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ED searches premises of 3 people linked to Robert Vadra's firms

New Delhi, Dec 8: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Friday carried out searches against three people linked to Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, in connection with its probe into alleged "commissions received by some suspects in defence deals" and illegal assets stashed abroad, officials said.

This is for the first time that Vadra's associates have been linked...

Rajasthan: Exit polls predict majority for Congress

Jaipur, Dec 7: Over 72 per cent of the 4.74 crore registered voters had cast their vote by 5 pm in Rajasthan where elections were held on Friday for 199 of the 200 assembly seats.

The exit polls for Rajasthan, which has switched governments every election, show Congress ahead though what people have decided will be revealed only on...

Telangana exit polls predict 60 plus seats for TRS

The exit polls for Telangana assembly elections are out. There are 119 constituencies in the state. As many as 1,821 candidates including a transgender are in the fray. The Congress has stitched together 'Praja Kutami' (People's Front) along with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) to take on the...

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, on the run, turns to Supreme Court

New Delhi, Dec 7: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Enforcement Directorate after hearing a petition filed by liquor baron Vijay Mallya seeking a stay on the proceedings to declare him a fugitive economic offender and confiscate his assets.

Headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, the bench issued notice to the ED on the...

Reliance Jio employees with laptops caught in EVM strongroom

Chhattisgarh, Dec 7: Amid ongoing assembly elections, a security breach in a strongroom—where EVMs and VVPAT machines are kept after the polling is over until the day of counting—has been reported from Chhattisgarh. Three persons, who claimed to be employees of Reliance Jio, were detained by police from a strongroom at Women's Polytechnic College, Dharampura Jagdalpur.

However, news agency...

Nitin Gadkari, 61, collapses on stage at University convocation in Maharashtra

Ahmednagar, Dec 7: Union Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari fainted and collapsed during a function in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, on Friday.

The incident occurred when he was standing with other dignitaries for the National Anthem at the convocation function of the Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth (MPKV) Agricultural University.

Gadkari started feeling uneasy, lost his balance and collapsed on the...

Government appoints Krishnamurthy Subramanian as Chief Economic Advisor

New Delhi, Dec 7: The government Friday appointed ISB Hyderabad professor Krishnamurthy Subramanian as Chief Economic Adviser for a period of three years.

The post of CEA had been lying vacant since Arvind Subramanaian left the finance ministry after a four-year stint earlier this year.

"The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved for the appointment of...

Congress MP Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasmi passes away

Kishanganj, Dec 7: Congress MP and Islamic cleric Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasmi died of a heart attack at his village home in Kishanganj district on Friday, family members said.

He was 76 and is survived by two sons and three daughters.

A former state president of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hindi and member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board,...

Big surnames came, went but India did not prosper: PM

New Delhi, Dec 7: Hitting out at the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said people with "big surnames" ruled the country but India could not prosper despite having the best talent and natural resources.

He also alleged that poverty was not alleviated as it could hit the "vote bank" of the parties in the past.

Addressing...

Maharashtra government orders demolition of Nirav Modi's beach-facing bungalow in Alibaug

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has told the Bombay High Court that it has ordered demolition of fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi's illegal bungalow built along the beach at Alibaug in adjoining Raigad district.

Government counsel advocate P B Kakade told a bench of Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice M S Karnik on Thursday that it had served demolition notices...