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June 24, 2014

Seers meet Modi

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) A delegation of seers from the Bochasanvasi Akshar Puroshottam Sanstha (BAPS) Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.An official release said the seers "blessed him (Modi) to serve the nation with compassion and strength". According to the BAPS website, the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha is a spiritual, volunteer-driven organisation dedicated to "improving society through individual growth by fostering the Hindu ideals of faith, unity, and selfless service".

Engineer arrested while accepting bribe in Kashmir

Jammu, June 24 (IANS) An engineer working for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir was Tuesday caught redhanded by the state vigilance organisation (SVO) while accepting a bribe of Rs.1 lakh from a contractor, officials said.Junior engineer Muhammad Yunus of the PMGSY division in Bilawar was arrested by a special squad of the SVO while accepting the bribe from a local contractor in the presence of witnesses, an SVO officer told IANS here. A police complaint had been lodged…

India’s new anti-submarine warfare corvette ready to sail out

Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) India's newly-built anti submarine warfare (ASW) corvette Kamorta is now ready to join the Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet.The warship is slated to be commissioned into the Indian Navy in July at Vishakhapatnam, where a nuclear submarine - Arihant - is also being built indigenously. Now docked at the fitting-out jetty (FOJ) of Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE) here, Kamorta - a super-sophisticated frontline warship with stealth features - is readying to sail out to play its role as…

Congress high command to decide on Assam: Kharge

Guwahati, June 24 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge Tuesday said the Congress high command will take a decision over the dissidence in Assam, and asked all state party members to remain united till then.Kharge met various party leaders here Monday and Tuesday. He was accompanied by party leader Ashish Kulkarni during his two-day visit. The Congress, which has been in power in Assam since 2001, has been a divided house since the last two years. While some leaders want Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi…

Teenaged girl gang-raped in Delhi, four arrested

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) A 17-year-old girl was abducted, kept hostage at a flat here for one night and gang-raped by three people after they rendered her unconscious by giving her a cold drink laced with sedatives, police said Tuesday. The accused trio and an associate have been arrested.Sahil, Vikky and Babar - all in their 20s - along with Akash, who had given the sedative-laced cold drink to the Class 9 girl student inside a mall here, were arrested from their respective hideouts in Delhi Tuesday. The crime took place…
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