Congress expels six MPs over Telengana
Pti, New Delhi
India's ruling party Congress yesterday expelled six MPs from Andhra Pradesh who had given notice of no-confidence motion against the UPA govt. Earlier, there was turmoil in parliament over Telangana and other issues taking a toll on proceedings for the fifth consecutive day. As a result no substantive business could be transacted in parliament.
33 children died in Indian relief camps
Pti, New Delhi
33 children have died in Muzaffarnagar riot relief camps in Uttar Pradesh, Lok Sabha was informed yesterday. Indian Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said there was no available documentary evidence for the number of death as well as reasons for the same.
Berlusconi bribery trial opens in Italy
Afp, Naples, Italy
Silvio Berlusconi's latest trial opened in Naples yesterday, this time for allegedly bribing a senator in 2006 to join his party in a move aimed at destabilising a rival centre-left government in power at the time. The trial is the third ongoing case against Berlusconi, who is appealing a prison sentence for having sex with an underage 17-year-old prostitute and abuse of office and another for leaking a confidential police wiretap.
Road accidents kill 18 in West Bengal
Our Correspondent, New Delhi
Eighteen people were killed and two injured in separate accidents in West Bengal state's Malda district yesterday. Police said 16 people died when a truck collided head-on with a car on the national highway near Malda town while two others were killed when their vegetable-laden pick-up van rammed into a stationary truck at Gajol in the district.
Gas price hike: Kejriwal takes on Ambani
Reuters, New Delhi
Delhi's chief minister yesterday ordered an investigation to be opened into India's richest man, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and government policymakers over the pricing of natural gas.
Kejriwal has long had Ambani in his sights, having accused him of buying government favour.
The investigation into the tycoon relates to gas produced from the Reliance-operated D6 block on India's east coast. Kejriwal said Ambani's company had created an artificial shortage to "blackmail" the government to set higher prices.