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Sikh backlash may spoil Cong poll prospects
New Delhi, April 2
A clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots could not have come at a more politically inappropriate time for the party. As the CBI’s admission in a Delhi court today shocked the Sikh community, the Congress leadership feared of an angry backlash during the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, particularly in constituencies of north India where the Sikhs were in majority.

Protest against clean chit to Tytler
New Delhi, April 2
A large number of Sikhs, including women who had become widows in the 1984 riots, led by Delhi unit chief of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) Manjit Singh, today protested against the CBI report that had given a clean chit to Jagdish Tytler, who was a suspect in the riots.

Cong, BSP will pay for harassing Varun: BJP
Lucknow, April 2
Terming the Varun episode as a “national issue” the BJP today warned that Congress and BSP would have to pay a heavy price for harassing Varun Gandhi. After visiting the young BJP leader detained at Etah jail today senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said invoking NSA against Varun Gandhi was clearly politically motivated for which both Congress and BSP would have to pay a heavy price.





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A catholic priest holds the sacred oil during the Chrism Mass celebrations at St Mary’s Church in Hyderabad
A catholic priest holds the sacred oil during the Chrism Mass celebrations at St Mary’s Church in Hyderabad on Thursday. — AFP

Options open on post-poll alliance with Left: Cong
New Delhi, April 2
As the Lok Sabha elections draw near and race between the main political players gets increasingly close, the Congress today publicly indicated that it has not slammed the door on a post-poll tie-up with other secular forces, including the Left parties, despite their bitter parting last year.

Cong banks on ‘top three’ to woo voters in Assam
Guwahati, April 2
The Congress is banking on its top three star campaigners — Sonia Gandhi, Dr Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi — to woo voters in Assam in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections while the BJP has drawn up a campaign strategy that involves its senior party leaders as well as popular cine and television stars.

Cong, BJP brace up for polls in MP
Bhopal, April 2
A confident BJP and a hopeful Congress are bracing up for the Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh. Nominations for the first phase of polling began today. Voting is due on April 23 and 30. The BJP’s confidence springs from its spectacular performance in the Assembly polls held only four months back.


Lage raho Munnabhai!
After no go for polls, SP appoints Dutt gen secy
New Delhi, April 2
The Samajwadi Party (SP) today elevated Sanjay Dutt to the position of national general secretary, showing that it takes its actors seriously after all. The move comes two days after the Supreme Court denied actor the permission to contest elections from Lucknow.
Sanjay Dutt

Not in race for PM’s post: Naidu
Hyderabad, April 2
The Telugu Desam Party president and a key player in the Third Front N Chandrababu Naidu today ruled himself out of the race for Prime Minister’s post. “After elections, we will choose the Prime Minister through consensus,” he told reporters here today.

Avoid addressing media, EC tells ministers
New Delhi, April 2
The Election Commission today advised Union ministers to avoid addressing press conferences in view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.

PC advises Advani on security              
New Delhi, April 2
Home Minister P. Chidambaram called on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani at his residence on Thursday to brief him on intelligence reports about political leaders being targeted by terrorist groups while campaigning.
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram addresses a press conference in New Delhi

UP govt justifies NSA against Varun
Lucknow, April 2
Justifying its decision of invoking the NSA against BJP Pilibhit candidate Varun Gandhi, the state government today pointed out that the SC had not passed any order on the petitioner’s prayer for interim bail.

SC notice on smoking in films
New Delhi, April 2
The Supreme Court today sought the response of film director Mahesh Bhatt and others to a central government petition, challenging a Delhi High Court verdict that has lifted the ban on smoking scenes in films and TV programmes.

File status report on GM food in eight weeks: SC tells Centre
New Delhi, April 2
The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to file a status report on the implementation of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 and import and mandatory labelling of GM food products.





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Sikh backlash may spoil Cong poll prospects
Ajay Banerjee
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 2
A clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots could not have come at a more politically inappropriate time for the party. As the CBI’s admission in a Delhi court today shocked the Sikh community, the Congress leadership feared of an angry backlash during the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, particularly in constituencies of north India where the Sikhs were in majority.

