Calcutta HC orders NIA probe into violence in Shibpur during Ram Navami

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered an NIA investigation into the violence in Shibpur in Howrah district during Ram Navami celebrations. Hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, a division bench presided by Acting Chief Justice TS Sivagnanam directed for the transfer of investigation to the National…

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Man who ‘sheltered Poonch terrorist detained

Poonch/Jammu: In a significant development in the Poonch ambush probe, a man detained by security forces has told them he “sheltered” the terrorists for two months and provided them support for the April 20 attack, sources claimed on Wednesday, as the operation to track down the ultras entered day six. Army Commander Lt Gen Upendra…

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Delhi excise policy manipulated to favor monopoly of liquor trade: CBI tells HC

New Delhi: The CBI Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that the now-scrapped Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22 was manipulated to favour cartelisation and monopolisation in liquor trade in the national capital and former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and businessman Vijay Nair were the main conspirators. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) made the contention…

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Ten police personnel, driver killed in blast of Naxalites in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

Dantewada: Ten police personnel and a driver were killed in a blast carried out by Naxalites in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Wednesday, officials said. The incident took place under Aranpur police station limits when a team of the state police’s District Reserve Guard (DRG) was returning after an anti-Naxalite operation, a senior official said. The…

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