Fight between 2 top CBI officers exposed agency to ridicule, Centre tells SC

New Delhi, December 5: The Centre Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the fight between two top officers of the CBI — Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana — in public exposed the premier probe agency to ridicule.…

India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11 launched successfully

Bengaluru, December 5: India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11, that would boost broadband services in the country, was successfully launched by an Arianespace rocket from the French Guiana in the early hours of Wednesday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. Blasting…

Vijay Mallya offers to repay 100% of ‘public money’, says UK extradition to take own legal course

LONDON, December 5: Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Wednesday appealed to various Indian b anks to accept his offer to pay back 100% of the principal loan amount he owes to them, days ahead of a UK court’s decision…

PM Modi to inaugurate Bogibeel Bridge, India’s longest rail-road bridge, on December 25

NEW DELHI, December 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate on December 25 the Bogibeel Bridge, India’s longest rail-road bridge, connecting the north and south banks of the Brahmaputra, falling in the eastern part of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, a…

‘Political witch-hunt’ carrying on unceasingly against me: Vadra

New Delhi, December 5: Days after the ED summoned him in connection with a money laundering probe in a land scam case, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law Robert Vadra Wednesday termed it a “political witch-hunt” and alleged that government departments…

Arun Jaitley’s “cardinal principles” for probe agencies amid CBI vs CBI

NEW DELHI, December 4: Weeks after public bickering between two top CBI officials, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Tuesday laid out cardinal principles for investigative agencies ranging from maintaining the utmost level of professionalism to remaining faceless and resisting the temptation…

Kartarpur went to Pak due to then Cong leaders’ lack of vision, says Modi

New Delhi, December 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday used the Kartarpur corridor that would link India Pakistan to hit out at the Congress. He said the party would have to answer why this was not done 70 years…

Over 4,000 criminal cases pending against MPs, MLAs

New Delhi, December 4: The Supreme Court was on Tuesday informed that there were 4,122 criminal cases pending, some for over three decades, against present and former members of Parliament and legislative assemblies. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan…

Strong commitment to climate action rooted in the Vedas: PM Modi

UNITED NATIONS, December 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres the motivation for his “strong commitment” to climate action is rooted in the ancient Hindu scriptures, the Vedas. PM Modi and Guterres met last week…

Won’t contest 2019 polls, says BJP’s Uma Bharti, 2nd minister to opt out

New Delhi, December 4: Union minister Uma Bharti will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the senior BJP leader said in Bhopal on Tuesday, declaring that she would, instead, focus on the Ram temple and Ganga for the next…