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Lalu jailed for 3.5 years in fodder scam

Posted by - January 6, 2018

A special CBI court on Saturday handed former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav a jail term of 3.5 years and imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh in connection with a Rs 950 crore fodder scam case, the RJD supremo’s lawyer, Prabhat Kumar said. Kumar said they would seek bail for Lalu from Jharkhand High Court. Other

Government confirms bird flu outbreak

Posted by - January 6, 2018

An outbreak of avian influenza, also called bird flu, has been reported from Dasarahalli village in Bengaluru, the government confirmed on Friday, adding that a central team has been deputed to assist Karnataka. “The situation is fully under control,” it said, adding that there are no further reports from Karnataka or any other part of

Modi’s claims of robust economic growth has evaporated: P Chidambaram

Posted by - January 6, 2018

A day after the government pegged GDP growth at 6.5 percent in 2017-18, former finance minister P Chidambaram on Saturday targeted the Narendra Modi-led government for its tall claims of robust growth, saying it has “evaporated” in thin air. The senior Congress leader said that “no amount of sugar coating and false bravado can conceal the