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  • India Stand tall in fighting War Against Corona

    Imagine the whole of humanity - indoors. Instead, butterflies fluttering across wide open roads in an Indian metropolis, blue skies over China, clear water and swarms of fish and swans back in Venice's canals! The new global mantra - stay at home - is having quite an unintended consequence. The world is seeing its arteries declogged after a long, long time, like a smoker who has just quit. But utopia will have to wait. The sense right now is of an impending apocalypse. It's sheer panic, and not...Read More

  • Centre Orders Work From Home, Staggered Working Hours For Its Staff

    The Centre on Thursday decided to allow 50 per cent of its employees to work from home and the remaining to attend office every day besides implementing different time slots for working hours, in its effort to further check the spread of coronavirus. The Heads of Department (HoDs) may ensure that 50 per cent of Group B and C employees are required to attend office every day and the remaining 50 per cent staff should be instructed to work from home, a Personnel Ministry order said. "All HoDs are advised to draft a weekly roster of duty for Group B and C staff and ask them to attend office on alternate weeks. While deciding the roster for the first week, HoDs are advised to include offi...Read More

  • 'Kill Me Too': Wife Of Nirbhaya Death-row Convict Akshay Faints Outside Patiala Court

    Wife of Akshay Singh, one of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, fainted outside the Patiala House Court on Thursday saying that she and her minor son be hanged too. "I want justice too. Kill me too. I don't want to live. My husband is innocent. Why is the society after us?", she cried hysterically outside the court. "We were living with the hope that we will get justice but we are being killed everyday for the past seven years," she said. Singh's wife, who beat herself with sandals, was consoled by lawyers outside. The counsel for the victim's parents said however that the convict does not deserve leniency. "Akshay was a member of our socie...Read More

  • ED arrests Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor after 20 hour raid of residence

    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday arrested Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor under money laundering charges, according to multiple reports. Kapoor was placed under arrest around 3am under the provision of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) as he was allegedly not cooperating in the probe. Rana was questioned by the ED sleuths for over 20 hours after the central agency raided his residence on Friday night. He will be produced before a local court during the day to obtain custod...Read More

  • BJP decides to contest two Rajya Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh

    The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to contest two out of three Rajya Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh that will go to polls on March 26. Going by the numbers in the state assembly, the BJP (with 107 members) will require support of nine additional MLAs to win a second seat to Rajya Sabha. The decision of the BJP comes amid high political drama in the state where the party is facing allegations of attempting to pull down the Congress-led government by luring ruling party legislators. A meeting of the state level election committee of the BJP chaired by party state president Vishnu Dutta Sharma was held in Bhopal on Sunday, following which Sharma announced the decision t...Read More

  • Three people, including father-son duo, arrested for Delhi violence

    The Delhi Police on Saturday arrested a father-son duo for their alleged involvement in the recent communal violence and clashes in northeast Delhi. According to police, Riyasat Ali and his son Liyaqat Ali used to work for suspended Aam Admi Party Councillor Tahir Hussain and were present at his residence on the day of violence at Chand Bagh. Another accused Tariq Rizwi was also arrested along with the duo. Police said all the three were taken into custody after details emerged from the questioning of Hussain. According to police, both Riyasat and Liyaqat were the organisers of the violence and had pelted stones and petrol bombs at the mob from atop the house of Hussain. Rizwi is s...Read More

  • West Bengal governor meets HM Amit Shah

    New Delhi, Mar 6: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah amid the ongoing tussle between him and the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led state government. Dhankhar met Shah at the latter's office at the Parliament complex here, an official said. The meeting was held at the initiative of the governor, who was appointed to the Constitutional post nearly eight months ago. It comes within a week of Shah's visit to Kolkata. At a rally in the c...Read More

  • Prasar Bharati CEO turns down BBC invite citing 'one-sided' reporting on Delhi violence

    New Delhi, Mar 6: Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati has turned down an invitation from the BBC to attend an awards function for Indian sportswomen, citing the British broadcaster's "one-sided" reporting on the Delhi violence. Vempati had been invited for the BBC's Indian Sportswoman of the Year awards ceremony due to be held in New Delhi on March 8. "I must respectfully decline the invitation in view of the recent coverage of the BBC of certain incidents of violence in Delhi," Vempati said in his letter to British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Director General Tony Hall. "As a fellow public broadcaster of global repute, it is dismaying that the BBC has filed such a s...Read More

