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Goa intrigued by Priest death mystery

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Goa intrigued by Priest death mystery

Panaji, (Panjim)  Friends of priest-turned-activist Fr Bismarque Dias, who was found dead in 2015, have demanded a proper investigation into the case by the Goa crime branch, including interrogation of the five witnesses. The priest stood up to many anti-social elements and other vested interests who wanted to ruin the ecology of Goa Fr Dias, […]

AP Chief Engineer arrested for corruption

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AP Chief Engineer arrested for corruption

Amaravati, Apr 17 : The Andhra Pradesh Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB)  unearthed assets worth over Rs 6 crore belonging to a chief engineer,according to a PTI report The accused, Bhumireddy Jagadishwar Reddy, currently working on deputation as chief engineer of AP Education Welfare and Infrastructure Development Corporation, has been arrested, ACB Director General R P […]

Stray cows caused 300 deaths in 30 months, say Punjab Gau Sewa chaps

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Stray cows caused 300 deaths in 30 months, say Punjab Gau Sewa chaps

Jalandhar, Apr 17: Every third day a person dies in mishap due to stray cows roaming on roads in the state, the Punjab Gau Sewa Commission (PGSC) a Press Trust report claimed today. PGSC Chairman Kimti Lal Bhagat said, “In the last two- and-a-half-years, a person died in every three days in road accidents occurred […]

Delhi MCD polls: Expulsions and Welcome Parties

Delhi MCD polls: Expulsions and Welcome Parties

New Delhi:  Before the polls, the merry-go-round of politicians switching sides has begun.  The Delhi BJP  expelled its 21 members, including five sitting councillors, from the party for six years (April 15) for allegedly being involved in the anti-party activites ahead of the April 23 MCD polls. Four outgoing councillors Dr Pankaj Singh from Ranhola, […]

SC asks Gujarat Court to hurry up and record evidence against Asaram

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SC asks Gujarat Court to hurry up and record evidence against Asaram

New Delhi, Apr 12:  The Supreme Court today asked a Gujarat trial court to expedite recording of evidence of prosecution witnesses in a sexual assault case lodged by two Surat-based sisters against self-styled godman Asaram. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices DY Chandrachud and S K Kaul asked the Surat trial […]

Bombay HC junks  ban on meat sale on Mahavir Jayanti

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Bombay HC junks ban on meat sale on Mahavir Jayanti

Bombay (Mumbai): Amid the ongoing hearing by a Bombay High Court bench of a plea against the ban on meat sale during Jain festivals since 2015, another bench recently quashed a 14-year-old bar against mutton vending during Mahavir Jayanti. Government counsel Hiten Venegaonkar gave this information about Justice A S Oka quashing the 14-year-old government’s […]

‘Send pilgrims to Mecca via Sea Route’ : possibility in 2018

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‘Send pilgrims to Mecca via Sea Route’ : possibility in 2018

New Delhi: In order to cut down expenses on the annual Haj subsidies for pilgrims to Mecca, the government is considering reviving the older sea route from Bombay port. After a gap of nearly a quarter-century, chanting of ‘Talbiyah’, a prayer Muslims invoke before they set off for or during the annual Haj pilgrimage may […]

After 16 months, Goa activist’s body to be buried

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After 16 months, Goa activist’s body to be buried

Panaji: Sixteen months after former Catholic priest and activist Bismarque Dias was found dead under mysterious circumstances, the state Human Rights Commission on Monday directed that his remains be formally laid to rest. The direction from the Goa Human Rights Commission Chairperson A.D. Salkar followed a petition by a city lawyer, who had prayed that […]

IAS officer denied bail in Bihar Staff Selection case

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IAS officer denied bail in Bihar Staff Selection case

Patna:  A special court denied bail to former Bihar Staff Selection Commission Chairman Sudhir Kumar, arrested in a case involving the leakage of question papers of a clerical grade examination held by the Commission. (April 4) While turning down the bail plea of senior IAS officer Kumar, Vigilance Court judge Madhukar Kumar also denied bail […]

Plea against Patanjali land allotment

Plea against Patanjali land allotment

Bombay (Mumbai): Finally someone has taken a stand against the undue influence of yoga proponent turned businessman Ramdev. The Bombay Congress party chief Sanjay Nirupam today filed a plea against Ramdev’s ‘Patanjali Ayurveda’, alleging major irregularities in the allotment of over 600 acres land to the company for setting up a food park in Nagpur. Nirupam, […]

Harassment for loan repayment = abetment of suicide: Bombay  HC

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Harassment for loan repayment = abetment of suicide: Bombay HC

Bombay (Mumbai) : Rejecting discharge pleas of two money lenders, the Bombay High Court has said that continuous verbal and physical abuse and repeated demand for return of money amounts to abetment of suicide. (April 2) Justice A M Badar was recently hearing a petition filed by Gurunath Gawli and Sangita Gawli, both licensed money […]

Mizoram looks at better power distribution through UDAY

Mizoram looks at better power distribution through UDAY

New Delhi:  Mizoram has become the 27th state to join UDAY scheme meant for revival of debt-stressed discoms which will help it get overall benefits of Rs 198 crore during the period of turnaround. “The Government of India and the State of Mizoram signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the scheme Ujwal DISCOM Assurance […]

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