Ink thrower on Subrata Roy gets month to reply to contempt notice

The Supreme Court Wednesday gave a month’s time to Manu Sharma to respond to the contempt notice for throwing ink on Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy March 4 when he was brought to the court by police for a personal appearance.

Granting one month time to reply to contempt notice on Sharma had requested for it, a bench of Justice K.S.Radhakrishnan and Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar said that such incidents of attacks were taking place all over the country.

“This is happening all over the country when a person is called to the court,” observed Justice Radhakrishnan.

Mystery surrounds burnt car carrying huge cash

The State Election Commission has launched an inquiry to ascertain the ownership of a car carrying Rs.2.5 crore cash and involved in a fire mishap at Suryapet in Nalgonda district.
Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwarlal told newsmen that the Innova car which got burnt was carrying cash bundles of Rs.1000 and Rs.500 denomination notes totaling Rs, 2.5 crores.

Villagers use vote power to get basic amenities

Villagers in three districts displayed the mite of their vote power to draw the attention of the concerned authorities regarding their day to day plight, for want of better roads and other civic amenities.
The residents of Bethalpadu village in Jularpadu mandal of Khammam district adopted a novel protest of making use of their vote power to get their demands conceded for the development of their villages and thandas.

KCR sure of forming Govt in ‘T’; Chiru says hung Assembly

TRS President K. Chandrashekar Rao exuded confidence that the pink party will be forming government on its own in the new state of Telangana.

Speaking to the media after casting his vote in Chintamadaka of Siddipet Mandal in Medak district, KCR said according to his own reports gathered from all the ten districts, there was a clear pink wave and the electorate were lining up before polling booths to enthusiastically vote.” There need be no doubt about TRS forming the government, he observed.

14 killed as Iraq undergoes parliamentary polls

Iraqis Wednesday participated in their country’s first parliamentary elections since withdrawal of US forces in 2011. Held amid heavy security, the polls were still marred by dozens of attacks that left 14 people killed at different places.

Heavy security was in place, with hundreds of thousands of soldiers and police deployed to protect polling stations and a vehicle ban in Baghdad. But dozens of attacks targeting the election across Iraq left 14 people dead, BBC quoted officials as saying.

Majeed Ullah Khan Farhat released

Mbt spokes person and candidate of Yakuth Pura Assembly constituency Majeed Ullah Khan Farhat was released by the police on wednesday night from bahadur pura police station,later hundreds of youth were came and then they came into a rally to head quarter of Mbt situated in Chanchal Guda,where Farhat khan was meet them and said thanks for every one who were support him in polling,Farhat khan was arrested by the south zone police from tallab katta while he was visited the polling both and then he was shifted to bahadur pura police station…….

NHRC takes up environmental hazard of Delhi garbage dumps

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday issued notice to the central and Delhi governments and three civic agencies on the environmental hazards emnating from three landfill sites in the capital.

“Taking suo motu cognizance of a media report on the landfills’ threat to environmental health, notices have been issued notices to the secretary, union ministry of environment and forests, chief secretary, government of Delhi and commissioners of all three municipal corporations,” said the NHRC in a statement.

CPI-M alleges large-scale rigging in West Bengal, seeks repoll

The CPI-M Wednesday complained to the Election Commission of “widespread rigging” in the Lok Sabha election in West Bengal and demanded re-polling in several places to be overseen by paramilitary forces.

“There has been large-scale rigging and violence in the elections to the 16th Lok Sabha held in West Bengal today. This has completely distorted the process of conducting free and fair polls,” said the Communist Party of India-Marxist in a letter to the poll panel.

City presents a near deserted look

The main thoroughfares of the city today presented a near deserted look, as a holiday was declared to all the Government offices, private firms and other establishments, in view of the polling that took place in the ten Telangana districts.

US places India on IPR Priority Watch List

The US Wednesday put India and nine other countries on its Priority Watch List to highlight what it called “growing concerns with respect to the environment for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection and enforcement”.

Releasing its annual Special 301 report on IPR, the US Trade Representative (USTR) said it will conduct Out-of-Cycle reviews to promote engagement and progress on IPR challenges identified in this year’s reviews of India, Kuwait, Paraguay and Spain.

Jairam in frustration as Cong is on pyre: YSRCP

Reiterating that it will play the role of a king maker in Telangana and that of a King in Seemandha, YSR Congress party said today that the unwarranted multi-pronged attack on it by the Congress leader Jairam Ramesh and others ahead of the polling in Seemandhra has only stemmed from their frustration and fear of defeat.

