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Ayodhya sadhus celebrate appointment of Das as trust head

Sadhus played Holi with flowers at Mani Ram Das Chhavni Peeth in Ayodhya, distributed sweets and offered prayers after Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas head Mahant Nritya Gopal Das was appointed chairman of the newly constituted Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra, or Ram temple trust, at its first meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday.

8 held for defrauding power dept of ?1.77 crore

Eight persons, including the deputy manager of a public sector bank, were arrested by the Sector 49 police on Wednesday for allegedly perpetrating a fraud of ?1.77 crore on the electricity department. Another deputy manager is on the run, after the power department noticed discrepancies in remittances to its account last month and filed a police complaint.

The Indian State needs administrative reforms, writes Manish Tewari

In the past, I represented a dense urban agglomeration, Ludhiana, once known as the Manchester of India, in Parliament. I now represent a predominantly rural constituency, with small towns scattered all across, called Sri Anandpur Sahib. Both are in Punjab. While both have diverse issues, one problem common to both of them is the quality of governance from the grassroot-level right to the very top of the pyramid. This is common across India.