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Lists Of Candidates Along With Roll Number Recovered From Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee’s House: ED To Court

Lists Of Candidates Along With Roll Number Recovered From Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee’s House: ED To Court

During an investigation process, the ED recovered a list of 48 candidates along with their roll numbers, documents related to the appointment of Group D staff, and a list of candidates for other posts from the letterhead of former TMC MLA Partha Chatterjee.

As per court orders obtained by a news agency, “The Enforcement Directorate (ED) recovered the above-mentioned documents from West Bengal Industry and Commerce Minister Partha Chatterjee’s home. The ED recovered documents while searching the minister’s premises on July 22 in connection with the state school jobs scam“. 

Partha Chatterjee is a minister and the secretary general of the ruling TMC. The ED arrested him on July 23 in a case related to irregularities in the recruitment process. The scam occurred in 2016 when he was the state’s Education Minister. He is accused of using dubious measures in appointing candidates for various governmental posts.

The ED also recovered allegedly linked documents of ‘immovable properties’ and ‘companies’ of Partha Chatterjee ‘s aide and co-accused in the case, Arpita Mukherjee. The ED stated that “Chatterjee was in ‘regular contact’ with Mukherjee through a specific mobile number“.

The central agencies are investigating alleged irregularities in the recruitment of Group C and D staff and teachers in government and aided schools, as per the recommendations of the West Bengal School Service Commission and directions of the Calcutta High Court.

Kargil Vijay Diwas: President Murmu Paid Homage To Martyrs

On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, India is celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas. On this day, in 1999, the Indian army defeated the Pakistani intruders in the Kargil region of the Jammu and Kashmir state. Since then, July 26 has been dedicated to honouring the valour and sacrifice of soldiers who laid their lives in the line of duty during the Kargil war.

President Murmu, who took oath as the 15th president of India a day ago, termed the day a “Symbol of extraordinary valour“. 

From her Twitter account, the president tweeted, “Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of extraordinary valour and determination of our armed forces. I bow to all the brave soldiers who laid down their lives to protect Mother India. All the countrymen will always be indebted to them and their family members. Jai Hind!“. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also greeted the nation on this auspicious day and saluted all brave sons of the country. He tweeted, “Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of pride and glory of Maa Bharati. On this occasion, I salute all the brave sons of the country who have accomplished their valour in defence of the motherland. Jai Hind! 

In honour of the martyred soldiers, a wreath-laying ceremony was also held at the Kargil War memorial in Drass. 

India All Set To Step Into New 5G Era

India is all set to step into the new 5G era, as the auction for the 5G spectrum started online.

This time the auction process has included four major participants of the telecom industry-Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and a new entry of Adani Data networks.

In the auction, a total of 72 GHz of airwaves are available for bidding. And the participants have submitted earnest money deposits (EMDs)- a key marker of bidding intent- to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). 

According to sources, Reliance Jio has put Rs 14,000 crore, compared to Rs 5,500 crore by Bharti Airtel, Rs 2,200 crore by Vodafone Idea, and a sum of Rs 100 crore by the Adani Group. 

It is important to note that the government-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is not participating in the bidding process. Hence, its users will have to compromise with its outdated 3G networks.

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 14,830 New Cases, Recovery Rate At 98.47%

According to the latest data from the union health ministry, India has recorded 14,830 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 1,47,512. Meanwhile, the nation has registered 18,159 recoveries in the previous 24 hours, and the total recoveries have reached 4,32,46,829. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 3.48% and 4.53%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 87.31 crore Covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 202.5 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses under the nationwide vaccination drive, out of which 93.04 crore and 7.57 crore are second doses and precautionary doses, respectively.

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