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Top 10 news today: Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi, Uma Bharti on marriage, Radhe Maa row, RSS chief, more

Fri August 14 2015, 5:17 pm
  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi, dares him to bring back Lalit Modi

    Unfazed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) offensive on his family in Parliament, Rahul Gandhi attacked PM Narendra Modi, saying he lacked guts and challenged him to bring back to India former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi who he described as the "biggest link" between the political system and black money. Keeping up the pressure on the issue of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's help to London-based Modi to obtain British travel documents, Rahul Gandhi said that she had given "long statements" but had not answered why she had helped the fugitive. (PTI)

  • uma bharti

    I am not yet married, no scope now: says Uma Bharti

    "I am not yet married and there is no scope also." This is what 56-year-old Union Minister Uma Bharti quipped in the Lok Sabha after a slip of tongue by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Mahajan, while asking Bharti to place a statement on the table of the House, addressed her as 'Shrimati'. The Minister quickly said, "I am not yet married and there is no scope also... There is a no vacancy board now." The Speaker apologised and made the correction but Bharti's remark was enough to bring laughter to members. Uma Bharti, who hails from Madhya Pradesh, is addressed many times as 'sadhvi'. (PTI)

  • radhe maa

    Radhe Maa doesn't get relief from court, faces more allegations

    Troubles increased for Sukhvinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa, the self-styled godwoman,, with a court in Mumbai denying her pre-arrest bail and a Gujarat MLA seeking probe against her in connection with a suicide case. Also, in Mumbai, a lawyer demanded action against her for allegedly carrying trident during a flight. Radhe Maa, summoned by police for questioning with regard to a dowry harassment case, had sought anticipatory bail. Police filed a case against her on August 5 for instigating the in-laws of a 32-year-old woman to harass her for dowry. In Gujarat, BJP MLA Vasan Ahir demanded probe against her in connection with a case where seven members of a family committed suicide. Ahir alleged that the family had given the godwoman Rs 1.35 crore because she had promised them place in heaven if they paid her the money and became her life-time disciples. After realising that they had been duped, they committed suicide, he alleged. (PTI)

  • Mohan bhagwat

    Don't enslave great men in caste cage: RSS chief

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat today asked the people to change their perspective towards great men and said such people cannot be enslaved in cages of caste or ideology and it is not easy to appropriate their legacy. Releasing four books on the life and writings of B R Ambedkar, written by former Planning Commission member Narendra Jadhav, he said Ambedkar was among the great men this country had who dedicated their entire life to the country and its building. He took a jibe at those saying Jadhav was trying to get close to RSS and said "now that I am releasing books on Ambedkar, there will be a view that RSS is trying to appropriate the legacy of Ambedkar to increase its hold among Dalits. "As he (Jadhav) said that we have enslaved our great men in cages of caste, creed, language and ideology. These great men asked us to rise and view the nation as one but we have enslaved such great men on the basis of their caste, language or thoughts. (PTI)

  • bombay high court

    Bombay HC asks BJP leader not to put up illegal hoardings

    Warning political parties of contempt action, the Bombay High Court today directed BJP leader Ashish Shelar to publish appeals to party members in leading newspapers to not put up illegal hoardings across the metropolis. Court issued show cause notice to Shelar, MNS Chief Raj Thackeray and party leader Bala Nandgaonkar, BJP's Mukund Kulkarni and NCP's Shivaji Ghajre. Shelar filed an affidavit informing the court that he has issued a circular to all the party workers asking them to not display any hoardings, posters and banners without permission from the competent authority. "On March 14, BJP issued a public appeal in two newspapers -- Afternoon and Navshakti -- informing all the party workers about the circular and also the high court order prohibiting display of illegal hoardings, banners and posters," he submitted. (PTI)

  • Rahul Gandhi

    RSS "capturing" educational institutions: Rahul Gandhi

    Launching a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government over the lingering strike in FTII, Rahul Gandhi alleged educational institutions were being "captured" by the RSS and only those "singing praises" of the PM and BJP are being "placed on top". Rahul Gandhi, who led a Congress delegation to President Pranab Mukherjee to protest the appointment of actor Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of FTII, said creativity was being "crushed" by the desire of the RSS to "control" the education system. "The people who are placed on top of them (the students) do not have the merit to be placed on top. The only merit they have is that they have sung praises of the Prime Minister, the BJP and believe in the ideology of the RSS," Rahul Gandhi said. (Express photo by Renuka Puri)

  • AAP

    AAP to hold mega rally in Mumbai on Aug 15

    In a bid to mobilise its cadre and reach out to the masses, the Aam Aadmi Party will organise a mega rally in Mumbai on August 15 as a part of its 'Jan Samwad Abhiyan'. Terming it as an outreach programme towards voters in urban Maharashtra, AAP said, "Our volunteers across Maharashtra have been silently working towards building our organisation and strengthening it at the grassroots. Political parties have been taking the people for granted as is evident with absolutely no discussion in the monsoon session of the Legislative Assembly on the issue of rampant corruption as well as farmers' suicides," he said. (PTI)

  • Sarathi Baba

    Cops unearth huge properties of godman Sarathi Baba's Trust

    The crime branch of Odisha police today unearthed huge movable and immovable properties in the name of self-styled godman Santosh Roul alias Sarathi Baba. The investigating sleuths seized at least 50 property documents in the name of Satyam Charitable Trust that was floated by Roul in the name of his adopted son Satyam Roul, a crime branch official said. While two plots in the name of the Trust have been detected in Balasore and Bhadrak districts, the Trust was in possession of 5.25 acres of land at different localities in the State, the official said. The prosecution has frozen at least 30 bank accounts operated by the Godman and their total balance was pegged at over Rs 2.55 crore, the official said. (PTI)

  • uddhav thackeray

    Uddhav Thackeray hits out at Sharad Pawar

    Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray today took a dig at NCP supremo Sharad Pawar over his proposed visit to the drought-affected regions of Maharashtra, and said the veteran politician is now showing concern for farmers after 35 years. "Congress and NCP are like empty boxes. Sharad Pawar is speaking for farmers after 35 years. What did he do for farmers when he was the Agriculture Minister?" Thackeray asked while addressing a gathering on the 55th anniversary of 'Marmik', the cartoon weekly started by his late father Balasaheb Thackeray here. (PTI)

  • Arvind kejriwal

    AAP men 'assaulted' by cop, video goes viral

    An Aam Aadmi Party member today alleged that a police inspector has misbehaved and assaulted him and other party members when he asked him under what laws they were fined for smoking in a public place here. The video of the act went viral today and it showed the police inspector threatening, misbehaving and assaulting AAP workers. "Vejalpur police inspector A B Valand misbehaved and assaulted me and my party workers, after I asked him under what provisions of the law he fined my colleagues for smoking," AAP worker Nitin Barot said. (PTI)

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