Pune, June 28
Abdul Karim Telgi, the kingpin of the multi-crore fake stamp scam, was today sentenced to rigorous imprisonment (RI) for 13 years and fined over Rs 100 crore by a court here after he dramatically broke down while pleading guilty and seeking leniency.
highest-ever: This is the harshest punishment given to Telgi in any of the fake stamp paper cases he has been convicted for so far in Maharashtra and Karnataka. The fine was also one of the highest-ever imposed by a court.
She will tell media on July 1: Cong
Prove it: Pratibha New Delhi, June 28
UPA presidential candidate Pratibha Patil, who is in the eye of a series of controversies over various issues ever since her nomination, today dared the Opposition and the media to come out with proof for their allegations against her.
SC to decide how Maya assets swelled so quickly New Delhi, June 28
In the wake of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati declaring assets worth Rs 50.27 crore, the Supreme Court was today approached for knowing the source of her income which had registered a 400 per cent increase since her last declaration made at the time of filing her nomination to the 2004 Lok Sabha election.
Dera Row: Khalsa panel splits; Sant Samaj recalls 2 Amritsar, June 28
In a major jolt to the Sikh hardliners, who have been spearheading a campaign against Dera Sacha Sauda, the 15-member Khalsa Action Committee (KCA) has been split, a day before its crucial meeting scheduled to be held at Fatehgarh Sahib.
India joins 1 lakh millionaire league New Delhi, June 28
Riding high on strong economic growth and robust gains in stock markets, the number of millionaires in India has crossed one lakh mark — emerging as the world’s second fastest growing nation after Singapore.
take step towards synthetic life
Washington, June 28
Scientists have taken a first step towards making synthetic life by transferring genetic material from one bacterium into another, transforming the second microbe into a copy of the first.
Cabinet nod for bill on clinics New Delhi, June 28
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for introduction of the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Bill, 2007 in Parliament.
Red Fort declared world heritage site New Delhi, June 28
Delhi’s historic 17th Century Red Fort complex, or Lal Quila as it more popularly
known, has found its way into the Unesco list of world heritage sites.
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