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Sudha Rani Relangi new prosecution director of Central Bureau of Investigation

Sudha Rani Relangi, who is currently serving as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Law and Justice, has been appointed as new director of prosecution in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a period of two years. The post had been lying vacant since the last Director of Prosecution OP Verma completed his term ..

President Ram Nath Kovind rejects a petition seeking disqualification of 27 MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party

President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected a petition seeking disqualification of 27 MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for allegedly holding ‘office of profit’ by being appointed as chairpersons of Rogi Kalyan Samitis (RKS) attached to various government-run hospitals in the Capital. The decision was based on a recommendation by the Election Commission of ..

Supreme Court asks Government to follow its directions while appointing CBI Director

The Supreme Court has asked the central government to follow its directions while setting out the criteria for appointing the director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The Supreme Court in its earlier judgment has already stated that the government should consider the persons belonging to the batches of four years commencing with 1979 to ..

1.86 lakh crore is the loss to exchequer in Coal Blocks Allocation Scam: CAG

As per the audit report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, allocation of coal blocks without bidding has caused a huge loss of 1.86 lakh crore to the India’s exchequer. As per the report, 57 coal blocks that were allocated to private companies during 2004-2009, offered them a windfall gain of Rs ..

Kerala: First Nokkukooli-Free’ place→Trivandrum

Nokku kooli refers to an unofficial labor norm in Kerala under which wages are paid to trade union activists for allowing investors/builders to unload materials using machines or their own labor. The unhealthy practice of demanding money for allowing others to do loading and unloading work has so far enjoyed more or less a quasi-statutory ..

News Today: September 2, 2011

Efforts by ITBP to increase infrastructure and logistics at Sino-Indian border Efforts are on by The Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force to increase its infrastructure and logistics at the Sino-Indian border.  Information received about development of infrastructure by China on its side Step taken by the Government to strengthen border management with a focus ..