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Nagaland CM condemns Manipuri man's killing in Delhi

Kohima : Condemning the killing of a 29-year-old Manipuri man in Delhi, Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang Tuesday urged the personal intervention of Home Minister Rajnath Singh to ensure that the guilty do not go unpunished.

"It is indeed unfortunate that such incidents of discrimination and physical assault against people of the northeastern region residing in national capital region of Delhi continue to recur without any sign of reduction," Zeliang said in a missive to Rajnath Singh.

Coast Guard rescues 15 fishermen in Bay of Bengal

Kolkata : Indian Coast Guard personnel have rescued 15 fishermen whose boat had got entangled with a fishing net in the Bay of Bengal, about 64 nautical miles southeast of Sagar Island, officials said Tuesday.

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) officials said that after they received information Sunday about the fishing boat Baba Loknath getting stranded, ICG ship Rajkiran immediately set sail from Haldia despite extremely rough weather due to heavy wind and swells.

An ICG Dornier aircraft also took off from Kolkata Monday for sea-air coordinated search.

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Bengal mob protests with body of teacher who died in UP jail

Siliguri : A mob comprising a few hundred people Tuesday staged a demonstration with the body of a school teacher outside a police station here in northern West Bengal claiming that the man was murdered in judicial custody in Uttar Pradesh.

The demonstrators at the Bagdogra police station in Darjeeling district demanded opening of a murder case and a repeat post mortem examination of the body of teacher Ganesh Chowdhury.

A senior police officer said Chowdhury, a resident of Bagdogra, was employed as a teacher in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.

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Did not put any pressure on DoT officers, says Raja

New Delhi : Former telecom minister A. Raja Tuesday denied that he had put pressure on department of telecommunications (DoT) officers to process applications seeking 2G spectrum licences and issue letters of intent (LoIs) in simultaneous manner.

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Karnataka CM miffed over media queries on rape

Bangalore : Rattled by the non-stop media coverage of the spate of rapes in the city, a miffed Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Tuesday asked reporters if they had no news other than 'rape' to cover.

"What rape? Is it the only news you have to cover," Siddaramaiah shot back when reporters asked him at the state secretariat for an update on the investigations into the alleged rape of a six-year-old student in an elite school, and that of a teenaged student in a seminary and a 22-year-old post-graduate student near her house.

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Blind students' caning: NHRC seeks report from Andhra

New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday asked the Andhra Pradesh government to submit a report on the merciless caning of children at a residential school for blind in the state's East Godavari district.

The NHRC has issued notice to the chief secretary, Andhra Pradesh and district magistrate, East Godavari calling for a report in the matter within four weeks, said a statement from the commission.

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Irani, Norway envoy discuss education ties

New Delhi : Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Tuesday met Norway's Ambassador to India Eivind S. Homme and discussed collaboration in various education related issues between the two nations.

"Irani discussed about high altitude studies, particularly for the National Institute of Himalayan Studies announced in the budget this year," the HRD ministry said in a statement.

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Bangalore rape case: NHRC's notice to Karnataka

New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday asked the Karnataka government to send a report on the alleged rape of a six-year-old in a private school in Bangalore.

"The commission has issued notice to the chief secretary, director general of police and district collector calling for a report within two weeks," NHRC said in a statement.

The police have arrested a 30-year-old school staff, who worked as a skating instructor, for the alleged crime that triggered protests in Bangalore.

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Housing scam unearthed in Ghaziabad: Official

Ghaziabad : An alleged scam has been unearthed here in the 20 percent mandatory allotment of houses for economically weaker sections (EWS) and low income groups (LIG) in hi-tech townships by private builders, an official said Tuesday.

Providing documentary details to media persons, Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation vice chairman Rajendra Tyagi said the procedure adopted for the draw of 5,000 housing units held in June violated a policy that said the date, venue and time of the draw would be publicised in state and national newspapers.

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CII conclave: UP to be partner state

Lucknow : The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday announced it will partner the "Invest North" 2014 event being organised by the CII in New Delhi July 24-25.

This is following the favourable response of investors and business community at the UP Investors' Conclave held in New Delhi in June.

Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and the Union Territory of Chandigarh are also expected to participate, an official said.

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