Monday , 20 May 2019

National News

Cong wants list of wilful loan defaulters disclosed

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday demanded that the BJP-led government direct the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to disclose the list of wilful loan defaulters, alleging it was not doing so to protect its “crony capitalist friends.” Read More »

Cong counting on resentment among mercantile class to reverse fortunes

PTI Mumbai The Congress hopes to cash in on resentment among small enterprise owners, who, reports suggest, are still recovering from the twin “shocks” of demonetisation and GST, to win the Mumbai South Lok Sabha seat -– home to the business district of Colaba and the famous bullion market, Zaveri Bazaar. The party is also counting on the recent endorsement ... Read More »

Complaint against Rahul over ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ slogan

PTI Ara (Bihar) A complaint was filed against Rahul Gandhi in a local court on Saturday alleging that the Congress president’s slogan ‘chowkidar chor hai’, which he made people chant at a rally in Samastipur district the previous day, was tantamount to sedition. The complainant Satyavrat, a local advocate, also named RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, who shared the stage ... Read More »

Govt offices close in Jammu, to reopen in Srinagar on May 6

PTI Jammu As part of the bi-annual ‘Darbar Move’ under which the Jammu and Kashmir government functions six months each in Jammu and Srinagar, all move offices, including the Raj Bhavan, closed here on Saturday and will reopen in the summer capital on May 6. While the civil secretariat – the seat of Jammu and Kashmir government – along with ... Read More »

HC suggests amendments to POCSO Act over consensual sex after 16 years of age

PTI Chennai Observing that relationship between a girl under 18 years of age and a teenage boy or little over the teenage years cannot be construed as “alien” or “unnatural”, the Madras High Court suggested exclusion of consensual sex after 16 years of age from the purview of POCSO Act. Justice V Pathiban gave the suggestion on Friday during the ... Read More »

AGMUT officer in for golden handshake 

ASHWINI SHRIVASTAVA | PTI New Delhi: The service records of over 1,100 officers of the Indian Administrative Service have been reviewed by the Centre in about past four years to check deadwood from the government, officials said on Friday. Read More »

PM lists Rs 2.5 crore worth assets in election affidavit

Varanasi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assets worth Rs 2.5 crore including a residential plot in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar, fixed deposits of Rs 1.27 crore and Rs 38,750 cash in hand, according to his affidavit filed with the Election Commission on Friday. Read More »

Luxury cars of Nirav, Choksi auctioned at Rs 3.29 crore

PTI New Delhi A dozen luxury cars of Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam accused businessmen Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi have been auctioned, fetching the government exchequer Rs 3.29 crore, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said Friday. The vehicles were attached by the agency under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the past. The ED had in March obtained ... Read More »

Accompanied by Nitish, Modi files nomination for Varanasi seat

PTI Varanasi Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on Friday, accompanied by a galaxy of top BJP and NDA leaders in a massive show of strength for the country’s ruling alliance. Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U chief Nitish Kumar, Union minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray ... Read More »