Indian Railways to fire 13,000 employees on ‘unauthorized leaves’

Over 13,000 Group C & D employees of the Indian Railways are likely to face termination of services for remaining absent from duty for a long time without authorization. A massive drive has been launched, in this regard, on the orders of Railway minister Piyush Goyal.

The Railways has started disciplinary activity under the rules to fire administrations against long haul non-attendants in various railway foundations to improve performance of the association and lift the spirit of true and determined workers.

The massive drive launched by the head of the Railway Department has discovered that more than 13,000 out of total 13 lakh workforce were absent from service for quite a while without authorization or prior permission.

Further, it has instructed all the officers and supervisors to remove these employees from their roles after following due process. One of the largest employers in the world, the Indian Railways is likely to see the loss of about 1 percent of its total workforce due to the drive launched on the orders of Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal.

U.N. chief meets N.K. official, Calls for denuclearization

United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, called for the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula after he met North Korean formal leader Kim Yong-Nam during the opening ceremony of the Pyeong Chang Winter Games on Friday. Guterres met the 22-part North Korean designation, which was driven by Yong-Nam. He also welcomed North Korean pioneer Kim Jong-un’s more youthful sister, Kim Yo-jong during a dinner meeting.
Guterres also met with South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, on Friday and communicated trust the Winter Olympics will open a “window of chance” for stronger diplomatic efforts between the two Koreas, so as to denuclearise the promontory,  as announced by the South Korean presidential office. Previously in the day, Moon met the North Korean appointment at the South Korean presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House).
The North Korean delegation’s visit to South Korea was the first trip since August 2009, when a high-level North Korean delegation attended the funeral of former South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung, who held the first-ever inter-Korean summit with then North Korean leader, late Kim Jong-il, in 2000.
Sources: ANI NewsABCNews

Karni Sena withdraws protest against Padmaavat, says it glorifies Rajput valour

On Friday, February 2, Shri Rajput Karni Sena announced to withdraw its protests against the much controversial Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’, claiming that the movie only glorifies the valour and pride of Rajputs.

Yogendra Singh Katar, Karni Sena’s Mumbai leader stated that under the directions of Sukhdev Singh Gogamdi, national President of the organisation, several members watched the movie in Mumbai and realized that the movie in real only seems to glorify the pride and sacrifice of the Rajputs and that every Rajput should watch the movie, only to feel proud.

In a letter, he said that the movie does not contain any objectionable scenes between ruler Alauddin Khilji and Rani Padmini which could possibly hurt the sentiments of Rajput. He declared that the Karni Sena withdraws their protest and will in fact help the administration release the movie in the remaining states, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and across all cinema theatres in India.

The movie had released across theatres in India on 25 of January amidst tight protection from various fringe groups including the Karni Sena.

Sources: Scroll, Economic Times

Marriage racket bust in Hyderabad; eight Arab Sheikhs arrested

On Wednesday, a huge Arab marriage racket including minor girls has been busted by the police in Hyderabad and 17 people were arrested including eight Omani and Qatari nationals and three qazis.

Amongst the arrested quazis was also the head qazi of Mumbai, Farid Ahmed Khan and along with him four hotel proprietors and five dealers of Hyderabad have been held.

City Police Commissioner M. Mahender Reddy said that the Arab sheikhs were marrying minor young ladies with the assistance of brokers, qazis and lodge proprietors. Of the sheikhs captured, five are Omani nationals and three Qatari.

The racket which was reported to be spreading from Hyderabad to Oman and to other Arab nations, was busted during the investigation concerning a case enlisted a month ago in Falaknuma area of the old city of Hyderabad.

A lady had filed a complaint to the police that her husband with the assistance of a few dealers ‘sold’ their minor little girl to a 70-year-old Omani national Ahmed Abdullah. Their daughter is now stuck in Oman.

The police said that efforts were on to safeguard the girl and arrest the accused and bring them to Hyderabad.


PTI, Business Standard

TRS corporator’s son arrested for stalking, threatening women on social media

TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samiti) Corporator  Jagdeeshwar Goud’s son Abhishek Goud, 22, was arrested by the Cyber Crime Cell Police on Tuesday night for professedly stalking three ladies via social networking media, Whatsapp and Facebook.

“The police received three complaints from three women about harassment on social media and uploading of disturbing morphed pictures,” said ACP, Cyber Cell, Hyderabad.

The police included that Abhishek Goud made fake ID on Facebook and sent indecent messages to numerous young ladies from the same. The ladies also complained around two more men who were included with Abhishek, however, the two involved are at large.

“We received complaints from three women who said they were receiving messages on their phone numbers through an unidentified person, who asked them to chat and talk to him and threatened them that he would upload their morphed pictures on different websites if they failed to do so,” said assistant commissioner of police (SHE TEAMS), D Kavitha.

The body of evidence has been enrolled against the primary blamed under 67(A) IT Act &354(D) IPC and he will now be taken to jail.


India Today, Business Standard

Bangladesh charges Myanmar with violating its air space

The Bangladeshi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday that it had summoned the charge d’affaires of Myanmar’s embassy in Dhaka to complain about a three-time infringement on its airspace in the course of the most recent week.

“Bangladesh strongly protested the instances of violation of airspace by Myanmar military drones and helicopter on 10, 12 and 14 September 2017,” the ministry said in a statement.

“Bangladesh expressed deep concern at the repetition of such acts of provocation and demanded that Myanmar takes immediate measures to ensure that such violation of sovereignty does not occur again,” it added.

Myanmar’s presidential spokesman reacted on Saturday that there was no proof of any trespassing, and that the issue was, be that as it may, being examined.

Ties between the two neighbours soured after Myanmar’s military propelled a fatal crackdown on the minority Rohingya people group in Rakhine State, driving a huge number of Muslims to escape to Bangladesh.

As per most recent assessments, around 391,000 Rohingya people have crossed into Bangladesh since the brutality emitted three weeks prior, making it one of the quickest developing outcast emergencies lately.

Since August 25, the Myanmar military has been assaulting Rohingya Muslims and burning their towns in Rakhine. The assaults have seen a sharp ascent since August 25, following various outfitted assaults on police and military posts in the harried western state.

There have been reports of deaths and ethnic cleansing by Myanmar’s soldiers on the Muslim populace in Rakhine.

Sources: ANI , Business Standard

Flood-hit Bihar gets relief of Rs 500 Crore from PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced a prompt alleviation of Rs 500 crore for flood hit Bihar in the wake of undertaking an aerial overview of affected areas. He declared an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the families of those killed and Rs 50,000 for those harmed by the flood.

The Prime Minister was joined by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi. He also discussed relief and recovery work with them in detail.

He guaranteed both that he would be sending a central team to promptly survey the flood related misfortune in the state. He instructed keeping in mind the end goal to evaluate the cases of farmers’ harvest protection; the insurance agencies ought to send their managers to the flood affected areas with the goal that they can be given alleviation instantly.

The Road and Transport Ministry has additionally been coordinated to make fitting move to repair all flood harmed streets and electricity framework in the state.

More than one crore seventy lakh individuals have been affected by the floods in the state. The loss of life has mounted to 415, with 21 areas being affected by the storm.

To handle the flood danger, the Prime Minister talked about flood control in the outskirt regions with Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba in his current visit to India. The two additionally concurred that a detailed report of Saptakosi high dam project and Sunkoshi storage cum diversion plan would be arranged soon.

Sources: News18, ANI