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Delhi HC seeks reply from AAP, its leaders on foreign funding

The Centre had earlier told the court that AAP leaders, including Kejriwal, had not provided the information sought by it on the funding received by the party

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought responses from Aam Admi Party (AAP) and its founding members, including chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, on foreign funding received by the new party. The HC was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) for registration of a criminal case on the ground that the newly formed party allegedly received foreign funding in violation of various laws.

 

A bench headed by Justice Pradeep Nandrajog said, "Let a copy of this writ petition be supplied to Prashant Bhushan who appeared on behalf of AAP. Let a response be filed four days prior to 28th February, the next date of hearing".

 

Bhushan, who has also been made a party in the petition besides AAP, accepted the notice and strongly opposed the earlier submissions of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) that the party and its leaders have not responded to the queries on foreign funding. "A misleading statement was made on behalf of the government counsel on the last date of the hearing that we have not responded to the queries. Each and every query has been responded to in great detail," he said.

 

Additional solicitor general Rajeeve Mehra, appearing for MHA, said, "I did not say that they (AAP) are not providing information. What I had said was that the information regarding the bank details was not provided."

 

"You had said that," the bench said and fixed the matter for further hearing on 28th February. The Centre had earlier told the court that AAP leaders, including Kejriwal, had not provided the information sought by it on the funding received by the party.

 

Besides Kejriwal and Bhushan, petitioner advocate ML Sharma has made AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Shanti Bhushan as parties in his PIL.

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Microsoft appoints Satya Nadella as its CEO

Satya Nadella is taking over at a time when Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, is expanding its focus to devices and cloud infrastructure

 

Software giant Microsoft has appointed Hyberabad-born Satya Nadella as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Nadella would replace Steve Ballmer.

 

In a statement, Microsoft said, “As Satya Nadella becomes the third CEO of Microsoft, he brings a relentless drive for innovation and a spirit of collaboration to this new role”.

 

Nadella is taking over at a time when the world’s largest software company is expanding its focus to devices and cloud infrastructure.

 

“The opportunity ahead for Microsoft is vast, but, to seize it, we must move faster, push harder and continue to transform,” Nadella said in the statement.

 

“During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella,” Microsoft founder and former Chairman Bill Gates said.

 

Gates said that Nadella is a proven leader with hard-core engineering skills, business vision and the ability to bring people together.

 

“His vision for how technology will be used and experienced around the world is exactly what Microsoft needs as the company enters its next chapter of expanded product innovation and growth,” Gates said.

 

Formerly executive vice president of the Cloud and Enterprise Group at Microsoft, Nadella was leading the development of one of the largest cloud infrastructures in the world.

 

Gates will assume a new role as Technology Advisor and devote more time to the direction of the company’s products and technology.

 

In August last year, while launching its search for a new CEO, its then chief executive Steve Ballmer had said he will step down in the next 12 months.

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Regulation: Banks May Be Forced To Be Brokers

Desperate bid by IRDA to improve insurance penetration. Will customers really benefit?

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