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Centre decides to grant special dispensation to 9 Sikh prisoners

Centre decides to grant special dispensation to 9 Sikh prisoners

New Delhi, Sep 28 (UNI) The Centre on Saturday decided to grant special dispensation to nine Sikh prisoners across the country on the occasion of 550 birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev as a humanitarian gesture.

In one case, the decision has been taken to commute the death sentence to life imprisonment, and in remaining eight cases, decision has been taken for premature release of prisoners serving life sentences and other sentences, through special remission, a Union home ministry said in a statement.

These individuals were convicted by various courts across the country for the offences committed by them during the militancy period in Punjab.

The State Governments and Union Territories concerned have been sent a communication from the Union Home Ministry for release of these Sikh prisoners.

This decision has been taken as a token of goodwill in response to the long pending demands of release of Sikh prisoners articulated by various sections of the Sikh community.

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Army asks its personnel to uninstall 89 apps

09 Jul 2020 | 12:10 AM

New Delhi, Jul 8 (UNI) After the government banned 59 Chinese apps, now the Indian Army on Wednesday asked its officers and jawans to immediately uninstall their Facebook accounts.

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Veteran Bollywood actor Jagdeep no more

09 Jul 2020 | 12:08 AM

New Delhi, Jul 8 (UNI) Veteran Bollywood actor Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffrey, famously known as Jagdeep passed away on Wednesday at his Bandra residence due to age-related issues.

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MHA suspends J&K cadre IPS Basant Rath for gross misconduct & misbehavior

MHA suspends J&K cadre IPS Basant Rath for gross misconduct & misbehavior

08 Jul 2020 | 11:54 PM

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New Delhi, Jul 8 (UNI) Ministry of Home Affairs suspended Jammu and Kashmir cadre IPS officer of 2000-batch Basant Rath for alleged instances gross misconduct and misbehavior.

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MHA suspends J&K IPS Basanh Rath cadre for gross misconduct & misbehavior

MHA suspends J&K IPS Basanh Rath cadre for gross misconduct & misbehavior

08 Jul 2020 | 11:41 PM

New Delhi, Jul 8 (UNI) Ministry of Home Affairs suspended Jammu and Kashmir cadre IPS officer of 2000 batch Basant Rath for alleged instances gross misconduct and misbehavior.

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BSF nabs woman smuggler at Panitar in North 24 Pargana district in WB

BSF nabs woman smuggler at Panitar in North 24 Pargana district in WB

08 Jul 2020 | 11:30 PM

New Delhi, Jul 8 (UNI) India’s premier border guarding force BSF on Tuesday nabbed a woman smuggler at Panitar in North 24 Pargana district in West Bengal who was attempting to smuggle fish eggs and dimples concealed in a cavity of a gas cylinder.
According to BSF,around 1730 hrs, at Border Outpost Panitar in North 24 Pargana, the border guards of 153 Battalion marked suspicious activity of a woman who was very easily by picking up an LPG cylinder which raised the doubts and the women was questioned by a lady conastable.

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