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Indians question daytime condom ads ban

The government says condom ads are inappropriate for children but Indians are split on the issue.

Rajasthan murder: Woman denies she was ‘rescued’ by accused

Days after a viral video of a Rajasthan man getting hacked to death in the name of love jihad went viral, the woman, who accused Shyamlal Regar referred to as his ‘Hindu sister’, has said she has nothing to do with him, and he did not try and save her, as he had told the police.According to an Indian Express report, the woman, now aged 20, said she went to West Bengal with one Mohammed Bablu Sheikh. She returned in 2013 on her own because she did not like it there. She now lives in Rajasthan with her mother and brother.The woman told the daily that she knew Regar as he belonged to the same community and had even tied a rakhi on his hand. When she told her mother that she wanted to return to Rajasthan, Regar volunteered to bring her back. “I refused to go with him and said that I will come back on my own,” she said. Also read’I am a normal person,’ says accused in gruesome Rajasthan murder videoThe woman said it was unfair to say that Regar murdered Mohammad Afrazul because of this incident. “He knew Bengali contractors and labourers in Rajsamand because until establishing his marble business, he worked as a labourer,” said the woman.The woman has also denied Regar’s claims that Bablu Sheikh’s associates were threatening him for ‘rescuing the woman’, stating that she had not been in contact with Sheikh since she left Malda in 2013.Also readDNA Edit: Act of wanton crueltyThe news of the murder went viral after a video of the horrific killing was circulated on social media. In the video, Regar is seen repeatedly attacking Afrazul with a sickle, dousing his fallen body with kerosene and burning him alive.Raigar does not have a criminal background, as was being thought earlier. “He was a marble trader for nearly a decade, primarily operating in Rajsamand, Gurugram, and Anand in Gujarat. His parents live in Anand but are originally from Rajasthan. He has three daughters and the youngest is undergoing treatment for a mental disorder. She also gets a government pension,” Srivastav said.Commenting on the incident, DGP O P Galhotra said:”It is a heinous act that no person of sane mind would ever commit. The home minister had directed to form an SIT under SP, Rajsamand. The investigation was completed within 24 hours, and the main accused was arrested. He is being interrogated. Since the investigation is in a preliminary stage, not much can be said right now.”

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Centre offers Rs 2.5 lakh for every inter-caste marriage involving a Dalit

The government has removed the income ceiling of Rs 5 lakh per annum for recently married inter-caste couples, where either the bride or the bridegroom is a Dalit, to become eligible for a financial incentive of Rs 2.5 lakh. The ‘Dr Ambedkar scheme for social Integration through inter caste marriage’, which was started in 2013 to promote inter-caste marriages, was till now applicable only for couples with a total annual income of Rs 5 lakh or lower. The objective of the scheme is to “appreciate the socially bold step,” and to extend financial help to the couple to enable them to “settle down in the initial phase of their married life.”Also readOdisha doubles incentive to encourage inter-caste marriagesThe scheme targets at least 500 such marriages each year, though it has not crossed 100 in any year so far since its inception. Other eligibility criteria of the scheme is that the marriage should be registered under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.Other pre-conditions are that it should be their first marriage and the proposal should be submitted within a year of marriage.According to a report by The Indian Express, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, in a recent order to states, has directed that “the condition that the total income of the newly-wedded couple will not exceed Rs 5 lakh per annum” be scrapped , and there will be “no income limit for incentive under the scheme”.Also readRamdas Athawale blames inter-caste marriages for atrocities against Dalits; demands right to carry gunsThe ministry also made it mandatory for the couples to submit their Aadhaar numbers and details of their Aadhaar-linked joint bank account. Although the Centre has target of 500 couples a year, it has never been met since the scheme was started in 2013. Only five couples were given the incentive in 2014-15. In 2015-16, 522 applied under the scheme but only 72 applications were approved. Last year, only 45 of the 736 applications were approved.
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Chandigarh gangrape| MP Kirron Kher warns girls not to board autorickshaw when men are already sitting inside

Member of Parliament Kirron Kher has stirred a controversy with her comments on Chandigarh gangrape case. In a nation where majority of the population commutes by public transport including shared autorickshaws, our dear minister suggests that girls should avoid travelling in them for safety measures.At a press conference in Chandigarh, the actress turned politician was asked about the gangrape of a 22 year old girl in a moving autorickshaw by three men. Kirron Kher said, “Bachi ki samajhdaari ko bhi main thoda sa kehna chahti hun… saari bachiyon ko.. ki already jab koi teen aadmi baithe hue hain uske andar… to aapko usme bethna nahi chaeye tha ( The young girl should have been a bit careful. I would like to suggest all girls to sit in an autorikshaw when there already three men sitting inside) ….I am saying this to protect the girls.” The incident was reported a few days back when the woman had taken an auto to go back to her paying guest accommodation in Mohali. She was returning back after attending a stenography class in Sector 37. The girl was raped in the moving auto by three men who later dumped her in Sector 53. She was spotted by the passersby, who informed the police.Also read21-year-old girl gang-raped in ChandigarhA report in The Indian Express also quotes Kirron Kher sharing her own experience of travelling in a public transport.. “Hum log bhi kabhi taxi lete the Mumbai mein… to kisi na kisi ko bhi..jo hamare sath hota tha… usse taxi ka number likha dete the( We also communte by taxis in Mumbai and always share details of the cab with our close family or friend).. because we want our safety as girls.. I remember as a girl… so mujhe lagta hai hum sab ko aaj kal ke zamane mein in cheezon ke liye sakhat hona padega (I feel that in these times, we also have to be more careful about these things),” she said.Expressing pain over the incident, she said, “I feel really sad for the victim.” The MP also pitched for the need for the families to educate their boys. Questioned about the absence of the Women’s Commission in Chandigarh, she said what was the need for a Mahila Aayog when the city has a woman MP , a woman mayor and a woman SSP.
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Bengaluru: Cabbie assaulted by three for not being able to speak in Hindi

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A cab drive in Bengaluru was beaten up by a group of three men after they got into an argument over his inability to speak in Hindi, the New Indian Express reported. The three men, who work for a private firm, have been arrested.The incident took place on Saturday night when Jagdish, the driver, was on a night shift and went to pick up the accused, identified as Param, from Hebbal junction. Param had reportedly mentioned a location near his residence as his drop-off point. Along the way, Param demanded that he be dropped at the exact location and began arguing with Jagdish in Hindi. However, the driver did not speak the language and responed in Kannada. The accused then called two of his friends who reached the spot and assaulted the driver.The driver then approached the police and gave video footage of the incident as evidence. Param and his accomplice were arrested. While Param hails from Himachal, his accomplice, identified only as Thakur, hails from Delhi.

