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  • Subrata Roy moved back to jail, special facilities withdrawn 16 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Sahara chief Subrata Roy on Wednesday was sent back to his cell in Tihar jail at the end of the period granted by the Supreme Court to stay at an air conditioned facility in the complex to negotiate sale of his overseas luxury hotels. The court had extended Roy's...
  • Bombay HC to set up inquiry into allotment of flats from CM's quota 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday said that it will initiate inquiry by a retired High Court judge into the alleged illegal allotment of flats under the Chief Minister's quota. The division bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka asked the Advocate General to consult the registry and come up...
  • Loyal to the core, new TN CM O Panneerselvam refuses to sit in Jaya's chamber 2 days ago

    Chennai: Reaffirming his unflinching loyalty to his jailed leader AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, newly sworn in Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday chose not to enter the designated chamber for the head of state at the secretariat but function from his erstwhile Minister's office. Panneerselvam, handpicked by Jayalalithaa to take...
  • Paid news should attract disqualification: VS Sampath 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Paid news should be made an electoral offence that attracts disqualification so that it acts as a deterrent, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Sunday suggested and said inadequacies in legal framework were not allowing the poll panel to effectively check this and other malpractices. He also said that...
  • Justice Dattu sworn-in as new CJI 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu was on Sunday sworn-in as the 42nd Chief Justice of India by President Pranab Mukherjee. 63-year-old Justice Dattu took oath in the name of God at a brief ceremony held at the chandeliered Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Rajya Sabha...
  • UN chief calls for end to hostilities in South Sudan 5 days ago

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday called for an immediate end to hostilities in South Sudan, saying "there cannot be a military solution to the conflict" in the world's youngest country. The appeal came when Ban was meeting with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on the sidelines of the annual...
  • Pakistan Army chief orders troops to 'respond effectively to any provocation from across LoC' 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday ordered his troops to "effectively" respond to "any provocation" from across the Line of Control (LoC). General Sharif visited Pakistani forces deployed in forward locations along the LoC near Jhelum to review the prevailing security situation in the area, an army...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 5 days ago

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  • Tussle over CM's post led to break up of alliances in Maharahstra 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The tussle over chief minister's post led to the break up of rival alliances of BJP-Shiv Sena and Congress-NCP ahead of the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls. The development was not unexpected given the fact that the BJP and the NCP, which were the junior partners...
  • Tamil Nadu government cable TV corporation to hold talks with operators September 24, 2014

    Madurai: The Tamil Nadu government cable TV corporation would hold talks with cable TV operators and Theni on September 29 over the government's scheme to provide broadband and internet services through local cable TV operators' network. An official release said the cable TV corporation is to join hands with Indian...
  • Mamata Banerjee sketches eyes of Ma Durga September 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Donning the role of an artisan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sketched the eyes of Goddess Durga on the auspicious day of Mahayala. Banerjee who had composed the theme of a puja pandal in Bhawanipur in south Kolkata three years back went through ritualistic "Chokkhhudan" (ceremonial painting of...
  • HC to appoint retd judge to detect double allotment of flats from CM quota September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday said that a one-man committee of a retired district judge would be appointed to scrutinise all applications since 1989 for acquiring flats under the Chief Minister's discretionary quota in Maharashtra in order to detect cases of double allotment. The suggestion was given by a...
  • UN chief, Leonardo join thousands at rally on climate change September 22, 2014

    New York: UN chief Ban Kimoon and Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio joined thousands of people for a march through the city to shine the spotlight on the climate crisis with the UN Chief stressing that there is no 'Plan B' to halt advance of climate change as there is no...
  • Andhra CM to visit upcoming new capital of Chhattisgarh, Naya Raipur on Monday September 21, 2014

    Raipur: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu whose state would be developing a new capital city postbifurcation will visit Naya Raipur, the upcoming new capital of Chhattisgarh, on Monday. Naidu will later meet his Chhattisgarh counterpart Raman Singh to discuss the successful execution of projects in Naya Raipur, official...
  • Manohar Parrikar questions 75 per cent attendance rule for exams September 21, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that he will take up with the Goa University (GU) officials the issue of 75 per cent compulsory attendance to qualify for appearing in examinations. Parrikar, who was speaking at the Confederation of Indian Industries' (CII) 'Knowledge Connect' project, said current systems...
  • NATO chief: Ukraine has ceasefire 'in name only' September 21, 2014

