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CHANDIGARH PRESS CLUB
In panel v/s panel, Rawat-Rana trounces Pradeep-Sukhbir-Nalin
25.03.18 - PT BUREAU
In panel v/s panel, Rawat-Rana trounces Pradeep-Sukhbir-Nalin



CHANDIGARH, March 25: In a clean sweep, the Rawat-Rana panel bagged all nine posts of Chandigarh Press Club management in a fiercely fought election here on Sunday, March 25, results of which were announced late in the evening.

For the Pradeep Sharma-Sukhbir Bajwa-Nalin Acharya panel, the defeat was decisive. Much of the polemic leading up to today's actual balloting was built around bringing change, and moving ahead with better plans and informed expansion of facilities and endeavours.

In an official statement, the returning officer for the elections declared Barinder S. Rawat as the new president of the Chandigarh Press Club and Jaswant Singh Rana as its new secretary general. They defeated Pradeep Sharma and Nalin Acharya, respectively. 

Saurabh Duggal of the Hindustan Times was elected as senior vice president, defeating Sukhbir Singh Bajwa, while Neha Sharma of the Times of India beat Archana Sethi for the post of vice president (woman).

Rajinder Nagarkoti trounced Amit Bhardwaj to become the new vice president -II while Sanjay Malhotra of PTC News was elected as secretary, pipping Anil Bhardwaj to the post.
 

Umesh Sharma and Karnail S Rana were both elected as joint secretaries, defeating Arvind Kumar Saini and Sunil Sharma.

Ramesh Handa was elected as treasurer, beating Ashwani Kumar.
 
Detailed Results:

A total of 609 voters of the 711 eligible voters cast their votes for the Chandigarh Press Club's governing council.

Barinder Singh Rawat defeated Pradeep Sharma by 65 votes for the post of president.

Saurabh Duggal retained the post of senior vice president by defeating Sukhbir Singh Bajwa by 85 votes.

For the post of Secretary General, Jaswant Singh Rana defeated Nalin Acharya with a margin of 94 votes.

Umesh Sharma and Karnail Singh Rana were elected Joint Secretaries.

For the post of secretary, Sanjay Malhotra retained the post by defeating Anil Bhardwaj by 69 votes.

Neha Sharma defeated Archana Sethi for the seat reserved for women (vice president - I) by a margin of 52 votes.

For vice president II, Rajinder Nagarkoti won by defeating Amit Bhardwaj by 131 votes, the highest vote margin.

For treasurer, Ramesh Handa retained the seat by defeating Ashwani Kumar with a margin of 86 votes.
 

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If all of UK, or France, or Canada lost their entire ambulance network for 5 days, will it make news?
24.03.18 - PT BUREAU
If all of UK, or France, or Canada lost their entire ambulance network for 5 days, will it make news?



THE PEOPLE OF Rajasthan and those passing through any area of the state should have been warned not to fall sick, not to meet with any accident and not to get into any activity that may result in any injury since ambulance services in the entire state of Rajasthan remained on strike for five days. Surprisingly, the government knew about the strike in advance and did precious little to resolve the deadlock.

Virendra Singh Shekhawat, president of the Rajasthan Aapatkaleen Ambulance Karamchari Ekta Union, said talks with authorities failed repeatedly and the strike continued for five days.

Only in December 2017, the doctors and medical college teachers in the state had gone on strike, leading to massive problems for patients and attendants. 

Surprisingly, with the singular exception of Ravish Kumar's Prime Time on NDTV India TV channel, the country's national media paid little attention to the fact that ambulance services had come to a grinding halt in a state with a population touching 7 crores, more than that of Great Britain or France or South Africa, and  double the population of Canada.

Drivers, nurses and doctors manning these ambulances running under 108 emergency service, 104 Janani Express and the base ambulance service resorted to various tactics to press their point, including shaving off their heads and performing a 'yagya’ to beseech gods to bestow good sense upon the government. 
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Surprisingly, with the singular exception of Ravish Kumar's Prime Time on NDTV India TV channel, the country's national media paid little attention to the fact that ambulance services had come to a grinding halt in a state with a population touching 7 crores, more than that of Great Britain or France or South Africa, and double the population of Canada.
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The protests were largely targeted against the public private partnership style arrangement under which a company GVK-EMRI has been mandated to provide these emergency services.

