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1999 IC-814 Kandahar hijacking case: Apex court admits appeal filed by convict Momin

1999 IC-814 Kandahar hijacking case: Apex court admits appeal filed by convict Momin

New Delhi, Apr 21 (UNI) The Supreme Court today granted leave and admitted the appeal filed by one of the convicts and co-conspirators, Abdul Latif Adam Momin, in the 1999 IC-814 Kandahar hijacking case in which three dreaded terrorists had been freed in exchange for the passengers of the Airbus 320. A division bench, headed by Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and also comprising Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, held,' We would hear the matter at a great length.' The Punjab and Haryana High Court had sentenced Momin to life imprisonment. Subsequently, he had challenged it in the apex court. Momin is one of the co-conspirators in the hijacking case. He was alleged to have the knowledge of the plane hijacking, according to the prosecution. The prosecution stated that there were a total of 10 accused, out of which seven had been declared as Proclaimed Offenders, (POs) by the court. Three had been sentenced to life imprisonment by a lower court in Punjab. Thereafter, only Momin was handed down the life imprisonment by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The Central Bureau of Investigation, the probe agency in the case, had challenged in the apex court the acquittal of two accused. UNI XC RP1611

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Second accident in 4 days: Prabhu offers to resign, asked to wait by PM, Railway Board chief axed

Second accident in 4 days: Prabhu offers to resign, asked to wait by PM, Railway Board chief axed

Auriyya/New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) An estimated 74 people were injured when the Capital-bound Kaifiyat express derailed after hitting a loader between Pata and Achalada stations on the Kanpur-Delhi grand trunk route in the pre-dawn hours today, four days after the Kalinga Utkal Express ran off the tracks, killing 24 people and more than a 100 injured.

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23 Aug 2017 | 7:32 PM
Indian, Pakistan troops hold flag meeting over ceasefire violations

Indian, Pakistan troops hold flag meeting over ceasefire violations

New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) Indian and Pakistan Army today held a Battalion Commander Level Flag Meeting at Chakan – Da – Bagh in Poonch Sector, in the backof numerous cease fire violations and casualties to civilian population in the past several months.

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23 Aug 2017 | 9:20 PM
No phasing out of Rs 2000 notes: Jaitley

No phasing out of Rs 2000 notes: Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) Dismissing the reports of phasing out of Rs 2000 notes, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the government wasn’t considering to put a ban on the higher value notes.

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23 Aug 2017 | 9:43 PM
NITI Aayog calls for applications for ‘Mentor India’

NITI Aayog calls for applications for ‘Mentor India’

New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) Aimed at promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship, NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) today invited application for ‘Mentor India’, a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor schools students.

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23 Aug 2017 | 8:29 PM
Blue Whale: Six children risked life in two weeks span

Blue Whale: Six children risked life in two weeks span

Shimla, Aug 23(UNI) Himachal Pradesh police today issued an advisory caution to the parent to keep vigil on their ward as six children of age group of 12 to 19 yrs have been lost their lives after commuting suicide in span of two weeks in country.

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23 Aug 2017 | 10:11 PM
Delhi High Court sets aside LG order revoking bungalow allotment to Aam Aadmi Party

Delhi High Court sets aside LG order revoking bungalow allotment to Aam Aadmi Party

New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) The single-bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru of Delhi High Court today set aside the order of the Lieutenant Governor (LG), who cancelled the allotment of a bungalow to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in central Delhi.

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23 Aug 2017 | 9:55 PM
RBI to issue new currency notes of Rs 200

RBI to issue new currency notes of Rs 200

New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon issue new currency notes of Rs 200 as the Fianance ministry has issued a notification in this regard.

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23 Aug 2017 | 9:44 PM
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