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  • Kerala: Achuthanandan writes to PM Modi, seeks probe against Chief Secretary 2 days ago

    Thiruvanahapuram: CPI(M) stalwart and Kerala Opposition leader VS Achuthanandan has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an inquiry into the assets of Chief Secretary EK Bharat Bhushan. In his letter to the Prime Minister, Achuthanandan had sought a probe by Central Vigilance Commissioner into the alleged "real estate" links of...
  • Jet Airways appoints Sivakumar as chief commercial officer 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Private airline Jet Airways on Friday appointed its senior vice president Raj Sivakumar as chief commercial officer with immediate effect, besides appointing Rajeev Nambiar as vice president for sales (domestic market). In addition, Jet Airways has also approved the appointment of Martin Drew as vice president for cargo, a statement...
  • Gaza toll hits 342 on day 12, UN chief heads to region July 20, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel on Saturday pressed on with its lethal ground offensive and intensive airstrikes across Gaza, killing 46 Palestinians including children in one of the bloodiest days of fighting as the death toll rose to 342 with the UN chief set to visit the region. Israeli tanks plunged deeper into Gaza...
  • Gujarat government to observe 'Women's Empowerment Fortnight' July 18, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Friday said the state government will celebrate Women's Empowerment Fortnight from August 1 and August 15. According to an official release, she spoke about the celebrations during her meeting with members of all women safety committees from across Gujarat at Mahatma Mandir. The Gujarat...
  • BJP's Jagdish Mukhi rules out his name as next Delhi CM July 16, 2014

    BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi on Wednesday ruled out his name as the next chief minister of Delhi. In an interview, Mukhi said, "We will decide when the time comes. As of now the decision will that be of the Lieutenant Governor. We will decide only after he makes a decision." ...
  • Increased workig hours can work successfully: CJI July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Dispelling doubts of lawyers' bodies on his proposal to increase court's working hours to reduce pendency of cases, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Monday said that the proposal was successfully first tried in Patna High Court when he was heading it. Justice Lodha said that after getting...
  • Punjab: Man booked for posting fake photo of Dera Chief on Facebook July 13, 2014

    Ambala: Police on Sunday arrested a youth for allegedly posting a fake photo of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda (religious sect) head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on his Facebook account. On the complaint from Dera Sacha Sauda follower Punit Insan, police arrested Amarinder Singh, a resident of Ambala City, for allegedly posting...
  • Army chief arrives in Kashmir on farewell visit July 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Indian army chief Gen. Bikram Singh arrived here on a farewell visit on Saturday, a defence statement said. "General Bikram Singh, chief of the army staff (COAS) and chairman chiefs of staff committee, arrived in Srinagar today for a farewell visit to the strategically important Chinar Corps," it said. It said...
  • Gujarat CM appeals to people, NGOs to adopt anganwadis July 12, 2014

    Vadodara: In a bid to augment infrastructure at anganwadis in Gujarat and to provide better amenities to children studying there, the state Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Saturday appealed to people as well as NGOs to "adopt" such centres. "About 45 lakh children belonging to poor families are studying at about...
  • Senior journalist Jehangir Pocha dies of cardiac arrest July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Editor-in-Chief at NewsX news channel Jehangir Pocha passed away early on Saturday morning following a cardiac arrest. His last rites will be performed at 6:15 pm on Saturday at Nigam Bodh Ghat (CNG crematorium area). Jehangir was a former Editor of Businessworld and former China correspondent for the Boston...
  • Fire breaks out in Ghaziabad's Indirapuram area, damages to property worth crores reported July 11, 2014

    Several cars were gutted in a fire that broke out on Friday afternoon in the basement of a residential building in Indirapuram area in Ghaziabad. There was no loss of life in the fire that struck the basement of Tower Number 2 of ATS residential society in Nitikhand area of Indirapuram...
  • Satish Upadhyay appointed Delhi BJP chief July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Satish Upadhyay, the Standing Committee chairman of South Delhi Municipal Corporation, was on Tuesday night appointed as the president of the Delhi BJP unit. BJP president Rajnath Singh announced Upadhyay's appointment and said the appointment will come into effect immediately. Upadhyay succeeded Harsh Vardhan, who had resigned from the...
  • AgustaWestland deal: CBI to examine AP Governor Narasimhan July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI will soon record the statement of former Director, Intelligence Bureau and Governor of Andhra Pradesh E S L Narasimhan as witness in connection with allegations of bribery in purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from Ango-Italian firm AgustaWestland. CBI sources said Narasimhan, along with then NSA M K Narayanan...
  • Supreme Court refuses to stay appointment of General Suhag as next Army Chief July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has refused to stay the appointment of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief after a petition was filed by Lieutenant General Ravi Dastane challenging the appointment of General Suhag as the next Army Chief. The previous UPA government had cleared the name...
  • Supreme court gets three new judges July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, and senior advocate Rohinton Nariman on Monday became judges of the Supreme Court. They were administered the oath of the office by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha. With three new judges, the existing strength of the apex court judges has gone up from...
  • Chief Secretary receives 19 Punjabis returning from Iraq at IGI Airport July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal, along with several other state officials, on Saturday received 19 Punjabis arriving from strife-torn Iraq at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. The Chief Secretary was deputed by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to receive the Punjabis returning from Iraq in special flights...
  • Army Chief addresses China's National Defence University cadets July 4, 2014

