New Delhi, Dec 25 : Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been a regular blogger for more than a year, has now convinced his close friend and Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh to follow suit.
"My friend and member of my immediate family, my younger brother Shri Amar Singhji, MP from Uttar Pradesh, on my instigation has started his blog at www. thakuramarsingh. com. Do visit and say what you feel about it..," Amitabh posted on his blog bigb. bigadda. com/.
New Delhi, Dec 22 : Deposing before a city court Tuesday, Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh charged that a man posing as a law officer tried to extort Rs. 5 crore from him to settle a corruption case against Mulayam Singh Yadav two years ago.
Appearing before Metropolitan Magistrate Ashu Garg, Singh alleged that accused Barun Kumar Verma posed as a law officer of the law ministry and demanded the money to ensure a favourable order from an apex court judge.
Lucknow, Dec 5 :Restraining the Uttar Pradesh government from arresting Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh, the Allahabad High Court Saturday, however, said the central government could proceed against him in a money laundering case registered against him.
A division bench comprising Justice Yatindra Singh and Justice Srikant Tripathi has fixed Jan 28 for the next hearing of the matter.
New Delhi, December 3 : Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh, under fire from some colleagues over his remarks on the Firozabad by-poll, Thursday received full backing from party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, who praised his work and emphasised his position in the hierarchy.
"He is a leader who can take action against others," Mulyam Singh said, referring to reports that the party was unhappy over some of his remarks and could take action against him.
He also praised Amar Singh's efforts to popularise the party and his contribution to its growth.
New Delhi, Nov 30 : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday sought to make light of the remarks of party colleague Amar Singh that the party's defeat in the Firozabad Lok Sabha by-election was due to Mulayam Singh's over-confidence.
The Samajwadi Party chief said remarks of Amar Singh, a party general secretary, showed that the party has a democratic set-up.
"There is no other issue in this," Mulayam Singh said, responding to questions about Singh's remarks made in a TV interview.
New Delhi, Nov 3 : Taking a serious view of the non-appearance of Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh, a city court Tuesday issued a bailable arrest warrant against him for not deposing in a two-year-old case.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja issued the warrant against Singh against a bail amount of Rs. 10,000 for Dec 22. The court noted that Singh had earlier on two occasions failed to appear before it, citing various reasons.
The alleged economic offences case against Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh and actor Amitabh Bachchan took a curious turn on Thursday, with the Enforcement Directorate asking for a copy of the first information report.
Uttar Pradesh cabinet secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh said the state’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) already sent the documents to the ED, which is under the Union Finance Ministry.
Lucknow, Oct 29 : Lawyer Shivakant Tripathi, who filed a criminal case accusing Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh of financial fraud, Thursday alleged that both the central and state governments were trying to protect the politician.
Tripathi also alleged that Singh was a threat to his life.
Lucknow, Oct. 26: The Uttar Pradesh Government on Monday reportedly ordered the state police to start investigating a complaint registered against Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh and cine actor Amitabh Bachchan in a case related to a land scam.
Both Singh and Bachchan have said that they are being framed by the state government.
A case filed before a Kanpur magisterial court has accused both of defrauding the public and concerned parties of Rs. 500 crore.
Lucknow, Oct 26 : Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh Monday said it was his threat to expose Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati that prompted her to sit quiet on the complaint of fraud against him.
Filed by lawyer Shiv Kant Tripathi in a Kanpur police station, the FIR accused Amar Singh of playing financial fraud to the tune of Rs. 500 crore (Rs. 5 billion) through amalgamation of his own pocket companies.
Lucknow, Oct 26 : Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh on Monday said he will send all details of his share-holdings in various companies to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and challenged her to take action against him.
"I will send Mayawati all details of my share-holdings in various comapnies whether it is Mukesh Ambani''s company, or the Infosys, the NTPC or the ONGC. She can lodge criminal FIRs against all of them in Babupurwa Police Station (Kanpur)," said Singh.
Lucknow, Oct 24 : The Allahabad High Court Saturday turned down a plea for initiating criminal proceedings against Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh.
The petition was moved by lawyer Shiv Kant Tripathi, who had earlier this week lodged a first information report (FIR) in a Kanpur police station accusing Amar Singh of committing fraud through his alleged money laundering operations during his stint as chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Development Council when Mulayam Singh Yadav was chief minister of the state.
Tripathi had accused Amar Singh of siphoning off black money in the name of three dozen companies floated by him under his own name and that of his wife Pankaja Kumari Singh.
Kanpur, October 20 : Shiv Kant Tripathi, who has filed an economic offences case against high profile Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, Tuesday claimed to have received threats in phone calls from unlisted numbers.
"I have received several phone calls warning me of dire consequences simply because I dared to lodge a criminal case against Amar Singh for his involvement in a Rs. 500 crore scam," Tripathi told IANS.
The Uttar Pradesh (UP) government on Saturday transferred the corruption case against Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh to the Kolkata police.
A complaint was lodged at a Kanpur police station that Singh, 53, created a string of shell companies and amalgamated them with six core firms controlled by him, mostly with addresses in Kolkata. The complainant, Shivakant Tripathi, said this was done to convert Singh’s “black money into white”.
Singh had denied the charges and threatened to sue UP Chief Minister Mayawati because he felt she was behind it.
Lucknow, Oct 18 - The Uttar Pradesh government Saturday decided to transfer the cases registered against Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh from Kanpur to Kolkata, an official said.
"Since all the cases (are) related to companies based in Kolkata, the UP police has no jurisdiction to initiate any investigation," state cabinet secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh told a press conference here.
Lucknow, Oct 16 Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan and Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh have been accused of involvement in a Rs. 500 crore money laundering scam, according to a complaint lodged with Kanpur police.
Lodged by local businessman Shivkant Tripathi late Thursday, the first information report has charged the two well-known faces, who are close friends, of being involved in a major fraud through money laundering.
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Oct. 16 : A 14-page complaint of fraud has been filled at the Babupurwa Police Station in Uttar Pradesh''s Kanpur District against Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh, his wife Pankaja Kumari Singh and cine icon Amitabh Bachchan.
From Singapore to Chalakudy…. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan never had such a hectic schedule to keep up. On Monday another schedule of Mani Ratnam’s Raavan started in the distant hilly area of Kerala, just when Amar Singh whom Aishwarya was attending to, had recovered.
Illnesses in the family and at her work place have put Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s choc-a-bloc schedule under further pressure.
First it was her father and father-in-law who underwent health problems. Now it’s the Bachchans’ family friend Amar Singh whose kidney transplant in Singapore has further challenged Aishwarya’s schedules.
The condition of Bollywood’s favourite politician Amar Singh’s health is causing increasing concern to his well-wishers, and none more than Sanjay Dutt who’s currently trying hard to get completely back into camera range in Goa for Rohit Shetty’s laughathon All The Best.
Two months ago Amar Singh was hospitalized in Mumbai for what was said to be ‘routine’ investigation and tests. It now appears the tests were not so routine. And that Amar Singh might be more seriously ill than his protective friends are willing to let out.
New Delhi, May 19: Samajwadi Party (SP) General Secretary Amar Singh on Tuesday submitted a letter pledging support for the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil.
"I have been authorised and directed by the SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to offer our support for the formation of new UPA Government under the leadership of Dr. Manmohan Singh," Amar Singh told reporters here.
The SP had extended outside support to the UPA Government after the Left parties pulled out over nuclear deal with the US last year.