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Harvard professor’s appointment: CPI defends Kerala CM

Harvard professor’s appointment: CPI defends Kerala CM

Amidst brewing row over the appointment of Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath as financial adviser to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, CPI said it would not have any effect on the basic economic policies of the Left government. CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran said it was the Chief Minister’s discretion to appoint a person to […]

I was asked to stay away from Punjab, claims Sidhu

I was asked to stay away from Punjab, claims Sidhu

Breaking his silence, Navjot Singh Sidhu said he quit Rajya Sabha as BJP had asked him to stay away from Punjab and asserted that he will choose the state “hundred times” above any party or family, but kept everyone guessing on his future course of action. The cricketer-turned-politician, who made clear his displeasure with BJP, […]

Salman Khan acquitted in Chinkara poaching cases

Salman Khan acquitted in Chinkara poaching cases

Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Monday acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court in two cases related to poaching of Chinkaras in Jodhpur in 1998. The court held that the pellets recovered from the Chinkaras were not fired from Salman’s licensed gun. The driver of the jeep that was used by Salman and his co- […]

Trump says U.S could pull out of World Trade Organisation

Trump says U.S could pull out of World Trade Organisation

Republican White House nominee Donald Trump has suggested that the United States could pull out of the World Trade Organisation if he is elected president. The New York billionaire made the comments during a wide-ranging interview with NBC television’s “Meet the Press,” his first since being crowned as his party’s presidential nominee. Trump, who has […]

MCA accepts SC verdict in toto; Sharad Pawar to quit president’s post

MCA accepts SC verdict in toto; Sharad Pawar to quit president’s post

Mumbai Cricket Association president Sharad Pawar will quit his position in six months’ time after the state body accepted the Supreme Court verdict on sweeping reforms in the BCCI and its affiliates in toto. In a press conference after the Managing Committee meeting in Mumbai, the 75-year-old Maharashtra strongman, who has been both ICC and […]

India record biggest Test win outside Asia

India record biggest Test win outside Asia

India’s supremacy remained unrivalled as they rode on Ravichandran Ashwin’s 7/83 to outplay the West Indies by an innings and 92 runs, their biggest win outside Asia, in a lopsided first cricket Test to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. Ashwin produced an off-spin bowling masterclass and triggered a second-innings slide that saw […]

I-T dept detects Rs 22K cr undisclosed income in 2 yrs: Minister

I-T dept detects Rs 22K cr undisclosed income in 2 yrs: Minister

The Income Tax Department has detected undisclosed income worth Rs 22,475 crore in over 9,500 surveys conducted over the past two years, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. As part of enforcement measures the department has conducted searches in 990 groups of assessees during the last two years (2014-15 and 2015-16), seizing undisclosed assets worth Rs […]

Vigilance registers FIR against former minister K. Babu

Vigilance registers FIR against former minister K. Babu

The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau on Thursday registered a case against former excise minister K Babu on charges of corruption in awarding bar licences and forming policies. The case was registered after a quick verification found “prima facie corruption” in the matter. The FIR was submitted in Muvattupuzha vigilance court. The report said that the […]

9 killed in shooting in Munich; lone gunman commits suicide

9 killed in shooting in Munich; lone gunman commits suicide

German police said a gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a busy mall in Munich likely acted alone, and then committed suicide after killing nine people in cold blood. Police say the gunman was a German-Iranian 18-year-old who was not previously known to police. The third attack on civilians in Europe in barely […]

Committee formed to resolve issues between media, lawyers

Committee formed to resolve issues between media, lawyers

In a significant development in the stand off between lawyers and journalists, two Kerala High Court Judges on Friday held discussions with representatives of the two groups and decided to set up a Media Relations Committee to sort out issues between them. The committee, to be headed by the district sessions judge, will comprise representatives […]

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