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Modi's reaction just a drama, reacts Congress
Congress on Saturday dismissed as 'drama' Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's [ Images ] attack on the Centre over Central Bureau of Investigation's plea for seeking transfer of the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case from Gujarat.

"Did not Modi feel insulted when Supreme Court ordered transfer of hundreds of cases relating to Godhra violence to Maharashtra [ Images ]?" Congress Spokesman Abhishek Singhvi asked at a press conference in Bangalore.

Defending CBI's plea before the Supreme Court for transfer, he said, "It is a total vote of no confidence in the prosecuting agency of Gujarat government. Now he is talking of insult to Gujarat judiciary."

Singhvi said, "Modi is known for grand standing. It is nothing but sensationalisation and drama baji," adding "the biggest insult was heaped on people of Gujarat when hundreds of cases over Godhra riots were transferred to Maharastra."

He charged Modi with practicing the "law of pressure with an intent to derail investigation" in the case, which was handed over to CBI by Supreme Court after three years of trial in Gujarat.

Despite pleas by Gujarat Police not to transfer the case to CBI, the apex court observed that the Gujarat government misled it and prosecution was not objective, he pointed out.

Singhvi also lashed out at BJP leaders for accusing the Centre of misusing CBI, saying, "The BJP is saying it six months after the case was transferred to CBI. The BJP is practising politics of opportunism and committing contempt of Supreme court".

Slamming the Centre and the CBI, Modi had said the agency's transfer plea was an insult to the judicial system of Gujarat. He had also asked the Centre whether it considered Gujarat as a part of "enemy country".

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Obama tells Palestine President to have direct talks with Israel
Washington, Aug.1 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has sent a letter to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urging him to agree to go into direct talks with the Israelis next month, and warned that if he doesn't, relations with the United States would be affected.
Pak band ''Raeth'' eyeing Bollywood, to begin India tour soon

Kripa Krishnan New Delhi, Aug 1 (PTI) They count Kishore Kumar and Mohammad Rafi among their influences and young Pakistani rockers ''Raeth'', who are back with their second album ''Hum Yaadon Ke Sang'', plan to conquer Bollywood next. The band comprising of vocalist Wajhi Farouqui and guitarist Hassan Farabi, scored a hit with ''Bhula Do'' and will begin their India tour in a month''s time.

"We will begin touring soon, like in a month''s time. We are really excited about performing in India because we had such a good time there when we were there in 2007.

We just hope that we don''t have visa problems," Farabi told PTI in a telephonic conversation from Karachi. The duo were still teenagers when they first shot to fame; Wajhi was 19 and Hassan, 17 when they scored their debut album and they promise a more mature, modern sound with their latest, which comes after a hiatus of three years.

"We have spent the past two years creating the album. It has been recorded live, so the sound is energetic pop-rock.

The songs go beyond love and heartbreak and talk about unity and peace," said Farouqui. And having conquered the ''non-filmi'' scene, the artistes are now looking towards scoring in Bollywood.

"Making music for movies is a totally different ball game and we really want to get into that now. Bollywood has such a large market across the world, it will be a undeniable opportunity for us," said Farabi.

Both the musicians were initiated into Indian filmi music by their fathers, with Wajhi saying that his father still sings Kishore Kumar numbers at family gatherings. "I grew up listening to Mohammad Rafi and Kishore Kumar as my father is a huge fan of Bolywood oldies.

Farabi''s father also was a part of a band while growing up and so we are continuing the tradition," said Farouqui. As young rockers, they enjoy plenty of female attention and have also got offers to act from the Pakistani film and television industry.

But they say that they will stick to their day job. "We are thankful for the appreciation of our fans and our fans have put together a fan club.

But beyond everything, music is what drives us and it is keeping us busy. The other stuff will have to wait," said Farabi.

''Hum Yaadon Ke Sang'' has 11 tracks and has been released in India by Universal Music.
No tax benefits, so no donation: BCCI to CWG
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday turned down Commonwealth Games Organising Committee's request for Rs 100 crore donation, citing the lack of tax benefits from the government. The CWG had written a letter to the Indian board two weeks ago asking for the donation.

"The Committee expressed its inability to agree to the request of the Commonwealth Games to be the lead partner by donating Rs 100 crores," BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement, following the board's Working Committee Meeting in Mumbai.

According to sources, BCCI's non-approval came as a result of not receiving any concession from the Income Tax department. Also as per the BCCI constitution, the board cannot become a leading partner for any non-cricketing event, as offered by the CWG in lieu of their donation. The working committee also decided not to give the remaining Rs 12.5 crores of the Rs 25 crores it had accepted to give the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for the same reason. Interestingly, many board members present felt that the Games had ample funding and felt it wasn't utilised properly.

"There was no point in giving 100 crores to CWG after more than 1000 crores have already been spent on the project, which is still not completed. The BCCI doesn't want to get embroiled anywhere, where there are controversies," said a senior member of the board.

Meanwhile, the BCCI has appointed former Olympian Dr Vece Paes as their Anti-Doping officer. Paes, who is the father of Indian tennis player Leander, has been part of the Asian Cricket Council before and has an extensive knowledge of anti-doping matters.

"Paes will educate these players about WADA's anti-doping. It is important that these players get educated about WADA anti-doping policy. We will make sure each player follows the procedure. They should be aware of the do's and the don'ts," BCCI chief administrative office Ratnakar Shetty said.

Support for Isaac

BCCI have also agreed to support New Zealand Cricket chairman Alan Isaac's candidature for the ICC vice-President's post. "The Committee approved the candidature of Mr Alan Isaac, Chairman, New Zealand Cricket, for the post of ICC vice-president," the Board statement said.
Reception ceremony of Rohit Khetrapal and Prerna at Taj Palace,Delhi

Naresh Khetrapal owner of Span Communication which is well known agency in Media and father of Rohit Khetrapal organised the reception party after the marriage of his son Rohit Khetrapal with Prerna at Taj Palace in New Delhi.He invited all his close friends and relatives for the party. Naresh Khetrapal and Vineet Khetrapal who is producer and director received all the guest and friends in the party. A big cake was cut for the reception party. Guest who came for the party were Syed Shahnawaz Husain MP, Rajat Sharma , Rajeev Shukla, Geetika, Shanu,Tarvinder Singh Marwah, Avtar Singh Bhadana.The reception finished on time.We wish all the best to the new couple.

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