ED petitions SC for Chidambaram’s custodial interrogation

The Enforcement Directorate has filed a counteraffidavit in the Supreme Court claiming that it has sufficient evidence to justify arrest of former finance minister P Chidambaram for money laundering under PMLA and his custodial interrogation is necessary to fully unravel the truth. Read More
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India may ignore China threats over Huawei 5G trials: Report

While India is preparing for its first field trials to test the next-generation 5G cellular technology in the upcoming months, China is building pressure on India to allow Huawei in the trials. China has warned India that blocking Huawei in the trials could result in consequences for Indian companie Read More
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In south Kashmir, stone pelters kill civilian truck driver

According to the police, the driver, Noor Mohammed Dar, 42, resident of Zradipora Uranhall locality of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district,was hit on his head by the stones hurled by the protesters. Two youths have been arrested in connection with the killing. Read More
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Arun Jaitley, former finance minister, dies at 66

Arun Jaitley, Bharatiya Janata Party stalwart and former Union finance minister, died on Saturday at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He was 66. Read More
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India not to share Indus hydrological data with Pakistan

Amidst high diplomatic tensions between the two countries, India has decided to stop sharing hydrological data with Pakistan and told the neighbouring country that it would provide information only on “extraordinary discharges and flood flows”. Read More
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Dalit protests turn violent over Delhi Ravidas temple demolition

After protest by dalits against the demolition of a Ravidas temple in Delhi’sTughlakabad area turned violent, on Wednesday night, the Delhi Police detained Bhim Army chief and dalit leader Chandrashekhar Azad “Ravan”, along with 50 others. Read More
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INX case: HC rejects ‘kingpin’ Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail plea

The Delhi high court rejected the anticipatory bail petitions of senior Congress leader and former Union finance minister P Chidambaram in the alleged corruption and money-laundering cases related to the INX Media. The court also said Chidambaram seems to be the “kingpin” in this case. Read More
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Isro’s Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters Moon’s orbit

The Chandrayaan-2 moved into the lunar orbit, almost after 30 days of its launch. The spacecraft has been injected into an elliptical orbit, which would be changed through another series of manoeuvres, to let it eventually attain a near-circular orbit of 100km around the Moon before its expected lan Read More
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Ratul Puri, Kamal Nath’s nephew, arrested in bank-fraud case

The Enforcement Directorate has arrested Ratul Puri, former executive director of Moser Baer India Limited and nephew of the Madhya Pradesh chief minister, Kamal Nath, for an alleged ₹354 crore bank-fraud case filed by the Central Bank of India. Read More
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Assam to meet NRC deadline, CM hints new law on final count

Assam’s chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, has confirmed that the final National Register of Citizens will be published on August 31, and also indicated that the government could later enact legislation on the enumeration process. Read More
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