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Bishan Singh Bedi says Delhi govt doesn’t need permission to probe DDCA mess

DELHI(PTI): Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi on Thursday lashed out at the Delhi and District Cricket Association, stating that the state government does not need permission to probe the alleged financial irregularities in the sports body. Bedi’s statement came soon after the DDCA again strongly refuted AAP’s allegations of financial bunglings by Finance Minister […]

Jayalalithaa writes to PM Modi, seeks Rs 1,550 crore for scholarships to SC, ST students

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CHENNAI(PTI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on Thursday sought the release of central share of Rs. 1550 crores towards disbursement of post matric scholarships to students belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the state. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she has said the amount includes arrears of last year. […]

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Bank of Baroda fraud case: CBI files charge sheet in Rs 6000 crore illicit remittances case

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NEW DELHI: CBI on Thursday filed its charge sheet against two employees of Bank of Baroda for offences including criminal conspiracy and cheating in connection with alleged illegal remittances of over Rs 6,000 crore made to over 350 accounts in Hong Kong and Dubai from one of its branch here. Additional General Manager S K […]

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Over 8,000 students committed suicide in 2014, maximum in Maharashtra

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New Delhi(PTI): Over 8,000 students committed suicides during 2014 in the country with the highest number of such cases being reported from Maharashtra. In a written reply in Rajya Sabha to a question on stress level in students, Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani said, of the 8,068 cases of student suicides in 2014, […]

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Parliament committee for simultaneous Lok Sabha, Assembly polls

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New Delhi(PTI): A Parliamentary Committee has made a strong pitch for holding of simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabha elections all over the country, suggesting that it can be done in the near future. But most of the political parties which responded to the Standing Committee’s questionnaire have said the idea is a “noble” one but […]

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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Baroda’s Pathan brothers and an youngster put Tripura to shame

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A supreme bowling show by the bowlers, led by Swapnil Singh’s five-wicket haul, helped Baroda skittle out Tripura for a paltry 58 and win their Group C match by six wickets in the Vijay Hazare One-day cricket tournament at New Delhi on Thursday. Electing to bat at the Palam Air Force Ground, the Tripura batting […]

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159 Indians arrested in Sri Lanka for visa abuse in 2015, says minister

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New Delhi(PTI): Sri Lanka on Thursday said that around 159 Indians were among 402 people arrested in the country for alleged abuse of entry visa during 2015. “They have been arrested for various illegal acts including illegal employment and illegal religious propaganda work,” Internal Affairs Minister SB Nawinna told parliament. Three foreigners were arrested for […]

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Arun Jaitley depends himself on Arvind Kejriwal’s corruption allegations

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New Delhi: Replying to Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi party’s allegations, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley wrote a blog post titled Falsehood as Free Speech on Facebook bashing Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal and rejected charges of corruption. In the post, he claimed that the allegations of corruption were wrong while it was wrong to use […]

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BJP and rebel Congress MLAs show “no confidence”, choose new chief Minister in Arunachal Pradesh

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Itanagar: In another controversial day of proceedings marked by high drama, Opposition BJP and rebel Congress MLAs got together to show “no confidence” in the Nabam Tuki-led Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh and to “choose” a rebel Congress MLA as the new “chief minister”. A day after they “impeached” Speaker Nabam Rebia in a make-shift […]

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Hindustan Unilever to acquire hair care brands for Rs 330 crore

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New Delhi(PTI): FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) will acquire premium natural hair care brands Indulekha and Vayodha from Mosons Group for Rs 330 crore in order to strengthen its personal care business. The acquisition is to strengthen HUL’s leadership position in the personal care segment by providing an impetus to its presence in the […]

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