    Beijing: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Friday addressed the cadets of the National Defence University here, a day after holding hectic parleys with China's military top brass on a host of issues including the implementation of the new border defence mechanism. On the last day of his visit to Beijing,...
  • AgustaWestland: ED slaps laundering case against ex-IAF chief July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Stepping up the heat in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday registered a money laundering case against former IAF chief SP Tyagi and others to probe proceeds of crime in the alleged kickbacks paid to procure the flying machines. ED, which...
  • Sebi chief to meet Arun Jaitley on Thursday July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Days ahead of the Budget, Sebi chairman U K Sinha will meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday and is likely to suggest steps to improve investment climate with a view to garner household savings in capital market. In his presentation, sources said Sinha will press for measures...
  • Subramanium row escalates, Centre defends decision, Congress flays PM July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy surrounding former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium, who withdrew his name from the race for the Supreme Court judge came as a huge embarrassment for the Narendra Modi government, refuses to die down. Even as Central government sources claim they do have a say in appointments of...
  • Gopal Subramanium case: Congress accuses BJP of playing politics of vendetta July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Coming down heavily on the Narendra Modi government over the row involving senior advocate Gopal Subramanium, the Congress accused the BJP of playing the politics of vendetta. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi claimed that Subramanium, who was in line to become a Supreme Court judge but later withdrew his...
  • Centre can't be blamed for Gopal Subramanium row: government sources July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing flak from Chief Justice of India RM Lodha over the Gopal Subramanium row, the government has defended itself putting the resposibility on the judiciary. Government sources have also stated that the right to reconsideration rests with the Centre. Government sources have said that in 2009 too, the then...
  • Law Minister evades questions on the CJI vs Centre row July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In a high-profile showdown, the Chief Justice of India has taken on the Central government over the Gopal Subramanium row. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has refused to comment on the controversy. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the segregation of Gopal Subramanium's file was a mistake. "As...
  • eBay rejects auction of Nazi chief's car June 29, 2014

    Miami: Auction website eBay has refused to list a World War II-era Mercedes Benz once owned Hermann Goering, a Nazi leader who commanded the German air force, citing a policy prohibiting the sale of offensive items. The 1941 Mercedes Benz 540 K Cabriolet B, custom built by Daimler-Benz for Adolf Hitler's...
  • State Chief Secretary inspects offices, orders action against 17 lax employees June 29, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan on Saturday inspected various government offices in Jhansi and Chitrakoot divisions and ordered action against 17 lax employees. Ranjan, who arrived in Jhansi alongwith his team this morning, inspected district hospital, a medical college and two police stations, while secretary-level officials in his team visited different...
  • Bureaucratic reshuffle: Anjani Kumar Singh appointed as new Chief Secretary of Bihar June 27, 2014

    In a bureaucratic reshuffle, Bihar government has appointed 1980-batch IAS officer Anjani Kumar Singh as the new Chief Secretary. According to a government notification issued on late Wednesday night, Singh, currently posted as Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, will take charge after the present chief secretary Ashok Kumar...
  • Emergency action plan to deal with drought-like situation in Chhattisgarh June 26, 2014

    The weak monsoon in Chhattisgarh is worrying the state government, with Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday issuing directives for preparing an emergency action plan to deal with any drought-like situation. Singh directed the agriculture, revenue and disaster management departments to start preparing for the action plan. Besides, he assured farmers of...
  • No proposal to buy SUVs for CM, ministers, says Rajasthan government June 25, 2014

    Rubbishing local media reports that the Rajasthan government was considering to buy Sports Utility Vehicles for its chief minister and ministers, the government on Wednesday said there was no such proposal. There is no proposal by the state government at any level to buy the SUVs (Toyota Fortuner) for its chief...
  • Tarun Gogoi admits differences of opinion in leadership issue June 24, 2014

    Guwahati: There were differences of opinion within the party over the demand for a change in the leadership, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Tuesday, after an hour-long meeting with party observer Mallikarjun Kharge. "Differences of opinion are there. Some want change in the leadership," Gogoi said after his meeting...
  • Andhra Congress chief slams former CM Kiran Reddy for party defeat June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing former Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy for Congress' rout in elections in Andhra Pradesh, APCC chief N Raghuveera Reddy on Monday alleged Reddy had an hidden agenda leading to the defeat of the party in the state. "Anti-incumbency and price rise were among the reasons for Congress'...