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CBI searches 190 locations in bank fraud cases

New Delhi: In a massive crackdown on alleged bank fraudsters, the CBI on Tuesday carried out searches at over 190 locations in the country after registering 42 fresh cases in scams involving cumulative funds of over Rs 7,000 crore, officials said. The exercise, launched early in the morning, was carried out throughout the day, with CBI teams knocking the doors …

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Delhi cops take to street over attack on colleague

New Delhi: Thousands of police personnel protested outside the police headquarters on Tuesday to demand action against those involved in an attack on their colleague outside the Saket court, the unprecedented scenes of police protest leading their chief Amulya Patnaik urging them to resume duty. The tension between police personnel and lawyers had been building up since Saturday when a …

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M’rashtra political course depends on outgoing CM’s steps: Sena

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said the political direction of Maharashtra, where the government formation is getting delayed, will depend upon the steps to be taken by “outgoing” Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The Sena editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ also underlined the need to form government in Maharashtra at the earliest “in the interest of the nation as well …

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UP on high alert after intelligence input on presence of militants

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh has been put on high alert following intelligence inputs that seven terrorists have entered the state through the Nepal border. The inputs have come days ahead of the much-awaited Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya title suit. “Pakistani terror groups are targeting Uttar Pradesh and this input has put us on high alert. The 14 Kosi Parikrama …

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5 Indians saved from hostage

New Delhi: The Indian government on Tuesday said its “timely intervention” ensured the release of five Indians and five Myanmar nationals, including an MP, who had been taken hostage by an ethnic rebel group in the country’s restive Rakhine province. The Ministry of Home Affairs said that the five Indian nationals, along with a Member of Myanmar Parliament, two local …

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People cannot be left to die: SC

PTI New Delhi People in Delhi-NCR are losing “precious years of their lives” and cannot be “left to die” due to the “atrocious” pollution situation which reflects a “shocking state of affairs”, the Supreme Court said on Monday and directed neighbouring Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh to stop stubble burning. The top court also stopped all construction and demolition …

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BJP MP Vijay Goel issued challan of Rs 4,000 for violating odd-even rule

PTI New Delhi Senior BJP leader Vijay Goel on Monday violated the odd-even rationing scheme by driving an SUV with an odd last digit in its registration number and termed the initiative “an election stunt” by the Kejriwal government. He termed it a “symbolic protest” against the scheme. Reacting to Goel’s protest, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the BJP …

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Legislation on Sabarimala women entry not possible: Kerala CM

PTI Thiruvananthapuram Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said it was not possible for the state to bring in any legislation to circumvent the Supreme Court verdict permitting women of all age groups into the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple. The apex court verdict of September 28 last year was not similar to that of the ruling related to Jallikattu …

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No clarity in M’rashtra despite Pawar-Sonia, Fadnavis-Shah meets

PTI Mumbai Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met Amit Shah, Sharad Pawar met Sonia Gandhi and Sanjay Raut met the Governor on Monday, but there was no clarity yet on the formation of a new government in the state, 11 days after declaration of the Assembly poll results. After his meeting with Gandhi in Delhi, NCP chief Pawar ruled out …

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SC takes serious note of Chhattisgarh govt tapping IPS officer’s phone

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court on Monday expressed serious concern over the Chhattisgarh government tapping the phone of a senior IPS officer – and allegedly also of his two daughters – and wondered if “somebody’s privacy can be violated like this”. “No privacy is left for anybody. What is happening in this country?” the top court observed. It asked …

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