Business Companies Industries Market

Exports rise but trade deficit widens to $17 billion cause alarm

Exports bounced back in October after a contraction in September, as engineering goods, pharmaceutical and chemical shipments picked up pace.  However, this didn’t prevent trade deficit from widening, as crude oil bill continued to shoot up. Outbound trade rose by 17.86 per cent in October to $26.98 billion. In September, exports had declined for the Read More…

Legal Session Court South India

Judge Vaidya arrested on DA case for income above 3 Crores

LB Nagar court judge Vaidya Vara Prasad who was booked by the Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) in a disproportionate case was arrested at 4.30 am on Thursday. The accused has been remanded and sent to Chanchalguda jail. The accused is the XIV additional district judge and president of the TS Judges Association. The High Court, Read More…

Politics South India Women

Kerala Government efforts to reach consensus amongst parties for women entry of all ages fails

Kerala Government all-party meeting called on Thursday to resolve the stand-off over permitting women of menstrual age into the Sabarimala shrine failed to cut any ice amongst  political parties in kerala  with the Kerala government firm on implementing the Supreme Court order but the  Opposition walking out in protest. After the nearly three-hour long meeting, Read More…

National Supreme Court

Rafale Scam : BJP’s Ex Ministers Counsel bombards Modi’s defense deal

Supreme Court today witnessed a  battle field on weather to conduct Rafale scam probe or not  The apex court, which began its hearing on pleas seeking a court-monitored probe into the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, also said it was dealing with the requirements of the Air Force and would like to Read More…

National Supreme Court

CBI Directors war inside court goes scorching

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday extended till November 28 interim protection from arrest to CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, accused of graft by his own agency.  The CBI had registered a case against Asthana on the basis of a complaint from Hyderabad-based businessman Satish Sana, facing probe in the 2017 case allegedly involving meat Read More…

National Supreme Court

SC reserved Judgement for Rafale scam probe – Sovereign guarantee , dilution of offset guidelines pose Critical

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgement on a batch of petitions, including the one filed by former Union Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, pertaining to the Union government’s 2016 deal with France to buy Rafale fighter jets. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Read More…

Technology

Proud ISRO said “Mission accomplished ” after launch of GSAT 29

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the GSLV Mark III rocket carrying the GSAT-29 communication satellite from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Wednesday. Marking ISRO’s fifth launch for the current year, the communication satellite carries high throughput communication transponders in the Ka and Ku bands which can expand high-speed data transfer Read More…

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Sri Lanka’s parliament passed no-confidence motion against Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa amid raucous opposition on Wednesday, throwing the country deeper into crisis. Rajapaksa’s allies said they could not accept the vote, shouting “this is illegal”. Sri Lanka has been in turmoil since President Maithripala Sirisena fired Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last month, Read More…

North India Politics Votes & Polls

Rajasthan BJP crumbling as dissents switch to Congress

In a major jolt  to the BJP, Harish Chandra Meena, a sitting MP of the saffron party from Rajasthan, on Wednesday joined the Congress ahead of the assembly elections next month. Meena, an IPS officer-turned-parliamentarian, joined the Congress in the presence of former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, state Congress president Sachin Pilot and AICC Read More…

Asia

Lanka SC suspends dissolution of Parliament, set aside President’s decision

The political turmoil escalated in the island nation when Sirisena dissolved Parliament on Friday and called for a snap parliamentary election on January 5, over two weeks after sacking Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replacing him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa. The parties which filed petitions on Monday included the United National Party led by Read More…

Social Supreme Court Women

Sabarimala case: SC refuses to stay verdict and posted case on Jan 22 2019

In a major setback to tradition seeking Hindus The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay its verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple but agreed to hear in open court on January 22 a batch of review petitions in the matter. The review petitions against the September 28 Read More…

