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Maldives supports India in standoff with China: ex-president Mohamed Nasheed

Maldives supports India in standoff with China: ex-president Mohamed Nasheed

Delhi, Maldives
NEW DELHI: Maldives and its people support India in its standoff with China at Doklam as Male values Delhi as a close neighbor, which will render assistance in times of crises, said Mohamed Nasheed, former president and principal Opposition leader of the island nation.“We should take sides and we are taking sides. If I am supporting India in its current crisis, it is in my own interest as neighbour like India supports in times of crises including natural disasters and requirements like supply of water. Maldives and India have lived with each for thousands of years. It is wrong for China to suddenly splash money and ask for support,” Nasheed told ET during his ongoing trip to India amid Chinese efforts to expand strategic outreach in South Asia including warships that would visit Mald
AAP received Rs 50 lakh each from 4 companies on single day

AAP received Rs 50 lakh each from 4 companies on single day

Delhi
In a new revelation, media has accessed documents which show that at least four companies had donated Rs 50 Lakh each on a single day to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Shiv Charan Goel. The party, however, did not disclose the donation details to the Election Commission about the funding. Notably, AAP is already facing a probe in disclosed funding case after the sacked Delhi Water Minister, Kapil Mishra, alleged party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of corruption charges. Mishra, in a press conference, on Sunday, May 14, also alleged that the ruling party of Delhi is involved in taking donations from various sources. He disclosed a slew of documents showing how senior AAP leaders and Arvind Kejriwal knew about a major donation scam involving “crores of rupees”. Minutes aft
Another setback to Arvind Kejriwal, IT dept issues notice to AAP, asks EC to cancel party’s membership

Another setback to Arvind Kejriwal, IT dept issues notice to AAP, asks EC to cancel party’s membership

Delhi
After being embroiled in corruption-related controversies, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) seems to have landed in further troubles as the Income Tax (IT) department on Tuesday initiated legal prosecution proceedings against the party and eventually asked the Election Commission official to cancel AAP’s membership.A media reports, the IT department officials issued a showcause notice to the party and asked “why should we not initiate proceedings against you”.“In view of the above, you are hereby required to showcause as to why prosecution proceedings under Sec 277(A) and 276(C) of Income Tax should not be initiated against you for falsification of books and a willful attempt by you to evade tax,” a copy of prosecution notice read.The department also asked the
Corruption allegations against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will be examined: CBI

Corruption allegations against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will be examined: CBI

Delhi
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will ‘verify and examine’ the corruption allegations levelled against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal by his sacked cabinet colleague Kapil Mishra. The decision was taken hours after Mishra reached the CBI headquarters and handed over the ‘evidence’ to back his allegations. The statement issued by CBI later on Tuesday said the allegations need to examined before initiating the preliminary probe against Kejriwal. The agency conceded recording the complaint of Mishra against Kejriwal, Satyendra Jain and other top brass leaders of AAP. “Three complaints were made by Kapil Mishra against Arvind Kejriwal and others in Delhi government on bribery and other irregularities. The complaints will be examined and verified,” CBI spokesperson
‘What goes around comes around,’ says Robert Vadra takes a jab on Arvind Kejriwal

‘What goes around comes around,’ says Robert Vadra takes a jab on Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi
Long before the India Against Corruption spawned the Aam Aadmi Party, Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, has been a dartboard for the anti-corruption movement's chief strategist Arvind Kejriwal. The "strange obsession", as the businessman described the frequent attacks on him, continued well after Mr Kejriwal became Delhi's Chief Minister. As Mr Kejriwal battles corruption charges levelled by sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra, Mr Vadra weighed in. "What goes around comes around," he said in a Facebook post that noted how people who had hurled "false accusations" at him were facing a "similar plight". "That too from an insider who claims to have substantial proof," he said, reacting to Mr Mishra's allegation that he had seen the Chief Minister take 2 crore...
AAP sacked Kapil Mishra For ‘Poor Water Management’, Vows to ‘Reveal Conspiracy’

