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INX Media and other cases Chidambaram faces
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram was on Wednesday formally arrested by the CBI after his anticipatory bail plea in the INX Media case was rejected by the Delhi High Court. Here's a list of the cases he has been embroiled in:
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Domestic defence output goal raised 12% for FY20
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The department of defence production has set itself a 12 per cent higher target of producing Rs 90,000 crore equipment in this financial year. Of this, Rs 15,000 crore equipment is envisaged to be exported.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
PC's plea in SC infructuous; will have to move trial court
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) After the arrest of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, his application of anticipatory bail filed in the Supreme Court has become infructuous. After this, Chidambaram's lawyers would have to move a regular bail application before a trial court at Rouse Avenue, Delhi.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Police lob tear gas to disperse Dalit protesters
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi Police resorted to mild lathi-charge and fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of Dalits, protesting against demolition of Saint Ravidas temple in south Delhi's Tughlaqabad area, here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MCM to promote water conservation
Gurugram, Aug 21 (IANS) The Millennium City Marathon (MCM) will be partnering with the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to promote water conservation.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Environment/Wildlife
Chidambaram's arrest witch-hunt, voyeurism: Karti (2nd Lead)
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress MP Karti Chidambaram termed the arrest of his father and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram by the CBI on Wednesday night a "politically motivated witch-hunt", alleging the entire drama was being done for "voyeurism" and to divert attention of the country from serious issues.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
over 39 lakh beneficiaries covered under PMJAY
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday reviewed the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) scheme and appreciated the progress shown by the scheme in just a year.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Tribunal stays withdrawal of Karnataka iron ore mine lease
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Mines Tribunal has stayed the Karanatka government's order to withdraw the extension of mining lease of Donimalai Iron Ore Mine. The order will prohibit the state government to take any further action regarding mining lease or initiate auction process of Donimalai mine.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Woman detained for killing son, concealing body
Greater Noida, Aug 21 (IANS) A 24-year-old woman has been detained for allegedly killing her 8-month-old son and concealing the body in the house in the Jewar area, the police said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NCLAT asks Jet CoC if it will work with Dutch administrator
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Wednesday asked the Committee of Creditors of Jet Airways to file an affidavit stating whether it is ready to cooperate with the Dutch bankruptcy administrator which is also pursuing insolvency proceedings against the airline.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No plan to make Hyderabad second capital: Minister
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy on Wednesday said there is no proposal by the Centre to make Hyderabad the second capital of the country.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Aiming to reach out, Mamata brews tea at a stall in Digha
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is in the state's coastal resort town Digha for an administrative meeting, brewed tea at a village stall on Wednesday while interacting with the locals.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Durand Cup: Mohun Bagan beat Real Kashmir, reach final
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Suhair V.P. scored twice in extra time as Mohun Bagan stormed into the final of the 129th Durand Cup, beating Real Kashmir FC 3-1 in the second semi-final at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Twitter crashes across platforms in India
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Micro-blogging platform Twitter on Wednesday evening went down in several parts of the world, majorly in India, according to the website tracking portal DownDetector.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
CBI ready with arrest warrant as Chidambaram reached home
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Wednesday that former Union Minister P. Chidambaram was arrested on the warrant issued by the competent court.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Death for Tripura youth for minor's rape-murder
Agartala, Aug 21 (IANS) A fast-track special court in Tripura on Wednesday awarded death sentence to a 27-years-old youth accused of raping and murdering a minor girl last year, a government Public Prosecutor said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Renewables won't overtake coal soon in power sector: CIL
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Iterating that renewable energy sources were unlikely to overtake coal as the major source of power generation in India any time soon, state-owned Coal India Ltd on Wednesday said the energy migration would happen "differently" in the country as compared to many other countries switching to renewables.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
PKL 7: Puneri Paltan pulls off impressive win over Bengaluru
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Puneri Paltan pulled off an impressive victory in the first match of Pro Kabaddi League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday, beating defending champions Bengaluru Bulls 31-23.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Three major cases against Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram was on Wednesday formally arrested by the CBI after his anticipatory bail plea in the INX Media case was rejected by the Delhi High Court. Here's a list of the cases he has been embroiled in:
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
DUSU elections to be held on Sept 12
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The elections to the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) will be held on September 12, according to an official statement, here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Loans from NBFCs to developers halved in FY19: Report
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The liquidity crisis in the NBFC sector was so grave that net loan disbursal by non-banking financial companies (NBFC) and housing financing companies (HFC) to realty developers declined by nearly 50 per cent in 2018-19 on a year-on-year (YoY) basis to an estimated amount of Rs 27,000 crore, a joint report by CII and JLL saud on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
My father's arrest political vendetta: Karti
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) The dramatic arrest of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram by the CBI on Wednesday evening is nothing but "a political vendetta", his son and MP Karti P. Chidambaram said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Chidambaram arrested, says not hiding from law (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) High drama preceded the arrest of senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram as officials of the CBI scaled the walls of his Jor Bagh residence here, minutes after his press conference at the party headquarters where he said he was "not hiding from the law but seeking protection of the law".
