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Major News and Events of 05 May 2014

What Happened on 05 May 2014

EC has the authority to inquire into allegations of paid news :SC

The Supreme Court has stated that the Election Commission has the authority to check the issue of paid news. It can launch an inquiry if the election expenses don't match the details filed by the candidates, as per media reports. The Apex Court also specified that EC can have a hearing on a daily basis regarding this matter, and give a decision on the complaint in a span of 45 days.

Mayawati requests poll panel to stop Amit Shah from campaigning in UP

BSP Chief Mayawati has requested the Poll Panel to ban Amit Shah from campaigning in Uttar Pradesh. As per media reports, this comes in the wake of Amit Shah’s statement that Azamgarh was a hub of terrorists. Mayawati specified that his inflammatory remarks may lead to deterioration of the law and order situation in the state.

BJP confident to win at Amethi

BJP is confident that it will score a win at the Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh, according to media reports. Arun Jaitley in his blog has stated that among the 33 constituencies, 40% votes are in favor of BJP, adding to this is the extensive campaigning done by Smriti Irani. At Amethi, Congress VP Rahul Gandhi, is pitted against BJP’s Smriti Irani, and AAP's Kumar Vishwas.

Man accused of kidnapping Khadim's Director, killed in prison

Harpreet Singh, the kidnapper who was convicted of abducting the director of Khadim, and was serving term at Kolkata in the Presidency Correctional Home, was murdered by a fellow prisoner. As per media reports, the fellow inmate who is not in sound mind attacked Singh with a brick continuously on the head. He was declared brought dead by the doctors.

INS Vikrant not to be sent to the scrapyard:Supreme Court

INS Vikrant, the first aircraft carrier was headed for the end of its journey, and would have landed in the junkyard after being auctioned to IB Commercials Pvt. Ltd. As per media reports, the aircraft has got some relief, as the SC has put a hold on the process and imposed a status quo till the date of its next hearing.

Raja refuses to accept Court's summons

The ex Telecom Minister A Raja has refused to accept the summons, issued by the court, according to media reports. His statements are in the process of being recorded by the Enforcement Directorate. Raja stated, that he would require a copy of the chargesheet, along with the summons. In the 824-page long statement, Raja has to reply to 1700 questions.

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