Uttar Pradesh Minister for Transport Swatantra Dev Singh (File Photo/Facebook)

Swatantra Dev Singh is new UP BJP chief

Lucknow:  Uttar Pradesh Minister for Transport Swatantra Dev Singh has been appointed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s state president, replacing Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey. Pandey, who was also earlier the deputy chief minister, was inducted in the Union Cabinet, necessitating a change of guard in the state. Singh, 54, has been the OBC face of […]

Karnataka Congress rebel legislator R. Roshan Baig (File Photo)

Cops let off Karnataka Congress rebel MLA after quizzing

Bengaluru:  The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the multi-crore Ponzi scam freed Karnataka Congress rebel legislator R. Roshan Baig from detention after quizzing him for over 9 hours, said an official on Tuesday. “Baig has been freed from detention after interrogation in connection with the Ponzi scheme case in which its prime accused (Mansoor Ali […]

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Building collapses in Mumbai, two dead, many feared trapped

Mumbai: A multi-storey building collapsed in South Mumbai’s Dongri area on Tuesday morning. This caused loss of two precious lives. A minor was rescued and atleast 40-50 people were still feared trapped in the debris. News agency ANI quoted Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Disaster Management Cell that two people have died and five have been rescued so far. #UPDATE […]

Former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prajapati (File Photo/IANS)

ED begins questioning Gayatri Prajapati in illegal sand mining case

Lucknow: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Tuesday started questioning Gayatri Prajapati, mining minister in the former Akhilesh Yadav government, in Uttar Pradesh’s illegal sand mining scam case. A senior ED official told IANS, “We started questioning Prajapati at 11 a.m. under the Prevention of Money laundering Act.” Prajapati, who is under judicial custody in […]