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Bombay HC asks police to file case against NCP’s Ajit Pawar, 70 others in co-op bank scam
on 2019-08-22 at 15:29
The Bombay High Court directed Mumbai Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on Thursday to register an FIR against NCP leader Ajit Pawar and over 70 others in the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank (MSCB) scam case.
Pakistan bringing over 100 terrorists from Afghanistan for Kashmir: Sources
on 2019-08-22 at 15:29
Pakistan is planning to push 100 hardcore terrorists from Afghanistan into Kashmir to carry out attacks as part of its “larger design” to create unrest in the Valley, security sources said on Thursday. In addition, around 15 Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists are already waiting at the terror launch-pads in Lipa valley along the Line of Control on the Pakistani side to infiltrate in Kashmir, they said, citing reports by intelligence agencies.
Chandrayaan-2 takes first image of Moon, capturing Apollo crater, Mare Orientale basin
on 2019-08-22 at 15:25
After reaching the lunar orbit on Tuesday morning, Chandrayaan-2 has finally captured the first image of Moon. The image, captured from a height of 2,650km from the lunar surface, was taken by a camera on board lander Vikram on Wednesday. Isro tweeted the image showing two significant Moon landmarks, the Apollo crater and the Mare Orientale basin.
S Jaishankar To Meet Russian Foreign Minister In Moscow On Tuesday
on 2019-08-22 at 15:20
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is slated to meet his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow on August 27, according to Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
P Chidambaram’s Son Says Counsels Have Answered “Everything” CBI Seeks
on 2019-08-22 at 15:17
Son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram, said on Thursday that senior counsels Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi effectively answered “everything” the probe agency sought…
Allegations serious in nature, in-depth probe required: Court sends Chidambaram to CBI custody
on 2019-08-22 at 15:04
Congress leader P Chidambaram was on Thursday sent to CBI custody till August 26 by a Delhi court which said his custodial interrogation was justified in the INX Media corruption case. “Allegations against Chidambaram are serious in nature and in-depth investigation is required,” the court said as it rejected the arguments of the Congress leader’s lawyers.
BS Yediyurappa To Meet Amit Shah, PM Modi On Portfolio Allocation
on 2019-08-22 at 15:04
Having a tightrope to walk by pacifying disgruntled MLAs who missed out on cabinet berth, coupled with allocation of portfolios to new ministers, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday…
Amit Shah to be chief guest at IPS probationers passing out parade
on 2019-08-22 at 14:53
Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi have answered all CBI questions: Karti Chidambaram
on 2019-08-22 at 14:47
Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, said on Thursday that senior counsels Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi have effectively answered “everything” the probe agency is seeking in the INX media case.
Amit Shah calls for swift trial for sexual offences against minors
on 2019-08-22 at 14:39
Abrogating Article 370 aimed at changing demography of J&K: CPM
on 2019-08-22 at 14:36
The move to abrogate provisions of Article 370 was aimed at changing the demography of muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir, the CPM said on Thursday. “It was to turn India, a secular democratic country, into RSS version of the ‘hindu rashtra’… It is the only Muslim majority state in India. To change its demographic detail is the original objective of removing Article 370,” he said.
As Ordnance strike continues, concerned MoD calls for meeting tomorrow
on 2019-08-22 at 14:34
“Considering Facts, Justified”: P Chidambaram Sent To 5-Day CBI Custody
on 2019-08-22 at 14:30
Former Union Minister P Chidambaram was sent to the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation, which arrested him on Wednesday evening alleging that he was not cooperating with the investigation.
Government classifies ocean power as renewable energy
on 2019-08-22 at 14:25
Rajiv did not use massive mandate in 1984 to create atmosphere of fear: Sonia Gandhi
on 2019-08-22 at 14:21
Sonia Gandhi on Thursday cited Rajiv Gandhi’s huge mandate in 1984 to hit out at the Modi government at the Centre. “Rajiv Gandhi got a massive mandate in 1984, but did not use it to create atmosphere of fear or to threaten people. He gave message that unity can be maintained by celebrating India’s diversity,” Sonia Gandhi said.
