Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, wanted in India on fraud and money laundering charges amounting to USD 2 billion, spent Holi behind bars in one of England’s most overcrowded jails on Thursday, a day after a UK judge rejected his bail application.
Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) of the CBI, AK Bassi, on Friday told the apex court through his lawyer that he has not been receiving his salary from the department after he refused to take on his new posting in Port Blair.
Five years after the notification of the Lokpal and Lok Ayukta Act, the centre has appointed former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as the Chairperson of the first Lokpal under the Act.
At 1.48 am, a minute after the national anthem was played at the Raj Bhavan, Dr. Pramod Sawant took oath as chief minister of Goa. The 45-year-old MLA from Sanquelimconstituency took charge of the office, hours after the final rites of his predecessor, Manohar Parrikar, were conducted with full state honours.
China again blocked an initiative to tag Jaish-e Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” by the United Nations Security Council. Beijing’s move on Wednesday came as the Security Council was to take up a resolution on the matter, days after the February 14 Jaish attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama in which 40 soldiers died. The resolution, say sources, was backed by unprecedented number of countries going into the “double digits”. India said it was “disappointed by this outcome”.
The popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the satisfaction level of the people with his government soared while Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s rise on rating chart crashed after the aerial strike on terror camps in Pakistan, according to the findings of the opinion poll.
Fifty-one per cent of the respondents interviewed on March 7 said they were very satisfied with the working of the Central government compared to 36 per cent on January 1. The net approval rating (which calculates the number of approvers minus the disapprovers) has risen to an all-time high of 62 per cent on March 7, almost doubling from 32 per cent at the start of the year.
BENGALURU: Former Karnataka ChiefMinister S M Krishna on Monday said he believes that Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister once again was “inevitable”.
The former external affairs minister also said he would campaign for the BJP in Karnataka in the Lok Sabha polls to ensure that more number of party candidates win from the state and Modi becomes Prime Minister once again.
“I believe in the principle that Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister of this country once again is inevitable,” Krishna said.
The elections will start on April 11 and continue till May 19. The counting will be held on May 23. The polls will be held in 7-phases.
Photo voter slip shall be used for guidance but not as proof of identity at polling stations.
The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) comes into effect from today itself in the entire country. Any violation will be dealt with in the strictest manner.
In what could be its last cabinet meeting ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Modi government on Thursday approved a raft of decisions such as setting up 50 Kendriya Vidyalayas, a push to infrastructure and power projects and expanding health insurance benefits to ex-servicemen.
Hours after US President Donald Trump announced his decision to end preferential trade treatment for India, the government today said that the move will not have a “significant impact”. India currently enjoys duty-free entry for upto $5.6 billion worth of its exports to the US, under what is known as the Generalised System of Preferences or GSP.