After Panama Papers, Amitabh Bachchan’s name appears in Paradise Papers

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After his name appeared in the Panama Papers, veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan’s name has appeared in the Paradise papers as well. According to the report by ICIJ, in collaboration with The Indian Express, Bachchan became a shareholder of a digital media company in 2000. However, it is not clear if the shareholding was disclosed to the Reserve Bank of India, as at the time all investments made abroad by resident Indians required RBI permission. This changed in 2004 after the Liberalised Remittance Shceme was introduced.Appleby records Bachchan and Silicon Valley venture investor Navin Chaddha as shareholders of Jalva Media Ltd on June 19, 2002. The company was set up in Bermuda on July 20, 2000 and dissolved in 2005.The company was launched by four Indian entrepreneurs in California in January 2000, with the Indian arm – Jalva Media India Pvt Ltd – being set up in February 2000. A third company was set up in Bermuda in July that year. In October 2005, Appleby stating that Jalva-Bermuda, listed as “bad debtor”, “shall stand dissolved”. Appleby had already terminated services to the company on January 14, 2004.Jalva-India survived on paper till it opted for the ‘Easy Exit Scheme 2011’ of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, for being “inoperative for the past six years due to the reason of business not being successful.” A

Senior India lawyer quits over mob lynching case

He was giving improper help to lawyers of a man accused of killing a Muslim teenager, a judge says.

Mohali: One month after murder of senior scribe KJ Singh, his mother, SIT releases sketches of 5 suspects

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Special Invetigation Team (SIT) investigating the murder of senior journalist KJ Singh and his mother Gurcharan Kaur on Saturday released the pictures of five suspects who allegedly murdered the duo last month in Mohali.According to an Indian Express report, the Mohali SP(D) Harbir Singh Atwal said that the images were released after analysing CCTV footage of several cameras installed in the locality. “Out of the five men, two were wearing turbans while three have a hair cut and all the suspects are looking in their mid-30s,” Atwal added.Atwal further said that they had sent the pictures to all the police stations in the state and also contacted Haryana, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh police. So far, 70 people including family members, servants and former servants have been questioned.On September 23, senior journalist KJ Singh and his mother were found dead in Mohali. Singh was found with his throat slit with a sharp-edged weapon.Singh’s 92-year-old mother was allegedly strangulated. The house was ransacked and things were missing, the police said. Singh began his career with the Indian Express. After a brief stint with the Times Group, he worked with The Tribune.At present, he was not associated with any media organisation.

Aligarh Muslim University perfect example of Indian nationalism and ethos: Pranab Mukherjee

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Former President Pranab Mukherjee heaped praise on Aligarh Muslim university, calling it an institution which is ‘perfect example of Indian nationalism and ethos’, where students ‘from different religions, ethnicity, linguistic backgrounds and culture integrate and work together in productive ways’.He was quoted saying by The Indian Express: “It is a privilege to be in AMU on the occasion of 200th birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the visionary leader of India.”While delivering the commemoration address on the bicentennial birth celebrations of AMU founder Syed Ahmed Khan, he also praised Sir Syed for being ahead of his time, and for thinking of empowering common people with modern scientific education.He also lamented that Indian universities lagged far behind top educational institutes in the world and stressed the need for research and innovation.”We have failed to give due importance to basic research and innovation in our institutions of higher learning,” Mukherjee said. He said the vision of India was based on a scientific outlook that generated from an “open mind”. Hundreds of old students of AMU who attended the bicentenary celebrations pledged to make AMU a leading world class institution.

Panama papers: ED may summon Amitabh Bachchan and family

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Enforcement Directorate has received replies from actor Amitabh Bachchan and his family members to notices issued to them in connection with its probe in the Panama Papers case and they could be summoned soon, officials said.Officials in the anti-money laundering agency said they had issued notices to the Bachchan family some time back asking them to explain their foreign remittances since 2004 under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) of the RBI.They said the Enforcement Directorate has now received their replies to the notices issued under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).”The replies have been received. They could be soon summoned as part of the probe,” sources said.Amitabh Bachchan’s name had cropped in the Panama Papers case which is also being probed by the Income Tax Department.The taxman is probing Bollywood megastar’s offshore remittances.Dubbed as Panama Papers , an investigation of a stockpile of records from Panamanian legal firm Mossack Fonseca by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalist had named several world leaders and celebrities who had allegedly stashed away money abroad in offshore companies.The documents had surfaced last year.Hundreds are being probed by the Mumbai team of ED in the Panama Paper case, and some of the names include several Bollywood celebrities who were summoned under Section 37 of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).Information from nearly 1.15 crore encrypted documents — now being called the “Panama Papers” — leaked from the files of the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, have revealed terabytes worth of information about thousands of companies and hundreds of persons who set up offshore companies to evade tax and launder money.The information was first leaked to German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ)’s journalist over a year ago. The information was later handed over to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The documents were then made available to about 100 media organisations, all members or ICIJ including The Indian Express. These media organisations sifted through the scores of documents, investigated the linkages, joined the dots and, eventually made the information public on April 4.Panama Papers is now the largest international cooperation of its kind in the world. In the last one year, around 400 journalists from more than 100 media organisations in over 80 countries have taken part in researching the documents. Journalists from media organisations like Süddeutsche Zeitung, BBC, Guardian, Falter, The Indian Express, among others, have worked on the project. The leak is now touted as the biggest data leak to journalists.Indian industrialists, Bollywood actors, politicians named in leaked Panama papers for tax evasion According to a report in The Indian Express, 500 Indians are on the list, from Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, real-estate developer DLF’s KP Singh, to politicians Anurag Kejriwal.The documents contain data of over 214,000 offshore companies set up in the last forty years. However, ICIJ has maintained that many of these companies are likely to be for legitimate purposes also.

