Monthly Archives: April 2018

Former Chief Secretary T.V. Venkataraman no more

Former Chief Secretary T.V. Venkataraman no more

Retired IAS officer T.V. Venkataraman, who was the Chief Secretary during former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s first tenure between 1991 and 1996, passed away at a private hospital here on Friday. He was 82 and is survived by a son and a daughter. The retired officer had been suffering from a …

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Demands Cauvery Board, Governor’s resignation.

DMDK holds rally in Chennai

Demands Cauvery Board, Governor’s resignation The Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) on Friday held a rally to highlight various issues including what the party described as the Centre’s failure to constitute the Cauvery Management Board, the appointment of M.K. Surappa as the Vice-Chancellor of Anna University and the Aruppukottai sex …

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HC introduces e-court fee payment

HC introduces e-court fee payment

To be extended to all district courts in the State in a phased manner, says Palaniswami The Madras High Court on Friday became the first court in south India and eighth in the country to introduce e-court fee payment facility. Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Chief Justice Indira Banerjee …

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Francis D’Souza stays off beaches after run-in with peddlar

Francis D’Souza stays off beaches after run-in with peddlar

PANAJI: Goa’s sun and sand with its pristine beaches has always lured visitors from near and far. But closer home, a chance encounter with a vendor on Calangute beach, who offered him drugs, made senior minister Francis D’Souza stop going to the beaches 15 years ago. “It was 15 years ago that I …

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9 rapes, 48 kidnappings of minors a week in Gujarat in 2017

9 rapes, 48 kidnappings of minors a week in Gujarat in 2017

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat has always carried the tag of being safe for women and girls. However, as cries demanding justice for Surat rape and murder victim hit a crescendo along with Unnao and Kathua victims, five-year data on crime against children reveal that year 2017 saw highest rape and kidnapping cases against minor girls. Analysis …

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11-year-old bought as bonded labourer

11-year-old bought as bonded labourer

AHMEDABAD: In shocking details emerging in Surat rape and murder of 11-year-old girl, both the mother and her daughter were bought as bonded labourers from a place called Gangapur located on the UP-MP border for Rs 35,000 by the accused and kept at a place located in Surat district. The woman, who was a …

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Maya Kodnani, 16 others acquitted in Naroda Patia massacre case

Maya Kodnani, 16 others acquitted in Naroda Patia massacre case

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat high court on Friday acquitted 17 persons, including Maya Kodnani, and upheld conviction of 12 persons, including Babu Bajrangi, in the 2002 Naroda Patia massacre case in which 97 persons were killed. Kodnani, who was named as ‘kingpin of riots’ in Naroda Patia massacre by the SIT court, has been acquitted by granting her the …

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Council decision brings hope for justice: Kuheli’s parents

Council decision brings hope for justice: Kuheli’s parents

KOLKATA: Abhjit and Shalu Chakraborty were observing the first death anniversary of their four-month-old daughter on Thursday when they were informed about West Bengal Medical Council’s decision to chargesheet doctors accused of medical negligence. Kuheli died exactly a year ago at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals (AGH), hours after the infant was subjected to a colonoscopy procedure. …

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Chargesheet to be filed against doctors

Chargesheet to be filed against doctors

KOLKATA: The West Bengal Medical Council on Thursday decided to chargesheet doctors accused in the Kuheli Chakraborty medical negligence case exactly a year after the four-month-old baby died after colonoscopy at a city hospital. Thursday’s move came three weeks after the same council found two doctors guilty of medical negligence in the similarly-high-profile Sanjay Roy death …

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