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Chidambaram sent to 4-day CBI custody

PTI New Delhi Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram was Thursday sent to four-day Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody by a Delhi court, which said his custodial interrogation was justified in the INX Media case as the allegations against him are “serious in nature” and an “in-depth investigation is required”. Seventy three-year-old Chidambaram, who was arrested on …

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Actions against Chidambaram, Raj ‘political vendetta’: NCP

PTI Mumbai The NCP on Thursday smelt “political vendetta” behind the CBI and ED’s actions against senior Congress leader P Chidambaram and MNS chief Raj Thackeray, respectively. NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik alleged it was the Modi government’s “model” of “misusing” probe agencies to harass Opposition leaders who speak up against it and added people will see through the developments. …

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Chidambaram faces toughest test of career

PTI New Delhi He once presented a ‘dream budget’ and helmed the crucial finance as well as home ministries but today 73-year-old lawyer-politician Palaniappan Chidambaram is facing the toughest crisis of his career. Arrested by the CBI over charges of money laundering and corruption in the INX Media case, Chidambaram might be in for a long battle in courts before …

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Netaji’s daughter seeks PM’s help to resolve mystery over his death

PRADIPTA TAPADAR | PTI Kolkata Amid a fresh row over Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s death, his daughter on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention for a DNA test of the ashes believed to be of the leader, and claimed “certain people” in the earlier governments never wanted the mystery to be solved. Anita Bose Pfaff lauded Modi for his …

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CBI arrests Chidambaram in INX media case

New Delhi: Former Finance minister P Chidambaram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday night from his residence in connection with INX media corruption case after dramatic developments with the agency sleuths scaling walls to gain access to the bungalow in the high-end Jor Bagh locality. “Mr P Chidambaram has been arrested in connection with INX media …

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CBI books NDTV promoters Prannoy, Radhika for FDI rules violation

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked NDTV promoters Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy and others for allegedly violating foreign direct investment (FDI) rules in a 2007-09 investment, an allegation denied by the company. Besides the Roys, the agency registered an FIR against then CEO Vikramaditya Chandra as well as unidentified government officials on charges of criminal …

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Protest by Dalits in Delhi turns violent

New Delhi: A protest by Dalits against the demolition of a Ravidas temple in the Tughlakabad area turned violent on Wednesday night, leaving several people, including policemen, injured. A heavy police force was deployed in the area as tension prevailed after police resorted to lathi charge to disperse the protestors and detained Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad and 50 others, …

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300 Punjab villages badly affected by floods

Chandigarh: More than 300 villages, mainly in Punjab’s Ropar, Jalandhar and Ferozepur districts, were badly affected in floods by the Satluj river, damaging crops in thousands of acres and forcing thousands of villagers to spend nights on rooftops. Authorities on Wednesday deployed helicopters to airdrop food and water supplies to the villagers. In Ropar, the district administration declared holiday in …

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BJP plans nationwide campaign on Article 370, will reach out to 2,000 prominent personalities

New Delhi: The BJP will carry out a nationwide campaign on the Union government’s decision to abrogate Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 of the Constitution, and will reach out to 2,000 prominent personalities from the fields of film, sport and academia among others. The party has started working on organising a ‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’ (public awareness campaign) …

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Rajnath approves reform of Army headquarters

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the first batch of reforms in the Army including relocation of 206 officers from the Army headquarters, setting up of a separate vigilance cell and forming an umbrella organisation to focus on human rights issues. Last year, the Army, based on 12 independent studies, finalised a reform roadmap to make the 1.3 …

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