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COVID-19: HC asks police to examine plea on politicians procuring, distributing Remdesivir

The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the police to examine the instances of politicians allegedly procuring and distributing Remdesivir, used for treating COVID-19 patients, in the national capital and take steps for lodging of FIR in case of offence. A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli said the court was not inclined however […]

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Nobody above law: NCP, Sena on CBI action against Anil Deshmukh

With the CBI conducting searches at the premises of former Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh, the NCP on Saturday said nobody was above the law, but added that the truth behind the “political conspiracy” against him and the state government would come out through the high court-ordered probe. Talking to reporters, NCP spokesperson and Maharashtra minister […]

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Govt’s SC affidavit that my absence has delayed CBI chief selection untrue: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

The leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, has disputed the Centre’s claim before the Supreme Court that it was due to his unavailability till May 2 that the high-powered search committee meeting to choose the new Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director had to be delayed. Chowdhury, who along with […]

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Political toppling bids failed so central agencies unleashed: Sanjay Raut

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the “politically motivated overdrive” of central agencies in Maharashtra, especially in the cases accusing state ministers of making extortion demands, “is the loudest confirmation” of the Centre and the BJP leadership “conceding defeat” in their political efforts to break the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance. Raut said the […]

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Anil Deshmukh’s eventful journey in Maharashtra politics hits a roadblock

Except for the Devendra Fadnavis- led government during 2014-19, Anil Deshmukh has managed to find a berth in the state ministry irrespective of which party came to power in the last over two decades. That journey hit a roadblock on Monday as he quit the Uddhav Thackeray-led ministry after the Bombay High Court ordered a […]

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Anil Deshmukh quits after Bombay HC orders CBI PE into Param Bir Singh allegations

Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh resigned on Monday after the Bombay High Court directed the CBI to hold a preliminary enquiry into allegations of corruption made by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh against him. Deshmukh, however, is likely to challenge the HC order in the Supreme Court. “Anil Deshmukh met party chief Sharad […]

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Dissent has been criminalised, says Mehbooba Mufti after ED questioning

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday slammed the government saying the country is not being run as per the Constitution of India and “dissent has been criminalised”. Mufti made the remarks after she was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for more than five and […]

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INX media case: Court takes cognisance of ED’s charge sheet against P Chidambaram and his son

Ten months after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a charge sheet against former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, his son Karti Chidambaram and others in the INX media case, a local Court today took cognisance of the charge sheet. The Court has issued notices to the former Finance Minister, his son and co-accused asking them to […]