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Maharashtra most corrupt, Delhi tops in crimes: NCRB

BENGALURU: According to Economic times report, Bengaluru has secured several dubious distinctions in terms of crimes committed among metropolitan cities, going by the National Crime Records Bureau-2016 data. Of the 19 cities listed in NCRB, Bengaluru ranks second in number of cyber crimes and murders committed, and third in crimes against women and children, and kidnapping cases. It has also pipped Mumbai in the crime chart.



Hindustan times reported that , Maharashtra has earned itself the dubious distinction of being the “most corrupt state” for the third year in a row. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, which was released on Thursday, revealed that there were 1,016 cases of corruption registered in 2016 in the state, while Odisha was second on the list with 569 cases. Of the total corruption cases in India, 22.9% were from Maharashtra.

However, the only positive bit was that the cases declined from 1,279 in 2015 and 1,316 in 2014.

The Competition Commission of India has imposed a ₹52 crore fine on the country’s cricket board

The Competition Commission of India has imposed a ₹52 crore fine on the country’s cricket board for monopolising league cricket. The BCCI indulged in anti-competitive conduct by contractually assuring broadcasters that it won’t foster or recognise any domestic T20 tournament that competes with its Indian Premier League, CCI said. Sony Pictures Network held IPL’s broadcast rights until early this year. The fine amount is about 4.5% of the BCCI’s annual turnover for the last three years. The BCCI may approach the courts to challenge the antitrust watchdog’s order, DNA reports.

The Centre is likely to roll back its ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter

The Centre is likely to roll back its ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter. The Ministry of Environment and Forests is acting on feedback from states, Indian Express reports, quoting an unidentified government official. The Wire says the restrictions — unveiled on May 25 — had impacted the dairy farming, leather production and beef export industries. The Madras High Court had granted an interim stay on the May 25 order, which was later extended to the entire country by the Supreme Court.

Maruti Suzuki’s parent has joined hands with Toyota Motors to introduce its own electric cars in India by 2020

Suzuki will manufacture electric cars and supply some units to Toyota, which will render technical support to the project. The two companies also plan to conduct studies on car charging stations, training of technicians and systems for disposing electric car batteries. Brokerage firm Nomura India said the arrangement gives Suzuki a headstart over other auto majors in India. The government has an ambitious target of electrifying all vehicles in India by 2030.

Customer service executives could be poring over your last Facebook post or Twitter update

Companies are training their agents on social media profiling techniques to provide support according to their customers’ mood, Times of India reports. For instance, an agent would adopt a casual tone for a customer with a cheerful recent post, said Amarpreet Kalkat, co-founder of Frrole. And somebody with an irate status update would get priority over others. Another firm in the space — Germin8 — tracks about 10,000 monthly conversations for brands such as Airtel, Cadburys and Godrej.

Every 10th drug sold in India and other developing countries is either a fake or of substandard quality.

Consumption of such medicines could be fatal, according to a report by the World Health Organization, which tested 48,218 medicine samples from 88 countries. Falsification was more rampant in anti-malarial and antibiotics drugs and maximum fakes were reported from Africa, WHO said.Substandard drugs were responsible for 72,430 childhood pneumonia deaths globally.

The bitcoin frenzy is intensifying in India

Bitcoin exchanges such as Coinsecure, Zebpay and Unocoin have recorded a two-fold spike in registrations over the last few weeks, Economic Times reports. “We are flooded with requests,” said Vivek K, assistant vice president at Coinsecure. The cryptocurrency, which rose by 140% since August, hit the $10,000 mark yesterday. Some say that the bitcoin mania is of the “biggest bubbles of our lifetime.” India is in no hurry to adopt cryptocurrencies, but an online petition seeking legal status for bitcoins has got more than 15,000 signatures.

