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Rs 5K reward for saving lives of accident victims

New Delhi: The Ministry of Roads and Highways has launched a scheme, ‘Good Samaritans’, whereby Rs5,000 will be given to those saving the lives of accident victims by rushing them to hospital. TNS

Registration of old cars to cost 8 times more

New Delhi: Starting from April next year, vehicle owners will have to shell out Rs5,000 for renewal of registration of the cars older than 15 years, which is eight times more than what they currently pay. PTI

Clean chit to Modi: SC to hear Jafri’s plea on Oct 26

New Delhi: The SC on Tuesday deferred to October 26 the hearing on Zakia Jafri’s petition challenging clean chit to the then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi in the 2002 post-Godhra riots. TNS

Govt mulls amending Forest Conservation Act

New Delhi: The Environment Ministry has proposed to amend the Forest Conservation Act to do away with the requirement of prior approval for development of border infrastructure on forest land. PTI

Another Kerala Cong leader quits

Kalpetta (Kerala): The Congress suffered another setback in Kerala’s Wayanad, represented by Rahul Gandhi, with former DCC president PV Balachandran quitting the party on Tuesday, alleging that the grand old party has failed to check the growth of the BJP in the country. He also slammed the style of functioning of the Congress state leadership. PTI

NCB arrests 4 more in cruise drugs case

New Delhi: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday arrested four more persons in connection with the case of seizure of banned drugs from a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast and produced them before a local court. They will be in NCB's custody till October 11. The four accused have been booked under the NDPS Act. TNS

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