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CBI seals Nirav Modi’s farmhouse in Alibaug

  NEW DELHI, PNB GM Rajesh Jindal taken into custody THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday sealed a luxury property of billionaire Nirav Modi in Alibaug area near Mumbai, officials said.The 1.5 acre farm house in the uber rich n..

ED raids 17 firms;I-T attaches Rs 145 cr assets

  MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday continued raids for the seventh day as it visited 17 locations across the country, including four shell companies in Mumbai, even as the I-T Department attached assets worth Rs 14..

CBI begins questioning Rotomac owner, son

  NEW DELHI, THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday questioned the owner of Rotomac pens, Vikram Kothari, and his son Rahul at the agency’s headquarters here in connection with an alleged loan default of Rs 3,695 crore to a ..

Govt’s nod to 13-digit M2M SIM numbers

  NEW DELHI, THE Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked telecom service providers to start issuing 13-digit numbers for SIM based machine-to-machine (M2M) services, which will co-exist with 10-digit numbers. The DoT had approved the sch..

Canada does not support any separatist movement: Trudeau

  AMRITSAR/CHANDIGARH, CANADIAN Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday assured Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh that his country did not support any separatist movement in India or elsewhere. The categorical assurance from Trudeau ..

Cyber criminals preparing for more attacks

  BENGALURU, Amid new EU privacy laws, hackers will try to extort money from firms by first determining the GDPR penalty that could result from an attack, and then demanding a ransom of slightly less than that fine, which CEOs might opt to pay, s..

Court rejects police plea for custody of 2 AAP MLAs

  NEW DELHI, THE Delhi Police on Wednesday got a jolt with a court here rejecting its plea for custodial interrogation of AAP MLAs Amantullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal, arrested in connection with the “highly sensitive” case of alleged ..

EPFO lowers interest rate to 8.55 pc for 2017-18

  NEW DELHI, RETIREMENT fund body EPFO on Wednesday lowered the rate of interest on employees provident fund to 8.55 per cent for its over 6 crore subscribers for 2017-18, from 8.65 per cent in the previous fiscal. “It is difficult to eval..

Robot to welcome Modi, others at UP ‘Investors Meet’

  LUCKNOW, A ROBOT created by a group of students engaged in a startup will welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural session of the “Investors Meet” here on Wednesday, an official said on Tuesday. The Special Protection ..

HC asks cops to probe into charges against Mehul Choksi

  NEW DELHI, THE Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the police to investigate cheating allegations levelled against Gitanjali Gems promoter Mehul Choksi in an FIR lodged in 2016 by the owner of one of its retail franchise. A bench of Justice M..

PNB closed all options to recover dues by going public: Nirav Modi

  MUMBAI, THROWING up his hands, beleaguered businessman Nirav Modi, the alleged kingpin of the largest banking scam in the country’s history, has said PNB’s overzealousness shut the doors on his ability to clear the dues.He also said..

SC to hear actress Priya’s plea seeking quashing of FIR today

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday the plea of actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who recently became an internet sensation for her wink in a Malayam movie song, seeking stay of criminal proceedings against her over the viral video..

India test-fires nuclear capable Agni-II missile

  BALASORE (Odisha), INDIA on Tuesday test-fired its medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of 2,000 km from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast, Defence sources said. The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was con..

ED notifies exit ports about Rotomac promoter Kothari

  New Delhi, 14 bank accounts of the group and promoters attached by Income Tax Department The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said it had notified all the land, sea and airports in the country to prevent the exit of the promoter of..

Spell out stand on MPs’ salaries, allowances: Apex court to Centre

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Tuesday gave a “last opportunity” to the Centre to spell out its stand on setting up of a permanent mechanism for determining sitting parliamentarians’ salaries and allowances. Giving a week&rsq..

SC to hear PIL seeking SIT probe in PNB fraud today

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court will hear a plea seeking an SIT probe and billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi’s deportation in the over Rs 11,000 crore PNB fraud case on Wednesday. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M K..

Plan to double farmers income to be placed before PM today

  NEW DELHI, THE Government on Monday discussed with farm experts and stakeholders practical solutions for doubling farmers’ income by 2022 and they will be presented before Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. Modi, who is scheduled to..

