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July 1, 2014

Paul again caught on tape exhorting partymen to kill rivals

Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) Even as the controversy surrounding his rape remarks continues to rage, yet another video tape has surfaced showing Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul exhorting his partymen to kill CPI-M workers.On a day when Paul tendered an apology after being caught on tape threatening to "gun down CPI-M men and let loose his boys to rape their woman, a new video has come up which shows him abusing Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists and asking his party workers to slit their rivals' throats.…

BJP slams Azam Khan for comparing protest to terror attack

Lucknow, July 1 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday condemned a statement by Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Azam Khan in which he likened a protest by the party's youth wing to a "terrorist attack".Slamming the Samajwadi Party leader for his comment, state Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Vjay Bahadur Pathak said the remark was not only unfortunate but also completely misplaced. The protest took place in front of the state assembly Monday. "To say that our workers were armed with petrol bombs and weapons is…

Government acted unilaterally in keeping out Subramanium: CJI

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) In an assertion that may pitch the government and the top judiciary head-on, Chief Justice of India R.M.Lodha Tuesday said that the government acted unilaterally in segregating the name of former solicitor general Gopal Subramanium from the panel of four names recommended by the collegium for appointment as apex court judges.Chief Justice Lodha made this disclosure at a function organised to bid farewell to Justice B.S.Chauhan upon his retirement Tuesday. "The segregation (of Subramanium's…

US senator McCain to meet Sushma

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) US Senator John McCain will Wednesday begin a two-day visit to India, during which he will meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.US Secretary of State John Kerry is also expected to visit India in the next few weeks in an apparent bid to give a fresh momentum to bilateral ties after the formation of the BJP-led government. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin Tuesday said Republican Senator McCain would meet Swaraj Wednesday. He said Kerry was also likely to visit India and…

Manmohan Singh, cabinet were confused over DoT policy: Raja

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Former telecom minister A. Raja, defending himself in the 2G spectrum allocation case, Tuesday told a special court here that then prime minister Manmohan Singh and cabinet members were "completely under confusion" created by "vested interests" about the policy and procedure of the department of telecommunication (DoT) on the issue.Testifying as a defence witness in the case, Raja told the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini that he had "many…
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