Maggi Sample Fails Test : UP government has slapped a fine of ₹45 lakh on Nestlé

Nestlé’s Maggi has run into rough weather again. The food regulator in Uttar Pradesh found a high level of ash in a noodle sample collected last November, agencies reports. The UP government has slapped a fine of ₹45 lakh on Nestlé, ₹15 lakh on its distributors and ₹11 lakh on Maggi sellers. Nestlé would appeal against the fine once it gets an official order. Maggi has encountered regulatory troubles before; it was banned for eight months in 2015 after some noodle samples tested positive for high levels of lead and monosodium glutamate.

Cops launch hunt for absconding financier Anbu Chezhiyan

Cops have launched a hunt for Madurai-based film financier Anbu Chezhiyan, who is alleged to have lead film producer Ashok Kumar, a relative of director-actor Sasikumar to commit suicide. It is alleged that Anbu Chezhiyan started harassing the director and extorted him financially. The director left behind a suicide note in which he blamed the financier of increasingly pressurising him in the last six months and went to the extent of saying that the director's family members will be harmed, reports say. Deputy CM O Panneerselvam and fisheries minister D Jayakumar have promised necessary action on the issue.

Who is Anbu Chezhiyan?
Anbu Chezhiyan started as a small time distributor of Tamil Films in Madurai in early 1990s. Later, he became a financier and with strong link and support of politicians, he succeeded to have become a man who can ruin the career of a producer. Not only he finances money, he can also block finances to any movie if he likes to do so.


It should be noted that…

Delhi forensic department makes an important statement on Nithyananda-Ranjitha video

The Delhi forensic department has reportedly confirmed that the controversial Nithyananda - actress Ranjitha video was not depicted and the video is originally portrayed. The video was sent for verification by the Bengaluru special court where Ranjitha had filed a case that the video was fake.

Techie falls to death in Bengaluru business park

A 27-year-old IT professional fell to her death on Wednesday from the 10th floor of her office building in the Cessna Business Park in Bengaluru.

Geethanjali, an engineer employed in Adva Optical Networking, located in the Business Park in Kadubeesanahalli, fell from the building at around 11.30am. According to the police, it is suspected that the techie killed herself, though other possibilities are also being investigated.



"Geethanjali fell from the top most floor of her office building. The company is located in Cessna Business Park. She was working as a senior engineer in the company. The reason for her death is not known. Investigations are still on," Whitefield DCP Abdul Ahad said.Up on arriving at Sakra Hospital, Ganesh informed the Marathahalli Police, who took the body for an autopsy.

Currently, the police have registered a case of unnatural death, and hope to obtain a clearer picture once Geethanjali’s family members have been interviewed.




The incident took place at a…

TNEB TANGEDCO Recruitment 2017, 1275 AE, JA, FT vacancies, Apply online @ tangedco.gov.in

TNEB TANGEDCO Recruitment 2017 | Assistant Engineer (AE) (Electrical/Civil),Technical Assistant, Field Assistant Trainee – Direct Recruitment | Total Vacancies 1275| Apply Online for TNEB TANGEDCO AE Jobs

TNEB TANGEDCO Recruitment 2017 – Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited shortly TANGEDCO is going to recruit various jobs in engineeringdisciplines. Particularly, 300 vacancies are allotted for the post of Assistant Engineer Electrical, 300 vacancies are allotted for the post of Technical Assistant/Electrical, 400 vacancies for 400 Field Assistants (Trainee), 250 vacancies for Junior Assistants (JA) (Accounts) and 25 vacancies are allotted for the post of Assistant Engineer Civil. Eligible candidates apply online for the direct recruitment of Assistant Engineer through official site. Candidates already registered in Employment Exchange are notified through post to apply online for the recruitment Process. This Page Explains TNEB TANGEDCO Recruitment 2017 for Vario…