CBI seals Brady House Branch of PNB in Mumbai

  MUMBAI, THE Central Bureau of Investigaton (CBI) on Monday sealed the Brady House Branch of the Punjab National Bank as multiple probe agencies continued with their probe into the Rs 11,515 crore fraud, according to officials. The Central Burea..

NIA asked to examine jail staff, doctors in escape of LeT ultra

  NEW DELHI, THE NIA, which has been asked to probe the escape of dreaded LeT terrorist Mohammed Naveed Jhatt from a busy hospital in Srinagar, will investigate conspiracy angles, including how he got “favourable orders” from doctors ..

Adapting to new contexts is Indian society’s strength: Modi

  SHRAVANABELAGOLA, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that saints and seers have always served the Indian society and made a positive difference to it. He said that the strength of the Indian society lay in its ability to change with ti..

CM expects Rs 12 trillion investments from summit

  MUMBAI,  Fadnavis said that the State will sign investment agreements with over two dozen companies in the next two days. The CM added that the investments would come in almost every sector, including aerospace, logistics and electric vehi..

Actress Priya Varrier moves SC for quashing of FIR against her

  New Delhi, ACTRESS Priya Prakash Varrier, who recently became an Internet sensation for her wink in a song of a Malyalam movie, on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of an FIR lodged against her in Telangana. The 18-year-old actre..

Amarinder to meet Canadian PM; red carpet roll out for dignitary

  CHANDIGARH, PUNJAB Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hold a meeting in Amritsar on February 21, officials said today ending long-standing uncertainty. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is all s..

Democracy is BJP’s core value, says Modi

  NEW DELHI, ASSERTING that the BJP and its forerunner Jana Sangh had since Independence led all agitations held in national interest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said democracy is the party’s core value which enables it to take ..

CBI carries out searches at PNB’s Brady Road branch

  NEW DELHI, THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday virtually took control of the entire campus of Punjab National Bank’s Brady Road branch in Mumbai, which is at the centre of a clossal banking fraud involving billionaire jewe..

76 per cent voter turnout in Tripura Assembly polls

  AGARTALA/ NEW DELHI, AT LEAST 76 per cent of over 25.73 lakh voters exercised their franchise for the Assembly polls on Sunday in Tripura, where the BJP is trying to dislodge the Left Front after an unbroken 25-year stint in power, officials sa..

2 cops killed in gunbattle with Naxals in C’garh

  The Hitavada State Bureau, SUKMA/RAIPUR, Around 20-25 Maoists have been reportedly killed and several others injured, claim injured troopers TWO security forces (SFs) personnel were killed and six others injured in a fierce gun-battle with Mi..

66 killed as plane crashes in Iran

  TEHRAN, AN Iranian passenger plane on a domestic flight crashed into the country’s Zagros mountains on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, officials said.The Aseman Airlines flight left Tehran’s Mehrabad airport around 0800 for t..

Scientists find anti-cancer properties in three rice varieties found in C’garh

  Staff Reporter, RAIPUR, The research conducted by the Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Mumbai has concluded that three medicinal varieties of rice - Gathuan, Maharaji and Lycha - ..

PM dedicates 2 major projects to the nation

  RAIGAD, Lays foundation stone for Rs 16K cr Navi Mumbai International Airport “We want people wearing ‘hawai-chappal’ to be able to fly in a ‘hawai-jahaz’,” Narendra Modi said POSTING orders for over 900 ai..

Delhi court to hear CBI plea on Bofors case on April 7

  NEW DELHI, Feb 17, (PTI), A DELHI court on Saturday decided to hear on April 7 the CBI’s plea seeking a direction to allow it to go for further probe into the politically sensitive Rs 64-crore Bofors payoff case.Chief Metropolitan Magis..

Tripura goes to polls today

  AGARTALA, Feb 17, (PTI), TRIPURA would go to polls on Sunday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerging as the main challenger to the ruling Left Front, which has been in power in the State for the last 25 years. Polling would be held i..

Modi to inaugurate new BJP HQs

  NEW DELHI, Feb 17, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new BJP headquarters, a multi-storeyed modern construction fitted with latest communication technologies, on Sunday in the presence of top party leaders, including i..

