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AAP to contest Maharashtra Assembly polls AAP to contest Maharashtra Assembly polls


Mumbai, For the first time, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly election, a top party office-bearer said here on Friday.

Govt advisors agree India's economy in deep mess: Rahul Govt advisors agree India's economy in deep mess: Rahul

 

New Delhi, Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a swipe at the government, saying that its own economic advisors have finally acknowledged that India's economy was in a "deep mess".

"(The) Government's own economic advisors have finally acknowledged what we cautioned for long - India's economy is in a deep mess. Now, accept our solution and remonetise the economy, by putting money back in the hands of the needy and not the greedy," Gandhi tweeted.

Chidambaram case: SC defers remand hearing till Monday Chidambaram case: SC defers remand hearing till Monday



New Delhi,The Supreme Court on Friday deferred hearing till Monday on a petition filed by former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram against the Delhi High Court's verdict refusing him protection from arrest in the INX Media case.

An apex court bench comprising Justices R. Banumathi and A.S. Bopanna said that it will also hear Chidambaram's plea against the CBI remand on the same day.

Manmohan Singh takes oath as Rajya Sabha member Manmohan Singh takes oath as Rajya Sabha member

 

New Delhi, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday took oath as a Rajya Sabha member here.

The oath was administered by Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu.

UK MP Tanmanjeet Dhesi calls on Union Ministers reiterates long-standing demand for direct Amritsar-London flights UK MP Tanmanjeet Dhesi calls on Union Ministers reiterates long-standing demand for direct Amritsar-London flights

Chandigarh UK Member of Parliament Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi today visited union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri MP and Commerce & Industry Minister Som Parkash in New Delhi. He appraised the ministers about the long-pending demand from the large NRI diaspora and those within the Punjab for direct flights between Amritsar and London. He emphasized that the best way to initiate direct flights would be for the national carrier Air India to demonstrate leadership by initiating this route, before other international airlines too realise that it would be hugely beneficial for them and travellers.

Defence production target set at Rs 90K cr for 2019-20 Defence production target set at Rs 90K cr for 2019-20


New Delhi, The department of defence production has set itself a target of producing equipment worth Rs 90,000 crore in the financial year 2019-20. Exports worth Rs 15,000 crore have been envisaged from the total quantity of equipment produced.

The target set by the department for 2019-20 is nearly 12 per cent higher than the production achieved in the previous financial year. In the financial year 2018-19, the department had produced equipment worth Rs 80,502 crore.

Kashmiri apple growers, cricket bat makers face losses Kashmiri apple growers, cricket bat makers face losses



Srinagar, Continuous lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir is having a big impact on apple farming in the Valley. With the harvesting season just round the corner, Kashmiri apple growers are a worried lot.

The twin districts of Shopian and Kulgam in south Kashmir are the major apple growing centres where people are anxious and not sure as to what lies in store.

Chidambaram spends night at CBI HQ which he inaugurated in 2011 Chidambaram spends night at CBI HQ which he inaugurated in 2011



New Delhi,A live demonstration of fate taking a twist can be seen in the case of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, arrested by the CBI in the INX Media case.

The senior Congress leader, who himself inaugurated the present CBI headquarters in 2011, had to spend Wednesday night in the same building after the agency arrested him over alleged money laundering in the INX Media case.

Chidambaram sent to CBI custody till August 26 Chidambaram sent to CBI custody till August 26


New Delhi, A special CBI court on Thursday sent former Union Minister P. Chidambaram, who was arrested on Wednesday evening in the INX Media case, to CBI's custody till August 26.

Pak asks UNICEF to remove Priyanka as goodwill ambassador Pak asks UNICEF to remove Priyanka as goodwill ambassador

 

Islamabad, Pakistan Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has written to the UNICEF demanding the removal of Priyanka Chopra as Goodwill Ambassador over the Kashmir issue, and also cited the Indian actress' "jingoism and support" for the Indian government's action in Kashmir.

In a letter to UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, Mazari says Priyanka's "Support for war, including a nuclear war, undermines the credibility of the UN position to which she has been elevated. Unless she is removed immediately, the very idea of a Goodwill Ambassador for Peace becomes a mockery globally."

CBI books Prannoy Roy, his wife for criminal conduct CBI books Prannoy Roy, his wife for criminal conduct

 

New Delhi, The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy, co-founders of New Delhi Television (NDTV), and the company CEO and Director Vikramaditya Chandra for bringing to the listed broadcaster tainted money of unidentified public servants through a web of transactions via the foreign direct investment (FDI) route.

The CBI in the FIR, registered on Monday night, said NDTV through its promoters Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy, K.V.L. Naryanan Rao (since expired) and Chandra had entered into a criminal conspiracy with unidentified public servants to park their tainted money in the company.

Mobile location to CCTV: CBI, ED hunt for Chidambaram Mobile location to CCTV: CBI, ED hunt for Chidambaram



New Delhi, Since the Delhi High Court's rejection of the anticipatory bail plea of P. Chidambaram for alleged money laundering and corruption related to INX Media, the CBI and the ED are searching for the former Home and Finance Minister, trailing his last mobile phone location and using CCTV footage.

The High Court passed the order on Tuesday, prompting Chidambaram, a Rajya Sabha member, to move the Supreme Court which will now hear the matter on Friday.

Priyanka flays Centre for economic slowdown Priyanka flays Centre for economic slowdown


New Delhi, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday criticised the Narendra Modi government for the poor shape of economy and the Yogi Adityanath government in UP for increasing the value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel.

In a series of tweets, she shared two advertisements by the Northern India Textile Mills Association and the Indian Tea Association titled 'Indian Spinning Industry Facing Biggest Crisis, Resulting in Huge Job Losses' and 'Tea Industry in Crisis', respectively.

1984 anti-Sikh riot victims await free power in Delhi 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims await free power in Delhi



New Delhi, Even as the Delhi government announced 200 units of free electricity for people in the national capital, it is yet to keep its promise of giving free power supply to victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots here.

According to data accessed by IANS, free electricity up to 400 units is being provided to only 368 households out of the total 2,274 victim families provided houses by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board.

In his 2019-20 budget speech, Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia had said that since the AAP came to power, 90 per cent of households in Delhi were getting subsidized electricity.

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