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CBI chief Alok Verma, special director Rakesh Asthana in ugly public spat
Accusing Asthana of intimidating officers who were probing corruption cases against him, CBI, through the official spokesman, dismissed his allegation that agency chief Alok Verma sought to thwart investigations into important cases, including one concerning the IRCTC scam in which RJD chief Lalu Prasad and family are accused.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 21:18:11 GMT)

Hollande remarks set off fresh Rafale crossfire
Former French President François Hollande said it was the Indian government which proposed that Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence should be the “service provider” to Dassault Aviation in the Rs 59,000-crore deal for 36 Rafale fighters. Hollande’s comments contradict the NDA govt’s stand that it had nothing to do with the selection of offsets partners.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:42:25 GMT)

Will it be a drought year? Cyclone Daye holds the key
The amount of rain Daye brings will decide whether this year’s monsoon finally ends up in the below-normal range or in the drought category. Currently, the countrywide seasonal rainfall deficit is 10%. Anything below that is called a drought year, while a shortfall of 4 to 10% is a below-normal monsoon.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:10:41 GMT)

India third worst hit in world by terror, after Iraq and Afghanistan: US data
The study claimed that Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a 24% increase in terror attacks in 2017 and an 89% increase in the number of people killed in those attacks. CPI-Maoists, which carried out 53% of the total attacks in India, was dubbed the fourth deadliest terror group after Islamic State, Taliban and Al-Shabaab.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:45:55 GMT)

3 SPOs killed in Valley, India calls off talks with Pakistan
In a remarkable turn of events, India held Pakistan PM Imran Khan directly responsible for incidents of terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir. Official sources said Khan had let India down by proposing talks at the UNGA in his letter to PM Narendra Modi despite knowing full well that he was not in control of Pakistan’s India policy.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:07:38 GMT)

UP BJP tries to woo upper caste after Centre's move on SC\ST Act
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:44:29 GMT)

5 LeT terrorists killed in J&K encounter
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:31:14 GMT)

SC-appointed amicus curiae holds meetings on Puri's Jagannath Temple reforms
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:26:30 GMT)

US continues to warn India of sanctions over missile defence deal with Russia
Describing it as a "significant transaction," Trump administration held out the threat that India could come under sanctions if it continued with big ticket Russian arms purchases. New Delhi and Moscow are on the verge of signing the agreement for India's purchase of the multi-billion dollar missile defence system from Russia.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:17:33 GMT)

India concerned over attempts to rig polls in Maldives
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:15:24 GMT)

Rahul Gandhi to meet eminent academicians on Saturday
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:08:16 GMT)

PM to visit Chhattisgarh, Odisha tomorrow
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:05:32 GMT)

Rahul Gandhi indulging in low level politics: Smriti Irani
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:58:33 GMT)

Poverty reduction rate fastest among STs, Muslims in India: UN data
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:31:13 GMT)

PM negotiated Rafale deal to deliver billion dollar deal to brankrupt Ambani: Rahul Gandhi
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:23:55 GMT)

TRS, BJP flay Congress over Ghulam Nabi Azad's comments on Telangana
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:34:14 GMT)

Jet pilots body says unfair to blame crew before probe over
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:07:39 GMT)

JD(S) versus BJP: Political war escalates in Karnataka
The BJP also filed a complaint with the state DGP seeking action on the ground of sedition against Kumaraswamy, a day after he asked the people to "rise in revolt" against the saffron party and warned it to be restrained while talking about the Deve Gowda family, including the chief minister.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:05:35 GMT)

RLSP dares JD(U) to reveal number of Lok Sabha seats offered by BJP
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:01:54 GMT)

CBI: Special director filed complaint to intimidate officers probing his role in 6 cases
In a rare move, the agency on Friday came out with a formal statement slamming its special director, a Gujarat-cadre IPS officer, after reports of his complaint became public. The complaint reportedly alleged that Verma had stopped searches in the IRCTC scam involving former railway minister Lalu Yadav.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:59:59 GMT)

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