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ED files chargesheet against CA in Rs 8,000 cr money laundering case

July 21: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today filed a chargesheet in a money laundering case against a chartered accountant allegedly linked to RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti.

Oppn for privilege against media for publishing expunged remarks

July 21: The Rajya Sabha today witnessed an uproar with Opposition members, including those from the Congress

Less than one doctor for 1000 population in India: govt to LS

July 21: India has less than one doctor for every 1000 population which is less than the World Health Organisation standard, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Railway ministry working with cos like Apple on train speeds

July 21: Eyeing trains speeds of 600 km per hour, the government is working with global technology firms like Apple to help take Indian railways to the next level, Union minister Suresh Prabhu said today.

Congress shedding crocodile tears for farmers: Govt

July 21: The Congress and the ruling BJP members today traded charges over the farmers issue in the Lok Sabha

Modi’s policies burning Kashmir: Rahul Gandhi

July 21: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today charged that the Narendra Modi government’s policies are "burning"

Centre blames Mamata Banerjee for Darjeelign unrest

July 21: The government today blamed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the unrest in Darjeeling, saying her attitude and handling of the issue had "set the quiet hills on fire".

Considering amending law to allow NRI voting: Govt tells SC

July 21: The Union government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it has decided to amend the law to allow voting rights to the NRIs.

Teenager killed in firing in Budgam

July 21: An 18-year-old boy was killed and another person injured today in alleged firing by security forces on a group of stone-pelting youth in Beerwah area of Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said.

Cyber security a priority area for railways: Prabhu

July 21: Ensuring cyber security in day to day operations is one of the priorities for railways which is moving in a big way towards technology driven operations, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said today.

Shiv Sena dares Sonia to sack Siddaramaiah on flag issue

July 20: Attacking the Karnataka government for exploring the possibility of having a state flag, the Shiv Sena today

China aiming at unilaterally changing tri-junction status: Sushma in Rajya Sabha

July 20: China intends to unilaterally change the status of the tri-junction with Bhutan, which poses a challenge to India’s security, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.

Shimla rape case: Bandh called by BJP affects normal life

July 20: BJP activists protesting the alleged mishandling of the Kotkhai schoolgirl rape and murder case today blocked several roads and gheraoed the state secretariat even as the shutdown called by the party affected normal life in the district.

HC asks police to file status report in Sunanda Pushkar case

July 20: The Delhi High Court today asked the city police to file a status report with regard to the ongoing probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanada Pushkar.

LS adjourns for the day amid Oppn protests over farmer issues

July 20: The Lok Sabha was adjorned without transacting any business on Thursday due to noisy protests by the opposition parties against the failure of the government to help the distressed farmers.

15 killed as bus falls into gorge in Shimla

July 20: Fifteen passengers were killed and nine injured as a bus rolled into a 700-metre deep gorge in Rampur area of Shimla on the Hindustan-Tibet National Highway, about 140 km from here, today.

Kejriwal’s reallocates Sisodia’s portfolios

July 20: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reallocated his deputy Manish Sisodia’s portfolios, a move intended to sharpen focus on the AAP government’s priorities, sources said today.

Airlines can’t impose flying ban on anyone

July 20: Airlines have no authority to impose flying ban on anybody, including parliamentarians, and the law of the land should take its course, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said today.

RS chairman accepts Mayawati’s resignation

July 20: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Thursday accepted the resignation of Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati from the Rajya Sabha member.

Let’s see how much inner voice of conscience prevails: Meira

July 20: Let’s see how much the inner voice of conscience prevails, Congress-led opposition’s presidential candidate Meira Kumar said today as the counting of votes for the country’s top constitutional post continues.

Explosive in UP House; NIA probe recommended

July 15: A dangerous plastic explosive was found in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly triggering a major security alert and prompting a complete overhaul of the security system in the Vidhan Bhavan.

Govt pulled up over NRI voting rights

July 15: The Supreme Court on Friday pulled up the Centre for its failure to amend either the law or rules to allow voting rights to the NRIs through proxy and e-ballots during the elections here.

Apex court orders CBI probe into Manipur killings

July 15: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a CBI probe into the killings of over 80 civilians by police and armed forces in Manipur during the insurgency

Modification on cattle ban to be considered

July 15: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea for modification of its July 11 order, which noted that the Madras High Court

Nashik bears nature’s brunt

July 15: Nashik bore the brunt with the Godavari overflowing at several places with full force, and covered almost the entire state of Maharashtra

SIT arrests policeman for ’role’ in Amarnath terror attack

July 15: The Special Investigation Team, probing the recent terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims, has arrested a policeman for his suspected role in the incident.