On anonymity, senior Congress leaders admitted that the clean chit for Tytler could spoil Congress’ prospects not only in the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, but also in the four seats in northern Haryana, the lone constituency in Chandigarh and all the seven parliamentary segments in Delhi. All these seats have a sizeable Sikh votes. Besides, the Terai belt in Uttarakhand and parts of western UP, too, constitute a large number of Sikh votes. So much so that, at several place there even the MLAs are Sikhs.

In Punjab, the hardliners could whip up passions over the issue. At least 3,000 innocent Sikhs were brutally massacred in the streets of Delhi and elsewhere in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination in October 1984.

Only time would tell what the reaction of the Sikhs would be, another Congress leader said, adding the community had softened its stance towards the party recently after Manmohan Singh was made the first ever Sikh Prime Minister in 2004.

As the CBI was to submit its reply today, a large number of Sikhs held protests against Tytler in the national capital. The case, which has dragged on for around 25 years, was being watched closely by the Sikh community across the globe. Their hopes had gone up especially after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had, in 2005, assured that the Centre stood committed against all those individuals about whom the Nanavati Commission had drawn adverse inferences, suggestions and recommendations.

Meanwhile, the BJP has said that the clean chit to Tytler had “exposed the hypocrisy of the Congress”. “The news of Tytler being given a clean chit is really shocking. It has shaken the faith of the common man in the judicial system,” BJP spokesperson Balbir Punj, also the party’s in charge for Punjab, said.

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Cong, BSP will pay for harassing Varun: BJP
Shahira Naim
Tribune News Service

Lucknow, April 2
Terming the Varun episode as a “national issue” the BJP today warned that Congress and BSP would have to pay a heavy price for harassing Varun Gandhi.

After visiting the young BJP leader detained at Etah jail today senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said invoking NSA against Varun Gandhi was clearly politically motivated for which both Congress and BSP would have to pay a heavy price.

The first BJP leader to visit Varun Gandhi in Etah jail, Naidu informed that the matter would soon be taken up at the national executive meeting of the party so that Varun could be supported politically and legally.

Claiming that NSA against Varun was ‘unwarranted and out of proportion, Naidu said, “These parties would have to bear the brunt of the people in the coming polls.”

In a related development Pilibhit chief judicial magistrate today issued a notice to Pilibhit jailor, asking him to personally appear in court and explain why Varun Gandhi was shifted to Etah jail without seeking permission from the court.

Meanwhile, even in Etah a large number of Varun supporters gathered outside the Etah jail shouting slogans. Heavy police deployment was made outside the jail to prevent any untoward incident from taking place. Security forces staged a flag march in the town to instill a sense of confidence among the citizens.

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Options open on post-poll alliance with Left: Cong
Anita Katyal
Our Political Correspondent

New Delhi, April 2
As the Lok Sabha elections draw near and race between the main political players gets increasingly close, the Congress today publicly indicated that it has not slammed the door on a post-poll tie-up with other secular forces, including the Left parties, despite their bitter parting last year.

Choosing his words carefully, Home Minister P Chidambaram today maintained that the Third Front constituents, headed by the Communists, and the Congress were natural allies as they were all united in their battle against communal forces represented by the BJP.

Addressing a press conference at Congress headquarters, Chidambaram was hopeful that the next government would be formed by secular forces, adding that all major parties fighting communal forces could come together after polls. When asked if the Congress considers the Left parties as natural allies, he responded: “It is necessary that the forces which fight communalism should come together. I am sure the very laws of nature you mentioned will apply.”

He was also quick to add that the next government would be headed by the Congress and “we will have enough post-poll allies” to do so. Chidambaram also made it abundantly clear that Manmohan Singh has been declared as their party’s Prime Ministerial candidate and “everybody has to work their options after recognising this fact.” This message was clearly meant for the Left parties whose antipathy towards the Prime Minister is well known. Its leaders have privately said they would not support him for the top job in case of a post-poll situation where the Congress and the Left have to do business again.

