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Top 10 news today: Indrani Mukerjea revelation, ‘put curbs on Muslims’, CPI sees red over Sunny Leone condom ad, Mulayam quits Janata, more

Fri September 04 2015, 5:39 pm
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    Indrani Mukerjea confesses to crime
    Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, has "confessed" to her role in it. Indrani's husband Peter Mukerjea underwent a second round of marathon questioning by the police which also interrogated two other arrested accused--her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyam Rai. Das, who claimed to be Sheena's biological father, was flown down to Mumbai from Kolkata to have a face-to-face meeting with the accused. Besides his wife, Peter was brought face-to-face with Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyam Rai, both of whom are alleged to have actively participated in commission of the offence. Peter was questioned for nearly 12 hours yesterday. Meanwhile, Peter's lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani said, "One or two channels are saying with full fanfare that Indrani has confessed. Indrani's lawyer is sitting in my office and she does not know (about the confession).
    Image Caption: Indrani Mukerjea at Khar police station ( Express photo By Dilip Kagda)

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    Pravin Togadia, Sakshi Maharaj seek curbs on Muslims
    Two senior Hindutva leaders have sought curbs on Muslims in view of the increasing population of the community as revealed in the recent census report. While VHP Working President Pravin Togadia has gone to the extent of demanding punitive measures against Muslims having more than two children for engaging in "population Jihad", BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj said the community should be stripped of its minority status as it no longer deserved it due to its growing share in the population. Maharaj, who has sparked controversies in the past with his hardline Hindutva views, said Muslims were a majority in many districts and there number had risen to such a extent that there was no reason to accord them minority status. "They are no longer a minority. They say they are over a quarter of the population. In Kashmir, they are more than 90 per cent. There are many districts where they are 70, 80, 90 per cent, so what is minority about them," he said. (PTI)

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    CPI leader demands ban on Sunny Leone's condom ad
    CPI leader Atul Anjan has demanded a ban on a condom advertisement featuring actress Sunney Leone, contending that the "disgusting and dirty" advertisement could lead to increase in rape incidents. "Whenever you switch on TV sets, you get to see a woman by the name of Sunny Leone, who has acted in porn films and has become heroine in (Bollywood) films... she has acted in porn films which cannot be seen for more than two minutes. Now her advertisement is being shown on TVs," he said. "The disgusting and dirty advertisement of condoms develops sexuality and ends sensibility...if such kind of advertisements continue to be aired on TV and newspapers, rape cases will increase," he added. (AP)

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    Govt cancels Greenpeace's licence under FCRA
    In a fresh crackdown on Greenpeace, government today cancelled its registration under Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA) for allegedly working against the country's economic progress but the NGO said it will not be deterred by the attempt to "silence" its campaign. The Greenpeace India's registration has been cancelled under FCRA, a senior Home Ministry official told PTI tonight. The decision would mean that the NGO will not be able to receive from abroad the funds, which are upto 30 per cent of its overall cost of its operations. The Home Ministry is likely to inform the Delhi High Court about its decision tomorrow when a case related to curbs on Greenpeace India is listed for hearing. Greenpeace India has about 340 people working with it. (Thinkstock)

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    Mulayam quits quits Janata Parivar
    In a jolt to the "grand alliance" in Bihar, the Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party pulled out of the Nitish-Lalu combine, saying it felt "humiliated". SP's Ram Gopal Yadav said, "In Bihar the party will contest separately. The bigger parties in the alliance did not consult us while declaring seats due to which the SP felt humiliated.". The SP is a major constituent of a six-party combine which had met early this year in Delhi in which all the Janata Parivar groups decided to merge together to take on the BJP at the national level. (PTI)

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    France confirms wing part found is from mysteriously disappeared Malaysia Airlines flight MH370
    French prosecutors confirmed today that a wing part found on a remote Indian Ocean island was from ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a month after tests on the flaperon began. "It is possible today to say with certainty that the flaperon discovered on Reunion island on July 29 came from flight MH370," Paris prosecutors said in a statement, confirming claims made by Malaysia's prime minister last month. The Boeing 777 disappeared on March 8 last year, inexplicably veering off course en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. The disappearance turned into one of the biggest mysteries in the history of aviation, sparking a colossal hunt in the Indian Ocean based on satellite data which hinted at MH370's possible path. (Reuters)

  • Majlis Bachao Tahreek demands Adityanath be restrained from making speech in Hyderabad
    Majlis Bachao Tahreek (MBT), a local political outfit, today requested the city police to deny permission to the BJP MP Yogi Adityanath to address a gathering at 'Hindu Chetana Sabha' here on September 13. MBT leader Amjed Ullah Khan, in a letter to police commissioner M Mahender Reddy, alleged that Adityanath, MP from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, was notorious for hate speeches and was facing charges of inciting communal tension in his constituency. "He has delivered provocative speeches against the Muslim community on several occasions," Khan said. (PTI)

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    Hardik Patel does U-turn, over 'reverse' Dandi March
    In a sort of climbdown, the Patel quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel today said the proposed "reverse" Dandi march from Dandi to Sabarmati Ashram will take off only after government grants permission for the programme. Hardik's Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) had earlier vowed to organise the march later this week even without the requisite permission. "Dandi yatra will commence only after state government's nod and the dates for it will be decided once the approval is given for it," said Hardik, who is convener of PAAS. (Reuters)

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    ISIS not an immediate threat, says J&K Deputy Chief Minister
    ISIS is not an immediate threat to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and the few people who display ISIS flags during prayers would stop doing it if media stops paying attention to them, J&K Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said here today. "Only one or two people did it (displaying ISIS flags during prayers). There are thousands of people who come for prayers and out of them only two to three people carried ISIS flag in their pocket to get media attention," Singh said, responding to a question during a press conference in Goa today. Singh was here to participate in the 16th Regulators and Policymakers' Retreat 2015 which began today. (Reuters)

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    Samajwadi Party MP demands nationwide ban on cow slaughter
    Rajya Sabha MP Munavvar Saleem has demanded a nationwide ban on cow slaughter. "Cow is our mother... The government should impose a nationwide ban on cow slaughter," Saleem told reporters here yesterday during the ongoing Kumbh Mela. The NDA government had earlier said that it would try its "level best" to impose a countrywide ban on slaughter of cows by evolving a consensus. The Samajwadi Party MP from Uttar Pradesh claimed that the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar had banned cow slaughter and those who violated the order were given death sentence. Saleem was speaking after attending a day-long 'water conference' organised here by Shankaracharya of Govardhan Peeth at Jagannath Puri, Odisha, Swami Adhokshjanand Maharaj, on conservation of rivers in the country.
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with Rewati Raman Singh and other Samajwadi Party leaders and officials at the foundation stone laying of Saraswati Hitech City, Prayag Rajkia University and launch of various developmental projects at Naini in Allahabad on Wednesday. (PTI)

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