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Out on bail, firebrand Indian politician poses fresh challenge for Modi

NEW DELHI, May 17 (Reuters) Firebrand Indian politician Arvind Kejriwal has hit the ground running since his surprise release from detention in the midst of a contentious general election, energizing the opposition as it challenges Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Supreme Court gave 55-year-old Kejriwal, who is also the chief minister of the national capital territory of Delhi, bail in a graft case on May 10 and he wasted no time in getting on the campaign trail. I have only one request from y

17 May 2024 4:12 pm
Indias retail inflation eases slightly in April, surge in food prices continues

New Delhi, May 13 (Reuters): Indias retail inflation rate eased slightly in April, partly due to lower fuel prices, although food prices remained elevated, government data showed on Monday. Annual retail inflation (INCPIY=ECI), opens new tab in April was 4.83%, down from 4.85% in March. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast April retail inflation at 4.80%. Food inflation, which accounts for nearly half of the overall consumer price basket, rose 8.70% in April, compared with a 8.52% rise in t

13 May 2024 6:54 pm
Indias election enters fourth phase as rhetoric over religion, inequality sharpens

HYDERABAD/SRINAGAR, India, May 13 (Reuters): India voted on Monday in the fourth phase of a seven-week long general election, as campaign rhetoric became more strident over economic disparities and religious divisions. The worlds most populous nation began voting on April 19 in a seven-phase election in which nearly one billion people are eligible to vote, with ballots set to be counted on June 4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a rare, third straight term in a contest which pits his Hin

13 May 2024 6:41 pm
Charges to be framed against Brij Bhushan Singh in Wrestlers Sexual Harassment Case

New Delhi, May 10 (PTI): A Delhi court on Friday ordered framing of charges against former Wrestling Federation of India chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in a sexual harassment case lodged by six female wrestlers. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Priyanka Rajpoot also discharged Singh in a complaint filed by one of the six women wrestlers. The court ordered framing of charge for criminal intimidation against Singh. It will formally frame the charges on May 21. It also or

10 May 2024 6:46 pm
SC grants Kejriwal interim bail till June 1 for campaigning in LS polls

New Delhi, May 10 (PTI): In a major relief to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Supreme Court on Friday granted him interim bail till June 1 to campaign in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta said Kejriwal, arrested in a money laundering case linked to the alleged excise policy scam, will have to surrender and go back to jail on June 2. The bench refused the request of senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, appearing for Kejriwal, that the int

10 May 2024 3:41 pm
Israeli army tells Palestinians to evacuate parts of Gazas Rafah ahead of an expected assault

Jerusalem (AP): The Israeli army ordered some 100,000 Palestinians on Monday to begin evacuating from the southern city of Rafah, signaling that a long-promised ground invasion there could be imminent and further complicating efforts to broker a cease-fire in Gaza. The looming operation in the city where more than 1 million Palestinians are sheltering and a high number of deaths is feared has raised global alarm and Israelis closest allies have warned against it. On Monday, the United Nations

6 May 2024 7:55 pm
ED seizes Rs 20-30 crore cash from domestic help allegedly linked to Jharkhand Ministers Secretary

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday claimed to have recovered an estimated Rs 20-30 crore unaccounted cash during searches at the premises of a domestic help allegedly linked to the secretary of Jharkhand minister Alamgir Alam, official sources said. About Rs 3 crore cash was separately recovered by the central agency from some other premises being searched, the sources said. Videos and photos shared by the sources showed officials of the agency taking out wads of currency notes from large bag

6 May 2024 7:16 pm
India BJPs election videos targeting Muslims, opposition spark outrage

New Delhi, May 6 (Reuters): Animated videos shared by Prime Minister Narendra Modis party targeting opposition Congress and the Muslim community have evoked complaints and outrage, as the political climate in India heats up midway through its six-week long election. The videos, shared by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on social media platforms Instagram and X over the last ten days, depict the Congress giving disproportionate benefits to Indias minority Muslim community, at the cost of certai

6 May 2024 6:41 pm
What we learned from local votes ahead of looming UK general election?

London (AP): Millions of voters in England cast ballots Thursday in an array of local elections, the last big test before a looming U.K. general election that all indicators suggest will see the Labour Party return to power after 14 years in the wilderness. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was barely able to point to any big success for his Conservative Party, confirming that the electoral coalition that gave the party a big win in the 2019 general election has frayed, if not completely dissolved, in

