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Airtel row: Omar Abdullah lashes out at trolls who sent death threats to girl who wanted Hindu rep

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, whose tweet on the Airtel controversy had created quite a stir lashed out at the trolls who had issued death threats to Pooja Singh, whose tweet demanding a Hindu customer representative from the mobile phone firm, had created furor on social media.“I hold no brief for the bigoted Airtel customer but those of you flooding her timeline with hate & abuse are as bad, if not worse, than her. If you can’t occupy the high ground it’s best to exit the ground altogether,” Omar tweeted on Tuesday.Earlier, Pooja Singh, who had received a number of death threats on social media tweeted, “I simply made a request to change representative from Muslim to Hindu as my experience in past was not good and that’s my right as well. After that, the kind of abuse I’m facing are beyond imagination and that in itself PROVES that I was right at very first place (sic).”The controversy started when Singh, who describes herself as management professional on micro-blogging site, started ranting about Airtel’s DTH service. In her angry tweet she said, ‘I raised complaint for reinstallation of DHT.but assigned service engineer miss behaved with me. His words are “Tum Phone Rakho Dobara call mt krna ” his number is+91 79-85195094. This is how Airtel is looting it’s customer (sic).’Soon, the Airtel’s social media team replied with standard message. ‘Hey, I most definitely appreciate you reaching out here! We’ll take a closer look into that & get back shortly with more information. Thank you, Shoaib.’What sparked the furor was the woman’s reply. ‘Dear Shohaib, as you’re a Muslim and I have no faith in your working ethics because Kuran may have different version for customer service, thus requesting you to assign a Hindu representative for my request. Thanks’To much of Twitter’s surprise, Airtel’s team did reply to this brazen message. ‘Hi Pooja! As discussed, please let me know what days & time frames work best for you so we can talk. Further, please share an alternate number so that I can assist you further with this. Thank you, Gaganjot.’After many ‘shame on you, Airtel’ tweets, including one from Omar Abdullah, and several threats of people leaving its services, the telecom major issued a clarification.‘Dear Pooja, at Airtel, we absolutely do not differentiate between customers, employees and partners on the basis of caste or religion. We would urge you to do the same. Both Shoaib and Gaganjot are part of our customer resolution team. If any customer contacts us for an ongoing service issue then the first available service executive responds in the interest of time. On your query, we will get back to you as soon as there is an update. Thanks – Himanshu, Airtel Response Team Lead,’ the telecom major said.
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Ahmedabad: Man seeks divorce claiming wife has ‘manly voice’ and ‘facial hair’

A family court in Ahmedabad has rejected the plea of a man seeking to divorce his wife on the grounds that she has a beard and masculine voice.In the petition before judge N M Karovadiya, the man contended that he was duped by the woman’s family, as before the marriage he was not aware that she had facial hair and manly voice.When they first met before the marriage, the woman was wearing a veil, and he didn’t seek to see her face as it would have been against the tradition, the petition said.The wife, in her reply to the plea, said she had some facial hair due to hormonal reasons, and they could be removed through treatment.Her husband was citing false reasons to get divorce as he wanted to kick her out of the house, she alleged.After the wife’s lawyer made the submissions, the man didn’t turn up for further proceedings, prompting the court to dismiss his petition.
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Maharashtra: Food poisoning kills at least three in Raigad district, leaves several admitted in hospital

At least three chidren were killed and several hospitalized after a case of suspected food poisoning.The incident took place early Tuesday in Mahad village in Raigad district, which is around 80 kilometres from Mumbai. According to the Kualapur police, Subhash Mane, one of the villagers had organized a dinner to celebrate buying a house. “He had organized a dinner on occasion of vastu shanti pooja,” a police officer said. The function was a whole day function and the food served was dal and rice. People who had eaten earlier in the day did not suffer from the ill-effects of the food, which raises suspicion that the food may have contaminated during the course of the day.After the dinner, many children were complaining of stomach aches, and began vomiting. They were rushed to hospital where three children succumbed to their illness. Four childtren were shifted to Pragati hospital and Ashtavinayak Hospital in Panvel while one is in MICU.Around 30 to 40 people have been admitted in MGM Hospital Kamothe and D Y Patil Hospital in Nerul in Navi Mumbai. Police sold that the condition of many patients are critical.A doctor at MGM Hospital said that he suspected some chemical powder had been mixed with the food, but this could be confirmed only after tests.
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SC declines urgent hearing to declare sit-in by Arvind Kejriwal, colleagues in L-G office as ‘unconstitutional’

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined the urgent hearing on the plea to declare the sit-in by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues as ‘unconstitutional’.The plea against the sit-in by the chief minister would be listed for hearing after the summer vacations, the apex court said, as reported by news agency PTI.The apex court’s statement comes a day after the Kejriwal government was rapped by the Delhi High Court. The Delhi High Court had asked the AAP government who authorised the sit-in by at the lieutenant governor’s office and observed that strikes are usually held outside an establishment or office and not inside.The observation by a bench of Justices A K Chawla and Navin Chawla came during the hearing of two petitions, one against the sit-in by Aam Aadmi Party leader Kejriwal and the other against the alleged strike by the IAS officers of Delhi government. “Who authorised the strike/dharna (sit-in by Kejriwal)? You are sitting inside the LG’s office. If it’s a strike, it has to be outside the office,” the court told lawyers appearing for the Delhi government in the two matters. It further said, ” You can’t go inside someone’s office or house and hold a strike there”.Apart from the two petitions, a separate plea was moved by Leader of Opposition in the Delhi assembly Vijender Gupta against the sit-in by Kejriwal at Lt Governor Anil Baijal’s office. The matters are likely to be heard on June 22.Also readDharna drama: Manish Sisodia and Satyender Jain discharged from hospital; to immediately resume workThe court said the association representing the IAS officers should also be made a party in the matter.The condition of Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who was hospitalised late last night, is stable, a senior doctor today said. Jain, who had been on an indefinite hunger strike at the Lieutenant Governor office for nearly a week, was rushed to the LNJP Hospital after his health deteriorated. However, both ministers were discharged on Tuesday and are likely to resume work.Also readDHARNA DRAMA: CM Arvind Kejriwal trying to form anti-Modi, anti-BJP front ahead of 2019, says Manoj TiwariMeanwhile on Monday, The IAS officers from Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNTCD) has welcomed Kejriwal’s appeal to have talks with the government.”Officers of GNCTD welcome Hon’ble CM’s appeal. We reiterate that we continue to be at work with full dedication & vigour. We look forward to concrete interventions for our security & dignity. We are open to formal discussions with Honble CM on this matter,” they said in a statement issued on Monday.Also readDHARNA DRAMA: Plaint against Arvind Kejriwal, AAP Ministers for restraining LG Anil Baijal from doing lawful workOn Sunday, Kejriwal had urged IAS Officers Association to stop the boycott of the elected government and return to work, assuring them of safety and security.Kejriwal’s remarks came after Delhi’s IAS association officers held an unusual press conference at the Press Club and said that that they would not attend those meetings which they feel would be “unsafe”.
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5 dead in major fire in two Lucknow hotels

Five persons, including a woman and a child, were burnt alive and three others sustained serious burn injuries when two hotels in Charbagh area in Lucknow caught major fire early Tuesday morning.The fire started around 6 am from the basement of the SSJ International Hotel, located near Charbagh Railway station, spread to other floors and engulfed the adjoining Viraat International Hotel also. The basement was converted into a bar in the hotel.About 50 guests were staying in the two hotels. About half a dozen fire tenders were pressed to douse rising flames. The fire personnel rescued guests who were trapped inside their room in the two hotels. The fire was controlled by 8.30 am but by that time the two hotels were almost gutted in the fire.“We rescued as many as 40 persons from the two hotels. Eight seriously burnt persons were rushed to Trauma Centre for treatment,” said a fire officer. Apparently, short circuit is stated to be reason behind the fire. Since the basement of the hotel was having a bar, the fire spread fast to other floors and engulfed the adjoining hotel also.Doctors at the Trauma Centre said that eight persons were brought with serious burn injuries. Five them, including one woman and child, were declared dead on arrival while two seriously one was shifted with 80 per cent burn injuries to burn unit of another hospital.Doctors did not deny due to asphyxia after the victims inhaled poisonous smoke.The State Tourism Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi rushed to the spot to monitor the rescue operation. “A probe has been ordered to look into if both the hotels had complied with the fire safety norms,” said she.The SSP Deepak Kumar said that a case has been registered against the owners and management of the two hotels. “Prima facie, it looked like fire safety system of the two hotels were not working,” said he. About a dozen persons have so far been admitted at the Trauma Centre with burn injuries and serious breathing problem. The child who died has been identified as Noori. Efforts are to identity others who died. The hotel staff and managers are absconding after the fire. Taking serious note of fire in two hotels resulting in deaths of five persons, the Yogi Adityanath government has ordered a magisterial inquiry. The probe will also look into fire safety measures in other hotels of the state capital. A case against Section 304 of the PIC has been registered against the owners and managers of the two hotels.
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Dharna drama: Manish Sisodia and Satyender Jain discharged from hospital; to immediately resume work

Aam Aadmi Party leaders Satyender Jain and Manish Sisodia were discharged from a Delhi hospital on Tuesday itself after the duo went on an indefinite strike late last week, reports say.Medical Superintendent of the LNJP Hospital J C Passey said, “Both the ministers were discharged around 10 am. Their health parameters, including ketone level in urine are normal now.” Delhi Deputy CM Sisodia had earlier tweeted about his health. “With Doctor’s care and your blessings, I am recovering fast. Yesterday, my ketone level was 7.4 & BP reached 184/100, which was leading to renal failure. But now everything is under control. If doctors allow I’ll try to be back to work today only. (sic)”.On Monday, both Jain and Sisodia were shifted to the Lok Nayak Hospital on Monday after their health deteriorated during their sit-in protest at Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal’s house. The protest entered the eighth day on Monday.Also readDHARNA DRAMA: CM Arvind Kejriwal trying to form anti-Modi, anti-BJP front ahead of 2019, says Manoj TiwariThe ministers accompanied by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai have been on a dharna at Baijal’s house since last Monday protesting against the “illegal strike” carried out by the IAS officers in the national Capital. The Ketone level of Sisodia reached 7.4. Ketone level of 2+ is considered to be dangerous.On Saturday, a team of doctors had examined Sisodia and Jain. While Jain went on an indefinite hunger strike at the LG’s office on Tuesday, Sisodia had been on a hunger strike since Wednesday. According to a doctor, his blood sugar level on Sunday was 49 units (mg/dL) while the ketone level was found to be “large”. However, his blood pressure reading was 120/82.Also readDHARNA DRAMA: Plaint against Arvind Kejriwal, AAP Ministers for restraining LG Anil Baijal from doing lawful workJC Passey, medical superintendent of the Lok Nayak hospital, said that Jain was shifted at 11.50 pm on Sunday after he complained of a headache, nausea, abdomen pain, respiratory difficulties and urine retention. Passey said he is not taking food orally and is being given glucose, electrolytes, and medication for symptomatic relief intravenously.
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Bihar: 6 children dead after car falls into pond in Arraria

In a tragic incident, 6 children have died after the car they were travelling fell into a pond in Bihar. The incident happened in Bihar’s Arraria, in a place called Tarabadi. One was rescued from the pond. <!– /11440465/DNA_Mobile_Article_300x250_BTF_1 –>The car lost balance and fell into the pond, as per initial reports. The police have reached the spot and are busy in rescue work with the help of locals. Further details awaited
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The Indian Dalits attacked for ‘wearing shoes’

Documenting five seemingly mundane reasons Dalits (formerly untouchables) have been beaten and killed.

