BHUBANESWAR l thursday l june 08, 2023 l `9.00 l PAGES 12 l LATE CITY EDITION 700 Indian students in Canada face deportation over fake documents The students, most of them from Punjab, had moved to Canada in 2017-19 on student visas. Their admission letters were found to be fake Twitter `16-20 lakh paid to agent to secure visa Canadian oppn leader pledges support The fraud was discovered in March, when the students applied for permanent residency in Canada. When the Canadian Border Service Agency perused the documents the students had submitted for their visas, it found the purported admission letters from Humber College in Toronto were fake. The students had paid `16-20 lakh each to a Jalandhar-based agent for moving to Canada ■ Once the students reached Canada, the agent told them to seek admission elsewhere saying Humber seats were full. He also returned some money ■ Meanwhile, Canadian opposition leader Pierre Poilievre hit out at the Justin Trudeau-led government for the decision to deport the students. He said the students came in good faith and completed their programmes June 13 When the deportation is set to start, according to the notices to students CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOgGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Wrestlers put agitation CBI collects mobile phones of officials on hold for one week A s i s h M e h ta @ Bhubaneswar Min assures chargesheet in case against sidelined WFI chief by June 15 U J W A L J A L A L I @ New Delhi Top protesting wrestlers on Wednesday agreed to suspend their agitation after Union sports minister Anurag Thakur assured that the Delhi Police probe into charges of sexual harassment against sidelined Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh will be wrapped up by June 15. “We had a very positive discussion with the protesting wrestlers... They demanded that the investigation be concluded and a chargesheet be filed by June 15. This demand was agreed by consensus,” Thakur said after having a sixhour-long discussions with the a wrestler delegation. This was the second meeting between the government and the protesting wrestlers within five days. The grapplers had met Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday night. On Wednesday top wrestlers , including Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik met Thakur and made five significant demands, including the appointment of a woman WFI chief and the scrapping of police FIRs against them for violation of Minister Anurag Thakur (L) after talks with wrestlers Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia on Wednesday | Parveen Negi law and order on May 28. “In the meeting, it was suggested by the wrestlers that the WFI elections be held by June 30 and an Internal Complaints Committee of WFI be formed that should be headed by a woman,” Thakur said, adding all of them were agreed. “Also, two names of coaches were suggested by the wrestlers who will be part of the ad-hoc committee for technical assistance,” he added. The minister said all decisions were taken unanimously , adding the wrestlers had also demanded the withdrawal of cases against various academies and sportspersons as well as not allowing Singh and his associates to participate in the election process. The government also agreed to the demand not to allow Brij Bhushan Singh, who has completed three terms as president, and his associates to contest the forthcoming elections. Bajrang Punia, while speaking to reporters after the marathon meeting, said that he was satisfied with the outcome and has decided to suspend the protest till June 15. If the government fails to deliver on its promise, the protest could be resumed, Punia said. Significantly, double World Championships medallist Vinesh Phogat, who had been spearheading the protest at the Jantar Mantar since April 23, skipped Wednesday’s meet. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday collected the data logger of Bahanaga railway station where a horrific train mishap, one of India’s deadliest, claimed at least 288 lives on June 2. Data logger, considered the black box of railways, monitors and records all activities and events in the signalling system of a railway station. It helps find the mistakes committed by signal operators, loco pilots and malfunction of signaling systems. The CBI team which began investigation yesterday took GRP is yet to receive an official order that the possession of the data logger investigation has been from Balasore GRP which taken over by the CBI. had earlier registered a case Until that, the GRP cannot in connection with the misofficially hand over all the hap. It is yet to be ascertained records related to the case whether the CBI seized the to the probe agency data logger from the Sources GRP or took a copy of it. Odisha Sources said the train GRP is yet to receive tragedy technical and forensic an official order that experts visited the acthe investigation has cident site to examine been taken over by the the up main/loop lines. CBI. Until that, the GRP can- They also inspected the panel not officially hand over all the room. Sources said the cenrecords related to the case to tral agency’s officers have the probe agency . also seized mobile phones of The CBI officers along with the station manager and a few Empty rail rakes mow down six in JJKR E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Jajpur/Bhubaneswar EVEN as the Bahanaga railway tragedy continues to send shockwaves, six labourers were mowed down by empty rakes of an engine-less monsoon reserve train at Jajpur-Keonjhar Road railway station in Jajpur district on Wednesday . The incident occurred at about 5.15 pm when the labourers were taking shelter under the stationary empty rakes after a Nor’wester hit the area. Locals said, the rakes moved, appar- ently under impact of the rain and gusty wind, running over the labourers. As many as seven labourers working on a railway project on daily wage basis had got under the stationary rakes. Six were killed while another was injured critically . The injured was rushed to the local hospital and later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after his condition deteriorated. Jajpur-Keonjhar Road railway station comes under the jurisdiction of East Coast Railway (ECoR) division. Jajpur collector Chakravarti Singh Rathore reached the spot and took stock of the situation. He said, the cause of mishap would be inquired by the Railway authorities. The ECoR said the divisional railway manager rushed to the spot. The deceased were identified as Prasant Jena (40), Goutam Samal (55), Manas Samal (35), Bhima Jena (45), Dola Gobinda Pradhan and Susanta Jena (40). The bodies were seized by Jajpur Road government railway police and sent to the community health centre at Danagadi for post mortem. other staff who were on duty on the fateful night. On June 2, initial investigation suggests, the ShalimarChennai Coromandel Express entered the loop line, instead of the main line, and crashed into a goods train already parked there. The signal was given for the up main line for Coromandel but the train entered the loop line and rammed into the goods train. The loco pilot of Coromandel, undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bhubaneswar, has maintained that he had received a green signal to proceed on the up line. Naveen announces `5L ex gratia for kin Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed grief over the incident and announced an ex gratia compensation of `5 lakh each for the kin of the deceased. The CM also announced sanction of assistance to the tune of `6.3 lakh for 21 tribal families whose houses were damaged in No’wester and hailstorm in two villages under Narayanpatna block of Koraput district.
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