Those linked to chopper deal got ‘good positions’: Parrikar

NEW DELHI: In a bid to buttress the allegations of Congress’ involvement in AgustaWestland scam, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said all those who were linked to the tainted VVIP chopper deal were given “good positions” following their retirement. “Many people who had some links with Agusta, I am not saying illegitimate links, but […]

Modi running a one-man ‘Presidential government’: Arun Shourie

Modi running a one-man ‘Presidential government’: Arun Shourie

NEW DELHI: In a strong attack, former union minister Arun Shourie has hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of “narcissism” and of running a one-man “Presidential government” the direction of which was “dangerous” for India. Shourie, a Cabinet minister in the Vajpayee government who has drifted away from BJP in recent years, […]

JNU hunger strike enters 10th day, Kanhaiya withdraws

NEW DELHI: The indefinite hunger strike by JNU students entered the 10th day on Saturday even as students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar withdrew his fast due to medical reasons. So far, six students have withdrawn their fast against the punishment by the university in connection with the February 9 event during which anti-national slogans were […]

Sonia attacks Modi govt, says ‘don’t try to frighten us’; top Congress leaders court arrest

Sonia attacks Modi govt, says ‘don’t try to frighten us’; top Congress leaders court arrest

NEW DELHI: A combative Sonia Gandhi on Friday attacked the Modi government for “murdering” democracy and unleashing a campaign of “baseless allegations” against the opposition, as top Congress leaders hit the streets and courted arrest near Parliament. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi were taken into custody along with Sonia […]

Woman’s email lands unclein jail for 7 years for rape

AMRITSAR: Officials of NRI Police Station here said the complaint was lodged with them through email sent from the UK in which the victim wrote to the Inspector General of Police that she was repeatedly raped by her uncle at home for many years. An email from a 36-year woman in the UK that she […]

Kanhaiya rushed to AIIMS, 5 JNU students withdraw from hunger strike

Kanhaiya rushed to AIIMS, 5 JNU students withdraw from hunger strike

New Delhi: JNU Students Union chief Kanhaiya Kumar, who is on an indefinite hunger strike, was on Thursday taken to AIIMS after his health condition deteriorated even as five students withdrew from the ongoing fast against punishments by university in connection with the February 9 event. Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested in a sedition case over the […]

22 fake universities functioning in India

22 fake universities functioning in India

NEW DELHI: As many as 22 ‘fake’ universities are functioning in the country, with a maximum of 9 in Uttar Pradesh and 5 in Delhi, government told the Rajya Sabha, adding states have been asked to initiate action against these. HRD Minister Smriti Irani also said that the Ministry is in the process of writing […]

Expedite probe against employees under CBI lens: CVC

NEW DELHI: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has asked all central government departments to speed up pending departmental inquiries against officials allegedly found involved in corruption after CBI investigation. The move comes after the CVC observed that a number of inquiry proceedings are pending with the departmental inquiry officers as officers concerned are not able […]

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