Cut in quantum of Cauvery water disappointing: TN CM

  COIMBATORE, Feb 17, (PTI), TAMIL Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday expressed disappointment over the Supreme Court verdict reducing the quantum of Cauvery water to be released for Tamil Nadu, but said certain points in the judg..

India committed to protecting environment: Modi

    NEW DELHI, The National Geographic Greendex Report of 2014, which assesses environmental sustainability of consumer choice, recently ranked India at the top for greenest consumption pattern Discussing the goal of creating a carbon sink..

Modi, Rajnath likely to lead BJP campaign for Meghalaya

  TURA (Meghalaya), The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to campaign in Phulbari in Garo Hills on February 21 or 22 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh may visit the state on February 19 NO SOONER the curtains are set to fall for election c..

Poll candidates must disclose source of income: Apex court

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Friday directed that all candidates contesting elections must disclose their “sources” of income, including those of their spouse and dependent children.In a landmark judgement, a bench headed by Just..

Appropriate supervisory action to be taken in Nirav case: RBI

  MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, ED continues raids on assets related to jewellery designer Modi and Mehul Choksi I-T Deptt attaches 29 properties and 105 bank accounts of Modi, his family and companies, inform officials Corporate Affairs Ministry identifie..

Rahul dissolves CWC, forms steering panel for Congress plenary

  NEW DELHI, CONGRESS President Rahul Gandhi on Friday dissolved the party’s highest decision-making body, Central Working Committee (CWC), and formed a 34-member Steering Committee that will work in its place for the upcoming plenary sessi..

PNB suspends 8 more officials, to repay other banks by March-end

  NEW DELHI, PUNJAB National Bank (PNB), which is at the centre of India’s biggest banking fraud, has suspended eight more officials, including one at general manager level, for their suspected involvement in the multi-crore scam, a senior ..

China protests Modi’s visit to Arunachal

  BEIJING, CHINA on Thursday voiced its “firm Opposition” to the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Arunachal Pradesh which it claims as part of South Tibet and said it would lodge a diplomatic protest with India.“China&rs..

Will take all possible action against guilty, says PNB

  NEW DELHI, PNB is fully committed to its clean banking policy. We are the first one to detect and report this to various law enforcement agencies, says PNB CMD Sunil Mehta THE Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Thursday said it will take all possib..

Policy to scrap 15-yr-old vehicles almost finalised, says Gadkari

  NEW DELHI, INDIA will soon come out with a policy to scrap vehicles that are more than 15 years old, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.The policy aims at curbing rising vehicular pollution in the country. “We have almost final..

Army Base Workshop Lt Colonel questioned

  Staff Reporter, JABALPUR, Info sought about bank account details, electronic gadgets Preliminary investigation of Military Intelligence (MI) was completed and electronic gadgets seized from Lieutenant Colonel of 506 Army Base Workshop, Jabalp..

2 pilots killed in IAF plane crash

  MAJULI, (Assam)/NEW DELHI, The pilots killed in the crash were Wing Commander J James and Wing Commander D Vats TWO Indian Air Force pilots were killed in a crash in Majuli on Thursday, minutes after their microlight aircraft took off on a rou..

Oli sworn in as Nepal PM for 2nd time

  KATHMANDU, K P Sharma Oli was on Thursday sworn in as Nepal’s Prime Minister for the second time, weeks after his Left alliance with CPN Maoist swept the historic parliamentary polls, kindling hopes for much-needed political stability in ..

You value a rape at Rs 6500: SC asks MP

    By Abhishek Anshu, NEW DELHI, The apex court said it was shocking that Madhya Pradesh, which was among the States which had received maximum funds from the Centre under the Nirbhaya fund scheme, was disbursing Rs 6,000-6,500 only to ea..

PM calls 2-day meeting to discuss farm issues on February 19 and 20

  NEW DELHI, IN ORDER to address farm distress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a national conference on February 19-20 to discuss short and long term solutions to give a fillip to the agriculture sector and achieve the goal of doubling f..

Govt land worth hundreds of crore sold to pvt persons: CBI

  NEW DELHI, CBI has registered two FIRs The cases relate to the alleged transfer of Gram Sabha land to private individuals through alleged tampering of records THE CBI has registered two separate FIRs in connection with the transfer of about 3..

