Rahul chairs first Congress steering committee meet

NEW DELHI, Feb 17, (PTI), A PLENARY session of the Congress to discuss and evolve the party’s future strategy will be held in Delhi on March 16, 17 and 18, its chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said on Saturday.The dates were fixed a..

Nirmala alleges Singhvi family shares in Nirav Modi’s business; he denies

  Delhi Bureau and agencies, NEW DELHI, Feb 17, THE ruling BJP on Saturday blamed the Congress for the “original sin” that led to the alleged Rs 11,500 crore banking fraud by jeweller Nirav Modi and his partner Mehul Choksi. The Op..

Now, book coaches, special trains online

  NEW DELHI, Feb 17, (PTI), NEED coaches for a marriage party or a religious tour? Now, it can be done online, according to instructions issued by the railway board. According to a circular by the Railway Board, booking of special trains, coa..

Chabahar port lease contract among 9 pacts inked with Iran

  NEW DELHI, Feb 17, (PTI), INDIA on Saturday inked nine pacts with Iran, including one on getting operational control of the first part of the Chabahar port for 18 months, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouha..

ED raids 21 more places in 11K cr PNB fraud case

  MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, Feb 17, (PTI), RAIDS by the ED in connection with its money laundering probe against diamond czar Nirav Modi and others in the alleged Rs 11,400-crore bank fraud continued for the third day on Saturday with the agency sayi..

CBI raids 26 places in Nirav Modi fraud case

  NEW DELHI, CBI questions 4 PNB officials in connection with Rs 11,400 crore fraud by Nirav Modi CBI searches premises of the Gitanjali Group at 20 places in Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Coimbatore The CBI on Friday carried out s..

SC increases Karnataka’s Cauvery water share, reduces Tamil Nadu’s

    NEW DELHI, Supreme Court increases share of Cauvery water for Karnataka by 14.75 tmcft and reduces Tamil Nadu’s share while compensating it by allowing extraction of 10 tmcft groundwater from the river basin The Supreme Cour..

Compete with yourself: Modi tells students

  Delhi Bureau and Agencies, NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with students from across the country over exams and said they should compete with themselves instead of competing with others. “You should compete ..

Raids on Nirav’s properties yield Rs 5,100 cr diamond-gold jewellery

  MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, Five properties belonging to Nirav Modi and other accused sealed by the ED THE Enforcement Directorate conducted searches in several properties linked to billionaire jewellery designer Nirav Modi in Mumbai, Delhi and Gujarat ..

No one will be spared, assures Law Minister

  NEW DELHI, Terms Congress’ attack on Prime Minister as baseless   UNDER flak for a Rs 11,400 crore fraud case involving Punjab National Bank, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday said no one irrespective of stature will be spared..

Don’t allow Left Front to remove secret files: Modi

  AGARTALA, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi urged people to keep surveillance in the exit of civil secretariat for next few days whether the Left Front Ministers are taking out Government files, which contains the corruption of the Government. &ldqu..

Rs 11k cr fraud detected by PNB Mumbai branch

    NEW DELHI, PNB files complaints against billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi and a jewellery firms three diamond firms — Diamonds R Us, Solar Exports and Stellar Diamonds Based on letters of undertaking issued by PNB other banks appea..

India wants to be rich and powerful for welfare of entire world: Rajnath

  NEW DELHI, The ‘Rashtriya Raksha Mahayagya’ is slated to be held from March 18-25 in the lawns outside the Red Fort. The soil and water from Doka La, Poonch, Wagah border, and the ‘Char Dhams’ will be used in raising the..

Mah Govt seeks Rs 200 cr aid for hailstorm-hit farmers from Centre

  MUMBAI, WITH hailstorms causing extensive damage to crops in Vidarbha and Marathwada regions earlier this week, the Maharashtra Government has demanded Rs 200 crore from the Centre for providing aid to farmers. State Agriculture Minister Pandu..

Two LeT militants killed after 30-hour gunfight

  SRINAGAR, TWO holed up LeT militants, involved in a failed terror bid on a CRPF camp here, were killed on Tuesday in a nearly 30-hour-long gunfight, police said.“While one was gunned down as he came out of the under construction building ..

Another jawan’s body found in Jammu camp

  JAMMU, THE body of another soldier was on Tuesday recovered from the encounter site inside the unjuwan Military camp here, taking the death toll in the terror attack to 10, including six Army personnel and three terrorists of the Jaish-e-Mohamm..

