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Karnataka CM seen sleeping in Assembly during debate on sexual offences
Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday found himself in an embarrassing spot as video footage on TV channels showed him apparently dozing off during a debate on sexual offences against women in the Legislative Assembly.

Siddaramaiah was seen in the video grab tilting his head in the front with eyes closed as the House was immersed in an animated debate with the opposition BJP going hammer and tongs against the government over a spate of ... Read More
Assam scribes appeal for release of Burmese journalists
By Nava Thakuria

Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), a northeast India based scribes’ body, has expressed dissatisfaction over a verdict of a lower court in central Burma (Myanmar) to sentence five media employees, engaged with Unity Weekly News, a current-affairs magazine published Rangoon, for 10 years of imprisonment with hard labour.
The Pakokku township court has sentenced four journalists namely Lu Maw Naing (28), Sithu Soe (22), Yazar Oo (28) and Aung Thura (25) with a management ... Read More
Modi govt's Rail Budget derails Kerala's hopes
New Delhi: With just a Mangalapuram-Kasaragode passenger service and survey for Kanjangad-Panathur route Kerala has faced utter neglect in the first railway budget of the Narendra Modi government. The passenger service is between Kasaragode and Baindur in Karnataka.

There has not been even a mention of the much awaited Kanjikode coach factory in the budget. The demand for a separate zone has also not been considered. The budget has announced five Jansadharan, five premium and 27 ... Read More
Sena MLA Booked for Threatening to 'Strip And Thrash' Woman
Mumbai: An FIR has been registered against Shiv Sena MLA Prakash Bala Sawant for allegedly threatening to "strip and thrash" a woman following an argument over a fight with regards to the redevelopment of a housing society in suburban Bandra, police said today.

"I will strip you in front of everyone and beat you up," Sawant allegedly said to the woman, as per her FIR registered against the MLA at Kherwadi police on Monday night.

"Based ... Read More
Kerala CM meets Sushma over concerns about stranded nurses in Iraq
New Delhi: The Kerala government as well as the Centre are concerned about the safety of the 46 nurses who are stranded in an Iraq town, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday after he met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi.
Kerala CM Oommen Chandy met External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi today. AFP

Kerala CM Oommen Chandy met External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi today. AFP

The 46 nurses from Kerala ... Read More
Building collapse: Toll rises to 50, CM constitutes inquiry commission
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said the toll in the building collapse near suburban Porur rose to 55 and ordered constituting a one-man commission headed by Justice (Retd) R Reghupathy, to probe the circumstances that led to the fatal mishap.

"55 persons have died in this unfortunate incident" Jayalalithaa said in a statement here.

She said the Justice Reghupathy Commission will probe the circumstances leading to the collapse of the under-construction 11 storeyed building.

"The Commission ... Read More
Punjab tops with highest per-capita milk availability
Chandigarh, Jun 30: Punjab has recorded the highest per-capita milk availability of 937 grams per day, followed by Haryana's 679 gram, according to a report by Assocham. "In terms of per capita availability of milk in 2010-11, Punjab was the leader among the 20 major states with 937 grams of milk available per person per day, followed by Haryana (679 gram), Rajasthan (538 gram) , Himachal Pradesh (446 gram) and Gujarat (435 gram)," the report ... Read More
Delhi University Scraps Four-Year Undergrad Course, Admissions Soon: 10 Developments
New Delhi: The Delhi University has scrapped its controversial Four Year Undergraduate Programme or FYUP, which had propelled fierce protests by students and teachers, and restored the three-year format.

Here are 10 developments in this story:

In a statement today, Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh announced that the four-year progamme would be rolled back and students would be admitted under the old three-year format in place till two years ago.

"The University of Delhi recognises the ... Read More
UP: Man accused of gang-rape during Muzaffarnagar riots arrested
The accused, Maheshvir Singh, was arrested on Thursday, a police officer said. He had been sent to 14 days' judicial custody after being produced before the court of additional chief judicial magistrate Sunder Lal.

A local court had earlier issued arrest warrants against Maheshvir and two others, Kuldeep and Sikander, in connection with the gang rape of a woman at Lank village in Muzaffarnagar.

As many as seven cases of gang rape registered from lank village during ... Read More
Jayalalithaa to launch Amma pharmacies in Tamil Nadu
Chennai: After Amma canteens, water and salt, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is all set to launch Amma pharmacies on Thursday.

The state government plans to launch 10 such pharmacies across Chennai and 90 in the rest of the state. These medical shops will sell medicines at a subsided rate to the general public.
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