Heat wave: All govt and govt-aided schools in West Bengal to be closed between June 20-30

Reportedly, in Kolkata, the temperature crossed 40 degree Celsius since the last few days. Several parts of the country have been reeling under an intense surge in temperatures since last month. The temperature touched the 45-Degree Celcius mark in the national capital, and several other places.

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By obsessing on Hindu terror, Digvijaya Singh helped real terrorists escape: ex-MHA undersecretary RVS Mani

In an attack on Congress leader Digvijaya Singh’s claim on Hindu terror, RVS Mani, the former undersecretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, said that there was no such thing. He further alleged that the real terrorists managed to escape thanks to Digvijaya’s ‘Hindu terror conspiracy’.“I’ve said this earlier too that there was no official info on Hindu terror till ’10. Even after that there was no such thing. I’ve written a book which clearly states how Digvijaya Singh laid foundation of Hindu terror and spread it,” Mani said to news agency ANI. Mani, a former Home Ministry official, who had filed two affidavits in Gujarat High Court in the Ishrat Jahan case, had claimed that member of the SIT on the killings had told him that 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and Parliament attack were “orchestrated by the Government in power”.Also readNever used the term ‘Hindu terrorism’, spoke about ‘Sanghi terror’: Digvijaya Singh In April this year, Mani further suggested that there was no Hindu terror angle in the Mecca Masjid case and the evidence was engineered. “People who perpetrated the attack (Mecca Masjid) were protected through misuse of agency (NIA), this is what is alarming. How do you compensate those who suffered and were maligned? Will Congress or anyone else who propagated this theory compensate them?”“In the name of Hindu terror, using government resources, he (Digvijaya Singh) saved the real terrorists. Arif Qasmani, the main accused in the Samjhauta Express blast escaped. In Mecca Masjid blast case, Bilal escaped. Don’t know his political agenda, but there’s no Hindu terror,” Mani added.Also readPadmaavat row: Films that hurt religious sentiments shouldn’t be made, says Digvijaya Singh However, Congress leader Salman Khurshid came in defence of Digvijaya Singh. “Ideologically Digvijaya Singh has very strong views. He has opposed minority extremism and said that every kind of extremism is bad. We must contextualie what he said rather than generalise it and think he is saying it against one community or organisation,” he said.
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Appointing next CJI: When the name comes us, will discuss it, don’t question our intention, says RS Prasad

The government’s intention on the appointment of the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) should not be questioned, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday, noting that when the incumbent names the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court as his successor as per convention, the executive will take a call.He was responding to a question on whether the government will follow the laid-down conventions and procedures to appoint Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice when incumbent Dipak Misra demits office on October 2. “The question is imaginary…as far as the appointment of the Chief Justice of India is concerned, the convention is clear…the sitting chief justice names the senior-most judge (of the top court) as his successor. When the name comes to us, we will discuss it,” he told a press conference held to highlight the achievements of the Law Ministry in the past four years. He also said that no one had the “right to question our intention”.Speculations surrounding Justice Gogoi’s appointment as the next CJI emerged following the unprecedented press conference of four most-senior judges in January this year when they had criticised Justice Misra over various issues, especially the manner of allocation of cases to certain benches. Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph addressed the unprecedented press conference, perhaps a first in the history of Indian judiciary. According to the memorandum of procedure, a document which guides the appointment and transfer of judges of the apex court and the 24 high courts, “Appointment to the office of the Chief Justice of India should be of the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court considered fit to hold the office.” Days before the CJI’s retirement, the law minister seeks his recommendation for the appointment of his successor.Also readSupreme Court showing tilt towards idealism: Justice Ranjan Gogoi”Whenever there is any doubt about the fitness of the senior-most Judge to hold the office of the Chief Justice of India, consultation with other Judges…would be made for the appointment of the next Chief Justice of India,” the document states. Responding to another question on the delay in finalising the memorandum of procedure for appointment of judges, Prasad said discussions were on and the Supreme Court and the government would have to finalise the document together. “Our view (on the MoP) is that the norms of those selected (as judges) have to be mentioned (in the document),” he said.After the Supreme Court struck down a law through which the government had sought more say in the appointment of judges, the top court and the government have been trying to iron out differences on the MoP.He said those claiming hat the government was not appointing judges should remember that “numbers speak for itself”.Also readJustice Ranjan Gogoi and Jasti Chelameswar miss law journal launchThe Law Minister pointed out that apart from the stay on judges’ appointment in 2014 and 2015 due to the NJAC Act issue, the Centre has appointed 126 judges in 2016 and 117 judges in 2017, and that the appointment of more judges is in the pipeline. “We will surpass our own record of appointing 126 judges in 2016 when this year comes to an end,” he said.
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Press 5 for dividing the country: Chetan Bhagat blasts Twitter user who demanded Hindu service executive from Airtel

On Monday, Airtel caused major outrage on Twitter and not just for its shoddy coverage. A customer care message by Airtel’s social media team caused online fury for not standing up to bigotry.It all started when one Pooja Singh, who describes herself as a management professional on the micro-blogging site Twitter, started ranting about Airtel’s DTH service. In her angry tweet she wrote: ‘I raised complaint for reinstallation of DHT.but assigned service engineer miss behaved with me. His words are “Tum Phone Rakho Dobara call mt krna ” his number is+91 79-85195094. This is how Airtel is looting it’s customer (sic).’Soon, the Airtel’s social media team replied with standard message. ‘Hey, I most definitely appreciate you reaching out here! We’ll take a closer look into that & get back shortly with more information. Thank you, Shoaib.’This led to Pooja demanding a different executive writing: “Dear Shohaib, as you’re a Muslim and I have no faith in your working ethics because Kuran may have different version for customer service, thus requesting you to assign a Hindu representative for my request. Thanks.”This saw another message by a ‘Gaganjot’ who wrote: “To Twitter’s surprise, Airtel’s team did reply to this brazen message. ‘Hi Pooja! As discussed, please let me know what days & time frames work best for you so we can talk. Further, please share an alternate number so that I can assist you further with this. Thank you, Gaganjot.’This led to a host of angry tweets with many promising to switch service providers including former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Abdullah wrote: “‘Dear @Airtel_Presence this conversation is genuine (I’ve seen the timeline myself). I refuse to pay another penny to a company that condones such blatant bigotry. I’m beginning the process of porting my number to another service provider & canceling my DTH & Broadband.”Now Chetan Bhagat, the popular author joined into the debate mocking a future where service executives would be based on the customer’s religion, caste, regional affiliations.He wrote on Twitter: “Dear sick in the head ma’am. You have reached Airtel customer service. For Hindu press 1.. for upper caste press 2… for North Indian press 3.. for specific North state press 4..press 5 for dividing and destroying the country even further. Or. Get lost. Bye. All lines are busy!”With inputs from PTI
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SBI releases admit card for Probationary Officer exam; visit www.sbi.co.in/careers to get yours

State Bank of India on Monday released the admit cards for the preliminary exams for recruiting probationary officers.The online exam is scheduled to be held on July 1, July 7, and July 8, the website said in a statement and will fill 2,000 vacancies across various branches.The admit cards can be downloaded by visiting the career section of the bank’s website at www.sbi.co.in/careers. Click on the link for call letter of SBI PO exam 2018 in the latest announcement section to go to the login page.Enter your registration number, password/date of birth and captcha code (as in the image) and click on login. Your call letter will be displayed on the screen. Take a printout and save it on your computer. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.Candidates must carry the admit card to the examination centre. S/he must bring one photo identity proof such as passport/Aadhaar/PAN card/driver’s licence/voter ID/bank passbook with duly attested photograph/identity card issued by school or college along with the admit card. The identity proof should be submitted at the time of examination.Candidates who clear the preliminary exam will be called for the main examination. Group exercises and interview will be conducted for those who clear the main examination.The results of the preliminary examination will be declared on July 15, 2018. The online main exam will be held on August 8, 2018 and its result will be declared on August 20, 2018. The group exercises and interview will be held from September 24 to October 12, 2018 and the results will be declared on November 1, 2018.The syllabus for the exam comprises logical reasoning, quantitative ability and English language skills.
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PM Modi wishes Rahul Gandhi on his birthday, prays for his ‘long and healthy life’

PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday took to Twitter to wish Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Putting aside political bickerings, the Prime Minister wished Rahul Gandhi, who turned 48 on Tuesday. Rahul who joined active politics on 2004 has gradually upped the ante against PM Narendra Modi in recent times. Particularly, his tweets have increasingly been sarcastic taking digs at perceived misdeeds of the government. However, both leaders have taken turns to wish each other on Twitter on their birthdays. #HappyBirthDayRahulgandhi is currently trending at number 1 on Twitter with many Congress leaders extending their sincere wishes. Through out the day, Congress leaders and other opposition party leaders are expected to extend their wishes to the Congress President. This is Rahul Gandhi’s first birthday after becoming president of the grand old party. So it is expected, that Congress will make it a memorable day for their President. PM Modi however didn’t use the hashtag to wish Rahul Gandhi.
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Tamil Nadu: Activist Piyush Manush arrested for ‘provoking’ public against Chennai-Salem highway project

Tamil Nadu police on Monday evening arrested well-known environmental activist Piyush Manush for allegedly making inflammatory comments and provoking public against the proposed greenfield highway project connecting chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami’s native Salem with Chennai.Manush has been at the forefront in opposing the proposed eight-lane Chennai-Salem highway project as well as the Salem airport expansion. His arrest comes following the arrest of Tamil actor Mansoor Ali Khan on Sunday for making inflammatory remarks against the eight-lane highway project, which has been facing stiff resistance from villagers in Salem and other districts.Salem Deputy Superintendent of Police S. Baskaran told DNA that Manush was named in the first information report registered against Mansoor Ali Khan. He, however, refused share on what charge he was arrested. The actor, during his visit to Salem on May 33, had allegedly threatened violence if the highway project was implemented. Khan had visited the Mookaneri in Salem which was being maintained by Manush led non-governmental organisation. Manush was with Khan when he had allegedly made an inflammatory speech at Omallur.Police picked up Manush during a vehicle check on Salem-Dharmapuri road on Monday and he had been taken to Omalur police station and an inquiry is underway. This is the second time Manush was being arrested in connection with a highway project. In 2016, he was arrested for protesting against the construction of a bridge at Muluvadi gate in Salem. Interestingly, highway ministry was held by Palaniswami on both the occasion in 2016 as well as now.Despite stiff opposition from the farmers and political parties, the state government commenced land survey in Salem on Monday for the Rs 10,000 crore NHAI project which seeks to reduce the travel from Chennai to Salem from 6 hours 26 minutes to three hours 9 minutes. The highway passes through 159 villages in Salem, Krishnagiri, Tiruvannamalai and Kancheepuram. The government plans to acquire 2791 hectares of land for the project.
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India, France reiterate commitment in combating terror after Sushma Swaraj visit to Paris

India and France have reiterated their commitment and support to each other in combating terrorism, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday.“It is the priority of both the nations to keep our societies safe. Therefore a co-operation between our agencies is necessary, we will support each other in fight against terrorism,” Swaraj said while addressing media along with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian.Swaraj, who is on a week-long four-nation visit to Italy, France, Luxembourg and Brussels, arrived in Paris on Monday.“Besides our bilateral relations, we also focus on regional and international co-operation. We would like to thank France for the support for India’s candidature for permanent seat in Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC),” she added.Le Drian said the two countries ‘would like to work together’ on the developments in the Korean peninsula, adding, “We think that we will be able to pursue our co-operation in the military field as well.”Taking note of the agreement for six nuclear reactors in Jaitapur discussed between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron in March, Le Drian said the two sides have discussed their cooperation in nuclear sector.“We have to move discussions forward so the project is rolled out by end of year,” the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs added.Swaraj has also extended an invitation to Le Drian to visit India at a ‘mutually convenient time.’Her visit is particularly imperative as this year, India and France complete two decades of their strategic ties.
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‘They morphed my face on to a porn clip’

Indian reporter Rana Ayyub got rape and death threats because of a tweet falsely attributed to her.

