It was a usual annual convention of Rajasthan Administrative Officers (RAS) Association with an unusual vigour. The Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was all praise for administrative officers when she called them ‘Game Changers’ redefining the scenario of the state, while inaugurating the convention. Presiding over the convention, the chief secretary NC Goel also praised the contribution of RAS officers. Lifetime membership of RAS ClubThe Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje appreciated the designing of RAS Club brochure terming it a top corporate brochure. As an honour, the RAS Association extended lifetime membership to the chief minister Vasundhara Raje.
University of Rajasthan may receive Rs 35 crore grant under two schemes from the central government by the end of this month. Out of the Rs 35 crore, Rs 25 crore are expected to come from the University Grant Commission under the University with Potential for Excellence Scheme, while remaining Rs 10 crore is expected under Rashtriya Uccha Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). He further informed that the university had already received Rs 10 crore under RUSA, out of which five have been utilised. “Out of the Rs 25 crore being received from UGC, under the UPE scheme, Rs 5 crore will be used for the furnishing of the central library. The institute had already received Rs 25 crore during the first phase of the scheme.
Teachers of English subject from English medium schools were disappointed with the mistakes they found in English first language question paper as well as in second and third language this year Secondary School Certificate Board examination. They claim the level of the paper setting of English language was very poor this year. According to teachers of English subject, there were quite a few mistakes in the question paper of English II and III language also. Maria Pinto (name changed) English language teacher, said, "We have been informed anybody who attempts that question give them one mark. Not just this even the answer key that we use to correct the students answer paper, there were mistakes.
Kota police on Saturday busted a cheating racket in connection with online Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exam and arrested four youth for helping aspirants with answers through high-tech electronic and computer devices from an exam centre in Railway colony police station area of the city. Moreover, police recovered high tech devices, computers, hard disks and electronic tolls used to aid cheating. SP city Anshuman Bhomia said that online SSC exams are being conducted in 92 cities across the country including Kota. Police was tipped of cheating racket and manipulation in an exam centre in Railway colony police station area following which a special team was formed to look into the matter. The accused in the matter are IT experts and are engaged in coaching students for various staff commission exams in coaching centres.
The BJP central leadership is in a quandary over the political development in Rajasthan. “Both state and central leadership is confused over the state of affairs in the party post debacle in the bypolls. Cabinet reshuffle is imminent but it will take some time. The Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had gone to Bharati Bhawan on Friday to discuss with RSS functionaries about the probable cabinet reshuffle. And when cabinet reshuffle happens, Parnami may be inducted as minister for UDH or Public Relations.
There could not have been a greater irony in the manner in which the Bangladesh players behaved. Walsh, the legendary West Indies paceman, has been the epitome of the manner in which the sport has to be played. The scene at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore was as electrifying as the one at Premadasa on Friday night. The thorough gentleman that Walsh is let the sportsman spirit get the better of him. Walsh even got the Sportsman Spirit award for his gentlemanly gesture.
The victim first had informed about the sexual harassment to Dr. Bharati Nirgudkar, head of the department. Moreover, a written statement of a masters student from 2013-2015 and an M.Phil student was recorded by the WDC which confirmed the harassment. One PhD student also spoke to the ICC about experiencing sexual harassment from Dr. Bhaware. If the appointment of Dr. Bhaware is contractual then, the contract should be immediately terminated and should not be considered for any renewal. Further, it was resolved that Dr. Bhaware be not allowed to hold any position in any University Authorities/ Bodies/ Committees for one year.
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday booked city-based Romell Housing PPL's owner Romel Jude and 50 others in connection with a dispute over a 16-acre plot near Dahisar check naka. According to the complaint by Salim Shaikh, he was in 'possession' of a small garage on the land. On April 22 last year, around 50-60 people along with Jude Romell assaulted him, his employees and destroyed the structure he alleged. Police arrested Jude and others and gave the possession of the land to Salim. Following this, Romell filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court alleging the illegal razing of the cabins.
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The family members alleged that the woman was being pressured to deny that she had married the minister’s son. They said the minister’s family did not approve of the marriage, so she continued to live with her parents. They claimed she was in depression after she learned that the minister’s son was due to marry someone else soon. Congress spokesman K K Mishra said the minister’s son should be booked under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of IPC. She said postmortem was not conducted on Saturday because family members refused to allow it until a case was filed against the minister’s son.
