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PF loan ruling

New Delhi, June 1 (PTI): The National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission has held that not giving loan from the employee provident fund (EPF) amounted to denial of service. It also held that the management and operation of EPF was a “service” under the law.

The order was passed based on a plea by an employee of Mineral Area Development Authority challenging an order of the Jharkhand state consumer commission.

Acid attack

Bulandshahr (PTI): A girl was injured when her brother allegedly threw acid on her for being in love with a boy of another community, police said. The victim was admitted to a hospital with 55 per cent burns. A case has been registered based on the victim’s statement.

Gender rule

New Delhi (PTI): The government has ruled out inducting women officers in some paramilitary forces. A Union Public Service Commission notification makes women applicants ineligible for entry-level officer’s posts the Sashastra Seema Bal, Indo-Tibetan Border Police and the Border Security Force.

Pune blast

Mumbai (PTI): A local court has rejected the bail plea of Abdul Samad Bhatkal, a suspect in the Pune German Bakery blast, saying that since the probe is on, it will not be safe to release him. Bhatkal had asked for bail saying that there were no serious allegations against him.Jet pilot

Mumbai (PTI): Police have decided to take the Jet Airways co-pilot Varun Agrawal, arrested on charges of raping an air hostess, to the temple where he alleged got engaged with the victim for gathering circumstantial evidence.

Bribe case

Erode (PTI): Two officials of the Tamil Nadu handloom department have been arrested while allegedly receiving bribe, police said. The officials had demanded Rs 3.5 lakh for starting a co-operative power loom society here.

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