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  • Opposition parties harming people's interests by blocking Bills: Naidu 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Hitting out at opposition parties, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said they were raising the conversion issue to derail the Narendra Modi government's agenda of development and good governance and accused them of "blocking" important Bills in Parliament. After the opposition parties stalled proceedings in Parliament, Naidu...
  • Special court verdict in Satyam case likely on December 23 5 days ago

    Hyderabad: Days after Satyam founder B Ramalinga Raju was convicted in SFIO cases, a special court is expected to pronounce its verdict on Tuesday in the multi-crore accounting fraud in the erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Limited (SCSL), capping a nearly six-year trial. Satyam's former chairman Raju, along with his brother and...
  • 1993 Mumbai blasts case: SC seeks Maharashtra STF, CBI's reply December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday further stayed the execution of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, and sought responses from Maharashtra Special Task Force and CBI on his plea seeking review of death penalty awarded to him. In an...
  • Veer: Crossing a milestone of training nearly 500 specially-abled people December 3, 2014

    The Veer campaign's aim was to train almost 1000 persons with disabilities so that they could be employed. On world disability day, the campaign has crossed an important milestone of training almost 500 specially-abled people. ...
  • Jaitley justifies tabling of Delhi Police Special Police Establishment Bill in RS November 27, 2014

    The Bill to amend the Delhi Police Special Police Establishment Act, which was passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, has been tabled in the Rajya Sabha. Speaking in the Upper House of the Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "When the Lokpal Bill was not passed we formed a...
  • Lok Sabha passes Bill to amend law on appointment of CBI chief November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Delhi Special Police Establishment (amendment) Bill through a voice vote. The Bill was necessitated as the present Central Bureau of Investigation chief Ranjit Sinha will retire in a few days. The government had on Tuesday introduced a Bill in Lok Sabha to include...
  • Siliguri: Special train carrying Indian Army soldiers catches fire November 22, 2014

    Siliguri: A special train carrying Indian Army soldiers returning from active duty from Jammu caught fire near the city of Silliguri under Jalpaiguri district of west Bengal at Ambabari Falakata station on Friday evening. One entire genaral compartment was burnt down by the fire. The fire was quicly brought under...
  • Court asks CBI to further probe a coal scam case November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A Special Court on Thursday directed the CBI to further investigate an alleged scam in coal block allocation, involving Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda and others, in which the agency had filed a closure report. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar asked the CBI to file a progress report of...
  • Actor Ravi Teja to play Akshay Kumar's role in Telugu remake of 'Special 26' November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Telugu superstar Ravi Teja is all set to play the role of actor Akshay Kumar in Telugu remake of "Special 26". Confirming this Ravi, who is at the moment shooting for the sequel to the Telugu version of "Kick" says: "The Telugu-Tamil producer Thyagarajan who is actor Prashanth's father has...
  • Devendra Fadnavis wants business-friendly policies to boost economy November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Asserting his willingness to make changes in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) policy, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said the only way to boost the state's economy is by easing the business culture. Maharashtra's growth rate has plummeted to its lowest level in the past four years, he...
  • From the luxurious Palace on Wheels to the spiritual Mahaparinirvan Express: 8 extraordinary train journeys you must experience with the Indian Railways November 6, 2014

    If you thought train journeys in India are all about adjusting your luggage below the lower berth and exchanging the upper berth on request, you need to travel by these Indian trains soon. How about spending a week exploring palaces, forts, cave paintings, while you're treated like royalty on a...
  • Nobody will get preferential treatment in black money probe: SIT Chairman November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: As the black money probe intensifies, Special Investigation Team (SIT) Chairman MB Shah has assured that the probe will be fair and impartial. "Nobody will be given preferential treatment while being interrogated. We never differentiate between the rich and poor," said Shah looking into the black money case. Earlier,...
  • Aircel-Maxis case: Special 2G court summons Dayanidhi, Kalanithi Maran October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: A special 2G court has summoned Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran as accused in Aircel-Maxis deal case. The court has also summoned Kalanithi Maran and Malaysian business tycoon T Ananda Krishnan as accused in the case on March 2, 2015. Augustus Ralph Marshall, a top official of Malaysia-based Maxis...
  • Delhi BJP demands deployment of additional forces for Chhath October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP on Sunday demanded deployment of additional police force and disaster management squads at railway stations and Chhath puja ghats to manage people's rush and prevent occurrence any accident. This comes a day after one person was killed and another injured while trying to board a train...
  • Railways facing difficulty to cope up with heavy rush in trains October 26, 2014