J&K cops scour Kashmir to track terror links

  By Sumir Kaul, SRINAGAR, Intelligence reports suggests that the Sunjuwan Army camp attackers entered the Valley last year and were planning more suicide attacks on security forces   CRACK teams of the Jammu and Kashmir Police have fanne..

Lt Colonel of Army Base Workshop, Jabalpur detained on suspicion of espionage

  Staff Reporter, JABALPUR, Military Intelligence personnel raided Lieutenant Colonel residence and office on February 12 and seized several important documents, laptop and mobile handset COUNTER intelligence wing of the Indian Army detained a ..

Director booked for hurting sentiments, denies allegation

  HYDERABAD, POLICE in Hyderabad on Wednesday registered a case for hurting religious sentiments of Muslims against the director of a Malayalam movie, whose song featuring actress Priya Prakash Varrier has gone viral.On a complaint by some youths..

Sexual assault on children corrodes their smile, happy memories: Court

  NEW DELHI, THE scars of a sexual assault do not heal in the mind of a child and corrodes any pleasant memory, a Delhi court has observed while sentencing a man to 10 years in jail for sodomising a four-year old. Additional Sessions Judge Seema..

ED registers money laundering case

  NEW DELHI, THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case in connection with the Rs 280-crore cheating of Punjab National Bank (PNB) allegedly by diamantaire Nirav Modi and others, on the basis of a CBI FIR. Official so..

No GST on food served to in-patients

    NEW DELHI, THE GST will not be charged on the cost of food served to patients by hospitals as advised by doctors, the Government has said.However, patients not admitted will have to pay tax on the total value of food served by the hospi..

Radio brings people closer: Modi on World Radio Day

    NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi, who connects with people across the country via his monthly “Mann Ki Baat” radio programme, on Tuesday extended his greetings on World Radio Day to all those associated with the world..

Ensure no one is denied benefits for want of Aadhaar: Prasad to States

  NEW DELHI, LAW and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday asked State Governments to ensure that no one is denied any benefit he or she is entitled to for want of Aadhaar.“Aadhaar is big platform which leads to good governance and sav..

Mah edn deptt buys 1.5 lakh books on Modi’s life

  MUMBAI, SCHOOL students in Maharashtra will soon get to read about various facets of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with the State education department ordering a purchase of nearly 1.5 lakh books on his life. The order was placed last month an..

Noted thinker, journalist Muzaffar Hussain no more

  MUMBAI, NOTED writer, thinker and journalist Muzaffar Hussain died due to prolonged illness here on Tuesday, family sources said.He was 78.Hussain breathed his last at Hiranandani Hospital in suburban Vikhroli where he was admitted on January 3..

Defence acquisition worth around Rs 16,000 cr cleared

  NEW DELHI, THE Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday approved the purchase of military hardware worth Rs 15,935 crore (almost $2.5 billion). These include procurement of Advanced Torpedo De..

Not a suitable time for talks with Pak: BJP

  JAMMU, A DAY after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called for dialogue with Pakistan to end the bloodshed in the State, the BJP on Tuesday said talks were not suitable at a time when the neighbouring country was “supportin..

We will pay India in its own coin for misadventure: Pak

  ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN on Tuesday warned that it will “pay (back) India in its own coin” in case of any misadventure as it rejected Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s remarks that Islamabad was behind the deadly terror attack ..

India’s forest, tree cover up by 1 per cent in 2 years: Minister

  Delhi Bureau, NEW DELHI, Maharashtra has been found to have maximum water bodies inside forests COURTESY three southern States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala showing maximum increase in Forest cover, India has increased its net forest a..

WhatsApp still working on digital payment feature in India

  NEW DELHI, Media reports had already claimed that now you can transfer money via WhatsApp   CONTRARY to media reports claiming that now you can transfer money via WhatsApp in India, the digital payment feature in the platform is still in..

India’s new healthcare to be a game changer: S&P

  NEW DELHI, NHPS scheme reflects the Government’s intent to expand country’s protection umbrella, says S&P THE healthcare scheme announced in the Budget will be a “game changer” for India’s health industry and ..

Rahul munches on pakodas, bhajjis in K’arnataka

  RAICHUR (Karnataka), CONGRESS President Rahul Gandhi on Monday stopped by a roadside eatery in north Karnataka’s Raichur town and munched hot and spicy pakodas and bhajjis and sipped tea in a plastic cup along with state Chief Minister Si..