Case registered against Farhat Khan, Mumtaz Khan, Vikram Goud & Hanumanth Rao

Case has been registered against Mujeedullah Khan Farhat for allegedly obstructing the voters at Chacha Auto Garage in Bhavaninagar

According to Police, Yakutpura MLA candidates Mumtaz Ahmed Khan of MIM and Majeedullah Khan Farhat of MBT were taken into preventive custody, as they were moving in the Yakuthpura Assembly Constituency along with their followers violating the Model Code of Conduct.

Jaipur administration cuts school hours due to heat

Due to the intense heat conditions, Jaipur Collector Krishna Kunal Wednesday asked primary and middle schools to run the institutions only during morning hours for classes one to eight from May 1.

Extreme heat conditions prevailed across Rajasthan with Ganganagar recording a maximum of 45.6 degrees Celsius Wednesday.

Churu and Bikaner sizzled at 45.3 and 44.5 degrees Celsius, respectively, while Barmer, Kota, Bikaner and Jaipur recorded maximum of 44.8, 44.6, 44.5 and 43.9 degrees Celsius, respectively, according to the Met department.

Hearing in Jama Masjid attack case against Bhatkal May 24

A court here Wednesday listed May 24 for hearing the case against Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his accomplice Asadullah Akhtar, in connection with the 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack.

Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash adjourned the hearing after the prosecutor and defence counsel sought time for scrutiny of documents filed with the charge sheet.

Delhi Police April 19 filed a chargesheet against two top IM men alleging that Bhatkal was instructed by Pakistan-based handlers to carry out attacks just before the beginning of the 2010 Commonwealth Games here.

Congress will form the first T-Govt: Ponnala

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president Ponnala Lakshmaiah claimed that the Congress party would form the first government on its own in Telangana.

Speaking to media persons at Gandhi Bhavan after the end of polling on Wednesday evening, Ponnala said that the Congress candidates have performed well and the party would win a majority of seats in Telangana. He thanked the electors for voting in favour of Congress while realising that it has made several sacrifices to grant statehood to Telangana.

Delhi High Court asked to ban artificially-coloured fruits, vegetables

A plea was filed Wednesday in the Delhi High Court seeking immediate ban on sale of fruits and vegetables, which contain artificial colour and harmful preservatives.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw, agreeing to hear the PIL, posted the plea for May 21 and clubbed it with another petition that relates to pesticides in fruits and vegetables.

The PIL filed by advocate Sugriv Dubey alleged that fruits and vegetables sold in Delhi are “quoted with carbohydrate and other cancerous chemicals to increase their life span”.

Over 72% electors vote to form first Telangana Govt

Barring a few instance of minor violence, the polling was by and large peaceful in 119 Assembly and 17 Lok Sabha constituencies on Wednesday.

Addressing a press conference here, Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwarlal informed that there was an increase in overall polling percentage in all districts of Telangana. Nearly 72 per cent or 2.10 crore voters had exercised their vote for 265 Lok Sabha and 1669 Assembly candidates. Compared to 2009 elections, there was an increase in the polling percentage.

Assam declined to send policeman on deputation, Delhi HC told

The Delhi High Court Wednesday was informed by the central government that Assam has rejected its request to depute a police officer to the national capital to act as an interface on issued concerning the safety of people from the northeast living there.

Assam government said it has already been going through the shortage of police personnel in the state and can not send officers on deputation, counsel for the central government told the division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw.

Tewari tenders apology to Gadkari over Adarsh allegations: BJP

Congress leader Manish Tewari has tendered an “unconditional apology” to former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari for for allegations against him relating to Adarsh housing society controversy, the BJP said Wednesday.

According to a Bharatiya Janata Party press release, Tewari, the information and broadcasting minister, made a written submission in the court of additional chief metropolitan magistrate, Mumbai.

“I state that in future, I will never put you in disrepute by making any comments with regard to the Adarsh Society,” Tewari also said in his submission.

Congress backstabbed Seemandhra: Modi

BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Wednesday alleged that the Congress backstabbed Seemandhra and promised to develop it as the number one state in the country.

Addressing an election meeting in this temple town Wednesday evening along with Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan, he said Seemandhra had more potential than Gujarat.

Claiming that he has a clear plan for the development of Seemandhra, Modi said the same can be implemented only if people bring the TDP-BJP to power in the state.

Blast rocks railway station in China’s Xinjiang

An explosion today rocked a railway station in Urumqi, capital of China’s volatile Muslim-majority Xinjiang province.

Details about the blast and casualties are unclear, state-run Xinhua news agency reported, citing officials.

Ambulances and police cars have rushed to the scene.

The blast came days after the first visit of President Xi Jinping to Xinjiang which in recent years witnessed a spurt in attacks by Islamic militants as province experienced ethnic tensions between native Uygur Muslims and Han Chinese settlers from other provinces.