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Supreme Court junks Sasikala’s plea against restoring conviction in corruption case

Supreme Court junks Sasikala’s plea against restoring conviction in corruption case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala’s plea seeking review of its February 14 order restoring her conviction in a disproportionate assets case – dealing a blow to her comeback hopes. Dismissing the review petition by Sasikala and her two relatives …

OBC creamy layer bar raised, panel to ensure quota benefits reach all

OBC creamy layer bar raised, panel to ensure quota benefits reach all

The government on Wednesday raised the creamy layer ceiling by Rs 2 lakh and announced setting up of a commission to work out sub-categorization within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for a “more equitable distribution of reservation benefits.” Union finance minister Arun Jaitley said after a …

Independence Day: Donald Trump calls up PM Modi, greets him

Independence Day: Donald Trump calls up PM Modi, greets him

US President Donald Trump Monday night called up prime minister Narendra Modi to greet him on Independence Day. Modi shared this information through a tweet. “Appreciate the warm felicitations from @POTUS, who called this evening to convey Independence Day greetings. Thank you @realDonaldTrump,” the prime …

Friendship With Pak ‘Stronger Than Steel, Sweeter Than Honey’: China Vice Premier

Friendship With Pak ‘Stronger Than Steel, Sweeter Than Honey’: China Vice Premier

China is ready to enhance all-round strategic cooperation and economic ties with its “all weather” ally Pakistan, vice-premier Wang Yang said on Monday as he attended the country’s Independence Day celebrations here. Wang, a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of China’s ruling …

Bihar flood: 41 dead, around 65 lakh affected, Patna

Bihar flood: 41 dead, around 65 lakh affected, Patna

At least 41 people have lost their lives and around 65.37 lakh hit by floods in 12 districts in Bihar, with chief minister Nitish Kumar saying heavy rains in Nepal and parts of the state in the past three days have resulted in the deluge. …