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Tag: Former Union Minister

NINL Disinvestment A Conspiracy By Centre, Odisha Govt: Srikant Jena

Bhubaneswar: Former Union minister Srikant Jena on Sunday alleged that the decision to disinvest Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited (NINL) was part of a “conspiracy” by the Centre and the Odisha government to hand it over to some industrialists. He said any move to privatise the company would be opposed tooth and nail and was against […]

Rape Accused BJP Leader Chinmayanand Arrested From UP Ashram

Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh): Former Union minister and senior BJP leader Chinmayanand was arrested on Friday morning from his Mumuksha Ashram here by the Special Investigating team (SIT) probing the rape charges against him. SIT chief Bharati Singh confirmed his arrest. She said he was taken to the district hospital for medical examination, and will later […]

INX Media Case: P Chidambaram In SC Offers To Remain In CBI Custody Till Sept 2

New Delhi: In an unprecedented plea, former finance minister P Chidambaram Thursday offered in the Supreme Court to remain in CBI’s custody till September 2 in the INX Media corruption case. Chidambaram, who was arrested on August 21, is in the CBI custody till Friday and will be produced before the concerned trial court tomorrow […]

CBI Asks 5 Nations For Details Of Chidambarams' Companies

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has asked five countries to identify companies and bank accounts owned by former Union Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram, an official said on Friday. A senior CBI source related to the probe told IANS that “letters rogatory have been sent to five countries – […]

Rajya Sabha defers bills as mark of respect to Sushma

New Delhi: Mourning the demise of BJP leader and former Union Minister Sushma Swaraj, the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday deferred some bills including one that seeks to remove the Congress President as a member of the trust running the Jallianwala Bagh memorial. The House, however, returned the bill seeking to increase the number of judges […]

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Priya Ramani's allegations not true: M.J. Akbar

New Delhi: Former Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Saturday told a Delhi court that sexual misconduct allegations levelled against him by journalist Priya Ramani were not true. During his cross-examination, the former Minister of State for External Affairs told Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal that he was not selective in filing a defamation suit […]

Virendra Kumar takes oath as Pro tem Speaker

New Delhi:  Former Union Minister and seven-time MP Virendra Kumar on Monday took oath as the Pro tem Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to Virendra Kumar at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. In the first term of the Modi government, the 65-year-old senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader was Minister of […]

Tainted mine owners be debarred from bidding in mines auction: Srikant Jena

Bhubaneswar: Former Union Minister Srikant Jena on Tuesday demanded that tainted mine owners be debarred from bidding for mines auction in Odisha and steps taken to protect the interest of the state and its people. “Necessary steps must be taken to ensure that all the tainted mine owners who were involved in illegal mining and […]

Maneka Gandhi likely to be pro-term Speaker

New Delhi: Former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi is likely to be the pro-term Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. Maneka is into her eighth term as an MP and is among the senior most members of the Lower House. Gandhi was a Union Minister in the first Narendra Modi-led NDA government. It remains to be […]

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ED attaches properties of former Union Minister in Saradha scam

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has attached properties worth over Rs 60 crore here belonging to former Union minister Matang Sinh in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha Group chit fund scam. The agency said the properties (two residential buildings) attached are worth Rs 63 crore. Probing the case, the […]