Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his son Vikramaditya and two others were booked today by the Himachal police for allegedly forcibly vacating rooms which were in possession of their relative Rajeshwar Singh at their ancestral Rampur Place. The incident took place at 11.30 am on May 9 and the first complaint in this regard was lodged in police Station Rampur by Rajeshwar Singh’s property caretaker Mast Ram. But a very next day, he withdraws his complaint. Thereafter Virbhadra Singh’s nephew Rajeshwar Singh has lodged a complaint against former CM, his son and two others. The complainant Rajeshwar alleged that his rooms inRead More →

While acquitting Punjab Minister and former Cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu in a culpable homicide case, the Supreme Court today raised a question mark on the Punjab police investigation in the case. “No doubt that there are lapses in the investigation. We cannot hazard a guess whether such lapses occurred because of the general inefficiency of the system or as a consequence of a concerted effort made to protect the accused.  The law of this country is not that people are convicted of offences on the basis of doubts” said A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul while highlighting lapses in the Punjab Police investigation inRead More →

Special Series: “Suniye Mukhyamantri Ji”- Part-2 Kasauli/Solan, May 14 The state has witnessed a number of heinous crimes including murder, rape and accidents recently. But it does not seem to be making any difference for the administration and police to take some serious measures. The situation is deteriorated to the extent that many places along the national highway and internal roads are considered to be far granted for locals and tourist for consumption of liquor. This not all, men can be seen creating a ruckus on public places under the influence of liquor and even indulging in incidents of eve-teasing. They even do not mindRead More →

In a significant development, the Supreme Court today directed the Himachal government to submit the names and designations of officials who were posted at Kasauli when the unauthorised constructions came up there. In addition to it, the Court also directed the state government to apprise it about the specific steps taken to ensure that no unauthorized construction was carried out and how it proposes to tackle the issue. The Supreme Court was hearing the case pertaining to Assistant Town and Country Planner Shail Bala Sharma who was shot dead by the owner of Narayani guest house Vijay Singh in Kasauli on May 1 during demolitionRead More →

“Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has hatched a conspiracy to kill journalist Ram Chandra Chhatrapati in the Sirsa based Dera Sacha Sauda”  Key witness Khatta Singh today told the CBI Special Judge, Jagdeep Singh while recording his fresh statement in the case as per the Punjab and Haryana High Court orders. He  appolozises to the court for retracting from his statement last time in 2012 stating that he was fearing serious threat to his life. Keeping in view the senstivity of the statement, the investigating officer of the case, SP Satish Dagar, also present in the court along with his team. The CBIRead More →

Finally, Cambridge Analytica has decided to shut its operation following Facebook data breach scandal. A spokesman for Cambridge Analytica Clarence Mitchell told  the media today that the media coverage of the issue has driven away virtually all of the company’s customers, suppliers and company no longer viable to continue operating the business. Recently the political consultancy was seriously exposed after the Facebook disclosed that the Cambridge Analytical had misused Facebook 87 million users data during US elections. In addition to it, data of Facebook users of other countries also breached. The News Freedom has done special series highlighting the serious implications of data breach and loopholesRead More →

In a significant development, the  Supreme Court today took suo motu cognizance of the murder of woman officer Shasibala Sharma of Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh. An assistant in the town and country planner department, Solan  Shasibala was shot dead by hotel owner during anti-encroachment drive yesterday. The Apex Court also took a serious view of the fact that Himachal government did not provide enough security during the anti-encroachment drive. The incident took place when  Shailbala Sharma  along with other team members were removing encroachments at Narayani guest house. All sudden the owner of the guest house Vijay Thakur reached there and opened fire on the employees involved in removing the encroachments. Read More →

In a case of complete lawlessness, a woman employee of country and town planning was shot dead while one another labourer was injured by the owner of a guest house in Kasauli today. The incident took place when  Shailwala Sharma working as an assistant in the town and country planner department of Solan along with other team members were removing encroachments at Narayani guest house. All sudden the owner of the guest house Vijay Thakur reached there and opened fire on the employees involved in removing the encroachments as per the Supreme Court directions.   Shailwala who has sustained two bullet injuries died on the spot while another  Gulab Singh, workingRead More →

In a major relief to the former Chief former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, he was today granted bail by the CBI Special Judge Panchkula in Manesar land scam. The  Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) has filed a charge sheet against Hooda and 34 others in connection with land deal causing losses to farmers worth Rs 1500 crore in Panchkula CBI court in February this year. Besides Hooda, other prominent person includes Chattar Singh, who was a senior officer during Hooda regime. Hooda and others were booked under Prevention of Corruption Act, criminal conspiracy and cheating case, according to the CBI charge sheet. The  CBI hasRead More →