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ED Again Summons Karnataka Congress Chief D K Shivakumar


The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Karnataka Congress President D K Shivakumar for questioning in its ongoing money laundering probe into the operations of the Congress party-owned National Herald newspaper, official sources said. He has been asked to depose before the federal investigative agency on October 7 in Delhi, they said.

The 60-year-old former cabinet minister was last questioned by the federal agency on September 19 in the national capital in another money laundering case linked to alleged possession of disproportionate assets. The latest summons comes at a time when the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ of the Congress party, led by its leader Rahul Gandhi, entered Karnataka on Friday, September 30, and will be in the state for 21 days.

Shivakumar is involved in the conduct of this leg of the yatra. While exiting the ED office after his questioning last month, he had told the waiting mediapersons that he has been charge-sheeted by the agency in one money laundering case but he does not know what is the new case (disproportionate assets) against him.

“Surprisingly, they (ED officials) have asked me about the payment from one of my trusts from me and my brother to Young Indian,” he had told reporters. Young Indian is the company that owns the news organisation.

Shivakumar also said he has sought more time from the agency to furnish details about his assets and liabilities to them. The former Karnataka minister said he believed in the “law system” and knew that he will get justice.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, her MP son Rahul Gandhi and senior Congress leaders like Mallikarjun Kharge and Pawan Bansal have been questioned by the ED over the last few months in the National Herald money laundering case. The agency has also issued summons to a number of Congress leaders from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for questioning in the Herald after it was found that they allegedly made payments to Young Indian.

Their depositions are slated between October 3-10 at the ED office in Delhi, sources said. Shivakumar was arrested by the agency on September 3, 2019 following multiple rounds of questioning in a case that emerged from an Income tax department action against him. The Delhi High Court had granted him bail in October that year.

In May this year, the agency filed a charge sheet against him and some others linked to him in this case. The case was registered after taking cognisance of a charge sheet (prosecution complaint) filed by the Income Tax Department against them in 2018 before a special court in Bengaluru on charges of alleged tax evasion and hawala transactions worth crores.

The I-T department has accused Shivakumar, the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee chief, and his alleged associates of transporting huge amounts of unaccounted cash on a regular basis through ‘hawala’ channels with the help of three other accused. The Kanakapura MLA played an instrumental role in ensuring the safe stay of Gujarat Congress MLAs in a Karnataka resort during the Rajya Sabha polls in 2017 amid allegations that the BJP was trying to poach them.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary, the late Ahmed Patel, had fought the Rajya Sabha election from Gujarat in 2017 and Shivakumar had hosted 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs at the resort to keep the flock together. The ED had questioned his daughter Aishwarya too in this case after she was summoned to appear in Delhi.

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Twitter Posts First-Ever Edited Tweet. See Changes.


Twitter Posts First-Ever Edited Tweet. See Changes.

The tweet had a ‘Last Edited’ at the bottom of the post. (Representational)

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Twitter has posted its first-ever edited tweet, weeks after the microblogging company announced that it was actively testing an edit button. The tweet by the Twitter Blue handle on Friday was edited after it was posted, demostrating how the feature will actually work.

 The tweet had a pencil icon and ‘Last Edited’ label at the bottom, which when clicked on showed what changes were made to the post.

The feature is still not available to the general public and the company had mentioned earlier that it will be available to Twitter Blue users first. To use the edit button, users will need to pay $4.99 per month for the Twitter Blue service, at least initially.

Twitter, earlier this month, had said the trial of “Edit Tweet” will begin with internal employees, then be expanded out to the platform’s “Twitter Blue” subscription population.

Twitter Blue is yet to be launched in India but the subscription offering is available in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zeeland.

“Edit Tweet is a feature that lets people make changes to their Tweet after it’s been published,” the company said on its blog. “Think of it as a short period of time to do things like fix typos, add missed tags, and more.”

Under the revision, users could edit a tweet “a few times” in the 30 minutes after the initial posting, in ways that transparently note the changes to “help protect the integrity of the conversation and create a publicly accessible record of what was said,” the company said.

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Maharashtra Intelligence Receives Input on Threat to CM Eknath Shinde’s Life, Security Beefed Up


Intelligence Department in Maharashtra has received input on a possible threat to the life of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, following which his security has been beefed up.

Confirming the threat report, State Intelligence Commissioner Ashutosh Dumbre said it was received on Saturday evening, and “After specific information, we have taken necessary action and have increased the security of the chief minister.” This is the second time the chief minister received a death threat. Earlier, he claimed to have received threat letters from Maoists.

