Sushma Swaraj co-chairs 6th Joint Committee for Cooperation with Mongolian’s FM Tsogtbaatar Ulaanbaata


Sushma Swaraj co-chairs 6th Joint Committee for Cooperation with Mongolian’s FM Tsogtbaatar Ulaanbaata

Mongolia: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday led the delegation at the on-going 6th Joint Committee for Cooperation with Mongolian Foreign Minister Damdin Tsogtbaatar. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar informed about the commencement of the meeting via his official Twitter handle.

“Reviewed all aspects of bilateral relations, especially in trade & investment, energy, mining, animal husbandry, education & capacity building & tourism,” Kumar tweeted.

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Earlier in the day Swaraj visited the Gandan Tegchenling Buddhist Monastery where she was felicitated by the monks.

 

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 We (India & Mongolia) discussed some of the pressing global challenges facing the humanity particularly terrorism and agreed to calibrate bilaterally and in international arena to ward off these evil thoughts and designs extended to support terror outfits: EAM Sushma Swaraj

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This is Swaraj’s maiden visit to Mongolia after she joined the office as the External Affairs Minister in 2014. She arrived Mongolia on Tuesday after wrapping her one-day China’s visit where she attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Beijing.




JEE Main 2018 answer key to release today on jeemain.nic.in, Here are the steps to check


JEE Main 2018 answer key to release today on jeemain.nic.in, Here are the steps to check

In the latest round of results, The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to make the answer sheets for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) exam 2018 available on April 24.

The students who appeared for the JEE exam 2018 can check their results on official website jeemain.nic.in today. The Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2018 was conducted on April 8, 2017 (pen and paper mode, offline mode) and April 15 and 16 (online mode), reported DNA.

At least 12 lakh students appeared for the JEE-M in 2018 and are awaiting their fate.


Here are the steps to check /challenge answer keys, OMR sheets for JEE Main examination 2018:

1. Visit www.jeemain.nic.in

2. Click on the link ‘View/Challenge – Answer Key of Paper 1’

3. You will be directed a new page.

5. Enter required details such as application number, date of birth and security pin.

6. Click on submit

7. You will get access to your answer sheet.

Students who are not satisfied with the response, may challenge the same by filing online application form and paying a fee. They can deposit this fee by using services like credit/debit card, Paytm and SBI Buddy.

JEE Main is a vital exam for candidates as it will pave the way for entrance in premier institutes such as IITs and NITs. JEE Main scores are used as the basis for admission into institutes with technical sources funded by the centre. Candidates who are successful and ace in their JEE Mains are then eligible to take the JEE Advanced exam.

JEE-M is conducted in two parts- Paper I and Paper II.




BJP MP’s son caught under Bihar alcohol law; opposition alleges Dalit harassment


BJP MP’s son caught under Bihar alcohol law; opposition alleges Dalit harassment

Patna: BJP Gaya MP Hari Manjhi’s son and his friend have been sent to jail for allegedly consuming alcohol, a charge denied by the ruling party lawmaker, even as opposition attacked the government, saying prohibition law was being used to target Dalits.

MP’s son Rahul Kumar Manjhi and one of his friend were caught allegedly consuming alcohol in Nama village under the Gaya Medical College police station area yesterday, Station House Officer Lal Bihari Paswan said. They were produced in a city court and sent to the Gaya Central Jail under judicial custody today.

Under the spell of a stringent anti-liquor law for over last two years, Bihar has been declared a dry state with stringent punishment for the breach of anti-liquor law. The incident is particularly embarrassing for the ruling NDA in Bihar as the BJP is a coalition partner of the JD(U) in the state government. The Gaya MP has accused the police of “falsely implicating” his son in the liquor case.


“I had informed the deputy inspector general of police of Magadh Range (Vinay Kumar) about illegal liquor trade in and around Nama village with the help of police…the police, instead of acting on my information, falsely implicated my son,” said Manjhi, a second-term BJP Lok Sabha member from Gaya (reserved) seat, told PTI.

