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  • Jayalalithaa bail plea postponed

    Jayalalithaa bail plea postponed

    Sep :30 |   A bench of Karnataka High Court has postponed the bail petition of Jayalalithaa to October 6th which means there is no relief for the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu. Since the high court is on an extended vacation, a vacation bench had taken up the case for hearing on Tuesday and adjourned the hearing to Monday. Jayalalithaa’s close aide Sasikala Natarajan, V.N. Sudhakaran and J. Illavarasi who were also convicted and sentenced in the connection with the disproportionate assets case have also sought bail. Unless the conviction is overturned by a higher court, Jayalalithaa will be barred from contesting elections for 10 years. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • RBI retains Repo Rate

    RBI retains Repo Rate

    Sep :30 |   Reserve Bank of India has unchanged the policy Repo Rate at 8 per cent citing significant upside risk to its medium term inflation target. With this decision, the home loans and car loans are likely to stay as it is. The trade analysts were expecting a slight slide of the repo rate but ended in a disappointment. The cash reserve ratio [CRR] also stays at 4 per cent and the statutory liquidity ratio [SLR] unchanged, said the central bank. The repo rate has been unchanged since January, when the RBI increased it by a quarter percentage point. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • Kollywood protests in support of Jaya

    Kollywood protests in support of Jaya

    Sep :30 |   Tamil film industry stepped in support of Tamil Nadu ex-cm Jayalalithaa and called for a complete shut down on Tuesday.  All the bodies of the film industry will participate in the 'silent fast' proposed in support of her near the state Guest House at Chepauk from 9 am to 6 pm. The shooting activities in and around Chennai will be suspended and there will not be any shows in cinema theatres till 6 pm. Jayalalithaa, an actor-turned politician, has been convicted in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case by a Bangalore special court on September 27 and sentenced to four years in jail besides a fine of Rs 100 crore. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • Panneerselvam takes oath

    Panneerselvam takes oath

    Sep :29 |   The close and most trusted aide of Jayalalithaa, O. Panneerselvam took oath as new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu short while ago following the sentence of Jayalalithaa in disproportionate assets case. The 32 ministers in Jayalalithaa's government took their oaths once again but while promising many leaders broke into tears. Panneerselvam was earlier made CM in September 2001 when Jayalalithaa resigned following a court order and remained in office for six months until she made a comeback. Panneerselvam was invited by Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah to form a government. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • Rajdeep fights at Madison Square

    Rajdeep fights at Madison Square

    Sep :29 |   Noted journalist Rajdeep Sardesai was involved in a fight with pro-BJP leaders at the Madison Square Garden yesterday just before Narendra Modi event. The video footage of this scuffle is going viral in the web where Rajdeep Sardesai was caught man-handling a guy. We don't know how the incident all started but it was seen in video, Rajdeep was abusing a BJP activist who gathered at the Madison square. The guy too replied Rajdeep's abuse in similar way and fumed by this, Rajdeep pushed the guy with his hand. As many BJP activists are around, Rajdeep had to calm down. {youtube}qEDtyCqb7Sk|620|400|1{/youtube} (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • 7,666 candidates file nomination

    7,666 candidates file nomination

    Sep :29 |   7,666 candidates have filed their nominations for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls and as many as 91 people have filed nomination for the Nanded South constituency. Maharashtra probably for the first time will witness a battle between four major parties who are looking to occupy the chief minister post. Shiv Sena and BJP ended their 25 years old bond while Nationalist Congress party parted away from Congress due to no proper consensus in seat sharing. Congress party also moved away from Samajwadi party and is daring contesting alone hoping to win the election for the fourth consecutive time in a row. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • Power cut in TN

    Power cut in TN

    Sep :27 |   The officials have stopped the power supply and transmission of news channels in Tamil Nadu as the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's disproportionate assets verdict is just minutes away.  Heavy police personnel were deployed all over the state while at the AIADMK and DMK central offices the security is jam packed. All the state cabinet ministers have called off their work and  are eagerly anticipating about the verdict. Sources say that the special court might grant Jayalalithaa 3 to 4 years jail as the court believed CBI's arguments. Government officials say that Jayalalithaa might resign to her CM and MLA post if the imprisonment is inevitable and there are minor chances to challenge this verdict. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • Ajit Singh finally vacates bungalow

    Ajit Singh finally vacates bungalow

    Sep :27 |   Rashtriya Lok Dal [RLD leader and former Aviation minister Ajit Singh on Friday vacated the government bungalow that was alloted to him during the UPA 2 regime. Ajit Singh lost the May elections and refused to vacate the bungalow on 12, Tughlaq Road despite repeated reminders from the NDA government. The Union urban development [UD] ministry disconnected power and water supply to the bungalow recently and so Ajit Singh brought up the demand to converted bungalow  into a memorial for his father, former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, who had lived there. RLD supporters had recently agitated over this and threatened to cut water supply to Delhi over the decision to evict Singh from the house. Ajit Singh vacated the house after 118 days of unauthorised occupation. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • President' Rule in Maharashtra

    President' Rule in Maharashtra

    Sep :27 |   As the Democratic Front government in Maharashtra split, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned to  the post and offered his resignation letter to Governor Vidyasagar Rao. On Firday evening, CM Chavan met Governor at Raj Bhavan and apprised the political situation. Nationalist Congress Party [NCP] pulled of the government as they decided to contest the Maharashtra Assembly elections on its own. Governor Rao is believed to have sought legal advice regarding president's rule in the state. For, it would be governor Vidyasagar Rao who would be at the helm of affairs in the state. NCP hopes that Chavan would not influence the government machinery during the elections. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

  • Ravi Shastri to continue till 2015

    Ravi Shastri to continue till 2015

    Sep :26 |   BCCI's working committee which on Friday retained former cricketer Ravi Shastri as Team Director till 2015 World Cup. Post the Test series debacle, BCCI appointed Ravi Shastri as Indian Team Director and it resulted the team in winning the ODI series. Though the appoint was only for a series, the result has influenced BCCI to put Shastri on the board till next world cup. Duncan Fletcher remains head coach Sanjay Bangar, B Arun and R Sridhar will be the supporting staff till world cup. At today's meeting, the working committee also congratulated Srinivasan for having taken over as the ICC chairman. (AW: Vamshi) [ Read more ... ]

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