Saturday, February 16, 2013

Kerala CM:Chandy no to re-investigation Suryanelli rape case

Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy on Friday ruled out re-investigation in the Suryanelli rape case that has returned to haunt Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien.

"After fresh revelations, we again got legal opinion. There is no scope for re-investigation," he told reporters at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi.
The statement assumes significance in the face of demands for prosecution of Kurien after the victim in the case pleaded that he be made an accused in the context of Supreme Court reverting the issue to Kerala High Court.
There have also been demands that Kurien should resign as Deputy Chairman.
Ruling out his resignation, he has been insisting that he is innocent. He met Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday and Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari to explain his position.
Bill introduced in US Congress to create over 125,000 new visas

A bi-partisan group of US lawmakers have introduced a new bill in the Congress to create more than 125,000 new visas to attract global talents to America. The bill is aimed at targeting highly skilled talents from India and China.

The bill envisages creation of a new set of conditional visas for 75,000 immigrant entrepreneurs and 50,000 foreign graduate students from science technology, engineering and maths streams.

The bill, which has been welcomed by the White House, has the support of top US companies and organisations .

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