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CBI Starts Extradition Process Of Brother Of Fugitive Diamond Trader Nirav Modi

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) started extradition process of Neeshal Modi, the brother of fugitive diamond trader Nirav Modi. He is the alleged mastermind of the $2billion banking fraud in Punjab National Bank.

The CBI has moved the extradition request of Neeshal Modi to the Union home ministry on Friday, they said. The home ministry will send it to Belgium, where Neeshal Modi is believed to be holding up, through the external affairs ministry, they said.

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HC Dismisses Petitions By Rahul, Sonia Challenging IT Assessment in National Herald case

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court said that Income Tax department had the powers reopening of tax assessment proceedings for the year 2011-12 dismissing petitions by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former party president Sonia Gandhi challenging to do so in connection with the National Herald case. A plea by Congress leader Oscar Fernandes has been dismissed.

A bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and AK Chawla said the petitioners could raise the issue with the tax department. Sonia Gandhi and Fernandes are shareholders in Young Indian, and the tax department claims they did not disclose their income from the company. Similarly, the tax department’s claim is that Rahul Gandhi withheld information of his directorship of Young Indian, which would have resulted in him having an income of Rs 154 crore and not about Rs 68 lakh, as was assessed for the year in question.

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Two-Year-Old Girl Dies In Bihar’s Jehanbad District After Being Stuck In A Road Blockade

New Delhi: An innocent girl had died during the Bharat Bandh Call by the opposition across the country but a Bihar government official disagreed with the man who alleged that her two-year-old daughter died in Bihar’s Jehanbad district after being stuck in a road blockade.

Pramod Majhi said his daughter, whose name is not known immediately, had diarrhoea for three days and her condition worsened Sunday night. “On Monday morning, we decided to rush her to Jehanabad Sadar Hospital. As our vehicle moved, the bandh supporters put up blockades and we got stuck on the road. My daughter could not reach hospital on time and died on the way to hospital,” said Majhi, a resident of Barbigha village in Jehanbad.

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Agitating Nuns Alleged Kerala DGP Of Sabotaging Ongoing Inquiry; To Move Court

New Delhi: A group of agitating nuns alleged Kerala director general of police (DGP) Loknath Behra sabotaging the ongoing inquiry and said they will move the court. The said all this a day after taking to streets seeking justice for them who was allegedly raped by Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mullakal.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) said it directed the DGP to file a case against law-maker P C George for portraying the victim in bad light by terming her a prostitute.

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Chidambaram Dares The BJP Government To Contradict His Claims On Growth During UPA Regime

New Delhi: Former Union finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram dared the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government to contradict an official data on growth. The data has said the economy clocked a 10.08-per cent growth in 2006-07 under the UPA rule, the highest since liberalisation in 1991.

The former finance minister reacted after BJP president Amit Shah asked his party leaders to challenge Chidambaram and others from the opposition for an open debate on the government’s economic policies based on facts and figures.