Soon, steps to stop transactions of ‘benami’ properties: Venkaiah Naidu

Published on Jan 18 2017 // India
KOTTAYAM: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said after the demonetisation move the trail of gold and benami properties in the country will also be probed. Promising to carry forward the war against corruption and black money post-demonetisation, he said the government will soon operationalise...

Relief to Tata Sons as NCLT rejects Mistry firms’ contempt plea

Published on Jan 18 2017 // India
The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Wednesday dismissed a contempt petition filed by two Cyrus Mistry family companies against Tata Sons and its directors, alleging violation of NCLT directives in taking steps to remove him from the board of Tata Sons. The Bench, however, gave liberty to the...

Jallikattu row Live: Sasikala promises to ban PETA, says state govt will use all legal means to reintroduce the sport

Published on Jan 18 2017 // India
Jallikattu row Live: Sasikala promises to ban PETA, says state govt will use all legal means to reintroduce the sport

RBI has pumped in 9.2 trillion rupees of new notes – source

Published on Jan 18 2017 // India
NEW DELHI The Reserve Bank of India has injected 9.2 trillion rupees ($135.21 billion) worth of new currency notes into the banking system to help replace the notes banned in November, a parliamentary panel member quoted central bank governor Urjit Patel as saying on Wednesday.Patel met the panel on...

Cabinet OKs listing general insurance companies in a boost to divestment plan

Published on Jan 18 2017 // India
The government has approved listing of five state-run general insurance companies, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday. This clears the way for the government to further accelerate its plans to raise money through disinvestment of equity stakes in PSUs (public sector undertakings), following...

Tamil Nadu witnessing mass student uprising for jallikattu

Published on Jan 18 2017 // India
CHENNAI: You may call it the Tamil Nadu version of the Arab Spring, or it may even remind you of the anti-Hindi agitation in the state in the 1960s. It is happening — students and youngsters are on the roads and public places demanding the conduct of jallikattu, the traditional bull-taming sport...

Saffron alliance part ways yet another time

Published on Jan 18 2017 // India
As in the 2012 civic polls, there will not be any understanding between BJP and Shiv Sena in the February 21 Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) elections. The BJP’s city unit took the decision following “strong sentiments” prevailing among its rank and file that the party is competent...

Jallikattu: Madras High Court declines to ‘interfere’, protests continue at Chennai’s Marina Beach

Published on Jan 18 2017 // India
The Madras High Court on Wednesday said it will not “interfere” on the issue of protests in the city against the ban on Jallikattu, holding that the Supreme Court was seized of the matter. The court made this observation when a mention was made by an advocate K Balu in the open court about...

Salman Khan acquitted in arms act case by Jodhpur HC

Published on Jan 18 2017 // India
JODHPUR: Bollywood actor Salman Khan was today acquitted by a court here in an Arms Act case related to the alleged poaching of two blackbucks 18 years ago Chief Judicial Magistrate Dalpat Singh Rajpuroti acquitted 51-year-old Salman, who along with his sister Alvira was present in the court. Besides...

Bengal violence: 2 dead at Bhagar land agitation, families allege firing by TMC cadre

Published on Jan 18 2017 // India
The death toll in West Bengal’s Bhangar land agitation has gone up to two as protests turned violent on Tuesday after an angry mob torched at least 10 police vehicles. The deceased have been identified as Mofijul Khan and Alam Mollah. The Indian Express had earlier reported 26-year-old Khan was brought...

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