Revealed: PM Manmohan Singh's assetsMay 16, 2013Prime Minister Manmohan Singh does not have any cash in hand and owns a 1996 Maruti car, unlike many of his colleagues, revealed the affidavit he submitted to the returning officer in Assam.India's envoy to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri to present letters of credential todayIndian envoy to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri, on Saturday arrived in Kathmandu, where he is expected to present letters of credential to President Bidya Devi Bhandari. Puri, an IFS officer, has been recently appointed as the 24th Ambassador of India to Nepal. He has previously served as the Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations. He had also been the member of India's Security Council for two years. Letters of credentials are instrument by which the head of a state exercises his or her power to appoint ambassadors and ministers to foreign countries. 2G scam: PM rejects Sinha's demand to appear before JPC Rejecting BJP leader Yashwant Sinha's allegations in the 2G scam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said that it is up to the Joint Parliamentary Committee to decide who has to be called for deposition and thus rejected Sinha's demand for appearing before JPC. The Prime Minister also said that the JPC has all the documents with them and let them investigate the matter. 'Ikhwan' commander Rashid Billa shot dead by terroristsTerrorists shot dead Ikhwan commander Abdul Rashid Parray alias Rashid Billa last evening in Hajin area in North Kashmir's Bandipora district. Reportedly, the militants barged into his house and shot at him from a close range where he died on the spot. Earlier, a former public prosecutor was also gunned down by unidentified gunmen in Shopian's Pinjora village on Sunday evening.Security forces cordon off villages after recent terror attacks in ValleyAt least 20 villages have been cordoned off early this morning in a joint operation by the Indain Army's Rashtriya Rifles, the CRPF and the Jammu Kashmir Police in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. The operation comes after recent incidents of rifle snatching and bank heists in South Kashmir. A search operation is currently underway.Akki's 'Rustom' to avert clash with Hrithik's 'Mohenjo Daro'Following the present trend of market to grow cash crops in the sector of agriculture, the farmers of Hiranagar border have also stepped up in the production of commercial crops instead of traditional crops. The farmers have also joined hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of increasing the agricultural produce to double their income in coming years and adopt better way of latest farming.Forest officials arrest smuggler with leopard skinA smuggler was arrested with a 10-feet-long leopard skin in Jalpaiguri district. Acting on information received, forest officers of Belacoba range intercepted a group of three people who were trying to smuggle the skin to Nepal. They managed to arrest one person and also seized the skin. He added they have in the past recovered Royal Bengal tiger and cheetah skins and claimed these were likely part of an international racket. Poaching in India has reduced the population of several species including tigers, elephants and rhinos.Wall collapse kills seven in AndhraAt least seven people were killed after the collapse of a wall of an under construction mall, about 35 km from Vijayawada, in Guntur city of Andhra Pradesh. As many as 8 workers were reportedly trapped and while one was rescued, the other seven lost their lives. The accident happened when a 30-feet deep cellar was being dug for a proposed multi-storey building at the Lakshipuram area in Guntur. While the work was under process, a sudden landslip occurred, trapping the workers inside. The district collector and other officials rushed to the accident site. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu also went to the site to oversee the rescue efforts.