5 May 2024 10:44 am
LS elections: Assam records 77.35% voter turnout in second phase of polls

Guwahati (Assam) [India], April 27 (ANI): Assam recorded 77.35 per cent voter turnout in the second phase of polls, which was held in five parliamentary constituencies in the state on April 26. According to the Election Commission, 77.35 per cent of voters in five parliamentary constituencies Silchar, Karimganj, Diphu, Nagaon and Darrang-Udalguri, came out to exercise their franchise in the second phase of polls. 80.56 per cent voter turnout was recorded in Nagaon parliamentary constituency, wh

27 Apr 2024 11:11 am
Trump 2.0: How U.S. allies are working to iron out the bugs

BERLIN/MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters): Germany is waging a charm offensive inside the Republican Party. Japan is lining up its own Trump whisperer. Mexican government officials are talking to Camp Trump. And Australia is busy making laws to help Trump-proof its U.S. defense ties. Everywhere, U.S. allies are taking steps to defend or advance their interests in the event former President Donald Trump returns to power in November elections, an even chance based on recent opinion polls i

24 Apr 2024 4:18 pm
New outlets, cheaper options fail to revive fast-food earnings in India

BENGALURU/CHENNAI, April 24 (Reuters): Top fast-food franchisees in India are likely to report a slump in quarterly earnings as cash-strapped consumers continued to cut back on dining out and ordering in, analysts said, spurning the hundreds of new restaurants that operators opened in 2023. Pizza franchisees such as Jubilant Foodworks, Devyani International and Sapphire Foods India. struggled throughout 2023 due to heightened competition, with burger chains alsojoining the strugglelater in the y

24 Apr 2024 3:48 pm
Indias Modi calls rivals pro-Muslim as election campaign changes tack

NEW DELHI, April 23 (Reuters) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party have begun attacking opposition rivals, saying they favour minority Muslims, in what analysts see as a bid to invigorate their hardline base after general elections began last week. India began voting on Friday in a seven-phase election at which Modi seeks a rare third consecutive term, with campaigning that had so far largely focused on his record of growth and welfare as well as his personal popu

23 Apr 2024 5:53 pm
Delhi HC directs AIIMS to form panel to examine CM Kejriwal

A Delhi court on Monday directed the AIIMS to constitute a medical board to examine Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to determine whether he needs insulin to control his blood sugar levels and said the home-cooked food that the politician was consuming was different from the diet chart prepared by his doctor. Special Judge for CBI and ED cases Kaveri Baweja passed the order while declining Kejriwals plea for video consultation with his doctor in the presence of his wife. Kejriwal had alleged he wa

22 Apr 2024 8:25 pm
How the search for the origins of COVID-19 turned politically poisonous!

Beijing (AP): The hunt for the origins of COVID-19 has gone dark in China, the victim of political infighting after a series of stalled and thwarted attempts to find the source of the virus that killed millions and paralyzed the world for months. The Chinese government froze meaningful domestic and international efforts to trace the virus from the first weeks of the outbreak, despite statements supporting open scientific inquiry, an Associated Press investigation found. That pattern continues to

22 Apr 2024 8:13 pm
Deconstructing the spectacle and stagecraft of a Donald Trump rally

By the time Donald Trump took to the stage for his rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, some of his most ardent supporters had spent the night in their cars amid frigid temperatures to see the man they hope to once again elect as president. As Lee Greenwoods God Bless the U.S.A. pumped from the speakers inside the convention center, the Republican former president-turned-candidate waved, swayed, clapped and blew kisses. Trump, Trump, Trump, some in the crowd of 3,200 people chanted. A young couple hel

20 Apr 2024 6:01 pm
Nearly half of Chinas major cities are sinking, researchers say

SINGAPORE, April 19 (Reuters) Nearly half of Chinas major cities are suffering moderate to severe levels of subsidence, putting millions of people at risk of flooding especially as sea levels rise, according to a study of nationwide satellite data released on Friday. The authors of the paper, published by the journal Science, found 45% of Chinas urban land was sinking faster than 3 millimetres per year, with 16% at more than 10 mm per year, driven not only by declining water tables but also the