‘Upset’ with Mulayam Singh’s decision to stick with SP, Shivpal Yadav may float another party

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>As Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav ruled out forming any new party as of now, ‘upset’ brother Shivpal Yadav may float another party, said reports.“Mulayam’s move has made Shivpal believe that he has been ditched. He had already announced a secular front under Mulayam’s leadership but when he (Mulayam) declined this at the last moment, Shivpal decided to skip the press meet (on Monday),” a leader close to Shivpal told Indian Express.Mulayam reportedly also tried to convince Shivpal to stay on and keep his Jaswant Nagar Assembly seat. However, Shivpal refused and did not accompany Mulayam to the press meet.Shivpal has won five times from the Jaswant Nagar Assembly seat. Last week, speculation was rife in political circles that the 77-year-old SP patriarch Mulayam was likely to announce a new outfit at the press conference along with virtually defunct Lok Dal, while retaining the ‘samajwadi’ tag in its name.However, putting a lid on speculation that he could part ways amid the continuing battle for supremacy in the party, Mulayam Singh said that his blessings were with his son Akhilesh Yadav though he did not agree with the decisions made by him.Responding to a volley of questions, Mulayam said, “I am not forming any new party as of now.”Shivpal had announced in June that he would float the Samajwadi Secular Front “to fight communal forces”.Both Mulayam and Shivpal have been sidelined by Akhilesh ever since he snatched the crown of SP chief from his father at the party’s national convention here on January 1.Taking full control of the party after being crowned as its head and alloted the ‘bicycle’ symbol by the EC on January 16, Akhilesh has been going full throttle consolidating his grip over the party.

Economy on a downward spiral, many in BJP know it but are scared to say it: Yashwant Sinha

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has strongly criticised the Modi government over the economic situation and said that many in the party know that the economy is on a downward spiral, but are scared to say it.Sinha’s scathing remarks came a day after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi formed an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) amid the government’s endeavor to give a push to the growth which has witnessed a slowdown. In a column written in Indian Express — I need to speak up now — Yashwant Sinha said that he will be failing in his national duty if he does not speak up even now against the mess the finance minister has made of the economy. That private investment has shrunk as never before in two decades, industrial production has all but collapsed, agriculture is in distress, said Sinha describing the current situation of the economy.Sinha also criticised the note ban move and GST implementation saying, “The demonetization has proved to be an unmitigated economic disaster, a badly conceived and poorly implemented GST has played havoc with businesses and sunk many of them and countless millions have lost their jobs with hardly any new opportunities coming the way of the new entrants to the labour market.”Stating that he had handled Ministry of Finance and knows how much hard work there is in that ministry alone, Sinha said, “Finance ministry, in the best of times, calls for the undivided attention of its boss if the job has to be properly done. In challenging times it becomes more than a 24/7 job. Naturally, even a superman like Jaitley could not do justice to the task.”Sinha also said that the reasons for this decline are not far to seek nor have they appeared suddenly. “It was not difficult to anticipate them and take counter measures to deal with them. But that called for devoting time to the task, serious application of mind, understanding of the issues and then working out a game plan to tackle them. It was perhaps too much to expect from a person who was carrying the heavy burden of so many extra responsibilities. The results are there for all of us to see,” he wrote.The former minister has also hit out at the government saying, economies are destroyed more easily than they are built. “It took almost four years of painstaking and hard work in the late nineties and early 2000 to revive a sagging economy we had inherited in 1998.”Stating that nobody has a magic wand to revive the economy overnight, Sinha said, “steps taken now will take their own time to pr oduce results. So, a revival by the time of the next Lok Sabha election appears highly unlikely. A hard landing appears inevitable. Bluff and bluster is fine for the hustings, it evaporates in the face of reality.”The Economic Advisory Council formed by the prime minister comes over three years after he assumed power and at a time when the GDP has slipped to 5.7 % in April-June quarter, the lowest since May 2014.Earlier, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said “..whatever steps are required to change the (economic) environment, we are certainly in the process of addressing that.”The opposition has been attributing the slowdown to last year’s demonetization, an argument which the government rejects.Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last week said the economy was on a ‘downhill path’ because of the ‘adventure’ of demonetization which, he said, was not required at all, either technically or economically.

Veteran scribe and his mother killed in Mohali

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A veteran journalist and his aged mother were found murdered at their home in Mohali on Saturday.A former news editor with The Indian Express in Chandigarh, Karam Jeet Singh, 66, and his mother Gurcharan Kaur, 89, used to live together, while Singh’s sister Yashpal Kaur visited them often. She came to the house around 1 pm on Saturday, to find the two of them lying in pools of blood in separate rooms. The house was ransacked.Singh’s throat had been slit with a sharp-edged weapon while his mother was reportedly strangulated to death. According to the police, Singh must have tried to fight the attackers as he had deep injury marks on his abdomen and hands. The forensic teams were called in to examine the blood stains on the house’s door, which was found to be open. There was a trail of blood going from the door to inside the house.While Singh’s relatives claimed that some household items, including his old car and a television, were missing, in its initial investigation, the police have ruled out burglary.”It is too early to say anything. Prima facie, burglary does not appear to be the motive behind the crime. We have some important clues in the case and will nab the accused soon,”IG Pramod Kumar said.According to the police, the incident took place at 10 pm on Friday night. Singh had last talked to his brother, who lives in Chandigarh, around 7:30 pm. The post-mortem report is awaited.Meanwhile, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the IG, Crime, has been formed to probe the double murder, on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. The CM also directed DGP Suresh Arora to ensure a thorough investigation into the incident, besides directing the police to step up security in the area and take steps to ensure safety and security of people.Expressing deep shock over the incident, former Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal said: “The media has lost a leading light, who was one of the senior-most news editors of this region. I have fond memories of interacting with him. He was a most upright and professional journalist.”Badal further said the perpetrators of this ghastly crime must be booked as soon as possible. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sukhpal Khaira also condemned the incident.Singh started his career with the Chandigarh edition of the Indian Express, before working briefly with the Times of India. He had last worked for The Tribune in Chandigarh. The incident has led to a shock wave among the journalist fraternity in the region, who condemned the incident and called for speedy justice.

This Bengali vlogger is getting trolled for giving a non-veg egg roll recipe for Durga Puja!

