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Chennai can expect rain once again

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After Mondays rain, Tuesday and Wednesday remained a warm day with clear skies. Now the good news is that Chennai and its neighbouring areas are likely to get moderate rainfall in the evenings and nights.

Officials from the Meteorological department said that Chennai recorded 37.3 mm of rainfall till 8 a.m. on Tuesday

Parts of Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram, including Poonamallee, Sriperambadur, Chembarambakkam and Red Hills, recorded 3 cm rainfall each.

The city is likely to have cloudy skies. Moderate rains or thundershowers are likely to occur in some areas during the evening and nights for the next 48 hours.

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says Respect all languages but not at the cost of Mother Tongue

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says Respect all languages but not at the cost of Mother Tongue

On Saturday West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said people should respect all languages and cultures equally but not at the cost of their mother tongues.

Her statement came after Union Home minister Amit Shah pitched for a common language for the country and said it is Hindi which is spoken the most and can unite the whole country.

Greeting people on the occasion of Hindi Diwas, Banerjee tweeted, “My best wishes to all on #HindiDiwas. We should respect all languages and cultures equally. We may learn many languages but we should never forget our mother-language.” She also posted the greetings in another tweet in Hindi.

In a series of tweets in Hindi, Home Minister Shah said, “India has many languages and every language has its importance. But it is absolutely necessary that the entire country should have one language that becomes India’s identity internationally”.

Shah said that today, if any language which can unite the country, it is Hindi that is spoken the most.

“I want to appeal to people to promote their native languages but also use Hindi to make the dream of Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi) and Sardar (Vallabhbhai) Patel of one language come true,” he tweeted.

Later, speaking at a ‘Hindi Diwas’ function in New Delhi, Shah said Hindi should reach every individual and every home in the country.

Hindi Diwas is observed to mark the decision of the Constituent Assembly to extend official language status to Hindi on this day in 1949. It was first observed in 1953.

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Rajeev Kumar ex-top cop fails to appear before CBI

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On Saturday Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar who was summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation yesterday in connection with multi-crore Saradha Chit fund Scam did not turn up at the agency’s office.

Rajeev Kumar was issued summons and asked to appear before the agency today at 10 am after the Calcutta High court withdrew protection from arrest granted to him in the case.

Rajeev Kumar, was part of a special investigation team (SIT) constituted by the state government to probe the scam before the Supreme Court transferred it to the CBI.

Earlier, the CBI had said that it needs to interrogate the former Kolkata police commissioner. He is accused of tampering with evidence.

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Kolkata HC quashes ex-top cop Rajeev Kumar’s Plea seeking protection against arrest

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The Kolkata high court on Friday vacated its order granting him protection from arrest in connection with Saradha Chit Fund Scam.

Rajeev Kumar’s prayer for quashing of the CBI notice seeking his appearance for questioning the high court said allegation of the petitioner that he has been singled out and targeted cannot be true.

Service of notice by the CBI cannot be termed as mala fide, the Kolkata High Court said. The court’s decision has now given a free hand to the CBI to arrest Rajeev Kumar.

Rajeev Kumar, who is currently the West Bengal CID Additional Director General, was part of a Special Investigation Team set up by the state government to investigate the scam before the Supreme Court handed over the case to the CBI in 2014, along with other chit fund cases.

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