The family of a Punjab woman who went missing now suspect that she may have been honey trapped by the ISI. Kiran Bala had gone to Pakistan on April 12 as a member of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee Group. She visited Nankana Sahib on April 14 and two days later she went missing.
The Gujarat High Court has acquitted Mayaben Kodnani in the Naroda Patiya riot case. The court held that there was no criminal conspiracy by her and the witnesses were not reliable. The court also acquitted Ganpat Chhara and Haresh Chhara in the case. However the conviction of former Bajrang Dal leader, Babu Bajrangi has been upheld.
B S Yeddyurappa who filed his nomination papers on Thursday sounded supremely confident that he would win the elections. His first reaction was in another 27 days, I will be the Chief Minister.
There is plenty of activity behind the scenes in the BJP which takes on the Congress in the May 12 Karnataka elections. The BJP has released two lists and is yet to come up with the final one with 72 names.
A key conspirator in a fake currency case has been arrested, S K Rahim, a resident of Malda in West Bengal was apprehended by the National Investigation Agency.
A team of the National Investigation Agency has unearthed key details on the functioning of the Indian Mujahideen following the arrest of Ariz Khan. It was learnt that the IM had conspired to commit acts of terror in a bid to de-stabilise the country.
There are 48 re-contesting MLAs of the Congress who have criminal cases pending against them. A report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that In the list released by the Congress there are 48 candidates who are re-contesting with a criminal background. In the case of the BJP it is 30 while in the case of the JD(S) it is 17.
Shikaripur has over the years become a B S Yeddyurappa bastion. This year too the equations are unlikely to change and the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate appears to be in with a very good chance.
One of the most prominent names in the BJP’s second list of candidates for the Karnataka assembly elections was that of Somashekhar Reddy. This was a surprise pick as it appeared as though the BJP was distancing itself from the Reddy brothers of Ballari.
He has not missed a single Karnataka election. This is H S Doreswamy, the freedom fighter who turned 100 last week. Despite witnessing each and every election, Doraiswamy has contested just once.