Saturday , 15 December 2018

National News

Corruption has peaked under Modi, says Manmohan Singh

IANS   INDORE Citing the controversial Rafale fighter jets deal, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday alleged that corruption has peaked under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the country was passing through “extremely challenging times” with farmers suffering distress, youth facing acute joblessness and the common man suffering from rising prices and tax terrorism. Addressing a press conference ... Read More »

SIT formed by govt on 1984 riots put balm on victims: BJP

IANS   NEW DELHI Expressing “satisfaction” over a trial court judgement awarding death penalty to a convict and life imprisonment to another in a case pertaining to the 1984 killing of Sikhs, the BJP on Wednesday said the SIT formed by its government at the Centre was responsible for the convictions. The party also accused the Congress of trying its ... Read More »

72 pilgrims held in Sabarimala last week get bail

IANS   KERALA Seventy two pilgrims, who were arrested last week near the Sabarimala temple for defying prohibitory orders, got bail here on Wednesday. While 69 of them were arrested on Sunday night from the temple premises, State BJP general secretary K Surendran and two others were arrested on Saturday night. The Pathanamthitta Munsif court granted bail to the accused ... Read More »

Congress cheated farmers in loan waiver schemes: Modi

IANS   JHABUA (MP) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the Congress governments for repeatedly “cheating farmers” by making “fake promises” on their loan waiver schemes and transferring the money to their cronies who were not eligible for the benefit. “The Congress keeps talking about farmers. What has it done for them? In Karnataka, it formed a government by ... Read More »

Around 72% turn out in final phase of Chhattisgarh polls

IANS   RAIPUR As many as 71.93 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the second and final phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections on Tuesday, taking the overall turnout in the two phases to 74.17 per cent so far. Amid allegations of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) tampering and malfunctioning in several areas, the Election Commission (EC) said over ... Read More »

Muzaffarpur horror: absconding Bihar ex-minister surrenders

IANS   PATNA Former Bihar Minister Manju Verma, who had been absconding for nearly three months in an arms case related to the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror, surrendered at a court on Tuesday. She has been sent to 14 days’ judicial custody. Manju Verma surrendered in the Manjhaul sub-division court of Begusarai district after a lower court and the Patna ... Read More »

SC furious over purported leak of Verma’s reply, publication of Sinha’s allegations

PTI   NEW DELHI A furious Supreme Court, on Tuesday, told all the parties in a case involving the CBI’s top brass they did not “deserve” a hearing in the light of the purported leak of the agency chief’s reply to the CVC’s probe findings against him and making public the sensational allegations by its senior officer Manish Kumar Sinha ... Read More »

BJP-RSS want to destroy democratic structure: Rahul

IANS   MIZORAM Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the BJP-RSS combine, which has a “divisive ideology”, was penetrating its people into government institutions in order to destroy the country’s democratic structure. Addressing an election rally here, Gandhi said the saffron outfits were planning to enter Mizoram through local organisations such as the Mizoram National Front. He said the ... Read More »

India, Russia seal US$ 500 mn deal for construction of 2 warships for Indian Navy

PTI   NEW DELHI India and Russia Tuesday sealed a US$ 500 million deal for construction of two missile frigates in Goa for the Indian Navy, sending a clear signal of continuing with high-level defence collaborations notwithstanding the US warnings of sanctions. Officials said the agreement for manufacturing of the two Talvar-class warships was signed between defence PSU Goa Shipyard ... Read More »

CBI feud turns murkier; officer drags names of minister, top officials

PTI   NEW DELHI The internecine feud in the CBI turned murkier on Monday with a senior officer M K Sinha dragging the names of NSA Ajit Doval, Union Minister Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary and CVC K V Chowdhury over alleged attempts to interfere in the probe against CBI special director Rakesh Asthana, who has been divested of his duties and ... Read More »