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Three Bangladeshi robbers held in Delhi

New Delhi : Three Bangladeshis, including a woman and her son, have been arrested here for robbing "rich and literate people" on the pretext of selling them US dollars, the Delhi Police said on Thursday.

Mohammad Farukh, 36, Salma, 48, and her son Ujjal, 27 -- all residents of Madaripur in Bangladesh -- were taken into custody on Wednesday from Geeta Colony in east Delhi. A hunt is on to arrest Tultul, the gang leader.

Explaining their modus operandi, Deputy Commissioner of Police Rishipal said the gang would approach potential victims with a US dollar.

Punjab RSS leader, shot at thrice, dies

Chandigarh : Senior Punjab RSS leader Brigadier (retd) Jagdish Gagneja, shot thrice by two men in Jalandhar last month, succumbed to his injuries at a Ludhiana hospital on Thursday, his family said.

The critically injured Gagneja was shifted to the Hero DMC Heart Institute (DMCH) in Ludhiana from a private hospital in Jalandhar last month.

He was cremated in his hometown Jalandhar. The cremation was attended among others by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and his cabinet colleagues, including BJP ministers.

AAP MLA Bharti arrested, gets bail

New Delhi : AAP legislator Somnath Bharti was on Thursday granted bail by a court, just hours after his arrest for allegedly damaging a fence at the AIIMS and misbehaving with its security guards.

Metropolitan Magistrate Anuj Agarwal granted the bail after asking him to furnish a personal and security bond of Rs 30,000.

The court directed him to join the investigation whenever required and not to influence witnesses.

The Magistrate warned him not to get involved in any such offence in future.

Government names three academics to Monetary Policy Committee

New Delhi : Three academics from the country's top institutions have been named the government nominee members to the Monetary Policy Committee that has been mandated to ensure the country's retail inflation stays within a band of 4 percent, plus or minus two percentage points.

The names, cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, are: Chetan Ghate, Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute; Pami Dua, Director at Delhi School of Economics; and Ravindra Dholakia, Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

NRHM scam: CBI raids 21 locations in UP

Lucknow : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday conducted simultaneous raids at 21 places in connection with multi-crore-rupee swindling of funds in the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) during 2007-2010, an official said.

The raids were conducted at Lucknow, Allahabad and several places in Kanpur at the residences and official premises of the suspects. Raids were also reportedly underway in Dehradun (Uttarakhand) and Amritsar (Punjab).

अपने अधिकार के लिए संगठित हो रही हैं इस गांव की महिलाएं Staff Reporter

मधुबनी (बिहार) : मधुबनी ज़िले के कलुआही प्रखंड के काज़ीटोला व हरपुर के ग्रामीण इन दिनों अपने गावं में हो रही हलचल से काफी खुश हैं. पहली बार यहां की महिलाएं घुंघट और पर्दे के दायरे को पार कर अपना सेल्फ़ हेल्प ग्रुप (SHG) बनाने और उसे चलाने की रणनीति बनाने में मशगूल हैं.

‘मिसाल नेटवर्क’ नामक सामाजिक संस्था के सहयोग से 50 महिलाओं ने मिलकर अब तक पांच समूह बनाये हैं. इन महिलाओं को ‘मिसाल’ की महिला प्रशिक्षक शहरोज़ संगठित होने के फ़ायदे समझा रही हैं और अपना रोज़गार घर पर ही करने के गुण भी बता रही हैं.

‘मिलना चाहिए मुआवज़ा, लेकिन गोकशी के आरोप में डाल दिया जेल’

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लखनऊ : अक्षरधाम मंदिर हमले में पोटा और गुजरात हाईकोर्ट की साम्प्रदायिक मानसिकता के चलते फांसी की सज़ा पाने के बाद सुप्रीम कोर्ट से बरी हुए बरेली निवासी चांद खान वैसे तो राज्य सरकार से मुवाअज़ा पाने के हक़दार हैं, लेकिन सरकार ने मुवाअज़ा देने के बजाए गोमांस के नाम पर जेल में डाल दिया है. वो पिछले तीन महीने से पीलीभीत जेल में बंद हैं.

इस ख़बर के आने के बाद लखनऊ की सामाजिक संगठन रिहाई मंच ने इसे सपा सरकार की साम्प्रदायिकता का ताज़ा उदाहरण बताया है.

PM Modi gets a new address: Lok Kalyan Marg

New Delhi : Delhi's Race Course Road, where the Prime Minister's official residence is located, was on Wednesday renamed as Lok Kalyan Marg, ending a row between the BJP and the AAP.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi and NDMC Chairman Naresh Kumar made the announcement at a joint press conference. Kejriwal said the decision was unanimous.

The Prime Minister's residence and main workplace -- 7 RCR or Race Course Road -- will now be known as Lok Kalyan Marg.


Congress takes dig at Modi government's move on merger of budgets

New Delhi : The Congress on Wednesday took a dig at the government for its move to merge the railway and general budgets, saying it was an attempt to divert public attention from the government move to make rail travel expensive.

"We are least concerned about cosmetic, superficial and no substantive changes. What we are concerned with is that the government should spell out through the media point-wise benefits to the 'aam aadmi' (common man) from the so-called merger," Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi told reporters here.

Kejriwal, named in FIR, targets Modi

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after police named him in an FIR regarding alleged illegalities in the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).

"Don't know why my name is in the FIR," the Aam Aadmi Party leader told reporters here. "Without the Prime Minister's approval, a Chief Minister's name doesn't figure in an FIR."