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Congress pounces on Kirti Azad’s comment to demand Arun Jaitley’s resignation

New Delhi: Congress on Monday night latched on BJP MP Kirti Azad’s claim that the government had asked CBI in October this year to probe alleged financial irregularities in DDCA to demand immediate resignation of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. “Once it is admitted that BJP government had itself ordered a CBI inquiry against DDCA of […]

Ram Jethmalani to appear for Delhi CM Kejriwal in defamation case filed by Arun Jaitley

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New Delhi: Noted criminal lawyer Ram Jethmalani will represent Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the civil and criminal defamation suits filed against him by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Jaitley on Monday filed both civil and criminal defamation cases against Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders for allegedly defaming him and sought Rs 10 crores […]

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37 Patel community members arrested for demanding Hardik Patel’s release

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Ahmedabad: Police on Monday foiled a proposed indefinite hunger strike by Patel community members, who were arrested for staging without permission a protest demanding release of incarcerated quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and withdrawal of sedition charges against him and others. Police arrested 37 members of the community, including their leader Lalji Patel, for demonstrating […]

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Pro Wrestling League: Mumbai Garuda comes from behind to beat Dilli Veer, enters semis

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Captain Adeline Gray and Giorgi Sakandelidze barely broke a sweat in winning their respective bouts while Amit Dhankar stunned world championship silver medallist Navruzov Ikhtiyor as Mumbai Garuda became the first team to qualify for the Pro Wrestling League semifinals with a comprehensive 5-2 win over Dilli Veer at New Delhi on Monday. With this […]

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Guwahati: Nine MLAs were disqualified today from the Assam Legislative Assembly under the anti-defection law for anti-party activities. The disqualified MLAs are Bolin Chetia, Pradan Barua, Pallab Lochan Das, Rajen Borthakur, Pijush Hazarika, Kripanath Mallah, Abu Taher Bepari, Binanda Saikia and Jayanta Mallah Barua. Speaker Pranab Gogoi passed the verdict in his court in the […]

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Don’t scare us with case, prove innocence in court, Arvind Kejriwal tells Arun Jaitley

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has advised Union finance minister Arun Jaitley to cooperate with the commission of inquiry and prove his innocence in the DDCA case. Reacting to Jaitley’s defamation case, Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Arun Jaitley should not try to scare us by filing cases. Our fight against corruption will continue.” Kejriwal’s […]

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Upset that defamation case not filed against me: Kirti Azad

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NEW DELHI(ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirti Azad, who has been in the line of fire for raising the issue of corruption and irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Administration (DDCA), on Monday said he was upset that the defamation case was not filed against me. “I am upset that the defamation suit […]

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British actor Orlando Bloom was on Sunday deported to the UK soon after his arrival here as his E-visa had been rejected following which External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj came to his help to get a visa. The 38-year-old actor, who was invited by the Uttar Pradesh Government for a state event, was told after […]

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Over 3.6 crore rural people at risk due to unsafe drinking water: Government

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New Delhi(PTI): Over 3.6 crore people living in more than 63,000 rural habitations are exposed to health hazards due to drinking water quality problems like excess arsenic, fluoride, iron, salinity or nitrate. Of this, 1,318 rural habitations are arsenic-affected, Minister of State for Drinking Water Ram Kripal Yadav told the Upper House in a written […]

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DDCA row: Modi Government rules out Arun Jaitley’s resignation

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New Delhi(PTI): Government on Monday categorically ruled out resignation of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over allegations of corruption in Delhi cricket body DDCA which he headed till 2013, as Congress member disrupted proceedings of Rajya Sabha. “No one will resign,” Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said as slogan-shouting Congress members demanded […]

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