The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Monday moved a Delhi court seeking bail cancellation of Rajeev Saxena, a middleman-turned-approver in a money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland chopper scam, for allegedly not cooperating in the probe. Special Judge Arvind Kumar issued notice to Saxena and put up the matter for hearing on July 18. The court […]

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The Congress on Sunday alleged that the BJP government at the Centre was indulging in favouritism while distributing flood-related funds among states. The Centre released Rs 3,000 crore as relief package to Kerala, which witnessed Rs 10,000 crore losses due to floods last year, Congress national spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill claimed. The BJP is indulging in […]

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The abrogation of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, raised apprehensions in Mizoram on Monday, with academicians and politicians fearing that the NDA government might scrap next the special provisions that protect the interests of the states indigenous people. Article 371 G of the Constitution states that the Parliament cannot decide […]

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The situation in rain-battered south Odisha, where fears of flood loomed large, eased on Thursday as intensity of rainfall subsided and water started receding from submerged areas, officials said. The deep depression which crossed Odisha-West Bengal coasts close to Balasore on Wednesday afternoon, triggering heavy rain in most parts of Odisha, has weakened into a […]

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Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Sunday made a offering of Rs 1.11 crore to the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at nearby Tirumala, an official said. A representative of RIL handed over a demand draft for the amount to AV Dharma Reddy, special officer of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), that governs the cash-rich shrine, […]

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Paying last tributes to BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley on Sunday, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla described him as a colossus whose inspirational and intellectual presence was an invaluable asset for the country. Arunji was a colossus whose inspirational and intellectual presence was an invaluable asset for the country. A political giant, who earned reverence and […]

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Reflecting the new Indo-US bonhomie, the White House has lined up its top officials, including the all-powerful Jarred Kushner, for an India-centric business conference here this week. The move comes close on the heels of the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump in Japan last month. The event featuring House […]

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Over 50,000 people have been covered till now under the Ministry of External Affairs voluntary pre-departure orientation training programme for Indians migrating abroad for employment that began last year. The voluntary Pre-Departure Orientation Training (PDOT) is one of the several initiatives and mechanisms of MEA to ensure a safe, orderly, legal and humane migration process […]

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The Supreme Court is likely to consider on Friday the outcome of the mediation proceedings conducted by a panel set up to amicably resolve the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute at Ayodhya and may decide the future course of action by deciding either to hear it or to continue with the mediation. A five-judge Constitution […]

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Gujarat rain update: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued heavy rainfall alert for Gujarat for the next two days – from August 8 to 10. A total of 17 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed in various districts including Vadodara that are likely to […]

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