The union of ambulance workers had submitted a charter of their demands to the government almost a month back, alleging that the service provider company has been exploiting the employees. The demands included increasing salary and overtime payment.

Rajasthan has 1,506 ambulances — 730 under the 108 service, 587 under Janani Express and 189 base ambulances. 

Official sources said the health department took possession of 108 ambulances which were parked at the site of the dharnas by the striking employees. 

Every single day, these ambulances ferry nearly 4,000 patients to hospitals. Clearly, thousands and thousands of people in Rajasthan faced massive problems due to the strike and many lives may have been lost because of the absence of a service as essential as an ambulance. But the national media gave the story a complete go by. 

Rajasthan's Vasundhara Raje government issued a notification on March 16, declaring the 108 emergency service, 104 Janani Express service and the base ambulance service as essential services under the Rajasthan Essential Services Maintenance Act (RESMA), 1970.
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Every single day, these ambulances ferry nearly 4,000 patients to hospitals. Clearly, thousands and thousands of people in Rajasthan faced massive problems due to the strike and many lives may have been lost because of the absence of a service as essential as an ambulance.
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The strike finally came to an end after the Rajasthan High Court declared 108 ambulance service as an essential service and Justice Pushpendra Singh Bhati ordered the protestors to restore the ambulance services immediately. 

The court also directed the government to submit guidelines about minimum wage payment. The employees declared it a moral victory.

Now imagine, if all ambulance services in Canada or France or Great Britain had been stopped for five days, how big an international story it would have been?
 

Disclaimer : PunjabToday.in and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors' right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabToday.in or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

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HITLER, MODI & GANDHI: ON THE SAME PAGE?

PUNJAB IS STILL VERY FAR FROM INDIA

APOLOGY – AKALIS BIG LOSER, CONG TOO 

AMARINDER GOVT's LOVE FOR FARMERS, AND MY DAD's FOR HIS SCOOTER

SUPER EFFICIENCY ONBOARD CM’S CHOPPER

OF SUNNY KID & HORSE SENSE: The Punjab-Punjab Ties: The Coordinated Silence of Amarinder Singh & Badals

PM MODI VINDICATES PUNJAB TODAY REPORTAGE

NEW DELHI V/S OTTAWA — WILL QUEBEC DEFEAT INDIA?        

A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA - Trudeau came to Punjab, pushed Amarinder closer to BJP, then called him a liar

JASPAL ATWAL CONTROVERSY: Mr. Ujjal, will you throw some light on this too?   

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MR CLEAN to PAKKE DHEETH: How Punjab’s Congress hurt Brand Rahul Gandhi? 

MANJIT SINGH CALCUTTA– THE DISSENTER

PUNJAB FARMERS AND IPL CRICKETERS - Finally, they can stand like equals

Mr. CHIEF MINISTER, PLEASE CALL OFF JANUARY 7 FUNCTION. My teacher is not alive, but you please call it off!

SUKHBIR IS RIGHT – On 97th anniversary  Panth Khatre Vich Hai. Where does this threat come from?

THE LOOT THAT RAJASTHAN COMMITTED – An insult bigger than Bollywood’s Padmawati! 

THE FINAL HONESTY CERTIFICATE: ISSUED BY THE TRIBUNE

NO TIME TO READ THIS STORY? – That’s OK - Please do not feel guilty 

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MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL – On Amod Kanth’s badge of shame

RELAX! ALL 30 WERE DERA PREMIS – Panchkula says something stinking about its conscience

PUNJAB: AN IDEA IN SEARCH OF WORDS: Punjab, more than a poster boy of progress or a renegade from modernity

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ELEPHANT LIFTS CYCLE
Shocking by-poll results & Sonia’s dinner diplomacy
14.03.18 - Team PT
Shocking by-poll results & Sonia’s dinner diplomacy



20 Opposition parties attend hoping ‘Achhe Din Aayenge!’
 
AN EXCITED OPPOSITION today watched with glee as voters kicked BJP in the shins, toppling it from what Team Amit Shah saw as its eternal winning pedestal. The ruling party lost all 3 Lok Sabha bypolls in Gorakhpur and Phulpur in UP and Araria in Bihar. 

In a piercing tweet, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee declared: "The beginning of the end has started."

