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Former Coal secretary HC Gupta and retired public servant L S Janoti were granted bail on Tuesday by a special court which has been specially fixed for the coal scam case. They were caught because they were found to be irregular in allocation of Bander coal block in Maharashtra.

Ex-coal secretary involved in coal scam granted bail

coal scam
coal scam

Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar permitted the plea filed by counsel who appeared for former Minister of State for Coal Santosh Bagrodia who was also summoned as the accused in the case. He was not present due to health grounds. Senior advocate N Hariharan, who appeared for Bagrodia said that his client is around 75 years old and is also suffering from ailments due to which the doctor has advised him complete rest.

He promised the court that Bagrodia would appear before it on the next date of hearing. The court allowed the plea and fixed the matter for further hearing on the 8th of September. , Gupta and Janoti, who were summoned as accused in the case on July 21 also appeared before the court and moved their respective bail pleas. The court also granted them bail.

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The Modi government has recently prepared a new record on India’s most wanted Dawood Ibrahim with all evidences that the underworld don is taking help of Pakistan and is under their protection of Inter-Services Intelligence as reported by the Daily Mail on Tuesday.

India record on Dawood Ibrahim revealed

Dawood Ibrahim
Dawood Ibrahim

The ISI has also listed four new safe houses; where the underworld don has been staying since 2012.According to Daily Mail the fresh records say that one of the safe houses is located in at Muree, which is 20 kms away from Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.

New Delhi had also given a list of three places where Dawood had stayed in 2012. Out of seven, most of the ‘safe houses’ are based in Karachi. The NDA government is also probable to hand over the fresh records to Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz when he would be meeting his counterpart Ajit Doval in New Delhi later this month.

Yakub Wali Mohammad Khan alias Yeda Yakub,who is termed to be the key accused in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, died of heart attack in Pakistan’s port city Karachi  earlier his month. He is also a close associate of Dawood Ibrahim.

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Radhe Ma alias Sukhwinder Kaur is in the papers due to a variety of reasons. Recently Sonu Nigam was found to trigger a controversy when he compared controversial self-styled god Radhe Maa to Goddess Kali and the Naga sadhus.

Sonu Nigam fire up controversies regarding Radhe Maa

Radhe
Radhe

He posted his comments in Facebook as well as Twitter saying that a country that worships Kaali Maa, who’s depicted in the least clothes, has the galls to judge someone’s spiritual quotient by his/her attire!”He also said that she would be punished by law if she is found to be guilty but she is also equally respectable as an Indian citizen.

He spoke for Radhe Ma saying that she is someone’s wife, daughter and mother and is definitely a human being. He said that though there were Sadhus roaming all across the Kumbh Mela, they were not criticized, but Radhe Ma was criticized for wearing short clothes.Sonu Nigam’s comment triggered anger among a lot of critics.

The criticisms also evoked very sharp reactions where many people supported Radhe Ma and many criticized her. Radhe ma is recently facing accusations in a dowry harassment case filed by a Mumbai housewife and has been granted anticipatory bail by the High Court of Bombay.

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The Telangana Anti Corruption Bureau pointed its fingers to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in the charge sheet in the cash for vote scam but not as accused. The charge sheet referred to a conversation that involves him in the scam as well.

Telangana ACB points out to Chandrababu Naidu in charge sheet

Naidu
Cnaidu

The nominated MLA of Telangana namely Elvis Stephenson had recently lodged a complaint with the ACB that he was offered 5 crore Rs by Telugu Desam Party MLA Revanth Reddy to vote in favor of his party in the polls that were held in the 1st June.

The ACB had also arrested Revanth and the two others on May 31 when they were seen to be paying a bribe of Rs 50 lakh to Stephenson.

There were several long conversations in the process and Naidu also alleged that his phone was tapped and total of 87 cases were registered by AP Police against Telangana CM as well as the others in the party. Telangana government and ACB denied that that the phones of Naidu and others were tapped.

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Maharashtra government is considering building a smart city project with an aim to provide development opportunities to all cities which has not been chosen by the Centre. The project is still at a baby stage, and nothing has been finalized, state Urban Development Department secretary Manisha Mhaiskar said.

Maharashtra government consider Smart City project at the state level

Maharashtra
Maharashtra

The Chief Minister has given a go ahead. Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan- Dombivli, Nagpur and Aurangabad have been chosen among ten cities selected from the state for the Centre’s ‘Smart City’ project.33 cities were chosen for the smart city project but some cities were dropped due to increased demand.

These cities have been structurally designed due to which the government has planned to introduce its own ‘smart city’ project. Funds would be allocated to develop these as smart cities under the state government’s project and this would be placed to the cabinet for approval as well.

The Centre would provide Rs 100 crores to each of the ten cities selected by it so that a plan can be implemented. Then these cities would contact an NGO and citizens before finalizing the plan. Issues would also be related to civic amenities like drainage and toilets as well as Information technology. This seems to be a goof initiative by the government.

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Indian President Pranab Mukherjee’s wife Suvra Mukherjee breathed her last in the military hospital in the national capital Delhi on Tuesday. She was admitted in a critical condition in the military hospital. Suvra Mukherjee passed away this morning at 10.51 a.m. as per a post by the President’s official Twitter handle.

President Mukherjee’s wife Suvra Mukherjee breathes her last

Suvra Mukherjee
Suvra Mukherjee

She was then taken to the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The First Lady was admitted to intensive care unit of the Army Research and Referral Hospital on August 7 after she complained of breathlessness and discomfort and pain in the chest.

