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…

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…

National Politics Supreme Court

National herald case in Supreme Court admitted and “No” IT assessment till then

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, fixed December 4 to hear the Special Leave Petition filed by Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Mr Rahul Gandhi and Mr Oscar Fernandes to challenge the dismissal by the Delhi High Court of their plea challenging the re-opening of their Income Tax assessment for the year 2010-11. The Supreme Court Bench comprising 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…

North India Politics

Renaming hysteria trending with BJP leaders

Hours after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced the renaming of Faizabad district to Ayodhya, the Gujarat government on Tuesday, 6 November, said it was willing to rechristen Ahmedabad to ‘Karnavati’ if there were no legal hurdles. On Thursday, 8 November, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani concurred with his deputy and said that the government Read More…

North India Votes & Polls

Chhattisgarh 1st phase : 70% voting amidst 4 maoists killing , 4336 booths EVM glitches , 100000 Security deployment

Chhattisgarh recorded 70% turnout as polls ended for 18 seats spread over eight districts on Monday, in the first phase of the assembly election, while at least four Maoists were reportedly killed in an encounter with security personnel in Bijapur district. “Voting has ended, turnout is 70% till now in the first phase of Chhattisgarh Read More…

National Supreme Court

Modi government handed over Copies to petitioners : RafaleScam

The Centre on Monday complied with a Supreme Court order and handed over to petitioners, who sought a court-monitored CBI probe into the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, the document detailing the decisions taken to procure the aircraft. The document titled “Details of the steps in the decision-making process leading to the 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…

Business Legal South India

BJP Ex Minister goes underground fearing arrest

Cops launch hunt for Minning Mafia  and BJP Ex Minister Janardhana Reddy. The Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths are on the lookout for Ballari’s mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy and his personal assistant Ali Khan over their alleged involvement in a money laundering case.  Fearing that Reddy may flee the country, police have collected his Read More…

Legal National Politics

Sivasankaran looted IDBI 600 crores and fled India thanks to CBI dilution of his LoC

In what seems to be repetition of Vijay Mallya’s case in which he fled country after defrauding Indian banks after his LoC was diluted, the Look-out-Circular against C Sivasankaran, accuses of defrauding IDBI bank to the tune of Rs 600 crore, was diluted by the CBI helping him to flee the country. India Today reported 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…

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…

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…

Politics South India Votes & Polls

Cake walk for Anitha kumaraswamy as BJP candidate withdraws from race

With Chandrashekar’s departure from the contest, Anitha, wife of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, is facing the elections alongside five other independent candidates. (DH File Photo) In a major setback for BJP and embarrassment to its karnataka state  leaders ., ahead of the bypolls, it’s Ramanagara candidate, L Chandrashekar has withdrawn from the race declaring 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…

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…

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…

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…