Government trying to divert attention from PNB scam: Congress on Rawat remark

New Delhi, Feb 22 : Reacting to Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat’s remark that the AIUDF has been growing faster than the BJP in Assam, the Congress party said the government and the BJP are trying to divert attention from the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. Rawat triggered a major row with his […]

PNB fraud: Can’t depose, says Nirav Modi; ED seizes assets

New Delhi, Feb 22 : Diamond czar Nirav Modi, who is being investigated in India for over Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank along with his uncle Mehul Choksi of the Gitanjali Group, on Thursday told the Enforcement Directorate (ED) saying that he could not appear before it as his passport has been suspended. According […]

Saw AAP MLAs ‘assaulting’ Chief Secretary, CM’s advisor tells police

New Delhi, Feb 22 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s adviser V.K. Jain on Thursday told police that he saw AAP MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal “physically assaulting” Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, according to Jain’s statement recorded by the Delhi Police. The AAP defended by stating that Jain had initially told police that he […]

AIUDF, civil society slam Army chief for questioning party’s rise

New Delhi, Feb 22 : A day after Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat attributed the rise of Assam-based political party AIUDF to illegal immigration from Bangladesh, the party on Thursday hit back saying his remarks were “political” and “uncalled for”. The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) found its views echoed by All India […]

Gitanjali Group properties worth Rs 1,200 crore attached

New Delhi/Hyderabad, Feb 22 : Officials of the Income Tax (IT) Department on Thursday said they have attached properties worth Rs 1,200 crore of the Mehul Choksi-owned Gitanjali Group in Hyderabad. According to the IT officials, the agency has attached the SEZ (special economic zone) property of Gitanjali Group in Telangana’s capital city Hyderabad. “As […]

Amnesty report paints bleak picture of rights in India

New Delhi, Feb 22 : Religious minorities, particularly Muslims, in India faced increasing “demonization”, global rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday, accusing Indian authorities of using laws to stifle freedom of expression in the country. In its latest annual report released here, the group paints a bleak picture of human rights situation in South […]