Mumbai: In more embarrassment for the Central government another man – Feroz Rashid Khan named in India’s Most Wanted list of terrorists allegedly hiding in Pakistan was found to be in Arthur Road Jail.
Feroz Rashid Khan, 51, stands 24th on the list of most wanted fugitives supposed to be hiding in Pakistan. Feroz was arrested by the crime branch of Mumbai police from a village in Navi Mumbai in connection with 1993 Mumbai blasts.
“They (the CBI) have admitted the mistake for erroneously including Feroze Khan in the list,” home ministry spokesperson Onkar Kedia told a news agency.
Kedia said the CBI had named 40 people and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had included 10 suspected terrorists in the list.
The CBI, the official said, “has written to the Home Ministry saying that they had forgotten to remove the name from the list although the accused was in their custody”.
He said the NIA has checked up its list and stands by the names forwarded. The CBI is now rechecking the names of 40 people it had given.
The CBI promptly suspended an inspector and transferred two senior officers for the error, said a statement from the agency.
Agency spokesperson Dharini Mishra said: “After first lapse was discovered on May 17, the CBI ordered an enquiry. The lapse has occurred on the part of the official in cancelling the name from the list.”
CBI had issued an Interpol Red Corner Notice against Khan in 1994 but the notice was not withdrawn even after the agency has got his custody.
“CBI has conveyed to the Home Ministry that the lapse was on the agency’s part. When CBI forwarded the list to MHA, they forgot to delete the name of this person,” a Home Ministry spokesperson said.
Khan is alleged to have facilitated transport and distribution of arms and ammunitions during the blast and subsequently.
Mumbai police had alleged that following Dawood Ibrahim’s instructions, Khan arranged for landing of arms allegedly used in the blast.
MHA sources have reportedly said that the CBI failed to inform the Home Ministry about Feroz’s name during compilation of the list.
Earlier, the case of Wazhul Kamar Khan being in the list had left the government red faced. Khan has been living in Mumbai suburb Thane’s Waghle Estate with his mother, wife and children, after he was let off on bail. He was also involved in the 2003 Vile-Parle and Ghatkopar blasts besides the 2002 Mumbai Central station blasts.
The CBI had later removed the name of Wazhul from the list and its website.
Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday had accepted that the inclusion of Wazhul Kamar Khan in the list of most-wanted fugitives given to Pakistan was a “mistake”.
The Indian government had handed over the list of 50 most wanted fugitives to Pakistan shortly after the killing of al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in a US covert operation near Islamabad. The move was aimed at increasing the pressure on Pakistan to hand over fugitives wanted by India, including JuD chief Hafiz Saeed and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim but now after another gaffe coming to surface, the list is turning into a source of embarrassment for the Central government.
With IANS inputs
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You might not happy with your current mobile service provider but you probably don’t like to switch another mobile service provider because you don’t want to change your current mobile number.
Here is good news for those who are not happy with their current mobile service provider. Now you can change your mobile service provider without changing your mobile number. It means your mobile number belong s to you and not belongs to service provider for your lifetime.
TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) has declared that MNP( Mobile number Portability) will available from 20th September 2009 in selected cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore etc. and from 20th march 2010 it will be available in all over India. This means you are able to change your mobile service provider without changing mobile number from March 20 2010 all over India.
TRAI also declared that there will be small amount of fee for changing your mobile service provider from current service provider to new and the maximum time within two days.
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Now you are free to choose your desired mobile service provider without changing your mobile number because now there is no hassle in switching from one mobile service provider to another without changing your most valuable, distributed and known mobile number
The decision of MNP (Mobile Number Portability) is beneficial to consumer because it will increase the quality of service provider and bring down the calling/sms/validity/roaming rents or prices. Department of Telecommunication is already in the process implementing MNP in major metro cities.
The Tentative MNP (Mobie Number Portabitlity) is as follows
1)Don’t end up with current service provider till bind up with new service provider.
2) Pay any dues of current service provider or do settlement.
3) Contact new desired service provider which will start the process of MNP by contacting your current service provider.
4) Your desired new service provider will contact you at this time keep your mobile details handy like your number, registered name , address, pin etc.
5)After confirmation new service provider will activate their service on your mobile number.
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The years most anticipated film Mani Ratnam’s tri-lingual: ‘Raavan’ in Hindi, ‘Raavanan’ in Tamil and ‘Villain’ in Telugu is slowly getting revealed.
Sony Music has bagged the music rights of Tamil and Telugu versions and will be releasing the audio very soon. Maestro A R Rahman is said to have done a splendid job as usual for a Mani film.
The Hindi music will be launched in Mumbai on April 24 and ARR will be performing live at the audio release of Mani Ratnam’s ‘Raavan’ for a select audience from Bollywood and the media at Yash Raj Studios. India’s favourite music composer A R Rahman is taking a break from his current world tour to perform live at the launch.
‘Raavanan’ is a modern version of the Ramayanam with reference to Ravanan kidnapping Seetha and Raman going in search of his wife. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan plays Seetha in all three versions and Abhishek Bachchan and Vikram play Raavan in Hindi and southern versions respectively. Vikram plays Ram in the Hindi version there by making his debut in Bollywood.
