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Mumbai, Mar 15: Facing charges of planting gelatin stick-laden Scorpio SUV near the Mumbai home of top businessman Mukesh Ambani, Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze was suspended from the police force. The Special Branch of Mumbai Police on Monday placed him under suspension. 49-year-old ‘super cop’ Vaze was attached to the Crime Intelligence Unit of Crime Branch of Mumbai police. In the wake

March, 15: A day after reports of a ban on cryptocurrency in India, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman clarified that the government is not completely shunning cryptocurrency trading in the country. Speaking at the India Today conclave, Sitharaman said, "From our side, we are very clear that we are not shutting all options. We will allow certain windows for people to do experiments on the

Jaipur, Mar 15: An Indian army soldier who was honey-trapped by a Pakistani ISI woman agent and shared confidential information with her has been arrested from Sikar district in north Rajasthan. An official release by the intelligence department said that the soldier identified as Akash Maharia is a resident of Yalsar village in Sikar district and had come home on a month’s leave on February 17

New Delhi, Mar 15: Banking operations including cheque clearance across the country got affected on Monday as bankers under the aegis of the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) have gone on a nationwide strike to protest against the proposed privatisation of two state-owned lenders. UFBU, an umbrella body of nine unions, had given a strike call for March 15 and 16 and claimed that about 10 lakh

Kolkata, Mar 15: Former NDA minister Yashwant Sinha, who joined the TMC this week, has been appointed the Vice President of the Mamata Banerjee-led party. He has also been made member of the TMC national working committee. The order to this effect was issued today by TMC General Secretary Subrata Bakshi. Sinha will campaign for the TMC and earlier said he was joining Mamata Banerjee to ensure her

India on Monday recorded 26,294 Covid-19 infections, the highest daily rise since December 20, 2020, taking the case tally to 1,13,85,339, according to Union health ministry data. The death toll increased to 1,58,725 with 118 new fatalities, the data updated at 9 am showed. The country's active caseload increased to 2,19,262 and constitutes 1.85 per cent of the total infections. The recovery rate

Mumbai, Mar 14: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested Maharashtra Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze for his alleged role in placing an explosives-laden vehicle near the residence of Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani last month. He was taken into custody late last night at the end of around 12 hours of questioning at the agency's office in the state capital. He was brought

Indian tycoon Gautam Adani has added more billions to his wealth than any one else in the world this year on the back of investor excitement around his ports-to-power plants conglomerate. The net worth of Adani, a first-generation entrepreneur who rarely speaks publicly, has jumped $16.2 billion (Rs 1,179.44 cr) in 2021 to $50 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. This has made

Kochi, Mar 12: After two women police officials on guard duty at Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in Kochi revealed that the central agency compelled the gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh to name Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, now another accused Sandeep Nair has come out with a similar allegation against the investigators. Sandeep is the fourth accused in the case registered by ED

The world's largest democracy is actually an 'electoral autocracy', according to a report. According to a report by Sweden-based institute Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem), India is now among top 10 countries globally along with Brazil and Turkey where democracy has declined. In an electoral autocratic regime, "ruling governments first attack the media and civil society and polarise societies by