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Gujarat police register FIR against Togadia for hate speech
Report dated 22/04/2014 @ 11:33 AM
Gujarat police now confirm the FIR has been registered on Pravin Togadia for the hate speech that Togadia denies making.
EC officials however are in the process of acquiring a recording of the hate statement after which they will decide their course of action going forward.
Meanwhile the ugly statement has been condemned by the JD(U), Congress as well as the Fatehpur mosque's Mufti Mukkaram and the CPM.
Discrepancies found in Padmanabhaswamy temple wealth...!
Report dated 20/04/2014 @ 12:23 PM
Amicus curiae Gopal Subramaniam who was assigned a 35-day inspection of the wealth of Thiruvananthapuram's Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, has reported that there appear to be deep routed conspiracies in the management, and suggested to the Supreme Court a detailed audit by former comptroller and auditor general Vinod Rai.
In 2011 rare jewels, crowns, gold, silver coins, platters and lamps and other precious items whose value is estimated at around Rs.1 lakh crore were found in the temple making it one of the richest in the country. Valuable contributions from the erstwhile Travancore royal family were also discovered in secret cellars.
Subramaniam has urged the court to open vaults and asses the wealth as he has discovered a gold plating machine on the premises and is apprehensive that some original Temple gold and ornaments may have been pilfered and replaced with fakes. He also urged the court to order authorities to open two new vaults and inventory the contents. He found discrepancies in the general accounts as well.
The deity of the Padmanabhaswamy temple is the family deity of the Travancore royal family who dedicated their kingdom to the deity and pledged they would live as servants of Padmanabha.
Ajit Pawar threatens villagers to vote for cousin or else...!
Report dated 19/04/2014 @ 12:25 PM
Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar is shown in a video threatening villagers he would cut off their water supply if they did not vote for his cousin Supriya Sule, daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar who is seeking a second term from her father’s borough of Baramati.
What's worse as he spoke someone was heard desperately pleading "Sorry Dada! Sorry Dada", to Pawar who is fondly addressed as Ajit Dada by his supporters.
The video was aired on national television leading to AAP candidate and former IPS officer Suresh Khopade filing a complaint with police but no case has thus far been registered. Police say Khopade filed the complaint not with them but with Election Commission officials who will check the authenticity of the poor quality dim grainy TV footage video that was shot during electioneering and related to alleged violation of the model code of conduct.
Water shortage is a major problem in the village of Masalwadi and many others in the region where Ajit Pawar is notorious for ruffling the feathers of the local people with his remarks on the issue for which he has had to tender an apology in the legislative assembly.
Businessman who forged documents of NRI property arrested
Report dated 19/04/2014 @ 12:12 PM
Jagjit Singh, owner of NKH Garments in Ludhiana is a proclaimed offender in a case of forging documents of an NRI's plot and securing a loan of Rs.59 crore against it.
Ludhiana police had registered the case and accused him of producing producing two fake owners for the registration. His accomplices Surjeet Singh and Gurnam Singh of Shimlapuri and property dealer Onkar Singh have also been caught.
Gurwinder Singh the son of one of the owners of the property, the late Gurmail SIngh, had lodged the police complaint in 2013 and later the case was transferred to the NRI police station where Jagjit is now detained after he was arrested at the Delhi domestic airport.
Bollywood cheers National Film Awards
Report dated 18/04/2014 @ 12:26 PM
Bollywood has lauded the recently announced National Film Awards that saw a number of mainstream Hindi movies bagging top honours at its 61st edition of the coveted awards.
Shahid and Jolly LLB - both courtroom themed films won big, as Hansai Mehta won Best Director for Shahid and Best Actor for Rajkummar Rao who shared the Best Actor trophy with actor Suraj Venjaramoodu for the film Perariyathavar.
Subhash Kapoor's Jolly LLB won Best Hindi Film and Best Supporting Actor for Saurabh Shukla.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's biopic on Milkha Singh, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag won the award for the Best Popular Film and Best Choreography for Ganesh Acharya as Shoojit Sircar's Madras Cafe won the Best Sound Design award. Kiran Rao's Ship of Theseus won the Golden Lotus for Best Feature Film and Best Supporting Actress for Egyptian Aida Elkashaf.