case: CBI to probe Mulayam, sons
New Delhi: In a
setback for Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled
that the CBI probe against the Samajwadi Party chief and his sons
Akhilesh and Prateek Yadav in a disproportionate assets case would
However, providing relief
to the Yadav family the apex court dropped the case against
Mulayam’s daughter-in-law and Akhilesh’s wife Dimple saying she
was not a public servant when charges were made against her.
The SC said the CBI should
independently probe the charges against the three and not report to
the Centre on the case.
“CBI is independent from the government and can continue
with the probe as per the law,” a bench of Chief Justice Altamas
Kabir and Justice H L Dattu said.
The court however directed
the CBI to file status report in the DA case before it and to the
The SC verdict came on a plea by the Yadav family for review of its order for CBI probe against them for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets.
N-plant to start functioning in Jan
Controversy-embroiled Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project will once again
miss the target as the time frame of commissioning of the first unit
has now been revised to the new year.
Commercial operation of the
1,000 MW first unit, where 99.65 per cent of the physical progress has
been completed, is expected to take place in January next, Nuclear
Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) said.
Minister of State in the
PMO V Narayanasamy, who has been monitoring the progress of the
Indo-Russian project, hit by protests over safety concerns,had
informed Lok Sabha last week that Unit-I was likely to be commissioned
by this month end.
operation of the second unit has also been fixed for August next year.
"Preparatory works are going on. Each and every step of ours is being monitored by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board.
Grammy for Pt Ravi Shankar
Legendary sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar would receive the lifetime
achievement Grammy award, organisers of the top music award announced
Shankar would receive the
award posthumous on February 10 at the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony in
Los Angeles, said the Recording Academy, which gives the prestigious
The sitar maestro, who
popularised Indian classical music in the West and had a major
influence on The Beatles' George Harrison and Yehudi Menuhin, died
yesterday at the age of 92 after undergoing heart-valve replacement
surgery at the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California.
"As one of the world's
most renowned sitar players, three-time Grammy winner Ravi Shankar is
a true ambassador for international music," said a statement
issued by the Recording Academy.