Erdogan seeks control after coup attempt in Turkey

Erdogan seeks control after coup attempt in Turkey

Ankara: A Turkish army faction backed by tanks and fighter jets was waging a coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today, but the strongman returned to Istanbul defiantly claiming to have regained control. Soldiers and tanks took to the streets late yesterday and multiple explosions rang out throughout the night in Ankara and Istanbul, […]

Turkish officials say coup attempt may have failed

Turkish officials say coup attempt may have failed

Ankara: Turkish officials today said the government had appeared to have repelled an attempted military coup following a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital that left at least 17 dead, according to state-run media. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in an interview over FaceTime with the CNN Turk station, dismissed the military […]

Pak has no locus standi in India’s internal affairs: MEA

Pak has no locus standi in India’s internal affairs: MEA

New Delhi: Taking strong umbrage to Pakistan declaring July 19 as “black day” to express solidarity with Kashmiri people over killing of Burhan Wani, India today asked it to desist from further interfering in its internal affairs and destabilising the situation in the region through support to terrorism and other subversive acts. External Affairs Ministry […]

Pak declares Wani as ‘martyr’; to observe July 19 as black day

Pak declares Wani as ‘martyr’; to observe July 19 as black day

Islamabad: Further needling India on the Kashmir issue, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today declared slain Hizbul commander Burhan Wani as a “martyr” and said July 19 will be observed as black day to express solidarity with people of Kashmir. Addressing a special cabinet meeting in Lahore to discuss the situation in Kashmir, Sharif termed […]

Tuki seeks at least 10 days time for floor test, Guv rejects

Tuki seeks at least 10 days time for floor test, Guv rejects

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh appeared headed for another round of political turmoil with the Governor today rejecting resinstated Chief Minister Nabam Tuki’s plea for deferring the floor test which he was directed to take by tomorrow to prove his majority in the Assembly. Tuki, who was reinstalled by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, met acting Governor […]

Direct ED not to take coercive step against me:Virbhadra to HC

Direct ED not to take coercive step against me:Virbhadra to HC

New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today approached Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) not to take any coercive step against him in the wake of the arrest of an LIC agent in an alleged money laundering case. The plea came up for hearing before Justice A K […]

Ban cash transactions of above Rs 3 lakh to curb blackmoney:SIT

Ban cash transactions of  above Rs 3 lakh to curb blackmoney:SIT

New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on blackmoney has recommended ban on cash transactions of above Rs 3 lakh and restricting cash holding with individuals to not more than Rs 15 lakh to curb illegal wealth in the economy. The SIT headed by Justice M B Shah (retd), submitted its fifth report to the […]

Cong names Sheila Dikshit as CM for UP polls

Cong names Sheila Dikshit as CM for UP polls

New Delhi: Ending speculation, Sheila Dikshit was today named by Congress as its chief ministerial candidate for next year’s Assembly polls in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, citing her “experience and good work” in heading Delhi Government for 15 years. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is in charge of party affairs in Uttar Pradesh, said […]

No stay on ordinance allowing states to conduct MBBS tests

No stay on ordinance allowing states to conduct MBBS tests

New Delhi: Supreme Court today said the validity of the Centre’s ordinance allowing states to conduct separate entrance tests for admission to MBBS and BDS courses for the 2016-17 academic year was “in doubt”, but rejected a plea seeking a stay on it saying half the states have already conducted their tests. “It is disturbing […]

Govt extends payment date under black money scheme

Govt extends payment date under black money scheme

New Delhi: Government on Thursday allowed payment of tax and penalty in instalments over an extended period for the black money disclosed under the one-time compliance scheme, debunking certain assumptions that the effective tax rate could work out to be 31 per cent, much lower than mooted. The Income Declaration Scheme (IDS), which gives holders […]

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