National Supreme Court

SC given 10 days time for Modi govt to provide cost & details of Rafale Flight Purchase

In a major setback to centre inspite of objections by Attorney General   the apex  court  directed the government to provide details of pricing and cost of fighter planes to it in next 10 days. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices U U Lalit and K M Joseph also directed for providing Read More…

Social Supreme Court Women

Sabarimala : SC said firm “NO” to urgent hearing of review petition but fixed the date at Nov 13

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined early hearing on petitions seeking review of its September 28 verdict allowing women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala and said they have been already listed for hearing. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices U U Lalit and K M Jospeh was Read More…

Companies Legal

ED fiercely fights for PC custody inside court

The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday opposed in a Delhi court the anticipatory bail plea of former Union minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case and sought his custodial interrogation. ED, which filed its response to the anticipatory bail plea of Chidambaram, said that he has remained evasive and was not Read More…

Arts National

World tallest Sardar patel statue inaugurated – Modi in ecstasy mode while Rahul , farmers fumes

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday accused the government of “treason”, saying there was a “systematic destruction” of institutions that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had helped build.His remarks came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the ‘Statue of Unity’ of Patel in Gujarat.  The 182-metre statue, the world’s tallest, has been built on an islet near the Read More…

Uncategorized

Bassi exposes Asthana with call transcripts, messages proof

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018  Bassi has been shunted to Port Blair in “public interest” with “immediate effect”.  A suspected middleman telling his father-in-law that CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana is “our man” and a senior RAW official purportedly telling the middleman not to come to India “at any cost”. Such excerpts of tapped telephonic conversations Read More…

Session Court

Purohit, Sadhvi and 5 more charged under terrorist act

Judge Vinod Padalkar, presiding over the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court, framed charges against all the seven accused under sections of the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). After framing of the charges, the court posted the case on November 2 for the trial to commence. The framing Read More…

Legal Supreme Court

Collegium finalises four names for elevation as Supreme Court judges

The Supreme Court collegium on Monday cleared names of justice R Subhash Reddy, justice Hemant Gupta, justice M R Shah, and justice Ajay Rastogi for elevation as Supreme Court judges. According to two people familiar with the collegium proceedings, Gujarat high court chief justice Reddy, Madhya Pradesh high court chief Justice Gupta, Patna high court Read More…

National Politics

Rahul Gandhi exposes rift between RBI Gov Patel and Team Modi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Monday it is nice to see RBI Governor Urjit Patel “finally defending” the central bank from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and noted that the country will never allow the BJP-RSS combine to “capture” institutions. He said it was not too late for the RBI governor to stand in defence of Read More…

National Supreme Court

Ayodhya case: Govt has full faith on judiciary, says BJP Law Minister

In a major set back to ambitious  Hindutva groups outlets  the Supreme Court declining an urgent hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute case, said Monday an appropriate bench will decide in January when to hear the politically sensitive case, sparking demands by Hindutva groups for a law to begin construction of a Ram temple at Read More…

Politics South India

CPI ( M) allege BJP President blatantly ridicules Supreme Court

The CPI(M) on Sunday strongly condemned BJP chief Amit Shah’s threat to dismiss Kerala government and remarks about Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala, saying it exposed who was really behind the violent protests against women’s entry in the temple. In a statement, the party Polit Bureau said Shah has “blatantly” ridicules the Supreme Court  judgement Read More…

Asia Politics

After two days Silence India speaks up on Srilanka turmoil

President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday removed Ranil Wickremesinghe from the office of Prime Minister and replaced him with Mahinda Rajapaksa. Wickremesinghe, refused to leave the office of Prime Minister, claiming that Sirisena’s move to replace him with Rajapaksa was unconstitutional and he still enjoyed majority in Parliament. China’s ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan, called Read More…

Business Market National

Governments that do not respect central bank independence will sooner or later incur the wrath of financial markets says Viral RBI Dy.Gov

