Radia case: SC orders CBI probe into issues relating to corrupt practices

Radia case: SC orders CBI probe into issues relating to corrupt practices

Observing that tapped telephonic conversations between Nira Radia, politicians and others prima facie revealed deep-rooted malice, Supreme Court today ordered CBI probe into six issues relating to corrupt practices being adopted for private gains. On the basis of analysis of the telephonic conversations of Radia which was done by apex court-appointed committee, the bench directed […]

Cabinet clears setting up of 6 additional benches of CESTAT

Cabinet clears setting up of 6 additional benches of CESTAT

The Union Cabinet today approved the setting up of six additional benches of the Customs,Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT). These include three at existing locations in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and three new benches at Chandigarh, Allahabad and Hyderabad. With the creation of additional benches of the CESTAT, diposal of cases will be […]

Lankan Navy arrests 32 more Indian fishermen

Lankan Navy arrests 32 more Indian fishermen

Sri Lankan Navy has arrested 32 more Indian fishermen for violating the international maritime boundary and fishing in Lankan waters early today morning. The arrests were made after 4 fishing trawlers were captured near Mullaitivu and the fishermen are being taken to Trincomalee for being handed over to local police.   The island navy had […]

Narayanasamy: Coal blocks allocated to public, private sector companies on basis of states recommendations

Narayanasamy: Coal blocks allocated to public, private sector companies on basis of states recommendations

Asserting that the government has nothing to hide, Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office V Narayanasamy today said coal blocks were allocated to public and private sector companies on the basis of recommendations of states.   He said in New Delhi, the chief secretaries of respective state governments, where coal blocks are available, are […]

Maoists blow up vehicle in Bihar, 7 killed

Maoists blow up vehicle in Bihar, 7 killed

Maoists today blew up a vehicle killing all seven occupants in Aurangabad district, of Bihar a top police officer said. The incident took place in Pathara village as the Maoists detonated a cane bomb to blow up the vehicle killing all seven occupants, including a Zila Parishad member Usha Devi’s husband Sushil Pandey, on the […]

US govt shutdown ends; Debt ceiling increased to prevent debt default

US govt shutdown ends; Debt ceiling increased to prevent debt default

US President Barack Obama early this morning signed a bill into law to end a disruptive 16-day government shutdown and increase the current debt ceiling of 16.7 trillion dollars to prevent the country from a debt default with potentially worldwide economic repercussions.   White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a statement that the […]

Former Union minister Mohan Dharia passes away in Pune

Former Union minister Mohan Dharia passes away in Pune

Former Union minister and freedom fighter Mohan Dharia died in Pune today following chronic renal failure. He was 89. A socialist at heart, Dharia who was a member of both Congress and Janata party government cabinet, had also held the post of deputy chairman of planning commission in 1990-91.   He was the first minister […]

Death toll in Madhya Pradesh rises to 139

Death toll in Madhya Pradesh rises to 139

In Madhya Pradesh, death toll in a stampede during Navratri festival near a temple in Datia district has risen to139. More than 200 people were injured in the incident on the bridge over Sindh river near Ratangarh temple. Injured have been admitted in District Hospitals of Datiya & Gwalior. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) D K […]

India & US to work for greater understanding of investment issues

India & US to work for greater understanding of investment issues

India and the US have agreed to further strengthen bilateral economic ties and work towards a greater understanding of investment related issues. Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his American counterpart Jack Lew said in a joint statement after their meeting in Washington, India has become one of the fastest growing sources of investment into the […]

Sanjay Dutt granted 14-day extension of his leave of furlough

Sanjay Dutt granted 14-day extension of his leave of furlough

Actor Sanjay Dutt, a convict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, was today granted a 14-day extension of his leave of furlough. Dutt, who left the Yerawada prison on October 1 after being sanctioned a 14-day leave of furlough, had sought further extension on medical ground. The 53-year-old actor was lodged in the jail in […]