Income Tax officials seize Rs 70 crore cash from a warehouse in West Bengal

Income tax department sleuths on Thursday raided seven places in Kolkata and Siliguri in West Bengal and seized around Rs.70 crore in cash stacked by a lottery agency. An income tax department source said the lottery agency rented godowns to hide the money. Bundles of lottery tickets were also found at the spots. Acting on … Read more

PMO ‘rejects’ RTI request on PM Modi’s trip to UAE, but says flight cost to Bhutan was Rs 2.45 crore

The Prime Minister Office has refused to entertain an RTI request asking details about the expense incurred on his recent UAE trip, number of MoUs he signed while there and the identity of delegates who accompanied him on this trip. While replying to the first question, the PMO simply attached a link to its website, … Read more

Use Nirbhaya fund to improve women’s security and sex workers’ welfare, Swati Maliwal to Narendra Modi

Raising concern over the “unused” Nirbhaya Fund, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use the fund for women’s security and rehabilitating sex workers. “Trough media reports, it came to my knowledge that the Nirbhaya fund is being given to the Railways to install CCTV cameras. … Read more

Delhi IAS officer physically assaulted by BJP MP’s personal staff, AAP mocks LG’s silence

Northwest Delhi District Magistrate (DM) Sanjay Goel on Thursday complained he was attacked by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Udit Raj’s personal secretary Parminder and his supporters. An FIR has been filed against Parminder for physically assaulting the district magistrate. “BJP MP Udit Raj’s personal secretary and his supporters barged into my office and threatened … Read more

No confirmed Indian casualty yet in Mina Stampede: MEA

Indian foreign ministry has said that there was no confirmed casualty of Indians in the Mina stampede that has killed more than 300 Hajj pilgrims near Mecca. MEA spokesperson, Vikas Swarup, said, “Our Mission in Jeddah continuously monitoring situation in Makkah following tragic stampede. No confirmed casualties at this point of time.” He said, “Our … Read more

LG’s 17 September will create obstacles in functioning of government officials

Delhi high court on Wednesday questioned the rationale behind Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung’s letter to civil servants on 17 September asking them to defy the orders issued by the elected government of Delhi. The court felt that the effect of the order would be to create obstacles in the functioning of government officials adding that … Read more

Delhi police pulled up by city court for lackadaisical approach in corruption case

A Delhi court has pulled up Delhi Police for its lackadaisical approach in conducting investigation, and termed as “eyewash” the report filed in a case of misappropriation of funds by real estate company Unitech Ltd. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Rao asked the deputy commissioner of police to appear before him on October 14 and … Read more

Delhi government orders 4 lakh condoms for city’s sex workers

The Delhi government will procure four lakh condoms to allay the shortage among the sex workers at the city’s G.B. Road till the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) resumes supply. Health Minister Satyendar Jain issued an order in this connection to the director of the Central Procurement Agency (CPA) on Wednesday. “Director CPA, shall immediately … Read more

After centre said it needed time, Delhi government told HC it was ready to fund installation of CCTVs

Delhi government on Wednesday told the High Court that it was willing to fund the entire project of installation of CCTVs at various vulnerable spots under jurisdiction of 44 police stations. A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva was informed by Delhi government’s standing counsel Rahul Mehra that the government was … Read more

Flipkart’s Bansals are new billionaires, Mukesh Ambani’s net worth declines

They may have started their business with just few lakh rupees but within years they’ve now become the real success story for those aspiring to become future entrepreneurs. Leading Indian e-retailer Flipkart’s co-founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal are the latest billionaires in the country, with $1.3 billion (Rs.8,582 crore) net worth each, according to … Read more

Muslim body to help Maharashtra’s drought victims

The Muslim community has decided to help the farmers of drought-hit regions of Maharashtra by offering monetary relief as part of Bakri Eid celebrations. The initiative by Social Education and Welfare Association (SEWA) will see the participation of clerics, intellectuals, NGOs and volunteers who will tour the worst-hit districts of Beed, Latur and Osmanabad, said … Read more

By showing a bearded Muslim’s photo with RSS chief, you’ve insulted all Indian Muslims, Owaisi tells Digvijay Singh

MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday described a picture posted by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Twitter, showing his (Owaisi’s) half face with the other half of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as an insult to Muslims. Owaisi said the Congress leader had insulted all Muslims by showing a bearded Muslim wearing a skull cap with … Read more

Happy to cooperate with central govt on Onion scam probe, Hope Modiji tells LG sahab to do same on CNG scam probe: Sisodia

Delhi’s deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, on Wednesday said that his government was ready to cooperate with the central government’s probe in so-called onion scam. Talking to reporters at the secretariat, Sisodia said,” we have heard about the news that ACB, which is now controlled by Modiji and whose head Meenaji claims to receive orders … Read more