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Ludhiana: ARO identifies 42 recruits who got enrolled using fraudulent methods

Earlier, in January this year, Rupnagar (Ropar) police had arrested a gang of touts and had recovered from them fake stamps and seals of SHOs, tehsildars, sub-tehsildars and councillors.

Ludhiana gangrape: ASI dismissed from service for delay in action, SHO shifted

ASI Vidya Rattan was on night duty at Mullanpur Dakha police station on night of February 9 and was suspended for negligence after the gangrape case came to light.

Food shortage to refugee emergencies — How climate will reshape the globe

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming goes into climate troubles such as food shortages, refugee emergencies, and other crises that will reshape the globe.

Maharashtra: CVC writes to state over retired bureaucrat’s ‘unusual’ transactions; CM orders probe

Under scanner, former Additional Chief Secretary (Home) K P Bakshi says transactions carried out by him are ‘legitimate’ and ‘bonafide’

Maharashtra govt starts registration of workers for Centre’s pension scheme

A meeting with district officials was held recently on the registration process and instructions were given to make the process smooth, an official said, adding that there are around two crore workers that fall in the age group of 18 and 40.

Mumbai: Retired cop’s son held for stealing Rs 9 lakh from friend

A case of theft was registered on January 22, when accused Shrikant Nimbalkar and two of his friends came to Sion to purchase a second-hand car.

Mumbai: Businessman approaches gangster Prasad Pujari to settle dispute, arrested

According to police, the complainant and the accused — identified as Popatlal Porwal — had been involved in a dispute since last year.

Delhi Confidential: For the families

RSS Sarkaryavah Bhaiyyaji Joshi on Sunday appealed to supporters and the general public to utilise the “bharatkeveer” app to make their contributions.

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ hearings from today, India to seek consular access

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) urgently ordered Pakistan in 2017 to stay the execution of Jadhav, pending hearings on the broader Indian case that take place this week in The Hague.

Arvind Kejriwal in Puducherry today to show solidarity with CM

The proposed visit comes against the backdrop of Kejriwal’s statement that he was “eager” for an alliance with the Congress for the 2019 general elections.

Crime against women on railways: Molestation cases jump in 2018

While the number of rape cases has increased from 7 in 2016, to 10 in 2017 and 15 in 2018, molestation and assault cases decreased from 2016 to 2017 before increasing again in 2018.

Delhi: Mentally unstable man detained for raising ‘anti-India’ slogans

According to police, the man first shouted ‘India Zindabad’. However, minutes later, he allegedly started shouting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’, following which the protesters assaulted him.

Delhi govt to meet hotel owners over ‘indiscriminate’ cancellation of fire NOCs

Arun Gupta, president of the Delhi Hotel Mahasangh, an umbrella body of the city’s hotels and guesthouses, said Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain called them for a meeting Monday.

Delhi: Owner of Karol Bagh hotel held at airport

“After his arrival in Delhi, immigration officials contacted us as we had already issued a look- out circular. We questioned him briefly and he was arrested,” said DCP (Crime) Rajesh Deo.

CCTV cameras in police stations: File affidavit on steps taken in three weeks, Bombay HC tells Home dept

HC had passed an order directing the state to immediately install and maintain CCTV with rotating cameras in every corridor, room and lock-up of each police station so that every part of the police station is covered 24x7.

Mumbai: Domestic help held for stealing from former HC judge’s house

According to the police, the theft took place on Thursday when former judge, Justice Abhay Thipsay, along with his family, had gone out while leaving the accused, Leena More (40), alone in their Khar (West) house.

Not satisfied by Maharashtra CM’s assurances, farmers to go ahead with march

The farmers would go ahead with the march from Nashik to Mumbai as planned on February 20. They will reach Mumbai on February 27 during the Budget Session of the state legislature. The Budget Session is slated to begin on February 25.

MCDs offer amnesty schemes for property tax defaulters

North Delhi Municipal Corporation mayor Adesh Gupta said the scheme will cover defaulters who have not filed property tax since April 2004. The East and South have also announced the same.

Forty Years Ago: February 18, 1979

The Iranian state radio reported that the new revolutionary government had ordered the dissolution of the 12,000-man Imperial Guard, which had been fiercely loyal to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and had engaged revolutionary forces in last weekend’s bloody battles.

Two Youth Congress workers hacked to death in Kerala; CPI(M) blamed

According to police, Youth Congress workers Sarath Lal, 21, and Kripesh, 19, were returning on a two-wheeler from a function when a car-borne gang attacked them at Periya.