A Chennai-based IT firm on Monday gifted as many as 100 cars to its employees for their constant support and unparalleled contributions to the company's success and growth. Ideas2IT, an It firm has gifted Maruti Suzuki cars to 100 employees. This comes days after another Chennai-based software-as-a-service company (SaaS) Kissflow gifted luxury BMW cars to its five senior executives, each worth about ₹1 crore, as a gift.
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Police have booked a former office bearer of the Cricket Association of Uttarakhand and coach of international cricketer Sneh Rana under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act after an audio clip of an obscene conversation with a minor girl cricketer went viral. The accused allegedly tried to die by suicide and is now admitted in a hospital. The Cricket Association of Uttarakhand has removed him from his post. An inquiry is underway.
The Punjab government told the HC that radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh has not been arrested yet, despite efforts to nab him. The petitioner's counsel submitted footage of Amritpal's presence at a police station on March 18. The court has sought a fresh affidavit from the IG by Wednesday, while the state's role has been criticized for Amritpal escaping despite 80,000 cops at its disposal. The National Security Act has been invoked against the Waris Punjab De chief and his role is being probed in five criminal cases.
Atiq Ahmed, a gangster-turned-politician, has been convicted by a court in Prayagraj for the 2006 kidnapping of lawyer Umesh Pal, the main witness in the killing of BSP lawmaker Raju Pal. Umesh Pal was shot dead in Prayagraj in February and Atiq Ahmad was brought to Prayagraj from Gujarat by a 45-member police team, and is now held in a high-security jail.
17-year-old N Tomchou Meetei from Manipur won three medals, including two silvers, at the ongoing 2023 IWF Youth Men and Women World Weightlifting Championships in Durres, Albania. Tomchou Meetei won a bronze medal in snatch, a silver medal in clean & jerk, and a silver medal in overall with a total of 234 kg. He is the first sportsperson from National Sports Academy in Imphal to win a medal in an international competition.
A Punjabi couple living in the Philippines were found shot dead on Saturday night. The deceased, Sukhwinder Singh, 41, and his wife Kirandeep Kaur, 33, were killed by an unidentified assailant. CCTV footage showed the assailant entering their house and firing multiple shots at Sukhwinder before shooting Kirandeep at point blank. The family of the deceased couple is now seeking help from Indian authorities to take up this matter with its counterpart in the Philippines.
Delhi High Court sets aside trial court's discharge of Sharjeel Imam, Safoora Zargar, Asif Iqbal Tanha and six others in Jamia violence case of 2019. Court highlighted that the police and investigating agencies need to know the difference between dissent and insurrection. Additional solicitor general argued that the accused were identified in video clips and named by witnesses and injured policemen. Senior advocate Rebecca John argued that her client could not be identified in video footage.
Madras High Court on Tuesday rejected interim applications of expelled AIADMK leader O Paneerselvam (OPS) and others against the party's general secretary election, paving way for former TN CM Edapaddi Palaniswami (EPS) elevation as the undisputed general secretary. The Supreme Court had upheld the high court's order allowing EPS to remain the AIADMK general secretary. Celebrations erupted after the verdict with EPS supporters distributing sweets and bursting crackers.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed a plea from former State Women Commission chairperson Manisha Gulati, who had been removed from her post on March 7. Gulati had sought to challenge the government order, alleging it was "erroneous", passed without notice and with a "pre-determined mind". The government defended its decision, denying any political considerations.
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai announced that Vaddar (Bhovi), Lambani (Banjara), Koracha and Korama castes will remain in the Scheduled Caste (SC) list, and the state government has decided not to implement Sadashiva commission in future. He alleged that there is a conspiracy by Congress and provocation by local Congress leaders. Members of the Banjara and Bhovi communities targeted the house and office of BJP leader BS Yediyurappa in protest.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken charge of the state's minority affairs department and appointed Tajmul Hossain as Minister of State for Minority Affairs ahead of the upcoming panchayat elections. This move follows the ruling TMC's defeat in the Sagardighi assembly by-poll, a constituency with over 60% Muslim population. The state Cabinet also gave its nod to the formation of a Minority Development Board. The TMC's defeat is seen as a sign of the erosion of its Muslim base.
Police have arrested 19 people and seized 5,000 fake certificates in a Bolangir district fake marksheet racket, including mastermind Manoj Mishra who had been selling such documents for up to Rs 5 lakh. The scam was not only running in Bolangir district, but also in other districts and outside of Odisha. The scam was busted after postal authorities found 38 candidates with fake matric certificates.
Two students sparked a security scare when they tried to enter a road when Amit Shah's convoy was passing through. The police constable was rammed with their two-wheeler and they were detained. A case was registered against them, but they did not have any ill-intention or criminal record.
On Tuesday, polling will be held to elect members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Eight candidates, including AAP's Raghav Chadha and Congress' Shaktisinh Gohil, are contesting for seven seats. BJP's K. Laxman, Ghanshyam Tiwari and Sudhanshu Trivedi, TMC's Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, DMK's Tiruchi Siva and ADMK's M. Thambidurai will compete for the seats. The three BJP candidates are expected to win, while the Congress and DMK candidates are likely to sail through. A close contest is expected between Chadha and Thambidurai.
The Madhya Pradesh government has sacked whistle-blower Anand Rai for allegedly spreading false information against CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other officials. Rai was the whistle-blower in the Vyapam scam involving undeserving candidates securing high ranks through cheating. The state health services department said Rai was found guilty after a departmental inquiry. Rai said he has been "awarded" for exposing corruption and will contest elections. Congress leader Anand Jat accused BJP of doing "dirty politics" while BJP leader Hitesh Bajpai maintained the action was taken according to the rules.