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BJP protests against water, power shortage in Delhi

New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday staged a protest outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence demanding improvement in power and water supply in the national capital.

BJP supporters, led by South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri, gathered outside the chief minister's residence and raised slogans against him. The Delhi Police had to use water cannons to disperse the demonstrators.

Young UP bureaucrats scripting change, garnering goodwill

By Mohit Dubey

Lucknow : A young 'collector saheb' sipping piping hot coffee and munching 'laiyya-chana' at a chaupal with wide-eyed villagers, a young woman IAS official cradling infants at an Aanganwadi centre, a district magistrate riding pillion on a motorbike to check open defecation at a Varanasi village.

SC pulls up AICTE for not adhering to court-mandated schedule

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the AICTE for not adhering to the schedule for granting recognition to institutions and not intimating this to the A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University in Uttar Pradesh, thereby endangering the prospects of students.

"We can be exemplarily ruthless in dealing with any flouting of our order," an vacation bench of Justice P.C. Ghose and Justice Amitava Roy said.

Agitation intensifies in Manipur for and against 3 anti-migrant bills

Imphal : As Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh prepares to lead a delegation to New Delhi to muster support for three anti-migrant bills passed by the assembly, those opposed to the proposed laws said they will intensify their agitation.

There will be sit-in protests and prayers in churches on June 9 and a 12-hour shutdown in the tribal-dominated areas on June 26 to mark the 300th day of the agitation, said tribal organisations.

India maintains strong ties with Morocco: Hamid Ansari

Rabat : Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Tuesday said that India has traditionally maintained strong ties with Morocco.

"India has a substantial economic relationship with Morocco on account of the large quantity of phosphate which is imported by India and is critical for agriculture. Apart from this, the cooperation is also deepening in the sectors of automobile, pharmaceuticals, and information and technology," he told reporters on board his special aircraft.

The vice president is on his official visit to Morocco and Tunisia from May 30-June 3.

15 killed in Wardha army ammo depot blaze, PM condoles deaths

Nagpur : At least 15 people were killed and another 19 injured, some seriously, in a major fire followed by a blast at the Central Ammunition Depot, Pulgaon, in Wardha district in Maharashtra in the early hours of Tuesday, officials said.

The casualties, including fatalities and missing persons, is expected to increase even as nightlong fire-fighting efforts continued inside the sprawling CAD.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis have expressed grief over the loss of at least two officers and 13 soldiers in the tragedy.

In J&K, two cabinet ministers break law, smoke cigarette in Public

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: In a major embarrassment for ruling People Democratic Part in Jammu and Kashmir, two of its ministers, Haseeb Drabu and Abdul Rehman Veeri, were seen smoking in public, which is restricted under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003 in the state.

Haseeb Drabu, the state Finance Minister and Adbul Rehman Veeri, Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs surrounded by people and police men were puffing cigarette without worrying about the laws.

Eastern Public School in Bhopal accorded with Global Education Award

By TCN News,

Bhopal: The Eastern Public School (EPS) in Bhopal was awarded with highly coveted Global Good Governance (3G) Education Award by Cambridge Analytica, UK. The award was conferred during a ceremonious program held last week in Istanbul, Turkey.

Riyadh to allow non-Muslims to enter 4 mosques in Jeddah

Riyadh : Saudi Arabia will allow non-Muslims to enter four mosques in Jeddah, local media reported on Monday.

The main purpose of the move is to allow non-Muslims to get acquainted with the Islamic civilization, Xinhua news agency quoted a media report as saying.

Saudi Arabia banned non-Muslims from entering Mecca city, which is a sacred land for Muslims around the world.

Although many Islamic countries have been allowing non-Muslims to visit mosques as tourist attractions for years, mosques in the Kingdom until now were off-limit to them.

No Muslims should engage in birth control: Erdogan

Ankara : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that no Muslim family should adopt birth control measures, stressing that his country's population will grow

"I am saying this clearly, we will increase our posterity and reproduce generations. As for population planning or birth control, no Muslim family can engage in such a mentality," EFE news quoted Erdogan as saying.

Speaking to the Service for Youth and Education Foundation of Turkey, Erdogan emphasised, "we will follow the road that my God and dear Prophet (Mohammed) says."