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Spoorthi awards to be presented on Feb.25 19.2.2018 HBL: Others
The award carries a cash prize of ₹3 lakh and a citation
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Pakistan Charged India Rs 1.5 Lakh For PM Modi's Surprise Stopover in Lahore 18.2.2018 Top India News- News18.com
A bill of Rs 77,215 was imposed as route navigation charges by Pakistani authorities when PM Modi used an IAF aircraft to visit Iran on May 22-23, 2016, and Rs 59,215 when he visited Qatar on June 4-6, 2016, the RTI response shows.
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Pakistan demands Rs 2.86 lakh as route navigation charges for PM Narendra Modi`s stopover flight 18.2.2018 Zee News : India National
The bills for the Prime Minister's visits are borne by the External Affairs Ministry.
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Pak levies Rs 286,000 as route navigation charges for PM Modi's flights 18.2.2018 All Current Affairs Stories
A bill of Rs 77,215 was imposed as route navigation charges by Pak authorities when Modi used an IAF aircraft to visit Iran in May 2016
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CIC defers hearing on complaint against 6 parties 18.2.2018 General News
Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur has postponed the hearing on complaints against six political parties for violating the CIC's 2013 order bringing them under the ambit of the RTI Act. The hearing was to take place on Tuesday. No hearing on the matter has taken place since December 2016 despite clear instruction from the Delhi High Court in 2014 to dispose of the matter within 6 months. The hearing scheduled on February 20 has been cancelled "due to unavoidable circumstances", according to a Central Information Commission notice. Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu had recently questioned Mathur on the lack of transparency in formation of benches to hear the matter and delay in completing the hearings, sources in the CIC said. In a letter circulated among all Information Commissioners last week, Acharyulu is understood to have raised points about the lack of discussion on formation of benches during the CIC's weekly meetings, they said. When contacted, Acharyulu said ..
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Pak charges Rs 2.86 lakh for route navigation charges on PM flights 18.2.2018 General News
Pakistan has billed India Rs 2.86 lakh as route navigation charges for Indian Air Force aircraft used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a stopover in Lahore and visits to Russia, Afghanistan, Iran and Qatar, an RTI response shows. The data gathered by activist Commodore (Retd) Lokesh Batra. through his RTI application, show that till June 2016, Indian Air Force aircraft were used for the Prime Minister's visits to 11 countries--Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Qatar, Australia, Pakistan, Russia, Iran, Fiji and Singapore. Batra gave a copy of the RTI responses, received from August last year to January 30 2018, to PTI. During one such visit on December 25, 2015, Modi had a brief stopover in Lahore at the request of then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The stopover took place when Modi was returning from Russia and Afghanistan. For this, a bill of Rs 1.49 lakh has been issued as route navigation charges, records accessed under the RTI Act from the Indian High ...
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Taxpayers foot the bill for penalty levied on government officer by CIC 18.2.2018 All Economy & Policy Stories
Taxpayers foot the bill for penalty levied on government officer by CIC
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Tax payers foot bill for fine imposed on govt officer by CIC 18.2.2018 General News
Disregarding provisions of the RTI Act, the government's currency printing press reimbursed from the state exchequer the amount paid for a penalty imposed on one of its officers by the Central Information Commission, shifting the burden of what was a personal liability to tax payers. The case pertains to the Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited which reimbursed Rs 25,000 -- the maximum penalty levied by the CIC -- to the officer from government funds as "legal and professional charges". "It is like cocking a snook at the law. On one side they deduct the penalty and deposit it in the government's account and then reimburse it to the erring employee. If an official violates traffic lights, should tax payers foot the bill," RTI activist C J Karira asked. According to the RTI Act, a penalty imposed on a central public information officer of a public authority is a personal liability on him or her and has to be paid by the person from his or her salary and deposited .
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Illegal stone mining going on in hills near Deepor Beel 18.2.2018 The Assam Tribune
Illegal stone mining going on in hills near Deepor Beel
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RTI activist Nandlal Vyas arrested 18.2.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Police arrested activist Nandlal Vyas on Saturday morning in a case of the SC/ST Act registered in the Mandore police station, where he is undergoing interrogation. Reports surfaced that there was an assault with Nandlal in the police station, but police denied the claims. Khinyatan, an official of Agriculture University, filed a case against RTI activist Nandlal Vyas in Mandore police station, on which it registered in the SC/ST Act. Nandlal Vyas had also filed a cross-case on this but before the police investigated the SC/ST Act Case, they took him from the house and arrested him. Khinyatan reported in the SC/ST Act in Police but when the RTI activist searched on his level, it came to light that Khinyatan did not come under SC/ST and police had made a false case. RTI activist reached the police headquarters on this matter. The case was later reported to the IG. The order for investigation was given to CID CB, but the question still remains over the arrest by police. The police went to arrest Nandlal ...
