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National shooter's claim of ‘Love Jihad’ is questionable
Report dated 27/08/2014 @ 12:17 PM
Tara Shahdeo had recently filed an FIR against her husband Raqibul Hasan Khan alias Ranjit Kumar Kohli alleging he had tortured and forced her to convert to Islam, after which he and his ailing mother left their house in Ranchi and went to a hotel in Delhi.
Tara said in her complaint that she only found out after they were married that his real name was Raqibal Hasan Khan. Khan contradicted her allegations and claimed Tara had forced him to financially support her family. He claimed he is a Hindu by birth and did not force Tara to convert. He did not however deny that he is a Muslim.
Ranchi police now confirm that Khan and his mother have been arrested from an area near Delhi airport and they are to be taken to Ranchi where a local court has issued an arrest warrant against them both and Ranchi police raided his home from where they recovered important documents.
Following the incident, the right wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad held protests across Jharkhand and the Home Ministry has sought a report on the matter.
Air India offers tickets for Rs.100 !
Report dated 27/08/2014 @ 12:17 PM
To celebrate Air India Day and commemorate the merger of erstwhile Indian Airlines and Air India on August 27 in 2007, the airline will sell tickets for Rs.100 (taxes extra), for five days.
The sale of these tickets will be made only through the Air India website for five days from August 27 to 31, for travel between August 27 and September 30.
A function will also be held to celebrate the day and to award meritorious employees of Air India.
Air India unions request CBI probe into airline's losses
Report dated 25/08/2014 @ 1:21 PM
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi two Air India unions - All India Service Engineering Association, and Air India Employees' Union - have requested a CBI probe into the state-run carrier's losses and have alleged the trampling of employees' rights by a dictatorial management in the name of a Turnaround Plan (TAP).
They said 'with a ray of hope in the new government they look to the PM for revolutionary changes in the Aviation sector, especially Air India'.
The Unions also demanded the restoration of their rights of negotiation and representation, besides repayment of 25 percent 'unilateral' deductions from emoluments in the past two years.
Delhi's St Stephen's College Union chief is son of gardener
Report dated 25/08/2014 @ 1:10 PM
Rohit Kumar Yadav has been elected the new president of the college student's union. He is the first contestant in the history of the college to have conducted his entire campaign in Hindi and hold a position that was once won by Shashi Tharoor.
He is also the first son of a class IV employee to hold the position, an indication of social change and the change in the attitude of young people. Yadav was ahead of his closest rival by 134 votes.
Some years ago there was a conscious decision to admit students from a variety of backgrounds to the once desirably up-market elitist institution.
Brigadier faces action for allegedly sodomizing assistant
Report dated 24/08/2014 @ 12:48 PM
A Brigadier deployed along the Line of Control in Poonch sector of Jammu & Kashmir, is facing the prospect of disciplinary action for allegedly sodomizing his assistant (sahayak).
He commanded troops in the sector and was in charge of the sensitive area where Pakistani ceasefire violations are frequent. After complaints were received about his behaviour, he has been attached to an infantry division for a court of inquiry, and has been forced to proceed on leave.
A sahayak who was earlier known as a batman, is a regular combat soldier provided to officers to help them with their official tasks. There are demands to scrap the system as they are allegedly misused and made to do domestic chores.