Defence Secy. Pradeep Kumar is new CVC

New Delhi, July 2 (PTI): Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar was on Saturday unanimously chosen the next Central Vigilance Commissioner, four months after the Supreme Court had quashed the appointment of P.J. Thomas to the post. Though no official announcement has been made yet, sources said Pradeep Kumar, who retires as Defence Secretary on July 31, […]

Rs 1 Lakh reward for info on sex determination tests

Nagpur, July 2 (Agencies): In a novel proactive step towards curbing the menace of female foeticide, the Indian Medical Association’s DASS Committee (Doctor against Sex Selection Committee) has announced a Rs 1 lakh reward to anyone who helps in nabbing doctors indulging in sex determination tests. It was announced to mark Doctor’s Day on Friday. […]

At 78, workaholic PM puts in 18-hour days

NEW Delhi, july 2 (Agencies): Invariably polite and punctilious, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s energy levels and intense concentration can give someone in his 20s a run for his money despite two heart surgeries. Disciplined and balanced in his lifestyle, 78-year-old Singh can keep punishing schedules, switching between reviewing Afghanistan and Pacific security with a visiting […]

Tata group wealth crosses $100-bn mark

New Delhi, July 2 (PTI): The country’s top corporate house Tata group’s stock market wealth on Friday crossed the USD 100 billion mark, as some of its companies including IT giant TCS gained value despite an overall weak market.  The cumulative market capitalisation of all the listed companies of Ratan Tata-led salt-to-software conglomerate today rose […]

Rs 50k crore worth treasure in Kerala temple

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, july 2 (agencies): The legend of El Dorado was definitely not set on the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. But the seven-member panel, which is drawing up a list of assets at the famed shrine here, had a feel of the lost city of gold as they set foot in one of the two secret vaults […]

Training on ‘Noting & Drafting Skills’ held

Dimapur, July 2 (MExN): A 3-days training on “Noting and Drafting Skills” conducted with the objective to enable the participants to learn how to make good noting and drafting in their respective Departments concluded at ATI on June 29. Altogether 32 office assistants availed the training.A press note issued by State Coordinator, DMC, ATI Nagaland […]

Top paint brands in India, Nepal and Bangladesh continue to flout lead norms: Study

New Delhi, july 2 (Agencies): Indian paint majors are showing their true colours in neighbouring markets, by including dangerously high levels of lead in their products, according to a study conducted by some non-governmental organisations in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. For example, Asian Paints’ Golden Yellow shade of paint contains only 90 ppm (parts per […]

Madurai Police commissioner to be booked for rights violation

Madurai, July 1 (Agencies): The Madras High Court has ordered the home secretary to register a case against city police commissioner P Kannappan and 5 other policemen on charges of malicious prosecution and human rights violation during their tenure in Ramanathapuram district in 1997. The direction was given on Thursday by justice R S Ramanathan […]

Grover murder: Maria free; Jerome gets 10 yrs

Mumbai, July 1 (Agencies): Held guilty only for destroying evidence in the brutal murder of television executive Neeraj Grover three years ago, small-time Kannada actress Maria Susairaj can walk free anytime as a Mumbai court on Friday sentenced her to three years in jail – time she has already served as an undertrial. The maximum […]

Anna, Ramdev ‘self appointed messiahs’:Pranab

Kolkata, july 1 (agencies): Dubbing Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev and their followers as “handful of self appointed messiahs”, union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee lambasted the group stating that parliamentary democracy is being challenged by them. According to him, they have no accountability to anyone and are igniting sentiments through hunger strikes. Mukherjee was speaking at […]

Money laundering: Hasan Ali, Tapuriah’s bail plea rejected

Mumbai, July 1 (PTI): A sessions court today rejected the bail plea of Pune stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan and his associate Kashinath Tapuriah, arrested in March by Enforcement Directorate which alleged that they had laundered $ 93 million in foreign banks and indulged in conspiracy to “wage war against the nation”. The bail […]

Rahul Gandhi: India’s leader in waiting

NEW DELHI, July 1 (Reuters): The rise of Rahul Gandhi to India’s top office is now more a question of when, not if. The handsome 41-year-old great-grandson of India’s first ever prime minister has long been tipped as a future leader of the country, and incumbent Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday the party had not […]