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Two sisters from Maharashtra to be hanged
Report dated 15/08/2014 @ 1:51 PM
For the very first time in India two women are to be hanged, as India's President Pranab Mukherjee dismissed their mercy petition.
The sisters Renuka Shinde and Shima Gavit along with their mother kidnapped 13 children and forced them into begging. Nine children were killed for refusing to follow their instructions.
They were arrested when police busted the racket. The mother died in Yerwada Jail in Pune while they were under trial, and later, their father who was also arrested, was released.
The families of both women have been informed about the sentence that will be carried out anytime after August 16.
Suspected black money accounts of 600 Indians under scanner
Report dated 15/08/2014 @ 1:50 PM
Investigative agencies are probing some 600 new names and identities on suspicion of black money stashed abroad.
The new names and identities were provided to India by a 'source' during the last financial year. The information was obtained by the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau a department under the Union finance ministry, through a sequence of information exchanges on tax related issues and as part of the mandate to unearth black money hidden abroad.
According to a report the Bureau has disseminated the data of the 600 cases to the income tax department, Enforcement Directorate, Financial Intelligence Unit and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, for further investigation.
Sources privy to the development say the list contains the bank accounts of suspected Indians in four tax havens. All the agencies with whom the list was shared have begun their probes and some aberrations have been detected.
During the last fiscal India had received data on over 24,000 instances of alleged tax evasion and dubious funds which had been detected in foreign shores.
PM Modi promises to 'fight corruption with all his might'
Report dated 14/08/2014 @ 4:07 PM
Speaking at a rally in Leh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he assures people that his government will fight corruption and work with those against graft. He promised they will fight against corruption with all their might and if they win the fight against corruption they will win the battle against poverty as well.
After inaugurating the hydro-electric project and Leh-Kargil-Srinigar transmission, Modi said also that his government will do its best to bring a 'kesar' (saffron) revolution to Jammu and Kashmir giving impetus to its production, and special attention should be placed on farmers.
Indian team wins at Archery World Cup
Report dated 11/08/2014 @ 3:09 PM
At the World Cup stage 4, in Wroclaw, Poland, the Indian women's recurve team clinched gold while the men's recurve team settled for silver.
The Delhi 2010 Commonweatlh Games gold medallist Deepika Kumari was the star of the show shooting three of the Indian team's five 10s. India beat Mexico 6-0 without giving up a single set point.
Deepika said the match wasn't too difficult and the event has already raised their confidence, so hopefully they can do the same at the Asian Games that are scheduled to be held in Incheon, South Korea, September 19 to October 4.
Delhi Police launch Whatsapp helpline to halt corruption
Report dated 11/08/2014 @ 2:58 PM
The Delhi Police have launched a Whatsapp helpline that will enable the public to call and register a complaint or record an audio or video clip that can be sent to the new helpline, via the popular chat engine.
According to senior officials the helpline number is launched under the guidance of Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi to make the police force corruption free.
Also, if an officer is found guilty he is booked for accepting bribes criminal misconduct. The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Vigilance) Sindh Pillai said on the first day they received 14 calls, and calls have kept coming in from a relieved public.
This new helpline will work in tandem with the existing anti-corruption helpline.