New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Test stars Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay were on Wednesday rewarded with Grade A category of the BCCI annual contracts, the amount of which has been doubled to Rs two crore from this season while middle order batsman Suresh Raina failed to figure in the list. The trio joins Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane in the top category of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) contracts.
New Delhi [India], Mar. 22 (ANI): Hailing the Supreme Court's decision of asking the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to continue its probe into the Narada sting operation case, the Congress Party on Wednesday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee must ask her scam-tainted leaders to resign from their respective posts. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury told ANI that the decision of the apex court was well expected because already the Chief Justice of High Court had snubbed the plea made by the state government of West Bengal in Kolkata.
As per the new order in Uttar Pradesh, no minister in the state will be allowed to use the red beacons atop vehicles.
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The on-field antics from cricketers of either side in the ongoing India-Australia series are refusing to die down, with the Australian media on Tuesday comparing home skipper Virat Kohli to US President Donald Trump. The newspaper alleged that the 28-year-old Delhi batsman launched a scandalous attack on his opposite number Steve Smith and the Kangaroos where he accused of them being systematic cheats, but refused to apologise or provide any concrete evidence. "Virat Kohli has become the Donald Trump of world sport.
Bengaluru woman booked under IPC pertaining to defamation for posting objectionable pictures of newly elected Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath. BJP Yuva Morcha has filed a complaint against her for posting tampered images on Facebook.
New Delhi [India], Mar. 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the matter involving Sahara chief Subrata Roy with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) over a dispute of returning money to crores of investors. The apex court had in its last hearing asked the Ghaziabad development authority to deposit Rs. 1,100 crore to the apex court registry for acquiring land from Sahara. One international real estate company, M.G. Capital holdings had told the apex court three-judge bench, headed by Justice Dipak Misra to purchase the London-based New York Plaza hotel, as the company wanted to purchase Sahara stake in that hotel.
New Delhi [India], Mar. 22 (ANI): Founder of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) Zakir Naik declined to be present at the National Investigation Authority (NIA) Headquarter in connection with a case filed against him under an anti-terror law. The development came after NIA issued a notice asking Naik to appear at the NIA Headquarter.
New Delhi [India] Mar. 22 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Wednesday expressed his delight over former Congress veteran S.M. Krishna joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said the saffron party will get strength from his progressive image in Karnataka.
New Delhi [India], Mar. 21 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday was granted bail by a Delhi court in connection with a criminal defamation case filed by the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA). "He has to appear in the court as the Constitution has given immunity to the President and the Governor not to the Chief Minister," the court added. The matter will be next heard on April 1, during which Kejriwal has to appear.
Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia tweeted that the penalty for a violation will be a fine equivalent to the value of the transaction
New Delhi [India], Mar. 22 (ANI): Soon after IT and NRI affairs minister K. T. Rama Rao sought Sushma Swaraj's intervention in rescuing 29 Telangana workers from Saudi company captivity, the External Affairs Minister has asked the Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Ahmad Javed, to initiate action for their release. "Javed - Plz help the Indian workers and send a report to me and Mr. K T Rama Rao," she tweeted.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 21 (ANI): Expressing grave concern over the recent episode where two Indian Sufi clerics had disappeared in Pakistan, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said the Indians and Muslims in the country in particular should isolate Islamabad completely. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that this matter should be thoroughly investigated. "I have always been saying that India should not keep any relationship with Pakistan.
New Delhi [India], Mar. 21 (ANI): Calling for an urgent hearing in the matter next week, the Supreme Court on Tuesday called on both the parties in the Ram Temple case to solve the matter amicably. During the hearing, Chief Justice of India (CJI) JS Khehar also offered to serve as a mediator, if negotiations broke down. "We have been ready from the start for the construction of both Mandir and Masjid at the site, but the Masjid should be constructed across the river," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy, who is a petitioner in the case, told the media after the hearing.
Karnataka government sought a review of the SC verdict which had set aside the Karnataka High Court order acquitting the four accused in the case.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 21 (ANI): The Bombay High Court will on Tuesday hear a plea on the ongoing doctors' strike. As the medical fraternity across Maharashtra is on strike, the Sion Hospital in Mumbai yesterday saw a throng of crowd outside its building. The doctors are on strike due to the recent incidents of violence against them.
New Delhi [India], Mar. 21 (ANI): Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress Party on Tuesday alleged that the Indian economy is growing with the 'Modi rate of growth'. Throwing light on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertion that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill will give a boost to the government's reform agenda, Congress leader Manish Tewari told ANI that no reform is going to work as the ruling dispensation at the Centre has lost the plot of the economy.
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar. 21 (ANI): After the Supreme Court advised an amicable settlement on the Ayodhya dispute, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Tuesday asserted that the Dharma Sansad and other parties concerned would decide on it and not them. "The Ayodhya dispute will be decided by the Dharma Sansad and all the other parties involved as they are the people who started this Ram Janma Bhumi movement and not us," RSS leader Dattatreya Hosable told ANI.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Mar 22 (ANI): Backing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adtiyanaths's age jibe, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that 'UP ke ladke' ex-state chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi misjudged the saffron leader. BJP leader S. Prakash said that Akhilesh and Rahul did not realise that there is one more 'Uttar Pradesh ka ladka' who might take away their fortune.
Mumbai (Maharashtra), Mar. 22 (ANI): The 19 MLAs, who were yesterday suspended from the Maharashtra Assembly for creating ruckus during presentation of the state's budget, have sought an appointment with Governor Vidyasagar Rao. The 19 MLAs were suspended yesterday by Speaker Haribhau Bagade till December 31 in connection with the uproar in the Maharashtra Assembly on March 18 during the budget announcement. Expressing disappointment over the announcement made by Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar in the state budget for 2017-18, the opposition MLAs burnt copies of the same outside the assembly on March 18.
The Supreme Court has dismissed the Special Leave Petitions of the West Bengal government and two other petitioners filed against the division bench order of the Calcutta High Court which directed the CBI to investigate the Narada sting operation case.
New Delhi [India], Mar 22 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Union of India and the Election Commission and sought their replies in connection with a plea seeking regulation of pension and allowances that the parliamentarians are entitled. The apex court has also issued notice to the Secretary General of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in this regard and sought reply in four weeks.
New Delhi [India], Mar 21 (ANI): The special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court is likely to frame charges against actor Sooraj Pancholi in connection with Jiah Khan's suicide case on March 24. The step has comes after the petition filed by Jiah's mother Rabia Khan, was withdrawn yesterday after the apex court refused to intervene in Bombay High Court's order, which denied an Special Investigations Team (SIT) in the matter.
New Delhi [India], Mar. 21 (ANI): Speaking in support of the Ram Temple row, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar on Tuesday asserted that the Supreme Court has made the right assertion and that the UP government should be given time as it was fairly new. "The Supreme Court has made the right assertion and we will move ahead in this regard.
New Delhi [India], Mar 21 (ANI): Post assuming office as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament today.