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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.
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.
Justice J S Khehar to be the 44th CJI
NEW DELHI: Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, who led the five-judge constitution bench in the Supreme Court which had struck down the controversial NJAC Act for appointment of judges, was today recommended as the 44th Chief Justice of India.
Chief Justice of India T S Thakur today wrote a letter recommending the name of Justice Khehar, who is the senior most judge of the Supreme Court to be his successor.
Veteran journalist Cho Ramaswamy passes away
CHENNAI: Veteran journalist, former Rajya Sabha member and political commentator Cho Ramaswamy (82) died here today following illness.
Fondly addressed as Cho, he was suffering from illness and breathed his last at a private hospital this morning, sources close to his family said.
Tharoor’s Delhi home burgled, many valuables stolen
NEW DELHI: Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor’s home in New Delhi was burgled on November 29. The robbers made away with several valuable items including glasses gifted to him by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he attended Swacch Bharat campaign.
Tsunami hits Japan after strong quake, nuclear plant briefly disrupted
TOKYO: A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a tsunami that hit the same region devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011.
The earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, had a magnitude of 7.4, the Japan Meteorological Service said, and was centred off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles).
Two CRPF jawans injured in IED blast in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Two CRPF jawans were Monday injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by Naxals in the dense forest of Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said.
"The incident took place at around 9.20 am when a patrolling team of CRPF's 74th battalion was out on a road opening duty in Chintalnar police station area," a senior police official told reporters.
India successfully conducts twin trial of Prithvi-II missile
BALASORE: India Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile twice in quick succession as part of a user trial by the army from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha.
In salvo mode, the two surface-to-surface missiles which have a strike range of 350 km and are capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads were successfully test-fired in quick succession from mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 9.35 am, defence sources said.
Banks get about Rs 5.44 lakh cr worth of scrapped notes
MUMBAI: People have exchanged and deposited over Rs 5.44 lakh crore worth of scrapped Rs 500/1,000 notes at different banks till November 18 following demonetisation of the higher denomination currency.
The banks also disbursed Rs 1,03,316 crore over the counter and via ATMs between November 10 and November 18, the Reserve Bank said in a statement.
Consequent to the announcement of withdrawal of legal tender status of banknotes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominations from the midnight of November 8, 2016, the RBI had made arrangements for exchange and/or deposit of such notes.