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>It’s becoming more and more difficult to understand what will cause the next outrage online. From a celebrity’s bad general knowledge to an ex-cricketer doing yoga, practically everything can set off the trolls. The latest object to fall foul is the innocuous egg roll, one of the staples of Bengali cuisine.A vlogger’s ‘egg roll recipe’ video set the cat among the pigeons as some ‘internet Hindus’ felt that eating non-vegetarian food during the holy period of Navratri was a cardinal sin even though non-veg food is the norm for Bengalis. The online culinary battle turned into a culture war with some accusing Bengalis of high-handed. Vlogger Saptarishi Chakraborty, one of the co-founders of the Youtube channel Bong Eats told the Indian Express: “ “Insiya and I created Bong Eats to document the food of Calcutta, which reflects its cosmopolitan nature. It isn’t just Hindu Bengali food. In Calcutta we have a roll for everyone.”One of the commentsHe also wrote a blog post against the hatred spewed against Bengalis and Bengali culture. He wrote: “We, as well as other people in India who do not speak Hindi and have religious rituals and culture different from the mainstream North Indian Hindus, have always been looked at with a mixture of suspicion and contempt.”Writing about how Bengalis relate to Goddess Durga he wrote: “Our mother is not a submissive cow! She is a fire-spewing, demon-killing, badass woman who knows how to have fun.”

Boat capsize kills at least 19 in India

More than 50 people were on the boat, which sank in the Yamuna river in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Bengaluru: Four-year-old girl sexually assaulted in school, security guard arrested

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>While the issue of a five-year-old girl’s rape inside a classroom in Delhi is still raging, a girl studying in a school in Bengaluru was allegedly sexually assaulted in the school premises.The incident took place in a private school in Dasarahalli near Peenya.According to reports, the girl was assaulted by the security guard in the school’s toilet. The accused identified as Obalesh, has been arrested under the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO) When the girl was taken to the hospital, the doctor indicated that she must have been sexually assaulted.”CCTV visuals from multiple cameras at the school has been recovered. “We are awaiting a detailed medical examination report,” a senior police official told The New Indian Express.”The school has CCTV cameras in every corner and we examined the footage for four hours,” the officer said.On Tuesday night, the girl’s parents and locals protested outside the school, following which the police had to resort to a mild lathicharge to disperse the crowd, reports said.

Madhya Pradesh: Hundreds of students clear Class X, XII open school examination without appearing

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Hundreds of students in Madhya Pradesh have reportedly cleared Class X and XII open school examination without appearing for it.During a preliminary inquiry, the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), an autonomous body that works under the HRD Ministry found that candidates passed the examination without giving it.The Institute has written to the HRD Ministry seeking an investigation by ‘vigilance agencies’ into irregularities across three examination centres — Ratlam, Umaria and Sehore, reported Indian Express.“I do not want to name the vigilance agency at this moment.” said NIOS chairman Chandra B Sharma told the daily when asked if he had sought a CBI investigation.A three-member inquiry committee has been set-up to look into complaints of irregularities.Over two lakh candidates appeared for the secondary and senior secondary-level examination held in March-April.

Ryan International School: Gurugram incident a stark reminder of Vasant Kunj tragedy

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Varun Thakur is a shattered man. Within a span of roughly one hour, he lost his younger child. His 7-year-old son was found dead inside the toilet of Ryan International School in Gurugram. This is not the first time Ryan International School has witnessed such a brutal incident inside their campus. Last year, the school hit national headlines after body of a class I student was found inside the tank at the school. However, it must be noted that the 2016 incident took place in a different campus in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area. Ryan International Schools is a group of private educational institutions located in India and abroad. At present, the group has 304 schools across 18 states in the country and 43 outside India.Last year, a six-year-old student Devansh Meena went missing on January 30 after taking part in a poetry competition. Nobody questioned his disappearance, it was only hours later, an electrician found his body inside the water tank in the school campus. He was immediately rushed to the AIIMS where he was declared brought dead. The incident was widely reported in the media raising eyebrows over children’s safety in the school. The school authorities were criticised for their negligence on the matter and allegedly trying to cover up the heinous incident.The father of the student made strong claims that his son was sexually assaulted before he was murdered. He also claimed that Ryan principal had threatened his family to keep mum about the matter. According to an Indian Express report, Ramheet Meena, the victim’s father had said, “I saw the body. There were some injury marks and cotton on his private parts. The principal has been threatening me since the beginning, saying that keeping quiet will be good for me.” “He was done to death,” Meena was quoted as saying by the newspaper.The police had held the principal and class teacher responsible for the incident and had booked them for negligence in the matter. It seems like Ryan International School have still not learnt their lesson. A year later, another boy was found brutally murdered inside the Gurugram campus of the school. Two CCTV cameras were installed near the washroom, but sources say they were not working .The truth behind deaths of both Devansh and Pradhuman is still not clear. With police still trying to piece together the puzzle, the parents can only hope for justice in the end.

West Bengal: Two men lynched to death by villagers for allegedly stealing cows in Jalpaiguri

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two youth, suspected to be cow thieves were allegedly lynched by the villagers near Dhupguri of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal. According to a report in Indian Express, the incident took place on Sunday morning around 3 AM in a village 15 km from Dhugpuri town.The deceased have been identified as Hafizul Sheikh and Anwar Hussain. Hafizul Sheikh hailed from Dhubri district in Assam and Hussain was a resident of Patlahawa, Coochbehar district in Bengal.The victims were reportedly travelling on a pickup van in the village with seven cows. It’s believed that they lost their way and alarmed villages stopped the van but they fled.Later, a larger group of villagers blocked the path of the van and while the driver fled, the two passengers were caught.It’s believed that the villagers lynched the two on suspicion of being cow thieves, and when police recovered their bodies and took them for post-mortem, they were declared dead. “The bodies have been sent for post-mortem and we have started an investigation,” said a senior police officer of Jalpaiguri district.Police are still unaware whether the victims were cow thieves or cattle traders, who had gone to buy the cattle from the nearby market in the area.

