I-T dept. raids 25 premises of Cafe Coffee Day owner V.G. Siddharth

Sleuths from the Income Tax Department on Thursday conducted simultaneous search and seizure operations at 25 premises belonging to the owner of the leading coffee chain from the city, Cafe Coffee Day (CCD), sources confirmed. The search operations are still on at the CCD head office in UB City, Vittal Mallya Road. The cafe chain is founded and owned by […]

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Telangana women burn ‘poor quality’ saris given as gifts

The free distribution of over one crore saris for women below the poverty line for the upcoming traditional ‘Bathukamma’ festival began across Telangana yesterday. But, the sari distribution found itself in a row with the saris allegedly being burnt over poor quality. While the state government held the Opposition responsible for the burning of saris, cops have booked those involved. […]

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Siddaramaiah to offer ‘bagina’ at Kabini

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is expected to offer ‘bagina’ to the Kabini reservoir, which has reached its brim with the revival of monsoon. According to Irrigation Department officials, Chamarajnagar MP R. Dhruvanarayan visited the reservoir on Tuesday and asked officials to make arrangements for the CM’s visit, tentatively scheduled for 3 p.m. on Thursday. Meanwhile, the water level in the reservoir […]

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Keen on completing Polavaram project by 2018, says Naidu

The State government is holding deliberations with the Centre for immediate release of funds owed to Andhra Pradesh, according to Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. “A sum of ₹3,850 crore has to be released by the Centre towards the Polavaram irrigation project. Our aim is to complete it by 2018, which is possible with due support from the Centre,” Mr. […]

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Tamil Nadu Speaker disqualifies 18 dissident AIADMK MLAs

Eighteen dissident AIADMK MLAs belonging to the T.T.V. Dhinakaran faction, who had withdrawn support to Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami, were on Monday disqualified from their posts by Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal. Announcing this, Assembly Secretary K. Boopathy said in an official release that since the Speaker has disqualified them under Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly (Disqualification on Ground of Defection) Rules, […]

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Y.C Modi named NIA chief

Senior IPS officer Y.C Modi, who was part of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team that probed the 2002 Gujarat riot cases, was on Monday named chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The federal probe agency is tasked with probing terrorism and terror-financing related cases. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved Mr. Modi’s appointment as Director General […]

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