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Criminal charges fall despite rise in recorded crime

[ad_1] Image caption The reduction in charges follow a period of cuts for the police The number of criminal charges being brought in England and Wales has been falling - despite more crimes being recorded in the same period.BBC analysis of Home Office data for Panorama shows 527,000 charges were brought in 2016-17 - a fall of 65,000 on 2014-15. Meanwhile, the number of crimes recorded rose by nearly 750,000.Police

‘Pension mountain’ needed by older tenants

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Tenants who will still be paying rent when they retire will need a pension pot of up to £445,000 to avoid falling living standards, research suggests.The calculations come from analysis by pension provider Royal London which said savers needed a "pension mountain" for older age.It comes after the BBC reported concerns among the growing number of middle-age private tenants in the UK.Many said they faced

MPs criticise government clean energy policies

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Heavy criticism has been levelled at UK government energy policies by two separate parliamentary committees.The Environmental Audit Committee says ill-thought out policies caused a dive in clean energy investment, which fell 10% in 2016, and 56% last year. And the Public Accounts Committee says a government scheme to encourage clean heat is a failure that often produces dirty heat.The government says it is determined to meet
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Karnataka election: Congress plays JD(Ace) to trump BJP’s higher tally | India News

[ad_1] In 1996, when JD(S) national president HD Deve Gowda became the PM with just 16 Members of Parliament, not many believed the luck that had favoured the regional party from the South. Twenty-two years later, having won 15% of seats in the Karnataka assembly, a similar situation has risen in the state - Gowda's son and JD (S) state president HD Kumaraswamy is on the cusp of becoming the

Windrush: Sixty-three people may have been wrongly removed

[ad_1] Image caption Mr Javid became home secretary last month Sixty three members of the Windrush generation could have been wrongfully removed or deported from the UK since 2002, the home secretary has said.Sajid Javid told the Home Affairs Select Committee 32 were foreign offenders and 31 people removed by officials, rather than a court order.He said the figures were provisional.It was the first time specific numbers have been outlined
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Who should get first call to form govt in Karnataka? Jury’s out | India News

[ad_1] Whom should the Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala invite first to form the new government: The BJP, which is the single-largest party with a tally of 104 - eight short of the majority mark of 112 - or the Congress-JD(S) post-poll alliance, with 116 seats between them? In matters of government formation, the party or coalition that is invited first has a clear upper hand - both in terms of
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Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R Vala: Old RSS hand, mantri under CM Narendra Modi | India News

[ad_1] AHMEDABAD/BENGALURU: Karnataka governor Vajubhai R Vala, 79, an old BJP warhorse, has spent close to six decades in public life, holding key portfolios like finance minister of Gujarat and Speaker of its Assembly. But nothing that he's done before, including presenting the Gujarat budget a record 18 times, will be as important as what he will do over the next few days. With Karnataka throwing up a fractured verdict,