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Madhya Pradesh: Police Recovers Rs 47 lakh in cash from a car which was on the way to Amravati in Maharashtra

A local resident, Govind, was taking the money to Amravati to exchange illegally with lower denomination notes

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Chhindwara, November 14, 2016: The police on Monday recovered Rs 47 lakh in cash in now demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 from a car, which was on way to Amravati in Maharashtra from here, a senior official said.

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The Income Tax Department has been informed about the recovery of the illegal currency notes, said Superintendent of Police J.J. Pathak.

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Pathak told IANS: “Mohgaon police got the information about cash being carried in a car to Amravati. Acting on the tip-off, an Indigo car was searched and the money was found in bags. The entire Rs 47 lakh was in old Rs 500/1,000 notes.”

A local resident, Govind, was taking the money to Amravati to exchange illegally with lower denomination notes, according to the police officer.

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The central government demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 dnomination on November 8 to curb black money in the country as also to break the back of terror outfits thriving on black money and fake currency notes. (IANS)

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Income Tax Department Raids over 50 places in NCR, Recovers Rs 7 Crore

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Income Tax Department Raids in NCR. ians

New Delhi, Oct 7: The Income Tax Department on Saturday raided over 50 premises belonging to a leading auto spare parts manufacturing firm in the National Capital Region and recovered cash worth Rs seven crore, officials said.

An Income Tax Department official requesting anonymity told IANS that the searches were carried out at offices and properties of the Jai Bharat Maruti Group across Delhi, Harayana’s Gurugram and Faridabad and Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad.

Besides the cash, three kg of gold was also recovered.

According to Income Tax Department officials, the Jai Bharat Maruti Group, is a leading supplier of automobile spare parts to firms like Maruti Suzuki and Ashok Leyland.

The official also said that the raids were being carried out since Thursday. (IANS)

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Raja Chari: Indian American Astronaut chosen by NASA

Raja Chari, an American of Indian descent, has been chosen by NASA as one of the 12 astronauts for a new space mission.

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  • Raja Chari is an American of Indian descent chosen by NASA for the new batch of astronauts
  • Currently, he is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force
  • Chari will have to go through two years of astronaut training which begins in August

June 06, 2017: NASA has chosen 12 astronauts out of a record-breaking 18,300 applications for upcoming space missions. An American of Indian descent, Raja Chari, has successfully earned his spot in the top 12.

The astronauts were selected on the basis of expertise, education, and physical tests. This batch of 12 astronauts is the largest group selected by NASA since two decades. The group consisting of 7 men and 5 women surpassed the minimum requirements of NASA.

Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Chari graduated from Air Force Academy in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Astronautical Engineering and Engineering Science. He went on to complete his master’s in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The astronaut is also a graduate of US Naval Test Pilot School.

Currently, Raja Chari is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force. He is the commander of 461st Flight Test Squadron and director of the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

After Late Kalpana Chawla, Lt. Col. Raja Chari is the second Indian American astronaut chosen by NASA.

The 12 astronauts will have to go through two years of training. Upon completion, they will be assigned their missions ranging from research at the International Space Station, launching from American soil on spacecraft by private companies, to flying on deep space missions on NASA’s Orion Spacecraft.

The US Vice-President Mike Pence visited the Johnson Space Centre in Houston to announce and congratulate the new batch. Pence also said that President Trump is “fully committed” to NASA’s missions in space.

by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2393

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Over 5,000 Plant Varieties in Last 3 Years sent in by Tribal Farmers to protect the species : Minister

Tribal Farmers
tribal farmers submitted more than 5,000 plant varieties in last three years (representational Image). Wikimedia

New Delhi, June 8, 2017: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Wednesday said tribal farmers submitted more than 5,000 plant varieties in last three years through Krishi Vigyan Kendras for registration at the Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Rights Authority.

It will play an important role in the development of climate resilient and sustainable varieties in future, he said at the National Workshop on Empowerment of Farmers of Tribal Areas here.

“New technological innovations in agriculture must reach to the fields of tribal areas but before taking such steps we must keep in mind the unique conditions of these areas, which are the gift of nature and therefore, we should promote natural farming in those areas,” he said, as per an official release. (IANS)

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