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Rs.1 lakh for information about Delhi policeman's killer

New Delhi : Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi Wednesday announced a cash reward of Rs.1 lakh for anyone giving information about the killers of a police constable.

Dharam Pal, 26, was killed by two people in Jafrabad area Sep 27 while on duty. The policeman was conducting arms verification in the area when the attack took place.


Can't reveal legitimate account holders in foreign banks: Jaitley

New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday said the government cannot reveal all names in the list of those who have accounts in banks abroad as some of them have legitimate accounts and cannot be maligned.

Jaitley, in an interview to news channel Times Now, also refused to comment if there were politicians in the list.

"We have got some names. Under the treaty, we cannot reveal it for political purposes," he said.


Government hospitals to provide free services: Bengal CM

Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said all patients will be entitled to receive free treatment, free diagnostics and free surgery in all government hospitals and health centres across the state.

"Henceforth, all patients will receive free treatment, free diagnostics and free surgery in all government hospitals and health centres from village to district level," said Banerjee, who also holds the health portfolio.

"All paying beds are now being converted as free beds."


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.