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Najeeb Jung Quits As Delhi Lieutenant Governor; Arvind Kejriwal

Najeeb Jung Quits As Delhi Lieutenant Governor; Arvind Kejriwal

In a sudden move, Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung resigned on Thursday, ending a nearly three­and­half­ year­long eventful tenure, mostly marked by bitter confrontation with AAP government on a range of issues that virtually brought governance to a halt on many occasions. Without citing reasons …

Devil dressed as an angel resisting Vatican reforms, says Pope Francis

Devil dressed as an angel resisting Vatican reforms, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Thursday denounced the resistance he’s encountering in reforming the Vatican bureaucracy, saying some of it is inspired by the devil “dressed as an angel” and that the prelates who work for him must undergo “permanent purification” to serve the Catholic Church better. …

No new releases this X’mas but Pulimurugan, Hrithik to stay

No new releases this X’mas but Pulimurugan, Hrithik to stay

Here’s some happy news for movie buffs in Kerala ­ film producers say existing Malayalam movies will not be pulled from the theaters this X’mas. However, there will not be any new Malayalam releases this holiday season. On Wednesday, it was reported that Malayalam movies …

‘Mock me all you want, Modiji, but answer people’s questions about your corruption,’ says Rahul Gandhi

‘Mock me all you want, Modiji, but answer people’s questions about your corruption,’ says Rahul Gandhi

Hours after prime minister Narendra Modi attacked the opposition for stalling Parliament over demonetization, Congress vice­president Rahul Gandhi hit back at the PM at a rally here. » Make as much fun of me as you like… but answer my question. » I will ask …

CBI raids district cooperative banks in Kerala: reports

CBI raids district cooperative banks in Kerala: reports

The CBI on Wednesday conducted searches at various district cooperative banks in Kerala. Banks in Kollam, Malappuram and Kozhikode were raided by the top investigative agency. The raid was conducted as per the central government’s instructions to check on the deposits of banned notes. The …

CBI arrests Tamil Nadu businessman in Rs 170 cr cash seizure case

CBI arrests Tamil Nadu businessman in Rs 170 cr cash seizure case

CBI Wednesday arrested businessman J Sekar Reddy and his associate K Srinivasulu after Income Tax searches at his residence and office in Chennai resulted in seizure of 127 kg of gold and over Rs 170 crore in cash post demonetization. CBI sources said his links …

Elderly woman killed by son in Pathanamthitta

Elderly woman killed by son in Pathanamthitta

An elderly woman died after she was assaulted by her son over family dispute near here on Wednesday. The victim was Molly Thomas (62). The police have taken Shiju Thomas (38) into custody for attacking his parents in an inebriated condition. His father Mathayikutty also …

RBI withdraws Rs 5000 deposit limit for KYC-compliant accounts

RBI withdraws Rs 5000 deposit limit for KYC-compliant accounts

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Wednesday modified old­currency deposit rules announced on December 19, following strong public blowback. The new RBI notification exempted KYC compliant account holders from the limit of Rs 5,000 imposed on deposits of old currency notes of the Rs 500 …

Don’t scare people to keep morale of police, VS tells govt; flays action against writer

Don’t scare people to keep morale of police, VS tells govt; flays action against writer

CPM veteran V.S. Achuthanandan Monday criticised the police for registering a case against Malayalam writer and theater artist Kamal C. Chavara on charges of showing disrespect to the national anthem, terming it as a “serious issue”. “Reports say that a case has been registered against …

Bana, seven-year-old Syria war symbol, evacuated from Aleppo

Bana, seven-year-old Syria war symbol, evacuated from Aleppo

Seven­year­old Bana al­Abed, whose Twitter account has offered a tragic account of the war in Syria, was evacuated from the divided Syrian city of Aleppo Monday, a Turkish NGO announced on social media. “This morning @AlabedBana was also rescued from #Aleppo with her family. We …

Hyderabad blast case: Yasin Bhatkal, four others get death sentence by NIA court

Hyderabad blast case: Yasin Bhatkal, four others get death sentence by NIA court

A special NIA court here sentenced to death five convicts, including the banned Indian Mujahideen’s (IM) co­founder Yaseen Bhatkal and a Pakistani national, in the 2013 Hyderabad bomb blasts. Apart from Bhatkal alias Ahmed Siddibappa Zaraar, and Pakistani national Zia ur Rehman alias Waqas, Asadullah …

You can deposit old notes worth more than Rs 5000 only once till Dec 30

You can deposit old notes worth more than Rs 5000 only once till Dec 30

Tightening rules for depositing junked 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, the government Monday said individuals can deposit over Rs 5,000 in old currency bills only once until December 30 and that too after explaining why it had not been done so far. After banning old …

TRAI moots free data for rural subscribers

TRAI moots free data for rural subscribers

To support less­cash economy, telecom regulator Trai Monday recommended that a “reasonable” amount of free data access should be provided to rural subscribers on monthly basis and the scheme could be funded from the Universal Service Obligation Fund. “In order to bridge the affordability gap …

Petrol price hiked by Rs 2.21 per liter, diesel by Rs 1.79

Petrol price hiked by Rs 2.21 per liter, diesel by Rs 1.79

With the global oil prices going over $50­mark earlier this week, state­run Indian Oil Corp Friday hiked the prices of transport fuels ­­ of petrol by Rs 2.21 a litre, and of diesel by Rs 1.79 at Delhi, with corresponding increase in other states and …

Govt asks tax cheats to come clean by March, releases mail id for black money tip-offs

Govt asks tax cheats to come clean by March, releases mail id for black money tip-offs

» New tax disclosure scheme to open tomorrow, close on March 31, 2017; disclosures to attract 50 percent tax and penalty: Revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia » Declarations under new black money disclosure scheme to be kept confidential, info not to be used for prosecution: Adhia …