Delhi Confidential: Seeking damages
Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has threatened to sue the Indian arm of a publishing house and has sought damages worth Rs 100 crore for a book which talks about his brawl in a Karachi hotel, his “playboy” image and calls him “Mr Ninety Per Cent” in reference to kickbacks he would get in government deals. Sadruddin Hashwani, who is a top hotelier in Pakistan, has written the book Truth Always Prevails and has been accused of defaming the Pakistan leader. While the Pakistan High Commission is contemplating what to do next, the Indian lawyer engaged by the Pakistan leader says that Zardari plans to donate the compensation to charity.
Jairam Ramesh is set to hit the streets this week. He will lead a three-day long padyatra from Delhi to Bhatta-Parsual and other villages where land acquisition was an issue. Having opposed the land bill in Parliament, it is time for the Congress to head outside. The padyatra, which would kick off on March 13, is set to go up to the Aligarh border. Organised by the Youth Congress and supported by farmer bodies, the yatra will also have Youth Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Brar. It would culminate in Delhi on March 16.
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has written to all ministries, suggesting that ‘gaunyl’ be used instead of phenyl as disinfecting and cleaning agent. Phenyl, she said, is bad for the environment, while gaunyl is environment friendly, effective and made from cow urine extract. She said gaunyl is now being stocked by Kendriya Bhandar.
A friendly cricket match between SC judges and lawyers saw the latter win. One of the lawyers got five wickets in his four overs. Talking to senior lawyer who played, Justice Vikramjit Sen tried to look for the lawyer in the court hall and quipped: “Where is this gentleman? This lawyer is going to lose all his cases before us. He got most of us out and made us lose the match.”
Source:: Indian Express