Latest news on January 11, 2019.
In the election year, Alok Verma’s unceremonious removal from the post of CBI Chief will have far-reaching effects. Without naming anyone, Verma said that he was transferred to another post pursuant to the orders of the committee on the basis of “false, unsubstantiated and frivolous allegations made by only one person, who was inimical to him.” Apart from the CBI row, Delhi will also witness another significant event. The ruling BJP’s 2-day meet will begin today at Ramlila Ground. There are reports that a mini ‘PMO’ has been made for Narendra Modi. The Delhi Traffic Police has also issued a special advisory in this regard. In other news, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will interact with the Indian overseas and student communities during his maiden visit to the UAE today.
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Meera Sanyal, a member of the national executive committee of the Aam Aadmi Party, who also served as the chairperson of Royal Bank of Scotland in India died of cancer, the party said.
The National Stock Exchange on Friday said Ashok Chawla has resigned as chairman with immediate effect in light of recent legal developments.
However, the exchange did not provide specific details.
Two Army personnel lost their lives in an IED blast in Naushera.
Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorists lobbed a grenade at CRPF platoon near Lal Chowk, Srinagar. No loss of life or injury reported yet.
J&K: Terrorists lobbed a grenade at CRPF platoon near Lal Chowk, Srinagar. No loss of life or injury reported yet
— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2019
National Ayyappa Devotees’ Association (NADA) files an application in the Supreme Court seeking video-recording and live-telecast of proceedings of review petitions challenging its verdict allowing entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala Temple. Constitution bench to hear review petitions on Jan 22.
"If there is a movie on Accidental Prime Minister, then there should be a movie titled as 'Disastrous Prime Minister'. This will be made in the future... No one will be spared," says West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Barasat.
CBI has filed charge sheet against P Chidambaram's wife Nalini Chidambaram in a court in Kolkata, in connection with Saradha scam.
CBI has filed chargesheet against P Chidambaram's wife Nalini Chidambaram in a court in Kolkata, in connection with Saradha scam. pic.twitter.com/NIRtctMwIS
— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah arrive at Ramlila Ground to attend the two-day BJP National Council meeting. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, EAM Sushma Swaraj, Senior BJP leaders Murali Manohar Joshi and LK Advani also present.
Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah arrive at Ramlila Ground to attend the two-day BJP National Council meeting. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, EAM Sushma Swaraj, Senior BJP leaders Murali Manohar Joshi and LK Advani also present. pic.twitter.com/qA3IY7KfaW
— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2019
Alok Verma resigns from service day after his unceremonious removal as ex-CBI chief.
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh convicted in a journalist murder case by Panchkula court. The quantum of punishment will be decided on January 17.
Fire breaks out at a plastic factory in Mumbai's Kandivali. Five fire tenders are at the spot.
Nageswara Rao reverses all transfers made by Alok Verma on January 9 and 10
CBI Sources: All transfer orders issued by ex-Director Alok Verma have been reversed by Interim Director M Nageshwar Rao.
Aircel Maxis case adjourned till February 1 by Delhi's Patiala House Court
Aircel Maxis case adjourned till February 1 by Delhi's Patiala House Court. The court also extended the interim protection of Karti Chidambaram and P Chidambaram till February 1 in both CBI and ED cases.
Raveesh Kumar, MEA: Pakistan said minorities are not treated well in India, I think Pakistan should be the last country to lecture us on plurality and inclusive society. We and the world are fully aware of the situation of minorities in their country.
Raveesh Kumar, MEA: If Pakistan is ready for a dialogue, why hasn't it taken any action against Mumbai and Pathankot terror attack perpetrators?
Nageshwar Rao assumes charge as CBI Director after Alok Verma's transfer
M. Nageshwar Rao, Additional Director of CBI, has assumed the charge of the office of Director, CBI after Alok Verma was transferred yesterday as DG Fire Services, Home Guards and Civil Defence.
MK Stalin says DMK will never align with BJP, adds PM Modi is not Atal Bihari Vajpayee
DMK will never align with BJP and Prime Minister Modi is not Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The alliance under him is not a healthy alliance. It is an irony that PM Modi compares himself with Vajpayee: MK Stalin.
Meghalaya Mine accident: Supreme Court tells government to continue rescue efforts
Supreme Court asks government what it has done about the persons who were operating in illegal mines & the officials who allowed illegal mines to go on? A bench headed by Justice AK Sikri further added, "Carry on with your rescue efforts, what if all or at least some are still alive? Miracles do happen."
CBSE issues circular announcing two levels of Mathematics for students of Class X for different needs
The CBSE has issued a circular announcing two levels (basic and standard) of Mathematics for students of Class X for different needs, for CBSE Board Examinations 2020. The present level and curriculum of Mathematics would continue to remain the same.
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh confirms his party's alliance with SP and BSP in Uttar Pradesh.
ISRO boss K Sivan makes big announcement for manned mission
ISRO Chief K Sivan says the preparations for Gaganyaan Mission are underway. It has been a major turning point for ISRO. The target for two unmanned missions to space is December 2020 and July 2021. The target for a manned mission to space is December 2021.
#MeToo: Patiala Court to hear MJ Akbar’s defamation case against Priya Ramani on Jan 22
Delhi's Patiala House Court has fixed Jan 22 for further hearing in the criminal defamation complaint filed by former Union Minister MJ Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani
Panchkula court to announce verdict against Ram Rahim
Security has been increased in Haryana and parts of Punjab in the wake of Special CBI court in Panchkula's likely verdict on Friday in the journalist murder case in which jailed Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is an accused. Elaborate security arrangements have been made in Haryana especially in Panchkula, Sirsa (headquarter of Dera) and Rohtak districts with several companies of the state armed police, anti-riot police and commando force being deployed to deal with any law and order situation.
BJP's 2-day national council meeting starts today , Delhi Police issues special traffic advisory
The Modi government's "social justice" plank with its outreach to Dalits, backward classes and general category is likely to be a key theme at the BJP's two-day national council meeting that begins today, as the party looks to set the tone for its Lok Sabha poll campaign. In the wake of a two-day BJP National Council meeting here at Ramlila Ground, Delhi Police on Thursday issued traffic advisory anticipating traffic congestion on several roads leading to the venue.
Mayawati, Akhilesh to address a joint press briefing tomorrow
Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav to address a joint press briefing in Lucknow, tomorrow. There are reports that both leaders will announce split from the Congress for the up coming Lok Sabha Elections