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Rs 104 cr deposited in accounts of BSP
NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) detected cash deposits totalling over Rs 104 crore in an account belonging to the BSP and Rs 1.43 crore in an account belonging to party Supremo Mayawati’s brother Anand in a branch of United Bank of India in New Delhi, sources in the Enforcement Directorate said.
VS seeks M M Mani’s ouster
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Senior CPM leader V S Achuthanandan on Monday sent a letter to the Central leadership seeking the ouster of M M Mani, the second accused in the Ancheri Baby murder case.
Abducted Kerala priest appeals Pope, Centre to secure his release
KOCHI: An Indian Catholic priest abducted from Yemen this year appealed to Pope Francis and the Union government through a purported video to secure his release from his captors.
"If I were a European priest, I would have been taken more seriously. I am from India. I am perhaps not considered as of much value," said priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil in a weak voice in the video, aired by news channels in Kerala
Rly development: Centre to give due consider to Kerala
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that the Centre will give due consideration to Kerala while implementing Railway developmental works.
Bus carrying college team overturns, 39 injured
ATTINGAL: Thirty nine including three teachers suffered injuries when the private bus carrying students of Attingal Government College overturned near Koduvally in Kozhikode Tuesday early morning at 3.45 am.
RBI imposes restrictions on withdrawal from certain bank accounts
MUMBAI: Tightening the noose around people who misused banking channels to park unaccounted money, the Reserve Bank today imposed certain restrictions on withdrawal if more than Rs 2 lakh has been deposited after November 9 in an account which has a balance of over Rs 5 lakh.
As per a RBI notification, withdrawal or transfer of funds will not be permitted in accounts without quoting of PAN or submission of Form 60 (persons who do not have PAN).
Trump questions White House motive over Russian hacking probe
WASHINGTON: US president-elect Donald Trump today questioned the White House's motive over ordering an investigation into alleged Russian hacking of the Democratic Party's servers and emails of campaign officials of his defeated presidential rival Hillary Clinton.
"If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act? Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?" Trump tweeted.
Baloch leader seeks B'desh's help to raise Balochistan issue
DHAKA: Equating atrocities in Balochistan to the massacre of Bengalis by Pakistan Army during the 1971 liberation war, a self-exiled Baloch leader has sought Bangladesh's support to raise the issue at the UN and help liberate the restive region from "Pakistan's occupation".
"They (Pakistan) are committing the same atrocities that they had committed with you," Mir Suleman Dawood Jan Ahmedzai said here yesterday, referring to Bangladesh's independence struggle during which 3 million Bengalis were killed.
AIADMK backs Sasikala to succeed Jayalalithaa
CHENNAI: The ruling AIADMK Thursday strongly backed late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's close aide V K Sasikala to succeed her as party General Secretary, saying she qualifies to be elected "automatically" and "unanimously" to the post by virtue of being the departed leader's "conscience" for long.
Ratan Tata likely to step down as chairman of Tata Trusts
MUMBAI: Ratan Tata is "most likely" to step down as chairman of the Tata Trusts, which control a 66 per cent stake in the $100 billion Tata conglomerate's holding company Tata Sons, said a Times of India report citing Tata's long-time confidant R K Krishna Kumar.