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Bihar ministers shun computer training

Patna : Only one-third of Bihar ministers Wednesday turned up for a day long training programme in computers, tablets and smart phones to ensure high tech-governance in the state, officials said.

"Only 10 of the 31 ministers have received training in computer and tablet operation. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi attended it," an official of the IT department said.

According to officials, 21 ministers failed to turn up for the training. "Most of the ministers have not shown any interest to learn to operate computer, tablet and high-tech mobile," the official said.


IAF grounds Sukhoi 30 fleet for specific checks

New Delhi : The Indian Air Force has grounded its entire fleet of Sukhoi SU-30 MKI aircraft for "specific checks" following a crash near Pune earlier this month.

The crash occurred near Pune Oct 14 and both the pilots had ejected safely. A court of inquiry was ordered into the incident.

A defence ministry release said checks were being done on the entire Su-30 fleet.


Act on removal of religious structure encroachments: Delhi HC

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court has directed the Religious Structure Committee and the city government to expeditiously take a decision on the removal of religious structure encroachments in various parks in Rohini area of the capital.

The court also directed the deputy director of horticulture of Rohini area in west Delhi and the deputy commissioner of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to be personally present in court on the next date of hearing, Feb 10, 2015.


100 days left for 35th National Games

Thiruvananthapuram : With just 100 days left for the 35th National Games, which will see 34 disciplines being held at 31 venues with more than 12,000 athletes and sports officials, and 6,000 facilitators attending, Kerala is gearing up for the sports extravaganza to be held in seven districts of the state.

This is the second time that the National Games, scheduled to begin from Jan 31, will be held in the southern state.


Saradha scam: CBI files first chargesheet

Kolkata : The CBI Wednesday filed its first chargesheet in the Saradha scam, naming scam kingpin Sudipta Sen, his close aide Debjani Mukherjee and suspended Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Kunal Ghosh.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed the chargesheet in the Saradha Tours and Travels case before the court of the metropolitan magistrate here.


NHRC notice to Bihar over a boy's murder

New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday issued notice to the Bihar government over the alleged killing of a 15-year-old boy by a goup of upper caste men.

According to the Commission, the victim, Sai Ram, was burnt alive by the group Oct 15 after his goat wandered into one of the accused's field in Mohanpur village in Rohtas district.

"Reportedly, one of the accused-- Kumkum Singh and his three associates forcibly entered the victim's house and poured kerosene on him before setting him on fire," said the commission.


Andhra industry body, Turkish Indian chamber sign MoU

Hyderabad : The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) and the Turkish Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (TICCI) have signed an agreement for the promotion of commercial and industrial relations.

Under this agreement, FAPCCI and TICCI will encourage the exchange of trade missions, supply relevant market information, conduct business match-making and exchange relevant know-how and information for organising exhibitions/trade fairs.


Complete road project within timeframe: Himachal CM

Kotkhai (Himachal Pradesh) : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Wednesday asked a private company executing a major road project in the prominent apple belt of Shimla to complete the work within timeframe or face action.

"The work on the Theog-Rohru-Hatkoti road has been sanctioned to Chadha and Chadha Company by the World Bank. If the company failed to complete the work within time, its tenders would be cancelled," the chief minister said.


Sardar Patel's birth anniversary to be 'Rashtriya Ekta Divas'

Mumbai : The central government will commemorate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary Oct 31 as "National Integration Day", Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced here Wednesday.

The central government will create awareness about the contribution of Sardar Patel during India's Independence movement and towards national integration, he said.


CBI registers case in RAW tent purchase deal

New Delhi : The CBI Wednesday booked three directors of a private firm and officials of the Cabinet Secretariat as well as Special Frontier Force (SFF) for "repeatedly showing favours" in the purchase of high altitude tents.