Gadkari releases first ever Highway Capacity Manual

  Delhi Bureau and Agencies, NEW DELHI, Expresses hope that the Manual will guide road engineers and policy makers about road expansion   UNION Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday released country’s first ever Highway Capacity Manual (..

1 terrorist still holed up in Sunjuwan military camp, says Defence official

  JAMMU, Several blasts were heard inside the camp late on Sunday evening, breaking a lull after the initial exchange of fire, but the Army said the blasts were the result of sanitisation operation and there was no fresh contact with terrorists ..

Pune girl sets new record, skydives in nav-wari sari

  By Quaid Najmi, MUMBAI, Shital who has been awarded Padma Shri has set around 18 national skydiving records, plus six international records and completed 704 jumps around the world, bagging several national and international honours PUNE adve..

Modi not a fussy eater, open to trying new dishes: Kapoor

  DUBAI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi is not a fussy eater and open to experimenting with food and flavours as long as they are vegetarian, celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor said.Kapoor, who cooked for Modi during his visit to the UAE, said the prime..

RSS can prepare an ‘army’ within 3 days: Bhagwat

  MUZAFFARPUR, RASHTRIYA Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said the organisation has the ability to prepare an “army” to fight for the country within three days, if such a situation arises. The RSS chief said this..

Modi takes dig at Cong; slams its ‘style of misgovernance’

  MUSCAT, TAKING a dig at the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday night said India’s image had suffered due to a long  list of scams in the previous regime and his Government worked hard to change the “style of misgo..

Disabled persons should make hidden talent their strength, says Kovind

  Staff Reporter BHOPAL, PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind told persons with disabilities that they should not let their physical disabilities dominate their lives. They should identify their talent as it is this talent that provides them the confidence..

‘Pad women’ lead to sanitary hygiene revolution

  By Rupesh Samant, PANAJI, AS THE film “PadMan”, starring well-known actor Akshay Kumar, released in theatres two days back, there was a palpable excitement in a small nondescript village near here. A group of women, who have been ..

Three dead, crops damaged as hailstorm hits parts of Mah

  MUMBAI, HAILSTORM over the central parts of Maharashtra, Marathwada and parts of Vidarbha region claimed three lives, with State Government officials saying that an assessment of the damage caused has been ordered. A senior revenue official sai..

Recommendations for appointment of over 120 HC judges pending

  NEW DELHI, While 43 names are pending with the Supreme Court collegium, 80 names are with the Government OVER 120 recommendations by 13 High Courts for appointment of judges are pending with the Government and the Supreme Court collegium, awai..

71 dead in Russian plane crash

  MOSCOW, ALL 71 people aboard a Russian passenger plane that crashed outside Moscow on Sunday were killed in the disaster, investigators said. “Sixty-five passengers and six crew members were on board, and all of them died,” Russia&r..

Trump, Modi express concern over Maldives

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, Modi and Trump expressed concern about the political crisis in Maldives and the importance of respect for democratic institutions and rule of law US PRESIDENT Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expr..

India has not responded to queries on Jadhav: Pak

  ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN on Friday said that India has not responded to its queries on Indian death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav’s passport and details of his service, calling it “regrettable”.Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad..

‘Rs 12,000 cr relief for salaried class in Budget’

  NEW DELHI, FINANCE Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the Budget has given Rs 12,000 crore benefits to salaried class and senior citizens and also defended the long-term capital gains tax on equities, saying this Government knows how to &ld..

Now, Modi moots ‘lunch pe charcha’

  NEW DELHI, AFTER the “chai pe charcha” campaign during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked his party MPs to hold “lunch pe charcha” to spread the good points of the Union Budget 2018-19..

Mah opposes petitions seeking probe into Loya’s death in SC

    NEW DELHI, THE Maharashtra Government on Friday opposed in the Supreme Court the pleas seeking an independent probe of the death of special CBI judge B H Loya, terming them as ‘motivated’ and based on ‘yellow journalis..

Human eggs grown in lab for first time by UK scientists

  By Aditi Khanna, LONDON, The latest development could not only help the understanding of how human eggs develop, but open the door to a new approach to fertility preservation for women at risk of premature fertility loss – such as those ..

