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Karnataka transfers DIG Roopa for Sasikala jail expose




Bengaluru, July 17, 2017: The Karnataka government on Monday transferred controversial Deputy Inspector General (DIG Prison) D. Roopa days after she exposed alleged corruption and VIP treatment to AIADMK general secretary Sasikala in the Bengaluru Central Jail.

The order issued by the state Department of Personnel said that “D. Roopa, IPS (Karnataka 2000 batch), Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police, is transferred with immediate effect and posted until further orders as Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety in place of A.S.N. Murthy, IPS, transferred.”

The government also transferred four other senior IPS officers along with Roopa.

However, Roopa refused to react to her transfer. Speaking to media, she said, “I have not received the notice copy and will react only after receiving the copy of the letter.”

Roopa came into highlight after she had submitted a report to DGP (Prisons) Sathyanarayana Rao alleging that there were “talks” that Rs 2 crore exchanging hands to give “preferential treatment” including an exclusive kitchen and other perks to Sasikala.

Roopa’s report had also alleged that the bribe was paid to Rao, who rubbished the charge while the state government on July 13 ordered a high-level probe into the allegations.

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Mann ki Baat: PM Modi to address the nation at 11 am




New Delhi, March 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the people of the country in his monthly Mann Ki Baat programme on Sunday at 11 am. All India Radio will relay the 42nd edition of the programme, which will also be broadcast on Doordarshan and streamed on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

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J&K: Militant killed, one civilian injured in gunfight in Budgam district



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Srinagar, March 25: A militant was killed and a woman injured on Sunday during a gunfight between security forces and the militants in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, officials said.

“On specific inputs regarding the presence of terrorists, Jammu and Kashmir Police, 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a cordon and search operation in Aarizal village of Beerwah tehsil in Badgam,” an official of Defence Ministry said.

The official said that during the search operation, one militant while trying to flee came out of the house he was hiding in and fired indiscriminately at the security forces. As a result, a woman was injured.

“In retaliation, a terrorist has been neutralized, whose identity and affiliation is being ascertained. Arms and ammunition have been recovered,” the official said.

The injured woman was taken to a hospital and her condition is now reported to be stable.

According to the official, the area is under cordon and searches are being conducted.

Police has also confirmed that one militant was killed in the area during a brief encounter with the security forces.


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Rahul targets Prasad over pendency of cases in courts

Justice K M Joseph, overturned President’s rule in Uttarakhand in 2016. When his name was proposed for the Supreme Court, Modi ji s ego was hurt. Approval of over 100 judges, cleared for the Supreme Court and various High Courts are now on hold. #JudiciaryDemonetised(sic).



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Congress President Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad over huge pendency of cases in courts and shortage of judges, and charged him with “peddling fake news” instead.

His attack came after Prasad accused the Congress of hiring the services of controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica, accused of harvesting data stolen from Facebook, in previous elections.

The charge has been denied by the Congress, which instead accused the BJP of using the services of the firm.

Legal system collapsing under Pending Cases: Supreme Court 55,000+, High Court 37 Lakh+, Lower Courts 2.6 Crore+. Yet, a staggering 400 High Court and 6,000 Lower Court judges not appointed, while Law Minister preoccupied peddling fake news, Gandhi said on Twitter, using the hashtag JudiciaryDemonetised .

He also took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over delay in appointment of judges to the Supreme Court.

“Justice K M Joseph, overturned President’s rule in Uttarakhand in 2016. When his name was proposed for the Supreme Court, Modi ji s ego was hurt. Approval of over 100 judges, cleared for the Supreme Court and various High Courts are now on hold. #JudiciaryDemonetised(sic),” he said in another tweet.

The Congress and the BJP have been engaged in a slinging match between each other accusing the other of using the services of the controversial data firm.

The Facebook data scandal erupted after a whistleblower revealed that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to Trump’s 2016 campaign, accessed personal data from 50 million users of the website without their knowledge, and might have kept that data even after the social media giant told the company to delete it.

Prasad recently insisted that the Congress has used the services of Cambridge Analytica and said several media reports about the opposition party using the services of the firm had appeared in October and November last year and it never denied those stories till the BJP raised the issue.

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