Mastermind of Ghazipur Murga Mandi robbery held by Delhi police

The Delhi police have arrested the mastermind of the Murga Mandi robbery on Sunday and recovered a stolen Apache motorcycle and a Honda City car from his possession. On May 28, Rs 17 lakh was robbed from an office of the supplier of poultry products at Murga Mandi in Gazipur at gunpoint.The accused, identified as Chander Prakash (35), is previously involved in 28 cases of auto theft, rape and cases under the Arms Act. The police laid a trap in Sector 29, Rohini on receiving the information about the mastermind of the robbery. The accused, who was standing beside the white Honda City car, tried to run away but was apprehended by the team.Further investigations revealed that the accused had arranged two bikes 15-20 days before the incident from the areas around Rohini and Kakrola. He was closely related to two wanted criminals, Praveen Koli and Krishan Pal Fauji, who have rewards of Rs 1 lakh each on their heads.According to the police, Prakash also arranged a rented room in Risal Vihar, Nangloi where all the criminals assembled and distributed the stolen money among themselves. The recovered Honda City was to be further used in a robbery in Rohini, as they were planning to rob a businessman near M2K Cinema at Rohini.The police also said that Prakash used to collect information in advance about the places or persons where the cash in bulk might be available and would plan the robbery accordingly. Further investigation is underway.
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Chander Prakash

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Risal Vihar

Praveen Koli

Krishan Pal Fauji

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Bullets fired at BJP MLA Nand Kishore Gurjar’s car in Sahibabad

Just the night before the visit of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to the Ghaziabad district, few unidentified persons on a bike fired bullets at the car of Bhartiya Janata Party MLA of the Loni area in Sahibabad on Sunday night.According to the police, the BJP MLA Nand Kishore Gurjar, whose security was removed in May, was returning from a meeting at Mawana. He was on his way to his native place at the Ganauli village around 10:30 pm along with his driver and two personal security guards.”As soon as the car crossed the Hindon river bridge, they heard sounds of 3 to 4 gunshots from behind. One of the gunshots hit the side mirror and damaged it. The personal security guard seated behind fired two shots in the direction of the initial firing,” said Vaibhav Krishna, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ghaziabad.After which, they sped the car to nearest Farrukhnagar police post to save their lives, while all of them reached unhurt as only a side mirror was hit in the incident, the police said.Gurjar has been getting continuous life threats lately.Following the incident, a first information report was registered at Sahibabad police station and further investigating is going on.”We will be checking the CCTV footages of the nearby area and teams have been formed to nab the criminals,” said Krishna.
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Yogi Adityanath

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Bhartiya Janata Party

Sahibabad

Vaibhav Krishna

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No landfill site near 2 km of human habitation: CM Yogi Adityanath

The protesters who have been agitating against the construction of the landfill in Sector 123 met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Ghaziabad on Monday. They apprised him about the situation and sought his help.The chief minister, upon hearing about the situation said that any landfill site should be at a distance of 2 km from the area of human habitation. It is a stipulation mandated by the Solid Waste Management Rules of 2016.According to the rules, a landfill site should be situated at a distance of 100 metres from a riverbed, and 200 metres from water bodies, highways, habitations, public parks and water supply wells.Sukheer Pehlawan, president of the Kooda Ghar Virodh Sangharsh Samiti, said that “We met with the chief minister during his visit to Ghaziabad and informed him about the long-term ill-effects that the landfill in Sector 123 will have on the residents and especially the future generation. It has been affecting lakhs of residents in the area by causing air pollution and groundwater contamination.”Yogi Adityanath has ordered the officials to conduct a meeting with the residents on Tuesday. Union Minister and local MP Mahesh Sharma and MLA Pankaj Singh are also expected to be present at the meeting.When the National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued an interim order on May 29 directing the authorities to stop the dumping of waste in the forest located at Sector 54, the authorities decided to build a landfill site in Sector 123.This decision has caused a huge furore and the residents from sectors 117-122 along with some villagers started protesting against the Noida Authority against the construction of the landfill and the waste-to-energy site. However, the Noida Authority has already started dumping the waste there.As per the Master Plan 2031 of Noida, a recreational green area is proposed at the site where the authority is constructing a dump yard and the residents thus state that they will not let the authorities violate the rules.According to the district magistrate, BN Singh, the law and order is their primary concern. He stated that if the residents have an issue, they should move to either the NGT or the court but should not intervene in the work of a statutory body. Yet the document shown by the residents states clearly that they can complain to the authority if they feel that the site is not suitable.However, the administration claims that the NGT rules can be changed accordingly and they are working on the orders given to them.Now the residents are also considering approaching the high court and the NGT.
Air Pollution

construction

Ghaziabad

National Green Tribunal

Pankaj Singh

Yogi Adityanath

groundwater

protesters

Mahesh Sharma

NGT

Noida Authority

Solid Waste Management

BN Singh

landfill site

Noida landfill

human habitation

Sukheer Pehlawan

Master Plan 2031

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Rajasthan: From saffron to black bicycles, BJP takes U-turn

In one of the rare cases, the BJP has gone from saffron for black. About two years, the BJP government had distributed saffron coloured bicycles to promising girl students. But now, it has opted for black coloured bicycles to 12,000 girl students of 220 departmental hostels, whose hostel is more than 2km from the school. Previously, the bicycles were distributed by the Education Department to the girls who scored 70% or more marks in the 8th grade. The department distributed more than 2 lakh 68 thousand bicycles.Rejecting the allegations of saffronising education, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Arun Chaturvedi said: “BJP is attached to all the colours and the party is against politicising education.”PCC Vice President Archana Sharma, on the other hand, said, “After the saffronising education, there was a strong undercurrent against the BJP in Rajasthan. The BJP is now trying to cover its old wounds in the election year. But these wounds are so deep that despite all efforts the BJP cannot hide them.”Director of Department of Social Justice Dr. Samit Sharma said, “Meetings have been held with the only intention of providing the students with the bicycles at the earliest. Black colour has been selected because this is the most common colour in bicycles. If any other colour would have been selected, the costing would have increased and the students would have to wait longer.”More Than 2.68 Lakh Bicycles GivenPreviously, the bicycles were distributed by the Education Department to the girls who scored 70% or more marks in the 8th grade. The department distributed more than 2 lakh 68 thousand bicycles. Rejecting the allegations of saffronising education, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Arun Chaturvedi said: “BJP is attached to all the colours and the party is against politicising education.”
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Archana Sharma

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Arun Chaturvedi

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Wanted criminal of Nittu Dabodiya gang held at Rohini

The Special Operation Squad of the Crime Branch arrested a notorious criminal of the Nittu Dabodiya gang on Thursday at Rohini. The criminal was identified as Nitin, who is wanted in three criminal cases including that of carjacking and attempt to murder in Rohini.On Thursday, the police team had laid a trap near Sector 11, Rohini to trap the accused. A little later in the evening, he was arrested. On sustained interrogation, he disclosed his involvement in a carjacking case committed by him and his gang members two days ago in the Kanjhawala area.He further disclosed his involvement in a case of attempt to murder in Bawana and another case of illegal trespass and use of a firearm in the Aman Vihar area.Disturbed and fed up with his life dotted with bad decisions, he tried to commit suicide in Rohini Jail. Then he was released on bail. In may this year, Nitin along with his associate Jitender alias Kuki forcibly entered the office of a property dealer in Aman Vihar and threatened him with a gun over a property dispute. Recently in June, his associates Ankit and Sundar robbed a Hyundai i10 Grand car at gun point at Kanjhawala. The gang had robbed the car to commit more crimes, however, two days later Nitin was apprehended. Ankit and Sundar are still absconding.Further investigation into the case is on.
murder

Crime Branch

criminal cases

Rohini

Rohini Jail

Aman Vihar

Nitin

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Special Operation Squad (SOS)

Nittu Dabodiya gang

Nittu gang

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Congress seeks Lord Shiva’s help to make Rahul Gandhi PM

Congress will be seeking divine intervention to make Rahul Gandhi the prime minister. The party workers and leaders in Jaipur will offer special prayers to Lord Shiva on Gandhi’s 48th birth day anniversary on Tuesday to make him prime minister.Suresh Mishra Congress party state secretary is the man who planned celebration at mass level on party president’s birthday in Sanganer. “On this occasion, I, along with party workers, will chant mantras and pray for Rahul Gandhi to be the prime minister in 2019. Special prayers will be offered at a Shiva Temple situated on New Sanganer Road,”said Mishra on Sunday.A senior party leader said the Pradesh Congress Committee will be drawing up its own programmes on Rahul’s birthday to reach out to the common man. All India Mahila Congress, National Students of India (NSUI) and Seva Dal are also giving final touches to their programmes.The Youth Congress has already planned a “Run for RG” to spread Rahul’s message of fight for democracy among the common man. Also “shramdan” (physical labour) will be observed in villages to mark his first birthday after becoming the Congress President in December.Final touchesA senior party leader said the Pradesh Congress Committee will be drawing up its own programmes on Rahul’s birthday to reach out to the common man. All India Mahila Congress, National Students of India (NSUI) and Seva Dal are also giving final touches to their programmes.
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Rahul Gandhi

Lord Shiva

Youth Congress

Shiva Temple

Suresh Mishra

Seva Dal

Pradesh Congress Committee

All India Mahila Congress

National Students of India (NSUI)

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Wait another week for rain in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabadis will have to wait for rains for one more week as the weather department does not see much rains. Even as the progress of monsoon has slowed down, certain parts of south Gujarat did receive some rains and the region will continue to get isolated rains during the week.The maximum temperature in Ahmedabad city will remain in the range of 40 degree Celsius to 41 degree Celsius.”Rainfall occurred at isolated places over South Gujarat region and at some places in Gujarat region and Saurashtra,” said a statement from Indian Meteorological Department. Parts of Jalalpore, Navsari, Choryasi, Umargam, Daman, Madhuban and Dharampur received showers. Light to moderate rains is likely at isolated places south Gujarat region in this week. Rains can expand northwards as the weekend approaches. Ahmedabad witnessed maximum temperature of 40.4-degree centigrade. However, isolated rains in south Gujarat moderated temperature. Surat recorded a maximum temperature of 32.8 degree Celsius and a minimum temperature of 26.8 degree Celsius, while Valsad recorded 34.4 degree Celsius and 22.1 degree Celsius respectively.The year 2018 will be crucial in terms of monsoon as the state is grappling for water. Apart from 2017, the other years in recent past have been very erratic in terms of late onset, large gaps between two spells of rains.While the year 2017 was by and large normal there were no late rains, which are useful for winter and summer crops.
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Indian Meteorological Department

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AIIMS Result: 9 Kota students among top 10

