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.
To counter Beijing’s aggressive agenda in the Indian Ocean, New Delhi is seeking to create strategic bastions in Mauritius, Seychelles and Madagascar. The immediate provocation was China’s inauguration of its first overseas military base in Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa.
Just after the UP assembly election in 1996, I was among the scores of reporters waiting at Kalyan Singh’s residence, waiting to get the first inkling of the future course of the BJP. The party had secured the maximum seats – 174 out of 425 seats – but was short of the majority mark
“Company Secretaries, once known as secretaries to the board and management, have transformed themselves into key managerial and governance professionals. Today they are recognised for their importance on corporate landscape and have become gatekeepers of corporate governance,” said Ajay Tyagi,
Any good news which promises to bring about qualitative improvement in the lives of people, especially in rural India, is always welcome. It was heartening indeed to learn that every single village in the country now has access to electricity, as announced by the prime minister on April 29. This is most ce
The paved road, the few concrete houses and men on motorcycles – these are deceptive signs of development in Madralalpur village. Only a couple of weeks ago, Babu, a 47-year-old distressed farmer, had hanged himself from a babool tree. Villagers were gathered at his house as his wife, mother, sister-
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