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  • 1.68 crore cash, gold seized on poll day 18-04-2014 08:43 AM

    Raids at different places in Jharkhand on Thursday led to seizure of about Rs 1.68 crore cash, gold and silver on poll day. The seizure was made at Hazaribagh, Ranchi, Koderma, Ramgarh, Bokaro and Dhanbad, according to a release issued by the Election Commission. A total of 9.98 gram gold...
  • High speed squall hits north-east Rajasthan, provides relief from heat 16-04-2014 04:24 PM

    A high speed squall accompanied by thunder showers hit north-east Rajasthan on Wednesday providing some relief from rising mercury. A mild intensity western disturbance and a locally generated cyclonic air circulation caused squall, thunder shower and light rains in north-east parts of the state in the wee hours today, a...
  • Rs 38 lakh seized from two vehicles in election related checking 15-04-2014 02:50 PM

    A sum of Rs 38 lakh was on Tuesday seized from two vehicles during election related checking at Anjanpir in Vaishali district, police said. Rs 30 lakh were seized from a SUV and Rs 8 lakh from another car when they were stopped at a police checkpoint for election related...
  • Police catch two people carrying Rs 6.36 lakh, cash seized 12-04-2014 09:32 AM

    During checking for unaccounted cash for use in poll, police on Friday caught two persons carrying Rs 6.36 lakh at Maithi toll plaza in Muzaffarpur district. During routine checking of vehicles, the police found Rs 6.36 lakh in a car coming from Darbhanga to Muzaffarpur, police said. When queried about...
  • Rajasthan's Income Tax Department breaks seizure records in 2013-14 10-04-2014 11:06 PM

    In its searches operations, the Investigation wing of Rajasthan Income Tax Department found undisclosed income to the tune of Rs 603.61 crore as admitted by the assesses and total assets of Rs 44.27 crore were seized in 2013-14. The performance of the Investigation wing of the I-T Department, Rajasthan improved...
  • In drive against black money, I-T seizes Rs 41.50 lakh unaccounted cash 05-04-2014 12:18 AM

    The Income Tax department in Bihar has seized Rs 41.50 lakh as a part of its drive against black money and unaccounted flow of cash in the Lok Sabha polls. Besides, challans of Rs 9.80 lakh have also been seized till date by the department, I-T DG, Bihar and Jharkhand,...
  • Anti-Corruption Bureau arrests government official for demanding Rs 28,000 bribe 03-04-2014 03:36 PM

    An official of horticulture department was arrested in Kota by the Anti-Corruption Bureau for demanding a bribe of Rs 28000 and will be produced in the court on Thursday, police said. The accused, Ramesh Chandra Shringi, was nabbed by the ACB officials on Wednesday on a complaint of Arif Khan...
  • Jaswant supporter accuses Sonaram of hiding facts in affidavit submitted to election department 02-04-2014 12:01 AM

    A supporter of former Union Minister Jaswant Singh, who was expelled from BJP for contesting Lok Sabha elections as an Independent, has accused party candidate from Barmer seat Sonaram of concealing facts in his affidavit submitted to the election department. Jaswant's supporter, Kailash Mehta, said that he had made a...
  • IT arrests, seizes Rs 43 lakh in cash from man at Shahpura 01-04-2014 11:30 PM

    Sleuths of Income Tax department on Tuesday arrested a youth and seized Rs 43 lakh in cash from him at Shahpura near Jaipur, an official said. Mahendra Singh, a resident of Jhunjhunu, who did not disclose any information about the huge cash amount and its owner, was being interrogated, he...
  • Cancer biology department to be set up at Kumaon University 01-04-2014 09:43 PM

    A Cancer Biology department, with the help of US' Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, will be set up at Uttarakhand's Kumaon University to promote research in cancer therapy using medicinal herb. Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar endorsed the idea of establishing a cancer biology department at the varsity to promote research in...
  • BJP leader Ganesh Malviya, I-T officer, others get bail in bribery case 01-04-2014 05:40 PM

    A local court in Bhopal on Tuesdaygranted bail to Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax Department Poonam Rai, her husband and BJP leader Ganesh Malviya and two others arrested on Friday by CBI for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh from a builder. Special Additional District Judge (ADJ) Manoj...
  • Poll authorities dismiss Jaswant's complaints against Raje 31-03-2014 03:52 PM

    Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh has accused chief minister Vasundhara Raje of misusing religious places for political activities in Barmer, a complaint found baseless by the district administration. Singh, who is contesting from Barmer Lok Sabha seat as an Independent candidate, filed a complaint on the matter with the district...
  • Leopard finally captured by forest department in Meerut 30-03-2014 01:57 PM

    The forest department officials have captured a leopard from Dayalpur village in Meerut district after the rampaging animal injured one villager. DFO Sushant Sharma said the animal on Saturday got trapped inside a cage set up in the jungles of the village by the forest officials. He said before the...
  • Liquor mafia attacks police officials in a bid to free their jailed associates 27-03-2014 03:04 PM

    Miscreants associated with liquor mafia injured at least eight policemen after allegedly pelting stones and freed three persons from police custody who were arrested in connection with selling illegal liquor at Khatoli town in Muzaffarnagar. A team of Excise and Police department had arrested three liquor mafia during raids on...
  • Govt engineer nabbed for accepting bribe in Bihar 26-03-2014 09:08 PM

