New Delhi [India], Dec. 5 (ANI): The Delhi court on Monday sent two Axis bank managers, who were arrested by the Enforcement Directorate under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case into a week's remand. The accused officials were produced before the Tis Hazari court at around 2 pm today and were interrogated for about 38 hours. Lawyer of Shobit Sinha, one of the accused, said that they opposed the 7-day police custody adding his client cooperated during investigation.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Dec. 5 (ANI): Apollo Hospitals, where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment after her cardiac arrest last evening, has rejected reports of her death as played by some Tamil television channels. In a statement issued here a short while ago, the hospital said, "Some TV channels are wrongly reporting that the Chief Minister is no more. The Apollo Specialists and Specialists from AIIMS are continually monitoring the Chief Minister very closely," the hospital further said.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Dec. 6 (ANI): Senior All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader O. Paneerselvam on Tuesday sworn in as the next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu after Jayalalithaa died of a "massive" cardiac arrest at 11.30 p.m. on Monday. Earlier, according to reports several AIADMK MLAs were called to the Apollo Hospitals one by one, where they were asked to sign a declaration, making Panneerselvam successor to Jayalalithaa.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 4 (ANI): The Income Tax Department has rejected two sets of declarations of Rs.2 lakh crore and Rs. 13,860 crore made from Mumbai and Ahmedabad, respectively, after an inquiry found that declarants were "persons of suspicious nature" and "very small means" and the declarations could have been misused. "It was announced that declarations totalling Rs. 65,250 crore were received from 64,275 declarants, subject to reconciliation. After final reconciliation, the revised figure of actual declarations received and taken on record was Rs. 67,382 crores, which had been made by 71,726 declarants," said the statement.
Bangkok, Dec 4 (IANS) India defeated Pakistan by 17 runs to retain the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup title at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground here on Sunday
Patna [India], Dec. 4 (ANI): Taking demonetisation by the stride, three villages in Patna, Bihar are undergoing a process of becoming cashless, in an initiative taken by the Bank of Baroda. A campaign about digital cashless transaction has been launched for about ten thousand villagers by the bank. Representatives of the bank are visiting on the doorstep each house of Bind Toli of Kurji , Basti of Maner and Patsa Village of Bihta to open their bank accounts.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 4 (ANI): The office of Union Road, Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday dubbed reports stating that 50 chartered flights will ferry VIPs for his daughter's wedding as 'mischievous and incorrect'.
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Dec. 4 (ANI): A 30-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl while standing in a queue outside a bank ATM kiosk in Uttar Pradesh Kanpur's district. Sarvesha Devi was standing in the queue for three hours outside Punjab National Bank ATM in Vikas Khand Jhinjhak area to withdraw Rs.5, 000 when suddenly she experienced labour pains at 4 p.m. The policemen who were positioned near the bank for crowd control drove the woman to a nearby hospital soon after she delivered. The government's decision to scrap Rs. 500 and Rs.1, 000 currencies has created a harrowing experience as people standing in long serpentine queues outside banks and ATM machines has become a daily sight.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 5(ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had come as a chaiwala (tea seller) and would run away with the nation's money like a 'feriwala' (rag picker). Prime Minister has come as 'chaiwala' and might run away as 'feriwala' with a pocket full of money," Banerjee said in the assembly. Banerjee further said that there should be an investigation on whoever goes abroad with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and why doesn't he take themedia along with him.
Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 5 (ANI): Pakistan media has, it seems, declared the Chief Minister of India's southern Tamil Nadu state J Jayalalitha dead, even, while doctors in state capital Chennai say that she is alive but in a very critical condition. "Two of Pakistan's largest Urdu papers this morning reported that Indian politician Jayalalitha had died (she's alive)," Senior Pakistan journalist Omar R Quraishi said in a tweet on Monday.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 5 (ANI): Citing security reasons for not allowing Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Advisor on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz to visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the Indian government said that Islamabad has no reason to complain. According to sources, India extended conveniences keeping in mind security requirements, and therefore, Pakistan has no reason to complain. Sources were also of the view that India acted like a good host.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 5 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Monday continue to hear arguments related to the December 16, 2012 gang rape case. In a special hearing held on Friday, Amicus Curiae Sanjay Hegde questioned the evidence produced by the prosecution in the case. Hegde said that one of the convicts, Mukesh, was not with the prime culprit Ram Singh when the offence was committed.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 5(ANI): Expressing disquiet over Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's medical condition, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Monday said that he is pinning his hope for another miracle. Swamy told ANI, "She was recovering in a miraculous way.but then 74 days in hospital. Jayalalitha used to read books, facts and share a tremendous memory.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 4(ANI): A national level shooterhas alleged that she was raped by her coach, following which an FIR was lodged against the accused. An FIR was registered against the shooter on the basis of the complaint filed at the Chanakyapuri police station yesterday. The woman also said that she has been training for the national championships at the shooting range of the Sports Authority of India and the accused, who had competed in international events, used to guide her.
Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Dec. 4 (ANI): Stressing that silence and inaction against terrorism will further embolden terrorists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a veiled attack on Pakistan today called for resolute action against those supporting and financing the extremist organisations. Terrorism, externally induced instability, poses gravest threat to Afghanistan's peace, stability and prosperity," he said while speaking at the inauguration of the sixth 'Heart of Asia' conference here. Extending India's support to Afghanistan in combating terrorism, Prime Minister Modi said, "As such, support for voices of peace in Afghanistan alone is not enough.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Dec. 5 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa "continues to be under grave situation", but everything is being done to give her the best chance of surviving, said London-based intensivist Dr. Richard Beale on Monday. "The situation is extremely grave, but I can confirm that everything possible is being done to give her the best chance of surviving this shocking event. Jayalalithaa, who was undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals here, suffered a cardiac arrest Sunday evening.
New Delhi [India], Dec.5 (ANI): A day after a drunk man shot a 22-year-old pregnant orchestra dancer after she refused to dance with him, the general secretary of National Federation of Indian Women, a Communist Party of India (CPI) backed organisation, Annie Raja, has said the government needs to immediately implement preventive measures to curb the rise of 'gun culture' which is being seen as a symbol of prestige in the country. "The parties which are so proud of culture and all those things, they must also think of the gun culture. The government must seriously think about this factor and here in this case the police should examine all the angles," Raja told ANI.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Dec. 5 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaraman Jayalalithaa, popularly addressed as "Amma" by her supporters and party cadres, died of cardiac arrest at 11.30 p.m. at the Apollo Hospitals here on Monday evening after a prolonged illness. Announcing her demise at 12.13 a.m., Apollo Hospitals in a statement said, "The Chief Minister suffered a massive cardiac arrest on the evening of the December 4, even while our intensivist was in her room.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 5 (ANI): Reprimanding Union Minister Giriraj Singh over his assertion for 'mass sterilisation' in the country, the Janata Dal (United) on Monday said this move will definitely back fire on the ruling BJP that has created an environment of distrust and chaos in the country. "It is not sure whether there would be an increase in the number of people going for sterilisation, but it is sure that this will definitely back fire on the BJP (Bade paimaane pe nasbandi hone ki yojana laagu hogi ki nhi lekin BJP ki toh nasbandi ho jayegi is yojana se)," JD (U) leader Ali Anwar told ANI. Anwar said the plan to conduct mass sterilisation will fall flat as similar exercise undertaken by Congress leader and former prime minister Indira Gandhi's son Sanjay Gandhi did not succeed as well in the late 1970s.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 5 (ANI): Alleging a conspiracy behind the 'custody' of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister whose health remains to be critical, expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa on Monday asserted that the bulletins released by Apollo Hospitals cannot be blindly trusted and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for a 'transparent' method. Speaking to ANI here, Pushpa stated that Jaya should be placed directly under the Centre's care as the public was largely uninformed about her health and was solely relying on the statements made by the Hospital. Amit Shah, Rahul Gandhi all went to see but they were not allowed to see her.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 4 (ANI): Questioning Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz' presence in Amritsar for the 'Heart of Asia' conference, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Sunday took a jibe at the Centre and asked whether the former has been called to feed biriyani. "The fundamental question is what Mr Sartaj Aziz is doing in Amritsar. If this government was indeed wanting to corner Pakistan on terror and they believe that terror and talks should not go hand in hand, so have they called Mr Sartaj Aziz to Amritsar to feed him Amritsari Kulcha or biriyani?" Tewari told ANI.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 5 (ANI): The Congress Party on Monday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mindset post the government's decision that married women are entitled to more gold than unmarried women and said that he should rather focus on visiting the Parliament debating issues of national interest. Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury in a sarcastic tone said the Prime Minister will now decide how much jewellery a married woman can have and how much jewellery a non-married woman can have.
Kolkata [India], Dec. 4 (ANI): Backing West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi who cautioned Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee against making allegations on the army, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that while the Centre has been making efforts not use the army as a political instrument, Mamata has been politicising the issue for her own cause. "We don't want army to be instruments of politics, but Mamata is bent on politicising the army issue, there is nothing more insulting than this. Speaking against those who sacrifice their lives for the nation, it does not behoove a chief minister," BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha told ANI.
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Dec. 4 (ANI): Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's courageous decision of demonetisation, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said this move with strengthen the Indian economy and urged the people to go cashless. Chouhan, who attended a program on digital cashless economy in Bhopal, said his government is committed to the development of all irrespective of their class. The Chief Minister, who has constituted a five-member committee to prepare a roadmap for the state government to switch over to cashless system within a stipulated period of time, lauded the Prime Minister and said only a patriotic and extraordinary person can take this kind of historic decision.