New Delhi: BS Yeddyurappa, the BJP’s Karnataka chief, rubbished the allegation in a news report today in the Caravan magazine claiming that he had paid Rs. 1,800 crore as bribe to his party leadership. As he called the allegations “atrocious and malicious”, the Congress said it could well be the first case to be investigated by India’s first anti-corruption Lokpal. The Caravan claimed to have accessed diary notings of what it said were payments by Mr Yeddyurappa to top BJP leaders and even judges. The diary entries, claims the article, were dated January 2009.
Movie News : Veteran lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar ripped into Omung Kumar’s upcoming film PM Narendra Modi, the biopic on India’s Prime Minister. The film stars Vivek Oberoi in the lead role and ever since the film was announced, it has been at the centre of several controversies. The latest among them seems to be a credit for Javed Akhtar under ‘Lyrics’ on the poster of the film, while the lyricist says that he is ‘shocked’ to find his name there. Akhtar took to Twitter to post a screenshot of the credits on the film poster and wrote, “Am shocked to find my name on the poster of this film. Have not written any songs for it!” News website : Latest News in Hindi.
Sport news : Virat Kohli will soon be seen wearing No 18 on his white flannels as the ICC has allowed Test-playing nations to have the players sport their names and numbers on their jerseys. The move is aimed at popularising the longest format of the game. The English county sides as well as the Australian state sides playing the Sheffield Shield are used to wearing whites with names and numbers on the back but this will be an altogether new experience for the Indian team, who will play the second Test of the World Championship against West Indies wearing numbered white shirts. “Yes, it starts from August 1 for the World Test Championship. It is a part of the wider plan to promote Test cricket,” Claire Furlong, ICC’s GM Manager (Strategic Communications) said on Friday.
Auto news : Delhiites celebrated the ‘festival of colours’ with pomp and splendour on Thursday with people smearing colours on each other and exchanging greetings and sweets. The Delhi Police issued more than 13,000 challans for violation of traffic rules, including drunk driving. The number of challans issued by the police increased by around 4,000 this year, but the total number of drunken drive cases reduced by 300, a senior traffic police officer said. He said 13,219 challans, including 1,591 for drunken driving, were issued for violation of traffic rules on Thursday. In 2018, over 9,300 people were challaned and 1,900 booked for drunken driving. The Delhi traffic police earlier urged people to follow the traffic rules and advised motorists not to drink and drive, observe speed limits, obey traffic signals and asked two-wheeler riders to wear helmets and avoid triple riding to make the festival safe and secure.