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New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) A highly decomposed body of a man was found near Delhi’s Madipur metro station on Thursday, police said.

According to police, information regarding a male dead body lying in a vacant area adjacent to Madipur Metro Station was received around 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, at Punjabi Bagh police station following which a police team rushed to the spot.

Upon reaching the spot, the police found that the body was in a decomposed state.

“The district crime and Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) teams were called upon to examine the scene of crime. Based on the preliminary circumstances, a case under section 302/201 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered,” said a senior police official.

“Multiple teams have been formed to identify the deceased and collect other clues. Police teams are also scanning CCTV cameras installed in the area to get clues regarding the crime sequence,” said the official.

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J&K L-G chairs security review meeting ahead of Amarnath Yatra

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Jammu, June 22, (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday chaired a high-level security and review meeting in Jammu with the senior officials of all 10 districts of the division.

“The Lt Governor reviewed the overall security scenario in the region. He called for close synergy between the security forces, civil and police administration to dismantle the entire terror ecosystem. He said the terrorists and those aiding and abetting them should be neutralised on priority,” an official said.

The Lt Governor also took stock of the development projects and the progress achieved on saturation of social welfare and other government schemes.

The meeting also discussed the preparations ahead of the Amarnath Yatra and important matters related to security, traffic management, essential facilities for yatris on the route, lodging, among other subjects.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary, Atal Dulloo, on Saturday visited Yatri Niwas Bhagwati Nagar in Jammu and sought a detailed review of all the arrangements for the forthcoming yatra.

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During the visit, the Chief Secretary also chaired a meeting with senior officials of district administration.

“During the meeting, the Chief Secretary passed on specific directions to heads of various departments to make elaborate arrangements in advance for the successful conduct of the yatra.

He emphasised the importance of maintaining a high level of sanitation as well as cleanliness in the camp for a safe and comfortable experience for the devotees,” an official said.

“The Chief Secretary underlined that Amarnath holds immense religious significance, and it is our responsibility to provide a secure and comfortable environment for the pilgrims. He urged all the stakeholders to work in close coordination to ensure smooth conduct of Yatra and extend all possible support to the devotees,” the official added.

He further directed all concerned departments to take every possible measure to make Amarnath Yatra smooth, safe and hassle-free for devotees.

During his visit, the Chief Secretary took stock of logistics, food and lodging for the pilgrims, security, langer stalls, power and water supply, health facilities, sanitation, transportation, deployment of health and sanitation staff, and emergency services and other facilities for the smooth facilitation of pilgrims.

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Tripura police rescue three 'missing' minors

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Agartala, June 22 (IANS) Three minors, who reportedly fled from their homes, were rescued by the police on Saturday a day after they went ‘missing’ in Tripura’s Khowai district.

The police in Dharmanagar in North Tripura district said that after getting a tip-off from their counterparts in Khowai district, a search operation was launched and the three minors, including a girl, were rescued while they were trying to reach neighbouring Assam by road.

The police have handed them over to their parents after completing the formalities.

The three minors, all under the age of 16, reportedly had some issues with their parents due to which they fled from their homes in Khowai district.

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Punjab CM announces to set up Bhagat Kabir Dham

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Hoshiarpur (Punjab), June 22 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday announced to set up Bhagat Kabir Dham to conduct extensive research on the life and philosophy of the doyen of the Bhakti movement.

Addressing the gathering during the state-level function to mark 626th Parkash Utsav of Bhagat Kabir here, the Chief Minister said the 15th century mystic poet and saint Bhagat Kabir had shown a way of life to the people, adding this ‘dham’ would act as a pivotal for research on his life.

He said the life and philosophy of the great mystic poet has always inspired people towards rightful living, adding that people should follow in the footsteps of Bhagat Kabir for carving out a progressive, prosperous and harmonious society.

Mann said the need of hour is that unity, communal brotherhood and peace should be maintained by all means by following the ideals of Bhagat Kabir.

Mann said the government is making concerted efforts for rejuvenating the health and education system in the state.

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He said till now sending his child to a government school was the compulsion of the common man but within six months it will be his wish to do so as the education system is being revamped.

The Punjab Chief Minister said the Schools of Eminence have been set up across the state to impart quality education to students.

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NEET-PG postponed amid paper leaks row

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New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday announced the postponement of NEET-PG, which was scheduled to be held on June 23, amid the recent allegations regarding the integrity of certain competitive examinations.

The fresh date of the examination will be notified at the earliest, the Union Health Ministry said.

“Taking into consideration, the recent incidents of allegations regarding the integrity of certain competitive examinations, Ministry of Health has decided to undertake a thorough assessment of the robustness of processes of NEET-PG Entrance Examination, conducted by National Board of Examination for medical students,” the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said that the decision has been taken in the “best interests of the students and to maintain the sanctity of examination process”.

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Dreaded Maoist couple with Rs 41 lakh bounty lays down arms in Gadchiroli

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Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) A hardcore Maoist from Gadchiroli, considered to be a top leader of the movement in the district, surrendered along with his wife in the presence of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here on Saturday.

Nangsu Manku Tumretty alias Giridhar carried a bounty of Rs 25 lakh, while his wife carried a reward of Rs 16 lakh.

Deputy CM Fadnavis, who also holds the home portfolio, said that the Maoist network in Gadchiroli has been broken due to the sustained efforts of the police.

He also presented the couple with a copy of the Constitution along with Rs 25 lakh for their rehabilitation.

“The C-60 team of the police have made their stand clear, either the Maoists have to surrender or face the gun. The police have broken the back of the Maoist movement, while several schemes of the government have also reached the grassroots. This is a big success as the Maoists tried to prevent development from reaching the last man. Today, development is visible in the remote areas,” Fadnavis said.

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