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CBI vs CBI: CVC files preliminary probe report in sealed cover in SC

New Delhi, Nov 12: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) Monday filed its preliminary probe report relating to CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma in a sealed cover in the Supreme Court.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul took the report on record and fixed the matter for next hearing on November 16.


Rupee falls below 73 level against US dollar

Mumbai, Nov 12: The rupee weakened further and dipped by 54 paise to 73.04 against the US dollar Monday, owing to increased demand for the American currency from importers amid increasing global crude oil prices.

International benchmark Brent crude was trading higher by 2.04 per cent at USD 71.61 per barrel.

Forex traders said besides increased demand for...

Demand emerges for ban on sale of meat, liquor in entire Ayodhya district

Ayodhya, Nov 12: After Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath changed the name of Faizabad district to Ayodhya, a demand for a ban on the sale of meat and liquor in the entire district has surfaced.

Speaking to ANI, Acharya Satyendra Das said that Ayodhya is a sacred place and meat and liquor was never sold in the city,...

Bargari sacrilege: SIT summons Badal father-son duo, Akshay Kumar

Chandigarh, Nov 12: Actor Akshay Kumar, former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal have been summoned by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the police firing incidents in the wake of the Bargari sacrilege case.

Kumar and the Badal father-son duo have been summoned for questioning in connection with the investigation next week....

President, PM Modi, Rahul, CM HDK condole Ananth Kumar's death

Bengaluru, Nov 12: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and many others condoled the demise of senior BJP leader and Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar. Kumar passed away early on Monday morning after battling cancer.

"Extremely saddened by the passing away of my valued colleague and...

Those opposing 'Rath Yatra' will be crushed: BJP Mahila Morcha leader

Malda, Nov 11: Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) West Bengal Mahila Morcha president Locket Chatterjee on Saturday said that those who try to stop the party's Rath Yatras (chariot journey) in the state scheduled next month would be crushed under its wheels.

Chatterjee told reporters here, "We will hold Rath Yatras in three places to save democracy in West Bengal....


Govt vs RBI | The 18 wise men tasked with supervision of the Mint Street

Mumbai, Nov 11: As an unprecedented fight plays out between the RBI and the government, it is the central bank's 18 board members who are being keenly watched for their next course of action -- they are not only central bankers and government officials but also business leaders, economists and activists.

The RBI board is scheduled to meet next...

Tantri consultation: BJP state chief backtracks

Kozhikode, Nov 10: After kicking up a row over his statement that the Sabarimala head priest had consulted him before threatening the closure of the Ayyappa shrine if women of menstrual age entered it, the BJP's state unit chief P S Sreedharan Pillai Saturday made a complete volte-face saying someone else in the tantri's family had sought his views....

India's economic growth held back due to demonetisation, GST: Raghuram Rajan

Washington, Nov 10: Demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) are the two major headwinds that held back India's economic growth last year, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said, asserting that the current seven per cent growth rate is not enough to meet the country's needs.

Addressing an audience at the University of California in Berkley on...

Rahul accuses PM Modi of insulting Cong leaders with 'urban Naxals' remark

Jagdalpur, Nov 10: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by accusing him of insulting Congress leaders like Mahendra Karma and Narendra Kumar Patel, who fell to the bullets of Naxals in Chhattisgarh. "Our leaders in Chhattisgarh have made the real sacrifice by standing up against the menace of Naxals," said Gandhi, while addressing...