The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Sunday served a notice on former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti asking her “to explain her position before it regarding the illegal recruitments in the Jammu and Kashmir Bank”. Meanwhile, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) detained Engineer Rashid, an MLA.During the course of investigation of case FIR No. 10/2019, it has surfaced that some appointments were made by the Chairman J&K Bank on references and recommendations of a few Ministers, said the ACB notice.“It may please be clarified whether such references had your endorsement, verbal or otherwise for appointments in J&K Bank,” it added. A PDP leader confirming the letter told The Hindu that the party “was expecting it since the PDP is at the forefront of unifying political parties in J&K”.Ms. Mehbooba in her tweet said: “Not surprised to receive a letter from the Anti-Corruption Bureau. Concerted efforts are being made to browbeat mainstream leaders & thwart potential efforts for a collective response. I am too small an entity vis-a-vis the cause that unites us today. Such tactics won’t work.” Earlier in the day, Ms. Mufti called for a meet of all political parties, including separatists, at 6 p.m. in Srinagar.In a separate development, Peoples United Front leader Shah Faesal said the NIA had summoned Awami Ittehad party chief Engineer Rashid to Delhi.“Er. Rashid’s credentials as a public person are known to everyone but his outspoken nature and a unique stance on Kashmir seems to have rattled some interests in Delhi. It’s surprising that a person who has been an elected MLA is being treated in the most unfair manner,” said Mr. Faesal. He demanded that the NIA should immediately conclude the investigations and send Mr. Rashid back to Srinagar as the Kashmir valley was missing him in this moment of crisis when a war-like situation had been created.
A differently-abled man was killed and two others were seriously injured when a mob allegedly thrashed them on suspicion of slaughtering a cow, in Jharkhand’s Khunti district, police said on Monday. The incident happened after local residents allegedly saw Kalantus Barla, Fagu Kacchap and Phillip Horo with the carcass of a cow near a river at Jaltanga village on Sunday and beat them up, a police officer said.While Mr. Barla died on the way to the hospital, Mr. Kacchap and Mr. Horo are being treated at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi, the officer said.Police said five persons have been detained for questioning in connection with the incident, following which villagers gheraoed Karra police station on Sunday demanding their release. The villagers ended their gherao after Sub-divisional Police Officer Rushabh Jha assured them that the detained persons would be released if they were found innocent. DIG Amol Venukat Homkar told PTI, “Five persons have been detained and preliminary investigation has found their involvement in the incident. The process of identification is on.” During inspection of the spot, police did not find any carcass but there was evidence that the persons were beaten up by the mob, Mr. Homkar said. However, no arrests have been made so far, he added.
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View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MLB near deal for rosters to expand to 26 in 2020 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I told them that we had to use Milena’s absence as motivation because it’s difficult to replace her 15, 17 points per game production so what we did was limit out errors.”Alessandrini averaged 15.7 points through her first three games and UST did limit its errors to compensate for the firepower of the Season 80 Rookie of the Year.UST, which averages 35 errors a game, managed to limit its faults to just 18 against La Salle.Rondina was again UST’s leading scorer in the game with 19 points while rookie Eya Laure had 15 with Dimdim Pacres adding eight.Dela Cruz, Norielle Ipac, and Aduke Ogunsanya had eight points apiece for the Lady Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT UST Golden Tigresses celebrate a point against the La Salle Lady Spikers in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Ailing and all, University of Santo Tomas needed only three sets to take down defending champion De La Salle, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Golden Tigresses, who played without injured star Milena Alessandrini, rolled to their third win in five games for a share of the third spot with Far Eastern University and La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Facing up against a shell-shocked La Salle side, the Golden Tigresses kept up their advances and built a 21-13 lead off of a 10-3 run after Cherry Rondina’s block on Jolina Dela Cruz.Rondina then scored on a spike that bounced off two Lady Spikers that put the Golden Tigresses at the 24-17 match point just before an erroneous Desiree Cheng attempt sealed the victory for UST.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesUST head coach Kung Fu Reyes said the team dedicated the win to the injured Alessandrini who suffered a knee injury on Saturday during UST’s match against Far Eastern University.“This is certainly a big win for us and we’re also motivated because of Amiga,” said Reyes in Filipino. “We wantedto win the game against FEU but we really came up short so now the players were mentally and physically prepared that’s why that was the outcome.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.