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An Asia of unity will shape the world: Modi

Seoul : Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the future he dreams for India is the future he seeks for its neighbours and that growth must be more inclusive within and across nations.

Addressing the 6th Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul, where President Park Geun-hye was also present, Modi said Korea's economic miracle and global leadership in technology has made the promise of the Asian Century more real.


Eight mobile forensic vans flagged off in UP

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday flagged off eight mobile forensic vans from his official residence and these will be go to eight zones - Lucknow, Agra, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Meerut, Allahabad, Varanasi and Bareilly - in the first phase.

In the second phase, these mobile vans would be sent to 67 districts.


South Korea part of daily life in India, says Modi

Seoul : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that South Korea is "part of daily life in India" through the wide use of Korean-made consumer durables, and praised President Park Geun-hye for her commitment to ties with India, which he described as a "source of strength for us".

In his remarks at the dinner hosted by President Park at the Blue House presidential residence, Modi said: "Korea is part of daily life in India. We speak to each other on Korean phones. We drive around in Korean cars. We work with Korean computers. We watch our favourite games on Korean TV."

Patna HC orders probe over teachers with fake degrees

Patna : The Patna High Court on Monday directed the director of Bihar vigilance department to probe the recruitment of nearly 40,000 government teachers who allegedly used fake degree certificates to get the jobs, a lawyer said.

A division bench headed by Chief Justice L. Narasimha Reddy ordered the probe on the petition of Ranjit Pandit, and asked for an investigation report within four weeks.


One accused in 1984 riots is dead, court told

New Delhi : A court hearing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case was informed on Monday that one of the accused in the case has died.

District Judge Rakesh Siddhartha was informed that the accused Peeriya died on Sunday.

The court asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to verify the fact regarding the death, and adjourned the matter till July 17.

The court is currently recording the statements of prosecution witnesses in the case.


India seeks climate change roadmap from developed nations

Berlin : India on Monday said developed countries should present a pre-2020 roadmap for combating climate change before the 2015 UN Climate Change conference in Paris.

Addressing the Sixth Petersberg Climate Dialogue here, union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said India would like to see a Paris agreement based on trust and which was balanced and realistic.


India's first private greenfield airport begins operations

Durgapur (West Bengal) : India's first private greenfield airport project at Durgapur in West Bengal commenced commercial air operations on Monday with state-owned carrier Air India flying one of its planes to and from the airport.

The ATR 42-320 airplane of Air India took off from Kolkata, carrying MPs, other dignitaries, government officials and others, landed at the Durgapur airport and flew back to the eastern metropolis.


SC suspends HC order for details of withdrawn criminal cases

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Monday put on hold the Allahabad High Court order asking the Uttar Pradesh government to disclose in how many criminal cases it has withdrawn prosecution against an accused even though the trial is pending against them.

A vacation bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit put on hold the high court order and issued notice to Ram Naresh Yadav (not the Madhya Pradesh governor) and another person.


MCD doctors call off strike

New Delhi : Senior doctors from hospitals under the municipal corporations of Delhi on Monday called off their strike in view of the problems being faced by the patients.

However, they threatened to go on an indefinite strike if their demands were not met within 20 days.

The doctors said they have not been paid salaries since February besides house and travel allowances and other arrears. They were on strike since May 17.


SC to hear plea for re-conduct of AIPMT

New Delhi : The Supreme Court will hear, on May 21, a petition seeking re-conduct of the All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) as the key to the answers was leaked in several states and was made available to some candidates using sophisticated technology.

The vacation bench of Justice A.K.Sikri and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit on Monday said that they would hear the matter Thursday as counsel Prashant Bhushan and Gopal Jain mentioned the matter for an early hearing.