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Hema Malini's driver arrested for car crash
The driver of veteran film actress and BJP MP Hema Malini, whose car met with an accident here, has been arrested, police said on Friday.
 
"We have arrested the driver of Hema Malini's car, Mahesh Thakur, a resident of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh," a police officer at Dausa, where the accident took place on Thursday evening, told IANS over phone.
 
Thakur has been arrested on charges of rash driving, causing death by negligence, besides others, the official said.
 
The actress was injured in a road accident near Dausa, over 50 km from here in Rajasthan, when her car driven by Thakur rammed into another car coming from the opposite direction.
 
A five-year-old who was in the other car was killed, while four of its other occupants have been admitted to a hospital, the officer told IANS.
 
Doctors said the parliamentarian has suffered injuries on her forehead. She underwent a surgery and a CT scan and other tests were conducted on Thursday night.
 
"She is under observation and we will issue a medical bulletin at around 11.45 a.m. today (Friday)," a Fortis hospital spokesperson said.
 
The accident on National Highway 11 occurred around 9 p.m.

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Bapoo Malcolm

2 years ago

It should be everyone's wish to get involved in an accident with Amitabh Bachhan; doesn't matter if he is in the other car; doesn't matter if he gets a scratched toe-nail; doesn't matter if you bleed to death. Think of the publicity one will get, for days on end.

When I suggested this to our garbage collector a minute back, he asked me to fight for a huge compensation ....... for his family. My services are to be pro bono!

Government releases Socio-Economic and Caste Census
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday released the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) and said that it would be an important input for policy makers.
 
"The progress which households in India have made, who are the ones who have qualitatively moved up in terms of quality of life, a document of these will be an important input for all policy makers, both at the Centre and in the states," Jaitley said while releasing the SECC here.
 
"I am sure that with the enormity of the schemes and their reaches that all governments have, this document will form the basis of helping us to target groups to support in terms of policy planning," the finance minister added.
 
The data addresses the multi-dimensionality of poverty and provides a unique opportunity for a convergent, evidence based planning with a Gram Panchayat as a unit, a finance ministry statement said.
 
The data is an opportunity to make evidence-based selection, prioritisation and targeting of beneficiaries in different programmes, the statement noted.
 
According to the statement, a total of 1.24 crore claims and objections were received of which 99.7 percent have already been resolved.
 
"The Ministry of Rural Development has taken a decision to use the SECC data in all its programmes. SECC data would have meaningful use in Housing for all, Education and Skills thrust, MGNREGA, National Food Security Act, interventions for differently able, interventions for women led households, and targeting of households/individual entitlements on evidence of deprivation," a government release said. 

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Dwarkanath Kotnis's sister Manorama is dead
Manorama S. Kotnis, a sister of the legendary medico and doyen of India-China friendship, late Dwarkanath S. Kotnis, has died in her Mumbai suburb home, a family friend said here on Friday. She was 94.
 
She had been ailing for sometime. She died late Thursday night at her Vile Parle residence.
 
The funeral rites were performed at a crematorium here on Friday morning, said former Congress legislator Krishna Hegde.
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping had met and felicitated her at a function in New Delhi in September 2014 during his visit to India.

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