ICDS MP Recruitment 2017, Apply for 2140 Anganwadi Vacancies @ mpwcdmis.gov.in

ICDS MP Recruitment 2017 | Integrated Child Development Services, Madhya Pradesh – Job Notification for Anganwadi Worker & Anganwadi Assistant Posts | Total Vacancies: 2140 | Last date to apply: 30.11.2017 | Download official notification @ mpwcdmis.gov.inICDS MP Recruitment 2017 – Integrated Child Development Services, Madhya Pradesh shortly (ICDS MP) has announced job notification for recruitment of Anganwadi Worker and Anganwadi Assistant Posts. Particularly, 2140 vacancies are allotted for these posts. Eligible and desirous candidates can apply these vacancies through offline mode only. Download application from the official website of ICDS MP (i.e) mpwcdmis.gov.in Candidates should read the all instruction of eligibility criteria in official notification, check whether you are eligible to apply or not. Eligible aspirants download application from the given official website, fill all required details correctly. Don’t wait till the last date, apply as soon as possible. Here you…

JSSC Junior Engineer Recruitment, 2017 - 18: Notification and Exam Date

Jharkhand State Service Commission (JSSC) is coming out with a major recruitment drive for Junior Engineer in the Water Resource Department. In all, 415 Junior Engineers belonging to Civil Branch is going to be recommended in due time.



In a press release, the Government of Jharkhand, has said that the Personnel Secretary Nidhi Khare has sent the missive to JSSC to start the process for the direct recruitment of 415 JEs.t should be noted that only 100 posts will be available through direct recruitment. The remaining 315 posts of JEs will be filled through backlog vacancies.


Following is the breakup of number of posts as per different categories:


General: 68
ST: 279
SC: 47
BC -1: 03
BC – 2: 18



Apart from that, 12 seats will be reserved for physically handicapped and 20 seats (horizontal reservation) will be reserved for women candidates. It will apply only for direct recruitment, not for backlog vacancies.


Obviously, the number of seats for General or Unreserved category is low.…

Indian Coast Guard (ICG)

Important Dates
Application Begin : 18/11/2017
Last Date for Apply Online : 02/12/2017 upto 05:00 PM Only
Last Date Complete Form : 02/12/2017
Admit Card Available : 11-24 December 2017
Exam Date : Notified Soon

Application Fee

General / OBC : 0/-
SC / ST : 0/-
No Application Fee for the All Category Candidates Only Filled the Online Application Form





Eligibility
General Duty:- Bachelor Degree with Minimum 60% Marks All Semester / Year
General Duty Pilot:- Maths, Physics as a Subject in 10+2 Level Examination
Pilot CPL:- 10+2 Intermediate Exam Passed with 60% Marks and Valid Commercial Pilot License



Application Critarea

Age Limit:-
General Duty:- 01/07/1993 to 30/06/1997
General Duty Pilot:- 01/07/1993 to 30/06/1999
Pilot CPL:- 01/07/1993 to 30/06/1999



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Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangathana (NVS) : Lab Assistant, LDC / Storekeeper, LDC HQ RO, Staff Nurse (Female), Stenographer

Post Name:- Lab Assistant, LDC / Storekeeper, LDC HQ RO, Staff Nurse (Female), Stenographer


Important Dates
Application Begin : 12/11/2017
Last Date for Apply Online : 13/12/2017
Last Date for Pay Exam Fee : 13/12/2017
Exam Date : 12,13,14 January 2018
Admit Card Available : January 2018

Application Fee

Staff Nurse, Audit Assistant and Hindi Translator Post : 1000/-
LDC and Other Post : 750/- SC / ST / PH : 0/- (Exempted)
Pay the Exam Fee Through Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, E Challan


Eligibility
Bachelor Degree, Master Degree,
Passed 10+2 Exam, 10 High School Pass
Middle Pass with General Science


Application Critarea

Age Limit
Min. Age:- 18
Max. Age:- 35
Age Relaxation As Per Rule

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Indian Army Entry Scheme TES 39 Batch : 90 Post

Important Dates
Application Begin : 31/10/2017
Last Date for Apply Online : 29/11/2017 at 10:00 AM
Admit Card Available : Notified Soon


Application Fee
General / OBC : 0/-SC / ST : 0/-
No Application Fee for the All Category Candidates Only Applied the Online Form TES 37




Eligibility
Only Unmarried Male Candidates Are Eligible Passed 10+2 Intermediate with at Least Minimum 70% Aggregate Marks in Physics, Chemistry, Maths PCM Stream

