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Anand Singh (IANS) 04 August 2021
Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Kumar Verma, who was unceremoniously removed from the post may have to face disciplinary action and even lose his retirement benefits for allegedly "misusing his position" as the central agency director and violating rules during his...

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Chief Justice N.V. Ramana on Wednesday recused himself from hearing the Krishna River water dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, after the Andhra counsel said the matter will require legal adjudication as mediation did not work.   On Monday, Justice Ramana had indicated that...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 August 2021
The Editors Guild of India (EGI) has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court of India (SC), with respect to the media reports on surveillance and hacking of phones of several journalists using the Pegasus software, created and developed by the Israeli company NSO. This...

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RN Bhaskar 02 August 2021
When prime minister Narendra Modi described the COVID management of Uttar Pradesh (UP) as 'commendable', or even 'unprecedented', it made even the most neutral of economy watchers squirm uncomfortably. The same feeling overwhelmed many when the government stated in Parliament that there were...

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A Special Investigating Team (SIT) has been set up under Additional Director General of Police (ADG) to probe the death of a Judge who was hit by an auto-rickshaw while he was on his morning walk, in Dhanbad.   The hit-and-run incident took place on Wednesday morning.   ADG...

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The country's largest high court at Allahabad is working with 94 judges against the sanctioned strength of 160 judges. Of the 94 judges, seven are female judges.   A total of 454 posts of high court judges are lying vacant in all 25 high courts across the country against the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 28 July 2021
The Department of Posts (DoP) has released a standard operating procedure (SOP) for processing claims covering postal savings bank (PoSB) accounts, cash certificates, money orders, electronic money orders (eMOs), postal life insurance (PLI), and rural postal life insurance (RPLI). This might...

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday said that it has attached the properties worth Rs 4.98 crore of Vijay Akkash, Mohamed Musthafa, M.D. Jairam and others in Syndicate bank fraud case.   The ED in a statement said that the financial probe agency has attached the properties...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 July 2021
The list of people named in the Pegasus project is growing day by day and many prominent names from the corporate sector are being revealed. The latest names mentioned in the Pegasus list include some lobbyists associated with the Reliance group. The Wire has revealed the names of 155 people,...

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Among the host of names from cross-section of categories whose phone numbers have appeared on the Pegasus Project list, there are also a few businessmen and bureaucrats who have made their way into the alleged surveillance list.   This includes disgraced industry captains like Naresh...

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Nipun Saxena (The Leaflet) 27 July 2021
In the second part of a series analysing the legal questions surrounding the Pegasus Project revelations, NIPUN SAXENA examines the Indian legal framework governing lawful interception of phones and data provided by the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, the Information Technology Act, 2000, and the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 July 2021
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached movable assets worth Rs7.47 crore of Noida-based Shri Lal Mahal Ltd under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the case of smuggling or diversion of 586 kgs of duty-free gold in the domestic market.   A provisional order for...

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Quaid Najmi (IANS) 26 July 2021
The Centre's national health authority (NHA) has allocated the maximum funds to Gujarat as grant-in-aid for various government schemes under the ‘Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, as per the latest details provided in RTI (Right to Information) replies.   The RTI query...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 July 2021
The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) founded by Dr Verghese Kurien in 1965, has been mired in controversy after controversy, mostly related with its subsidiaries, funding and management affairs. On Friday, the union government told the Rajya Sabha that it had given previous approval to...

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Prime minister (PM) Narendra Modi has often promised that he is determined to double farmer incomes.  He was supposed to do this by this year.    But then, like most promises made, even this is likely to be remembered in the breach than in its...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 July 2021
UK's Cairn Energy and Devas Multimedia Ltd have filed lawsuits in the US to seize overseas assets of Air India to recover dues from the Indian government, minister of state for civil aviation Gen (retd) VK Singh informed the Lok Sabha.   In a written reply, the minister says, "Cairn...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 July 2021
Welcoming a report presented by a four-member committee headed by former additional chief secretary Vijay Kumar, the Maharashtra Congress on Thursday says the findings of the committee prove allegations of corruption made by the party.    Sachin Sawant, general secretary and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 July 2021
Alleging tax evasion, the income-tax (I-T) department on Thursday conducted raids on offices of Dainik Bhaskar in multiple cities as well as the home of its promoter at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. Separately, the I-T department also reportedly conducting raids in Uttar Pradesh on Bharat...

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Central Railway (CR) services were badly hit owing to boulders falling on rail lines and tracks getting breached due to heavy slush on the Nashik and Pune sections, following torrential rains since the past 24 hours, officials said here on Thursday.   The services were affected after...

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Amitabha Banerjee Amitabha Banerjee 21 July 2021
The story goes that Dhirubhai Ambani had a vision of a phone service that could connect people all over India at a cost lower than that of a postcard.   Not only has this vision come true, but has become even bigger than what Mr Ambani could have even imagined – pan-India phone calls...

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