Unlike External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who had slammed the Third Front and even described it as a mirage and an inherently unstable dispensation, Chidambaram today refrained from attacking the emerging political grouping. On the contrary, Chidambaram was categorical that the Congress sees the BJP and its communal agenda as its main enemy.

Almost alluding to the Congress and other secular forces as “brothers-in-arms”, Chidambaram maintained that they were all fighting against communalism. “The Left parties are also battling communalism but they are confined to three states but the Congress is spearheading this fight in almost the entire country,” Chidambaram said.

Playing down the desertion by UPA allies, the minister said the situation this time was no different from 2004 as not all UPA partners were pre-poll allies and that the Congress had also forged post-poll alliances.

At the same time, Chidambaram did not shy away from expressing his displeasure over NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s plan to attend a rally of the Third Front in Bhubaneswar tomorrow. “It would be better if he does not share the dais with parties opposed to the Congress,” the Home Minister said.

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Cong banks on ‘top three’ to woo voters in Assam
Bijay Sankar Bora
Tribune News Service

Guwahati, April 2
The Congress is banking on its top three star campaigners — Sonia Gandhi, Dr Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi — to woo voters in Assam in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections while the BJP has drawn up a campaign strategy that involves its senior party leaders as well as popular cine and television stars.

Assam Congress spokesman Bichitra Choudhury said the Prime Minister was expected to hit the campaign trail in Assam by addressing two election rallies at Dibrugarh and Diphu on April 7 under Dibrugarh and Autonomous parliamentary constituencies, respectively.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and general secretary Rahul Gandhi are also scheduled to hit the campaign trail to woo voters for 13 party candidates in Assam where election is being held in two phases on April 16 and 23. Already senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee held election rallies in Guwahati and Barak Valley Rahul Gandhi today addressed an election rally at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh where he launched a scathing attack on BJP. He said the BJP which criticises Congress-led UPA government for being soft on terror, shouldn’t forget that it was during BJP-led NDA government when terrorists attacked Parliament besides Kandahar episode where the government was brought to its knees by the terrorists. Congress candidates Takam Sanjay and Ninong Ering are contesting from two Lok Sabha seats in Arunachal Pradesh.

The BJP has already brought ‘dream girl’ of Indian cinema of yesteryears and its leader Hema Malini to campaign for the party in Assam while Vinod Khanna, Mukesh Khanna, Smriti Irani are scheduled to arrive on later dates. Senior party leaders Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Arjun Munda will also campaign in Assam. L K Advani has already addressed three election rallies at Kheroni, Karimganj and Silchar in the state.

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Cong, BJP brace up for polls in MP
Amrish Herdenia
Tribune News Service

Bhopal, April 2
A confident BJP and a hopeful Congress are bracing up for the Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh. Nominations for the first phase of polling began today. Voting is due on April 23 and 30.

The BJP’s confidence springs from its spectacular performance in the Assembly polls held only four months back while the Congress is hopeful that the issues that had weighed on the voters’ mind when they were choosing the state government would be quite different when they press the buttons of the EVMs to decide who will rule from Delhi for the next five years.

Madhya Pradesh has an essentially bi-polar polity. Besides the Congress and the BJP, there is no other political party which has any significant role to play in the state. The BSP and the SP have been trying for quite some time now to make inroads into MP from the neighbouring Uttar Pradesh but their efforts have met with little success. And neither is the Left a force to reckon with in the state. And, MP along with Rajasthan, is the only state in the Hindi belt and one of the few in the country that does not have a regional political outfit of its own.

Since its formation 52 years back, no other party, barring the BJP and the Congress, could ever form the government in the state.