AAP sacked Kapil Mishra For ‘Poor Water Management’, Vows to ‘Reveal Conspiracy’

Delhi
Two days after being sacked as tourism and water minister of Delhi, Kapil Mishra hit out against Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of receiving Rs 2 crore in cash from Satyendar Jain, the health minister of Delhi. The allegation, first made in a somewhat cryptic tweet on Sunday morning. was explicitly stated by Mishra in a subsequent press conference in the capital. https://twitter.com/KapilMishraAAP/status/861088862122106880 Kejriwal on Friday removed Mishra from the cabinet, apparently because he felt that water management in the capital city was not up to the mark. The development came on a day when Mishra shot off a letter to the Anti-Corruption Bureau chief demanding to know why the role of former chief minister Sheila Dikshit and other ...
JNU is a den of organised sex racket, says report prepared by university teachers

JNU is a den of organised sex racket, says report prepared by university teachers

Delhi
The 200-page document, which was prepared by a group of 11 JNU teachers in 2015, was released recently to a few journalists. Another controversy has surrounded the prestigious academic institution Jawaharlal Nehru University. A 200-page report, has been put together by a group of 11 JNU teachers, describes the university as a “den of organised sex racket.” The document, was prepared in 2015 and is recently released to a few journalists, which will be has been submitted to the JNU administration. The report has been prepared by a group of 11 teachers, who are believed to be close to the Bharatiya Janata Party and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the students wing of the RSS. Amita Singh, professor at the Centre for Law and Governance, who is heading the group of teachers, claimed t
Porn clip plays on big screen at Rajiv Chowk metro station

Porn clip plays on big screen at Rajiv Chowk metro station

Delhi
In an incident that has left the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) red-faced, a porn clip was accidentally played on a large advertisement screen at one of the busiest metro stations in New Delhi.Commuters at Delhi Metro's Rajiv Chowk station were shocked to see the explicit video being streamed on the big LED screen. Some enterprising people stopped and recorded the entire episode on their mobile phones. One of these videos, shot on April 9, was shared on social media, and since then has gone viral.In the video, while most walked past the TV screen playing the X-rated film, either clueless or faking nonchalance, a few slowed down to point and stare.DMRC has ordered a probe into the bizzare incident, and issued a statement clarifying that the screen at Rajiv Chowk metro ...
Air India staffer assault case: Delhi Police books MP Ravindra Gaikwad

Air India staffer assault case: Delhi Police books MP Ravindra Gaikwad

Delhi
Delhi Police today registered an FIR against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who had assaulted an Air India staffer at the Delhi Airport on Thursday.Delhi crime branch will probe the case. The FIR was filed at Airport police station.Charges under Section 355 of the Indian Penal Code (assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour person) and under Section 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) have been slapped against the Lok Sabha MP.He had thrashed 61-year-old Sukumar Raman of AISATS, Air India's ground handling firm,  with his slipper 25 times at the Delhi's IGI airport after landing from Pune.COUNTER ALLEGATIONS In the meantime, Gaikwad also submitted a complaint against Air India before Delhi Police making a counter allegation that he was pushed and yell
Ravindra Gaikwad MP who bragged after assaulting Air India official. All you need to know

Ravindra Gaikwad MP who bragged after assaulting Air India official. All you need to know

Delhi
Angry over the treatment meted out to him by Air India, Shiv Sena's Lok Sabha MP Ravindra Gaikwad today thrashed a 61-year-old Air India official with his slipper 25 times at the Delhi's IGI airport. The airline has filed two FIRs against him on charges of assaulting Sukumar Raman of AISATS, Air India's ground handling firm, and for delaying the flight. "I wanted a business class seat which he couldn't arrange for me. I hit him several times with my slipper", Gaikwad said. Air India has said there was no business class in the all-economy flight. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena has also sought an explanation from the defiant Lok Sabha MP in the assault case. Read for details of what happened at the Air India flight AI 852 from Pune to Delhi.Here is a blow-by-blow account of all you need to...