CBI now ‘Congress Bureau of Investigation’: Gadkari

Kolkata, December 01: Alleging that the Congress was constantly using the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to settle scores with political opponents, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said the federal investigative agency had turned into a “Congress Bureau of Investigation”.

“The Congress is constantly using the CBI against political opponents,” BJP president Nitin Gadkari said during an informal talk with mediapersons here.

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AP High Court stays NEET

Hyderabad, December 01: Giving a major relief to thousands of EAMCET students, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday stayed the undergraduate and postgraduate medical/dental course admissions through the common National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in the state till further orders.

Responding to a petition filed by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) member Dr N Appa Rao and four other students, the court said that the stay would continue till the final disposal of the case.

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TDP informs Speaker about ‘No Confidence Motion’

Hyderabad, December 01: The Telugu Desam Party on Wednesday informed Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar about its plans to move a No Confidence Motion against the Kiran Kumar Reddy Government.

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Assembly session to last for 5 days

Hyderabad, December 01: Government whip Kondru Murali on Wednesday informed that the Business Advisory Committee of the State Legislative Assembly has decided to conduct the winter session of assembly for five days from December 1.

The BAC’s meeting chaired by Speaker Nadendla Manohar was attended by Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha, Legislative Affairs Minister D Sridhar Babu, Roads and buildings Minister Dharmana Prasad Rao, Deputy Speaker Bhatti Vikramarka.

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Sania keen to pair up with Bhupathi

New Delhi, December 01: Sania Mirza is keen to pair up with Mahesh Bhupathi for next year’s first Grand Slam, the Australian Open. “It is a possibility that Mahesh and I may play together. We had spoken initially about the US Open (2011) but I will be speaking to him about the Australian Open now. We will be meeting up at a tennis camp in Mumbai in a few days time and I will be talking to him there,” said Sania, who is in Delhi taking part in a Fed Cup camp at the DLTA.

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SRK’s Daughter Turns Storyteller

Mumbai, December 01: Actor Shahrukh Khan is all gaga over his daughter Suhana emerging as a storyteller at a national event.

“On a happier note Suhana won an award at katha national story writing competition. Yippeee!!! Another story teller in the house!!! (sic),” Shahrukh wrote on micro-bogging site twitter.

The actor recently shot a special promotional video for director Farhan Akhtar’s forthcoming film, ‘Don 2’ that is schedule to release on December 23.

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Iran sanctions first step to war: Paul

Washington, December 01: US Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul says more sanctions planned against Iran over its nuclear program are leading down the destructive path of war.

In an article titled, ‘The Folly of Sanctions,’ Paul sharply criticizes US foreign policy for imposing more sanctions against Iran and warned about its “unintended consequences.”

He explained that sanctions are not only acts of war according to international law, they are most often the first step toward a real war, starting with a bombing campaign.

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APPSC invites online applications for Group-I posts

Hyderabad, December 01: The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has invited online applications for the posts included in the Group-I Services-2011.

The online applications can be sent between December 9 and January 8, 2012. The last date for payment of fee is January 6, 2012. The candidates have been asked to visit commission’s website “www.apspsc.gov.in” for detailed information.


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TDP MPs demand relief for drought-hit farmers

New Delhi, December 01: The Telugu Desam Party MPs on Wednesday staged a dharna before the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Parliament demanding immediate relief for the drought-hit farmers in the State.

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Teachers threaten “Chalo Assembly” rally on Dec 7

Hyderabad, December 01: The Andhra Pradesh United Teachers’ Federation has threatened to organise ‘Chalo Assembly’ programme on December 7 if the government fails to resolve their demands by then.

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No Muslim leaders came to support the arrested youths

Jalna (Maharashtra), December 01: The families and relatives of the 60 arrested Muslim youths — who were arrested while protesting against an alleged act of blasphemy on social networking site Facebook last week — thronged the Jalna Court on 29th Nov. with hope for release of their kins. Few of them returned with their loved ones while others left with tears in their eyes as only 22 got bail while 36 were sent to 14 days magistrate remand.

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Gaddafi’s daughter takes over his fight

Tripoli, December 01: Aisha Gaddafi, daughter of slain dictator of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi urged Libyans to overthrow the new government and revolt against them.

Fourty days after he father’s death, Aisha Gaddafi in an audio message called for a fight against the rule that “arrived with the planes of NATO.”

Aisha along with her mother and two brothers took refuge in Algeria following the fall of Tripoli.

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T-Advocates protest at CM’s camp office

Hyderabad, December 01: The Telangana Advocates Joint Action Committee members on Wednesday tried to picket Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy’s Camp Office demanding a resolution on Telangana state in the winter session of assembly scheduled to begin on Thursday.

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