Deeptiman Tiwary

Articles By Deeptiman Tiwary

Govt notifies top panel to look into Assam Accord clause on social, cultural identity

Notably, All-Assam Students Union, among signatories of the accord, is also demanding rights over land and natural resources for the Assamese people.

What’s changing in NIA: Wider jurisdiction, more offences, faster trial

The Act makes NIA the only truly federal agency in the country, along the lines of the FBI in the United States, and more powerful than the CBI.

Lok Sabha nod to NIA Bill, Amit Shah says won’t misuse

The Bill saw acrimonious debate in the House with Opposition members accusing the government of derailing terror cases against Hindutva activists and turning India into a “police state”.

India, Pakistan meet tomorrow to discuss Kartarpur corridor

The meeting comes amid differences between the two sides over a range of issues, including a bridge at Zero Line on the Indo-Pak border at Dera Baba Nanak.

Home affairs: Rs 1.19 lakh crore allotted; share of security council secretariat slashed

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the Budget was “truly a Budget of hope and empowerment”.

Embraer aircraft deal case: ED attaches assets of Indian company

The CBI had booked NRI arms dealer Vipin Khanna, Brazil-based Embraer and Singapore based Interdev Pte Ltd over alleged payment of commission in the deal worth USD 210 million.

Gomti front case: Assets of three engineers seized

The Central agency is probing alleged money laundering through irregularities in the project, which was launched by the previous Uttar Pradesh government, led by Akhilesh Yadav.

Opposition MPs from Tamil Nadu protest Kiran Bedi’s remarks on state

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, DMK member T R Baalu demanded an answer from the government on Bedi’s remarks, made on Sunday.

Cabinet nod to better pay benefits for CAPF officers

The move comes after a Supreme Court order asked the government to extend the benefit —already available to IPS, IAS, IRS and IFS officers — to CAPF officers.

Article 370 temporary provision, separatists in Valley scared: Amit Shah

Indicating that there are slim chances of any dialogue with Hurriyat leaders, Shah also said that first Prime Minister of Kashmir Sheikh Abdullah's government was there to strike terror in the hearts of separatists and reiterated that the government had zero tolerance for terrorism.

J&K polls to be held by Election Commission, Centre won’t interfere: Amit Shah

Blames Nehru for troubles in Valley, says Sardar Patel not taken into confidence

T R Baalu on Tamil Nadu water crisis: Govt must send train tankers from neighbouring states

T R Baalu, DMK MP from Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur constituency, raised the issue of water crisis in Chennai. He accused the state government of inaction and demanded that the Centre should send water trains to Tamil Nadu. 

Samant Goel named R&AW chief, Arvind Kumar to head IB

They will replace Anil Dhasmana and Rajiv Jain, who were both given six month extensions before the Lok Sabha polls with their tenures ending this month.

ED attaches assets worth Rs 9,778 crore of Sandesara Group, its promoters

The assets include oil rigs and ships based in Nigeria, apart from a residential property in London.

Pulwama attack: J&K Governor blamed intel failure, MHA says no

In a written reply in to a question on “whether the reason for Pulwama attack was intelligence failure”, Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy denied in Rajya Sabha that there was any intelligence failure.

Bridge or causeway: India and Pak differ on Kartarpur corridor

India is of the view that not building a bridge would lead to flooding of Indian areas during monsoon when the Ravi river overflows.

Swiss aircraft deal: CBI books Sanjay Bhandari, IAF, MoD officials

Bhandari is already facing a probe by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with foreign assets allegedly held by Robert Vadra, a claim denied by Vadra.

Bundelkhand BJP MP raises stray cattle issue, blames lack of water

Linking the problem to the failure of the government to implement the Ken-Betwa river linking project, Chandel told the House that scarcity of water in the region had led to lack of fodder. Water scarcity is a perennial problem in the region.

TDP MPs join BJP: Two MPs face CBI, ED, I-T probes, BJP had called them ‘Mallyas’

In November last year, BJP MP and spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao called C M Ramesh and Y S Chowdary “Andhra Mallyas” and wrote to the Rajya Sabha Ethics Committee, seeking initiation of “suitable action” against them.

Anand Grover, NGO booked by CBI, they say attempt to silence them

In its order cancelling the licence of Lawyers Collective on November 27, 2016, the MHA had said there were discrepancies in foreign contributions cited by the association in its returns filed with the Ministry.