The Reserve Bank of India needs to be independent to improve the macroeconomic stability, and policies need to be rule-based, the deputy governor Viral Acharya said on Friday. “To secure greater financial and macroeconomic stability, these efforts need to be extended to effective independence for the Reserve Bank in its regulatory and supervisory powers over Read More…

National Politics Supreme Court

Centre submits details of decision making process to SC

The Centre has filed before the Supreme Court details of Rafale deal decision making process in sealed covers. The apex court on October 10 had asked the Centre to provide details of the decision making process in the Rafale fighter jet deal sans pricing and technical specifications.  The direction to the Centre was issued on Read More…

National Supreme Court

Apex Court asks CVC to complete in 2 weeks and clips the wings of new CBI boss

The Supreme Court ordered the Central Vigilance Commission to complete probe against CBI director Alok Verma under the supervision of former Supreme Court Judge AK Patnaik on Friday. In a major set back to ruling BJP government  the top court also ordered  that interim CBI boss Nageshwar Rao will only carry out ‘routine duties’ and Read More…

High Court Politics South India

Madras High Court’s verdict is boon or bane for EPS-OPS camp

Edappadi K Palaniswami government in Tamil Nadu has got a temporary relief  of sorts with Justice M Sathyanarayanan, the third judge of Madras High Court upholding validity of Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal’s September 18, 2017 order disqualifying 18 AIADMK MLAs, owing allegiance to TTV Dhinakaran, for submitting a memorandum seeking change of chief Read More…

High Court Legal National Politics

P.C in Aircel-Maxis money laundering case named as A1

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed chargesheet against former Union minister P Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case. The agency has named nine accused in the case including Chidambaram, S Bhaskaraman and four Maxis companies in the supplementary chargesheet.  CBI Special Judge OP Saini fixed November 26 for consideration of the chargesheet. Earlier Read More…

Companies Legal

Amnesty International Bengaluru offices raided by ED

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Thursday conducted searches at two locations here in connection with a foreign exchange contravention case against human rights watchdog Amnesty International India, officials said. They said the searches are being conducted under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and the central probe agency is looking for documents. The ED, they said, Read More…

High Court Social Supreme Court Women

Sabarimala : Kerala police FIR against 2000 people and look out notice against 200

Kerala police Thursday detaining over 1000 people in a crackdown on those allegedly involved in the violent protests against entry of women of all ages into the hilltop sabarimala  temple  In the regard Kerala  police had filed cases against 2000 persons and issued a lookout notices against 210 persons. “In a major swoop, we detained Read More…

National Politics

Removal of CBI chief by PM Modi is insult to Constitution : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid the ongoing row over the appointment and removal of CBI director. Addressing to media, Rahul Gandhi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reaction was in the panic. “He is scared that he indulged in corruption and he could get Read More…

Legal National Politics

CBI Officer Investigating Rakesh Asthana Case shifted to the Andamans With Immediate Effect

Hours after the Narendra Modi government’s dramatic midnight move to remove Central Bureau of Investigation director Alok Verma from his position, the agency has transferred the key members of the team investigating the corruption case against agency number 2 Rakesh Asthana off the case. CBI deputy SP A.K. Bassi – who was the leading the Read More…

National Russia Space Timeline

Israel to supply missile defence systems to India for $777 million

The Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile system is an operational Air and Missile Defence (AMD) system used by Israel’s navy as well as by India’s navy, air and land forces. India has awarded an additional USD 777 million deal to a leading Israeli defence firm for supplying Barak 8 LR-SAM Air and Missile Defence Systems to seven Read More…

Environment Industries Life Style National

No Bharat Stage IV vehicles to be sold from 1st April 2020 : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Wednesday said that no Bharat Stage IV vehicle shall be sold across the country with effect from April 1, 2020. The Bharat stage emission standards are standards instituted by the government to regulate output of air pollutants from motor vehicles.  The Bharat Stage VI (or BS-VI) emission norm would come into force Read More…

