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Cash-for-jobs scam accused Assam officer surrenders

Guwahati, Nov 20 (IANS) An Assam Civil Service (ACS) officer who was allegedly involved in a cash-for-jobs scam, surrendered to the police on Monday. With the surrender of officer Rumi Saikia before a special magistrate, the total number of ACS, Assam Police Service (APS) and allied service officers in custody increased to 23, the police said, adding that two other accused officers inclu...

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Three held guilty in Kopardi gang rape-murder that rocked Maharashtra

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Nov 18 (IANS) All three accused in the sensational rape and murder of a minor schoolgirl in Kopardi in July 2016, have been found guilty by a special court here on Saturday. Vijayalaxmi Khopade, the lawyer for one of the accused, said that the verdict was delivered by Ahmednagar District and Sessions Judge Suvarna Keole under the Protection of Children from Sexu...

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Cuban, foreign experts deny 'acoustic attacks' on US diplomats

Havana, Nov 16 (IANS) Cuban and foreign experts have offered scientific evidence denying the alleged acoustic attacks on the US diplomatic personnel in the island, an incident which has harmed the relations between the two former Cold War foes. In an online forum promoted by a committee of experts created to investigate the incidents, several foreign and local scientists explained that i...

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'Russia complies with all WADA criteria'

Seoul, Nov 15 (IANS) Russia has complied with all criteria of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on reinstating the anti-doping system, and the countrys representatives have informed the organisations Executive Committee in Seoul about this, Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov told reporters on Wednesday. During the Executive Committee's meeting on Wednesday, Russia was represented b...

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CBI should grill Pintos in my son's murder case: Pradhuman Thakur's father

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The family of the seven-year-old boy murdered in the Ryan International School campus in Gurugram has demanded that the CBI must question the Pintos, the founders of the school, and that the arrested 16-year-old student of the school, now a prime suspect, should be tried as an adult. The CBI should grill, interrogate and arrest the Pintos' family, Barun Chandra T...

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NIA custody for 9 held in Kashmir terror funding case

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday sent nine persons, arrested in the Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case, to NIA custody till November 21. During in-camera proceedings, District Judge Poonam Bamba allowed the National Investigation Agency to quiz the accused after the agency sought their custody to unearth the entire conspiracy. The NIA said the interrogation of...

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Japanese team in Manipur to search for WWII soldiers' remains

Imphal, Nov 8 (IANS) A six-member Japanese team arrived here on Wednesday to search for the skeletal remains of its soldiers who were killed during the Battle of Imphal in World War II. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh told IANS that preparations have been made to welcome the visiting team and all facilities will be extended to them. Manipur was one of the important theatres where B...

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Rape victims still facing barriers to justice in India: HRW

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Five years after the Nirbhaya gang rape case in Delhi, rape victims are still facing barriers to getting justice in India, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. Rape survivors in India face significant barriers to obtaining justice and critical support services despite legal and other reforms adopted since the December 16, 2012 gang rape-murder of a 19-year-old ph...

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14 Assam officers held for involvement in cash-for-jobs scam

Guwahati, Nov 8 (IANS) Assam Police on Wednesday arrested 14 officers recruited by the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) for their alleged involvement in a cash-for-jobs scam amid indications that another 11 officers will be arrested soon. The 14 officers included those from Assam Police Service (APS), Assam Civil Service (ACS) and allied services posted in various districts. They w...

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Court junks plea to file another FIR over Ramjas incident

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking filing of another FIR adding sedition charges over an incident of alleged anti-national sloganeering at Ramjas College of Delhi University, stating the authenticity of video footage provided by the complainant was not clear. Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra said the complainant had relied upon unauthenticat...

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NIA signs MoU with C-DAC to enhance cyber, IT capability

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday signed an MoU with C-DAC's Pune branch for a robust IT network architecture and security, a state of the art data centre, hardware optimization and an advanced cyber-forensics capability, an official statement. The MoU, valid for the next two years, was signed at the counter-terrorism agency's headquarters here by ...

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Chandigarh court awards life term to rapist uncles

Chandigarh, Nov 2 (IANS) A fast track court here on Thursday sentenced two maternal uncles, guilty of raping a 10-year-old girl, to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 3.5 lakh on them. The uncles, brothers hailing from Nepal, were convicted on Tuesday for raping the minor victim. The victim gave birth to a baby girl in August after the Supreme Court turned down her plea f...

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Conclude 1984 riot witness' polygraph test by month-end: Court

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday directed that the lie detector test of arms dealer Abhishek Verma, a witness in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against Congress Leader Jagdish Tytler, should be concluded by the end of November. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Arora's direction comes after defence counsel gave consent to the appointment of noted advocate B.S. J...

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CBI is Compromised Bureau of Investigation: Congress

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Terming the CBI 'Compromised Bureau of Investigation' following its clean chit to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the Vyapam scam, the Congress on Wednesday said it will file a private complaint against the agency in a trial court. The party also pointed fingers at certain appointments made by the government in the Central Bureau of Investig...

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I was clean, so clean chit was obvious: MP CM on Vyapam

Bhopal, Nov 1 (IANS) A day after the CBI gave him a clean chit in the Vyapam scam case, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan slammed the opposition for levelling false allegations and said he was clean. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function to observe the state's foundation day on Wednesday, Chouhan said: People working in public life should not level false ...

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Halde to lead Network Intelligence's global cyber security business

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Global cyber security consulting firm Network Intelligence on Wednesday announced the appointment of Altaf Halde as the company's Cyber Security Global Business Head. Halde, who has more than 20 years of experience in cyber security, was instrumental in growing the Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab's product business. I have been impressed with the...

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India must increase use of DNA testing in solving crimes: Experts

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) A group of experts on Tuesday urged government and police to increase the use of DNA testing in solving crimes and to set up a board which will lay down procedures and standards. The experts from law enforcement, judiciary, forensics and academia also recommended amendments in Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, and Indian Evidence Act, 1872, to include scientific ...

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Vyapam scam: CBI charge sheet names 490, MP CM gets clean chit

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday filed a charge sheet against 490 persons in the multi-crore Vyapam examination scam that broke out in Madhya Pradesh in 2013, while giving a clean chit to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), while submitting the charge sheet in the Special Court in Bhopal, told the judge that there was no tampering w...

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Chandigarh court holds two uncles guilty of rape of 10-year-old

Chandigarh, Oct 31 (IANS) A fast track court in Chandigarh on Tuesday held two maternal uncles guilty of raping a 10-year-old girl. The court will pronounce the quantum of punishment on Thursday. The victim gave birth to a baby girl on August 5 after the Supreme Court turned down her plea for abortion. The uncles, both brothers, had been accused of raping her over five months. Bo...

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Commissioner appointed to observe 1984 riot witness' polygraph test

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) A court here on Monday appointed a commissioner to observe the lie detector test of businessman Abhishek Verma, a witness in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Arora appointed noted advocate B.S. Joon as the commissioner after Verma alleged a forensic lab to have been unfair and biased...

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