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Husband arrested for dowry harassment in Delhi councillor's death
Report dated 10/11/2012 @ 2:17 PM
Pawan Yadav, 28, was arrested under the section 'causing dowry death' of his wife Satyam, 26, and her baby daughter.
Satyam was found hanging inside her home in Delhi and the body of her baby daughter age one-and-half was found lying on a bed.
Satyam a native of Bulandshahr in UP moved to Delhi in 2010 after she married Pawan Yadav, a municipal corporation school teacher. She was a councillor from ward 43 in Nangloi East. Her family filed a complaint against her in-laws alleging she was murdered because of dowry, as they were demanding Rs.10 lakhs.
Pawan Yadav denied the dowry allegations and told investigators that his wife was upset over a family issue.
Disgraced Abhishek Singhvi reappointed Congress spokesperson
Report dated 03/11/2012 @ 2:39 PM
Congress has brought Abhishek Manu Singhvi back into the panel of leaders who participates in debates on electronic media, inspite of Singhvi, a former AICC spokesman's involvement in a controversial CD row.
Singhvi had earlier resigned as a party spokesperson and chairman of Parliament's standing committee on personnel, public grievances and law and justice, after a dubious video showing him having sex with a lady lawyer in his official office went viral on social media sites. He was subsequently removed from the list of leaders authorised by Congress to participate in discussions on news channels.
Rahul Gandhi to sue Janata Party chief Swamy for defamation
Report dated 02/11/2012 @ 2:25 PM
Janata Party Chief Subramanian Swamy is to face legal action from Rahul Gandhi for targeting him and his mother Sonia Gandhi during a press conference, that raised questions over the acquisition of a company that published the National Herald newspaper to which Congress had loaned over Rs.90 crore.
Gandhi's office issued a statement that said Swamy's allegations were false, baseless and defamatory. Hence Mr Gandhi is committed to pursue legal action against the abuse of freedom to speak and irresponsible content evident in the so-called press conference, in Delhi in which Swamy said Sonia and Rahul had floated a company called Young India, each with a share holding of 38%, that acquired Associates Journals, founded by Jawarhalal Nehru that published the National Herald and Quami Awaz.
Swamy said Associated Journals got an unsecured loan of over Rs.90 crore from the AICC which was illegal under the Income Tax Act.
Tharoor’s wife Sunanda responds to Narendra Modi's insult
Report dated 01/11/2012 @ 6:56 PM
Two days after Gujarat CM Modi called union minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar "his Rs.50 crore girlfriend" Pushkar responded saying in a country of great women like Sonia Gandhi, Meira Kumar etc Modi should have some respect for women. She said she had nothing to say to Modi and does not expect an apology from a man who has not apologised for killing innocent Gujaratis. Tharoor for his part tweeted saying his wife was priceless and "one needs to be able to love someone to understand that !
But the BJP kept up their personal attacks against Tharoor now minister of state for HRD, saying that "love guru" Tharoor should be made "minister of love affairs" and BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said a ministry of love affairs should be made for such an international 'love guru' so the nation can gain from his wisdom.
Congress will not use corruption evidence against opposition leaders !
Report dated 22/10/2012 @ 3:33 PM
Congress decides to do the right thing, and according to General Secretary Digvijay Singh, though evidence exists of alleged corruption against the relatives of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and L K Advani, the Congress will never use the evidence to embarrass the ex Statesmen. Singh said "politicians are also human beings and cannot be expected to track the activities of all their relatives.
Speaking during the Devil's Advocate programme on CNN-IBN, Singh also rejected as 'hollow' allegations of a nexus between Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, DLF and the Congress in Haryana, to give Vadra undue benefits in land dealings. He said Sonia Gandhi is not Robert Vadra's chartered accountant, and when questions on why the files moved so fast in the case of Vadra's land dealings were asked, Singh said there is no illegality in speedy clearance as speed in not impropriety, but rather, should be rewarded.