Why Narendra Modi went ahead with Patna rally despite blasts
The BJP today accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of "gross criminal negligence" in lax security arrangements after six people were killed by bombs at Sunday's rally by their leader Narendra Modi. Six people were killed and 83 injured in serial blasts that ended shortly before Mr Modi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, addressed tens of thousands of supporters in the heart of the city. (Patna blasts: two arrested, police suspects Indian Mujahideen)
Patna blasts mastermind Tehseen Akhtar is JD-U leaderís nephew
Tehseen Akhtar, the alleged mastermind of the blasts in Patnaís Gandhi Maidan, is the nephew of a local JDU leader, Taki Akhtar. Taki Akhtar is JDUís district general secretary in Samastipur. Akhtar is allegedly a senior operative of the Indian Mujahideen. He was identified by authorities as the mastermind behind the serial blasts in Patna on the 28th of October.
Ahead of PM, Narendra Modi's tribute, their parties fight over Sardar Patel's legacy
Hours ahead of a function that would bring Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi together in Gujarat to pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, their parties sparred over the legacy of India's iron man. As the PM and Mr Modi share the stage at the launch of a museum dedicated to India's first home minister, many expect them to deliver politically-charged messages ahead of state polls and the national election due by May.
EMIs set to go up as Repo Rate increased to 7.75 per cent
The Reserve Bank of India today increased the repo rate by 25 base points to 7.75 per cent from 7.5 per cent. The CRR meanwhile remain unchanged and the Marginal Standing Facility was reduced by .25 per cent to 8.75 per cent. This change in effect means an increase in the burden on the common man as EMIs ob loans will now go up.
Dawood saga: 'Car cancel'
Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar, while addressing a gathering at Jalgaon yesterday, reportedly revealed that underworld king Dawood Ibrahim, entered the Indian team's dressing room, offering the players cars if they won the Sharjah Cup in 1987. The offer was turned down by the team and Pakistan went on to beat India.
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