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'Your efforts will shape nation's future', PM Modi wishes successful Civil Services candidates

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New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated the successful candidates of the Civil Services examination, wishing them a promising career ahead.

Taking to X, PM Modi said: “I congratulate all those who have successfully cleared the Civil Services Examination, 2023. Their hard work, perseverance, and dedication have paid off, marking the start of a promising career in public service. Their efforts will shape the future of our nation in the times to come. My best wishes to them.”

The Prime Minister also had a word of advice for those who could not make it this year, saying there will be more attempts to succeed.

“I want to tell those who didn’t achieve the desired success in the Civil Services Examination – setbacks can be tough, but remember, this isn’t the end of your journey. There are chances ahead to succeed in Exams, but beyond that, India is rich with opportunities where your talents can truly shine. Keep striving and exploring the vast possibilities ahead. Wishing you all the very best,” the Prime Minister said.

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–IANS

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Rajasthan: Under-trial prisoner hurls slipper at magistrate

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Jaipur, May 28 (IANS) An under-trial prisoner in Rajasthan awaiting a verdict for the last two years in a case of theft hurled slippers at the magistrate after the hearing into the matter was deferred to another date.

The incident happened at the Court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Bhilwara on Monday.

The individual, identified as Ismail, was, however, overpowered by the police personnel.

Magistrate Rupendra Singh was hearing the case. Ismail, according to sources, was demanding the verdict on Monday itself and when the magistrate announced the next date for the hearing, he threw his slipper at Singh, which hit his hands.

Ismail has been in jail for the last two years.

Now, another case has been registered against him.

Ismail had earlier also tried to throw slippers at a woman judge.

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TN Police Cyber Wing cautions people against online scamsters

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Chennai, May 28 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Police’s Cyber Crime Wing has cautioned people not to fall prey to online scamsters seeking to lure gullible people into parting with their hard-earned money.

In a statement on Monday, police warned people against sharing their bank credentials and other details with anyone who contacts them through phone calls or online chat.

Recently, a school teacher in Chennai’s Ambattur became a victim of an online scam after she invested an amount of Rs 20 lakh believing in a Whatsapp message she received. She was asked to invest an amount of Rs 5 lakh in the stock market to start with and after some time, she received a “profit” of Rs 78,000 and was asked to invest more so that she could reap the benefits of the boom in the stock market.

The teacher invested around Rs 20 lakh but found that even after several attempts, she could not withdraw her money. She filed a complaint with the Chennai Cyber Crime Branch which registered a case under sections of the IPC and the IT Act.

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A software engineer from Chennai’s T-Nagar also lost Rs 65 lakh in what was an online scam similar to the one reported by the woman teacher.

Cyber Crime Wing officials told IANS that people have to be cautious in investing their hard-earned money by believing such scammers and that trading should only be done with registered and credible online stock broking firms to ensure that their money is safe.

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KPDCL cashier in J&K's Sopore held for taking bribe

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Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) The J&K Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) said that it arrested a cashier in the Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Ltd’s (KPDCL) Sopore office on Monday while accepting a bribe.

An ACB statement said that a senior assistant-cum-cashier in the office of the executive engineer, KPDCL, Sopore was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe from a person for releasing his security deposit.

“ACB received a complaint against Mohd Shafi Bhat, senior assistant/cashier in the office of the executive engineer, KPDCL, Sub Transmission Division, Sopore, alleging therein the demand of bribe of Rs 10,000 for release of security amount to the tune of Rs 15,560,” it said.

As per the statement, the complainant, who runs Print Plus, at Hazratbal, Srinagar, had, supplied stationery items and log books to the office of the executive engineer, KPDCL, Sopore, in 2021. While the payment was made for the supplies, the security deposit amount remained pending.

The complainant alleged that he approached the department for the release of the security amount many times, but one cashier (Shafi) kept delaying the same on one pretext or another and finally demanded Rs 10,000 as a bribe and that he had collected proof of this.

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He finally approached the ACB, which registered a case and began investigations.

“During the course of investigations, the accused public servant was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting bribes from the complainant by a specially constituted team of the ACB headed by a DSP rank officer. He was immediately taken into custody after completing the legal formalities and the bribe amount was also recovered from his possession in the presence of independent witnesses,” the ACB statement said, adding further investigations are on.

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Rajasthan Police demolishes property of drug peddler

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Jaipur, May 27 (IANS) Rajasthan Police on Monday demolished the property of a drug peddler in Sriganganagar district using bulldozers.

Police said that the accused had encroached on the government commercial land and built a room on it which was being used for drug peddling.

SP Gaurav Yadav identified the drug peddler as Akash alias Billa.

“We have freed the government land with the help of the Municipal Council team. The price of this property is around Rs one crore rupees,” Gaurav Yadav said.

He said that the action was taken under ‘Operation Seema Sankalp’ which is being jointly run by the district administration and the district police to make Sriganganagar district drug-free.

SP Yadav said that a total of nine criminal cases including two NDPS Act cases are registered against Akash alias Billa in Sadar and Jawahar Nagar police stations of Sriganganagar district.

“The room he built by encroaching on government land, was used for storing, selling illegal drugs and making people consume them,” Gaurav Yadav said.

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He said that further investigation into the case is underway.

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Hardeep Puri interacts with transgender tea seller in Chandigarh

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Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, on Monday interacted with Mona, a transgender tea seller, who is a beneficiary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government’s ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra’ outside Elante Mall.

Hardeep Puri launched Chandigarh BJP’s manifesto on Sunday, where he called upon Chandigarh voters to give their precious vote to BJP’s Chandigarh Lok Sabha candidate, Sanjay Tandon.

Expressing admiration for Mona’s dedication, Puri commended her diligence in managing a thriving tea stall and even savored a cup of freshly brewed tea made by her.

He said Mona’s story is truly inspiring, as despite financial and societal odds, she carved her path as a successful entrepreneur.

Reflecting on the challenges faced by small businesses during the pandemic, the Union Minister highlighted the government’s initiative under PM Modi’s leadership to provide microfinancing to enterprises like tea vendors, initially starting with loans of Rs 10,000, which eventually increased to Rs 20,000 and then Rs 50,000, all interest-free.

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Hardeep Puri emphasised the significance of documenting beneficiaries’ data, noting that approximately 55-66 lakh micro-businesses had benefited from these loans.

The Union Minister noted that previously, as these vendors did not have certificates, municipal officials used to take away their carts. Now they have certificates and no longer face such problems.

Hardeep Puri said: “I met a dhaba owner who has been running his dhaba for the last 38 years and a transgender Mona who is selling tea very successfully in Chandigarh’s Industrial Area. They have all been helped because of the microfinance facility.”

He confidently stated: “On June 4, Congress, AAP, and their allies will be wiped out, and BJP will come back with a thumping majority. He said the BJP would win at least six seats in Punjab.”

Chandigarh will go to the polls in its lone seat along with Punjab’s 13 seats on June 1.

–IANS

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