But more than some well deserved punches, the BJP's worries came from what brought about its fall in the very state that brought Narendra Modi to power -- the coming together of two staunch rivals, SP and BSP.

The elephant cycled it to glory, and the lotus withered, but it is the dinner that Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi hosted last night where they chewed plans about the larger opposition unity. 

Though the sceptics will continue to ask for some more time who will be the leader of the opposition, Sonia Gandhi's efforts and the SP-BSP tie up have scared the wits out of the saffron camp.

'Mission 2019' now seems all the more near as leaders of 20 Opposition parties discussed ways to halt the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah electoral juggernaut, the key winning machine of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). 

Among those who attended the dinner were leaders of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), the Trinamool Congress, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), and the Left parties. 
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The elephant cycled it to glory, and the lotus withered, but it is the dinner that Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi hosted last night where they chewed plans about the larger opposition unity. 
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The dinner took place against the backdrop of a standoff between the government and the Opposition in Parliament, which has seen continuous disruptions since the start of the second half of the Budget session on March 5.

How fruitful was the dinner diplomacy? At least according to Rahul Gandhi, the meeting was "fabulous". The Congress president said there was "much political talk" during the meeting, adding that the leaders reflected tremendous positive energy, warmth, and genuine affection.

However, according to a Business Standard report, not all of the country's political players were present at the dinner meeting. The Aam Aadmi Party, the YSR Congress Party, and Telangana Rashtra Samiti were not invited. The Biju Janata Dal was also not represented. The TRS was an ally of the Congress in 2004 and is now its rival and the ruling party in Telangana.

Besides Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, and Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, were among those present. Party leaders Ahmed Patel and A K Antony also attended the dinner.

Here are some highlights regarding Sonia Gandhi's dinner diplomacy:

By hosting Tuesday's dinner, Sonia Gandhi indicated that she, not Congress President Rahul Gandhi, would lead the effort to build a broad unity of 'like-minded parties' to take on Narendra Modi and the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

The prominent leaders in attendance were NCP's Sharad Pawar, SP's Ram Gopal Yadav, BSP's Satish Chandra Mishra and former chief ministers Omar Abdullah, Babulal Marandi, Hemant Soren and Jitan Ram Manjhi, besides JD(U)'s Sharad Yadav, and Rashtriya Lok Dal's (RLD's) Ajit Singh.

The RJD was represented by party chief Lalu Prasad's two children -- former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav and Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti.

Leaders from the Left, South and Bengal also attended. It wasn't just leaders from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh who were in attendance. The other leaders present at the dinner included All India Trinamool Congress' (TMC's) Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M's) D Raja and Mohammad Salim, DMK's Kanimozhi, All India United Democratic Front's (AIUDF's) Baddrauddin Ajmal and leaders of Kerala Congress, besides Kupender Reddy of the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S).
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Though the sceptics will continue to ask for some more time who will be the leader of the opposition, Sonia Gandhi's efforts and the SP-BSP tie up have scared the wits out of the saffron camp.
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Later, Tejashwi Yadav and Sharad Yadav told news agencies that Sonia Gandhi's dinner meeting was the first step towards a comprehensive alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. However, when he was asked if there was a consensus on Rahul Gandhi's leadership of the probable Opposition alliance, Tejashwi said, "The time has not yet come to decide on the prime ministerial candidate."

Referring to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) pulling out of the Modi government, Tejashwi said that Opposition parties were getting together while the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was "breaking apart".

After the dinner meeting, Congress President, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that there was positive energy and genuine affection during dinner. Rahul took to Twitter and wrote: "Fabulous dinner tonight, hosted by UPA Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi Ji.

An opportunity for leaders from different political parties to meet and bond, informally. Much political talk but much more important - tremendous positive energy, warmth and genuine affection."

Left and TMC leaders present at the dinner said that it was certainly a "political dinner without political talks". "It was a political dinner. But there were no political talks. It was a show of strength by the non-BJP parties," a Left leader told news agencies. "It was a political dinner but there were no political talks. Sonia Gandhi asked me why Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal Chief Minister) didn't come. I told her it was because of her prior commitments," said TMC leader in the Lok Sabha Sudip Bandyopadhyay.

