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The CBI on late Thursday arrested Pune-based realtor and politician Avinash Bhosale in connection with the DHFL-Yes Bank scam case.   Bhosale is the founder of the ABIL Group, which allegedly had certain dealings with the DHFL-YES Bank.   His daughter Swapnali Kadam is the...

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Hours after reports about misuse of facilities at Delhi's Thyagraj Stadium by senior IAS officer Sanjeev Khirwar and his wife and fellow IAS officer Rinku Dugga, both were on Thursday transferred out of the national capital to different locations from Delhi on Thursday.   The Ministry...

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As edtech platforms start bleeding in India, Unacademy, which recently laid off over 600 employees, has predicted a funding winter that can last as long as 18 months, saying it will cut costs wherever required to weather the dry spell and become profitable.   In a letter to employees,...

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) swooped on the homes and offices of Shiv Sena leader and Transport Minister Anil D. Parab, here early on Thursday.   The ED teams simultaneously reached over half a dozen locations in Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Pune, including Parab's official bungalow here...

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Adiraj Bali (The Leaflet) 26 May 2022
Pendency relating to criminal trials operates as an ‘engine of oppression’, and the people who languish in jails more often than not belong to poorer sections of society.   On 10th May, a three-judge division bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, BR Gavai and...

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Civil aviation regulator, the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday warned airlines against offering unserviceable seats to passengers on their domestic and international flights.   "This is to inform that it has come to notice of the DGCA that some of the scheduled...

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The Centre has allowed import of a quantity of 20 lakh tonne, each of crude soyabean oil and crude sunflower oil per year, for a period of two years at zero customs duty and Agricultural Infrastructure and Development Cess, an official note said on Tuesday.   This move comes amid...

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SpiceJet on Wednesday informed of an attempted ransomware attack which slowed down its operations and impacted morning flight departures.   "Certain SpiceJet systems faced an attempted ransomware attack last night that impacted and slowed down morning flight departures today. Our IT...

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The Supreme Court has stayed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, imposing Rs 15 crore penalty on a bottling unit of Coca Cola company.   A bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, B.R. Gavai, and A.S. Bopanna said: "There shall be stay of operation of the impugned judgment and order...

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The enforcement directorate (ED) on Tuesday grilled the National Stock Exchange's (NSE's) former chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD) Chitra Ramkrishna at length at Tihar Jail in connection with the co-location (Colo) scam.   The financial probe agency is...

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Enforcement Directorate (ED) raids were underway on Tuesday in more than six places in Jharkhand and Bihar in connection with the MGNREGA funds scam case involving suspended IAS Pooja Singhal.   Singhal, the Mining Secretary in Jharkhand, was dismissed from her post soon after her...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has honoured India's more than one million Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) for connecting people with healthcare services.   ASHA, which means "hope" in Hindi, are among the six recipients of Global Health Leaders Award at the ongoing 75th...

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The CBI on Saturday launched a search operation on brokers at over ten locations in connection with the National Stock Exchange (NSE) co-location scam involving the financial institution's former MD and CEO Chitra Ramkrishna and the ex-Group Operating Officer Anand...

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The Delhi High Court on Friday sought the response of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the bail application of National Stock Exchange's (NSE) former chief Chitra Ramkrishna, who was arrested in connection with the NSE co-location (Colo) scam case.   Seeking the response...

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National Stock Exchange's (NSE) former head Chitra Ramkrishna on Wednesday approached the Delhi High Court (HC) for bail, following the denial of her plea by the trial court.   However, the bench of justice Talwant Singh recused himself from hearing her plea.   On 12th May,...

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Pollution was responsible for nine million deaths in 2019 - equivalent to one in six deaths worldwide - and India leads with nearly 2.4 million deaths, according to a study published on Wednesday in The Lancet Planetary Health.   Of the nearly 2.4 million deaths in 2019, air...

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting raids at nine locations belonging to Congress leader Karti Chidambaram and his father, former Union minister P Chidambaram in connection with a fresh case of visas issued to Chinese nationals for illegal...

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The Southwest Monsoon advanced into some parts of South Bay of Bengal, most parts of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and the Andaman Sea on Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced.   This comes a day later than the earlier announcement last week of the Southwest...

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Gauri Atre  and   Aniket Bhatkhande 13 May 2022
An increase of 1,540sqkm (square kilometre) of 'forest cover' in the recently published Indian State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2021 started the year on a 'green' note. This continues the trend of recent ISFR that consistently manage to announce increased forest cover by cleverly tweaking the...

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A day after being arrested in a PMLA case, Jharkhand mining secretary Pooja Singhal was suspended from the Indian Administrative Services (IAS).   The action against her was taken by the Department of Personnel and Training.   Singhal is presently in five-day ED's custody in...

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