Parliament passes Lokpal amendment bill

New Delhi, July 29 -- A bill to amend the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013, was passed by parliament on Thursday doing away with the time limit for public servants to furnish details of their assets and liabilities, which as per the original act was July 31 every year.

The Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, was passed by the upper house on Thursday.

It allows extension of the time given to... Read More

SC to examine if state entry tax violates 'freedom of trade'

New Delhi, July 18 -- A nine judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court bench will hear from Tuesday a batch of petitions by some top corporate houses and business associations challenging the imposition of entry tax by the various state governments, contending that it was violative of the freedom of trade and commerce provided under the Constitution.

The bench of Chief Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice A.K.Sikri, Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice Shiva ... Read More

Three bookies held for online IPL betting

Muzaffarnagar, May 23 -- Three people, allegedly engaged in online betting of IPL matches, were arrested in a joint operation of the intelligence wing and the Kotwali police here. Police recovered six mobile phones, a laptop, fake identity cards and Rs 13,000 from their possession. SP city Rajesh Kumar Singh said the police came to know about them on Sunday.

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CM to visit Gorakhpur on May 26

Lucknow, May 23 -- Chief minister Yogi Adityanath will attend programmes marking BJP-led Centre's three years in office in Kushinagar on May 25 and in Gorakhpur on May 26. BJP vice president and Rajya Sabha MP, Shiv Pratap Shukla, gave this information while addressing a meeting of party workers at party's Benigan office on Monday. In Gorakhpur, the CM will attend a programme at Maharana Pratap Inter College.

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Lucknow, May 23 -- Three children were killed when a wall collapsed on them in Parsehra Bujurg village of the district on Monday morning. The deceased kids were identified as Sabina (5), Simran (5) and Moharram (8). They were playing near the wall when the incident took place. On getting information of the tragedy, DM Akashdeep; SP Dr S Chanappa and SDM Alok Verma rushed to the village and consoled the aggrieved family members. The officials assu... Read More

Business partner hires contract killers to murder BSP leader, wife and four kids over property

New Delhi, May 23 -- Bahujan Samaj Party leader Chaudhary Munawwar Hassan, his wife and four children were murdered by a business partner who plotted to usurp the politician's properties, police said on Monday.

The suspect, Delhi property dealer Sahid Khan aka Bunty, confessed to have hired contract killers to murder his friend and his family, an officer said. He, two contract killers and a friend were arrested.

Bunty told police that Hassan's ... Read More

SP leader shot dead in Ballia

Varanasi, May 23 -- A Samajwadi Party leader was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne assailants in Ballia on Sunday evening.

Police said Sumer Singh (48) and his friend Manoj Mishra were going to Gopalpur village on a motorcycle to attend a function, when they were waylaid outside Bahuwara village under Dokati police station.

Police suspect Sunday's killing was the fallout of a land dispute. Singh was first shot in the head from a point-blank ran... Read More

Handsome allocation likely for disabled people in next budget

Bangladesh, May 23 -- Finance Minister AMA Muhith Monday assured a parliamentary caucus of extending various facilities for the people with disabilities through giving necessary allocation in the budget for the next fiscal year.

The facilities would include introducing preliminary healthcare in the community clinics, special arrangements in trains and BRTC busses, 10 per cent quota in the hostels for working women with disabilities, and establis... Read More

Sahara's Aamby Valley to be auctioned in June

MUMBAI, May 23 -- The official liquidator of Sahara Group's Aamby Valley City is ready to auction the property in June after the Supreme Court ordered the sale to recover money owed to investors, two people aware of the development said on condition of anonymity.

The funds realised from the auction has two claimants: the Securities and Exchange Board of India, and the income-tax (I-T) department. The apex court might have to step in and provide ... Read More

EC defers RS polls in view of Presidential poll and EVM hackathon

India, May 23 -- The Election Commission on Monday deferred elections to 10 Rajya Sabha seats scheduled for June 8, citing the presidential poll in July and the EVM hacking challenge which begins on June 3.

The poll panel in a statement said fresh dates for elections will be announced later.

An EC official said the polls have been deferred since they would coincide with the Presidential elections.

"The secretaries of legislative assemblies are... Read More