New Delhi: Dynastic considerations and family ties surfaced in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) second list of candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, released on Sunday.
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AJIT SINGH, whose RLD has been left to fight alone in Uttar Pradesh, is exploring other options. The RLD chief is learnt to be in touch with a dozen-odd small outfits representing different caste groups in the state. He had a long discussion over the political situation in the state with JD(U) leaders Sharad Yadav and K C Tyagi in the national capital on Saturday and is also learnt to have broached the subject with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who has addressed a number of meetings in Uttar Pradesh in the past three months. Tyagi and Yadav were in Patna on Sunday and indications are that Nitish will unveil the party’s plans for Uttar Pradesh among other political issues at JD(U)’s core group meeting on Monday.
Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide, after he alleged harassment by University of Hyderabad (UoH) authorities, had brought together Left wing and Dalit student organisations at the institution. But, one year down the line, signs of rift are showing, with many alleging that the Left organisations do not want Dalit outfits to grow on their own and only use them for political benefits.
A 75-year-old NRI woman and her differently abled daughter (45) were allegedly dragged out of their car and brutally assaulted in Hooghly on Saturday, all because of a rumour. Police said the daughter was also molested by some villagers. The trigger was a message circulating on social media which claimed that "outsiders were kidnapping children", police said. Eleven people have been arrested and produced in a court at Chinsurah. The incident took place in Asanpur village near Hooghly’s Balagar area on Saturday afternoon.
All the 12 women, aged between 20 and 25 years, were arrested for alleged involvement in sex trade.
New Delhi: As many as 12 women were arrested after a raid was carried out in a spa run by a Delhi-based entrepreneur. Under the garb of a massage centre at Sahara Mall in Gurugram, a flesh trade was being run. The raid was carried out on Saturday based on credible inputs. The police has also arrested three customers and has booked them.
Delhi government said it has hired an agency to create engineering designs for creating non-polluting crematoria with smoke tappers.
Hike will not be applicable to candidates of reserved categories, including SC/ST, physically disabled and below poverty line.
New Delhi: JNU aspirants will now have to shell out more money for appearing for the varsity’s entrance examination as the exam fees has been increased by 27 per cent from the upcoming academic session.
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After a brief hiatus owing to bird flu scare, the National Zoological Park is limping back to normalcy with the park witnessing a spurt in births of endangered and exotic deer species. "Various deer species including Thailand deer, chital, nilgai, sangai, swamp deer, hog deer, chinkara, sambar, brow-antlered deer as well as lion-tailed macaque, hippo and gaur gave births recently," zoo curator Riyaz Khan said. He said the zoo recorded births of 11 Thailand deer, 4 chital, 10 sangai, 2 swamp deer, 5 hog deer, 5 sambar and one birth each of chinakra, Gaur and brow-antlered deer this month.
All Delhi government hospitals, dispensaries and other health care facilities have been directed to carry on their notice boards and websites the statutory rules for bio-medical waste management. A circular in this regard was issued recently by the Directorate General of Health Services. "As per direction of the Health Minister, the Awareness Generation for Bio-medical Waste Management Rules 2016 is to be displayed in all Delhi government hospital websites and notice boards of Delhi government hospitals/dispensaries of DGHS and all health care facilities in Delhi," the circular reads.