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Gorakhpur tragedy: Chief secretary submits report, action follows

Gorakhpur tragedy: Chief secretary submits report, action follows

Having received the probe report by the chief secretary late Tuesday evening, the state government has also ordered the lodging of FIRs against half a dozen officials and top authorities of BRD Medical College. Shukla has been accused of interference in the hospital adminstration and of seeking commission in purchase of surgical equipment. The panel has recommended a special audit by the CAG into supply of medicines and chemicals in the medical college for the last three years.


Texas governor activates State Operations Center ahead of storm

Texas governor activates State Operations Center ahead of storm

After Harvey reformed into a tropical depression Wednesday morning, it was expected to be upgraded to a tropical storm Wednesday before heading toward Texas, according to a 10 a.m. Hurricane forecasters warned that Harvey could deliver heavy rain, from 10 to 15 inches across the region, with some places receiving as much as 20 inches increasing the risk of unsafe flooding.


Amid regional crisis, Qatar restores diplomatic ties to Iran

Amid regional crisis, Qatar restores diplomatic ties to Iran

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs is still waiting for any response from the Ministry of Haj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia to complete the procedures concerning the pilgrims of Qatar, as is the case between the two countries in the past.


UDF Calls for Health Minister's Resignation, Boycotts Assembly

UDF Calls for Health Minister's Resignation, Boycotts Assembly

Five MLAs who have been demanding minister K K Shylaja's resignation over mismanagement of admissions to private self-financing medical colleges were joined by other members of the opposition on Wednesday. In a bid to put pressure on the government, they also chose to boycott the minister in the assembly and objected to the tabling of the Kerala Medical Education Bill by her.


Citizenship scandal MPs face nervous wait for High Court ruling

Citizenship scandal MPs face nervous wait for High Court ruling

Mr Ludlam, who resigned on July 14, became an Australian citizen when 19 and like Senator Roberts will be tested as to whether he took reasonable steps to renounce his allegiance to a foreign power. As a safety net, the National's leader has already renounced the New Zealand citizenship he held by descent, meaning he would be free to recontest his seat.