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8:49 PM , 31 Dec

8 Held in Raid on Hookah Bar Running Without License in Noida

Eight people were arrested on New Year's eve for illegally running hookah and liquor bars at a restaurant in Noida, police said.

The manager and seven other employees of the Sector 50-based Lama and Co were held during a joint action by the district administration and police Monday, a senior official said, adding that the establishment has been sealed.

Around 15 customers, who were present at the restaurant during the raid, were let off with a warning, Circle Officer, Noida City 3rd, Shwetabh Pandey said.

8:29 PM , 31 Dec

V K Yadav, General Manager of South Central Railway, Appointed as Chairman Railway Board

According to officials, V K Yadav, General Manager of South Central Railway, has been appointed as the Railway Board Chairman.

(Source: PTI)

7:56 PM , 31 Dec

Vatican Spokesman and His Deputy Resign

The Vatican today announced the resignations of its spokesman and his deputy, without giving any explanation.

Pope Francis "has accepted the resignation of the director and deputy director of the press office of the Vatican, Greg Burke and Paloma Garcia Ovejero, and named Alessandro Gisotti as acting director," it said in a statement.

American Burke, a member of the ultra-conservative and influential Opus Dei movement, was appointed in July 2016 after having been deputy spokesman.

In a series of tweets, Burke confirmed that he and Garcia Ovejero would step down on 1 January.

(Source: PTI)

7:48 PM , 31 Dec

NCW Seeks Report from TN over Alleged Transfusion of HIV Infected Blood to Women

The National Commission for Women sought a report from Tamil Nadu authorities over the case of two women allegedly contracting HIV from blood transfusion today.

Calling it a matter of "serious concern", NCW Chief Rekha Sharma wrote to Tamil Nadu Principal Secretary at the Department of Health and Family Welfare J Radhakrishnan and asked him to probe the matter. The official has been directed to send a report to the women’s rights body at the earliest.

A 24-year-old pregnant woman in Virudhunagar contracted HIV allegedly after being transfused contaminated blood.

Published: 31 Dec 2018, 7:03 AM IST
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