The show of Opposition unity will not stop at Sonia Gandhi's dinner. Instead, it will continue at NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence at the end of March, senior NCP leaders have said. Top NCP sources have said that Pawar has called a meet of all Opposition leaders, including the Congress, to discuss a strategy for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

NCP leader Praful Patel has already met Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata and invited her to attend the meet. After the meeting with Banerjee last week, Patel had told reporters that the idea of having a federal front in the future was discussed between them.

According to TMC sources, Banerjee, who was not able to attend Gandhi's dinner due to prior commitments, has confirmed her attendance at Pawar's meeting.

Sonia Gandhi's dinner diplomacy was reminiscent of the lunch she had hosted for Opposition leaders on February 5, 2004, after the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had cut short the duration of that Lok Sabha and had announced early elections.

In the meantime, Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hailed SP-BSP alliance for win in UP Assembly by polls. She tweeted, ‘Great victory. Congratulations to Mayawati Ji and @yadavakhilesh Ji for #UPByPolls The beginning of the end has started’

So it seems opposition parties already feeling a euphoria and hoping that now ‘Acchhe Din” will be theirs soon.
 

Disclaimer : PunjabToday.in and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors' right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabToday.in or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

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Most shared Punjab Today articles: 

AMARINDER GOVT's LOVE FOR FARMERS, AND MY DAD's FOR HIS SCOOTER

SUPER EFFICIENCY ONBOARD CM’S CHOPPER

OF SUNNY KID & HORSE SENSE: The Punjab-Punjab Ties: The Coordinated Silence of Amarinder Singh & Badals

PM MODI VINDICATES PUNJAB TODAY REPORTAGE

NEW DELHI V/S OTTAWA — WILL QUEBEC DEFEAT INDIA?        

A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA - Trudeau came to Punjab, pushed Amarinder closer to BJP, then called him a liar

JASPAL ATWAL CONTROVERSY: Mr. Ujjal, will you throw some light on this too?   

TRUDEAU VISIT AND RIGHT-WING MEDIA MACHINE

J&K – RAM MADHAV LEAVES SPACE FOR MEHBOOBA’S POLITICS

SHEKHAR GUPTA'S HALF-BAKED TRUTHS 

OF NIRMAL SINGH'S EYES - Karze Ne Layee Ikk Hor Kisan Di Jaan...

PNB Scam: Who is Nirav Choksi and what he is doing In the name of God?

Congress upset due to Priyanka’s cleavage on calendar 

RENUKA'S LAUGHTER: Thank you for your guffaws. We needed this non-violent weapon.

MR CLEAN to PAKKE DHEETH: How Punjab’s Congress hurt Brand Rahul Gandhi? 

MANJIT SINGH CALCUTTA– THE DISSENTER

PUNJAB FARMERS AND IPL CRICKETERS - Finally, they can stand like equals

Mr. CHIEF MINISTER, PLEASE CALL OFF JANUARY 7 FUNCTION. My teacher is not alive, but you please call it off!

SUKHBIR IS RIGHT – On 97th anniversary  Panth Khatre Vich Hai. Where does this threat come from?

THE LOOT THAT RAJASTHAN COMMITTED – An insult bigger than Bollywood’s Padmawati! 

THE FINAL HONESTY CERTIFICATE: ISSUED BY THE TRIBUNE

NO TIME TO READ THIS STORY? – That’s OK - Please do not feel guilty 

BAD, BAD WOMAN! – Punjab’s top playwright slams woman complainant against Langah

MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL – On Amod Kanth’s badge of shame

RELAX! ALL 30 WERE DERA PREMIS – Panchkula says something stinking about its conscience

PUNJAB: AN IDEA IN SEARCH OF WORDS: Punjab, more than a poster boy of progress or a renegade from modernity

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GOLD BISCUITS, iPHONE 7 IN DEMO DAYS!
Someone sent gold biscuits to Modi's top officer who knew about demonetisation in advance
08.03.18 - PT BUREAU
Someone sent gold biscuits to Modi's top officer who knew about demonetisation in advance



He did not accept, but why did he not say thank you to the benefactor?
 
NEW DELHI: Someone was so worried about the financial condition of one of India's top bureaucrats responsible for its economy, Union finance secretary Hasmukh Adhia, that he/she sent two gold biscuits, weighing 40 grams, to his house without even revealing his/her name.

