Evening bulletin: CBI raids activist Teesta Setalvad’s office, residence in Mumbai

GN Bureau | July 14, 2015



The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the residence and the office of social activist Teesta Setalvad in Mumbai who is accused of  allegedly embezzling a donation of USD 2.9 lakh meant for the 2002 Gujarat riot victims without taking prior permission from the home ministry.

Special CBI court to frame charges against ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda and 8 others

A special CBI court will frame charges against former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda for corruption, criminal conspiracy and cheating in connection with the Vini Steel-related coal block scam on July 31.

Delhi CM Arwind Kejriwal seeks donations for AAP

Delhi chief minister Arwind Kejriwal on Tuesday appealed to the people to give donations to the Aam Aadmi Party on account being bankrupt. Calling himself a “bizarre” CM, he justified the appeal by clearing the party of any corrupt activities to gain money.

India's wholesale inflation falls further to 2.4 percent in June

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Music composer M S Viswanathan passes away

Veteran musician M S Viswanathan, popularly known as MSV and Mellisai Malar (The King of Light Music), passed away in a private hospital in Chennai on Tuesday. He was 87. His works include compositions in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam with over 1200 films. In 2012, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa honoured him with the title of Thirai Isai Chakravarthy (Tamil for "The Emperor of Cine Music").

14-hour general strike in Imphal, Manipur begins

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Human remains and aircraft parts discovered off the Tamil Nadu coast

During the massive search of the Dornier 791 aircraft that went missing last month, the Coast Guard IG, SP Sharma recovered parts of human remains, 80 percent of aircraft parts and a wrist watch at a depth of 950 metres today. The bones would be sent to the Tamil Nadu Forensic Science Lab in Chennai for DNA testing.
 

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