Mussoorie: BJP youth wing, Hindu Jagran Manch shut Kashmiri’s shop over alleged post praising Pakistan Army

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Members of Mussoorie BJP youth wing and the Hindu Jagran Manch on Wednesday forcefully shut down a Kashmiri garment trader’s shop over an alleged post praising the Pakistani army, reported Indian Express.Manzoor Ahmad’s shop was shut alleging that he had posted a video appreciating the Pakistan Army on Facebook.Ahmad (59), one of the five oldest trader families in Mussoorie, is a resident of Hamhama in Kashmir’s Budgam district.“After getting his (Ahmad’s) shop closed, we and the local traders’ body (the Mussoorie Traders & Welfare Association) went to the police station to file a complaint against him,” said the president of the BJP youth wing in Mussoorie, Dharampal Singh Panwar.However, police said that Ahmad also went to the police station to file an application about his Facebook account having been hacked. His phone has been seized and submitted to the cyber cell to verify if his account was hacked.Rajat Aggarwal, president of the traders’ body said, “Local traders’ body in Mussoorie asked for the Kashmiri traders to leave the town by February 28, 2018. However, Ahmad and four other older Kashmiri traders were ‘allowed to stay.’

POK is integral part of India, will give visa to ailing student without Pak letter: Sushma Swaraj

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Taking swipe at Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that no letter was required from Islamabad to grant visa to a student from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).”POK is an integral part of India. Pakistan has illegally occupied it. We are giving him visa. No letter required,” said Swaraj in a tweet.Swaraj’s reaction came after a 24-year-old in PoK resident, diagnosed with a tumour in the liver, wished to travel to New Delhi for treatment.Rawalakot resident Osama Ali’s family had appealed to Swaraj to revoke the requirement of a letter from Aziz for a medical emergency visa.
ALSO READ Sushma Swaraj hits out at Sartaj Aziz over visa snub to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s motherAccording to Indian Express, Osama has been accepted as a patient by a private hospital in Saket in New Delhi.The report said that the Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry had turned down the family’s plea for a letter from Aziz to the Indian High Commission.
ALSO READ Pakistan will not accept any talks with India that exclude Kashmir: Sartaj AzizOver a week ago, Swaraj had hit out at her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz saying, he hasn’t shown courtesy to acknowledge her letter for Pakistan visa for Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother, after a Pakistan woman cancer patient sought her help for a medical visa.However, Swaraj had assured Pakistan nationals that they will get a visa if they have a recommendation. “I assure Pakistan nationals seeking medical visa with a recommendation from Mr Sartaj Aziz, we will be issued the visa immediately,” Swaraj added.

Bihar: Harassed by neighbours, Muslim man and sons convert to Hinduism in Begusarai

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 46-year-old Muslim lawyer has converted to Hinduism in Bihar’s Begusarai district after being harassed by a Muslim family, reported Indian Express.Mohammed Anwar, along with his two sons who are 11 and 9, converted to Hinduism, and changed his name to Anand Bharti. He said that his wife would convert later.He said he was being harassed by another family for the last seven months. He said: “Though I have been living in Pokharia, Begusarai, for over 18 years amid 12 Muslim households in a Muslim-dominated area, a Syed family, which thinks itself as contractor of Islam, has been harassing me for last seven months, sometimes by saying that I hardly offer namaz and at times by leaving bones outside my house. I consider myself a humanist. I have given donation for construction of temples… Such things would irritate Muslim neighbours, who often asked why I do not eat beef and put my sons in a madrasa.’’Anand said he converted after 40 Muslims threatened him with consequences if he didn’t follow ‘basic norms of Islam’ on July 2. He said his decision wasn’t forced and he took it out of his own free will. Bajrang Dal’s Begusarai district convener Subham Bhardwaj said that their ‘social service’ had pleased people like Anand.

People who eat beef as ‘status symbol’ should be hanged: Sadhvi Saraswati

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Amid a row over the issue of cow slaughter and consumption of beef, Sadhvi Saraswati from Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara has stoked a controversy saying, people who eat beef as ‘status symbol’ should be hanged.Sadhvi Saraswati made the remarks at the inauguration of a four-day All India Hindu Convention held at Ramnathi in Goa, organised by the Hindu Janajagriti Samiti, reported Indian Express.“I request the government to hang those who eat beef as ‘status symbol’… They should be hanged in a full public view (Jo vyakti apne ma (gau mata) ka maas khaane ko apna status symbol maanta hai, aisi vyaktiyon ko Bharat sarkar se nivedan karti hoon, phaansi pe latkana chahiye. beech chaurahey pe latkana chahiye),” said Sadhvi.
ALSO READ Centre’s notification on cow slaughter not an issue in North East, everyone eating what they like: Kiren RijijuShe further went on to say that only then people will understand that cow protection is our responsibility.Sadhvi reportedly also urged Hindus to stock arms at home to ‘save our women from love jihad’.
ALSO READ As another party leader quits, BJP says no move to impose beef ban in MeghalayaMeanwhile, the convention also slammed the BJP for its double standards on issues like cow slaughter.“These people came to power invoking gau-mata, now they have forgotten her. These people promised protection to cow. Now they speak in two voices,” Abhay Vartak, national spokesperson of Sanatan Sanstha, said.
ALSO READ Odisha: Puri pontiff laments killing of cows during ‘rule of Hindus’He also took on the Goa BJP for defending beef eating. “In Goa, BJP says beef is a food habit. A CM from another state says he eats beef. This party propagated ‘one nation, one symbol’ once. Now they have become ‘one party, two thoughts’,” Vartak said.Two days ago, Tarun Vijay, a former editor of an RSS-affiliated weekly, said eating habits of North Indians cannot be imposed across the country.In a write-up published in the ‘Panchjanya’, a pro-RSS journal, he also asked cow protection groups to read the likes of Swami Vivekananda and V D Savarkar to understand that the habits of people living in North India cannot be imposed across the country.

Tired of political attacks, EC seeks contempt powers to ‘protect its image’

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Amid the ongoing row over Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Election Commission of India (ECI) has sought powers to act against those damaging its image.As many as 13 political parties had questioned the reliability of the EVMs recently, but when the Election Commission on June 3 threw an open challenge asking them to prove that the machines can be tampered, it drew a weak response.According to an Indian Express report, the poll panel has written to the Law Ministry asking for powers to take action against those questioning its credibility and levelling unsubstantiated allegations. The commission has reportedly sought amendments to the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, to empower it to punish anyone being disobedient or discourteous towards its authority.It reportedly cited the example of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) which can initiate contempt proceedings.Over a dozen opposition parties, including the Aam Aadmi Party, Congress, the BSP, the SP, the Left, the DMK, the JDU had urged the EC in April to revert to the paper ballot system in future elections, saying tampering allegations have created “trust deficit” on the reliability of the voting machines.

