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Hooda threatens protest over rice farmers' issue

Chandigarh : With assembly elections just over a fortnight away, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Monday warned the central government that he would lead protests if it did not take immediate measures to ensure better prices for rice to farmers.

Addressing a rally at Taraori grain market and Guhla Cheeka Monday, Hooda attacked the central government on the fall in prices of Basmati rice and cotton and the increase in the price of diesel, bonus issue of the farmers and the problems of farmers' suffering due to drought.


Subroto Cup: NCC and Carmel girls enter quarters

New Delhi : National Cadet Corps (NCC) from the North Eastern Region defeated Mata Rukmani Kanya Ashram, Chhattisgarh, 3-0 while Carmel Girls High School, Jharkhand downed St Augustine High School, Maharashtra, 3-0 to enter the quarter-finals of the Under-17 girls category of the 55th Subroto Football Tournament at the BR Ambdekar Stadium here Monday.

For the NCC team the goal were scored by S. Teji Bala (two) and Baby Sana while in the other match, Mamta Kumari (two) and Sandhya scored for the Jharkhand side.


Rs.46 crore released for families of Telanagana 'martyrs'

Hyderabad : The Telangana government has released Rs.46.2 crore towards financial assistance for families of those who laid down their lives for separate Telangana state.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Monday signed the orders for payment of Rs.10 lakh each to the families of the martyrs. According to an official statement, the money will be paid to the families in their respective districts with full honours.

Rao assured that financial help would also be extended to the families of remaining martyrs after receipt of the reports from district collectors.


Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service resumes

Srinagar : The bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir resumed Monday.

"Karwan-e-Aman" (Peace Bus Service) along the Line of Control was suspended for more than 20 days because of unprecedented floods in Jammu and Kashmir.

A senior state government official told IANS that 77 people, including 70 returnees (those going back after visiting their relatives in Jammu and Kashmir) and seven persons going from here to meet their relatives across the border, boarded the bus in Srinagar Monday morning.

Government should intervene to reduce hunger: experts

New Delhi : The government should directly intervene to prevent hunger amongst people instead of leaving it to charities and non-government organizations, experts in the field said here Monday.

Drawing parallels with the food security issue in the United States and India, Joel Berg of the New York Coalition Against Hunger said: "The US policies were very successful in the 1960s, but they are not working anymore".

"There are children living in food insecurity in the United States," he said advocating an international concept of right to food and shelter.


Calcutta HC extends stay on CBI probe on panchayat member's murder

Kolkata : The Calcutta High Court Monday extended the stay of a single bench order directing a CBI investigation into a murder case in West Bengal's Birbhum district in which a leader of the ruling Trinamool Congress is allegedly involved.

Hearing an appeal filed by the Mamata Banerjee-led state government, the division bench of Justices Jayanta Biswas and I.C. Das directed that the stay on CBI probe be extended till Oct 27.


Lawyers' strike cripples Delhi courts

New Delhi : Proceedings in six Delhi district courts were paralysed Monday following a strike by lawyers against the "delay in enhancement of pecuniary jurisdiction of trial courts despite a Delhi High Court recommendation" in this regard.

The co-ordination committee of all district court bar associations said the strike was successful in all the six district courts -- Patiala House, Tis Hazari, Rohini, Karkardooma, Saket and Dwarka.


LeT guerrilla held in Kashmir

Srinagar : A Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) guerrilla was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district Monday, police said.

"Sopore police arrested LeT militant Mohammad Shafi Dar alias Ukasha, son of Mohammad Maqbool Dar, who had rejoined militant ranks along with a police rifle. The weapon was recovered from his possession," a police officer said here.

He said that acting on an intelligence input, police carried out a raid at Dangiwacha and arrested Dar.

Ludhiana youth killing: Badal orders probe

Chandigarh : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday set up a high-level committee to probe the killing of two youths in police firing in Ludhiana district Saturday.

Badal has asked the committee, comprising Additional Director General of Police, Crime, V.K. Bhawra and State Narcotics Bureau director Ishwar Singh to probe into the entire incident and submit their report within 15 days.


Trainee IPS officers call on president

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee Monday asked trainee IPS officers that they should equip themselves with expertise to tackle cyber crime and terrorism.

Interacting with the trainee officers of the 2013 batch of Indian Police Service, the president said the society was undergoing major changes and they have a great chance to serve it.

According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan press release, the president congratulated the trainee officers on their success in one of the most difficult competitive examinations in the country and their joining the police service.