Nine students of a Kota coaching institute figure among top 10 in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) entrance examination 2018, the results of which were declared on Monday. Overall, 34 students are among Top 50.Three among the Top 10 are students of distance learning programme while the rest are from class room programme.Ramneek Kaur Mahal, Manraj Sra both from Punjab and Eishvauk Aggarwal from Haryana (all from distance learning program)secured second, fourth and 10th position respectively.Mehak Arora of Haryana has obtained AIR 3, Amitabh Pankaj Chauhan of Gujrat secured AIR 5, Abdur Rehman Asrarul Haque from U.P. AIR – 6, Sangeet Rathi of Haryana AIR 7, Amulya Gupta of Delhi AIR 8 and Somal Agarwal of Rajasthan AIR 9. All these students are from institute’s class room programme.Amitabh Chauhan AIR-5 has bagged AIR-1 in SC Category whereas Prince Chaudhary AIR-18, Classroom student of the institute has secured AIR-1 in OBC Category, All India Institute of Medical Sciences entrance tests were held in New Delhi, Patna, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Bhubaneswar, Rishikesh, Raipur, Guntur and Nagpur.As per results compiled till now, 34 students of the institute are in Top-50, which includes 24 students from classroom programme and 10 from distance learning programme. AIIMS MBBS 2018 exam was conducted on 26 and 27th May in online mode.The ToppersAmitabh Chauhan AIR-5 has bagged AIR-1 in SC Category whereas Prince Chaudhary AIR-18, Classroom student of the institute has secured AIR-1 in OBC Category, All India Institute of Medical Sciences entrance tests were held in New Delhi, Patna, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Bhubaneswar, Rishikesh, Raipur, Guntur and Nagpur.
Education

Students

Kota

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

AIIMS Entrance Test

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AIIMS Results 2018

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Daylight shootout turns Burari market into site of terror

Monday morning brought a sight of fear and terror when a gang war emerged between suspected members of the notorious Tillu and Gogi gangs on the streets of Sant Nagar in Burari area of North Delhi. Not only gang members but locals also fell prey to the shoot-out which led to the death of four people. Five persons were injured and hospitalised after the gunfight between the Tillu and Gogi gangs, believed to be involved in cases of extortion and murder in the city.As the gang war began around 9:30 am, people in the marketplace started running for their lives. As Monday is the scheduled day for the market to remain shut, not too many people were present at the site. Owners of few groceries stores which were open, initially assumed that there was afire and so people were running helter-skelter.A passerby and resident of the area, Sangeeta received bullet injuries and later succumbed to them. The CCTV camera footages revealed the entire chaos and dreaded atmosphere of the area. Attackers, who came in a white Scorpio, exchanged guns shots in their personal rivalry, leaving the innocent people dead and injured.The police are probing whether the two gangs have killed each other’s members earlier to gain supremacy, the officer saidOFF DAYAs Monday is the scheduled day for the market to remain shut, not too many people were present at the site. Owners of few groceries stores which were open, initially assumed that there was afire and so people were running helter-skelter.
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Burari

Sant Nagar

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Burari market

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Small units facing big challenges: GCCI prez Jaimin Vasa

Small businesses are facing big challenges and to resolve them will be one of the agenda of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), said Jaimin Vasa, who recently took over as the president of GCCI for the year 2018-19. During the year, Gujarat’s apex body for trade and industry plans to work for small businesses, encouraging youth – particularly women towards entrepreneurship and promote innovation.Jaimin Vasa had formally taken over as the president of GCCI on Saturday. As he assumed office on Monday, he welcomed his core team comprising of senior vice president Durgesh Buch and vice president Hemant Shah. Talking about his agenda for next one year, Vasa said that capacity utilization is a major concern for not only small businesses but also large enterprises. “GCCI will make efforts for these units by enabling them to get access to markets within and outside country. Access to timely finance also continues to be a major bottleneck. We will interact with concerned authorities to iron out the problems,” said Vasa.GCCI will play an active role in Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019, wherein it plans to have an MSME Conclave for small businesses to interact with their prospective buyers from the country and abroad. With Indian economy passing through major changes in past two years, it is becoming difficult for smaller units to sustain. “We are inviting FDI. But when these units will invest in India, where will be small players, who can act as vendors. It is necessary that small businesses also reap the benefit,” said Vasa.Another major focus area for the new team will be encouraging innovation industries and academia. Vasa plans to have a strong coordination between Industries and academic institutions to create a skilled workforce that can cater to the requirements of the industries. A ‘Vision Document’ with a roadmap will be prepared with the involvement of experts from different fields.
MSME

small businesses

Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Hemant Shah

Durgesh Buch

GCCI

Jaimin Vasa

Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019

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Action plan to make Jaipur a World Heritage city

The Jaipur Municipal Corporation will make an action plan within a week to include city in the World Heritage City’s List. Under this plan, work will begin in the Walled City area. A meeting of officers of various departments was held on Monday under the chairmanship of the Principal Secretary (Local Self-Government) Naveen Mahajan.In the meeting, the private consultant establishment “Dron” gave a presentation and it was told what steps should be taken to get the city in World Heritage list. According to sources, illegal construction and encroachment must be stopped before the Walled City is included in UNESCO’s list. The JMC has to make the Walled City encroachment free and the traffic system also has to be improved. Also, beautification of the areas surrounding heritage monuments such as Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Isarlat etc. has to be done. For this, JMC, Archeology Department, Jaipur Smart City Ltd, Jaipur Development Authority, Amer Development Authority, JVVNL and Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation will work together. Mahajan instructed JMC Commissioner Ravi Jain to make an action plan within a week in this regard. Now next week, this will be a re-meeting and JMC will present an action plan.Notably, in 2015, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had submitted a proposal to the UNESCO demanding status of Jaipur city as World Heritage City.The inspectionThe ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), which is one of three formal advisory bodies to the World Heritage panel constituted by UNESCO, recently had communicated to the ASI for an inspection to Walled City to scan it’s potential for the tag.
Jaipur Development Authority (JDA)

UNESCO

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

Jantar Mantar

Hawa Mahal

World Heritage

Ravi Jain

Walled City

Naveen Mahajan

Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC)

Isarlat

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Ahmedabad: Heat stroke claimed two lives last week

Two people died of heat stroke in the city last week, taking the total number of heat-related deaths this season to three.”When heat exhaustion is not addressed, heat stroke can follow. Untreated heat stroke cases lead to death. Although there were no heat wave conditions, prolonged heat exposure results in heat exhaustion,” said Dr Bhavin Solanki, in-charge medical officer of health, AMC.Malaria and dengue on the rise: At a time when the civic body and the state government have intensified their efforts to rid the city of malaria, the disease appears to be on the rise with 99 cases reported in just the last week. The threat of vector-borne diseases also looms large, especially with the monsoon setting in. The city also witnessed fresh cases of dengue and chikungunya last week.According to the health department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), the city reported 253 cases of vector-borne diseases in the first 16 days of June. Of them, 246 cases of malaria, two falciparum, four dengue and one case of chikungunya has been reported.”There were fresh malaria cases reported last week but most of them are of those recurring infections,” said Dr Solanki. Among waterborne diseases, 626 cases of gastroenteritis were reported in the first 16 days of June, of which 252 cases were reported in the last week itself. Three fresh cases of cholera were reported last week, making it the sixth in the month so far. In the same period, 242 cases of typhoid and 220 cases of jaundice were recorded.REPORT CARDCity reported 253 cases of vector-borne diseases in the first 16 days of June. Of them, 246 cases of malaria, two falciparum, four dengue and one case of chikungunya has been reported, said AMC.
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Dengue

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation

AMC

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Bhavin Solanki

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NTPC official’s house looted in Greater Noida, cash and jewellery worth Rs 18 stolen

The house of a deputy general manager of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) was looted in the Surajpur area of Greater Noida on Sunday evening. Cash and jewellery worth Rs 18 lakh was stolen. The police have registered a case and are investigating the matter.According to the police, the house belonged to BC Galav, the NTPC deputy general manager, who resided in the Jyoti Kiran society in Pi-1 Sector of the Surajpur area.The police said that the incident took place between 3 pm and 7 pm on Sunday when the family was out for some work. According to the family members, they were preparing for their daughter’s wedding and had ?12 lakh in cash and silver and gold jewellery worth ?6 lakh in the house.”We had gone to Jagat Farms market in Greater Noida but when we returned we found that the lock on the front gate was broken and the entire house was ransacked. The cash and other valuable items were missing. When we asked the security guards of the society, they said they had no idea that a theft had taken place,” said Galav.The family said that the burglars took all the cash and jewellery. They ransacked drawers, cupboards and lockers. The police suspect that the burglars probably knew of the upcoming wedding in the family and the presence of cash and jewellery in the house.Following a complaint, the police have lodged a case of theft under the Indian Penal Code section 380 against unknown persons.”We are going through the CCTV camera footage to get leads in the case. We are questioning security staff and vendors near the society,” said a senior police officer.
jewellery

stolen

Cash

Greater Noida

National Thermal Power Corporation

Surajpur

CCTV camera

looted

NTPC official

BC Galav

Jagat Farms market

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Delhi: Sangeeta was family’s sole breadwinner

Sangeeta, one of the passers-by who was on her way to office and was shot dead in the gang war was the sole breadwinner of the family. Her husband Surender, suffering from prolonged asthma,with a very frail frame has been bed-ridden for a long time now. Sangeeta is also survived by a 15-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son. The financial condition of the victim’s family is poor to an extent that family members are not even able to go to the mortuary to retrieve Sangeeta’s body.Sangeeta and two passers-by sustained bullet injuries in the shootout on Monday morning.”Just like everyday, my mother left for office at 9:40 am, but we were informed about her demise only at 11am,” said Shruti, Sangeeta’s daughter.She was rushed to the Lok Nayak Hospital where she was declared dead on arrival. Sangeeta’s husband was suffering from severe asthma and is in no condition to even stand by himself. His daughter helped him move around when people came to share the family’s grief.Surender is so physically weak that his collar bones are protruding and he needs to be given support from his back in order for him to sit up straight. With clapped walls and a bed in their one-bedroom house, Surender is yet to come to terms with Sangeeta’s death. Sangeeta’s 13-year old son was in Agra when the incident took place and was immediately called back.Both the children are students of the Burari Central School. Sangeeta’s neighbour Naresh Gupta speculates that with her absence now, the family’s chances of survival seem grim.
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Sangeeta

Naresh Gupta

Shruti

Surender

Lok Nayak Hospital

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Burari Central School

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Rajasthan: Sanjay Agarwal to attend Interpol meet on organised crime

Police commissioner Sanjay Agarwal will take participation in 24th Interpol, Americas Regional Conference scheduled to be held in Punta Del Este, Uruguay from July 10 to 13. The department of personnel (DoP) has given clearance to his foreign visit.According to the sources, senior law enforcement officials focus on the critical transnational crime issues in the Americas Regional Conference. Organised crime including drugs, human and weapons trafficking, terrorism and cybercrime are discussed by delegates from participating countries. The participants from India, who generally happen to be IPS officers, share regional operational strategies against crime, weapons trafficking and cybercrime.This time, the Union ministry of External Affairs has picked Raj cadre IPS officer Agarwal to be part of the delegates attending the regional conference. The officer will be on a three-day deputation (excluding journey time), to attend the conference starting from July 10.As per rules laid in the permission sanctioned to the officer, he, after attending the conference, will submit a report on the outcome of his visit to the external ministry. “Also, the permission is subject to the condition of obtaining political clearance from the ministry of external affairs,” reads his foreign visit sanction letter for which the state finance department has already given clearance for expenditure on his visit.The Interpol convenes regular regional conferences in Europe, Africa, America and Asia, bringing together police from across the globe to share experiences and discuss ways to tackle common security issues. The Interpol is the world’s largest international police organisation with 192 member countries.The role of the organisation is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place and provide a high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support to meet the growing challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century.Discussion on transnational issuesThe participants from India, who generally happen to be IPS officers, share regional operational strategies against crime, weapons trafficking and cybercrime.This time, the Union ministry of External Affairs has picked Raj cadre IPS officer Agarwal to be part of the delegates attending the regional conference. The officer will be on a three-day deputation (excluding journey time), to attend the conference starting from July 10The Interpol convenes regular regional conferences in Europe, Africa, America and Asia, bringing together police from across the globe.
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Interpol

Ministry of External Affairs

trafficking

Cybercrime

Sanjay Agarwal

Americas Regional Conference

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4, including passers-by, fall prey to gang war at Delhi’s Burari

