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Delhi: Servant steals Rs 70 lakh, co-accused held

A 37-year-old man has been arrested for his involvement in a Rs 70 lakh theft case that was executed by his friend, who worked as the complainant's servant, police said on Saturday. Additional commissioner of police Rajiv Ranjan said Yakub Hasan, 37, was arrested near his house in north Delhi's Kadi Vihar area here on Friday. On August 27, the owner of Reema Polychem Private Limited in Azadpur sent his servant Dhan Singh Bisht to collect a payment of Rs 70 lakh from a client.

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Delhi's Jagatpur flyover now open for public

Delhi PWD minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday inaugurated the Jagatpur flyover in north Delhi which will ensure smooth traffic movement to and from the outer Ring Road (NH-1). The minister inaugurated the 1.2-km flyover in the presence of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs Pankaj Pushkar and Sanjeev Jha. "The Jagatpur flyover will facilitate movement of people from densely-populated areas of Jagatpur village, Sangam Vihar, Wazirabad village, Jharoda, Nathupura and Sant Nagar to the Outer Ring Road," a Delhi government statement said.

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Kejriwal for special session of Parliament to discuss Rafale

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to call a special session of Parliament to discuss the Rafale deal. The Aam Aadmi Party and also demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the deal. Senior AAP leader and party's Delhi convenor Gopal Rai also posed questions to Modi while addressing a press conference here.

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Is Congress forming international mahagathbandhan against Modi, asks Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah on Saturday took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi accusing him of speaking on the lines of Pakistan and asked the Congress President whether he was trying to forge an international alliance in the name of "Modi Hatao". "Rahul Gandhi says 'Modi Hatao. Pakistan says 'Modi Hatao'. Now Pakistan also supports Rahul Gandh's baseless allegations against PM Modi. Is Congress forming an international mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) against PM Modi," Shah said in a tweet.

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Rs 250000000 drugs seized in Delhi, 3 foreigners arrested

Delhi police have busted an international drug cartel and arrested three foreign nationals from capital's Saket area. Heroin worth Rs 25 crore has been seized from the accused, police said on Saturday. The accused have been identified as Esmatullah (40), Khalilullah (22), from Afghanistan and Victor Osondu (37) from Nigeria. Deputy Commissioner of Police P.S. Kushwah said they are the key members of an international drug cartel.

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Cong shines in Punjab local body polls.. AAP fails, Akalis humiliated

The ruling Congress in Punjab on Saturday won the most seats in the Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti elections and headed for a landslide victory as counting was underway. The main opposition AAP in the state assembly faced a humiliating defeat. Out of 113 Zila Parishad seats -- out of a total of 354 -- for which results have been declared, the Congress won 106, the BJP-Akali combine six and independents won one. The Aam Adami Party had not won a single seat.

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Yogi mocks Rahul with 'bechara' jibe

Calling Rahul Gandhi a "bechara" (helpless), Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Saturday said the Congress president was not aware of facts and only reads the scripts given to him. Adityanath's reaction comes after the Gandhi scion threw the "thief" barb at Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of former French president Francois Hollande's sensational claim on the Rafale deal.

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Former Union minister Jaswant Singh's son and MLA Manvendra Singh quits BJP

Ahead of the Assembly polls in Rajasthan, former Union minister Jaswant Singh's son and BJP MLA Manvendra Singh on Saturday said he has quit the party. He announced the decision at a press conference after addressing a rally at Pachpadra in his Barmer constituency.

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BJP speaking 100 lies to hide 1 lie of PM Modi, Cong attacks law minister for defending Modi

The Congress on Saturday refuted the claims of Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad that French firm Dassault Aviation, the manufacturer of Rafale jets, had signed a contract Reliance in 2012 to execute the offset contract and described it as "totally false". He said BJP is spreading 100 lies to hide one lie. "This is totally false and utter rubbish being dished out, unfortunately by Defence Ministry and the Law Minister," Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said at a press conference here.

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U-turn by Hollande? Not aware about Indian Govt pressure for Reliance-Dassault deal

After kicking off a political storm in India, former French President Francois Hollande has said that he is not aware if Indian government had put pressure on Reliance and Dassault to work together. He reiterated that his government "did not choose Reliance in any way". Expressing ignorance over whether Indian government had any role in making Reliance Defence as Dassault's offset partner in rafale deal, speaking to AFP, Hollande said, "Only Dassault can comment on this."

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