Bangaru Laxman convicted in bribe case
Former BJP President Bangaru Laxman has been convicted by a Delhi Court for the offence of accepting Rs one lakh as bribe from a fake arms dealer in a fictitious deal eleven years ago.The Additional Sessions Judge Kanwal Jeet Arora convicted him of the charge today.Laxman, a former Union minister caught on camera in a sting operation accepting money in his chamber in the party headquarters, had to quit as its president shortly after the sting expose which had created a huge political storm.72-year-old Laxman was taken to Tihar Jail after completion of formalities and will be produced in the court tomorrow when the it will hear arguments on the quantum of sentence..
CBI files charge sheet against Ambumani Ramadoss in corruption case
CBI has filed charge sheet in a Delhi court against former Union Health Minister Ambumani Ramadoss for allegedly abusing his official position in allowing a Indore-based medical college to go ahead with admissions without having sufficient faculty and clinical material. The 36-page charge sheet named the PMK leader and nine others including two senior government officials and two doctors of Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi and five persons associated with the private hospital in Indore which allegedly gained pecuniary advantage in 2008.
Prez to forgo accommodation allotment proposed to her as post retirement home
The President Mrs.Pratibha Devisingh Patil has chosen to forego the allotment of accommodation proposed to be made to her as her post retirement home in Pune.
CAG to audit all expenses incurred under NRHM in last 2 yrs
The Lok Sabha today passed the demands for grants of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for 2012-13 by negating all the cut motions. Replying to the discussion, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said the Comptroller and Auditor General, CAG, has agreed to audit all the expenses under the National Rural Health Mission, NHRM, in the last two years.
Pak PM contempt case, refuses to step down from office
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has refused to step down from office, a day after the Supreme Court found him guilty of contempt of court for not reopening corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. Mr.
Sensex gains 4 pts to close at 17,134
The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange closed with a marginal gain of 4 points, at 17,134, today.The Nifty at the National Stock Exchange rose barely 2 points, to 5,191.
Naval Light Combat Aircraft takes maiden flight in Bangalore
The maiden flight of first prototype of naval version of indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft took to the skies in Bangalore today.After the airforce version, the DRDO is developing the Naval version which can be used on aircraft carriers or warships.
IPL-5: Delhi Daredevils takes on Mumbai Indians
In the Indian Premier League, the cricket match betwen Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians ia now in progress in Firoz Shah Kotla ground in Delhi.Earlier, the Delhi team won the toss and elected to bat..