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  • Shinde calls Delhi CM Kejriwal a 'mad chief minister'
    Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Wednesday called Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal a ‘mad chief minister’, saying he had to cancel the leave of several policemen because of Kejriwal, TV channels reported.Speaking at an event in Maharshtra, the home minister said, "When I was in Kherwadi (as a policeman), my leave was cancelled right after my wedding because there were riots. Now because of a 'veda mukhyamantri' (Marathi for 'mad chief...

  • Reasons behind Sunanda Pushkar's death
     An autopsy report on January 18 has revealed Sunanda Pushkar died a "sudden unnatural death" and her body bore several injury marks, deepening the mystery surrounding the death of Union minister Shashi Tharoor's wife, against the backdrop of an alleged marital discord.   Pushkar, 52, was found dead in a hotel in South Delhi on Friday, a day after her Twitter spat with a Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar over an alleged affair with Tharoor. However, Pushkar and...

  • Sunanda Pushkar`s autopsy report today; drug overdose cause of death?
    The post mortem report of Sunanda Pushkar is expected to come today as the doctors at All India Institute of Medical sciences (AIIMS) ruled out the presence of alcohol in her body, reports said. However, the doctors haven't ruled out detection of anti-depressant drug Alprazolam, an overdose of which might have led to her death, reports said. Also, an empty strip of Alprax (a tranquilizer) was recovered from her room on the day she died, said investigators. The autopsy was...

  • Reshmi murder case: Sessions Court postponed the judgment
    The District Principal Sessions Court on Monday postponed the judgment in the murder case of Reshmi, the first wife of solar scam accused Biju Radhakrishnan, to Thursday. The High Court, which accepted a bail plea filed by Biju, had instructed the Sessions Court to pronounce the verdict on the case in a five months time. Biju is the main accused and his mother Rajammal is a co-accused in the case. Reshmi was found dead on February 3, 2006 in the bathroom. Biju's...

  • Kerala team for Santosh Trophy announced
    Gean Christian will lead Kerala in the South Zone qualifying round of the 68th Santosh Trophy National Football Championship, starting in Chennai from January 26. The 20-member squad has eight new faces, Kerala Football Association general secretary P Anil Kumar told reporters on Monday. The South Zone qualifying matches of the Santosh Trophy will be held in Chennai from January 26 to February 3. The final round of the tournament will be held at Siliguri, West Bengal from February...

  • SC turns down plea to increase retirement age of judges
    The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a PIL seeking its direction to the Centre to increase retirement age of judges of trial courts, high courts and the apex court, saying that it is for the government to take a decision. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that the court cannot compel the government to pass such direction and these issues cannot be entertained by judicial side of the apex court. "It is for the government to take a policy decision,"...

  • Judicial probe ordered over AAP demand: Shinde
    Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Monday said Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has ordered a judicial probe into the allegations of inaction against five Delhi Police officers by the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He urged chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to end his street protest in keeping with the dignity of his office. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the National Investigation Agency Day function here, Shinde rejected Kejriwal's demand for bringing Delhi Police under...

  • Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union minister Shashi Tharoor, found dead in Delhi hotel
    NEW DELHI: Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union minister Shashi Tharoor, has reportedly been found dead in a five-star hotel here. Pushkar's body was found in room number 345 of Leela Hotel. The incident came to fore around 8pm after the hotel authorities informed the police.

  • Ramesh, Catholic church body row ends rolex replica sale
     A row between Jairam Ramesh and a Catholic church body has ended with the editor of a publication tendering apology for remarks that the Union minister was a board member of a trust that received foreign funds under the pretext of protecting Western Ghats. Earlier, Ramesh said that he will initiate legal action against Laity Voice, the mouthpiece of Syro Malabar Laity Commission for "some contents" in the editorial article on Western Ghats. In a letter to Ramesh, Laity Commission...

  • Tejpal’s bail plea rejected
    A local court on Wednesday rejected the bail petition of Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal, who is currently in judicial custody for allegedly raping a woman journalist. District and Sessions Judge Anuja Prabhudesai on Wednesday dismissed the bail application filed by Mr. Tejpal. The 50-year-old journalist was arrested on November 30 in Goa after a woman journalist alleged that he raped her in the lift of a five-star hotel during an event on November 7 and 8 last year. The...

