Govt to issue Presidential reference to SC on cancellation of 122 2G licenses
The government has decided to issue a Presidential reference to the Supreme Court on the apex court’s order cancelling 122 2G telecom licences.Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters after the Cabinet meeting yesterday that the proposal for Presidential reference has been cleared.
No evidence against Modi in Gulbarga society carnage: SIT
Special Investigation Team, SIT has found no evidence against the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 61 others accused in the Gulbarga society carnage case in Ahmedabad in 2002. An Ahmedabad Magisterial Court after pursuing the voluminous SIT report yesterday, observed that there is no evidence to establish the offences alleged by Zakia Jafri against the accused.
Allahabad HC bans reporting on troop movement
The Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court has directed the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that there is no reporting on movement of troops by print or electronic media. Acting on a PIL, a bench comprising justices Uma Nath Singh and Virendra Kumar Dixit said that the issue of movement of army troops is not a matter which should require public discussion at the cost of defence secrecy and the security of the country.
P M : Mapping of countrys aquifers to be initiated in 12th five yr plan
The Prime Minister today said that mapping of the aquifers in the country will be initiated in the 12th five year plan to obtain basic information on ground water availability.Aquifers are continuous underground water resources.
18 killed in suicide attacks in Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, 18 persons were killed and 27 injured in western and southern parts of the country in two separate suicide attacks yesterday. The first incident took place outside the district headquarters building in the Guzara district of western Herat province as two suicide bombers rammed their explosive laden vehicle into the compound.
Govt announces new FDI norms for FIIs
The government today announced new Foreign Direct Investment, FDI norms for Foreign Institutional Investors, FIIs.Under the new norms, FIIs can now invest up to 23 per cent in commodity exchanges without seeking prior approval of the government.
No communication by Maoists after deadline for release of hostages ends
In Odisha, Maoists have stopped communicating about the release of BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka and Italian national Paolo Bosusco.As the deadline given to the Odisha Government by the Maoists for the release of two hostages ended yesterday, the ultras have neither extended the deadline nor hinted at their release.
IPL 5: DD beat CSK, KKR defeat RCB
Delhi Daredevils produced excellent batting and bowling display to completely outplay Chennai Super Kings as they clinched 8 wickets victory in the IPL Twenty-20 Cricket match at Ferozeshah Kotla stadium in Delhi last night. Chasing the victory target of 111 runs, Delhi Daredevils made 111 for 2 wickets in just 13.2 overs.