with a money laundering probe in an alleged Rs 5,000-crore bank fraud case involving a Gujarat- based pharma firm, was on Saturday sent to a two-day custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Ritu Singh sent Anup Prakash Garg, who was...

I-T dept seizes Rs 85 crore cash, bullion from illegal Delhi vault

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

A total of Rs 85.2 crore in cash, bullion and jewellery have been seized by the Income Tax Department after it searched a private vault in Delhi as part of its anti-black money drive. A fresh seizure of over Rs 23 crore in gold jewellery, biscuits, precious stones and cash was made...

Rahul to launch 1st leg of Cong poll campaign in Karnataka on Feb 10

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will launch the first leg of his party's poll campaign in Karnataka on February 10. The Karnataka assembly polls are expected to be held in March- April and dates for polling to the 225-member state Assembly are yet to be announced by the Election Commission of...

PC dubs ED raids against Karti ‘a comedy of errors’

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Former Union Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday dubbed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) raids against his son “a comedy of errors” and claimed the officers were left “embarrassed” and “apologetic” as they could not find anything. He was reacting after ED conducted searches at multiple premises linked to Karti Chidambaram, the senior...

Centre for Research in Criminal Justice at MNLU

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PNS | Mumbai | in Sunday Pioneer

Bombay High Court judges Justice NH Patil and Justice AS Oka on Saturday inaugurated the Centre for Research in Criminal Justice (CRCJ), an initiative of the Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai. The Centre aims to improve research in criminal justice administration and make a quality contribution towards an efficient criminal...

First consignment of wheat from India reaches Kabul

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The first consignment of 2400 tonnes of wheat from India arrived in Kabul on Saturday. The wheat is part of the 30,000 tonnes shipped via Chabahar. The consignment was welcomed by Afghan Minister for Agriculture Nasir Ahmed Durrani and Charge d'Affairs of Indian embassy in Kabul, Alok Ranjan Jha. India...

4K troops for Amarnath Yatra not be recalled

Sunday, 07 Jan 2018 | Rahul Datta | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

In a departure from its annual course of action, the 4,000 troops that had been deployed for the security of the Amarnath Yatra and later engaged in anti-terror operations will not be recalled from the Kashmir Valley any time soon. This is being done to ensure no let-up in the...

Parl panel expresses concern over welfare of disabled persons

Sunday, 07 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Expressing concern over “indifference and insensitivity” towards the welfare of disabled persons, a Parliamentary panel has pointed out that only six out of the 36 States and Union Territories of the country have dedicated departments and district social welfare officers to look into their issues. The bureaucratic ted tape has...



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State in dilemma over SC orders on Padmaavat release

19 Jan 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

With the decision of the Supreme Court setting aside notification issued by the Madhya Pradesh Government banning the release of Hindi movie ‘Padmaavat’, the State Government is in dilemma.The Government does not know what to do in the new scenario...

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