Friday, April 29, 2016

Adarsh Building, Built On Graft, To Be Demolished, Says Bombay High Court

Adarsh Building, Built On Graft, To Be Demolished, Says Bombay High Court


    The 3,565 crore Agusta Westland VVIP helicopter scam continues to remain on the front pages. The Times of India writes "ED zeroes in on benificiaries of Choppergate". A senior Enforcement Director source claims to have mapped the money trail and has identified politicians, bureaucrats, IAF officers and other benificiaries of the kick-backs in Choppergate. "Amit Shah asks Sonia to name "bribe-takers" is the Asian Age top headline.
    "UN rules out any direct role in the valley"-headlines the Tribune. While answering questions at a news conference, the Head of the UN Peace Building Commission said - that the primacy of politics and the local conditions that drive negotiations between India and Pakistan have to be respected.
    "ISRO propels India into GPS club", headlines The Pioneer. India has literally edged out the United States owned and operated Global Positioning System - a space based navigation system, from Indian airspace. With the successful launch of IRNSS-1G into pre-determined orbit, it has completed its landmark mission for a Regional Navigation System, which Prime Minister Modi named NAVIK.
    Bhumata Brigade leader Trupti Desai was not allowed to protest at the Haji Ali Dargah on Thursday, and was detained by the police before she could hold the protest, writes the Asian Age.
    Hindustan Times writes "India has withdrawn Visas granted to two more well-known Chinese dissidents, Lu Jinghua and Ray Wong, who were set to attend a China-focused conference on democracy in Dharamshala.
    India has asked the United Kingdom to deport Vijay Mallya, wanted for money laundering and financial mismanagement writes The Hindu. The Pioneer reports that the Ministry of External Affairs had revoked his diplomatic passport which he holds by virtue of being a Rajya Sabha MP.
    And finally, Business Standard informs us that Mowgli and Co. and the 'Jungle Book' has become the highest Hollywood grosser in India, the first film to cross the Rs 150- crore mark in box office collections.

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