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SC stays Calcutta HC order canceling school jobs
New Delhi, May 7: The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the Calcutta High Court order invalidating the appointment of 25,753 teachers and non-teaching staff made by the state’s School Service Commission (SSC) in state-run and state-aided schools. A bench comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra, however, permitted the CBI to continue with its investigation and probe even members of the state cabinet. The top court, however, asked the CBI not to take any precipitate action like arresting a suspect during the investigation. (PTI)

Over 1.5 cr people eligible to vote in Delhi
New Delhi, May 7: Over 1.5 crore voters in the national capital, more than 8.85 lakh voters from last polls are eligible to vote on May 25, election officials said on Tuesday. P Krishnamurthy, the Chief Electoral Officer Delhi, said amongst the voters, 2.52 lakh are first-time voters. Over 82 lakh voters are men and more than 69 lakh are women, he said. The number of third genders in this election is 1,228, he said. The election commission has made facility of more than 13,000 polling stations at 2627 locations. The gender ratio has also increased by 33 points to 851 this time from 818 in 2019, the election official said. (PTI)

Stalin felicitates only trans woman to clear board exams
Chennai, May 7: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Tuesday felicitated Nivetha (20), the only trans woman to appear for and clear the Class 12 board examination in the state. The Chief Minister felicitated Nivetha at his chamber in the presence of Minister for School Education, Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi, and Chief Secretary, Shiv Das Meena. A total of 7,60,606 students appeared for the Class 12 board examination in the state this year. (IANS)

Case against loco pilot for killing jumbo
Palakkad, May 7: The Kerala Forest Department has registered a case against a loco pilot controlling the Chennai-bound Trivandrum Mail for knocking down a wild elephant, which later died due to the impact of getting hit by the moving train. The female elephant, according to the Forest Department, was 35-years-old. The incident occurred in the wee hours of Tuesday when the train was passing through the forest areas of Walayar-Kanjikode in Palakkad district. (IANS)

Woman tortures husband with cigarette burns
Bijnor, May 7: A woman was arrested after she allegedly tried to kill her husband by tying his hands and legs, burning him with cigarettes and strangulating him, police said on Tuesday. According to the complaint filed by the victim, his wife, Mehar Jahan mixed some intoxicating substance in his milk on the night of April 29. A purported CCTV footage of the incident surfaced online showing Mehar Jahan smoking next to her husband who was tied to a bed. She burnt him with a cigarette, sat on his chest and tried to strangulate him. (PTI)


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