Firstpost Editor's Picks: Bullet train controversy, Ghazipur violence, heightened security in Bhima Koregaon; today's must read stories

The Maharashtra government has suspended an information officer for allegedly providing 'incorrect information' under the Right to Information Act.

FP Staff December 30, 2018 19:35:49 IST
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Bullet train controversy, Ghazipur violence, heightened security in Bhima Koregaon; today's must read stories

After Firstpost report on bullet train project, Maharashtra govt suspends officer who responded to RTI query

The Maharashtra government has suspended an information officer for allegedly providing "incorrect information" under the Right to Information Act. Sarangkumar Patil had provided documents to RTI activist Jeetendra Ghadge, which had revealed that Devendra Fadnavis government had not followed the due procedure before clearing the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.

Ghazipur violence: 11 arrested after constable's death in stone pelting; Congress calls it 'Adityanath's jungle rule'

At least 11 people have been arrested in connection with the death of a police constable in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur. Additional Director General of Police (Varanasi Zone) PV Rama Sastry said 32 people had been named in the FIR.

Four rifles go missing from Jammu and Kashmir Congress legislator's house; police sound alert in Srinagar

The weapons of Congress leader and Member of Legislative Council Muzaffar Parray's PSOs went missing from the guard room of his official residence in Jawahar Nagar area of the city, a police official said.

With Bhima Koregaon gearing up to host lakhs of Dalits, police tighten security, monitor 'provocative' social media posts

Ahead of the 201st anniversary of the Battle of Koregaon, the number of security forces deployed at Bhima Koregaon village in Maharashtra is 10 times more than that deployed last year to prevent violence, said Superintendent of Police (Pune Rural) Sandip Patil.

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