RBI announces new norms on bad loans

  NEW DELHI, A wake up call for defaulters, says Govt RBI abolished half a dozen existing loan-restructuring mechanisms Insolvency proceedings would have to be initiated in case of a loan of Rs 2,000 cr or more if a resolution plan is not imple..

Militants’ bid to enter CRPF camp foiled

  SRINAGAR, A paramilitary jawan was martyred during the operation Alert CRPF sentry averts what could have been a suicide attack on the CRPF camp Ultras holed up inside an abandoned house; fierce fighting still continues LeT claims responsibi..

Pakistan will have to pay for Jammu terror attack: Nirmala

  JAMMU, DEFENCE Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said militants who killed five soldiers and a civilian at an Army camp in Jammu were Pakistanis and warned that Pakistan will pay a price for the terror attack.“Pakistan will have to pa..

India, Oman call for isolating sponsors of terror

  MUSCAT, INDIA and Oman will coordinate efforts to counter the ‘misuse’ of religion by groups and States for perpetrating acts of terrorism as they called for isolating its sponsors, in an apparent reference to Pakistan. According t..

PM launches project for first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi

  DUBAI, Modi laid the foundation stone for the BAPS Swaminarayan temple via video conferencing from the Dubai Opera House, where he addressed the members of the Indian community PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday officially launched a proje..

Army launches clearing ops in Jammu camp

  By Anil Bhat and Tariq A Sofi, SUNJUWAN (Jammu), ‘Five soldiers have been martyred in this operation. The father of a soldier also lost his life. So far, we have killed three terrorists. There has been no firing since last night,’ ..

Mumbai 12th richest city globally; NY tops list

    NEW DELHI, Mumbai also features among the top 10 cities in terms of billionaire population and is home to 28 billionaires Mumbai is expected to be the fastest growing city in terms of wealth growth over next 10 yrs INDIA’S finan..

Naxalite couple held in Ballarpur

  Our Correspondents, CHANDRAPUR/RAIPUR, THE Naxal Cell and C-60 team arrested two hardcore Naxalities including a member of Central Committee and Area Committee, at Ballarpur tehsil on Friday.The arrested outlaws are Ramana alias Shrinivas Vitt..

Modi, Jordan King agree to boost bilateral relations

  AMMAN, The King described the meeting as the beginning of a new chapter PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Jordan’s King Abdullah II here and said he had ‘wonderful’ meeting that would further boost India-Jordan ties...

IAF officer arrested for passing secret information to Pak’s ISI

  NEW DELHI, Marwaha shared information and documents with two Pakistani agents who chatted with him on social media site Facebook, pretending to be women The fake accounts, in the names of ‘Kiran Randhwa’ and ‘Mahima Patel,&rs..

Ram Mandir-Babri issue is a normal land dispute: SC

  NEW DELHI, The special bench said that it would hear the appeals on March 14 and clarified that it never intended to hear the case on a ‘day-to-day basis’ THE Supreme Court on Thursday said that the politically sensitive Ram J..

Bangladesh ex-PM Zia gets five yrs’ jail in graft case

  By Anisur Rahman, DHAKA, Khaleda Zia is sentenced in connection with the embezzlement of 21 million takas (USD 252,000) in foreign donations meant for the Zia Orphanage Trust KHALEDA Zia was on Thursday sentenced to five years’ rigorous..

Throw out ‘Manik’, choose ‘Hira’: Modi

  Sonamura/ Kailashahar, Modi coins a new acronym ‘HIRA’ - H for Highways, I for Internet way, R for Roadways and A for Airways   Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused the Left Front Government in Tripura of subjecti..

For Maldivians India is a liberator not occupier: Ex-President Nasheed

    COLOMBO/MALE, Nasheed’s reaction comes after China warns against any military intervention in the Maldives, saying, such a move will complicate the situation in Maldives In 1988 India had helped Maldives to defeat a coup by merce..

SC cancels iron ore mining leases of 88 firms in Goa

  NEW DELHI, SC directs Centre and Goa Govt to set up an SIT and a team of chartered accountants to recover the amount from mining companies, which were allowed to extract ore in violation of the law THE Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed the se..

Oppn ‘lying’ to mislead middle class: PM

  NEW DELHI, Delhi Bureau and Agencies, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Congress of spending its time in power eulogising the Gandhi family at the cost of India’s development, dubbed NPAs as the UPA Government’s..

LeT ultra escapes from hospital, 2 cops killed

  SRINAGAR, Hardcore LeT terrorist Mohammed Naveed Jhatt staged a daring escape from the SMHS hospital killing two policemen with a pistol handed to him by his LeT accomplices who ambushed the police team escorting him Jhatt was caught in Kulgam..

