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3 days ago
HC sets aside CIC order declaring ministers public authorities

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has set aside the Central Information Commission (CIC) verdict declaring ministers as public authorities and answerable under the Right to Information law. Justice Vibhu Bakhru quashed the CIC landmark judgment last year, saying the order was wholly outside the scope of the matter before it. The court said: There was no occasion for th...

3 days ago
Gujarat student youngest Indian chosen for Antarctica Expedition

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) A 13-year-old student from Ahmedabad is the youngest Indian to be selected for the prestigious annual Antarctica Expedition organised to spread awareness about the effects of climate change. Aanya is among the 80 people from across the globe to be chosen for the Climate Force: Antarctica 2018 Expedition scheduled to be held from February 27 to March 12, 2018 led b...

18 days ago
Mumbai to host Luxury Lifestyle Weekend in March

Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Luxury Lifestyle Weekend (LLW), a platform that will bring together luxury brands and consumers, will take place from March 9 to March 12 at Jio Garden, Bandra Kurla Complex, here. The event has been created with the objective of presenting a platform where both ends of the luxury spectrum may engage, converse and develop an ecosystem, said a statement. Wit...

20 days ago
Meghalaya Governor seeks EC's views on disqualification of 17 MLAs

Shillong, Nov 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad has sought the Election Commission's views on the disqualification of 17 state legislators who resigned as Parliamentary Secretaries after an adverse High Court verdict, official sources said on Monday. A Raj Bhavan communique said Prasad referred the matter to the Election Commission, as required under Article 192 (2) of the Consti...

26 days ago
Meghalaya Governor to decide on fate of 17 MLAs

Shillong, Nov 14 (IANS) All eyes are on the Raj Bhavan that is to take a call on whether 17 Meghalaya legislators who quit as Parliamentary Secretaries after the High Court last week struck down a state law providing for such appointments can be disqualified as members of the state Assembly. A Raj Bhavan official said that Governor Ganga Prasad is waiting for the reference of the state g...

27 days ago
Nadeem Saifi may be under don Dawood's 'protection'

Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) In a shocking disclosure aired on Monday by two private television channels, it was alleged that music composer Nadeem Saifi of the Nadeem-Shravan duo may be under the protection of absconding mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar. The revelation reportedly came in some intercepted phone calls of Dawood and his aides which were aired by private news channels India Today T...

27 days ago
Former Meghalaya Parliamentary Secretaries say they cannot be disqualified

Shillong, Nov 13 (IANS) At least 10 Meghalaya legislators who quit as Parliamentary Secretaries after the High Court struck down a state law providing for such appointments have said there is no ground for their disqualification as members of the Assembly. On November 9, the Meghalaya High Court had held invalid the state law providing for appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries, but le...

1 month ago
Meghalaya HC strikes down Parliamentary Secretaries Act, incumbents resign

Shillong, Nov 10 (IANS) The Meghalaya High Court on Thursday held invalid the state law providing for appointment of parliamentary secretaries in the state, but left it to the Governor to determine the disqualification of the post-holders from the assembly. The verdict by a division bench of Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Ved Prakash Vaish came on a PIL filed by state reside...

1 month ago
Meghalaya HC strikes down Parliamentary Secretaries Act

Shillong, Nov 9 (IANS) The Meghalaya High Court on Thursday held invalid the state law providing for appointment of parliamentary secretaries in the state, but left it to the Governor to determine the disqualification of the post-holders from the assembly. The verdict by a division bench of Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Ved Prakash Vaish came on a PIL filed by state residen...

1 month ago
India successfully test fires subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay

Chandipur (Odisha), Nov 7 (IANS) India on Tuesday successfully test-fired its indigenous subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay, which failed its last test in December 2015, an official statement said. In a major achievement, the first indigenously-designed and developed Long Range Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile which can be deployed from multiple platforms, was successfully test fired from the Integ...

1 month ago
Nirbhay missile test-fired off Odisha coast

Bhubaneswar, Nov 7 (IANS) India on Tuesday test-fired the indigenously-designed and developed long-range subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay from an Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha's Balasore. The missile, with a strike range of 1,000 km, was test-fired from a specially-designed launcher from the launch complex-3 of the ITR, defence sources said. The Defence Resear...

1 month ago
India's subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay ready for fifth trial

New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) India's indigenous subsonic cruise missile, Nirbhay, which failed its last test in December 2015, is ready for its fifth trial, DRDO chief S. Christopher said on Sunday. We are planning to have one probable trial (of the missile) next week, Christopher told IANS on the sidelines of a three-day international conference Fipsphysiocon-2017, organised by the Defence I...

1 month ago
India's indigenous subsonic cruise missile ready for trial

New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) India's indigenous subsonic cruise missile, Nirbhay, which failed its last test in December 2015, is ready for its fifth trial, DRDO chief S. Christopher said on Sunday. We are planning to have one probable trial (of the missile) next week, Christopher told IANS on the sidelines of a three-day international conference Fipsphysiocon -2017, organised by the Defence ...

1 month ago
Secret Martin Luther King Jr. document included in JFK files

Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration has released a new batch of documents about President John F. Kennedy's assassination that included a secret FBI analysis which portrayed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in a negative light. The 20-page document released on Friday attempts to tie the civil rights leader to various communist influences and alle...

1 month ago
AgustaWestland case: CBI searches at 6 locations in Delhi, Kolkata

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The CBI has carried out searches at six places in Delhi and Kolkata in connection with its probe into the AgustaWestland chopper case and seized documents, cash and jewellery, an official said on Thursday. During searches,among others, at the premises of Om Metals Managing Director Sunil Kothari in Delhi, Abhinand Vanchiya Director N.K. Jain and Rajesh Kumar Jain ...

2 months ago
Court summons ex-IAF chief Tyagi, others in chopper deal case

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday issued summons to former Indian Air Force chief S.P. Tyagi and others in the multi-million dollar AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal case. After taking cognisance of the charge sheet, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Arvind Kumar issued the summons, asking them to appear in court on December 20. Those issued s...

4 months ago
Send Sanjay Dutt back to jail if we erred, Maharashtra tells HC

Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) In what could give nightmares to Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, the Maharashtra government on Thursday informed Bombay High Court he could be sent back to jail if prison rules were flouted for his early release last year. If there are discrepancies (in the remission and subsequent early release) and we realise that rules have been flouted by the state in the Sanjay D...

5 months ago
Abu Salem, five others held guilty of 1993 Mumbai blasts; one acquitted

Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Twenty four years after multiple blasts ripped through Mumbai killing 257 people and injuring over 700, a special TADA court on Friday convicted six accused, including key figures Abu Salem and Mustafa Dossa, while acquitting one. Those found guilty in what is India's worst-ever terror strike are: Abu Salem who was extradited from Portugal in 2005, Mustafa Dossa, w...

5 months ago
Abu Salem, five others guilty in 1993 Mumbai blasts, one acquitted

Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) A Special TADA Court on Friday found six persons guilty in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, including deported mafia don Abu Salem, while one accused was acquitted. Those found guilty are: Abu Salem who was extradited from Portugal in 2005, Mustafa Dossa who was deported from the UAE, Mohammed Tahir Merchant alias Tahir Takla, Karimullah Khan, Riyaz Siddiq...

6 months ago
25 Indian fishermen detained in Iran released

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Twenty-five Indian fishermen hailing from Tamil Nadu who were detained in Iran since March this year have been released, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said. I am happy to inform that 25 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu who were detained by Iranian Coast Guards since March 2017 with 5 Bahraini boats have been released and repatriated to Bahrain, Sush...

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