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Published: 21st February 2016 05:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2016 05:35 AM   |  A+A-

Surety Forfeited from Pachauri after Lapse

A Delhi court on Saturday forfeited the surety bond of TERI’s executive Vice Chairman R K Pachauri, facing sexual harassment charges by a former woman colleague, saying that he has deliberately violated travel conditions imposed on him by overstaying abroad. The court ordered that the surety bond of Rs 4 lakh, furnished by Pachauri be forfeited and the amount should be deposited by Monday. The court said Pachauri has failed to return to India as per schedule from Sharjah, where he had gone to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on February 16, and there was nothing on record to show that the schedule of the event was changed at the last minute. 

Awards Presented to  Woman Achievers

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Saturday gave away awards to women achievers, cancer survivors and disabled children among others. The awardees were also included people who had given up drugs. The awards were instituted by Sun Foundation, a charitable institution operating from Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Maneka invited the Sun Foundation to set up training centres in Phulkari embroidery for women in her constituency Pilibhit. The award ceremony was preceded by a cultural programme which included a short film on the theme of saving the girl child. The foundation was established in 1998 in New Delhi by Vikramjit S Sahney.  

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