Nita Ambani, born on 1st Nov, 1963, grew up in the suburbs of Mumbai and hails from a middle class family.
Her father was a senior Birla executive. Nita Ambani has always had a keen interest in Indian classical dance and wanted to pursue a career in dance.
While her mother aspired for her to become a chartered accountant, Nita Ambani now holds qualifications as a teacher and an interior designer.
Nita Ambani has been working as part of the Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation. Nita Ambani is also part of Reliance Industries and UNAIDS partnership which is aimed towards halting and reversing the HIV epidemic in India.
Nita Ambani is spearheading Project Drishti, a unique initiative by RIL and NAB, with a vision to give sight to sightless people from the underprivileged segment at no cost.
Nita Ambani was recipient of the Samaj Seva Vishwa Bhushan at the Bharat Nari Shakti award function which was held on the International Women’s Day in 2005.
Officials investigating his alleged financial shenanigans visited Lalit Modi for the second time in less than 24 hours at his hotel in Mumbai. After spending close to six hours with them, Modi left the Four Seasons in his BMW and headed to Mukesh Ambani’s office in Nariman Point. He spent 45 minutes with the owner of the Mumbai
Indians, and later, flew by helicopter to DY Patil stadium to watch the Deccan Chargers take on the Chennai Super-Kings. (Read: Modi questioned about IPL broadcast rights deal)
Clearly, this is not a man who’s ready to give up his fight to survive as the Chairman and Commissioner of the Indian Premier League (IPL). But just in case you need to hear him say it, just rewind to earlier this week when he told jostling reporters that there is “no chance” of him resigning, even though his colleagues say they will force him out. And if its action and not words you want, well, Modi plans to go to court on Friday to stop Monday’s meeting where the IPL Governing Council plans to force him out.
Modi is the protagonist (or the villain, depending on who you talk to) in a cricket fairytale turned horror story. The funding of all team-owners and associates of the IPL is being carefully scrutinized by the government. Modi’s detractors say he has inflicted this inquiry on the world of Indian cricket with a series of careless tweets earlier this month. (Read: Lalit Modi takes on BCCI with e-mails)
The tweets targeted then minister Shashi Tharoor by questioning his support to and involvement in the consortium that won the franchise last month for the new Kochi team. The fallout was swift. Tharoor was forced to resign, and the government ordered a multi-agency inquiry into the IPL. (Read: Shashi Tharoor resigns after Congress says enough)
From proxy ownership by rich and powerful players to illegal foreign funding from tax havens like Mauritius, the investigation could blow the cover off both the IPL, and its elite guard. (Read: Nationwide IPL crackdown, SRK, Preity teams feel the heat)
The validity of Monday’s Governing Council meeting has been challenged by Modi. As Commissioner, he says, it’s up to him to call meetings. He made his point in no uncertain terms in an email to Shashank Manohar, the man who many say will replace him as IPL Chief. Manohar is currently the President of cricket’s finial body in India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Modi has threatened to go to court on Friday to stop Monday’s meeting. Manohar, and others on the IPL governing council, say that won’t change their minds.
What Modi has suggested is that the meeting be postponed to give him some more time to prepare his defense. If that’s not acceptable, he says, he will not attend the meeting.
Manohar says Modi can be voted out even if he’s absent. In an interview to NDTV, Mansoon Ali Khan Pataudi, who is also on the governing council, said Modi will only make things worse for himself if he skips the session. Pataudi said it behooves Modi to request an extension in person. (Read & watch:: If Modi skips Monday meet, he’s out)
Modi’s defense strategy, by his own admission, will be anchored on the argument that every decision that he took was sanctioned by the Governing Council. Everyone’s guilty, if crimes were committed. So far, his camp has released emails that show he was turned down when he requested that the stakeholders of all IPL teams be publicly named. (Read: Lalit Modi’s email suggested revealing all IPL stakeholders)
Manohar was among those who rejected Modi’s suggestion, but that, Manohar says, is because it would have violated confidentiality clauses in agreements with team-owners.
Income tax officials meanwhile continued, on Thursday, to visit the offices of IPL team-owners to survey documents of ownership. In Lucknow, on Thursday, the Sahara offices were checked out; Sahara bought the Pune team last month. The headquarters of GMR, which owns the Delhi Daredevils, were also surveyed. On Wednesday, the offices of team-owners in Kolkata, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Chennai were all frequented by Income Tax officials. (Read: Income Tax inquiries: Sahara surveyed, KKR summoned)
At the same time, Modi was asked in person at the Four Seasons hotel for a copy of the telecast rights’ contract – a deal worth billions of dollars, and one that allegedly allowed Modi a kickback. A few hours before Modi was questioned, the offices of the two companies who hold broadcast rights for the IPL, World Sports Group and Multi Screen Media, were raided. (Read: Telecaster denies any wrong doing in IPL deal)
Sources say the inquiry by tax officials will continue into next week. The goal is to assess income and expenditure of all IPL team-owners. Officials say major sponsors and advertisers of IPL will also be investigated.