    Death of a man a near-stampede situation on Saturday at the New Delhi railway station led to a chaos at railway stations due to the heavy rush ahead of Chhat Puja. The chaos continued on Sunday as lakhs of migrant labourers return to their home towns in Bihar and Jharkhand...
  • Australia to deploy 200 special forces troops in Iraq October 20, 2014

    Canberra: Australia will send around 200 of its special forces to Iraq to advise and assist Iraqi troops after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop finalised legal frameworks for their deployment on Monday. Bishop said she had settled the legal frameworks during meetings with Iraqi government leaders in Baghdad Saturday and Sunday about...
  • Delhi: International drug racket busted; 2 Sri Lankans among 3 held October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With the arrest of three men in Chennai including two Sri Lankan nationals and recovery of heroin worth Rs 50 crore, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police has claimed to have busted an international drug cartel. "The accused have been identified as Mayelerum Perumal alias Mailu, a...
  • CBI to probe external intelligence agency, RAW over purchase of high-altitude tents October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation will probe the external intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing over the purchase of high-altitude tents. The move came after the Prime Minister's Office wanted RAW to be investigated in the purchase of high-altitude tents by the Special Frontier Force which is under the...
  • Been voting for the past 4-5 years, says a specially abled voter October 15, 2014

    "I have been voting for the last four to five years. Whoever comes to power should work towards the development of the state," says a specially abled voter who came to caste his vote in the ongoing Haryana assembly elections. ...
  • Special status demand to be a major poll issue for JD(U) in Bihar October 9, 2014

    Patna: Seeking to revive the special status demand as its trump card for the Assembly polls next year, JD(U) on Thursday decided to hold dharna at all the district headquarters on October 20 to pressurise the Centre to grant the status to Bihar. JD(U) would launch a series of programmes in...
  • Puri-Gandhidham weekly express train to start from October 11 October 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In its bid to provide comfortable journey to the commuters, Ministry of Railways have decided to introduce a new weekly Express Train between Puri and Gandhidham, official sources said. On the inaugural run, this train will leave from Gandhidham on October 8, 2014. However, from Puri, this train will...
  • DA case: Karnataka High Court to hear Jayalalithaa's bail plea today October 7, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court will take up former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa's bail application on Tuesday in a disproportionate assets case. Jayalalithaa has sought immediate bail and suspension of her four-year sentence in an 18-year-old corruption case. Bracing up for the anticipated entry of...
  • Tottenham Hotspur and Special Olympics Bharat join hands for a cause September 24, 2014

    Tottenham Hotspur Foundation (THF) mentors Gareth Jones and Daniel Slaughter were recently in India to help improve the quality of coaching in the country for people with intellectual disabilities. Jones and Slaughter trained coaches from the Special Olympic Bharat association, also focusing on the process of social inclusion of people with...
  • Padmanabhaswamy temple audit to take 56 months: Vinod Rai September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The special audit of the properties of Kerala's famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, which is facing allegations of financial irregularities, is expected to be completed in the next five to six months. Former CAG Vinod Rai, who has been tasked with a special audit of the temple's properties, also said...
  • Blackmoney: SIT empowers Enforcement Directorate to check huge forex violations September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: To check largescale foreign exchange violations and generation of slush funds, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money has asked RBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) to jointly take on cases of huge exports outstanding. The SIT, for the first time, has authorised the ED to obtain regular information...
  • Special trains to clear festive season rush September 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Special trains will be run to clear the festive season rush, authorities said. The South Eastern Railway will run nine pairs of Weekly Superfast Premium Specials between Santragachi and Puri and 17 pairs of Biweekly Superfast Janasadharan Specials between Santragachi and Chennai between September 18 and November 15 with a...
  • Centre to organise first of its kind survey to prepare targeted schemes for speciallyabled September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a step in providing better opportunities for the speciallyabled citizens, the Central government is planning for first of its kind national survey to identify these citizens and prepare targeted schemes for them. Based on this data, identification cards and certificates would be issued to the speciallyabled people which...
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila arrested yet again while protesting against AFSPA August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila has yet again been arrested while she was protesting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Imphal. When the police arrived at the protest venue on Friday morning, Irom and her mother resisted arrest, following which the police forcibly picked her up and took...
  • Manipur: Irom Sharmila and her mother resist arrest as police arrive at the protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: The police in Imphal arrived at Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's protest venue to arrest her on Friday morning. However, Irom and her mother have been defiant and have been resisting arrest. Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release,...
  • Irom Sharmila likely to be detained today, heavy police presence at her protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Activist Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release, Irom refused a medical examination. There is heavy police presence at the protest site in Imphal where she is continuing her hunger strike. She is likely to be...