Ex-CBI judge moves SC against his criticism by HC in Aarushi case

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Friday sought responses from the UP Government and CBI on a plea of the special judge, who convicted Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar in the Aarushi murder case in 2013, against his criticism in the Allahabad High ..

Gulf, West Asia key priority for India: Modi

  NEW DELHI, ON THE eve of his visit to Palestine, the UAE and Oman, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that the Gulf and West Asian region was a key priority in India’s external engagement and his trip was aimed at strengthening ties ..

Four arrested for helping Pakistani terrorist escape

  SRINAGAR, J&K DG (Prisons) shunted out JAMMU and Kashmir Police has arrested four people for their alleged involvement in Pakistan-born Lashker-e-Toiba terrorist Mohammed Naveed Jhatt’s escape from the busy SMHS hospital here, police..

China agrees to allow Mansarovar Yatra through Nathu La: Govt

  NEW DELHI, CHINA has agreed to allow Indian pilgrims to Kailash-Mansarovar through Nathu La in Sikkim after the route was closed last year in the wake of the Doka La stand-off.Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh informed the Lok Sa..

Sri Sri renews efforts on Ayodhya row

  BENGALURU,   RENEWING his mediation efforts on the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute in Ayodhya, Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday held a meeting here with Muslim leaders, including members from the All India Musli..

Court summons Lalu’s daughter, husband in money laundering case

  NEW DELHI, A SPECIAL court here on Thursday summoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti and her husband as accused in a money laundering case. The court also summoned Bharti’s firm Mishail Packers and Printers as accused ..

No interest on farm loans taken after July 31, 2017: CM

    MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday directed all banks not to charge any interest on the loan waiver or loan accounts sanctioned under the one-time repayment scheme after July 31, 2017. The Chief Minister t..

Kovind flags off Gomateshwara festival in K’taka

      SHRAVANABELAGOLA, PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday flagged off the celebrations to anoint the Gomateshwara statue in this Jain pilgrim town in Karnataka’s Hassan district.The President, along with the First Lady Savi..

Govt in process of linking driving licences with Aadhaar: SC told

      By Abhishek Anshu, NEW DELHI, THE Centre is in the process of linking driving licences with Aadhaar number to weed out fake licences and a software for this covering all States on a real time basis is under preparation, the Sup..

Centre asks builders not to charge GST from affordable housing buyers

  NEW DELHI, It said builders can levy GST on buyers of affordable housing projects only if they reduce the apartment prices after factoring in the credit claimed on inputs   THE Government on Wednesday asked builders not to charge any GST..

India test-fires Nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile successfully

  BALASORE (Odisha), INDIA on Wednesday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed Nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range in Odisha, Defence sources said. The trial of the surface-to-surf..

Over 1.8 lakh students did not appear for UP Board exams on Day 1

  By Abhinav Pandey, LUCKNOW, Yogi Adityanath-led Government initiated strict measures such as - installation of CCTV cameras in exam halls and using STF and local Intelligence to check activities of education mafia - to check copying in the exa..

PM meets children from Sikkim, Ladakh

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked children to work towards achieving the vision of a corruption-free India as he met 53 boys and girls from Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region and Sikkim. The children, including nine ..

ED in HC to cancel bail of businessman held in Rs 5,000 cr PMLA case

  NEW DELHI, THE Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response of a Delhi-based businessman, arrested in a Rs 5,000 crore money laundering case, on a plea of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) challenging the bail granted to him.Justice A K Pathak is..

Maldives top court revokes order to free prisoners;Nasheed seeks India’s help

  COLOMBO/ MALE/ NEW DELHI, The former President wasnts India’s military intervention to resolve the ongoing political crisis in his country following declaration of emergency India expected to follow a standard operating procedure that in..

Nuclear capable Agni-1 test-fired

  BALASORE (Odisha), INDIA on Tuesday successfully test-fired its short-range nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-1 with a strike range of over 700 km from a test range off the Odisha coast, Defence sources said here on Tuesday. The indigenou..

Don’t go for laminated Aadhaar cards: UIDAI

  NEW DELHI, THE UIDAI on Tuesday cautioned the public against going for plastic or laminated Aadhaar smart cards saying their unauthorised printing could render the QR code dysfunctional or even expose personal data without an individual’s..