Delhi HC grants P Chidambaram interim protection from arrest till July 3 in INX Media graft case

NEW DELHI, MAY 31: Delhi HC grants former union minister P Chidambaram interim protection from arrest till July 3 in INX Media graft case.
HC asks former Union minister P Chidambaram to join questioning in INX Media case as and when called by CBI.
HC seeks CBI response on Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail plea in INX Media case. (Agencies)
Vice President releases Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s book Straight Talk
NEW DELHI, MAY 31: Straight Talk, a book penned by Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, was released by Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu yesterday. Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, who has penned the foreword for Singhvi’s Book, also attended the book release and delivered a special address.
‘Straight Talk’ is a compilation of sixty-three of Singhvi’s articles categorised in seven chapters ranging from governance, society, terrorism and the Judiciary to the media, nuclear trends and icons and heroes.
The book release was followed by a panel discussion on “India at 71: Hits and Misses” with Abhishek Manu Singhvi, along with Congress leaders P Chidambaram and Jyotiraditya Scindia, Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi, and DMK leader A Kanimozhi on the panel. The discussion was moderated by Barkha Dutt.
Vice-President Naidu, after officially releasing the book, said that Singhvi is not only one of India’s leading lawyers, but is also a seasoned politician and has made a mark for himself in Parliamentary debates.
He said that as the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, he is happy to have Singhvi as a colleague in the Upper House. Touching upon the subjects covered by Singhvi in his new book, Naidu agreed with Singhvi’s recommendations made vis-à-vis media regulation, judicial activism, parliamentary proceedings et al.
Dr Manmohan Singh, in his special address, said that the one word that comes to his mind for this book is “fusion”.
“He [Singhvi] has fused intellectual issues with the daily diversity of life in a highly communicative form making it readable for a large section of people.”