When asked about the death threat input, Shinde told the media, “I don’t pay attention to it. Our home dept and home minister Devendra Fadanavis are capabale, and we trust them. I won’t be scared of such threats, nobody can stop me from working for the public and I will continue to work for them,” reported ANI.

Shiv Sena leader Shinde already enjoys Z plus security cover, which has been further tightened on account of the threat. His private residence in Thane and his official residence ‘Varsha’ in the capital city Mumbai have also been put under tight security.

Shinde is scheduled to address his first Dussehra rally at MMRDA grounds in Mumbai on October 5.

Meanwhile, some Shiv Sainiks from Worli, the constituency of Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, proclaimed support to Shinde earlier in the day.

Shinde became Maharashtra Chief Minister in June this year after his rebellion which led to the collapse of the Uddhav Thackeray government.

(with inputs from PTI)

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IND vs SA, 2nd T20I, Live Score Updates: Rahul, Rohit Eye A Solid Partnership For India vs South Africa


IND vs SA 2nd T20 Score: Rohit Sharma and co look to seal series© BCCI

India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I, Live Score Updates: KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma look to put a solid opening stand against South Africa in the second T20I match at Guwahati. Earlier, South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma won the toss and opted to bowl first against India in the game. Rohit Sharma-led Team India look to gain an unassailable lead in the three-match T20I series, while the Proteas eye a series-levelling win. In the first T20I, Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Chahar swung the ball upfront, and South Africa batters had no answers. KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav then hit fifties to take India over the line. South Africa would also hope for a much better show in the second T20I. (LIVE SCORECARD)

India Playing XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (w), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

South Africa Playing XI: Quinton de Kock (w), Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi

Here are the LIVE score updates of 2nd T20I Match between India and South Africa straight from Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati

  • 19:09 (IST)

    Live Score Updates: Injury scare

    Rohit Sharma has injured his thumb while playing the scoop-shot. The physio is currently checking him. The India skipper gets some medication and the game is set to resume now.

  • 19:07 (IST)

    IND vs SA: FOUR!

    A premeditated scoop-shot from Rohit Sharma for a four! He was expecting the ball to come into him and hence attemped the shot. The ball took the edge of his bat and ran for a four over the first slip.

    IND 10/0 (1.3)

  • 19:02 (IST)

    India vs South Africa: Four! What a start for India!

    KL Rahul has started the Indian innings with a four on the off side. Kagiso Rabada is the bowler while India skipper Rohit Sharma is at the non-striker’s end.

    IND 4/0 (0.1)

  • 18:53 (IST)

    IND vs SA: One change for South Africa

    South Africa have roped in Lungi Ngidi for Tabraiz Shamsi in the playing XI. Notably, Shamsi had conceded 27 runs without taking any wicket in 2.4 overs he bowled in the first T20I against India. 

  • 18:49 (IST)

    India vs South Africa: India unchanged

    India are playing with the same team that won the first T20I against South Africa by 8 wickets. However, this time they will have to set a target rather than chasing one. Let’s see how it fares! 

  • 18:37 (IST)

    IND vs SA T20 Match: Playing XIs

    India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (w), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

    South Africa: Quinton de Kock (w), Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi

  • 18:32 (IST)

    IND vs SA: South Africa to bowl first

    South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma has won the toss and opted to bowl first against India in the second T20I at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati.

  • 18:30 (IST)

    IND vs SA T20 Match: Toss coming next

    We are just seconds away from the toss of the second T20I match between India and South Africa. Who won the toss? Who has been rested? Who is playing? You will get all the asnwers soon. Stay connected for the toss result and the playing XIs…

  • 18:13 (IST)

    India vs South Africa: In case you missed it

    Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the ongoing series against South Africa due to back injury. He has been replaced by Mohammad Siraj. Bumrah’s participation for the T20 World Cup in Australia is also doubtful. Click here to the know latest update on the pacer.

  • 18:05 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: A must-win game for South Africa

    India had won the first game by 8 wickets and hence, they lead this three-match series 1-0. The Proteas have to win this game at all cost if they wish to stay alive in this series. 

  • 17:50 (IST)

    Will India look to bat first?

    Batting first has provided problems to the Indian side of late, so they should ideally look to bat first and gain practice ahead of the T20 World Cup. But will the management take that call? 

  • 17:46 (IST)

    2nd T20I: Will South Africa make any change to their lineup?

    South Africa played poorly in the first T20I. Batting and bowling did not work for the visitors and it needs to be seen whether they make any changes to their lineup for the second game or not 

  • 17:40 (IST)

    What should be India’s ideal playing XI?

    It would be interesting to see if Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the lineup in place of Ravichandran Ashwin.

  • 17:36 (IST)

    2nd T20I: Here’s what to expect in terms of weather

    We have you covered in terms of what to expect from the weather on Sunday in Guwahati.

