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ACCSL embezzlement case: ED attaches Rs 1,489 cr assets

IANS New Delhi The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said it has attached immovable and movable properties totalling Rs 1,489 crore, across six states, in the case of embezzlement of public deposits by the Adarsh Credit Cooperative Society Ltd (ACCSL). The properties, attached under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act include land and buildings valued at Rs 1,464.76 crore, and …

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IFFI to screen around 250 films

New Delhi: The 50th International Film Festival of India will be held from November 20-28 in Goa with close to 250 films from various countries to be screened at the premier movie extravaganza.         Russia will be the partner country at the film festival this year, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Sunday. The minister said Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner …

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‘Withdraw sedition case against 49cel ebrities’

New Delhi: More political parties and film bodies on Sunday demanded the withdrawal of the controversial sedition case filed against 49 celebrities after they had expressed concern over rising incidents of mob lynching in an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The CPI-M and the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy joined the DMK, the Congress and others in condemning the …

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NC delegation meets Farooq, Omar Abdullah

Srinagar: In the first major political activity in Jammu and Kashmir since withdrawal of its special status two months ago, a 15-member National Conference delegation on Sunday met detained party leaders Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah here, while the PDP said its leaders from Jammu have also been allowed to meet party chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday. The NC delegation, …

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BJP on strong wicket in Maharashtra

New Delhi: The BJP’s success in replacing caste identities with the spirit of nationalism and the caste-neutral image of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Maharashtra are working in its favour, party’s vice-president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe said on Sunday.   Sahasrabuddhe, who himself hails from Maharashtra, said the state politics has always been caste ridden, but in the last five years the …

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Vardhan says ordinance route taken to nip problem in bud

New Delhi: Bringing an ordinance to ban e-cigarettes was an urgency as vaping was turning into an epidemic amongst the youth and allowing such products would have seriously undermined the government’s tobacco control efforts, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said. Voicing confidence that the ban on e-cigarettes will be highly effective as the consumer base is small at present, he …

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Gr Noida Authority demands more amount for plots bought years back

Greater Noida: At least 25,000 people in Greater Noida will have no reason to celebrate Diwali this year as the Greater Noida Authority has issued a notification asking them to deposit additional amount even for the plots they purchased 20 years ago. In a notification, issued on September 29, the Authority said: “Following the orders of the Allahabad High Court …

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Opposition has turned bankrupt: Javadekar

New Delhi: The opposition has turned bankrupt, having no issues to raise against the Modi government, said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar while rejecting claims of political vendetta by some parties. Javadekar rejected the opposition charge of “witch-hunt and political vendatta” by his government against its opponents and said it was the courts, not the government that had put some political …

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Akhilesh confident of returning to power in UP in 2022

Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav said on Sunday that he is confident of forming the government in the state in 2022. «The SP family has grown and we will surely form the government in the state in 2022,» he said and added that more leaders from other parties were keen to join the SP. «People …

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National issues to figure prominently in BJP campaign pitch

New Delhi: As the BJP gives final shape to campaign blitzkrieg by its top guns in Maharashtra and Haryana post Dussehra, party leaders said national issues like nullification of Article 370, Modi government’s “anti-corruption” drive and the saffron push for nation-wide NRC will be among their top planks Prime Minister Narendra Modi may address around 10 rallies in Maharashtra and …

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