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Meghalaya varsity's staff booked for selling fake certificates

Shillong: A chargesheet has been filed against 11 officials of the now dissolved CMJ University in Meghalaya for their alleged involvement in fraud, forgery and selling fake degree certificates to students, police said on Saturday.

"We have filed a chargesheet against 11 people who were officials of the now dissolved CMJ University on charges of fraud, forgery and selling fake degree certificates to students from various parts of the country," Spill Thamar, the investigating officer in the varsity scam, told IANS.

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Six missing as taxi falls into river in Jammu

Jammu: Six people were missing while six people were rescued on Saturday after their taxi fell into a river in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district, police said.

"A taxi went out of the driver's control at Mehad (Ramban) on the Jammu-Srinagar highway and plunged into the roaring Chenab river this morning," a police official told IANS here.

"A rescue operation was launched immediately. Six passengers have been rescued so far, but six are still missing," he said.

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India urges dropping annual human rights resolution on Myanmar

By Arul Louis,

United Nations: India has asked UN members to drop the annual ritual of passing a resolution on Myanmar's human rights situation saying that the gesture would encourage the reforms underway there.

Modi travels in Delhi metro

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday travelled in the Delhi metro.

Modi travelled from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka and shared a picture on social networking site Twitter.

"Really enjoyed the ride. Thanks Delhi Metro. Thanks Sreedharan ji!," tweeted the prime minister.

In another tweet, Modi said: "Sreedharan ji would always tell me to experience the Delhi Metro. Today I had the opportunity to do so on the way to Dwarka."

Former Delhi metro chief E. Sreedharan is popularly known as the "Metro Man".

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Documents leak case: Saikia to argue his bail plea

New Delhi : A Delhi court on Friday allowed former journalist Santanu Saikia to argue for his bail application himself in the documents leak case as none of the advocates are appearing due to lawyers' strike.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal allowed Saikia to argue his bail application himself and issued production warrant against him for Saturday.

Saikia, in his application moved by his son, told the court that he has come to know that the lawyers in all the district courts of Delhi are on strike and none of them is appearing before courts since April 22.

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Khandwa water protest against development, says CM

Bhopal : With the agitation against raising Omkareshwar dam water level here in Madhya Pradesh continuing for the 14th day, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said the protest is against development.

Speaking during a public meeting in Dabana village, Chouhan said the efforts against development will not be allowed to succeed and the water from Omkareshwar and Indira Sagar projects will be taken to every village and field of the Nimad region.

He also said if the farmers in Nimad get water for irrigation, they would not lag behind Punjab farmers.

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UP CM announces 'One City, One Ticket' for Noida, Lucknow

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday announced a 'One City, One Ticket' facility for Lucknow and Noida cities. Under this scheme, a passenger can avail of Metro rail, city bus and other transport facilities with just a single ticket.

The chief minister made an announcement to this effect at his official residence.

Senior officials of the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation and transport and urban development departments were asked to ensure necessary action with regard to it, an official said.

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UP ends VAT on solar power appliances

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday announced the end of Value Added Tax (VAT) on solar power appliances in the state.

He said provided with facilities and the right environment, entrepreneurs of the state can propel Uttar Pradesh as a front ranking and developed state in the country.

Pointing out how countries like Japan and Germany had made gigantic strides of progress based on micro, small and cottage industries, he said the success of 'Make in India' mission was not possible without a major role for 'Make in UP'.

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Probe UP police firing on tribals, say green activists

New Delhi : Green activists on Friday demanded an independent inquiry into the incident of firing and cane-charging by police against tribals in Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh Police opened fire on April 14 and 18 at the members of Kanhar Bachao Andolan and Kanhar Bandh Virodhi Sangharsh Samiti, who were protesting land acquisition by the state government for the construction of the controversial Kanhar dam, a fact-finding team (FFT) said.

Section of media maligning my government: Mamata

Kolkata : Accusing a section of the media of spreading canards to malign her government and create unrest, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday reiterated her claim that the April 18 Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls were as "peaceful" as ever.

"One influential media house is trying to spread canards to malign our government. They want to create unrest. Our government is doing good work. So a section of the media is hatching conspiracy against us," Banerjee told media persons here.

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