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Vyapam scam: CBI registers 5 more FIRs, including into death of journalist Akshay Singh

BHOPAL(PTI): Widening its probe, CBI on Friday registered five more cases in the Vyapam scam including one of murder in the mysterious death of MBBS student Namrata Damor in 2012, taking to 10 the number of FIRs lodged by it and also filed a Preliminary Enquiry in the sudden demise of investigative journalist Akshay Singh. […]

Scheduled Caste laws not being implemented in true spirit: National Commission for Scheduled Castes

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New Delhi: Strong laws were created to protect interest of members of Scheduled Castes communities but have not been implemented in true spirit, a member of National Commission for Scheduled Castes said on Friday. Speaking to mediapersons here, NCSC member Ishwar Singh claimed that number of atrocities on Dalits have increased in the country. Casteism […]

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AAP government appoints Swati Maliwal new DCW chairperson

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Delhi: Swati Maliwal, wife of AAP leader Navin Jaihind, will take over the charge of chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Saturday with the AAP government on Friday notifying her appointment. Maliwal (30), who is an advisor to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on public grievances and handles his Janta Samwad, has been associated […]

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Why Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan will break all Bollywood box-office records

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Mumbai,Nirmalya Dutta: Dr Gregory House, television’s favourite misanthropic doctor had once dryly commented; “If you could reason with religious people, there would be no religious people.” That argument can actually be extended to include fans of film stars, sports teams and even politicians. One person who has achieved that sort of fandom is Salman Khan, […]

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R Ashwin unapologetic about his bowling action

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One of the few off-spinners in world cricket with a clean action, India’s Ravichandran Ashwin admits that the need to use the allowed 15-degree flex does arise in the modern game even though he has learnt to bowl with a straight arm. Ashwin was criticised for bowling with long sleeves in Bangladesh in 2014 but […]

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Four Marines killed in US shooting rampage, gunman dead

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Chattanooga (US), Jul 17, 2015 (AFP): A 24-year-old gunman opened fire at two US military centers in Tennessee, killing four Marines in a rampage that officials said was being investigated as an act of “domestic terrorism.” The shooter — identified by the FBI as 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez — was himself shot dead in a […]

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CRPF jawan kills officer, injures four in Assam

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Guwahati(PTI): A CRPF jawan today allegedly shot dead his officer and injured four other colleagues when they were out on an operational task in Nalbari district of Assam. Officials said the incident was reported from the Badrakusi-Tihu area in the district where a platoon of the 136th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) […]

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Narendra Modi takes a dig at the dynasty politics of Congress

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Jammu(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took a dig at the culture of dynastic politics and appeared to target Congress by taking a veiled swipe at Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra who is embroiled in controversies over his land deals. He also disapproved of political untouchability, saying the national heritage should not be divided and […]

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Vyapam scam: BJP suspends Madhya Pradesh leader Gulab Singh Kirar

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Bhopal(ANI0: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has reportedly suspended Gulab Singh Kirar, who was a part of a panel that represented the backward classes in Madhya Pradesh. Television reports said that the suspension was effected a day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had filed an FIR against him in conection with the Vyapam […]

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Keep ’em motivated: State Bank of India plans to share 3% of its Rs 13,100 crore profit with employees

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Mumbai: State Bank of India (SBI) has said it plans to offer up to 3% of annual profit to employees as part a talent retention and motivation initiative. The bank has sought permission from the Finance Ministry in this regard, SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya told PTI. “…if you consider the fact that incentivisation is a […]

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