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CBI takes over case of Chhattisgarh Minister's 'sex CD'

Raipur, Nov 16 (IANS) The CBI has taken over probe into the controversial 'sex CD' scandal allegedly involving Chhattisgarh Minister Rajesh Munat after issuance of a notification by the Union government on Thursday. The move comes after the state government requested on October 28 for the probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The state Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand h...

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Congress slams UP CM for calling secularism 'biggest lie'

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his remark that secularism is the biggest lie since Independence and comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government with Ram Rajya. The party retorted, saying what the Chief Minister said was perhaps the biggest lie. Adityanath, on Monday at an event in Ra...

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Graded measures, not knee-jerk reactions needed against air pollution

Delhi is a wakeup call for the world on air pollution. It clearly tells us that unless decisive actions are taken to reduce air pollution, the events we are witnessing in Delhi over the past week are likely to be increasingly common. Unicef released this statement last year when thick smog blanketed the National Capital Region, choking millions. The state of health emergency stirred the ...

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Stamping of hand baggage tags ends at four more airports

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The CISF on Friday exempted passengers flying out of Pune, Nagpur, Trichy and Goa airports from getting their hand baggage stamped, a rule introduced decades ago as a security measure. This takes the total number of such airports to 23. Doing away with stamping of baggage tags has been extended to four more airports, a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sta...

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President to attend Kabir Pragatotsava in Bhopal

Bhopal, Nov 10 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind is paying a two-day visit to Madhya Pradesh from Friday, during which he will attend an event on 15th century mystic poet-saint Kabir. President Kovind, who is set to arrive in the afternoon, will reach the Lal Parade ground to address the Kabir Pragatotsava as chief guest. Later, Kovind will pay tributes at the statue of Rani Jhalk...

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Raipur, Patna, Ranchi airports to operate on 24-hr basis from 2018: AAI

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The government on Thursday said airports at Raipur, Patna, Ranchi and Guwahati will be operated round-the-clock from next year. According to Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman of the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI), these four airports have all the facilities for 24-hour operations, including the one required for night landing. These airports have ...

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Woman among six Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh gunfights

Narayanpur/Raipur, Nov 7 (IANS) A woman was among the six Maoists killed in two separate gunfights in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district on Tuesday as security forces kept up their pressure on the ultras under Operation Prahar 2, a senior police official said. The woman militant was killed in a gunfight in Oraksha area in the morning, and the five other Maoists after exchange of fire in ...

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Guru Ghasidas' teachings influenced entire Chhattisgarh: President

Raipur, Nov 6 (IANS) The teachings of Guru Ghasidas have given direction to social reforms not only in the Satnami Samaj but in entire Chhattisgarh, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Monday. Kovind visited the Guru Ghasidas Jaitkham and attended 'bhoomi pujan' for a community centre at Girodhpuri. Speaking on the occasion, he said that Guru Ghasidas was a remarkable social refor...

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With its resources, Chhattisgarh has great development potential: President

Raipur, Nov 5 (IANS) With its assets of forests, rivers and minerals, Chhattisgarh has immense potential for development, President Ram Nath Kovind said here on Sunday. In his address at the Chhattisgarh Rajyotsava, he said that the development of Chhattisgarh can be an example of development for the rest of the country. The President congratulated people of Chhattisgarh on the 1...

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Chhattisgarh sex tape: Prakash Bajaj surfaces, remains evasive

Raipur, Nov 5 (IANS) BJP leader Prakash Bajaj, the narrator of the Chhattisgarh sex tape who was missing for the past nine days, surfaced on Sunday and spoke to the police and media. He, however, sounded evasive. It was Bajaj on whose complaint senior journalist Vinod Verma was arrested from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. Bajaj, a Raipur resident, filed a complaint alleging Verma was trying...

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Ranji Trophy: Victories for Delhi, Mumbai, Karnataka, Gujarat

New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The final day of the fourth round of the Ranji Trophy saw Delhi, Karnataka, Mumbai, Gujarat coming out victorious against their respective opponents on Saturday. While Delhi achieved their four-wicket victory against Uttar Pradesh in their Group A fixture in the final hour of play at the Palam A Ground here, Karnataka romped to a bonus-point win after thrashing Ma...

