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Missing Sukhoi wreckage found near China border

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Missing Sukhoi wreckage found near China border

Posted on 26 May 2017 by GGS News

Chandigarh  : The wreckage of an Indian Air Force Sukhoi SU-30 jet, which had gone missing on Tuesday, was found on Friday near a forest close to the China border.
Two pilots were in the jet, which had taken off from Tezpur in Assam.
The aircraft had got airborne from Tezpur around 10. 30 am on a routine training mission.
It lost radar and radio contact approximately 60 Km north of Tezpur towards Arunachal Pradesh.The Sukhoi, a twin-engined aircraft, is of Russian origin and is considered a stable aircraft.

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BSF arrests Pakistani national at Wagah border; recovers mobile phone, Pak currenct notes

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BSF arrests Pakistani national at Wagah border; recovers mobile phone, Pak currenct notes

Posted on 26 May 2017 by GGS News

New Delhi : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday arrested a Pakistani national at Wagah border while he was trying to enter into the Indian side near Wagah Border.

Abdullah Shah, 21, had valid Pakistani passport but no visa.

The BSF has also recovered a mobile phone with SIM card and 9000 Pakistani rupees from Shah.He is from Pakistan`s Swat area. His father`s name is Khan Zorawar.The interrogation is underway.
Meanwhile, in another incident the BSF also arrested two Indian nationals, 20-year-old Thahib and 23-year-old Babu Ali near BOP (Border outpost) in Punjab’s Amritsar.

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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh denies seeking security following Khalistani threats

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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh denies seeking security following Khalistani threats

Posted on 26 May 2017 by GGS News

Chandigarh : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday denied he has sought enhanced security in the face of open threats and intelligence inputs that fringe Khalistani elements were targetting him for his stance against their activities.

Amarinder Singh dared the Canadian pro-Khalistanis “to come to Punjab with your threats and face my government’s wrath”.

In a reaction to the reported video threats against him and Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu by the pro-Khalistani elements from Canada, the Chief Minister said he was “not intimidated by such acts and is more than ready to take on such forces in order to protect the state and its people”.Elements like these are trying hard to disrupt the peace and harmony of Punjab. I will do everything in my power to stop them from realising their nefarious designs,” Amarinder said.”If they have the guts, they should come to Punjab, and my government will take suitable action to ensure that they do not get away with their cowardly threats and attempts to revive terrorism in the state,” Amarinder added.

The Chief Minister dismissed reports that his government had sought Z-Plus security from the central government for him and Bittu, saying the state police were more than capable of providing protection to the people, including the Congress leaders.

A spokesperson in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) also made it clear that Amarinder was not going in for additional security in the face of the latest threats against him by the pro-Khalistanis.

The Chief Minister has clearly told his government colleagues and officials that there should be no move on their part to scale up his security cover in view of the video threats, said the spokesperson.

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Week after denied entry, retired CRPF officer given free ticket by Canadian high commission

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Week after denied entry, retired CRPF officer given free ticket by Canadian high commission

Posted on 25 May 2017 by GGS News

New Delhi : Canada has granted visa and a free ticket to the retired CRPF top cop who, a week back, was denied entry to Canada.
The Canadian authorities had denied visa to a top ranking retired Indian police officer of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on the charges that the paramilitary force in which he worked had committed “human rights” violations. Later, a statement released by the Canada’s High Commissioner to India, Nadir Patel, regretted the inconvenience caused to the officer and his family.
Officials from the Canadian High Commission on Wednesday met the cop at his residence in Punjab and the matter seems to have been resolved amicably.
India was quick to voice its protest and said that it has taken up the matter with the Canadian Government and that the “characterisation of a reputed force like the CRPF was completely unacceptable”.
Tejinder Singh Dhillon, who retired as inspector general of police of the CRPF,was declared inadmissible under the Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
According to reports emerging out of Canada, the initial document given to Dhillon said that he was being denied the visa because the government he worked for “engages or has engaged in terrorism, systematic or gross human rights violations, or genocide”.
Later, the immigration authorities retraced the earlier document, which attacked the Indian Government and issued a new document where the attack was specifically on the CRPF.
The new document later issued to Dhillon for refusing him a visa said that the force he worked for was accused of “committing widespread and systemic human rights abuses, for example torture, arbitrary detention, murder and sexual assault”.
The Canadian High Commissioner sought to damage control the situation and said that,
“Form letters in use by the Government of Canada include generic language taken from Canada’s legislation. In this case, the language does not reflect the Government of Canada’s policy toward India or any particular organisation, including the Central Reserve Police Force of India. The Central Reserve Police Force plays an important role in upholding law and order in India.”
Dhillon is now all set to travel to Canada to attend the wedding of his niece.

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1984 riot victims: Delhi govt waives power bills of more than 2K families

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1984 riot victims: Delhi govt waives power bills of more than 2K families

Posted on 25 May 2017 by GGS News

New Delhi : The Delhi government has decided to waive pending electricity bills of over 2,000 families of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims.
The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting of the government chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told a press conference that the decision, which would benefit around 2,274 families, would cost the exchequer around Rs 13 crore.He said the existing rebate scheme of the Delhi government for connections consuming up to 400 units per month would be extended to the families.
However, he did not elaborate on why these families were not getting the benefit of half power tariff in such cases.
A Delhi government spokesman said the bill waiver would cover registered victims of the riots staying in rehabilitation colonies such as Raghuvir Nagar, Tilak Vihar and Janakpuri, among others.
The Centre had in 2014 raised the compensation for these affected families to Rs 5 lakh.

