CJI recuses from hearing plea challenging Nageswara Rao’s appointment as interim CBI Director


New Delhi: Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Monday recused himself from hearing a plea challenging M Nageswara Rao’s appointment as the interim Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The CJI has also sought transparency in the process of short-listing, selection and appointment of the CBI chief. Gogoi said that he is a member of the Selection Committee to ...

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Mehul Choksi gives up Indian citizenship, surrenders passport to Antiguan government

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NEW DELHI: In a big blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to wipe out corruption from India, absconding Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud accused Mehul Choksi, who is wanted by investigating agencies for loan fraud, has given up his Indian citizenship by surrendering his passport to the Antiguan government. Sources told Zee News that Choksi has also submitted USD 177 ...

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15 committees with stakeholders from all fields: How BJP will make its poll manifesto


Party chief Amit Shah had last week announced that Rajnath will head the BJP’s Manifesto Committee for the Lok Sabha elections. NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s panel which is entrusted with making the party’s election manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha Election met at the party headquarters in Delhi on Sunday. The meeting of the 20-member committee was chaired ...

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Cyclone Gaja: Indian Navy joins rescue work; chopper, 2 ships reach affected areas


Chennai: As Tamil Nadu reels under severe cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’, the Indian Navy personnel on Saturday joined the state authorities, NDRF and civil populace to clear public buildings and roads in Nagapattinam. Two naval ships – Chetlat and Cheriyam – arrived at Karaikal earlier in the day carrying relief food material. One helicopter sortie was flown from INS Parundu to ...

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S-400 Triumf air defence missile will protect India from countries with territorial ambition: Air Marshal Nambiar


Shillong: The S-400 Triumf air defence missile system to be procured from Russia would provide requisite security to India from neighbouring countries with “territorial ambition”, a senior Air Force official has said. The S-400 Triumf is a next-generation mobile air defense system capable of destroying aerial targets at an extremely long range of up to 400 kilometres. The new missile ...

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PM Modi to launch APIX, a banking technology for 2 billion people without bank accounts


Singapore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address some 30,000 people at the world’s largest gathering of financial technology companies in Singapore this week and launch a banking solution for two billion people without bank accounts worldwide. Prime Minister Modi will be in Singapore from November 14 to 15 to attend a series of summits, including the East Asian summit and ...

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