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SC seeks government's proactive role on 'undertrial' prisoners

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the central government to place before it the complete information about undertrial prisoners languishing in jails all over the country till March 2014 and urged it to play an active role in addressing the situation. It is a serious matter. You can't be a mute spectator. You must take a proactive role. Call a meeting of the home sec...

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Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources: Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources, and has fostered a lot of decentralization in the NDA government contrary to wide perception about him centralizing power, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday. Releasing the books Narendra Modi: The Game Changer and Being Modi at a function here, Jaitley also said that Modi starte...

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Aircel-Maxis case: Charge sheet filed against Maran brothers

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The CBI Friday filed a charge sheet against former communications minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran, Malaysian business tycoon T. Ananda Krishnan and others in the Aircel-Maxis deal case. The charge sheet was filed before special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge O.P. Saini, who will hear the matter Sep 11. The CBI has named ...

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Shooter conversion case to be referred to CBI: Hemant Soren

Ranchi, Aug 29 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Hemant Soren Friday night announced that national shooter Tara Shahdeo's conversion case will be referred to CBI for probe. Tara Shahdeo met me and we assured all possible help to her. We agree to her demand regarding CBI probe. We will refer the case to CBI, he said at a press conference here. Soren, however, declined to speak about the name...

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Coal block scam: Case against Kumar Mangalam Birla, Parekh dropped

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The CBI has filed a closure report in the coal block allocation scam case against industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, former coal secretary P.C. Parekh and others in a court here, sources said Friday. Besides Birla and Parekh, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had named other unknown people as an accused in a first information report lodged in October 201...

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Bihar finally to honour CWG medallist Shreyasi

Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) Criticised for ignoring 2014 Commonwealth Games women's double trap shooting silver medallist Shreyasi Singh, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Friday announced that she will be honoured soon. The state government has decided to honour Shreyasi Singh soon, Manjhi said at an official function here, adding she will also receive Rs.11 lakh. Shreyasi, daughte...

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Saradha scam: Mamata accuses CBI of 'propaganda' ahead of bypolls

Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) Accusing the CBI of carrying out propaganda against her Trinamool Congress in its Saradha chit fund scam probe ahead of the bypolls to two assembly seats, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday warned the agency of a dangerous situation if it tried to protect the real culprits. Coming down heavily on the Central Bureau of Investigation, which has been cl...

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SC notice on plea to screen travellers from Ebola-affected areas

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government on a PIL seeking direction that passengers coming on international flights from Ebola-affected countries in African be screened to ensure that they are free of deadly virus. A bench of Chief Justice R.M.Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman was urged for direction that the g...

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Russia to enhance nuke capability for own security: Putin

Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Russia will continue building up its nuclear potential not for the purpose of intimidation but for ensuring its security, President Vladimir Putin said Friday. We are strengthening our nuclear deterrence forces and our armed forces. They are getting more compact and more efficient at the same time. They are getting more modernised in terms of their suppl...

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Criminal cases against 12 union, 44 state ministers

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) A total of 12 union ministers and 44 state ministers, elected in the past two years, have self declared criminal cases against them, according to an analysis released here Friday. A dozen of the total 45 union ministers have charges of criminal cases against them while seven have serious criminal cases, the Association of Democratic Reforms release said. ...

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BSF, Pakistan Rangers hold flag meeting

Jammu, Aug 29 (IANS) A sector commander level flag meeting was held Friday between Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district, officials said. BSF sources told IANS here that Deputy Inspector General (Jammu range) B.S. Kasana and the Rangers' Sialkot sector commander, Brig. Mateen, represented their countries in the ...

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Advertise your work to people, BJP councillors told

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) All the BJP councillors in the national capital have been asked to advertise the work done in their respective areas, a party statement said Friday. Delhi unit president Satish Upadhyay has notified all the elected representatives that it is their responsibility to apprise the people about the achievements of the corporations and the central government. O...

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Delhi policeman critical after suicide attempt

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) A Delhi Police constable is in a critical condition in a Delhi hospital after jumping off a flyover in a bid to commit suicide, police said Friday. Anil, posted in east Delhi's Khajuri Khas police station, jumped off the Yamuna Bazar flyover near Kashmere Gate in north Delhi Wednesday evening. Eyewitnesses told the police he was in an auto-rickshaw with t...

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India's partnership with US important: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said India's strategic partnership with the US is an important pillar of its foreign policy. This partnership is not only relevant for the attainment of India's national, regional and global aspirations, it is also an important contributor to peace, stability and prosperity in Asia and the world, he said during an interaction w...

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Heavy rain forecast in Odisha, trains affected

Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 (IANS) Widespread and heavy to very heavy rain is likely in Odisha over the next two days, the weatherman said here Friday, prompting the railways to terminate some trains midway. The low pressure area over the west-central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coast now lies over the region, an official of the Bhubaneswar Met...

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Confident Japan visit will lead to new chapter in ties: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday expressed confidence that his visit to Japan would open a new chapter in bilateral relations and give a boost to their defence and security cooperation. I am confident that my visit will write a new chapter in the annals of relations between Asia's two oldest democracies and take our strategic and global partnership to t...

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Woman run over, two DTC buses torched

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) A speeding bus crushed a woman to death at a bus terminus here leading to mob violence in which two DTC buses were set on fire and several others damaged, police said Friday. Narayan Devi, 50, of Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district was crushed to death by a DTC bus at about 8.30 p.m. Thursday at a bus terminus in Sultanpuri in west Delhi. Police said the v...

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HRD ministry seeks DU response to complaints against VC

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The HRD ministry has sent a letter to the Delhi University registrar asking for a para-wise reply to the allegations of irregularities and anomalies against the VC levelled by Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA). The ministry of human resource development (HRD) letter dated Aug 25 reads: ...It is requested that para-wise comment on each of the issues is...

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ISL outfit Delhi Dynamos sign del Piero

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) team Delhi Dynamos FC Friday signed Italian football superstar Alessandro del Piero as its marquee player. The 39-year-old has won eight Serie A titles, the Champions League and Intercontinental Cup with Juventus for whom he played for from 1993 till 2012. He was also part of the FIFA World Cup winning Italian side in 2006, scoring in th...

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Political deadlock persists in Pakistan as army plays 'facilitator'

Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) The talks between the government and representatives of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) failed to break the political deadlock between the two sides Friday as the army tried to play the role of a facilitator at the behest of the government, media reports said. In a message posted on Twitter, army spokesperson Maj. Gen. Asim Baj...

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