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Government Unhappy With CBI Director Meeting Shourie And Bhushan

New Delhi: With a senior government functionary saying that it is very “rare” for the Central Bureau of Investigation chief meeting politicians. The government is understood to be unhappy with CBI Director Alok Verma meeting former Union minister Arun Shourie and lawyer Prashant Bhushan who demanded a probe into the alleged corruption in the Rafale aircraft deal.

Last week, Shourie and Bhushan had met the CBI Director, submitted documents and demanded a probe into alleged corruption in the Rafale aircraft deal and offset contract.

“This was perhaps for the first time that politicians have met the CBI Director in his office. Such a meeting is rare,” the functionary said, indicating that the government has not taken the meeting kindly.

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Relation Between Tej Pratap and Tejeshwi Sours, Admits Sister Misa Bharati

New Delhi: Misa Bharti, the eldest daughter of former Union Railways minister, has admitted that relations between her two brothers - Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav - had soured of late while there were some forces in the family that were trying to ‘stab her in the back’.

Addressing party workers at Maner, she said: “Why talk about others when there are explicit differences among brothers in my own family.” She however quickly added that minor differences exist in every family as all fingers were not the same.

An apparently disgruntled Misa Bharti also alleged that there were some forces within her family which were trying to stab her in the back. “I am a woman. If the enemy musters courage and wages a war face-to-face, I can become a Rani Laxmibai and fight back. But I cannot tolerate someone, whether a worker or a leader, backstabbing me,” she said.

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UP And Maharashtra ATS Arrests Engineer For Leaking Information Related To BrahMos

New Delhi: In a joint operation, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squads (ATS) has arrested An engineer working at the BrahMos Missile Research Centre in Nagpur on charges of spying for Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI and other countries. The arrested scientist, Nishant Agrawal, is suspected to have leaked information about India’s Brahmos missile.

Agrawal, 28, was arrested in Ujjal Nagar. His home and the Brahmos Aerospace office in Dongargaon, 40 km south of Nagpur, were searched. Agrawal, who won DRDO’s young scientist award a few months ago lived with his wife. “We never thought that Agrawal would be linked with spying,” said his landlord Manohar Kale.

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Jammu, Rajouri And Poonch Districts Witnessed Brisk Polling; Low Turnout In Valley

New Delhi: The mood among voters was upbeat across Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts which witnessed brisk polling for civic bodies in Jammu and Kashmir in a striking contrast to low voter turnout in Kashmir valley.

In a clear snub to separatists, who had given a boycott call in Kashmir, a healthy turnout was also witnessed in Muslim-dominated localities like Gujjar Nagar, Talab Khatikan, Ustad Mohalla and Bhatindi here in Jammu and Kashmir’s winter capital. The polls are being held for the first time since 2005. By 1 pm Jammu had recorded 43.4 percent polling, Poonch 63.5 percent and Rajouri 67.7 percent.

Ghulam Rasool, a nonagenarian, who was assisted by his grandson to a polling station in Gujjar Nagar, said, “I have come here for electing candidate of my choice. The vote must be cast. It should not be wasted.”

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Third Edition Of Bilateral Maritime Exercise Between India And Japan Begins In Visakhapatnam

New Delhi: The Japanese ships would be participating in the third edition of JIMEX under the command of Rear Admiral Tatsuya Fukada, commander of Escort Flotilla-4 (CCF-4). However, JIMEX-18, a bilateral maritime exercise between India and Japan, began in Visakhapatnam. Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships Kaga, an Izumo-class helicopter destroyer, and Inazuma, a guided missile destroyer, arrived here to mark the commencement of JIMEX.