Modi to reply in LS today

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi is expected to reply to the debate on the motion of thanks to the President’s address in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, BJP sources said. The discussion started on Tuesday and the motion is likely to ..

TDP, YSR members disrupt LS

  NEW DELHI, VOCIFEROUS protests by members of NDA ally Telugu Desam Party and the YSR Congress on Tuesday marred proceedings in the Lok Sabha even as the Government termed their demands as “very sensitive” and gave an assurance that ..

Army vows befitting reply to Pak

  NEW DELHI, THE Army on Monday clearly indicated that it would take retaliatory action against the killing of four Army men in heavy shelling by Pakistani forces along the LoC in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, saying that its action ..

ED attaches assets of Maoist leader

  NEW DELHI, THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday attached assets worth Rs 86 lakh of a Bihar-based Maoist commander, in a first-of-its-kind action against such criminals under the anti-money laundering laws.The central probe agency issued ..

Shah slams Cong over GST in maiden Parlt speech

  Delhi Bureau and Agencies, NEW DELHI, BJP Chief Amit Shah on Monday tore into the Congress over its “failure” to tackle unemployment and other problems and its criticism of the GST, saying it was not a ‘Gabbar Singh Tax&rsquo..

Countdown to Congress Govt’s exit has begun in Karnataka, says Modi

  BENGALURU, TEARING into the Siddaramaiah-led Congress Government in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chided it for setting ‘new records’ in corruption and asserted that the countdown for its exit has begun.“Co..

NIA arrests man in Bihar for ‘ties’ with LeT

  NEW DELHI, CONTINUING its probe into covert activities of Lashkar-e-Toiba, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a man hailing Bihar in the national capital, its official spokesman said here on Sunday.Alam is the fourth person to..

Mah police returns 1,430 bullet-proof jackets as they failed AK-47 test

  By Dnyanesh Chavan, MUMBAI, A TOTAL of 1,430 bulletproof jackets out of 4,600 received by the Maharashtra Police in the aftermath of the 26/11 terror attacks are returned to their manufacturer as they failed the AK-47 bullet test during trials..

Rift in Karni Sena over ‘Padmaavat’ protests

JAIPUR, Feb 3, (PTI), KARNI Sena leaders Lokendra Singh Kalvi, who spearheaded the protest against ‘Padmaavat’, and Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi said on Saturday that their objection to the controversial film still stands and the protest will..

Two Pakistan-trained LeT militants arrested at Wagah-Attari border

JAMMU, Feb 3, (IANS), TWO Pakistan-trained LeT militants from Jammu and Kashmir were arrested soon after they returned to India via the Wagah-Attari border crossing in Punjab with valid passports and visas, police said on Friday.“Baramulla poli..

Maldives shuts Parlt as Govt resists SC order to free political prisoners

MALE, Feb 3, (AFP), MALDIVIAN authorities on Saturday announced an indefinite postponement of Parliament as President Abdulla Yameen’s regime resisted international pressure to comply with a landmark Supreme Court order to free political pris..

176 MoUs of Rs 65,186 cr signed on 1st day of Assam investors’ meet

GUWAHATI, Feb 3, (PTI), Modi invokes ‘Act East’ policy for further growth and says, India is the most preferred investment destination in the world AS many as 176 initial pacts worth Rs 65,186 crore with 160 firms were signed here on t..


TAURANGA (New Zealand), Feb 3, (IANS), Indian colts outclass Australia to win 4th Under-19 World Cup; opener Manjot slams unbeaten 101 in 8-wkt victory INDIA defeated Australia by eight wickets to claim the ICC Under-2119 World Cup for a reco..

Centre, States to share cost of mega healthcare scheme

  NEW DELHI,   The scheme is likely to be launched on either August 15 or October 2 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says, the health cover plan will be cashless and not a reimbursement scheme The Govt is working on the nitty-gritties of the..

CBI cites ‘new facts,’ challenges High Court verdict on Bofors

  NEW DELHI, THE CBI on Friday filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging a 2005 order of the Delhi High Court quashing all charges against accused persons in the politically sensitive Bofors pay-off case. The filing of the appeal assumes..

RS adjourned over Kasganj violence, Delhi sealing drive

  NEW DELHI, RECENT communal clashes in Kasganj in Uttar Pradesh and the sealing drive in Delhi on Friday led to noisy protests in the Rajya Sabha, forcing an (an) adjournment in the pre-lunch session. While members of Samajwadi Party raised the..

