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Khanna notice

Mumbai, Nov. 8: A court will hear Rajesh Khanna’s “girlfriend” Anita Advani’s complaint against his wife Dimple Kapadia, daughters Twinkle and Rinke and son-in-law Akshay Kumar on November 27.

Advani, in a plea under the Domestic Violence Act, said she was evicted from Khanna’s bungalow by his family after his death. Her lawyer said Advani had stayed with the actor as his partner for last seven years and taken care of him.

Film row

New Delhi: The Competition Appellate Tribunal has ordered an inquiry into Ajay Devgn’s complaint against Yash Raj Films that it was abusing its market position to get more screens for Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Ajay Devgn Films has warned that if the inquiry vindicated their stand, they would take on YRF with the rest of Bollywood.

Gadkari visit

New Delhi: Nitin Gadkari on Thursday visited L.K. Advani at his residence to wish him on his 85th birthday. Witnesses said Gadkari even touched Advani’s feet and sought his blessing. Advani was “taken aback” because the BJP president had refused to see him for the last two days, sources said.

Bhatt charged

Jamnagar (PTI): A Jamnagar court has framed charges of murder and other offences against suspended Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt and six policemen in a 22-year-old case of custodial torture. Prabhudas Vaishnani had allegedly succumbed to injuries inflicted on him while in custody.

RTI junked

Jabalpur (PTI): Madhya Pradesh’s general administration department has rejected an RTI plea seeking data on chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s foreign tours saying the applicant “had not mentioned the name with regard to whom he sought information”.

Khurshid on UK aid

New Delhi, Nov. 8: Foreign minister Salman Khurshid said India doesn’t need developmental aid from the UK after a meeting with his British counterpart today.

However, Khurshid added the issue of Britain deciding to slash its developmental aid did not feature in their discussions which involved cyber security. “Aid is past, trade is future,” the former law minister said.

Maxis deal

New Delhi: The CBI has told the Supreme Court the probe into the Aircel-Maxis deal, allegedly involving ex-minister Dayanidhi Maran, in the 2G scam may have to be closed if it fails to get co-operation and evidence from Malaysia.

RTE deadline

New Delhi: An apex advisory panel on education headed by M.M. Pallam Raju has rejected a demand by certain states to extend the three- year deadline for the implementation of the RTE Act. The deadline expires on March 31, 2013.

Malala diary

Thiruvananthapuram (PTI): A Kerala based publishing house has brought out a Malayalam translation of the diary of Malala Yousafzai, the teenage activist who was shot by the Taliban and is undergoing treatment in London.