- Arvind Kejriwal vs Robert Vadra continues. The newest entrant to Indian politics, in a press conference today, read out from a Haryana and Punjab High Court document, which reportedly highlights a nexus between the Haryana government and DLF. The activist-turned-politician also said that once the DLF had acquired the land, it made Robert Vadra a 50 percent shareholder in their company within a year. Kejriwal revealed that the Rs 1,750 cr-worth land was given to DLF on the clause that they were the only company which had experience in making a golf course.
- The other top news today is that Mayawati has put the future of the ruling UPA in doubt. The Congress has been hoping that the BSP leader who has been silent so far, would support the government after Mamata Banerjee walked out. However Mayawati says that she will take a decision on supporting the UPA on Wednesday, and sounded as though she would prefer an early election.
Mayawati also said that no anti-Dalit party will ever get her support. We have a video of her speaking at the campaign in the bulletin.
- Even though aviation regulator DGCA has asked Kingfisher Airlines to stop selling tickets until concerns are resolved over their revival plan, they are accepting bookings on its website from 13th October. The airlines has however, put out a notice on its website that all its flights are subject to regulatory approval.
- In world news, 14-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousufzai, the first recipient of Pakistan's National Peace Award for Youth, was seriously injured when a suspected militant attacked her car. Yousufzai was hit by at least two bullets when the gunman fired at her car in Swat, located 160 km from Islamabad. Two other children were injured in the attack that occurred outside Yousufzai’s school. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.
- Over to sport and more match-fixing allegations. Not against the players, this time it's against the umpires. The ICC has launched an urgent investigation following allegations by India TV that several umpires were willing to fix matches for money. India TV broadcast footage of a sting operation, undertaken by undercover reporters in August and September, that exposes six ICC umpires from Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh. One of them, Nadir Shah has rubbished the reports.
- Sachin Tendulkar has taken his first meaningful step as a Rajya Sabha MP... as he wrote to HRD minister Kapil Sibal over a proposal to integrate sport in edutcational institutes.
- New data has shown that Micromax is the market leader of India’s tablet market! Micromax leads with an 18.4 percent share, followed by Samsung at second position with 13.3 percent and Apple at third position with 12.3 percent, in terms of sales during the second quarter of 2012.
Updated Date: Oct 09, 2012 19:28:10 IST