A woman walks past a portrait of Jayalalithaa in Chennai. Photograph: Babu/ Reuters A shell shocked opposition in general and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in particular in Tamil Nadu are finding it difficult to come to grips with the verdict in the disproportionate assets corruption case against All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam General Secretary J Jayalalithaa, says R Ramasubramanian. After Justice C R Kumarasami of the Karnataka high court absolved J Jayalalithaa and three ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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Two Central Reserve Police Force personnel, including an officer, were killed in a militant attack in Sangam area of Anantnag district on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Monday afternoon, the police said. The personnel were part of a road opening party guarding the Jammu Srinagar National Highway. Militants attacked a CRPF picket at Hatmulla in Sangam area, around 40 km from Srinagar, in the afternoon, a police officer said. "Two CRPF personnel were martyred in the militant attack," ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The acquittal allows the AIADMK chief to plan a new political path and also prepare her party for the assembly elections scheduled next year. In a dramatic turn of events, All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham chief Jayalalithaa on Monday wriggled herself out of the legal vortex she was caught in and has got the decks cleared for her return to the chief minister’s post she had lost eight months ago. The ‘Comeback Queen’, known for her resilience and determination to ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
MUNICH : Andy Murray won the first clay-court title of his career when he saw off Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in a tough three-setter during Monday’s rain-delayed final of Munich’s ATP tournament. The world No 3 and top seed in Munich ...Himalayan times, 3 weeks ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he wants to be well-prepared and have expertise before bidding for the Olympics Prime Minister Narendra Modi with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. Photograph: PTI International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach laid to rest speculation about India's possible bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not even propose it during their meeting in New Delhi on Monday. Bach also said the IOC thought it would be ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Currency values were the bigger villain over the 7 years in a troubled investment The steep rupee fall of 47 per cent to the dollar in the past seven years seems to have dealt a greater blow to Japanese pharmaceutical giant Daiichi Sankyo than the value destroyed due to Ranbaxy’s regulatory complications in recent years. A Business Standard analysis of the prices and exchange rates of the two deals, separated by seven years, that marked the entry and exit of Daiichi, in and from Ranbaxy, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Softening rural consumption and the likelihood of weak corporate earnings in the March quarter saw investors dump stocks from the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector. On the BSE exchange, the S&P BSE FMCG index slipped three per cent, as compared to around a two per cent fall, or 556 points in the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex index, to 27,886. On the National Stock Exchange, the CNX FMCG index also lost around three per cent, with Marico and Britannia Industries closing a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Supreme Court to hear both parties on May 1. The government on Monday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, stating its differences with Reliance Industries over pricing of natural gas from the company’s KG-D6 block were not open to arbitration. Government guidelines issued in October 2014 ruled out arbitration over pricing of natural gas produced in India, the affidavit stated, and, therefore, Reliance Industries’ plea for appointing an umpire for the arbitrators’ panel in ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
KATHMANDU : Although the alliance of opposition parties that has been boycotting the CA since January 25 had decided not to participate in Monday’s CA meeting, the representatives of the alliance did take part in the CA meeting scheduled to pass ...Himalayan times, 1 month ago
Two suspects were detained for interrogation in Patna on Wednesday in connection with a bomb blast that took place in a residential building in the Bihar capital on Monday night, police said. “A team of police have detained two suspect people near Harminder Saheb, a Sikh shrine in old Patna city for in connection with the bomb blast,” a police official said.’ Police had, on Tuesday, detained a man in Nalanda district in this connection and interrogated him. A ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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