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Inclusion of Law Minister in NJAC impinges judicial freedom: Supreme Court

New Delhi(PTI): The inclusion of Law Minister as an “ex-officio member of NJAC” for selection and appointment of judges in higher judiciary came under sharp criticism by the Supreme Court on Friday with the majority view saying that his presence “impinges upon” the principles of “independence of judiciary”. “I have independently arrived at the conclusion, […]

India v/s South Africa: How controversial umpire Vineet Kulkarni remains India’s No 1 official

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A loophole in BCCI’s working procedure has enabled Maharashtra umpire Vineet Kulkarni to remain as India’s No 1 match official as S Ravi is already in the ICC Elite Panel. Kulkarni got on-field assignments during the current series because going by BCCI’s guidelines, their top umpire in ICC Emirates Panel gets on-field duty for home […]

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CBI busts Rail Neer racket; Rs 20 crore seized from suppliers

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New Delhi(PTI): CBI on Friday recovered Rs 20 crore in cash during searches at 13 locations against two former Northern Railways officials and seven private firms in connection with alleged corruption in supply of packaged drinking water other than mandatory ‘Rail Neer’ in premium trains. CBI sources said a case has been registered against the […]

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Beef controversy: BJP distances itself from Manohar Lal Khattar’s remarks

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New Delhi(ANI): BJP on Friday dissociated itself from the views of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar that Muslims will have to quit eating beef and said this was not the party’s stand. “The views expressed by Khattar are not that of the party. I will talk to him and will advise him. It is […]

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Congress takes dig at PM Modi over attending RTI convention

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New Delhi(PTI): Congress on Friday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over attending convention to celebrate 10 years of RTI Act, wondering whether “imminent defeat” of the BJP in poll-bound Bihar forced him to cancel rallies and participate in the event. “Is it that the imminent defeat of the BJP in Bihar, forced […]

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Ranji Trophy: Virender Sehwag Keeps Haryana in Hunt Against Delhi

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New Delhi: Haryana on Friday bounced back after a low first-innings total as their bowlers bundled out Delhi for 237, conceding a slender lead which was overpowered with visiting skipper Virender Sehwag standing firm at the end of second days play of the Ranji Trophy league game here. (Virender Sehwag Disappoints in the First Innings) […]

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Reliance Industries reports record net profit

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Mumbai, Oct 16 – Reliance Industries on Friday reported a record consolidated net profit of Rs.12,942 crore ($2 billion) for the six-month period ended September 30, which is an 8.5 percent jump over last year. For the second quarter, the profit was up 12.5 percent. The revenues, however, were down 28.5 percent during the first […]

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More bus services will boost India-Bangladesh ties: Minister

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Agartala, Oct 16 – With an increase in the bus services between India and Bangladesh, the people-to-people links, trade and economy would get strengthened, Tripura Transport Minister Manik dey said here on Friday. The increase in bus services between India and Bangladesh would further boost the people to people direct connections, trade and economy, Dey […]

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Ajay Devgn to appear in Big B’s new TV show

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Mumbai, Oct 16 – After Alia Bhatt, Shilpa Shetty and Kapil Sharma, actor Ajay Devgn will be coming on megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s new TV show Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi. The actor, who has shared screen space with Big B in films like Khakee and in a song of Bol Bachchan, will shoot for the […]

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Reliance to launch ‘LYF’ brand of smartphones

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New Delhi, Oct 16 – Reliance Retail, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, on Friday said that it it soon going to launch its own brand of 4G LTE smartphones under the brand LYF. The brand built on the premise of unmatched user experience will offer high performance handsets that deliver a true 4G experience comparable […]

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