    Vilnius: NATO's top general said on Saturday the twoweekold truce between Ukraine and proRussian militants fighting in the country's east is a "ceasefire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly impossible for outsiders...
  • Give reasons for seeking information under RTI: Madras High Court September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a serious blow to transparency regime in the country, the Madras High Court has said RTI applicants must give reasons for seeking information as it gave relief to its Registry from disclosing file notings on a complaint against a chief metropolitan magistrate. A division bench comprising justices...
  • Messages received on J&K CM's email will be acted upon: Omar Abdullah September 20, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said he has transferred his email account to his office and messages received on it will be acted upon and he will try to tweet about the updates. "Limited, very patchy internet access, not able to access anything.Those who want to...
  • G20 finance chiefs aim to 'change destiny of global economy' September 20, 2014

    Cairns (Australia): Finance chiefs from G20 nations held talks on Saturday, confident they can "change the destiny of the global economy" despite rising world political tensions and mounting fears of financial instability. The meeting in Cairns aims to thrash out a set of policies to achieve the ambitious goal of raising...
  • SC raps Modi government over lack of transparency in the appointment of CVC September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed unhappiness over the procedure proposed by the government for the appointment of the Chief Vigilance and Vigilance Commissioners. The court has criticised the appointment procedure saying it lacks transparency. The apex court said that the lack of a transparent procedure will deprive...
  • CM Jayalalithaa greets Narendra Modi on his 64th birthday September 17, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 64th birthday wishing him many years of good health to serve the country. "On the joyous occasion of your birthday, I would like to convey my felicitations to you and wish you many more happy...
  • Judicial corruption the worst form of ailment in a thriving democracy, says CJI RM Lodha September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over corruption in the judiciary, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha asserted that independence of judiciary is nonnegotiable. "As things change and economy grows, corruption also grows. Don't do anything that brings corruption in judiciary," he said. He also warned judges to be wary of people who...
  • Dalai Lama mourns deaths in Kashmir floods September 11, 2014

    Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday mourned the deaths in the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir and expressed his condolences to the families of the victims. In a missive to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the Dalai Lama expressed sadness at the loss of life and property. He wrote...
  • Andhra Pradesh announces Rs 5 crore aid for Kashmir September 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday announced financial assistance of Rs 5 crore for the floodhit people of Jammu and Kashmir. He said the state has sent 300 metric tonnes of readytoeat packaged food. According to a statement from the Chief Minister's office, 145 metric tonnes of...
  • Mizoram may retire alcoholic, drug addict policemen September 10, 2014

    Aizawl: The Mizoram government may ask policemen who are chronic alcoholics or drug addicts to leave the job, an official said. "The state government is considering a proposal to refer the alcoholic or drug addict policemen to a medical board. If the medical board finds them chronic alcoholic or drug addict...
  • Army chief to visit Kashmir to review flood situation September 10, 2014

    Srinagar: Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag is scheduled to visit the city on Wednesday to review the flood situation and take stock of the rescue and relief operations by the armed forces in the floodravaged Kashmir Valley. The Army chief will visit the summer capital and will review the...
  • NATO chief hails formation of new Iraqi government September 10, 2014

    Brussels: NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Tuesday welcomed the formation of the new Iraqi government, encouraging all Iraqi political leaders to stand behind the new government. "This new government is an important step towards building unity, security and stability in Iraq," Xinhua quoted Rasmussen as saying in a statement. He called...
  • Upper age limit for MD & CEO of a private bank is 70 years: RBI September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday fixed 70 years as the maximum age for a person to hold office of MD & CEO and other Whole Time Director (WTD) in a private bank as stipulated in the new Companies Act. "It has been decided that the upper age limit...
  • UN chief hails new government in Iraq September 9, 2014

    United Nations: UN SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki moon on Monday welcomed the formation of a new government in Iraq, saying that it "is a positive step towards political stability and peace in the country". "The SecretaryGeneral welcomes the announcement of the formation of a new inclusive government in Iraq and congratulates Haider...
  • New UN rights chief: Syria, Iraq is first priority September 8, 2014

    Geneva: The Jordanian prince taking the helm of the UN's human rights office urged the world on Monday to set as its first priority bringing a halt to the gruesome and conjoined conflicts in Iraq and Syria. Newly appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid alHussein, in his first speech...