RCB owner Vijay Mallya slams BCCI over IPL rules

New Delhi, November 30: Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya today slammed the Cricket Board, saying that the rules and regulations for the Indian Premier League were made without the consultation of the franchisees involved.

Mallya wrote on his twitter page the players and the teams are silent sufferers and arguing with the BCCI was “capital punishment”.

“I feel sad IPL rules are made without a consultative process. Players and Franchisees are silent sufferers – Arguing with BCCI is Capital punishment,” he wrote.

Rupee recovers by 5 paise to 45.88/89 against USD

Mumbai, November 30: Overcoming early weakness, the Indian rupee gained 5 paise to 45.88/89 against the US dollar today on the back of firm domestic equity markets and dollar selling by exporters.

At the Interbank Foreign Exchange, the rupee opened lower at 45.98/99 per dollar against the previous close of 45.93/94.

During intra-day trade, the rupee fell below the 46 per dollar mark for the first time since September 17, 2010, to touch a low of 46.12.

Four arrested for dealing in fake currency

Mumbai, November 30: Four persons were arrested for allegedly dealing in counterfeit currency and fake currency notes of Rs 13.6 lakh face value was recovered from them, Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad said today.

While two persons, Samed Habibul Shaikh (35) and Dildar Hussain Abdul Hadi (45) were arrested last night along with fake currency worth Rs six lakh, two others Mohammed Islam and Pratap Choudhary were arrested this morning possessing Rs 7.6 lakh fake currency.

It is either the Left or death for West Bengal: Buddha

Kolkata, November 30: Claiming there was no alternative to the Left Front in West Bengal, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today said the state would not survive without the alliance.

“There is no alternative to the Left in West Bengal. If the Left goes, the state would not survive. It is either the Left or death,” Bhattacharjee said at a rally here.

Reactionary forces, communal forces and some foreign forces did not want the Leftists to remain in power in the state, he said.

‘Jagan may launch new party soon’

Kadapa (AP), November 30: Former Congress MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy may launch a new political party in a month or two and he has no plans to destabilise the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh, sources close to him claimed here today.

The sources said Jagan’s target is the next assembly elections, scheduled to be held in 2014, and that he would make all efforts and arrangements for achieving the goal.

Jagan does not have any plans to destabilise the Congress government in the state as he feels that it was formed by his late father Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, they said.

Koda completes one year in judicial custody

Ranchi, November 30: As former chief minister Madhu Koda completed one year in judicial custody today, his close aide Binod Sinha’s judicial custody was extended till Friday by a special Enforcement Directorate court.

The Prevention of Money Laundering Act court of G K Singh, extended the judicial custody after Sinha appeared before him during the day.

I am not disappointed: Speaker

New Delhi, November 30: As the logjam in Parliament continues, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar today said the government and the opposition should continue efforts to break the deadlock till a solution is found.

“Till a solution is found, both sides should continue efforts…my effort was part of it,” Kumar told reporters after an all-party meeting convened by her to break the deadlock failed to find a solution.

While opposition is demanding a JPC probe into 2 G spectrum allocation, the government has termed it as “unacceptable.”

Finance Commission presents report to Omar

Jammu, November 30: The Jammu and Kashmir Finance Commission today presented its report to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

The report would be discussed in the Legislature during the coming budget session, an official release said here.

The Finance Commission is headed by Mehmood-ur-Rehman who told the Chief Minister that all aspects had been taken into consideration before finalising the report.

–Agencies

Sonam is not considered as Sex symbol

Mumbai, November 30: Sonam Kapoor is not considered as a sex symbol or hot and sexy by the male contemporary stars in B-town, but despite that she is appreciated by all for her great panache and style.

However, this fashionista called Sonam has quite a slip of tongue at the worst of times and best of times. Sonam has got into a tussle due to her bold stance in answering questions with utmost honesty without batting an eyelid and often she is seen as quite brash because of this habit of hers.

Rs.13.66 lakh looted in Greater Noida, one held

New Delhi, November 30: A robber was overpowered by people minutes after he, along with two accomplices, looted Rs.13.66 lakh from a farmer in Greater Noida township of Uttar Pradesh Tuesday, police said. The other two robbers escaped with the money.

According to police, Gaje Singh, a farmer and a resident of Bhatta-Parsol, was robbed in Chowki village around 11 a.m. The robber caught by people and handed over to police was identified as Rahul.

Bangladesh-origin Briton denies terrorism charges

London, November 30: A Bangladesh-born computer expert in Britain, alleged to have offered himself as a suicide bomber, appeared in court Tuesday and denied terrorism charges, a media report said.

Rajib Karim, 31, of Newcastle upon Tyne, who works for British Airways, appeared via videolink at the Old Bailey Court in London where he pleaded not guilty to two charges of preparing for terrorism, the Daily Mail reported.

He was sent back to custody and would go on trial again Jan 24 at Woolwich Crown Court in southeast London.

City police executes plan against rowdy elements

Hyderabad, November 30: City police has eventually initiated measures to rein in rowdy elements and city police commissioner has claimed that rowdy elements will be held back with the implementation of the proposed plan. He said this during a press conference yesterday.

