CBI arrests FCI manager for taking bribe

The CBI on Wednesday arrested the commercial manager of Food Corporation of India (FCI) for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 92,000 at his office in Kanpur. A CBI official said Sidhartha Shekhar Gautam had allegedly demanded the bribe from Rameshwar Lal, the manager of M/S RB Kisan Kendra Pvt Ltd in Kanpur. An official said the accused will be produced before a CBI court in Lucknow on Thursday .

Lucknow Mahotsav extended till December 9

Lucknow: The ongoing Lucknow Mahotsav has been extended for three days till December 9. Governor B L Joshi will be the chief guest at the concluding ceremony. District Magistrate Anurag Yadav said the mahotsav had been extended following demands of visitors. Cultural programmes will also take place on the extended days.

Awadhpal son, 4 aides booked in murder case

Etah: The son of a former Uttar Pradesh minister and his four accomplices have been booked for killing a 40-year-old man in Lalpur Gadhi village of the district. Ranjit Yadav, son of former minister Awadhpal Singh, and four others were booked on a complaint filed at Jaithra police station by Surajpal, who accused them of killing his relative Sonepal last Tuesday over a dispute, the police said. The complainant alleged that Sonepal was crushed to death by a tractor driven by one of the accused.

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