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Double tons from Pujara, Mayank spice-up Ranji Round 4

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Double centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara (Saurashtra) and Mayank Agarwal (Karnataka) in their respective matches was the highlight of the second day of the fourth round of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament on Thursday. Placed on top of Group B, Saurashtra rode on Pujara's record 12th First Class double ton, the most by an Indian, to pose a mammoth 553/9 declared ...

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Journalist clubs condemn molestation of women scribes by police

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Various journalist organisations on Tuesday condemned the reported molestation of women scribes by the Chattisgarh Police. In a statement, the Indian Women's Press Corps, the Press Club of India and others expressed their deep outrage on reports of women journalists being groped and manhandled by members of the Chattisgarh Police on October 29. At least t...

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Journalist Vinod Verma sent to judicial custody

Raipur, Oct 31 (IANS) Senior journalist Vinod Verma, arrested on extortion charges in connection with a Chhattisgarh Minister's alleged sex CD, was on Tuesday sent in 14-day judicial custody by a court here. When Verma was presented before Fourth Sessions Judge Bhavesh Kumar Vatti, he pleaded against being lodged with hardened criminals. The court accepted his plea and directed ...

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Chhattisgarh Police officer suspended for misbehaving with women scribes

Raipur, Oct 30 (IANS) An Inspector of the Crime Branch of Raipur police was on Monday put under suspension for allegedly misbehaving with women journalists outside a local court. Inspector Gaurav Tiwari is said to have misbehaved with three media persons when they tried to talk to journalist Vinod Verma, who has been arrested in connection with the sensational sex CD case, reportedly inv...

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Y.C. Modi takes charge as new NIA Chief

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Y.C. Modi, who was part of a Supreme Court-appointed team that probed the 2002 Gujarat riots cases, on Monday took over as NIA chief, succeeding Sharad Kumar. In an official statement, the counter terror probe agency said, Yogesh Chander Modi, a 1984 batch IPS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre, took over as Director General of the National Inves...

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Minister claims innocence, BJP under attack over journalist's arrest

Raipur, Oct 27 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's ruling BJP came under attack on Friday after the arrest of a senior journalist in Ghaziabad who claimed he had a sex tape involving PWD Minister Rajesh Munat. The minister insisted he was innocent. The pre-dawn police raid at the residence of Vinod Verma, now the media face of Chhattisgarh Congress President Bhupesh Baghel, and his arrest has charged ...

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Journalist accused of blackmailing BJP leader arrested

Ghaziabad, Oct 27 (IANS) A senior journalist, Vinod Verma, was arrested here early on Friday on charges of extortion after claiming to have a sex CD of a BJP leader in Chhattisgarh. A court granted three days of transit remand to the Chhattisgarh Police. Verma, who claimed he had a sex CD of a Chhattisgarh minister but denied charges of blackmail, was picked up from his house early in th...

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Journalist arrested, accused of blackmailing BJP leader

Ghaziabad, Oct 27 (IANS) A senior journalist, Vinod Verma, was arrested here early on Friday on charges of allegedly blackmailing a BJP leader in Chhattisgarh, police said. Verma denied the charge and said he was being framed. The Chhattisgarh Police raided the journalist's residence at Indirapuram along with the Uttar Pradesh Police and recovered 500 compact discs (CDs), a laptop, a pen...

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Journalist arrested in UP, accused of blackmailing BJP leader

Ghaziabad, Oct 27 (IANS) A senior journalist, Vinod Verma, was arrested here early on Friday on charges of allegedly blackmailing a BJP leader in Chhattisgarh, police said. Verma denied the charge and said he was being framed. The Chhattisgarh Police raided the journalist's residence at Indirapuram along with the Uttar Pradesh Police and recovered 500 compact discs (CDs), a pen drive and...

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