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Shurhozelie Liezietsu sworn in as Nagaland CM
Shurhozelie Liezietsu was on Wednesday sworn in as the chief minister of Nagaland by governor P B Acharya. The 81-year-old Liezietsu along with 11 ministers were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Acharya at the Raj Bhavan.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:25:04 GMT)

Guidelines needed for rehabilitation of mentally ill, says Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to frame guidelines for rehabilitation of persons who have been cured of their mental illness, observing that the issue was "very sensitive".
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:21:51 GMT)

No plan to introduce new Rs 1,000 note: Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das
There are no plans to introduce new Rs 1,000 notes, said Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das today, putting an end to speculation on the issue. "No plans to introduce Rs 1000 notes. Focus is on production and supply of Rs 500 and lower denomination notes," tweeted Das.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:37:00 GMT)

Several trains cancelled due to agitation in Assam
A “Rail Roko” agitation called by two adivasi militant outfits has paralysed rail communication in Assam. At least 12 long-distance trains, including three Rajdhani trains have been affected.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:01:11 GMT)

Pakistan's army chief Qamar Bajwa blames India for his country's terrorist menace
Pakistan's army chief is now blaming India for Islamabad's inability or unwillingness to act against terror that's been grown and nourished on its own soil. "We are fully aware of Indian design and her support to terrorism in Pakistan and the region," Qamar Bajwa said, according to a press release.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:59:37 GMT)

Ganga promise: Walk the ghats, but don’t take a dip
BJP leaders such as Varanasi mayor Ram Gopal Mohley and Shiv Sharan Pathak, blamed the state government for the lack of progress.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:30:05 GMT)

Road agencies may be booked for deaths caused by potholes
Road owning and maintaining agencies maybe penalised and booked under Indian Penal Code for fatalities caused due to poor road condition such as potholes and faulty design.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:33:33 GMT)

Working to curb cyber crime, says government
The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday that it was investing Rs 196 crore to create cyber crime prevention cells and train 2,500 women police officers, 25,000 male police officers as well as 13,000 judicial officers to prevent and punish those uploading offensive material against women and children on the internet.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:29:12 GMT)

Taxmen stop arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari from selling assets abroad
In a rare action, income tax has restrained defence dealer Sanjay Bhandari from disposing of properties abroad, including London and Dubai, and served him a provisional attachment order on Monday.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:24:52 GMT)

Small allies give BJP big hope in eastern UP
Founder president of Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) Om Prakash Rajbhar has contested many assembly elections but has never won, nor has his party. However, Rajbhar is in great demand as a "star campaigner" in eastern UP, even by several BJP nominees, this time around.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:14:13 GMT)

Government invokes emergency power to prevent stent shortage
Moving to ensure there is no shortage of stents due to price control, the government has invoked an emergency provision making it mandatory for manufacturers to maintain production and supply of coronary stents at previous levels for at least six months
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:09:05 GMT)

Govt takes another step to replace MCI with new medical commission
Moving ahead with its plans to overhaul the regulation of medical education in India, the health ministry has circulated a Cabinet note on the draft National Medical Commission Bill-2016, proposing to revamp the Medical Council of India (MCI).
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:05:16 GMT)

Ex-CBI chief says chats with Qureshi 'personal, harmless'
A day after the CBI booked him for alleged corruption, former director of the agency A P Singh told TOI that his exchanges on Blackberry Messenger (BBM) with meat exporter Moin Qureshi were "mostly personal and innocuous in nature as between friends".
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:01:43 GMT)

Jet scare: Pilots told to adhere to ATC norms
"Following the scare caused over European skies last week when one of its planes went incommunicado for a few minutes and led to rushing of fighter planes, Jet Airways sent a stern reminder to all its pilots on Tuesday over radio communication.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:20:05 GMT)

Indian doctor from AP freed by ISIS in Libya, Sushma Swaraj announces
A doctor from Eluru in Andhra Pradesh who was abducted by ISIS in Libya has been freed.
(Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:32:11 GMT)

Top Chhattisgarh officer held for Rs 1.5cr bribe to hide graft
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested Senior IAS Officer in Chhattisgarh after he allegedly paid gratification through ‘Hawala’ dealer for fixing a CBI probe pending against him.
(Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:16:07 GMT)

IPL scam: CBI arrests former ED jt director on bribery charges
The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested on Tuesday arrested former Enforecement Directorate Joint Director J P Singh and three others on charges of bribery to dilute probe in the IPL spot fixing scandal.
(Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:10:44 GMT)

I-T dept to crack whip on those who fail to verify cash deposits of over Rs 5 lakh
With a majority of the 18 lakh who had deposited more than Rs 5 lakh cash into their bank accounts failing to electronically verify these funds, the tax department has been forced to push cases to its field officers but with a message that entire process should be electronic and non-intrusive.
(Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:51:23 GMT)

PM Narendra Modi conveys to US India’s unease over likely H-1B curbs
The PM raised the issue during his interaction with US Congress members on Tuesday and he suggested that restrictions on professionals would be an unwelcome step. This is the first time that Modi's concerns in this case have been made public.
(Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:09:21 GMT)

Surveys on graft in courts can invite contempt case, says Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has made it very risky for any organisation to publish a survey on alleged corruption in lower judiciary. The court said on Tuesday that the law permitted one or many trial courts to make a reference to a high court to launch contempt proceedings against those responsible for the embarrassing findings.
(Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:19:19 GMT)

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