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Controversial godman Chandraswami dead Controversial godman Chandraswami dead



New Delhi, Controversial godman Chandraswami, who wielded considerable clout in the corridors of power here and some capitals abroad in the 80s and 90s, died here on Tuesday.

Chandraswami, 66, had been ailing for sometime and had recently suffered a stroke that led to multi-organ failure, an Apollo Hospital statement said, announcing his death in the afternoon.

Court seizes Tytler's passport, directs CBI to take action Court seizes Tytler's passport, directs CBI to take action



New Delhi, Court here on Tuesday seized Congress leader Jagdish Tytler's passport and directed the CBI for appropriate action after it was revealed that he gave false information during its renewal that no criminal case is pending against him.

Special Judge Bharat Parashar gave Tytler's passport to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), asking the agency for suitable action as he gave wrong information to the passport office that "no criminal case is pending against me".

Punjab CM hails honour to Army Major Gogoi Punjab CM hails honour to Army Major Gogoi



Chandigarh, After supporting Army Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi for tying a man on a jeep bonnet in Kashmir to "avoid civilian casualties", Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday welcomed the Army decision to honour the officer.

The Commendation Card for Major Gogoi of 53 Rashtriya Rifles by Army chief General Bipin Rawat was given for "sustained efforts" in counter-insurgency operations, Army officials said on Monday.

Congress welcomes army's 'punitive assault' on LoC Congress welcomes army's 'punitive assault' on LoC



New Delhi, Congress on Tuesday welcomed the action by the Indian Army of decimating military posts along the Line of Control, but questioned the "big mouth" BJP government on alleged inaction in stopping infiltration.

"We salute the bravery and courage of the Indian forces. The forces have decimated the Pakistani post in Naushera which facilitated entry to the Pakistani militants," said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on his official Twitter account.

Missing Indian climber found dead on Everest Missing Indian climber found dead on Everest


Kathmandu, Body of a 27-year-old Indian climber, who has been missing since Saturday on Everest, has been found after 36 hours of intense search.

Ravi Kumar is the fifth person to die on Mt. Everest this season. With Kumar's death, 45 people have lost their lives on the world's highest peak in the last four years.

Hindu, Muslim wives donate kidney to other's husband Hindu, Muslim wives donate kidney to other's husband



Noida, Human blood holds no narrow sectarian boundaries, was proved when a Hindu and a Muslim woman donated one of their kidneys to the other's husband at a hospital here.

Ekram (29), a resident of Greater Noida, and Rahul Varisht (26), a Baghpat resident, were suffering from kidney ailments and needed kidney transplant.

Coal Ministry ex-Secretary jailed for two years Coal Ministry ex-Secretary jailed for two years



New Delhi, Special Court here on Monday sentenced to two years imprisonment Coal Ministry ex-Secretary H.C. Gupta and other former officials in a coal block allocation case involving Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd (KSSPL).

Delhi realtor claims killing business partner, wife, 4 kids Delhi realtor claims killing business partner, wife, 4 kids



New Delhi, Delhi property dealer has confessed to having murdered his business partner, his wife and four kids over a property dispute, the city police said on Monday.

Realtor Bunty shot dead Munnawar Hasan, 45, on Saturday in his house in Burari neighbourhood of north Delhi, a police officer said.

Hasan, a former Bahujan Samaj Party leader who was in jail over rape charges, was out on parole since last week, the officer said.

Ex-driver accused of injuring fashion designer held Ex-driver accused of injuring fashion designer held



New Delhi, Driver who attacked and injured his former employer, a 27-year-old fashion designer, with a knife here last week has been arrested, police said on Saturday.

Anil Panwar, who was infuriated over being sacked from job, was arrested on Friday night from a night shelter near Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station, police said.

Youth posts video of sloppy work, J&K government suspends engineers Youth posts video of sloppy work, J&K government suspends engineers



Srinagar, The Jammu and Kashmir government has suspended nearly half-a-dozen engineers after a video emerged showing how a private contractor in nexus with the officials had done sloppy work on government-commissioned road repairs.

The authorities took the action after a youth from south Kashmir's Shopian posted the video on Whatsapp showing a road where the contractor had completed blacktopping by laying the hot mix of coal tar and the gravel called macadam.

Kudankulam n-plant II restarts generation Kudankulam n-plant II restarts generation


Chennai, The second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) was reconnected to the southern power grid on Saturday morning, said officials.

The unit was shut down early this month due to water and steam leakage.

Congress flays government for 'jobless growth' Congress flays government for 'jobless growth'



New Delhi, Congress on Friday blamed the BJP-led central government for what it dubbed "jobless growth" in the country, and added that the ruling party has failed to "fulfil its election promise of creating two crore jobs annually".

"Before coming to power, the BJP manifesto talked of creating two crore jobs every year, but on the ground we now have a 'pink slip' situation," senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi told the media here.

AAP to alter organisational structure in Delhi AAP to alter organisational structure in Delhi



New Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced on Friday that it will overhaul its organisational structure by appointing a 'mandal adhyaksh' for each polling station in Delhi.

Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai made the announcement after a three-week feedback exercise undertaken by him with various stakeholders of the AAP in Delhi.

  Ignorance of Govt to fill NSCC vacant office bearers seats escalating SC disputes- Kainth Ignorance of Govt to fill NSCC vacant office bearers seats escalating SC disputes- Kainth


Chandigarh As tension continues to simmer in Shabbirpur village in Saharanpur following caste violence, Scheduled Castes are living in fear of retribution by Thakurs and accuse the police of being biased towards them. The tension is palpable, the calm uneasy. Despite heavy security across Saharanpur, the mood among the Scheduled Castes and the Thakurs does not augur well. On the other end of the spectrum, instead of riots and disputes another Scheduled Caste community member, In 2011, Justice Karnan wrote to the NCSC alleging that he was being discriminated against by other judges of the Madras High Court because he was a Dalit. He even called for an open press conference

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