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Singer Daler Mehndi convicted for human trafficking, jailed for 2 yrs
PATIALA, Mar 16 (Agencies): Singer Daler Mehndi was on Friday convicted in a human trafficking case by a Patiala court in Punjab and sentenced to two years in jail. The singer was taken into custody by the Punjab Police soon after his conviction but was soon granted bail. A case against Mehndi, his brother Shamsher and some of his associates, was registered by the Patiala police following a complaint filed by one Bakshish Singh of Balbehra village in Punjab in 2003. The complainant had alleged that he had been duped by the Mehndi brothers who received lakhs of rupees from him on the pretext of sending him abroad as a member of the troupe of Daler Mehndi. The Punjabi pop singer was arrested after the case was registered but was released on bail after a few days.Shamsher died in October ...
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IAF agrees to induct 324 indigenously developed light combat aircraft Tejas
NEW DELHI, Mar 15 (Agencies): After being critical of the Tejas fighter jets for several years, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has now agreed to induct as many as 324 indigenously developed light combat aircraft (LCA), reports said on Thursday. The induction of 324 Tejas fighter jets will make up for the IAF's depleting number of squadron strength. The IAF has, for years, maintained that the Tejas fighters are not combat-ready even after three decades of development given its limited range. However, the Indian Air Force has now committed to buy at least123 Tejas fighter jets at the cost of Rs 75,000 crore from the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The IAF, however, demands that the Tejas Mark II jets should be entirely “new fighters” with “better avionics, radars, enhanced weapons car...
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Army unhappy with Defence Budget, says allocated money insufficient for modernisation
NEW DELHI, Mar 14 (Agencies): At a time when China has exponentially increased its military expenditure, the Indian Army's hopes for modernisation, according to Vice Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Sarath Chand, has suffered a setback because of money allocated in Defence Budget 2018-19. Lt Gen Sarath Chand has told the Parliamentary Panel on Defence that the budget is insufficient and that may bring an end to several 'Make in India' projects. "Allocation of Rs 21,388 crore foe modernisation is insufficient even to cater for committed payments of Rs 29.033 crore for 125 ongoing schemes, emergency procurement and other requirements," the Army's Vice Chief deposed. "The Budget 2018-19 has dashed our hopes and most of what has been achieved has actually received a little setback." Lt Gen Chand...
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SC extends Aadhaar linking with bank accounts, mobile phones indefinitely till final judgement
NEW DELHI, Mar 13 (Agencies):The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the linking of Aadhaar cards with bank accounts and mobile phones will not be mandatory until the apex court delivers the final judgment. The five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, said that the government cannot insist for mandatory Aadhaar. The top court has been hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the validity of the Unique Identification number. The order indefinitely extends the deadline of March 31 to link the 12-digit Unique Identification number. On December 15, 2017, the apex court had extended till March 31, 2018, the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services and welfare schemes. Earlier senior advocate Shyam Divan, who had...
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Look into Vedas for combating climate change
PM at International Solar Alliance
NEW DELHI, Mar 11 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the world to look into ancient ideas mentioned in the Vedas to combat climate change. “Vedas consider the sun as the soul of the world, it has been considered as a life nurturer. Today, for combating climate change, we need to look at this ancient idea to find a way,” said the Prime Minister at the founding conference of International Solar Alliance. French President Emmanuel Macron co-chaired the conference along with PM Modi in New Delhi`s Rashtrapati Bhavan. The summit was also attended by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid, among other dignitaries from over 50 countries. PM Modi ...
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