Aircel-Maxis case: Chidambaram approved investment beyond his mandate, says CBI

New Delhi, July 19 : The CBI listed on Thursday former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram as an accused in the Aircel-Maxis case, alleging that he had power to approve foreign investments only up to Rs 600 crore but he cleared Rs 3,200-crore investment without referring the matter to CCEA. The revelation was made in the […]

Agnivesh says attack was planned, Minister calls him fraud

Ranchi, July 18 : Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Wednesday alleged that the brutal attack on him in Jharkhand was “pre-planned” and sought a judicial probe into it while a state Minister dubbed him a “fraud”. “The attack on me was pre-planned,” Agnivesh told the media here. “The Pakur district administration was given information regarding […]

Cabinet approves scheme for freeing prisoners

New Delhi, July 18 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a remission scheme for certain categories of prisoners, including women, transgender, and physically disabled, under which they will be set free on satisfying the given criteria. The scheme will cover those women and transgenders who have crossed age of 55 years, and men over […]

Make guidelines to blacklist defaulter builders: SC

New Delhi, July 18 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to come out with proper guidelines within two weeks to blacklist builders, contractors and architects found to have constructed buildings against sanctioned plans. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta said that from now on the owner(s) of […]

Three killed in Greater Noida twin-building collapse

Greater Noida, July 18 : At least three bodies were retrieved on Wednesday from the debris of two residential buildings that collapsed on Tuesday evening in a village in Greater Noida — one of the fast-developing real estate hubs on the outskirts of Delhi. At least 50 people were believed trapped under the concrete rubble […]

Indian student death: Police confirm suspect died in shootout

New York, July 17 : Police in the US have confirmed that the man shot dead in a shootout in Kansas City was the suspect in the killing of Indian student Sharat Koppu, who was from Telangana. Kansas City police chief Rick Smith told reporters on Monday that they identified the man killed in Sunday’s […]