Leaked portions of the Justice SN Dhingra Commission report making their way to a media house has put Congress on the backfoot. After Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s two-page clarification on 27 April where she distanced herself from husband Robert Vadra’s controversial businesses, senioRead More »
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr 27 (ANI): The Maharashtra Police on Thursday registered an FIR against Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra in a cheating case in Thane's Bhiwandi Police Station. The case revolves around duping a textile firm owner of Bhiwandi MIDC Bhalotia Exports Company, Ravi Bhalotia of Rs. 24 lakh. The FIR was filed after the owner alleged that the couple collected the amount on his behalf but did not pay him, a police said.
On the basis of a lookout notice (LOC) and in coordination with the authorities at Delhi Airport, the ED managed to arrest Pandit Saurabh, as soon as he arrived from Dubai.
In its chargesheet, CBI said the lawmakers had indulged in "criminal conspiracy" with the promoter of the Rose Valley group.
The Copa America is likely to be expanded to 16 teams when it next takes place in Brazil in 2019, South American soccer's governing body said on Wednesday. "The board has agreed that it will take place in Brazil and the ideal number of teams will be 16," said Alejandro Dominguez, the head of CONMEBOL, at the organisation's annual conference in Chile. A centenary edition was played in the United States last year with 16 teams.
Washington, April 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration unveiled the principles of the long-awaited tax reform plan that will significantly cut income taxes for Americans and corporates, media reports said. "The plan would reduce the number of personal income tax brackets to three from seven, and it would cut the top individual income tax rate to 35 per cent from 39.6 per cent," Xinhua news agency quoted Director of the White House National Economic Council (NEC) Gary Cohn as saying on Wednesday. At the same time, the plan would cut the corporate income tax rate to 15 per cent from 35 per cent, and it would also impose a one-time tax on overseas profits of US companies, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
With less than 5,000 days left to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the event aims to mobilise responsible business actions, drive breakthrough innovation and create new market opportunities that advance the global goals. "The SDGs provide a global plan of action for people, planet and prosperity - a plan of action with a universal set of goals and targets that empowers us all to deliver the world that we want.
Former world number one Maria Sharapova made a winning comeback to the tour on Wednesday following her 15-month doping ban, beating Italian Roberta Vinci in straight sets in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix. The 30-year-old Russian, a three-times winner on Stuttgart's clay courts, received a controversial wild card for the German tournament, having had no ranking points after more than a year out following her suspension. To know I would be walking back into the arena was very special," Sharapova said in a courtside interview.
New Delhi [India], Apr 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday will hear the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal matter. The bench, also comprising of Justice Amitava Roy, considered the statement of Solicitor General, Ranjeet Kumar and deferred the hearing in the case. Earlier this month, the apex court refused to hear the Punjab Government's plea to adjourn the SYL Canal matter till the election results were announced and posted the matter for further hearing till February 22.
(Reuters) - An unrepentant Lexi Thompson again broke down in tears while discussing the controversial penalty that upended her title bid at the year's first major three weeks ago and has since led to an expedited rule change. Thompson, speaking to the media on Wednesday on the eve of the Texas Shootout in Irving, Texas, and for the first time since the ANA Inspiration in California, broke down when asked about the toughest part of the last few weeks. "I don't think I've ever played any better, and just for that to happen it was just kind've a nightmare." Thompson had six holes to play when her three-shot lead was wiped out by penalties for infringements committed the previous day and brought to the attention of officials by an e-mail from a television viewer.
New Delhi [India], Apr 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Thursday continue hearing the plea challenging the government's move to make Aadhaar card mandatory. Yesterday, the apex court heard the plea regarding the same. Earlier on Friday, the apex court had expressed its displeasure over the Centre's move to make Aadhaar mandatory.
Congress CMs, MPs, MLAs and other senior leaders from northeast met vice president Rahul Gandhi at party's war room in Delhi to chart out the strategy to counter BJP's surge.
The team has been found wanting in the pace department and that could get worse once Ben Stokes departs to join his national team, which could be any moment.
