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Suspended Aam Aadmi Party MLA Devinder Sehrawat Alleges embezzlement of donations by the Party

Aam Aadmi Party's suspended legislator Devinder Sehrawat on Monday accused Delhi's ruling party of embezzling public donations

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October 17, 2016: Aam Aadmi Party’s suspended legislator Devinder Sehrawat on Monday accused Delhi’s ruling party of “embezzling” public donations and urged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to “clarify the fraud within 48 hours”.

Sehrawat, a retired colonel, in a press conference alleged that large-scale misappropriation of money was going on in the AAP.

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“Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP is deeply mired in corruption, which is evident from vanishing of more than Rs 16 crore from the donations received from the common man,” he alleged.

https://twitter.com/ColSehrawat/status/788000676005588992

Sehrawat, who represents Bijwasan, was suspended from the AAP for anti-party activities in September.

The AAP refused to comment on Sehrawat’s allegations, saying that his allegations were not worthy of any reaction.

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Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay said, “Sudden deletion of AAP’s donation list from its website and revelation of financial irregularities in the party shows that financial scams were going on in Kejriwal’s party.” (IANS)

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

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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

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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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