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Black money: Agencies may get power to seize assets under FEMA

NEW DELHI(PTI): In order to put further curbs on the menace of black money generation, an amendment could be soon brought in foreign exchange laws in the forthcoming Budget that will enable probe agencies to attach assets of a defaulter. Officials said investigating agencies like Enforcement Directorate (ED) had asked the Special Investigation Team (SIT) […]

SC terms Patiala House Court scuffle as an ‘extraordinary circumstance’

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NEW DELHI(PTI): The Supreme Court on Thursday termed as “extraordinary circumstances” the violence in the Patiala House courts and rejected a lawyer’s contention that exceptional importance was being given to one case which would demoralise lower judiciary and police. The court also decided to hear a petition on Friday seeking apex-court monitored inquiry into all […]

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Another record for Sachin Tendulkar: Autobiography ‘Playing it My Way’ enters Limca Book of Records

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MUMBAI(PTI): He might have bid adieu to cricket but Sachin Tendulkar continues to make records with the his autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’ entering the Limca Book of Records for being the best-selling adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories. The book, published by Hachette India, was released on Nov 6, 2014 and has […]

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BJP MLA OP Sharma arrested, released on bail for Pataiala House Court Gundami

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Delhi: BJP MLA O P Sharma, who was caught on camera beating a CPI activist at Patiala House court three days back, was arrested on Thursday. The first-time MLA was questioned for around eight hours at the Tilak Marg police station in connection with the case. He was then arrested on charge of causing hurt […]

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West Bengal Elections: CPI(M) central committee gives green signal for alliance with Congress

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NEW DELHI: CPI(M) on Thursday indicated it is willing to have an understanding with Congress for the upcoming assembly polls in West Bengal to “oust” TMC from Government and “isolate” BJP in the state. Speaking to press persons here after conclusion of party’s Central Committee (CC) meeting in New Delhi, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury […]

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Indian Economy undergoing slowdown, may grow at 6.8% this fiscal: Report

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NEW DELHI: The Indian economy is undergoing a pronounced economic slowdown and is likely to clock a GDP growth of 6.8% in the current financial year, a report by Ambit Capital Research said. According to the research note, the GDP growth this financial year is likely to be lower than 2014-15. “We reiterate our point […]

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Modi govt ‘killed’ Rohith Vemula,Mayawati of not encouraging Dalit leadership: Rahul Gandhi

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Lucknow(PTI): Taking on BSP chief Mayawati, a key contender for power in Uttar Pradesh, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused her of not “encouraging Dalit leadership” in a bid to keep her “firm grip on power”. He also attacked the Modi government, accusing it of “killing” Rohith Vemula, the Dalit scholar from Hyderabad […]

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CM Tarun Gogoi alleges tacit support of PM in JNU police attack

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Guwahati(PTI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday alleged there was “tacit support” of the Prime Minister for the police attack on students in JNU and said the BJP-led Centre is attempting to “impose” RSS ideology on educational institutions of the country. “There has to be the tacit support of the Prime Minister for the […]

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Smriti Irani decides to make flying national flag compulsory at Central Universities

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NEW DELHI: Amidst the JNU row currently dominating the political discourse in the country, the Modi government has decided to take a significant step. At a conference chaired by the HRD Ministry on Thursday, a decision was taken to fly the national flag prominently at all central universities. The conference was attended by 46 Vice […]

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e-agri platform to be launched on April 14:PM Modi

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NEW DELHI(PTI): A digital platform for enabling farmers to sell their produce at a better rate anywhere in the country will be launched on April 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in Sehore on Thursday as he resolved to ensure doubling of the farmers’ income by 2022. Mr. Modi, who unveiled guidelines for the recently-launched […]

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