Zee News editors sent to Tihar jail
A Delhi court on Friday sent to 14-day judicial custody the two senior Zee Group editors arrested on Tuesday after the Delhi Police crime branch said their custodial interrogation was complete and they were no longer required in police custody.
But despite being served a notice, Essel Group chairman Subhash Chandra and managing director of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd Punit Goenka are yet to join the probe.
The arrested duo — Zee News editor Sudhir Chaudhary and Zee Business editor Samir Ahluwalia — were sent to Tihar Jail till December 14.
The duo were allegedly trying to extort R100 crore from Congress MP Naveen Jindal's group in exchange for not running reports on the firm's alleged role in the coal scam.
On Friday, a fresh bail application was filed on their behalf. The bail plea will be heard in court on Saturday. The first bail plea had been rejected on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the police also informed the court that three other senior officials of the Zee Group — Zee News sales head Amit Tripathi, managing director of Dish TV Jawahar Goel and Zee Group legal advisor A Mohan — had recorded their statements in the case.
Two years after it was rolled out, the Haryana government's financial incentive-linked diversification drive, has gained some ground with area under water-guzzling paddy reducing by 10% in 2021. As per official data, during the kharif season in 2021 crop diversification took place on 51,878 acres. As many as 62,562 farmers were paid ₹53.34 crore as incentive for opting for crop diversification. It came down to 14.60 lakh acre in 2021.
The J&K SSB registered the highest-ever recruitment in 2021-22, since its inception, said the J&K government. On Tuesday, the chief secretary, Arun Kumar Mehta chaired a high-level meeting about recruitments being made through the J&K Public Service Commission, J&K Service Selection Board, J&K Police Recruitment Board and J&K Bank in the UT. “Previously, the J&K Service Selection Board recruited 8,580 and 8,115 candidates in 2009 and 2015, respectively.”
For the 52-year-old first-time AAP legislator and a dental surgeon Vijay Singla, who created history by winning the Mansa assembly seat by a record margin of 63,323 votes on the plank of 'political honesty', the downfall was as unexpected as his rise --- all this, in just two months after his induction in the Bhagwant Mann-led cabinet in Punjab. Singla had defeated the Congress nominee and popular Punjabi rapper Shubhdeep Singh alias Sidhu Moosewala.
An 82-kilometre-long section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor, extending from Sahnewal to Shambhu in Punjab, is expected to become operational by the end of the year. The 175km single-track section is spread across Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Patiala, Ambala, Yamunanagar and Saharanpur districts of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh under the Ambala and Ferozepur divisions of the Northern Railways. It extends from Sahnewal in Punjab to Pilkhani in Uttar Pradesh.
Militants on Tuesday attacked an off-duty police constable killing him and injuring his nine-year-old daughter at Anchar in Srinagar. Police said that the cop identified as Saifullah Qadri was attacked by militants near Anchar when he was walking on the road along with his daughter outside his house. “The terrorists involved in the killing of the cop will be identified and neutralised soon,” inspector general of police Vijay Kumar said.