19 Apr 2024 9:16 am
SC reserves verdict on pleas seeking cross-verification of votes cast using EVMs with VVPAT

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on a batch of pleas seeking complete cross-verification of votes cast using EVMs with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT). A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta reserved its verdict after hearing the response of Election Commission on the pleas. The petitioners have also sought reversal of the poll panels 2017 decision to replace the transparent glass on VVPAT machines with an opaque glass through which a voter can see the

18 Apr 2024 8:51 pm
Priyanka Gandhi leads roadshow in Saharanpur, criticizes those in power for prioritizing satta over Shakti

Attacking the BJP, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said those ruling the country are not worshippers of satya (truth) or Maa Shakti but only of satta (power). She was speaking during her first roadshow in Uttar Pradesh in support of the INDIA bloc candidate from Saharanpur Imran Masood, hours before the campaigning for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections came to an end. The roadshow covered a distance of about two kilometres in areas with a sizeable Muslim population. It st

17 Apr 2024 8:18 pm
ED apprehends four additional suspects in connection with money laundering investigation involving Hemant Soren

Ranchi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has made four fresh arrests in connection with the alleged illegal land grab-linked money laundering case against former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren and others, official sources said on Wednesday. Those taken into custody under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) have been identified as Antu Tirkey, Priya Ranjan Sahay, Bipin Singh and Irshad, they said. The ED had on Tuesday conducted searches at the premises of Tirke

17 Apr 2024 12:24 pm
With democracy under threat in Narendra Modis India, how free and fair will this years election be?

Indias prime minister, Narendra Modi, is favoured to win reelection when Indias 970 million voters start heading to the polls on April 19 in the countrys massive, six-week general election. Modi, who has been prime minister since 2014, has benefited from a divided opposition, glowing mainstream media coverage and high economic growth rates. However, recent polling indicates significant voter discontent over inflation and unemployment. While 44% of respondents want the Modi government to return t

16 Apr 2024 8:46 pm
Aditya Srivastava tops civil services exam; Animesh Pradhan, Donuru Ananya Reddy get 2nd, 3rd ranks

Aditya Srivastava has topped the prestigious civil services examination 2023, with Animesh Pradhan and Donuru Ananya Reddy getting the second and third ranks respectively, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) announced on Tuesday. Srivastava qualified the examination with electrical engineering as his optional subject. He has done his graduation (Bachelor of Technology) in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, according to the results of the civil servic

16 Apr 2024 4:29 pm
Smoking, consumption of alcohol and processed food linked to sperm DNA damage: Experts

Unhealthy lifestyle and social habits such as smoking, consumption of alcohol and processed food and excessive use of cell phones can cause damage to sperm DNA, experts at AIIMS, Delhi said. They said that many people are also not aware that infertility, recurrent abortions in women and birth defects in children may happen because of poor sperm quality in men. The fathers role in conception and embryo development cannot be ignored, Dr Rima Dada, Professor at the Department of Anatomy, AIIMS, sai

16 Apr 2024 4:15 pm
Elderly taxpayers contribute Rs 27k cr in interest income taxes: SBI Report

The government has likely mopped up over Rs 27,000 crore in taxes from senior citizens on the interest they earned on term deposits last fiscal, researchers at the countrys largest lender SBI said. According to the report by SBI researchers, the total amount of deposits has risen by 143 per cent in the last five years to Rs 34 lakh crore at the end of FY24 from Rs 14 lakh crore. High-interest rates also seem to have led to higher interest among the senior citizens to invest in fixed deposits, as

15 Apr 2024 11:17 pm
India election 2024: What are the key issues?

New Delhi, April 15 (Reuters): Nearly 1 billion Indians will be eligible to vote in the worlds biggest election starting this month. Opinion polls predict an easy win for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which would give him a record-equalling third straight term. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, INFLATION Indias economy is expected to have grown by about 8% in the last fiscal year ended March 31, the fastest among major countries. In the past decade under Modi, the Indian

15 Apr 2024 5:39 pm
Tax Day reveals a major split in how Joe Biden and Donald Trump would govern

Washington: Tax Day reveals a major split in how Joe Biden and Donald Trump would govern: The presidential candidates have conflicting ideas about how much to reveal about their own finances and the best ways to boost the economy through tax policy. Biden, the sitting Democratic president, plans to release his income tax returns on Monday, the IRS filing deadline. And on Tuesday, he is scheduled to deliver a speech in Scranton, Pennsylvania, about why the wealthy should pay more in taxes to redu

