The Supreme Court has issued notices to the CBI and BSNL on a PIL alleging misuse of public office by former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran. The petition alleges that Maran had set up a BSNL exchange in Chennai and routed the lines to Sun TV offices.
The PIL also seeks an investigation against Maran. In 2007, the CBI's Chennai branch had drafted a note saying that the lines originally meant for his residential address were used by the Sun TV Network, causing huge losses to the central government. Sun TV is owned by Dayanidhi's brother Kalanithi.
Maran has also been under scrutiny over the Aircel-Marxis deal. The deal involves Maran and a Malaysian business tycoon.
Maran has been accused of "forcing" Chennai-based telecom promoter C Sivasankaran to sell the stake in Aircel to a Malaysian firm Maxis Group in 2006 owned by Kuala Lumpur-based business tycoon T Ananda Krishnan.
Actress Sana Khan has been declared absconding after she was charged with alleged attempted abduction of a 15-year-old girl.
Son of a Samajwadi Party leader was sentenced to life imprisonment and a penalty of Rs one lakh was also imposed on him by a local court in Badaun for raping a teenaged girl.
Three Indian Army personnel were killed on Friday in an ongoing encounter in Tral area of south Kashmir.
The Shiv Sena on Thursday ended the controversy over its late chief Bal Thackeray's funeral expenses by handing over the billed amount to the municipal authorities concerned, an official said.
The Scotland Yard arrested two more people, including a woman, in connection with the murder of a soldier on a busy London street by two suspected Islamist extremists.
Gujarat CM stressed on the importance of Yoga at the inauguration of university.
The Thane city police arrested a doctor from a hospital on Wednesday for allegedly molesting a patient, the police said on Thursday.