Live: Justice Ganguly resigns as Bengal Rights Panel Chief

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 06, 2014 12:38 hrs

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Justice Ganguly resigns as Bengal Rights Panel Chief. He submitted his resignation to West Bengal Governor. 

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Dec 16 gangrape: Centre says juvenile can't be tried twice

The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the law did not allow the juvenile, convicted by juvenile board in the December 16 gangrape, to be tried twice for the same offence as sought by the parents of victims who demanded his retrial by a criminal court.

The ministry of women and child development said it would be legally and constitutionally impermissible to put him on trialagain as the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Board has already given its verdict of guilt of the juvenile and the prayer for his fresh trial has been rendered redundant.

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Man held with 1.2 kg gold at IGI airport

A man has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle 1.2 kg of gold bars into the country soon after landing at the Indira Gandhi International airport here.

The accused was intercepted by customs officers after his arrival from Bangkok on the intervening night of 04/05.01.2014.

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Treason trial: Musharraf granted exemption from appearance

A special court here granted exemption to former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf from appearing in Monday's hearing of the high treason trial against him.

Adjourning the hearing till Tuesday, the court also ordered Musharraf's medical reports to be submitted before it, Dawn online reported.

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30-year-old mentally challenged son kills father with a brick

A mentally challenged son allegedly killed his father by hitting him with a brick in Barauli area in Kanpur, the police said on Monday.

A resident of Barauli, Shayam Manohar (55), who works as a carpenter, on Sunday, had a fight with his 30-year-old mentally challenged son Dipu. After the fight, Dipu left the house. Manohar then went to look for his son, who was sitting on a tree.

He asked Dipu to come down repeatedly, who refused to do so. Later in a fit of anger, Dipu hit his father with a brick several times, they said, adding the victim died on the spot and the accused fled from the spot.

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Suspended IAS officer files FIR against Narendra Modi and Amit Shah over snoopgate

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Teenaged girl kills herself after being sexually molested

A teenaged girl who was sexually molested by a boy of her age while returning after a bath in a nullah (drain) in Odisha's Jajpur district committed suicide by hanging herself at home, police said Monday.

The 17-year-old girl was reportedly molested by Rajan Bhoi, also a resident of the girl's Upargarh village in Jajpur district, over 100 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, Sunday.

Passers-by rushed to the girl's rescue and beat up the offender before handing him over to police.

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CAG can audit accounts of private telecom companies, says Delhi High Court

In a significant ruling, the Delhi High Court on Monday held that the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) can audit the accounts of private telecom operators under the relevant provisions of the law.

A bench of Justices Pradeep Nandrajog and V. Kameswar Rao permitted the top accounting body to conduct audit of private telecom companies under the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Act.

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Assaulted Indian in Australia out of coma

A 20-year-old Indian student, Manrajwinder Singh, who suffered serious head injuries after being brutally attacked and robbed in Australia, is now out of induced coma and responding well to treatment.

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Vishwas apologised for Muharram comments: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday tried to put an end to the controversy over Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas's remarks on Muharram, saying he has apologised for it.

"This is an old issue, at one of the poetry conventions, he (Kumar Vishwas) had said something in a satire..." said Kejriwal.

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Ganguly yet to take a call on stepping down as WBHRC chief

Former Supreme Court Judge A K Ganguly, who faces charges of sexually harassing a law intern, today said he is yet to take a decision on resigning as chairman of West Bengal Human Rights Commission.

He, however, declined to comment on his telephonic conversation with former attorney general Soli Sorabjee.

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Fog disrupts 150 flights in Delhi

A heavy blanket of fog forced authorities to suspend flight movement at the IGI Airport for around three hours, leading to delay and diversion of around 150 domestic and international flights on Monday. 

Between 8 p.m. Sunday night and 8 a.m. Monday morning, around 150 flights, either arriving here or departing from here have been cancelled or diverted due to extremely poor visibility at the airport due to dense fog, airport officials said.

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Awami League sweeps Bangladesh polls; 21 killed in violence

The ruling Awami League on Sunday swept the general elections in Bangladesh which were marred by deadly clashes, a low turnout and a boycott by opposition parties, even as 21 people were killed in poll-related violence.

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29 injured as plane makes emergency landing in Saudi Arabia

At least 29 passengers sustained injuries Sunday morning during their plane's emergency landing due to a technical fault in the western Saudi city of Medina, Xinhua quoted Saudi Press Agency as saying.

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Telugu actor Uday Kiran allegedly commits suicide

In a shocking incident, Telugu actor Uday Kiran has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself.

The 33-year-old actor got married to his long time friend Vishita on October 24 last year and ended his life 20 days ahead of his 34th birthday.

The actor shot to fame with the films like Chitram, Nuvvu Nenu, Manasantha Nuvve and Nee Sneham.

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Bhutan King on a five-day visit to India

Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema will arrive in New Delhi on Monday on a five-day official visit.

The King has been invited by the President and will be the first foreign Head of State to stay at the renovated Dwarka suite in the Rashtrapati Bhawan after about two decades.

The delegation of the King of Bhutan includes the Foreign Minister, Home Minister and Economic Affairs Minister.

While the King will meet meet President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and others will be calling on him, the MEA said.

The unique relations between India and Bhutan are characterised by close friendship, deep understanding and mutual trust.

The visit of the King of Bhutan will contribute to further strengthening and expanding the close bilateral relations between the two countries, the government said.

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