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The Maharashtra government has suspended an information officer for allegedly providing 'incorrect information' under the Right to Information Act.
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.
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.
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.
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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Bird flu: Delhi govt orders reopening of Ghazipur poultry market after all samples test negative for avian influenza
Delhi govt on Thursday said that samples from 100 chickens in the poultry market tested negative. The market was temporarily closed after an outbreak of bird flu among crows and ducks in the city
Sajad Lone's J&K People's Conference quits PAGD, accuses other members of fielding proxy candidates in DDC polls
In a letter to PAGD head and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, Lone also blamed the proxy candidates behind the low vote share of PAGD constituent parties in the district development council (DDC) elections