Shah requested to inaugurate city Durga Puja, TMC blames BJP of politicising festival

Shah requested to inaugurate city Durga Puja, TMC blames BJP of politicising festival

Saturday, 14 September 2019 | PTI | Kolkata

Amidst accusations by the ruling Trinamool Congress that BJP is politicising Durga Puja, Bengal's biggest festival which is less than a month away, a city Puja committee has requested Union Home Minister Amit Shah to inaugurate their puja this year. Senior BJP leader, Mukul Roy said on Thursday that the decision...

Ex-Kolkata CP loses shield against arrest

Saturday, 14 September 2019 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

In a major setback to former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, Calcutta High Court on Friday turned down the senior IPS officer’s petition seeking further protection from arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the Saradha and other chit fund cases. The Court of Justice Madhumati Mitra vacated...

Left activists, cops clash near Bengal Secretariat

Saturday, 14 September 2019 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

At least 62 people were injured, five of them grievously after the police on Friday lathicharged and fired tear gas shells on a Left Front rally which marched 35 km from Singur towards the State Secretariat at Nabanna in quest of adequate employment opportunities and cheaper education. Five policemen were...

Each family in deficit rainfall areas of Bihar to get Rs 3,000

Saturday, 14 September 2019 | PTI | Patna

The Bihar Cabinet on Friday decided to provide Rs 3,000 as "immediate assistance" to all the families living in 896 panchayats of 18 districts affected by deficit rainfall or less crop sowing this year. Approving the Disaster Management Department's proposal, the Cabinet also sanctioned Rs 900 crore from the Bihar Contingency...

Raj HC to hear Asaram's plea for suspension of sentence on Sep 23

Saturday, 14 September 2019 | PTI | Jodhpur

The Rajasthan High Court on Friday said it will hear on September 23 a plea by self-styled godman Asaram for suspension of life imprisonment awarded to him for raping a girl in his ashram in 2013. The Jodhpur bench of the high court deferred the hearing after the public prosecutor sought...

Shahjahanpur rape case: Chinmayanand grilled for seven hours, room sealed

Saturday, 14 September 2019 | PTI | Shahjahanpur (UP)

The special investigation team (SIT) probing a post graduate student's rape allegation against BJP leader Chinmayanand grilled him for seven hours and sealed the bedroom at the former union minister's residence here, police sources said on Friday. The SIT, which has been formed on the orders of the Supreme Court, also...

HC refuses to quash case against Navlakha

Saturday, 14 September 2019 | PTI | Mumbai

The Bombay High Court on Friday refused to quash the case lodged against civil liberties activist Gautam Navlakha in the Koregaon-Bhima violence and for having alleged Maoist links, noting that there was prima facie substance in the case. "Considering the magnitude of the case, we feel a thorough investigation is required,"...

70-yr-old beaten to death on suspicion of being child lifter

Saturday, 14 September 2019 | PTI | Banda (UP)

A 70-year-old man was beaten to death by a group of people on the suspicion that he was a child lifter at Pinhai Railway Station in Chitrakoot district, the police said on Friday. The deceased, who was wearing saffron robes, was mistaken for a child lifter by the people on the...

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