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Odisha, Chhattisgarh should resolve Mahanadi issue amicably: Prasad

Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said both Odisha and Chhattisgarh should resolve the Mahanadi water dispute amicably and try to reach a consensus through discussions. It would be better if both the states resolve the issue amicably by holding discussions. If it is not resolved through this process, then the legal process would be followed, Pras...

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Restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions here on Saturday to maintain law and order in the wake of a militant's killing the previous day, police said. District Magistrate Srinagar has imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPc in Parimpora, Safa Kadal, M.R.Gunj, Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Maisuma and Kralkhud areas, the police said. All schools and colleges i...

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NIA takes over killing of RSS leader in Ludhiana

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case to probe the killing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Ravinder Gosain in Ludhiana in Punjab, an official said on Friday. The agency took over the case from Punjab Police following a Home Ministry order on Thursday, nearly a month after the state government decided to hand over the investigat...

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Delhi government Health Secretary turns approver in Goa illegal mining case

Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Goa's former Principal Secretary Mining, Rajiv Yaduvanshi, who is currently Health Secretary in Delhi's AAP government, on Friday turned state approver in an illegal mining case, which is being probed by the SIT of Goa Police, a senior official said. Speaking to reporters in Panaji on Friday evening, Superintendent of Police (SIT) Karthik Kashyap said that the state...

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SC asks states, UTs to curb use of pet coke and furnace oil

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked all the states and Union Territories to consider enforcing the decision of the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) prohibiting the use of pet coke and furnace oil by the industry in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. Asking the states and UTs to voluntarily enforce the MoEF ...

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Odisha urges Centre to resolve Mahanadi water dispute

Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterating his demand that a tribunal be set up urgently to resolve the Mahanadi river water dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh. Patnaik has sought Prime Minister Modi's personal intervention in the matter. The timeline of one year for constitution of Tribunal for adju...

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HC quashes AAP leader's plea against summons

Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday dismissed a petition challenging an order of a court in Punjab's Fazilka town in which senior AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira was summoned earlier in connection with a drugs case. Though the high court on Friday quashed the non-bailable warrants (NBW) issued against Khaira by the Fazilka court, it asked the trial court...

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Shabir Shah, Wani to face trial in money laundering case

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Paving the way for trial, a court here on Wednesday framed charges against Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah and alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani in a money laundering case. After the accused pleaded not guilty, Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma listed the matter for January 3 for recording of statements of witnesses. The Enforcement...

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Tight security across Karnataka for Tipu festival

Bengaluru, Nov 10 (IANS) Security has been tightened across Karnataka on Friday to ensure peaceful celebration of the state-sponsored Tipu Sultan Jayanti in honour of the erstwhile Mysore ruler amid protests by the right-wing opposition. Additional forces, including the paramilitary troopers have been deployed in Bengaluru, Kodagu, Mandya, Mysuru and Mangaluru across the southern region ...

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Odisha orders judicial probe into Kunduli gang-rape case

Bhubaneswar, Nov 8 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday ordered a judicial probe and also a simultaneous Crime Branch investigation into the alleged rape of a tribal girl in Koraput district by four men in uniform. A District Judge will conduct the probe in accordance with the Commission of Inquiry Act of 1952. A full investigation will also be taken up by th...

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Odisha for speedy resolution of Mahanadi water dispute

Bhubaneswar, Nov 8 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expedite the issuance of notification for constitution of a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh. The delay in constituting the Tribunal has been taken advantage of by the state of Chhattisgarh in going ahead with the construction works of six ...

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Coal India to legally examine show cause notices served to subsidiary

Kolkata, Nov 8 (IANS) Coal India is going to legally examine the show cause notices issued by the Odisha government to its subsidiary - Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd - carrying penalty of Rs 20,169 crore for violating mining plans, environmental norms and other regulations, a top company official said on Wednesday. We have to get it examined legally and we have to see what are the legal provis...

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Bankruptcy Board to subject applicants to stricter tests

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Insolvent corporates seeking a resolution plan under the new law will now be subject to more stringent tests regarding creditworthiness and credibility by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), the government announced on Tuesday. The IBBI has strengthened its due diligence framework by making amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, a...

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EC bars exit polls on Himachal, Gujarat from Nov 9-Dec 14

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday barred exit polls related to Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat starting 8 a.m. on November 9 up to 6 p.m. on December 14. Invoking its powers under Section 126A of the Representation of People Act 1951, the poll panel has barred conducting of any exit poll and publishing or publicising by means of the print or electroni...

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Handicapped girl 'denied' entry to Goa temple, complaint filed

Panaji, Nov 6 (IANS) A disability rights organisation on Monday demanded action against the trustees of a popular Hindu temple in south Goa for allegedly denying entry to a handicapped girl hailing from Mumbai into the temple premises last month. The trustee denied the allegation. Goa-based NGO Disability Rights Association of Goa (DRAG), in its complaint to the South Goa Superintendent ...

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Chakma body condemns disallowing Chakma candidates from Arunachal exam

Guwahati, Nov 4 (IANS) The Chakma tribals' apex body on Saturday condemned the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission's (APPSC) removal of four eligible Chakma candidates from the state civil service exam as the highest form of racial discrimination and a gross human rights violation, warning of legal options if this was not remedied. The APPSC on Saturday struck down the candidatu...

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CBI arrests Gurugram income tax officer for taking bribe

Gurugram, Nov 3 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested an income tax (IT) officer posted in Gurugram for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 60,000 from a businessman-complainant, an official said on Friday. The arrested officer, J.S. Gahlot, was posted in Ward No. 1 of Gurugram and was arrested under the provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. ...

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SC seeks special courts for lawmakers, politicians facing cases

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Central government to set up special courts to exclusively try lawmakers and politicians facing criminal cases so that the trial in such cases is expedited and completed in one year. The bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Navin Sinha gave the government six weeks' time to place before it the scheme for setting up ...

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Punjab court summons AAP leader in drugs case

Chandigarh, Nov 1 (IANS) Punjab's Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira was on Wednesday summoned by a court in Fazilka town in connection with a drugs case, leading to a war of words between his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the ruling Congress. Khaira's name had come up in a heroin smuggling case after the arrest of some drugs smugglers by police in Fazilka in 2015. Admitting an applic...

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Cabinet approves amendment in Teacher Education Act

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposed law to recognise universities that have been training teachers without permission from a statutory body, making their alumni eligible for government jobs. The Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the amendment of the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993, which will grant retrospecti...

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