Here’s What The First Photo Of The Moon By Chandrayaan-2 Shows
on 2019-08-22 at 14:17
The first image of the Moon captured by Chandrayaan 2 was tweeted by space agency ISRO today. The image of the moon, ISRO says, was captured at a height of about 2,650 km from the Lunar surface and…
Environment ministry relaxes lease rent on wind power projects, aims to provide clean energy at cheaper rate
on 2019-08-22 at 14:17
Pakistan Will No Longer Seek Talks With India: Imran Khan
on 2019-08-22 at 14:11
Pakistan will no longer seek dialogue with India as it has repeatedly rebuffed peace overtures, Prime Minister Imran Khan said, a charge rejected by New Delhi which has repeatedly asked Islamabad to…
Officer Probing Case Involving P Chidambaram Transferred To Delhi Police
on 2019-08-22 at 14:08
Investigating officer in the INX Media case involving senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram, Rakesh Ahuja, has been transferred back to the Delhi Police as his term in the…
Setback For Jagan Reddy After Court Stays Multi-Crore Polavaram Tenders
on 2019-08-22 at 14:01
Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy suffered a setback today after the Andhra Pradesh High Court issued interim orders cancelling a closure notice sent to an engineering firm in the Rs 58,000 crore…
‘Hindu Pakistan’ comment: Calcutta HC stays arrest warrant against Tharoor
on 2019-08-22 at 13:55
The Calcutta High Court on Thursday stayed an arrest warrant issued against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the “Hindu Pakistan” remark he had allegedly made last year. Justice Rajasekhar Mantha stayed the bailable warrant and proceedings against Tharoor, issued by a city court here, till further orders.
“We’ve Said Enough”: Zomato Boss Over Restaurants Body ‘Logout’ Protests
on 2019-08-22 at 13:51
After a couple of letters from Zomato failed to pacify President of the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) Rahul Singh to stop the #logout campaign, Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal took to…
P Chidambaram’s plea to be heard by SC bench headed by Justice R Banumathi
on 2019-08-22 at 13:48
Bhupinder Singh Hooda Appears Before CBI In Land Allotment Cases
on 2019-08-22 at 13:46
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will file its reply at a Panchkula court on September 18 on the National Herald publisher Associated Journals Limited (AJL) land allotment case and Manesar…
Congress’ support for corruption on display: BJP
on 2019-08-22 at 13:45
Centre to assess flood damage in states on its own: Amit Shah
on 2019-08-22 at 13:41
Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday said the Centre will send its own teams to the flood -affected areas without waiting for reports from respective states to assess the damage caused by the natural calamity. He requested the states to quickly assess the damage caused by the recent floods and send their requirement to the Centre.
INX Media: The case that led to former finance minister Chidambaram’s downfall
on 2019-08-22 at 13:38
P Chidambaram’s Arrest Attempt To Silence Him: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
on 2019-08-22 at 13:34
Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Thursday criticised the BJP government for pursuing vendetta politics against the party’s leaders and said former union finance minister P…
INX Media case: Chidambaram sent to CBI custody till August 26
on 2019-08-22 at 13:25
A special court on Thursday sent former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram to CBI custody till August 26 in the INX Media scam case. “Considering all facts and circumstances I am of view that police custody of Chidambaram is justified,” Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar said after listening to the arguments of both sides.
No clarity on release of political leaders in J&K
on 2019-08-22 at 13:24
Jammu and Kashmir’s political leaders, including former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, are likely to be in custody for some more time with officials saying there is no clarity on their release as the Valley continues to be on edge.
Actions against P Chidambaram, Raj Thackeray ‘political vendetta’: NCP
on 2019-08-22 at 13:13
The NCP on Thursday smelt “political vendetta” behind the CBI and ED’s actions against senior Congress leader P Chidambaram and MNS chief Raj Thackeray, respectively.
Demonising PM Modi All The Time Won’t Help: Jairam Ramesh To Opposition
on 2019-08-22 at 12:51
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governance model is not a “complete negative story” and not recognizing his work and demonizing him all the time is not going to help, said Congress leader Jairam…
Janmashtami 2019: Know About 10 Iconic Lord Krishna Temples Of India
on 2019-08-22 at 12:48
Happy Janmashtami 2019: Bhagavad Gita recitals, bhajan, kirtan and satsang meetings are also held at various temples on Krishna Janmashtami.