15 Apr 2024 12:18 pm
Rupee under pressure but avoids record low on possible cenbank support

MUMBAI, April 15 (Reuters): The Indian rupee fell on Monday on worries over a broader conflict in the Middle East but avoided slipping to a record low as the central bank possibly curbed losses, traders said. The rupee was at 83.4350 to the U.S. dollar at 10:46 a.m. IST compared with 83.4125 in the previous session. The domestic currency has traded in a 2 paisa range so far, managing to hold above the 83.4550 record low, which was hit earlier this month. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) likely so

15 Apr 2024 12:04 pm
Sydney knife attacker shot dead after killing 6 in Bondi mall

SYDNEY, April 13 (Reuters): An attacker who fatally knifed six people in a Sydney mall was shot dead by police in the beachside suburb of Bondi on Saturday, police said, as hundreds fled the scene. The assailant was shot by a police officer after he attacked shoppers in the busy Westfield Bondi Junction shopping centre, a police statement said. Five of the six victims killed were women, while eight people, including a nine-month-old baby, were taken to hospital with stab wounds, New South Wales

13 Apr 2024 8:55 pm
Excise scam: Court issues notice to ED, CBI on Sisodias plea for interim bail

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday issued notice to the ED and the CBI on AAP leader Manish Sisodias plea seeking interim bail in excise cases for campaigning in general elections. Special Judge for the CBI and ED, Kaveri Baweja, directed the central probe agencies to file their replies by April 20, when the court is likely to take up the application for hearing. The CBI as well as the ED have alleged that irregularities were committed while modifying the Delhi excise policy, undue favours were

12 Apr 2024 3:07 pm
Delhi court dismisses Kejriwals plea for more time with lawyers, says rules apply equally to all

New Delhi AD elhi court on Wednesday dismissed an application moved by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, arrested in a money laundering case, seeking more time with his lawyers, saying the relevant rules were applicable equally to him and other inmates and that he allegedly used legal consultations allowed by the court to issue certain administrative directions. Special judge for CBI and ED cases Kaveri Baweja, while dismissing Kejriwals application for five meetings with his lawyers every week, a

10 Apr 2024 9:06 pm
US consumer prices accelerate; seen delaying Fed rate cut

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters): U.S. consumer prices increased more than expected in March as Americans paid more for gasoline and rental housing, leading financial markets to anticipate that the Federal Reserve would delay cutting interest rates until September. The third straight month of strong consumer price readings reported by the Labor Department on Wednesday followed on the heels of news last week that job growth accelerated in March, with the unemployment rate slipping to 3.8% from 3.9%

10 Apr 2024 8:29 pm
Wont allow BJPs communal politics to take root in Kerala, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Alappuzha (Ker), Apr 6 (PTI) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said the Left will not allow the communal politics of the BJP to take root in the state and ensure that the saffron party does not win a single seat in the Lok Sabha polls. Addressing the media here, Vijayan said the Left will overcome the challenges posed by the Sangh Parivar to the nation and its people and will work towards ousting them from power. We are contesting this election with an aim to bring down the BJP

6 Apr 2024 1:32 pm
Sunita Kejriwal reads out message from jailed husband in video statement with unique background

New Delhi [India], April 4 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwals wife, Sunita Kejriwal, read out a message from her husband asking his MLAs to visit their areas every day and discuss peoples problems and sort them out. What made the video statement noteworthy was the background, in which a photo of the Delhi Chief Minister behind bars was placed in between the portraits of BR Ambedkar and Bhagat Singh. Just because I am in jail, the people of Delhi should not suffer in any way. Every MLA

4 Apr 2024 2:48 pm
Over 7,500 trees cut for 16-km section of Delhi-Dehradun Expressway: RTI response

Noida, Apr 4 (PTI) As many as 7,575 trees have been felled on a nearly 16-km-long section of the Delhi-Dehradun Expressway and over 1.76 lakh are to be planted in compensation for it, according to the National Highways Authority of India. Of the felled trees on the Ganeshpur-Dehradun section of the project, 4,983 were in Uttarakhand, while 2,592 were in Uttar Pradesh, the NHAI said in response to a query filed under provisions of the Right To Information (RTI) Act. In the RTI query, Noida-based

