News Wrap: Sonia, Rahul targeted; LPG prices go up

- In our top story, Arvind Kejriwal threw a challenge to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to take action against Salman Khurshid and his wife for corruption in the Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust. The IAC leader held a massive rally in Farukkabad, Khurshid's parliamentary constituency where he questioned why Sonia and Rahul have remained silent after the IAC exposed so many major scams.

Kejriwal went on to say that all the parties-- BSP, SP, BJP or Congress, are corrupt and protect each other. He also announced that the IAC will expose how corruption has led to price rise of water tax, food products and essential commodities in the near future.

In our video, we have a few scenes from his rally, which also included a scuffle among IAC, BKU and Congress members.

 News Wrap: Sonia, Rahul targeted; LPG prices go up

Under the scanner. PTI

- The price of non-subsidised cooking gas or LPG has been hiked by Rs 26.50 to Rs 922 per unit, creeping close to that 1000 number. This is for those consumers who buy beyond the cheaper quota of six cylinders. In September, the government had restricted the supply of subsidised domestic LPG cylinders to six per household in a year. Any requirement above this will have to be bought at market rate, which is more than double the subsidised price of Rs 410.42 per cylinder in Delhi. We've compiled a list of tips on how you can conserve your LPG consumption. Click here for the article.

- Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy has accused Sonia and Rahul Gandhi of converting a public firm into a private company. In short, he said that Sonia and Rahul formed a private company named Young Indian and acquired a public limited company, the Associated Journals Limited.

The Associated Journals Ltd in turn owns National Herald and Quami Awaz newspapers and all high value real estate property in Delhi and other places in UP associated with these companies.

Swamy alleged that the deal between Young Indian and Associated Journals Ltd was a fraud committed in order to grab the Herald House in Delhi, that is located in a prime pincode and is valued at about Rs 1600 crore.

We have a report in the bulletin.

- Cyclone Nilam has killed 4 people and displaced more than 100,000 people in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. However, fifteen sailors were rescued and a search was on for six other missing crew who were onboard an oil tanker that drifted and ran aground off Chennai's coast in high velocity winds.

We have a clip of Director of Cyclone Warning SR Raman  speaking to the media.

- In sport, the BCCI has released the schedule for the Indo-Pak series. The Pakistan team is expected to arrive in Bangalore on 22nd December and depart on 7th January. The two teams will play two T20s and three ODIs in this time. Also, the BCCI has confirmed initial squads for the IPL. Harbhajan Singh has apparently kept his place in the Mumbai Indians squad. You can find the full lists here.

- In entertainment news we have the review of James Bond's latest flick Skyfall... so better read that on our website in case you're confused whether you should watch it or not.

- And finally, Playboy is coming to India. They plan on launching a chain of clubs, bars and cafes in India and are also looking at opening retail stores within the next five years. Before your hearts go racing, the club will focus on a certain lifestyle and exclusivity rather than nudity that the Playboy magazine has been traditionally known for.

Updated Date: Nov 01, 2012 19:48:15 IST