Asia Europe National Politics

Congress allege Dassault CEO Manufacturing Lies : Rafale Scam

Responding to Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier’s defence of Rafale deal in an interview, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said the country needs fair investigation and not doctored explanations Asserting that the truth has a way of coming out, the Congress on Tuesday said “dictated interviews” and “manufactured lies” cannot suppress the Rafale scam. The nation Read More…

Supreme Court Women

Traditional Vrs women rights loggerheads at Sabarimala : SC defer petitions

SC bench led by CJI Gogoi on Tuesday deferred hearing of three fresh writ petitions regarding entry of women of all age groups in Sabarimala temple. SC said writ petitions would be heard after the review petitions are decided either way. So now, three fresh writ petitions will only be heard by a bench comprising Read More…

North India Politics Supreme Court

“Fantastic” says Supreme Court on missing Ex-Bihar minister Manju Verma

The Supreme Court has summoned Bihar DGP to explain the state police’s failure to arrest former state minister of JDU party Manju Verma in a case related to the recovery of ammunition from her home during a CBI raid in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse scandal. Expressing shock over the non-arrest, justice Read More…

Politics South India

Ananth Kumar leaves huge void in Karnataka BJP

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar passed away at 1.52 am on Monday after undergoing treatment for cancer at a private hospital in Bengaluru. He was 59. The untimely demise of Union minister Ananth Kumar has left a void in the state BJP leadership, something which the party is bound to Read More…

Companies South India

600 Crores Scam , 15000 investors duped, Ex Minister BJP’s janardhan arrested

Karnataka  Central Crime Branch (CCB) police arrested Ballari mining baron and former BJP minister G Janardhan Reddy, after 20 hours of interrogation.  Police also arrested Reddy’s close aide Ali Khan on charges of criminal conspiracy in a multi-crore cheating case. Speaking soon after the arrest on Sunday afternoon, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Alok Kumar Read More…

Business National Politics

Centralised Power, Demonetisation, GST hampered India’s economic growth : Rajan

Addressing an audience at the University of California in Berkley on Friday, Former India’s RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said for four years — 2012 to 2016 India was growing at a faster pace before it was hit by two major headwinds. Demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) are the two major headwinds that Read More…

Life Science Nature

Octopus in aquarium gives birth to thousands of babies

A curator at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium and Savannah, Georgia revealed the shocking moment he realised one of his octopus charges had been given the wrong sex. According to MailOnline, Devin Dumont found that the tank holding Octavius, the aquarium’s sole octopus resident, was full of tiny particles that looked like confetti. Read More…

Social South India Women

Over 200 persons registered with cases and one held for ‘assaulting’ woman pilgrim at Sabarimala

Hundreds of frenzied devotees had tried to attack and prevent the 52-year old woman, Lalitha Ravi, from offering prayers at the temple.  A 29-year old man was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the incident relating to the alleged assault of a woman pilgrim at the Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala, suspecting her to be Read More…

North India Opinion Politics Voice

Protests for Mizoram CEO’s removal unabated

Protests for the removal of Mizoram chief electoral officer (CEO) SB Sheshank continued in Aizawl Wednesday, even as the Election Commission (EC) decided to send a senior official for talks with the apex body leading the stir while accepting the “broad contours” of its resolution on the CEO and Bru refugees submitted to a poll panel Read More…

America Asia China Market World

India, China and six others temporary exempted from Iran oil sanctions

The US has told various countries, including India, to cut oil imports from the Persian Gulf nation to “zero” by November 4 or face sanctions. India, which is the second biggest purchaser of Iranian oil after China, is willing to restrict its monthly purchase to 1.25 million tonnes or 15 million tonnes in a year Read More…

Culture South India Women

Sabarimala agitation part of party’s agenda: Kerala BJP chief’s open admission

In a shocking revelation, Kerala’s BJP President PS Sreedharan Pillai has revealed that the Sabarimala agitation ‘was part of BJP’s agenda’ and that ‘it was a golden opportunity for them in the state’. Pillai courted a controversy Monday as TV channels aired a video clip in which he purportedly said that Sabarimala temple chief priest Read More…

