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Aircel-Maxis: ED Summons Chidambaram Again On June 12

New Delhi(PTI): The ED has summoned former finance minister P Chidambaram on June 12 for second round of questioning in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case. The senior Congress leader was questioned for the first time yesterday by the Enforcment Directorate, a department that reported to him during his tenure in the Finance Ministry. Official sources said that Chidambaram was summoned for...

CMFRI Study Gives Nod For Commercial Trade Of Sharks

Kochi (PTI): Some varieties of sharks, considered to be facing a high risk of extinction, do not suffer such threat from fishery in Indian waters and international trade of these species and their by-products can be done, says a study by Indian marine scientists. The study was conducted by scientists of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) and Indian Council...

Modi Government ‘Sabotaging’ Parliament’s Winter Session: Sonia, Jaitley Rejects Charge

New Delhi and Rajkot(PTI): Sonia Gandhi and Arun Jaitley on Monday clashed over the delay in convening the Winter session of Parliament with the Congress chief accusing the Modi government of sabotaging it on "flimsy grounds" and the union minister saying Congress had done so too in the past Hitting back at Gandhi, Jaitley also said that rescheduling of Parliament...

114 Blocks Affected By Less Rainfall, CM Naveen Reviews Drought Situation In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked all the district collectors in Odisha to submit panchayatwari report on the amount of rainfall and crop loss by October 15. Further action will be initiated after getting the reports. Chairing a high-level review meeting on the imminent drought situation in the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ordered to take quick action...

Vijay Mallya Extradition Trial Returns To UK Court

London(PTI): Liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya's extradition trial is set for one of its final hearings at Westminster Magistrates' Court here today. The 62-year-old, who is on trial for the UK court to rule if he can be extradited to India to face charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to around Rs 9,000 crores, is on bail until April 2...

CJI Dipak Misra Bats For Concrete Action Plan For Juvenile Offenders’ Rehabilitation

Cuttack: A concrete action plan is the need of the hour to ensure that juvenile offenders return to the main stream through proper counseling and concrete rehabilitation programme, stressed Chief Justice of India(CJI) Dipak Misra today here while speaking at the State-level conference on ‘Juvenile Justice: Issues and Challenges’. “It is only through proper employment, juveniles in conflict...

Swine Flu Toll Rises To 44 In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Swine Flu death toll in Odisha today increased to 44 with two fresh deaths reported from different private hospitals in the state capital. Health department sources said that four more persons have been found infected to the H1N1 virus today taking the total persons affected in the disease to 365. The department had conducted swab samples of at least...

Bypoll to a vacant Bihar legislative council seat on Feb 11

Bypoll to a vacant seat in the Bihar Legislative Council will be held on February 11, the Election Commission said here today. The seat fell vacant following the resignation by sitting MLC Bhim Singh of JD(U) on October 23 last year. He would have, otherwise retired on May 6, 2018. Singh had resigned as a member of the upper house of...

Darjeeling Limps Back to Normalcy

Darjeeling : A day after a 12-hour bandh called by the influential Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) for revival of Gorkhaland agitation, life limped back to normalcy here as people resumed their daily work with hotels, shops, eateries and markets opening for regular business today. Following Thursday's violence between GJM supporters and the police, the GJM Yuva Morcha had called a...

Indu Malhotra Joins SC Bench

New Delhi(PTI): Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was today administered the oath of office as a Supreme Court judge by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, making her the first woman lawyer to enter the top judiciary directly. With Malhotra joining the bench, the strength of the Supreme Court is now 25, against the sanctioned strength of 31, including the CJI....

Presidential election: Nitish,Naveen in catch-22 situation

As the President election gets closer,more and more interesting developments are keeping the state and national politics busy.Its now inevitable that there will be a contest for the post of the next President of India as both the ruling and opposition have named their candidates, Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar respectively. The ruling NDA with it's allies seems...

Woman Cop Awaits Government Nod For Sex-Change Surgery

Mumbai(PTI): A 29-year-old woman police constable from Maharashtra's Beed district, who met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, is awaiting the state government's permission to undergo a sex change surgery. Lalita Salve, who now prefers to be called Lalit, had last month sought the chief minister's intervention. She said her application has been forwarded to the state Director General of Police (DGP). "I met...

Odisha Cadre IPS Officer Abhay Appointed Narcotics Control Bureau Director General

New Delhi: Senior IPS officer of the Odisha Cadre Abhay was today appointed Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), according to an official order. Abhay, a 1986- batch IPS officer of Odisha Cadre, is at present working in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his appointment to the post till November 18, 2019,...

Activists Launch Chipko Movement To Protect Aarey Colony Trees In Mumbai

Mumbai(PTI): Environmental activists in the city have launched Chipko movement to protect over 3,000 trees from being hacked in Aarey Colony to make way for the construction of Mumbai Metro carshed. The activists of Aarey Conservation Group today along with scores of people and school children, held a peaceful protest by embracing the trees and appealed to the government to...