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HRD ministry seeks DU response to complaints against VC

New Delhi : The HRD ministry has sent a letter to the Delhi University registrar asking for a para-wise reply to the allegations of irregularities and anomalies against the VC levelled by Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA).

The ministry of human resource development (HRD) letter dated Aug 25 reads: "...It is requested that para-wise comment on each of the issues is sent at the earliest on the alleged anomalies and irregularities on the functioning of the university, as per the complaint put forward by DUTA."


FDI policies in India with minimal conditionalities: Modi

New Delhi : Prior to leaving for Japan Aug 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday spoke to the Japanese media and stated that FDI (foreign direct investment) influx will happen on its own, as the foreign capital investment policies are with minimal conditionalities.

"I feel that with the right signal of policy stability and genuineness of intent by the government, FDI influx will happen on its own, as India is an excellent investment destination," Modi replied to a question put to him regarding his efforts at attracting FDI in India.


Lok Nayak hospital to be made model hospital: Jung

New Delhi : Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Friday said the Lok Nayak hospital will soon be turned into a model one with upgraded medical facilities.

Jung was speaking after visiting the hospital and inspecting its medical and infrastructural facilities including the out-patient department which was made fully air-conditioned recently and the paediatric wing.

He also visited a special "kids play zone" which too was set up recently.


Railway minister's son summoned for questioning in rape case

Bangalore : Police Friday summoned the son of Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda for questioning in a case of rape and cheating Kannada actress Maithreyi has filed against him.

"We have sent notice to Karthik's house in the city, asking him to appear before our investigation team soon in connection with the case booked against him under section 376 (rape) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)," a police official told IANS here.


Order on e-rickshaws Sep 9, says Delhi HC

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court Friday said it will Sep 9 pass an order on whether to lift a ban on plying of e-rickshaws in the capital till the law is amended to bring them under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act.

A division bench of Justice B.D Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul also observed that it seems central government is not keen on lifting of the ban on e-rickshaws.


Jan Dhan: 18.4 mn accounts opened; bank camps on all Saturdays

New Delhi : Over 18.4 million bank accounts have been opened under the Jan Dhan scheme and banks will organise camps from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all Saturdays to reach out to unbanked households, the government said Friday.

"It has been decided that henceforth, the banks will be holding such camps on weekly basis, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all Saturdays so that the target of covering unbanked households is achieved well in time," a finance ministry statement said.


Saradha scam: East Bengal official sent to custody

Kolkata : A court here Friday sent East Bengal Football Club official Debabrata Sarkar, arrested by the CBI for his alleged complicity in the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, to judicial custody after the agency did not seek extension of his remand.

Presented before the court after the expiry of his custody by the Central Bureau of Investigation, Sarkar was remanded to judicial custody till Sep 10 after the CBI refused to seek extension of his remand.


No one else can play the role: Paresh Rawal on Modi biopic

Mumbai : Versatile actor Paresh Rawal, who will soon start shooting for a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, says he is the right choice to play the role of the politician.

"I am confident about the film and no one else can play Narendra Modi other than me. He is in a different league altogether and I am more than excited to play the role. I am not allowed to talk much about the film but, yes, I will start shooting soon for this film," said Paresh.


Himachal CM lays stone of planetarium

Shimla : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Friday laid the foundation stone of a planetarium at Shoghi on the outskirts of Shimla to be constructed at the cost of Rs.11 crore, an official said here.

The planetarium will comprise a remote sensing centre which would help study glaciers and rivers, a government spokesperson told IANS.

It would also have a science museum, a biodiversity park and laboratories.


Indians arrested in Kuwait to get consular assistance: Centre

New Delhi : India has taken up with the Kuwaiti authorities the arrest of 25 Indian workers in that country for allegedly killing two Egyptians, an external affairs ministry official said here Friday.

"India's mission has taken up problems with the Kuwaiti authorities. Will provide necessary consular assistance (to those arrested). All need to abide by local laws," the ministry's spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said in a tweet.