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Man shoots dog, owner; SC denies him anticipatory bail
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has rejected the anticipatory bail plea of a man, booked for allegedly shooting a pet dog dead and causing bullet injuries to its owner, and asked him to surrender.
The apex court refused to accept the submission of the counsel appearing for the accused that the bullets were fired at the dog as it was "furious" and was attacking him.
CRB visits country's first underwater tunnel project
KOLKATA: RAILWAY Board chairman A K Mital Monday visited the country's first underwater tunnel project across River Hooghly, which will provide metro railway connectivity between Howrah and Kolkata.
"Construction work of the tunnel, which was recently completed, was reviewed by the Railway Board chairman," general manager (administration) of Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd (KMRCL), said.
'Act of God' blamed for cable car accident that killed seven in Gulmarg
SRINAGAR: The management of the company that operates the gondola cable car service in Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday blamed "an act of God" for the Sunday tragedy which killed seven people including four members of a Delhi family.
Riyaz Ahmad, General Manager of the project, told reporters that there was no violation of the standard operating procedure (SOP) on Sunday as alleged by some.
K Kasturirangan heads panel on National Education Policy
NEW DELHI: The HRD ministry has appointed a new nine-member panel, headed by space scientist Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, to work on a New Education Policy (NEP), sources said.
The Prakash Javadekar-led HRD ministry has chosen experts and educationists from wide-ranging backgrounds to be part of the panel that is expected to recast India's education policy.
Besides Kasturirangan, who headed India's space agency ISRO, the panel includes former IAS officer K J Alphonse Kanamthanam. He had played a key role in helping Kerala's Kottayam and Ernakulam districts achieve 100 percent literacy, sources said.
Pak targets LoC posts with mortar bombs on Eid: Army
Jammu: The Pakistani Army violated the ceasefire Monday night by firing from automatic weapons and shelling mortars on Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, the Army said.
An eerie silence prevailed during the day in areas along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts as people celebrated Eid. Border guarding forces from either side too exchanged sweets on the International Border in Jammu to mark Eid-ul- Fitr, which marks culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan.
Jadhav case: Pak to form new team of lawyers
ISLAMABAD: Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said Pakistanís counsel had courageously presented Pakistanís stance in International Court of Justice on Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Talking to a news channel, he said Pakistan would form a new team of lawyers to present Pakistanís stance vigorously in the case.
Coal scam: Former coal secretary Gupta convicted
NEW DELHI: A special court in New Delhi on Friday convicted former coal secretary H C Gupta in a case of coal scam.
Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar also convicted the Coal Ministryís then joint secretary K S Kropha and then director (coal allocation-I) K C Samaria, besides others in the case pertaining to alleged irregularities in the allocation of the Thesgora-B Rudrapuri coal block in Madhya Pradesh to Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd (KSSPL).
Karti leaves for London amidst CBI probe
NEW DELHI: Karti Chidambaram, who is under CBI investigation for an alleged bribery and corruption case, today left for London on what his father described as a scheduled trip.
Most buses continue to remain off roads in TN
CHENNAI: Many buses continued to remain off the roads with commuters forced to opt for other modes of travel, as the indefinite stir by ten transport unions in Tamil Nadu entered the third day Tuesday.
The state government said it had so far held five rounds of talks with the unions on a range of issues, including pending post-retirement benefits, and added that there is "nothing more that it can do."
"It is in their hands. The employees will for sure take a good decision. The strike will fail. Chief Minister E Palaniswami has assured the workers of implementing their demands," Transport minister M R Vijayabaskar told reporters here.
IndiGo accused of poaching pilots with 'open offers'
NEW DELHI: Budget carrier IndiGo has allegedly made attempts to poach pilots and technical staff from airlines operating ATR aircraft after announcing plans to procure 50 turboprop planes with an aim to serve tier-2 and tier-3 cities.
According to Alliance Air CEO CS Subbiah, several of its senior officers have been approached with "open offers" asking them to "quote a price."
Those who were made the offers include head of three teams at the Alliance Air, an Air India subsidiary.