ED team interrogates Chidambaram at Tihar Jail
Officials of Enforcement Directorate (ED) investigating team on Wednesday interrogated former finance minister P Chidambaram at the Tihar Jail in the INX Media money laundering case. The senior Congress leader was arrested on August 21 in this case.
Depositor of scam hit PMC Bank commits suicide
Dr Nivedita Bijlani, a depositor of scam hit Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC) allegedly committed suicide on Monday, while another depositor of the same Bank Sanjay Gulati died of heart attack on the same day.
Farooq Abdullah’s sister, daughter arrested in Srinagar
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah’s daughter and sister including several women protesters were arrested in Srinagar on Tuesday. They were protesting against the scrapping of Article 370 from the state.
BJP releases Maharashtra manifesto
BJP released its Maharashtra manifesto on Tuesday and proposed the name of Veer Savarkar for the Bharat Ratna. The saffron party has been enticing voters, promised to provide one crore jobs along with better healthcare facilities. Another attractive announcement was ‘Home for all Homeless’ by 2022.
India, Bangladesh match ends in 1-1 draw
India played a 1-1 draw on Tuesday against Bangladesh in the Group E, FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifier second round match at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata. Bangladesh took the lead in the 42nd minute, while Adil Khan scored the equaliser for India in the 88th minute of the match.
Disable persons exempt from odd-even scheme
Disable persons have been exempted from the rules of the odd-even scheme, stated by chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday. The rule is set to be imposed in Delhi again from November 4-15. Kejriwal promised to exempt women from this rule last week.
India ranks 102 among 117 nations in global hunger
India has slipped to 102 among 117 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) rankings. Meanwhile India’s ranking in 2014 was 55 out of 77 countries. The report has appreciated two South Asian nations Nepal and Bangladesh for their efforts in fighting against hunger.
Bajaj launches electric motor scooter
Bajaj Auto a household name across the nation specially in scooter is all set to re-enter in the scooter market of the country. The company launched its Urbanite brand on Wednesday. The new brand will run by an electric motor instead of traditional engine.
No print of 2000-note in current financial year: RBI
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has informed an ‘English Daily’ that not a single 2000-rupee note has been printed in the financial year 2018-19. RBI introduced the 2000-rupee note following the central government’s decision to scrap notes of Rs 500 and 1000.
Nitish leads NDA in Bihar assembly polls
BJP-JD(U) alliance in Bihar is intact with home minister Amit Shah stating that NDA will contest the assembly polls next year in the state under the leadership of chief minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar.
Indo-Pak cricket ties, not in BCCI hand
BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly has said that resumption of bilateral cricket series between India and Pakistan is not possible unless prime minister of both the countries agrees on it.
India among fastest growing economies: Sitharaman
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday that Indian economy is on the right track and among the fastest growing economies of the world. She was in Washington to attend the annual meeting of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.
Sharp fall in consumer goods’ demand in rural India
Stagnant rural economy is the primary reason behind the steep fall in the demand of consumer goods (FMCG) in rural India, which is worst in the last seven years. The growth dipped 5 percent in September quarter of 2019, according to Nielsen’s report. The rural economy has been suffering due to falling crop prices and declining income, resulting sharp decline in people’s purchasing power.
PMC scam: Rs 10.5 crore cash missing in record
Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative Bank’s (PMC) internal investigation team has unveiled that Rs 10.5 crore cash is untraceable from the bank’s records. Apart from this bank officials have no financial accounts of another Rs 50-55 lakh.
Need to rewrite history from India’s perspective: Shah
Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday emphasised that time has come to rewrite history from India’s point of view. He said “It was Savarkar who gave the name first war of Independence to the 1857 ‘kranti’, otherwise our children would have known it as a revolt,”
India, a $5 trillion economy in next five years:PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday assured that government is adamant to make India a five-trillion-dollar economy in the next five years, in spite of uneasiness is shown on the part of experts and the opposition. He said while addressing an election campaign in Pune, Maharashtra.
Stop blaming UPA govt for stagnant economy: Manmohan
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said his successor Narendra Modi and finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman should stop blaming the UPA regime for the present economic crisis as the NDA had been in office for over five years which is a “long enough period” for a government “to do some credible things”.
Telangana gov intervenes to end TSRTC strike
The ongoing tussle between the protesting employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) and the state government is in full swing. Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday intervened to end the transport strike to relieve the common people.
Work under collective leadership: Sonia ahead of Karnataka by polls
Assembly by elections in Karnataka is not far away , Congress president Sonia Gandhi has asked the state unit to work under collective leadership and take dominant communities of the state into confidence, senior party leader SR Patil said on Thursday.
People reject nobel laureate thinking: Piyush Goyal
Nobel prize winner in Economics Abhijit Banerjee is getting praise and appreciation from all quarters for his notable work in fighting global poverty. Union minister Piyush Goyal said the people of the country have rejected his ideology. Abhijit has criticised the BJP-led government’s economic policies. Banerjee said “the Indian government is on shaky ground and that policies are evaluated based on accepted criteria and looked at as an option”.
Indian Railways to increase additional berths
Indian Railways is taking new measures to make train journeys easy for passengers. Railway minister has assured to increase the berths for passengers. With this decision passengers will get more confirm tickets.
Govt ready to rebuild Ravidas temple on same spot
The central government on Friday has told the Supreme Court to rebuild the Saint Ravidas temple in Delhi’s Tughlakabad area. It was demolished in August on apex court’s order.
RIL hits market valuation of Rs 9 lakh crore
Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Friday created a record, becoming the first company of the country, which hit Rs 9 lakh crore market valuation mark.
Salman aide Shera joins Shiv Sena
Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s bodyguard Gurmeet Singh alias Shera on Friday decided to join Shiv Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray and Yuva Sena President, Aditya Thackeray at their residence Matoshree here.
Ganguly, Shastri feud looks on card
BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly’s relation with Team India head coach Ravi Shastri is not conducive. Former India skipper said that there shouldn’t be a need for re-appointment of the head coach even though the ad-hoc Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) formed to select the head coach back in August was served conflict notice by Ethics Officer D.K. Jain.
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