PDS scam: Two persons were on Monday sentenced to seven years Rigorous Imprisonment for their involvement in the PDS rice scam in Assam’s Tinsukia district, according to sources in the police.     pti
Beaten to death: A middle-aged businessman was allegedly beaten to death by some unidentified men inside his shop in the city, police said on Monda in Jaipur. A case has been registered in this regard, police said.     pti
Illegal sand mining: Police today arrested eight people for their alleged involvement in illegal sand mining in the district. The accused were held with eight tractor-trailors laden with sand , police said.     pti
Under CVC scanner: A top official of North East Frontier Railway has come under the scanner of the Central Vigilance Commission  for alleged irregularities in procurement of perfume dispensers for AC coaches.    pti
Criminal shot: A wanted criminal was on Monday shot dead by four armed assailants in a suspected case of gang rivalry in Ghaziabad, police said. A case against unidentified people has been registered.    pti
Jail term: B SP’s candidate in 2008 Assembly polls in Delhi, Mohd Afzal, was on Monday sent to six years in jail by a Delhi court for running an organised crime syndicate and accumulating huge wealth.     pti
No-response policy: The Cong has adopted a “no-response policy” to evade replies in cases of corruption and violation of India’s border by Pakistan and China, BJP prez Rajnath Singh said on Monday.     pti
Airport: Several MPs have said that privatising Kolkata and Chennai airports would mean handing over public assets to private parties as both the airports have been modernised at the cost of government.     sns
Mobile towers: To provide communication facilities in rural areas, specially in the Maoist-affected ones, public sector undertaking BSNL and the Universal Services Obligation Fund are likely to sign an MoU.   sns
Politics for future: Politics is an effective tool to bring about change in people’s life and the youth of the country should not be disenchanted with it, the Lok Sabha Speaker, Mrs Meira Kumar, has said.     sns
Antony meet skip: In view of the ongoing Parliament session and related political activities, Mr Antony has decided to pull out of the three-day ‘Asean Defence Ministers Meeting Plus’ in Brunei tomorrow.     pti
SRK&’s court date: Bombay HC refused to interfere in the date set by a local court to hear a complaint filed against Shahrukh Khan for allegedly conducting pre-birth sex determination tests of their surrogate son.     pti
Assam violence: At least 30 people were injured after a mob went on rampage at Rongpur in Assam last night. Police have arrested nine people. The administration has asked the Army to remain alert.     pti
Illegal borewells: The National Green Tribunal has sought the Centre and Delhi govt&’s responses on a plea alleging that water smuggling mafia, along with the authorities, are behind illegal bore wells in Delhi.     pti
Water scarcity: Mrs Sheila Dikshit on Monday identified water scarcity as the biggest challenge facing Delhi and cautioned that the situation may worsen in the next five years if concrete steps are not taken.     pti
Bank loot: Unidentified gunmen on Monday looted Rs 3.38 lakh from Borisarai branch of Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank near Khodaganj police station in Bihar&’s Nalanda district, a senior police officer
said.    pti
Nuclear power plant: An eminent nuclear power scientist today said there is still hope for setting up a nuclear power plant at Haripur despite the West Bengal government opposing the project. Srikumar Banerjee, the former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission, was talking about the proposed 6,000 MW plant in Haripur.    pti
Bill on Nalanda: Intending to provide Nalanda University better governance, the Centre on Monday introduced The Nalanda University (Amendment Bill), 2013, in Rajya Sabha to allow inclusion of two faculty members on the Governing Board.    pti