Adarsh chairman pins hopes on SC, says society had environmental clearance, paid Rs 16 cr to govt for land

Adarsh chairman pins hopes on SC, says society had environmental clearance, paid Rs 16 cr to govt for land

Brigadier T K Sinha Adarsh chairman pins hopes on SC, says society had environmental clearance, paid Rs 16 cr to govt for landsays, the society got environmental clearance and Rs 16 crore was paid to the government as it is government land.

Data shows only 1% of population pays income tax, over 5000 pay more than 1 crore
Data shows only 1% of population pays income tax, over 5000 pay more than 1 crore

A total of 2.87 crore individuals filed income tax returns for 2012-13, but 1.62 crore of them did not pay any tax.

AgustaWestland was never blacklisted: Arun Jaitley
AgustaWestland was never blacklisted: Arun Jaitley

Targeting Antony, Jaitley said the statement given by him to the party suffers from a "misnomer" as much as its mentions that the company was blacklisted by the UPA regime and that it was lifted by the NDA.

Indian World Cup stadium worker Jaleshwar Prasad dies in Qatar
Indian World Cup stadium worker Jaleshwar Prasad dies in Qatar

A probe into the matter is underway as increasing number of labour abuses have been reported during the preparation of upcoming World Cup tournament that will cost around USD 30 billion.

AgustaWestland chopper deal: Congress says govt helping Italian firm

Congress communication department head Randeep Surjewala threw a volley of questions at BJP president Amit Shah, who had Friday targeted Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in connection with the case.

Australian Islamic preacher’s website among three more blocked by state ATS

Another was propagating Al-Qaeda ideology, third originated in island country of Nauru; total blocked sites 97 now

Gujarat hospital will study couples with only girls, only boys: CM Anandiben Patel

"Even if there is a fault with men, it is blamed on the women,” Patel told a Mahila Sammelan in Pavi Jetpur in Chhota Udepur on the occasion of Gujarat Foundation Day.

India successfully launches IRNSS-1G navigation satellite

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India successfully launches IRNSS-1G navigation satellite

Gangster who fought Punjab polls shot dead

While Rocky died on the spot, his driver Parampal Singh suffered serious injuries. Parampal was rushed to PGIMER, Chandigarh, and is stable, said police.

Black paint on Ambedkar statue: Dalits, Thakurs clash

The incident took place at Gharkoli village where violent clashes broke out between the Dalit community and the Thakur community, the former accusing the latter of blackening Ambedkar’s statue.

JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar gets red carpet welcome in Bihar

Kanhaiya met both Nitish and RJD chief Lalu Prasad in Patna. After meeting the RJD chief, Kanhaiya said: “We discussed the current situation in the country. Lalu Prasad has contributed immensely towards realising social justice.”

Cong demands SC monitored probe into KG basin scam allegedly involving PM Modi

State party spokesperson Manish Doshi said that the scam was bigger than the 2G scam.

In a first, Andhra Pradesh set to have open defecation free urban spaces

As against a target of construction of 1,94,336 individual household toilets in urban areas of AP, work has started in respect of 1,53,779 and construction of 1,04,732 toilets has already been completed, the release by Urban Development Ministry said.

Cong to gherao Parliament on May 6; to highlight Uttarakhand, drought issues

Last year, the Congress had organised a rally at Ram Lila grounds on April 19 to protest the controversial Land acquisition bill which it had dubbed as "anti-farmer and pro-corporate".

Mumbai civic body workers have offered to pay my fine, says Kanhaiya Kumar
JNU Row

The 29-year-old research scholar, who is among those on an indefinite hunger strike in protest against punishments awarded by JNU for involvement in the event, is in Patna for a student meeting.

JKNPP's Delhi-Srinagar 'Tiranga Rally' to support NIT students

JKNPP state president and former minister Yashpal Kundal said the rally would oppose and expose 'deceitful and sacrilegious character' of the BJP and mobilise public opinion in support of 'nationalist' students of NIT.

AugustaWestland Chopper deal: CBI examines former Deputy Chief of IAF

CBI has so far maintained that Gujral was questioned as a witness but remain tight lipped if he will still retain the same status.

AAP threatens to launch 'jail bharo andolan' if Dr Kalsaria not released

Dr Kalsaria and other AAP workers were arrested by police on charges of taking out "gauchar bachao yatra'' (march to save the pastoral land) without police permission from Karamdiya village in Bhavnagar district.

