LIVE News Updates: Govt extends CBI, ED Directors' tenures for upto 5 years

In a potentially controversial decision, the central government has brought an Ordinance to extend the tenure of the Directors of CBI and ED for upto 5 years. The usual fixed tenure is two years

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14 Nov 2021, 4:55 PM

Gadchiroli encounter: Top Maoist leader Milind Teltumbde among 26 rebels killed

Top Maoist Milind Teltumbde was among the 26 members of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) who were killed in the November 13 encounter in the State’s Gadchiroli district.

Teltumbde alias ‘Jeeva’, carried a bounty of ₹50 lakh on his head and is said to have been instrumental in the growth of the outlawed movement in Gadchiroli, Gondia and Rajnandgaon districts in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.

14 Nov 2021, 4:47 PM

Govt extends CBI, ED Directors' tenures for upto 5 years

In a potentially controversial decision, the central government has brought an Ordinance to extend the tenure of the Directors of CBI and ED for upto 5 years.

The usual tenure of the heads of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) is two years.

As per the new Ordinance, the Directors of these key agencies can be granted three extensions of one year each, for maximum of five years.

The Ordinance is likely to circumvent the Supreme Court ruling on ED Director SC Mishra's extension. The SC had asked Centre not to extend tenure of current ED Director whose extended tenure ends in a week’s time.

14 Nov 2021, 3:29 PM

LS Speaker, RS Chairman absent from Nehru anniversary event in Parl

The Opposition on Sunday hit out at the government over the absence of Rajya Sabha Chairman, Lok Sabha Speaker and ministers from the traditional event marking the birth anniversary of those whose portraits adorn Parliament's Central Hall.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, along with other party leaders, attended the event marking the birth anniversary of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

"Extraordinary scene today in Parliament at the traditional function to mark the birth anniversary of those whose portraits adorn the Central Hall. Speaker Lok Sabha absent. Chairman Rajya Sabha absent. Not a single Minister present. Can it get more atrocious than this?!" Congress' chief whip in Rajya Sabha Jairam Ramesh, who attended the event, said on Twitter.

Tagging Ramesh's tweet, Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien also hit out at the government.

"Nothing surprises me anymore. This dispensation is destroying India's great institutions, including #Parliament one day at a time," said O'Brien in a tweet.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to pay tributes to Nehru on his birth anniversary.

Born in 1889, Nehru remains India's longest-serving prime minister.


14 Nov 2021, 2:38 PM

Russia starts supplying S-400 air defence missile systems to India

Ani reported, Russia starts supplying S-400 air defence missile systems to India, the first squadron to come up near the Western front.

14 Nov 2021, 2:00 PM

"The law needs to operate humanly", CJI NV Ramana at Pan India Legal Awareness & Outreach Campaign

"State judiciary being closely associated with people has to be sensitive & aware of difficulties. It needs to be cognizant about victim &the accused. The law needs to operate humanly", says CJI NV Ramana at the Valedictory Ceremony of Pan India Legal Awareness & Outreach Campaign, ANI reported.


14 Nov 2021, 1:16 PM

Local journalist-RTI activist kidnapped & killed for exposing fake medical gangs in Bihar

According to ANI, a local journalist-RTI activist allegedly kidnapped & killed in Benipatti. "Avinash Jha's death is clearly due to medical mafias. His work closed and imposed huge fines on many fake medical gangs. He had uploaded a list of 10 hospitals to be probed", says Vikas, a villager.

14 Nov 2021, 11:41 AM

Five injured as LPG cylinder catches fire in Delhi

According to PTI, at least five people sustained burn injuries after an LPG cylinder caught fire and exploded in a shanty in northwest Delhi on Sunday morning, Delhi Fire Service officials said.


14 Nov 2021, 11:07 AM

Curfew imposed and internet services shut down for 4 days due to Amravati violence

The curfew has been imposed for 4 days, it has also been ordered to shut the internet services so that rumours are not spread: Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil on Amravati violence, ANI reported

14 Nov 2021, 10:26 AM

Local journalist & ex-Zilla Parishad member Rintu Singh shot dead in Bihar's Sarsi

NDTV reported, a local journalist and ex-Zilla Parishad member in Purnia, Rintu Singh was shot dead in Bihar's Sarsi PS area on Friday; his family and relatives staged a protest, accusing JD(U) MLA and state Minister Leshi Singh to be behind the murder; also alleged negligence by the SHO.


14 Nov 2021, 9:41 AM

India hits 11,271 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours

ANI reported that India reports 11,271 Covid-19 cases, 11,376 recoveries & 285 deaths in last 24 hours as per Union Health Ministry. Case tally: 3,44,37,307 Active cases: 1,35,918 Total recoveries: 3,38,37,859 Death toll: 4,63,530 Total Vaccination: 1,12,01,03,225 (57,43,840 in last 24 hours).

14 Nov 2021, 9:13 AM

Bhopal's Habibganj Railway Station renamed as Rani Kamlapati Railway Station

According to ANI, ahead of PM Modi's visit, Habibganj Railway Station renamed as Rani Kamlapati Railway Station. Revamped station to be inaugurated on Nov 15 by PM Modi


14 Nov 2021, 8:51 AM

Sonia Gandhi pays floral tribute to PM Jawaharlal Nehru on birth anniversary today

ANI reported, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi pays floral tribute to the nation's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at Shantivan, Delhi, on his birth anniversary today.

14 Nov 2021, 8:38 AM

AQI in Delhi presently in the 'very poor' category

Delhi | Air Quality Index (AQI) presently at 386 (overall) in the 'very poor' category, as per SAFAR-India, ANI reported.

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