CBI arrests former firm director in chit fund scam

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 22:16

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday arrested the former director of West Bengal-based private company Basil International Ltd in its ongoing investigation into a chit fund case.


Kerala's new government to review all 'controversial' decisions

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 21:48

Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) The new Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government in Kerala on Wednesday decided to review all "controversial" decisions taken by the previous Oommen Chandy government since the beginning of this year.


Six members of inter-state gang held in Delhi

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 21:40

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Six members of an inter-state gang were arrested following a shootout in Bankarwala area of West Delhi, Delhi Police said on Wednesday.


Poachers arrested with pangolin scales in Madhya Pradesh

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 21:36

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Over three kilogram of scales of the 'critically endangered' Indian pangolin, intended to be sold in the Chinese market, were confiscated from three poachers in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, in a joint operation by the wildlife conservation organisation, Wildlife SOS, the state forest department and police.


SP main rival in UP polls: BJP chief

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 21:32

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah said on Wednesday that the party has not decided if it will project a chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh and noted that the ruling Samajwadi Party was his party's main rival in the assembly polls there next year.


BJP slams loyalty declaration, Congress defends it

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 21:24

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday slammed the Congress over the submission of sworn declarations of loyalty by the latter's legislators in West Bengal and said the move was a sign of "slavery" while the opposition party defended it as a "voluntary move".


Modi government minister complains against Anandiben's minister

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 21:22

Ahmedabad, May 25 (IANS) A union minister from Gujarat has written to Chief Minister Anandiben Patel against State Energy Minister Saurabh Patel-Dalal, complaining that the latter was ignoring an important issue that he had raised with him.


Congress distances itself from Digvijaya Singh on Batla House

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 21:18

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday distanced itself from party general secretary Digvijaya Singh's statement that the 2008 Batla House gunfight was a "fake encounter" and maintained that the erstwhile UPA government had considered a "set of evidences" and found the encounter genuine.


Jayalalithaa thanks Modi over ST list

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 21:16

Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the union cabinet's approval for the inclusion of Malayali Gounder, Narikoravan and Kuruvikaran communities in the list of scheduled tribes.


Verdict in Gulbarg Society carnage case on June 2nd

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 21:10

Ahmedabad, May 25 (IANS) An Ahmedabad special trial court is expected to pronounce its verdict on June 2 in the Gulbarg Society attack case of 2002 Gujarat riots in which 69 people, including former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, were killed.


Maoists kill LJP leader, brother in Bihar

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 20:40

Patna, May 25 (IANS) A Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader and his brother were shot dead on Wednesday by Maoists during campaigning for panchayat polls in Bihar's Gaya district, police said.


Congolese national's murder: India placates African envoys

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 20:40

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) With African heads of mission demanding strong action from the government in the wake of a Congolese man's murder in the national capital last week, India on Wednesday moved to assuage the grievances of the envoys and assured them of the safety and security of African nationals in the country.