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  • Raghubar asks RRDA to work for improving public amenities
  • MP Assembly's 12-day session from Nov 27
  • Kottayam-Kochi Rubber Market Rates
  • No interest on compensation money paid by farmers whose land acquired for Dadupur Nalvi canal: CM
  • Govt's 'Muscular approach' has failed in J & K: Chidambaram
  • Kashmir issue: Mehbooba, Omar welcome appointment of interlocutor
  • District Education Officer of Darbhanga suspended
  • We are watching performance of govt: MGP
  • Tillerson pays flying visit to Afghanistan to discuss US strategy
  • Bus depot roof collapse, HC seeks report from TN govt
  • 9 police inspectors promoted to DSP rank in Haryana
  • Arunachal Deputy CM urges for strict implementation of road safety measures to minimise accidents
  • Haryana increases monthly honorarium of anganwadi staff
  • Illegal Telephone exchange case adjourned to Nov 10
  • Bangladesh "foremost" among neighbours, says Sushma Swaraj
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China's most-wanted fugitive jailed for eight years for graft

BEIJING, Oct 13 (Reuters) A Chinese court on Friday jailed the country's number one most wanted fugitive for eight years for graft and taking bribes, state media said.
Yang Xiuzhu, a former deputy mayor of Wenzhou city in the booming eastern province of Zhejiang, gave herself in to Chinese authorities late last year, returning from the United States after spending 13 years in hiding.
China ranked Yang top in a 2015 list of its 100 most wanted graft suspects who were targeted with Interpol red notices. Many on the list had fled to the United States, Canada or Australia. Some 48 have since returned to China.
Yang's prison sentence and a fine of 800,000 yuan ($121,500) was announced by the People's Intermediate Court in Hangzhou, the official Xinhua news agency said on social media.
The court gave Yang a reduced sentence as she had expressed regret, pleaded guilty and actively returned her illegal gains, as well returned to China, Xinhua reported.
In under three years in her position at the construction bureau, Yang had embezzled nearly 20 million yuan in public funds and had accepted over 7 million yuan in gifts. Just under 27 million yuan of this had been recovered, the court said.
It was not possible to reach Yang or a representative for comment.
President Xi Jinping's war on graft has spread beyond China's borders with overseas searches dubbed Operation Fox Hunt and Sky Net hunting down officials and business executives who fled overseas with their assets.
Wary that suspects might not get a fair trial and that accusations may be politically motivated, some developed nations have been hesitant to comply with Beijing's requests to return people to China.
Yang told Reuters in 2015 that she was innocent and called the most-wanted list a political document targeting enemies of the current regime rather than a roster of criminals.
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New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Under attack for allegedly bribing one Gujarat Patidar community leader with a bribe of Rs 1 crore to make him join the saffron outfit, the ruling BJP on Monday dismissed the charge and said "truth" cannot be hidden as it is the Congress that has always flourished with the politics of "falsehood and corruption".

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Govt's 'Muscular approach' has failed in J & K: Chidambaram

23 Oct 2017 | 6:44 PM

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Reacting to the Central Goverment appointing former IB chief Dineshwar Sharma as its representative to hold talks with all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress on Monday said it was an admission by the Government that the 'muscular approach' has failed in Jammu and Kashmir.

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