- BJP rakes up pro-Yakub letter to target Congress(14:48)
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Three Congress candidates fighting from Maharashtra are in the news for all the wrong reasons. An old letter signed by them, written on their official letter head, has found its way back, just as the election for Maharashtra kicked in. The Congress leaders -- Amin Patel, Aslam Sheikh and Naseem Khan -- are seen batting for terrorist Yakub Memon convicted in 1993 Mombai blasts.
- Rohit taking revenge on himself now: Akhtar(14:24)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar believes star Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who has been in immaculate form in his debut Test series as opener, is taking revenge on himself for not performing in the last few years in red-ball cricket.
- Singh Brothers: The method to strip their company bare (IANS Exclusive 2)(00:26)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Singh Bros -- Malvinder Mohan Singh (MMS) and Shivinder Mohan Singh (SMS) -- were the key forces behind the Rs 3,000 crore Religare Group fraud, stripping Religare Finvest Ltd (RFL) and their other group companies through a carefully-crafted system of loans to various companies, which were diverted to other intermediary firms the duo controlled.
- Why has Elon Musk suddenly gone offline?(15:42)
San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) It has been a couple of days since SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who has courted several controversies with his tweets in the past, has gone offline without citing any reason, leaving his fan and followers ample space to make funny posts speculating the reason behind his "downtime".
- Players association to offer honourary membership to Gavaskar & Ganguly(09:14)
By Baidurjo Bhose
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Despite the various tweaks done by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) in the last couple of years, the sole motive of the Lodha Panel was to ensure that cricketers are the face of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the formation of the players association was one of its primary proposals. And now, Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) chief Ashok Malhotra wants President-elect Sourav Ganguly and Sunil Gavaskar to be part of the ICA.
- Family of 'Lion of Ladakh' to attend bridge opening event(09:10)
By Ayaskant Das
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) When Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates a bridge across Shyok River in Ladakh on October 21, the star attraction of the event will be the family of late Colonel Chewang Rinchen, known as the 'Lion of Ladakh for his heroic role in saving the region from falling into Pakistans hands during the war in 1948.
- Post 370: Pak missions in Dhaka, Kathmandu new dens of ISI operations (IANS Exclusive)(08:20)
By Deepak Sharma
New Delhi, 19 Oct (IANS) Intelligence agencies have gathered sufficient evidence against two key Pakistan Army officials posted in Dhaka and Kathmandu of 'misusing diplomatic channels' in facilitating the smuggling of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) and fuelling anti-India activities after New Delhi revoked Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
- Trump converts impeachment inquiry into political rallying cry(12:48)
By Nikhila Natarajan
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has turned the ongoing impeachment inquiry over his dealings with Ukraine into his signature "all-base, all-the-time" political rallying cry, calling opposition Democrats "crazy" and unpatriotic; he is framing the US pullout from Syria as "a great day for civilisation" and is stoking cultural stereotypes framing the Middle East as a violent sandbox where its "natural" for them to "play" on blood stained streets.
- How MMS & SMS stripped Religare bare of Rs 3,000 cr (IANS EXCLUSIVE)(08:52)
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Asset stripping is something that Indian promoters have perfected into an art form. For years, the Singh Bros - Malvinder Mohan Singh (MMS) and Shivinder Mohan Singh (SMS) have got away with the proverbial blue murder and finally their luck ran out with their recent arrest. The width and depth of the architecture of their fraud is gargantuan. The FIR against the duo along with erstwhile CEO Sunil Godhwani provides details of the modus operandi of the systematic asset stripping. Moreover, it once again throws into stark relief the fact that regulatory oversight failed and the company which saw an inspection as far back as 2010 managed to operate under the radar, continuing with innumerable irregularities without any fear.
- Sitharaman responds to Manmohan Singh on 'blame game'(15:28)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The spectacle of the government and opposition trading charges on economic policy continued on Friday with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman responding to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's remark that the government is "obsessed" with fixing the blame on its opponents for things gone wrong, saying it was necessary to recall past mistakes.
- Narco intelligence suffers as NCB fails to attract spies (IANS Exclusive)(14:40)
By Sumit Kumar Singh
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The smuggling of narcotics is on rise in India, and Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata, apart from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, have become major transit routes for international druglords. But the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) does not have enough men to take on the drug cartel.
- Fewer crorepati candidates in Maharashtra than 2014(14:34)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Down from 1,095 crorepatis in 2014, Maharashtra this time goes to the polls with 1,007 crorepati candidates, while 59 candidates have declared zero assets, according to a report prepared jointly by The Maharashtra Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
- Eight factors that will propel Cloud spending in India(11:51)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India is no more scratching the surface on Cloud computing and continues to remain a market that is thriving under the dual-opportunity of serving domestic and international demands as well as enjoying higher consumption of data with the advent of high speed mobile connectivity.
- SC refuses to entertain plea on insuring PMC Bank customers(11:20)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain plea seeking directions for redressal of certain aspects, including insuring around 15 lakh people whose money is blocked in the scam-hit Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC Bank).
- Facebook now 'fifth estate', take it seriously: Mark Zuckerberg(10:48)
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) A defiant Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has stressed that his platform has now become a 'Fifth Estate' in the world alongside traditional news media and people no longer have to rely on traditional gatekeepers in politics or media to make their voices heard.
- Conflicting reports on Big B's health confuse fans(03:56)
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Conflicting unconfirmed reports have emerged about Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchans health, with one section of the media stating he has been admitted in Mumbais Nanavati Hospital following a liver problem, while another debunking the news as fake.
- ISL commitment forces Sourav Ganguly to skip Ranchi Test(14:06)
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect Sourav Ganguly was keen to go and spend time with the Indian players as they gear up to play the third and final Test against South Africa in Ranchi from October 19, but he had to cancel the plan as he will have to be present for the inauguration for this edition of the Indian Super League in Kerala on October 20.