United Nations, April 27 (IANS) The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, the first Indian American to hold a cabinet rank, visited India's UN Mission on Thursday for a wide-ranging discussion with Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin. "We shared perspectives on how India-US can work together at the UN in line with our growing ties," Akbaruddin told IANS after the meeting. "We discussed India's economy, peacekeeping reform and the partnership between India and the US." A US Mission statement added that they also discussed "India's economic and anti-corruption reforms that have helped businesses and spurred growth" and "the close ties between the two countries and opportunities to further the partnership between the US and India at the UN." Permanent Representative to the UN has a cabinet rank in the US government and Haley has emerged as a powerful and outspoken voice on foreign policy in the US, even as she deviated from some of the early positions of President Donald Trump.
By Rik Sharma BARCELONA (Reuters) - Real Madrid thrashed Deportivo La Coruna 6-2 to stay level with Barcelona at the top of La Liga on Wednesday after the Catalans crushed Osasuna 7-1, condemning the minnows to relegation. Lionel Messi, Andre Gomes and Paco Alcacer scored twice each and Javier Mascherano netted his first ever goal for the club from the penalty spot as the Catalans built on their Clasico victory on Sunday. Zinedine Zidane made nine changes for the trip to the Riazor but Madrid’s reserves made light work of Depor, with Isco running the show and scoring, along with James Rodriguez, who hit a brace, Alvaro Morata, Lucas Vazquez and substitute Casemiro.
By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - With less than a month of the Premier League season left it remains Chelsea's title to lose but Tottenham Hotspur defiantly stayed in contention by grinding out a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Wednesday. Chelsea's already profitable week looked like getting a whole lot better as Palace doggedly kept Tottenham at bay for 78 minutes but Christian Eriksen's unstoppable blast meant they are once again looking over their shoulders. With five games remaining Chelsea, who beat Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday and Southampton in the league on Tuesday, both by 4-2 scorelines, lead Tottenham by four points.
(Reuters) - Middlesbrough gave themselves a lifeline and virtually condemned north-east rivals Sunderland to relegation with Marten de Roon's early goal earning a 1-0 win. The Riverside Stadium basement battle was a torrid affair and De Roon settled it after eight minutes when he stabbed a shot through the legs of Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford. Sunderland are 12 points adrift of Hull with only five games remaining and their cause looking hopeless.
Istanbul [Turkey], Apr 27 (ANI): At least 1,000 people, accused of being 'secret imams' for an American-based cleric, have been detained in Turkey. Cleric Fethullah Gulen was held responsible for a failed coup in July last year. The detained have been accused of creating a parallel leadership by directing police officers, who are also loyal to the cleric, reported The New York Times.
The discussion comes days after the administration announced it would slap hefty tariffs on softwood lumber being imported from Canada.
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce fears on-loan defender Mamadou Sakho could miss the rest of the season after he was carried off on a stretcher in Wednesday's 1-0 Premier League defeat by Tottenham Hotspur. Sakho, on loan from Liverpool, injured his right knee while stretching to make a tackle on Tottenham striker Harry Kane. With fellow central defender James Tomkins having sustained a serious injury during the 2-1 victory at Liverpool on Sunday it is a further blow to Palace who are not yet safe from the drop despite six wins from their last nine games.
Siliguri (West Bengal) [India], Apr 27 (ANI): In a successful attempt, the Sashatra Seema Bal (SSB) 41battalion in a joint operation with the Preventive and Intelligence Siliguri unit detained a person who was trying to smuggle an 'Ashtadhatu' (metallic) idol along Indo-Nepal border. SSB officials informed that the cost of the seized precious idol as per international market rate and previous seizure done by other agencies in different parts of country is approx Rs. 45 crore.
President Donald Trump's team boasted Wednesday that its tax-cut plan would lighten Americans' financial burdens, ignite economic growth and vastly simplify tax filing.
Left-back Nacho Monreal proved decisive for the second time in four days as Arsenal snatched a late 1-0 victory over champions Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.
New Delhi [India], Apr 27 (ANI): Accepting its defeat in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, the Congress on Thursday said that increased vote share in their basket as compared to the last elections has proven that the people of Delhi believe in the ideology of the grand old party. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that the increase in vote share from 9.5 percent to 20 percent has proved the confidence that the people of Delhi have on the Congress.
Lahore [Pakistan], Apr 27 (ANI): The Lahore High Court on Thursday is likely to hear a petition challenging Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed's detention by Pakistan. In February, Saeed and his four aides challenged their house arrest, as well as the addition of their names in the Fourth Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), in the Lahore High Court.