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CBI arrests former Union Minister P Chidambaram in INX Media case

The senior Congress leader was arrested from his posh Jor Bagh residence where some officers from the central investigative agency scaled walls to gain entry.  The arrest took place hours after Chidambaram failed to get any immediate reprieve from the Supreme Court.  The drama started with Chidambaram making an appearance ... Read More »

Union Home Secy Rajiv Gauba appointed Cabinet Secretary

The appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet. Gauba took charge as the home secretary on August 31, 2017.  Sixty-year-old Gauba had also served as secretary in the Union urban development ministry, additional secretary in the home ministry, looking after crucial left wing extremism division, among ... Read More »

5th Meeting of India-Nepal Joint Commission held in Kathmandu

An MoU was signed between Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and Nepal’s Department of Food Technology and Quality Control on food safety and standards. On this occasion a cheque of 2.45 billion Nepali Rupees was also handed over to Govt of Nepal towards reimbursement for housing reconstruction ... Read More »

Delhi on flood alert; Yamuna nears warning level 

Over 15,000 people living in flood-plains have been shifted to tents set up by various government agencies due to the river water inundating low lying areas, officials said.  State officials at the Flood department’s control room believe that water level has been constant for the past few hours and expected ... Read More »

SC gives no reprieve to Chidambaram

Chidambaram’s petition seeking protection from arrest was mentioned before a bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, M Shantanagoudar and Ajay Rastogi who said the case will be put before CJI Ranjan Gogoi who will eventually pass the orders.  Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the ED and CBI, told the ... Read More »

EAM S Jaishankar arrives in Kathmandu on a two day visit to Nepal

In his first engagement, Dr. Jaishankar paid courtesy call on Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli a short while ago. Later in the day External Affairs Minister will co-chair the 5th Meeting of India-Nepal Joint Commission with his Nepalese counterpart Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. The Commission will review overall state of ... Read More »

Middle schools to be reopened in Kashmir valley today

Briefing media persons in Srinagar yesterday, J&K Government Spokesperson Rohit Kansal said that the attendance of students in Primary Schools across Kashmir was good. He said that encouraged by the response of the students and on the request of the parents, the Government has decided to re-open Middle Schools in ... Read More »

Indian policymakers in dilemma over trade policy for China

New Delhi : Dissatisfied and angry over China’s move to take Kashmir issue to UN, the Indian traders guild, has once again asked to boycott Chinese goods and services. However, to ban Chinese goods and services in India can adversely affect Indian economy according to SBI Research report as eruption of ... Read More »

Flood fury inundates North India

In Delhi, the Yamuna river continued to swell and was flowing above the danger level. Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha chaired a high-level meeting of top officials and reviewed the prevailing flood situation in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Delhi.  He directed officials to provide immediate assistance as sought ... Read More »

INX MEDIA CASE: Troubles mount for Chidambaram

A double whammy for Congress leader and former Union minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday…the Delhi High Court declined not just his anticipatory bail plea but also interim protection from arrest  for approaching the Supreme Court in the corruption and money laundering cases related to the INX Media scam. Justice Sunil ... Read More »

Restrictions eased in J&K; telephone services restored

The situation has remained peaceful since the abrogation of article 370 and normalcy is becoming the norm. Barricades were removed from Srinagar’s landmark Lal Chowk for the first time today after 15 days..Authorities informed that will attedance in school and offices picking up and becoming lively middle schools will also ... Read More »

EAM Jaishankar calls on Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Earlier in the day the External Affairs Minister held discussion with his Bangladeshi counterpart Dr. A K Abdul Momen. Talking to media after the meeting Jaishankar said that the purpose of the visit is to affirm a very strong relationship of partnership and prepare for the Bangladeshi Prime Minister’s visit ... Read More »

Rain and floods wreak havoc in North India

After visiting the disaster affected areas, Secretary, Disaster Management, Amit Negi told media in Dehradun that rainfall has caused a loss of around 100 crore rupees in the state till now. Rescue and relief opration is in full swing in affected areas .A rehabilitation Center have been setup at Parajit where ... Read More »

EAM S Jaishankar says Bangladesh an Important partner of India

He said our partnership has transcended strategic partnership and it had attained a new level. He said the purpose of this visit is to affirm the strong relationship between the two countries and also to prepare for the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Hasina to India .Dr Jaishankar said that the ... Read More »

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