Mukherjee had to visit Odissa for an official visit which he cut short and returned to the capital after she fell ill. Suvra had been ill over a long period of time and the doctors and nurses of the military hospital had described her condition as serious.

Suvra had already had a previous history of heart ailments and was taken to the hospital after she had complained of a respiratory problem. She was a heart patient. The first lady would be mourned by the entire nation.

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Suvra Mukherjee (74), the wife of the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee passed away today, at 10.51 AM. The official twitter handle of Pranab Mukherjee shared the news in a series of tweets about her.

President of India Pranab Mukherjee’s Wife Suvra Mukherjee expired

suvra mukherjee
suvra mukherjee

Suvra Mukherjee was born in 1940, September 17th in Jessore and married the Pranab Mukherjee in 1957. The couple have three children Abhijit Mukherjee, Indrajit Mukherjee and Sharmistha Mukherjee.

Suvra was suffering from a respiratory problem since quiet some time and had suffered a cardiac arrest  yesterday night.  She was under treatment at the Army (Research and Referral) Hospital, Delhi and she left her last breath at 10.51 AM today.


The news came up from the twitter handle of Pranab, @RashtrapatiBhvn  which said, “It is informed with deep sorrow that First Lady, Mrs Suvra Mukherjee passed away this morning at 1051 am. ”

suvra
suvra

Telling about Suvra, ” First Lady Smt. Suvra Mukherjee suffered a cardiac arrest on August 7, 2015 & was admitted to ICU of Army Hospital (R&R) same day. Smt. Suvra Mukherjee was born on September 17, 1940 in Jessore and married Shri Pranab Mukherjee on July 13, 1957. Smt. Suvra Mukherjee was a vocalist of Rabindra Sangeet & founded the ‘Geetanjali Troupe’ . Smt. Mukherjee was also a talented painter who had many group and solo exhibitions to her credit . Smt. Mukherjee has written two books: Chokher Aloey and Chena Achenai Chin,” said the series of tweets.

Pranab Mukherjee is said to be in deep sorrow for the demise of his wife and most of the political leaders wished her soul rests in peace.

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Chief Minister of West Mamata Banerjee would be presiding over the review meeting of development projects with all her cabinet ministers and secretaries on Wednesday and this is expected to be the last review before the election polls next year.

West Bengal CM to hold last review meets before polls

West Bengal CM
West Bengal CM

The meeting would be held in the police training school as the usual venue of Town Hall is going through a makeover. Discussions would also be held on the departments’ presentation in following the administrative calendar. This review meeting was supposed to take place in March but was delayed as the Chief Minister was out visiting the districts in the past few months.

Around administrative departments are busy in preparing for the review and they are preparing reports to submit to the chief secretary within Tuesday which would again be placed in front of the chief minister on Wednesday. In the previous review meeting at Town Hall Mamata Banerjee had given a piece of her mind to her ministers for not performing up to her expectations.

There are a number of projects in the pipeline and most of them are based on traffic and transport infrastructure which have already missed the deadlines. Park Circus to Parama Island flyover will be thrown open to traffic before the Pujas and the Vivekananda Road flyover will be inaugurated by the end of this year.

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PM Narendra Modi is all set for the third Parivartan rally at Saharsa in Bihar on Tuesday. People all across Bihar would be participating in the rally and they are expecting that Modi would be giving a high spirited speech that might throw some light for the growth and development of the State but Chief Minister Nitish Kumar contrived unawareness about any such likelihood at the moment. He is as it is, not much happy of Narendra Modi’s arrival in Bihar.

People have a lot of expectations for Modi’s Saharsa rally

Rally
Rally

Many people including a road-side dhaba owner in Darbhanga said that there were high hopes from PM Modi’s upcoming rally in the neighboring district. He is expected to bring about a change in Bihar. Many followers of Nitish Kumar have now changed groups to go to Narendra Modi as he seems to be a better option.

Mr.  Modi is expected to invest for the betterment of the state. In Saharsa town PM Modi is listed to address third in a series of his Parivartan rallies at the local Patel Maidan and a huge number of people are expected in the rally.BJP does not hold much power in Saharsha at the moment. Expelled RJD MP and founder of Jan Adhikar Manch Pappu Yadav is said to dominate this part of Bihar.

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As per reports, Sikh activist Surat Singh Khalsa’s son-in-law was stabbed to death on August 17 in Chicago during the wee hours.

Satwinder Singh Bhola is supposed to have been murdered by unknown people.

Surat Singh Khalsa’s son-in-law murdered in US

Surat Singh Khalsa’s son-in-law
Surat Singh Khalsa’s son-in-law

The 53-year-old got hitched to Baba Surat’s daughter Sarvarinder Kaur, who was with Surat Singh Khalsa before coming to the United States on August 5.

Whle giving confirmation about the news, Khalsa’s son Ravinderjit Singh Gogi stated Satwinder Singh had come back from work when the attackers hit him.

“He had just parked his vehicle in a parking space and was walking home at around 1.40 am (Chicago time) when he was stabbed in the chest and he died,” he also said.

Satwinder was in US since the year 1991 and set up his own biz there.

Surat Singh Khalsa is on fast since the month of January and has asked for the release of Sikh “political prisoners”.

“Sarvarinder had left for the US when Khalsa was discharged from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, on August 5,” Gogi added.

But he refrained from saying anything regarding the murderers.