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Farmers must get compensation, but development can't stop for want of land: Arun Jaitley
Jaitley met TOI's senior editors Sidhartha and Surojit Gupta for a freewheeling interaction. He discussed his health, the challenges facing the economy and the government's reform agenda, while acknowledging that a finance minister can revamp the economy only if he enjoys the full backing of the Prime Minister ­ which, he said, he was grateful to have.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:48:40 GMT)

CBI likely to examine high ranking officers in cabinet secretariat in SFF procurement
Probing alleged irregularities in the supply and installation of the pre-fabricated shelters for elite Special Frontier Forces of R&AW, Central Bureau of Investigation is likely to soon examine a few directors, under secretaries and even joint secretaries of the cabinet secretariat who served there between 2009 and 2012, sources have told TOI.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:02:36 GMT)

Doval takes stock with new Afghan leadership in Kabul
NSA Ajit Doval visited Kabul on Wednesday to take stock of the developing situation in Afghanistan after the election of its new president Ashraf Ghani.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:54:25 GMT)

CBI finds Rs 10 lakh in drainpipes of railway officer's house
Two days after CBI arrested senior railway board official Ravi Mohan Sharma for allegedly taking bribe for illegally adding coaches in special trains to benefit a private tour operator, agency sleuths seized a large amount of cash, several laptops and expensive mobile phones from his house.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:32:52 GMT)

Police officer hurt in Bengal bomb attack
The officer-in-charge of Parui police station and his team were bombed when they tried to seize stockpiles of crude bombs in a Birbhum village on Friday morning. OC Prasenjit Dutta is in a critical condition and all five cops in his team are injured.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:26:56 GMT)

False charges of infidelity equal cruelty: Court
Observing that making false accusations of infidelity and humiliating a person on the basis of this amounts to cruelty, a family court has granted divorce to a deputy municipal commissioner, whose wife falsely accused him of having an affair with a fellow officer's wife.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:14:04 GMT)

Goa leader sends barking dog to Bilawal over Kashmir rant
Miffed over Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto's continuous bombast about wresting Kashmir from India, a Congress politician from Goa Friday sent him a "barking dog" as a gift.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:48:46 GMT)

Devi Lal's incomplete tenures made BJP shift swearing in venue
However, speaking to TOI the party leaders denied these reports and claimed that change of venue was made simply to accommodate more people at the ceremony.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:30:26 GMT)

Pakistan fires constantly at Indian posts during Diwali
Pakistan Rangers opened fire on border outposts in Jammu last night but the Indian forces showed restraint and did not retaliate.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:28:23 GMT)

Hijacking call sparks alert on AI flights to Mumbai, Ahmedabad
Air travellers should brace themselves for extra checks at airports in coming days. Intelligence agencies have received input that suicide bombers or hijackers may target Air India flights aircraft from three places — Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kochi.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:25:25 GMT)

Damdami Taksal chief Dhuma unveils portrait of Bhindranwale in gurdwara langar hall
Apart from former Akal Takht Jathedar Jasbir Singh Rode, Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwarpal Singh and Bhindrawale's son Ishar Singh were also present on the occasion.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:25:21 GMT)

Himachal Pradesh to constitute board to deal with stray cattle
While appealing to people not to abandon their cattle, Virbhadra Singh said that government would open shelter homes for such stray cattle all over the state in a phased manner so that they could be properly fed.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:17:06 GMT)

Haryana CM-designate Khattar hit on social media
The new Haryana chief minister-designate Manohar Lal Khattar is quite active on the social media like his role-model PM Narendra Modi.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:58:19 GMT)

Mayawati cosies up to Modi as Haryana MLA backs BJP
The move comes after BSP, which could not win even a single seat in the Lok Sabha polls earlier this year and fared poorly in Maharashtra and Haryana polls, is on the verge of losing its status of a national party.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:51:13 GMT)

Tamil Nadu allies not invited for PM dinner
In an apparent snub to two of BJP’s allies in Tamil Nadu, DMDK and MDMK, their leaders Vijayakanth and Vaiko do not figure in the list of invitees to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dinner for NDA partners on October 26.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:46:51 GMT)

5 months in power sees increase in crorepatis in Union Cabinet: ADR
Among the members of the PM Narendra Modi Cabinet, railway minister DV Sadananda Gowda's assets have shown the highest increase in five months.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:42:50 GMT)

Jagan assets case: Hetero defends investment in firms
Hetero Pharmacy on Friday told the trial court that the investigating agency should either completely discard the statement of former chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy's close follower Suryanarayana Reddy alias Sureedu or use it to nail all those named by him.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:40:00 GMT)

Chargesheet filed against Pak spy of Lankan origin
NIA on Friday filed a chargesheet against Lankan national Sakir Hussain and two others for conducting espionage on behalf of Pakistan's ISI and plotting to attack Israeli and US consulates in Chennai and Bangalore.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:22:05 GMT)

June 8 to be Andhra Pradesh’s Formation Day
June 8 every year is to be the Formation Day of the state of residuary Andhra Pradesh.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:19:28 GMT)

Subramanian till recently had opposed India on IPR
Subramanian was a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and at the Center for Global Development.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:12:44 GMT)

CBI to probe allocation of forest land to Jindal's company for mining
CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry against unknown officials of ministry of environment and forest and Jindal Steel and Power Limited for alleged irregularities in the granting clearance for diversion of Saranda forest land in Jharkhand for mining purposes.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:09:08 GMT)

CBI to probe alleged irregularities in allotment of forest land to Jindal's firm for mining in Jharkhand
CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry against unknown officials of ministry of environment and forest and Jindal Steel and Power Limited for alleged irregularities in the granting clearance for diversion of Saranda forest land in Jharkhand for mining purposes.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:09:08 GMT)

No stopping power at Srisailam: Telangana CM KCR
The row over release of water and hydel power generation at Srisailam showed no signs of abating with Telangana continuing its power generation on Friday and announcing that it would challenge two crucial government orders on the issue in the Supreme Court.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:08:23 GMT)

5 months in power sees increase in crorepatis in the cabinet
The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has faulted the format for declaration of assets adopted by the government saying it did not provide a correct indicator of the ministers’ wealth and defeated the exercise towards transparency.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:06:17 GMT)

Ponzi probe: CBI lens on banks
Along with the "influential men" who will be questioned in the third round of Saradha probe, CBI has also decided to investigate the role of around 15 banks that hosted Saradha's 347 accounts.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:56:07 GMT)

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