Zakir Naik’s IRF trained youth, who eventually joined Islamic State: NIA

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said it will move to revoke the Indian passport of controversial Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) President Dr Zakir Naik, who is wanted in a criminal case.As per reports in The Indian Express, the NIA interrogated Naik’s sister and aide, and are also tracking his web of financial transactions that include 10 companies and 19 properties in Mumbai and Pune.A case had been registered against Naik in November 2016 under Sections 153A of Indian Penal Code and Sections 10, 13 and 18 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. IRF has already been declared as an Unlawful Association by Government of India as per a notification dated November 17, 2016.
ALSO READ Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik applies for Malaysian citizenship: NIA sourcesNaik left India on May 13, 2016, and has not returned since. Sources believe that Naik is in Malaysia and has obtained a Malay citizenship.As per the Indian Express Report, NIA claims that Abu Anas, an accused charge-sheeted in the “ISIS conspiracy case” registered by NIA in 2015, received a scholarship from Naik’s IRF for three consecutive years from 2013 to 2015. Sources say that Hyderabad-based Abu Anas was alleged to be part of a conspiracy linked to an ISIS-affiliated group, Junood-ul-Khalifa-fil-Hind. The chargesheet in the ISIS case further elaborated that the members of the said group conducted a number of meetings in different parts of the country “to recruit Muslim youths to work for ISIS and to identify places for training and finally commit terrorist strikes at various public places and vital installations in India”.

Aadhaar: India court says biometrics not mandatory for tax returns

India’s Supreme Court says the government needs to do more to allay data theft fears.

Vinod Dua, Raj Kamal Jha recipient of Mumbai Press Club awards

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Mumbai Press Club’s RedInk Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism for 2017 will be given to veteran journalist Vinod Dua, while the RedInk Award for Journalist of the Year will be given to Raj Kamal Jha, Chief Editor of the Indian Express. The Press Club made announcement of winners of this year’s awards today. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will give away the awards at a function at NCPA here on June 7. “The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises Dua’s extensive and versatile contribution in different formats and subjects. He was among the country’s first psephologists, co-anchoring election analysis programs alongside Dr Prannoy Roy on Doordarshan,” the Press Club noted in a release here. Jha was selected for Journalist of the Year 2017 award for “providing exemplary stewardship over the last couple of years” to his paper, the release said. Jha led from the front to make Indian Express part of an international investigative team that cracked the global money laundering scam known as `The Panama Papers’, it noted. Besides, Redink Awards for Excellence in Journalism will be given in 11 other categories to 30 journalists for meritorious work in TV, print and digital formats.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

India award frightens Kashmir ‘human shield’

Farooq Ahmad Dar says he is “scared” by a decision to honour the officer who tied him to a jeep.

India ex-minister, 82, passes school exam

OP Chautala sat the school-leaving exam in jail, where he is serving a sentence for corruption.

Alwar: 55-year-old man who died after assault by ‘gau rakshaks’ was a dairy farmer

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 55-year-old man who died at a hospital in Rajasthan’s Alwar district after allegedly being beaten up by a group of cow vigilantes, was not a cow smuggler but a dairy farmer, reported Indian Express.The deceased, Pehlu Khan, and four others, including his two sons, were beaten brutally and their vans damaged by some locals at Behror who suspected they were smuggling cows on Sunday.The incident took place when the victims were on their way towards Haryana from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Delhi national highway.Pehlu Khan, his sons Aarif (22) and Irshad (25) were in the first van, while two more persons Ajmat (28) and Sharif (24) were in the second. According to the report, Pehlu Khan was planning to buy a milch buffalo but decided to buy a milch cow instead, as the seller extracted 12 litres of milk in front of him and offered him a good deal.“That was the worst decision ever. It took my father’s life,” his son Irshad told the daily.Recounting the horror, Khan’s another son said the ‘gau rakshaks’ stopped their vehicles, dragged them out and assaulted them with sticks and belts.He also claimed that police arrived after 20-30 minutes after the incident.A report also said that a person who buys milk from the smaller dairy farmers in the village confirmed that Pehlu Khan was one of his suppliers and his son Irshad had been supplying milk to him for the last four years.Following Khan’s death, a case of murder was registered against six persons namely Om Yadav, Hukamchand Yadav, Naveen Sharma, Sudhir Yadav, Rahul Saini and Jagmal, while 200 other “unidentified” people were listed as accused.Late on Wednesday the Alwar police arrested three persons in connection with the case.

When Ola charged this Mumbai resident Rs 149 crore for a cancelled ride

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>What if you had to pay Rs 149 crore for a cancelled ride?Mumbai resident Sushil Narsian was fooled for real on April Fool’s Day when he was asked to pay Rs 1,49,10,51,648. According to an Indian Express report, Narsian had booked an Ola cab from his residence in Mulund West to Vakola Market on Saturday. But the driver cancelled the ride when he couldn’t locate Narsian’s house. However, that was just the beginning of once in a lifetime day for Narsian as he was in for a huge shock after that. When he used his app again to book another ride, the cab hailing app wouldn’t let him make a reservation because Rs 149 crores was the amount due on him. Also, Rs 127 were deducted from his e-Wallet.However, when Narsian took to social media, his problem was resolved:Ola also offered him a special offer after that:Social media was however abuzz with jokes on the incident:Well maybe, all is fair on April Fools Day?

Watch: Man dies after assault by ‘gau rakshaks’ for transporting cows in Rajasthan’s Alwar

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 55-year-old man who was allegedly attacked by a group of ‘gau rakshaks’ for transporting cows in Rajasthan’s Alwar, died on Monday, reported Indian Express. Pehlu Khan (55) and five others were allegedly beaten by the vigilante group after they suspected him of smuggling cows through Rajasthan. Police said that Khan and at least four others were attacked even as they produced documents to show that they had purchased the cows. The incident took place after the gau rakshaks affiliated with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal stopped four vehicles.Police said that the vehicles were coming from Jaipur, and were headed towards Haryana.Pehlu’s uncle, Hussain Khan told the daily that before he died, he told them that they beat him up and then asked him to run, saying ‘tu buddha aadmi h, bhaag’, but they chased him and beat him up again.“We have registered a case of murder against six persons and 200 unknown people,” Ramesh Sinsinwar, the station house officer of Bahror told Hindustan Times.No one has been arrested so far.

