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Top 10 News Today: Ram Jethmalani attacks Narendra Modi, ‘India on Sale’, Maneka Gandhi, Jayalalithaa error, earthquake in Nepal, more

Thu May 14 2015, 9:32 am
  • Ram Jethmalani

    He had made the offer to Gandhi in a letter on December 10, 2015 telling her that he had "no reason to doubt" her stand that the prosecution instituted against her and Rahul by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy is "false and malicious". (PTI)

  • Govindacharya warns Narendra Modi over putting 'India on Sale':
    Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) former ideologue K N Govindacharya today questioned the performance of the Narendar Modi govt, saying it was not much different from the UPA. Govindacharya said people continue to witness the "same partial" and "corrupt" dispensation at the central level. "The government has completed a year. But at this moment, we can't see a ground to list their achievements, which is a matter of concern. On one hand, it is directionless (on policy issues). On the other, there are internal differences amongst ministries. People feel even though Modiji looks different from others...people will have their own assessments.... But (I) can't see much of a difference in the (two) Governments. Same partiality, corruption is there," he told reporters. "I don't know who are the advisors of Narendra Modi... who unnecessarily (have) brought into his head this type of a problem of Land Acquisition bill in which the basic norms could not be followed. Therefore, I think, that a clever person like Narendra Mod...I think he should beware of his advisors," he said. He advised govt to properly supplement the "Make in India" concept with "Make for India" and "Made by India" policies. "Otherwise, it will just be a signboard saying 'India on Sale', which won't do any good to people of Bharat," he said. (PTI) (12/05/2015)

  • Maneka Gandhi

    Maneka Gandhi accused of slapping, kicking forest staff:
    Union minister Maneka Gandhi has been accused of slapping and kicking a forest staff in Mala forest range of Pilibhit Tiger Reserve while police today said that they are looking into the complaint. "We are going into the complaint against the minister," a senior police official said, adding that no FIR has been lodged in this connection. Approached for comments, Maneka told reporters outside Parliament, "I am not even answering things like this." In the complaint with Gajraula police, forest department employee Rooplal alleged that Maneka had slapped and kicked him after she got annoyed seeing a jungle fire while on her way to Puranpur to attend a function on Sunday.(PTI) (12/05/2015)

  • "Glaring arithmetical error" in Jaya verdict, SPP
    Bengaluru, May 12 (PTI) The Karnataka High Court verdict acquitting former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had "glaring arithmetical error" relating to her disproportionate assets, Special Public Prosecutor in the case B V Acharya said today, maintaining this could be an "excellent point" to challenge it in the Supreme Court. "In terms of per cent as also in terms of total income there is a glaring arithmetical error," Acharya said. The SPP said Jayalalithaa's total disproportionate assets (DA) is Rs 16.34 crore instead of Rs 2.82 crore as the High Court Judge C R Kumaraswamy has concluded. Acharya said Rs 16.34 crore DA amounts to around 76 per cent and not merely 8.12 per cent as concluded by the judge. (PTI) (12/05/2015)

  • Nepal Earthquake, Earthquake

    Earthquake: 42 killed in Nepal 17 in India:
    A massive earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude (earlier reports had indicated anything between 7.1 to 7.4) on Richter scale epicentred in Nepal shook Delhi, Bihar, West Bengal and several parts of India today, less than three weeks after the region was struck by a devastating temblor. While 42 people were killed in Nepal and thousands injured, 17 died in India, 16 of them in Bihar and 39 others were injured. Earthquake jolts were felt in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) today driven by the earthquake in Nepal. Delhi Metro was stalled for a while. Later Delhi Metro services were put on restricted mode with speeds being slowed down. The earthquake caused panic to spread in the public across north India. According to latest report, two earthquakes struck India with epicentres in Nepal (7.1 in Richter scale) and Afghanistan (6.9 in Richter scale). While Nepal was shaken today, the actual epicentre of the earthquake was 22 km South-East of Zham, China. (Reuters) (12/05/2015)

  • Rahul gandhi parliament

    Rahul Gandhi will have to think beyond plain politics and show that he and his party are not anti-reform if they want to remain relevant. (PTI)

  • Arvind Kejriwal's Delhi govt asked to explain circular against press:
    Observing that 'prima facie' the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal-led government circular, asking officials to lodge complaints regarding defamatory reports, tends to "jeopardise" the freedom of press, the Press Council of India (PCI) has sought to know the reasons that necessitated such a move. The circular "gives veiled threat to the media for their prosecution under penal provisions, which may prevent them from carrying out their professional obligations honestly, diligently, independently and with freedom", the Council opined, and noted that while it is mandated to preserve the freedom of press, the circular tends to "jeopardise" that freedom. Taking suo motu cognisance, the Council asked the Delhi government to furnish reasons, circumstance and necessity of issuing the circular, within a week. (PTI) (12/05/2015)

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    Jailed Satyam Computer former chief Ramalinga Raju may be released:
    Satyam Computers founder B Ramalinga Raju and nine others are expected to be released from the Cherlapally Central Prison here tomorrow, as the prison authorities did not receive the bail order today. A metropolitan sessions judge here yesterday suspended seven-year rigorous imprisonment sentence awarded to Raju and others in the Satyam case, known as one of the biggest corporate frauds in India. Raju's lawyer said the bail order could not be submitted to the 21st additional chief metropolitan magistrate's court (which had tried the case) today, so Raju and others are likely to walk out of jail by tomorrow evening. "Bail orders were not yet received," said a senior prison official. Raju and his brother and former managing director of Satyam, B Rama Raju, were granted bail on the condition that they furnish personal bonds of Rs 1 lakh each and two sureties of the like sum. They are also to deposit one tenth of the fine amount within four weeks from the date of release. (PTI) (12/05/2015)

  • Gadkari takes dig at Rahul Gandhi:
    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today took a dig at Rahul Gandhi saying the Congress leader is levelling several allegations against NDA but has not spoken a word about "corruption" during UPA rule. Referring to Rahul's barbs against the BJP and his meetings with the farmers over the Land Bill after his return from sabbatical, Gadkari said, "The Congress vice president never spoke even a single word regarding corruption during the ten-year regime of UPA government and now he is accusing NDA government of scrapping UPA's land bill." Gadkari was speaking at the closing ceremony of the two-day conclave of BJP state working committee convened here to formulate the strategies for party's 'Mission-2017' (UP Assembly elections). (PTI) (12/05/2015)

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    Girl hit by co-passenger for objecting to his lewd comments:
    A class XII student was injured after she was allegedly slapped by a co-passenger in a bus when she objected to his lewd comments on her, in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kahsmir, police said. "The girl has received injuries on her face, she was taken to the hospital where she received three stitches," a police officer said. He said that the girl was travelling in a bus when a co-passenger started passing lewd comments towards her.(PTI) (12/05/2015)

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    Kshetij Thakker
    May 13, 2015 at 9:38 am
    Where was this irate man when SC issued multiple orders to UPA to form a committee to tackle black money issue and UPA sat on those orders for 3 years.
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      t p
      May 13, 2015 at 3:36 pm
      wHY Mr. Jethmalani , if serious , not file a RTI on the issue, being a noted jurist ?

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