Actor Sanjay Dutt who is currently out on a 14-day furlough from Yerawada Central Jail has sought a 14-day extension,citing health reasons. Jail authorities said a decision on the application would be taken on Monday after reviewing the report from the police station. The 53-year-old actor,who had surrendered in May after the Supreme Courts confirmation of his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai blasts for illegal possession of weapons,is serving the remaining 42 months of his five-year sentence. He was released on a furlough,which he was entitled to after spending three months in jail.
Mohan Dharia critical,in ICU
Former Union minister for commerce Mohan Dharia was admitted to the intensive care unit of Poona Hospital on Saturday afternoon. The 89-year-old was diagnosed with chronic renal failure. His condition is critical,said Dr Vinod Shah,the physician treating Dharia. The former Planning Commission deputy chairman suffered from hypertension and also had ischaemic heart disease.
Use Totalizer machines in 2013 polls: Anna to PM
Social activist Anna Hazare has urged the Union government to take initiative to use the ‘Totalizer’ voting machines to ensure secrecy of voters. Hazare has shot off a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chief Sonia Gandhi requesting them to make sure the machines are introduced in the upcoming Assembly polls in five states and the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Cop accuses Baramati MC member of trying to set her ablaze
Police sub-inspector Deepali Shinde,30,has lodged a complaint at the Baramati police station alleging that a local municipal council member,Sunil Pote,and his men tried to set her on fire in the early hours of Sunday. The police,however,said Shinde sustained no injures. It may be recalled that the Anti-Corruption Bureau,acting on Pote’s complaint,caught Shinde red-handed along with a middleman while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 on October 5. She had been in police custody for three days before being released on bail.