Army Jawan Suicide: Nashik police book sting-conducting journalist after Army complaint

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Nashik police on Monday booked Quint journalist Poonam Aggarwal under sections of the Official Secrets Act and those relating to criminal trespass and abetment to suicide under the Indian Penal Code for her role in the alleged suicide of army jawan Lance Naik Roy Matthew.As per a report by The Indian Express, a case was registered against Aggarwal after the Army submitted an application to the Nashik police complaining against the journalist for illegally entering a prohibited area. . The Army also accused Aggarwal of posing ‘leading questions’ to Mathew while carrying out the sting operation. The Army asked the police to treat the application as its complaint.Matthew was found hanging following a release of a sting video on the news website The Quint, in which he had spoken on the ‘sahayak’ system in the Indian Army. Police recovered a diary from the abandoned barrack where his body was found. A note in Malayalam described the circumstances that made him take his life. In the note, Mathew feared he would have to face a court-martial for allegedly speaking out against the Army. Police are awaiting the forensic report to confirm whether the note was written by Mathew.
ALSO READ Army clear it wants probe into Lance Naik Roy Mathew’s death: Manohar ParrikarThe report also said that the police spoke to Aggarwal and recorded her statement. As per the report, she had shared details, including those of contacts who helped her enter the Deolali cantonment where the sting video was shot. Police have collected the original video footage from the journalist — the website had removed the video and the report.Aggarwal, while speaking to The Indian Express, said, “After my story was published online, I had shared the link with the Army. At that time, they did not raise any question about me entering a prohibited area. Instead, they told me they will probe the allegations made by the jawan in the sting operation. The allegation of trespass seems to be an afterthought.” She claimed that Mathew committed suicide because of an internal inquiry carried by the Army. An email and text messages to The Quint remained unanswered.

Conflict between Muslim personal law and POSCO, Delhi court rules in favour of former

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a clear case of conflict between Muslim personal law and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POSCO), a Special Delhi court ruled in the favour of former after weighing the case.In a case before the court last week, Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav acquitted an 18-year-old man, who had married a 15-year-old, and was charged of rape, kidnapping and sexual assault under the POCSO Act. According to an Indian Express report, the girl’s mother had filed a complaint saying that the boy had enticed her daughter and taken her away.While hearing the case, the court observed that as per the provisions of POCSO, the minor girl was “child not capable of giving consent for her marriage and consummation thereof”, but since the girl and the man are Muslim under their personal law the girl is “authorised to get married at that age.”While analysing the case, the judge kept in mind that under their personal law, both the accused and his wife were permitted to contract a marriage provided the girl had attained the age of puberty. The court also stated that POSCO Act was enacted to ensure that children are not abused and protected against exploitation.When it was observed that the girl had entered the wedlock with her “sweet will” and there was no force used against her, claims of of ‘taking away’ or ‘enticement’ were found lacking. Considering that the girl was a consenting party in the marriage, the ruling was made in the favour of the accused.The question of Parliament unable to foresee the conflict before hand also came during the hearing.

Jaipur hotel sealed, owner arrested after Gau Raksha Dal accuses them of seving beef

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A hotel in Jaipur was sealed after Gau Raksha Dal complained that they are serving beef, reports The Indian Express. According to the report, the owner and a staff member of Hotel Hayat Rabbani have been arrested too. They have been arrested under sections 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of the IPC. The hotel was vacated and sealed, said the Jaipur deputy mayor. However according to the report, the beef rumour was baseless and locals were unhappy over non-veg remains which were disposed off in the open. Cows used to eat those waste materials. The deputy mayor was quoted as saying that the hotel was sealed off as it didn’t have a license and also for disposing their waste in the open.

Tanveer Hussain: Indian athlete held over sex abuse in US

The athlete from Kashmir was participating in the world snowshoe championship at Saranac Lake.

Jammu and Kashmir: Control on mosques, madrasas & media needed, says MHA’s report

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An assessment report prepared by the union government over the situation prevailing in the Kashmir Valley has suggested a need to control mosques and madrasas, reported Indian Express.Though the government report has not made any reference to Pakistan, it has suggested the need to control of the mosque, madrasa, print and TV media, strengthening of intelligence set-up and reaching out to the moderate faction of Hurriyat, said the IE report.The report, compiled after securing inputs from the ground, suggests long-term “actionable points” and has been sent to National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, the report said quoting sources.The Centre’s report has also listed TV channels as pro and anti-India and newspapers that it says should be promoted for ‘perception management’. It also stated that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting needed to revive its Jammu and Kashmir division that is largely defunct.The report said that those indulging in stone-pelting incidents need to be booked under Public Safety Act. It also suggested reviving the Special Operation Group (SOG) to tackle militants from across the border.A week after warning of tough action against those impeding counterinsurgency operations in Kashmir, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat asked security agencies to synergise efforts to effectively deal with the problem of stone-pelting during operations, an army official said.The army chief had on February 15, while paying tributes to soldiers killed during two encounters a day earlier in Kashmir, warned of tough action against those civilians who were impeding the counter-insurgency operations in the Valley by resorting to stone-pelting.

Fake Rs 2000 notes printed in Pakistan, pushed into India through India-Bangladesh border: Report

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Printed in Pakistan and pushed into India through the India-Bangladesh border, the Border Security Force (BSF) last week seized at least 40 fake notes of Rs 2000, reported Indian Express.The amount was seized on February 8 in Murshidabad from Azizur Rahman (26), who hails from Malda in West Bengal.The accused told the investigators that that the notes were printed in Pakistan, allegedly with the help of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), and had been smuggled across the border from Bangladesh.Meanwhile, the BSF is in talks with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for imparting of training to its troopers for identifying fake notes smuggled through Indo-Bangla border.The paramilitary force and intelligence agencies are having sleepless nights over consignments of counterfeit Rs 2,000 notes being seized from the border in past one month.”The amount of counterfeit notes that has been recovered by security agencies is a matter of concern. The security features have been expertly replicated, half of the security features of the new Rs 2,000 notes is there in the fake notes. We are in talks with RBI for a training program for our soldiers,” said a senior BSF official.Sugglers were reportedly required to pay Rs 400-600 in genuine currency for each fake Rs 2,000 note, sources said Citing interrogation records.