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man bludgeoned to death in Mandir Marg area
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A 62-year-old man died after bludgeoned with a brick following a drinking session in the Mandir Marg area of the national capital on Monday night.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amazon's biggest global campus launched in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) E-commerce giant Amazon on Wednesday opened its largest campus building in the world in Hyderabad, reaffirming its long-term commitment to India.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Mumbai girl makes aviation history with solo Pacific flight
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Mumbai girl Aarohi Pandit, currently on a global flight in a small plane, on Wednesday created history by becoming the first woman pilot to cross both Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean solo in a Light Sports Aircraft.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Risk burning monetary policy room by 35 bps cut: MPC member
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Voting for a conventional 25 basis points (bps) RBI rate cut in August, as opposed to the majority in the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), external MPC member Chetan Ghate had said that by agreeing to a 35 bps cut, the RBI could be burning through monetary policy space, the minutes of the last MPC meeting released on Wednesday showed.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ensure measures to check disease outbreak: Punjab minister
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Punjab Local Bodies Minister Brahm Mohindra on Wednesday directed official to ensure measures to prevent any disease outbreak in state, especially in the low lying areas, in view of heavy rains over the past few days.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Priyanka flays Centre for economic slowdown
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday criticised the Narendra Modi government for the poor shape of economy and the Yogi Adityanath government in UP for increasing the value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kiren Rijiju, Bhaichung Bhutia dives for 'OP-Blue Freedom'
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative in Asia, eight armed forces veterans, including from the elite special forces of Para regiment and MARCO, have initiated a high-end adventure sports survival training and self-defence mission at a pan India level titled 'Op-Blue Freedom as a part of their parent project -- Special Forces Adventures (SFA).
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Soil doctors to help double farmers' income: Jharkhand CM
Ranchi, Aug 21 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Wednesday distributed soil testing mini lab kits and identity cards to members of Self Help Groups (SHG) trained as soil doctors, who would help the farmers in increasing their income.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Allahabad High Court bans DJs for flouting noise rules
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday banned DJs all across Uttar Pradesh. If someone violates the order, he or she can be sentenced up to five years and may have to pay a hefty fine of Rs 1 lakh.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Don't understand why conflict of interest issue was created: Mary Kom
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Ace boxer Mary Kom said on Wednesday that she failed to understand why conflict of interest allegations were levelled against her in the issue of her coach Chotte Lal Yadav being in the running for the Dronacharya Award.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Working in a multistarrer is like playing team sport: Tushar Pandey
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Tushar Pandey is yet to play a solo hero in a Bollywood film, but he has no complaints about featuring in multistarrer movies. The "Pink" actor feels doing such projects is like playing a team sport.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
1984 anti-Sikh riot victims await free power in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Even as the Delhi government announced 200 units of free electricity for people in the national capital, it is yet to keep its promise of giving free power supply to victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots here.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Youth dies after being hit by cluster bus, driver arrested
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A cluster bus driver allegedly mowed down a 20-year-old youth at Shahjahan Road here, police said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kashmiri Pandit diaspora slams Lancet for bias on Kashmir
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) An organisation of physicians of the Kashmiri Pandit diaspora has written to British medical journal The Lancet, voicing "outrage and extreme disappointment over its one-sided version" in its editorial on Kashmir.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengaluru to host 3rd Neev litfest for children in Sep
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) It is that time of the year again when children, parents, and teachers come together to experience the magical world of books and share a common love for the written word as the Neev Literature Festival (NLF 2019) for children turns another page with its 3rd edition here next month.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Art/Culture/Books
Former CM Babulal Gaur cremated
Bhopal, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and senior BJP leader Babulal Gaur, who died here on Wednesday at 89, was cremated at Subhash Nagar Vishram Ghat in the afternoon with state honours. The government has announced three-day state mourning.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
CBI court refuses to cancel NBW against Ratul Puri
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday refused to cancel the non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Ratul Puri in the money laundering case relating to the AgustaWestland deal.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Assam BJP to only admit leaders from Bodoland areas now
Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) The Assam BJP has closed its doors for leaders of other political parties, except those from Bodoland areas, state BJP President Ranjit Kumar Dass said on Wednesday. He added that the decision had been taken in view of the BJP's ongoing organisational elections.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
5 Bangladeshi infiltrators arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Five Bangladeshi nationals were arrested here on Wednesday for entering the country through the Indo-Bangladesh porous border without proper documents, police said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Chidambaram behaves like Mallya, Nirav Modi: BJP
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday accused former Union Minister P. Chidambaram of behaving like fugitive businessmen Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi by not cooperating with the central agencies probing alleged corruption in the INX Media case.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sebi eases rules for FPIs, amends norms for rating agencies
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Market regulator Sebi on Wednesday eased the rules for foreign portfolio investors (FPI) doing away with the broad-based eligibility criteria for FPIs and announced that the registration for the multiple investment manager structure would be simplified.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Incentives to filmmakers part of I&B Ministry's J&K package
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry is planning several incentives for film and television production companies to take their projects to Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Mobile location to CCTV: CBI, ED hunt for Chidambaram (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Since the Delhi High Court's rejection of the anticipatory bail plea of P. Chidambaram for alleged money laundering and corruption related to INX Media, the CBI and the ED are searching for the former Home and Finance Minister, trailing his last mobile phone location and using CCTV footage.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Karti Chidambaram has tennis club in Spain, house in UK: ED
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram bought a tennis club in Spain and cottages in Britain, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) claims.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
New exhibition turns gaze to contemporary Indian art
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Focussing on contemporary Indian artists who use media and material in non-traditional ways, an exhibition here will showcase the art practice of three artists.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Paytm, SHEROES join hands for women's only platform on app
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Paytm app will now have a special social community platform where women can engage with each other on topics like health, careers, relationships, and cooking as well as share their life stories and achievements.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Bengal woman gangraped, had asked for cut money refund
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) A woman was allegedly raped by a panchayat member and three others in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district after she asked for a refund of the cut money they had taken for getting her a house under a government scheme.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident