A Delhi court reserved
its order on the bail plea of former Telecom Secretary
Siddhartha Behura, who
countered the conspiracy charge against him by saying he was
implementing a policy backed by the Prime Minister.
Thousands of people displaced in
the recent ethnic riots along the Assam-Meghalaya border are
yet to return to their native places, but Census officials
said the administrations were trying to bring them back for
Congress on Friday defended the
action of Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj granting sanction to
prosecute Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on corruption charges
saying he had done so after "full application of mind".
Defending BJP MP Varun Gandhi on
the hate speech issue, senior party leader Rajnath Singh on Friday
said his prosecution sanctioned by the Uttar Pradesh
government in this connection is politically motivated.
over the "smear campaign" against controversial Chief
Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas, Kerala IAS officers on Thursday
backed him, saying he was a person of "impeccable integrity".