    The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of the Bihar Police, on Wednesday, caught an official of the Minor Water Resources Department red-handed while accepting a bribe. Minor Water Resources superintending engineer Sudarshan Singh, who was posted at Muzaffarpur tubewell circle, was arrested while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000, EOU IG...
  • Was it Candy Crush? Police officer faces inquiry for playing games on mobile 26-03-2014 02:51 PM

    A senior police official in Aligarh faces an inquiry after he was found allegedly playing video game on his mobile phone during a meeting called by the police department to review poll preparations. IG Agra Zone Ashutosh Pandey had called a meeting Monday to discuss apparatus put in place for...
  • Clerk arrested red handed while accepting Rs 5000 as bribe 24-03-2014 06:03 PM

    The vigilance department on Monday arrested a clerk on graft charge from Jandaha block in Bihar's Vaishali district, an official said. Acting on a complaint, a vigilance team laid a trap and caught the Jandaha block office clerk Brij Nandan Rai red handed receiving Rs. 5000 in bribe from Arun...
  • Police seize over 25 lakh litres of illicit liquor in Bihar 20-03-2014 08:38 PM

    As part of the drive against election malpractices, over 25.02 lakh litres of illicit liquor have been seized from across Bihar, since the Model Code of Conduct for elections came into force, Election Commission sources said on Thursday. The seizure of liquor illegally stocked, transported without permission and distribution among...
  • Rajasthan aims to register over 75 per cent voter turnout 14-03-2014 07:58 PM

    The Rajasthan Election department is aiming to set a new record in voter turnout in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the state. The department has taken up several new initiatives to achieve its target of registering over 75 per cent polling. Programmes have been planned to create awareness about...
  • Income Tax department to keep watch over use of black money in LS polls 13-03-2014 03:02 PM

    Income Tax department will depute 65 officers and 130 inspectors to keep a tab over use of illegal cash and valuables in Lok Sabha elections in Bihar and Jharkhand, a senior IT official said on Thursday. "Besides, control rooms have been set up in Patna and Ranchi with toll free...
  • Fresh snowfall reported in J&K, traffic suspended on Jammu highway 11-03-2014 10:38 AM

    Unseasonal rains across north and west India have led to massive crop damage. The Met department has warned that Srinagar and Jammu could see heavy snowfall and rain in the next 48 hours which could lead to traffic trouble in the area. ...
  • Monitor illegal flow of money, liquor in Delhi: EC 10-03-2014 11:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday directed the excise and the income-tax departments to strictly monitor the flow of illegal alcohol and flow of money in the national capital prior to the Lok Sabha polls. Delhi's seven constituencies go to polls on April 10. In a clear instruction,...
  • Superintendent of Kanya Ashram, her husband booked for sexually assaulting two girls 08-03-2014 09:32 PM

    Two minor girls of a residential school in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district were allegedly subjected to sexual abuse by husband of its superintendent over past few months, police said on Saturday. Police have booked the superintendent of Kanya Ashram, located in Dhanora village, and her husband in this connection. "A case...
  • Three teachers suspended over exam paper distribution 06-03-2014 08:23 PM

    Chhattisgarh School Education department has suspended three teachers and issued a show cause notice to Bemetara district education officer for alleged dereliction of duty in connection with the ongoing board examination for class X and XII. The concerned invigilators opened and distributed among students the question paper of Environment, which...
  • Government expedites efforts to select members of Lokpal committee 04-03-2014 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has expedited efforts to select seven members and chairperson of the Search Committee for Lokpal, official sources said. However, the government may not be able to select chairperson and members for the anti-graft body before Lok Sabha polls following refusal of...
  • Fresh guidelines outlined on medical care to rape victims 04-03-2014 11:42 AM

    Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along...
  • Subrata Roy gets VIP treatment in custody, kept in a guest house in UP 03-03-2014 09:15 AM

    Lucknow: After being sent to custody by a court in Lucknow on Friday, Sahara chief Subrata Roy is living in a forest guest house in Lucknow, which is supposed to be one of the best in the city. The police have also closed down the popular picnic spot in order...
  • Mercury dips in Rajasthan, Mount Abu shivers at 3 degree Celsius 02-03-2014 06:25 PM

    After continuous rains and hailstorm in some parts of the state in last three days, mercury again dipped by three to four degree Celsius as Mount Abu shivered at 3 degree Celsius, MeT department said on Sunday. Mercury plummeted by three to four degree Celsius at many places in north...
  • Light rains bring temperature down in parts of Rajasthan 01-03-2014 05:42 PM

    Light rains triggered by western disturbance brought down night temperatures in many parts of Rajasthan with the capital city recording 15.3 mm rains since Friday, the MeT department has said. Ajmer, Pilani, Bikaner, Churu and Kota recorded 7.4, 2.1, 1.2, 1 and 0.4 mm of rains respectively. Night temperatures dipped...
  • Expect more rainfall in next 24 hours, says Met department 01-03-2014 03:34 PM

    Light rains triggered by western disturbance brought down night temperatures in many parts of Rajasthan with the capital city recording 15.3 mm rains since on Friday, the MeT department has said. Ajmer, Pilani, Bikaner, Churu and Kota recorded 7.4, 2.1, 1.2, 1 and 0.4 mm of rains respectively. Night temperatures...