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July, 2019

 

Parliament LIVE: Manish Tewari Gives Adjournment Notice in LS Over VG Siddhartha’s ‘Harassment’

Parliament LIVE: The alleged suicide of Café Coffee Day founder and former Karnataka chief minister SM Krishna’s son-in-law VG Siddhartha is likely to rock Parliament today as the Congress has moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha over the ‘harassment’ of the Coffee King by Income Tax officials, which allegedly forced him to take the extreme step. In his alleged suicide note, which was recovered after he went missing, Siddhartha blamed one of his private equity partners for “creating pressure” to buy back stocks. He also alleged harassment by…


After 33% Salary Hike, Bihar Lawmakers to Get Plush Bungalows at Govt Rate Ahead of Assembly Polls

Many state legislators, who used to stay outside on rent ever since the old residential flats were demolished, would be given possession by December this year. Patna: As a pre-poll gift, the Bihar lawmakers will be entitled to purchase residential plots of two kathas each at a rate fixed by the state government. The Bihar State Cooperative Federation and Bihar Land Development Bank will be the nodal bodies to make available the required land in Ashiananagar area of the state capital to the Swablambi Grih Nirman Sahyog Samiti headed by state…


Headless Since Rahul Gandhi’s Exit After Poll Drubbing, Congress May Get Interim President by This Weekend

In an informal discussion with party leaders in Parliament on Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi insisted that the decision on the alternative arrangement after his resignation from the president’s post be expedited. New Delhi: Amidst a growing discomfiture within its ranks, the Congress may appoint an interim chief later this week to shepherd the party in the run-up to the formal election for the president’s post. In an informal discussion with party leaders in Parliament on Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi insisted that the decision on the alternative arrangement after his resignation from the president’s…


Haryana Minister Booked for ‘Exercising Undue Influence’ During Lok Sabha Polls

The police action comes after a court here issued a notice to Dilbag Singh, the SHO of Shivaji Nagar police station, on a contempt plea in the case. Rohtak: Haryana Minister of State for Cooperation Manish Grover has been booked by the Rohtak Police for alleged criminal intimidation and exercising undue influence during the recently-held Lok Sabha polls, officials said. An FIR was registered against Grover and another person, Ramesh Lohar, a history-sheeter, on Tuesday at Shivaji Nagar police station here, they said. They have been booked under various sections…


Didn’t Receive Letter from Unnao Rape Survivor’s Kin, Says CJI Gogoi; Seeks Report from SC Registry on Delay

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi expressed his displeasure at the fact that a letter written by the victim’s family on July 12 was not placed before him by the court registry. New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took judicial cognisance of the Unnao rape case and fixed the matter for hearing on Thursday along with a report from the Secretary General of the top court. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi expressed his displeasure at the fact that a letter written by the victim’s family on July 12 was…