A senior Congress leader, Mahendra Karma, has been killed and prominent party leader VC Shukla is critically injured in a major attack by alleged Maoists in election-bound Chhattisgarh. The state Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel and his son have reportedly been abducted.
Press Trust of India | Saturday May 25, 2013, Jeddah
In a bid to allay India's concerns over the controversial 'Nitaqat' labour law, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal today said "procedures" are being taken in the "best interest of Indian workers".
Yahya Mohammad, an alleged cricket bookie arrested yesterday has disclosed the names of other Indian players involved in spot- fixing, according to Delhi police sources. Names of international players have also cropped up during his interrogation, add sources.
Sources in the Mumbai Police today claimed that Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of BCCI chief N Srinivasan, placed large bets through small-time actor Vindoo Dara Singh. Mr Meiyappan, who was arrested late on Friday night by the Mumbai Police, and has been charged with betting on games in the current edition of the Indian Premier League or IPL, has been sent to police custody till May 29.
As calls for his resignation as president of BCCI grow louder in the wake of the arrest of his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, Mr Srinivasan has flatly refused to quit. Speaking exclusively to NDTV upon his arrival in Mumbai, he claimed vested interests were against him. Mr Meiyappan, who was arrested late on Friday night by the Mumbai Police, and has been charged with betting on games in the current edition of the Indian Premier League or IPL, was produced in court today. He has been sent to police custody till May 29.
In the wake of shocking allegations of spot-fixing in IPL, a new standalone law to deal with such "dishonest practices" in all kinds of sports will be enacted soon.
Law Minister Kapil Sibal is talking to the media over proposed legislative measures to prevent dishonest practices in sporting events Highlights of his press conference
Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of BCCI chief N Srinivasan, was arrested late on Friday night by the Mumbai Police for his alleged involvement in betting during the on-going edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday May 25, 2013, United Nations
UN will honour over 100 UN peackeepers, including five Indians, who were killed on duty.
The on-going heat wave conditions in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Saturday continued unabated, claiming at least eight lives and forcing people in the region to confine indoors.