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The Cabinet yesterday approved promulgation of an ordinance to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). The code proposes to classify home buyers as financial creditors at par with lenders to help them quickly get refunds from defaulting companies. The present amendment is based on recommendations of a 14-member government appointed...
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy has ordered an inquiry by a retired high court judge into yesterday's Thuthukkudi police firing. The incident left 10 people dead and 95 injured. The Chief Minister has also announced that each of the families of the dead persons will be awarded...
JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy will sworn-in as Chief Minister of Karnataka today. Governor Vajubhai Vala will administer him oath of office and secrecy at 4:30 PM at the grand steps of Vidhana Soudha, the state secretariat. Congress leader G Parameshwar will be sworn-in as Deputy Chief Minister. Congress MLA...
In fresh action against Nirav Modi, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth over 171 crore rupees owned by the absconding diamantaire in connection with its money laundering probe in the over 2 billion dollars PNB fraud case. The central probe agency said it issued a provisional order under...
Union Health Minister JP Nadda has reviewed the situation arising out of the outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala. He also spoke with Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja and assured all possible help to the state government. In a tweet, Mr Nadda said, a team headed by Director National Centre...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home this morning after a successful visit to Russia. In a special gesture, Russian President Vladimir Putin personally bid farewell to the Prime Minister at the airport at the conclusion of Mr Modi's day-long visit to Russia. During his short visit, Mr Modi held his...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left on a day-long visit to Russia. Mr Modi will hold an informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Monday. Official sources said, the interaction will be part of regular consultation between the leadership of the two countries. During his one-on-one talks with...
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will commission the maiden anti-naxal 'Bastariya' battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Raipur on Monday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will commission the maiden anti-naxal 'Bastariya' battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Raipur on Monday. Mr Singh reached the Ambikapur-based...
In yet another of ceasefire violation along the International border, Pakistani troops resorted to shelling in Arnia and Ramgarh sectors of Jammu region last night. BSF sources told AIR that Pakistani Rangers fired mortars shells and used small arms to target Border outposts in Arnia sector and Ramgarh sectors. BSF...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is arriving on a day-long visit to all the three regions of Jammu & Kashmir State today. He is scheduled to attend the commencement of work on the developmental projects costing approximately Rs 11000 Crores including a road tunnel in Ladakh region and two ring...