Only Congress can challenge BJP, party’s ‘achhe din’ coming: Pawar

Published on Feb 22 2018 // India
Only the Congress has the ability to challenge the country’s ruling BJP presently, and its ‘acche din’ will come, predicted Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Wednesday. The veteran politician was replying to blunt questions thrown by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President...

Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi unleashed ghosts in my house: Lalu’s son Tej Pratap Yadav on vacating official bungalow

Published on Feb 22 2018 // India
It seems that Bihar’s former Health Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s elder son, Tej Pratap Yadav’s previous efforts of making his government allotted bungalow ‘Vaastu’ compliant has failed to give him his peace of mind. Recently, Tej Pratap Yadav had vacated...

Rot in PSBs Part 3: Nirav Modi scams shows its time Parliament reexamined banking laws, brought in transparency

Published on Feb 22 2018 // India
Editor’s note: The Rs 11,400-crore bank fraud in Punjab National Bank, that was perpetrated by billionaire Nirav Modi in collusion with a few bank employees, has once again brought governance practices in Public Sector Banks (PSBs) back to public debate. There are questions raised on the way these...

Kamal Haasan emulates Kejriwal and portrays political participation as a virtue: How similar are AAP and MNM?

Published on Feb 22 2018 // India
There are several similarities but one crucial difference between actor Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party. Haasan, like AAP, has positioned himself as a political outsider whose principal plank is to root out corruption without pursuing the politics...

Khalistani Terrorist Invited To Trudeau Event; Amid Row, Invite Scrapped

Published on Feb 22 2018 // India, World
A Khalistani terrorist was invited to two official events for Justin Trudeau in Mumbai and Delhi, in a major diplomatic snafu amid talk of a frosty reception for the visiting Canadian Prime Minister in India. Jaspal Atwal was convicted of the attempted murder of a Punjab minister in 1986 and sentenced...

PNB, Rotomac scam: Government takes Rs 30,000 crore hit in state-run banks in 7 days

Published on Feb 21 2018 // India
CHENNAI: In the wake of the alleged PNB and Rotomac frauds, the government has seen the value of its investments in public-sector banks drop by about Rs 30,000 crore ($4.6 billion) in the last seven days. And since the announcement of the PNB bank fraud on February 13, between the government, insurance...

Aam Aadmi Party crisis LIVE Updates: AAP leader Amanatullah Khan surrenders, says have full faith in law

Published on Feb 21 2018 // India
Aam Aadmi Party crisis LIVE Updates: The Delhi police, on Tuesday night, arrested the Aam Aadmi Party legislator Prakash Jarwal in the Delhi chief secretary assault case. Jarwal was reportedly picked up from his house at Deoli. The Aam Aadmi Party leader was initially detained but was later arrested....

CBI arrests Vipul Ambani of Firestar Diamond in PNB fraud: 10 developments so far

Published on Feb 21 2018 // India
Making its first big arrest in the PNB fraud, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested Vipul Ambani who worked as the president (finance) of Nirav Modi’s Firestar Diamond. The high profile arrest in the Rs 11,400 crore banking scam comes close on the heels of Nirav Modi’s...

Kamal Haasan party launch LIVE updates: Don’t see much difference between films and politics, says actor

Published on Feb 21 2018 // India
Kamal Haasan will address gathering in his hometown Paramakudi next The actor, set to launch his political party today, visited APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial on Tuesday. He will visit his hometown Paramakudi in Ramanathapuram district and address a gathering there.

I embraced Islam and married Shafin Jahan of my own will,’ Hadiya tells SC

Published on Feb 20 2018 // India
NEW DELHI: Refuting the allegation that she was indoctrinated to embrace Islam, Hadiya alias Akhila, the woman who has been at the centre of alleged Kerala love jihad case, told the Supreme Court that she embraced Islam of her own free will and she wants to continue to live as a Muslim. In her 26-page...

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