6 Rafale fighters to be flagged off by IAF chief from France

New Delhi, Apr 19: Indian Air Force Chief, Rakesh Bhadauria will flag off 6 Rafale fighters from the Merignac-Bordeaux airbase in France on Wednesday. 

The IAF chief will visit France on April 20 and will be in the country until April 23 during which he will meet with his counterpart Philippe Lavigne. 

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At Rs 236 crore, TN tops valuables seized during assembly elections 2021

New Delhi, Apr 17: The multiple agencies deployed by the Election Commission have till date seized valuables worth Rs 1,000 crore so far in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry and Assam. 

Cash worth Rs 236 crore has been seized from Tamil Nadu., while in the case of West Bengal it is Rs 50.71 crore. In Assam and Kerala the seizures were worth Rs 27.09 crore and Rs 27.09 crore while in Puducherry the figure stood 5.52 crore. 

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No decision to close local programming at AIR, the claims are fake says Prasar Bharti CEO

New Delhi, Apr 16: At a press conference in Mangaluru, an announcer at the All India Radio, Manohar Kadri said that the new policy of Prasar Bharti would affect the regional programmes and the reduction of the local content is a threat to the employment of announcers. 

Reacting strongly to these claims, the CEO of Prasar Bharti, Shashi Shekhar said that there is no truth to these claims. He made it abundantly clear that there is no such policy or decision or instruction. He further explained that content reforms in Akashvani are a continuous process with a focus on quality and on meaningful utilisation of public funds. It has become habitual for certain vested interests to misrepresent facts. Local programming will continue to nurture local talent and fresh voices, he also said.

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Why BJP is the only party that can control the menace of infiltrations into West Bengal

New Delhi, Apr 14: Union Home Minister Amit Shah said at an election rally in West Bengal that only a BJP government can stop infiltrations into the state. 

He said that the Communists, Congress and Trinamool Congress have a vote bank in infiltrators. “If things continue the same way, Kolkata will face the problem of infiltration as well in the nearby time. Communists, Congress and Mamata Didi all have vote banks in these infiltrators. Only BJP can stop infiltration in Bengal,” Shah said according to a report by ANI. 

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From barring Thackeray from voting to banning film on PM Modi: Precedents of strong actions by EC

New Delhi, Apr 12: Every time an election is held, the role of the Election Commission is put to test.

Not only do the EC officials have constantly keep a watch on illegal money, supply of liquor to woo voters, but have to also keep a check on hate speeches, violence etc. 

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65 crorepatis, 79 with pending criminal cases contesting in 5th phase of Bengal polls

New Delhi, Apr 10: 79 of the 318 candidates contesting in the fifth phase of the the West Bengal Elections 2021 have declared pending criminal cases against them. 64(20%) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves, according to a report by the Association for Democratic Reform.

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Bengal cop collected Rs 168 crore in 3,00,350 cartons for his political bosses: ED

New Delhi, Apr 08: Ashok Mishra, the officer in charge of the Bankura police station in West Bengal has been accused by the Enforcement Directorate of receiving 3,00,350 cartons containing around Rs 168 crore of illegal cash during May and September 2020 for a coal mafia.

On Wednesday, the court extended the custody of Mishra till April 12. The ED claimed that the cop was evasive on the total money he had received from coal mafia until he was confronted with vouchers showing he had received around Rs 168 crore. 

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IAF’s Iron Fist exercise put off amidst tensions with China in eastern Ladakh

New Delhi, Mar 28: A crucial exercise, Iron Fist will not be held this year in the backdrop of the Indian Air Force’s operations in the Ladakh sector owing to the heightened tensions with China.

The exercise that is held every three years was supposed to be held at Rajasthan’s Pokhrantest facility this month. However it has been removed from the training schedule for the current year, a HT report said.

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Illegal immigration into Bengal, Assam today is about land jihad, not livelihood

New Delhi, Mar 27: At a rally in Assam, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that if the BJP comes to power, laws will be implemented to tackle the problem of both land and love jihad. He said that refugees will be granted citizenship, while infiltrators will be thrown out.

In January 2020, nearly 450 persons were arrested by the Bangladesh police when they crossed over from India. That month, there was a major exodus of Illegal Bangladeshi immigrants back to their country.

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Assam elections phase-3: 60 with pending criminal cases in the fray

New Delhi, Mar 26: Out of 337 candidates analysed, 60 (18%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves in phase 3 of the Assam assembly elections. 45(13%) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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