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UP sets up judicial commission to probe Varanasi stampede

Lucknow : The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday constituted a one-man judicial commission of Allahabad High Court Justice Rajmani Chauhan (retd) to probe the stampede in Varanasi last week, an official said.

Home Secretary Mani Prasad Mishra said the commission has been mandated to probe all aspects of the stampede at the Raj Ghat bridge on the banks on river Ganges on October 15, which left 25 killed and over 100 injured.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, he said, expects the commission to complete its probe in two months and submit its findings to the state government.

Quota for backward castes in private sector recommended

New Delhi : The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) on Monday submitted its annual report for 2016-17 making several recommendations, including reservation for backward classes in private sector.

The NCSC, headed by P.L. Punia, submitted the annual report to President Pranab Mukherjee on the issues regarding protection of constitutional safeguards of the Scheduled Castes, as enshrined in the Constitution, according to an official statement released on Monday.


RSS ideology inspired us to do surgical strikes: Parrikar

Ahmedabad : Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar on Monday said the RSS ideology inspired Prime Minister Narendra Modi and him to carry out the September 29 surgical strikes across the Line of Control.

It was not possible that a Prime Minister from the land of Mahatma Gandhi and a Defence Minister from Goa with a common RSS orientation would not take such a strong decision, he said.

The minister was addressing students and teachers of Nirma University here during a 'Know Your Army' programme.

Court frames charges against JNU rape case accused

New Delhi : A local court on Monday framed charges against Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Anmol Ratan, who allegedly raped a 28-year-old Ph.D student.

Additional Sessions Judge Devendra Kumar Sharma framed rape and criminal intimidation charges against accused Ratan.

"It is clear that there was threat given by the accused, causing alarm to the prosecutrix (victim) that the accused would kill any person who would come in his way and that he had beaten a lot of persons earlier also," the court observed.

9 Maoist guerrillas surrender in Jharkhand

Ranchi : Nine Maoist guerrillas, two of them armed, surrendered to the Jharkhand police chief here on Monday.

The nine belonged to the outlawed People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI). They surrendered before Director General of Police D.K. Pandey at the police headquarters.

The nine included Lal Bihari Singh, an area commander of PLFI.

Those who surrendered would be given cash and other facilities as per the surrender and rehabilitation policy of the Jharkhand government.

Government school teacher, daughter commit suicide in Delhi

New Delhi : A 48-year-old government school teacher and her 18 year-old daughter committed suicide here by hanging themselves, police said.

The deceased have been identified as Anita and her daughter Siya.

According to police, Anita was posted at a government school in the city's Najafgarh area and was residing in a flat with her family. Her daughter Siya was a student of Class 12.

"A call was received at 7.35 a.m. Anita and Siya were found hanging in separate rooms from ceiling fans," Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West) Surendra Kumar told IANS.

Anti-Jat quota Haryana BJP MP roughed up

Chandigarh : A BJP MP from Haryana, who has been openly opposed to reservation to the Jat community in the state, was on Sunday roughed up by some youth at a function in the historical town of Kurukshetra, police said.

The assailants, numbering four, also threw ink at the Kurukshetra Member of Parliament (MP) Raj Kumar Saini.

The MP was not injured in the incident.

The youth came close to the MP, who has been provided tight security, by requesting that they wanted to get a photograph with him when he was leaving the event and then suddenly attacked him.


क्या हमने साम्प्रदायिक तनाव की ये ख़बरें देखीं, पढ़ीं और जानी हैं?

नासिरूद्दीन हैदर खान

क्या हमें पता है कि पिछले हफ़्ते तीन दिनों में कई जगहों पर हिन्दू और मुसलमान आमने-सामने आए हैं? दोनों समुदायों के टकराव की ये बातें हमें अलग-अलग माध्यमों से आ रही ख़बरों से पता चल रही हैं. खास तौर पर उत्तर प्रदेश और बिहार में साम्प्रगदायिक तनाव की ख़बरें बड़े पैमाने पर मिल रही हैं. यूपी के पूर्वी इलाक़े में तनाव ज़्यादा फैला है. वहीं बिहार में अरसे बाद इतनी सारी जगहों से तनाव की ख़बरें हैं.

मानवाधिकार आयोग की रिपोर्ट सांसद हुकूम सिंह की पर्सनल रिपोर्ट

कलीम अज़ीम

मुंबई: राष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार आयोग के 'कैराना हिन्दू पलायन' रिपोर्ट को मुंबई के एक सामाजिक संगठन 'बेबाक कलेक्टीव' ने आधारहीन बताते हुए इस रिपोर्ट को निरस्त करने मांग की है.

शुक्रवार 14 अक्टूबर को मुंबई में आयोजित एक प्रेस कांफ्रेंस में सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता तीस्ता सीतलवाड़ ने इस रिपोर्ट को सत्तापक्ष के दबाव आकर बनाने का आरोप लगाया है. उनके मुताबिक़ पूरी रिपोर्ट झूठी है.

बनारस : धार्मिक उत्सव के दौरान मची भगदड़, कई मौतें और घायल

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वाराणसी: धार्मिक नगरी और प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के संसदीय क्षेत्र वाराणसी में शनिवार दोपहर को एक धार्मिक उत्सव के दौरान भगदड़ मच गयी. इस भगदड़ की वजह से कम से कम 20 लोगों की मौतें हो गयी हैं और कम से कम 50 से भी ज्यादा लोग घायल हो गए हैं.