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ED confiscates properties of singer Adnan Sami

MUMBAI: The Enforcement Directorate has confiscated eight flats and five car parking spaces of singer Adnan Sami in a high-rise building here and slapped a Rs 20 lakh fine on him for acquiring assets without permission of Reserve Bank of India as he was a Pakistani national.

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CBI raids homes and offices of Kalmadi

NEW DELHI/PUNE/MUMBAI: The CBI on Friday seized stacks of documents, laptops and computer discs after raiding homes and premises linked to Commonwealth Games chief organiser, Mr Suresh Kalmadi in Delhi, Pune and Mumbai as part of a crackdown to unearth corruption that has already led to the arrest of three of his colleagues.

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Binayak Sen, two others get life term

RAIPUR/NEW DELHI:  Rights activist Binayak Sen was on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Chhattisgarh court for alleged links with Maoists. His shaken family called it a sad day for Indian democracy while fellow activists reacted with disbelief and vowed to appeal.

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CBI grills Raja for 9 hours

NEW DELHI:  Former telecom minister, Mr A Raja was on Friday questioned for nine hours by the CBI on alleged irregularities in the 2G spectrum allocation, over a year after the agency registered a case in this connection.

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Jayalalithaa appeals to Naidu to give up fast

CHENNAI:  The AIADMK General Secretary, Ms Jayalalithaa on Friday appealed to the former Andhra Pradesh chief minister, Mr N Chandrababu Naidu to give up his fast, saying his life was far too precious to be sacrificed at the altar of ‘cut-throat’ politics.

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Cong veteran Karunakaran passes away

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Veteran Congress leader Mr K Karunakaran, a four-time chief minister of Kerala who was a pale shadow of his original self in his final days, died here on Thursday evening of old age and illness, enveloping the entire state in sorrow.

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