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The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police arrested two persons involved in running a fake drug and medicine factory in northwest Delhi. The accused were identified as Bijender Singh (55) and Ashok Kumar (42), who manufactured and supplied fake drugs. On the instance of the duo, a raid was conducted at their manufacturing unit in Kirari. Raw material used in manufacturing the fake drugs, like a batch machine, one lakh empty gelatin were recovered. In 2016, both of them started manufacturing fake drugs and medicines and started supplying them to various states including Delhi- NCR, Bihar, and West Bengal.
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday let off the unruly Bangladesh players lightly, handing captain Shakib Al Hasan a 25% fine from his match fees and one demerit point and the same punishment to reserve player Nurul Hasan. During the last over of Bangladesh's T20I tri-series victory over Sri Lanka in Colombo on Friday night, Shakib gestured to his batsmen to come off the field in protest against an umpiring decision, but Hasan pointed his finger towards Sri Lanka captain Thisara Perera during a heated argument. If that wasn't enough, the Bangladesh dressing room door was smashed after the match by what is believed to be a Bangladesh player. The Sri Lankan government has reportedly launched a probe into the incident.
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Six militants were arrested for the killing of a police constable guarding the Charar-i-Sharif shrine in Budgam, while another accused who joined the Jaish-e-Mohammad is at large, J&K Police claimed on Saturday. Selection grade constable Kultar Singh was killed on January 25 by militants, who decamped with his service rifle. Police had formed a special team to arrest the militants responsible for the attack and got some vital clues from CCTV cameras installed in the vicinity, officials said. Umar Farooq of Pulwama, with six associates— Shahid Ahmad, Shahid Khurshid, Imran and Feroz of Pulwama and Mudasir Ahmad Wani and Towheed Rather of Pampore had planned to snatch the weapon from the constable deployed at the shrine, police said. Shahid Ahmad is still at large, police said.” The case has been registered and further probe is on,” spokesman said.
This was the 12th note verbale sent by the Indian High Commission over intimidation and harassment of its diplomats over the last two-and-a-half months. This was the 12th note verbale sent by the Indian High Commission over intimidation and harassment of its diplomats over the last two-and-a-half months. This was the 12th note verbale sent by the Indian High Commission over intimidation and harassment of its diplomats over the last two-and-a-half months. These fresh incidents took place a day after the Pakistan High Commission circulated another video of harassment of a Pakistan staffer – who works in the visa section in the High Commission in Delhi – and his family. But, if the incidents of harassment continue, there is a possibility of him or other Pakistan diplomats returning to Pakistan.
(AP)The Vatican “Lettergate” scandal came to a head on Saturday when the Holy See, under pressure from the media and conservatives, released a full text by former Pope Benedict that before was cited only selectively. But the episode, which has cast a shadow over the Vatican for a week, has proven to be a public relations fiasco, particularly for its communications chief, Monsignor Dario Vigano. “I am certain that you will understand my denial (of the request to write an introduction),” Benedict tells Vigano. Luis Badilla, who writes for the Vatican-affiliated website Il Sismografo, issued a thinly veiled call for Vigano’s head, calling the whole episode “a gigantic mess”. Many conservative Catholics still look up to Benedict as a bulwark against liberals, and have lambasted Francis for being too lenient on divorced Catholics and homosexuals.
Drivers from cab aggregators, Uber and Ola, have threatened to go on an indefinite strike starting Sunday midnight in several parts of the country including, Mumbai Metropolitan Region, as the drivers working for both have alleged that their business has seen a drastic fall in the past several months caused by mismanagement. There is a possibility of lesser cabs being on the road on Monday with the strikers claiming to have support from cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Noida, Nashik, Pune, Satara, Bangalore and Telangana. But their income is going down every other month due to the mismanagement of Ola and Uber,” Naik said. Strikers in Mumbai have said that starting Monday they will sit outside the offices of Ola and Uber demanding their rights. The strikers are also miffed at the state government’s announcement that Ola and Uber cabs should run on CNG.
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