Thousands of Indians travel to the UAE in search of a better life. A tiny minority land up in prison, caught up in crime and debt. A Punjabi billionaire has saved 70-odd such men from execution or life imprisonment. Why SPS Oberoi is the best hope for their desperate families.
Carnival Group are in talks with global investment major Blackstone which is a multinational firm founded in 1985 by US-based billionaire and current chairman and chief executive officer Stephen A Schwarzman, and Peter G. Peterson.
The Twitter handle @mlkhattar, belonging to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is silent on the alleged lynching of 15-year-old Hafiz Junaid, who was stabbed to death on board a Mathura-bound train in Faridabad on Friday evening.
On June 19, the NGT issued the notice on a petition filed by Lt Col (Retd) S S Oberoi against the Haryana government’s sanction for felling trees in the eco-sensitive Aravalli Hills. The next date of hearing is July 3.
Justice Dhingra’s report, sources said, alleged abuse of power and illegal gratification in the grant of licences while citing examples of how approvals were granted or denied in violation of the law and laid-down procedures.
The land, measuring 19477.70 sq m (approximately 4.8 acres) in Khasra No. 71 in the revenue estate of village Ullawas in Gurgaon, was leased to the RGCT in 2009.
From the statements of Nailah, Gazdar and two others, NIA investigators learnt that the main source of funding of Naik’s companies was through “donations” and “zakat money received from donors in India as well as abroad”
“My first thought was these children are not going to live long by picking food from the streets. But I did not know how to help them. I did not know much about Indian culture and everyone I spoke to dismissed these children as rag-pickers and thieves," he says.
NIA sources told The Indian Express that it was in September 2012 that Zakir Naik obtained a status of Non-Resident Indian. He left India on May 13, 2016, and has not returned since.
The Dalai Lama’s visit has turned the spotlight on a region beset by the lack of basic amenities. The Indian Express explains the gaps in infrastructure, from poor connectivity, shoddy healthcare to power woes, and the way ahead
He called Tawang his first home in India as it was his first halt when he escaped from Tibet in 1959.
China has always held that the next Dalai Lama should be selected with Beijing’s nod, which the current Dalai Lama is against.
Children dressed in traditional attire, holding Tibetan religious flags and prayer scarfs welcomed Dalai Lama on his way to Tawang Monastery.
The Tibetan spiritual leader was supposed to arrive in Lumla Tuesday morning by helicopter from Guwahati.
China had objected to the Dalai Lama’s scheduled visit to Tawang and Lumla during his 12-day tour of the Northeast.
Dalai Lama's visit has generated a lot of heat with China repeatedly warning India that it would hit bilateral ties significantly.
Accused were in touch with handler in Valley: Investigators
Official sources said Atif bought three tickets for the Pushpak Express but throughout the journey, they could not find a suitable spot or the right time to plant the bomb.
NIA sources said Husain, Danish, Atif and Saifullah reached visited the Barabanki dargah in the first week of February and took photographs of the mazar on the mobile phones of Atif and Danish.
Malik got charge of FC(R) in August, acted on a representation filed by the same developers and then decided in their favour in September, three days before he relinquished charge of FC(R).
Highly placed sources said the state government was likely to order a probe into the issue.
The note is dated Jan 16, the day Satyaprakash relinquished charge as DC Gurugram, and is addressed to “DC (successor) Gurugram”.
The BJP government in Haryana is now faced with two options: terminate the licence or to renew it in the name of Skylight.
Sources have confirmed to The Indian Express that it was only over the weekend that the Chief Minister’s office learnt about the implications of the order.
The January 2 order cancelling the mutation of 464 acres in Gawal Pahari, which was in the name of the MCG, was passed by Satyaprakash T L, then district collector.
From being the country’s youngest ever chief minister in 1970 to its oldest in 2017, 89-year-old Parkash Singh Badal’s hold over Punjab has few parallels. So does the family’s.
Traditionally Akali, Mohawa now talks of accident that killed seven children, bungled compensation, lack of action against guilty.
It can take in 65 patients at a time but, for the elections, it has been turned into a camp for the BSF who arrived Tuesday.
Through RTI, I learnt that the shroud had reached the office of DGP (Intelligence) on June 28. I don’t know if they forwarded it to the PM or have dumped it somewhere,” Mukhtiar adds.
"Hence I want to fight Badal on his home turf, Lambi... I want to retire comfortable in the knowledge that I did my bit for the welfare of the state and helped free the people from the clutches of the Akalis,” he said.
For Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, 2017 will be the year of implementation of his BJP government’s policies formulated in the first two years of his tenure.
To placate the agitated Jat community, the Haryana government, on March 29, approved the Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in Services & Admission in Educational Institutions) Bill and notified the Act on May 13.
Registered with EC as recently as two months ago, ‘greenhorn’ outfits have crowded the electoral landscape in Punjab .
While Vigilance had already questioned the three bureaucrats, they have not yet questioned former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who was also under the scanner.
It was once known as the force that stamped out militancy. Now Punjab Police is more in the news for the cases it can’t solve and the criminals it can’t catch, including after the recent Nabha jailbreak.
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