Application Critarea

Age Limit
Minimum Age : 16 Year 6 Month Candidates Not Be Born Before : 01/01/1999
Maximum Age : 19 Year 6 Month Candidates Not be Born After : 01/01/2002

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UPPSC Civil Judge 2016 Marks

UPPSC Civil Judge Result 2016 Result UPPSC Civil Judge Mains Exam Result 2016 UP Judicial Mains Exam Result 2016 UPPSC PCS J Result Download Roll No. wise List of Selected Candidates Mains Exam Date Latest UpdatesOfficial Website Click Here
Click Here for PCS J Final Marksheet 2017 Click Here for Official Notice regarding PCS J Cut Off 2017

Apply for Staff Selection Commission (SSC) CHSL : 3259 total vacancies

Important Dates
Application Begin : 18/11/2017
Last Date for Apply Online : 18/12/2017 upto 05:00 PM Only
Last Date Pay Exam Fee : 18/12/2017
Online Pre Exam Date : 04-26 March 2018
Tier II Exam Date : 08/07/2018



Application Fee
General / OBC : 100/-
SC / ST / PH : 0/- All Category Female : 0/- (Exempted)
Pay the Examination Fee Through Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking or Pay the Fee Through SBI E Challan Mode Only





Eligibility

LDC / JSA,Postal / Shorting Assistant:- Passed 10+2 Intermediate Exam in Any Recognized Board in India
Data Entry Operator:- Passed 10+2 Intermediate Exam with Science Stream math as a Compulsory Subject

Application Critarea

Age Limit as on 01/08/2018
Minimum : 18 Years
Maximum : 27 Years
Age Relaxation As Per Rules



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Cheque books to be banned by Modi Goverment?

In yet another controversial and disruptive move - after demonetisation - aimed at encouraging digital transactions and create a cashless India, the Centre is likely to ban all cheque books, a decision that could affect the transaction preferences of millions of people in the country.Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal told PTI, "In all probability, the Centre may withdraw the cheque book facility in the near future to encourage digital transactions." He was talking to reporters at the launch of 'Digital Rath', a joint initiative of the CAIT and Mastercard to encourage traders to adopt different modes of digital transactions and promote cashless economy.

"The government spends Rs 25,000 crore on printing of currency notes and another Rs 6,000 crore on their security and logistics. Moreover, banks charge 1 per cent on payments through debit card and 2 per cent through credit cards. The government needs to incentivise this…

Justice Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to ICJ, Sushma Swaraj tweets ‘Vande Matram’

India’s nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Justice Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the last seat of the Hague-based world court on Monday, after Britain withdrew its candidate Christopher Greenwood from the election. Justice Bhandari received 183-193 votes in the United Nations General Assembly and secured all 15 votes in the Security Council after separate and simultaneous elections were held at the UN headquarters in New York. The elections were held after the United Kingdom, in a dramatic turn of events, withdrew from the race, paving way for Bhandari’s re-election to the prestigious world court.

Congratulating Justice Bhandari, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted, “Vande Matram — India wins election to the International Court of Justice. JaiHind. #ICJ.”

Vasundhara Raje asks Smriti Irani to delay Padmavati release

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje of Rajasthan, the epicentre of protests against the Deepika Padukone-starrer movie Padmavati, on Saturday broke her silence on the movie. In a letter to Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, Ms Raje asked that the Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film be put on hold and a special panel of historians, filmmakers and community' members offended by the movie can discuss the film and its storyline. Members of the Rajput Karni Sena and other fringe groups, which has been at the forefront of the protests, had also threatened to harm Ms Padukone.
The makers of film Padmavati have announced they are extending the release date of their controversial film. The film was scheduled to release on 1 December. However, the Hindutva brigade opposed the film arguing that its story-line distorted the historical facts on Padmavati. Deepika Padukone and the film’s director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali were issued death threats by Hindutva supporters. One Hindutva sup…

Railways Plans to Equip All Trains With Bio-Toilets by December 2018

New Delhi: Despite the extensive foray of airways with more affordable travel options in the country, Indian Railways continues to be hailed as the national transporter for obvious reasons.

