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UP woman IAS officer reports to Revenue board

Amid demands by opposition parties to revoke her suspension, IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal has reported to the Revenue Board, sources said on Wednesday. Nagpal, who was suspended on 27th July night as Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar district, met the Revenue Board Chairman Jagan Mathews on Tuesday evening, they said.
28-year-old Nagpal, a 2009 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre shifted to UP cadre in August last year, was suspended for demolishing a wall of a religious place but opposition allege that her crackdown on mining activities led to the suspension.
Nagpal was in news for curbing illegal mining activities in the district and got over two dozen FIR registered against those involved in illegal sand mining in G B Nagar.
Special flying squads were formed by the officer to stop the raging menace along Yamuna and Hindon rivers in western Uttar Pradesh.
On Tuesday, Nagpal's suspension was challenged in the Allahabad High Court through a public interest litigation (PIL…
India-born Mamnoon Hussain elected as Pakistan's 12th Prez India-born Mamnoon Hussain, a close aide of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Tuesday was elected as the 12th President of Pakistan and will replace incumbent Asif Ali Zardari in September. Hussain emerged as a clear winner in the one-sided contest with ex-judge Wajihuddin Ahmad of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party, state media reported. Pakistan People's Party withdrew its candidate Raza Rabbani and boycotted the election in protest to the date of polls being changed. The polling started at 10.00 AM amidst tight security arrangements. Born in the historic city of Agra, Hussain, who belongs to an Urdu-speaking ethnic group that migrated from India during partition in 1947, was the candidate of ruling PML-N government. Over 1,000 members of the national parliament and four provincial assemblies cast their ballots to elect largely ceremonial head of the state. The office of the president is ceremonial in Pakistan but he is still the…

News around the globe

Explosions rock city in Nigeria’s At least 15 people were killed in a series of explosions in a Christian area of the Nigerian city of Kano on Monday night. "In all bomb attacks 15 were killed," a policeman in Kano told Reuters, asking not to be named. Meanwhile, a mortuary attendant at a local hospital had told AP that at least ten bodies were recovered from the scene following the attack - one of which appeared to have been planted in a parked Mercedes-Benz. “There is confusion all over the place. There were four huge explosions, so huge that they shook the whole area. Everywhere is enveloped in smoke and dust," fruit vendor Chinyere Madu told AFP. The blasts took place in the Sabon Gari neighborhood and reportedly targeted Enugu Street – a strip filled with outdoor bars and eateries. Resident Kola Oyebanji told AFP that she believed the explosions focused on the "beer parlors," although authorities did not comment. At least 22 people died when the same are…
AN ARMED ROBBERY €40 MILLION WORTH JEWELS STOLEN IN CANNES IN THE FRENCH RIVIERA RESORT OF CANNES.  An armed man has robbed a jewelry exhibition in the French Riviera resort of Cannes on Sunday, escaping with jewels worth around 40 million euro ($53 million), media  reports. The investigators say the crime took place in broad daylight at the Carlton Hotel on the promenade in Cannes, which is well-known for its annual film festival. During the film festival this May, thieves stole jewelry worth $1.4 million that was due to be loaned to movie stars from another local hotel. Media agencies 
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Categories : Uncategorized Polls open in Mali presidential election28072013 Malians have started casting votes for a new president, as polls have opened across the country. Twenty-seven candidates have wrapped up their campaigns amid a turbulent 18 months since the overthrow of the last democratically-elected government and Mali being plunged into a bloody battle …