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HC suspends Tis Hazari judge for taking bribe

Saturday, 01 Oct 2016 | Staff Reporter | new delhi

The Delhi High Court on Friday suspended a senior civil judge who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 4 lakh from an advocate. She was sent to 14 days’ judicial custody on Thursday. Practicing at Tis Hazari Courts, Rachna Tiwari Lakhanpal...

Supreme Court seeks names of non-compliant ‘dengue’ babus

Saturday, 01 Oct 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Delhi Government to reveal the names of officers who are refusing to obey orders issued by the AAP Government in rolling out measures to control the spread of dengue and chikungunya in the Capital. Dealing with a petition of last year, where the Court...

Cause of rare ‘crippling’ heart ailment not known

Saturday, 01 Oct 2016 | Priyanka Sharma | new delhi

Ravi, 29, (name changed) was in a shock when he was diagnosed with rare heart disease (aortoarteritis also known as Takayasu’s arteritis), when he landed at the RML hospital for treatment of massive swollen upper limbs and thigh areas due to which he was not able to walk and move...

House passes resolution praising Modi, Army

Saturday, 01 Oct 2016 | Sapna Singh | New Delhi

The Delhi Assembly on Friday passed a resolution congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Army for the surgical strikes against terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir. The resolution moved by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also condemned the attack by “Pakistan-sponsored” terrorists in “strongest possible...

Man wanted in over 18 dacoity cases held

Saturday, 01 Oct 2016 | Staff Reporter | new delhi

The Delhi Police has arrested a criminal from South-East Delhi’s Kalkaji area who was allegedly involved in more than 18 cases of dacoity and robbery and who had been on the run from the custody of Howrah Police. The accused, identified as Rahim Ali, was arrested on Thursday outside the Kalkaji...

Flier brought back from Ranchi, held for theft at IGIA

Saturday, 01 Oct 2016 | Staff Reporter | new delhi

A flier who allegedly stole cash from the wallet of a fellow passenger at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been flown back from Ranchi and arrested after his act was caught on CCTV. Officials said the incident was reported at the airport early Thursday morning when a passenger flying...

Pluralism of India, EU under threat from terrorism: Akbar

Saturday, 01 Oct 2016 | Rahiba R Parveen | New Delhi

Hailing the collaboration between “India and Europe to destroy terrorism”, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar said the “pluralism” of both democracies was “under threat” from “terrorism” and forces against the “international stability”. Akbar was speaking at the European Higher Education Fair in New Delhi on Friday with...

65% elderly dependent on others for financial needs

Saturday, 01 Oct 2016 | Staff Reporter | new delhi

About 65 per cent of elderly undergo financial crisis and they are totally dependent on others for all their financial requirements, revealed the findings by city-based Agewell Foundation, which conducted a nation-wide survey on the financial status of old people in India while assessing various aspects related to net-worth value,...

Judge, husband held for taking Rs4L ‘bribe’

Friday, 30 Sep 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A senior judge of Tis Hazari Courts and her husband were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for receiving a bribe of Rs4 lakh from a lawyer, who was appointed as local commissioner in a case adjudicated by her. Posted as senior Civil Judge at Tis Hazari Courts, Rachna...

Joint Director-level officer to probe torture allegations

Friday, 30 Sep 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Red faced over the allegations levelled in the suicide notes purportedly written by former Director General of Corporate Affairs BK Bansal and his son that torture by senior officers drove them and his family to end their lives, the CBI on Thursday deputed a Joint Director-level official to probe the...

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The Ladakh paradox

02 Oct 2016 | Ananya Borgohain

Ladakh is often so romanticised that most fail to see beyond its stunning beauty; wherein lie daily economic struggle, environmental hardship, military domination, and isolation from varied markers of modernisation. ANANYA BORGOHAIN visits the region and explores the lives of its local people who are recreating an image of the place like never before Travelling around the hills is at times like walking aimlessly flanked by the poetry of Rumi and...

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Naik allocates portfolios to four Ministers

02 Oct 2016 | PNS | Lucknow

On the advice of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Governor Ram Naik allocated portfolios to four cabinet ministers and six ministers of state were elevated during an expansion of the cabinet on September 26. Controversial minister Gayatri Prajapati was allocated the Transport department...

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