Almost every person in the country can corroborate to the fact that they have travelled in the railways at least once in their lifetime. Catering to the travel needs of an economy as large as India’s, which alone comprises 17.74 per cent of the total world population, management and maintenance of rail infrastructure is a mammoth task in itself.The Ministry of Railways has advanced the target for 100 percent completion of installing Bio-toilets in coaches to December 2018.

The decision was announced at event titled, "Indian Transport Sector: Marching towards sustainable mobility" at Conference of Parties (COP-23), Indian Pavilion at Bonn, Germany on Tuesday.

Ravindra Gupta, Member (Rolling Stock), Ministry of Railways, who is on official tour to Germany, presented the quintessential role of …

The Paradise Papers—more than 13 million financial documents relating to offshore investment—are leaked.

The Paradise Papers is a set of 13.4 million confidential electronic documents relating to offshore investments that were leaked to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. The newspaper shared them with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and a network of more than 380 journalists, and some of the details were made public on 5 November 2017.

The documents originate from the offshore law firm Appleby, the corporate services providers Estera and Asiaciti Trust, and business registries in 19 tax jurisdictions. They contain the names of more than 120,000 people and companies.Among those whose financial affairs are mentioned are, separately, Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II, President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. At 1.4 terabytes in size, this is second only to the Panama Papers in 2016 as the biggest data leak in history.

Google Pixel 2 XL now available in India via Flipkart

Google made its flagship smartphone “Pixel 2 XL” available in India in two variants — 64GB model for Rs 73,000 and 128GB variant for Rs 82,000. The devices will be available in two colors (Just Black, Black and White) online on Flipkart, Reliance Digital and retail stores across the country, the company said in a statement.

Running Android Oreo, Pixel 2 XL comes with full screen, 6-inch QHD+ 18:9 display with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 4GB RAM and houses Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor. The device has 12MP rear camera, 8MP front camera and a 3,520mAh battery. The rear shooter has been upgraded with a brighter f/1.8 aperture and optical stabilisation (OIS), as well as electronic stabilisation, resulting in detailed images with crisp colour reproduction and accurate tones.

The phone uses an aluminium unibody with a hybrid coating, and is IP67 water and dust resistant. Apart from unlocking the device in a snap, the fingerprint sensor on Pixel 2 XL can also be used to access …

BHU app to block porn sites, play bhajans :

The professor of neurology got together with a team of research scholars from BHU and a developer based out of Bengaluru to create an app. The app called ‘Har Har Mahadev’ will not only block porn sites, it will also play bhajans.
Six months ago, Dr Vijay Nath Mishra had an idea.

The professor of neurology got together with a team of research scholars from BHU and a developer based out of Bengaluru to create an app. The app called ‘Har Har Mahadev’ will not only block porn sites, it will also play bhajans.

Leonardo da Vinci painting sells for $450m at auction, smashing records

Salvator Mundi is a painting of Christ as Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World), which has been attributed by some scholars as a work by Leonardo da Vinci since its rediscovery in 2005. This attribution has been disputed by other specialists . Long thought lost, it was restored and then exhibited in 2011. The painting shows Christ, in Renaissance dress, giving a benediction with his raised right hand and crossed fingers while holding a crystal sphere in his left hand.

Salvator Mundi, the long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ commissioned by King Louis XII of France more than 500 years ago, has sold at Christie’s in New York for $450.3m, including auction house premium, shattering the world record for any work of art sold at auction



The sale generated a sustained 20 minutes of tense telephone bidding as the auctioneer Jussi Pylkkänen juggled rival suitors before a packed crowd of excited onlookers in the salesroom. At one point, Pylkkänen remarked: “Historic moment, …

Ivanka Trump’s impending visit to India prompts roundup of beggars

As per the schedule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host a dinner for Ivanka at Falaknuma palace on November 28 and chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao will host a dinner for the GES delegates at Golconda Fort on November 29.



