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Banking fraud

Patiala, Dec. 20 (PTI): A tea company employee using Internet banking has found Rs 92,000 missing from his account.

Amanjit Singh, a customer of a Calcutta branch of ICICI Bank, recently received a web page on his email asking for his user name and password as the bank was “updating” its computer system, senior superintendent of police S.K. Asthana said. Singh duly filled it in, only to find that Rs 92,000 had been sent to an account in Chennai. A case has been registered.

Email threat

New Delhi (PTI): Delhi High Court has received an email purportedly from an al Qaida-affiliated outfit threatening to target several judges and blow up Parliament and the Taj Mahal.

AIDS funds

New Delhi: An international fund against three killer infections has pledged $100 million to help India provide free drugs to HIV-positive people, expand testing services and spread awareness about the disease. The Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will also provide an additional $53 million to support India’s battle against malaria.

Abu Salem

Hyderabad (PTI): Underworld don Abu Salem was remanded in judicial custody till January 3 by a court here on Thursday in a fake passport case.

Disabled help

New Delhi (PTI): Delhi High Court has said government employees with disabilities cannot be denied promotion even if they are physically unfit to discharge duties of a higher post. “Even if it is presumed that he may not be fit to discharge the duties of the post because of his disability, he has to be posted in an equivalent post with same salary,” it said, dismissing a petition filed by the Centre against an order by the Central Administrative Tribunal.

Tiger census

New Delhi (PTI): The much-awaited nationwide census of tigers will be released next month. The animal’s population in the country is estimated to have fallen by nearly 60 per cent.

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