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Rina Mitra appointed Bengal’s security adviser

Retired IPS officer Rina Mitra has been appointed as the Principal Adviser, Internal Security, of West Bengal. Ms. Mitra’s name featured in the media recently as a probable candidate to head the CBI on the basis of her seniority. Following her retirement on January 31, Ms. Mitra, a 1983-batch Madhya Pradesh-cadre IPS officer, claimed that […]

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Chopper case: Saxena’s bail plea to be heard today

Court to peruse his medical report A Delhi court on Wednesday said it will hear the bail plea of Rajeev Saxena, arrested in the ₹3,600-crore AgustaWestland money-laundering case, on Thursday after perusing his medical report which was yet to be submitted by AIIMS. Special Judge Arvind Kumar, who on Tuesday sent Mr. Saxena to jail […]

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Prison warders complain of corruption, irregularities on prison premises

A few prison warders (2017-batch prison warders) in Puzhal have sent a representation to Director General of Police, Prisons, flagging various issues including corruption, favouritism and other irregularities in prison administration. In a signed letter, they alleged that the distribution of mobile phones, ganja and cigarettes and the supply of sumptuous food are rampant on […]

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Odisha civic body takes a leaf out of green group’s book

Asks construction firm to replant uprooted trees A number of trees proposed to be cut for road widening in Odisha’s Berhampur are being saved through their replantation, thanks to the exemplary initiative by Berhampur Sabuja Bahini, a group of young nature lovers. Impressed with their work, the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) has now decided get […]

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GoAir CEO Vrieswijk quits

Cornelis Vrieswijk (Cor), the CEO of GoAir has quit. Jeh Wadia, managing director, GoAir, will assume the CEO’s role until a suitable replacement is found. In a statement on Wednesday, the airline said that at the nominations and remunerations committee meeting held by the board on February 8, Mr. Vrieswijk expressed his desire to step […]

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Axis Bank OFS subscribed 3.68 times

The offer for sale (OFS) of Axis Bank shares by the Specified Undertaking of the United Trust of India has been subscribed 3.68 times, according to data from the National Stock Exchange. The portion reserved for retail investors opened for bidding on Wednesday and received bids for 16.41 lakh shares. Bidding for the institutional segment […]

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HC refuses stay on RPL share sale by Edelweiss

But court will hear damages claim Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Power Ltd. (RPL) failed to get any relief in the matter related to the sale of pledged shares by Edelweiss as the Bombay High Court dismissed the company’s petition seeking a stay on further sale of such shares. While Justice K. R. Shriram dismissed the petition […]

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SC reserves orders on contempt plea against Anil Ambani

His group firms making crores: plaintiff The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved orders on a contempt plea filed by Ericsson India against Reliance Communications Ltd. (RCom) chairman Anil Ambani and others for non-payment of ₹550 crore in dues. Earlier, senior advocate Dushyant Dave, counsel for Ericsson, raised the controversial Rafale combat jets’ deal, contending that […]

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Mobile phones worth ₹4 crore looted from container truck on NH

Vehicle was on its way from Sri City Special Economic Zone to Kolkata A gang of robbers made away with mobile phones worth about ₹4 crore from a Kolkata-bound container truck at Dagadarthi, about 40 km from here, Superintendent of Police Aishwarya Rastogi said on Wednesday. The gang of inter-state offenders followed the container-truck loaded […]