Chidambaram may head EGoM on telecom
NEW DELHI: Home minister P Chidambaram may head the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on the allocation of telecom spectrum, which was reconstituted on Friday after Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar declined to head it.
DA case against Mayawati quashed
Delhi: In a major relief to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Mayawati, the Supreme Court on Friday quashed criminal proceedings
against her in the disproportionate assets case.
SC pronounced the verdict while hearing on BSP supremo Mayawati's
plea, challenging the CBI probe in an alleged disproportionate assets
case against her.
to reports, the SC claimed CBI's action against Mayawati as
'unwarranted'. The Apex Court rapped the CBI stating that the probe
against the BSP cheif lacked direction.
had filed a petition in May 2008 seeking quashing of the criminal
proceedings against her in the DA case, lodged by the CBI over eight
years ago. She had alleged it was an act of political vendetta against
bench headed by P Sathasivam had reserved its judgment on May 1 after
two-hour-long hearing during which the former Uttar Pradesh chief
minister had accused the CBI of "fixing" the DA case against
her, a charge refuted by the agency.
had said the bench should direct the CBI to consider the aspect of
order passed by the Income Tax Tribunal holding that her income was
genuine and the order had also been upheld by the Delhi High Court.
CBI had said there was "ample evidence" to show that she had
amassed wealth disproportionate to her known sources of income.
had claimed she had received the money as donations from party
Mayawati's assets, the CBI had said her declared assets of Rs one
crore in 2003 had gone up to Rs 50 crore in 2007.
CBI, in its last affidavit filed on September 13, 2011, had alleged
there was a "criminal nexus" between Mayawati and her
relatives and the disproportionate assets case against her cannot be
closed on the basis of conclusions arrived at by the Income Tax
The agency had rejected Mayawati's stand that the DA case should come to an end after the income tax authorities accepted her income tax assessments.
Delhi gets pre-monsoon showers
Delhi: After enduring through one of the hottest summer seasons,
Delhiites woke up to pre-monsoon showers on Friday.
slight drizzle accompanied by pleasant cloudy weather conditions has
brought welcome respite to the residents of Delhi-NCR. The maximum
temperature would also see a substantial dip today after yesterday’s
high of 41 deg Celsius, which was five degrees above normal.
pre-monsoon showers have reached Delhi, actual monsoon is expected to
begin only by Sunday or Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department
owning to the slow progress of the rain bearing clouds over Uttar
Pradesh and because the last two predictions by IMD have not been
accurate, it remains to be seen whether monsoon reaches Delhi by the
generally arrives in Delhi on June 29 every year, but this year it is
yet to provide relief to the citizens of the metropolis.
HC to hear PIL in Pinki Pramanik case
The Calcutta High Court will hear a PIL filed by RS Chattopadhyay
against violation of athlete Pinki Pramanik`s human rights on Friday.
retired middle distance runner arrested on June 14 has been accused of
being male and of allegedly raping a live-in partner, a 30-year-old
West Bengal Human Rights Commission has also directed the home, health
and police departments to inquire into the alleged `inhuman torture`
on Pramanik in police and jail custody and submit a report within two