Row over Indian textbook that tells children how to kill kittens

A science textbook used in Delhi schools suggests putting a kitten in a box with no airholes.

Before resigning over sexual harassment allegations, Meghalaya Governor conducted interviews, promoted PA

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan who is under fire over allegations of sexual harassment and compromising the dignity of the gubernatorial office, reportedly conducted direct interviews and promoted his personal assistant in less than five months, The Indian Express said in a report.67-year-old Shanmuganathan tendered his resignation from the post after nearly 100 Raj Bhavan staff in Shillong wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, seeking their intervention to remove the Governor and restore the dignity of the Raj Bhavan.Shanmuganathan’s resignation as Governor of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh ​has been accepted bythe President Pranab Mukherjee.A woman candidate who was appointed as a private assistant was in five months reappointed as a Public Relations Officer (PRO) at the Meghalaya Raj Bhavan, said a report.The candidate was appointed as a PA on March 7, 2016, at a pay scale of Rs 6500 -Rs 12,700 per month, and then re-appointed as PRO on August 18, 2016, at a fixed monthly pay of Rs 30,000, report said.One of the candidates also said that Shanmuganathan personally contacted more than one of them over the phone, calling for a “one-to-one interviews.”Meanwhile, in a handwritten and signed note to NDTV, a woman has alleged that when she went for the interview, Shanmuganathan asked questions on her personal life and forcefully hugged and kissed her.The Congress party has demanded the registration of an FIR against the governor for the nature of the complaint and allegations against him. “You have seen the case of Meghalaya governor. It is ‘entertainment plus’, it is a matter of shame. Our Prime Minister talks about principles, but he has not got an FIR registered against him. We have made a demand,” Congress spokesperson Kapil Sibal said.Earlier another party spokesperson Tom Vadakkan said though Shanmugunathan has resigned it was only after his party raised the demand for his sacking.

Cow only animal that inhales, exhales oxygen, says Rajasthan Education Minister

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Cow is the only animal that inhales as well as exhales oxygen, claimed Rajasthan Education Minister Vasudev Devnani on Saturday, reported Indian Express.The minister made the remark while speaking at the Hingonia Goshala during an event organised by the Akshaya Patra foundation. “Gai ekmatra prani hai jo oxygen grahan karta hai, aur oxygen his chodta hai,” said the minister underscoring the animals’ ‘scientific significance’.The report also said that the remark made by the minister was against the claims made by the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation.

Manipur students ‘denied’ entry into Taj Mahal, asked for proof of nationality: report

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In yet another case of discrimination against people from the North-East, a group of students from a university in Manipur were allegedly stopped from entering the Taj Mahal by CISF personnel, reported Indian Express.The incident took place on Sunday at around 3:30 pm. The students of the Central Agricultural University in Imphal had gone to visit the monument as part of an all-India educational tour and were asked to produce proof of their nationality.However, even after producing their ID cards and a letter for the tour, the CISF personnel did not allow them to enter the monument. Only a few student, who had Aadhaar cards, were allowed in and the remaining students were given entry following police intervention.Students also lodged a written complaint with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials, alleging discrimination.The report said that the students were stopped from entering the Taj Mahal because they seemed like foreigners who were trying to pass off as Indians to get cheaper tickets.Tickets issued to foreign tourists (barring those from SAARC and BIMSTEC countries) to visit the monument cost Rs 1,000 each. However, Indians are charged Rs 40 per ticket.ASI official has ordered an inquiry into the matter.

Punjab elections 2017: Former army chief JJ Singh likely to contest against Amarinder Singh

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh may have a tough competition this time in the upcoming Punjab assembly polls to be held on February 4.Former army chief General JJ Singh (Retd) is likely to contest from Patiala (Urban) Assembly constituency under the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal’s (SAD) ticket. However, SAD is yet to make an official announcement declaring him as a candidate, according to a The New Indian Express report.Meanwhile, JJ Singh, who has fought 1965 and 1971 wars and played an important role in the Kargil war, has said that he is confident of taking on the challenge and win. “The candidates who fought elections against Capt Amarinder Singh earlier were weak. My track record has no failures,” the report quotes JJ Singh as saying. JJ Singh was recently invited to the inaugural function of the war memorial in Amritsar, Heritage Street inauguration and other events concerning ex-servicemen by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal. He was also campaigning for SAD in Patiala a few days back.Amarinder has not lost an election from the Patiala (Urban) Assembly constituency since 2002. Currently, Capt Amarinder Singh’s wife and former union minister Preneet Kaur is the sitting MLA of Patiala (urban) constituency.

Drunk driving down 20% on New Year’s Eve; Mumbai police collects Rs 4 lakh in fines

The Mumbai traffic police collected nearly four lakh rupees in fines, while booking 565 motorist for drunk driving, a report in The Times of India said. Also for the first time since Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s call for a cashless society, the traffic police on New Year’s Eve used the e-challan system to penalise drunk drivers and other traffic violators.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The report added that the number of drunk drivers booked by the traffic police on the New Year’s Eve dipped 20 percent compared to last year.

However, Traffic Commissioner, Milind Bharambe chose not to come to any conclusion over the lower numbers.

“The cases might have dropped as compared to the same period last year, but we will have to observe the figure of such drives for some more time before drawing any conclusion”, Mumbai Mirror quoted the police officer as saying.

On last New Year’s Eve, the Mumbai traffic police booked 705 for drunk driving, which was a rise after witnessing a dip in the numbers in 2013 and 2014, when 570 and 523 had been booked under the same offence, a January 2, 2016 report in The Indian Express said.

However, the report noted that the number of people booked for drunk driving peaked in 2012, when 840 were fined.

A total of 3365 bikers and motorists were booked on the New Year’s Eve for various offences other than drunk driving.

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