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    Video: Aiming to reach out, Mamata brews tea at a stall in Digha

    Kolkata, Aug 22: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is in the state's coastal resort town Digha for an administrative meeting, brewed tea at a village stall on Wednesday while interacting with the locals. Banerjee who has been in East Midnapore district's coastal region since Monday, stopped her convoy at the Duttapukur village and spent time with the...

    • 13 min ago
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    Ajay Kumar named new Defence Secretary

    New Delhi, Aug 21: Ajay Kumar was on Wednesday appointed the new Defence Secretary. He will replace Sanjay Mitra whose term ends on August 23, according to the Prime Minister-headed Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. Subash Chandra, IAS (of 1986 batch), Special Secretary, Department of Defence, is the new Secretary, Department of Defence Production. He will take over from Ajay Kumar, IAS (1985 batch)....

    • 13 min ago
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    Yogi brings in 23 new ministers, eyes by-polls, 2022 polls

    Lucknow, Aug 22: In what can be termed as a near-total revamp of the Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh, 23 new ministers were sworn in on Wednesday at the Raj Bhawan by Governor Anandiben Patel. The newly-inducted ministers include six cabinet ministers, six ministers of state with independent charge and 11 ministers of state. The cabinet reshuffle has been done with an...

    • 13 min ago
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    Three major cases against Chidambaram

    New Delhi, Aug 22: Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram was on Wednesday formally arrested by the CBI after his anticipatory bail plea in the INX Media case was rejected by the Delhi High Court. Here's a list of the cases he has been embroiled in: INX Media Case The case in which the former Finance Minister has been arrested involves alleged kickbacks received by his son...

    • 13 min ago
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    Rajiv Gauba is new Cabinet Secretary

    New Delhi, Aug 22: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer, was on Wednesday appointed as next Cabinet Secretary. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Gauba's appointment to the top post in the bureaucratic hierarchy for two years beginning August 30. "The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has also approved the...

    • 13 min ago
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    Chidambaram's arrest witch-hunt, voyeurism: Karti Chidambaram

    Chennai, Aug 21: Congress MP Karti Chidambaram termed the arrest of his father and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram by the CBI on Wednesday night a "politically motivated witch-hunt", alleging the entire drama was being done for "voyeurism" and to divert attention of the country from serious issues. "This is totally a politically motivated witch-hunt....

    • 43 min ago
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    INX media case: CBI arrests Chidambaram from his Jor Bagh residence amid high drama

    New Delhi, Aug 21: Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who has been eluding the CBI and ED, on Wednesday evening dramatically surfaced at the Congress headquarters. He appeared at the party headquarters, hours after his petition challenging the Delhi High Court rejection of anticipatory bail was not listed in the Supreme Court. In...

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    Chidambaram's arrest makes plea in SC pointless, will have to make fresh application in trial court

    New Delhi, Aug 21: With P. Chidambaram being arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday, the anticipatory bail plea filed in the Supreme Court by the former union minister, to be heard on Friday, has become inftructuous, that is, the petition has no meaning now. He will now have to submit a petition for bail in the trial...

    • an hour ago
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    Chidambaram arrested by CBI

    New Delhi, Aug 21: High drama preceded the arrest of senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram as officials of the CBI scaled the walls of his Jor Bagh residence here, minutes after his press conference at the party headquarters where he said he was "not hiding from the law but seeking protection of the law". After the press conference, as soon as Chidambaram returned to his house,...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    CBI, ED teams at Chidambaram's doorstep .... Former union minister evades arrest

    New Delhi, Aug 21: Teams from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) reached the Delhi residence of P. Chidambaram after the former union minister dramatically surfaced at the Congress headquarters on Wednesday evening. Claiming that he has not been accused of any wrongdoing in INX media case, senior Congress leader P....

    • 3 hrs ago

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