Daily Archives: October 29, 2019

Free bus ride scheme might be extended to senior citizens: Kejriwal


The free-ride scheme for women on Delhi public buses might be extended to senior citizens, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said as the initiative took off on Tuesday. This scheme will help in women empowerment by bridging the gender gap that exists in society, the chief minister said on his mobile application ‘AK App’. “Now, girls and women who had to ...

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CBI arrests Pailan group CMD in Rs 574-crore Ponzi scam


The CBI arrested Apurba Kumar Saha, the chairman and managing director of Pailan Group, on Tuesday in connection with a Rs 574-crore Ponzi scam case, officials said. The CBI had registered a case against the group in 2017 for allegedly luring investors with promises of high returns on investments, they said. The group allegedly failed to pay returns to the ...

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Kedarnath portals close for winter


The sacred portals of the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath were closed on Tuesday for the winter season. Around 1200 devotees attended the ceremony as the gates of the Himalayan shrine were closed at 8.30 am, temple committee sources said. An idol of the presiding deity Lord Shiva was taken in a flower bedecked palanquin after the closure of the portals ...

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Uma Bharti offers prayers in Uttarkashi

Former Union minister Uma Bharti, who is on a personal visit from Gangotri in Uttarakhand to Ganga Sagar in West Bengal, offered prayers at several temples here on Tuesday and greeted locals on the occasion of Bhai Dooj. Bharti began her visit from Gangotri on October 14 and stayed for a few days there. She arrived here on Tuesday morning ...

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