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Solar scam case: Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy acquitted

(Rptg, correcting headline, typos throughout)
Bengaluru, Oct 7 (UNI) Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy got a major relief as he was acquitted from solar scam by a local court here today for lack of document supporting the allegations.

The senior Congress leader was the fifth acquiesced in a cheating case filed in March 2015 by a Bengaluru-based businessman M K Kuruvila who had alleged that Mr Chandy and five others had taken bribe of Rs 1.35 crore on the promise of helping him set up a franchise to sell solar panels.

Acquitting Mr Chandy, the Court however said that the charges against other accused in the case will stay.

The court, had in October 2016, had asked Mr Chandy and the other five accused to return Rs 1.6 crore to Kuruvila with 12 per cent interest and court expenses within six months.

However, Mr Chandy moved the court, petitioning to set aside the order.

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UP CM grants Rs 83 cr for water, power in Bundelkhand

24 Feb 2018 | 12:09 AM

Lucknow, Feb 23 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday sanctioned a grant of Rs 83 crore for strengthening drinking water and power situation in Bundelkhand.

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Gadkari takes dig at Sharad Pawar

23 Feb 2018 | 11:53 PM

Mumbai, Feb 23 (UNI) Union Minister for Road Transport and senior
BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Friday took a dig at NCP chief Sharad
Pawar saying that one needs to have ability and capability to rise
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Youth killed in road accident in Nashik

23 Feb 2018 | 11:52 PM

Nashik, Feb 23 (UNI) A two-wheeler rider was killed and his pillion
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unknown vehicle at Sangamner naka in Sinnar taluka of the district
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UP CM to join Holi celebrations in Mathura

UP CM to join Holi celebrations in Mathura

23 Feb 2018 | 11:49 PM

Lucknow, Feb 23 (UNI) To promote tourism in Mathura, the land of Krishna, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Friday attended ‘Rasostava’, the festival to promote cultural and religious heritage of Brij Bhumi.

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