Boost to farm, sops to poor

  NEW DELHI, In a bid to provide universal healthcare, Jaitley announces world’s largest ‘National Health Protection scheme’ Keeps the Income Tax rates and slabs unchanged “We are firmly on path to achieve 8 per cent plu..

Budget development-friendly, will strengthen ‘new India’ vision: PM

  NEW DELHI, Budget has devoted attention to all sectors, ranging from agriculture to infrastructure and is “farmer- friendly, common citizen-friendly, business-friendly and development-friendly,” says Modi TERMING the Union Budget f..

Only promises made in past 4 yrs: Rahul

    NEW DELHI, CONGRESS President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at the Government over the Union Budget, saying only promises were made in the past four years and ‘thankfully’ just one year of the Modi dispensation is left.Ta..

Rare ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ leaves millions awe-struck

  NEW DELHI/BENGALURU, THE much awaited “Supermoon” became visible in India a little later than expected on Wednesday but when it did, millions of stargazers across the country relished the rare celestial triple delight with a sense o..

Jaitley’s toughest test today

  NEW DELHI, The Finance Minister will have to stick to fiscal prudence while addressing agriculture distress, job creation The Budget comes after GST rollout and demonetisation FINANCE Minister Arun Jaitley will on Thursday present the current..

3rd Scorpene submarine launched

  MUMBAI, THE Indian Navy launched the third state-of-the-art Scorpene class submarine, Karanj, here on Wednesday.Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba’s wife Reena Lanba launched the submarine, constructed by shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL..

No orange passports

  NEW DELHI, THE External Affairs Ministry on Tuesday night announced that it has reversed its decision on the issuance of a orange-coloured passport to those who have ECR status as also on printing of the last page with personal details.The deci..

Give information about black money collected post-note ban: CIC to Govt

  NEW DELHI, THE Central Information Commission has directed the Finance Ministry to reply to a one-year-old RTI application seeking to know the total black money collected by the Government post-demonetisation. Chief Information Commissioner R K..

Yogi vows action against Kasganj violence culprits

  LUCKNOW, UTTAR Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday promised stringent action against culprits involved in Kasganj communal clashes while the Centre sought a report from his Government on the violence that left one dead.“Our ..

Economic survey predicts 7.5% growth

  NEW DELHI, The economy could face challenges from rising oil prices and a sharp correction in the elevated stock prices, says survey SHEDDING the impact of GST and demonetisation, India’s economy is “picking up quite nicely,”..

36 killed in W Bengal bus plunge

  KOLKATA, Two children among the dead Mamata announces aid of Rs 5 lakh each to bereaved families THIRTY six people, including two children, were killed and several were missing after a bus with around 50 passengers crashed through a bridge ra..

Pass Triple Talaq Bill: Modi to MPs

  Delhi Bureau and Agencies, NEW DELHI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a “humble request” to all MPs to rise above party politics and help the Government pass the Triple Talaq Bill and also to ensure healthy debates duri..

Mah wins best tableau award in R-Day Parade

  NEW DELHI, THE tableau from Maharashtra depicting the coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at the Republic Day Parade at the Rajpath here won the first prize, followed by Assam’s tableau on traditional masks of the Satras. The table..

Fight against graft, black money will not stop: Modi

  NEW DELHI, “The fight against corruption is for the future of India’s youth. Earlier, people believed that nothing happens to the rich and powerful. But things are different today. People who served as CMs are in jail for theircorru..

Budget session from today; Govt to push for passage of Triple Talaq Bill

  NEW DELHI, AHEAD of the Budget session of Parliament beginning from Monday, representatives of the Government and the Opposition met here on Sunday to discuss the issues and proposed legislations which would come up.The Government met leaders o..

Time has not come for any rethink on AFSPA: Gen Rawat

  NEW DELHI, TIME has not come for any rethink on AFSPA or making some of its provisions milder, Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat has said, asserting that the Army has been taking adequate precautions in protecting human rights while operating in dist..

President’s eyes well up after presenting Ashok Chakra

  NEW DELHI, PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind on Friday appeared emotional after he awarded the Ashok Chakra, India’s highest peacetime military decoration, posthumously to Air Force Garud commando Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala here.Corporal Niral..

ASEAN leaders witness India’s military might, diversity

  NEW DELHI, This is for the first time that leaders from 10 countries attended the annual celebrations as chief guests The overwhelming presence of the ASEAN leadership is seen as a reflection of India’s growing stature as a major power i..

