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DMK and AIADMK corrupt, vote for BJP: Amit Shah

Chennai : BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday accused the AIADMK and the DMK of being corrupt and urged Tamil Nadu's electorate to vote for his party in the assembly elections.

Addressing an election rally at Pattukottai in Thanjavur district, Shah also accused the Tamil Nadu government of taking credit for welfare schemes for which the central government provided funds.

He said unlike the AIADMK and the DMK, there was no corruption charge against the BJP-run central government.

HC flags Delhi government on beef consumption

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Delhi government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking quashing of certain provisions of the Delhi Agricultural Cattle Preservation Act which criminalises possession and consumption of beef in the national capital.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath asked counsel appearing for Delhi government to seek instruction on the issue and posted the matter for July 13.

38 wounds on murdered woman's body, police profile suspect

Perumbavoor (Kerala) : A poor Dalit woman whose brutal murder has shocked Kerala had 38 wounds on her body, her autopsy revealed, as police said on Wednesday their probe was on the right track.

The report by the Alappuzha Medical College also said that further tests will have to be done to confirm that Jisha, 27, was sexually abused before being murdered.

But almost everyone in the state appears to be convinced that this is a case of rape-cum-murder and it is being compared with the Nirbhya rape and killing of Delhi in 2012.

Education New Zealand announces programmes for 35 Indian students

New Delhi : An education agency of the New Zealand government on Wednesday announced an opportunity for 35 Indian scholars to study at graduate and post-graduate levels in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, fashion and business at eight of New Zealand’s top universities.

Education New Zealand (ENZ) announced their upcoming strategic initiatives for the Indian market for the next quarter. They are hoping to continue to strengthen the education ties between the two countries, with a focus on the southern regions of India.

Religious leaders give call for cleanliness revolution

Ujjain : Religious leaders at the ongoing Simhasth Kumbh here have given a call to construct toilets and ensure a cleanliness revolution in the country.

Sharing the stage during a Sadbhavana Sankalp programme, the religious leaders agreed there was a need for such a revolution to ensure the country sets an example for the world.

They advocated constructing and using enviornment-friendly toilets so that the rivers and land are not affected by human waste.

Women, three daughters found dead in UP village

Lucknow : A woman and her three daughters, including an infant, were found dead at their house in Mauranva village in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Wednesday.

Sarita (40), Monica (21), Mahima (14) and infant Aastha were found dead when the door of their house was broken open after neighbours complained of unbearable stench.

Police said the cause of their death was yet to be ascertained. No injury marks were found on the bodies. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem.

As people protest in Kerala over Jisha's murder, state government tries to save itself

By Shafeeq Hudawi,

Kozhikode: Over the past few days, images of hundreds of youngsters and activists protesting across Kerala demanding ‘justice for Jisha’ have painted an apt picture of the continuing failure of police and the government in ensuring security for the women folk in the country. On Wednesday, amid the protests, reports revealed how dirty politics of the ruling front denied justice to 30-year-old dalit woman Jisha, who was murdered in Perumbavoor on April 28.

106-year-old resident gets to vote for the first time, wants electricity in his village

By Zaidul Haque,

Kolkata/Coochbehar: The recent elections in West Bengal has seen thousands of youth vote for the first time, but for one person in the Coochbehar district of West Bengal, the moment has been worth the wait. Asgar Ali is a 106-year-old resident of Mashaldanga village and for the first time after Independence, he will be casting his vote.

Lack of development of AMU Malappuram may hurt chances of IUML's Manjalamkuzhy Ali

By Shafeeq Hudawi,

Kozhikode: The AMU Malappuram centre was established in 2010, but even after six years, it is no secret that the off-campus centre remains miles behind its dreams of being a full-fledged university. With elections less than a fortnight away in Kerala, the centre is turning out to be an important issue to corner the state’s Minority Welfare Minister Manjalamkuzhy Ali of IUML in the Perinthalmanna constituency of Malappuram.

Noted scholar Professor Asloob Ansari passes away

By TCN News

Aligarh: Professor Asloob Ahmad Ansari, a noted scholar, critic, educationist and a retired professor of the Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University, passed away today at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. Professor Ansari, 91, is survived by two daughters.