  • Govt shows no commitment towards people: Pinarayi
    CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday came down heavily on the UDF and said that the government is showing no commitment towards people. He was speaking while inaugurating CPM's indefinite fast at the state level against rise in prices of essential commodities in Kochi. People are reeling under pressure due to the price rise. The price of cooking gas was hiked to facilitate companies like Reliance to reap exponential gains. In the present scenario it seems to be the rule...

  • Court asks police to submit report on complaint against Rahul
    A local court on Wednesday asked the police to submit a report on the action it has taken on the complaint against Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi for jumping atop a police vehicle during his visit to Kerala. Considering a petition filed by a local NCP leader, the Judicial Magistrate at Mavelikkara directed the Sub-Inspector at Nooranad police station in Alappuzhza district to submit a report before January 29. Police had earlier decided against registering a case against...

  • Shinde’s suggestion on minority youths a “new low”: Modi
    Dubbing as a “brazen attempt” to woo the minority community Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s remarks on minority youths in jails on terror charges, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said it marked a “new low” for the country. He also asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to advise his cabinet colleague not to focus his attention on minorities alone as “principles at stake” could not be sacrificed “at the altar of political...

  • Lost Danish tourist gang-raped and robbed at knifepoint in Delhi - Women high low cocktail dresses
    Police rounded up a group of men on Wednesday over the alleged gang-rape of a 51-year-old Danish tourist who lost her way near New Delhi railway station, officers said. The woman approached the suspects for directions early on Tuesday evening while trying to return to her hotel in the bustling Paharganj area of New Delhi, reportedly after visiting a city museum about high low cocktail dresses. Six men armed with a knife allegedly assaulted and then robbed the victim, who was...

  • Apple may use Liquidmetal alloys in new iPhones buy replica omega watches for sale
    Apple has used several materials in its iPhones over the years, from metal to plastic to a metal-and-glass combination and then metal again. And it seems that the company will use a whole new material for its upcoming smartphones - Liquidmetal alloys. The iPhone maker had signed a deal in 2010 with Liquidmetal Technologies, a company that works in the field of amorphous metal alloys. Despite the agreement between the two companies, however, the alloy has not been used in any Apple model...

  • David Cameron orders urgent probe into Margaret Thatcher link to Operation Bluestar
    British Prime Minister David Cameron today ordered an urgent investigation into a decision by Margaret Thatcher's government to send an SAS officer to India in 1984 to advise Indira Gandhi in planning Operation Bluestar to flush out militants holed up in the Golden Temple. Cameron asked Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Heywood to conduct the investigation after documents declassified under the 30-year rule suggested a British special forces officer advised the Indians on carrying out the...

  • Coal scam: ED may submit status report in Supreme Court on Wednesday
    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is expected to file its reply before the Supreme Court tomorrow in connection with the money laundering cases it has registered in the coal blocks allocation scam. The apex court had in November last year asked the agency to file its response in this regard on a plea seeking a direction to ED to probe and take action against the accused under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The court had fixed the next date of hearing as January...

  • Rahul 's 'clownish' character; Chennithala hits back at Pinarayi
    Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala hit back at CPM State Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan for calling Rahul a 'clownish' character. He said CPM leaders must have been terrified on seeing the public support that Rahul received in Alappuzha during his one-day visit on Monday. Chennithala said Rahul's ride over the police vehicle was not a security lapse. Security forces were aware of the ride and it was a part of security measures, he claimed.

  • Somnath Bharti denies 'tampering with evidence', CM Kejriwal defends him
    In the latest twist to the controversy surrounding AAP leader Somnath Bharti, Delhi's CM Arvind Kejriwal defended his law minister saying that the court's observation in the matter is "completely wrong". "A sting operation has been called tampering of evidence — it is not tampering of evidence," the chief minister said. Defending his stand on the issue, Somnath Bharti has stated that the allegations against him are "lies". He has also...

  • Ready for whatever Congress wants me to do: Rahul Gandhi buy fake designer handbag
    Ahead of the AICC meeting on Friday when he is expected to be named the Congress Prime Ministerial candidate, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday appeared ready to take up the responsibility. “I am a sepoy of Congress. I will obey whatever order is given to me. I will do whatever Congress wants me to do... Decisions are taken in our party by senior leaders,” he told Hindi daily ‘Dainik Bhaskar’ in an interview. “Earlier also some decisions were taken...Power is poison ....does not mean...

