Ex Indian Army Officer asked to prove citizenship Current Affairs 

Ex Indian Army Officer asked to prove citizenship

Guwahati: In a bizarre but familiar situation in Assam, an Indian Army retired officer, Mohd. Azmal Haque has been accused as an illegal immigrant by the Assam Police. He has been served notice to prove citizenship by the Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT). Azmal Haque, who joined the Indian Army as a mechanical engineer in September 1986 and served the Indian Army for 30 years. He last held the rank of a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) when he retired and was appointed by then President late APJ Abdul Kalam in 2003. Earlier Azmal…

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Maulana Mahmood Madani under CBI court trial in corruption case Current Affairs 

Maulana Mahmood Madani under CBI court trial in corruption case

New Delhi: The matter of forged bills and causing loss to the exchequer is haunting Maulana Mahmood Madni again. Last week a CBI court has decided to put former Rajya Sabha MP on trial in a corruption case. The court has said that there are enough material on record to proceed with the case under various sections of IPC and several sections of prevention of corruption against Mr Madani and his associates. According to the CBI complaint, Mr Madani entered into a criminal conspiracy with others persons to claim excess…

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Gujarat class 12 student writes expletives and erotic stories in economics paper, gets pass marks Current Affairs 

Gujarat class 12 student writes expletives and erotic stories in economics paper, gets pass marks

AHMEDABAD: In a yet another incident of negligence, a class XII general stream student was passed by the examiner despite him writing only expletives as answers in five questions while assessing his economics paper. The boy who hails from Rajkot has also wrote about his imaginary love making experience with Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Rani Mukherjee but still pass the paper by scoring 36 marks reported Times of India. However when the moderator rechecked the paper, he noted the anomaly and failed the student giving him 14 marks. The…

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Aejaz Shaikh First Muslim senate elected in Solapur University under graduate category Current Affairs 

Aejaz Shaikh: First Muslim senate elected in Solapur University under graduate category

Solapur (Maharashtra): In a surprise move, Aejaz Shaikh, a young teacher contesting Solapur University Senate elections under registered graduates open category has marked his win. He claims to be the first Muslim elected in Solapur University under graduate category. Solapur University senate election was held on 25 September. As per University’s record there are 9084 registered graduates who were allowed to cast their vote to elect 10 senates. Solapur got its own university in 2004, earlier it was affiliated to Shivaji university, Kolhapur. The Senate is the statutory apex body…

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Dear PM, is there a danger to my life Ravish Kumar writes in open letter Current Affairs 

Dear PM, is there a danger to my life? Ravish Kumar writes in open letter

Well-known TV news anchor Ravish Kumar, who runs Prime Time on NDTV India has written a strong open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after receiving threats in a WhatsApp group. In his open letter, Ravish criticized PM for following people who use abusive and threatening language on social media. Ravish has written the letter on his blog Naisadak mentioning how he has been abused and threatened after being added to a WhatsApp group. The letter has also been posted to Prime Minister’s official residential address. “Dear Prime Minister, if…

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Palestine gets Interpol membership, Israel faces setback Current Affairs 

Palestine gets Interpol membership, Israel faces setback

Beijing: In a nipping diplomatic defeat for Israel, the world’s largest international police organization on Wednesday accepted the “State of Palestine” as a full member. “The State of Palestine and the Solomon Islands are now INTERPOL member countries,” an Interpol tweet read. #BREAKING: The State of Palestine & the Solomon Islands are now INTERPOL member countries #INTERPOLGA pic.twitter.com/gdFiAlTozc — INTERPOL (@INTERPOL_HQ) September 27, 2017 The Palestinians’ membership bid was accepted with 75 counties voting yes, 24 voting no, and 34 abstaining during Interpol’s annual General Assembly in Beijing. Israel aggressively…

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving through Royal decree Current Affairs 

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving through Royal decree

Jeddah: Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive for the first time, in a royal decree King Salman abolished the longstanding ban in the ultraconservative kingdom. The Gulf kingdom is the only country in the world that bans women from driving. Until now, only men were allowed licenses and women who drove in public risked being arrested and fined. The change will take effect from June 2018, the decree referred to the “negative effects of not allowing women to drive vehicles, and the positive effects…

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Human Shield was wrongful confinement, says J&K police report Current Affairs 

Human Shield was wrongful confinement, says J&K police report

SRINAGAR:  A police inquiry interim report says Farooq Ahmad Dar was subjected to “wrongful confinement”. Dar, who was tied to an army jeep and paraded during the violence-hit April 9 by-polls in Srinagar, had cast his vote before he was used as a “human shield”, a police report confirmed. The 2 page police report states, “During the investigation, it came to surface that Mr. Dar cast his vote at a polling booth in his native village of Chill. After casting his vote he, along with Hilal Ahmad Magrey, left for a…

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If you are ready to pay extra fee of Rs 50, public services will come to your doorstep in Delhi Current Affairs 

If you are ready to pay extra fee of Rs 50, public services will come to your doorstep in Delhi

New Delhi: Delhiets won’t have to visit government office from next year to get their birth certificate or the RC of their vehicle. For a fee of Rs 50, these documents will be personally handed to them right at their doorstep. Special representatives will be deployed who will apply on your behalf. They will collect the required documents and deliver the approved certificate to your house. The service is likely to be launched in three months’ time. These optional services can be availed either through a mobile app or simply…

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Saudi women seek healthy environment through running, a rare initiative by Bliss Run Life 

Saudi women seek healthy environment through running, a rare initiative by Bliss Run

JEDDAH: A group of women of different ages lined up behind Rasha Al-Harbi to begin a weekly open air running session in a country where we don’t expect to see many runners along a sea walkway in Jeddah. Saudi Arabia is full of walkways and parks, you can find a park in every neighborhood. However parks and walkways size differ from one location to the other. It’s actually called a walkway because most of the people there just walk. The event initially drew the attention of passers-by; however, this has…

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