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SC transfers Yamuna pollution PIL to NGT

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday transferred to the National Green Tribunal the over two decade old PIL relating to ever-increasing pollution of river Yamuna. Saying that there could not be two parallel jurisdictions dealing with the same issue, the bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice D.Y.Chandrachud said: We are of the view it is not appropriate...

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Cabinet Secretary gets a year's extension

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Union Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha was on Monday given a year's extension in service, said an official statement. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved extension in service to Pradeep Kumar Sinha, IAS, as Cabinet Secretary for a further period of one year beyond June 12, 2017, said a Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Ministry...

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SC sets timeline for filling vacancies in six states' police forces

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday fixed a timeline for recruitment of police personnel including Sub-Inspectors, head constables and the constables in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Setting the time line for the filling up the vacancies spread over four years, the bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice D.Y.Cha...

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Cabinet Secretary gets a year's extension

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha was on Monday given a year's extension in service, official sources said. Sinha, a 1977 batch IAS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, had assumed office in June 2015. His predecessor Ajit Seth was given two extensions by the government. --IANS ps/vd ...

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Vijayvargiya threatens central intervention if border smuggling on in Bengal

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of being deeply involved in the chit fund scams, BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday claimed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is having sleepless nights and threatened central intervention if smuggling in the border areas went unchecked. Mamata Banerjee is having sleepless nights because more than ha...

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Naxalabari, Mamata's constituency in Shah's three-day Bengal tour

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah begins a three-day political campaign in West Bengal from Tuesday, kickstarting his booth level public interactions with house visits to Naxalbari - where the Maoist movement in India was born half a century back - and carpet bombing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's constituency the next day. Amit Shah's visit, aimed at giving a boost to the B...

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Chhota Rajan held guilty in fake passport case

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A CBI court here on Monday convicted underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and others in a fake passport case. It is the first case in which Rajan, facing nearly 85 cases, has been held guilty. Besides Chhota Rajan, others convicted by Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal are then Passport Officers Ja...

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Chhota Rajan held guilty in fake passport case

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A court here on Monday convicted underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and others in a fake passport case. Besides Chhota Rajan, four other accused convicted in the case are -- then passport officers Jayashree Dattatray Rahate, Deepak Natvarlal Shah and Lalitha Lakshmanan. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Virend...

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Attack on policemen, shows 'jungle raj' in UP: Yechury

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Expressing outrage over right-wing outfits attacking police stations in Agra, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said there was a 'jungle raj' (lawlessness) in Uttar Pradesh. BJP MPs and MLAs are leading mobs to attack police stations in Uttar Pradesh. If this is not jungle raj, what is? Constitutional responsibilities, Yechury asked on Twitter.<...

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Three men transporting buffaloes beaten up in Delhi

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Three persons transporting buffaloes were beaten up by cow vigilantes in south Delhi, police said on Sunday. According to some accounts, a few members of animal rights group People for Animals (PFA), headed by Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, were also involved in the assault. The incident occurred on late Saturday night in Kalkaji area when police was inf...

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PM asks CMs to stay in touch with Kashmiri youth in their states

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked all Chief Ministers to stay in touch with the Kashmiri youth in their states and take care of their interests. He made the appeal during his closing remarks at the 3rd Meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog. The Prime Minister told all Chief Ministers to contact Kashmiri youth in their state. He told ...

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Three men transporting buffaloes beaten up in Delhi

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Three persons transporting buffaloes were beaten up by 'vigilantes' here, police said. According to some accounts, a few members of animal rights group People for Animals (PFA), which is headed by Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, were also involved in the assault. The incident occurred on Saturday late night in south Delhi's Kalkaji area after police was ...

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Nano-technology will soon make GM obsolete: M.S. Swaminathan

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Noted agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan, hailed as the mentor of the Green Revolution that saw India achieve self-sufficiency in foodgrain, feels GM technology, which has generated much heat in the country, will soon become obsolete with the advent of nano-technology and other solutions. He also felt that it was very important that the loans of farmers ac...

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Now, Nitish Kumar for all-India prohibition for progress

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday proposed total prohibition across India which he said will put the country on the path of quick development. Liquor needs to be banned across the country. There must be total all-India prohibition for the country to progress, the Janata Dal-United President said while addressing a party rally to mark its entry into Mah...

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Cleanse Mumbra of terror to save India: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Expressing concern over a suspected Islamic State sympathiser's arrest in Mumbra town in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said the Muslim-dominated town should be cleansed of Islamic terror elements to save the country. The party said the town was on the route to becoming an IS terror factory. Mumbra, around 30 km to the north of Mumbai, is a town wi...

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New Uttar Pradesh DGP takes charge, warns criminals

Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Sulkhan Singh took charge as the 66th Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. The 1980-batch officer, soon after taking over the reins of one of the biggest police forces, warned criminals to mend their ways and asked officials to ensure that rule of law prevailed in the state. Nobody will be allowed to take law i...

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Opposition unity not easy now: Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) It is not easy for now to forge a united opposition against Prime Minister Narendra Modi but a challenge to him will emerge in 2019, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit says. The Congress leader also said in an interview that the country's oldest political party cannot do without the Gandhis and that Vice President Rahul Gandhi is coming up well. ...

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Babri demolition case may bring out skeletons in BJP's closet

Just when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was hoping for success across the board from panchayats to parliament, the revival of the case against some of its leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case of 1992 has raised the possibility of revealing the party's communal face which it has recently been trying to hide. The BJP may continue to win elections if only because the issues relati...

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Sulkhan Singh named new UP DGP

Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) In a major rejig of the Uttar Pradesh Police, the state government on Friday named 1980-batch Indian Police Service officer Sulkhan Singh the new Director General of Police in place of Javeed Ahmad. Ahmad has been made Director General of the Provincial Armed Constabulary. A dozen other senior police officers were also transferred. Chief Minister Yogi Adi...

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Man dies during robbery by auto driver, accomplice

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A 22-year-old man was fatally injured early on Friday when an auto-rickshaw driver and his accomplice threw him from the moving vehicle during a robbery, police said. Victim Hafiz and his brother Nafiz, 20, hired the auto-rickshaw from near Akshardham temple in east Delhi for Badarpur border in south Delhi around 4 a.m. After driving for around 500 metr...

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