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  • Pakistan International Airlines acquires property in Delhi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Pakistani carrier PIA purchased immovable property in the national capital without obtaining prior approval from the Reserve Bank, Parliament was informed on Tuesday. Replying to a question on foreign companies acquired flats/offices in India without prior approval, Minister of State for Finance, Jayant Sinha said one case has...
  • Government fails to place probe report against Director-General of CRPF in Odisha High Court 1 week ago

    Cuttack: The State Vigilance Directorate on Tuesday failed to submit the preliminary enquiry report in the Orissa High court basing on which a graft case was registered against senior IPS officer Prakash Mishra who is now the Director-General of CRPF. The High Court had last week asked the vigilance to produce...
  • Court allows CBI to drop ED officer as witness in 2G case February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A special court has allowed CBI to drop Enforcement Directorate's Assistant Director Satyendra Singh as a prosecution witness in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case. The order assumes importance as Singh was earlier included as an additional CBI witness after stiff opposition from the counsel for all the...
  • Jodie Foster hopes that next generation will bring more women directors in Hollywood February 8, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress director Jodie Foster feels more women are needed behind the camera in Hollywood to change things. The actress, who started acting when she was just three, has seen a lot of positive changes in the industry but feels more needs to be done for equality, reported People...
  • 'Birdman', 'Grand Budapest' win at Art Directors Guild Awards February 1, 2015

    Los Angeles: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Birdman' took the top prizes at the Art Directors Guild's 19th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' was the winner in the Period Film category, while 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was cited in the Fantasy Film...
  • Punjab & Haryana HC stays transfer of ED official probing Majithia in drug scam January 21, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the implementation of transfer orders of Enforcement Directorate (ED) Assistant Director Niranjan Singh who is probing synthetic drug racket case. He had also summoned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on December 26 in the drug racket. The decision was taken on...
  • VVIP Chopper deal: Will verify process to summon foreigners, says ED January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday told a Delhi court that they would verify the process of serving summons to two Italian nationals, who were summoned as accused along with others in a money-laundering case related to the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal. The agency told the...
  • ED officer probing Majithia in drug trafficking case shifted to Kolkata January 17, 2015

    Chandigarh: In a latest twist in the probe into drug trafficking charges against Punjab Revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, the Enforcement Directorate's investigating officer has been shifted to Kolkata. ED sources said that there was no external pressure. But the transfer has surprised some officials probing the case. Majithia came...
  • Former chief AP Singh was in touch with Moin Qureshi over postings of police officers January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after he quit as Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) member, the noose is tightening around former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief AP Singh who is being probed over his links to meat exporter Moin Qureshi. Sources in the Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) claim...
  • 'Boyhood' gets Linklater nominated for Directors Guild Award January 14, 2015

    Los Angeles: Richard Linklater's 12 years of toiling on coming-of-age tale 'Boyhood' reaped a coveted nomination on Tuesday for the top Directors Guild Award, which has correctly predicted the best director Oscar for 10 of the last 11 years. Two-time DGA winner Clint Eastwood, 84, earned his fourth nomination for outstanding...
  • ED allowed to drop Karunanidhi's daughter Selvi as witness January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: A special court on Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to drop DMK chief M Karunanidhi's daughter S Selvi as a prosecution witness in a 2G scam-related money laundering case in which the trial is going on. The court's order came after ED's special prosecutor NK Matta contended...
  • Punjab government holds sit-in protest against drug trade near international borders January 5, 2015

    Chandigarh: Punjab's ruling party Shiromani Akali Dal is holding a sit-in protest against drug trade in the state. SAD is holding the sit-in near the international borders making a pitch for greater vigilance along the border with Pakistan to stop flow of drugs. SAD has blamed the Border Security Force...
  • Punjab government protests against BSF, says drugs come from Pakistan and Afghanistan January 4, 2015

    Chandigarh: The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab is in a tough situation fighting allegations of rampant drug use and trade in Punjab especially after Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia in the drug racket. The party is now trying to shift blame to the border security security force...
  • Rift between MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli is trash talk: Ravi Shastri January 2, 2015

    All is well between India's incoming and outgoing Test captains, and talk of a rift between Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni is nothing but just trash, said India's Team Director Ravi Shastri in an interview to ESPNCricinfo. "You guys have no idea of the respect Dhoni commands, not just from...
  • e lounge Rewind: Bollywood stories of 2014 January 1, 2015

