Efforts to end Sikhs, Dera row make headway
Efforts to end the faceoff between Sikhs and Dera Sacha Sauda on Thursday appeared to have made headway as the Sirsa-based religious sect sent the draft of a joint statement, which is to be the basis of peace between the two sides.
Swami Agnivesh told PTI on the telephone from Delhi that he had received the draft of the statement from the Dera and was discussing the same with leaders of other religions who had accompanied him to Sirsa for marathon talks with Dera chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Raheem Singh.
"We are trying to simplify the draft statement which we will telephonically discuss with the Sikh leaders", he said.
Besides Swami Agnivesh, the draft statement sent by the Dera was being examined by leaders of other religions Rakesh Parkash Jain, Father Philips and Mohd Jamal Ahmed Ilyasi who had gone to Sirsa.
Mumbai: A 37-year-old teacher from Andheri was duped of ₹1.24 lakh on Tuesday after shThe victim, Urvashi Phetiyalicked a link received on SMS for updating her PAN (Permanent Account Number) card. The victim, Urvashi Phetiya, informed the police that the SMS also contained a link to her bank account. The woman then received a call from her bank asking, if she had made the transactions. The woman then approached the police and reported the fraud.
As many as 10 fishermen who were stranded in a fishing boat at Murud-Janjira were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard and Raigad police on Wednesday. The fishermen aged between 28 and 33 years, left Veravan port in Gujarat on August 6 for fishing and came towards Raigad. The fishing boat had started drifting due to rough weather. The fishermen contacted the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Mumbai for help around 6pm on Tuesday.
Legislators of the Grand Alliance (GA) have sent a notice for removal of Bihar assembly speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha, soon after Nitish Kumar met the governor on Tuesday and stepped down as the chief minister of the National Democratic Alliance government, senior Janata Dal United leader Vijay Kumar Chaudhary said.
A special National Investigation Agency court on Wednesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to question Nagpur-based lawyer Surendra Gadling in a money-laundering case. The ED's case is based on the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon violence case in which the NIA has arrested 16 activists, including Gadling. Special judge Rajesh Katariya permitted ED officials to question Gadling on August 17, 18, and 19 at Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai where he is lodged.
The army recruitment rally for women under the Agnipath scheme for general duty in corps of military police will be held from November 1 to 3 at Manekshaw Parade Ground in Bengaluru, a notification from the Defence ministry said. Eligibility standards Eligible candidates should be 17.5 to 23 years old, with height of 162 centimetres. Candidates need to have passed class 10/Matric with 45% marks in aggregate and 33% in each subject.