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Month: October 2013

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  • SC tells Centre, states to fix tenure of babus

    SC tells Centre, states to fix tenure of babus

    Court Directs civil services boards should be set up at Central, state levels OUR LEGAL CORRESPONDENT New Delhi, 31 October In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court today said bureaucrats need not act on oral or verbal orders given by political bosses. The court also suggested sweeping reforms in the functioning of the bureaucracy and …

    October 31, 2013
  • Patna blasts suspect flees from custody

    Patna blasts suspect flees from custody

    STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE New Delhi, 31 October Mehar Alam, a key suspect in the Patna multiple blasts and Bodh Gaya blasts, managed to escape from the National Investigation Agency’s detention while he was being brought to Patna for interrogation by the investigating agency. There were unconfirmed TV reports that Alam had been re-arrested late this evening from a train near Kanpur. However, the …

    October 31, 2013
  • Communal forces have upper hand in UP: CPI

    Communal forces have upper hand in UP: CPI

    STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE New Delhi, 31 October The CPI today said the recurrence of communal violence in Muzaffarnagar (UP) yesterday showed that communal forces had an upper hand in the region and the UP government had failed to take “sufficient” action in the wake of similar incidents in the district recently.   Briefing reporters about …

    October 31, 2013
  • Surplus CTC land to be leased out to pvt  parties to rejuvenate transport bodies

    Surplus CTC land to be leased out to pvt parties to rejuvenate transport bodies

    statesman news service Kolkata, 31 October The cash-strapped Bengal government has decided to lease out Calcutta Tramways Company (CTC) land in prime locations to rejuvenate transport corporations. Around 373 cottahs surplus land from six depots of the CTC will be leased out to private parties for 99 years, state transport minister Madan Mitra said today. …

    October 31, 2013
  • Somen questions CM’s honesty, to quit as MP

    Somen questions CM’s honesty, to quit as MP

    Statesman News Service   Kolkata, 31 October The rebel Trinamul Congress MP Somen Mitra today said he would soon quit the party, but before that he would resign as Trinamul MP "as political honesty demands.” “The same yardstick demands chief minister Mamata Banerjee order a CBI inquiry into the Saradha chit fund scam,” he said.   Mr Mitra made the remarks in response to reporters’ query whether he …

    October 31, 2013
  • Diesel hike: NBSTC fails to make up deficit

    Diesel hike: NBSTC fails to make up deficit

    Siliguri, 31 October:  North Bengal development minister Mr Gautam Deb today disclosed that the North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) had failed to make up its huge deficit owing to an abnormal hike in diesel prices. The NBSTC authorities have estimated a  deficit of Rs 70 crore per year. Mr Deb, who was the chairman …

    October 31, 2013
  • Congress ‘magic’ casts a spell

    Congress ‘magic’ casts a spell

    Party desperate to regain lost ground in poll-bound Bastar AJAYBHAN SINGH [email protected] Kanker, 31 October Magician Rafiq Bhai leaves his election camp office here every morning, disappears into the thick jungle and mesmerises tribals in remote villages with his tricks, campaigning for the Congress for the Assembly poll in Bastar.  He is drawing a large crowd with his magic …

    October 31, 2013
  • Page 1 briefs

    Page 1 briefs

    Petrol price cut: Petrol price was cut by Rs 1.15 per litre while diesel price was raised by 50 paise per litre wef Thursday midnight. Rahul notice: The EC has issued notice to Rahul Gandhi over his speech alleging the ISI was in touch with UP riots victims.  Shami in: Md Shami replaced Dinda to …

    October 31, 2013
  • ‘Female doc to examine rape victims’

    ‘Female doc to examine rape victims’

    statesman news service  Kolkata, 31 October The state health department has issued a circular directing that from now on rape victims should be “preferably” examined by a female medical officer in presence of a female nurse or employee of the particular hospital.  The circular specifies  the “standard operating procedure” to be followed in respect of medical examination …

    October 31, 2013
  • WAGE WAR

    WAGE WAR

    Indonesian workers stage a rally on Thursday during a two-day nationwide strike.  Workers across Indonesia began a two-day strike to demand higher salaries, the latest industrial action in Southeast Asia’s top economy as people push for a greater share of the profits from stellar growth. Afp

    October 31, 2013
  • MLA jailed for 10 yrs for abetting suicide

    MLA jailed for 10 yrs for abetting suicide

    Statesman News Service Bhopal, 31 October A Bhopal court today sentenced Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Mrs Asha Rani and her husband and ex-MLA, Mr Ashok Vir Vikram Singh alias Bhaiya Raja, to imprisonment for 10 years for abetting the suicide of their maid servant, Tijjibai in 2007. Tijjibai had set herself ablaze at Bhaiya Raja&’s house  at Kolar Road locality in Bhopal on 21 May, …

    October 31, 2013
  • Memorial of Krishna Pillai set ablaze

    Memorial of Krishna Pillai set ablaze

    Statesman News Service Alappuzha/Thiruvananthapuram, 31 October Unidentified persons set ablaze the memorial of founder-leader of the communist movement in Kerala, P Krishna Pillai, in Alappzha district in the wee-hours today. Miscreants had also defaced Krishna Pillai&’s bust erected in the courtyard. Pillai, founder-secretary of the Communist Party in Kerala when it was formed in 1937, died of snake bite on 19 August, 1948, …

    October 31, 2013
  • Two arrested in Cossipore gangrape case

    Two arrested in Cossipore gangrape case

    STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Kolkata, 31 October Police arrested two persons in connection with the alleged gangrape of a nursing home staff who was abducted and drugged on Sunday from New Town. Police arrested Pintu Prasad (30) and Ravi Kumar Shaw (28) last night. Pintu was arrested from Kolkata station in Chitpore when he was about …

    October 31, 2013
  • Shelter for slum dwellers

    Shelter for slum dwellers

    Project to start under BSUP scheme statesman news service  Kolkata 31 October  The Bidhannagar Municipality has decided to start the construction of a multi-storey building for the slum dwellers under the Basic Services to the Urban Poor (BSUP) scheme, by January next year.  The officials today initiated the second phase of the survey and listed 500 families, living in …

    October 31, 2013
  • Polls: BJP shortlists probable candidates

    Polls: BJP shortlists probable candidates

    STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE New Delhi, 31 October After weeks of haggling, the Delhi BJP finally shortlisted candidates for all the 70 constituencies with four aspirants per seat. The list was finalised after a nine-hour marathon meeting of the BJP’s state Election Committee presided over by party’s Delhi Election in-charge, Nitin Gadkari. Delhi BJP chief Vijay …

    October 31, 2013
  • Seminar on Governance & Vigilance

    Seminar on Governance & Vigilance

    STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Kolkata, 31 October: A Seminar, ‘Promoting Good Governance ~ Positive Contribution of Vigilance’ was jointly organised by Eastern Railway and South Eastern Railway at Eastern Railway Officers’ Club, Belvedere Park, Kolkata today as a part of observance of Vigilance Awarensss Week  2013 commencing from Monday to Saturday. Mr G C Agarwal, General Manager, Eastern Railway addressing the gathering …

    October 31, 2013
  • HC seeks BJP response on Jethmalani expulsion

    HC seeks BJP response on Jethmalani expulsion

    STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE New Delhi, 31 October The Delhi high court today issued notice to BJP and its Parliamentary Board members to respond to former Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani’s plea challenging his expulsion by the Board in May this year. The members who received summons include former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and BJP’s …

    October 31, 2013