SC to hear plea for ban on high denomination currency notes

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 21:14

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on December 2 a plea seeking a complete ban on Rs 500, Rs 1,000 and Rs 2,000 denomination currency notes as notes of higher denomination were fuelling black money and corruption.


India seeks to boost business with Latin America

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 21:10

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) In a bid to boost India's engagements with Latin America and the Caribbean in business and trade, Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh on Tuesday addressed chief executives of companies at an Indian Business Forum in the Mexican city of Guadalajara on Tuesday.


Bihar backs shifting of Shahabuddin to Delhi's Tihar Jail

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 21:06

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Bihar government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it was not averse to the shifting of RJD strongman Mohammed Shahabuddin from Siwan district jail to Tihar Jail in Delhi or the transfer of trial in 45 cases he faces.


Opposition giving communal turn to IT notice to Church: BJP

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 20:58

Panaji, Nov 29 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday accused the opposition and a section of the media of trying to create anxiety among Catholics by trying to politicise an Income Tax department notice to the Goa Archbishop.


Tripura CM declines to be in demonetisation panel

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 20:52

Agartala, Nov 29 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday said he had declined to join a panel proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to suggest cashless transactions following demonetisation.


Congress, BJP withdraw plea against HC order on foreign donations

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 20:30

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Congress and the BJP on Tuesday withdrew their pleas challenging a Delhi High Court order holding both guilty of taking donations from subsidiaries of Britain-based Vedanta Resources in violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA).


Bengal to introduce strict adoption rules to prevent child trafficking

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 20:26

Kolkata, Nov 29 (IANS) In an attempt to stop to child trafficking, the West Bengal government has decided to step up vigilance of the state's orphanages and ensure police verification of the adopters before they were given a child's custody, a minister said on Tuesday.


Parliament logjam continues; Lok Sabha passes tax amendment bill

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 20:12

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The logjam in both houses of Parliament continued for the ninth consecutive day on Tuesday over demonetisation, as the Lok Sabha passed amid opposition protest an income tax amendment bill to facilitate levy of 60 per cent tax on undisclosed income.


Cash van driver in Bengaluru heist arrested

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 20:12

Bengaluru, Nov 29 (IANS) Dominic Selvaraj, the van driver of a logistics firm who drove away with Rs 1.37 crore in cash from a Bengaluru bank, was arrested here, police said on Tuesday.


Ex-serviceman who ended life in Delhi gets OROP arrears

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 20:10

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Arrears due to a retired soldier, who committed suicide in the national capital earlier this month, have been credited to his bank account, the Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday.


AAP MP apologises unconditionally to Lok Sabha panel

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 20:06

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann, whose act of putting up on social media video footage of Parliament was being probed by a Lok Sabha committee, has apologised unconditionally after being found guilty, said a panel member on Tuesday.