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Enforcement Directorate Arrests An Executive Of A Firm Linked To Fugitive Jeweller Mehul Choksi

New Delhi: Tightening its noose against economic offenders, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested an executive of a firm linked to fugitive jeweller Mehul Choksi in connection with its money-laundering probe in the $ 2-billion PNB fraud case.

The officials from ED said that Deepak Kulkarni was apprehended from the Kolkata airport after he landed from Hong Kong.

Kulkarni was arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and was expected to be produced before a court Tuesday, the officials said, adding that the ED would seek his transit remand to take him to Mumbai, where the case was registered.

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Rahul Puts The Maharashtra Government In Dock Over Killing Of Tigress Avni

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has sought to target the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Mmaharashtra over the killing of tigress Avni by invoking Mahatma Gandhi.

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Mahatma Gandhi #Avni,” the Congress president tweeted, two days after the killing of the tigress, which along with its two cubs, had been blamed for the deaths of 13 people in the forests of Yavatmal district in Maharashtra since June last year.

But the grand old party leader’s attack drew a sharp comeback from Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan, who told him that the NDA government did not need his certificate.

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AAP Demands Arrest Of Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari For Posing A Threat To Kejriwal

New Delhi: Spat between the Aam Aadmi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party continues as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded arrest of Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari for “rioting” and “posing a threat” to the security of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Tiwari and his supporters allegedly got into a scuffle with AAP members and police at the inaugural event of the newly-built Signature Bridge in New Delhi on Sunday.

The BJP leader had gone to the event to stage a protest for allegedly not being invited to the inauguration despite being Member of Parliament from the area.

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BJP Goes Aggressive On Construction Of Ram Temple By Saying Grand Temple Matter of Time

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party leadership has gone aggressive on the issue of Ram Temple when Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya reiterated that a verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute may be a prerogative of the Supreme Court but a grand temple for Lord Ram will be built.

It will now be impossible to install a single stone bearing the name of Mughal emperor Babur, the BJP leader said, days after the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) declared it will not hesitate to launch an agitation for Ram temple at Ayodhya if needed.

“I have clearly said time and again on the issue of construction of a temple in Ayodhya that whenever there is a verdict on Ayodhya, it is the prerogative of the Supreme Court. But a grand temple for Ram Lalla will be built,” Maurya said.

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Success Of Submarine Gives A Fitting Response To Those Who Indulge In Nuclear Blackmail

New Delhi: INS Arihant, the fully operational submarine completes the sea leg of India’s nuclear triad, giving it enduring nuclear strike and counterstrike capabilities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi triumphantly announced that India’s first indigenous nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, INS Arihant, has successfully completed its first deterrence patrol. The success of the submarine “gives a fitting response to those who indulge in nuclear blackmail”, in his first comments on the top-secret Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project.

“Today is historic because it marks the completing of the successful establishment of the nuclear triad. India’s nuclear triad will be an important pillar of global peace and stability,” Modi wrote in a series of tweets on Arihant.