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Document leak: Delhi Police on lookout for three more persons

New Delhi : The Delhi Police Wednesday said they were looking for three employees of different private firms in its ongoing probe into the leak of government documents from the coal, power and petroleum ministries.

"Two employees of energy consultant firms-- Infraline Energy and Sigma-- and one from Sahara Group are on police radar," Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch), Ravindra Yadav told IANS.

The hunt is on for Shashi Garg, the managing director of Infraline Energy, and Ravi, a senior employee of Sigma, along with Goldy, an employee of the Sahara Group.

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Centre assisting states on swine flu, Delhi HC told

New Delhi : The central government on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that it has been assisting state governments affected by swine flu, by providing logistic support for drugs and masks.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw was also informed by the Centre that it has been regularly advising the state governments to deal with the viral disease.

It, however, said that health being a state subject, the state governments are expected to take prompt measures.

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Court verdict on recruitment scam on Thursday

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court will pronounce on Thursday its verdict on the 2000 illegal teacher recruitment scam in Haryana.

Justice Siddharth Mridul will pass the judgment after he reserved the order July 11 last year on the appeals of accused former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala and others against punishment awarded to them by a trial court here.

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Court slams DTC, insurance firm for avoiding responsibility

New Delhi : A court here has slammed the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and an insurance firm for trying to avoid responsibility and awarded compensation of over Rs.17 lakh to the kin of a teenager who died in a road accident due to the negligent driving of a bus driver.

Madhu Jain, presiding officer of the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, awarded Rs.17,62,924 to the kin of Mohd. Sahil but observed that though all have sympathy for the parents who lost their only son, no one was inclined to help them.

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Why Rose Valley Group is in the news

Kolkata : The Rose Valley Group came into focus after the Saradha ponzi scam broke in early 2013. The same year, the corporate affairs ministry named Rose Valley as one of the 73 companies involved in ponzi schemes in West Bengal.

Having cast its net across the states of West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Odisha, Jharkhand and Maharashtra among others, the company is alleged to have raised close to Rs.15,000 crore.

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Government ready for suggestions on land bill: Naidu

New Delhi : The government is prepared to incorporate "constructive and meaningful" suggestions in the land bill which will be taken up in the Lok Sabha next week, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said here on Wednesday.

He said the government was holding discussions with individual party leaders on the contentious bill which is being opposed by several political parties.

"The prime minister has assured the Lok Sabha that government will take constructive and meaningful suggestions and incorporate them while moving the bill," Naidu told reporters here.

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Proposed insurance law empowers regulator to run a modern industry

Chennai : Welcoming the passage of the insurance bill in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, the Indian insurance regulator said the new law was not only in tune with the changing times but also empowered him to run a modern insurance industry, said top official.

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Order reserved over SC's income disclosure rules

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a plea challenging Supreme Court rules requiring an advocate and litigant to cite their annual income and PAN number while filing a PIL.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw reserved the order after hearing arguments in the case.

The petition, filed by a lawyer M.L. Sharma, challenged the Supreme Court's 2013 rules and sought their quashing. The plea said the rule was "arbitrary and illegal" and against public interest and justice.

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Bangladesh seeks access from India to battle rebels

Shillong : Bangladesh has urged India to allow Bangladeshi security forces to enter the Chittagong Hills Tract from Tripura to launch a crackdown on Indian rebels there, a BSF official said Wednesday.

"There was a request from Bangladesh to us for a passage for movement of their security forces besides construction of roads and other basic infrastructures from Tripura's Dhalai district," Inspector General of BSF Sudesh Kumar told journalists.

The Indian government is yet to take a call on the request, he said.

India's first municipal archive comes up in Kolkata

Kolkata : In a bid to preserve and narrate the over four centuries old history and evolution of Kolkata, the city's civic authorities have launched a comprehensive archive, complete with rare photographs, texts and digital records, an official said here on Wednesday.

Said to be India's first municipal archive, the 'Amal Home Digital Archive' has been developed and curated by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC).

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