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Probe into temple complex entry by Sabarimala priest's daughter

Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala Minister for Devasom V.S. Sivakumar Monday ordered a probe into reports that the daughter of the Sabarimala temple priest (melshanti) entered the temple complex flouting a ban on the entry of women.

The rules of the famed Hindu temple at Sabarimala, situated on the Western Ghat ranges, four km uphill from Pampa in Pathanamthitta district, bar entry of women aged between 10 and 50 years into the temple complex.

The minister said Travancore Devasom Board secretary K.R. Jyothilal would conduct the probe and submit the report at the earliest.

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Himachal public service panel studying UPSC exam pattern

Shimla : The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission will explore possibilities to adopt the new pattern of examination as that of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for state administrative services, an official said here Monday.

A three-member committee was constituted Monday and will submit its report within three months, said journalist and panel chairman K.S. Tomar.

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CBI files closure report in two coal scam cases

New Delhi : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed closure report in two coal scam cases, said an official here Monday.

"The probing agency filed the closure report in the coal case related to JLD Yavatmal Energy and JAS Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. due to lack of prosecutable evidence," said a CBI official.

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Sahara to SC: Will deposit Rs.3,000 crore in 3 days

New Delhi : In yet another proposal, Sahara group chief Subrata Roy Monday told the Supreme Court that Rs.3,000 crore would be deposited within three working days of his release from jail and another Rs.2,000 crore by May 30.

Roy's counsel Rajiv Dhawan told the court that the bank guarantee of the balance amount of Rs.5,000 crore will be submitted by June 30.

While making a fresh offer, Roy also sought lifting of the freeze on some of the bank accounts of SIRECL and SHICL as well as on some properties.

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In Bundelkhand, dacoits still call the shots

By Puja Awasthi,

Banda (Uttar Pradesh) : In Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, power still flows from the barrel of the gun, where - believe it or not - dacoits play a key role in deciding who will win the five parliamentary seats from the region.

The gang of Sudesh Patel, more popularly known as Balkhariya, has been whipping up terror to demand votes. More than a dozen kidnappings and threats have materialised across villages to compel the residents to support a particular party.

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SC notice on Tejpal plea for bail

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Goa government on the bail plea by Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, currently in jail for the alleged sexual assault on a junior woman colleague in Goa.

Tejpal is in jail since November 30, 2013.

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam issued notice as senior counsel Harish Salve urged that Tejpal be given interim bail and said he would not leave Goa without the trial court's consent.

The notice is returnable in four weeks.

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2G: Accused to answer 1,700 questions by May 5

New Delhi: A CBI court here Monday granted time till May 5 to the accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case to reply over 1,700 questions running into 824 pages.

The accused include former union minister A. Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court Judge O.P. Saini fixed May 5 for recording the statements of the accused in the case and granted them two weeks' more time for answering the questions.

The court said it has no problem in granting more time to the accused for preparing the answers.

G. Rohini sworn in as Delhi High Court chief justice

New Delhi : Justice G. Rohini was Monday sworn in as the first woman Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.

Justice Rohini, 58, who was a judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, succeeds N.V. Ramana, who was elevated to the Supreme Court in February.

Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed has been the acting chief justice since then.

Justice Ramana was also from the Andhra Pradesh High Court.

Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung administered the oath of office to Justice Rohini.

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2G: Accused to answer 1,700 questions by May 5

New Delhi : A CBI court here Monday granted time till May 5 to the accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case to reply over 1,700 questions running into 824 pages.

The accused include former union minister A. Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court Judge O.P. Saini fixed May 5 for recording the statements of the accused in the case and granted them two weeks' more time for answering the questions.

The court said it has no problem in granting more time to the accused for preparing the answers.

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Tejpal's plea: SC issues notice to Goa government

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Goa government on the bail plea by Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, currently in jail for the alleged sexual assault on a junior woman colleague in Goa.

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