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Lage raho Munnabhai!
After no go for polls, SP appoints Dutt gen secy

Aditi Tandon
Tribune News service

New Delhi, April 2
The Samajwadi Party (SP) today elevated Sanjay Dutt to the position of national general secretary, showing that it takes its actors seriously after all. The move comes two days after the Supreme Court denied actor the permission to contest elections from Lucknow.

In the news so far for fielding the largest number of cine artistes in the forthcoming elections, the SP today made history of sorts by offering a film star the most coveted position in party organisation. No other political party has done this so far.

With today’s development, Dutt becomes SP’s fifth general secretary after Amar Singh, Ram Gopal Yadav, Azam Khan and former BJP leader Kaylan Singh’s son Rajvir Singh.

Simply put, Dutt will now have a say in all policy level decisions of SP, and will lead its election campaign from the front, not as an actor but as a leader with party backing ranks. Some see the move as Amar Singh’s return gift to Dutt, who has been joining the former in badmouthing the Congress. Only yesterday, the two alleged that a senior cabinet minister threatened Dutt against joining the SP.

Overjoyed, Dutt quickly swapped into his role as a politician, as was evident from the first statement he made upon assuming charge: “Main dil se, sach ke liye kaam karunga…(I will work with all my heart, for the truth), and will canvas actively for the party.”

Cross with the Congress, which he said caused his father’s death by inducting Sanjay Nirupam into the party, Dutt said, “Some days before he died, my father told me how hurt he was at the move. Nirupam was openly campaigning against my father. The Congress has again fielded Nirupam. Had Sunilji been alive, he would have been very unhappy today.”

Pain apart, the actor remembered to be “politically correct” when asked if the SP and Congress should ever trade in the future, given the wrong the Congress had done to his father: “Elders will decide that. I still have to learn a lot.” Earlier, Dutt thanked ‘Bhaiya’ (brother) Amar Singh for the new role and declined to comment on whether he had stung law minister H.R. Bhardwaj, who allegedly threatened him against joining SP.

“I didn’t take names. Amar Singhji will bare the entire truth,” said a cautious Dutt, who didn’t want to jump the gun on his big day. The actor, however, hinted that he would campaign against the Congress in elections.

Reminded that he had earlier supported sister Priya Dutt, a Congress nominee, Dutt said he canvassed for Priya as a brother, not a politician. “I will still do anything for her,” he added, before leaving for Saharanpur to campaign.

The SP, meanwhile, said Dutt’s induction would help the party contest elections with a renewed zeal. Party general secretary Ram Gopal Verma, while announcing Dutt’s elevation, said the move would “hugely benefit the party.”

“Nothing impossible”: SP on remarrying Cong

Despite the ongoing spat between Congress and Samajwadi Party, the latter today said a remarriage with the former ally was still possible.

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Not in race for PM’s post: Naidu
Tribune News Service

Hyderabad, April 2
The Telugu Desam Party president and a key player in the Third Front N Chandrababu Naidu today ruled himself out of the race for Prime Minister’s post. “After elections, we will choose the Prime Minister through consensus,” he told reporters here today.

He said he was “offered” the Prime Minister’s post twice in the past but had declined. Naidu had played a key role in the formation of the United Front government at the Centre in 1996 and then provided crucial outside support to the BJP-led NDA coalition.

“I am not in the race for PM’s post. I will put in best efforts to see that the Third Front forms the government,” the former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister said.

Claiming that “some more regional parties” will join the Third Front after the elections to pave the way for formation of the non-Congress and non-BJP government, he said the Nationalist Congress Party, headed by Sharad Pawar, was likely to join hands with the Third Front forces.

The TDP leader said Pawar’s decision to attend the Third Front rally in Bhubaneshwar was a clear indication of the growing strength of the Front.

“I am confident that many others will also leave the UPA and NDA to join the Third Front. There is no doubt about it,” he said.

“The Congress has already lost hope and its leaders are ready to sit in the opposition. This was admitted by their official spokesperson. There is no chance for the BJP. Third Front is the only option,” Naidu said.