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BJP serves show-cause notice to its MLA over anti-party remarks 18.2.2018 General News
The ruling BJP in Uttarakhand today issued a show-cause notice to its Khanpur MLA Pranav Singh 'Champion' for his alleged public outburst against the party. In a video clip that went viral recently, Singh was seen accusing the party of shielding the corrupt despite "flaunting" its policy of zero tolerance to corruption. He has been asked to explain within ten days why disciplinary action should not be taken against him. "Prima facie, the video footage and newspaper clippings of the MLA's public outburst against the party fall into the category of breach of discipline. If a satisfactory explanation from him does not come within ten days, appropriate disciplinary action will be initiated against him," state president Ajay Bhatt told reporters here today. BJP's state general secretary Naresh Bansal served Singh the show-cause notice. Party insiders said, on request of anonymity, that Singh's main grouse has been the presence of someone on an investigating panel in Haridwar region who, he
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Pawan Kalyan's JFC meet reviews AP, Telangana after bifurcation 17.2.2018 Deccan Herald - News
A joint fact-finding committee (JFC) set up by actor-turned-politician and chief of Jansena Party, Pawan Kalyan, has begun its work of gathering facts about the actuals paid to the Andhra Pradesh government by the Centre, following its separation from Telangana. The committee, consisting of Lok Satta founder Jayaprakash Narayan, CPM leader P Madhu, CPI representative K. Ramakrishna, Congress representative Gidugu Rudraraju and former Andhra Pradesh chief secretary I Y R Krishna Rao, met here on Friday. It was decided that the a JFC sub-committee will present a report on the assurances given to the state during bifurcation. "The JFC will objectively analyse the Andhra Pradesh bifurcation act promises without any personal, political or ideological bias. Based on that report, political action will be decided by the joint political action committee. JFC is filing an RTI application seeking information on promises made & funds disbursed for projects as part of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014. ...
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Call to stop illegal stone mining in Karbi Anglong hills adjoining KNP 17.2.2018 The Assam Tribune
Call to stop illegal stone mining in Karbi Anglong hills adjoining KNP
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BJP accuses Congress MLA of submitting fake bills 16.2.2018 Hindu: Cities
‘How can he fill 137 litres of petrol in the 55-litre fuel tank of his SUV?”
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PNB Fraud Accused Mehul Choksi Was In Tax Department's Probe Since 2012 16.2.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
One of the absconders in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, Mehul Choksi, was under the scanner of the Mumbai Income Tax Department (Investigation) in 2012 for alleged duty violations while...
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Absconder Mehul Choksi has been under I-T's scanner since 2012 16.2.2018 News
Among the companies named by Mumbai Customs Department were Choksi's group businesses - Gitanjali Gems and Gitanjali Jewellery
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Absconder Mehul Choksi in IT's gold probe since 2012 16.2.2018 Sify Finance
One of the absconders in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, Mehul Choksi, was under the scanner of the Mumbai Income Tax Department (Investigation) in 2012 for alleged duty violations while importing huge quantities of gold and diamond items.
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Absconder Mehul Choksi in IT's gold probe since 2012 (IANS Exclusive) 16.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
One of the absconders in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, Mehul Choksi, was under the scanner of the Mumbai Income Tax Department (Investigation) in 2012 for alleged duty violations while importing huge quantities of gold and diamond items.
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Sena protests 'insult' of Shivaji by BJP member in Ahmednagar 16.2.2018 General News
Tension prevailed in the Ahmednagar city of Maharashtra today after Shiv Sena workers protested against alleged insult of warrior king Shivaji by the deputy mayor, who is a BJP member. Sena workers pelted stones at a BJP office near Gandhi Maidan, calling for a bandh (shut-down) in the city. According to Sena leader and former MLA Anil Rathod, deputy mayor Shripad Chindam ticked off a municipal corporation employee today morning for not doing his work. When the employee said he was tied up in work related to Shiv Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Shivaji which falls on February 19, Chindam used insulting language about the iconic 17th century king, Rathod alleged. A purported audio clip of the conversation went viral on social media, which was followed by a video circulated on WhatsApp, in which Chindam himself is purportedly seen offering apology for saying objectionable things about Shivaji "unintentionally". Lok Sabha member and city BJP chief Dilip Gandhi told media .
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Principals on Warpath 16.2.2018 Central Chronicle
The principals of the educational institutions has warned against the arrest of the Principal of... more »
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