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Published: 09th February 2016 05:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th February 2016 05:21 AM   |  A+A-

CHANDIGARH

Don’t Bring Anarchy to Punjab, Capt Warns AAP        

Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday warned the Aam Aadmi Party not to behave as anarchists, saying Punjab can’t afford another era of violence and bloodshed. “If you want to come to Punjab, come as a democratic party and not as anarchists crying inqilab (revolution),” he said, while referring to the circulation of posters in different villages exhorting people to join “the revolution”. After inducting senior leaders Deepinder Singh Dhillon and Harry Mann into the party, Amarinder said, “The resignation of the two senior leaders from the Shiromani Akali Dal and their joining the Congress were reflective of the anti-SAD mood prevailing in the State.”

Delhi Govt Moots CBI Probe into Boy’s Death             

The Delhi Government on Monday recommended a CBI probe into the mysterious death of six year-old student Devansh Kakora at Delhi’s Ryan International School on January 30. A senior CBI officer said they couldn’t take up the case if the state government has directly referred the case to them. “The recommendation should come through Ministry of Home Affairs,” he said. Meanwhile, the initial post-mortem report suggested that he died of drowning, Delhi police said.  “Suffice to say that the postmortem report does not prima facie indicate any sexual assault,” said Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi. However, AIIMs doctors said they have not ruled out sexual assault  in the case. “We have not yet submitted the final postmortem report,” said a senior AIIMS doctor.  

Bank Staff Hit by Jat Quota Repeal Move SC           

The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Centre on the petitions filed by many banking professionals who were removed from their jobs after the court nullified the Jat community reservation. A division Bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi  asked the Centre to file a detailed reply within four weeks. These banking professionals – most of them working as Probationary Officers in SBI, IDBI and Bank of Baroda – have approached the SC seeking reappointment. In another case, the Supreme Court expressed concern over the drying up of the Ganga at various spots with the increase in the number of hydel projects on the river. The court said, “Ganga already running in patches for kilometers and kilometres, does the river need more Hydel projects now at all.” 

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