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Senior Madhya Pradesh Police Officer, Seen On Video Beating Wife, Suspended

The officer is also seen showing injuries on his hand even as he continues yelling at his wife.Senior Madhya Pradesh police officer Purushottam Sharma, who was caught on video assaulting his wife, has been suspended. A Director General-rank officer, Sharma had justified his actions, calling it a "family dispute" and insisting that it was "not a crime".Sharma, who has been married for 32 years, had said, "This is a family matter, not a crime...I am not a criminal. My wife stalks me wherever I go. I am dealing with this."Sharma had earlier only been transferred out of his former post and to the state secretariat without assigning him to any post. That order was issued Monday by the state Home Department Under Secretary, who simultaneously also issued a show cause noticeas."Two videos rela...
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Sushant Singh Case Probe Has Gone In “Different Direction”: Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar ruled out any politics behind the meeting between Sanjay Raut and Devendra Fadnavis (File)Pune: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said the investigation into actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case has gone in "different direction".Speaking to reporters in Pandharpur in Solapur district, Mr Pawar appeared questioning the progress made by the CBI in its investigation of the case, which was initially probed by the Mumbai Police.He also ruled out any politics behind the much-talked meeting between Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis last week.When asked about Union minister Ramdas Athawale's suggestion that Pawar join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the event of the Shiv Sena not forging ties with former ally BJP, Mr Pawar said nobody takes...
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Lokayukta Declares Goa Minister “Unfit” To Hold Office

Michael Lobo should not continue to hold the office of Minister, the order said.Panaji: The Goa Lokayukta has held Solid Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo to be "unfit to hold his post" while passing an order on a complaint against him, and said it should be conveyed to the Chief Minister.Though making such recommendations is "futile", it is the duty of the anti-corruption institution to do it, said Lokayukta Justice P K Misra (retd) in his order of September 17, made public last week.The order also indicted Sarpanch and Secretary of Arpora panchayat and Member Secretary of the North Goa Planning and Development Authority (NGPDA) for maladministration and vengeful action against the complainant.Rose de Souza, the complainant, had applied to the NGPDA -- Mr Lobo was then its chairma...
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2G Scam: High Court Allows Pleas By Probe Agencies To Conduct Early Hearing On Appeaks

The CBI and the ED sought early virtual hearing of their appeals in the 2G scam case (Representational)New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today allowed two central probe agencies CBI and ED's pleas seeking early hearing on the appeals challenging acquittal of former telecom minister A Raja and others in the 2G spectrum allocation case.Justice Brijesh Sethi, pronouncing the order, said the matter will be heard on day-to-day basis from October 5 at 2:30 pm.The court said it will first hear arguments on leave to appeal' in the CBI case in which A Raja and others were acquitted.The agencies have sought an early hearing of their leave to appeal' pleas which were earlier listed for October 12.Leave to appeal is a formal permission granted by a court to a party to challenge a decision in a higher...
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Scenario In Eastern Ladakh At “Uneasy No War, No Peace” Status: Air Force Chief

"Air power will be a crucial enabler in our victory in any future conflict," IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria saidNew Delhi: The present security scenario along India's northern frontier is at an "uneasy no war no peace" status, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said today, referring to the festering border row with China in eastern Ladakh.Addressing a conference, Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria also said the Indian Air Force has responded to the situation with rapidity and is fully resolved to counter any "misadventure" in the region."The present security scenario along our northern frontiers is at an uneasy no war no peace status. Our defence forces are prepared for any eventuality as you are aware," the Chief of Air Staff said.The IAF is looking at inducting around 450 aircraft a...
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Protests, Ruckus Outside Delhi Hospital Where UP Woman, Gang-Raped, Died

Delhi Police and the woman's family were involved in a stand-off outside Safdarjung hospitalNew Delhi: The father and brother of the 20-year-old woman who was gang-raped and tortured by four men in UP's Hathras two weeks ago, and who died at a Delhi hospital this morning, are in the middle of an emotional stand-off with police officers trying to break up their protest.The young woman's family, along with a multitude of sympathisers and activists, are camped outside the city's Safdarjung Hospital demanding to be told of the location of her body.Visuals from the hospital exterior show hundreds of people gathered around a black Scorpio SUV with UP number plates, in which a lone police officer is sitting. Amid a lot of shouting and shoving, cops can be seen trying to control the situation.T...
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बॉम्बे हाईकोर्ट में रिया चक्रवर्ती की जमानत पर 7 घंटे सुनवाई हुई, एक्ट्रेस के वकील ने कहा- तीन एक्ट्रेस ने माना सुशांत को थी ड्रग्स की लत

