Voting began today in the prestigious RK Nagar bypoll in Chennai after a high-voltage campaign by the ruling AIADMK, Independent candidate TTV Dinkarakan and DMK for late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's seat.
The bypoll was initially scheduled for April 12 but the Election Commission cancelled it over allegation of votes being bought by parties in the vote-for-cash scam.
After seven years, a Delhi court will today pronounce its verdict in the 2G spectrum allocation scam cases, which rattled the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government during its second term.
The judgement by special CBI judge OP Saini will decide the fate of former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and several others accused in the 2007-08 case which, as per a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, caused a loss of Rs. 1.76 lakh crore to the state exchequer.
Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan's baby boy turned one on Wednesday and the couple brought in his birthday at the Pataudi Palace in an intimate gathering. In attendance were Kareena's parents, Randhir Kapoor and Babita and sister Kareena Kapoor along with her two children. Saif's mother, actress Sharmila Tagore was also present and so were Kareena's uncle Karan Kapoor and cousin Zahaan.
The center of attraction was, of course, the birthday boy, Taimur. A celebrity in his own right, Taimur cut his birthday cake along with his parents while his grandmothers looked on. The cake was a three-tier cake, complete with animals and a mini-jungle.