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The CBI on Saturday launched a search operation on brokers at over ten locations in connection with the National Stock Exchange (NSE) co-location scam involving the financial institution's former MD and CEO Chitra Ramkrishna and the ex-Group Operating Officer Anand...

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The Delhi High Court on Friday sought the response of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the bail application of National Stock Exchange's (NSE) former chief Chitra Ramkrishna, who was arrested in connection with the NSE co-location (Colo) scam case.   Seeking the response...

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National Stock Exchange's (NSE) former head Chitra Ramkrishna on Wednesday approached the Delhi High Court (HC) for bail, following the denial of her plea by the trial court.   However, the bench of justice Talwant Singh recused himself from hearing her plea.   On 12th May,...

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Pollution was responsible for nine million deaths in 2019 - equivalent to one in six deaths worldwide - and India leads with nearly 2.4 million deaths, according to a study published on Wednesday in The Lancet Planetary Health.   Of the nearly 2.4 million deaths in 2019, air...

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting raids at nine locations belonging to Congress leader Karti Chidambaram and his father, former Union minister P Chidambaram in connection with a fresh case of visas issued to Chinese nationals for illegal...

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The Southwest Monsoon advanced into some parts of South Bay of Bengal, most parts of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and the Andaman Sea on Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced.   This comes a day later than the earlier announcement last week of the Southwest...

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Gauri Atre  and   Aniket Bhatkhande 13 May 2022
An increase of 1,540sqkm (square kilometre) of 'forest cover' in the recently published Indian State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2021 started the year on a 'green' note. This continues the trend of recent ISFR that consistently manage to announce increased forest cover by cleverly tweaking the...

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A day after being arrested in a PMLA case, Jharkhand mining secretary Pooja Singhal was suspended from the Indian Administrative Services (IAS).   The action against her was taken by the Department of Personnel and Training.   Singhal is presently in five-day ED's custody in...

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Moneylife Digital Team/ IANS 11 May 2022
The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday put on hold the colonial-era penal provision of sedition and asked the Union and state governments to refrain from registering any first information reports (FIRs) under the sedition provision, Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), till review of the...

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Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr (The Leaflet) 11 May 2022
The distinction between what the Prime Minister says in his personal capacity, and the stand of the Union Government is not merely academic, as Article 300 of the Constitution fortifies it.    —–   The Union Home Ministry has filed an affidavit at the Supreme Court in the...

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IAS officer and Jharkhand Mines Secretary Pooja Singhal was on Wednesday arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after her second day of questioning in connection with the ongoing probe of Prevention of Money Laundering case pertaining to alleged embezzelment of MNREGS...

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The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) on Tuesday warned ride-hailing platforms like Uber and Ola to fix rising consumer complaints regarding ride cancellations, cancellation charges, random surge pricing and long waiting times, or else face penal action.   Sources close to...

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The Delhi High Court (HC) on Tuesday granted bail to Krishnan Subramanian, the former group CEO (chief executive officer) of Religare Enterprises Ltd, who was arrested in connection with an alleged Rs2,397 crore financial fraud case last year.   On 9 December 2021, the economic...

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Union road transport, highways and shipping minister, Nitin Gadkari, on Tuesday blamed low-quality construction material for the collapse of a bridge in Bhagalpur district of Bihar.   A section of the bridge which connected Sultanganj in Bhagalpur district to Khagaria in Munger...

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The Enforcement Directorate has seized three cars belonging to IAS officer Pooja Singhal's Chartered Accountant (CA) Suman Kumar in connection with the prevention of money laundering case pertaining to the MGNREGA funds scam of around Rs 18 crore.   On Tuesday, Singhal appeared before...

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Tech giant Google announced that it now requires personal loan apps in India to complete the additional proof of eligibility requirements and the deadline for this was set to end on Wednesday.   The eligibility includes copy of their license by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and...

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The ministry of home affairs (MHA) has told the Supreme Court (SC) that in spirit of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' and the prime minister's (PM's) unequivocal views in favour of protection of civil liberties and to shed colonial baggage, the government has decided to re examine and re...

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“There were journalists, even at that time, who prided themselves on the fact that they had access to persons in authority. And certainly, in many newspapers, the owners and their editors had ingratiated themselves with the rulers. But I think they were not looked up to, and people saw...

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As Maharashtra reels under a heat wave, coal shortages and resources crunch with over Rs76,000 crore in unpaid power bills, it has emerged that even VVIPs and politicians across the political spectrum have blatantly defaulted in clearing their electricity consumption dues.   While...

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The central bureau of investigation (CBI) has arrested an interim resolution professional (IRP) of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Mumbai, and two others including a jeweller in a bribe case of Rs2 lakh, here on Thursday.   Following a complaint lodged against the IRP,...

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