Plan and Policy

Plan & Policy

Jharkhand HC extends Lalu's provisional bail on medical ground

The Jharkhand High Court today extended the provisional bail of RJD leader Lalu Prasad for another six weeks on medical grounds in fodder scam cases.

Prasad, whose provisional bail was extended till July 3 last Friday, would now remain on bail till August 17 as per today's order.

FoodMin to review price, supply of essential items

The Centre has called a daylong meeting of state food and consumer affairs ministers on Friday to discuss prices of essential food commodities, implementation of food law and other consumer-related issues.

The fourth national consultation meeting will be ch­a­ired by Union food and consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan. 7 ministers ha­ndling agriculture, fertil­iser, commerce and industry, food processing, health, petroleum and textiles departments are scheduled to participate in the event, according to an official statement.

Indians’ money in Swiss banks increases 50% to Rs 7,000 crore in 2017

Money parked by Indians in Swiss banks rose over 50 per cent to CHF 1.01 billion (Rs 7,000 crore) in 2017, reversing a three-year downward trend amid India’s clampdown on suspected black money stashed there.

In comparison, the total funds held by all foreign clie­nts of Swiss banks rose about 3 per cent to CHF 1.46 trillion (about Rs 100 lakh crore) in 2017, according to the official annual data released on Thursday by Swiss National Bank (SNB), the central banking authority of the Alpine nation.

Rupee tumbles below Modi’s age, Congress mocks PM  for free fall

The Congress on Thursd­ay attacked the governme­nt after the Indian rupee sank to an all-time low ag­ainst the dollar,  terming it as a “sha­meful” and “black day” fo­r the economy.

In 2013, the then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi used to frequently taunt prime minister Manmohan Singh for fall in the rupee value. It’s a payback time for the Congress as the Indian currency plunged below 69 against dollar, a lifetime low, on Thursday.

With the rupee losing 9.25 per cent against the dollar since 2018, the Congress mocked Modi for the rupee’s free fall.

Remittances set to ride weak rupee

While the banks and money transfer companies are waiting for the next couple of days to see a spurt in NRI (non-resident Indians) remittances with the rupee weakening, they expect this year’s remittances to surpass its 2014 all-time high record.

Bukhari murder conspiracy hatched in Pak: Police

There is  tangible evidence to establish that the conspiracy to kill journalist Shujaat Bukhari was hatched by Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) in Pakistan and   three cadres of the banned outfit including Naveed Jatt had executed the plan, Inspector General of Police Kashmir SP Pani said on Thursday.

Pani said while a Srinagar resident based in Pakistan had started an online campaign against the slain journalist, three Lashkar militants — Jatt, Muzaffar Ahmad and Azad Malik carried out the killing.

Plane crashes in Mumbai suburb; 5 killed, 3 hurt

Five persons were killed when a 12-seater aircraft crashed in a crowded Mumbai suburb on Thursday, the second air mishap in Maharashtra in as many days.  The police identified the crash victims as pilots Maria Zuberi, 48, and Pradeep Rajput, engineer Surabhi Brijeshkumar Gupta, 34, technician Manish Tejpal Pande, 21 and pedestrian Govind Pandit.

Surgical strikes: Cong, BJP snipe at each other

A day after TV news channels aired footage of 29 September 2016 surgical strikes by the Indian army on terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, the Congress sparred with the BJP accusing it of using soldiers’ sacrifice for votes. Hitting back, the BJP claimed that the Congress was behaving more like a fringe player than a mainstream party by “questioning” the armed forces. The defence ministry or the Army has not offered any comment on the footage.