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  • RJD chief Lalu Prasad undergoes heart surgery at a Mumbai hospital 2 hours 42 minutes ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Local polls announced in Taiwan 5 days ago

    Taipei: Electoral authorities in Taiwan on Thursday announced the island's local polls in which over 10,000 public officials will be elected by November 29. The island, for the first time, will be concurrently electing seven levels of local government officials, ranging from mayors of the six municipalities of Taipei, New Taipei,...
  • Congress split on boycott of public events with Modi? 5 days ago

    New Delhi: After being heckled at recent events Congress Chief Ministers have decided not to attend functions where the Prime Minister is present. Congress taking this tough stand said the Prime Minister is deliberately misusing government platforms to malign non Congress chief ministers. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was heckled in...
  • Congress CMs likely to skip events involving PM Modi: sources 1 week ago

    New Delhi: All Congress Chief Ministers are likely to skip events involving Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources told CNN-IBN on Wednesday. The development comes after Bharatiya Janata Party supporters booed Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda during his speech at Modi's rally in Kaithal on Tuesday. Sources added that Maharashtra...
  • UN chief urges restraint after protests over teen's killing in US August 19, 2014

    United Nations: As protests intensify over the killing of an American teenager in Missouri, UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged all parties to exercise restraint and for authorities to respect the right to peaceful assembly. According to Ban's spokesperson, the UN chief is aware that US federal authorities have announced...
  • Legislature, executive should not encroach upon the judiciary: CJI August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India RM Lodha in his Independence Day speech on Friday said that the legislature and executive should not encroach upon the judiciary. His remarks comes after Parliament on Thursday passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill and the 121 Constitutional Amendment Bill. "All the organs like...
  • Government asks CJI, CJ of High Courts to fill up vacancies August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has asked the Chief Justice of India and Chief Justices of High Courts to fill up vacancies in various courts, mostly in lower judiciary, for speedy disposal of huge backlog of cases in the country. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told Lok Sabha on Monday that around...
  • Justice Katju continues to make fresh allegations of corruption in judiciary, CJI expresses anguish August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court Judge Justice Markandey Katju has delivered another bombshell in his blog alleging corruption in the judiciary. Katju, who accused former Chief Justice SH Kapadia of not acting against a corrupt judge, has once again hit back at Justice Kapadia, who said that he does not...
  • Justice Katju's comments on corruption in higher judiciary and Judicial Appointments Bill August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju, retired judge of the Supreme Court of India is at it once again. After making serious allegations about a judge of the Madras High Court, a month ago, he has once again made serious allegations about the corruption in judiciary. An anguished Chief Justice of...
  • Shah Rukh Khan celebrates Raksha Bandhan with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, tweets a photo of his rakhi August 11, 2014

    Whether it is Diwali, Eid or Rakshabandhan, star Shah Rukh Khan invariably takes to Twitter to extend his wishes to his fans. And on the eve of Rakshabandhan, SRK tweeted a photo of a Rakhi which was tied to him by Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee. "Happy RAKHI to everyone. Mine...
  • CBI arrests Syndicate Bank chief, MP Congress legal advisor for seeking bribe August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) is cracking down on top bank officials on charges of demanding bribes for loans. The CBI arrested six people including chairman and managing director of Syndicate Bank Sudhir Kumar Jain on Saturday for receiving illegal gratification. He has allegedly violated banking rules. Jain...
  • Contribution of all communities must for progress, says Akhilesh Yadav August 2, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that contribution of every religious community was essential in the development of the state. During a meeting with the delegation of UP Sikh Gurudrawa Prabandhak Committee, Akhilesh said that the state government was committed to ensure justice and security to all. The delegation...
  • India's response to beheading-like incidents by Pakistan would be intense, asserts new Army Chief August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: India's response to any beheading-like incident would be more than adequate, intense and immediate, said Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag as he assumed office on Friday. Suhag took charge as the Chief of 1.3 million strong Indian Army on Thursday from General Bikram Singh who retired after a career...
  • A soldier's son General Dalbir Singh Suhag takes over as the Indian Army Chief July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh retired on Thursday giving way to General Dalbir Singh Suhag who became India's 26th Army Chief. 59-year-old Suhag was the Vice Chief of the Army Staff. During the farewell ceremony for the outgoing Army Chief on Thursday, General Bikram Singh said that India...
  • General Dalbir Singh Suhag takes over as the 26th Army Chief today, makes his parents proud July 31, 2014

    New Delhi/Bhishan: Army Chief General Bikram Singh will retire on Thursday giving way to Lt General Dalbir Singh Suhag who will be become India's 26th Army Chief. 59-year-old Suhag is currently the Vice Chief of the Army Staff. A Gurkha officer who had participated in the 1987 Indian Peace Keeping...
  • Dalbir Singh Suhag takes over as new army chief on Thursday July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag, whose appointment as Army Chief had kicked up a row, will on Thursday take over as the next head of the 1.3 million strong force succeeding General Bikram Singh who is retiring. Suhag was designated as Army Chief in May by the outgoing UPA...
  • Kerala: Achuthanandan writes to PM Modi, seeks probe against Chief Secretary July 27, 2014

    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 July 25, 2014

    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...