Fire at Arunachal building

New Delhi: A fire broke out

at Arunachal building in Delhi's Barakhamba Road, but there were no reports

of any casualty, officials said. The Fire Brigade, which

used 20 tenders to put out

the blaze, said it has downgraded the intensity

of the fire from medium to minor. The blaze, which erupted at around 7.45 am

at the building's seventh floor, was extinguished

in 30 minutes, a

Fire Brigade official said.

2 MPs challenge expulsion

NEW DELHI: Two of the expelled Lok Sabha members - Narendra Kumar Kushwaha of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Manoj Kumar

of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) - on Tuesday

moved the Delhi

High Court challenging Parliament's decision

to expel them from the

House in the cash-for-

query case.

In their separate petitions, the two former MPs submitted that they were

not given an opportunity to defend themselves in the matter. The petitions are likely to come up for

hearing in a couple of days.

The Union of India, the Union Ministry of Law and Justice, Privileges and

Ethics Committee, Lok Sabha, the Pawan Bansal Committee and the Lok Sabha Speaker through the Lok Sabha Secretariat have been listed as respondents

in the two petitions.

These MPs were caught on camera accepting money for raising questions in Parliament during a sting operation by the website cobrapost.com.

Bomb scare at Kamala Nagar Market

New Delhi: Panic gripped the busy Kamala Nagar Market in North Delhi this afternoon following a call of a bomb being placed in a vehicle parked there.

A call was received on the Police Control Room at about 1.30 pm that a bomb wrapped in a bag had been placed in a two-wheeler abandoned in the Kamala Nagar Market, senior police official said.

"Soon after the police patrol team reached the market, the dog squad and the Bomb Disposal Squad was pressed into action and a thorough search was conducted."

However, after about an hour's search nothing was found and normalcy restored, the officer added.

House burgled

NEW DELHI: The Greater Kailash Part I house where an elderly couple had been murdered in November 2005 was found burgled on Tuesday.

In a complaint to the police, Deepa Mehta -- daughter of S.D. Khosla and Santosh who were found murdered in the house two months ago -- said on Tuesday morning that she found the premises broken into. While some bathroom fittings were found stolen, the locks of various almirahs and cupboards had been tampered with.

Since those involved in the murder of the elderly couple had also robbed the house, the South Delhi police are taking the latest intrusion seriously and have started investigations.

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