- Hours after being denied bail by the Ghaziabad sessions court, Nupur Talwar, one of the co- accused in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case, has now filed an application for bail in the Supreme Court. In the submission, her legal team has alleged that Nupur has not been granted parity, which is a violation of Article 21.
However, Nupur Talwar will continue to stay in Dasna jail till the Supreme Court takes up her application.
- ‘Dacoits and murderers’— that’s what Baba Ramdev has branded the members of parliament. But not to be outdone in the name calling contest, Lalu Prasad said that Ramdev was mental. Samajwadi Party member Shailendra Kumar also reacted by saying that such comments were an open breach of parliamentary privilege and has moved a notice on the matter.
- Telecom giant Bharti Airtel has posted a decline of 28.19 per cent in consolidated net income at Rs 1,006 crore for the fourth quarter which ended on 31st March. This maybe due to the carrier being hit by higher cost of 3G licence fee amortisation, 3G interest costs, forex losses and tax provisions.
- Eight people were killed in a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul…just hours after U.S. President Barack Obama left Afghanistan following an unannounced visit during which he signed a strategic partnership agreement. The blast, and Obama’s visit, came a year after U.S. special forces killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a raid in neighbouring Pakistan.
- In sport, Virender Sehwag’s fifth fifty in a row gave Delhi a win over Rajasthan last night. Tonight though, RCB take on Kings XI. Follow the live updates Firstpost. On the football front, Roy Hodgson has been named as England manager. The 64 year old has so far manager 18 teams in his 36 year old coaching career.
- Finally, Japanese media say a Harley-Davidson motorcycle lost in last year’s tsunami has washed up on a Canadian island about 6,400 kilometers away.Its owner has been located through the license plate number. Talk about one wild ride!