13 killed in Kolhapur minibus plunge

  MUMBAI/PUNE, Sixteen members of three families, related to each other, were returning from Ganpatipule Mah Revenue Minister Patil announces a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for kin of each deceased THIRTEEN persons, including seven children, were ..

Ambulance bomb kills 102, injures 200 in Kabul

  KABUL, The Taliban bomber passed through one checkpoint, saying he was taking a patient to hospital. He blew the ambulance at the second checkpoint where he was recognised AT least 102 people were killed and nearly 200 others injured on Saturd..

President asks rich to give up for have-nots

  NEW DELHI, Kovind urges citizens to renew the spirit of philanthropy on his first Republic Day eve address to the nation Stresses need to reform, upgrade and enlarge education system to make it relevant to 21st Century realities of digital eco..

Padma Vibhushan for Parameswaran, Illaiyaraja, Ghulam Mustafa Khan

  NEW DELHI, Cricketer M S Dhoni, snooker player Pankaj Advani among 12 people awarded Padma Bhushan Govt honours many ‘unsung heroes’ including Rani and Abhay Bang, Sampat Ramteke with Padma Shri THE senior-most Rashtriya Swayamsev..

ASEAN leaders discuss ways to boost maritime security

  NEW DELHI, LEADERS of India and ASEAN on Thursday discussed ways to boost maritime security, connectivity and trade, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that India shares the ASEAN vision for rule-based societies and pitched for freedom of..

Create ‘heaven of freedom’ free from divisions: PM

  By Barun Jha, DAVOS, Protectionism, climate change as dangerous as terrorism, says PM In a hour-long speech delivered in Hindi, PM hard-sells India as an investment destination Quotes Sanskrit shlokas to emphasise that “we are children..

Shiv Sena to go solo in 2019 polls; contest elections in all States

  MUMBAI, THE Shiv Sena said on Tuesday it will have no truck with ally BJP in the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly and Lok Sabha polls, but was silent about its continuance in the Governments at the Centre and in the State, drawing ridicule from the Co..

O P Rawat assumes charge as new CEC

  NEW DELHI, MADHYA Pradesh Cadre IAS officer Om Prakash Rawat on Tuesday took over as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India. He succeeds Achal Kumar Joti, a Gujarat cadre IAS officer, who remitted office on Monday. The Election Commissio..

It’s India everywhere in Davos

  By Barun Jha, DAVOS, IT’S India everywhere in this snow- covered Swiss resort town -- once known for health tourism, always frequented by skiing enthusiasts and home to the annual week-long pow-wow of global elite in sub-zero temperature..

‘Bin Laden of India’ held after encounter

  NEW DELHI, Abdul Subhan Qureshi was allegedly the mastermind of the 2008 Gujarat serial blasts that killed 56 persons Court sends Qureshi to 14-day police custody AN Indian Mujahideen operative, termed the “Bin Laden of India” and..

Pleas on judge Loya’s death serious but don’t rake up Shah’s name: SC

  NEW DELHI, SC transfers pleas on Justice Loya’s death from HC to apex court Justice Loya was hearing the sensitive Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case when he allegedly died of cardiac arrest in Nagpur on December 1, 2014. He had gone..

President disqualifies 20 AAP MLAs after EC recommendation

  NEW DELHI, The EC on Friday recommended disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for holding office of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries IN A major setback to AAP, President Ram Nath Kovind has disqualified 20 of its MLAs in Delhi for holding offices..

Jawan dies, death toll in Pak firing climbs to 11

  JAMMU, AN Army jawan injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan succumbed to injuries on Saturday night, taking the death toll in the border firing in Jammu and Kashmir to 11 since Thursday, police said. Sepoy C K Roy, posted in a forward post..

Om Prakash Rawat appointed new Chief Election Commissioner

  NEW DELHI, ELECTION Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat was on Sunday appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner succeeding A K Joti who retires on Monday, the Law Ministry said on Sunday. The Government also appointed former Finance Secretar..

Jawan, 3 civilians killed in Pak shelling

  JAMMU, Over 35,000 people migrate from border hamlets to safer places as authorities sound a red alert Over 300 educational institutes along the IB and LoC closed for the next three days Sepoy Mandeep Singh injured in firing succumbs to injur..

17 killed in blaze at Delhi firecracker storage unit

  NEW DELHI, Delhi Govt orders inquiry into the incident SEVENTEEN people were killed and two injured in a massive blaze at a firecracker storage unit in outer Delhi’s Bawana industrial area on Saturday evening, a Delhi Fire Services offic..

