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SC threatens to bail out Hasan Ali for ASG absence

New Delhi: Irked by the absence of any senior central law officer during the hearing of Enforcement Directorate plea to cancel Hasan Ali Khan`s bail in a money laundering case, the Supreme Court today threatened to vacate its stay on his bail. A bench of justices Altamas Kabir, Cyriac Joseph and S S NIjjar vent […]

One sentenced to life imprisonment

Rourkela: A man was sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court for killing a man in 2010.Additional District Sessions Judge (ADJ), Janab Md Ajamal yesterday found Agasti Behera guilty after examining 21 witnesses and considering other evidences during the trial. According to the prosecution, Behera had a love affair with Shishir Kumar`s sister-in-law and […]

Illegal clinical establishments in Balasore

Balasore: Even as the State Government promises safe health care for people, there are as many as 24 clinical establishments in Balasore district that are functioning illegally under the nose of health authorities. After the district administration detected many pathological labs functioning sans licence, nursing homes, clinics and private hospitals have been found running without […]

Rahul Gandhi visits Mawal

Pune: Rahul Gandhi today visited the kin of farmers killed in the police firing at Mawal in Pune district recently and also met the injured at a hospital.The AICC General Secretary straightaway drove to Mawal early this morning from the airport in an unscheduled visit to a cluster of villages. Three farmers were killed and […]

Today my parents are united: Shammi son

Mumbai: Being Shammi Kapoor`s son means much more than being a celebrity. It means being a part of the legacy. Having bid his final goodbye to his father, Aditya Raj Kapoor now wants to pay homage to Shammi Kapoor, one of Bollywood`s best dancers through salsa. And the 55-year-old Kapoor man has been training for […]

India in touch with SCO for membership: Govt

New Delhi: India is in touch with members of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation with regard to its membership in the six-nation grouping, the government today said, contending that its entry would add "value and stature" to the SCO. Its June Summit held in Astana, attended by External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, formally opened the SCO`s […]

Bill for stricter control over benami transactions

New Delhi: A comprehensive bill to have stricter control over benami transactions, including provisions for confiscation of such property and imprisonment, was introduced in the Lok Sabha today. The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill 2011, introduced by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, will replace the existing Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988. According to the Statement of Objects […]

Uproar on land for Rajiv Trust, LS adjourned twice

New Delhi: BJP today raked up in Lok Sabha the issue of land allocation to the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust in Haryana triggering protests by Congress members leading to disruption of the House. The issue, raised by BJP leader Rajnath Singh, forced two adjournments of the House, one soon after it met for the day […]

Mukherjee to lead business delegation to US next month

Washington: An Indian delegation led by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will travel to Chicago, New York and Washington next month to pitch for American investment in Indian business opportunities, particularly in the infrastructure sector. Accompanied by several Indian Cabinet ministers, top officials and corporate leaders, Mukherjee  who is scheduled to travel to Washington in the […]

US blames incorrect media reports for Anna row

Washington:  The US today said it supports freedom of peaceful expression and non-violent protest everywhere in the world, but blamed "inaccurate reporting" in India for creating an impression that Washington had issued a strong statement on anti-graft protests there. US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland refuted reports that the US had given any statement in […]

OBC eligibility less than gen category:SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today held that the minimum eligibility percentage for admission in central universities for OBC category should be at most 10 per cent less than that of general category students. A bench headed by Justice R V Raveendran said that the eligibility criteria for OBC category students should not be decided […]

Libyan rebels fight for refineries

Tripoli:Rebels to the west and east of Libya`s capital fought forces loyal to Muammar Gadafy for control of oil facilities vital to winning the six-month-old civil war. The United States also deployed two more predator drones for surveillance operations over Libya, a US official said, as Gadafy`s forces faced unprecedented pressure. The drones arrived earlier […]

Rupee falls to a 6-month low of Rs 45.70

Mumbai: The Indian rupee fell to a six-month low of Rs 45.70 per US dollar in early trade today on persistent demand for the American currency from banks and importers amid strengthening of the dollar in global markets and weak domestic equities. The rupee resumed lower at Rs 45.47/48 per dollar on the Interbank Foreign […]

Kejriwal leaves Tihar jail, Anna next

New Delhi: Team Anna Hazare member Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday left Tihar Jail and confirmed that the veteran Gandhian would leave the high profile jail once the grounds at Ramlila Maidan are ready for the fast. Calling this move just the beginning of their fight against corruption, Kejriwal added that the he along with his […]

Sensex down 80 pts on profit-booking

Mumbai: Erasing initial gains, the Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark index Sensex was down by over 80 points to 16,760.33 at 1015 hours today as funds and retail investors booked profits in heavy-weighted stocks. The Sensex, which had gained 76.01 points in opening trade, fell by 80.47 points, or 0.48 per cent, to 16,760.33 at 1015 […]