Middleman charged, not Dhinakaran

July 15: The Delhi Police on Friday filed a chargesheet against a suspected middleman in the Election Commission bribery case, but omitted the name of AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran.

Display data on C-Sections, govt directs pvt hospitals

July 15: The government has directed private hospitals empanelled under the Central Government Health Services to “prominently” display data of C-Section surgeries and normal deliveries.

Oppn corners govt on China stand-off

July 15: The Opposition parties on Friday had tough questions for the government on its handling of the China and Kashmir episodes, but said they did not get all the answers they wanted.

SP divided over prez nominee

July 15: Opposition Presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Friday met SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP president Mayawati and sought their support.

Myanmar army chief meets Modi, Jaitley

July 15: The commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Defence Forces on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, taking forward the bilateral military relation between the two neighbours.

5.56 lakh taxpayers come under I-T scanner

July 15: In the second phase of Operation Clean Money, the income tax department has identified 5.56 lakh individuals whose cash deposits post demonetisation do not match their tax profiles. The second phase was launched in April this year.

Govt invites suggestions on PG-level online courses

July 15: The Centre has invited suggestions from higher educational institutions, students and industry for the introduction of more courses for postgraduate students based on Swayam — a massive online open course (Moocs).

CBI on Bofors: Only SC or govt can reopen case

July 15: The CBI has cleary stated that it could reinvestigate the Bofors case only if the Supreme Court or the government specifically ordered it to do so.

China should drop road plan for troops pullout, says Centre

July 15: India will withdraw its soldiers from Doklam Plateau of Bhutan only if China does the same to restore status quo, the government told Opposition leaders here on Friday.

2 terrorists killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Tral: Police

July 15: Two terrorists were believed to have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district today, police said.

SBI to cut NEFT, RTGS charges by up to 75%

July 14: In a push to digital payments, state-owned lender SBI will cut charges on electronic transfer of funds through NEFT and RTGS by up to 75% from Saturday

Nagaland CM revokes Zeliang suspension

July 14: After turning down Governor P B Acharya’s directive to seek a trust vote by July 15, Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Thursday night

VP nominee to be named soon

July 14: The final round of consultations between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top BJP leaders have begun, with the party’s parliamentary board likely to meet within the next two days to pick a candidate for the vice president’s post.

India rejects China’s offer on Pakistan

July 14: A day after Beijing offered to play a “constructive role” in improving India-Pakistan relations, New Delhi rejected the proposal, saying no “third party” could have any role in resolving its disputes with Islamabad.

Sushma directs officials to rush to Najran blaze site

July 14: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday instructed officials of the Consulate General of India in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to rush to Najran to help the victims of a fire.

Landslides in HP, J&K; monsoon revives in Maharashtra

July 14: Heavy rain on Thursday triggered landslides in Nagaland, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, affecting vast swathes of areas, while five more fell prey to Assam floods.

5-judge bench to decide on medical council

July 14: The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to set up a five-judge Constitution bench to decide upon the question whether the apex court-appointed Oversight Committee will continue to look after the affairs of Medical Council of India.

World’s largest community kitchen faces GST heat

July 14: Organisers of the world’s largest community kitchen at the Golden Temple in Amritsar have sought exemption from GST on materials used for preparing free food.

Andhra govt invites tenders for refurbishing Viraat

July 14: Andhra Pradesh government plans to decommissioned aircraft carrier Viraat into a “dedicated tourist attraction”.

Afghan held while trying to exfiltrate to Pakistan

July 14: An Afghan national, awaiting deportation from Delhi, was arrested from Baramulla District of Kashmir as he was on his way towards the Line of Control to exfiltrate to Pakistan, police said today.

Find out potential taxpayers; focus on smaller cities: CBDT to taxmen

July 13:With almost 91 lakh new taxpayers brought in the tax net last fiscal, the CBDT has asked the Income Tax Department to increasingly identify those who can pay tax but are not doing so, with a special focus on smaller cities.

Yeddyurappa to meet Union Home Minister on Sunday

July 13:B.S. Yeddyurappa, president of Karnataka unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, said here on Thursday that he along with other leaders of the party will meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

RJD says Tejaswi Yadav will not resign in land-for-hotels case

July 10: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Monday rallied behind party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejashwi Prasad

SC refuses to entertain AAP leader’s plea against death threat

July 10: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea filed by Aam Aadmi Party leader Asish Khetan alleging death threats from right-wing organisations.

SC allows counselling and admissions to IITs

July 10: The Supreme Court today allowed the counselling and admission into Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country on the basis of the results of the IIT-JEE (Advance) 2017 results by vacating its stay on it.

Mallya fails to appear before SC in contempt case

July 10: Embattled businessman Vijay Mallya, who was held guilty of contempt, today failed to make a personal appearance before the Supreme Court despite being directed to do so.

