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Myanmar may amend constitution barring Suu Kyi from presidency

Myanmar may amend constitution barring Suu Kyi from presidency

Myanmar’s parliament will consider amending the country’s constitution – which currently bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president – ahead of elections next year, an official said. “They agreed to discuss the issue of amending the constitution in parliament, according to the law,” presidential spokesman Ye Htut told reporters after President Thein […]

Kerala CM Oommen Chandy turns 71

Kerala CM Oommen Chandy turns 71

Senior Congress leader and Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy turned 71 on Friday. Fondly called ‘OC’ by his followers, Chandy is one of the popular Chief Ministers of the state. This is his second stint as Chief Minister. Chandy had assumed charge for the first time after senior leader A.K Antony resigned from the post in […]

Bhopal disaster: Union Carbide ex-chief Warren Anderson dies

Bhopal disaster: Union Carbide ex-chief Warren Anderson dies

Former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson, wanted in India in connection with the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy which claimed over 3,000 lives in one of the world’s most lethal industrial accidents, has died in the U.S state of Florida aged 92. Anderson died on September 29 at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Florida but his […]

2G: Money laundering charges framed against Raja, Kanimozhi

2G: Money laundering charges framed against Raja, Kanimozhi

A special court trying the 2G spectrum scam, on Friday framed charges against former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others in 2G scam related money laundering case. The Court also framed charges against DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal in the case. Charges have been framed under section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) […]

PM rakes up 1984 anti-Sikh violence, praises Sardar Patel

PM rakes up 1984 anti-Sikh violence, praises Sardar Patel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi raked up the anti-Sikh violence that followed the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi this day 30 years ago and said it was a “dagger” in the centuries-old fabric of India’s unity as he dedicated the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as National Unity Day. Got up as an […]

Austerity drive: No first class air travel for bureaucrats

Austerity drive: No first class air travel for bureaucrats

Unveiling an austerity drive to cut non-plan expenditure by 10%, government has barred bureaucrats from travelling First Class on overseas visits and have been asked to use video conferencing as much as possible. The Finance Ministry has barred officials from holding meetings in 5-star hotels and put a freeze on fresh appointments and filling up […]

HC upholds ban on bars; gives relief to 4-star hotels

HC upholds ban on bars; gives relief to 4-star hotels

The Kerala High Court upheld the state government’s new excise policy directing closure of bars in two and three-star hotels. However, the court allowed the hotels in the four-star and heritage categories to run bars though the state government had banned bars in all hotels below the five-star status. Pronouncing the judgement on a batch […]

IPL scam: Justice Mudgal panel to submit final report on Nov 3

IPL scam: Justice Mudgal panel to submit final report on Nov 3

The Supreme Court appointed probe commission headed by (Retd) Justice Mukul Mudgal will submit the final report to the apex court on the IPL-6 betting and spot-fixing scandal, on November 3. “We will be submitting the final report to the Supreme Court on November 3. Beyond this, I won’t be able to divulge any other […]

India Failed To Attend Meet On Combating Tax Evasion

India Failed To Attend Meet On Combating Tax Evasion

India on Wednesday failed to attend an OECD meeting in Berlin where a multilateral agreement requiring a commitment to follow international standards of confidentiality for information received relating to black money was signed.Official sources said that India was not able to attend the Berlin meeting where it was to sign a multilateral competent authority agreement […]

India-Oman Sign Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement

India-Oman Sign Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement

India and Oman Wednesday signed an agreement on legal and judicial cooperation in criminal matters and anti-terrorism.The agreement was signed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and visiting Omani Commerce and Industry Minister Ali Bin Masoud Al Sunaidy. Home ministry statement said that the agreement provides for substantial engagement in the areas of pursuing and eliminating […]

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