The dark underbelly of the national Capital was once again exposed when innocent passers-by fell prey to a deadly gang war barely 400 metres from the Burari police station on Monday morning.In a shootout between members of the notorious Tillu gang and the equally notorious Gogi gang, four people lost their lives and five people were injured. A woman passer-by, two associates of a gang were shot dead and another man was mowed down.According to the police, the exchange of fire began around 9 am when a Fortuner car with around 4-5 occupants came outside a gymnasium identified as “The Gym” in the Burari area. Around four members of the Tillu gang who had finished their workout at the gymnasium were marching out and heading towards their Scorpio car when a speeding Fortuner car first came and hit them from the side. While two of them managed to sit inside the Scorpio, two others ran to save their lives. As the Fortuner was approaching the members of Tillu gang, two occupants of the car got down and opened fire at them. Sources said that Jitender alias Gogi the most wanted gangsters in Delhi was present in the Fortuner car and put his foot forward in the attack.Gogi carries a reward of Rs 4 lakh on his arrest and is currently absconding. His rival gangster Sunil alias Tillu is currently lodged in jail. Their rivalry goes back to their college days when both of them supported opposing candidates during the Shardanand College elections.Sangeeta Sharma who was on her way to office sustained a bullet wound on her chest and collapsed on the ground. Mukul, a member of Tillu gang and Sanjeet from Gogi’s gang were shot dead in the exchange of fire. Over two dozen rounds were fired as three other members of the Tillu gang, who in a bid to escape with the door of the Scorpio half open moving in the wrong direction of the road, sustained gunshot wounds and are undergoing treatment. Two other passers-by identified as Santosh and Vashisht Rai have sustained bullet wounds as well.As the Scorpio car was making a bid to escape in the wrong carriageway of the road, it hit two motorists. Rajkumar succumbed to his injuries on Monday night, while Rajan, who is in his early 20s, is recuperating at a city hospital.The Fortuner car was found abandoned in the Shalimar Bagh area with Sanjeet’s bullet-ridden body inside it.
Shalimar Bagh

gang war

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Burari

Burari Police Station

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Facing imminent arrest, RCA treasurer Pinkesh Jain goes underground

The lines between cricket and politics have been blurred in Rajasthan. With IPL once again back to the state, it was being hoped that action would stay contained to the cricket field. But the suspension of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) treasurer Pinkesh Jain has once again set in motion events that could snowball into a major political controversy with potential to harm ruling BJP.An FIR has been lodged against Azad Singh Rathore and others for irregularities in running of Barmer Club, a club for cricket activities. This was immediately after Azad Singh reached Barmer to a rousing welcome on being elevated to post of RCA treasurer. With a possibility of an imminent arrest, Azad has gone underground and has taken to social media to challenge the action against him.Azad’s post on social media too tries to invoke the valour and support of Rajput community “I have the blood of Raval Mallinath in my veins. I follow the Rajput tradition. I will not bow down to you,” he writes.Action against Azad is also being portrayed as chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s ongoing tussle with Rajput community. Coming at a time when speculations are rife about Raje’s opposition preventing Gajendra Singh Shekhawat being elevated to post of BJP state chief. With Rajput community in Western Rajasthan making preparations to organise large scale functions on the death anniversary of slain gangster Anand Pal Singh on June 24; the logic is finding easy buyers.But BJP faction is not willing to accept any involvement, “These are local actions taken at local level. Any insinuation to otherwise is incorrect,” said BJP spokesperson Anand Sharma.
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10,000 to take part in Yoga Day event at Sardar Patel Stadium

More than 10,000 people are expected to take part in the state-level Yoga event at Sardar Patel Stadium to mark the World Yoga Day 2018 on June 21.The state-level celebrations of Yoga Day have been organised jointly by the state government and Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth, an official release said. It said that celebrities from the field of sports, movies, and literature have been especially invited to take part in the celebrations.Officials said that plans are also afoot to involve maximum number of people in Yoga day celebrations across the state.In Ahmedabad, the district collectorate and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation would hold yoga camps in different wards, school-college campuses, gardens, and commercial complexes in the city.”More than 5 lakh people are expected to take part in the celebrations of World Yoga Day in Ahmedabad,” said an official.The release also said that students of all schools and colleges will take part in the Yoga day celebrations in villages, towns and cities. It said that different voluntary organisations and religious organisations have also been roped in.When it was first celebrated in 2015, 1.09 crore people had taken part in Yoga Day events in the state. In 2016, the number was 1.04 crore, while it rose to 1.16 crore last year.”We are making all arrangements to ensure even greater participation of people in celebration of World Yoga Day,” the release added.FITNESS FIRSTState-level celebrations of Yoga Day have been organised jointly by the state government and Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth, an official release said.
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Delhi University’s Arts cut off touches 98.75%

The highest cut-off this year is 98.75 per cent for BA (programme) in Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College followed by Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC) with 98.50 per cent for BA (Hons) in Journalism, and 98.25 per cent for BA (Hons) in Psychology in LSR.Last year, the highest cut-off was 99.66 per cent for B.Sc (Hons) in Electronics in SGTB Khalsa College. In humanities stream, Khalsa College had set the highest cut-off at 99 per cent for BA (Hons) in Political Science. In science stream this year, the highest cut-off is 98 per cent for B.Sc (Hons) in Physics in Hindu College. Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College also has a cut-off of 98 per cent for its B.Sc(Hons) in Computer Science course.According to the experts, the CBSE exam results had even higher scores this time, which has led to the rise in the cut-offs. However, economics has been the most sought-after course in the university giving an edge to students over other universities,” said Dr Bharat Singh, associate professor, department of economics, Satyawati college (evening).Students who will qualify as per the cut-off can report to the respective college for document verification and approval of admission from Tuesday. The timings for morning college will be 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and for evening college will be 4 pm to 7 pm. After approval of admission, a candidate can login to the university’s admission portal to make an admission fee payment.The admission process for the first cut off list will begin on Tuesday and will continue till June 21. Last year, the university had received around 2.2 lakh applications for about 56,000 seats in its 63 colleges. According to University officials, tentatively 5 cut-offs will be announced this year, unlike last year when 11 cut-offs were announced and yet the seats remained vacant.St Stephen’s College was the first to release its cut-off. For commerce students, the cut-off for Economics (Hons) was pegged at 98.75 per cent, and 98 and 97.5 per cent for humanities and science students, respectively. The cut-off for English (Hons) was 97.5 per cent.
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Rival CPAR elects Rohit Jhalani, Sumit Dave Bishnoi to Rajasthan Cricket Association executive

Infighting in the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) is not new. The new bone of contention is cricket players association. Two Cricket Players Association of Rajasthan’ (CPAR) affiliated to CP Joshi and Lalit Modi factions have emerged with each claiming to the real representative of the players.On Monday, one of the CPARs held elections to select its representatives for the RCA executive committee, while another has already declared its representatives through nomination.Rohit Jhalani was elected in men’s category while Sumit Dave Bishnoi was declared winner unopposed in women’s category. Reacting to the results of polls, joint secretary RCA Mahendra Nahar said: “The election was a flop-show as majority of the players boycotted it. Out of 720 members, only 130 cast their vote.”“Even among those who have cast their votes most of them are presently playing cricket while Lodha Committee recommendations clearly say that only retired cricket players can be part of the cricket players association,” he added.However, RCA secretary RS Nandu is though of a different opinion. According to RCA secretary, the election was legitimate. “The CPAR had asked us for an observer and the elections were held in compliance of the norms,” Nandu said. According to the Lodha committee recommendations, executive committee of every state cricket body (RCA in case of Rajasthan) must have two representatives (one male and one female) from cricket players association of the state. The players association should include former cricketers as its members and there should be no interference of the state cricket association.Thee rival factions of RCA are apparently influencing the two players associations. The CPAR that held election on Monday is a body registered under the Rajasthan Non-Trading Company Cct and is supposed to be associated with camp of former RCA president Lalit Modi.
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The going gets tougher as Delhi University cut-offs skyrocket

This admission season those aspiring to pursue the BA (programme) in Delhi University, must get ready for a fierce competition as the highest cut-off is 98.75% at Lady Shri Ram College (LSR). It will also be tough for students to get admission in the premier institute, as around 1,05,000 aspirants have applied for the 10,300 seats available for the course across colleges at the university. This means more than 10 students will be fighting for a single seat in the course.LSR has again emerged as the college announcing the highest cut-off for the season. The college had announced highest cut off for psychology (Hons) at 98.5%.The rise is considerable in comparison to last year when the highest cut-offs for the course stood at 97%.Officials at the university attributed the rise in the cut-off to the CBSE results and that most of the toppers this year were from humanities.This is followed by Economics (Hons) and B.A. (Hons) Journalism with high cut-offs of 98.5%. While Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) announced the highest cut-off for Economics, Delhi College for Arts and Commerce (DCAC) has announced highest cut-off for journalism course breaching last year’s 97%.To top it all, around 96,000 aspirants have applied for the 2,200 seats available for Economics (H) in colleges across the university. As per the official data provided by DU, as many as 43 applicants will be competing on a seat. Even more, 80,000 aspirants have applied for the 230-odd seats for Journalism.Shri Ram College of Commerce is followed by Hindu and Hansraj College announcing the first cut-off at 98% for Economics (H).However, this is despite the re-examination of the Economics CBSE paper after it was leaked. According to officials, the result fo the re-examination was even better with around 1,600 students scoring 100 in the paper.”Economics has been the most sought-after course in the university giving an edge to students over other universities. Besides the CBSE results, which are of course factors for the rise in cut-offs, it also depends on the market demand for the course. Economics provides more employment opportunities in various fields and offers other avenues as well,” said, Bharat Singh, associate professor, department of economics, Satyawati College (Evening).While both the courses are popular and have been in demand for long, only seven colleges in the university offer BA (H) Journalism, which is another reason for the high cut-off in the subject.”Around 80,000 aspirants have applied for journalism course against the availability of 230 seats. The cut-off was meant to be high as we decide cut-offs based on the applications received,” said a member of University’s admission committee.The other colleges offering journalism are not behind, Kamla Nehru and Lady Shri Ram have announced the cut-off at 97.75% for the course.TIMINGSStudents can visit the respective colleges from Tuesday. For document verification and approval of admissions, students can report to the morning colleges from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and evening colleges from 4 pm to 7 pm.
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Soon, Hop-on Hop-off buses for heritage sightseeing: AMC

Across the world, hop-on hop-off buses provide one of the best options to explore cities. By November 2018, Ahmedabad too, will get a hop-on hop-off bus service for heritage sightseeing tours. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) plans to put ten such buses into service.Hop-on hop-off buses travel via fixed routes across a city at regular intervals. They provide people the option to get on at one and get off at another connection.”At present, there are city buses but in addition to that, with participation of the private sector, we are coming up with a hop-on hop-off bus service for heritage sightseeing. We have received overwhelming response from tourists ever since the city was included by the UNESCO on the World Heritage City list,” said Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar, AMC. He added: “We’ve witnessed a rising trend in footfall, and such services will help tourists visit all heritage sites with trained guides. This facility will provide hassle-free and seamless transition between places to the visitors.”A private entity, Akshar Travels, which currently manages heritage walks in the city on behalf of the civic body, is coming up with the bus service too. The company’s managing director, Manish Sharma, said that the buses will be user friendly, with several facilities to smoothen and improve tourists’ experience when exploring the city’s rich heritage. “The buses will ply from November. The red-coloured buses will have heritage-themed graffiti on them. They will be user friendly – each commuter will be given a brochure which will have details about the heritage places they are going to visit. Audio-video information will be departed and there will be LED screens too,” said Sharma.He further said that there would be trained guides on the air-conditioned buses and that apart from the listed heritage monuments and places, Adalaj ni Vav and Sardar Patel Museum will also be part of the itinerary. “The fare will be around Rs 500 and the frequency of the buses will be at an interval of ten to fifteen minutes. Start point of the trip will be Ashram and along with all the heritage sites, we will also cover some of the other attractions of city,” added Singh. Leader of Opposition Dinesh Sharma welcomed the move but raised concerns about why only one group was being entrusted with the service.
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Jaipur Development Authority gets Rs 200 cr boost for Ring Road, but with rider

