Sunday , 16 December 2018

National News

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 »

Registrar General of India asked to change its data collection procedure

PTI   New Delhi The CIC has directed the Registrar General of India (RGI) to change its practices of data collection, especially with regard to births and deaths. Information Commissioner Yashovardhan Azad, in an important order, issued directives to make changes in the software and practices of the RGI. He was hearing a petition filed by an RTI applicant, seeking ... Read More »

Odisha to build houses for 13,000 cyclone-hit families

Bhubaneswar Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced that the state will build houses for all the 13,000 families, whose homes were destroyed during cyclone Titli, officials said. The house will be provided under the Biju Pucca Ghar scheme and the decision was taken at a high level meeting here chaired by Patnaik, the officials said. The Chief Minister ... Read More »

Delhi’s air quality remains ‘very poor’: Authorities

PTI   New Delhi Delhi’s air quality remained ‘very poor’ on Monday due to slow wind speed and high humidity, authorities said. According to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR), the overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 326, which comes under ‘very poor’ category. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data said 20 areas ... Read More »

At KMP expressway inauguration, Modi hits out at Cong over delay

PTI   Gurgaon (Har) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a scathing attack on the previous Congress government over the delayed Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway project, saying it is a “case study” of how public money is wasted. Without naming the Congress-led UPA dispensation, Modi blamed it for the slow pace of development of infrastructure projects across the country. He inaugurated ... Read More »

3 killed, 20 injured in grenade attack in Punjab

AMRITSAR: Three persons were killed and 20 injured in a grenade attack on a religious congregation here on city outskirts on Sunday, an incident which the police are treating as a “terrorist act.”  Please like & share: Read More »