Former Madhya Pradesh CM and senior BJP leader Babulal Gaur passed away on Wednesday morning in Bhopal. Gaur (89) passed away due to cardiac arrest and was suffering from various age-related ailments. He had been hospitalised for quite some time. The veteran BJP leader served as the CM from 2004-2005 and represented Govindpura Vidhan Sabha seat 10 times.
Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, facing a summons notice from the Bombay HC in a suit demanding Rs 10,000 cr in damages filed by 63 moons Technologies, has sought from the company a copy of the plaint and other relevant documents. The HC, on July 24, directed Chidambaram and two bureaucrats to remain present in person or through their lawyers on Oct 15.
Hours after the Delhi High Court refused to grant any protection from arrest to Chidambaram in the INX media case, the CBI issued a notice to him on Tuesday, asking him to appear before the investigation officer within two hours, after failing to find him at his residence.
Arguing before a constitution bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer, the counsel read out a report of the Archaeological Survey of India, which said after digging 90 trenches around the demolished structure and examining the yield of stones, bricks and carved pillars from the excavation that a “massive structure” existed just below the disputed structure.
Indrani told the agency that after INX Media’s application was submitted to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board for foreign direct investment approval, she went to meet Chidambaram at his office in North Block, Delhi, along with her husband and a senior company executive.
Describing the situation in Kashmir as “explosive” and “complicated” on account of religion, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he “will do the best I can to mediate or do something” to defuse the crisis between Pakistan and India.
In a statement, the home ministry said a high-level committee headed by home minister Amit Shah had cleared additional central assistance of Rs 3,338 crore to Odisha for the damage caused by Cyclone Fani, Rs 1,029 crore to Karnataka for drought and Rs 64 crore to Himachal Pradesh for avalanches and hailstorm during 2018-19. The funds will be disbursed from the NDRF.
Following the revocation of J&K’s special status, high-risk prisoners including terrorists and secessionists, are being shifted to various jails across the country. The prisoners brought here on Monday night were mainly lodged in prisons of Srinagar and Baramulla.
On his first visit to Dhaka after taking over as external affairs minister, Jaishankar met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this morning as the two sides prepared the ground for a visit by Sheikh Hasina to India in October. There will be no change in the Teesta river water sharing issue, Jaishankar clarified to his Bangladesh hosts.
The senior Congress leader sought protection from arrest within an hour of the Delhi HC denying him anticipatory bail in decade-old cases being investigated by the CBI and ED relating to alleged irregularities in FIPB clearance for the Rs 3,500-crore Aircel-Maxis deal and the Rs 305-crore FDI in INX Media when he headed the finance ministry.
A bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose issued notices to the Centre and other social networking sites — Google, Twitter and YouTube — on a petition filed by Facebook seeking transfer of all five cases pending in the high courts of Madras, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Bombay to itself for final adjudication.
Noting that the government spends huge money on each medical student, a bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta on Tuesday said the condition is not illegal and arbitrary and is meant to ensure that specialist healthcare is extended to rural areas.
On August 30, the family court at Bandra is scheduled to pass its final order granting divorce by mutual consent as they had sought in a joint plea. They had jointly filed for divorce last October. Both were arrested in 2015when a chargesheet was filed against Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and their former driver Shyamwar Rai on charges of murdering Sheena Bora, Indrani’s alleged daughter from a previous partner in 2012.
Dalit group Bhim Army leader Chandrashekhar Azad on Tuesday challenged RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to an open debate on the issue of reservation and asserted that a discussion should instead be held on the abolition of caste system which, he said, has «hollowed out» the country.
Hours after the Delhi high court refused to grant any relief to senior Congress leader P Chidambaram in the INX Media scam case, teams of officers of the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate went to his residence on Tuesday night. The officials of both the agencies refused to talk to the waiting media personnel, who sought to know the purpose of their visit.
India is looking forward to host Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in October, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said here on Tuesday as he called on her and held a «productive discussion» on matters of mutual interest.
Asserting that there is no need for any «debate» on the issue of reservation, BJP ally and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan has said it is a constitutional right of the weaker sections of society. Paswan accused the opposition parties of doing politics over the issue
BJP working president JP Nadda will chair a meeting of the party's general secretaries in Delhi on Wednesday evening. The meeting will be held at 7:30 pm at the party's headquarters in the national capital and will majorly focus on the review of their ongoing membership drive.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said this year's Independence Day will be celebrated with «much more enthusiasm» in view of the Centre's decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir's special status.
A journalist has filed a police complaint here against an aide of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, alleging he assaulted and threatened him during the Congress general secretary's visit to Sonbhadra district in Uttar Pradesh.