4 Apr 2024 2:33 pm
How food preferences are linked to cognition and brain health and why a balanced diet is superior

Cambridge/Shanghai, Apr 4 (The Conversation) From the crispy crunch of fresh veggies to the creamy indulgence of decadent desserts, we all have different food preferences. Our palates develop uniquely, shaped by genetics, culture and personal experiences. Food preferences play a significant role in shaping our dietary habits. Highly palatable foods rich in sugars, fats and salts often appeal to peoples tastebuds and provide immediate satisfaction. However, these foods are typically high in calor

4 Apr 2024 11:19 am
Govt launches myCGHS iOS app to enhance access to healthcare services

New Delhi, Apr 4 (PTI) The government has launched the myCGHS app for iOS to provide Central Government Health Scheme beneficiaries access to electronic health records, information, and resources. The app facilitates a wide range of services, including booking and cancellation of online appointments, accessing reports from CGHS labs, checking medical reimbursement claim status, and locating nearby wellness centres and empanelled hospitals, labs, and dental units among others. The app was launche

4 Apr 2024 10:22 am
SEBI should not become another SBI too scared to touch the sacred Congress

New Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI) The Congress on Wednesday hoped that the SEBI tasked with probing charges of alleged stock manipulation by the Adani Group would not seek further extension for presenting its report in the Supreme Court to push the deadline past the election date. Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) should not become another SBI, which is too scared to touch the sacred. In a post on X, Ramesh said the Hindenburg Research had level

3 Apr 2024 12:43 pm
Supreme Court to hear next week plea for cross-verification of votes with VVPAT

New Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would hear next week a plea by an NGO seeking cross-verification of the votes cast in EVMs with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT). A bench headed by Justices Sanjiv Khanna said the plea will be listed next Tuesday or Wednesday after advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the NGO, said the matter should be heard urgently. Senior advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan, also appearing in the matter, submitted that the elections are n

3 Apr 2024 12:18 pm
Mamata handled Sandeshkhali developments incredibly well: Saayoni Ghosh

Kolkata, Apr 3 (PTI) The blue-ash cotton saree with bright red border carefully draped by actor-politician Saayoni Ghosh appeared in particular contrast to the signature blue-bordered white saree of her leader-cum-mentor Mamata Banerjee who she sought to defend on one of West Bengals most pressing issues of the upcoming general elections: Sandeshkhali. Even as the 31-year-old youth leader of the Trinamool Congress pinched herself at her apartment in the tony neighbourhood of Jodhpur Park in sout

3 Apr 2024 11:13 am
Taiwans strongest earthquake in nearly 25 years damages buildings, leaving 4 dead

TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 3, 2024 (AP) Taiwans strongest earthquake in a quarter century rocked the island during the morning rush hour Wednesday, damaging buildings and highways and causing the deaths of four people. Taiwans national fire agency said four people died in Hualien County and at least 57 were injured in the quake that struck just before 8 a.m. The local United Daily News reported three hikers died in rockslides in Taroko National Park near the offshore epicenter. A five-story building

3 Apr 2024 10:40 am
Delhi High Court gives last chance to Govt, opposition parties to reply to plea against use of INDIA acronym

New Delhi, Apr 2 (PTI) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted a last opportunity to the Centre and several opposition parties to respond to a petition seeking to restrain them from using the acronym INDIA (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance). A bench of Acting Chief Justice Manmohan and Justice Manmeet PS Arora said that the replies be filed within one week to the public interest litigation which alleged that by using the INDIA acronym, the parties were taking undue advantage in t

2 Apr 2024 1:08 pm
Patanjali ads: Supreme Court comes down hard on Ramdev, Acharya Balkrishna for absolute defiance

New Delhi, Apr 2 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Tuesday came down hard on yoga guru Ramdev and managing director of Patanjali Ayurved Acharya Balkrishna for their absolute defiance in not filing proper affidavits of compliance in the misleading advertisement case and breaking every barrier. It also disapproved of the Patanjali MDs statement that the Drugs and Cosmetics (Magic Remedies) Act is archaic. Not just the Supreme Court, every order passed by the courts across this country has to be respecte

