Chidambaram dismisses allegations on 2G scam

NEW Delhi, June 15 (PTI): Home minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday dismissed allegations that he was a beneficiary in the 2G scam and termed statements attributed to a former Reliance Industries employee in this regard as “totally false and per se defamatory”. In a signed statement, he also said that a conversation between the RIL […]

‘Will expose BJP’s “pseudo campaign” against corruption’

Bangalore, June 15 (PTI): Firing a fresh salvo against BJP, JDS leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said he would soon expose its “pseudo campaign” against UPA “government corruption” and vowed to continue to battle against what he termed as “acts of corruption” by Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa. “I will expose the doublespeak of BJP […]

SC asks Chandraswami to deposit Rs 25 lakh penalty

New Delhi, June 15 (agencies): The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed self-proclaimed godman Chandraswami to deposit Rs 25 lakh within a week as the first tranche of penalty in several FEMA violation cases registered by the Enforcement Directorate. A vacation bench of justices B S Chauhan and Swatanter Kumar directed Chandraswami and his associate Vikram […]

Govt purposefully defaming Lokpal movement: Anna Hazare

AHMEDNAGAR (Maharashtra), June 13 (PTI): Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Monday accused the office bearers of Congress and Union ministers of intentionally “defaming” the Lokpal movement and emerging NGO sector in the country. “They (the government) making lot many allegations, including the so-called hidden support and political agenda designed by RSS and BJP, is a […]

India to take up with Pakistan ISI’s nexus with 26/11 perpetrators

New Delhi, June 13 (PTI): India will raise the issue of nexus between Pakistan’s ISI and the perpetrators of 26/11 attacks during the forthcoming talks between the foreign secretaries of the two countries. External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna, however, ruled out India’s intervention in Pakistani-Canadian Tahawwur Rana’s case, saying, “We cannot interfere in the […]

‘Dey targeted for zeal to expose powerful elements’

Mother and sister of senior journalist Jyotendra Dey, who was shot dead by unidentified persons Saturday near his residence in a Mumbai suburb, wail during his funeral procession in Mumbai on Sunday. (File Photo)   New Delhi, June 13 (PTI): A media rights group has drawn a parallel between murders of Pakistani scribe Saleem Shahzad […]

Chinese Institute Dimapur signs MOU with Qingdao Technological Univ, China

Dimapur, June 13 (MExN): A Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Chinese Institute Dimapur and Qingdao Technological University, China, making it easier for Naga students wishing to learn Chinese language.Students can learn the beginner’s course in Chinese language and culture in Dimapur and then proceed to Qingdao College situated near Beijing for advanced […]

Senior crime reporter shot dead in Mumbai

MUMBAI, June 11 (PTI): A senior journalist with an English tabloid, MiD DAY, who extensively covered underworld and crime for over two decades, was shot dead in broad daylight today by four unidentified bike-borne persons who pumped five bullets on him from behind in suburban Powai. Jyoti Dey (56), who was working as Editor (Special […]

Shankar meets Ramdev, appeals to end fast

DEHRADUN, June 11 (AGENCIES): Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar today met Baba Ramdev and appealed to him to end his eight-day fast even as the health condition of the yoga guru showed signs of improvement. The Art of Living founder however made it clear that the Centre had not asked him to negotiate with […]

US federal jury clears Rana in Mumbai Attack

In this courtroom sketch, Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana is shown in federal court as the prosecutor makes an opening argument Monday, May 23, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo)   CHICAGO, June 10 (AP): A federal jury convicted a Chicago businessman on Thursday of helping plot an attack against a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of […]

Ramdev shifted to hospital as his health worsens

Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev is carried on a stretcher to be taken to a hospital on the seventh day of his hunger strike against corruption in Haridwar, June 10.  (AP Photo)   Haridwar, June 10 (PTI): Amid high drama, Yoga guru Ramdev, whose indefinite fast entered seventh day on Friday, was shifted to a […]

DMK not to pull out of UPA government

Chennai, June 10 (Agencies): Ending days of uncertainty, the DMK today decided not to pull out of the UPA government over the 2G spectrum scam, but accused the CBI of adopting “double standards” by arresting party MP Kanimozhi in the case. Emerging out of a nearly two-hour meeting, DMK chief M Karunanidhi said he has […]