CJI to hear PILs in Judge Loya case

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra will hear on Monday two petitions seeking independent probe into the death of Special CBI Court Judge B M Loya who was holding trial in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh staged shoot o..

Constant vigil being maintained at Doka La, says Government 

NEW DELHI, Jan 19, (UNI), INDIA on Friday said a constant ‘vigil’ is being kept along international border at Doka La sector and the existing mechanism between between India and China is working properly. “We are keeping a constan..

Dewas note press officer nabbed for stealing currency concealed in shoes

NEW DELHI, Jan 19, (PTI), Crisp currency notes amounting to over Rs 90.59 lakh were seized following raids at the premises of the Manohar Verma A BANK Note Press officer in Madhya Pradesh’s Dewas district was apprehended by the CISF on Frida..

PM pushes for simultaneous Lok Sabha, Assembly polls

NEW DELHI, Jan 19, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made a strong pitch for simultaneous Parliament and Assembly polls, as he slammed caste politics and decried the abundance of allegations in place of constructive criticism of his eco..

India gains entry into Australia Group

NEW DELHI, Jan 19, (IANS), AFTER the Wassenaar Arrangement and the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), India on Friday notched up another success as it was made a member of the Australia Group, the third of the four key global export control ..

Sudeep Lakhtakia  appointed new DG of NSG 

  NEW DELHI, Jan 19, (PTI), SENIOR IPS officer Sudeep Lakhtakia has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) of the ‘black cats’ commando force NSG. An order appointing the 1984-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the ..

EC recommends President to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

NEW DELHI, Jan 19, (PTI), IN A blow to Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party, the Election Commission on Friday asked the President to disqualify 20 of its MLAs for holding offices of profit, setting the stage for their ouster from the Assembly.The ..

NIA chargesheets Saeed, Salahuddin for waging war

  NEW DELHI, The chargesheet, which names 10 others, alleges that officials of Pak High Commission passed on money to separatists through businessman Watali A CHARGESHEET was filed on Thursday against 12 people by the NIA including Lashker-e-Toi..

SC clears screening of ‘Padmaavat’

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for the nationwide release of Bollywood movie ‘Padmaavat’ on January 25 by lifting the ban on the screening of the controversial film in Gujarat and Rajasthan. The apex court a..

CJI discusses work allocation with 4 judges, but crisis persists

  NEW DELHI, CHIEF Justice of India Dipak Misra on Thursday held a second meeting with four senior-most Supreme Court judges in three days and discussed issues like allocation of sensitive cases but no immediate solution to the unprecedented cris..

Thousands line up as Modi, Netanyahu hold grand roadshow in Ahmedabad

  AHMEDABAD,  Netanyahu and his wife fly kites in Sabarmati Ashram area PRIME Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday held a roadshow in the city under a heavy security blanket as thousands of peopl..

Nirmala dons G-suit; flies Sukhoi-30 MKI

  JODHPUR, Sitharaman becomes the second Indian woman leader to fly in a Sukhoi-30 jet after President Pratibha Patil   CLAD in an olive green pilot’s G-suit, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday undertook a sortie in IAF..

CJI meets 3 judges but impasse continues

  NEW DELHI, Justice Chelameswar unwell, takes leave EFFORTS to resolve the unprecedented crisis that rocked the Supreme Court made no headway on Wednesday as Justice Chelameswar, one of the four dissenting judges, did not turn up at the court a..

Govt ends Haj subsidy

  NEW DELHI, The move was part of the Government’s efforts to empower minorities without appeasement, says Union Minister Naqvi THERE will be no subsidy for Haj from this year, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced on Tue..

CJI meets four SC judges to end row

  NEW DELHI, CJI Misra discusses various issues with judges including the allocation of sensitive and important PILs Likely to meet four judges today Hopes of a solution by weekend CHIEF Justice of India Dipak Misra on Tuesday reached out to t..

SC tells Mah Govt to hand over Loya case papers to petitioners

  NEW DELHI, Harish Salve places before the bench the documents, including Loya’s post-mortem report, in sealed cover He urges court not to make papers public; petitioners’ counsel agrees to the request THE Supreme Court on Tuesday ..

Crisis ends; 4 SC judges attend work as usual

  NEW DELHI, “Everything has been settled,”, says Attorney General However, no details were available as to how the issues were sorted out Justice Chelameswar sorted out 60 cases, Justices Gogoi, Lokur and Joseph dealt with 49, 41 a..