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BJP paying lip service to UP's law and order problem: Mayawati

Lucknow : Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday accused the BJP of paying only lip service to what she called the poor law and order situation in the state.

If the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is serious about the issue, it was time Governor Ram Naik, himself a BJP leader, acted on the issue, she said.

Mayawati also urged the Governor to act as the custodian of the Indian Constitution.

US-based IMRC provides over 48 lakh meals to poor across 22 states during Ramadan

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net

Hyderabad: Hamida Bee, 55 lives alone in a single room rented accommodation, after losing her husband to an illness, some years ago. Even her own son, who lives in another locality of Hyderabad, doesn't visit her, forcing her to venture out and earn on her own. At 55, with myopia, she has to work as a house maid to sustain herself.

BJP MP demands North MCD Commissioner's ouster

New Delhi : BJP MP Vijay Goel on Tuesday said he has written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung to demand North Delhi Municipal Corporation Commissioner P.K. Gupta's removal for "incompetence and corruption".

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader accused Indian Administrative Service officer Gupta of promoting corruption in the North DMC.

He alleged that most complaints of corruption are related to transfer and posting and illegal construction.

Separate parameters for IISERs under National Ranking Framework: Smriti Irani

Kolkata : The National Ranking Framework (NRF) will have a separate set of parameters for the premier Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) from the next academic year, said Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.

"The NRF introduced by India to denote rankings of higher education institutes in the country will have a separate set of parameters for IISERs from the next academic year," she said at the fourth convocation of the IISER, Kolkata at Nadia district's Mohanpur.

Bihar toppers scam: Board clerk arrested

Patna : The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Tuesday arrested Bihar School Examination Board clerk Ram Bujhawan Jha in connection with the Class 12 toppers' scam, police said.

Earlier, Jha was detained and interrogated by the SIT.

"SIT has arrested Jha on the basis of revelations made by others who have been arrested in connection with the toppers scam," a police official said.

Jha was produced in a local court that sent him to judicial custody for 14 days.

SIT on Monday had arrested former Board secretary Hariharnath Jha in connection with the scam.

Most Indians ready to take debt for child's education: Study

New Delhi : A vast majority of Indian parents, as many as 71 per cent, are willing to take debt to fund their children's higher education, said a study conducted by a leading international bank on Tuesday.

In case of foreign bound students, the parents' willingness to avail debt for financing their children's education rose to 76 per cent.

"The financial sacrifices that parents are willing to make to fund their children's education are proof of the unquestioning support...," said HSBC India Retail Banking and Wealth Management Head S. Ramakrishnan in a statement.

Congress, AIFB bat for dry Bengal, cite Bihar example

Kolkata : Citing the example of Bihar which banned liquor in April, the All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) and the Congress on Tuesday sought to make West Bengal also a liquor-free state.

Raising the matter in the assembly, AIFB legislator Ali Imran Ramz said making Bengal a dry state will bring down crime though he conceded that the state revenue will take a beating in the process.

It will also save the state's youth and contribute towards West Bengal's progress, the legislator said.

साध्वी प्रज्ञा की ज़मानत अर्ज़ी ख़ारिज, हाईकोर्ट जाएंगे परिजन

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दिल्ली: साल 2008 के मालेगांव बम धमाकों के मामले में राष्ट्रीय जांच एजेंसी (एनआईए) की स्पेशल कोर्ट ने साध्वी प्रज्ञा सिंह ठाकुर की ज़मानत अर्ज़ी खारिज कर दी है.

साध्वी प्रज्ञा सिंह ठाकुर इस मामले में प्रमुख अभियुक्त हैं और पिछले 8 साल से जेल की सलाखों के पीछे हैं. हालांकि प्रज्ञा सिंह के परिवार वालों का कहना है कि वो एनआईए की स्पेशल कोर्ट के फैसले के खिलाफ़ हाईकोर्ट जाएंगे.

दरअसल पिछले सप्ताह साध्वी प्रज्ञा सिंह ठाकुर की ज़मानत याचिका पर बहस हुई थी, जिसके बाद विशेष जज श्रीपद टेकले ने अपना फ़ैसला सुनाने के लिए 28 जून की तारीख सुरक्षित कर ली थी.

Much achieved but India yet to bridge gaps in education: Unicef

New Delhi : Sixtynine million children under age five will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030 across the globe if current trends continue, a Unicef report released on Tuesday warned.

Notably, the year 2030 has been set the target date for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Telangana CM plans protest in Delhi over high court issue

Hyderabad : Amid a raging row over appointment of Andhra origin judges in Telangana, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao plans to stage a protest in Delhi to demand immediate bifurcation of the high court.

His daughter and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MP K. Kavitha told reporters here on Tuesday that the chief minister proposes to stage 'dharna' (sit-in) in the national capital but the state government did not want to escalate things.

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