GN Bureau | July 14, 2015
The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur for “indiscipline” days after the cop accused Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav of “threatening” him. An official statement said Thakur, who was IG, civil defence, had been suspended with immediate effect after being found prima facie guilty of “indiscipline”, “anti-government point of view”, “violating the High Court directions”, “indifference towards duties and responsibilities of his post” and “violation of rules”. The suspension came hours after Thakur went to the centre seeking protection for him and his wife, Nutan Thakur, who has filed a case of corruption against a state minister.
34 new coastal police stations soon
Thirty-four more coastal police stations will be operationalised soon in Goa, West Bengal, Lakshwadeep, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, announced home minister Rajnath Singh at a consultative committee meeting in Goa on Monday.
IPL spot-fixing: Verdict to be announced today for Gurunath Meiyappan and Co
The RM Lodha-led committee will declare the ‘quantum of punishment’ on Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra as well as their respective IPL franchises, CSK and RR, with regards to the spot-fixing scandal on Tuesday.
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Maya Kodnani, a BJP leader who was the MLA from Naroda when this locality on the outskirts of Ahmedabad witnessed one of the most gruesome episodes during the Gujarat riots of 2002, was acquitted by the Gujarat High Court on Friday. Her acquittal in the Naroda Patiya massacre case is only a sequel to
The number of civic complaints with BMC has increased from 61,910 in 2015 to 92,329 in 2017, which is 49% in two years. A report titled ‘Civic Issues Registered by Citizens and Deliberations done by Municipal Councillors in Mumbai’ released by Praja Foundation has found some interesting facts a
Atishi Marlena is among the nine AAP functionaries who were dismissed by the union home ministry asserting that their posts were created without the approval of the centre. Marlena, served as education advisor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government in Delhi. While she was intrumental in improving the
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