Another person wanted Hasmukh Adhia to remain connected with the common man, so he was also sent a brand new iPhone 7. Again, the sender did not reveal his/her identity.

Hasmukh Adhia was India's revenue secretary at the time, which made him one of the very, very few people who knew what Prime Minister Narendra Modi was going to tell the nation on the night of November 8, 2016, a decision which sent people running towards the ATM machines and brought the country's economic activity to a grinding halt.

The very honest Hasmukh Adhia did not try to find out who were these kindly kindred souls, submitted the gifts to the government's toshakhana, and never even asked for a probe.

In fact, for a full two years, he did not even make the fact public, and commented only when the news portal thewire.in reported the mystery gifts. (https://goo.gl/2trLa1)
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Hasmukh Adhia was India's revenue secretary at the time, which made him was one of the very, very few people who knew what Prime Minister Narendra Modi was going to tell the nation on the night of November 8, 2016, a decision which sent people running towards the ATM machines and brought the country's economic activity to a grinding halt.
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While any aam aadmi would think it is nice to find the identity of the person sending you such pricey, precious gifts, even if you have no intention to accept them, one should go all out to find the sender's address and send him a thank you note. 

His mystery well-wisher sent all these small gifts to the bureaucrat's New Moti Bagh residence. 

Unlike the judge of a high court who did not lose even a minute in calling the police when someone tried to deliver cash at her Chandigarh residence, Adhia did not go to the police, did not ask for a probe and did not request the CBI to probe.

He remained so untouched by this warm gesture of unknown friends that he deposited these small gifts with the government. 
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Unlike the judge of a high court who did not lose even a minute in calling the police when someone tried to deliver cash at her Chandigarh residence, Adhia did not go to the police, did not ask for a probe and did not request the CBI to probe.
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The Wire's reportage has pointed out still more disturbing details. The Ministry of External Affairs, which maintains the toshakhana where such gifts are deposited, does not reflect a record of Adhia depositing these gifts, he claims to even have a receipt for the same.

It is a pity that the newsportal The Wire did not ask Adhia why he did not thank the benefactor for such magnanimity, and if his/her identity was not available, why he did not thank the anonymous person through his twitter/facebook account? 

(Read the original story published by The Wire here.)
 

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Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, refused to reveal his phone passwords and replied 'go to hell' during interrogation by the officials in INX Media case.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has accused Karti Chidambaram of not cooperating with the probe agency.

"After seizing of mobile, if the accused says that he will not give his (phone's) password and tells you to go to hell, this is called non-cooperation," Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the CBI, said.

According to DNA report, Mehta also submitted a sealed envelope to the court and refrained from reading the material aloud.

The custody of Karti, who was arrested on February 28 and sent to a five-day remand till March 6, was further extended by three days till March 9.

The CBI on March 4 took the former minister's son to Mumbai to confront former Directors of INX Media Ltd., Indrani and Peter Mukherjea.

Mehta said Indrani Mukherjea's statement was "one of the evidence for the probe agency, but not the sole one". 

However, Karti's lawyer A. Singhvi countered the CBI claim of non-cooperation and said he (Karti) was not in the custody to answer what the CBI wanted to hear.

"If I am silent that does not mean an evasive and non-cooperative (behaviour)," Singhvi argued.

He added the CBI did not give any valid reason but kept repeating orally that they had to interrogate Karti.

The lawyer also asserted the CBI had not given a single ground or wrote any reason in its application for further remand.

"Karti Chidambaram only had a 25-minute long confrontation with Indrani, and around two-hour-long interrogation in the last five days. There is no need for further custody," he said.
The agency however said the presence of the accused was needed in order to serve some important and specific purposes connected with the completion of investigation in the case.

It said the agency during the custodial interrogation so far was able to gather some important information even though Karti had remained evasive while answering the routine questions. 
 

A bail plea filed by Karti Chidambaram will be heard on March 9 when he will be produced in court again after his three day police custody ends.

During the remand, Karti will be medically examined every 24 hours and will be at liberty to seek the assistance of his counsel, one hour each in the morning and evening.

Karti was arrested on February 28 at Chennai Airport on his return from the United Kingdom, in connection with the FIR lodged on May 15, 2017 alleging irregularities in FIPB clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds worth about Rs 305 crore in 2007 when his father was finance minister.
 

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