Live: MJ's former bodyguards reveal 'picked up girls for singer's sex sessions'

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 10:02 hrs

3.20 pm:

Sahara now says will pay Rs 3,000 cr within 3 days of Roy's release

Sahara today filed a fresh repayment proposal for the release of its chief Subrata Roy.

In its new proposal, Sahara counsel told SC that it will pay Rs 3,000 crore within 3 days of Roy's release and additional Rs 2,000 crore by May 30, media reports said. It also added that it will give bank guarantee of Rs 5,000 crore by June 20.

The counsel also sought defreezing of bank accounts to facilitate repayment, adding that it had reached the end of the road with the repayment proposals.

The apex court had earlier Sahara group to pay Rs 10,000 crore to secure the interim bail of Roy. It said that the group would have to pay Rs 5,000 crore in cash to be deposited with the Court and an equal amount in bank guarantee from a public-sector bank in favour of Sebi.

2.30 pm:

MJ's former bodyguards reveal 'picked up girls for singer's sex sessions'

Michael Jackson's former bodyguards have claimed that they regularly picked up girls for the late singer, breaking the image of the star who was assumed to be gay and even a paedophile.

According to guards Javon Beard and Bill Whitfield in a new book titled 'Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days', a "drop-dead gorgeous" 5ft 4in Eastern European woman, dubbed "Friend," was spotted getting cozy with the King of Pop One while driving around Los Angeles while another nicknamed "Flower", was showered with extravagant gifts from Tiffany's and other top stores by him, the Daily Star reported.

A US publishing source added that the minders refused to cast any doubt on Jackson's role with children as he never acted out of sorts on their watch.

1.25 pm:

1984 riots guilty remain unpunished: Jaitley

Raking up the issue of 1984 riots, BJP leader Arun Jaitley today alleged that those guilty for the "state sponsored" violence still remain unpunished.

Describing the "massacre" of innocent Sikhs after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as a "black spot" in the democracy, the BJP leader, wrote in his blog, "The fact that the innocents can be killed in thousands is terrible. What is worse is that the guilty went unpunished".

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12.30 pm:

SC agrees to hear Tejpal's bail plea, notice to Goa Police

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the bail plea of Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal, an accused in a rape case, and issued notice to the Goa Police.

A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam asked the Goa Police to file its reply within four weeks.

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11.53 am:

14 candidates with 'nil assets' in TN poll fray

At a time when many Lok Sabha candidates are coming out with eye-popping details of their assets worth crores, 14 candidates in the poll fray in Tamil Nadu, mostly independents, have declared 'zero assets'.

They are among 845 candidates of well established political entities, among whom are 14 contestants with high liabilities of more than Rs five crore, as per a analysis by Association for Democratic Reforms-Tamil Nadu Election Watch.

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10.50 am:

Rs 50 lakh seized from political worker in Gujarat

Election Commission-appointed surveillance teams have seized Rs 50 lakh from a political party worker in Ahmedabad.

Officials said the seizure was made late on Saturday when a person identified as a BJP functionary of the state was intercepted by an EC team in the district limits of Ahmedabad while travelling in a four-wheeler.

The seized amount of Rs 50 lakh has been reported to the Income Tax department while the person has been booked under section 117 (abetting commission of offence by the public or by more than ten persons) of the IPC, they said.

10.00 am:

Evicted slum dwellers threaten to exercise NOTA option

More than 300 families, who were evicted from a slum in the city's eastern part to make way for an upcoming flyover, have threatened to use the NOTA option in the Lok Sabha election if they are not rehabilitated by the state government.

Almost all of the 383 families, who lived in the slum at Topsia till November, 2012, still possess voter identity cards with the same address 31/1 Tiljala Road. The latest voter list also reflects their names.

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9.00 am:

Eight killed in Mexican plane crash

A total of eight people were killed in a plane crash in northern Mexico late Saturday, local authorities said.

The Hawker 800 jet came down in an industrial estate in Coahuila state's Ramos Arizpe city, Xinhua quoted the Coahuila attorney general's office as saying in a statement.

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8.20 am:

Pakistan, China hold joint military exercise

A two-week Pakistan-China joint military exercise started Sunday near the garrison city of Rawalpindi, the military said.

Flags of both countries were hoisted and national anthems played to mark the opening of the joint military exercise in a ceremony, Xinhua quoted Pakistani army's media wing as saying.

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7.30 am:

Bangalore-bound Malaysian plane makes emergency landing

A Bangalore-bound Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people on board turned back shortly after takeoff tonight due to problem in its landing gear.

Flight MH192 landed safely at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 1.56am (local time), Malaysia Airlines (MAS) tweeted.

"The aircraft's right-hand landing gear malfunctioned upon takeoff and was forced to turn back to Kuala Lumpur," MAS said.

"All 159 passengers and 7 crew members on board are being disembarked from the aircraft."

The jet, operated on the B737-800 aircraft, departed from Kuala Lumpur at 10.09pm (0721 IST).

Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein earlier said on his Twitter feed that a tyre was reported to have burst on takeoff.

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