Land acquisition process for the 47km long southern corridor of the Ring Road will be completed in fixed time frame as Jaipur Development Authority enters new understanding with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).The JDA, which had previously assigned Ring Road development to the highway authority, signed a revised memorandum of understanding with the NHAI on Monday that includes provision for an advance to compensate cost of acquisition of remaining parts of the corridor.Acquiring the remaining land had become a challenge for the JDA as much of it was commercial land requiring the authority to deposit the compensation amount in advance before acquiring the land. Faced with a cash crunch, the JDA had to seek an advance of Rs 200 crore from the NHAI. The advance has arrived with time limit and interest. “The JDA will acquire the land within a month of receiving the amount,” said a JDA officer. “This amount shall subsequently be deducted from the amount that NHAI had to pay to JDA over next 10 years. An interest of 8 per cent will also be charged on the advance,” he added.Southern corridor of Ring Road connecting Agra Road to Ajmer Road is being developed at a pace of nearly half a kilometre each day by the NHAI. Work on cloverleaf flyovers and over-bridges proposed on the corridor though has been delayed because of acquisition of the land. Even as farmers affected by the project agree to surrender their land and accept developed land in compensation, the acquisition of commercial land shall require a hefty amount. Meanwhile, in absence of these flyover and bridges the southern Ring Road corridor shall not be fully function.A ChallengeAcquiring the remaining land had become a challenge for the JDA as much of it was commercial land requiring the authority to deposit the compensation amount in advance before acquiring the land.
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BITCOIN CASE: Former MLA Nalin Kotadiya pronounced proclaimed offender

The Ahmedabad sessions court on Monday declared former MLA Nalin Kotadiya as a proclaimed offender in the Rs9.95 crore bitcoin extortion case of Surat.The CID (Crime) had moved court last week after Kotadiya failed to turn up before it for questioning despite repeated summons, and efforts to trace him failed. The court accepted CID’s application and declared the ex-MLA as a proclaimed offender, and directed him to appear before it within 30 days.The court also issued an arrest warrant against Jatin Patel, another accused in the multi-crore rupee bitcoin case. Kotadiya, who was elected to the assembly from Dhari constituency in Amreli in 2012, before switching sides to the BJP last year, went missing after his name surfaced in the bitcoin scam. Officials said that Kotadiya was in touch with the accused through phone and messages at the time of the crime.After summons was issued to him twice last month, Kotadiya issued a statement claiming innocence and alleged that he was being framed. He also said that he would remain present before police for questioning. However, he is yet to do so, and police suspect that he may have fled outside the country. A lookout notice was also issued against him last month.CID has so far arrested six people, including Amreli SP Jagdish Patel and PI Anant Patel, for being involved in the bitcoin extortion case.According to officials, a team of Amreli police had abducted Surat-based builder Shailesh Bhatt, and his associate and Kotadiya’s nephew Kirit Paladiya, in a bid to extort bitcoins from him, on February 11. Subsequent investigations show that Paladiya was the mastermind of the conspiracy, and had made a deal with SP Jagdish Patel and others to extort the crypto-currency from Bhatt and to share the spoils. A total of 176 bitcoins, worth Rs10 lakh, were extorted from Bhatt.The former MLA allegedly received Rs66 lakh of the money that was extorted from Bhatt. Of this Rs25 lakh was recovered from his nephew last month. However, in yet another twist in the case, cops registered a case against original complainant Bhatt. According to the complaint, days before his own abduction, Bhatt had abducted one Dhaval Mavani, who was running a crypto-currency firm in Surat, on February 1, and extorted Rs155 crore from him.
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Efforts by civic bodies helped better Delhi’s air quality: Environment minister Imran Hussain

The air quality in the national Capital improved to ‘moderate’ on Monday after a week of high pollution levels caused by the dust storm in the western parts of the country. The Delhi government’s environment minister Imran Hussain, in a review of ambient air quality on Monday, said the efforts by the various municipal corporations have helped improve the air quality index (AQI). Delhi’s AQI on Monday stood at 171 units in the moderate category, which means the air is breathable now.The AQI was between 441 and 447 from June 13 to June 15 in the ‘severe’ category, which improved to 369 units on June 16 to ‘very poor’ category. However, the AQI on June 17 was 289 units in the ‘poor’ category, which on Monday finally improved to 171, leading to moderate conditions, officials said.The environment department in the review report said that anti-dust pollution measures such as the sprinkling of water on roads were carried out extensively while heavy penalties were imposed on violators.”Civic agencies have also sealed under-construction buildings which were not complying with norms. Construction activities were also stopped at a number of sites. Unauthorized diesel generators found running was also seized during this operation,” a statement issued by the minister’s office stated.While air pollution had reached alarming levels, all civic construction activities were stopped in the city till June 17.Meanwhile, Hussain appealed to the public to do their bit to control air pollution by reporting instances of air pollution including garbage burning in the open and not taking dust control measures at construction sites on their helpline numbers.
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Delhi: Woman’s Facebook post accusing hospitals of ‘medical kidnapping’ gathers support

A Delhi woman has accused two private hospitals, one in the National Capital, of medical kidnapping and overcharging, on social media. The woman’s Facebook post, published late last week, went viral and encouraged several people to share their bad experiences with the private hospitals across the country.Parul Bhasin Verma, currently living at Atlanta in the USA, created a furour with her post accusing Yashoda Hospital at Secunderabad in Telangana and BL Kapoor Hospital in Delhi, for keeping her mother in the ICU for over 100 days costing the family more than Rs 1.2 crore. Verma’s mother, a liver cirrhosis patient, succumbed to multiple organ failure in May.”I have no other option now but go public with this information so that an appropriate action can be taken against these so-called hospitals, established to help the ailing members of our society, and no other family goes through the horror that we have experienced for over four months,” said Verma in her post, giving day-to-day details on the family’s ordeal.Verma’s post shared the details starting from January 2, 2018, when her mother was first diagnosed with the illness. Ten days later, the family received a call from a woman named Jyotsna Verma, giving details of an available liver in Hyderabad. The woman charged Rs 1 lakh for the information and the liver cost the family Rs 23 lakh, while the treatment cost at both hospitals was Rs 1 lakh per day.After 20 days, the woman underwent a successful liver transplant. However, three days later on February 8, she was put on a ventilator due to lung infection and remained on it for around 30 days.”I am really glad to see how all of you are supporting me. During these past 24 hours, I have received messages and comments from numerous individuals sharing their stories about how their families were tortured by this huge-money making “Health shops” and went through similar horror. It is very disheartening to see that such a noble and respectable profession has been corrupted by greed. If this has happened to many of us, then I think that there is a need for change. I request you to please come forward and share your story under the hashtag (#medicalkidnapping) so that the authorities can no longer ignore the issue. We may be weak individually but together we are stronger, (sic)” wrote Verma in another post.Denying all the accusations, BL Kapoor Hospital said that the woman was too ill to be saved.”It is unfortunate that in situations of bereavement facts gets obscured by voices of public empathy. Mrs. Sarita Bhasin was admitted to the ICU on April 7, 2018, for a period of 30 days. Her total in-patient bill for this was Rs 15.79 lakh. The patient’s family has only paid Rs 1.99 lakh and they also brought medicines from outside,” said a statement issued by the hospital.
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Congress passes a resolution appealing BJP, AAP to end deadlock

Continuing his attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) Chief Ajay Maken slammed the “air-conditioned dharna politics” of the Kejriwal government and the BJP leaders at a time when the national Capital is facing acute water and power shortage, severe air pollution and sanitation crises among other crumbling civic problems.”Kejriwal is trying to find an escape route from his non-performance in the last three-and-a-half years,” Maken said in a meeting with other senior leaders of the Congress.The Congressmen also passed a four-page resolution appealing to both the ruling parties at the Centre and Delhi to resolve the impasse at the earliest. “Delhi has already suffered enough in the last four years,” added Maken. Former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who could not attend the meeting due to indisposition, had also extended her support for the resolution. “We would also like to address the four chief ministers who extended their support to Kejriwal. We reiterate that the Constitutional framework of Delhi cannot be a reason for non-performance by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government,” read an extract from the resolution.Hinting a collusion between the two parties, the resolution also highlighted 11 sub-points which discussed several instances where AAP backed BJP ranging from the 2011 anti-corruption movement to AAP not extending its support to Congress to impeach the Chief Justice of India in 2018. “The Congress Party also takes strong exception to the conduct of the BJP in Delhi. It is utterly shocking that the elected leaders of the BJP are answering Kejriwal’s drama politics with their own theatre performance,”read another extract from the resolution. Maken said, “How can LG and BJP allow Kejriwal to protest at Raj Niwas and how can BJP leaders protest at CM’s office without his (Kejriwal’s) permission? (sic)”It seemed that the 11 sub-points were listed in response to speculation of a third front. In his response to the support by four CMs, Maken said, “AAP cannot be trusted. The resolution also discusses how AAP and BJP are working together.”
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Three from Gujarat among top 50 in AIIMS MBBS entrance exam 2018

Three students from Gujarat figured in the top 50 successful candidates of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS entrance exam 2018. Two of the three students are from Ahmedabad while the third is from Surat.Amitabh Chauhan, a student of St Ann’s School in Bopal, ranked 5th while Stuti Shah, a student of Kameshwar School in Jodhpur ranked 36th. Tanuj Presswala, a student of RD Contractor high school from Surat ranked 32nd.Shah, whose father is an orthopedic and mother is a pediatrician, said there was always an expectation that she would go in the medical field. But, the teen aspires to be in the field of medical research. “I wanted to do research in medicine and during my coaching got to know that AIIMS provides one of the best research opportunities,” said Shah who wants to be part of AIIMS Delhi.Interestingly, Shah said she never lost any sleep over her exams. “I studied the usual eight hours and even pursued music while preparing for my exams,” said Shah. In fact, the ranker says she regularly went out for movies, played cards with her parents and did not make any undue changes in her lifestyle because of the exams. “My teachers had advised me to do yoga and meditation and how it could help to calm down. I followed it regularly,” she said. “It helped that my parents were doctors and they would often teach me biology,” said Shah. She has a word of advice for future aspirants. “Concentrate on your strengths. If biology is your strong point, attempt it first and attempt the subject that is your weak point the last. This way, you will get a confident start in your exam,” said Shah. She also advises that students should attempt the easy questions first.”This will leave you enough time to tackle the difficult ones later,” said Shah.Presswala, whose father is an anesthetist while the mother is a homeopath doctor, said he did not do any unusual preparation for AIIMS apart from attempting various mock tests. “The difficulty level of the AIIMS MBBS entrance exam is high. The pattern is different and the number of questions is also mor ,” said Presswala.GO, GUJARAT, GONE?Amitabh Chauhan, a student of St Ann’s School in Bopal, ranked 5th. Tanuj Presswala, a student of RD Contractor high school from Surat ranked 32nd. Stuti Shah, a student of Kameshwar School in Jodhpur ranked 36th.
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IAS officers welcome CM Arvind Kejriwal’s safety assurance

