GN Bureau | July 14, 2015
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the residence and the office of social activist Teesta Setalvad in Mumbai who is accused of allegedly embezzling a donation of USD 2.9 lakh meant for the 2002 Gujarat riot victims without taking prior permission from the home ministry.
Special CBI court to frame charges against ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda and 8 others
A special CBI court will frame charges against former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda for corruption, criminal conspiracy and cheating in connection with the Vini Steel-related coal block scam on July 31.
Delhi CM Arwind Kejriwal seeks donations for AAP
Delhi chief minister Arwind Kejriwal on Tuesday appealed to the people to give donations to the Aam Aadmi Party on account being bankrupt. Calling himself a “bizarre” CM, he justified the appeal by clearing the party of any corrupt activities to gain money.
India's wholesale inflation falls further to 2.4 percent in June
Amidst rising costs of onions and pulses, India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices continued to be deflationary in June, falling further to 2.4 percent from 2.36 percent in May, official data showed on Tuesday. This is mainly due to cheaper vegetables and fuel.
Music composer M S Viswanathan passes away
Veteran musician M S Viswanathan, popularly known as MSV and Mellisai Malar (The King of Light Music), passed away in a private hospital in Chennai on Tuesday. He was 87. His works include compositions in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam with over 1200 films. In 2012, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa honoured him with the title of Thirai Isai Chakravarthy (Tamil for "The Emperor of Cine Music").
14-hour general strike in Imphal, Manipur begins
A 14-hour general strike has been called in Manipur on Tuesday by joint committee on inner line permit system (JCILPS) to press its demand for introducing an effective bill for implementation of restriction on visitors from outside to the state. This will coincide with the curfew relaxation hours. Imphal East and West districts notified that the prohibitory order would be relaxed between 5 am and 4 pm today.
Human remains and aircraft parts discovered off the Tamil Nadu coast
During the massive search of the Dornier 791 aircraft that went missing last month, the Coast Guard IG, SP Sharma recovered parts of human remains, 80 percent of aircraft parts and a wrist watch at a depth of 950 metres today. The bones would be sent to the Tamil Nadu Forensic Science Lab in Chennai for DNA testing.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of hydro engineering college at Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh. The college, being set up by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and NHPC, will provide B Tech courses in mechanical, electrical, civil and computer science discipl
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has commissioned a three Mega Watt solar photo voltaic power plant in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. BHEL executed this project on a turnkey basis for Dadra and Nagar Haveli power distribution corporation limited at Velugam. It
Time to go back to the drawing board, said Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday, days after his party failed to make its mark in the Delhi civic elections. In a message, Kejriwal said that in the last 2 days, I spoke to many vo
The tax net needs to be expanded and the rich farmers must pay up their taxes. This week saw quite a bit of going back and forth over this prickly issue after Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy batted for taxing agricultural income. Niti Aayog vice chairman A
A giant yellow inflatable schistosomiasis worm, with ‘Making Schistory’ printed on it, floated on Lake Geneva, marking the five years since the London Declaration on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Though in 2015 about 1.59 billion people received treatment for at least
In order to provide broadband connectivity of BharatNet to post offices in rural areas, Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), department of posts and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) have signed a tripartite agreement. The agreement is the first tri-partite MoU which