<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On the interveniong night of November 30 and December 1, 160 stray dogs in VIkhroli area are going to have a feast. They will be served rice, dal and chicken by a family that actually serves them food everyday without fail. However, what’s special this time is December 1, marks the birth anniversary of Charlie, one of the pet dog the Singh family lost on November 8. Another pet dog in the family, Blackie, also celebrates his birthday on December 1.Actually, the Singhs, who reside in Vikhroli East, have two special days every year when they go serve the dogs in their vicinity with special food. However, this year, they have decided to even the common public. Daniel Singh, took to the online platforms and announced the feeding of the strays. “We do this every year. This year, we have invited people too to come along with us and this will spread awareness about what we do. There are many who help us as we require 400 kilograms of rice a month, more than 1 kilograms of chicken and other products and it’s a big task for us to get it on a daily basis. But we somehow manage, there are people who do support,” she said.On November 30, they will be in the day feeding some 60 strays and in the night around 100-110. “There are some dogs who don’t ventur out in day time, while some come out only in night so on Charlie’s Birthday, whom we lost on November 8, we will be feeding all the starts with special food, a pulao or biryani like wholesome meal.”Most of the meal is sponsored by the salary of Singh’s brother. Those who want to be there on November 30 can personally visit and feed or even contribute to them.Normally the Singh’s on every Thanksgiving and Christmas feed the dogs with special food, and this year also they are continuing the tradition just that the day has changed. Their home is filled with stray dogs whom they have adopted and all of them stay with the family.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was on Tuesday granted exemption from personal appearance for the day by a Delhi court in connection with a Rs 10 crore disproportionate assets case against him.Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal also granted the relief to Singh’s wife Pratibha Singh, a co-accused in the case.The CBI, meanwhile, opposed Singhs’ application seeking permanent exemption from personal appearance, saying there was no such provision in law.The court has now posted the matter for argument on accused’s plea for November 30.During the proceedings, the CBI informed the court that it has handed over certain documents, filed along with the charge sheet, to Singhs and other accused persons as per its earlier direction.The couple, who have not been arrested so far, and other accused persons — Universal Apple Associate owner Chunni Lal Chauhan, stamp paper vendor Joginder Singh Ghalta, Managing Director of Tarani Infrastructure Vakamulla Chandrasekhar, and co-accused Lawan Kumar Roach, Prem Raj and Ram Prakash Bhatia — are facing trial in the case.The charge sheet also names as accused LIC agent Anand Chauhan, who was arrested in a separate money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in relation to the present matter and is currently in judicial custody.The court had granted them bail on May 29 after they appeared before it in pursuance to summons issued against them by the court.The court had on May 8 summoned them after taking cognisance of the charge sheet filed by the CBI.The CBI charge sheet, running into over 500 pages having statements of around 225 witnesses and containing 442 documents, has claimed that Singh had amassed assets worth around Rs 10 crore which were disproportionate to his total income during his tenure as a Union minister.Chauhan was arrested by the ED on July 9 last year in a separate money laundering case related to the disproportionate assets case.The matter was transferred by the Supreme Court to the Delhi High Court, which on April 6, 2016, had asked the CBI not to arrest Singh and directed him to join the probe.On November 5 last year, the apex court had transferred Singh’s plea from the Himachal Pradesh High Court to the Delhi High Court, saying it was not expressing any opinion on the merits of the case, but “simply” transferring the petition “in the interest of justice and to save the institution (judiciary) from any embarrassment”.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Amethi police today nabbed two persons allegedly involved in looting Rs 11,54,000 from a private firm employee here early last month after gunning him down and injuring his colleague in broad daylight outside a bank. Amethi Superintendent of Police Anees Ahmad Ansari identified the arrested duo as Dal Singar Singh and Sandip Kumar Singh of Katsari village under Kadipur police station of Sultanpur district. SP Ansari said the two were arrested on charges of murder, attempt to murder and robbery besides other related offences. Singhs’ third accomplice Prem Kumar Passi of Barabanki is yet to be arrested, said SP Ansari adding the police team, which arrested Singhs also recovered Rs 4,03,000 of the looted money, besides two pistols, some live cartridges and mobile sets from the miscreants. The incident had occurred on February 6 when Ekantik Sharma, working as an accountant in a local firm arrived outside the Kathaura branch of Bank of Baroda along with his colleague to deposit some money. Minutes before stepping into the bank, the two were attacked by a gun-wielding miscreants, who decamped with their bag containing the money after firing over them. The gun fire resulted in killing of Ekantik, while Sharma was injured and rushed to the hospital.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)