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Top 10 news today: Azam Khan likens Amar Singh to garbage, earthquake hits North India, Congress dares BJP to act against Vadra, more

Tue November 24 2015, 7:18 pm
  • Amar Singh

    Azam Khan likens Amar Singh to garbage: Senior Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan today likened expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh to garbage, saying when there is storm a lot of trash comes along. "A lot of (kuda-karkat) garbage comes along when there is storm," Khan said in a fresh barb at Singh, a day after the former SP leader prominently attended the mega birthday bash of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav at Saifai, his native place. Khan and Singh are at loggerheads and reports that the former MP might be reinducted in the party fold has not gone down well with the UP minister. (22/11/2015) (Express Photo)

  • Earthquake in India

    Earthquake hits India, shakes Kashmir, Haryana, Delhi: A powerful earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale, with epicentre in Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, struck parts of North India late tonight. According to the National Seismological Department, Ministry of Earth Sciences, the earthquake had its epicentre in Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan and measured 6 on the Richter scale. The epicentre of the quake was 86 kms deep and located somewhere in the border area of Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Tremors were felt in Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana and the national capital Delhi. (22/11/2015) (Express Photo)

  • Peter Mukerjea

    Sheena Bora case: CBI quizzes Rahul, his father Peter Mukerjea: CBI today questioned Rahul Mukerjea, who has handed over several documents allegedly used by Sheena Bora to "blackmail" her mother Indrani Mukerjea. Rahul is considered an "important link" in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case by the agency which also continued the grilling of his father Peter Mukerjea, an accused in the case who was arrested on November 19. Rahul has handed over the documents belonging to Sheena, which, according to a source, she used for "blackmailing" Indrani, who is accused of murdering her. According to investigators, Sheena was blackmailing Indrani that if she did not give her a 3 BHK flat in the city, she would expose her by telling people that she was Indrani's daughter and not sister, as the latter had claimed. (22/11/2015) (Express Photo)

  • Robert Vadra

    Congress dares BJP to act against Vadra: Congress today alleged that the BJP was indulging in "gimmicks" to defame Robert Vadra and dared the ruling party to act against the son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi if he has flouted any law. "If Robert Vadra has violated any laws, why does not the BJP take action against him? (They are trying to) Just indulge in gimmicks (hawabazi) to defame him. It is the ill intention of BJP to defame the family of Sonia Gandhi and Indira Gandhi," senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh said. (22/11/2015) (Express Photo)

  • Amit Shah

    Amit Shah meets his spiritual guru in Mumbai: BJP president Amit Shah today sought blessings of his spiritual guru Rajyashsurishwarji Maharaj at a function in suburban Santacruz here. Shah participated in a ceremony, organised at Kunthunath Jain temple, to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Shrimad Vijay Vikramsurishwarji Maharaj, the guru of Rajyashsurishwarji. "Guru Rajyashsurishwarji Maharaj has been Amit (Shah)'s guru and he sought his blessings today and prayed for him to live longer," said Mumbai unit BJP spokesperson Yogesh Verma. (22/11/2015) (Express Photo)

  • Shanti bhushan

    Ripples in AAP ahead of NE, Shanti Bhushan hits out over 'suspensions': Accusing the AAP leadership of suspending over 40 members ahead of the National Council meeting on Monday, dissident AAP leader Shanti Bhushan said the action was against the party's constitution and threatened to take legal recourse. Bhushan, who is AAP's founding member and father of the expelled rebel leader Prashant Bhushan, alleged that more than 40 National Council members have been served show-cause notices and some 90 people have not been informed about the meeting. The NC meet will also elect the new National Executive members tomorrow as its three-year term expires this month. "The meeting being held tomorrow is patently illegal and full of mala fide intentions.," Bhushan said. (22/11/2015) (Express Photo)

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav

    Congress flays SP over Mulayam's b'day bash: Criticising Samajwadi Party for spending crores of rupees on a three-day cultural extravaganza to celebrate the 76th birthday of party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Congress said the money spent could have been utilised for the welfare of the people. Congress spokesperson said, "it is their responsibility to act by example, to set the example to the whole nation and to the people of the country". The indoor athletic stadium, where the main function will be held, has been decked out in the SP colours of green and red. Cakes weighing 76 kg were also cut in various districts by partymen to celebrate birthday of the leader. (22/11/2015) (PTI)

  • "Both, the PDV interceptor and the two stage target missile, were successfully engaged," a Defence Research Development Organisation said. (Reuters photo)

  • Ram Temple

    Push for Ram temple at Ashok Singhal condolence meeting: A condolence meeting for VHP patron Ashok Singhal here today provided a forum for the Sangh Parivar to push for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat saying "serious attempts" should be made to accomplish the Hindutva leader's dream in this regard. As glowing tributes were paid to Singhal, Bhagwat recalled Singhal's last meeting with him earlier this month and said he wanted two things to be accomplished—construction of Ram temple at Ram Janambhoomi and propagation of Vedas. The same should be accomplished by working sincerely towards them, he said. (22/11/2015) (Express Photo)

  • Abhijit Mukherjee

    President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit helps accident victim: President Pranab Mukherjee's son and MP Abhijit Mukherjee today helped an accident victim in Burdwan district to reach hospital and later arranged for her quick shifting to another hospital. The woman was riding pillion on her son Arghya's motorbike when the two-wheeler hit a bump and she fell down. She was lying unconscious and blood was oozing out of her fractured skull. Mukherjee, the MP from Jangipur in Murshidabad district, was going along the road took both to Guskara hospital in his car. (22/11/2015) (Express Photo)

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