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India Politics

Parrikar being probed in cheating case: Goa Police to court

Panaji : Goa Police has told a court that it was conducting a "preliminary inquiry" into a complaint by a lawyer activist against Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, accusing him of allegedly causing loss of over Rs.5 crore to the exchequer when he was the chief minister.

In response to a notice from the Panaji judicial magistrate first class, police inspector Rajendra Prabhudessai, in-charge of the Panaji police station, said in a written statement that the complaint filed by petitioner Aires Rodrigues "is under preliminary inquiry".


Documents leak: GMR Energy official called for questioning

New Delhi : In its ongoing probe into the leak of government documents from the coal, power and petroleum ministries, Delhi Police on Monday called a senior official of GMR Energy Limited for questioning.

Rajbir Singh, who is the manager (corporate relations) at GMR Energy Limited, was called by the Crime Branch team of Delhi Police for questioning.


Kannam Rajendran: New CPI Kerala state secretary

Kottayam (Kerala) : After hectic parleys, the central leadership of the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Monday managed to avert a poll to elect its Kerala secretary securing the unanimous selection of veteran CPI trade union leader Kannam Rajendran for the post.


Are Muftis try to break off BJP alliance: Omar

Srinagar : Is Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and his daughter Mehbooba Mufti trying to force the BJP to break their alliance, wondered former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday.

"Has Mufti decided the Modi-Mufti accord was a mistake? Are the father-daughter duo trying to force BJP to break off the alliance?," tweeted Omar after Sayeed credited peaceful polls in the state to Pakistan, separatist Hurriyat leaders and militants.

Ajay Maken made Delhi Congress chief

New Delhi : The Congress on Monday appointed Ajay Maken as chief of the party for Delhi, replacing Arvinder Singh Lovely, who resigned as Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) head after the party's rout in the February 7 assembly polls.

Maken too had resigned as All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary after the drubbing, as he was heading the party's election campaign in Delhi.


Communalism a problem, but accusations won't help: Naqvi

New Delhi : Admitting that communalism is a problem faced by the nation, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday, however, said accusations will not solve it.

Charges framed against Tytler for defaming Phoolka

New Delhi : A Delhi court framed charges against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on Monday in a defamation case filed by advocate H.S. Phoolka, who represented the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Rao framed defamation charges against Tytler, hearing a plaintiff filed by Phoolka.

Phoolka had filed the complaint in 2006, alleging that the Congress leader had made derogatory remarks about him in a news programme aired Sep 7, 2004.


Sayeed's remarks cause uproar; Congress attacks, BJP dissociates

New Delhi/Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's controversial remarks giving credit to militants and Pakistan for the smooth conduct of elections caused a political uproar on Monday. The Congress demanded a parliamentary resolution while the government and the BJP dissociated themselves from the comment. Sayeed and his party PDP, however, stood by the remarks.

The Congress raised the issue vociferously both inside and outside parliament and also posed questions to the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is part of the alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir.

AAP's national executive to decide fate of Bhushan, Yadav

New Delhi : The AAP will hold a meeting of its national executive Wednesday to decide the fate of two senior leaders - Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav - who have been critical of party head and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Addressing a press conference here on Monday, party spokesperson Sanjay Singh said that a conspiracy to remove Kejriwal from the post of the national convener has been afoot for the last six to eight months.

"There were attempts being made to remove Kejriwal as the national convener of the party," he told reporters.


Furore in Rajya Sabha over Mufti's comments

New Delhi : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's controversial comments giving credit to Pakistan for the peaceful assembly election in the state created a furore in Rajya Sabha Monday, with the opposition terming it anti-national.