As Ivanka Trump’s visit to India nears, the south Indian city of Hyderabad is getting ready to dazzle its foreign guests — by locking its homeless and destitute people out of sight in prison rehabilitation centers.

Nearly 400 beggars were picked up from city streets and trucked away to one such center at the Chanchalguda jail, the Indian Express reported.

As the city scrubs up to impress its foreign guests, police plan to clear away 6,000 beggars and have banned begging entirely in the city until the first week of January.

The beggars are “employing children and handicapped persons to seek alms at the main junctions of roads,” said the ban order. “Such acts are causing annoyance and awkwardness.”

'Gang-Rape Survivor Had Consensual Sex': 'Junior Doctor's' Report Trashed

Bhopal: A 19-year-old woman who was tied up and gang-raped last week in Bhopal "had consensual sex with two of the accused" says a medical report now binned as a "mistake by a junior doctor".

"The report was prepared by a junior doctor and they rectified the error immediately," said Karan Peepre, the Superintendent of the government-run Sultania hospital.

The teen, studying for the Indian Police Service (IPS), was assaulted on October 31 near the Habibganj Railway Station, in the busiest part of the Madhya Pradesh capital, by four men who kept taking tea and gutka (tobacco) breaks. She was grabbed as she headed to the station to take a train home after coaching classes. Ten police officers were suspended and three transferred for an 11-hour delay in her complaint being filed; one officer had dismissed her account as a "filmy story".

Hema Malini at the launch of her biography #BeyondTheDreamGirl at CGI Dubai;

foreward of the book is written by PM Modi.



Sharjah: “He is the greatest prime minister of our country today. I’m proud to be part of his gang,” said Hema Malini, interrupting her story of how India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, came to write the foreword of her recently released biography, Beyond The Dream Girl.

Sitting alongside the author of the book, film journalist and critic Ram Kamal Mukherjee, at the Sharjah International Book Fair, the 69-year-old actress, who recently marked 50 years in Bollywood, addressed fans and media alike at a session. “Before he became the prime minister, before he became chief minister of Gujarat, I knew him, we used to campaign [together] — so as a friendly gesture, it [the foreword] has happened,” she explained. The prolific actress, who has worked on more than 90-odd Indian movies, said she only became interested in telling her story because it moved past the moniker she picked up when she worked on the 1977 film Dream Girl and it would introdu…

Prasoon Joshi Posts an Emotional Poem on Social Media over the killing of Ryan Student “Pradyumn”

Eminent Bollywood lyricist Prasoon Joshi posted a Poem on social media after the killings of Ryan Student “Pradyumn”. Pradyumn was found dead just after being dropped by his father. Pradyumn was killed by slit over his neck and some traces of Physical assault were also found on his body.




Earlier Prasoon wrote this poem in 2014 after attacks on Army Public School in Peshawar(Pakistan) where 141 children were killed by terrorists , again he Reposted this poem after this incident. This poem is getting some serious emotional response over Social Media .Poem is Enclosed below

#RyanMurderMystery Cracked? -- In a new twist in the Ryan murder case, a Class 11 student of the school has now been arrested by the CBI.

The Ryan murder case has a new twist after a Class XI student of the school was apprehended, from his house in Sohna, by the CBI.

Sources said the student was charged under Section 302 of the IPC. He was taken in for interrogation by the CBI on Tuesday night.

The family and lawyers of a Ryan school student who was murdered inside the school premises demanded that a 16-year-old boy apprehended in the case by the CBI on Wednesday be tried as an adult and be given strict punishment.

They also expressed suspicion about the involvement of school authorities in “destruction of evidence” and sought that the top management officials of the school be questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the matter.

The CBI did not find any evidence against bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who was the Gurgaon Police’s sole accused in the gruesome killing.

The murder weapon, a knife, was found in the commode of the toilet where the killing allegedly took place, said CBI spokesperson Abhishek Day…

Indigo admitted that it was at fault and apologised.

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Wednesday strongly condemned the assault on a passenger by IndiGo staff and sought a report from the DGCA. The airline admitted that it was at fault and apologised. Taking a strong note of the incident, a video clip of which went viral on Tuesday, Mr. Raju said aviation regulator DGCA would be asked to submit an independent report and the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security would check whether certain procedures were violated as the incident took place in the security area.

