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Chit fund scam: BJP leader and ex-CM Raman Singh’s son booked

Surguja, Jun 19: A case has been registered against former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh's son Abhishek Singh, a former MP, and 19 others on the charge of cheating in connection with an alleged chit fund scam in Surguja district of the state, police said Tuesday.

Former BJP MP Madhusudan Yadav and Congress leader Naresh Dakaliya have also been...

Om Birla elected as Lok Sabha Speaker

New Delhi, Jun 19: Rajasthan's Kota MP Om Birla was on Wednesday elected as speaker of the Lok Sabha.

The motion to choose Birla as the speaker was moved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is also Leader of the House, and passed by a voice vote.

"That Shri Om Birla, a member of the is House, be...

PM Modi wishes good health, long life to Rahul Gandhi on his birthday

New Delhi, Jun 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished good health and a long life to Congress president Rahul Gandhi on his birthday.

"Best wishes to Shri @RahulGandhi on his birthday. May he be blessed with good health and a long life," he said in a tweet.

Best wishes to...

Govt compulsorily retires 15 senior indirect tax officers over corruption

New Delhi, Jun 18: The Government of India compulsorily retired 15 Commissioner-level officials of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs. According to finance ministry sources, the ousted officials were charged with corruption, collecting and giving bribes, smuggling and even criminal conspiracy.

Of late, the Modi government has intensified its efforts to clean-up the bureaucracy. Last week, the...

Jet Airways shares crash 52 pc after lenders decide to initiate bankruptcy proceedings

New Delhi, Jun 18: Jet Airways shares lost over half of its value on Tuesday following its lenders' decision to initiate bankruptcy proceedings against the grounded airline.

Jet Airways stocks hit an intra-day low of Rs 32.25 per share, falling by a massive 52 per cent. At 1.41 p.m, Jet's stocks were trading at Rs 38.05 per share, down...

Nitish visits AES hit Muzaffarpur, toll rises to 107

Patna, Jun 18: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday visited Muzaffarpur district, where 107 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) so far.

Nitish Kumar, accompanied by deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, visited the state-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), where they met children undergoing treatment and also their parents, a...

Anantnag encounter: Soldier, 2 terrorists killed

Srinagar, Jun 18: A security forces personnel has died in an encounter with terrorists in Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday, a police official said, a day after an Army major was killed during a gunbattle in the district.

Acting on credible input about the presence of terrorists in Bijbehara area of the south Kashmir district, security...

Father of Delhi Driver Alleges Police Attacked Young Grandson

New Delhi, Jun 18: The father of a tempo driver, who was involved in a clash with police in Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar today, defended him saying his son took out his sword to save himself and not to harm anybody.

A police officer was injured after he was allegedly attacked by the driver on Sunday evening. The police said...

J P Nadda appointed BJP working president, Amit Shah to continue as the party boss

New Delhi, Jun 17: Former Union minister J P Nadda was appointed as BJP's working president during the party's parliamentary board meeting on Monday.

The decision by BJP's highest decision-making body was announced by former party president and defence minister Rajnath Singh after the meeting, which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah....

Terror accused BJP M P Pragya Thakur tries to change her name in LS, barred after opposition protest

Lucknow, Jun 17: BJP MP from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur created a controversy on the first day of 17th Lok Sabha Monday when she suffixed the name of her spiritual guru with hers while taking oath, drawing objections from the Opposition.

Amid protests and shoutings, Thakur said that it was her full name and she had mentioned that...