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Saradha scam: Trinamool MP Bose sent to CBI custody

Kolkata: A court, rejecting the bail plea of arrested Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose, Saturday sent him to CBI custody till Nov 26.

Bose was Friday arrested for his prima facie involvement in the Saradha scam on allegations of criminal conspiracy, misappropriation of funds and deriving undue financial benefits.

He was presented before a city court and after hearing the defence and the prosecution, the court remanded him to custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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If we are hit, we will retaliate: Mamata to centre

Kolkata: A day after the arrest of Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose in the Saradha scam, party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday accused the BJP-led central government of pursuing "divisive politics" and conspiring against her party.

Banerjee said she would not be cowed down by the BJP's intimidating tactics but would retaliate.

"Just because I went to Delhi to attend a conclave of secular parties, they took revenge by arresting our MP," she said while addressing party activists here.

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No ‘Achhe Din’ for drought hit Maharashtra farmers even in Modi era

By A. Mirsab, TwoCircles.net,

Mumbai: Maharashtra farmers are continuing to commit suicide due to drought, unseasonal rains and hailstorm damaged crops in thousands of hectares of Maharashtra, mainly in Vidarbha and Marathwada.

The latest is that the five farmers have resorted to commit suicide within a week in Hingoli district alone which raises questions on ruling party BJP who during its campaigning for parliamentary and assembly elections blamed Congress for farmers’ deaths in the state and had assured of improving their position.

Immunity does not apply to Modi, says American Justice Center in legal brief

US Court directs State Department to respond by December 10th to AJC's "Memorandum of Law" challenging assertions of immunity.

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End dynastic rule: Modi in Jammu and Kashmir

Kishtwar (Jammu and Kashmir): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday exhorted the people in this Jammu and Kashmir town to unshackle themselves from the yoke of dynastic politics.

Modi said that Jammu and Kashmir had been held hostage by two families for over 50 years - without naming either the Congress or the National Conference.

"One family rules and robs the sate for five years and then after it becomes unpopular, it gives the power to rob the state to the other family. They have done a political match fixing between themselves.

Food security bill not implemented in Kashmir by NC: Sonia

Jammu: Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday said lethargy of the National Conference prevented the Congress from implementing its pro-poor programmes in Jammu and Kashmir.

Continuing her day-long election campaign for the Congress, Sonia Gandhi addressed a public meeting in Ramban assembly constituency Friday afternoon.

"They (NC) did not implement our programmes including the food security bill although we gave them full support to run the government," she said.

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Not warned by party: Manjhi

Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Friday denied that he was warned by his party JD-U over his controversial remarks in the past few days.

"I was not warned by the party leadership nor given any ultimatum," Manjhi told mediapersons here, a day after a senior party leader said the party had asked him to avoid making such comments.

JD-U general secretary K.C. Tyagi Thursday said the party has given an ultimatum to Manjhi over his controversial remarks.

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Trinamool threatens to hit the streets after MP's arrest

Kolkata : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Friday threatened to hit the streets after the CBI arrested the party's Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.

Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee described the arrest of Bose - the editor of party mouthpiece Jago Bangla - as the "misuse" of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) by the central government in its bid to take "political vengeance" on his party.

"We will rally the people to hit the streets in protest," Chatterjee said.

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Odisha chit fund scam: CBI interrogates another BJD legislator

Bhubaneswar : In what could spell more embarrassment for Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), which is already rocked by the probe into the chit fund scam, another BJD legislator, Pravat Biswal, was Friday questioned by the CBI for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore rupee scandal.

Biswal was interrogated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his alleged links with the Seashore Group, a major chit fund player in Odisha.

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Rs. 150 crore needed to make Delhi WiFi zone: AAP

New Delhi : It would take Rs. 150 cr to make the entire Delhi a WiFi zone, said AAP which has made a poll promise to this effect.

"If voted to power, the party will launch a mobile application 'Aap Ki Sarkar, Aap Ke Dwar" through which essential Internet services will be offered free for 30 minutes," AAP leader Adarsh Shastri said. Shastri was formerly employed with tech giant Apple Inc.

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