    In a special edition of e lounge watch the Bollywood in year 2014. ...
  • Watch: Roundtable discussion with top Bollywood directors January 1, 2015

    CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand speaks to top Bollywood directors about current trends in the industry. ...
  • Film fraternity urges Tamil Nadu government to erect a statue in memory of late filmmaker K Balachander December 31, 2014

    Chennai: The members of the Tamil Nadu Film Directors Union (TANTIS) have urged Tamil Nadu government to erect a statue in memory of legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, who passed away here last week. "Balachander sir deserves to be remembered for many generations. We were moved to see how many people showed...
  • Rajkumar Hirani, Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl: The 6 master filmmakers of 2014 December 30, 2014

    As the saying commonly goes, 'the Director is the captain of the ship'. And as the captain, the director has to steer the ship (in this case, the film) in the right direction so the audience understands and gets entertained by his vision. Many a times, a director makes or breaks...
  • West Bengal: ED questions another TMC leader as Saradha scam probe December 29, 2014

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday questioned for about three hours Trinamool Congress leader Sankudeb Ponda in connection with its money laundering probe in the multi-crore Saradha chitfunds scam case. "Ponda has been questioned about his association with the Saradha group and its management. His statement has been recorded...
  • Saradha probe: ED questions Trinamool Congress leader Sankudeb Ponda December 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Sankudeb Ponda was on Monday questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the money laundering probe in the multi-crore Saradha chit funds scam case. Ponda, who was asked to present himself before the investigating officer of the case on Tuesday, reported on Monday at around 11...
  • Sukhbir Badal backs Bikram Singh Majithia, says will order arrest if found guilty in drug racket case December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Badal has claimed that there is no proof of his brother-in-law and Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia's involvement in the drug racket. Majithia has been described as the big drug lord of Punjab by many after he was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate...
  • I will order Majithia's arrest myself if he is found guilty: Sukhbir Badal December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal on Friday said that if his brother-in-law and Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia is found guilty he will be first to take action against him. Earlier on Friday, Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials questioned Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Jalandhar with regard to...
  • Drug racket case: Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia at ED office for questioning December 26, 2014

    Jalandhar: Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Friday questioned Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Jalandhar with regard to a multi-million rupee international synthetic drugs racket busted last year. Majithia, who is the younger brother of Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal, faces allegations of having links with certain non-resident...
  • ED to probe Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drugs racket case December 22, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's alliance partner in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal is caught in a difficult situation. Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for a drug free society, the Akali Dal's Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who is brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Badal, has been summoned by...
  • Will cooperate with ED in drug racket case: Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia December 21, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who has been served summons by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), today assured full cooperation with the agency probing money laundering complaints in the Rs 6,000-crore drug racket case. "...I was not at home when the summons were delivered at my residence and to cooperate...
  • ED to summon Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drug racket case December 21, 2014

    Punjab: In a major blow to Shiromani Akali Dal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in the Rs 6,000 crore international synthetic drug case. Bikram Singh Majithia is also the younger brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Majithia's name first surfaced in the case...
  • Wait for anxious parents over, nursery admissions in Delhi begin today December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The wait for anxious parents in Delhi is over as the much awaited nursery admission process has started in most private schools in Delhi on Saturday. The sale of forms in most schools has begun and schools are expecting to see a heavy rush. Meanwhile, the Delhi...
  • James Cameron, Alfonso Cuaron praise Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 'Broken Horses' December 19, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Avatar' director James Cameron and 'Gravity' helmer Alfonso Cuaron have praised Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Hollywood debut 'Broken Horses', calling it an" aritistic triumph driven by love". The film, set to release on April 10, next year, was screened for the two directors. 'Broken Horses' marks the first time an...
  • ED probing beneficiary of Rs 425 cr IPL facilitation fee December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate is investigating the "actual beneficiary" of the Rs 425 crore facilitation fee paid for award of 10-year media rights for the IPL cricket matches to World Sports Group in 2009. The government, in an Action Taken report to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, said the...
  • Telugu music director Chakri passes away December 15, 2014

    Hyderabad: Popular Telugu music composer Chakradhar Gilla aka Chakri died here Monday, said a family source. He was 40. "He returned home late last night from his studio. In the morning, when his wife couldn't wake him up, he was rushed to Apollo Hospital. He was declared dead on arrival," the...