East India National Opinion Politics

Congress, BSP leaders attending Jan 19th rally sound the death knell for BJP : Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the mega opposition rally being hosted by the Trinamool Congress in Kolkata on January 19 would sound the “death knell” for the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls and regional parties would be the deciding factor.   She also claimed that the BJP’s seat count in Read More…

Legal National Supreme Court

CBI mess : Spl Director Rakesh Asthana shown door along with 3 more High rank officers

The tenure of CBI’s Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who was sent on forced leave by the government, has been curtailed with immediate effect, according to an official order issued Thursday.   The tenures of three more officers Joint Director Arun Kumar Sharma, Deputy Inspector General Manish Kumar Sinha and Superintendent of Police Jayant J Naiknavare Read More…

National Politics Session Court

Michel got British consular access and 15 mts free to family talk per week by CBI Court

AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, Christian Michel has been granted 15-minute time in a week to speak to his family and lawyers by a special CBI Court on Monday.   Michel is one of the three middlemen the two others Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa being probed by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate in the Read More…

National Politics Supreme Court

What made Justice Sikri taken back his consent for Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal,

Justice Sikri, 65, has now turned down the post of president/member of the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal, the arbiter of disputes among 53 countries in the Commonwealth.   He was to take up the job after his retirement on March 6. Sources say Justice Sikri told the centre he had decided to withdraw his Read More…

Legal National Opinion Politics

Nageshwar Rao as interim CBI director not got Committee approval : Mallikarjun Kharge

Two days after Alok Kumar Verma was removed from the post of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director, two top judges related to the investigation against Verma have reportedly given contrary views.   Serving Supreme Court judge Justice AK Sikri, representative of the Chief Justice of India in high power selection panel, reportedly claimed there Read More…

Legal National Politics Social

Upper caste 10% quota bill signed into law by President Kovind

The 10% quota for Upper-caste (UC ) economically weaker sections in government jobs and higher educational institutions, including in the private sector, is the law of the land from now on with President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday giving his assent.   As the amendment to the Constitution was passed in Parliament related to fundamental rights, there Read More…

Legal National Politics

Alok Verma refuse to take Modi government order but resigns

Alok Verma, the first CBI director to be removed by a PM-led panel, refused to take up his next assignment and resigned from service on Friday.   Verma, who was not allowed to represent before the three-member committee, said “natural justice was scuttled and the entire process was turned upside down in ensuring that the Read More…

High Court National Politics

Modi government handpicked CBI Additional Director suffered a major setback

Center Modi government handpicked CBI Additional Director Rakesh Asthana suffered a major setback on Friday as the Delhi High Court refused to quash an FIR against him on bribery allegations while setting a 10-week deadline to complete investigations.   The high court order also rejected his contention that the FIR was registered because of “mala Read More…

National Opinion Politics

Gandhi assures if voted to power his party will waive farm loans across India

Rahul Gandhi was addressing his first public meeting in Rajasthan since the Congress came into power there, and in two other Hindi heartland states, after the recent assembly elections. The Congress leader reiterated his party’s promise to waive farm loans if it forms the government at the Centre after the Lok Sabha polls later this Read More…

Cinema Entertainment National Politics

Anupam kher’s Accidental PM resulted in FIR against actors, producers

A court in Bihar Tuesday ordered lodging of an FIR against Bollywood actors Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna and 15 others associated with the upcoming movie “The Accidental Prime Minister” based on the tenure of former prime minister Manmohan Singh.   Sub Divisional Judge (East), Gaurab Kamal directed the Kanti police station in the district to Read More…