Tuesday , 24 April 2018

National News

CBI carries out searches at PNB’s Brady Road branch

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday virtually took control of the entire campus of Punjab National Bank’s Brady Road branch in Mumbai, which is at the centre of a colossal banking fraud involving billionaire jewellers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, and started an intensive search operation, officials said here on Sunday.  Please like & share: Read More »

Now, Rotomac Pen’s Rs 800 cr defaulter flees country

NEW DELHI: After billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi, another defaulter Vikram Kothari, the promoter of Rotomac Pen, has also allegedly gone abroad after swindling Rs 800 crore from various public sector banks including Allahabad Bank, Bank of India and Union Bank of India, sources said. Please like & share: Read More »

76% turn out to vote in Tripura

AGARTALA/NEW DELHI: At least 76 per cent of over 25.73 lakh voters exercised their franchise for the assembly polls on Sunday in Tripura, where the BJP is trying to dislodge the Left Front after an unbroken 25-year stint in power, officials said. Please like & share: Read More »

Democracy is BJP’s core value: Modi

NEW DELHI: Asserting that the BJP and its forerunner Jana Sangh had since Independence led all agitations held in national interest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said democracy is the party’s core value which enables it to take along allies successfully. Please like & share: Read More »

India, Iran ink nine pacts

PTI   NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday held “substantive” talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to boost cooperation in key areas of security, trade and energy, after which the two sides inked nine pacts, including one on double taxation avoidance. The two leaders also deliberated on regional situations during their wide-ranging talks. “Both leaders held substantive & productive ... Read More »

Karnataka to provide healthcare to all soon

IANS   BENGALURU In line with the ‘Modicare’ of the Central government, Karnataka too would provide healthcare to all people in the state soon, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Friday. “The universal health coverage scheme under the name ‘Arogya Karnataka Yojane’ will be started this month to provide primary, secondary and tertiary treatment to all people in the state,” Siddaramaiah ... Read More »

Modi, Jaitley knew country was being looted: Congress

IANS   NEW DELHI The Congress on Saturday made a direct allegation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying “both were aware that the country was being looted” in the over Rs 11,000 crore PNB scam. The party asked if Modi will order a probe in the PNB fraud. “Why is PM Modi refusing to disclose ... Read More »

Agreements between Madras Presidency, princely Mysore in public interest: SC

IANS   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Friday rejected Karnataka’s contention that 1892 and 1924 agreements between British-ruled Madras Presidency and the princely state of Mysore could not have been the basis of a tribunal award as they were thrust on Mysore which could not bargain. Describing the 1892 and 1924 agreements as in “larger public interest with no ... Read More »

SC reduces Tamil Nadu’s Cauvery water share

PTI   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Friday raised the 270 tmcft share of Cauvery water for Karnataka by 14.75 tmcft and reduced Tamil Nadu’s share while compensating it by allowing extraction of 10 tmcft groundwater from the river basin, saying the issue of drinking water has to be placed on a “higher pedestal”. By virtue of the apex ... Read More »

India living example of co-existence: Iranian President

IANS HYDERABAD Citing India as a living example of peaceful co-existence of people of different religious and ethnicities, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday called for unity between Shias and Sunnis. Stating that there can be no military solution to conflicts, he said that Iran seeks brotherly relations with all the Muslims nations and the countries of the region including ... Read More »