• Need more 'transparency' on Jaya's health status, can't rely on Apollo: Expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa

    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.

  • England recall Morgan, Hales for ODI, T20 series in India; Duckett misses out

    Mumbai [India] Dec. 6 (ANI): Limited over skipper Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales have made a comeback to the England side for One-Day International (ODI) and T20 series against India which start next month. Both Morgan and Hales had opted out of England's tour of Bangladesh over security concerns. Wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler led the team in that tour, which featured three ODIs and two Tests.

  • I-T rejects declarations of Rs.2 lakh cr, Rs.13,860 cr after declarants found 'suspicious'

    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.

  • Jayalalithaa's demise a 'huge loss': K'taka CM

    Chennai [India], Dec. 6 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of late AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa and said it is a huge loss to the nation. "It's a huge loss and may her soul rest in peace," said Siddaramaiah, adding that he would attend the last rites of the late Tamil Nadu chief minister. Meanwhile, tributes are being paid to Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall in Chennai where her mortal remains have been kept.

  • Delhi court sends two Axis bank managers into week's remand

    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.

  • 'Chaiwala' Modi will run away with nation's money like a 'feriwalla': Mamata

    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.

  • Pak media declares alive Indian politician J Jayalalithaa dead

    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.

  • Apollo Hospitals refutes reports of Amma's death as 'baseless, false'

    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.

  • India beat Pakistan to lift Women's Asia Cup title

    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

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  • Pregnant woman shot dead: Women activist calls for curbs on 'gun culture'

    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.

  • 'Shining star' Jayalalithaa will always be remembered for her good work: Congress

    New Delhi [India], Dec. 6(ANI): Expressing anguish over the demise of Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, the Congress Party on Tuesday said the former was a shining star and will always be remembered for the good work done for the people of Tamil Nadu. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "India has lost one of its shining stars and it is most unfortunate.

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  • SC to hear bail plea of rape accused Asaram Bapu

    New Delhi [India], Dec. 6 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the bail plea filed by self- styled religious figure Asaram Bapu accused in two rape cases. The apex court on November 21 refused to give him relief in connection with two rape cases registered against him. The Gujarat Government had earlier told the top court division bench that the rape case registered against Asaram would very likely proceed in an expeditious manner, adding that the trial would be completed within six months so the bail should not be granted to him in the case.

  • Sartaj Aziz not allowed to visit Golden Temple for security concerns: India

    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.

  • Jaya critical: BJP hopes for 'miracle'

    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.

  • Jayalalithaa dies of cardiac arrest

    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.

  • Giriraj's 'mass sterilisation' remark will back fire on BJP: JD (U)

    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.

  • Jayalalithaa remains in grave situation despite our best efforts: Dr. Richard Beale

    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.

  • India, Afghanistan lash out at Pakistan for cross-border terror

    Amritsar, Dec 4 (IANS) An international conference on Sunday named Pakistan-based terrorist groups Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad as grave threats to peace in the region after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unambiguously dubbed the neighbour as a terror sanctuary, sharing India's concern over cross-border violence. In a major diplomatic victory for India, the joint resolution adopted at the 6th ministerial 'Heart of Asia conference - Istanbul Process on Afghanistan' said among other terror groups propagating "high level of violence" were "the Taliban, Daesh (Islamic State) and its affiliates, the Haqqani Network, Al Qaida ... Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan...". Earlier, Ghani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke in the presence of Islamabad's top diplomat Sartaj Aziz at the start of the summit held in this Punjab city near India's border with Pakistan.

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  • MP CM Chouhan lauds "courageous" PM, urges people to go cashless

    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.

  • Paneerselvam swear in as next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

    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.

  • PM Modi became 'Man of the Year' by ripping everyone's pockets, throats: Congress

    New Delhi [India], Dec. 5(ANI): The Congress Party on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi bagged the online reader's poll for TIME magazine's Person of the Year by ripping everyone's pockets and throats, adding the latter is least concerned about the common people courtesy the rising prices of commodities.

  • 31 Cabinet Ministers take oath in Tamil Nadu

    Chennai [India], Dec.6 (ANI): As many as 31 Cabinet Ministers were sworn in along with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Pannerselvam on Tuesday after incumbent Chief Minister Jayaraman Jayalalithaa died of cardiac arrest at the Apollo Hospitals at 11.30 p.m. on Monday evening.

  • Pak becomes anxious whenever India talks of terrorism: Sadnanda Gowda

    Bengaluru [India], Dec.5 (ANI): After Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for resolute action against those supporting and financing extremist organisations, Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation D.V. Sadananda Gowda has said that Pakistan is a source of terrorism and that is the reason they feel the pinch whenever India point fingers at them. Just because they are supporting terrorism, they feel that yes it is just like naming us" Gowda told ANI.



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