Environment South India

Center Sends 33 Cr Invoice to Kerala Government for rescue operation during kerala flood

India rejected an offer by the United Arab Emirates government On 22nd August, to give US$100 million to a special fund for Kerala state after its floods which killed several people.   The move came despite calls to accept the Gulf state’s largesse by Kerala’s chief minister who has pleaded for more aid than India’s Read More…

Politics Voice

23 Opposition parties in support of farmers protest in Delhi

Lakhs of of farmers demanding better prices for their produce marched in the heart of the national capital on Friday, an event that culminated in top opposition leaders, including Congress president Rahul Gandhi, sharing the stage with protesters and launching a united attack on the BJP Modi’s government over agrarian distress.   Addressing the massive crowd Read More…

Environment South India Supreme Court

Tamil Nadu knocks SC against Karnataka Mekedatu dam project

Tamil Nadu government on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction to restrain Karnataka from going ahead with “unauthorised” Mekedatu project across inter-state Cauvery river.   In an application, the state government urged the court to restrain Karnataka through its instrumentality viz, Cauvery Neervari Nigam, from proceeding with the preparation of detailed project report Read More…

Business Companies Industries Market

GDP growth in Q2 falls to 7.1%

India’s annual economic growth fell down to 7.1% in the July-September quarter of FY 2018-19 against 8.2% in the April-June quarter, according to government data released on Friday.   The GDP growth rate in the April-June quarter of 2018-19 was at 8.2% on strong performance of manufacturing and agriculture sectors.   “GDP at Constant (2011-12) Read More…

National Supreme Court

CBI Director Alok Verma tells Supreme Court his fixed tenure of 2 years cannot be altered

    CBI Director Alok Verma, who has been divested of all duties by the Centre and sent on leave, told the Supreme Court on Thursday that he was appointed for a fixed tenure of two years and cannot even be transferred.   Challenging the government’s decision, his counsel and senior advocate Fali S Nariman Read More…

Environment High Court

CBI registers case of dacoity and robbery against Tamil Nadu police, revenue officials : Sterlite Killings

The CBI has registered a fresh case of criminal conspiracy, robbery, dacoity and disobeying law to cause injury against police and revenue department officials of Tamil Nadu in connection with the firing on anti-Sterlite protestors on May 22 in Thoothukudi in which 13 people were killed, officials said Thursday.   This is the second case Read More…

Business Industries Opinion

BJP & Congress fight over new series GDP data

After Congress discarded the GDP series, Union Finance Minister on Thursday defended the data. Jaitley said, “This data revised the GDP growth in the last two years of UPA government. At that time, revision had made the GDP grow upwards, many in then government welcomed the change in methods”, he said.   Stating that the Read More…

Business Environment Industries

Centre , Petrol pumps dealers at loggerheads over new pump stations

  Just after 72 hours  Centre announced a pre-election bonanza of distributing a staggering 55,649 new petrol pumps in the country, the apex body of their dealers plan to challenge the move in court, a top office-bearer said here on Wednesday.   The All India Petrol Dealers Association (AIPDA) President Ajay Bansal said that the Read More…