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PM Modi assures protection of bank deposits

New Delhi, December 13 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said rumours are being spread about the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill at a time when the government is working to strengthen the framework to protect bank deposits. Addressing the 90th Annual General Meet (AGM) of industry chamber, FICCI, the prime minister said … Continue reading “PM Modi assures protection of bank deposits”

Govt shelves Dec 31 deadline on Aadhaar, PAN in financial dealings

New Delhi, December 13 The central government has extended deadline for mandatory quoting Aadhaar and PAN details in financial dealings extended by three months until March 31, 2018. While the 12-digit Aadhaar is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), PAN is allotted by the Income Tax Department. Form 60 is a declaration … Continue reading “Govt shelves Dec 31 deadline on Aadhaar, PAN in financial dealings”

Hope no Kejriwal will emerge from my movement again: Anna

Agra, December 13 Social activist Anna Hazare has said he hoped that no Arvind Kejriwal emerged from his movement again. Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Kejriwal had taken part in Hazare’s anti-corruption movement in 2011. Subsequently, he had parted ways with the social activist and launched his own political outfit. “I … Continue reading “Hope no Kejriwal will emerge from my movement again: Anna”

SC stays NCLT order allowing Centre to take over Unitech Ltd

New Delhi, December 13 The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the December 8 order of the company law tribunal NCLT allowing the Centre to take over the management of embattled realty firm Unitech Limited. A Bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the statement of Attorney … Continue reading “SC stays NCLT order allowing Centre to take over Unitech Ltd”

Modi, Manmohan Singh pay tribute to Parliament attack martyrs

New Delhi, December 13 The bitter slugfest ahead of the Gujarat polls receded into the background on Wednesday as political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan Singh, gathered to pay homage to the martyrs of the 2001 Parliament attack. Modi and Singh greeted each other warmly at the sombre ceremony, held … Continue reading “Modi, Manmohan Singh pay tribute to Parliament attack martyrs”

Rahul slams PM Modi for attacking Manmohan Singh

Ahmedabad, December 12 Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments against his predecessor Manmohan Singh over a dinner meeting with Pakistani diplomats were unacceptable, Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi said here on Tuesday. The prime minister had insinuated that Manmohan Singh was colluding with Pakistan in the Gujarat polls. The former premier responded by saying Modi was setting … Continue reading “Rahul slams PM Modi for attacking Manmohan Singh”

HC dismisses Kejriwal’s plea to strike down Jaitley’s reply

New Delhi, December 12 The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed Arvind Kejriwal’s plea to strike down Arun Jaitley’s reply filed in response to his written submission in the second Rs 10 crore defamation suit against the chief minister. Justice Manmohan held that the averments in the replication, or Jaitley’s reply to Kejriwal’s written submission, … Continue reading “HC dismisses Kejriwal’s plea to strike down Jaitley’s reply”

‘Wishes galore’ for newlyweds Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli

Mumbai, December 12 Several celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan wished Bollywood star Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli a happy married life after the duo tied the knot in Italy, last night. Anushka and Virat ended days of suspense and media speculation about their wedding plans by getting married in … Continue reading “‘Wishes galore’ for newlyweds Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli”

‘1984 anti-Sikh genocide not spontaneous but govt-orchestrated’

New Delhi, December 12 The 1984 anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi that claimed the lives of an estimated 8,000 people in Delhi and around the country were not spontaneous as has been made out but were government-orchestrated, says a scathing new book on the four days of mayhem, adding it’s … Continue reading “‘1984 anti-Sikh genocide not spontaneous but govt-orchestrated’”

Surjewala mocks Modi’s seaplane travel as ‘Hawa Hawai’

New Delhi, December 12 The Congress on Tuesday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking a seaplane for campaigning in Gujarat, terming it “Hawa Hawai” and added that the ruling BJP did not understand development. “They did not understand development. It is called Hawa Hawai,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a tweet referring … Continue reading “Surjewala mocks Modi’s seaplane travel as ‘Hawa Hawai’”