  • 17:34 (IST)

    2nd T20I: Will rain play spoilsport?

    Some rain is predicted for evening in Guwahati so it needs to be seen whether a full 40 overs contest is possible or not. Stay tuned for more updates. 

  • 17:32 (IST)

    Hello and Welcome!

    Hello and welcome to our Live coverage of the 2nd T20I between India and South Africa. Toss at 6:30 PM. Live action to begin at 7

    Stay tuned…

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Govt nominates representatives for syndicates of 13 universities


BHUBANESWAR: The higher education department has nominated its officials to attend Syndicate meetings of 13 state public universities in the state as ex-officio members in absence of the higher education secretary.
The officers can attend the Syndicate meetings according to the provision contained in section 10 of the Odisha Universities Act’ 1989 amended in the year 2020. Names of representatives were communicated to the universities on Saturday.
Syndicate is the highest decision-making body of a university. It gives approval to many decisions taken by the university authorities. After amendment of the Odisha Universities Act, the Syndicate, instead of the Senate, will function as the highest authority in universities. As the Senate was becoming dysfunctional day by day, the concept of Senate was abolished.
The government changes these ex-officio members from time to time. Higher education department additional secretary Birendra Korkora will attend Syndicate meetings of the Utkal University at Bhubaneswar and Ravenshaw University at Cuttack as ex-officio member in absence of the department secretary. Similarly, higher education department director Nivedita Mishra has been selected for Madhusudan Law University at Cuttack.
Department’s special secretary Prasanta Kumar Rath has been nominated for Fakir Mohan University Balasore and Maharaj Sriram Chandra Bhanja Deo University Baripada. Similarly, joint secretary Prativa Sahoo will attend Syndicate meetings of Sambalpur University and Shree Jagannath Sanskrit University.
Joint secretary Snigdha Champatiray is the representative for Rama Devi Women’s University, while joint secretary Dhirendra Nath Kar is selected for Khallikote Unitary University Berhampur. Deputy director Rajat Kumar Mansingh has been nominated for Kalahandi University at Bhawanipatna.
Special secretary Pradip Kumar Mishra has been nominated for Berhampur University. Additional secretary Ramakanta Nayak has been chosen for Gangadhar Meher University Sambalpur, while additional secretary Manoranjan Nayak will attend Syndicate meetings of Rajendra University Balangir.

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Tharoor Lays Claim to ‘Change’, Kharge Makes ‘Consensus’ Pitch


Former union minister Shashi Tharoor on Sunday built upon his argument that, in the race for the Congress chiefship, it is only he who can be an agent of change.

About his rival, veteran Mallikarjun Kharge, the 66-year-old former diplomat was rather direct. “Kharge ji comes in the top three leaders of the party. Leaders like him can’t bring in change and will continue the existing system. I’ll bring in change as per the expectations of party workers,” he was quoted as saying in Nagpur by ANI.

Kharge, the 80-year-old Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka, has the apparent backing of the party’s top two – interim chief Sonia Gandhi and the party’s face Rahul Gandhi – for the October 17 election. He had to enter the contest after the Gandhis’ first choice, Ashok Gehlot, had to drop out after his loyalists in Rajasthan insisted that he must remain chief minister. The party was insistent on its ‘one person, one post’ norm.

Tharoor, a third-time MP from Kerala, was one of 23 leaders who had demanded reforms including elections in the party in a letter to Sonia Gandhi two years ago. That does not mean he is the ‘G23’ candidate in any way – not everyone from that group is supporting him – but his pitch stresses that he, being one for a “difference” and younger, has a claim to the future.

The next Lok Sabha contest is less than two years away and the Congress is hoping to rejuvenate itself for a challenge to the BJP. This sentiment is what Tharoor is appealing to.

One for tradition, Kharge on Sunday said he had told Tharoor that it would be better to have a consensus candidate but he insisted on a contest for the “sake of democracy”. Nominations can be withdrawn till October 8, but neither is likely to stand down.

According to Kharge, if he becomes the chief, he will consult the Gandhis and other leaders in running the party. “He (Tharoor) may have his views… The status quo and reforms he talks of will be decided by the 9,300-odd delegates, after that a committee will be formed (Congress Working Committee). The committee as a whole will decide all policy matters that will be formulated by consensus and we will implement that,” he told reporters at a press conference while launching his Congress presidential poll campaign.

Kharge said there is no ‘G23’ camp now and all leaders want to fight unitedly against the RSS-BJP and, therefore, are supporting him. Several dissident leaders such as Bhupinder Hooda, Anand Sharma, Manish Tewari and Prithviraj Chavan have put their weight behind the veteran by becoming his proposers instead of backing Tharoor.

