Kerala to have 24x7 women's help-desk
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala: A 24x7 women help-desk, ensuring safe and comfortable stay for women who arrive in Thiruvananthapuram, especially during late night hours, will start functioning in the city soon.
Kerala State Women's Development Corporation (KSWDC) has drawn up a plan to open the desk to support women who have to travel in the wee hours as part of their personal and professional engagements.
The round-the-clock help desk is being set up with the support of the ... Read More
7 police personnel killed in Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Maoists ambushed a team of security personnel in tribal Bastar region on Friday, killing seven security personnel including a sub-inspector near Kuakonda in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.
Quoting preliminary reports, police said a sub-inspector Vivek Shukla was among the dead. The security personnel were part of a road opening party (ROP) when the rebels attacked them.
The incident took place in Shyamgiri hills, under Kuakonda police station limits, in Dantewada district.
The cops were on their motorcycles ... Read More
Evening shield for Arunachal media houses
By NJ Thakuria
The media houses of Arunachal Pradesh in far-eastern part of India have received a special shield for the evening time from the government, which is otherwise not usual in any part of the country.
Following a successful agitation, taken up by the local media houses, the Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki directed the police to provide 24 X 7 securities and install CCTV cameras in all newspaper offices based in the ... Read More
Most police officers are unfit to serve is now an official position
A report by the Director General of Police (DGP), Mr. K. S. Balasubramanian, in the southern state of Kerala to the government, that most of the police officers of the rank of Sub-Inspector of Police are corrupt, inept to discharge their duties and are clinically lazy, speaks volumes about the capacity of the state's police to serve the people. So far, similar claims were sidelined as mere allegations made by the civil society. The public ... Read More
“The memory of Partition needs to become invalid now”: Fifth & Sixth Aman Chaupal organized in New Delhi
Aaghaz-e-Dosti, an initiative for Indo-Pak friendship, organized its Fifth & Sixth Aman Chaupal on 24 February 2014 at Jawaharlal Nehru University and South Asian University, New Delhi. Aman Chaupal is an informal session wherein people from Pakistan or who have been to Pakistan share their experiences and address students’ curiosities and questions. The two sessions were the fifth and the sixth Aman Chaupal sessions. In the earlier sessions, we have had Ms. Saeeda Diep, Mr. ... Read More
Abolish death penalty: DMK
Chennai: DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday reiterated his party's stand on the abolition of death penalty, on a day the Tamil Nadu government decided to release the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
Asked about Rahul Gandhi's statement on the release of all seven convicts in the assassination case, Karunanidhi said: "World over 140 nations have abolished death penalty. We have been stressing that India should also follow that."
In his parliamentary constituency Amethi in Uttar ... Read More
Residents of Tripunithura left to deal with waste on their own
The people of Tripunithura are at their wits’ end on the problem of waste management, but have come to terms with the fact that they have to deal with it themselves as the municipality has not been of much help.
While quite a few multi-storied flats have adopted waste management procedures promoted by CREDAI under its Clean City programme, there are quite a few flats where the number of units is too small to make the ... Read More
Arvind Kejriwal introduces anti-graft Jan Lokpal Bill in Delhi assembly amid chaos
New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal today tabled his anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill in the Delhi assembly, defying a warning by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung that the bill does not have his consent. The bill was introduced amid loud protests by the Congress and the BJP, who demanded a vote on Mr Jung's dissent note.
Here are the latest updates on this story:
The Congress, which provides external support to the Aam Aadmi Party, and the opposition BJP ... Read More
Kerala Minister’s aide arrested on murder charges
Kerala Power Minister Aryadan Muhammed personal staff member was on Tuesday arrested along with his friend in connection with the murder of a woman sweeper attached with the Congress office at Nilambur in Malappuram district.
The arrested were identified as V.K. Biju (38), personal staff of the Minister, and his friend Shamsuddin (29).
Mr. Biju was suspended from service in the wake of the incident, an official in the Minister’s office said.
The body of the 49-year-old victim, ... Read More
Karnataka Budget : More sops for farming community
The total estimated expenditure as made out by the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in the budget presented to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Friday marks a further increase to the revised budget presented by him in July last. —from Rs 1.21 lakh crores to Rs 1.38 lakh crore and the highlight being the added sops to the farming community. This is a record ninth budget presented by Mr Siddaramaiah, the second after taking charge as Chief ... Read More