Supreme Court appoints amicus curiae to examine papers related to Mahatma Gandhi's assassination newsreporter.in
The Supreme Court appointed senior advocate Amarendra Saran as amicus curiae on Friday to examine documents related to Mahatma Gandhi's assassination+ after a petitioner claimed he was killed by a mysterious person who had fired "a fourth bullet".
A bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara initially expressed reservations in entertaining the petition, saying that a fresh probe would help achieve nothing in the seven-decade-old case, but asked Saran to assist in deciding the case after the petitioner claimed to have documentary evidence to prove that Gandhi's real killer was never caught.
In a surprise development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's image showed up in the 2017 wall calendar and table diary published by the Khadi Village Industries Commission (KVIC). Most employees and officials were taken aback to see the cover photo of the calendar and diary showing Modi weaving khadi on a large 'charkha', in the same classic pose as Gandhiji, official sources said here on Thursday.
While Gandhi's historic picture weaving khadi on a simple charkha, wearing his trademark loin cloth, is legendary and imprinted in the minds of the masses since generations, Modi comes across in his signature attire of kurta-pyjama-waistcoat, weaving khadi on a slightly modern charkha.
Farmers in Madhya Pradesh's Sheopur district received what were apparently fake ₹2,000 currency notes from the local State Bank of India branch.
The portrait of Mahatma Gandhi was missing in the notes and, when the befuddled farmers approached bank officials, they were told that the notes were "genuine". Fortunately for them, the bank, however, replaced the notes.