City police commissioner AK Khan says that police has identified 11 such gangs who are involved in anti social activities. List of the chiefs of 11 such gangs has been prepared and shortly they will be kicked out of the city.

He said the new plan will work as an iron trap for the anti social elements.

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Jagan keeps Congress guessing on his next move

Hyderabad, November 30: A day after resigning from the Congress party and his Kadapa parliament seat, Y.S.Jaganmohan Reddy kept the ruling party and his supporters guessing about his next move.

The young leader, who arrived in his native Pulivendula town in Andhra Pradesh’s Kadapa district Tuesday, met his close aides and discussed future course of action. He is likely to return to Hyderabad only on Thursday.

At 80, Tintin Speaks in Hindi

New Delhi, November 30: Iconic Belgium comic cub-reporter Tintin’s famous catchphrase “Great Snakes” becomes “Baal ki khaal” and his best friend Captain Archibald Haddock would say “Karod kasmasate kaale kacchuve” for his trademark “Billions of bilious blue blistering barnacles,” as their adventures across the world get translated into Hindi.

Students still facing hardships for scholarships

Hyderabad, November 30: Students daily queue up at the office of the executive officer and DMWO Hyderabad thanks to the absence of authorities.

Due to insufficient staff of the Hyderabad DMWO office the irresponsible temporary staff is exploiting the students approaching for the scholarship for the year 2009-10 which was not being issued due to some minor mistakes in the applications. After waiting for hours in the queue they are told to check the status of their applications online.

Saudi urges IAEA to watch Israel nukes

Riyadh, November 30: Chairman of the Saudi Shura Council is calling for Israel’s nuclear facilities to be monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Sheikh made the call on Monday on the sidelines of the fifth Conference of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly held in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

“Israel is the only wielder of nuclear weapons in the Middle East that is preventing IAEA inspectors from examining its nuclear facilities,” IRNA quoted Abdullah Al Sheikh as saying.

Iraq arrests 50 suspected militants

Baghdad, November 30: Iraqi security forces have rounded up tens of suspected militants as Baghdad steps up its efforts to restore security in the violence-wracked nation.

Fifty suspected militants were arrested on Monday in a number of raids carried out across Amara, the capital of the southern province of Maysan, local police chief Col. Kazem Neaama told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

The detainees confessed during initial interrogations to involvement in several terrorist attacks against a number of citizens, the colonel added.

Real estate agent killed

Hyderabad, November 30: A real estate agent was gruesomely murdered yesterday morning in the LBNagar area. Police suspected that S Radha Krishna might have been killed on business grounds.

According to police the deceased has been killed by sharp weapons. Krishna who hailed from Bhongir resided at LBNagar locality.
He came out of his house to go to office when he was attacked and killed at a little distance away from his home.

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President ends her Syrian visit

Aleppo (Syria), November 30: Indian President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil concluded her four-day visit to the Syria on Monday. It is hoped that this visit would improve bilateral trade and economic relations between the two countries.

Patil returned to Delhi after visiting the International Centre for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) in Aleppo, a historical city in Syria.

Jagan aims Pulivendula; Reddy Vs Reddy in Kadapa

Kadapa, November 30: YS Jaganmohan Reddy, who resigned from Congress on Monday, Nov 29, is planning to contest in Pulivendula Legislative Assembly, which was represented by his mother.

Sources close to Jagan said that he will enter the Assembly elections from Pulivendula seat. They also added that his sister Sharmila will contest against his uncle Vivekananda Reddy, brother of former Chief Minister late YS Rajashekhara Reddy, in Kadapa Parliament seat, which was represented by Jagan.

Abbas likens settlements to ‘time bomb’

Gaza, November 30: The Palestinian Authority (PA) describes Israel’s unyielding settlement activities as “vicious” and a “time-bomb” that threatens future talks with Tel Aviv.

The acting PA Chief Mahmoud Abbas said in a Monday message to the United Nations that the settlement expansions constitute “a time bomb that could destroy everything we have accomplished on the road to peace at any moment,” AFP reported.

Suspect in Sri Lankan team attack arrested

Lahore, November 30: A key terror suspect has been arrested for his involvement in the March 2009 brazen attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore that left six players injured and six escorting policemen dead.

Express Tribune on Tuesday quoted police officials as confirming the arrest of Qari Abdul Wahab, alias Umar alias Farhan alias Behram alias Umar Daraz, son of Akbar.

YSR’s brother pledges loyalty to Congress

Hyderabad, November 30: Late Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s brother Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy Tuesday said he would remain in the Congress and denied his nephew Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy’s allegation that the party was trying to divide the family.

After a brief meeting with Jagan, as Rajasekhara Reddy’s son is popularly known, Vivekananda told reporters that he would follow in the footsteps of his elder brother by remaining in the Congress till his last breath.

Man kills his two daughters for insurance money

Lucknow, November 30: An insurance agent in Uttar Pradesh’s Faizabad district killed his two teenaged daughters in cold blood to claim money on their life insurance policies.

The police arrested Ram Kishun Nishad ( 40) of Kewathiya village for the twin murders, allegedly committed.

Nishad killed Anita ( 15) and Sunita ( 13) by beating them unconscious before throwing them into a river, Faizabad SSP Sanjay Kumar said.