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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against 10 suspected terrorists for receiving funds from the main operatives of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) based in Pakistan and UAE for reviving terrorist activities in India. The charge sheet was filed in a special NIA court in Delhi yesterday under...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, BJP-led NDA government took futuristic and people-friendly decisions with the best intent and complete integrity, that are laying the foundations of a New India. In a series of tweets on the fourth anniversary of NDA government at the Centre, Mr Modi said, over the...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit West Bengal and Jharkhand today. During his visit, Mr. Modi will attend the convocation of Visva Bharati University at Santi Niketan in West Bengal. He will also inaugurate the Bangladesh Bhavan - a symbol of the cultural ties between India and Bangladesh - at...
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will seek vote of confidence on the floor of the state assembly today. He was sworn-in as the 24th chief minister of Karnataka on Wednesday. Forming a Coalition Government with Congress party, Mr Kumaraswamy has claimed to have the support of 117 legislators including...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sundri, Dhanbad in Jharkhand, today afternoon, for laying foundations for seven projects worth about Rs. 27,000 crores. This includes laying foundation stones for rejuvenation of Sindri Fertilizer factory, laying online foundation stones for four thousands kilowatt Thermal Power Pant at Patratu, for an All...
In Tamil Nadu, the death toll in protests against Sterlite factory in Thuthukkudi has risen to thirteen. District collector and superintendent of police of the district have been transferred. Internet based services in Thuthukudi and neighbouring districts of Kanniyakumari and Tirunelveli have been cancelled since last evening. On Tuesday, ten persons,...
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...