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TCN impact -- PRO job in AMU put on hold

By Stqff Reporter

The appointment of Public relations officer in AMU has been put on hold after TCN reported about alleged illegalities in the selection process.

As per rules, the notification for the appointment was scheduled to come on Sunday, fifteen days after the interview. But the notification has not been released.

According to sources, the Vice Chancellor has put in hold the result of the selection of PRO.

SC notice to UP seeking transfer of Bulandshahr gang rape probe

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Uttar Pradesh government's response on a plea seeking the transfer of a probe into the Bulandshahr gang rape from the state police.

The court has also issued notice to state Urban Development Minister Azam Khan for his comment describing the alleged gang rape as a political conspiracy. The petitioner, the affected father, has sought registration of FIR against Khan.

Didn't recommend beef consumption, my tweet was to inspire athletes: BJP MP

New Delhi : BJP MP Udit Raj on Monday clarified that he did not advocate beef consumption when he quoted Usain Bolt's coach as advising the Jamaican sprinter to eat beef but his comment was meant to inspire Indian athletes that they can excel even in adverse circumstances.

The MP said he was saddened to learn that his views were more misunderstood than understood.

Management of strays affecting Swachh Bharat Mission: Survey

New Delhi : Over 90 percent people in some of the major cities of the country feel that stray animals are not being managed well thereby causing problems, said a survey.

Those surveyed stressed the need for local municipalities to take steps to remove all stray canines and cattle from the roads.

They were also of the view that poor stray animal management was hampering the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Citizen engagement platform Local Circles surveyed some 16,000 people across 53 major cities in the country in this regard.


Congress attacks CPI-M over social welfare pension scheme

Thiruvananthapuram : The Congress on Monday attacked the ruling CPI-M in Kerala over the social welfare pension scheme, saying the Left party was behaving as if it was a party scheme being doled out to 3.7 million people in the state.

The total payout, which has already begun, when complete would be to the tune of more than Rs 3,000 crore, including a few months' arrears.

The CPI-M after it assumed office in May this year hiked the monthly minimum pension to Rs 1,000.

30 girl students hospitalised in Jharkhand

Ranchi : At least 30 school girls were hospitalised after suspected food poisoning in Jharkhand's Gumla district on Monday, police said.

The students of Kasturba Girls School at Ghaghra, around 130 km from Ranchi, complained of vomiting and loose motion after taking breakfast and were rushed to hospital.

After initial treatment, 20 girls were discharged while the treatment of the remaining 10 was going on. The girls are said to be out of danger.


West Bengal assembly passes resolution proposing name change

Kolkata : The West Bengal Assembly on Monday passed a resolution proposing the name of the state be changed to 'Bangla' in Bengali or 'Bengal' in English.

The government resolution under rule 169 - moved by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chattopdhyay - was passed amidst a walk-out by the Congress and opposition from the Left Front and the BJP.

The resolution said the state should be rechristened 'Bangla' in Bengali, 'Bengal' in English and 'Bangal' in Hindi.

73 injured in Himachal bus accident

Shimla : All 73 passengers were injured when a private mini bus carrying them skidded off the road and rolled down a hill in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district on Monday, police said. The injured were mostly school children and government employees.

The 42-seater bus was coming to Kullu town from Jawalapur when it met with the accident near Jala, about 200 km from the state capital.


Expelled AIADMK MP refuses to resign

Chennai : Rajya Sabha member M. Sasikala Pushpa on Monday said she would not resign her post despite her expulsion from the AIADMK party.

Speaking to reporters here, she categorically ruled out quitting the Rajya Sabha.

She arrived here from Singapore and was enroute to Madurai to appear before the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court in a case of sexual harassment filed against her family by two maids who had worked at her house.

The apex court recently ordered that Pushpa should not be arrested for six weeks in connection with the case.

1984 riots: Gurgaon victims gets compensation

Gurgaon : Fortytwo survivors of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots have got Rs 12.07 crore in financial compensation in all, an official said on Monday.

This follows the recommendations of the Justice T.P. Garg Commission. The victims hailed from Gurgaon and Pataudi areas.

The cheques were distributed to the victims at a gurudwara here on Sunday by Naseem Ahmed, Chairman of the National Minorities Commission.