All senior and youth leaders urged him to contest as no member of the Gandhi family wanted to become party chief, Kharge said. He resigned on Saturday as leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha in line with the party’s one-post-only rule.

Talking about Tharoor’s phone call to him after nominations, he said he had told him that it would be “better to have a consensus candidate to which he (Tharoor) said there should be a fight in a democracy, and then I said ok”. “So, he is fighting and he is my younger brother. It is a family matter and we have to stay united today and tomorrow,” he added.

Kharge also stressed that he was not fighting the polls as a Dalit leader but as a Congress worker, who has served the party for 55 years.

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The Bang Of Ponniyin Selvan 150 Crore Mark Was Crossed Worldwide In Two Days


Ponniyin Selvan 1 Box office Collection : ‘पोन्नियिन सेलवन 1’ (Ponniyin Selvan 1) हा सिनेमा सध्या सिनेमागृहात धुमाकूळ घालतो आहे. मणिरत्नमने या सिनेमाच्या दिग्दर्शनाची धुरा सांभाळली आहे. रिलीजच्या दोन दिवसांत या सिनेमाने बॉक्स ऑफिसवर 150 कोटींची कमाई केली आहे. 

‘पोन्नियिन सेलवन 1’ हा सिनेमा 30 सप्टेंबरला सिनेमागृहात प्रदर्शित झाला होता. जगभरात हा सिनेमा तामिळ, तेलुगू, हिंदी, कन्नड आणि मल्याळम भाषेत प्रदर्शित झाला आहे. रिलीजच्या पहिल्याच दिवशी या सिनेमाने जगभरात 80 कोटींची कमाई केली होती. तर दुसऱ्या दिवशी 70 कोटींची कमाई केली आहे. त्यामुळे आतापर्यंत या सिनेमाने जगभरात 150 कोटींची कमाई केली आहे.

‘पोन्नियिन सेलवन 1’ हा सिनेमा सिनेमागृहात चांगलाच धुमाकूळ घालत आहे. या सिनेमात विक्रम, जय रवी, कार्थी, तृषा आणि ऐश्वर्या राय बच्चन मुख्य भूमिकेत आहेत. तर एआर रहमानने या सिनेमातील गाणी संगीतबद्ध केली आहेत. ‘पोन्नियिन सेलवन’ हा सिनेमा दोन भागांत प्रदर्शित होणार आहे. ‘पोन्नियिन सेलवन’चा दुसरा भाग नऊ महिन्यांनी प्रेक्षकांच्या भेटीला येणार आहे. 

दोन भागांत रिलीज होणार ‘पोन्नियिन सेल्वन’ 

दाक्षिणात्य सिनेसृष्टीतील लोकप्रिय दिग्दर्शक मणिरत्नम ‘पोन्नियिन सेल्वन’ या सिनेमाच्या माध्यमातून चार वर्षांनी रुपेरी पडद्यावर कमबॅक करत आहे. हा सिनेमा हिंदी, तामिळ, तेलुगू, मल्याळम आणि कन्नड भाषेत प्रदर्शित होणार आहे. ‘पोन्नियिन सेल्वन’ हा सिनेमा दोन भागांमध्ये रिलीज करण्यात येणार आहे. हा सिनेमा कल्कि यांच्या तमिळ कादंबरीवर आधारित असणार आहे. ही कादंबरी 1995 साली काल्कि यांनी लिहिली आहे. लाइका प्रोडक्शन आणि मद्रास टॉकीजच्या बॅनरखाली या सिनेमाची निर्मिती करण्यात आली आहे. 

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Mulayam Singh Yadav Shifted To ICU In Gurugram’s Medanta, Says Report


Mulayam Singh Yadav Shifted To ICU In Gurugram's Medanta: Report

The 82-year-old SP leader was admitted for several days. (File)


Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav’s health deteriorated on Sunday and he was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Medanta hospital in Gurugram.

The 82-year-old SP leader was admitted for several days but on Sunday he has been shifted to the ICU after his condition deteriorated.

Meanwhile, Akhilesh Yadav left for Delhi from Lucknow as soon as he received the news of his father’s health.

Mulayam Singh referred to as Netaji- founded the Samajwadi Party. He currently represents the Mainpuri constituency in the Lok Sabha.

Earlier, Samajwadi Party patriarch’s wife Sadhna Gupta died in July this year.

She was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Gurugram for a lung infection.

Sadhana Gupta was Mulayam Singh Yadav’s second wife. His first wife, Maalti Devi passed away in 2003. Maalti Devi was the mother of Akhilesh Yadav.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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