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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria during foundation week celebration of Maharana Pratap Shiksha Parishad in Gorakhpur on Sunday. (PTI PHOTO)

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath says Global Investors Summit will create a million job opportunities

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said the proposed Global Investors Summit-2023 (GIS-2023) in February would create job opportunities for a million (10 lakh) youngsters in Uttar Pradesh. Yogi Adityanath also lauded India's position as the fifth largest economy of the world and said that it was a testimony of the country's ?rising prestige globally?. The visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was paving the way for making India a superpower, he said.

The Punjab government told the high court that radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh has not been arrested yet. (HT File)

Amritpal still at large, efforts underway to nab him, Punjab tells high court

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.

UP Police with jailed-mafia Atiq Ahmed outside Sabarmati Central Jail as he is being shifted to Prayagraj, in Ahmedabad.

UP gangster Atiq Ahmad convicted in 2006 Umesh Pal kidnapping case

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.

The championship which began on March 25 will continue till April 1,2023. (HT photo)

Manipur boy wins 3 medals in World Weightlifting Championship in Albania

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.

The deceased, Sukhwinder Singh of Jalandhar’s Mehsampur village, had been living in Manila, Philippines, for the last 19 years, while and his wife Kirandeep Kaur had shifted five months ago. (HT Photro)

On camera, Jalandhar-based couple shot dead in Philippines: ‘…pool of blood’

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.

Sharjeel Imam. (File Photo)

Delhi HC sets aside discharge of Sharjeel Imam, 8 others in Jamia violence case

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.

O Paneerselvam and former Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

Madras HC rejects OPS plea, verdict paves way for Palaniswami as AIADMK boss

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.

Punjab and Haryana HC dismisses women commission chair’s plea against removal. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

HC dismisses former Punjab women commission chair’s plea against removal

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 Bommai further alleged that there is a conspiracy by Congress and provocation by local Congress leaders. (PTI)

'Haven't implemented Sadashiva Commission report': Karnataka CM Bommai

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. (PTI)

Mamata Banerjee takes charge of minority affairs department

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.

The Odisha police have arrested mastermind Manoj Mishra and 18 others and seized 5,000 fake certificates from a coaching centre run by him. (Representative Image)

19 arrested in Odisha fake mark sheet scam; inter-state racket suspected

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.

Amit Shah in Bengaluru on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Two bike-borne students spark secuity scare during Amit Shah's Bengaluru visit

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.

Parliament of India. (File Photo)

Polling for P.A.C today as opposition leader declares candidature

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.

Vyapam scam whistle-blower Anand Rai. (Twitter)

Madhya Pradesh government sacks Vyapam scam whistle-blower Anand Rai

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.

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Delhi: Minor boy dies after getting stuck in lift in Vikaspuri area

A nine-year-old boy from Vikaspuri, Delhi died after allegedly being stuck in a building lift on March 24. A case of negligent conduct with respect to machinery and death by negligence was registered. The medico legal certificate stated the boy had suffered "crush injury in a lift", though the cause is yet to be determined. Police are awaiting a response from the district's deputy commissioner.

Newly appointed Rajasthan BJP president CP Joshi addresses party workers in Jaipur on Monday. (PTI Photo)

‘No hero worship’: CP Joshi tells workers in first address as Rajasthan BJP chief

CP Joshi, newly appointed Rajasthan BJP president, exhorted party workers to focus on disseminating the BJP's welfare policies to uproot the Congress government. He accused the incumbent Congress government of being anti-farmer and anti-youth, and asked the BJP workers to dethrone it. He praised former BJP president Satish Poonia for strengthening the organisation and carrying out the successful Jan Akrosh rally across the state. At 47, Joshi is the youngest party president in Rajasthan.

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