Fast bowler S Sreesanth, who was arrested on Wednesday night in Mumbai charges of spot-fixing, had demanded 50% advance of the Rs. 40-lakh payment from the mediator. Harinder Baweja
reports.More cricketers, matches under scanner
The results of the ICSE (Class 10) and ISC (Class 12) were declared by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations today. The national topper in Class 12 exams, Bhuvanya Vijay of St Joseph's Academy in Dehradun, is already a national champion debater. HT reports.
North Korea is now thought to have around twice as many mobile missile launchers as previously estimated by Seoul, a report said Friday, quoting a state-run military analysis unit.
Sreesanth’s troubles seemed to get bigger with the Mumbai Police on Saturday seizing several of his personal belongings and indicating it might book him in a separate spot-fixing case and seek his custody. HT
reports. The investigation in Mumbai, Delhi
Odisha’s Kalahandi district — once the cause of global embarrassment for India due to its high number of starvation deaths — today stands tall with a five-fold increase in its rice production since 1999, figures reveal. Chetan Chauhan reports.
To accommodate more vertical expansion in the future, the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) on Saturday cleared several proposals, including an amendment in the existing 2008 building by-laws. Peeyush Khandelwal reports.
A security personnel of elite Cobra battalion was killed and three others were seriously injured in an encounter with Maoists at Gangalur in Bijapur district about 350 km south of Raipur late on Friday night. Ejaz Kaiser reports.
Indian-Americans from across the country are expected to attend the AAP USA convention, which would be addressed live through a video conference by the Aam Aadmi Party founder, Arvind Kejriwal.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 jolted northeastern Japan on Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
By their own admission, Delhi Police's special cell sleuths were keeping tabs on the activities of the underworld and its possible involvement in funding acts of terror in India. Jatin Anand
& Karn Pratap Singh
report. Slain Delhi cop probed spot-fixing
The Supreme Court on Thursday directed all States to ensure compliance of Centre’s guidelines mandating prior permission of a senior cop before the arrest of a person who allegedly posts objectionable comments on the social networking sites.
Pace bowler S Sreesanth, who along with others, is embroiled in a spot-fixing row that has rocked the ongoing T20 cricket league, today claimed in a Delhi court he is innocent and was framed in the scandal.
Right-arm medium pacer Sreesanth, 30, has been courting controversies ever since he joined the Indian side. He has sparingly played in the Indian Twenty20 league this season. Of the 15 matches played by Rajasthan Royals, he has figured only in seven. HT reports.
Revenue secretary Sumit Bose and defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma are leading the race for the Comptroller & Auditor General's (CAG) post when Vinod Rai steps down next week.
The CBI has arrested one of its own SP, who was also involved in the investigation of coal blocks allocation scam, on the allegations of seeking and getting a bribe of Rs 7 lakh for mediating in a case land dispute of an Alwar-based private person. HT reports.
Newly elected Karnataka chief ministers Siddaramaiah’s team of 29 ministers will take oath on Saturday.
The special TADA court today issued non-bailable warrants against two convicts of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case as they failed to surrender within the deadline set by the Supreme Court.
Jewellery worth more than one million dollars made by Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller Chopard and due to be loaned to stars walking the red carpet at the Cannes film festival were stolen from a hotel, police said today.
Confident of retaining power in Rajasthan, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today said there was no place for criminals in the party. He said the ticket distribution process would begin soon in the state.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi wants the new Karnataka government to adopt a “balanced approach, fiscal prudence and quick delivery” on governance and address concerns of all sections, particularly Dalits.
With one of the players, Ajit Chandila, already in their net for spot-fixing for more than a month, the Delhi police brass debated almost everyday whether to wait for more players to come in the net or swoop down immediately. Rajesh Ahuja
reports.Anything goes in this league
| Past fixings
Awais Sheikh, the Pakistani lawyer of slain Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, and his son were abducted and briefly held by unidentified men in an area near the border with India.
Can the power of the President and a governor to pardon or to reduce the sentence of a convict be taken away by any law?
