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UBI CMD alerted TMC Govt on Saradha scam

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Though Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had feigned ignorance about the existence of Saradha chit fund before April 2013 when ponzi kingpin Sudipto Sen defaulted in payments to the depositors, downed his shutters and decamped with thousands of crores, CBI now probing the multi-crore fraud has stumbled upon records showing…

Railways stop train to help woman deliver baby safely

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | PTI | Patna

Showing its humanitarian face, the Railways stopped a long-distance train at a station to help a pregnant passenger who suddenly went into labour. Directed by the control room, the speeding Ajmer-Kishanganj Garib Nawaz Express made an unscheduled halt late on Wednesday night at Dighwara station under Sonepur division of East Central…

‘Don’t scare me with your threats’

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | Amarnath Tewary | Patna

I did not win because of your votes, Bihar CM tells protesters Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday courted another controversy with his misguided statement while telling protesters in one of his programmes that he didn’t win the poll because of their votes. Manjhi earlier had embarrassed his Government…

Munnar host of IM men Waqas, Tehseen held

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | PNS | Kochi

The Kerala police on Friday arrested Shameel Shafiqulla, a native of Bihar, who had acted as the host of Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives Waqas Ahamed and Tehseen Akhtar at Munnar in Idukki district last year. Shameel, who had been running a tea shop in Munnar, had gone into hiding after…

Graft case: Chandy left to fight a lonely battle

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Court: No special protection for CM, Ministers Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy seems to be destined to wage his war all alone in the Rs 200-crore Titanium corruption case against him and two of his Cabinet colleagues with virtually no word of support coming from top State Congress leaders even when…

Hinduism is way of life that transcends barriers: Kalraj

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | PNS | Lucknow

Defending the use of word ‘Hindu’ for Indians Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra said that Hinduism is way of life that transcends the barriers of religion, caste and creed. “Hinduism does not define any religion. It is way of way of life and allows people to…

Gujarat HC grants bail to Hyderabad religious scholar

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

Moulana Mohammed Abdul Qavi, a prominent religious scholar of Hyderabad, was granted bail by the Gujarat High Court, five months after he was arrested by the Gujarat police in New Delhi in connection with a ten-year-old case. A division bench comprising Justice Anant Deve and Justice Manindra Pal granted him bail…

BSF lodges protest against Pak firing during RS Pura flag meet

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | Mohit Kandhari | RS Pura, International border

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday lodged strong protests over ‘unprovoked’ firing by the Pakistani Rangers on Indian civilian population and Border posts during the crucial sector commander-level flag meeting held inside Pakistani territory near Inayat post on the International border in RS Pura sector. The flag meeting which started…

60-ft high Ganesh with 5 ton laddu cynosure of all eyes in Hyderabad

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

Festive mood has set in Hyderabad with the start of Ganesh Chaturthi and installation of thousands of colourful idols of Ganesh in different styles all over the city. Huge decorated and illuminated pandals have come up on almost every street and colonies as people made a beeline for offering prayers. Though,…

Vishwa Bharati girl molested, harassed

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

In another blot on Bengal’s recent history of sexual violence against women, a second year girl student of Kala Bhavan of Vishwa Bharati University in Shantiniketan was allegedly ‘sexually harassed’ for a few days before her father who hails from Sikkim brought the incident before the media, University sources said…

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