Pakistan submits compliance report to FATF
by PTI on 2019-08-22 at 12:46
The assessments, represented from Pakistan by State Bank of Pakistan Governor Baqir Reza, will conclude on August 23.
“No Question I Haven’t Answered”: Chidambaram Rejects CBI Claim In Court
on 2019-08-22 at 12:45
Former Union Minister P Chidambaram today rejected the prosecution’s claim that he was not cooperating with investigation agencies in an alleged money laundering case related to INX Media in 2007….
Salem-Chennai Road Project Of “National Importance”, Top Court Told
on 2019-08-22 at 12:42
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the Rs 10,000 crore Salem-Chennai 8-lane green corridor road project is of “national importance” and the Madras…
Court Directs Case Be Filed Against Ajit Pawar, 70 Others In Bank Scam
on 2019-08-22 at 12:13
The Bombay High Court directed Mumbai Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on Thursday to register a First Information Report (FIR) against Nationalist Congress Pary leader Ajit Pawar and over 70…
South Korea to scrap intel-sharing pact with Japan
by Reuters on 2019-08-22 at 12:04
The move may further aggravate its ties with Japan, after the latter withdrew South Korea’s preferential trade status earlier last month.
“Living In Fools’ Paradise”: Ghulam Nabi Azad At J&K Protest In Delhi
on 2019-08-22 at 11:46
Earlier this week Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit out at the centre over the alleged arrests and claimed the BJP was eroding the country’s democratic identity through such acts
“Based On Case Diary”: Arguments In Court As CBI Produces P Chidambaram
on 2019-08-22 at 11:45
Approver is a status and not evidence in a case, Congress’s Abhishek Manu Singhvi said today while representing former Union minister P Chidambaram. The former finance minister was arrested yesterday…
Amazon burning: The sky never goes dark while the rainforest blazes
by Reuters on 2019-08-22 at 11:44
Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest and a bulwark against climate change, has been ravaged by thousands of fires in the last one week.
Trinamool Leader Accused Of Raping Woman Who Wanted “Cut Money” Returned
on 2019-08-22 at 11:25
A Trinamool leader and three of his accomplices have been accused of gang-raping a woman in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district for demanding that he return “cut money” she had paid in order to be made…
Three Elephants Killed After Being Hit By Iron Ore-Laden Truck In Odisha
on 2019-08-22 at 11:00
Three elephants were killed after being hit by a truck on a national highway in Odisha’s Keonjhar district early on Thursday, a forest official said.
Trump cancels Denmark visit over after rebuff over Greenland
by Reuters on 2019-08-22 at 10:42
The U.S. President had been due to discuss the Arctic in meetings in Copenhagen with Denmark and Greenland on September 2 and September 3.
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro says NGOs may be setting fires in Amazon rainforest
by Reuters on 2019-08-22 at 10:37
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations (NGOs) of setting fires in the Amazon rainforest after the governm
Kosovo disbands Parliament to hold an early election
by AP on 2019-08-22 at 10:35
The move of the 120-seat Parliament opens up the avenue for President Hashim Thaci to set the date for an early general election.
Russia sends its first humanoid robot Fedor into space
by AFP on 2019-08-22 at 09:39
Fedor blasted off in a Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft at 6:38 am Moscow time (0338 GMT) from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
New Zealand speaker babysits as parliament debates fuel prices
by Reuters on 2019-08-22 at 09:27
The six-week-old son of a Labour MP was being cuddled by his father in the debating chamber when the speaker offered to hold him.
Watch | Titanic wreckage losing out to salt corrosion, bacteria
by PTI on 2019-08-22 at 09:12
“Titanic is returning to nature,” historian Parks Stephenson said
Scores missing after South Western China hit by mudslips
by AFP on 2019-08-22 at 07:10
Six more people have been reported injured and more than 100,000 people have been evacuated from Wenchuan in the mountainous Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture.
No Rohingya turn up for repatriation to Myanmar
by AFP on 2019-08-22 at 07:08
Demanding that Buddhist-majority Myanmar guarantee their safety and citizenship, only a handful have returned from the vast camps in southeast Bangladesh where they have now lived for two years.
Israeli aircraft hits Hamas naval base after Gaza rocket fire
by AP on 2019-08-22 at 06:47
The rocket was the fifth in a week and landed on open ground in southern Israel. There were no reports of injuries.