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Enforcement Directorate raids ex-Haryana CM Hooda’s aides in Manesar land deal case

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Enforcement Directorate raids ex-Haryana CM Hooda’s aides in Manesar land deal case

Posted on 25 May 2017 by GGS News

New Delhi : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday raided around ten places of former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s aides in connection with a 400-acre land deal in Gurugram’s Manesar.

“The agency is carrying out raids at eight-nine places in Haryana and Delhi in connection with the Manesar land deal,” an ED official told IANS.

The action comes in the wake of a money laundering case registered on September 9 last year against Hooda and others on the basis of the CBI case for alleged financial irregularities in acquisition of land in Manesar.
The land was allegedly purchased showing the threat of acquisition by the state government during August 27, 2004 to August 24, 2007.

The Haryana government had initially issued a notification under the Land Acquisition Act for acquisition of land measuring about 912 acres for setting up an industrial model township in Manesar, Naurangpur and Lakhnoula villages.

All the land was later grabbed from the land owners by private builders at meagre rates, the CBI had said after registration of the case.

Earlier this month, Hooda was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for over nine hours in connection with the case.

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Dismayed by class 10 results, says Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

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Dismayed by class 10 results, says Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Posted on 23 May 2017 by GGS News

Chandigarh : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today expressed dismay over the “poor” results of class 10 exams conducted by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), in which over 40 per cent of the students failed.

Taking a serious note of the poor performance of students, he issued strict instructions to Education Minister Aruna Chaudhary to prepare a blueprint for raising the standards of learning in the state.

The Chief Minister also directed the finance department to make all necessary funds available to the education department for undertaking urgent measures to improve the quality of education and infrastructure in government schools, an official spokesperson said here.
Around 57 per cent students of class 10 passed the board exam conducted by PSEB, the results of which were declared yesterday.

A total of 3.30 lakh students had appeared in the examination, of which 1.90 lakh students passed the exam, while 45,734 students failed and 94,271 students got reappear.

Amarinder said he was very disturbed at the “deteriorating standards of education” in Punjab, as a result of which “our children are falling by the wayside in the race for good jobs and career growth, with most of them even failing to clear the necessary exams for getting into the armed forces.”

“The fact that only 24 students from government schools had made it to the merit list is a serious cause for concern,” he said while pinning the responsibility for the poor performance on the education department.

The Congress leader had earlier ordered several sweeping policy changes to raise the bar of education in the state.

At a review meeting of the education department earlier this month, he had approved a policy for online transfer of government teachers from the next academic session, on lines of a similar system in several other states, including neighbouring Haryana.

The chief minister had also asked the Principal Secretary Finance to make a special provision in the forthcoming budget to ensure proper infrastructure in terms of electricity, furniture, toilets and playgrounds in all government schools in the state.

He had directed the Additional Chief Secretary (School Education) to work out the estimated expenditure for raising the necessary demand with the finance department in this regard.
Amarinder reiterated his earlier directives on inclusion of foreign languages in the school curriculum to enable gainful employment of students not just within the country but globally too.

He once again stressed the upgradation of English teaching in schools to empower students to meet global communication needs.

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WATCH: Jinder Mahal dethrones Randy Orton, becomes first Indian-origin wrestler to win WWE Championship

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WATCH: Jinder Mahal dethrones Randy Orton, becomes first Indian-origin wrestler to win WWE Championship

Posted on 22 May 2017 by GGS News

New Delhi : Indian-origin wrestler Jinder Mahal on Sunday clinched the WWE Championship after beating Randy Orton at pay-per-view event Backlash.

In the process, Mahal, who is a Canadian national, has become the second wrestler of Indian descent to win a world heavyweight championship in the promotion.

 

The Great Khali had won the now-defunct World Heavyweight Championship in 2007.

Mahal’s win on Sunday sent shockwaves through the pro wrestling world, with many spectators in Chicago looking visibly surprised by the result.“I’m very proud to be representing India in the WWE. It makes me proud that I’m representing all of them on such a big scale and I hope I can become WWE Champion and make all of India proud,” Mahal had earlier said ahead of his title match.

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BSF, Punjab Police bust terror module with Canada-Pakistan links

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BSF, Punjab Police bust terror module with Canada-Pakistan links

Posted on 22 May 2017 by GGS News

Chandigarh : In a joint operation, the Boder Security Force (BSF) and the Punjab Police on Sunday busted a terror module with links to Canada and Pakistan.

Two terrorists, who, according to police, were “planning to target enemies of the Panth”, were arrested with a large cache of weapons and ammunition.

Among the weapons seized by the security forces were an AK-47 assault rifle, five hand grenades, a modified machine-pistol, five pistols and over 450 rounds of live ammunition of different calibres from the duo.The two suspected terrorists were arrested from India-Pakistan border area while trying to recover the weapons pushed into the Indian territory from Pakistan side.
The duo was identified as Mann Singh, 40, from Sri Hargobindpur (Gurdaspur) and Sher Singh, 28, from Kartarpur (Jalandhar).

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11 killed in two Punjab accidents

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11 killed in two Punjab accidents

Posted on 22 May 2017 by GGS News

Chandigarh : As many as 11 persons were killed and 15 others injured in two accidents in Punjab on Sunday, the police said.

Seven people lost their lives when the driver of a speeding sport utlity vehicle lost control over it and it hit vehicles parked outside a roadside eatery in Beas town, around 40 km from Amritsar.

The victims were sitting in a stationary auto-rickshaw when the SUV hit it. They were on way to Amritsar to offer prayers at the Golden Temple.
Four persons were killed and 15 others injured in a collision between a state-run bus and a truck on the Rampura Phul-Barnala highway on Sunday morning.
Three persons died on the spot, while one succumbed to injuries at a Rampura Phul hospital.

 

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