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MP farmers get ‘genuine’ Rs 2000 notes sans image of Mahatma Gandhi

MP farmers get ‘genuine’ Rs 2000 notes sans image of Mahatma Gandhi

A farmer in Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur district was shocked to receive Rs 2,000 currency notes without the image of Mahatma Gandhi from a branch of a public sector bank. Laxman Meena, a farmer from Bichchhugawadi village, received three notes of Rs 2,000 when he withdrew …

Bengaluru molestation case: Four arrested

Bengaluru molestation case: Four arrested

Four people, including a college student, have been arrested in connection with the Bengaluru molestation case when a woman was assaulted by two men in the early hours of New Year’s day. Reports said that two of the arrested are courier delivery men, one van …

Vigilance quizzing Tom Jose in illegal assets case

Vigilance quizzing Tom Jose in illegal assets case

The Vigilance and Anti­Corruption Bureau (VACB) is questioning additional chief secretary Tom Jose in connection with a disproportionate assets case against him. He is being questioned by the special vigilance cell at their office in Kochi. In October, VACB had raided his flats in Thiruvananthapuram …

Father Tom Uzhunnalil went to Yemen ignoring our warnings: Center

Father Tom Uzhunnalil went to Yemen ignoring our warnings: Center

Minister of state for external affairs M.J. Akbar Wednesday said that the central government had instructed Kerala priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped by terrorists in Yemen, to not go to that country. “Fr Uzhunnalil went to Yemen ignoring the government’s instructions. We are …

Govindachamy wants an artificial hand and 5 packets of beedi a day in jail

Govindachamy wants an artificial hand and 5 packets of beedi a day in jail

Govindachamy, who is serving a 7­year­jail term in the infamous Soumya rape­murder case at the Kannur Central Jail, has requested the police an artificial hand. His demands did not end there. The prisoner also requested DGP Anil Kant, who visited the jail Tuesday, to make …

Presenting Budget constitutional requirement: Jaitley

Presenting Budget constitutional requirement: Jaitley

Following demands by some political parties to postpone presentation of the Union Budget till assembly elections in five states are over, finance minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday said presenting the budget is a ‘constitutional requirement’. “Presenting the budget is a constitutional requirement,” Jaitley said. Shiv Sena …

Malayalam films to be pulled out from theaters after Dec 30

Malayalam films to be pulled out from theaters after Dec 30

The Malayalam Film Producers Council and Distributors Association Wednesday decided to withdraw Malayalam films that are currently being screened in the theaters after December 30 to put pressure on the Kerala Film Exhibitors Federation (KFEF) over the issue of splitting revenue. The Kerala Film Exhibitors …

Suresh Kalmadi sneaks into IOA from backdoor, ‘forced’ to step out

Suresh Kalmadi sneaks into IOA from backdoor, ‘forced’ to step out

Faced with a barrage of criticism, scam­tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Wednesday declined the position of the Indian Olympic Association’s life president even as the sports ministry issued a showcause notice to the IOA for its controversial decision. “I thank the Indian Olympic Association for conferring …

Demonetisation:Note ban a ‘Super-Emergency’: Mamata Banerjee

Demonetisation:Note ban a ‘Super-Emergency’: Mamata Banerjee

» Demonetization a mega scam, biggest one after Independence, says Mamata » Calls the situation a “Super­Emergency” » Says federal structure (of country) totally destroyed » Dares PM to quit if situation unresolved even after 50 days » Says demonetization has pushed the country 20 …

BJP terms opposition meet as Rahul Gandhi’s ‘flop show’

BJP terms opposition meet as Rahul Gandhi’s ‘flop show’

Mocking the Congress­led meet of eight parties against demonetization, BJP on Tuesday said it was Rahul Gandhi’s “flop show” and that the bubble of opposition unity had burst before it could even take off. Noting that only eight of the 16 parties which had joined …

Man murdered inside Sharjah shop, killer on the run

Man murdered inside Sharjah shop, killer on the run

Mohammed Ali, 52, was found in a pool of blood with multiple wounds in Majestic Supermarket of Maysaloon area, the Khaleej Times quoted police officers as saying. The police was informed about the body by a butcher working at a neighboring shop. Another shopkeeper told …

IOA: Tainted Kalmadi, Chautala made IOA life presidents

IOA: Tainted Kalmadi, Chautala made IOA life presidents

In a significant development, former Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) president Abhay Singh Chautala was made honorary life president of the India Olympic Association (IOA), along with ex­IOA chief and 2010 Commonwealth Games corruption scandal tainted Suresh Kalmadi. Chautala served as president of the IOA …

Fifty cases of hacking within one month of demonetization: TAC Security

Fifty cases of hacking within one month of demonetization: TAC Security

Following the November 8 demonetization, cyber security solutions provider TAC Security received more than 50 hacking incidents in a month’s time, the company revealed on Tuesday. The incidents included ransomware, financial frauds and website hacking in various Indian enterprises. TAC Security’s specially designed service ­ …

After public uproar, Kerala police to re-examine UAPA cases

After public uproar, Kerala police to re-examine UAPA cases

The top brass of the Kerala police will re­examine several cases charged under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act or UAPA in various police stations in the state. The cases, in which charges are yet to be filed, will be re­examined at the police headquarters. It will …

Noida SEZ: DRI seizes Rs 2.6 cr in cash, 95 kg gold, silver

Noida SEZ: DRI seizes Rs 2.6 cr in cash, 95 kg gold, silver

The DRI has seized Rs 2.60 crore cash, including Rs 12 lakh in new notes, and 95kg of gold and silver in connection with its probe into alleged diversion of duty free gold worth about Rs 140 crore, imported under a special concession scheme, by …