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BJP protest against Congress over Cow slaughter issue

Police in Kanpur of Kerala on Sunday booked 16 Youth Congress activists who slaughtered a cow in public and cooked its meat and distributed it. They were charged under IPC Section 428 and section (ii) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 2016.

The BJP, which is trying to gain a toehold in the state and won its first seat in the last year’s Kerala assembly election, holder a protest against Congress in New Delhi on Tuesday.

IAS trainee found dead in swimming pool in Delhi’s Ber Sarai

A trainee civil service officer has been found drowned under suspicious circumstances in a swimming pool in south Delhi’s Ber Sarai.

The deceased has been identified as Ashish, a 2016 batch trainee officer and a native of Sonepat in Haryana.

A police team is at the spot to investigate the death. Time of the incident is yet to be confirmed though initial reports said his body was found on Tuesday morning.

Truck rams into CRPF camp wall

A speeding truck rammed into the wall of a CRPF camp barrack in southeast Delhi’s Govindpuri in the early hours of Monday, leading to chaos and panic. The driver was nabbed by CRPF personnel and handed over to local police. The incident took place when the personnel were sleeping in the barracks. They rushed out thinking that the camp had been attacked, sources said.

Delhi Court to continue hearing against Arvind Kejriwal in DDCA defamation case

The Tis Hazari court will continue its hearing on the defamation case filed against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and cricketer-turned-politician Chetan Chauhan for allegedly trying to tarnish the image of the cricketing body. In its earlier hearing, Kejriwal was granted bail by the court. Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra gave the relief to Kejriwal as he appeared before the court after the judge insisted on the chief minister’s presence.

Missing Metro girl: Crime Branch takes over probe

Suspecting that the hearing- and speech-impaired girl who went missing from a Metro station on April 21 may be trapped in a human trafficking racket, Delhi Police have transferred the case to the anti-human trafficking unit of the Crime Branch. Special Commissioner of Police M K Meena confirmed that Crime Branch has taken over the case, which was being investigated by the Kashmere Gate Metro police station so far. Sunita, 19, who was travelling with her mother and sister, got left behind in the Metro at Jahangirpuri Metro Station. Her parents said the girl had "brain fever" growing up, which impaired her mental development.

Pass Percentage In CBSE Class XII: As govt schools maintain standards, private schools show dip

It was in 2015, when the AAP government had been in power barely for three months, that Delhi government schools pulled a stunner. While private schools bagged a pass percentage of 85.48 per cent in the CBSE Class XII board exams, government schools were ahead by over three percentage points with 88.22 per cent. It was not surprising that government schools had outperformed private ones – it had happened earlier in 2009 and 2010. What was surprising was the dip in pass percentage of private schools, which fell from 92.09 in 2014 to 85.48 in 2015.

Gurgaon: 6-year-old dead, over 100 huts gutted in fire

A six-year-old boy died and over 100 huts were gutted – leaving scores homeless – after a fire broke out in a slum in Gurgaon’s DLF Phase I a little after 3 am on Monday. Fire department officials said they received a call about the fire around 3.30 am and rushed four fire tenders to the spot. "Three of the tenders returned around 6 am after dousing the fire but one was kept at the spot till 10 am as a precautionary measure," said an official. The only casualty was identified as six-year-old Farman, the son of a labourer. Eyewitnesses claimed the child was sleeping in a hut with his brother and grandparents when the fire broke out, and was killed when the hut collapsed on top of him, even as his family struggled to rescue him.