In the morning, IndiGo promoter Rahul Bhatia held meetings with Mr. Raju and Civil Aviation Secretary R.N. Choubey. About Juby Thomas, who is seen in the video entering into a scuffle with the passenger, IndiGo said in a seven-page letter submitted to the Ministry, that there was miscommunication between the two, possibly due to very noisy ramp area. The reality was that Mr. Thomas was “only trying to ensure the safety of Mr. Katyal and prevent an accident” as he was m…

Air pollution damaging millions of kidneys every year

WASHINGTON: The global toll of chronic kidney disease (CKD) attributable to air pollution is significant, according to a recent analysis.

Benjamin Bowe from the VA Saint Louis Health Care System and his colleagues previously described an association between increased levels of fine particulate matter and risk of developing CKD.

In their latest research, the investigators used the Global Burden of Disease study methodologies to estimate the burden of CKD attributable to air pollution.

The estimated global burden of incident CKD attributable to fine particulate matter was more than 10.7 million cases per year.

Epidemiologic measures of the burden of CKD attributable to air pollution including years living with disability (meaning years living with kidney disease), years of life lost (meaning early death attributable to kidney disease), and disability-adjusted life years (a measure that combines the burden of living ..
with kidney disease), years of life lost (meaning early death attrib…

Beware! Fake version of WhatsApp found on Google Play Store

A fake and possibly malicious version of Facebook-owned WhatsApp was found lurking on Google Play Store as “Update WhatsApp Messenger” with developer name as ‘WhatsApp Inc*’. When IANS checked it on the Play Store, we found the app has been downloaded up to 5,000 times. There is another version under the same name which has a million downloads. The original WhatsApp has 1 billion downloads.

“DON’T DOWNLOAD THIS APP! IT’S FAKE! WhatsApp Business is not officially available yet for all,” the WABetaInfo social media account tweeted to its 30,000 followers. It added: “Check only official channels to download WhatsApp Business in future.” WhatsApp Business is yet to launch as a standalone service.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp was down for users worldwide for about an hour on Friday, with people complaining of issues with accessing its services. Some users took to Twitter to highlight problems with the messaging app. The Facebook-owned company later released a statement saying issue has been fixed, an…

German national beaten by railway contractor in Uttar Pradesh

A German national was allegedly beaten by a railway contractor at the Robertsganj railway station in the district, police said today.

The incident comes days after a Swiss couple were attacked near the railway station at Agra's Fatehpur Sikri.

Holger Ereek was allegedly beaten by railway contractor Aman Kumar yesterday after which the station master informed the police.

Circle officer Vivekanand Tiwari said that the accused has been arrested.

However, the railway contractor alleged that when he greeted Ereek by saying "welcome to India", he hit him.

The victim refused to talk to the media.

PV Sindhu accuses IndiGo of ‘bad’ and ‘rude’ behaviour

Indian badminton star PV Sindhu accused airline company IndiGo of having “a very bad experience” during her flight to Mumbai on Saturday. Sindhu took to Twitter to explain that a ground staffer misbehaved with her during the journey. “Sorry to say .. I had a very bad experience when i was flying by 6E 608 flight to Bombay on 4th Nov the ground staff by name Mr Ajeetesh,” Sindhu tweeted, also using an angry emoji. Sindhu accused IndiGo airline staffer named Mr Ajeetesh of behaving ‘badly’ and ‘rudely’ with her. “Ground staff (skipper) Mr Ajeetesh behaved very badly and rudely with me. When the air hostess Ms Ashima tried to advise him to behave properly with the passenger (me) but to my surprise he behaved very rudely with her. If this type of people work for a reputed airline like IndiGo they will spoil their reputation,” Sindhu tweeted.
Sorry to say ..i had a very bad experience😤when i was flying by 6E 608 flight to bombay on 4th nov the ground staff by name Mr ajeetesh(1/3) — Pvs…