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Man shot dead in Kolkata

Written by | August 21, 2015 | 0
Kolkata :One middle-aged person was shot dead inside a tailoring shop at Topsia in eastern part of the metropolis and three persons were arrested in this connection, police said today. “Mohammed Mursheed (50) was fired in his head following an altercation with four persons who came to the shop from Park Street area late last evening,” a senior police officers said, adding that Mursheed was rushed to the National Medical College and Hospital, where he was declared brought dead. On the basis of the complaint of the shop’s tailor-master, an eye witness in the crime, three persons were arrested while the fourth one was absconding, the officer said. “We are investigating into the incident and checking whether these people knew Mursheed or whether they had any personal grudge against him.

Conviction rates up, but not for rape

Written by | August 21, 2015 | 0
Despite an increase in the number of cognisable crimes in India during 2014, the rate of conviction rose as well. There were over 9.4 lakh cases under the IPC pending investigation at the end of 2013 (over a third from Assam, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu alone), to which 28 lakh cases registered during 2014 were added. Cause for concern While theft accounted for the largest number of pending cases, rash driving added the most new cases in 2014. In over one lakh cases, the final police report found the complaints false; these included over 2,500 rape cases and nearly 10,000 abduction cases. However, the largest number of cases deemed false were of cheating. At the end of 2014, the number of cases pending investigation had grown to over 10 lakh. In all, the police filed charge sheets in nearly

Plane with 18 people on board goes missing in Nepal

Written by | February 16, 2014 | 0
KATHMANDU: A Nepal Airlines small plane carrying 18 people, including a foreigner, went missing today while on its way from a popular tourist resort to a town in western Nepal, police said. The Twin Otter took off from Pokhara airport at 12:40 pm and disappeared 35 minutes later. Ram Hari Sharma, Spokesperson at the Nepal Airlines Corporation, confirmed that they have not been able to locate the plane.  

TN milk producers stick to demands, begin stir

Written by | February 4, 2014 | 0
Chennai Feb 04 : Tamil Nadu Milk Producers Welfare Sangam on Tuesday began a state wide indefinite strike demanding increase in procurement price. “There is no question of calling off the stir unless the procurement price is increased,” the Sangam president K A Sengottuvel told. The procurement price of cow milk should be increased to Rs 30 from the present Rs 23 a litre. Similarly buffalo milk’s price must be increased to Rs 40 from Rs 31, he said. There are a host of other demands like incentive of Rs 4 per litre, compensation to milk producers, who lost cattle due to Foot and Mouth Disease. Mr. Sengottuvel said the strike was being observed across Tamil Nadu “to fight for the just cause of 5 lakh small milk producers” affiliated to 8000 Milk Producing Cooperative Societies (MPCS). Also,

Sri Lanka-TN fishermen reach deal

Written by | January 27, 2014 | 0
Chennai Jan 27 : An agreement has been reached between fishermen of India and Sri Lanka, but is subject to the approval of both the governments. Briefing reporters about the meeting, U. Arulanandam, a fishermen representative from Ramanathapuram and Sri Lankan representative T. Sadasivam, said there was a consensus among them and the resolutions adopted in the meeting would be forwarded to the governments. Asked whether both sides were ready to allow fishermen to cross their border for fishing, Mr Sadasivam said such a decision could be taken only by the governments. The talks between representatives of fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka was held in Chennai on Monday to resolve the issue of fishing rights and put an end to the attack and arrest of Tamil fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy. The

Aam Aadmi ministers get Toyota Innova cars as official perks

Written by | January 3, 2014 | 0
New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party Ministers of Delhi, except Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, were on Friday given Toyota Innova cars as official perks. A number of ministers, including Manish Sisodia, Rakhi Birla and Saurabh Bhardwaj, came to Delhi Assembly complex in official cars. Asked if coming by such cars was reflective of practising austerity, Kejriwal downplayed it saying the party never said it’s ministers will not use official cars. “We never said anything about not using cars. We said we will not use red beacon cars,” Kejriwal said in reply to a volley of questions by reporters. The acceptance of official cars by the ministers came a day after the AAP government won a trust vote in the Assembly with Congress support. A number of AAP Ministers and MLAs had come to Delhi

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah finds nothing wrong in MLAs’ foreign junket

