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J&K says FIR against Major Aditya justified; SC to hear final arguments on July 30

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday told the Supreme Court that investigation in the Shopian case involving Major Aditya Kumar was justified and his father can't filed plea against the FIR. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said it would hear, on July 30, the final arguments in the case. Lt ...

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Sugar mill ex-manager commits suicide

Shamli (Uttar Pradesh), July 15 (IANS) A former Manager of a sugar mill, who had accused his relative, a retired IAS officer, of forcing him to exchange demonetised currency totalling Rs 10 crore, committed suicide in Shamli district, police said on Sunday. Police has since registered a case of abetment to suicide in the matter. Police said that Jan Vijay Singh, a former Manager ...

1 day ago
Sugar mill ex-manager commits suicide

Shamli (Uttar Pradesh), July 15 (IANS) A former Manager of a sugar mill, who had accused a retired IAS officer's relative of forcing him to exchange demonetised currency totalling Rs 10 crore, committed suicide in Shamli district, police said on Sunday. Police has since registered a case of abetment to suicide in the matter. Police said that Jan Vijay Singh, a former Manager of U...

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NIA summons Kashmiri journalist in Aasiya Andrabi case

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned a Kashmiri journalist in connection with its probe against Aasiya Andrabi -- chief of the banned Dukhtaran-e-Millat, a separatist organisation -- and accused of waging a war against the state and delivering hate speeches in Jammu and Kashmir. The agency asked Aquib Javaid Hakeem, a resident of Bandipora in Jam...

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MEA employees under CBI lens for drawals from GPF accounts

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against unknown officials of Ministry of External Affairs and others for their alleged role in fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 92 lakh from various GPF accounts of the ministry during 2017-2018. The crime came to light during a preliminary internal review conducted by the office of Principal Chief Controller of Accounts of Ministry of E...

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UP allows flat owners direct power connection

Lucknow, July 12 (IANS) In a move likely to benefit over 5 lakh flat owners across Uttar Pradesh, the state government on Thursday allowed individual power connections to those living in apartments and multi-storey buildings, a state government spokesman said. The decision will bring major relief to those living in the National Capital region (NCR), including Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater...

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Competition Commission slaps Rs 19 cr fine on SALPG

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has slapped a penalty of Rs 19.07 crore on South Asia LPG Company Pvt Ltd (SALPG) for abuse of dominant position in terminalling services at Visakhapatnam Port while holding that it would not force competitors to use any of the infrastructure components including storage facilities, an official order said on Wednesday. T...

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HC suggests fresh plea for CBI probe against Daati Maharaj

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday suggested to an NGO seeking a CBI probe against self-styled godman Daati Maharaj, who has been accused of sexual assault by a woman, to file a fresh plea along with the woman's affidavit. The court was hearing the plea by NGO Delhi Citizen Forum for Civil Rights, filed through advocate Joginder Tuli. Justice Mukta Gupta ...

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Government leaves decriminalizing gay sex to SC's wisdom

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday said it was leaving it to the wisdom of the Supreme Court to decide if a law that criminalizes consensual gay sex was constitutionally valid. On the second day of the apex court hearing on the plea challenging the constitutional validity of Indian Penal Code's Section 377 that criminalises homosexuality, the Centre did not spe...

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CBI files charge sheet against BJP MLA in Unnao rape case

Lucknow/New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed a charge sheet in a Lucknow court against the BJP's Uttar Pradesh legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar in the Unnao rape case. After investigation, a charge sheet has been filed in a Lucknow court against Sengar and (his aide) Shashi Singh under Sections 120B, 363, 367, 376(1), 506 of the IPC (India...

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CBI files charge sheet against BJP MLA in Unnao rape case

Lucknow/New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed a charge sheet against BJP's Uttar Pradesh legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar in the Unnao rape case. After investigation, a charge sheet has been filed in the competent court in Lucknow against Sengar and Shashi Singh under sections 120 B, 363, 367, 376(1), 506 of the IPC (Indian Penal Code) and ...

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Reliance Energy continues war on power theft, lodges 200 FIRs last year

Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) In its aggressive drive to curb power thefts, Reliance Energy has registered 200 FIRs against 583 customers in 2017-2018, a company official said here on Wednesday. This marks a steep increase of 66 percent over the previous fiscal when 120 cases were lodged against 411 customers in 2016-2017, in the company's war against power thefts. The majority of the o...

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Naval war room leak: Former officer gets 7 years jail

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) A special court here on Wednesday sentenced former naval officer, Captain Salam Singh Rathore, to seven years of rigorous imprisonment in the 2005 Naval War Room leak case. Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge Sanjay Kumar Aggarwal announced the sentence on Rathore, 63, who was on July 7 convicted under Section 3(1)(c) of the Official Secrets Act for po...

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Government leaves it to SC's wisdom to decriminalize gay sex

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The centre on Wednesday said it was leaving it to the wisdom of the Supreme Court to decide if a law that criminalizes consensual gay sex was constitutionally valid. On the second day of the Supreme Court hearing on the plea challenging the constitutional validity of Indian Penal Code's Section 377 that criminalises homosexuality, the Centre did not spell out it...

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Lizard found near mid-day meal, Sisodia vows action

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Just two days after girls from an MCD school were hospitalised after eating their mid-day meals, a video on Monday surfaced online, showing cobwebs on the roof and a lizard near unpacked food at a mid-day meal centre here. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, along with some officers, was out on an early morning surprise inspection of two mid-day meal base kitch...

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Next action in Kerala rape-accused priests case after court hearing: Police

Kochi, July 8 (IANS) The Kerala Police is waiting for the outcome of the anticipatory bail plea filed in the Kerala High Court by two of the four Orthodox priests, accused of sexually abusing a woman parishioner, before proceeding in the case, officials said. If the court, which will hear the matter on Monday, turns down the plea, the accused priests of the Malankara Orthodox Church will...

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2 hospitalised after school mid-day meal, vendor booked

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Two girls were hospitalised here on Saturday after eating the mid-day meal served in their school. The vendor was booked after police received a complaint from the principal. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia visited the MCD school and terminated the contract of the supplier. Deputy Commissioner of Police, East, Pankaj Kumar Singh said that the t...

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CBI files chargesheet in Unnao custodial death

New Delhi/Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) The CBI has filed a chargesheet against five men, including Unnao MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar's brother Atul Singh Sengar, in a case related to the death of a gangrape victim's father in police custody in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, an official said on Saturday. Jai Deep Singh alias Atul Singh Sengar, Vineet Mishra alias Vinay Mishra, Birendra Singh alias Bauwa, ...

9 days ago
CBI files chargesheet in Unnao custodial death case

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The CBI has filed a chargesheet against five men including Unnao MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar's brother Atul Singh Sengar in a case related to the death of a gangrape victim's father in police custody in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, an official said on Saturday. Jai Deep Singh alias Atul Singh Sengar, Vineet Mishra alias Vinay Mishra, Birendra Singh alias Bauwa, Ram Sharan...

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Tharoor appears in Delhi court, gets regular bail

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Two days after he was granted anticipatory bail, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was given regular bail by a city court here on Saturday in the Sunanda Pushkar death case. Tharoor personally appeared before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal at the Patiala House Courts following summons issued against him in June. When Tharoor's counsel mov...

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