March, 2017


Interpol Declines Red Corner Notice For Lalit Modi, Calls It Premature

New Delhi. Interpol declined a “premature” Indian request for a Red Corner Notice to seek Former cricket czar Lalit Modi’s arrest and extradition as a probe against him in India hasn’t concluded. Modi tweeted his happiness: “The sword that was hanging over my head has suddenly gone.”The Interpol ruling came in an 11-page classified document posted on social media by Modi, who left India in 2010 following alleged financial irregularities in the cash-rich Indian Premier League’s (IPL) 2009 season. The Interpol document dated March 24 said: “Lalit Kumar Modi… isRead More

2 Indian-Americans indicted on H-1B visa fraud

Washington: Two Indian-Americans have been indicted by a US federal court for using fraudulent documents in obtaining H-1B visa for Indian technology professionals. If convicted, Jayavel Murugan, 46, and Syed Nawaz, 40, will face up to 20 years of imprisonment or up to USD 250,000 of fine or both. As per court documents, Dynasoft petitioned to place workers at Stanford University, Cisco and Brocade. But they had no intention of receiving the foreign workers named on the applications, federal prosecutors alleged. The two indulged in such activities from 2010 toRead More

Government wants to pass GST through consensus

New Delhi: Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said, that government wants to pass the GST bills through consensus,”. Briefing the BJP’s parliamentary party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, informed that the bills were drafted after detailed discussions in the GST council, which comprises all states. Earlier, the parliamentary party congratulated the PM for the “proactive initiation to set up” the National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes with constitutional status. Mr Kumar said the government wants to pass these bills through consensus which was also mentioned by theRead More

Supreme Court orders installation of CCTVs in courts

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that every high court should ensure installation of CCTV cameras (without audio recording) inside courtrooms. This must be done in at least two districts in every state and Union Territory. A bench of Justices A.K. Goel and Uday Lalit said that the districts will be selected by the high courts. The installation of CCTV cameras should be completed within three months, it said. The bench, however, said that recordings through the CCTV cameras will only remain in the custody of high courtsRead More

Akhilesh Yadav elected as SP legislature party leader

Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav was unanimously elected as the leader of Samajwadi Party Vidhan Mandal Dal. This decision was taken at a meeting of Samajwadi Party MLAs and MLCs, in which Akhilesh was elected as the combined leader of the party in both the state Assembly and council. However, party veterans Azam Khan and Shivpal Singh Yadav were absent from this meeting. Share3 +1 Tweet PinShares 3

Every Possible Opportunity for Development of Women and Girls

Bhopal. “Namami Devi Narmade”-Seva Yatra left Jait village today morning to proceed to nearby Nandner village. On the 101st day today, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan took part in the Yatra at Nandner. At a Jan-Samvad in Nandner, Shri Chouhan said that every possible opportunity would be made available to girls and women to move ahead in society. He said that by giving reservation in jobs and local elections to women, they are being helped to become self-reliant. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the basic aim of NarmadaRead More

Yatra Left for Raisen District from Sehore District Led by CM

Bhopal. Narmada Seva Yatra became monumental in presence of large number of people in the evening in village Bamhori located on the bank of river Narmada today. The occasion was a farewell to Narmada seva yatra after its ten days in the district. Yatra proceeded from the district led by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The CM Shri Chouhan was holding the flag riding on a rath. Minister in charge Sehore district Shri Rampal Singh handed over the yatra’s flag at the border of Raisen district to theRead More

North Korea tests another ballistic missile engine

New York: North Korea conducted another ballistic missile engine test recently, US defense officials. According to officials, the engine trial which was carried out on Friday was the third such test in recent weeks using similar technology. CNN quoted one official as saying that engine technology could possibly be used in a eventual intercontinental ballistic missile. In a reaction indicating show of force following the increased provocations from North Korea, the US Marines have deployed F-35Bs to South Korea for the first time as part of an e Share4 +1Read More

SBI may cut 10 pc jobs after merger with sister banks

Mumbai: Country’s largest public sector lender State Bank of India may go for jobs cut after its five associate banks are merged with it. The five banks — State bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Hyderabad — roughly employ around 70,000 people. A report on India TV attributed the job cut to attrition, less number of people being considered for hiring and above all the digitisation that has rekindled use of automation. “We have offered voluntaryRead More

Iran impose sanctions on 15 US companies

Tehran: In a retaliation for sanctions earlier announced by the US, Iran sanctioned 15 American companies, alleging they support terrorism, repression and Israel’s occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state. A Foreign Ministry statement carried by the state-run IRNA news agency said the sanctions barred companies from any agreements with Iranian firms and that former and current directors would not be eligible for visas. The IRNA report referred to the sanctions as a “reciprocal act,” without elaborating. Iran’s new sanctions comes after the Trump administration in February sanctionedRead More