Within hours of sending the BJP MP’s son to jail for allegedly consuming liquor, former Bihar chief minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha (S) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi today said that the prohibition law has become a “tool to send poor people to jail”. “The prohibition law has become a tool to send poor people to the jail,” Jitan Ram Manjhi told reporters at Gaya.

“Police and officials of the concerned department are making money in the garb of the prohibition law,” the HAM chief, who recently walked out of the NDA to side with Lalu Prasad, alleged. RJD vice president Shivanand Tiwari said, “The son of the MP caught under the liquor law hails from ‘mushar’ (a Dalit caste)…if it would have been the son of a ‘dabang jatti’ (dominant caste) had the same happened?

Seeing the nature of our society this question arises.” “There is a ‘natak’ (drama) going on in the name of prohibition in the state. There is no ban at all which is evident from the fact that people are using and consuming liquor openly without the fear of prohibition law,” senior Bihar RJD leader and MLA Bhai Virendra told PTI in Patna.

Ruling JD(U) MLC and spokesperson Niraj Kumar, however, said, “Prohibition law is effectively working in the state which is evident from the fact that no one is being spared, howsoever, high he/she may be. Even the son of MP has been arrested for violating the law. This shows that prohibition law is effectively working in the state.”

Reacting to senior RJD leader Shivanand Tiwary’s statement that Rahul Manjhi has been arrested because of being a Dalit, Kumar said the law is not applied as per the caste or creed of its violaters, it is applicable to everyone who violates it.   Bihar has been under total prohibition since April 5, 2016.

Reports say as Bihar completed two years of ban on country liquor on April 5 last, over 1.15 lakh people have been arrested for violating the liquor ban. Over 23 lakh litres of IMFL (Indian made Foreign liquor) and country liquor has been seized so far.




Terrorism an enemy of basic human rights, says Swaraj at SCO Foreign Ministers’ meet in China


Terrorism an enemy of basic human rights, says Swaraj at SCO Foreign Ministers’ meet in China

Beijing: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that terrorism is an enemy of the basic human rights and the fight against it should also identify States that encourage, support and finance the menace and provide sanctuary to terror groups.

Swaraj, during her address at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers here, raised the issue of global terrorism and protectionism. There are a number of challenges that are being faced by the world today, foremost being the threat of global terrorism and the imminent need to build a strong security architecture to combat it, the minister said.

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“Terrorism is an enemy of the basic human rights: of life, peace and prosperity,” Swaraj said. “Protectionism in all its forms should be rejected and efforts should be made to discipline measures that constitute barriers to trade. “India is committed to working with the SCO to strengthen our economic and investment ties.

Sushma Swaraj welcomed by China’s foreign minister Wang Yi at SCO meet
We believe that economic globalization should be more open, inclusive, equitable and balanced for mutual benefits,” Swaraj added.




Gurgaon: Dreaded criminal killed; 2 cops injured in encounter


Gurgaon: Dreaded criminal killed; 2 cops injured in encounter

Gurgaon: A dreaded criminal of Uttar Pradesh was killed and four others, including two policemen, were injured in an encounter in Noida, police said. The deceased gangster Balraj Bhati, brother of Uttar Pradesh notorious Sunder Bhati, was killed in the encounter.

A team of STF of Gurgaon police, headed by Deputy Superintendent  Rahuldev, received a specific intelligence regarding the members of Balraj Bhati gang, who was involved in various crimes in Gurgaon, Gurgaon police PRO Ravinder Kumar told PTI.

The team reached and laid a trap at the spot where three gang members, including Bhati, came in a car near Sector 37 over bridge in Noida to collect extortion money, he said. Two members of the Gurgaon STF, head constables Rajkumar and Bhupinder, were injured but they are out of danger, while a seven-year-old boy and a civilian were also injured in the firing by the criminals, he said.


