Alex Salmond has said there is a failure of leadership in Scotland as he attacked First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
In his opening statement to a Holyrood inquiry into the Scottish Government's unlawful investigation of sexual harassment claims made against him, Scotland's former first minister accused his successor Ms Sturgeon of using a Covid press conference to "effectively question the result of a jury".
Mr Salmond is testifying on the botched government investigation which was found to be "tainted by apparent bias" by the court.
He was acquitted of 13 charges of sexual assault in a criminal trial, and he successfully challenged the lawfulness of the government investigation.
The current Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has insisted there was no conspiracy against Mr Salmond, and she is due to appear before the committee to give evidence next week. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Election Commission announces poll dates for five states/UT. The Ministry of Home Affairs extends COVID-19 guidelines till March 31. Prime Minister Modi says the centre will continue with its reform process during his virtual address on aspects relating to financial services in this year’s budget. GDP grows 0.4% after two quarterly declines. But the experts say that the recent resurgence in Covid19 cases raises concern. The Petroleum Minister says the fuel price will decrease by the end of winter. All this and more news at 9 pm.
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hopes that the joint statement issued by India and Pakistan militaries will provide an opportunity for further dialogue. While addressing a press conference in New York, the Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric said, "Secretary General is encouraged by the joint statement issued by militaries of India and Pakistan on their agreement to observing the ceasefire at the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and engaging to establish mechanism." "He hopes that the positive step will provide an opportunity for further dialogue," Dujarric added.
After a lengthy court battle, the Manhattan District Attorney is in possession of Donald Trump's tax returns and other financial records as part of a criminal investigation into the former president and his family-run Trump Organization, a spokesman for the office confirmed on Thursday. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
A new coronavirus variant that shares some similarities with a more transmissible and intractable variant discovered in South Africa is on the rise in New York City, researchers said on Wednesday. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.