National Politics

Prashant Bhushan quote article that allege Nageshwar Rao, CBI interim chief as corrupt

Senior IPS officer M Nageshwar Rao, 1986-batch Odisha cadre officer’s midnight appointment came following government’s decision to sent incumbent Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana on leave as they put the premier investigating agency in an unprecedented credibility crisis. The decision to appoint Joint Director Rao, a post-graduate in chemistry from Osmania University Read More…

National Politics

Opposition links Rafale probe to removal of CBI Director Alok Verma

Congress on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the ‘removal’ of CBI Director Alok Verma and wondered whether the action was linked to the probe in to the Rafale fighter aircraft. “PM Modi seeks to achieve surreptitiously & clandestinely what he can’t do directly to sack the CBI Director” Congress chief spokesman Randeep Singh Read More…

National Politics Votes & Polls

PM Modi wants people of India to Contribute donations to BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party received Rs 532.27 crore as donation during the financial year 2016-17, a 593 per cent increase as compared to the Rs 76.85 crore it declared in the previous fiscal (2015-16), a report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) said. According to the report, the Read More…

Life Style Supreme Court

Documentary proof says Prior 1991 “chooronu” rice feeding ceremony gave access to young women at Sabarimala

Ayyappa, the presiding deity of Sabarimala temple considered “naishtika brahmachari” (eternally celibate), since its door opened for a five-day pooja on October 17. No pooja was performed on the first day of the opening of the temple. The doors to the shrine will close at 10 pm Monday. Nearly a dozen women have been turned Read More…

National Supreme Court

Supreme Court refused to impose a blanket ban on the sale and use of firecrackers

Supreme Court on Tuesday said only green firecrackers, which are less polluting, will be allowed to be sold in the country. The Court, however, banned the sale of firecrackers on e-commerce websites. The court order is not limited only to Diwali; durations have been fixed for bursting of crackers on all events and festivals.  On Read More…

National Politics

Rahul Gandhi dropped another bombshell this time Jaitley

Congress president Rahul Gaandhi has launched a direct    attack on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and demanded his resignation. In a tweet, Rahul Gandhi alleged that Arun Jaitley’s daughter was on the payroll of fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi. However, the finance minister sat on the file and allowed Mehul Choksi to flee the country, Rahul Read More…

Social Women

Nun rape case key Witness kattuthara was found dead at a church sparks fresh row

Kuriakose Kattuthara aged 62 was taken to the hospital but was declared brought dead. Kuriakose had earlier given his statement against the accused bishop to Kerala Police as an independent witness and according to sources privy to information, was getting calls to withdraw his statement. He had also told media persons recently that he was Read More…

Business Market

Economy turmoils – FPIs pull out over 32000 Crores from markets in 3 weeks

According to the latest depository data, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold equities to the tune of Rs 19,810 crore during October 1-19 and bonds worth Rs 12,167 crore, taking the total to Rs 31,977 crore (USD 4.3 billion).  Foreign investors have pulled out close to Rs 32,000 crore from the Indian capital markets in the Read More…

Social Supreme Court Voice Women

Three women who utmost broken the ceiling on the 3rd day : Sabarimala

Amid ongoing protests, feminist activist Rehana Fathima, reporter Kavitha Jakkal and Woman devotee Mary Sweety tried to enter the Sabarimala temple today, three days after it was opened for women of all ages. As the temple entries are blocked by devotees against the Supreme Court verdict to allow women of menstruating age to enter the Read More…

Cinema Social Women

Karnataka actress accuse actor Arjun #meTOO

Sandalwood actress Sruthi Hariharan has accused actor Arjun Sarja of sexual harassment during the shooting of the movie ‘Vismaya’, according to TV reports. This is the first instance in Sandalwood (Karnataka ) where an actress has named the “perpetrator”.   Recently, another actress Sangeetha Bhat had levelled allegations against some “top directors” but she refrained Read More…