The Congress on Saturday ruled out change of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the run-up to the next Lok Sabha elections but steered clear of questions on whether he will again be at the helm if the UPA 3 comes to power.
Sanjay Dutt, who is currently lodged in the Arthur Road Jail, has been disallowed from mingling with other prisoners, considering the threat to his life. The Arthur Road Jail houses inmates who were D-gang members, which jail authorities believe might lead to an altercation with the actor. He spends his entire time with close friend Yusuf Nallwala, who too has been lodged in a nearby cell.
The five-day-old Congress government in Karnataka got a full fledged council of ministers with the induction of 20 Cabinet and 8 ministers of state on Saturday. In a colourful function held at Raj Bhavan, governor H.R. Bharadwaj administered the oath of office to these ministers.
The Saradha scam witnessed twin twists on Saturday when the chit fund company owner Sudipta Sen was remanded by the court in judicial custody as the detective department (DD) of the Bidhannagar city police did not seek his remand further, while his top aide Debjani Mukherjee skipped court production and got admitted to a private hospital complaining of illness.
The economic offences wing (EOW) has arrested a couple for allegedly duping various private banks, finance companies and individual financiers by obtaining loans worth `85 lakhs against a single property.
The barbaric face of the UP police has once again come to the fore with the custodial death of an alleged murder accused in Etah district.
The Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) will hold a two-day job fair on June 11-12 at the North Campus for students.
The crime branch of Mumbai police arrested one more bookie from Mulund on Saturday as part of its crackdown on the betting syndicate that is being operated in the city. This is the sixth arrested by the crime branch in the last few days, including the main bookie providing the link between Indian bookies and bookies betting from Pakistan and Dubai. During investigation, this bookie also named a few other bookies who were arrested by the Delhi police in the spot-fixing case.
The special fast-track court conducting day-to-day trial of the December 16 gangrape-murder case said on Saturday that it cannot examine an investigating officer in the absence of the accused Vinay Sharma.
A court here on Saturday asked the Delhi police to respond to a plea of arrested Indian pacer S. Sreesanth that he be supplied with a copy of the FIR lodged against him and 13 others in the alleged IPL spot-fixing scandal case.