Rajya Sabha to take up Lokpal Bill immediately: Shinde
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Thursday that a notice has already been given by the select committee to take up Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha immediately.
"The select committee, headed by Minister of State in Prime Minister Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy, has already sent a notice that the bill be immediately taken up in the Rajya Sabha," Shinde told reporters in New Delhi.
Raje will take the oath of office inside the premises of Assembly building at a ceremony which will be attended by BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, party president Rajnath Singh, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and other senior leaders, party sources said.
Additional District and Session Judge of Bankura Apurba Sinha Roy convicted Dilip Mal, Madhu Mal and Prashanta Mal for killing their neighbour Jiten Mal.
The Judge sentenced them to life imprisonment and also imposed a fine of Rs 5000 on each of the accused. If they fail to pay the fine then they will have to undergo another six months of imprisonment.
According to prosecution in July, 2012, Dilip Mal, his wife Madhu and son Prashanta attacked neighbour Jiten Mal with spade, spears and killed him over some dispute.12.01 pm:
Lal Thanhawla to be sworn in as Mizoram CM for fifth time on Saturday
After a landslide victory in Mizoram Assembly polls, Lal Thanhawla will be sworn in for a second consecutive term as the Chief Minister on Saturday.
Lal Thanhawla (71) and members of his council of ministers will be administered the oath of office by Governor Vakkom B Purushothaman at a ceremony which would begin at 11 am at the Raj Bhavan, a communique said today.
The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) had elected Thanhawla as its leader yesterday paving way for his becoming chief minister of the state for the fifth time and a second consecutive term.
BJP to invite 10,000 tea vendors for Modi's Mumbai rally
The BJP is pulling out all the stops to make its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally scheduled for December 22 a "grand" success, and in a strong message to Congress is inviting as many as 10,000 tea vendors to attend the public meeting.
"Around 10,000 tea vendors from the city will be invited to attend Modiji's rally. We will send invitations to them soon," a party functionary said on Wednesday evening.
International Space Station reports cooling system failure
The US space agency NASA said that one of the International Space Station's cooling systems failed Wednesday but it posed no danger to the crew on board.
"The pump module on one of the space station's two external cooling loops automatically shut down when it reached pre-set temperature limits," Xinhua cited from a NASA statement.
Samsung loses patent lawsuit in South Korea against Apple
Samsung Electronics, the world's top smartphone maker, lost a patent lawsuit in South Korea against its archrival Apple after a Seoul court ruled that the iPhone maker did not violate Samsung's patents.
The Seoul Central District Court ruled Thursday that among three patents Samsung claimed Apple infringed on, two patents cannot be accepted as Samsung's unique, leading-edge technology and the other cannot be viewed as the same technology between Samsung and Apple, reported Xinhua.
Kejriwal unwell, drops plan to go to Ralegan Siddhi
Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal, who was supposed to go to Ralegan Siddhi to support Anna Hazare, has dropped the plan due to his ill health.
"Kejriwal is suffering from high fever due to which he is unable to go to Ralegan Siddhi to support Hazare, who is on indefinite hunger strike for passage of Jan Lokpal Bill in the Parliament," AAP spokesperson Manish Sisodia told PTI.
Terror suspect Panna Ismail produced in court
Terror suspect Panna Ismail was today produced before a judicial magistrate court in Salem, a day after it granted three day police custody for questioning in connection with BJP leader Auditor Ramesh Murder case.
CB-CID produced him in court today. Police said he was taken to the residence of auditor ramesh and he reportedly confessed that he had come from Andhra pradesh by two wheeler and the murder weapons
Magistrate Vijayalakshmi had yesterday rejected objections by Ismail's counsel and accepted the police plea for three day custody.
US suspends non-lethal aid to Syria
The Obama administration has suspended non-lethal aid to northern Syria after a rebel group seized bases and warehouses from the Western-backed Supreme Military Council (SMC), the US State Department said Wednesday.
Spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said Washington was "obviously concerned" about the Friday move by the forces of the Islamic Front, a new coalition of six major Islamist rebel groups, during which they took over the headquarters and warehouses in Idlib province at the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey, Xinhua reported.
Prez sends Telangana bill back to Home Ministry
President Pranab Mukherjee is believed to have sent a bill for the creation of Telengana to the Union Home Ministry.
Sources declined to give details of what the President said in forwarding the bill back to the Home Ministry.
Telangana protagonists believe that the President sending the bill back to the government implies that it would go to the Andhra Pradesh assembly for considering it before it either adopts or rejects it.
Rashtrapati Bhavan maintained silence over the issue.
In the recent instances of creation of new states, the parent states were given 40 days time to consider the legislation for creation of the new states.
The President had sought legal opinions as he wanted the bill, which provides for creation of Telangana by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh, to be legally sound before sending it to the state assembly for approval.