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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

Business National Politics

UAE delegation preference of HAL products cause embarrassment to ruling establishments

India and the UAE are planning to expand their joint military training with a focus on improving desert operations. The issues were discussed between defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the UAE’s minister of state for defence, Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi Al Falacy, on Tuesday.  The UAE minister  be in Bangalore on Wednesday to visit the Read More…

National Politics Session Court Women

Modi’s minister resigned in multiple sex scam : Setback for BJP

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday accepted MJ Akbar’s resignation as Minister of State in External Affairs a day ahead of the hearing of his criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani at Delhi’s Patiala House court. Kovind accepted the resignation of Akbar from the Union Council of Ministers with immediate effect. Akbar, who was Read More…

National Politics Session Court Social Voice Women

Trouble mounts for Akbar – More than a dozen women bonds with Priya Ramani

In a  dramatic development that could upset BJP Minister  Akbar’s  strategy  more than a dozen  women journalists fused as a force  and have urged the court to hear their testimonies against MJ Akbar, claiming many of  them suffered sexual harassment by the minister and others have been a witness to it. A group of current Read More…

National Politics Voice

BJP opening Patel statue who banned RSS after Mahatma murder : Congress

Without naming the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), senior Congress leader Anand Sharma Monday said Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s 1948 order banning the organisation should be placed at the foot of his gigantic ‘Statue of Unity’, to be inaugurated soon in Gujarat’s Narmada district. Speaking to media here, he noted that the move would tell people what Read More…

National Opinion Social Women

Women entry will turn temple into sex tourism spot: Sabarimala board chief

The Travancore Dewasom Board president, who has earlier made misogynist comments as well, says women’s entry into the temple will also lead to security issues The chief of the board that runs Kerala’s Sabarimala temple has said that allowing women inside will lead to “immoral activities” and turn the place into a “spot for sex Read More…

National Opinion Politics

Indian Army grounds for BJP Youth Wing’s convention, irritates Army Men

In a letter dated 13 October, the office of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) granted the use of Bison Polo Ground till 28 October and Parade Ground from 23 to 28 October. In response  Ex-Army men were furious  after Ministry of Defence granted permission to the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of Read More…

National

Modi meets CEOs , experts from oil and gas sector

CEOs and Experts from the Oil and Gas sector, from both India and abroad, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. The gathering included Ministers from Saudi Arabia and UAE, and CEOs and experts from organisations including Saudi ARAMCO, ADNOC, BP, Rosneft, IHS Markit, Pioneer Natural Resources Company, Emerson Electric Company, Tellurian, Mubadala Investment Company, Schlumberger Read More…

National Opinion Politics Women

Union Minister MJ Akbar says all allegations fabricated, spiced up, will take legal action

Union minister MJ Akbar has said the allegations of sexual harassment against him are “fabricated” and “spiced up”. He said he will take legal actions against the women journalists who have levelled these allegations against him. “The allegations of misconduct made against me are false and fabricated, spiced up by innuendo and malice. I could Read More…

National Social Women

What 11 women journalists have accused MJ Akbar

India’s #MeToo chorus is being heard from every corner of the country. The campaign took India with a storm with women naming out men who sexually harassed them. So far 11 allegations have emerged against journalist-turned- politician and BJP Minister  MJ Akbar. Akbar’s colleagues, including Smriti Irani and Maneka Gandhi, have acknowledged the online testimonies Read More…

National Politics Voice

“India owes debt to you” Rahul Gandhi reached to HAL employees

Rahul Gandhi and his Congress party have been attacking the Modi government over the Rs 58000 crore Rafale fighter jet deal alleging corruption and favoritism.  Addressing HAL employees, Rahul Gandhi said, “HAL is not just a company. When India got independence, India built some strategic assets to enter specific areas, HAL is a strategic asset Read More…

National Opinion Uncategorized Women

Maneka Gandhi proposes to set up committee to look into #MeToo cases

 ‘Will form four-member committee of retired judges to conduct public hearings of #MeToo cases,’ Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said. With the #MeToo movement intensifying in the country with every passing day, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday said that four retired judges will hold public hearings of the sexual assault and harassment cases. “Will form Read More…

Food & Health National Supreme Court

You want everybody in India to become vegetarian : SC grilled petitioner

A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta made this observation while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) which said that export of meat cannot be encouraged or promoted in the country. “We cannot pass an order that everyone should become vegetarian,” the bench told the counsel appearing for the petitioner organisation. The Read More…

National Politics Social Women

Smriti Spoken but Sushma Still Silent on Union Minister Akbar Sex Scams

Amid ongoing demand for the resignation of Union Minister MJ Akbar after more than six  women journalists accused him of sexually harassing, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday said that the gentlemen concerned would be in a better positioned to speak on this issue. As the MeToo campaign gathered momentum in India, some women journalists Read More…

National Politics

Sensational Disclosure : Reliance was mandatory, says French report

French media outlet Mediapart on Wednesday claimed it had accessed an internal document of Dassault Aviation which showed that the joint venture with the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence was an “obligatory trade-off” and “mandatory” for the Rs 59,000-crore Rafale deal to materialise. The sensational disclosure was made on the eve of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Read More…

Legal National Politics

ED attaches Karti’s properties in Delhi, UK and Spain

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 54 crore in India, UK and Spain, belonging to former finance minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti and his firm, in the INX media case. The central probe agency issued a provisional order under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for attachment of Indian assets in Read More…

Industries Market National

Rupee hit 74.39 amid Concern over fiscal deficit and rising current account deficit.

The unabated outflow of foreign funds continues to pinch Indian rupee, as domestic currency slumped by 33 paise to finish at a fresh lifetime low of 74.39 against the US dollar  on Tuesday. This is the six consecutive fall for the rupee against US dollar Earlier in the day, the domestic currency erased all its Read More…