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Mallya arrested in UK by Scotland Yard, gets bail

London, Apr 18: Embattled Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender, was today arrested in London by Scotland Yard on India's request for his extradition on fraud charges. The 61-year-old liquor baron, wanted in India for defaulting on loans, was arrested after he appeared at a central London police station this morning. The flamboyant businessman, who once called himself 'The King of Good Times", was released on bail a few hours later.  "Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Extradition Unit this morning arrested a man on an extradition warrant. Vijay Mallya was arrested on behalf of the Indian authorities in relation to accusations of fraud,"

RBI opens new banking ombudsman office in Jammu

MUMBAI, Apr 18: The Reserve Bank has opened a new ombudsman office in Jammu as part of its efforts to expand banking grievances complaint cells across the country. Earlier, the banking services related complaints from entire Jammu & Kashmir used to fall under the jurisdiction of New Delhi-I banking ombudsman office. There are two banking ombudsman offices in New Delhi. There has been a significant increase in banking network during the recent past and the New Delhi office covers a large jurisdiction, RBI said. "The Reserve Bank has set up an office of the banking ombudsman for the state of Jammu and Kashmir at Reserve Bank of India, Jammu," it added. The office in Jammu will have the jurisdiction over entire Jammu and Kashmir which was under the jurisdiction of the office of the banking ombudsman in New Delhi-I, it said further.Yesterday, Reserve Bank had announced opening a new office i

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31st SKUAST-K University Council meet held  

JAMMU, APR 18: While chairing 31st University Council meeting of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K), held here at Raj Bhawan, Chancellor of the University, Governor N N Vohra, emphasized upon the need for evolving fresh approaches for marketing of agriculture produce through closer involvement with marketing cooperatives, sale of fresh fruits and vegetables through roadside kiosks etc. The Minister for Agricultural Production, Ghulam Nabi Lone also participated in the meeting. Chancellor released a number of research based publications brought out by the University, which included 'Market Integration and Price Forecasting: .... .  ...................


Govt announces new policy framework

JAMMU, APR 18: In a significant decision aimed at streamlining fiscal management in the Estates Department, the State Government today notified a new policy for maintenance, repairs, renovation, furnishing of estates Houses allotted to the Ministers and senior officers in Jammu and Srinagar. As per an order issued in this regard, the Government has fixed the upper limit of expenditure for maintenance of such houses and it has been made mandatory for every allottee to submit a written requisition, whenever there is need for new works, renovation, upgradation and repairs to be taken up. This will apply to demand for furniture, furnishing items as well. After a formal requisition is received by the Estates Department from the allottee, it shall be placed before a Technical Committee comprising Executive Engineer, Assistant Executive Engineer of concerned Division, Technical Officer to Executive.. . .. ..... . ......................

Bhim Singh urges Prez to impose Governor's rule in J&K
JAMMU, APR 18: Chief Patron of National Panthers Party, Prof Bhim Singh urged the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee for invoking Section-92 of J&K Constitution to impose Governor's rule in J&K, which is presently passing through a hell and people are facing death and destruction, as the present BJP-PDP coalition Government has ceased to exist for nearly one year. Prof Singh was addressing a Press Conference today at Jammu.  The NPP Supremo appealed to students and youth of Kashmir Valley to provide a chance to the Government of India to withdraw guns from Valley besides ensuring return of peace to......    , .......................

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President, Union ministers may soon have to give speeches only in Hindi

New Delhi, Apr 18: All dignitaries, including the President and Union ministers, may soon start giving speeches in Hindi if a parliamentary panel’s recommendations accepted by President Pranab Mukherjee are implemented. Mukherjee has accepted most of the recommendations made in the ninth report of the Committee of Parliament on Official Language. The report was submitted in 2011. The panel’s recommendation that all dignitaries including the President and ministers, especially those who can read and speak Hindi, may be requested to give their speech/statement in Hindi only, has been accepted,
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Court reserves order on CBI plea for Tytler's polygraph test

New Delhi, Apr 18: A Delhi court today reserved its order on CBI's plea seeking its permission to conduct a lie- detector test on Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, who has been given a clean chit by the agency in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, and arms dealer Abhishek Verma, for further probe. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shivali Sharma fixed the matter for May 9 to pronounce the order on the application after hearing the arguments of the counsel for CBI, Tytler, Verma and the riot victims. While Tytler has refused to undergo the test, Verma, who has been made a witness in the case, has given conditional consent while seeking protection claiming threat to his life. CBI has, however, said that the consent for polygraph test should be unconditional. During the hearing, the advocates appearing for Tytler and the riot victims said the CBI should be directed to expedite the further probe in the case.


Working on data protection framework: Govt to SCh

New Delhi, Apr 18: A comprehensive data protection framework may be put in place by this year end and the TRAI is working on it, the government today told the Supreme Court. The government told the apex court that there would be a regulatory mechanism in place on data protection, likely by Diwali in October, and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was actively pursuing a framework of this nature. Stating this, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi urged a five-judge constitution bench, headed by Justice Dipak Misra, to defer the hearing in the WhatsApp privacy policy matter by a couple of months so that the government can come out with the law on data protection. "The government is actively mulling over a comprehensive data protection framework," Rohatgi told the bench,

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 Theresa May Calls General Election in U.K., Seeking Stronger ‘Brexit’ Mandate

LONDON, Apr 18: Clearly anxious about her thin majority in Parliament before complicated negotiations on the British exit from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called for a snap election for June 8, a vote that her opponents will bill as a verdict on her tough brand of “Brexit.” In breaking her often-repeated vow not to call an early election before 2020, Mrs. May emphasized the need for unity in Parliament before undertaking what promises to be complex and tortuous negotiations on Britain’s exit from the bloc. “The

Australia abolishes visa programme used largely by Indians

Melbourne, Apr 18: Australia will abolish a popular work visa used by over 95,000 foreign workers, majority of them Indians, to tackle the growing unemployment in the country and replace it with a new programme requiring higher English-language profiency and job skills. The programme known as 457 visa allows business to employ foreign workers for a period up to four years in skilled jobs where there is a shortage of Australian workers. "We are an immigration nation, but the fact remains: Australian workers must have priority for Australian jobs, so we are abolishing the 457 visa, the visa that brings temporary foreign workers into our country," said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The majority of the visa holders under this category were from India, accounting almost a quarter of the intake, followed by the UK and China at 19.5 per cent

Turkey Parliament confirms  emergency extended until July 19

Ankara, APR 18: Turkey`s Parliament on Tuesday confirmed extending the state of emergency in place for nine months since last year`s failed coup by another three months to July 19, state media said. This means that the controversial measure, which has seen some 47,000 people arrested, will still be in place when Turkey marks the first anniversary of the July 15, 2016 failed putsch.The decision by parliament was seen as a formality after the move was backed by the cabinet Monday one day following the referendum granting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan additional powers.

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