SC says parliamentary committee reports cannot be challenged in courts

New Delhi: The Supreme Court’s five-judge Constitution bench in its judgment said the parliamentary committee reports cannot be challenged in courts. The apex court permitted the PIL petitioners to rely on the parliamentary standing committee reports in constitutional court proceedings to achieve the objective of protecting rights of citizens. A five-judge constitution bench of the […]

Trump abandons ‘defective’ Iran nuclear deal

Washington: President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of an international nuclear deal with Iran, raising the risk of conflict in the Middle East, upsetting European allies and casting uncertainty over global oil supplies. Trump said in a televised address from the White House that he would reimpose U.S. economic sanctions on Iran to […]

Killing tourist in Kashmir, not acceptable: Sitharaman

New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman condemned the killing of a tourist from Tamil Nadu in an incident of stone throwing at Narbal on the Srinagar-Gulmarg road in Jammu and Kashmir, terming it ‘unacceptable”. Talking to the reporter after an inaugural session of Naval Commanders’ Conference here,  Sitharaman said, “I’m sure the Chief Minister is […]

Chidambaram appeals to states to come out against 15th Finance Commission

New Delhi: Congress leader P. Chidambaram urged the Finance Ministers of all states across the country to sign a memorandum against the terms of reference (ToR) of the 15th Finance Commission. The former Union Minister also welcomed the statement of the Finance Ministers of six states/Union Territories — Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Delhi, West Bengal, Punjab, […]

Money laundering: Misa Bharti produced before Delhi court

New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar were produced before the Patiala House Court in connection with a money laundering case worth Rs. 8,000 crore. At the hearing, the Special CBI judge Arvind Kumar issued a production warrant against another accused, Santosh Jha, and listed […]

Karnataka Assembly Poll: 883 crorepatis, 645 criminals in fray

Bengaluru:“The average assets of the 883 (35 percent) crorepati candidates are worth Rs 7.54 crore. Of the 645 contestants, 254 (10 percent) face serious criminal cases and 391 (15 percent) face criminal cases,” revealed a study by the Karnataka Election Watch and Delhi-based Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) ahead of the polls in the 223 […]

Violence should not be allowed in democracy: PM

New Delhi: Responding on a query on the rising political violence in poll-bound state Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said violence, in democracy, should not be allowed in any form, by any political party or ideology. He was interacting with the Karnataka’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha Karyakartas (workers) via the Narendra Modi (NaMo) […]