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Protest against clean chit to Tytler
Syed Ali Ahmed
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 2
A large number of Sikhs, including women who had become widows in the 1984 riots, led by Delhi unit chief of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) Manjit Singh, today protested against the CBI report that had given a clean chit to Jagdish Tytler, who was a suspect in the riots. They disrupted the traffic for four hours near the Karkardooma court where the CBI had submitted its report.

The protestors reached the court in buses and in other vehicles. When Manjit Singh announced that the protestors would demonstrate in front of the residence of AICC president Sonia Gandhi, the police confiscated two buses and took them to Vivek Vihar police station.

However, protestors managed to reach Sonia’s residence and disrupted the traffic on Akbar Road for two hours.

Addressing the protestors, Manjit Singh said the CBI had played in the hands of the Congress. That the Congress had given directions to the CBI was understood from the very beginning when it gave ticket to Jagdish Tytler after the riots, he said.

National vice-president of the Akali Dal (Badal), Onkar Singh Thapar said, “Now people of the Sikh community will not have faith in the CBI.”

He said the Akali Dal would launch a mass movement, taking support of other communities, against the government.

He also said Sikhs would go to Supreme Court for justice.

Delhi unit chief of Akali Dal (Youth) Manjinder Singh Sirsa said the Congress had always done injustice with the Sikh community. Rajya Sabha MP Tarlochan Singh said by giving clean chit to Tytler, the Congress had diluted the credibility of the CBI.

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Avoid addressing media, EC tells ministers
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 2
The Election Commission today advised Union ministers to avoid addressing press conferences in view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. And in case it was necessary to make some important decision public, the EC said, some official of the ministry concerned could be deputed for the task.

The EC said it was the normal practice of Union ministers to address press conferences after cabinet meetings but as the model code of conduct was in force, such practice should be avoided as far as possible.

Instead of addressing the media, the EC said, press releases could be issued. Notably, the commission’s directive follows a BJP complaint against Home Minister P Chidambaram, who made certain comments about Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at a press conference recently.

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PC advises Advani on security
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 2
Home Minister P. Chidambaram called on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani at his residence on Thursday to brief him on intelligence reports about political leaders being targeted by terrorist groups while campaigning.

Later, the Home Minister said the main issue of discussion was dos and don’ts of an individual security matters and no political issue was discussed. Chidambaram said he had written to all leaders regarding their personal security while campaigning and his visit to Advani’s residence was in deference to the BJP leader’s position as the Leader of Opposition.

On overall security situation in the country, the Home Minister said the government had done all that was required to ensure peaceful elections.

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UP govt justifies NSA against Varun
Tribune News Service

Lucknow, April 2
Justifying its decision of invoking the NSA against BJP Pilibhit candidate Varun Gandhi, the state government today pointed out that the SC had not passed any order on the petitioner’s prayer for interim bail. The state government, in a release, today said: “(Varun) Gandhi had in his prayer to the SC said that since the polling in his LS constituency was scheduled on May 13, he be granted interim bail to take part in the election campaign. But, the SC made no comment on his plea.” 

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SC notice on smoking in films
R Sedhuraman
Legal Correspondent

New Delhi, April 2
The Supreme Court today sought the response of film director Mahesh Bhatt and others to a central government petition, challenging a Delhi High Court verdict that has lifted the ban on smoking scenes in films and TV programmes.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan issued notices after Additional Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium contended that allowing such scenes would result in more and more people getting hooked to the hazardous habit.

Bhatt and others had successfully challenged in the High Court the 2006 ban imposed at the initiative of then Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss.

The High Court had, in January this year, quashed the ban on smoking scenes in films and television programmes, observing that such scenes were a reality of life and curbing it would violate creative artistes’ fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression.

The Centre’s petition, filed by the Health Ministry, has cited as many as 63 reasons for setting aside the HC verdict.

