Wednesday , 22 November 2017

National News

Torrential rains throw normal life out of gear in Chennai

PTI   CHENNAI Torrential overnight downpour threw normal life out of gear in several parts of the metropolis and neighbouring districts on Friday, even as the Marina Beach locality recorded a whopping 30 cm of rain. Schools and colleges, closed since October 31, remained shut in Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts, as the Tamil Nadu government appealed to private firms ... Read More »

Couple held in Thane for extortion

PTI   MUMBAI The Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC) of Thane Police caught red-handed a private detective and his wife from their rented house in Dombivali while accepting Rs 1 crore “extortion money” from a suspended IAS officer, a top police official said on Friday. According to police, the couple, who was arrested on Thursday, had threatened to defame the officer, Radheshyam ... Read More »

Glide bomb successfully tested; to be inducted soon into armed forces

PTI   NEW DELHI The government said on Friday that an indigenously developed light weight ‘Glide’ bomb has been successfully tested in Chandipur in Odisha, marking a major milestone in developing such weapons. The bomb – SAAW (Smart Anti Airfield Weapon) – was dropped from an Indian Air Force aircraft at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur on Thursday. ... Read More »

Scholarships for Goans, for IAS foundation course

NT KURIOCITY After conclusion of the talk series ‘Is there a IAS Officer in you’ conducted by mentor and director of Abhyankar IAS academy, Aashay Abhyankar at the International Centre Goa (ICG) and across several schools, Abhyankar’s IAS Academy have announced the Foundation course for interested IAS aspirants in Goa. With the aim to sensitise students with essential knowledge and ... Read More »

Congress has become a laughing club, Modi says in Himachal

PTI   KANGRA Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday attacked the Congress for promising “zero tolerance” on corruption when its own chief minister was facing allegations of graft and said the state’s ruling party had become a “laughing club.” Addressing a rally ahead of the November 9 assembly elections, Modi said it was time to rid “Devbhoomi,” or the land ... Read More »

India staring at mental health epidemic: Kovind

PTI   NEW DELHI President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday warned that India was staring at a possible mental health epidemic and said over 90 per cent of those affected by mental health issues do not receive the required medical care. While inaugurating the World Congress of Mental Health here, the President quoted World Health Organisation (WHO) figures to state ... Read More »

SC reserves verdict on whether it can look into parliamentary panel report

IANS   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on the question whether the courts could look into and rely upon the report of the parliamentary committee for deciding an issue before them. The five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra reserved the order as Centre and drug company – MSD Pharmaceuticals – argued that ... Read More »

SC pitches for special courts to try neta s in criminal cases

PTI   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Wednesday favoured creation of special courts to exclusively deal with criminal cases involving politicians and their speedy disposal, saying such a move would be in the “interest of the nation”. Directing the Centre to place before it a scheme in this regard, the top court asked it about the 1,581 cases involving ... Read More »

Four dead, scores scorched as boiler explodes in NTPC plant

PTI   LUCKNOW An explosion ripped a boiler in the state-run power giant NTPC’s Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district killing at least four persons while scores suffered severe burn injuries, the police said. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his condolences over the deaths and announced Rs 2 lakh compensation for the family of those killed and Rs ... Read More »

ED arrests Delhi businessman in `5,000 cr money laundering case

IANS   NEW DELHI The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested prominent businessman Gagan Dhawan in connection with a money laundering probe into an over Rs 5,000 crore alleged bank fraud case, officials said. An official of the financial probe agency said that Dhawan was arrested from his south Delhi residence in a case involving bank fraud of over Rs ... Read More »

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