The corruption scandal marring India’s CBI

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      The Indian government controversially removed the two men at the top of its main investigating agency earlier this week, sparking a political row over the decision.

Alok Verma, the director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and his deputy Rakesh Asthana, were relieved of their duties pending an inquiry, after each accused the other of corruption.

The dramatic decision was made at midnight on Wednesday. The government said it had no choice after months of infighting, calling it an “extraordinary and unprecedented” situation.

Opposition parties have accused the government of interfering in the CBI’s internal matters, however.

Mr Verma has also challenged his dismissal in India’s Supreme Court, sayin

           A homeless man has turned a parking space on the fourth floor of a multi-storey into his personal “hotel” complete with framed pictures, bedding and a cardboard carpet.

Paul Lindsay-Jones, 55, transformed the disabled spot in Truro, Cornwall, after being evicted about two weeks ago.

“I take pride,” he said. “Some people are on the street with just a sleeping bag but I like a bit of luxury.”

The local council said it would meet to discuss Paul’s situation.