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Two officials surrender
PATNA, Dec 7 (UNI) — The Special CBI Judge, Mr S.K. Lal, today remanded an IAS officer, Mr K. Arumugham, and a former Income Tax Commissioner, Mr Adip Chandra Chaudhary to judicial custody till December 11 in the fodder scam conspiracy angle case. The two officers surrendered before the court today in the conspiracy angle case 64(A)/96 which relates to fraudulent withdrawal of over Rs 97 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury. The court had issued non-bailable warrants against Mr Arumugham, Mr Chaudhary, two more IAS officers Mahesh Prasad and Beck Julius and retired IAS officer Foolchand Singh on November 13 last, instructing state Director-General of Police K.A. Jacob to arrest them and produce them before the court.

RJD leader held
PATNA, Dec 7 (PTI) — The Rashtriya Janata Dal Jehanabad District General Secretary, Mr Shivnath Prasad Yadav, was taken into custody in connection with the attack on former Bihar minister and senior Janata Dal leader Mundrika Singh Yadav at Jehanabad yesterday. The police said unidentified assailants sprayed bullets on the MLA when he was laying the foundation stone of a primary school at Golakhpur village in Jehanabad.

Rly Claims Bill
NEW DELHI, Dec 7 (PTI) — The Lok Sabha today passed a Bill for revising the salary and allowances of Chairman, Vice-Chairman and other members of the Railway Claims Tribunal with effect from January 1, 1996 on the basis of fifth Central Pay Commission’s recommendations. The Railway Claims Tribunal (Amendment) Bill, 1998, which was passed by a voice vote aims at providing an enabling provision in the Railway Claims Tribunal Act, 1987 to make rules with retrospective effect.

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Kremlin staff chief sacked
LONDON, Dec 7 (ANI) — Soon after resuming work, Russian President Boris Yeltsin today reshuffled the Kremlin staff and sacked the head of his administration Valintin Yumasheb along with three other Kremlin aides. Reports from Moscow quoted Interfax as saying that Yumashev was replaced by Nikolai Borduzha, until now Secretary of the Security Council.

Priests’ complain
NEW DELHI, Dec 7 (UNI) — The Delhi High Court today directed the crime branch of the Delhi police to expeditiously probe the complaint of the priests of the Chhattarpur temple against its management for beating them up and sacking them from their jobs. A Division Bench comprising Justice Devinder Gupta and Justice Mukul Mudgal gave the directions and disposed of the petition of the pujaris. The Bench in its brief order noted the submission of counsel for Delhi Police S.S. Gandhi that an FIR had been registered on November 30 and the probe has been transferred to the crime branch. It directed that during the probe if more offences were disclosed then appropriate sections be added to the FIR.

11 killed in Pak mishap
LAHORE, Dec 7 (ANI) — At least 11 persons, including three women, were killed and 23 others injured when a flying coach overturned after colliding with a trailer in Rawalpindi on Sunday.Fourteen of the injured were said to be in critical condition. The accident occurred when a flying coach bound for Gheb tried to overtake a van, and collided with a trailer on the Jang road and overturned. The body of the coach had to be cut to take out the injured. There were about 50 people travelling in it.Top

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