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This is the Catch Up on 3 Things for the Indian Express and I’m Damini Jaiman
It’s the 19th of August and here are the headlines.
In an embarrassment to the Congress, four of its workers were arrested on Friday for allegedly damaging a Mahatma Gandhi portrait kept at party MP Rahul Gandhi’s office in Kerala. The incident occurred on June 24, when members of the CPM student wing SFI vandalised the Congress MP’s office in Wayanad. During the mayhem, Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait was found pulled down from the office wall. While Congress alleged that SFI men had damaged the portrait, the CPM always blamed it on Congress workers.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has listed 15 accused, including Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in its FIR on alleged excise scam. The central agency on Friday searched 21 locations, including the residence of Sisodia, in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in the Delhi Excise Policy.
A special court for terrorism cases in Karnataka has handed over custody of five key accused in the July 26 murder of BJP youth leader Praveen Nettaru in Dakshina Kannada to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The NIA approached the special court on Thursday for custody of the accused till August 23 after the Karnataka Police completed custodial investigations on August 16, officials said.
A US court has allowed foreign investors in the start-up firm Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd to seize $87,457 from the bankrupt US satellite firm Intelsat as part of efforts to recover a compensation of over $1.2 billion from Antrix Corp., the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), for the cancellation of a 2005 satellite deal. Three Mauritius-based investors in Devas Multimedia have been attempting to seize funds at Intelsat – which has outstanding dues payable to Antrix Corp – through proceedings in a US federal court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled the country last month amidst massive anti-government protests calling for his resignation, is awaiting to obtain a US Green Card to return to America and settle there with his wife and son, a media report said on Thursday.
This was the Catch-up on 3 Things by The Indian Express.