Hindi NewsLocalMaharashtraRhea Chakraborty Drug News: Rhea Chakraborty Bail Hearing Update | Here's Latest News From Sushant Singh Rajput Death Caseमुंबई32 मिनट पहलेकॉपी लिंकरिया और उनके भाई शोविक को NCB ने ड्रग्स मामले में गिरफ्तार किया था। रिया 9 सितंबर से जेल में हैं। (फाइल फोटो)NCB अदालत के सामने दीपिका पादुकोण, श्रद्धा कपूर और सारा अली खान के बयान भी रख सकता हैसीबीआई ने कहा है कि सुशांत सिंह राजपूत मामले में अभी किसी रिजल्ट पर नहीं पहुंचा जा सका हैड्रग्स मामले में गिरफ्तार एक्ट्रेस रिया चक्रवर्ती और उनके भाई शोविक चक्रवर्ती की जमानत अर्जी पर आज बॉम्बे हाईकोर्ट में कुल 7 घंटे सुनवाई हुई। अदालत ने अपना फैसला सुरक्षित रख लिया है। इस मामले में कल ही इस पर कोई निर्णय आ सकता है।रिया और शोविक के अलावा सुशांत के हाउस मैनेजर रहे सैमुअल मिरांडा, कुक दीपेश सावंत और ड्रग पैडलर बासित परिहार की ...
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“Can’t Use Such Language”: Bombay High Court Pulls Up Sanjay Raut In Kangana Ranaut Row

Sanjay Raut, a Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP, used an expletive in his tirade against Kangana Ranaut (File)Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today hauled up Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut over remarks directed at actor Kangana Ranaut earlier this month - while the two sparred bitterly over her comparing Mumbai to PoK - demanding to know if this was appropriate behaviour for a parliamentarian.A division bench of Justices SJ Kathawalla and RI Chagla had several stern words for the Rajya Sabha member, who is a senior Sena figure and the party spokesperson."We also don't agree with what the petitioner has said. But is this the way to address her? You are a leader. We are proud of being Maharashtrians... but is this the way to react? You have to show grace. You cannot use such language," the court said."We...
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Nearly 4 Lakh Fake COVID-19 Test Kits Seized In Noida; 1 Arrested

Rajesh Prasad, who runs this fake company, has been arrested: Police (Representational)Noida: The Noida Police on Tuesday busted a company manufacturing fake test kits for COVID-19 and arrested a person, officials said.Nearly four lakh fake rapid test kits were recovered from the company located in Sector 7, under the Sector 20 police station area, they said."The fake company was busted a day after a complaint about it was made by a representative of a COVID-19 test kit-making company. This company had claimed that its forged labels are being used on fake testing kits," a police spokesperson said.Rajesh Prasad, who runs this fake company, has been arrested. He was picked up from his home in Delhi's Ashok Nagar, he said.According to the police, 3.97 lakh pouches carrying fake antibodies ...
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At 51 Lakh, India Has Highest Covid Recoveries In World: Health Ministry

The last 10 lakh Covid recoveries were recorded in just 11 days, Union Health MInistry said today. (File)New Delhi: India's COVID-19 recoveries have crossed 51 lakh, which is highest in the world, and the last 10 lakh recoveries came about in 11 days, the Union Ministry of Health said today sharing the "big picture" on the country's fight against the novel coronavirus."The number of COVID-19 recoveries in the country has crossed 51 lakh. It is the highest in the world. India took 57 days for one lakh recoveries to become 10 lakh. However, the last 10 lakh recoveries were recorded in just 11 days. It is a significant fact. It is the big picture," Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said today.As India's coronavirus tally stands at 61.45 lakh, 12 lakh short of USA's Covid count - the hi...