Politics South India Votes & Polls

BJP bastion Bellary knocked out , JDS-Congress in celebration spree

A massive setback  for BJP as JD(S)-Congress wrests Bellary with a resounding margin. Of the three Lok Sabha seats that went to the by-polls, BJP had held Shivamogga and Ballari and JD(S) Mandya. In total, BJP has lost 2 out of 3 Lok Sabha bypolls and both the assembly bypolls in Karnataka. Ramanagara assembly seat Read More…

Companies Legal National Politics

CIC issues notice to PMO, RBI on disclosure of the wilful defaulters NPA list

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has issued a show-cause notice to RBI Governor Urjit Patel for “dishonouring” a Supreme Court judgment on disclosure of the wilful defaulters’ list. The CIC has also asked the Prime Minister’s Office, the Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to make public the letter of former RBI Read More…

Asia Politics

China , Pakistan issue joint statement

A joint statement, issued hereafter Prime Minister Imran Khan’s talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, said that China backed Pakistan’s efforts to improve ties with India to settle “outstanding disputes”, without directly mentioning the Kashmir issue. “China appreciates Pakistan’s quest for peace through dialogue, cooperation and negotiation, on the basis of Read More…

North India Social Voice Women

UP Hospital horror : Minor girl raped inside ICU

A minor was allegedly gang-raped in the ICU of a private hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly town. The victim, who had been admitted to the hospital after being bitten by some poisonous insect, was on oxygen as she had difficulty in breathing, according to the police sources. The culprits, who were hospital staff, allegedly administered Read More…

National Politics Supreme Court

Congress says CBI director on leave is illegal and reached Supreme Court

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge Saturday moved the Supreme Court against the Centre’s decision of sending CBI director Alok Verma on leave, saying it was “illegal” and was in violation of the CBI Act. In his petition, Kharge, who is the leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, said only the three-member committee of leader of Read More…

Opinion Politics Session Court Voice

Tharoor’s Scorpion remark made bjp leader knock court door

A criminal defamation complaint has been filed against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor before a court in Delhi for his alleged “scorpion” remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Earlier Former Congress Minister  Shashi Tharoor had stoked a fresh controversy on Sunday while speaking at the Bangalore Literature Festival, claiming that an unnamed RSS leader had told Read More…

South India Votes & Polls

Karnataka by-polls 2018: Voting for 2 MLA , 3 MP seats concludes peacefully

The Bellary parliamentary constituency of Karnataka witnessed a voter turnout of 63.85% , while Shimoga and Mandya constituencies recorded a turnout of 61.05 % and 53.94% respectively. Legislative assembly constituencies Jamakhandi and Ramanagara witnessed a voter turnout of 81.58% and 73.71% respectively till 6 pm. The voting in the five constituencies of Karnataka has been concluded Read More…

Literature Politics

Journalist Arnab Goswami among 4 new members in NMML

The Centre has appointed journalist Arnab Goswami, former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, BJP MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and IGNCA chairman Ram Bahadur Rai as members of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society, replacing four members who had opposed the move to build a museum for all prime ministers at the Teen Murti Estate. Former Union Minister Read More…

Asia World

Khashoggi was strangled was then dismembered and destroyed

Saudi Arabia has faced a torrent of international condemnation over the killing of the royal insider-turned-critic. Turkey’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday confirmed for the first time that Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the consulate on October 2 as part of a planned hit, and his body was then dismembered and destroyed. “They Read More…

National Politics Votes & Polls

Rahul Gandhi calls Chandrababu Naidu meeting as “Opposition unity”

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is trying to unite the opposition parties to take on the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections next year,  met Congress president Rahul Gandhi . The meeting comes amid seat-sharing talks between the two parties for the Assemby elections. “I had Read More…

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…

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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…

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…

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…