INPT blocks NH and railway tracks demanding separate state

July 10: The Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) leaders and supporters today blocked the Assam-Agartala national highway (NH)

6,000 NGOs could lose licence to receive foreign donations

July 10: Nearly 6,000 NGOs could lose their licence to receive foreign donations with the home ministry serving them show cause notices

Calm prevails in riot-hit Baduria

July 10: Peace prevailed in riot-hit Baduria town and adjacent areas of North 24 Parganas district for the second day today even though Internet services remained suspended.

Rallies and protest marches in Darjeeling

July 10: Several rallies and protest marches were held in various parts of Darjeeling today as the indefinite strike in the hills demanding a separate state entered its 26th day.

Two militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid

July 10: The Army today foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Naugam sector of north Kashmir, killing two militants.

Graves in Christian cemetery vandalised in Goa

July 10: Several gravestones in a Christian cemetery in Curchorem town of South Goa were allegedly vandalised by unidentified persons, police said today.

Cow vigilantism continues, mob attacks six men in Delhi

July 7: Six persons were thrashed in an outer Delhi locality by a mob that suspected them to be ferrying cows to a slaughterhouse on Friday evening.

3 BJP MPs stopped from visiting riot-hit Basirhat, detained

July 8: A BJP central team comprising party MPs Meenakshi Lekhi, Om Mathur and Satyapal Singh was stopped from visiting the riot-hit Basirhat in West Bengal and its members were detained today.

GST Protest: Women in Karnataka demand withdrawl of 12% GST on sanitary napkins

July 8: Members of Akhila Bharata Janavadi Mahila Sanghatane and Prajna Kanunu Salaha Samiti staged a protest against the 12% GST

Normalcy returning to riot-hit Baduria

July 8: Life in riot-hit Baduria town and adjacent areas in North 24 Parganas district was fast becoming normal today after communal violence broke out over a Facebook post early this week.

Three arrested in Riya Gautam murder case

July 8: Three people have been arrested here in connection with the murder of an aspiring air hostess Riya Gautam, who was stabbed in full public view this week in Delhi, police said today.

2 civilians killed in Pak shelling along LoC in Poonch

July 8: Two civilians were killed and a few others suffered injuries today when the Pakistani army violated the ceasefire and resorted to mortar shelling and firing at forward posts and villages along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’.

Last rites performed on roadside in Pune

July 8: The last rites of a 33-year-old man were today performed on the roadside in Hinjewadi-Maan MIDC area here with some locals alleging they do not not have a proper cremation ground.

Burhan anniversary: Curfew in Tral,restrictions across Kashmir

July 8: Authorities clamped curfew in three towns including Tral in Kashmir and imposed restrictions on the movement of people in the rest of the valley to foil the separatists’

Watch: Jawans stop Chinese soldiers from entering Indian territory

July 8: An undated video, presumed to be shot in the second week of June that shows Indian troops forming a human chain and jostling with Chinese soldiers is now going viral on social media.

ED raids premises of Lalu’s daughter, her husband in Delhi

July 8: The Enforcement Directorate today conducted raids at three Delhi farmhouses of Misa Bharti, RJD MP and daughter of party chief Lalu Prasad, her husband and a firm linked to them, in a money laundering case probe.

’43 McDonald’s outlets ran without valid licence since April’

July 7: US fast food chain McDonald’s 43 outlets in the national capital operated without valid ’health licences’ for nearly three months from April 1, its estranged India partner Vikram Bakshi has alleged.

Toddler killed in rooster attack in UP

July 7: A toddler died after being attacked by a rooster in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district, about 500 km from here.

Sharad Yadav, Raja may be Oppn vice prez candidates

July 7:Senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav and CPI national secretary D Raja have emerged front-runners as the joint Opposition candidate for the vice presidential election scheduled next month.

Hyderabad to employ first robo cop

July 7: Taking a leaf from the 1987 cyberpunk action film Robo Cop, a start-up firm H-Bots Robotics, will come out with a police robot — the world’s second — by December, for commercial use.

India allows Dalai Lama’s b’day fest on disputed border with China in Ladakh

July 7: India has allowed the Tibetan Government-in-Exile to perform rituals on the eve of Dalai Lama’s birthday just on the shore of the Pang Gong Lake on its disputed boundary with China.

Consider using VVPAT machines in Gujarat polls, SC tells EC

July 7: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Election Commission to explore the possibility of using electronic voting machines (EVMs) with Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in the Gujarat Assembly elections this year.

CBI searches at premises of Lalu’s family over hotel tender irregularities

July 7: The CBI today carried out searches at the premises of family members of former railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav

Bengali actor Vikram Chatterjee arrested

July 7: Actor Vikram Chatterjee, who was facing a culpable homicide charge for the car crash in which model and TV anchor Sonika Chauhan was killed, has been arrested, police said today.

