Contractors boycott state tenders in Chhattisgarh; national issue, says govt

Contractors boycott state tenders in Chhattisgarh; national issue, says govt

The Chhattisgarh Contractors Association is boycotting tenders floated by the state government till May 30, saying that there is a steep difference in the rates issued in the tenders and market prices, making the contracts unviable. “With the sudden inflation in prices, contractors are in heavy debt trying to complete the projects they have,” said […]

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ED records statement of ex-NSE MD Chitra Ramkrishna in money laundering case

ED records statement of ex-NSE MD Chitra Ramkrishna in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate has recently recorded the statement of former NSE managing director and chief executive officer Chitra Ramkrishna, lodged inside Delhi’s Tihar jail, as part of a money laundering investigation against her and others, officials said Tuesday. The proceedings for recording the statement were conducted on two occasions inside the jail. The statement has […]

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Kerala court sentences husband to 10 years’ jail, imposes Rs 12.55 lakh fine in Vismaya dowry death case

Kerala court sentences husband to 10 years’ jail, imposes Rs 12.55 lakh fine in Vismaya dowry death case

An additional sessions court in Kerala’s Kollam Tuesday sentenced a former state government employee to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 12.55 lakh after he was found guilty in a dowry death case. The court on Monday had found Kiran Kumar, who was an additional vehicle inspector with the state […]

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Karnataka MLC polls: BJP picks former deputy CM Savadi, 3 new faces, ignores BSY’s son

Karnataka MLC polls: BJP picks former deputy CM Savadi, 3 new faces, ignores BSY’s son

The BJP high command on Tuesday picked three new faces and a former deputy chief minister as its candidates for the June 3 polls for seven seats to the Karnataka legislative council, choosing to ignore the recommendation to nominate former Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa’s son B Y Vijayendra. After delaying the announcement of […]

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On Congress ‘Chintan Shivir’ agenda: How to keep in step with the youth

Outreach to G-23 as Sonia Gandhi sets up groups for 2024

In yet another signal of rapprochement, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday included G-23 leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma in an eight-member political affairs group she constituted on the day to advise her. Sonia also announced a task force for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections which, interestingly, has election strategist Sunil Kanugolu as […]

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Enforcement Directorate raids in Jharkhand, Bihar in case linked to arrested IAS officer

Enforcement Directorate raids in Jharkhand, Bihar in case linked to arrested IAS officer

The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday conducted raids at around seven locations in Jharkhand and Bihar in connection with its money laundering probe involving arrested IAS officer Pooja Singhal and others. The action is being carried out under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, they said. Buy Now | Our best subscription plan […]

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Quad’s mutual cooperation is achieving a free and open Indo-Pacific region: PM Modi at Tokyo

PM Narendra Modi attends Quad summit in Tokyo: Here are the top 10 developments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Japan on a two-day visit to attend a summit of the Quad leaders at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida. Here are the top 10 developments from the summit: * Speaking at the second in-person Quad summit Tuesday, PM Modi said the mutual trust and determination among […]

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The Colour Pupil: Jharkhand govt schools now in ‘JMM shades’, BJP sees red

The Colour Pupil: Jharkhand govt schools now in ‘JMM shades’, BJP sees red

From pink to shades of green and white. The Jharkhand government’s decision to paint 35,000 state-run school buildings in what is essentially the colour of the ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha’s flag has set off a controversy in the state. While the opposition BJP has decried the “politicisation of schools”, Jharkhand Education Minister Jagarnath Mahato has […]

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Gautam Adani, advocate Karuna Nundy, jailed activist Khurram Parvez in TIME’s 100 most influential list

Gautam Adani, advocate Karuna Nundy, jailed activist Khurram Parvez in TIME’s 100 most influential list

TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of 2022 includes billionaire Gautam Adani, advocate Karuna Nundy, who has been championing the cause of the criminalisation of marital rape in India, and human rights activist Khurram Parvez, who is currently in jail as part of an investigation in a terror-funding case in Kashmir. Apart […]

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US President Joe Biden at bilateral talks with PM Modi: Committed to making US-India partnership among closest on earth

US President Joe Biden at bilateral talks with PM Modi: Committed to making US-India partnership among closest on earth

At the bilateral talks between the United States and India on the sidelines of the Quad meeting in Tokyo, US President Joe Biden on Tuesday said that he is committed to making the US-India partnership “among the closest we have on earth”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his part called it a “partnership of trust”, […]

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