ED attaches Rs 68 lakh assets of Maoist leaders in Bihar

AMN The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today said, it has attached assets worth 68 lakh rupees of two top Maoist leaders in Bihar in connection with a money-laundering probe against them. This is second such action against the top Naxal leadership after the central probe agency last month attached properties worth 86 lakh of a Jharkhand-based … Continue reading ED attaches Rs 68 lakh assets of Maoist leaders in Bihar

Ashraf Sehrai replaces Geelani as Hurriyat chief

Srinagar Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani today gave up post of the chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat. Geelani held the position for 18 years. Senior Hurriyat leader Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai replaced Geelani as the chairman of the party. The Tehreek-e-Hurriyat led by Syed Ali Geelani today held a meeting at its office in Srinagar and … Continue reading Ashraf Sehrai replaces Geelani as Hurriyat chief

Punjab to ban hookah bars

The Punjab government on Monday decided to impose a ban on hookah bars across the state instead of issuing temporary orders against their operation every two months. The Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, approved an amendment to the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade … Continue reading Punjab to ban hookah bars

TADA court extends Farooq Takla’s CBI custody

AMN A TADA Court in Mumbai today extended the CBI custody of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s aide Farooq Takla till March 28. The CBI had prayed for his custody to verify the statements Takla made during the interrogation. The agency also claimed that Takla was not cooperating in the probe. Takla, an accused in … Continue reading TADA court extends Farooq Takla’s CBI custody

PM Modi congratulates Putin on victory in Presidential elections

AMN / NEW DELHI INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi telephoned Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his victory in the Presidential elections held in Russia on Sunday. Conveying his compliments to Putin on Monday, the PM expressed the hope that under his leadership, the ‘special and privileged strategic partnership’ between India and Russia … Continue reading PM Modi congratulates Putin on victory in Presidential elections

KCR, Mamata coin idea of ‘Federal Front’ to check BJP

Our Correspondent /Kolkata Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today met his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee here and discussed the possibility of a third front minus Congress in a bid to challenge the BJP at centre. KCR came over to the Mamata Banerjee’s office today and the two leaders held a lengthy discussion that … Continue reading KCR, Mamata coin idea of ‘Federal Front’ to check BJP

Govt Ready to face no-confidence motion: Ananth Kumar

  AMN / NEW DELHI UNION Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar today said, the government was ready to face no-confidence motion as it has the support both inside and outside Parliament. Talking to media persons outside Parliament, Mr Kumar said, the Centre is confident that it will win the trust vote with full majority. He … Continue reading Govt Ready to face no-confidence motion: Ananth Kumar

Naqvi offers ‘Chadar’ on behalf of PM Modi at Ajmer Sharif

AMN /AJMER Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conveyed his greetings and best wishes to followers of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti in the country and abroad on the occasion of 806th annual Urs at Ajmer Sharif Dargah. In a message, Mr Modi said, peace, unity and harmony are at the core of various philosophies in the country … Continue reading Naqvi offers ‘Chadar’ on behalf of PM Modi at Ajmer Sharif

Lalu Prasad Yadav convicted in fourth fodder scam case

AMN /RANCHI A special CBI court in Ranchi today convicted RJD Chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad and 18 others in the fourth fodder scam case. The case relates to fraudulent withdrawal of over Rs 3 crore from the Dumka treasury between December 1995 and January 1996. Another former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath … Continue reading Lalu Prasad Yadav convicted in fourth fodder scam case

Logjam in Parliament continues for 11th day

AMN / NEW DELHI Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day amid uproar by Opposition for the eleventh day today. In the Lok Sabha, members from TRS and AIADMK were raising slogans in support of their demands. TRS members were demanding an increase in reservation quota for jobs in Telangana, while AIADMK … Continue reading Logjam in Parliament continues for 11th day