Court orders trial of UPA Minister Rao, ex-CM Koda, Jindal in coal block case

The accused will be facing trial for criminal conspiracy and under sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act

AgustaWestland case: Those who can’t see PM Modi succeed hint he cut a deal, he did not cut any deal, rebuts Govt

The government also termed attempts to link NSA Ajit Doval and Principal Secretary to PM Nripendra Mishra to one of the accused as "totally baseless assertion and indicative of malicious intent".

AgustaWestland case: ED summons ex-IAF chief Tyagi

The allegation against former IAF chief Tyagi is that he allegedly reduced the height of the VVIP helicopters so that AgustaWestland could be included in the bids.

Netaji Files: Pakistan didn’t allow INA men to attend meets
The Netaji Files

The file, which relates to a communication before the Third International Netaji Seminar to be held in January 1979 in Kolkata, reveal that despite invitations from India, the Pakistan government did not let the two soldiers visit India for the second seminar.

NIA officer murder case: Property of prime accused attached

Ahmad, probing terror cases related to Indian Mujahideen, was shot dead by two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants.

Common Medical Test: SC refuses to modify NEET order as Centre cites difficulties
NEET

“We passed our order after hearing all the parties. We will not examine this again now. Let the exams continue,” a bench led by Justice Anil R Dave told Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand.

Malegaon blasts case: Petitions allege bias by investigating agencies

A division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Prakash Naik has asked state and investigative agencies to produce orders in the case.

Jharkhand: 4 BJP MPs seek Governor's interference to clear confusion over 'domicile' definition

The letter read: “The move to define a domicile is appreciable. However, dissatisfaction among people is increasing as the opposition parties and several other groups have been demanding changes in the definition.”

Five missing diffently-abled children return after 2 days, had gone to a wedding

The officials said that the children had gone to the wedding of one of their classmates’ relative without informing school authorities. They have been traced and are safe. Four of them have also returned to the school.

India should talk to Pak, China to resolve Siachen issue: JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, Yadav noted that recently 10 solders were buried under the ice after an avalanche hit a military post in Siachen, the highest battlefield in the world.

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University provides reservation for transgenders

The seats would be reserved under the Most Backward Class Category (MBC), TNAU Vice-Chancellor Prof K Ramasamy said.

Government to conduct special audit of telcos: Ravi Shankar Prasad

"Government has decided to conduct special audit for three subsequent financial years 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11. The process is under way," Prasad said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

Govt declassifies 25 more Netaji files, announces to build a memorial soon
The Netaji Files

The documents consist of five files each from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and Home Ministry, and 15 files from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) pertaining to the period between 1956 and 2009.

Girl jumps to death over low IIT-JEE score in Kota

The student had been taking coaching for the IIT-JEE entrance exam for the last two years in Kota.

Make Justice Jha panel's report on Sardar Sarovar oustees public: Medha Patkar

Medha Patkar demanded that people of Madhya Pradesh who were affected due to the project, whose construction is on in Gujarat, be rehabilitated without delay.

Eyeing more income, Railways mulling initiatives to boost non-fare revenues

Sponsorship of activities and events at stations, pay-and-use toilets in land outside stations, radio, video, internet, Wi-Fi, mobile apps, interactive services like video games in railway premises are also being looked at.

Afzal guru row: JNU sends varsity probe report to Delhi Police

On basis of the recommendations of the probe panel, JNU had earlier this week announced punishments against several students in connection with the event

Not possible to achieve 100 per cent self-reliance in defence: Manohar Parrikar

Referring to the 'Make in India' initiative, Parrikar said under the 'Make one' programme, government funds 90 per cent of the project cost and the manufacturer has to develop the item to the satisfaction of the forces within two years.

Goa Lokayukta to take ahead probe in illegal mining cases

The then Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had announced that the file affixing civil liabilities on various people, including mine owners and government officials, was sent to Goa Lokayukta.

Modi's address to US Congress an opportunity to boost ties: US lawmakers

If he accepts the invitation, Modi would be the fifth Indian Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of the US Congress and the first in more than a decade.

India only talking about terrorism: Pakistan's UN envoy

Lodhi said that Pakistan seeks to normalise relations with India by finding political solutions to outstanding disputes.

