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Interpol issues arrest warrant against Nirav’s stepbrother

PTI New Delhi  The Interpol has issued a red corner notice against Nehal Modi, a stepbrother of Nirav Modi, the prime accused in the US $2-billion PNB scam case, officials said on Friday. They said the global arrest warrant against the Belgian national Nehal Modi (40) has been issued on charges of alleged money laundering being probed by the Enforcement …

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SC tells Goa not to destroy its forest cover

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court on Friday told the Goa government that it is not averse to “sustainable development” but forest cover should not be destroyed at any cost. The authorities cannot “destroy” Goa just because it has a forest cover above the national average, the apex court said. It also stated that it is against those politicians who …

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Rape case: Chinmayanand grilled for 7 hours

PTI Shahjahanpur The special investigation team (SIT) probing a post graduate student’s rape allegation against BJP leader Chinmayanand grilled him for seven hours and sealed the bedroom at the former Union minister’s residence here, police sources said on Friday. The SIT, which has been formed on the orders of the Supreme Court, also brought the college student to Chinmayanand’s residence …

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We are all ‘hairy baboons’, say Kashmiris post abrogation of Article 370

PTI New Delhi Sporting a beard may be a growing fashion statement, but for many Kashmiris it has become a sheer compulsion, and to some, a great deal of consternation. Reeling under strict restrictions with no access to communication since August 5 when the Centre announced its decision to end Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 and bifurcate …

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ED seeks additional 5-day custody of Shivakumar

PTI New Delhi The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday sought in a Delhi court five-day extension of custodial interrogation of Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar, arrested in a money laundering case, saying he was evasive in his replies. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar reserved the order on ED›s plea and will pronounce the order shortly.                 Shivakumar, arrested on …

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11 drown as boats capsize during Ganesh idol immersion in Bhopal

PTI Bhopal Eleven people drowned when two boats carrying them capsized during Ganesh idol immersion in Lower Lake of Bhopal, a senior police official said on Friday. The incident took place on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday in Khatlapura on the banks of the Lower Lake, Deputy Inspector General of Police Irshad Wali said. Eleven people died in …

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SC deprecates UP minister’s remark on Ayodhya case

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court on Thursday deprecated the remarks of an Uttar Pradesh minister that like the Ram Mandir and the disputed land in Ayodhya, the top court is also “ours”. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of the statement of senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for Muslim parties including Sunni Wakf …

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No second consular access planned for Jadhav: Pak

PTI Islamabad/New Delhi Pakistan on Thursday said that there was no plan to grant India consular access to death row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav for a second time. Jadhav (49) was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism” in April 2017, following which India had moved the International Court of Justice, seeking a stay …

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Modi launches pension schemes for farmers, traders

IANS Ranchi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched three national level schemes for farmers, small traders and tribal students here. Modi launched the Prime Minister Kisan Mandhan Yojna (PM-KMY). Under this scheme, farmers will get Rs 3000 per month as pension after attaining the age of 60 years. For this, a farmer between the age of 18 and 40 …

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Maharashtra to draft sustainable rehab plan for flood-hit parts: CM

PTI Mumbai Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday announced that the state government would draft a sustainable rehabilitation plan for the flood-hit parts of the state with the help of the World Bank (WB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Due to heavy rainfall, several districts of Maharashtra witnessed devastating floods last month, with Sangli and Kolhapur becoming the …

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