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File status report on GM food in eight weeks: SC tells Centre
R Sedhuraman
Legal Correspondent

New Delhi, April 2
The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to file a status report on the implementation of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 and import and mandatory labelling of GM food products.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan issued the order after senior counsel Pinky Anand, appearing for the PIL petitioner Vandana Shiva, maintained that the government was not facing any constraint in its implementation due to its obligations under the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

The government had notified a law making labelling of GM food items compulsory, but it was enforcing it, she said.

Appearing for the Centre, counsel TS Doabia said the government was taking steps in this direction. The government had not approved genetically modified (GM) food or crops, he contended.

Counsel Anand said the people had the right to have information relating to the food products they were buying.

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Lawyers booked for supporting Varun
GHAZIABAD:
The Ghaziabad police have registered a case against a group of lawyers who had submitted a memorandum in support of jailed BJP leader Varun Gandhi, officials said on Wednesday. Kavi Nagar police station officer Gajendra Singh said the lawyers in their memorandum used derogatory language against a community.The Police have registered case against former bar association president Rukan Singh Teotia, Ram Dass Tyagi, Anand Kumar and Jai Karan Sharma.

Maoists blow up BJP leader’s house
CHATRA (JHARKHAND):
Maoists have blown up three structures, including the house of a local BJP leader, in Chatra's Moktama village. About 50 armed Maoists reached the village on Wednesday night, asked family members of the BJP leader Mahendra Yadav to vacate the house and blew it up with dynamite, ASP Jatin Narwal said. The group later destroyed the village panchayat hall and an anganwadi centre with explosives, Narwal added.

Jaswant Singh may contest from Darjeeling
Jaswant Singh NEW DELHI: Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh, who is under EC scanner for alleged violation of model code of conduct, is likely to be the party candidate from Darjeeling in West Bengal. Party’s Prime Ministerial candidate LK Advani on Thursday held separate meetings with the leaders of the Gorkhaland Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and Jaswant Singh on the matter. According to party sources, the declared candidate Dawa Sherpa from the constituency has agreed to withdraw from the fray for Singh.

5 expelled for ragging
INDORE:
Five students of the Devi Ahilya University here have been expelled on charges of indulging in group ragging. University sources said on thursday that the ragging incident took place at the hostel for International Institute for Professional Studies. The expulsion was ordered on wednesday following a complaint lodged by Yadvendra Singh Solanki, a student of the MBA IInd semester. As per the complaint, five students had on tuesday night forced Solanki to remove his clothes and perform indecent acts.The expelled students are Prateek Jain, Sidhartha Agrawal, Mayank Singh, Harshwardhan Singh and Ravi Bidar.

Akshay invites trouble
MUMBAI:
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar may land himself in trouble as city police have started inquiry into his alleged obscene act during Lakhme Fashion Week here. "We are conducting an inquiry into Akshay's alleged obscene acts during Lakme Fashion Week held recently after we received a complaint from a person called Anil Nair," a police officer said. On Monday, mid-way between his ramp walk, Akshay walked towards his wife Twinkle, who was seated in the front row and allegedly asked her to unbutton his jeans.

Colombian Vice Minister of External Relations Clemencia Forero Ucros shakes hands with Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma in New Delhi
Colombian Vice Minister of External Relations Clemencia Forero Ucros shakes hands with Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma in New Delhi on Thursday. — PTI

IIM-B hikes fee
BANGALORE:
The Indian Institution of Management, Bangalore, on Thursday announced a hike in the fee for its students. Institute director Pankaj Chandra said students joining the IIM this year would pay an annual fee of Rs 5.25 lakh, as against Rs 5 lakh being paid earlier. And for the students joining the IIM in 2010, the annual fee would be Rs 5.75 lakh, Chandra said.

Prez leaves for Tawang
ItanagaR:
President Pratibha Patil, accompanied by Governor Gen (Retd) JJ Singh, left here this morning for Tawang, the district headquarters located at 9,000 ft above sea level along the Sino-India border. She will visit the 450-year-old Tawang monastery, the second largest in Asia. She is also likely to visit Tezu and Kibitho, a forward base along the Chinese border tomorrow before returning to New Delhi.

Source: Agencies

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