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Kerala minister files for divorce says he was beaten up by his wife !
Report dated 02/04/2013 @ 3:18 PM
Film star-turned politician, Kerala forests minister K B Ganesh Kumar alleges in his divorce petition that he was beaten up by his wife Yamini in front of his personal staff.
Soon after Yamini retaliated saying it was she who was a victim of domestic violence for the last 15 years because she questioned her husband's extra-marital affairs. She claimed she appealed to CM Oommen Chandy of help and he promised to help settle the matter through mediation.
Ganesh Kumar was caught in a controversy a month ago after the newspaper published a report that a state minister was beaten up by the husband of a woman with whom he had an affair. Government chief Whip P C George revealed that Kumar was the minister mentioned in the report.
The court is to hear Kumar's petition later in April.
His estranged father and Kerala Congress B chairman R Balakrishna Pillai demanded again that Ganesh Kumar be removed from the cabinet for not obeying the diktats of the party.
Family alleges threats from ex-UP minister Raja Bhaiyya
Report dated 01/04/2013 @ 3:12 PM
The family of gram pradhan Nanhe Yadav who was shot dead along with his brother at a tea stall, have complained to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of threats from former minister Raghuraj Pratap SIngh aka Raja Bhaiyya, and his men.
The family say Raja Bhaiyya threatened them not to proceed with the case against him that was made by Yadav's widow.
A senior CBI official confirmed that they received a complaint and would act on it per the law.
Odisha minister and wife arrested in dowry torture case
Report dated 01/04/2013 @ 3:11 PM
Ex-law minister of Odisha, Raghunath Mohanty and his wife Pritilata were arrested in West Bengal for a dowry torture case brought against them by their daughter-in-law Barsa Swony Chaudhury.
The couple and four family members including her husband were accused of physically and mentally torturing her for dowry. She also accused her husband of having extra-marital affairs.
Mohanty was persuaded to resign after the dowry torture case and his son Raja Shree Mohanty was arrested and sent to jail. Their daughter Rupashree and son-in-law Suvendu Madhual were also named in the case.
BSP leader gunned down in Delhi farmhouse
Report dated 27/03/2013 @ 3:30 PM
Deepak Bhardwaj, 61, Bahujan Samaj Part (BSP) leader who contested the 2009 Lok Sabha elections on a BSP ticket was gunned down in a farmhouse in Rajokri area.
Initial inquiries say the killers entered the farmhouse in a black car and after a heated argument, they shot Bhardwaj and ran from the scene. Bhardwaj was rushed to hospital where he was declared dead. His associate was injured and is now being treated.
Some four rounds had been fired from an automatic revolver. Bhardwaj who dabbled in real estate, hotels and education suffered three bullet wounds.
Police say prima facie it appears to be personal rivalry and the shooters may be contract killers hired to do the job.
Rajya Sabha erupts in bedlam …
Report dated 23/03/2013 @ 2:24 PM
The Rajya Sabha was the shocking scene of members tantrums and flying papers, literally, as acrimonious exchanges were rife when the issue of Sri Lankan Tamils came up.
The exchanges occurred between the DMK and Congress member Renuka Chowdhury over remarks she made after adjourning the House for the day.
All in all it was bedlam, as mikes were wrenched and papers thrown into the air, with members calling some remarks totally un-parliamentary.
It is not entirely clear what remarks kicked off the fracas, but it was enough to make Chowdhury later apologise to the House.