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Income Tax Department conducts searches in Karnataka

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The Income Tax Department conducted search on 9th October 2019 on a prominent business group in Karnataka which runs multiple educational institutions. During the course of the search, the modus operandi of conversion of seats which were originally to be allotted by merit through counselling by MCC maliciously into institutional quota seats through dropout system has been unearthed. Incriminating evidence ...

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Cabinet approves 5% additional DA/DR due July 2019

The Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2019 representing an increase of 5% over the existing rate of 12% of the Basic pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. This increase is in accordance with the accepted ...

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Don’t cut anymore trees, says SC on Mumbai’s Aarey

The Supreme Court on Monday restrained authorities from cutting anymore trees in Mumbai’s Aarey to set up a Metro car shed. A special bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and Ashok Bhushan said it will have to examine the entire thing and posted the matter for hearing on October 21 before its forest bench. “Don’t cut anything now,” the bench said. ...

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Delhi leg “Paryatan Parv 2019” witnesses 5 days of colourful diversity

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The Delhi leg of Paryatan Parv 2019 concludes in New Delhi today. The entire Rajpath lawns between Janpath and Rafi Marg came alive during the 5 day festival which witnessed a colourful array of Dance, Music and cultural performances from various parts of the country. This was the 3rd edition of ParyatanParv.The idea of Paryatan Parv is to propagate the ...

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Banker robbed of Rs 26 L on gun point in Amethi

A UCO Bank official was on saturday robbed of Rs 26 lakh on gun point by three motorcycle-borne miscreants in Bhadar area of Piparpura police station, said police. The bank staffer was transferring the cash from Parsoiaya Babuganj branch to Dhauraha branch when the miscreants opened fire on the van and forced it to stop, police said. They later fled ...

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10 arrested for assault on Sanskrit college student

Ten persons were arrested in Burdwan (WB) on Friday for alleged assault on Debanjan Ballav — a Sanskrit college student who was accused of heckling Union minister Babul Supriyo at Jadavpur University on September 19. In his complaint, Ballav, who has been in the eye of storm over the JU campus episode, claimed that he and his girlfriend were dragged ...

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Nearly 1,900 dead in monsoon rains, floods across India

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Nearly 1,900 people lost their lives and another 46 were reported missing this monsoon season in rains and floods which affected more than 25 lakh in 22 states, Union Home Ministry officials said on Friday. The highest 382 people died in Maharashtra, followed by 227 deaths in West Bengal in rains, floods and landslides that hit as many as 357 ...

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IAF chief admits ‘big mistake’ in shooting down own chopper

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Air Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Friday described as a “big mistake” the IAF shooting down its helicopter in Kashmir on February 27, when Indian and Pakistani forces were engaged in a dogfight, and said disciplinary action is being taken against officers held responsible for the incident. A surface-to-air missile of the Indian Air Force brought down the Mi-17 ...

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Amit Shah flags off the ‘Made in India’, New Delhi-Katra ‘Vande Bharat’ Express

Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah flagged off the New Delhi-Katra ‘Vande Bharat’ Express, in New Delhi today. This is the second ‘Vande Bharat’ express after the New Delhi – Varanasi semi-high speed train flagged off by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in February this year. The coaches of this train are indigenously manufactured at the Chennai Rail coach factory. ...

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President, PM Modi pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary

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President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on his 150th birth anniversary. Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, BJP veteran L K Advani, Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Hardeep Singh Puri, and BJP working president J P Nadda were among those who ...

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