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Government committed contempt over order on black money: SC

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Tuesday pulled up the government for doing nothing to comply with its July 2011 order directing it to disclose the names of Indians who have stashed away money in foreign banks. located in Liechtenstein.

The details of Indian account holders in banks of Liechtenstein, a landlocked country in central Europe bordering Switzerland and Austria, were furnished to the government by Germany.


Turn GTB hospital into model one: Najeeb Jung

New Delhi : Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Tuesday directed that the Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital be turned into a model one and all its medical facilities be upgraded.

Jung visited the hospital and inspected its medical and infrastructural facilities. He examined all short- and long-term measures needed to turn it into a model hospital.

He visited the out patient department (OPD), diabetic, endocrine and metabolic care blocks, mother and child health wing and the pharmacy, among other facilities, in the hospital.


Court extends custody of Saradha kingpin's wife, son

Kolkata : A city court Tuesday extended the custody of Saradha chit fund scam kingpin Sudipto Sen's wife Piyali and son Subhojit with the Enforcement Directorate till April 25.

"The court today (Tuesday) extended their custody till April 25 when they will have to appear before the court again," said Piyali and Subhojit's counsel Samir Das said.

The duo was arrested April 16 under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and subsequently remanded to ED's custody till Tuesday when they were again presented before the court.


CBI nabs finance ministry director in bribery case

New Delhi : The CBI Tuesday arrested a finance ministry director for demanding Rs.35 lakh bribe from a Chennai-based man to regularise the irregularities in a nursing college being run by him.

A. Paramasivan was arrested from a hideout in Delhi early Tuesday morning following the arrest of his brother-in-law Sivaram, a medical officer, from Chennai in the bribery case.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has so far conducted raids at seven places including Chennai, New Delhi and Noida.


Railways integrator, unifier of India, says president

New Delhi : Millions of Indians from various backgrounds use one common mode of transportation - the Indian Railways - which thus play a major role as an "integrator and unifier" of the country, President Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday.

"Every day, millions of passengers speaking different languages, consuming different types of food, wearing different types of dresses and believing in diverse religions use one common vehicle for transportation," Mukherjee said addressing a group of 68 probationary officials of the Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) of the 2011 batch.


Rupee falls to one-month low of 60.88 against dollar

Mumbai : The Indian rupee fell to 60.88 against a dollar Tuesday, on continued demand for the greenback from oil importers.

The partially convertible rupee closed at 60.76 against a dollar after slumping to a low of 60.88 in the intra-day, the lowest level since March 21.

The Indian currency weakened by 17 paise Tuesday. The rupee closed at 60.59 against a dollar Monday.

50 Thiruvananthapuram techies booked for thrashing murder accused

Thiruvananthapuram : A case has been registered against 50 techies employed in the Technopark campus here for assaulting the prime accused in a gruesome twin-murder case, police said Tuesday.

The case was registered by the Kazhakottam Police station as the incident occurred inside the Technopark campus Monday when accused Nino Mathew, who worked with a IT company in the campus, was brought to his office.


10 houses gutted in Delhi, no casualties

New Delhi : At least 10 houses and two shops were gutted in a fire that started after five cylinders blew up, a fire service official said Tuesday. No one was injured in the blast and the blaze.

The accident occurred Monday night in Govindpuri area of south Delhi.

Eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire was doused within 40 minutes.

The fire started after a series of blasts in five cooking gas cylinders in a shop, said a fire brigade official.


Train passengers looted in UP

Moradabad : Unidentified armed robbers looted cash, jewellery, credit cards and other belongings worth over Rs.5 lakh from passengers of Lucknow Mail up and down services early Tuesday, police said.

GRP inspector U.B. Singh said that about a dozen criminals armed with pistols, knives and iron rods barged into AC coaches A-2 and B-3 of the Delhi-bound Lucknow Mail between Moradabad and Gajraula and targeted about 12 passengers, robbing them of cash, credit cards and gold ornaments.

'Partition was not best solution, only led to India-Pakistan confrontation'

Sonipat (Haryana) : Partition was not necessarily the best solution for India and Pakistan as it only led to confrontation between the two neighbours that led to wars with disastrous consequences for development and democracy. This was among the views expressed at a day-long India-Pakistan youth dialogue here.