Briefly Nation: CBI court extends Jaganís remand

CBI court extends Jagan's remand

HYDERABAD: A special CBI court here Thursday extended till January 31 the judicial remand of YSR Congress President Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and other accused in connection with an alleged disproportionate assets case. Jagan and the other accused including former minister Mopidevi Venkata Ramana Rao, industrialist Nimmagadda Prasada and senior bureaucrat K V Brahmananda Reddy were produced before the court through video-conferencing following which their judicial custody was extended by another 14 days.

EC notice to minister for 'paid news'

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission has issued a showcause notice of disqualification to Madhya Pradesh minister Narottam Mishra on alleged charges of submitting an incorrect statement of election expenditure incurred on news items published in four dailies. EC sources said an explanation has been sought from Mishra, a Cabinet Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare, Housing, Parliamentary Affairs and Law, regarding the expenses he incurred during the 2008 Assembly elections.

Owaisi produced in court for 2005 case

SANGAREDDY: Jailed MIM legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi, facing a sedition charge for a "hate speech", was Thursday produced before a court in Medak district in connection with a case booked against him in 2005 for protesting against the demolition of a worship place. The court has adjourned the hearing of the case till January 28.

Protests at Bengal Leads venue

Haldia: Jobless since ABD Haldia Bulk Terminals, the only agency that used to do mechanical loading and unloading, left the port in October last, 350 workers protested at the site of the industrial summit here on Thursday. The workers were lathicharged and 17 of them sent to jail after the police booked them on charges of rioting and attempt to murder.

History-sheeter hurt in shoot-out

BANGALORE: A notorious criminal was on Thursday injured after police fired at him in self-defence near Bangalore, the police said. Bashir Babu had opened fire at a team, which had gone to arrest him and the personnel returned fire, they said.

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