2 Apr 2024 12:43 pm
Congress targets PM Modi ahead of visit to Uttarakhand

New Delhi [India], April 2 (ANI): The Congress has targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his visit to Uttarakhand today, later in the day, where he is scheduled to address a rally in Rudrapur as part of his Lok Sabha campaign. The Congress General Secretary in Charge of Communications, Jairam Ramesh, alleged that the state has been plagued by rampant unemployment, and a deteriorating law and order situation in recent years. Today, PM Modi is visiting the city of Rudrapur in Uttarakhand,

2 Apr 2024 11:43 am
Bihar BJP leader and two-time MP from Muzaffarpur, Ajay Nishad to join Congress today

New Delhi [India], April 2 (ANI): After the BJP denied him a ticket from Muzaffarpur, party leader Ajay Nishad, will join the Congress Party on Tuesday ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Ajay Nishad is a two-time MP from Muzaffarpur. Ajay Nishads office told ANI that Ajay Nishad is disappointed after the party denied him a ticket from Muzaffarpur and thats the reason he will join the Congress Party today. In its fifth list of candidates, the BJP gave the election ticket to Raj Bhushan Nishad from Muz

2 Apr 2024 11:19 am
Heart rate zones arent a perfect measure of exercise intensity, but regularly getting your heart pumping is still important for fitness

Smithfield (US), Apr 2 (The Conversation) Aerobic exercise like jogging, biking, swimming or hiking is a fundamental way to maintain cardiovascular and overall health. The intensity of aerobic exercise is important to determine how much time you should spend training in order to reap its benefits. As an exercise science researcher, I support the American College of Sports Medicines recommendation of a minimum of 150 minutes per week of moderate aerobic exercise, or 75 minutes per week of high-in

2 Apr 2024 10:29 am
India puts on hold proposed hike in road toll charges as elections approach

NEW DELHI, April 1 (Reuters) India on Monday put on hold a proposed hike in road toll charges, in a move that will be welcomed by millions of motorists, truckers and commercial vehicle owners just ahead of a general election. The annual hike in road toll charges would have benefited highway operators like IRB Infrastructure Developers, opens new tab and Ashok Buildcon Ltd (ABDL.NS), opens new tab while putting an extra burden on commuters and businesses who could see freight rates rise as a res

2 Apr 2024 9:20 am
I-T notices to Congress biased action: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

New Delhi, Apr 1 (PTI) Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday slammed the BJP government over the Income Tax departments notices to her party, describing the move as a biased action to weaken the voice of 140 crore Indians. She asserted that people will never allow the anti-democratic plans of the BJP to succeed. The Income Tax department has sent multiple notices to the Congress, raising a total demand of Rs 3,567 crore. On Sunday, the party said it has received fresh income tax notice

1 Apr 2024 3:24 pm
Arvind Kejriwal sent to judicial custody till April 15 in excise policy case

New Delhi [India], April 1 (ANI): The Rouse Avenue Court on Monday sent Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody till April 15 in an alleged money laundering case linked to the Delhi excise policy case. The Enforcement Directorate, while seeking direction to send Kejriwal to judicial custody, said the arrestee has even given false and contrary evidence vis-a-vis other members of the AAP. When he was confronted with the statements given by his party leaders, he called them confuse

1 Apr 2024 3:03 pm
No coercive steps to recover Rs 3,500 crore from Congress till elections, Income Tax dept tells Supreme Court

New Delhi [India], April 1 (ANI): The Income Tax Department of the Central Government assured the Supreme Court on Monday that it will not take any coercive steps to recover approximately Rs 3500 crore in income tax dues from the Indian National Congress (INC) party until the upcoming general elections are over. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the IT department, made the undertaking before the apex court that no coercive step would be taken against the party. Mehta said that the iss

1 Apr 2024 2:37 pm
China releases 30 more names for places in Arunachal Pradesh despite Indias strong objection over issue

Beijing, Apr 1 (PTI) China has released a fourth list of 30 new names of various places in Arunachal Pradesh amid Beijings stepped-up assertions in recent weeks to re-emphasise its claim over the Indian state. India has been rejecting China renaming places in Arunachal Pradesh, asserting that the state is an integral part of the country and assigning invented names does not alter this reality. The Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs released the fourth list of standardised geographical names in Za

1 Apr 2024 11:42 am