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India Politics

Trinamool suspends two Bengal legislators

Kolkata : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday suspended two of its legislators - Seuli Saha and Silbhadra Dutta - for anti-party activities.

"They have been suspended from the party for indulging in anti-party activities. They have not been listening to the party and provoking others to quit our party," Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee told IANS.

The suspension comes a day after Saha, who represents Haldia constituency, and Dutta, from Barrackpore constituency, attended an iftar party hosted by sidelined Trinamool leader Mukul Roy.

BJP women's wing protests at Congress headquarters

New Delhi : The BJP's women's wing staged massive protest outside Congress headquarters against Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad ridiculing Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioning 'Raksha Bandhan' in his 'Mann Ki Baat' radio programme.

The Congress leader on Sunday slammed the prime minister for mentioning Raksha Bandhan in his radio programme, saying that his selective talk about the festival of a particular religion is an attempt at "polarization".

HC refuses to restrain Meena from Delhi ACB office, work

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Monday declined the Delhi government's request to restrain Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) chief Mukesh Kumar Meena from dealing with the anti-corruption department or even entering the office.

Justice V.P. Vaish refused to pass an interim order on the Delhi government's plea seeking to restrain Meena from entering the premises of the ACB and "interfering" in its activities, but asked him to "act in accordance with law".

No concrete plans to deal with Greek crisis impact: Finance secretary

New Delhi : India is monitoring developments in Greece after breakdown of talks between its government and creditors, but does not have concrete plans at present to deal with the impact of the crisis, Finance Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said on Monday.

However, the central government was in touch with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to deal with any untoward situation, he added.

"This a dynamic and evolving situation. There is no firm plan that we can access. Nobody can predict what the exact situation would be," Mehrishi told reporters here.

Information commissioner quits over Maharashtra Sadan scam

Mumbai: The ongoing investigation into the multi-crore Maharashtra Sadan scam claimed its first major victim in Information Commissioner D.B. Deshpande of the Aurangabad Division as he quit under a cloud, officials said here on Monday.

Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao accepted Deshpande's resignation following his alleged involvement in the scam in which the names of former deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal and others have also surfaced.


Trinamool MP Tapas Paul gets bail in hate speech case

Kolkata: Actor turned Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul was on Monday granted bail by a West Bengal court in a case over his alleged inflammatory remarks.

Charge-sheeted for bailable offences by the CID for his kill-and-rape remark, Paul surrendered before a court in Nadia district, following which he was granted bail.

"Today (Monday), Paul surrendered before the court, which granted him bail on furnishing a personal bond of Rs.5,000," said a lawyer for the member of parliament.


Bulk of pickpockets on Metro are women: CISF

By Rajnish Singh

New Delhi: Be careful while travelling on the Delhi Metro as the teenaged girl disguised as a student or a woman carrying a toddler could be a pickpocket. Data collated by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which guards the network, shows that over 95 percent of the pickpockets caught on the network are women.

Data shows that of the 149 pickpockets apprehended between January and May, 142 were women. A CISF officer dealing with women pickpockets on the Delhi Metro said that they camouflaged their intentions by clever modus operandi.

Protest in Bihar over lynching of school director

Patna: A day after the director of a private residential school in Bihar's Nalanda district was lynched by villagers, hundreds of angry protestors on Monday blocked traffic and demanded action against those involved, police said.

Devender Prasad, director of the Devender Prasad Sinha School in Nirpur, about 100 km from Patna, was beaten to death by angry villagers on Sunday after the bodies of two missing students, residents of the school hostel, were found in a pond nearby.

The villagers blamed the school authorities for their death.

Jung orders probe into Delhi jailbreak; MHA seeks report

New Delhi: Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the escape of two prisoners from Tihar jail while the central government sought a report from jail officials on the incident.

Jail authorities too initiated an internal probe into the escape of undertrials Faizan, 19, and Javed alias Rinku, 18, from the high-security jail No.7 on June 27 evening.

There were different accounts of what exactly happened.

Dhoni, Kohli rested, Rahane to captain India

New Delhi: Middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane was on Monday made captain of the 15-member Indian cricket team that will tour Zimbabwe in July as Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli among other seniors were rested.

Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav along with Dhoni and Kohli were rested by the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) All-India Senior Selection Committee which met here on Monday.