Prez gives nod to order on GST in J-K

July 7: President Pranab Mukherjee today gave nod to an order pertaining to implementation of the Goods and Services Tax regime in Jammu and Kashmir, clearing decks for the state assembly for enacting a State GST law.

Lalu had an inkling of CBI raid

July 7: Two days back, RJD chief Lalu Prasad, while addressing his partymen on the occasion of foundation day of his political outfit, had said: “What will you do if I am arrested in near future?

Monsoon keeps its date with Delhi

July 3: The southwest monsoon kept its date with Delhi on Sunday, drenching the national capital with incessant rain in the morning hours.

PM’s visit to Israel to strengthen ties

July 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem next week will complete India’s move to relink its relations with Israel and Palestine.

IAF plans to construct 108 aircraft shelters

July 3: With militarily active borders on both sides of the country, Indian Air Force proposes to construct 108 new generation hardened aircraft shelters at a cost of more than Rs 5,000 crore to protect its fighter fleet.

CBSE invites applications for revaluation

July 3: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will accept applications for scrutiny of Class XII board examinations marks in twelve subjects only.

Unidentified militant killed in encounter in Kashmir

July 3: An unidentified militant was killed today in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Kashmir, police said.

Video: Air India flight faces problem in AC system

July 3: The air conditioning system of a Delhi-bound Air India flight from Bagdogra today malfunctioned, leading to protests from the passengers.

Salahuddin admits to carrying out terror attacks in India: Pak Media

July 3: Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, who was recently designated as a ’global terrorist’ by US, has admitted that he has carried out terror attacks in India, reports ANI, quoting Pakistan Media.

HC dismisses Virbhadra Singh’s plea to quash PMLA case

July 3: The Delhi High Court today refused to quash the money laundering case against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, his wife and son.

SC refuses urgent hearing to Justice Karnan seeking bail

July 3: The Supreme Court today refused to accord urgent hearing on a plea of former Calcutta High Court judge, Justice C S Karnan, seeking bail and recall of the order convicting him for contempt.

Rioting case against Indrani, others handed to Crime branch

July 3: The case of rioting against Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, and some 200 other inmates of Byculla women’s prison in central Mumbai, has been handed over to the Mumbai crime branch.

SC notice to Centre on plea against bonus marks for JEE

July 1: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Centre on a plea seeking to quash the IIT Joint Entrance Examination 2017 rank list and awarding additional marks to all candidates in the test.

India ushers in one nation, one tax

July 1: At the stroke of the midnight hour on Friday, Independent India’s biggest tax reform, the Goods and Services and Taxes (GST), was rolled out at a special ceremony at the historic Central Hall of Parliament.

Top LeT commander, two civilians killed in Kashmir operation

July 1: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants, including commander Bashir Lashkari who was behind the killing of six policemen last month, were gunned down by security forces in Kashmir’s Anantnag district today, police said.

Watch: Man thrashes cop for stopping him on account of rule violation

July 1: Indians are not exactly reputed for respecting road discipline in the world. Many people on the roads frequently break road rules just to shave off a few seconds of commute time

Azam Khan charged with Sedition for comments on Indian Army

July 1: Senior leader of the Samajwadi Party and Member of Parliament Azam Khan has been booked under charges of sedition for his controversial comments about the Indian Army.

Rains lash Mumbai, adjoining areas; suburban services delayed

July 1: After a brief spell of drizzle in the last two days, heavy rains lashed the city and adjoining areas this morning affecting suburban rail services on both routes of the Central Railway.

Once a child bride, 21-year-old scripts NEET success story

July 1: She was married off at the tender age of eight, but that never deterred Rupa Yadav from pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor.

’Insulting question led to planning of PoK surgical strikes’

July 1: Former defence minister Manohar Parrikar today said an "insulting" question by a television anchor to Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore after the 2015 anti-insurgency operation

Congress’ one-upmanship led to breaking ties among parties

July 1: Congress’ one-upmanship is being attributed as the reason for some parties breaking ranks with the Opposition, which was latest witnessed at the GST launch.

Omar questions govt’s security policy after Parrikar’s remarks on surgical strik

July 1: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today questioned the strategic security policy of the Centre in the wake of comments made by former defence minister Manohar Parrikar that surgical strikes in PoK .

My fight is to take forward Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology: Kumar

June 30: Opposition candidate Meira Kumar today launched her presidential election campaign from Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati ashram here and said her fight is for take forward the ideology of the Father of the Nation.

Govt can exempt supplies of goods/services from GST levy in public interest

June 30: While the government and citizens countdown the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) which begins across the country on Friday, July 1

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