  • Govt may increase LPG, diesel price soon
    Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas may raise price of LPG and diesel. The ministry may increase subsidised LPG from the present nine cylinders to 12, but may go for a price hike of between Rs. 75 and Rs. 100 per cylinder. Sources indicated that the ministry may announce a one-time hike of rupees two per litre in diesel price. Increasing the number of subsidised cylinders would add an additional burden of 5800 crore on the government. Price hike on subsidised cylinders will...

  • Rahul Gandhi to take part in Yuva Kerala Yatra
    Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is expected to take part in the ongoing 'Yuva Kerala Yatra' led by State Youth Congress President Dean Kuriakose on Monday. The Yatra from Kasargod to Thiruvananthapuram, flagged-off last month, has reached Alappuzha and it would proceed to nearby Pathanamthitta on Monday. "Gandhi would join the padyatra tomorrow (Monday) for sometime," party sources said. He would arrive in Kochi and would proceed to Alappuzha. In view of...

  • Oommen Chandy hospitalised
    Oommen Chandy was Monday admitted to a hospital after he felt exhausted and complained of uneasiness. He was admitted to the Medical College Hospital at Kottayam and his condition is stated to be stable. However, doctors have advised complete rest for at least a day for him, the CM's Office spokesperson said here. The 70-year-old Chandy, who was at his home town of Puthuppally in Kottayam district last night, felt uneasiness in the morning and was taken to the hospital, sources...

  • No one has ever been hunted like me: Arunkumar
    pposition leader V S Achuthanandan's son, V A Arunkumar, said none of the sons of communist leaders would have ever been hunted by their enemies like his rivals hunted him. In an interview given to a magazine Arunkumar said his father's political rivals have been trying to kill Achuthanandan's image. He said he will file a defamation petition against Khader Paloth, who accused him of receiving bribe for stopping VS Achuthanandan from acting against sandal...

  • Aadhaar card: Kerala decides not to submit affidavit
    Kerala government has decided not to submit  an affidavit supporting the implementation of Aadhaar card in the Supreme Court. Earlier, the government's decision to submit an affidavit in support of the card had come in for severe criticism. Following this the government decided to change its stand. Investigation of state government's IT Department revealed that the affidavit was created without holding discussions with related departments and the Cabinet. Minister...

  • PF deposits to fetch 8.75% interest for 2013-14
    Over 5 crore subscribers of Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will get a higher interest rate on their provident fund (PF) deposits. Labour minister Oscar Fernandes on Monday said the EPFO has decided to provide 8.75 per cent interest to its subscribers for the year 2013-14. "We have decided to recommend to the government 8.75 per cent rate of interest for 2013-14 to its subscribers," Mr Fernandes said. In 2012-13, provident fund subscribers got an...

  • Hrithik Roshan spends 40th birthday with sons
    Hrithik Roshan turned 40 on Friday, resolute to put behind him the turmoil his personal life has seen over the past year. Unlike what is normally expected from Bollywood stars, Hrithik did not plan a party at a city five- star. Instead, far from the prying media, the superstar took off on a speedboat ride from Gateway of India with sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan besides few from the family and friends. The actor has lately been in the headlines for news happy and sad. His new film...

  • Oil Ministry considering raising subsidised LPG cap to 12 says Veerappa Moily
    Under pressure from his party, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily today said the government is considering increasing the quota of subsidised LPG cylinders to 12 per household even as hints were dropped of a one-time hike in diesel and LPG rates. Under pressure from his party, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily today said the government is considering increasing the quota of subsidised LPG cylinders to 12 per household even as hints were dropped of a one-time hike in diesel and LPG...

  • Devyani Khobragade row: India says US could have avoided 'mini-crisis', more to be done
    India on Saturday blamed the United States for a "mini crisis" over the arrest and strip search of an Indian envoy, and said more work was needed to repair ties a day after the withdrawal of diplomats seemed to draw a line under the row. Devyani Khobragade, 39, who was India's deputy consul-general in New York, was arrested in December on charges of visa fraud and lying to US authorities about what she paid her housekeeper. Khobragade's arrest and...

  • AAP denies reports about holding talks with RMP in Kerala
    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday denied reports about a possible alliance with the Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) in Kerala. Denying the news, AAP spokesperson Manoj Padmanabhan said: “At present there is no such discussion on between both the parties.” But Manoj refused to shut the doors on an alliance completely and added that “in future the party may take up the issue for review.” It was RMP leader K. A. Rama who spoke about a possible alliance...

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