Delhi law minister should be sacked: Congress

New Delhi : The Congress demanded on Tuesday that Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar be sacked immediately.

Congress leader Ajay Maken said on Twitter: “AAP Delhi law minister’s law degree found fake. Should be sacked immediately and vacate assembly seat for fresh election!”

The comments came after a Bihar-based university from where Tomar claimed to have obtained his degree, on Monday told the Delhi High Court that the provisional certificate was not “genuine” and “does not exist in the university’s record”.

The serial number of the certificate in the record showed the name of some other person and not of Tomar, according to the Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bihar.

The university’s response came on a plea against Tomar which alleged that he enrolled himself as an advocate on the basis of a “fake and bogus” graduation degree.

Maken questioned: “Will (Arvind) Kejriwal apologise again/take moral responsibility and step down?”

A demonstration would be held at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office on April 30, he said.

Tomar also holds the portfolios of tourism, art and culture, as well as home.


Congress seeks Modi’s apology over his ‘anti-India’ comments

New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “anti-India” comments made in Germany and Canada when he was on a three-nation tour earlier this month.

“He must apologise for whatever he had said,” senior Congress leader Anand Sharma told reporters.

Sharma, who raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha earlier in the day, said that it was the prime minister who made comments like “cleaning dirt” and “scam India to skill India” on foreign soil, thereby “insulting the country” and only he can explain what he meant.

“He does not go abroad as BJP leader or in his personal capacity. He goes there with India’s flag and must remember this,” Sharma said, adding that “it was insulting to the country and hence cannot be accepted”.

The issue saw three adjournments in the Rajya Sabha.

New book on Sourav Ganguly recounts his career, controversies

A book recounting former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly’s incident-filled cricket career has been unveiled here.

Penned by a digital marketing expert with an IT company, Satptarshi Sarkar – a die-hard fan of the “Prince of Kolkata” – the book “Sourav Ganguly: Cricket, Captaincy and Controversy” analyses various facets of Ganguly’s life as a cricketer and as captain of the Indian team.

“It probes the symbiotic relationship between the man and the cricketer. I used to run a website called where there would be interesting stories about ‘Dada’ (as Ganguly is affectionately called) and the people reading them would tell me to write a book, now I think I have enough material to compile one and so I did,” said Sarkar, hailing from the city where the left-hand batsman grew up playing the game.

The book deals with many controversies involving the southpaw, highlighted by the infamous fall-out with former India coach Greg Chappell.

Among the dignitaries present at Monday’s launch were Ganguly’s childhood coach Ashok Mustafi from Dhukhiram coaching centre, former cricketer turned author Raju Mukherjee and ex-Bengal cricketer Gopal Basu.

However, Ganguly was not present due to his busy schedule.

Man United target Gerson priced at 22 million pounds

Rio de Janeiro : Brazilian football club Fluminense have placed a 22 million pound price tag on Manchester United target Gerson.

The 17-year-old has caught the eye of Old Trafford scouts for his performances with Brazil’s Under-20 team. An attacking midfielder, Gerson has already made 12 first-team appearances for Fluminense and scored four goals, reports Xinhua.

Fluminense are understood to be keen to hold on to the teenager until after the Rio 2016 Olympics in the hope his value will rise. Gerson has also been linked with Chelsea, Juventus and Barcelona.

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake jolts Northwest Pakistan

Peshawar: As per the reports, Today a low-intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted various parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in northwest Pakistan’s northwest. The quake instantly triggered panic among the people.

Official of the Pakistan Meteorological Department said, The epicenter of the quake was in the Hindukush mountain ranges near Tajikistan border at a depth of 144 kilometers.

The quake tremors were felt in regions of Malakand, Swat, Upper and Lower Dir districts in northwest Pakistan.

As per the Pakistani official, “So far no loss to life or property has been reported,”.

Kim Kardashian hopeful of second baby

Los Angeles : Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is “still hoping” that she will have second baby with rapper Kanye West.

“They say if you’ve been trying (to have a baby) for a year, then you usually need a little bit of help. I had a tough delivery, so I understand what my challenges are. I mean, I’m seeing the best doctors and I’m trying to do everything that I can to make that happen,” Kim told The Today Show.