Ranjit Sinha submits affidavit in 2G case trial to SC

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): CBI director Ranjit Sinha on Friday filed his affidavit in the Supreme Court in respect of the accusations against him over the controversial visitors' logbook at his Delhi residence. Sinha's lawyer Vikas Singh said that he has placed the affidavit in a sealed cover before a bench led by Justice HL Dattu. The matter will be heard by the court on Monday next. It had earlier asked Sinha to reply to the plea moved for removing him from the 2G probe. Singh also alleged that the entire application filed by Prashant Bhushan is completely malicious and false. He also said that if the court feels that it can share the report with other after reading the same, they have no objection in the same. Sep 12, 2014

Vinod Rai alleges Manmohan Singh could but didn't stop 2G scam, politicos react

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday react as Former CAG Vinod Rai alleged that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could have easily prevented 2G scam, coal blocks allocation scam and the Commonwealth Games scam, had he used his stamp of authority. BJP leader Sambit Patra supported Rai and said that Manmohan Singh could not do anything as he was a puppet in the hands of 'unnamed puppeteers'. Congress leader PC Chacko said that the former PM had no knowledge of the irregularities then and that Rai should think before pointing at one of the most honest man in India. NCP leader Majid Memon questioned on the timing of Rai's revelations. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that Vinod Rai is talking like a politician and that there seems an involvement of his vested interest in the same. Meanwhile, SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that there should be a law to punish those who reveal facts after leaving the position from the concerned authority. Sep 12, 2014

Paid news case: Writ petition by Ashok Chavan allowed

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): The writ petition by former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in paid news case has been allowed by Delhi High Court on Friday. The complainant's lawyer said that the Court has allowed Chavan's petition and added that being the complainant they want to see the directions and conditions given by him to the Court under which his petition has been allowed. The Election Commission had issued a notice to Chavan as to why he should not be disqualified for not giving a true account of his election expenses for the 2009 assembly polls. Sep 12, 2014

PM appeals to dedicate 100 hours to cleanliness, Politicos react

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Politicians reacted as Prime Minister Narendra Modi while chairing the first meeting of 'Mission Swacch Bharat', appealed to every citizen to dedicate 100 hours in a year towards cleanliness. BJP leader Sambit Patra while praising the PM for such a step said that if people can clean their houses in Diwali, why not the whole year. SP leader Naresh Agarwal praising Modi for his cleanliness drive said that such a step is always welcomed. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that lectures won't do, PM will have to do some ground work, now when he has power to make change. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar taking a dig at BJP said that keeping toilets and clothes clean is not sufficient; we need to even keep our language clean. Sep 12, 2014

Nithari Case: SC stays Surinder Koli's execution till October 29

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): In a breakthrough in the Nithari murder case, the Supreme Court has stayed the execution of main accused Surinder Koli on Friday. The lawyer said that the Court has given the next date of hearing as October 28 and execution has been stayed till October 29 on grounds of unavailability of documents. Koli was convicted of cannibalism and unnatural sex with children in the henious Nithari murder case. He had confessed of having sex with his dead victims and also eating some of their body parts. Sep 12, 2014

Sudarshan Pattnaik salutes Indian Army by making sand sculpture of JandK rescue operations

Puri, Sep 12 (ANI): Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik salutes the Army, who are engaged in mammoth rescue and relief operations in flood ravaged Kashmir, through sand. Pattnaik has created a 6 feet high sand sculpture where he shows how the army is rescuing the people in Jammu and Kashmir. He has used about 5 tonne of sand and it took him nearly 4 hours to complete. Both the Indian and Pakistan sides of the disputed Himalayan region have been hit by extensive flooding in recent days, and about 450 people have been killed, with Indian Kashmir's main city of Srinagar particularly hard hit. Officials say 220 people have been killed in Srinagar, a city of about one million people. Sep 12, 2014

Second FIR filed against Yogi Adityanath for violating poll code

Noida, Sep 12 (ANI): Noida police lodged a second FIR against BJP MLA Yogi Adityanath for his alleged hate speech, within 24 hours of the first one. While the first one was filed in Lucknow, the second was filed in Noida following the orders by the Elections Commission. Noida Deputy SP Shivram Yadav said that a case has been registered under Sec 153A, 295A, 505 IPC and 125 of the Representation of People Act. The Election Commission had on Thursday "reprimanded" the BJP MP for violating the Model Code of Conduct and asked the Uttar Pradesh chief electoral officer (CEO) to ensure that an FIR is lodged against him. Sep 12, 2014