The Supreme Court on Friday expressed its dissent over the CBI’s inability to take over the probe in all Vyapam cases and said it would order the government to fill the vacancies in the department if that was the cause behind the delay.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday provided an additional Rs 40,000 crore to various ministries over and above the allocation made to them in the 2015-16 budget.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has just got tips for his proposed book on the all-consuming Vyapam scam. And the words of advice have come from none other than Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.
The government has restored the financial powers of the chief information commissioner (CIC) taken away less than a year earlier. The move had prompted Congress president Sonia Gandhi to accuse the government of nibbling away at the watchdog’s authority.
Australian police said on Friday that they may expand their probe to India in search of clues for the brutal murder of a 41-year-old Indian woman in Sydney as they released a new video of a person wanted for questioning in connection with the killing of the IT professional in March.
Except for a handful of capital cities like Bengaluru, Patna, Thiruvananthapuram and Shimla, a majority of the states have nominated their capital to be developed as smart cities under the NDA government's flagship program.
“There is no proposal as of now to grant special status to any state. There is a proposal to give special package,” minister of state for planning, Rao Inderjit Singh said in Lok Sabha.
In one of the rare instances, the Speaker allowed the question hour and the zero hour, ignoring slogan-shouting MPs who were waving placards. She adjourned the House without allowing Mallikarjun Kharge to speak after home minister Rajnath Singh’s statement on Gurdaspur terror attack.
The Delhi Police’s ‘FIR on the phone’ initiative has received a thumbs-up from the people, especially train passengers. The facility was launched so that people on the move, while travelling in trains and otherwise, could register their complaints with the police without having to locate or visit a police station.
At the stroke of midnight, Bangladeshi enclaves in Indian territory turned into Indian land with an Indian pin code. Altogether 14,856 residents of these enclaves turned Indian, putting an end to an agony that started in 1947 with the Partition.
Five-year-old Jehad Hussain Obama was irritated and bored to death on Friday. While all the boys and girls of his age group were playing and watching the villagers through a hectic day to prepare for the midnight celebration of their ‘freedom’, Jehad was forced to give a series of sittings before print and electronic media from different parts of the country besides submitting to the dozens of enclave dwellers who dropped by to cuddle him.
Family members of two Indians still held hostage in the Islamic State-controlled Libyan city of Sirte were on tenterhooks praying for their safe return home while relatives of two others freed from captivity breathed a sigh of relief at their release on Friday.
Three policemen, including a special house officer, and a taxi driver were injured after suspected militants opened fire on a police checkpost in Pattan area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Friday night.
India and Bangladesh have agreed to resolve the long-standing issue of enclaves, but a host of other issues – ranging from river water to the mouth-watering Hilsa fish – remain sticking points between the two nations.
A three-member panel constituted by the Supreme Court has exonerated a Madhya Pradesh high court judge of sexual harassment charges after he was accused of asking a junior woman colleague to dance to an item number.