The govt, hit by economic woes and scandals, has bumped into a small window of political opportunity: inflation levels are the lowest since UPA 2 took office; the country is set to avoid drought and industrial activity is trending up. Zia Haq
reports. Trending downwards
Scientists have finally recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that could lead to new treatments for such illnesses as Parkinson's disease and diabetes.
At Lalu Prasad’s ‘parivartan rally’ in Patna, his biggest political show since an RJD regime headed by his Rabri Devi was ousted from office in 2004-05, the ‘arrival’ of the two Lalu scions was perhaps the biggest breaking news. HT reports.
Gunmen killed a senior female politician from a reformist party in Pakistan on Saturday night, the latest violent incident in a bloody election campaign and one that set off a war of words between two major opposition parties.
Railway employees involved in ticket malpractices have outnumbered touts by a good margin. Darpan Singh reports.
Gunmen abducted the father of Syrian deputy foreign minister Faisal Muqdad today, apparently in reprisal for the arrest of one of their relatives, according to a government source and a watchdog.
Rejecting the bail plea of Saradha Group promoter Sudipta Sen and one of his close aides, a local court in West Bengal Saturday remanded them to judicial custody.
BCCI president N Srinivasan today said he has not ruled out filing a criminal complaint against the arrested "dirty cricketers," insisting that no one is hurt more than he is because of the crisis.
Yahoo Japan Corp. has said it suspects up to 22 million user IDs may have been stolen during an unauthorised attempt to access the administrative system of its Yahoo! Japan portal.
The government and the BJP are at loggerheads yet again over the proposed appointment of retired Supreme Court judge Justice Cyriac Joseph to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
At least 12 people were killed on Thursday as cyclonic storm ‘Mahasen’ battered Bangladesh’s southwestern coastlines, damaging thousands of thatched houses and forcing evacuation of over one million people from low-lying areas.
Three persons, including a woman,were injured when a box containing "some chemicals" exploded at the main road in Pethaniapuram in Madurai today, police said.
A suicide bomber in a car attacked a convoy of foreign troops in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 15 people including six Americans, Afghan and foreign officials said, in one of the worst attacks in the Afghan capital in months.
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt will surrender before a special TADA court in Mumbai today to serve the remaining three and a half years of a five-year sentence under the Arms Act. HT reports.
Finance minister P Chidambaram did not offer much to the salaried class in his budget but his ministry on Wednesday increased the interest rate on provident fund by 0.25%.
With the apex court deadline ending, actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted in 1993 serial bomb blasts case, will have to surrender before the designated TADA court at Fort before 4pm on Thursday.
The CBI today summoned former minister and independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya for interrogation in the murder case of circle officer Kunda Zia-ul-Haq and Ballipur village pradhan Nanhe Yadav.
The court of principal judicial commissioner today awarded life imprisonment to Congress MLA Sawna Lakra (70) and three others in a case of kidnapping and murder of a youth.
Rejecting all charges against Kataria, leader of Opposition in Rajasthan assembly, BJP chief Rajnath Singh said the party stands behind him and will expose attempts of CBI and Congress both "legally and politically".
WPI-based inflation rate fell to 4.89% — the lowest in more than three years — triggering demand for an interest rate cut by RBI amid expectations that a normal monsoon and bountiful harvest will further cool prices. HT
reports. Food for thought
As plans to reduce Western troops gather pace in Afghanistan, the war-torn country on Thursday hoped to establish enhanced defence ties with India, including the supply of lethal and non-lethal military equipment.
Seven persons including two Japanese tourists have been critically injured when the twin otter aircraft carrying them crashed near the airport at Jomsom in western Nepal today morning.
Former chief minister, Lalu Prasad sought to re-emerge from his political hibernation of the last six years with a Parivartan rally in Patna on Wednesday, underlining strongly that he may be down but never out of touch with Bihar.
BJP leader Varun Gandhi on Wednesday rejected a sting operation by Tehelka magazine and Headlines Today claiming that he 'subverted the judicial process' to have his name cleared in a hate speech case at a pre-poll rally in UP in 2009. HT reports.
Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday said people misunderstand him over his comments and a wrong impression was being created about it.