President appoints 5 Governors and one Lt. Governor

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New Delhi: President of India Ram Nath Kovind today (30 September 2017) issued orders appointing five governors and one Lieutenant Governor.

Brig. (Dr.) B. D. Mishra (Retd.) has been appointed as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Satya Pal Malik as the Governor of Bihar, Banwarilal Purohit as the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi as the Governor of Assam and Ganga Prasad as the Governor of Meghalaya.

The President has also appointed Admiral (Retd.) Devendra Kumar Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM, as the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in place of Prof Jagdish Mukhi.

The above appointments will take effect from the dates the incumbents assume charge of their respective offices.

22 dead in Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road railway station stampede

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Mumbai: When the nation was celebrating Navratri and it was time to herald Dussehra – the festival to mark the victory of good over evil – Elphinstone Road railway station in this financial capital of India, was struck by a ghastly disaster on Friday. Here 22 lives were lost and more than three dozen persons were grievously injured in a stampede as a large crowd tried to surge through a narrow rickety foot overbridge linking Parel and Elphinstone Road stations. People were rushing crushing others on the way only to escape getting drenched in rain. According a eyewitnesses, what led to the stampede was the arrival of at least three local trains within a short time.

The Union Railways Minister has ordered the Railway Board to conduct probe and submit a report into the ghastrly tragedy. Meanwhile leaders from a couple of political parties have tried to take mileage from this tragedy and issued the threat that they would not allow the Bulltet Train- Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet high speed train project between Ahmedebad and Mumbai to take off.

2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Finalists and Winners Announced

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WINNER: The Ivory Game

The 2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Finalists and Winners have been announced.

Grand Teton Award, sponsored by Panasonic goes to The Ivory Game, A Netflix Documentary, Terra Mater Film Studios and Vulcan Productions
​in association with Malaika Pictures in association with Appian Way

The Best Animal Behavior Film, sponsored by World Wildlife Fund award goes to Rise of the Warrior Apes, a KEO Films for Discovery Network International. Also awarded in this category are Planet Earth II: Islands, BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télévisions; Planet Earth II: Mountains, BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télévisions: and The Hunt: The Hardest Challenge, a Silverback Films production, made in partnership with The Open University, for BBC, co-produced with BBC Worldwide, BBC America, CCTV9 and NDR Naturfilm.


Rise of the Warrior Apes

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, draws leading filmmakers, conservationists, scientists, journalists and visionaries engaged in conservation and wildlife media to Jackson Hole. Submissions in the prestigious competition included a record-breaking 900 film entries, making this year’s festival the biggest yet. The nominated films were dazzling, inspiring, innovative and urgent. The winners were selected by a distinguished panel of international judges.

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival has extended special thanks to 150+ preliminary judges who screened 3,500 hours of film to determine the 2017 finalists.

Lalit Shastri, Editor-in-Chief Newsroom24x7 and founder President CREW (Crusade for Revival of Environment and Wildlife) was among the preliminary judges.

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3-year imprisonment and Rs. 1 million fine for former Chief Prosecutor of National Capital Territory of Delh

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New Delhi: The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Delhi has sentenced S.N.Srivastava, formerly Chief Prosecutor, National Capital Territory of Delh to undergo three years Simple Imprisonment with fine of Rs.10 lakh in a Disproportionate Assets case.

A case was registered on a complaint against Srivastava, when he was Chief Prosecutor, Govt. of NCT Delhi. He was found to be in possession of disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs. 1.9 million. This case was an offshoot of a trap in which documents pertaining to assets in the form of shares, papers of properties, car, various bank deposits and households items were recovered during searches.

After conclusion of trial, the Court found the accused guilty and convicted him