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CBI begins probe into 18 land deals in Bikaner

The CBI on Wednesday began its probe into 18 cases referred to it by the Rajasthan government for alleged irregularities in land deals in Bikaner by companies, including one linked to Robert Vadra. CBI sources said the agency has re-registered 18 FIRs in connection with these land deals, which were ... Read More »

Haryana CM Khattar admits there were lapses in handling Dera situation

CHANDIGARH: Under fire over the handling of the situation arising out of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s conviction, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar admitted that there were lapses but asserted appropriate action was being taken. Facing a volley of questions from reporters on the violence that has left at least 30 ... Read More »

NDA’s Presidential pick: Nitish ‘happy’, Mayawati says ‘stand positive’; Congress calls it ‘unilateral decision’

NEW DELHI: The BJP’s pick for Presidential nominee seems to have left the opposition divided with at least two prominent leaders welcoming decision to nominate Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as NDA’s candidate for President’s post. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday expressed happiness over Ram Nath Kovind’s candidature+ for ... Read More »

Rajasthan High Court asks Centre to declare cow as national animal

In a recommendation to the Centre on Wednesday, the Rajasthan High Court said the cow should be declared as a national animal. The court also asked the Centre to increase the length of punishment for cow slaughter to life imprisonment. It appointed the state chief secretary and Advocate General to ... Read More »

Adani reaches royalty agreement with Queensland government

Adani Australia has reached agreement with the Queensland Government on royalty payments for its $16.5 billion Carmichael coal projects. After State Cabinet approval, the agreement with the State Government meets Adani’s expectations and requirements. This shows a strong commitment by the State Government to the project and is a benchmark ... Read More »

Jammu & Kashmir Bank to raise funds up to Rs 1,000 crore

Jammu & Kashmir Bank has received an approval for raising of capital subject to a maximum of Rs 1,000 crore. The board of directors at its meeting held on May 13, 2017 has approved for the same. Jammu & Kashmir Bank is the only state government owned bank in the ... Read More »