Six children of a family die in house fire caused by toppling of candle in UP

The incident occurred near Kali Dham temple in cantonment area under Quila police station, City SP Samir Saurah said.

Three aides of Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel released on bail

Hearing on bail plea of Hardik Patel in the sedition case continued on Thursday before the court of Justice A J Desai and the next hearing was kept on May 3.

'Priyadarshini' scheme closed, no work done on ground, says Maneka Gandhi

The idea behind the scheme, the minister said, was to train women to become self sufficient and start Self Help Groups, "but this did not happen."

Heat claims 16 more lives in Telangana, Odisha

The sunstroke toll in the state has mounted to 9 and the number of unconfirmed cases has shot to 119, State Relief Commissioner P K Mohapatra said.

Sonia must say who gained from VVIP chopper scam: Amit Shah

Taking a jibe at Gandhi over her remarks on Wednesday that she does not fear anybody, Shah said she is "right" and that is why such "scams" keep coming out in the open.

River Ganga will be clean by July 2018, says Uma Bharti

She said the return of river dolphins, turtles and gold fish in the Ganga aqua life system would be the biggest benchmark to prove that the river has rejuvenated.

AgustaWestland deal: Govt says bribe-giver convicted, will identify taker, Sonia says do the probe

This infuriated Congress members who moved menacingly towards the treasury benches. Marshals stepped in, positioning themselves between the two sides to prevent any physical clash.

Five hill districts of Uttarakhand to be declared drought-hit

Other hill districts in the grip of a drought are Pithoragarh, Nainital, Rudrapur and Pauri, Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand, Shatrughna Singh, said.

Choice of BJP candidates upsets many supporters in Kerala
Elections 2016

BJP insiders at the national level conceded their seat distribution has been flawed. And in Palakkad, a local leader questioned the choice of Sobha Surendran, an Ezhava.

Uttarakhand: Supreme Court order dampens Harish Rawat’s birthday spirit
Uttarakhand Crisis

The news of the Supreme Court order came while Rawat was busy meeting workers on his 68th birthday. His day had begun with a visit to the Tapkeshwar Shiva temple.

AgustaWestland deal: Judgment not against us...hang me if they find anything against me, says Ahmed Patel

At the centre of the row over the AgustaWestland deal, Ahmed Patel, political secretary to the Congress chief, speaks to The Indian Express. Excerpts:

Vijay Mallya absent, his question shows up in Rail Ministry

Mallya’s notice for a question, which arrived in Rail Bhawan on Tuesday, took officials by surprise, given the circumstances surrounding him.

Arvind Kejriwal pits Gujarat model against his own

Kejriwal hit out at the BJP alleging the saffron party canvassed for votes in the name of development and later diverted the focus to other issues like the row over raising 'Bharat mata ki jai' slogan.

Agusta Westland row: Ruckus in Rajya Sabha as Swamy names Sonia

BJP said Congress should introspect on what "they have done to the country and explain what is the role of their leaders" in the case.

Nuclear power plants to come up in Uttarakhand, Punjab, UP: Govt

Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh said there are plans to set up nuclear plants in North Indian states.

National museum gutted: No fire OK, equipment didn’t work; rare fossils lost in blaze

The Delhi Fire Services said the building had no fire clearance and the fire-fighting equipment there were not functional. It took firemen on 35 fire tenders over four hours to douse the flames.

Punjab: 26-year-old gangraped, murdered by three men in Ludhiana

The accused allegedly barged into the house at around 1.30 am on Wednesday and raped her.

Over 500 outstation students return to NIT-Srinagar campus

In Jammu, meanwhile, several outstation students continued the protest to press for their demands, including permanent deployment of CRPF on the campus.

As US pushes defence intelligence sharing pact, India says ‘not ready yet’

Two senior American officials from the US Defence Intelligence Agency are scheduled to visit Delhi next month to deliberate over the agreement.

Uttar Pradesh elections: Hired to script Congress revival, Kishor and team can’t touch Gandhi seats

Amethi, Rae Bareli, Sultanpur out of Kishor’s exercise; first two are personally monitored by Priyanka.

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Odd-even phase II: Govt promises better Metro, bus service

On whether Delhi will witness another round of the road-rationing exercise, Gopal Rai said the government was going to study the findings of a committee which was going to analyse the two phases of odd-even.