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  • SC raps Modi government over lack of transparency in the appointment of CVC 18 hours 3 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over corruption in the judiciary, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha asserted that independence of judiciary is non-negotiable. "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 1 week ago

    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 flood-hit people of Jammu and Kashmir. He said the state has sent 300 metric tonnes of ready-to-eat 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 flood-ravaged 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 Secretary-General 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 Secretary-General 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 al-Hussein, in his first speech...
  • Parkash Singh Badal wants review of minimum support price procedure September 7, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday urged the central government to review the procedure for fixing the minimum support price (MSP) for crops to make it more remunerative and improve the viability of farming. Dwelling on the formula to be evolved for fixing the MSP, Badal said it...
  • Army Southern Command Chief concludes 2-day Mumbai visit September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Lieutenant General Ashok Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command, completed his two-day visit to Mumbai and asked his men to "maintain vigilance and ability to respond to any security threat in the area". "He stressed maintaining vigilance and ability to respond to any security threat in the area," said...
  • UN chief hails initiative for dialogue in Sudan September 6, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Friday welcomed the initiative of holding a comprehensive national dialogue in Sudan to achieve sustainable peace as well as the progress being made by Sudanese stakeholders to prepare for this process. He welcomed in particular the signing of "an agreement between representatives of...
  • WB: Woman held for faking CM Mamata Banerjee's voice to demand money from 2 TMC leaders September 6, 2014

    Barasat: A woman has been arrested for impersonating West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over phone in North 24-Parganas district. Deputy Commissioner (Detective Department) Barrackpore Commisionerate C Sudhakar said Ananya Biswas, a resident of Khardah, was arrested two days ago on a charge of faking Banerjee's voice demanding cash from...
  • Mukul Sangma to continue as Meghalaya CM, says AICC leader September 6, 2014

    Shillong: Terming the recent hue and cry for change of leadership as 'figment of imagination', AICC general secretary Luihinzo Falerio on Friday night said Mukul Sangma would continue to be the Chief Minister. "Mukul Sangma was, is and will continue to be the chief minister of the state," Falerio told reporters...
  • Focus is on rescue operations, says Omar Abdullah September 6, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that rehabilitation operations were his prime focus. "Our focus is on rescue operations now. More than 80 people have lost their lives in the rain havoc across J&K," said Omar. ...
  • Include 12 Tamil Nadu cities in smart city programme: Jayalalithaa September 5, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday urged union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to include 12 cities in the state under the central government's smart city programme. She also requested Naidu who called on her at the state secretariat to include Srirangam (her assembly constituency) to the list...
  • Mamata Banerjee targets media again September 5, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that a section of the media was running a negative campaign about the education system and other areas in the state even though her government had ushered in a "lot of improvement" in the last three years. "A section of the media...
  • Al-Qaeda announces India wing, renews loyalty to Taliban chief September 4, 2014

    Dubai: Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahri on Wednesday announced the formation of an Indian branch of his militant group he said would spread Islamic rule and "raise the flag of jihad" across the subcontinent. In a 55-minute video posted online, Zawahri also renewed a longstanding vow of loyalty to Afghan Taliban...
  • Government overlooks objections, appoints former CJI Sathasivam Governor of Kerala September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Overlooking all objections from the opposition parties and the judiciary itself, the Government on Wednesday appointed former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam the Governor of Kerala. Sathasivam had retired as the CJI in April this year and he is the first former CJI to be appointed as a...
  • Justice HL Dattu to be next Chief Justice of India September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu is likely to be the next Chief Justice of India, government sources said on Wednesday. Sources confirmed that the file has been sent to Rashtrapati Bhawan for President Pranab Mukherjee's approval. Dattu is presently a judge in the Supreme Court. He will replace CJI RM Lodha...
  • Watch: Cyrus's spoof on RJD Chief Lalu Prasad August 31, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha comments on the possibility of forming an anti-BJP "secular" front as former Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad meet. ...
  • Deficient rainfall has hit Uttar Pradesh farmers, says Akhilesh Yadav August 29, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that deficient rainfall has hit farmers in the state. He says he will write to the Centre seeking government intervention. ...
  • SC puts moral pressure on PM, CMs, says those facing criminal charges not to be made ministers August 27, 2014

    The Supreme Court has put moral pressure on the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers by observing that people facing criminal or corruption charges should not be made ministers. The apex court, however, stopped short of prescribing disqualification for such people from becoming ministers and left it to the wisdom of the...
  • RJD chief Lalu Prasad undergoes heart surgery at a Mumbai hospital August 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad is undergoing two major heart surgeries - one to replace an aortic valve and the other to repair the aorta, at a hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday. "The surgery began this morning," a spokesperson for the Asian Heart Institute, located in suburban Bandra Kurla...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Censor Board CEO August 24, 2014

    The CBI on August 18 arrested Censor Board CEO Rakesh Kumar for allegedly demanding Rs 70,000 as bribe for clearing a regional movie. ...
  • AIIMS doctors begin signature campaign against Chief Vigilance Officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi's removal August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: In the national capital a group of doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday have started a signature campaign protesting the removal of Chief Vigilance Officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi. According to the Health Minister, Sanjiv Chaturvedi was removed from his post by the government as...
  • US-based Subramanian likely to be next Chief Economic Advisor August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: US-based economist Arvind Subramanian is likely to be appointed Chief Economic Advisor in the Finance Ministry. According to sources, his name has been recommended to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for approval. The post of CEA has been lying vacant since Raghuram Rajan left the Finance Ministry to...
  • Arvind Subramanian likely to be chief economic adviser August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: US-based economist Arvind Subramanian is poised to be named as chief economic adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, two sources at the finance ministry said on Friday. If confirmed, the appointment would bring a second economist of international renown to a key policy post following the naming of...