The IAS officers of the Delhi government welcomed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s assurance that he would ensure their safety, saying they are open to formal discussions with the chief minister on the matter.The officers said that they look forward to “concrete interventions” for their security and dignity, a move that may break the four-month-long impasse between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) dispensation and the bureaucrats following an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by some ruling party MLAs at the Chief Minister’s residence in February.The association of officers of the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union territories) cadre said that they continue to be at work with “full dedication” and “vigour”.”#DelhiAtWork #NoToStrike Officers of GNCTD welcome Hon’ble CM’s appeal. We reiterate that we continue to be at work with full dedication & vigour,” the association tweeted. “We look forward to concrete interventions for our security & dignity. We are open to formal discussions with Hon’ble CM on this matter,” it said.
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Krishna Bhati relieved from post of SMS School principal: Management

The SMS School controversy has now taken a new turn with management changing the principal of the school. It was informed on Monday morning that principal Krishna Bhati was relieved from the post of the principal.While Krishna Bhati was not available for her comments, the management committee confirmed it and informed, “The management committee in its meeting as on June 15 relieved her by paying the salary of her remaining service on contract i.e up to March 31, 2019,” said Damodar Goyal, member of the management committee of the school.On Friday, the school had witnessed alleged suicide attempt of Bhati who had accused the management of harassment. Police had gone to the school after which the matter was reported. The management committee and the principal had a meeting on Friday after which the incident is said to have occurred.In the last week of May, Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (RSCPCR) had formed a committee to monitor the activities going on in the school. In an order issued by the commission, it was stated that monitoring committee has been formed due to the irregularities in the school. The members of the commission SP Singh, Seema Joshi and Jayshree Garg are the members of this committee. The committee will keep a watch on the activities for 3 months and will also take the support of the department of education and child welfare committee.The IssueThe issue surfaced a few months back when several students had approached the commission complaining about various issues of the school including complaints regarding corporal punishment. The commission formed a committee to keep a watch on the activities for 3 months and will also take the support of the department of education and child welfare committee.Suicide AttemptOn Friday, the school had witnessed the alleged suicide attempt of Krishna Bhati who had accused the school management of harassment. Police had gone to the school after which the managemetn was informed. The management panel & principal had a meeting on Friday after which the incident is claimed to have occurred. Bhati had been principal since 5 years in the school.
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DHARNA DRAMA: AAP’s fallen ministers: Two down, two to go!

Two Delhi Ministers — Satyendar Jain and Manish Sisodia were shifted to the Lok Nayak Hospital on Monday after their health deteriorated during their sit-in protest at Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal’s house. The protest entered the eighth day on Monday.The ministers accompanied by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai have been on a dharna at Baijal’s house since last Monday protesting against the “illegal strike” carried out by the IAS officers in the national Capital. The Ketone level of Sisodia reached 7.4. Ketone level of 2+ is considered to be dangerous.On Saturday, a team of doctors had examined Sisodia and Jain. While Jain went on an indefinite hunger strike at the LG’s office on Tuesday, Sisodia had been on a hunger strike since Wednesday. According to a doctor, his blood sugar level on Sunday was 49 units (mg/dL) while the ketone level was found to be “large”. However, his blood pressure reading was 120/82.JC Passey, medical superintendent of the Lok Nayak hospital, said that Jain was shifted at 11.50 pm on Sunday after he complained of a headache, nausea, abdomen pain, respiratory difficulties and urine retention. Passey said he is not taking food orally and is being given glucose, electrolytes, and medication for symptomatic relief intravenously.”Our team of specialists has examined him again on Monday and has advised some investigations. He is likely to be kept in the ICU for the next 24 hours for observation,” he said.Meanwhile, SP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ram Gopal Yadav visited both the Delhi ministers at the hospital.”Samajwadi Party Leader & Rajyasabha MP Prof Ram Gopal Yadav met Dy CM @msisodia in LNJP Hospital & assured him full support (sic),” the AAP said on its official Twitter handle and shared pictures of his visit.Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot also visited Jain in the hospital and shared a picture on Twitter.”Went to LNJP hospital ICU to enquire about health of @SatyendarJain. We pray to god for his speedy recovery,” he tweeted.SP EXTENDS SUPPORTTwo days after the chief ministers of four non-BJP-ruled states expressed solidarity with Arvind Kejriwal, who is on an indefinite sit-in demonstration at the LG’s office here, the Samajwadi Party (SP) on Monday extended its support to the Delhi chief minister with a senior party leader saying, “if needed, we will also sit on a dharna”.
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Aero sports to buzz in Rajkot, Mehsana: Gujarat government

The Gujarat government plans to start off aerosports at the hometowns of the CM and deputy CM soon. The state government-run Gujarat State Aviation Infrastructure Company Limited (GUJSAIL) has floated a tender for the appointment of an agency for the undertaking of aerosports activities at Rajkot and Mehsana.Sources in the government said that following a great response to the air show at Mehsana, authorities have decided to organise aerosports at the air strip there. “The state government wished to develop aero sports activities at Deesa and the process was underway. But the air strip available there was handed over to the Air Force and the project had to be dropped. However, after great response to the air show in Mehsana, we have decided that the place is ideal for aerosports too as the strip there is available.””Rajkot is also one destination with the potential to attract lots of tourists as those who come to visit the Gir Asiatic Lion Sanctuary, will have another destination to stay at and also participate in exciting activities like aerosports. The city has good air, rail and road connectivity, and is therefore, an ideal place to develop facilities for aerosports,” added the sources.Activities such as light aircraft flying, aerobatics, aero-modelling, ballooning, gliding, hang gliding, paragliding, parachuting, sky diving and power kites are being planned for the development of aerosports hubs at Rajkot and Mehsana.In Gujarat, aerosports facilities are already available at Saputara, Mandvi and Pavagadh. The Gujarat government had allocated grants to the tune of Rs 1 crore in the budget plan for 2012-13 towards Viability Gap Funding (VGF) for onshore and offshore connectivity related to aerosports development in the state. The government has also developed an aerosports facility at Junagadh and made an attempt to develop one more such facility near Amreli town in Saurashtra region by allotting Rs 10 crore for its development in the 2016-17 annual budget.GO, GUJARAT, GONE?In Gujarat, aerosports facilities are already available at Saputara, Mandvi and Pavagadh. Government had allocated grants to the tune of Rs 1 crore in the budget plan for 2012-13.
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Surat farmers object to land acquisition for bullet train

Over 200 farmers from across 15 villages around Surat staged a protest against the notification issued by the Centre for acquiring land for the bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.The farmers gave their objections in writing to the Surat district collectorate.The farmers came in tractors and motorcycles to list their 14 objections to the notifications.”It was not a protest. A notification for acquisition of land in Surat had asked for objections from the public and we had gone there to submit our objections,” said Jayesh Patel, president Khedut Samaj Gujarat.He said the land acquisition is not as per the Land Acquisition Act of 2013 and that no environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the said land had been done. “Usually an EIA is done before such a notification is issued but in this case, this was not done,” said Patel.He added that when land is to acquire for the public purpose the government needs to consult with local organizations and agencies.”But, this was not done in this case. Moreover, for such project, a social impact assessment also needs to be done which has not been done in the case of this project and this is a violation of the rules,” said Patel.Moreover, those will who will be affected the need to be told about the rehabilitation package, this too has not been done, claimed Patel.Around 140 hectare of land from 21 villages in and around Surat is likely to be acquired for the project.Farmers in Valsad are also opposing the land acquisition on the grounds that a substantial part of the land is fertile and home to several orchards.
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Peter Mukerjea has agreed to divorce: Indrani’s lawyer

Former media baron Peter Mukerjea has agreed to grant divorce to his wife Indrani, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, her lawyer said on Monday.The divorce procedure may take some time as both are in jail, a lawyer representing Indrani in the murder case told reporters outside a Mumbai court.”We have received a reply through registered post from Peter’s lawyer and they have agreed to divorce by mutual consent,” she said.When contacted, a lawyer from Peter Mukerjea’s side said on the condition of anonymity that a reply was sent to Indrani’s notice, and “we are working on the terms of the divorce”.Stating that the marriage had “irretrievably broken down”, Indrani had sent a divorce notice to Peter Mukerjea in April this year.Both Indrani and Peter are facing trial in the murder case of Sheena Bora. Sheena (24), Indrani’s daughter from an earlier relationship, was killed in April 2012, according to the investigators.The murder came to light in August 2015 when the Mukerjeas’ former driver Shyamvar Rai spilled the beans when he was arrested in another case.According to the Central Bureau of Investigation, the killing was the fall-out of a financial dispute.Meanwhile, the defence lawyers today completed the cross-examination of Pradeep Waghmare, a former domestic help of the Mukerjeas.They submitted that there were some contradictions in his statement to the police.He had told the police, which probed the case before the CBI took over, that he had sought Rs 20,000 from Indrani for his children’s education, and when she refused, he got angry and quit.However, in the court, Waghmare said this was not his reason for quitting, and the police had put words in his mouth.The next hearing is scheluded for June 25.
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Donald Trump orders Pentagon to create US ‘space force’ for American dominance

President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the Pentagon to create a new US “space force,” which would become the sixth branch of the American military and would ensure “American dominance” in space.”I’m hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces,” Trump said.”We are going to have the Air Force, and we are going to have the space force, separate but equal,” he added.”When it comes to defending America it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space.” Details about the role and timing of the space force were not immediately clear.Trump’s comments came at the start of the third meeting of the National Space Council, an advisory body led by Vice President Mike Pence.Trump also announced he would sign a directive on space traffic management, aimed at monitoring objects in orbit so as to avoid collisions and debris strikes.
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Tuticorin firing incident fit case for CBI probe, observes Madras HC

The Madras High Court on Monday observed that the police firing during the recent anti-Sterlite protests in Tuticorin was a fit case for CBI investigation.Since the state police was involved, it is a fit case to be investigated by the CBI, Chief Justice Indira Banerjee observed when a PIL by an advocate came up for hearing before the first bench.Petitioner S Rajinikanth, an advocate practising in the high court, sought a probe by a sitting judge of the court into the May 22 and May 23 police firing, which left 13 people dead during the protests demanding closure of Sterlite’s copper unit.He alleged that the police had fired from advanced guns that can only be used against enemies in a war.Besides, police personnel had positioned themselves atop a van and from such a height, the shooter can only target the upper part of a person, he submitted.The petitioner further alleged that the government was trying to conceal the happenings by appointing a ‘name sake’ inquiry committee.Advocate General Vijay Narayan submitted that the government had already ordered an inquiry by a retired high court judge into the incident.The court then directed the state government to file its counter and the petitioner his rejoinder, and posted the matter to July 6.Besides the petition by the advocate, three other PILs have been filed before the court over the Tuticorin incidents and demanding various relief, including a CBI probe.Yet another PIL, also seeking a CBI probe, has been filed before the Madurai bench of the high court.Meanwhile, state Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar said the one-member inquiry commission was ‘sufficient’ as it was headed by a person who had served in the judiciary.”The state government set up panel is probing the case and it is sufficient and everything is being updated. The team does not include officials from government, but a person belonging to judiciary or who served in judiciary,” he told reporters here.He was responding when a reporter drew his attention to the high court’s observation today.On whether the panel probing the incident was an “eyewash”, the minister said, “Then there arises a question if inquiry panels set up by various governments in the past were an eyewash too?”
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Ravi Shankar Prasad urges Sonia, Mayawati, Mamata to support triple talaq bill