  • IIM Nagpur student bags salary package of Rs 40 lakh per annum

    Nagpur,Mar 6: The Indian Institute of Management, Nagpur has achieved 100 per cent placement for its students, with one of them bagging the highest salary package of Rs 40 lakh per annum. he highest domestic package offered has doubled from Rs 20 lakh last year to Rs 40 lakh per annum this year, while the average salary package was Rs 13.10 lakh, a release issued on Friday stated. Director of IIM Nagpur Prof L S Murty said, "This year, the size of our graduating batch is double that of last year, and the recruitment process is competitive as ever." Recruiters have given a clear message this year with more PPOs and better package statistics, he added....Read More

  • Rajya Sabha passes Bill to replace MCI with National Medical Commission

    It's official. The Medical Council of India, the over five-decade-old body that was dissolved in 2010 following charges of corruption, and one that is being governed by a board of governors since last year, will now be replaced by a brand new National Medical Commission, 2019. This new body will regulate major aspects of medical education, including granting of permission to new colleges, determining fees for private medical colleges, ensuring quality standards and conducting the exit exam for ...Read More

  • ED files money-laundering case against Azam Khan over alleged land grab

    New Delhi, Aug 1: The Enforcement Directorate has registered a criminal case of money-laundering against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan in connection with multiple alleged land grab cases registered against him in Uttar Pradesh, officials said Thursday. They said the agency has taken congnisance of at least 26 UP Police FIRs against the Member of Parliament (MP) to file its Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR). The ECIR is Enforcement Directorate's equivalent of a police FIR. Sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act have been pressed against Khan and others who are alleged to have grabbed land by threatening extortion, they said. ...Read More

  • Evaluating Pak's offer to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav MEA

    New Delhi, Aug 1: India on Thursday said it was evaluating Pakistan's offer of granting consular access to Indian death row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav on Friday. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India is examining the proposal in the light of the judgement of the International Court of Justice relating to Jadhav's case. "We have received a proposal from Pakistan. We are at this point of time evaluating the proposal in the light of the judgement of the International Court of Justice. We will maintain communication with Pakistan in this matter through diplomatic channels," he said during a weekly media briefing. Jadhav, 49, a retired Indian Navy officer...Read More

  • Chopper scam: MP CM Kamal Nath's nephew threatening witnesses, ED tells court

    Ratul Puri, the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, is threatening witnesses in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam related money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate told a Delhi court on Wednesday. Seeking his custodial interrogation, the ED made the claims before special judge Arvind Kumar during the hearing of anticipatory bail application filed by Puri. The court extended Puri's interim protection from arrest till Thursday after the arguments on the applicati...Read More

  • Cong MP Sanjay Sinh joins BJP

    New Delhi, Jul 31: A day after quitting the Congress and his Rajya Sabha membership, Sanjay Sinh joined the BJP on Wednesday in the presence of senior party leaders, including its working president J P Nadda. Sanjay Sinh joined the saffron party along with his wife Amita Sinh. He asserted that the entire country has reposed its faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and he too has decided to support Modi. Nadda said their induction in the BJP will strengthen the party. A member of erstwhile Amethi royalty, Sanjay Sinh wields considerable influence in Amethi and neighbouring region, which includes Raibareli, the Lok Sabha constituency of Congress leader Sonia Gandhi. He had bee...Read More

  • Kerala man, who joined ISIS, dies in US drone strike in Afghanistan

    New Delhi: A man from Kerala, who joined the Islamic State (ISIS) in October 2017, reportedly died in an American drone strike in Afghanistan on July 18. According to sources, Muhammad Muhasin, a resident of Edappal town in Malappuram district in Kerala died along with Huzaifa-al-Bakistani, a key commander of the Islamic State in the Khorosan province of Afghanistan. Bakistani was a highly trained Pakistani terrorist, who radicalised several Indian youths. The news of Muhammad Muhasin's death was communicated to his family in Kerala via a WhatsApp message from an unidentified number from Afghanistan. The text in the Malayalam language said, "Your brother was seeking martyrdom. Allah has fu...Read More