TRS MLC K Kavitha, who has been issued a notice by CBI for questioning in connection with the alleged Delhi excise policy scam, on Saturday asked the central agency to provide details, including copies of the complaint in the case, to acquaint herself and answer appropriately "within a reasonable period of time".
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The Chhattisgarh government has introduced a bill to increase the monthly pension of former legislators from Rs 35,000 to Rs 58,300, with additional pension of Rs 1,000 per month after one year. It also proposes a hike in railway/air travel allowance, telephone and orderly allowance. Last year, the Chhattisgarh assembly passed four bills to raise the salary of the chief minister, ministers and legislators.
The Supreme Court on Monday directed all criminal cases against Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera to be clubbed at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow and extended protection from arrest till April 10. Khera had been arrested by Assam police from Delhi airport after an FIR was registered against him. The court noted that the first FIR was lodged on February 20 at Hazratganj and another FIR was lodged at Varanasi against Khare.
MHA has recommended a CBI inquiry against Aman Biradari, an NGO founded by human rights activist Harsh Mander, for alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act. MHA had previously cancelled the FCRA registration of two NGOs headed by Sonia Gandhi for alleged violation of laws. 16,383 NGOs are currently registered under FCRA and have received Rs 55,449 crore in foreign funding in the last 3 years.
Rahul Gandhi renews 'democracy under attack' pitch, says he won't stop speaking up against BJP and RSS for attacking independent institutions of India. Delhi Police visited his residence to get details about 'sexual harassment victims' he mentioned in his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Srinagar. Gandhi says he is not scared of BJP, RSS or Police and will fight for the truth.
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia stressed on the need to increase the Indian civil aviation ecosystem and manufacturing of aerospace products. The sector has seen a V-shaped recovery from pandemic lows and is projected to have a fleet of 2,000 aircraft in the next 5-7 years. He also said that 15 Flying Training Organisations (FTOs) are expected to be set up by the end of 2021, taking the total to 50.
Opposition leader Edappadi Palaniswami condemned price rise in essential commodities, electric bill surge, property tax hike, fake cases against AIADMK and lack of protection for migrant labourers in Tamil Nadu. He also slammed DMK's manifesto promise of Rs 1,000 to women heads of households. AIADMK staged a walkout during Budget session of Assembly, accusing DMK of murdering democracy in Erode East bypolls.
Amritpal Singh, leader of Waris Punjab De, had close links with Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) and was trained by Pakistani spy agency ISI in Georgia prior to coming to India. He was part of a conspiracy to revive militancy in Punjab, running a drugs? smuggling network aided by ISI and creating a private militia in drug de-addiction centres. He had ties with Khalistani activist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, was getting drugs from Pakistan and stockpiling weapons in centres. He was also trying to mislead youth towards a gun-culture and usurping the legacy of actor Deep Sidhu.
During his visit to India, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida tried Indian delicacies like 'gol-gappe', 'lassi' and 'aam-panna' with PM Narendra Modi. They discussed India's G20 goals and Kishida's vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. Kishida also invited Modi to the G7 leaders meeting in Hiroshima in May.
At least six people were killed and hundreds injured in a gas attack on three Tokyo subway lines during Monday morning rush hour. Police suspect a nerve gas called sarin was used in the attack, which caused immediate widespread vomiting, nasal bleeding and other debilitating symptoms. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, and it is unclear if it is related to similar incidents earlier this month and last June. Witnesses reported seeing a man in his thirties or forties leave a package wrapped in a newspaper on a train.
Interpol has removed its red notice against fugitive Mehul Choksi, wanted by India in the $2 billion PNB fraud, after a representation by the diamantaire. Indian government contested the deletion, but Interpol found credence in Choksi's allegation of attempted abduction. The removal of the red notice means Choksi can now travel out of Antigua and Barbuda.
Over 1,500 people have died due to elephant attacks in India in the last three years, with 585 casualties reported in 2019-20, 461 in 2020-21 and 535 in 2021-22, the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change informed Parliament. The ministry is taking various measures to mitigate human-elephant conflict, including providing financial and technical assistance to states and conducting workshops to reduce railway-induced elephant mortality.
Members of the Sikh community staged a protest outside the UK mission in Delhi over an incident in London, where a Khalistan supporter pulled down the Indian tricolour at the country's high commission. The incident caused massive outrage in India, leading to the summoning of the British deputy high commissioner to lodge a protest. The mission responded with a bigger tricolour.
The elderly woman who was allegedly urinated upon on an Air India flight in November has petitioned the Supreme Court to ask the aviation regulator DGCA and airlines to come up with standard procedures to handle unruly conduct by passengers.
The Kerala High Court on Monday annulled the election of A Raja of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from the Devikulam (Idukki) assembly constituency, citing that he was a Christian convert from the Scheduled Tribe community, making him ineligible to contest the seat. The court also ordered him to face a trial for allegedly forging documents.