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  • JD-U legislator detained in kidnapping-cum-murder case

    Bihar JD-U legislator Anant Singh was on Wednesday detained for questioning after a case of kidnapping and murder was lodged against him, police said. Under increasing pressure from the opposition and allies Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress, the Janata Dal-United government of Nitish Kumar directed the police to go ahead and take action against Anant Singh, known as "Chhote Sarkar" for his muscle and money power. Source: IANS

    2015-06-24 05:38:29 PM
  • Six new IIMs to come up across India

    The union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the proposal to set up six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) across the country. The new IIMs would come up at Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sambalpur (Odisha) and Amritsar (Punjab). Source: IANS

    2015-06-24 05:29:48 PM
  • TDP MLA's bail hearing adjourned to Friday

    The Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday adjourned to Friday the hearing on bail petition of TDP legislator A. Revanth Reddy in a cash-for-vote case. The court adjourned the hearing after Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telangana sought more time to file additional counter to the bail plea along with reports from Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL). Source: IANS

    2015-06-24 02:22:12 PM
  • Centre seeks report from St.Stephen's on sexual harassment

    The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has sought a report from the principal of St. Stephen's College here about the alleged sexual harassment of a research student by a professor, a top college official said.A Delhi University research scholar has alleged that a professor at St. Stephen's College sexually harassed her. Source: IANS

    2015-06-24 02:08:21 PM
  • Parties Gear-up Campaigns in Aruvikkara

    As the voting for Aruvikkara by-election will take place in few days, the political parties have raised their campaigns by organising roadshows, roadside meetings and house visits. The campaigns will end on Thursday; hence the parties are making all possible ways to meet maximum number of voters. The Left Democratic Front (LDF), The United Democratic Front (UDF) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are trying to campaign hard before the elections. 

    2015-06-24 11:27:37 AM

  • Gujarat to Have Compulsory Voting Law

    The Gujarat government has decided to introduce the compulsory vote law for the upcoming local body elections in the state. 50% reservation will also be given to the women candidates. The government is planning to introduce online voting wherein the voter can cast his vote from laptop or desktop or an e-polling booth. 

    2015-06-24 11:26:38 AM
  • Akhilesh orders special facilities for prisoners on 'Roza'

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered special facilities for Muslim prisoners observing 'Roza' (fast) during the holy month of Ramadan, a state government spokesman said on Tuesday. Following his instructions, under humantarian and health grounds, all such prisoners would be provided material for 'Sehri' and 'Aftari' (pre- and post-fast meals). Source: IANS

    2015-06-24 09:57:02 AM
  • UP to offer Wi-Fi facilities at prominent tourist spots

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday issued directions to install Wi-Fi facilities at prominent places in the state, an official said. He said providing such facilities on a priority basis at religious places, historical and tourist hot sports was part of providing facilities to the tourists in a phased manner. Source: IANS

    2015-06-24 09:56:07 AM
  • Goa to ban plastic items from government offices

    Plastic cups and other plastic cutlery will soon be banned from Goa government offices and functions conducted by the state government. A circular to the effect will be issued later this week, a senior government official said, adding that chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar had given his consent to the move at a meeting of the Goa State Environment Protection Council called on Monday at the Raj Bhavan.Goa Governor Mridula Sinha is the chairperson of the council. Source: IANS

    2015-06-24 09:54:55 AM
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