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Bill on ponzi schemes introduced in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 12: A bill seeking to protect gullible investors from ponzi schemes was introduced in Lok Sabha Tuesday by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal.

The House will take up the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill for discussion and passage on Wednesday.

Members from the treasury benches and the opposition suggested to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that the...

Govt vindictive, harassing my 75-year-old mother: Vadra

New Delhi, Feb 12: Robert Vadra, who is being probed by the Enforcement Directorate in various cases, on Tuesday alleged the Modi government was being "vindictive" and was harassing his 75-year-old mother as elections were approaching.

Vadra, Congress president Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law, asked as to why the government took four years and eight months in calling him for questioning,...

SC to hear Zakia Jafri's plea against clean chit to Modi in Guj riots in July

New Delhi, Feb 12: The Supreme Court Monday said it will hear in July a plea of Zakia Jafri, challenging the SIT's clean chit to the then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Godhra riots.

A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar listed the matter for hearing in the month of July.


Robert Vadra appears before ED in Jaipur; Priyanka accompanies

Jaipur, Feb 12: Robert Vadra, Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law, and his mother Maureen appeared before the Enforcement Directorate at its zonal office here in connection with a probe into an alleged land scam in the Rajasthan's border town of Bikaner.

AICC general secretary and his wife Priyanka Gandhi accompanied them to the office.

This is Vadra's fourth...

Child among 15 killed Delhi hotel fire, 2 jump from terrace

New Delhi, Feb 12: At least 15 people were killed and three injured after a fire at a hotel in Delhi's congested Karol Bagh area early this morning. A woman and a child, among those dead, were killed when they tried jumping from a window, reports said.

More than two dozen fire engines were sent to the spot after...

Lok Sabha passes Interim Budget for 2019-20 amid uproar; Goyal says it will benefit every citizen

New Delhi, Feb 11: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday that the Interim Budget for 2019-20 is aimed at overall development of the country so that each citizen can benefit.

Replying to a general discussion in the Lok Sabha, which passed the Interim Budget amid uproar and walk-out by Left and Congress, Goyal said: "The Budget provides for...

Sabarimala: Women entering temple accuse BJP of provoking kin against them

Malappuram, Feb 11: The under 50-women duo, who entered Sabarimala on January 2- Kanakadurga and Bindu on Monday accused BJP of instigating their kith and kin to revolt against them.

Speaking to media here, they said that attempts are being made to isolate Kanakadurga from her family. There was no issue in the family till she entered the shrine....

Mukesh Ambani is India’s most charitable person, tops Hurun India Philanthropy list

Mumbai, Feb 11: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani topped the Hurun India Philanthropy List 2018, released on Saturday, with the highest contribution of Rs 437 crore between October 2017 and September 2018.

Ambani was followed by Piramal Group Chairman Ajay Piramal who made Rs 200 crore donations during the period.

The list, compiled by the Hurun...

Bombay HC slams Lt Col Purohit’s plea challenging trial under UAPA

Mumbai, Feb 11: Bombay High Court on Monday slammed Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Purohit's plea challenging the validity of prosecution sanction for his trial under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Purohit is an accused in 2008 Malegaon blasts.

The High Court has said that Purohit's appeal is not maintainable as it is an interlocutory order while permitting the...

PM stole from Andhra Pradesh and gave it to Anil Ambani: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Feb 11: Expressing support for Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's daylong fast, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had stolen from the people of the state and given the money to industrialist Anil Ambani.

The TDP president is on a fast here demanding that the Centre fulfil all promises made...