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday urged senior women leaders from opposition parties to “go beyond” the political divide for the passage of the bill on banning instant triple talaq stuck in Rajya Sabha.But he skirted the question on whether the government will bring an ordinance to make the practice of instant triple talaq a criminal offence if a political consensus eludes the issue.Responding to a question on the fate of the bill pending in the upper house since January, he said the government remains committed to enact the law.”…I appeal to Sonia Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee and Mayawati, they are influential women, on the issue of triple talaq. We need to go beyond political divide,” he told reporters at a press conference.He said the bill is an issue of gender equality and gender justice for the government.To a poser on why some women are opposing the bill, Prasad wondered whether the protests were genuine or “sponsored”. He said several women he had met have supported the bill.The bill, which makes instant triple talaq illegal with up to three years in jail for husband, was passed by Lok Sabha in December.The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill gives power to the victim to approach a magistrate seeking “subsistence allowance” for herself and minor children in the case of instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat.A victim can also seek the custody of her minor children from the magistrate.Under the proposed law, instant triple talaq in any form – spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp – would be illegal and void.The bill could get stalled in Rajya Sabha where the government lacks a majority and it may be referred to a parliamentary committee for review.
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Shujaat Bukhari approached CM Mufti for increased security few days before his killing: Ex-RAW chief Dulat

Senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was shot dead in Srinagar last week, had approached Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti only a few days ago for increased security, former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) AS Dulat said on Monday.Bukhari, the editor-in-chief of the daily ‘Rising Kashmir’, was shot dead outside his office in Srinagar on June 14. Two police officers provided to him as personal bodyguards were also killed in the attack. The government has blamed militants based in Kashmir for the killings.”He (Bukhari) had warned repeatedly of alienation, increased militancy and all pervasive fear in which no one was safe,” Dulat, former special director of the Intelligence Bureau, said in a statement.Bukhari had “approached the Chief Minister only a few days ago for increased security. Yet who could have imagined that this gentle soul would become a target. Why? Dulat, who arrived in London last week, asked.”We had met at Istanbul about 6 weeks ago from where he travelled to Pakistan. Despite travelling for more than a fortnight he came from Srinagar to Delhi for the launch of my book ‘The Spy Chronicles’ on May 23. As usual he spoke fearlessly about his beloved Valley which he saw sinking in the last couple of years,” the former intelligence chief said.Bukhari was the most committed votary of dialogue as the only way out, he said. “He was a gem of a human being and a friend; possibly the brightest journalist in the Valley with a great future,” he added.
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Thanks, but no thanks: India replies curtly to China’s offer of trilateral talks with Pakistan

India on Monday said matters related to India-Pakistan relations are purely bilateral in nature and that there is no scope for involvement of any third country, reacting to Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui’s comments endorsing trilateral cooperation among India, China and Pakistan to resolve such issues.The opposition Congress party also condemned the Chinese ambassador’s statement.Endorsing the idea of trilateral cooperation between India, China and Pakistan under the aegis of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Luo said it could “in the future” help resolve bilateral issues between New Delhi and Islamabad and help maintain peace.In response to queries on the comments made by the Chinese Ambassador to India on a possible trilateral summit between India, China and Pakistan, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India had not received any such suggestion from the Chinese government.”We have seen reports on comments made by the Chinese Ambassador in this matter. We have not received any such suggestion from the Chinese government. We consider the statement as the personal opinion of the Ambassador. Matters related to India-Pakistan relations are purely bilateral in nature and have no scope for involvement of any third country,” he said.Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said the Government of India should also strongly condemn the “unwarranted suggestion” of the Chinese Ambassador and that all issues between India and Pakistan would be resolved as per the Shimla Agreement. The Chinese Ambassador said “some Indian friends” had suggested trilateral cooperation comprising India, China and Pakistan under the aegis of the SCO, which was a “very constructive idea”. “Security cooperation is one of the three pillars of the SCO. Some Indian friends suggested that China, India and Pakistan may have some kind of trilateral cooperation under the SCO,” he said in his keynote address on ‘Beyond Wuhan: How Far and Fast can China-India Relations Go’ at an event organised by the Chinese Embassy here. Responding to a question on whether a trilateral meet between the Asian neighbours will help in solving the India-Pakistan dispute, he said he personally considered it “a good and constructive idea”.
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Shame on you, Airtel! Twitter blasts telecom major for switching customer care exec on religious lines

A customer care message by one of Airtel’s social media team sparked major outrage on Twitter on Monday. It all started when one Pooja Singh, who describes herself as management professional on micro-blogging site, started ranting about Airtel’s DTH service. In her angry tweet she saidf that ‘I raised complaint for reinstallation of DHT.but assigned service engineer miss behaved with me. His words are “Tum Phone Rakho Dobara call mt krna ” his number is+91 79-85195094. This is how Airtel is looting it’s customer (sic).’Soon, the Airtel’s social media team replied with standard message. ‘Hey, I most definitely appreciate you reaching out here! We’ll take a closer look into that & get back shortly with more information. Thank you, Shoaib.’What sparked the furor was the woman’s reply. ‘Dear Shohaib, as you’re a Muslim and I have no faith in your working ethics because Kuran may have different version for customer service, thus requesting you to assign a Hindu representative for my request. Thanks’To much of Twitter’s surprise, Airtel’s team did reply to this brazen message. ‘Hi Pooja! As discussed, please let me know what days & time frames work best for you so we can talk. Further, please share an alternate number so that I can assist you further with this. Thank you, Gaganjot.’The name change of Airtel’s customer care executive triggered barrage of angry tweets. Several people including ex-Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah blasted Airtle for not standing up against this ‘blatant discrimination on religiou grounds.’ ‘Dear @Airtel_Presence this conversation is genuine (I’ve seen the timeline myself). I refuse to pay another penny to a company that condones such blatant bigotry. I’m beginning the process of porting my number to another service provider & canceling my DTH & Broadband,’ Abdullah said in his tweet.After many ‘shame on you, Airtel’ tweets and several threats of people leaving its services, the telecom major issued a clarification.‘Dear Pooja, at Airtel, we absolutely do not differentiate between customers, employees and partners on the basis of caste or religion. We would urge you to do the same. Both Shoaib and Gaganjot are part of our customer resolution team. If any customer contacts us for an ongoing service issue then the first available service executive responds in the interest of time. On your query, we will get back to you as soon as there is an update. Thanks – Himanshu, Airtel Response Team Lead,’ the telecom major said.
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Notes worth Rs 12 lakh shredded by mice inside ‘out of order’ SBI ATM in Assam’s Tinsukia

In one of the rare incidents, currency notes worth Rs 12 lakhs inside an ATM belonging to the State Bank of India (SBI) in Assam’s Tinsukia district were shredded by mice due to the carelessness of bank officials. According to an Indian Express report, an SBI ATM in Laipuli area of Tinsukia had been shut due to technical failure since May 20. When on June 11, technicians visited the ATM to fix the machine, they found heaps of 500 and 2,000 rupee notes shredded into pieces.In 20 days the ATM was out of service, mice had reportedly gathered in the cassette and took their time to chew the notes. officials said that Rs 12,38,000 had been destroyed in the incident. A bank official said that they have been able to salvage about Rs 17 lakhs.The report said that the ATM is run by a Guwahati-based financial company named FIS: Global Business Solutions. The company had deposited Rs 29 lakhs inside the machine on May 19 and the ATM stopped working the next day. There are, however, many people who do not believe the mice theory and expressed doubts over what really happened inside the ATM machine. The SBI has lodged an FIR with Tinsukia police to probe the incident. Recently, the SBI had reported its biggest ever quarterly loss of Rs 7,718 crore in January-March quarter. Last year for the same period SBI had reported a net profit of Rs 2,815 crore. The loss came due to the mounting bad loans in Q4.
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DU Admissions 2018 First Cut Off List: Delhi University colleges announce their cut off lists, 98.5% for economics

Delhi University (DU) colleges have released their first cut off list for admissions in 2018. The first cut off list for the undergarduate courses has been released by the Gargi College, Kirori Mal College, Aurobindo College (evening) and Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC). According to the cut off list released by St. Stephens College, it can be predicted that the cut offs for Commerce and Humanities courses will increase as compared to the last year’s points. However, nothing much can be said about the Science stream for which the cut offs an either decrease or increase in 2018. IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Candidates are required to carry the following set of original documents and self-attested copies photocopies of all the documents for admissions. Here is the list of the documents required: – Class X Board Examination Certificate – Class X mark sheet – Class XII mark sheet – Class XII provisional certificate/ original certificate – Character certificate, issued either by the Principal of the school last attended or Class-1 Gazetted Officer. – SC/ST/PwD/CW/KM certificate (In the name of the applicant) issued by the competent authority. – OBC (non-creamy layer) certificate ( In the name of the applicant) caste must be in central list issued by http://ncbc.nic.in – Transfer certificates from school/ college as well as Migration certificate from Board/University are required from those students who have passed senior secondary exam from outside Delhi. – At least two passport size self-attested photographs.ABOUT DU Admissions Over two-and-a-half-lakh students registered for undergraduate courses in Delhi University (DU) on its admission portal this year, an increase from the last year.The DU threw open its admission portal for aspirants of various undergraduate courses (UG) on May 15. The registration for the UG programmes ended at 11.59 pm last night.The varsity has, for now, announced a total of five cut-offs with the notification for the first cut-off scheduled to be issued on June 19.Total male applicants were 1,44,248, female 1,34,297, and other applicants 29, he said. According to an official from the university, 2,78,544 aspirants made payments. Last year, around 2.20 lakh candidates had made payments, he added. The number of unreserved applicants stands at 1,75,719 and SC and ST applicants number 34,932 and 7,547 respectively.
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Nirav Modi managed to travel despite Interpol flashing info on revocation of passport: CBI

Absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi managed to travel across several countries even after information about his passport being revoked by the Indian government was flashed in the Interpol central database on February 24, the CBI said here today.The agency said it had shared the information about revocation of his passport in the ‘diffusion’ notice issued through the Interpol on February 15.”After the passport was revoked/cancelled by External Affairs Ministry, we had updated this information in the diffusion notice. The information that passport of Nirav Modi has been revoked was provided in the Interpol central database, available to all the member countries, on February 24,” CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said.In its intimation to the Interpol, the CBI gave details of all the five passports issued by the government to Nirav Modi. These passports are linked with each other, but their numbers changed because of renewal or the booklets becoming full.According to the information shared by the United Kingdom (UK), after the information was flashed in the Interpol central database, Nirav Modi travelled from Heathrow Airport in London to Hong Kong on March 15, from JFK Airport in New York to Heathrow on March 28 and from Heathrow to Charles De Gaulle, Paris on March 31, sources said.The information was provided in response to the ‘diffusion’ notice issued by the CBI through Interpol, they said, adding once the database is updated, it is on the member countries to share information about the movements of the suspect and the agency can only request them to share it.The sources said that no credible information about the location of Nirav Modi is available with the agency.The spokesperson said after the ‘diffusion’ notice was issued by the Interpol on the request of the CBI, the agency followed it up with the Interpol coordination agencies of six countries, where Modi was suspected to have fled.The agency requested these countries directly to share information about his whereabouts and movements.It sent these reminders to the Interpol coordination agency of the UK on April 25, May 22, May 24 and May 28, agency sources said.Similar reminders were also sent to the agencies of the USA, Singapore, Belgium, the UAE and France, they said.The case pertains to cheating the state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) through fraudulent issuance of Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) and Foreign Letters of Credit (FLCs) worth over USD 2 billion (about Rs 13,000 crore) by Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, both absconding since the first week of January.The agency recently charge-sheeted both Nirav Modi and Choksi separately in the scam. It has now approached the Interpol for a Red Corner Notice aimed at bringing Nirav Modi back for facing trial in the cases against them, the sources said.The CBI, in its charge sheets filed on May 14, had alleged that Nirav Modi, through his companies, siphoned off funds to the tune of Rs 6,498.20 crore using fraudulent LoUs issued from PNB’s Brady House branch in Mumbai.Choksi allegedly swindled Rs 7,080.86 crore, making it possibly the biggest banking scam in the country, it alleged.
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