Bail for P Chidambaram will send wrong message: Judge
Friday, 15 November 2019 The Delhi high court on Friday denied bail to former finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case and said his role appeared to be "active and key" and the allegations against him were "serious". Justice Suresh Kait said a "wrong message" would go to society if such a high profile economic offender was released on bail in the face of prima facie evidence cited by the Enforcement Directorate
DMK MP Kanimozhi has said that a CISF officer at the Chennai airport asked her if she was Indian, when she could not speak Hindi. The DMK MP said that they were going through security checking when she requested a CISF official to speak in Tamil or English since she did not understand Hindi. The DMK MP said that the officer then asked if she Indian at all and questioned since when is being Indian equal to knowing Hindi. The DMK MP's complaint led to the CISF ordering a probe into the incident. The DMK MP further said that the beauty of the country lies in its diversity and inclusiveness and condemned the incident. Meanwhile, former Union Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram also came out in support of Kanimozhi and said that such incidents are not unusual. He added that he had faced similar incidents in the past. 'If the Central government is genuinely committed to both Hindi and English being the official languages of India, it must insist that all central government employees are bilingual in Hindi and English,' said Chidambaram. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Congress MP Karti Chidambaram and son of former finance minister P. Chidambaram tested positive for COVID-19. Junior Chidambaram experiencing mild symptoms and is under home quarantine. Earlier on August 02, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa also tweeted that he had tested positive for COVID.
Days before the crucial Rajasthan assembly session, rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot met Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi in Delhi. The meeting came amid indications of a possible breakthrough with Congress sources saying Pilot has been in touch with the top Congress leadership and a formula for his return was being worked out. Reports say during the meeting Pilot camp was assured that all issues raised by them will be resolved. This and other big headlines in the editorji evening playlist with Vikram Chandra.
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The cases of coronavirus continued to surge in India. Maharashtra reported 9,181 new COVID-19 positive cases and 293 deaths on Aug 10 taking total corona cases to 5,24,513. Delhi recorded 707 COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths today. 5,914 new COVID-19 positive cases and 114 deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu today.
Amid coronavirus pandemic, online classes have become normal to impart education to young minds. Meanwhile, a teacher from Delhi has gone a notch up to teach his students. Shelendra Kumar has set-up an activity room at his house to make his students learn. He has used waste material to set-up this activity room. His aim is to teach science and maths in a fun way to the kids. Shelendra Kumar said, "I have always focused on hands-on activity with the kids so, in the lockdown period I have got an idea to keep kids connect with science through the materials used at homes. I have also made a group of teachers to reach as many as students I can."
Rhea Chakraborty left Enforcement Directorate office after further interrogation on Aug 10. She was interrogated for more than 9 hrs today. Actress's brother Showik Chakraborty and her father also left the ED office. Rhea was earlier questioned on Aug 07 in connection with Sushant's death. Sushant Singh Rajput had died on June 14 allegedly by suicide.
Fresh twists and turns in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case on Monday. Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty approached the Supreme Court on Monday with a fresh plea alleging “media trial”. Rhea said she should not be made a scapegoat of political agendas. The actor also alleged the transfer of probe by Bihar Police to CBI was “illegal and bad in law”. Rhea was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate on Monday in the money laundering case linked to Sushant’s death. Rhea and her family members were summoned on Monday morning. Later, Sushant’s business manager Shruti Modi was also questioned in the case. Sushant’s friend Siddharth Pithani also reached Enforcement Directorate on Monday. Centre had transferred Sushant’s case to the CBI after which an FIR was re-registered on Thursday naming Rhea and others. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that Sushant did not have the best of relations with his father. Sushant’s family hit back at the Shiv Sena leader and demanded an apology.
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut stood by his remark on actor Sushant Singh Rajput and his father's relationship. The Shiv Sena leader said that Sushant was not on good terms with father KK Singh. Raut added that he has sympathies for Singh, but there are 'many things that will come to surface'. Earlier, Raut had made the same remark in an article published on Saamana. He is the associate editor of Sena's editorial mouthpiece Saamana. "It is true, how many times did Sushant go to Patna to meet his father? I have sympathy for his father but there are many things that will come to surface," Raut said. This comes as Sushant Singh Rajput's death case intensifies with the investigative agency Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioning actor Rhea Chakraborty again on Monday. The ED held a marathon session with her brother Showik on Saturday evening. The interrogation went on for nearly 18 hours and ended on Sunday morning. In another editorial on the case, Raut had slammed Centre for handing over the case to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Raut said that the decision has been taken for political gains and as part of pressure tactics. Last week, in his weekly column Rokhthok, Raut said decision is an attack on state's autonomy.
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Sushant Singh Rajput's former business manager Shruti Modi arrived at Enforcement Directorate (ED) office for questioning in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case on August 10. Meanwhile, Rhea Chakraborty and family members are also being questioned by the agency.