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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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SC stays inquiry panel’s proceedings into Jaya’s death

pti New Delhi The Supreme Court Friday stayed the proceedings of an inquiry commission set up to probe the death of then Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai in 2016. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was hearing the appeal of Apollo Hospitals against the April 4 order of the Madras High Court …

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Diamond merchant, who bought Modi’s suit, duped of Rs 1 cr

pti Surat A prominent diamond merchant of Surat, who had bought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pinstripe suit in an auction in 2015, has been allegedly duped of Rs 1 crore by two brothers, police said Friday. Laljibhai Patel, chairman of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt Ltd, had hit the headlines in 2015 when he bought Modi’s much-famed pinstripe suit for Rs 4.31 …

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PM holds mega roadshow in Varanasi

PTI Varanasi A day before filing his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a mega roadshow here on Thursday, drawing massive crowds, before culminating the show of strength with the “Ganga aarti” at the Dashashwamedh ghat. Soaring the political temperatures, Modi was joined by Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister …

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AAP manifesto promises to secure full statehood for Delhi

IANS New Delhi Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is contesting all the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital, on Thursday promised, in its election manifesto, to secure full statehood for Delhi, suggesting that it would address all the problems afflicting the city. Delhi’s ruling party, which has been at loggerheads with the central Narendra Modi government, said only …

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If Modi-Shah returns to power Rahul to be blamed: Kejriwal

IANS New Delhi Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be responsible if Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes back to power in the Lok Sabha polls. Speaking to the media over a possible alliance between the AAP and Congress in the national capital, he said his party would have left all …

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