The gang members were asked to surrender. In the meantime, they started firing at police and in retaliatory firing Bhati was gunned down, Kumar said.




Uttar Pradesh: 12-year-old boy sodomised, beaten up by 2 youths; accused arrested


Uttar Pradesh: 12-year-old boy sodomised, beaten up by 2 youths; accused arrested

Muzaffarnagar: A 12-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised and beaten up at a village here by two youths, who have been arrested, police said today. The incident took place yesterday.

The youths were arrested after a case was registered at the New Mandi police station based on a complaint by his parents, police said. The boy was beaten up after he tried to stop them from sexually assaulting him, they said.  Police said the victim managed to reach home and inform his parents about the incident. He is receiving treatment at a hospital here, they said.




No end to rape horror: Odisha registers three minor rape cases in three days


No end to rape horror: Odisha registers three minor rape cases in three days

Jajpur (Odisha): A minor girl was allegedly raped by a 35-year-old man at a village in Odisha‘s Jajpur district, in another incident of sexual assault of minors in the state.

The 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped at Malaanandapur on Friday evening and the accused was arrested and sent to jail yesterday on the basis of a complaint filed by the girl’s father, said Prasanta Kumar Mallha, Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Jajpur. The accused, identified as Gatikrushna Dalei of the same village, was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days after his bail plea was rejected by a court, police said.

According to the complaint filed by the girl’s father, Dalei came to his house on Friday evening and took his daughter to a shop on the pretext of buying her cold drinks.


“As Dalei is a fellow villager, we allowed our daughter to go with him,” he said in the complaint.

When the girl did not return home after one hour, the family members started a frantic search. A missing report was filed with the Sadar police station, he said.

On Saturday, some locals found the girl profusely bleeding and lying in an unconscious state in a nearby brick kiln of the village, he said. A police team reached the spot and took the girl to a local hospital. The accused was arrested after the police conducted raids at several places, the SDPO said.

Police have conducted medical examination of the victim and the accused at the district headquarters hospital in Jajpur town. The accused also confessed to the crime before the police, the SDPO said. Police said the accused was arrested under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of POCSO Act.

The incident comes close on the heels of a series of incidents of rape of minor girls in the state. Two girls – one aged six years and the other four years — were allegedly raped in Cuttack and Kendrapara districts on Saturday. Similar incidents had rocked Balasore, Kalahandi and Mayurbhanj districts of the state earlier.




Karnataka polls: BJP releases fourth list of candidates


Karnataka polls: BJP releases fourth list of candidates

New Delhi: The BJP today released its fourth list of seven candidates for the May 12 Karnataka Assembly polls.

With today’s announcement, the BJP has declared its nominees for 220 seats for the polls to the 224-member state Assembly but has withheld the names of its candidates for seats such as Varuna, from where the son of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is contesting on a Congress ticket.

BJP’s chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa’s son B Y Vijayendra was seen as a likely candidate from the seat but the party ruled out his name today.


The saffron party is making an all-out bid to oust the Congress government from the state.

The counting of the votes will be done on May 15.




Uttar Pradesh: Five-year-old girl raped in Bareilly district


Uttar Pradesh: Five-year-old girl raped in Bareilly district

Lucknow: A five-year-old girl was raped in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh by a man living in her neighbourhood, police said on Monday.

The man, whose name was not immediately known, lured the girl away and committed the crime on Sunday night in Saranaia area. The girl, a Class 1 student, was admitted to a hospital, an official said.

Police said the accused was on the run. Tension prevailed in the area as residents demanded his immediate arrest.




Rajpal Yadav cheque bounce case: Actor sentenced to 6 months in prison, granted bail


Rajpal Yadav cheque bounce case: Actor sentenced to 6 months in prison, granted bail

Delhi’s Karkardooma Court sentenced actor Rajpal Yadav to 6 months in prison, and later granted him bail in connection with a cheque bounce case. There were 7 cases against the actor & has to pay Rs 1.60 cr fine per case.




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