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 […]

India exerting diplomatic pressure to ban Masood Azhar: Govt

India exerting diplomatic pressure to ban Masood Azhar: Govt

New Delhi: With China blocking India’s bid at the United Nations to proscribe Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar, the government on Wednesday said it is exerting diplomatic pressure to remove the “technical hold” and get a ban imposed on him. Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh told the Lok Sabha that India has also […]

12 JeM suspects detained by Delhi Police

12 JeM suspects detained by Delhi Police

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police has detained 12 persons suspected to be linked with a outfit planning an attack in the city and recovered explosives from their possession after a series of overnight raids in the national capital and neighbouring states. The ongoing raids are part of a joint operation of Delhi Police and a central […]

DU tells AAP leaders to approach PMO for info on Modi degree

DU tells AAP leaders to approach PMO for info on Modi degree

NEW DELHI: Three Aam Aadmi Party leaders today met Delhi University Registrar to seek proof of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s graduation degree and claimed that the varsity asked them to approach the PMO for the information. The AAP leaders’ visit to the university came a week after the Central Information Commission directed DU and Gujarat […]

13 Indians have died in Pak jails since 2013: Govt

NEW DELHI: Thirteen Indians have died in Pakistani jails in the last nearly three-and-a-half-years including Kirpal Singh, who died recently in a Lahore jail, prompting India to seek a thorough investiga¬tion into it. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Ex¬ternal Affairs V K Singh said India has also reiterated to […]

SC Collegium recommends 4 names for elevation to apex court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended elevation of three High Court Chief Justices and a senior lawyer to the apex court, the first since a new law on appointment of judges to higher judiciary was struck down by the top court. This is the first set of recommendations made by the SC Collegium […]

SC Collegium recommends 4 names for elevation to apex court

New Delhi The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended elevation of three High Court Chief Justices and a senior lawyer to the apex court, the first since a new law on appointment of judges to higher judiciary was struck down by the top court. This is the first set of recommendations made by the SC Collegium […]

Par panel raps govt over Pathankot airbase attack

Par panel raps govt over Pathankot airbase attack

NEW DELHI: A Parliamentary panel has rapped the government for its failure to prevent the Pathankot attack, saying “something is seriously wrong” in the country’s counter-terror establishment and the airbase’s security was not robust. In its 197th report, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs also observed that the role of Punjab Police is also very […]