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Poll official who checked Modi’s chopper suspended

The order came after the poll body sent a one-man enquiry team to Odisha to investigate the matter. The Election Commission suspended an official in Sambalpur after he had ordered the checking of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter on Tuesday. The suspension came after the poll body sent a one-man enquiry team to Odisha to […]

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Ex-Xinjiang official held for graft

A former chairman of the government of China’s troubled northwest region of Xinjiang, an ethnic Uighur, has been arrested for graft, national prosecutors said on Tuesday. Nur Bekri was the regional government’s chairman for seven years until 2014 — a period that was marked by a spate of deadly violence in the region, including riots. […]

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‘Drunk’ cop rams official vehicle into SUV

Commissioner places him under suspension An additional inspector attached to a police station in Old City rammed his official vehicle into an SUV at a traffic signal at Trimulgherry crossroads late on Friday. The officer, B. Vikram Singh, who is currently working at Kalapathar police station, was driving the official four-wheeler allegedly in an inebriated […]

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Chairman assaulted official: TSWB staff

Employees of the Telangana State Waqf Board (TSWB) have alleged that Chairman Mohammed Saleem assaulted an official of the rank of inspector-auditor, Syed Ibrahim. According to them, they launched a protest that was a result of Mr. Saleem allegedly assaulting Mr. Ibrahim on Monday. The official of the rank of inspector-auditor is posted in Adilabad […]

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Have courage to lay down all facts, Court tells official

Affidavit filed by top bureaucrat is ‘vague’ A top bureaucrat of Telangana government had to face embarrassing moments on Thursday when the Telangana High Court found fault with an affidavit filed by him, describing it as ‘vague’. While hearing a writ petition filed by city-based Kalyan Nagar Housing Society seeking allotment of alternative land, the […]

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Ex-IPS official blames Bengal CM for suicide

A retired IPS officer, who committed suicide last week, blamed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for his death, a charge dismissed by the ruling Trinamool Congress as “baseless”. In a six-page letter to the chief minister, Gaurav Chandra Dutt, who retired earlier this year, accused her of abetting his suicide by keeping him in […]

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Saudis don’t know where Khashoggi’s body is: Official

Riyadh does not know the location of dissident Jamal Khashoggi’s body, despite having detained the Saudi team that murdered him, a high-ranking foreign affairs official in the kingdom said in an interview broadcast Sunday. The dissident journalist was dismembered after his murder October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul but his remains have yet […]

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Tiruchi zone has cut time taken for customs clearance, says official

‘GST introduction was successful though India was considered not ready for it’ Tiruchi zone of Customs have made significant cut in time taken to clear goods being imported after the ships reach port, said Chief Commissioner of Customs (Preventive), Tiruchi zone, Ranjan Kumar Routray. Addressing the inaugural function of Kern, Inland Container Port and Logistics […]

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Report corruption through official app

Details of more than 2,500 institutions ‘#WeAreKannur’, the app that serves as the Kannur district administration’s platform with features useful for people, now has a new module that will facilitate users to file complaints or report corruption in any of the offices listed on the app. The module – Azhimathi Alert – has features that […]