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Did Delhi Police forcefully implicate Raj Kundra in IPL scam ?
Report dated 13/06/2013 @ 1:58 PM
Umesh Goenka, business partner of Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra, said he was abducted and forced by police high handedness to name Kundra in the cricket betting scam when they traumatised and physically abused him while he was in custody for 5 days. He said that police also threatened that they would book him under the dreaded MCOCA Act
Goenka made the statement in an application for a retraction of his statement that was made before a magistrate, in which he had named Kundra.
The Judge has now directed the Special cell of Delhi Police to file a response with a supporting affidavit forthwith.
NRI learns about father's death on Facebook !
Report dated 12/06/2013 @ 2:02 PM
Parminder Singh was at Hong Kong airport en route to Canada when he learned on Facebook that his father Inspector Sucha Singh was in danger, then minutes later another message said that his father had died after an attack from dismissed UP police constable Basant Kumar. The messages were from his sister Rupinder asking him to return immediately.
Parminder moved his base to Canada after he graduated from Sri Guru Gobind Singh College just over two years ago.
BJP in disarray as L K Advani resigns from party posts
Report dated 11/06/2013 @ 1:51 PM
L K Advani, 85, a founder member of the BJP and the party patriarch, has resigned from all party posts, including the parliamentary board, national executive and election committee. The move is seen as having been caused by the elevation of his one-time protege Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, as election campaign committee chief.
In his single page resignation letter to party President Rajnath Singh, Advani rued that the BJP was no longer the 'same idealistic party' created by Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, Deendayal Upadhyaya, Nanaji Deshmukh and Vajpayee, saying most of the leaders are now concerned just with their personal agendas.
Party sources say Singh who announced the appointment of Modi as chairman of the election campaign committee, has not accepted Advani's resignation and efforts will be made to make him withdraw it.
Suraj Pancholi charged with abetment of actress Jiah Khan's suicide
Report dated 11/06/2013 @ 1:49 PM
Suraj Pancholi, the son of actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab has been arrested and charged with abetment of suicide based on a complaint filed by actress Jiah Khan's mother.
Suraj, 23, who dated Jiah, 25, for almost a year, was the last person she spoke to before she hung herself in her Mumbai home.
Jiah left no suicide note, however a 6-page letter addressed to an unnamed person was found and handed over to police by her family. The letter appears to have been written to a former or present boyfriend in which Jiah wrote "If your're reading this I may have already left or about to leave. I am broken inside". She talked about kissing goodbye to her film career and said a promise of an engagement after a year of dating was broken. Jiah also accused the boyfriend of cheating on her.
Jiah's mother Rabiya said the letter does not have a name but because of incidents in the past all Jiah's broken-hearted accusations point to Suraj Pancholi, with whom Rabiya had urged her daughter to end the relationship.
Suraj and his father were questioned by police who say Suraj is likely to be produced in court shortly.
17% of urban Indians have kidney disease
Report dated 09/06/2013 @ 2:11 PM
A study across 12 cities in India found that 17 of every 100 people suffer from kidney disease. Of this 6% had stage III kidney disease that necessitates medical attention and in some cases treatment like dialysis or transplant.
The study used data from 13 hospitals, both private and government, making it the largest screening study of kidney disease in the country. Surprisingly a majority of individuals diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) had not had any kidney function tests before.
The study also found that of the 64.5% of patients with CKD some also suffered from hypertension, anemia and diabetes.
The cities where the study was carried out includes Varanasi, Kanpur, Delhi, Ludhiana, Bhopal. Nadiad Gujarat, Mumbai, Mysore, Bangalore, Cochin and Vishakhapatnam.
Doctors also stress the need to promote cadaver donations to meet the growing need for kidney transplants. At present just around 4000 transplants are conducted annually, in which over 90% of donors are family members.