YSRCP to hold state-wide shutdown in Andhra over special status demand

Published on Aug 29 2015 // India
The YSR Congress Party on Saturday said that it would be holding a state-wide shutdown in Andhra Pradesh over a demand for granting of special status to the state following the bifurcation of unified Andhra Pradesh in December last year. Earlier this week, YSRCP president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy accused...

Rakshabandhan: Sushma ties Rakhi to Naidu

Published on Aug 29 2015 // India
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday tied Rakhi to Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on the occasion of Rakshabandhan. Speaking on the occasion, both greeted the nation on auspicious occasion. “Indian traditions and culture are famous in the entire world. I would...

Seven NSCN(Khaplang) militants killed in gun fight with SF along Myanmar border

Published on Aug 29 2015 // India
At least seven militants of NSCN(Khaplang) including a woman cadre were killed and three others injured in a gun fight with security forces in Nagaland on Friday, officials said. Defence spokesman based Guwahati said that, the incident took place at the bordering area of Indo-Myanmar along the Pangsha...

Kejriwal greets people on Raksha Bandhan

Published on Aug 29 2015 // India
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday extended his greetings to the people on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. He left for Haridwar to celebrate the festival with his sister. In a tweet, Kejriwal said: “Warm greetings on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. I pray for safety of all sisters....

Sanjeev Khanna has confessed complicity in Sheena Bora murder: Mumbai Police Chief

Published on Aug 29 2015 // India
Former husband of Indrani Mukherjea Sanjeev Khanna, who has been arrested in connection with the Sheena Bora murder case, has confessed to his complicity, Mumbai Police chief Rakesh Maria has claimed on Friday. In a late night press conference, Maria said, We interrogated the third accused (Khanna) and...

President, PM greet nation on Raksha Bandhan

Published on Aug 29 2015 // India
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of hindu festival Raksha Bandhan. In his message, Mukherjee said: “The thread of Rakhi (sacred thread) binds sisters and brothers in an inseparable bond of love and trust. May we all pledge...

RBI asks banks, other financial entities to comply with FATCA

Published on Aug 29 2015 // India
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked all banks and financial institutions to be prepared to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). In a notification issued on Friday, the RBI said that India has signed an agreement with United States for improving international tax compliance...

CBI probe of ambulance scam action ‘vendetta driven’, says Sachin Pilot

Published on Aug 29 2015 // India
Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Saturday dubbed the CBI’s action in the ambulance scam as ‘vendetta driven malicious prosecution’, saying it was aimed at diverting the attention of the people from the Lalit Modi issue. Action by CBI (in ambulance scam) is on prodding of Raje Government....

Rajnath Singh celebrates Raksha Bandhan with children at his residence

Published on Aug 29 2015 // India
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has celebrated Raksha Bandhan with children at his residence here today. This Hindu festival, which celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters, is primarily observed in India, Mauritius and parts of Nepal. It is also celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs in...

Sheena Bora’s murder well planned, Indrani Mukerjea recced Raigad forest

Published on Aug 28 2015 // India
Mumbai: Yet another startling fact has come to the fore in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case. According to the information available, Indrani Mukerjea along with her driver Shyam Rai had done a recce of the place, where they planned to dump Sheena’s body after murdering her. This indicates...

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