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Delhi government suspends school principal over irregularities

New Delhi : The Delhi government on Wednesday suspended the principal of a government school here over the irregularities found in the purchase of products for the school.

The incident came into light after Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, went on surprise inspection to the Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya at the President Estate.

According to the Delhi government, several fake receipts for thousands of rupees every month were found, even if nothing was purchased.


Central ministers visit rain-hit Telangana districts

Hyderabad : Central ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu, M. Kundaria, and Bandaru Dattatreya on Wednesday visited parts of Telangana affected by unseasonal rains during last few days.

Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu inspected crop damaged by rains in Naglonda district and met the affected farmers.

He assured farmers that the central government would extend them all possible assistance.


Justice Dave recuses self from NJAC constitution bench

New Delhi : The hearing on a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the National Judicial Appointment Commission Act and the constitutional amendment backing it was adjourned on Wednesday as Justice Anil R. Dave recused himself from the bench following objections by petitioner SCAORA.

Justice Dave recused himself from the constitution bench after senior counsel Fali Nariman, appearing for the Supreme Court Advocate-on-Record Association (SCAORA), sought declaration that Justice Dave will not take part in the proceedings of the NJAC.


New device converts diesel into household fuel for rural India

By K.S. Jayaraman,

Bengaluru : Diesel, which is normally used in automobiles, buses, trucks and even railway engines and is considered "dirty", has been turned into a clean fuel for cooking and lighting in rural areas courtesy a device developed at the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI), an NGO in Phaltan, Maharashtra.

Kerala Hindus celebrate Vishu, usher in New Year

Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala Hindus celebrated Vishu, ushering in their New Year, in the traditional style with the devouts among them making early morning visits to temples on Wednesday.

Women dressed in Kerala saree and men in conventional dhoti were seen visiting temples. The maximum rush was witnessed at the famed temples like Sabarimala, Sree Krishna temple Guruvayoor, and also Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple in the capital city.

Vishu is believed to mark the arrival of good luck for the coming year and is a public holiday in the state.


Maoists' training camp demolished in Bihar

Patna : A training camp of Maoists was demolished in Bihar's Nawada district on Wednesday, police said.

Security forces arrested three hard core Maoists in the operation and recovered arms and ammunition as well as Maoist literature from the camp.

Acting on a tip-off, a Special Task Force (STF) team from Patna raided the forest area in Kauakol in Nawada and demolished the training camp of the Maoists, Inspector General of Police (Operations) Sushil Kopde said.

'Modi's visit to boost Canadian investment in India'

By Gurmukh Singh,

Toronto : Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit will give a huge boost to Canadian investment in India, says Excel Funds, which is the largest Canadian Mutual Fund geared towards India.

Indian-origin Bhim D. Asdhir, who is the president and CEO of Excel Fund, says the visit of the Indian prime minister will set a new milestone in India-Canada investment relations.

"As the world’s fastest growing economy, India is firing on all cylinders and has become attractive to foreign investors," says Asdhir who has just returned from a business trip to India.


Woman journalist roughed up in Delhi road rage

New Delhi : A woman journalist and her colleague were roughed up in a road rage incident here on Wednesday, police said.

The incident took place around 6.30 a.m. near Delhi-Noida border in east Delhi's Mayur Vihar area when Chanchal Saini was on her way back home along with her colleague Dilip Pandey.

Saini works as a video editor at a private news channel and Pandey is a producer in the same organisation.

"When our car reached near a park, a speeding truck overtook our car in such a manner" that we nearly had an accident, Saini told IANS.


Government forms task force on interlinking of rivers

New Delhi : The government has constituted a task force on interlinking of rivers comprising experts and senior officials, an official statement said on Tuesday.

The task force, constituted by the ministry of water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation, will be chaired by B.N. Navalawala, the water ministry's communique said, adding that it will take up issues for expediting work on interlinking of rivers in the country.


Guerrilla also killed besides youth in Kashmir gunfight: Police

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Tuesday that the youth killed in Pulwama on Monday had died in exchange of gunfire between guerrillas and security forces in which a hardcore guerrilla had also been killed.

Giving details about Monday's incident in Bamla forest area of Tral town in Pulwama district, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, S.J.M. Gillani told media here: "Yesterday a routine patrol of the army had gone into Kamla forests, Tral wherein it came under fire from the terrorists who were hiding there.