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Vindoo Dara Singh was himself a bookie and accepted bets for other bookies, reports Times Now.
He is the first person with Bollywood links to be arrested in the spot-fixing scandal. He allegedly used his connections to get access to cricketers and gather information.
ANI : Seth MacFarlane won't host 2014 Oscar
Seth MacFarlane has revealed on Twitter that he is too busy to host the Oscars in 2014.
The 39-year-old comedian wrote on the micro blogging site that he "tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep," ABC News reported.
MacFarlane tweeted on Monday that the Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who produced this year's Oscar show, are among the best in the business.
The multitalented actor earned mixed reviews for his first outing as Oscar host in February, with some finding his material sexist and anti-Semitic.
He suggested Oscar producers to tap the eccentric actor Joaquin Phoenix to host the show.
Vindoo Dara Singh, son of actor Dara Singh, has been arrested in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal. The Mumbai police crime branch have arrested him for links with bookies.
He was in constant touch with the bookies, reports NDTV. He was allegedly close to bookies Jupiter and Ramesh Vyas.
He will be produced in court today.
Bookie made Rs 2.5 crore from Sreesanth's over
Delhi police commissioner Neeraj Kumar has revealed that bookie Chandresh Patel made a staggering Rs 2.5 crore from the fixed over that Sreesanth bowled in the IPL against Kings XI Punjab.
Kumar also said in an interview with Indian Express that Sreesanth was unaware that his teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were also involved in the fixing racket.
The police chief once again refuted suggestions that key underworld figures like Dawood Ibrahim or Tiger Memon were involved in the lucrative fixing operation.
Former CM of Haryana, Om Prakash Chautala has been granted interim bail, according to NDTV. He has been granted bail for six weeks on health grounds.
The Supreme Court has dismissed the PIL seeking to ban the remaining IPL matches after the spot-fixing scandal came to light.
The court has said it will not ban IPL, but has directed the BCCI to take action against the players implicated in the scandal.
"Cricket should be a gentleman's game," said the SC.
The SC has also asked a one man panel from the BCCI to submit a report within two weeks.
" Main problem is BCCI's lackadaisical attitude," added the SC.
Phaneesh Murthy alleges extortion
Sacked iGate Chief Executive Murthy denied all charges of "sexual harassment", stating in a conference call that they "are completely false" and that he had "not violated company policy".
He alleged extortion and said, "This is without doubt a case of extortion. The same lawyer who had represented the woman (Rekha Maximovitch) in 2002 is representing the woman (Araceli Roiz) this time as well. You can spot the difference."
He also claimed that he had informed iGate about his relationship with Roiz.
"I had informed the chairman about my relationship with this woman," Murthy was reported as saying. "There is no parallel between the 2002 sexual harassment case and this one."
Severe heat wave has killed three people in Madhya Pradesh, reports NDTV.
Goa's Feni manufacturing process may be patented
After obtaining Geographical Indication (GI) status for the famous Goa Feni, researchers and producers in the coastal state are now trying to patent the process to manufacture this local brew, which is also known for its medicinal benefits.
The Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) has begun the process to patent the process of manufacturing Feni (spirit made from either coconut or the juice of cashew apple) in consultation with legal experts, who have prepared a water tight case to be presented before the concerned authorities.
SSB jawan kills colleagues in Jammu and Kashmir
A Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawan allegedly shot dead his two colleagues in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir late on Monday night.
SSB jawan Vijay Kumar fired at his sleeping colleagues, killing two personnel - Narinder Singh and Veer Singh - and injuring two others - Ravinder Nath and Habib-ul-Islam.
The police said they have registered an FIR and arrested Vijay Kumar.
The reason behind Vijay Kumar's action is not known yet.
Jayalalithaa renews demand for retrieval of Kachatheevu
Voicing concern over attacks on Indian fishermen, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today asked the Centre to take urgent steps for retrieval of Katchatheevu islet, ceded to Sri Lanka in 1974, besides redrawing the International Maritime Boundary Line.
The 1974 Agreement signed between India and Sri Lanka had determined Katchatheevu as a part of Sri Lanka, and it was ceded by the Indian Government unilaterally without obtaining the approval of both Houses of Parliament for a constitutional amendment, she said in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Five coal miners have been shot dead by militants in Meghalaya, reports NDTV.
Legalize cricket betting: Preity Zinta
Reacting on the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal, Bollywood actress and Kings XI Punjab owner Preity Zinta said cricket betting should be legalized in India.
Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Zinta said, "There should be stronger measures by the anti-corruption unit to monitor it and I know I am digressing a bit, but may be if we legalise betting, it would not be a problem."
PTI: SC agrees to hear today a plea for staying all remaining IPL matches in view of spot-fixing scandal.
PTI: Bomb explodes near police commando complex in Manipur
A powerful bomb exploded near the police commando complex at Pallel area in Manipur's interior Thoubal district but there was no casualty, police said today.
The bomb, planted by suspected militants in front of the police complex, about 40 km from here, went off last night.
It was a very powerful bomb and the sound of explosion could be heard some kilometres away from the spot, police said.
All police and security posts in the state have been put on alert.
A kingpin bookie has been arrested in Chennai, reports NDTV. Prashanth, the arrested bookie had several high profile customers. Rs 4 lakhs has been seized from his house.
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Spot-fixing: Former Ranji player arrested
Former Ranji player Baburao Yadav was today arrested in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal even as police said it is likely to seek further custody of three arrested players and some bookies.
Yadav, who was picked up from Delhi yesterday and questioned for his links with arrested player Ajit Chandila, has been placed under arrest, police sources said.
Ex-Ranji player Baburao Yadav has been arrested in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal, reports NDTV.
iGate sacks CEO Phaneesh Murthy after sexual harassment claim
The board of iGate Corp, an information technology outsourcing services provider, has sacked Chief Executive Officer Phaneesh Murthy following an investigation into a claim of sexual harassment, the company said in a statement.
The U.S.-listed company, which has bulk of its employees in India, has appointed Gerhard Watzinger as interim chief executive with immediate effect, the iGate statement said.