Written by | December 26, 2013 | 0
Bangalore Dec 26 : A planned foreign tour of MLAs from Karnataka amidst drought in parts of the state has come under sharp criticism. The 10- to 12-day “study tour” would see a contingent of MLAs from the state visit Brazil, Argentina and Peru next month. The “study tour” of the Estimates Committee of the Legislature, comprising MLAs from all parties, will cover holiday destinations such as Rio de Janerio, Manaus, Iguassu, Lima, Cusco, and Buenos Aires, besides Dubai, according to the itinerary. Among the destinations are the “exuberant ecosystems of Rio’s tropical urban jungle” and shopping at Manaus, where they will experience rhythms of Samba, Tango and Paraguayan music during dinner and a show at a local restaurant.”

The Rs. 500 cr Indian wedding

Written by | December 21, 2013 | 0

Centre released Rs 737 Cr for Minority Development: Rahman Khan

Written by | December 21, 2013 | 0
Bangalore Dec 21 : The Ministry of Minority Affairs under its Minority Development Programme has approved projects worth Rs.1102.66 crore and released Rs.737 crore for various states during 2012-13 said Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri K.Rahman Khan.The Minister stated this while addressing the inaugural session of Southern Regional Conference of NGo`s in Banglore on Saturday. Speaking at the Conference of NGO`s organised by the National Minority Development and Finance Co-Operation of Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, he said that during the first year of 12th planning period, projects worth Rs.1109.74 crore have been approved and Rs.646.42 crore have been released for Minority Development Programmes. The total number of projects taken up under Minority Development Programme during

Jayalalithaa case; court extends time for transit, production of valuables

Written by | December 21, 2013 | 0
Bangalore Dec 21: A special court trying the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa here on Saturday extended till January 20 the time- frame for the transit and physical production of valuables and other assets seized from her in 1997. Special Court Judge John Michael D’Cunha extended the timeframe for the transit of the seized material from Chennai to Bangalore, observing that formalities were yet to be made.  On December 12, the court had ordered the transit of the seized material by December 21, stating it was required for giving fair justice. A plea in this regard was filed by DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan before the court. In his application, Anbazhagan had pleaded that the court take custody of 800 kg silver, 28 kg gold, 750 pairs of shoes,10,500

DA Special : Tejas all set to get certification for IAF induction

Written by | December 19, 2013 | 0
Bangalore Dec 19 :Almost 30 years after it was conceptualized and 20 years after funds were released for it, India’s indigenously designed and developed frontline fighter aircraft, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, is all set to get the Initial Operational Clearance (IOC II) here on Friday that would pave the way for its induction into the Indian Air Force squadrons. Though, the 14 aircraft that have been produced by Hindustan Aeronautics limited so far have clocked nearly 2,500 hours of flying, some of the 11 having flying capability would again take to the skies on Saturday in the presence of Defence Minister A.K. Antony during a function at the LCA-LSP Hangar of HAL , where the IOC II would be handed over by the Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) to the Indian

Mumbai: Flat owners of Campa Cola Society knock at SC’s door again

Written by | December 17, 2013 | 0
Mumbai Dec  17 :Unauthorised flat owners of Mumbai’s Campa Cola Society on Tuesday made another attempt in the Supreme Court to get protection from vacating the premises by claiming that documents have surfaced to show there was a proposal for its regularisation. “Application under Right to Information (RTI) Act was filed and documents have come showing lakhs of rupees were paid for regularisation,” senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for unauthorised flat owners, submitted before a bench of justices HL Dattu and C Nagappan. He said the civic body did not inform the court about the issue of regularisation. The submission was made by him while arguing that in the light of the fresh documents, the apex court should recall all its previous orders which resulted in directing

Karnataka government orders controversial caste survey

Written by | December 13, 2013 | 0
Bangalore: The Congress government in Karnataka has angered some educated, urban people of the state by ordering a caste based survey across the state in April – May 2014. The state Cabinet gave its green signal to the survey on Thursday. The last caste based survey of the people was done in Karnataka in 1931 under the rule of the Maharaja of Mysore. According to Law minister TB Jayachandra the survey would map castes and study their socio-economic status. It will be done on the lines as the census – 2011. The survey is expected to cost almost Rs 100 crore. It is one of the poll promises of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. According to his earlier plan the survey was to cover only the backward castes. The cabinet has now extended it to all castes in the state.